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Jefferson County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jefferson County

Index to Locations

  • Hanover Hanover Cemetery
  • Madison Fairmount Cemetery
  • Madison St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
  • Madison Springdale Cemetery
  • Monroe Township Hebron Cemetery


    Hanover Cemetery
    Hanover, Jefferson County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Williamson Dunn (1781-1854) — of Indiana. Born in Crow's Station, Boyle County, Ky., December 25, 1781. Circuit judge in Indiana, 1814-16; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1816-20; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1818-20; member of Indiana state senate, 1837-38; probate judge in Indiana, 1846-52. Presbyterian. Died in Hanover, Jefferson County, Ind., November 11, 1854 (age 72 years, 321 days). Interment at Hanover Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Samuel Campbell Dunn (1809-1881), William McKee Dunn and David Maxwell Dunn.
      Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Edward Russell Maxwell (1793-1835) — of Indiana. Born in Garrard County, Ky., May 19, 1793. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1831-32. Disciples of Christ. Died in Hanover, Jefferson County, Ind., July 15, 1835 (age 42 years, 57 days). Interment at Hanover Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of David Hervey Maxwell (1786-1854); uncle of Samuel Campbell Dunn, William McKee Dunn and David Maxwell Dunn.
      Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Fairmount Cemetery
    Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William Hendricks (1782-1850) — of Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Born in Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County, Pa., November 12, 1782. Democrat. Member of Indiana territorial House of Representatives, 1813-14; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1814-17; U.S. Representative from Indiana at-large, 1816-22; Governor of Indiana, 1822-25; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1825-37. Died in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., May 16, 1850 (age 67 years, 185 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Hendricks (1749-1819) and Ann (Jamison) Hendricks (1753-1834); brother of Thomas Hendricks and John Hendricks; father of William Hendricks Jr.; uncle of Abraham Hendricks (1805-1878), Thomas Andrews Hendricks (who married Eliza Carol Morgan), Abram Washington Hendricks and William Chalmers Hendricks (1825-1892); granduncle of Scott Springer Hendricks; third cousin thrice removed of Frederick B. Piatt.
      Political family: Hendricks family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Hendricks County, Ind. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Joseph Marshall Cravens (1859-1939) — also known as Joseph M. Cravens; "Uncle Joe" — of Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Born in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., February 9, 1859. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1904, 1912, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1932; candidate in primary for Governor of Indiana, 1924. Died in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., June 29, 1939 (age 80 years, 140 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Robert Cravens (1810-1899) and Drusilla Ann (Lanier) Cravens (1824-1903).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathan Powell (1865-1905) — of Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Born in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., March 1, 1865. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1900; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1900. Died in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., February 28, 1905 (age 39 years, 364 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathan Powell (1814-1882) and Mary Frances (Watts) Powell (1822-1886); brother of Stella Frances Powell (sister-in-law of Richard Pretlow Ernst (1858-1934)).


    St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
    Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Hooker Shea (1863-1928) — also known as Joseph H. Shea — of Scott County, Ind.; Seymour, Jackson County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Lexington, Scott County, Ind., July 24, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1897-99; circuit judge in Indiana, 1906-12; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1908; Judge, Indiana Appellate Court, 1913-16; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1916-21. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 22, 1928 (age 65 years, 151 days). Interment at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Springdale Cemetery
    Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Michael Christian Garber (1813-1881) — also known as M. C. Garber — of Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Born in Staunton, Va., April 7, 1813. Republican. Newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1856; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., April 8, 1881 (age 68 years, 1 days). Interment at Springdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Garber (1769-1845) and Margaret Elizabeth (Smith) Garber (1775-1834); married, December 20, 1837, to Ellen Schell (1817-1908); father of Michael Christian Garber Jr. (1850-1930).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Michael Christian Garber Jr. (1850-1930) — also known as M. C. Garber — of Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Born in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., April 6, 1850. Newspaper editor; postmaster at Madison, Ind., 1901. Member, Freemasons. Died in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., July 14, 1930 (age 80 years, 99 days). Interment at Springdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Christian Garber (1813-1881) and Ellen (Schell) Garber (1817-1908); married to Blanche Eggleston Goode (1852-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hebron Cemetery
    Monroe Township, Jefferson County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Allen New (1789-1856) — also known as Robert A. New — of Indiana. Born in 1789. Secretary of state of Indiana, 1816-25. Died June 20, 1856 (age about 66 years). Interment at Hebron Cemetery.

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