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Daviess County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Daviess County

Index to Locations

  • Hawes-Taylor Cemetery
  • Owensboro Unknown location
  • Owensboro Elmwood Cemetery
  • Owensboro Moseley Burying Ground
  • Owensboro Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery
  • West Louisville St. Alphonus Cemetery


    Hawes-Taylor Cemetery
    Daviess County, Kentucky
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Gallatin Hawes (1804-1849) — also known as Albert G. Hawes — of Hawesville, Hancock County, Ky. Born near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va., April 1, 1804. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1831-37 (11th District 1831-33, 2nd District 1833-37). Died in Daviess County, Ky., March 14, 1849 (age 44 years, 347 days). Interment at Hawes-Taylor Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Albert Gallatin
      Relatives: Son of Richard Hawes (1772-1829) and Clara Stubbs (Walker) Hawes (1776-1848); brother of Richard Hawes (1797-1877); married 1833 to Susan Aylette Hawyes (1816-1840); married, October 17, 1841, to Adele Combe (1823-1892); nephew of Aylett Hawes; granduncle of Harry Bartow Hawes; first cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner; second cousin once removed of John Walker (1744-1809) and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Clay family of Kentucky; Lowndes-Gilmer family of Maryland; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Owensboro, Daviess County,


    Elmwood Cemetery
    Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Wendell Hampton Ford (1924-2015) — also known as Wendell H. Ford — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Daviess County, Ky., September 8, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1972, 1996; member of Kentucky state senate, 1965-67; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1967-71; Governor of Kentucky, 1971-74; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1974-99. Baptist. Died January 22, 2015 (age 90 years, 136 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier


    Moseley Burying Ground
    Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Philip Thompson (1789-1836) — of Yellow Banks (unknown county), Ky. Born near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., August 20, 1789. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1820; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1823-25. Died November 25, 1836 (age 47 years, 97 days). Original interment at Moseley Burying Ground; reinterment in 1856 at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery
    1300 Old Hartford Road
    Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Clay McCreery (1816-1890) — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born near Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., December 12, 1816. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1868-71, 1873-79. Died in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., July 10, 1890 (age 73 years, 210 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandnephew of Matthew Clay and Green Clay (1757-1826).
      Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Thomas Ellis (1845-1925) — also known as William T. Ellis — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born near Knottsville, Daviess County, Ky., July 24, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Daviess County Attorney, 1870-76; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1876; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1889-95; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896. Died in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., January 8, 1925 (age 79 years, 168 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Philip Triplett (1799-1852) — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., December 24, 1799. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1824; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1839-43; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849. Died March 30, 1852 (age 52 years, 97 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Philip Thompson (1789-1836) — of Yellow Banks (unknown county), Ky. Born near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., August 20, 1789. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1820; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1823-25. Died November 25, 1836 (age 47 years, 97 days). Original interment at Moseley Burying Ground; reinterment in 1856 at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Urey Woodson (1859-1939) — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., August 16, 1859. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; Kentucky railroad commissioner, 1891-95; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1896-1912, 1916-18, 1924-28; Secretary of Democratic National Committee, 1904-12; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932; Convention Secretary, 1908, 1912. Presbyterian. Died in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., August 6, 1939 (age 79 years, 355 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Charles Woodson (1825-1907) and Rebecca Jane (Hawthorne) Woodson; married, February 12, 1885, to Elizabeth Ford; second cousin once removed of Daniel Woodson and John Archibald Woodson; third cousin twice removed of Frederick Bates, James Woodson Bates and Edward Bates; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Hughes Woodson and Silas Woodson (1819-1896).
      Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
      John Hardin McHenry (1797-1871) — also known as John H. McHenry — of Hartford, Ohio County, Ky. Born near Springfield, Washington County, Ky., October 13, 1797. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1840; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1845-47; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; state court judge in Kentucky, 1854. Died November 1, 1871 (age 74 years, 19 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Henry Davis McHenry (1826-1890).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Leeper Johnson (1818-1877) — of Kentucky. Born near Smithland, Livingston County, Ky., October 30, 1818. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1844; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1849-51; defeated, 1857; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1867. Died in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., February 12, 1877 (age 58 years, 105 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Half-brother of Richard W. Johnson (1827-1897).
      Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Northcut Sweeney (1832-1895) — of Kentucky. Born in Liberty, Casey County, Ky., May 5, 1832. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1869-71. Died April 21, 1895 (age 62 years, 351 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Algernon Sidney Thruston (d. 1864) — of Texas. Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1838. Died March 5, 1864. Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      George Washington Triplett (1809-1894) — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Franklin County, Ky., February 18, 1809. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1840; member of Kentucky state senate, 1848-52; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Baptist. Died in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., June 25, 1894 (age 85 years, 127 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Married, December 18, 1827, to Pamelia Andres Head (1810-1891); father of Robert Samuel Triplett (1830-1905).
      Political family: Triplett-Vest family of Owensboro, Kentucky.
      John Thixton (1834-1914) — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., March 17, 1834. Farmer; grocer; mayor of Owensboro, Ky., 1878-79. Died in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., May 23, 1914 (age 80 years, 67 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Thixton (c.1790-1852) and Jane (Kell) Thixton (died 1849); married, January 15, 1855, to Mary E. Murphy (died 1876); married, April 27, 1882, to Fannie Dickinson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Samuel Triplett (1830-1905) — also known as Robert S. Triplett — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Scott County, Ky., January 29, 1830. Steamboat business; commission merchant; railroad builder; member of Kentucky state senate, 1886-89. Died, from malarial fever, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 11, 1905 (age 75 years, 225 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Washington Triplett (1809-1894) and Pamela Andres (Head) Triplett (1810-1891); married, December 18, 1851, to Louisa Morris Vest (1833-1899; sister of George Graham Vest).
      Political family: Triplett-Vest family of Owensboro, Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Douglass Townshend Bolling (1893-1961) — also known as Douglass T. Bolling — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Charlottesville, Va., April 4, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1936-37, 1940-45 (20th District 1936-37, 1940-43, 15th District 1944-45). Died in Jefferson County, Ky., April 5, 1961 (age 68 years, 1 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bartlett Bolling (1844-1926) and Margaret Lomax 'Meta' (Stuart) Bolling (1855-1917); married to Lucy Clay Ditto (1906-2002); first cousin once removed of Richard Walker Bolling; first cousin thrice removed of Beverley Randolph; second cousin twice removed of John Wayles Eppes; second cousin thrice removed of Theodorick Bland; third cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes; third cousin twice removed of John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, Cameron Erskine Thom, Thomas Lawton Davis and Connally Findlay Trigg.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Alphonus Cemetery
    West Louisville, Daviess County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Griffith Overstreet (1850-1918) — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Calhoun, McLean County, Ky., July 17, 1850. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1896; member of Kentucky state house of representatives; elected 1909; member of Kentucky state senate; elected 1913. Methodist. Died in Daviess County, Ky., July 22, 1918 (age 68 years, 5 days). Interment at St. Alphonus Cemetery.


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