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Switzerland County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Switzerland County

Index to Locations

  • Jefferson Township Cotton Family Cemetery
  • Vevay Vevay Cemetery

    Cotton Family Cemetery
    Jefferson Township, Switzerland County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William Cotton (1776-1839) — of Switzerland County, Ind. Born in Loudoun County, Va., March 13, 1776. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state senate, 1819-22, 1825-28; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1831-32. Died in Mt. Sterling, Switzerland County, Ind., July 2, 1839 (age 63 years, 111 days). Interment at Cotton Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Ralph Cotton.
      Ralph Cotton (1786-1828) — of Switzerland County, Ind. Born in Virginia, January 17, 1786. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1817-19, 1823-24. Died in Switzerland County, Ind., 1828 (age about 42 years). Interment at Cotton Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of William Cotton.

    Vevay Cemetery
    Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
    Francis M. Griffith Francis Marion Griffith (1849-1927) — also known as Francis M. Griffith — of Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind. Born in Moorefield, Switzerland County, Ind., August 21, 1849. Democrat. School teacher; Switzerland County School Superintendent, 1873; lawyer; Switzerland County Treasurer, 1875-77; member of Indiana state senate, 1887-94; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1891-94; candidate for Indiana state attorney general, 1894; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1897-1905; circuit judge in Indiana 5th District, 1916-22. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind., February 8, 1927 (age 77 years, 171 days). Interment at Vevay Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Francis Marion
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)

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