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Bourbon County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bourbon County

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  • Paris Auvergne Cemetery
  • Paris Paris Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Bourbon County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      James Garrard (1749-1822) — Born in Stafford County, Va., January 14, 1749. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1779; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1792; Governor of Kentucky, 1796-1804. Baptist. Died in Bourbon County, Ky., January 19, 1822 (age 73 years, 5 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Garrard County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      John Edwards (1748-1837) — of Kentucky. Born in Stafford County, Va., 1748. Planter; miller; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1781-85; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1792-95; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1795; member of Kentucky state senate, 1796-1800. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., 1837 (age about 89 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Married to Susanna Wroe (1748-1833).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Locations
    Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Curtis Pendleton Smith (1863-1919) — also known as Curtis P. Smith — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born October 21, 1863. Mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1906-07. Died February 20, 1919 (age 55 years, 122 days). Interment somewhere.
      James William Zevely (1861-1927) — also known as J. W. Zevely — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Washington, D.C.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Linn, Osage County, Mo., October 8, 1861. Democrat. Librarian; secretary of Missouri Democratic Party, 1888; Inspector in Charge for U.S. Department of the Interior; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912, 1916; as attorney for the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation, and for Harry F. Sinclair, he was a figure in the Teapot Dome scandal of the 1920s. Died, of pernicious anemia and liver cirrhosis, in East Hampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., June 10, 1927 (age 65 years, 245 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Thaddeus Zevely and Mary A. Zevely; married, June 23, 1908, to Janie C. Clay.
      The champion racehorse "Zev" (1920-1943) was named for him by Harry F. Sinclair.
      Julia Hoge Spencer Ardery (1889-1977) — also known as Julia Hoge Spencer; Mrs. W. B. Ardery — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in Richmond, Va., September 16, 1889. Democrat. Kentucky historian; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936 (alternate), 1956; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1944; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1956-60. Female. Disciples of Christ. Member, Delta Delta Delta; Daughters of the American Revolution; Colonial Dames; American Legion Auxiliary. Died in March, 1977 (age 87 years, 0 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Daughter of Rev. Isaac J. Spencer (1851-1922) and Sally Louise (Pendleton) Spencer (1853-1932); married, April 14, 1910, to William Breckinridge Ardery; mother of Philip Pendleton Ardery (1914-2012).
      Political family: Tweedy family.


    Auvergne Cemetery
    Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878) — of Kentucky. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., July 1, 1808. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1840, 1860; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1863-65. Slaveowner. Died near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., October 11, 1878 (age 70 years, 102 days). Interment at Auvergne Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Green Clay; brother of Cassius Marcellus Clay; nephew of Matthew Clay (1754-1815); uncle of Brutus Junius Clay; first cousin of Matthew Clay (c.1795-1827); second cousin of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Porter Clay; second cousin once removed of Thomas Hart Clay and James Brown Clay; second cousin twice removed of Henry Clay (1849-1884); third cousin of Clement Comer Clay; third cousin once removed of Clement Claiborne Clay Jr..
      Political families: Williams family of North Carolina; Clay family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Paris Cemetery
    Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Garrett Davis (1801-1872) — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., September 10, 1801. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1839-47 (12th District 1839-43, 8th District 1843-47); U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1861-72; died in office 1872. Slaveowner. Died in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., September 22, 1872 (age 71 years, 12 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Amos Davis (1794-1835).
      Davis County, Iowa is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Virgil Munday Chapman (1895-1951) — also known as Virgil Chapman — of Irvine, Estill County, Ky.; Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in Middleton, Simpson County, Ky., March 15, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1925-29, 1931-49 (7th District 1925-29, 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 6th District 1935-49); defeated, 1928; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1949-51; died in office 1951. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Delta Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Woodmen; Maccabees; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died, from injuries received in an automobile accident, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 8, 1951 (age 55 years, 358 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Virgil Chapman and Lily (Munday) Chapman; married, June 12, 1920, to Mary Adams Talbott.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Thomas Croxton (1836-1874) — also known as John T. Croxton — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., November 20, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Kentucky Republican state chair, 1868; U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1873-74, died in office 1874. Member, Freemasons. Died, from consumption (tuberculosis), in La Paz, Bolivia, April 16, 1874 (age 37 years, 147 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Trimble (1776-1828) — of Kentucky. Born in Augusta County, Va., November 17, 1776. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1802; state court judge in Kentucky, 1807; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1813-16; federal judge, 1817; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1826-28. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died August 25, 1828 (age 51 years, 282 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      Trimble County, Ky. is named for him.
      William Emmett Simms (1822-1898) — also known as William E. Simms — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., January 2, 1822. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1849-51; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1859-61; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Senator from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Slaveowner. Died near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., June 25, 1898 (age 76 years, 174 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Dalrymple Orr (1761-1835) — of Kentucky. Born in Virginia, 1761. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1791-97. Slaveowner. Died in 1835 (age about 74 years). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of William Grayson (1736-1790).
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Roosevelt family of New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard Hawes (1797-1877) — of Winchester, Clark County, Ky. Born near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va., February 6, 1797. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1828; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1837-41; Confederate provisional governor of Kentucky, 1862-65. Slaveowner. Died in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., May 25, 1877 (age 80 years, 108 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Hawes (1772-1829) and Clara Stubbs (Walker) Hawes (1776-1848); brother of Albert Gallatin Hawes; married, November 13, 1818, to Henrietta Morrison Nicholas (1798-1875; daughter of George Nicholas; sister of Robert Carter Nicholas); nephew of Aylett Hawes (1768-1833); grandfather of Harry Bartow Hawes; first cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner; second cousin once removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer.
      Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Breckinridge Ardery (1887-1967) — also known as William B. Ardery — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., August 11, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 73rd District, 1930-31; candidate for nomination for Governor of Kentucky, 1931; circuit judge in Kentucky 14th District, 1936-67. Disciples of Christ. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution; American Judicature Society; Society of Colonial Wars. Died of a heart attack, in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., July 25, 1967 (age 79 years, 348 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Porter Ardery and Mary Ella (Adair) Ardery; married, April 14, 1910, to Julia Hoge Spencer; father of Philip Pendleton Ardery (1914-2012).
      Political family: Tweedy family.
      Archer Woodford (1899-1955) — of Kentucky. Born in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., June 11, 1899. U.S. Vice Consul in Sao Paulo, as of 1924; Rio de Janeiro, as of 1927; Puerto Cortes, as of 1929; Berlin, as of 1932; U.S. Consul in Berlin, as of 1935; Maracaibo, 1936-39; Hamburg, 1940-41; Luanda, as of 1943-44. Died September 10, 1955 (age 56 years, 91 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Walker Woodford (1858-1940) and Alice (Brooks) Woodford (1858-1925); married, July 29, 1936, to Edith M. Pauli; first cousin five times removed of John Walker, Matthew Clay, Green Clay and Francis Walker; first cousin six times removed of George Washington; second cousin four times removed of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), Henry Clay, Porter Clay and Cassius Marcellus Clay; second cousin five times removed of Bushrod Washington; third cousin once removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Thomas Hart Clay, Henry Clay Jr. and James Brown Clay.
      Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Jackson-Lee family; Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Washington-Walker family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Clay family of Kentucky; Lewis-Pollard family of Texas (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    E. F. Prichard, Jr. Edward Fretwell Prichard Jr. (1915-1984) — also known as E. F. Prichard, Jr.; "Prich" — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky.; Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., January 21, 1915. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1960, 1964; in 1949, he was convicted of vote fraud in federal court, over ballot-box stuffing in Bourbon County, Kentucky; served five months in prison. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died in Kentucky, December 23, 1984 (age 69 years, 337 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Edward F. Prichard, Jr.: Tracy Campbell, Short of the Glory: The Fall and Redemption of Edward F. Prichard, Jr.
      Image source: Life Magazine, July 25, 1949
      John V. Lovely (1815-1895) — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in 1815. Postmaster at Paris, Ky., 1887-89. Died January 20, 1895 (age about 79 years). Interment at Paris Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Anderson (1818-1868).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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