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Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana

Note: This is just one of 1,130 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

This specific family group is a subset of the much larger Three Thousand Related Politicians group. An individual may be listed with more than one subset.

These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.

  Williamson Dunn (1781-1854) — of Indiana. Born in Crow's Station, Boyle County, Ky., December 25, 1781. Circuit judge in Indiana, 1814-16; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1816-20; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1818-20; member of Indiana state senate, 1837-38; probate judge in Indiana, 1846-52. Presbyterian. Died in Hanover, Jefferson County, Ind., November 11, 1854 (age 72 years, 321 days). Interment at Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Samuel Campbell Dunn (1809-1881), William McKee Dunn and David Maxwell Dunn.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  David Hervey Maxwell (1786-1854) — of Indiana. Born in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., September 17, 1786. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1821-25; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1823-24; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1822; member of Indiana state senate, 1826-30; mayor of Bloomington, Ind., 1848. Presbyterian. Died in Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind., May 24, 1854 (age 67 years, 249 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of Edward Russell Maxwell (1793-1835); uncle of Samuel Campbell Dunn, William McKee Dunn and David Maxwell Dunn.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edward Russell Maxwell (1793-1835) — of Indiana. Born in Garrard County, Ky., May 19, 1793. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1831-32. Disciples of Christ. Died in Hanover, Jefferson County, Ind., July 15, 1835 (age 42 years, 57 days). Interment at Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of David Hervey Maxwell (1786-1854); uncle of Samuel Campbell Dunn, William McKee Dunn and David Maxwell Dunn.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Wilson (1796-1864) — of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Born in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., November 29, 1796. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1840-41. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., March 25, 1864 (age 67 years, 117 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of James Wilson (1765-1802) and Agnes Nancy (McKee) Wilson (1768-1840); married 1824 to Margaret Cochrane (1807-1855); father of James Wilson (1825-1867); uncle of Samuel Campbell Dunn, William McKee Dunn and David Maxwell Dunn; grandfather of John Lockwood Wilson and Henry Lane Wilson (1857-1932); second great-grandfather of William Cassius Goodloe III.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Campbell Dunn (1809-1881) — of Indiana. Born near Danville, Boyle County, Ky., August 9, 1809. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1839-40. Presbyterian. Died in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., 1881 (age about 71 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Williamson Dunn; brother of William McKee Dunn and David Maxwell Dunn; nephew of David Hervey Maxwell, Edward Russell Maxwell and John Wilson (1796-1864).
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Cassius M. Clay Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1903) — also known as Cassius M. Clay; "The Lion of White Hall" — of Madison County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., October 19, 1810. Probably the best-known Southern emancipationist; freed his own slaves in 1844 and edited the only Southern antislavery newspaper in 1845-47; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1835-37, 1840; delegate to Whig National Convention from Kentucky, 1839 (speaker); shot point-blank during a speech in 1843, he used a Bowie knife to cut off the attacker's ear and nose and cut out one eye; tried for mayhem and found not guilty; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1860; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1861-62, 1863-69; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died, of kidney failure, in Madison County, Ky., July 22, 1903 (age 92 years, 276 days). Interment at Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Green Clay and Sally (Lewis) Clay (1776-1867); brother of Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878); married to Mary Jane Warfield; father of Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932) and Laura Clay; nephew of Matthew Clay (1754-1815); uncle of William Cassius Goodloe (1841-1889); first cousin of Matthew Clay (1795?-1827); second cousin of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Porter Clay; second cousin once removed of Thomas Hart Clay, Henry Clay, Jr. and James Brown Clay; second cousin twice removed of Henry Clay (1849-1884); second cousin thrice removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Clement Comer Clay; third cousin once removed of Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr..
  Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Other politicians named for him: Cassius M. C. TwitchellCassius C. PillsburyCassius C. Dowell
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
  William McKee Dunn (1814-1887) — of Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Born in Hanover, Jefferson County, Ind., December 12, 1814. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1848-49; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1859-63; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Dunn Loring, Fairfax County, Va., July 24, 1887 (age 72 years, 224 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Williamson Dunn; brother of Samuel Campbell Dunn and David Maxwell Dunn; nephew of David Hervey Maxwell, Edward Russell Maxwell and John Wilson (1796-1864).
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Maxwell Dunn (b. 1818) — of Indiana. Born in Jefferson County, Ind., November 28, 1818. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1855; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Williamson Dunn; brother of Samuel Campbell Dunn and William McKee Dunn; nephew of David Hervey Maxwell, Edward Russell Maxwell and John Wilson (1796-1864).
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
James B. Beck James Burnie Beck (1822-1890) — also known as James B. Beck — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Dumfriesshire (now Dumfries and Galloway), Scotland, February 13, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1860; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1867-75; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1877-90; died in office 1890. Died suddenly, in the Baltimore & Potomac train station, Washington, D.C., May 3, 1890 (age 68 years, 79 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Green Clay Goodloe (brother of William Cassius Goodloe (1841-1889)).
  Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  James Wilson (1825-1867) — of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., April 9, 1825. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1857-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Venezuela, 1866-67, died in office 1867. Died in Caracas, Venezuela, August 8, 1867 (age 42 years, 121 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Wilson (1796-1864) and Margaret (Cochrane) Wilson (1807-1855); married to Emma Ingersoll (1830-1912); father of John Lockwood Wilson and Henry Lane Wilson; great-grandfather of William Cassius Goodloe III.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Cassius Goodloe (1841-1889) — also known as W. Cassius Goodloe — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., June 27, 1841. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1868, 1872 (delegation chair), 1884, 1888; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1871; defeated, 1867; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1872-; member of Kentucky state senate, 1873; candidate for Kentucky state attorney general, 1875; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1878-80. Episcopalian. Member, Loyal Legion. During a violent encounter in the lobby of the Lexington Post Office, he repeatedly stabbed and ultimately killed a political enemy, Col. Armistead Swope, who meanwhile shot and badly wounded him; before any prosecution could ensue, he died of his own wounds two days later, in the Phoenix Hotel, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 8, 1889 (age 48 years, 134 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of David Short Goodloe (1811-1881) and Sally Anne Lewis Clay (Smith) Goodloe (1818-1875); brother of Green Clay Goodloe (son-in-law of James Burnie Beck (1822-1890)); married 1865 to Mary Elizabeth Mann (1845-1920); nephew of Cassius Marcellus Clay; grandfather of William Cassius Goodloe III.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Lockwood Wilson (1850-1912) — also known as John L. Wilson — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., August 7, 1850. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1881; U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1889-95; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1895-99. Died in Washington, D.C., November 6, 1912 (age 62 years, 91 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of James Wilson and Emma (Ingersoll) Wilson (1830-1911); brother of Henry Lane Wilson; married, December 5, 1883, to Edna Hartman (1860-1934); grandson of John Wilson (1796-1864); grandfather of William Cassius Goodloe III.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Henry L. Wilson Henry Lane Wilson (1857-1932) — also known as Henry L. Wilson — of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind.; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., November 3, 1857. Republican. Newspaper editor; lawyer; banker; U.S. Minister to Chile, 1897-1904; Belgium, 1905-09; U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, 1909-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1928. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Loyal Legion. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 22, 1932 (age 75 years, 49 days). Entombed at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of James Wilson (1825-1867) and Emma (Ingersoll) Wilson (1830-1912); brother of John Lockwood Wilson; married 1885 to Alice Vajen; grandson of John Wilson; granduncle of William Cassius Goodloe III.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1897
  William Cassius Goodloe III (1919-1997) — also known as William C. Goodloe; Bill Goodloe — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., September 19, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Washington state senate 32nd District, 1951-58; Washington Republican state chair, 1950; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1960; Honorary Consul for Ecuador in Seattle, Wash., 1962; superior court judge in Washington, 1970; chief justice of Washington state supreme court, 1985-88. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati. Died, from liver disease, in Seattle, King County, Wash., January 18, 1997 (age 77 years, 121 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Green Clay Goodloe (1883-1967) and Helen Stuart (Wilson) Goodloe (1886-1962); married, September 19, 1941, to Ruth Clarke (1917-2010); grandson of William Cassius Goodloe and John Lockwood Wilson (1850-1912); grandnephew of Henry Lane Wilson; great-grandson of James Wilson; second great-grandson of John Wilson.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article
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