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Jefferson County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jefferson County

Index to Locations

  • Fairfield Evergreen Cemetery
  • Penn Township Antioch Cemetery
  • Penn Township Gwynne Cemetery
  • Pleasant Plain East Pleasant Plain Cemetery


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Falconer Wilson (1828-1895) — also known as James F. Wilson; "Jefferson Jim" — of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. Born in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, October 19, 1828. Republican. Delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention 6th District, 1857; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860, 1888; member of Iowa state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1861-69; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1883-95. Died, from paralysis of the brain, in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, April 22, 1895 (age 66 years, 185 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Jewett (1832-1916).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Moses Ayers McCoid (1840-1904) — also known as Moses A. McCoid — of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. Born near Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, November 5, 1840. Republican. Member of Iowa state senate, 1872; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1879-85. Died May 19, 1904 (age 63 years, 196 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bernhart Henn (1817-1865) — of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. Born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., 1817. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1851-55. Died in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, August 30, 1865 (age about 48 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bernhart Henn (1778-1825) and Ann (Hudson) Henn (1779-1852); married, August 6, 1841, to Elizabeth S. Price (born c.1822).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Antioch Cemetery
    Penn Township, Jefferson County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      William Geyer Coop (1805-1874) — also known as William G. Coop — of Macoupin County, Ill.; Penn Township, Jefferson County, Iowa. Born in Virginia, February 25, 1805. Macoupin County Treasurer; served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Jefferson County, 1846. Died in Jefferson County, Iowa, June 4, 1874 (age 69 years, 99 days). Interment at Antioch Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Coop and Christina (Stauffer) Coop; married, August 15, 1829, to Nancy Harris.


    Gwynne Cemetery
    Penn Township, Jefferson County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      James I. Murray (1801-1848) — of Jefferson County, Iowa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1801. Delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Jefferson County, 1844. Died December 5, 1848 (age about 47 years). Interment at Gwynne Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Jane Stuart (1813-1854).


    East Pleasant Plain Cemetery
    Pleasant Plain, Jefferson County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Lamansky — of Pleasant Plain, Jefferson County, Iowa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1940. Interment at East Pleasant Plain Cemetery.

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