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Whitcomb-Matthews family of Ohio

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  James Whitcomb (1795-1852) — of Indiana. Born near Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., December 1, 1795. Democrat. Member of Indiana state senate, 1830-36; Governor of Indiana, 1843-48; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1849-52; died in office 1852. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Poet James Whitcomb Riley is named for him. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 4, 1852 (age 56 years, 308 days). Original interment at Greenlawn Cemetery (which no longer exists), Indianapolis, Ind.; reinterment in 1892 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.; statue at Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Claude Matthews (1845-1898); cousin *** of Henry Lee Morey.
  Political family: Whitcomb-Matthews family of Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Henry Lee Morey (1841-1902) — also known as Henry L. Morey — of Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. Born in Milford Township, Butler County, Ohio, April 8, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Butler County Prosecuting Attorney, 1873; candidate for Ohio state senate, 1875; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1881-84, 1889-91 (3rd District 1881-83, 7th District 1883-84, 1889-91); delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1884. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum. Died in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, December 29, 1902 (age 61 years, 265 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Morey and Dereza (Whitcomb) Morey; married, April 25, 1865, to Mary M. Campbell (died 1867); married, February 26, 1873, to Ella R. Campbell; cousin *** of James Whitcomb (1795-1852).
  Political family: Whitcomb-Matthews family of Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Claude Matthews Claude Matthews (1845-1898) — of Indiana. Born in Bath County, Ky., December 14, 1845. Democrat. Farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1876; secretary of state of Indiana, 1891-93; Governor of Indiana, 1893-97. Suffered a stroke while making a speech in Veedersburg, Ind., and died three days later, April 28, 1898 (age 52 years, 135 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Clinton, Ind.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of James Whitcomb (1795-1852).
  Political family: Whitcomb-Matthews family of Ohio.
  The town of Matthews, Indiana, is named for him.
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
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