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Clark County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clark County

Index to Locations

  • Charlestown Charlestown Cemetery
  • Charlestown Old Cemetery
  • Charlestown Salem Methodist Cemetery
  • Jeffersonville Old City Cemetery
  • Jeffersonville Walnut Ridge Cemetery


    Charlestown Cemetery
    Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonathan Jennings (1784-1834) — of Charlestown, Clark County, Ind. Born in Readington, Hunterdon County, N.J., March 27, 1784. Democrat. Lawyer; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Indiana Territory, 1809-16; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; Governor of Indiana, 1816-22; resigned 1822; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1822-31 (at-large 1822-23, 2nd District 1823-31). Member, Freemasons. Died near Charlestown, Clark County, Ind., July 26, 1834 (age 50 years, 121 days). Interment at Charlestown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Jennings (1744-1813) and Mary (Kennedy) Jennings; married 1811 to Ann Gilmore Hay (1792-1826); married 1827 to Clarissa Barbee.
      Jennings County, Ind. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Cemetery
    Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Carr (1793-1845) — of Charlestown, Clark County, Ind. Born in Uniontown, Perry County, Ind., April 9, 1793. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1831-37, 1839-41 (2nd District 1831-33, 3rd District 1833-37, 1839-41). Died in Charlestown, Clark County, Ind., January 20, 1845 (age 51 years, 286 days). Interment at Old Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Salem Methodist Cemetery
    Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Beggs (1760-1835) — of Clark County, Ind. Born in Rockingham County, Va., April 4, 1760. Member of Indiana territorial House of Representatives, 1807-09; member Indiana territorial council, 1810-14; member of Indiana state senate, 1816-20. Methodist. Died near Charlestown, Clark County, Ind., May 13, 1835 (age 75 years, 39 days). Interment at Salem Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Charles Beggs (1775-1862).


    Old City Cemetery
    300 Mulberry Street
    Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Terry Davis (1765-1807) — Born in Fluvanna County, Va., 1765. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1795-97; U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1797-1803; justice of Indiana territorial supreme court, 1803-07. Member, Freemasons. Died in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind., November 15, 1807 (age about 42 years). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Walnut Ridge Cemetery
    Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Cyrus Livingston Dunham (1817-1877) — also known as Cyrus L. Dunham — of Indiana. Born in Dryden, Tompkins County, N.Y., January 16, 1817. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1846-48, 1865; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1849-55 (2nd District 1849-53, 3rd District 1853-55); secretary of state of Indiana, 1859-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; state court judge in Indiana, 1871-74. Died in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind., November 21, 1877 (age 60 years, 309 days). Interment at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Horace Heffren (1831-1883).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jonas George Howard (1825-1911) — also known as Jonas G. Howard — of Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind. Born near New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., May 22, 1825. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1863; U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1885-89. Died October 5, 1911 (age 86 years, 136 days). Interment at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Keigwin (1829-1904) — of Indiana. Born in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind., October 18, 1829. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state senate, 1871. Died in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind., August 25, 1904 (age 74 years, 312 days). Interment at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

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