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Morgan County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Morgan County

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  • Jacksonville Diamond Grove Cemetery
  • Jacksonville Jacksonville East Cemetery


    Diamond Grove Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Yates (1815-1873) — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Warsaw, Gallatin County, Ky., January 18, 1815. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1842-45, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1851-55 (7th District 1851-53, 6th District 1853-55); Governor of Illinois, 1861-65; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1865-71. Died in St. Louis, Mo., November 27, 1873 (age 58 years, 313 days). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Richard Yates; granduncle of Richard Yates Rowe; third cousin twice removed of Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey, Alexander Warfield, Thomas Beale Dorsey and Andrew Dorsey; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey (1833-1896).
      Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Politician named for him: Richard Y. Rowe
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Joseph Duncan (1794-1844) — of Brownsville, White County, Ill.; Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., February 22, 1794. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1825-29; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1827-34 (at-large 1827-33, 3rd District 1833-34); Governor of Illinois, 1834-38; defeated, 1842. Died in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., January 15, 1844 (age 49 years, 327 days). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Richard Yates (1860-1936) — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., December 12, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; county judge in Illinois, 1894-97; Governor of Illinois, 1901-05; defeated, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904; U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1919-33; defeated, 1932. Methodist. Died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., April 11, 1936 (age 75 years, 121 days). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Yates and Catherine (Geers) Yates (1822-1908); married, October 23, 1888, to Helen 'Nellie' Wadsworth (1865-1943); first cousin once removed of Richard Yates Rowe; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey, Alexander Warfield, Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855) and Andrew Dorsey.
      Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Edward Capps (1866-1950) — of Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., December 21, 1866. University professor; U.S. Minister to Greece, 1920. Member, American Association of University Professors; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Died in 1950 (age about 83 years). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Reid Capps and Rhoda S. (Tomlin) Capps; married, July 20, 1892, to Grace Alexander.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
    William H. Hinrichsen William Henry Hinrichsen (1850-1907) — also known as William H. Hinrichsen — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Franklin, Morgan County, Ill., May 27, 1850. Democrat. Justice of the peace; Morgan County Sheriff, 1880; newspaper editor; secretary of state of Illinois, 1893-97; Illinois Democratic state chair, 1895-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1896; U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1897-99. Died in Alexander, Morgan County, Ill., December 18, 1907 (age 57 years, 205 days). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
    Andrew Russel Andrew Russel (b. 1856) — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., June 17, 1856. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904 (alternate), 1916, 1920, 1928; Illinois state treasurer, 1909-11, 1915-17; defeated, 1912; Illinois state auditor of public accounts, 1917-25. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Redmen; Moose. Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery.
      Image source: Illinois Blue Book 1919
      Richard Yates Rowe (1888-1973) — also known as Richard Y. Rowe — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., December 12, 1888. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1943; Illinois Republican state chair, 1944; secretary of state of Illinois, 1944-45; Illinois state treasurer, 1947-49. Member, American Legion; Rotary. Died in a hospital at Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., March 19, 1973 (age 84 years, 97 days). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Richard Yates
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Harvey Rowe (1857-1958) and Marietta Yates (Mathers) Rowe (1857-1931); married to Sarah Jane Harris (1888-1979); grandnephew of Richard Yates (1815-1873); first cousin once removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936).
      Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Jacksonville East Cemetery
    600 Myrtle Street
    Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Jay Hardin (1810-1847) — also known as John J. Hardin — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill.; Illinois. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., January 6, 1810. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1836-42; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1843-45; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Killed in battle, at Buena Vista, Coahuila, February 23, 1847 (age 37 years, 48 days). Interment at Jacksonville East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martin Davis Hardin (1780-1823); married to Sarah Ellen Smith (1811-1874; who later married Reuben Hyde Walworth).
      Political family: Hardin family of Frankfort, Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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