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Johnson County
Arkansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Johnson County

Index to Locations

  • Clarksville Oakland Cemetery
  • Spadra Bluff Spadra Bluff Cemetery


    Oakland Cemetery
    Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Felix Ives Batson (1819-1871) — also known as Felix I. Batson — of Arkansas. Born in Dickson County, Tenn., September 6, 1819. State court judge in Arkansas, 1853; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1858; delegate to Arkansas secession convention, 1861; Representative from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress 1st District, 1862-65. Died in Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark., March 11, 1871 (age 51 years, 186 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Jordan Edgar Cravens (1830-1914).
      Political family: Cravens family of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
      Jordan Edgar Cravens (1830-1914) — also known as Jordan E. Cravens — of Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark. Born in Fredericktown, Madison County, Mo., November 7, 1830. Democrat. Member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Arkansas state senate, 1866; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1877-83; state court judge in Arkansas, 1890. Died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., April 8, 1914 (age 83 years, 152 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Felix Ives Batson (1819-1871); cousin *** of William Ben Cravens.
      Political family: Cravens family of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Spadra Bluff Cemetery
    Spadra Bluff, Johnson County, Arkansas
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Matthew Lyon (1749-1822) — of Eddyville, Lyon County, Ky. Born in County Wicklow, Ireland, July 14, 1749. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1779-83; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1797-1801; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1802; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1803-11; defeated, 1810. Convicted and jailed in 1789 under the Sedition Act. Died in Spadra Bluff, Johnson County, Ark., August 1, 1822 (age 73 years, 18 days). Original interment at Spadra Bluff Cemetery; reinterment in 1833 at River View Cemetery, Eddyville, Ky.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Hosford (1744-1784) and Beulah Chittenden (1764-1824; daughter of Thomas Chittenden (1730-1797); sister of Martin Chittenden); father of Chittenden Lyon; great-grandfather of William Peters Hepburn.
      Political family: Chittenden-Lyon family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Matthew Lyon: Aleine Austin, Matthew Lyon, 'New Man' of the Democratic Revolution, 1749-1822


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