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Spencer County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Spencer County

Index to Locations

  • Eureka Richardson Cemetery
  • Rockport Sunset Hill Cemetery

    Richardson Cemetery
    Eureka, Spencer County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Mitchell Barnett (1870-1940) — also known as Charles M. Barnett — of Norfolk, Va.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 22, 1870. Steamship agent; coal dealer; bank director; Vice-Consul for Uruguay in Norfolk, Va., 1898-1907; Vice-Consul for Ecuador in Norfolk, Va., 1899-1907; Consul for Nicaragua in Norfolk, Va., 1899-1921; Consul for Costa Rica in Norfolk, Va., 1900-07; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Norfolk, Va., 1902-07; Consul for Paraguay in Norfolk, Va., 1903-29; Honorary Consul for Mexico in Norfolk, Va., 1929. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 26, 1940 (age 69 years, 217 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Richardson Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Dudgeon Barnett and Jane (Mitchell) Barnett; married, March 1, 1894, to Stella Crowder; married, March 1, 1914, to Cora Emily Crowder.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Sunset Hill Cemetery
    Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Lieb (1852-1928) — of Rockport, Spencer County, Ind. Born in Germany, May 20, 1852. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1907; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1913-17; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1916. Died September 1, 1928 (age 76 years, 104 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Clifford Veatch (1819-1895) — also known as James C. Veatch — of Rockport, Spencer County, Ind. Born in Harrison County, Ind., December 19, 1819. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1856; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1860, 1884; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1861; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Adjutant General of Indiana, 1869-70; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st Indiana District, 1879; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Rockport, Spencer County, Ind., December 22, 1895 (age 76 years, 3 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Veatch.
      Robert True Kercheval (1824-1886) — of Indiana. Born in Campbell County, Ky., April 3, 1824. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1869. Died in Rockport, Spencer County, Ind., 1886 (age about 62 years). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Samuel Edward Kercheval.
      Samuel Edward Kercheval (1847-1910) — also known as Samuel E. Kercheval — of Indiana. Born in Campbell County, Ky., December 31, 1847. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1887; mayor of Rockport, Ind. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Rockport, Spencer County, Ind., December 17, 1910 (age 62 years, 351 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert True Kercheval.

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