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Breathitt County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Breathitt County

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  • Unknown location
  • Cope Family Cemetery
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Jackson Combs Cemetery
  • Jackson Hargis Family Cemetery
  • Jackson Sewell Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Breathitt County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Perrin Cardwell (1829-1915) — of Kentucky. Born in Breathitt County, Ky., July 12, 1829. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1864-65; member of Kentucky state senate, 1865-69. Died in Breathitt County, Ky., December 27, 1915 (age 86 years, 168 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Jeremiah Weldon South; brother of Isaac Newton Cardwell (1827-?); uncle by marriage of South Trimble and John Glover South; granduncle of South Strong.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.


    Cope Family Cemetery
    Breathitt County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Archibald Calloway Cope (1828-1907) — of Kentucky. Born in Breathitt County, Ky., May 10, 1828. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1887-88. Died in Breathitt County, Ky., November 8, 1907 (age 79 years, 182 days). Interment at Cope Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of John Louis Hargis (1802-1886); brother-in-law of Thomas Frazier Hargis.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.


    Private or family graveyard
    Breathitt County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Hamilton Hargis (1859-1943) — Born in Breathitt County, Ky., August 21, 1859. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1892. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., April 30, 1943 (age 83 years, 252 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Presumably named for: Alexander Hamilton
      Relatives: Son of John Seldon Hargis; brother of James Henderson Hargis; grandnephew of John Louis Hargis (1802-1886); first cousin once removed of Thomas Frazier Hargis.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.


    Combs Cemetery
    Hurst Lane
    Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      South Strong (1880-1939) — of Jackson, Breathitt County, Ky. Born in Lost Creek, Breathitt County, Ky., July 23, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1912; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, of pneumonia, at Jackson, Breathitt County, Ky., November 29, 1939 (age 59 years, 129 days). Interment at Combs Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandnephew of Isaac Newton Cardwell and Thomas Perrin Cardwell; great-grandson of Jeremiah Weldon South; first cousin once removed of Jerry Curtis South and John Glover South; first cousin thrice removed of Harrison Cockrill; second cousin of Eleanor Hume Offutt (1894-1955).
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.


    Hargis Family Cemetery
    Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      John Seldon Hargis (1820-1892) — of Kentucky. Born in Lee County, Va., November 11, 1820. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1892; died in office 1892. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., February 28, 1892 (age 71 years, 109 days). Interment at Hargis Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Alexander Hamilton Hargis (1859-1943) and James Henderson Hargis; nephew of John Louis Hargis; first cousin of Thomas Frazier Hargis.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      James Henderson Hargis (1862-1908) — also known as James H. Hargis; "Big Jim" — of Jackson, Breathitt County, Ky. Born in Jackson, Breathitt County, Ky., October 13, 1862. Democrat. County judge in Kentucky, 1890; member of Kentucky Democratic State Central Committee, 1899-1907. Tried and acquitted for the 1902-03 murders of J. B. Marcum and two others, but found liable for plotting the killings in a 1904 civil suit for money damages by surviving family members. Shot and killed by his son, Beech Hargis, in the Hargis Brothers general store, Jackson, Breathitt County, Ky., February 6, 1908 (age 45 years, 116 days). Interment at Hargis Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Seldon Hargis; brother of Alexander Hamilton Hargis (1859-1943); grandnephew of John Louis Hargis; first cousin of Thomas Frazier Hargis.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.


    Sewell Cemetery
    Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      James Buchanan Marcum (1858-1903) — also known as J. B. Marcum — of Kentucky. Born January 9, 1858. Republican. Kentucky Republican state chair, 1903. Shot and killed, by Curtis Jett and Tom White, at the behest of county judge James H. Hargis, on the steps of the Breathitt County Courthouse, Jackson, Breathitt County, Ky., May 4, 1903 (age 45 years, 115 days). Interment at Sewell Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: James Buchanan
      Relatives: Nephew by marriage of Thomas Frazier Hargis (1842-1903).
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.


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