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Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky

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James Madison James Madison (1751-1836) — also known as "Father of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights" — of Virginia. Born in Port Conway, King George County, Va., March 16, 1751. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state legislature, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1780-83, 1787-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-97 (at-large 1789-91, 5th District 1791-93, 15th District 1793-97); U.S. Secretary of State, 1801-09; President of the United States, 1809-17. Episcopalian. English ancestry. He was elected in 1905 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Slaveowner. Died in Montpelier, Orange County, Va., June 28, 1836 (age 85 years, 104 days). Interment at Montpelier Plantation, Montpelier Station, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Madison (1723-1801) and Eleanor Rose (Conway) Madison (1731-1829); brother of William Taylor Madison; married, September 15, 1794, to Dolley Todd (sister-in-law of Richard Cutts and John George Jackson); first cousin once removed of George Madison; first cousin twice removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin of Zachary Taylor; second cousin once removed of John Penn, John Pendleton Jr., Nathaniel Pendleton and Coleby Chew; second cousin twice removed of Henry Gaines Johnson, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Samuel Bullitt Churchill; second cousin thrice removed of George Cassety Pendleton, Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton, Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; second cousin four times removed of Charles Sumner Pendleton and Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; third cousin of Clement F. Dorsey, Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Gabriel Slaughter, Andrew Dorsey, Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry, Gustavus Adolphus Henry, David Shelby Walker, Alexander Warfield Dorsey, William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862), James David Walker, David Shelby Walker Jr. and Eli Huston Brown Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Willing Byrd.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Madison counties in Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Mont., Neb., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Tenn., Tex. and Va. are named for him.
  The city of Madison, Wisconsin, is named for him.  — Mount Madison, in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — Fort Madison (1808-13), and the subsequent city of Fort Madison, Iowa, were named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS James Madison (built 1942 at Houston, Texas; scrapped 1966) was named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: James Madison BroomJames Madison Hite BealeJames Madison PorterJames M. BuchananJames Madison GreggJ. Madison WellsJames M. TarletonJames Madison HughesJames M. MarvinJames Madison GaylordJames M. LeachJames TurnerJames M. HarveyJames M. SeymourJames Madison BarkerJames Madison MullenJames M. CandlerJames Madison McKinneyJames M. MortonJames Madison Barrett, Sr.James M. Gudger, Jr.James Madison Morton, Jr.James Madison WoodardJames M. Waddell, Jr.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $5,000 bill in 1915-46.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about James Madison: Ralph Louis Ketcham, James Madison : A Biography — Garry Wills, James Madison — Robert Allen Rutland, The Presidency of James Madison — Charles Cerami, Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men. Their Impossible Plan and The Revolution That Created The Constitution — Samuel Kernell, ed., James Madison: The Theory and Practice of Republican Government — Kevin R. C. Gutzman, James Madison and the Making of America
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  William Taylor Madison (1762-1843) — also known as William Madison — of Madison County, Va. Born in Orange County, Va., May 1, 1762. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1791-94, 1804-11 (Culpeper County 1791-94, Madison County 1804-11); general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Madison County, Va., July 19, 1843 (age 81 years, 79 days). Interment at Montpelier Plantation, Montpelier Station, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Madison (1723-1801) and Eleanor Rose (Conway) Madison (1731-1829); brother of James Madison (1751-1836) (who married Dolley Madison); married, December 20, 1783, to Francis Throckmorton (1769-1843); first cousin once removed of George Madison; first cousin twice removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin of Zachary Taylor; second cousin once removed of John Penn, John Pendleton Jr., Nathaniel Pendleton and Coleby Chew; second cousin twice removed of Henry Gaines Johnson, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Samuel Bullitt Churchill; second cousin thrice removed of George Cassety Pendleton, Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton, Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; second cousin four times removed of Charles Sumner Pendleton and Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; third cousin of Clement F. Dorsey, Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Gabriel Slaughter, Andrew Dorsey, Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry, Gustavus Adolphus Henry, David Shelby Walker, Alexander Warfield Dorsey, William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862), James David Walker, David Shelby Walker Jr. and Eli Huston Brown Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Willing Byrd.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gabriel Slaughter (1767-1830) — of Kentucky. Born in Culpeper County, Va., December 12, 1767. Justice of the peace; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1797; member of Kentucky state senate, 1801; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1808-12, 1816; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Kentucky, 1816-20. Baptist. Died in Mercer County, Ky., September 19, 1830 (age 62 years, 281 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Mercer County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Slaughter and Susannah (Harrison) Slaughter; married, March 9, 1797, to Sarah Hord; married, October 3, 1811, to Elizabeth Thomason; granduncle of Charles Rice Slaughter; first cousin twice removed of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; first cousin thrice removed of Daniel French Slaughter; first cousin four times removed of Smith Alford Blackburn and Daniel French Slaughter Jr.; first cousin five times removed of Charles Milton Blackburn; second cousin four times removed of William Welby Beverley (1889-1969); third cousin once removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; fourth cousin once removed of John Strother Pendleton and Albert Gallatin Pendleton.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Richard Aylett Buckner (1784-1847) — also known as Richard A. Buckner — of Greensburg, Green County, Ky. Born in Fauquier County, Va., February 5, 1784. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1813-15, 1837-39; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1823-29; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1831; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1832; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1836, 1840; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1845. Slaveowner. Died in Greensburg, Green County, Ky., December 8, 1847 (age 63 years, 306 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of Aylette Buckner (1745-1807) and Judith Presley (Thornton) Buckner (1750-1798); married, October 7, 1805, to Elizabeth Lewis Buckner (1791-1868); father of Aylette Buckner (1806-1869); great-granduncle of Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman; first cousin twice removed of James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); second cousin once removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; second cousin twice removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner; third cousin of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Meriwether Lewis; third cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor, Robert Pryor Henry, Francis Taliaferro Helm, John Flournoy Henry, Thomas Walker Gilmer, Gustavus Adolphus Henry and Thomas Stanhope Flournoy; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, James Speed, Charles John Helm and Hubbard Dozier Helm; third cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith.
  Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Tyler family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Pryor Henry (1788-1826) — also known as Robert P. Henry — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky. Born in Scott County, Ky., November 24, 1788. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 12th District, 1823-26; died in office 1826. Slaveowner. Died in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., August 25, 1826 (age 37 years, 274 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Ky.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry (1761-1824) and Elizabeth Julia (Flournoy) Henry (1768-1813); brother of John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry (1804-1880); married, March 19, 1812, to Gabriella Frances Pitts; second cousin of Thomas Stanhope Flournoy; second cousin once removed of James Speed; third cousin once removed of Richard Aylett Buckner, Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; third cousin twice removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; third cousin thrice removed of Smith Alford Blackburn; fourth cousin of Aylette Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner and James Francis Buckner.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Flournoy Henry (1793-1873) — of Kentucky; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Born in Scott County, Ky., January 17, 1793. Physician; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 12th District, 1826-27; medical school professor. Slaveowner. Died in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, November 12, 1873 (age 80 years, 299 days). Interment at Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry (1761-1824) and Elizabeth Julia (Flournoy) Henry (1768-1813); brother of Robert Pryor Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry (1804-1880); married, May 7, 1818, to Mary Wilson Duke (1797-1821); married, January 1, 1828, to Lucy Stringer Ridgely (1805-1876); second cousin of Thomas Stanhope Flournoy; second cousin once removed of James Speed; third cousin once removed of Richard Aylett Buckner, Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; third cousin twice removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; third cousin thrice removed of Smith Alford Blackburn; fourth cousin of Aylette Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner and James Francis Buckner.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Strother Pendleton (1802-1868) — also known as John S. Pendleton; "The Lone Star" — of Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va. Born near Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., March 1, 1802. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1830-33, 1836-39; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Chile, 1842-44; Argentina, 1851-54; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1845-49. Slaveowner. Died near Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., November 19, 1868 (age 66 years, 263 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Culpeper County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Pendleton (1779-1824) and Nancy (Strother) Pendleton (1784-1819); brother of Albert Gallatin Pendleton; married, December 2, 1824, to Lucy Ann Williams (1805-1872); granduncle of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin of Aylett Hawes Buckner; first cousin twice removed of John Pendleton Jr. and Nathaniel Pendleton; first cousin thrice removed of William Grayson; second cousin of Philip Coleman Pendleton; second cousin once removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Zachary Taylor, Edmund Henry Pendleton, Nathanael Greene Pendleton and Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of John Penn, James Madison, William Taylor Madison, George Madison, Alfred William Grayson and Beverly Robinson Grayson; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813) and Francis Walker; third cousin of Henry Gaines Johnson, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin once removed of William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, Richard Aylett Buckner, John Tyler (1790-1862) and Max Rogers Strother; fourth cousin of Coleby Chew; fourth cousin once removed of Gabriel Slaughter, Francis Taliaferro Helm, Thomas Walker Gilmer, Aylette Buckner, George Cassety Pendleton, James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921), David Gardiner Tyler, James Francis Buckner, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Hubbard T. Smith, Carter Henry Harrison II, Charles M. Pendleton, John Brady Grayson and Daniel Micajah Pendleton.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Gustavus Adolphus Henry (1804-1880) — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born in Scott County, Ky., October 8, 1804. Whig. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1831-33; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1851; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1853, 1855; Senator from Tennessee in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn., September 10, 1880 (age 75 years, 338 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tenn.
  Presumably named for: Gustavus Adolphus
  Relatives: Son of William Henry (1761-1824) and Elizabeth Julia (Flournoy) Henry (1768-1813); brother of Robert Pryor Henry and John Flournoy Henry; married, February 17, 1834, to Marion McClure (1812-1882); second cousin of Thomas Stanhope Flournoy; second cousin once removed of James Speed; third cousin once removed of Richard Aylett Buckner, Luke Pryor Blackburn (1816-1887) and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; third cousin twice removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; third cousin thrice removed of Smith Alford Blackburn; fourth cousin of Aylette Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner and James Francis Buckner.
  Political family: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Aylette Buckner (1806-1869) — of Kentucky. Born in Greensburg, Green County, Ky., July 21, 1806. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1842; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1847-49. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 3, 1869 (age 62 years, 347 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth Lewis (Buckner) Buckner and Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman; second cousin once removed of James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); second cousin twice removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison, Meriwether Lewis and Aylett Hawes Buckner; fourth cousin of Zachary Taylor, Robert Pryor Henry, Francis Taliaferro Helm, John Flournoy Henry, Thomas Walker Gilmer, Gustavus Adolphus Henry and Thomas Stanhope Flournoy; fourth cousin once removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, James Speed, Charles John Helm and Hubbard Dozier Helm.
  Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Tyler family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Albert Gallatin Pendleton (1807-1875) — also known as Albert G. Pendleton — of Giles County, Va. Born in Culpeper County, Va., June 28, 1807. Member of Virginia state house of delegates from Giles County, 1855-56. Died in Giles County, Va., June 19, 1875 (age 67 years, 356 days). Interment at Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Pendleton (1779-1824) and Nancy (Strother) Pendleton (1784-1819); brother of John Strother Pendleton; married to Elvina Chapman (1811-1868); grandfather of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin of Aylett Hawes Buckner; first cousin twice removed of John Pendleton Jr. and Nathaniel Pendleton; first cousin thrice removed of William Grayson; second cousin of Philip Coleman Pendleton; second cousin once removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Zachary Taylor, Edmund Henry Pendleton, Nathanael Greene Pendleton and Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of John Penn, James Madison, William Taylor Madison, George Madison, Alfred William Grayson and Beverly Robinson Grayson; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813) and Francis Walker; third cousin of Henry Gaines Johnson, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin once removed of William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, Richard Aylett Buckner, John Tyler (1790-1862) and Max Rogers Strother; fourth cousin of Coleby Chew; fourth cousin once removed of Gabriel Slaughter, Francis Taliaferro Helm, Thomas Walker Gilmer, Aylette Buckner, George Cassety Pendleton, James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921), David Gardiner Tyler, James Francis Buckner, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Hubbard T. Smith, Carter Henry Harrison II, Charles M. Pendleton, John Brady Grayson and Daniel Micajah Pendleton.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Stanhope Flournoy (1811-1883) — of Halifax County, Va.; Danville, Va. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., December 15, 1811. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Virginia 3rd District, 1847-49; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1876. Slaveowner. Died in Halifax County, Va., March 12, 1883 (age 71 years, 87 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Halifax County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John James Flournoy and Anne Carrington (Cabell) Flournoy; second cousin of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry (1804-1880); second cousin once removed of James Speed; third cousin once removed of Richard Aylett Buckner; fourth cousin of Aylette Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner and James Francis Buckner.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Speed (1812-1887) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Jefferson County, Ky., March 11, 1812. Republican. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1847; candidate for delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; member of Kentucky state senate, 1861-63; U.S. Attorney General, 1864-66; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1868; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1870; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1872. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 25, 1887 (age 75 years, 106 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Speed (1772-1840) and Lucy Gilmer (Fry) Speed (1788-1874); married to Jane L. Cochran (1815-1886); great-grandson of John Fry; second great-grandson of Joshua Fry; first cousin once removed of William Christian Bullitt (1856-1914), William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt; first cousin twice removed of William Christian Bullitt (1891-1967); second cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry, Gustavus Adolphus Henry (1804-1880) and Thomas Stanhope Flournoy; third cousin twice removed of Richard Aylett Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of Aylette Buckner.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Aylett Hawes Buckner (1816-1894) — also known as Aylett H. Buckner — of Mexico, Audrain County, Mo. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., December 14, 1816. Democrat. Circuit judge in Missouri, 1857; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1873-85 (13th District 1873-83, 7th District 1883-85). Slaveowner. Died in Mexico, Audrain County, Mo., February 5, 1894 (age 77 years, 53 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Mexico, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Bailey Buckner (1789-1832) and Mildred (Strother) Buckner (1795-1875); married, September 16, 1841, to Eliza L. Clark (1819-1905); grandnephew of Aylett Hawes; first cousin of John Strother Pendleton and Albert Gallatin Pendleton; first cousin once removed of Richard Hawes and Albert Gallatin Hawes; first cousin twice removed of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; second cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor and Harry Bartow Hawes; second cousin twice removed of John Walker, George Madison, Francis Walker and Richard Aylett Buckner; second cousin thrice removed of John Tyler (1747-1813); third cousin once removed of Aylette Buckner; third cousin twice removed of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, John Tyler (1790-1862) and Max Rogers Strother; fourth cousin of Thomas Walker Gilmer and James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); fourth cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, Francis Taliaferro Helm, John Flournoy Henry, Gustavus Adolphus Henry, Thomas Stanhope Flournoy, David Gardiner Tyler, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman.
  Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Tyler family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Luke Pryor Blackburn (1816-1887) — also known as Luke P. Blackburn — of Kentucky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., June 16, 1816. Physician; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1843; Governor of Kentucky, 1879-83. Baptist. In 1865, he was tried and acquitted in a Toronto court for violating Canadian neutrality, in connection with a Confederate scheme to spread yellow fever in Northern cities. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., September 14, 1887 (age 71 years, 90 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Mitchell Blackburn (1787-1867) and Lavinia St. Clair (Bell) Blackburn (1794-1863); brother of Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; married, November 24, 1835, to Ella Boswell; married, November 17, 1857, to Julia Churchill; uncle of Corinne Blackburn (1869-1958; who married William Holt Gale); granduncle of Smith Alford Blackburn; great-granduncle of Charles Milton Blackburn; first cousin twice removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Blackburn Correctional Complex (opened 1972), in Lexington, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Luke Pryor Blackburn: Nancy Disher Baird, Luke Pryor Blackburn : Physician, Governor, Reformer
  Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862) — of Campbell County, Va. Born in Virginia, September 29, 1819. Lawyer; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died in Lynchburg, Va., February 10, 1862 (age 42 years, 134 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Harrison Slaughter (1786-1832) and Mary Rice (Garland) Slaughter (1795-1888); married to Catherine Malvina Garland (1818-1885); grandnephew of Gabriel Slaughter (1767-1830); third cousin of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; third cousin once removed of Daniel French Slaughter; third cousin twice removed of Smith Alford Blackburn and Daniel French Slaughter Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Charles Milton Blackburn.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Joseph C. S. Blackburn Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn (1838-1918) — also known as Joseph C. S. Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born near Spring Station, Woodford County, Ky., October 1, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1871-75; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1875-85; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1885-97, 1901-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1900, 1904 (member, Credentials Committee). Died in Washington, D.C., September 12, 1918 (age 79 years, 346 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Mitchell Blackburn (1787-1867) and Lavinia St. Clair (Bell) Blackburn (1794-1863); brother of Luke Pryor Blackburn; married, February 10, 1858, to Therese Graham (1839-1899); married, December 11, 1901, to Mary E. Blackburn; father of Corinne Blackburn (1869-1958; who married William Holt Gale); granduncle of Smith Alford Blackburn; great-granduncle of Charles Milton Blackburn; first cousin twice removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Mount Blackburn, the highest peak of the Wrangell Mountains, in the Copper River Census Area, Alaska, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Joe C. S. Blackburn (built 1943 at Brunswick, Georgia; sold for scrap 1967) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  James Francis Buckner (1849-1923) — also known as James F. Buckner — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., May 6, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 5th Kentucky District, 1879; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1880; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Louisville, Ky., 1896-99; Consul-General for Central America in Louisville, Ky., 1897-98; Consul-General for Honduras in Louisville, Ky., 1898-1907; Consul-General for Nicaragua in Louisville, Ky., 1899-1907. Died, from angina pectoris and cerebral hemorrhage, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 19, 1923 (age 74 years, 136 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Francis Buckner (1813-1889) and Gabriella Lewis (Hawkins) Buckner (1819-1900); married, February 1, 1887, to Susan Yandell (1857-1925); first cousin twice removed of Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin thrice removed of George Madison; second cousin once removed of Aylette Buckner; second cousin four times removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813) and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman; third cousin twice removed of Zachary Taylor; third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis and John Tyler (1790-1862); fourth cousin of Aylett Hawes Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry, John Strother Pendleton, Gustavus Adolphus Henry (1804-1880), Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Thomas Stanhope Flournoy.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Holt Gale (1864-1932) — also known as William H. Gale — of Washington, D.C.; Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 26, 1864. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Consul in Puerto Plata, 1906-07; Malta, 1907-10; Colón, 1914-15; U.S. Consul General in Athens, 1910-14; Munich, 1915-17; Copenhagen, 1917-18; Hong Kong, 1920-24; Amsterdam, 1924-26; Budapest, 1926-29; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Greece, 1910. Episcopalian. Member, Theta Xi. Died, from pneumonia, in Rome, Italy, April 27, 1932 (age 68 years, 92 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Gale and Elizabeth Varian (Naylor) Gale; married, August 5, 1905, to Corinne Blackburn (daughter of Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; niece of Luke Pryor Blackburn (1816-1887)).
  Political family: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Smith Alford Blackburn (1875-1961) — also known as S. A. Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Midway, Woodford County, Ky., August 22, 1875. Democrat. Physician; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 46th District, 1930-33. Died in Woodford County, Ky., March 2, 1961 (age 85 years, 192 days). Interment at Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Edward Blackburn (1842-1938) and Virginia K. (Alford) Blackburn (1856-1875); married to Laura Browning Blackburn; father of Charles Milton Blackburn; grandnephew of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; first cousin four times removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin twice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin thrice removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Laura Browning Blackburn (1883-1965) — also known as Laura B. Blackburn; Laura Browning — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., October 1, 1883. Postmaster at Versailles, Ky., 1934-40 (acting, 1934-35). Female. Died in Woodford County, Ky., May 28, 1965 (age 81 years, 239 days). Interment at Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles M. Blackburn (1858-1928) and Laura Hayes (Pottenger) Blackburn (1858-1913); married to Smith Alford Blackburn (1875-1961); mother of Charles Milton Blackburn.
  Political family: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Welby Beverley (1889-1969) — also known as W. Welby Beverley — of Richmond, Va. Born in Virginia, February 22, 1889. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944. Died in Richmond, Va., May 15, 1969 (age 80 years, 82 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Richardetta Earle 'Rosa' (Carter) Beverley (1856-1945) and Robert Beverley (1858-1928); married, February 19, 1916, to Anne French Hoge (1889-1977); third great-grandnephew of Beverley Randolph; fourth great-grandnephew of Richard Bland; fifth great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin thrice removed of Edward Lloyd; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) and Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); first cousin five times removed of Theodorick Bland and Charles Willing Byrd; first cousin six times removed of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin twice removed of Philip Barton Key; second cousin thrice removed of George Nicholas (1753-1799), Carter Bassett Harrison, Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas and William Henry Harrison; second cousin four times removed of Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Burwell Bassett, Gabriel Slaughter, Edmund Jennings Lee, John Wayles Eppes, John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; second cousin five times removed of Thomas Jefferson and Edmund Jenings Randolph; third cousin once removed of Francis Key Pendleton and Henry Lloyd; third cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph (1779-1828), Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) and John Scott Harrison; third cousin thrice removed of Francis Wayles Eppes and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Peter Myndert Dox, Edmund Randolph, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel French Slaughter (1900-1963) — also known as D. French Slaughter — of Mitchells, Culpeper County, Va. Born in Mitchells, Culpeper County, Va., February 20, 1900. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1950. Died June 2, 1963 (age 63 years, 102 days). Interment at Mitchells Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mitchells, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Alexander Slaughter (1862-1920) and Katherine (Somerville) Slaughter (1869-1940); married to Caroline Strother (1903-1995); father of Daniel French Slaughter Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin once removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862).
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Milton Blackburn (1912-1982) — also known as Charles Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., May 31, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of Woodford County Democratic Party, 1952-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956. Methodist. Member, Sigma Chi; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in Lee County, Fla., August 19, 1982 (age 70 years, 80 days). Interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Smith Alford Blackburn and Laura Browning Blackburn; married 1933 to Martha Hardesty (divorced); great-grandnephew of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; first cousin five times removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862).
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel French Slaughter Jr. (1925-1998) — also known as D. French Slaughter, Jr. — of Winchester, Va. Born in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., May 20, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia 7th District, 1985-91; resigned 1991. Died in Charlottesville, Va., October 2, 1998 (age 73 years, 135 days). Interment at Mitchells Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mitchells, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel French Slaughter (1900-1963) and Caroline (Strother) Slaughter (1903-1995); married to Kathleen Wilson Rowe (1829-1986); first cousin four times removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin twice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter.
  Political family: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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