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Clay County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clay County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Garrard Garrard Cemetery
  • Manchester Beech Creek Cemetery
  • Manchester Manchester Memorial Gardens


    Private or family graveyard
    Clay County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      John Daugherty White (1849-1920) — also known as John D. White — of Manchester, Clay County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, 1849. U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1875-77, 1881-85 (9th District 1875-77, 1881-83, 10th District 1883-85); defeated, 1896 (Independent), 1898 (Independent Republican), 1903 (Independent); member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1879-80; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1880. Died in 1920 (age about 71 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Nephew of John White (1802-1845).
      Political family: White family of Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Garrard Cemetery
    Garrard, Clay County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Theodore T. Garrard — of Kentucky. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1851. Interment at Garrard Cemetery.


    Beech Creek Cemetery
    Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Bertram Thomas Combs (1911-1991) — also known as Bert T. Combs — of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky. Born in Manchester, Clay County, Ky., August 13, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1951-55; state court judge in Kentucky, 1957-59; Governor of Kentucky, 1959-63; defeated, 1955, 1971; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960, 1964; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1966; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1967-70. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi. Drowned when his automobile was washed from the roadway into the Red River, during a flood, near Rosslyn, Powell County, Ky., December 4, 1991 (age 80 years, 113 days). Interment at Beech Creek Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Gibson Combs and Martha (Jones) Combs; married, June 15, 1937, to Mabel Hall.
      The Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway, which runs through Clark, Powell, Wolfe, Morgan, and Magoffin counties in Kentucky, is named for him.  — Bert T. Combs Lake, in Clay County, Kentucky, is named for him.
      See also NNDB dossier


    Manchester Memorial Gardens
    Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Lambert Britton (1881-1961) — also known as Thomas L. Britton — of Oneida, Clay County, Ky. Born in 1881. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1928-31, 1950-53 (85th District 1928-31, 91st District 1950-53). Died June 28, 1961 (age about 79 years). Interment at Manchester Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Married to Nell Hignite (1894-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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