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Johnson County

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
    Founded 1848
    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.
      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. Slaveowner. 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; 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. Slaveowner. 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 and Beulah Chittenden (daughter of Thomas Chittenden; sister of Martin Chittenden); father of Chittenden Lyon; great-grandfather of William Peters Hepburn.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      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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