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Clark County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clark County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Arkadelphia Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
  • Arkadelphia Rose Hill Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Clark County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Meriwether Lewis Randolph (1810-1837) — of Whelan Springs, Clark County, Ark. Born near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., January 31, 1810. Secretary of Arkansas Territory, 1835-36. Died, of malaria, in Whelan Springs, Clark County, Ark., September 24, 1837 (age 27 years, 236 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Presumably named for: Meriwether Lewis
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson Randolph; brother of Benjamin Franklin Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; married to Elizabeth Anderson Martin (1816-1871; who later married Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871)); uncle of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge; grandson of Thomas Jefferson; granduncle of John Gardner Coolidge; great-grandson of Archibald Cary; second great-grandson of Richard Randolph; first cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes; first cousin once removed of Dabney Carr, John Wayles Eppes and Frederick Madison Roberts; first cousin twice removed of John Randolph of Roanoke; first cousin thrice removed of Richard Bland and Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Dabney Smith Carr; second cousin once removed of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall; second cousin twice removed of Theodorick Bland, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph and Edith Wilson; third cousin of Thomas Marshall, John Jordan Crittenden, Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Robert Crittenden, James Keith Marshall and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin once removed of Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828), Henry St. George Tucker, Alexander Parker Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Thomas Theodore Crittenden, John Augustine Marshall and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin twice removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden Jr., William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt; fourth cousin of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker and Edmund Randolph; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Jones Hardeman, Bailey Hardeman, William Lewis Cabell, Fitzhugh Lee, George Craighead Cabell and William Henry Robertson.
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
    Highway 8 West
    Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Bob Cowley Riley (1924-1994) — also known as Bob C. Riley — of Arkadelphia, Clark County, Ark. Born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., September 18, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; became blind due to war injuries; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1947-50; candidate for Arkansas state senate, 1950; university professor; mayor of Arkadelphia, Ark., 1966-67; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1968; Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, 1971-75; Governor of Arkansas, 1975; defeated in primary, 1974. Died in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Ark., February 16, 1994 (age 69 years, 151 days). Interment at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Columbus Allen Riley and Winnie Mae (Craig) Riley; married to Claudia Zimmerman.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier

    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Main Street
    Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Harris Flanagin (1817-1874) — of Arkansas. Born November 3, 1817. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Governor of Arkansas, 1862-64; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1874. Died September 23, 1874 (age 56 years, 324 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography

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