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Crawford County
Arkansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Crawford County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Van Buren Unknown location
  • Van Buren Fairview Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Crawford County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Woodson Bates (1788-1846) — of Arkansas. Born in Goochland County, Va., August 25, 1788. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arkansas Territory, 1819; state court judge in Arkansas, 1828. Slaveowner. Died in Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark., December 26, 1846 (age 58 years, 123 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Fleming Bates (1742-1803) and Caroline Matilda (Woodson) Bates (born 1751); brother of Frederick Bates and Edward Bates; married 1840 to Elizabeth Moore; step-father of Mathew C. Moore; third cousin once removed of Samuel Hughes Woodson, Silas Woodson, Daniel Woodson and John Archibald Woodson; third cousin twice removed of Urey Woodson (1859-1939).
      Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Mathew C. Moore (1837-1877) — Born near Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark., April 24, 1837. Member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1875. Died in Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark., April 24, 1877 (age 40 years, 0 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1915 at Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark.
      Relatives: Step-son of James Woodson Bates (1788-1846); son of Elizabeth Moore.
      Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.


    Unknown Location
    Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      William James McCuen (c.1943-2000) — also known as Bill McCuen — of Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark.; Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Ark. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., about 1943. Democrat. School teacher; Arkansas land commissioner, 1981-85; secretary of state of Arkansas, 1985-94; defeated in primary, 1994; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1992. After leaving office as Secretary of State, he admitted accepting kickbacks from two supporters he gave jobs, and not paying taxes on the money. He also admitted to conspiring with a political consultant to split $53,560 embezzled from the state in a sham transaction. He was indicted on corruption charges in 1995. On January 5, 1996, he pleaded guilty to felony counts of tax evasion and accepting a kickback; he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of trading in public office. Sentenced to 17 years in prison, and fined. Released on parole (due to illness) in February 1999. Died of colon cancer and a stroke, in Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Ark., September 9, 2000 (age about 57 years). Interment somewhere.


    Fairview Cemetery
    Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Hugh French Thomason (1826-1893) — also known as Hugh F. Thomason — of Arkansas. Born in Smith County, Tenn., February 22, 1826. American candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1856; delegate to Arkansas secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Arkansas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; candidate for Representative from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress 1st District, 1861; member of Arkansas state legislature, 1866, 1886; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1874; member of Arkansas state senate, 1880; state court judge in Arkansas, 1890-93. Died in Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark., July 30, 1893 (age 67 years, 158 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.

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