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    Private or family graveyard
    Franklin County, Kentucky
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Martin Davis Hardin (1780-1823) — also known as Martin D. Hardin — of Kentucky. Born in Pennsylvania, June 21, 1780. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1805-06, 1812, 1818-20; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1819-20; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1812-16; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1816-17; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1820. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., October 8, 1823 (age 43 years, 109 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
      Relatives: Father of John J. Hardin; cousin *** of Benjamin Hardin (1784-1852).
      Political family: Hardin family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Locations
    Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Elwood Hamilton (1883-1945) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Benson, Franklin County, Ky., February 22, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1912-14; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, 1935-38; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1938-45; died in office 1945. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association. Died September 19, 1945 (age 62 years, 209 days). Interment somewhere.
      James Shannon (c.1791-1832) — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Claysville, Washington County, Pa., about 1791. Lawyer; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Central America, 1832, died in office 1832. Irish ancestry. Died, of yellow fever, 1832 (age about 41 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of George David Shannon (1758-1803) and Jane (Milligan) Shannon (1758-1823); brother of George F. Shannon, Thomas Shannon and Wilson Shannon; married to Susanna Hart Shelby (1791-1868; daughter of Isaac Shelby (1750-1826)); granduncle of Isaac Charles Parker.
      Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac Newton Cardwell (b. 1827) — of Irvine, Estill County, Ky. Born in Tennessee, September 27, 1827. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1872. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Interment somewhere.
      Presumably named for: Isaac Newton
      Relatives: Brother of Thomas Perrin Cardwell; granduncle of South Strong (1880-1939).
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.


    Frankfort Cemetery
    215 E. Main Street
    Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
    Founded 1844; approximate acreage: 100
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1974
    Politicians buried here:
    Richard M. Johnson Richard Mentor Johnson (1780-1850) — also known as Richard M. Johnson — of Great Crossings, Scott County, Ky. Born in Jefferson County, Ky., October 17, 1780. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1804; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1807-19, 1829-37 (4th District 1807-13, at-large 1813-15, 3rd District 1815-19, 5th District 1829-33, 13th District 1833-37); U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1819-29; Vice President of the United States, 1837-41; defeated, 1840; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1844. Member, Freemasons. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 19, 1850 (age 70 years, 33 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of James Johnson and John Telemachus Johnson (1788-1856); uncle of Robert Ward Johnson.
      Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
      Johnson counties in Ill., Iowa, Ky., Mo. and Neb. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books about Richard Mentor Johnson: William Emmons, Authentic biography of Colonel Richard M. Johnson, of Kentucky — Leland Winfield Meyer, The life and time of Colonel Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky — Jonathan Milnor Jones, The making of a Vice President: The national political career of Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky
      Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
      John Jordan Crittenden (1786-1863) — also known as John J. Crittenden — of Illinois; Russellville, Logan County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born near Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., September 10, 1786. Lawyer; Illinois territory attorney general, 1809-10; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1811-17, 1825-29; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1817-19, 1835-41, 1842-48, 1855-61; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1824; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1827-29; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1834-35; U.S. Attorney General, 1841, 1850-53; Governor of Kentucky, 1848-50; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1861-63. Two of his sons were generals on opposite sides in the Civil War; a grandson of his was killed in Gen. Custer's expedition against the Sioux in 1876. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., July 26, 1863 (age 76 years, 319 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Crittenden and Judith Turpin (Harris) Crittenden (1760-1800); brother of Thomas Turpin Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; father of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; uncle of Alexander Parker Crittenden and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; granduncle of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr. (1863-1938); first cousin twice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin once removed of Dabney Carr; third cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; third cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; third cousin twice removed of John Gardner Coolidge.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Crittenden County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John White (1802-1845) — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, 1802. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1835-45 (9th District 1835-43, 6th District 1843-45); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1841-43. Died in 1845 (age about 43 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of John Daugherty White; cousin *** of Addison White (1824-1909).
      Political family: White family of Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      George Mortimer Bibb (1776-1859) — also known as George M. Bibb — of Yellow Banks (unknown county), Ky. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., October 30, 1776. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1806, 1817; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1807-08, 1819-24; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1808-10, 1828; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1811-14, 1829-35; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1844-45. Died in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1859 (age 82 years, 166 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Charles Scott (1739-1813); son of Richard Bibb and Lucy (Booker) Bibb.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Taylor Barry (1784-1835) — also known as William T. Barry — of Kentucky. Born near Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, Va., February 5, 1784. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1807, 1814; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1810-11; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1814-16; state court judge in Kentucky, 1816-17; member of Kentucky state senate, 1817-21; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1820-24; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1824-25; justice of Kentucky state supreme court, 1825; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1828; U.S. Postmaster General, 1829-35. Appointed Minister to Spain, but died en route to post, in Liverpool, England, August 30, 1835 (age 51 years, 206 days). Original interment and cenotaph at St. James's Cemetery, Liverpool, England; reinterment in 1854 at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Barry and Susannah (Dozier) Barry; married 1805 to Lucy Waller Overton; married 1812 to Catherine Armistead Mason (sister of Armistead Thomson Mason and John Thomson Mason (1787-1850)).
      Political family: Mason family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Barry counties in Mich. and Mo. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Perkins Letcher (1788-1861) — also known as Robert P. Letcher — of Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky. Born in Goochland County, Va., February 10, 1788. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1813; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1823-33, 1834-35 (4th District 1823-33, 5th District 1834-35); defeated, 1853; Governor of Kentucky, 1840-44; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1849-52. Died January 24, 1861 (age 72 years, 349 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Letcher County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Brown (1757-1837) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Staunton, Va., September 12, 1757. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1784-88; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1787-88; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-92 (at-large 1789-91, 2nd District 1791-92); U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1792-1805. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., August 29, 1837 (age 79 years, 351 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. John Brown and Margaret (Preston) Brown; brother of James Brown (1766-1835); married, February 21, 1799, to Margaretta Mason; father of Mason Brown; grandfather of Benjamin Gratz Brown; cousin *** of John Breckinridge, James Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston.
      Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Beverly Leonidas Clarke (1809-1860) — also known as Beverly L. Clarke — of Franklin, Simpson County, Ky. Born in Winterfield, Chesterfield County, Va., February 11, 1809. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1841-42; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1847-49; defeated, 1851; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1855; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856; U.S. Minister to Guatemala, 1858-60, died in office 1860; Honduras, 1858-60, died in office 1860. Protestant; later Catholic. Died in Guatemala, March 17, 1860 (age 51 years, 35 days). Original interment somewhere in Guatemala; reinterment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mariah Louise Clarke (1818-1847) and Zenobia Turner; father of Pauline Clarke (1837-1876; who married John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
    William O. Bradley William O'Connell Bradley (1847-1914) — also known as William O. Bradley — of Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born near Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., March 18, 1847. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1872, 1876; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1872; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1880, 1884, 1888 (speaker), 1892, 1900, 1904, 1912; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1888; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1890-96; Governor of Kentucky, 1895-99; defeated, 1887; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1909-14; died in office 1914. Baptist; later Presbyterian. Died in Washington, D.C., May 23, 1914 (age 67 years, 66 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert McAfee Bradley (1808-1881) and Nancy Ellen (Totten) Bradley (1815-1894); brother of Virginia Catherine Bradley (1842-1900; who married Thomas Zantzinger Morrow); married, July 11, 1867, to Margaret Robertson Duncan (1846-1943); father of Christine Bradley South (1879-1957) (who married John Glover South); uncle of Edwin Porch Morrow.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      Cross-reference: J. Matt Chilton
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
    Joseph C. S. Blackburn Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn (1838-1918) — also known as Joseph C. S. Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born near Spring Station, Woodford County, Ky., October 1, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1871-75; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1875-85; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1885-97, 1901-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1900, 1904. Died in Washington, D.C., September 12, 1918 (age 79 years, 346 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Mitchell Blackburn (1787-1867) and Lavinia St. Clair (Bell) Blackburn (1794-1863); brother of Luke Pryor Blackburn; married, February 10, 1858, to Therese Graham (1839-1899); married, December 11, 1901, to Mary E. Blackburn; father of Corinne Blackburn (1869-1958; who married William Holt Gale); granduncle of Smith Alford Blackburn; great-granduncle of Charles Milton Blackburn; first cousin twice removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
      Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Mount Blackburn, the highest peak of the Wrangell Mountains, in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Isham Talbot (1773-1837) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born near Talbot, Bedford County, Va., 1773. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1812-15; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1815-19, 1820-25. Died near Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., September 25, 1837 (age about 64 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Turner Morehead (1797-1854) — also known as James T. Morehead — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born near Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Ky., May 24, 1797. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1828; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1832-34; Governor of Kentucky, 1834-36; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1841-47. Baptist. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., December 28, 1854 (age 57 years, 218 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of John Motley Morehead; first cousin of Charles Slaughter Morehead (1802-1868).
      Political family: Morehead family of Frankfort, Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (1869-1940) — also known as J. Crepps Wickliffe Beckham; J. C. W. Beckham — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Wickland, Nelson County, Ky., August 5, 1869. Democrat. School principal; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1894-98; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1898; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1900; Governor of Kentucky, 1900-07; defeated, 1927; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1904, 1908, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1916, 1920, 1936; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1915-21; defeated, 1920, 1936. Presbyterian. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 9, 1940 (age 70 years, 157 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Netherton Beckham and Julia (Wickliffe) Beckham; married, November 21, 1900, to Jean Raphael Fuqua; nephew of Robert Charles Wickliffe (1819-1895); grandson of Charles Anderson Wickliffe; cousin *** of Robert Charles Wickliffe (1874-1912).
      Political family: Wickliffe-Holt family of Louisville, Kentucky.
      Beckham County, Okla. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Augustus Owsley Stanley (1867-1958) — also known as Augustus O. Stanley — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky., May 21, 1867. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1900; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1903-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1920, 1924, 1928; Governor of Kentucky, 1915-19; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1919-25; defeated, 1924. Died in Washington, D.C., August 12, 1958 (age 91 years, 83 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      John Adair (1757-1840) — of Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky. Born in Chester District (now Chester County), S.C., January 9, 1757. Democrat. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1792; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1793-95, 1798, 1800-03, 1817; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1802-03; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1805-06; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Kentucky, 1820-24; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1831-33. Died in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., May 19, 1840 (age 83 years, 131 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment in 1872 at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Baron William Adair; father-in-law of Thomas Bell Monroe (1791-1865).
      Political family: Monroe family of Virginia and Washington (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Adair counties in Iowa, Ky. and Mo. are named for him.
      The city of Adairville, Kentucky, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Glover South (1873-1940) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., January 23, 1873. Republican. Physician; U.S. Minister to Panama, 1921-30; Portugal, 1930-33. Died May 13, 1940 (age 67 years, 111 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Col. Samuel South and Malvry Blackwell (Jett) South; brother-in-law of Enoch Edgar Hume; brother of Jerry Curtis South; married 1904 to Christine Duncan Bradley (daughter of William O'Connell Bradley); nephew by marriage of Thomas Perrin Cardwell; uncle of Eleanor Hume Offutt; grandson of Jeremiah Weldon South; great-grandson of Samuel South; cousin *** of South Trimble; first cousin once removed of South Strong (1880-1939); first cousin twice removed of Harrison Cockrill.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Christopher Greenup (c.1750-1818) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Virginia, about 1750. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1785; U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1792-97; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1798; Clerk of the Kentucky State Senate, 1799-1802; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1802; Governor of Kentucky, 1804-08; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1808; justice of the peace. Died in Blue Licks Spring, Nicholas County, Ky., April 27, 1818 (age about 68 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Greenup and Elizabeth (Witten) Greenup; married, July 9, 1787, to Mary Catherine 'Cathy' Pope.
      Greenup County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Charles Scott (1739-1813) — Born in Goochland County, Va., 1739. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state legislature, 1789; Governor of Kentucky, 1808-12. Died in Clark County, Ky., October 22, 1813 (age about 74 years). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1854 at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of George Mortimer Bibb (1776-1859).
      Scott County, Ky. is named for him.
      George Madison (1763-1816) — of Kentucky. Born in Augusta County (part now in Rockingham County), Va., June, 1763. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Kentucky auditor of public accounts, 1796-1816; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Kentucky, 1816; died in office 1816. Died of tuberculosis, in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., October 14, 1816 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Madison (1724-1783) and Agatha (Strother) Madison (1728-1822); married, February 11, 1796, to Jane Smith (1777-1811); first cousin once removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; first cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner; second cousin once removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813), Francis Walker, Clement F. Dorsey and Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Andrew Dorsey, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Aylett Hawes Buckner; second cousin thrice removed of Alexander Warfield Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Eli Huston Brown, Jr., Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro and Max Rogers Strother (1908-1982); second cousin five times removed of Albin Owings, Jr. and Eli Huston Brown III; third cousin of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, Richard Aylett Buckner and John Tyler (1790-1862); third cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Aylette Buckner and David Gardiner Tyler; third cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith, Key Pittman, Vail Montgomery Pittman and Bronson Murray Cutting.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Slaughter Morehead (1802-1868) — also known as Charles S. Morehead — of Kentucky. Born near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., July 7, 1802. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1828; Kentucky state attorney general, 1832-38; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1847-51; Governor of Kentucky, 1855-59. Died in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., December 21, 1868 (age 66 years, 167 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment in 1879 at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: First cousin of James Turner Morehead (1797-1854).
      Political family: Morehead family of Frankfort, Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Hanson Paynter (1851-1921) — also known as Thomas H. Paynter — of Greenup, Greenup County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born near Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., December 9, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; Greenup County Attorney, 1876-82; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1889-95; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1895-1906; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1907-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1908. Member, Freemasons. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 8, 1921 (age 69 years, 89 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elisha Paynter (1819-1886) and Sarah Paynter; married, May 25, 1876, to Elizabeth K. Pollock.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edwin Porch Morrow (1877-1935) — also known as Edwin P. Morrow — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., November 28, 1877. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1911-14; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1916, 1920 (chair, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1928 (alternate), 1932; Governor of Kentucky, 1919-23; defeated, 1915; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1934. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died suddenly, from a heart lesion, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., June 15, 1935 (age 57 years, 199 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Zantzinger Morrow and Virginia Catherine (Bradley) Morrow (1842-1900); married, June 18, 1903, to Katherine Hale Waddle (1878-1960); nephew of William O'Connell Bradley; first cousin of Christine Bradley South (1879-1957).
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      William Lindsay (1835-1909) — of Clinton, Hickman County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va., September 4, 1835. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state senate, 1867-70, 1889-93; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1870-78; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1880 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1893-1901. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., October 15, 1909 (age 74 years, 41 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914) — also known as Simon Buckner — of Munfordville, Hart County, Ky. Born in Hart County, Ky., April 1, 1823. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; Governor of Kentucky, 1887-91; Gold Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1896. Died in Hart County, Ky., January 8, 1914 (age 90 years, 282 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Simon Bolivar
      Relatives: Son of Aylett Hartswell Buckner (1793-1851) and Elizabeth Ann (Morehead) Buckner (1801-1861); married, May 2, 1850, to Mary Kingsbury (1831-1873); married, May 10, 1885, to Delia Hayes Claiborne (1857-1932); father of Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner (1886-1945; World War II general, killed in action at Okinawa).
      Cross-reference: James W. Tate
      Luke Pryor Blackburn (1816-1887) — also known as Luke P. Blackburn — of Kentucky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., June 16, 1816. Physician; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1843; Governor of Kentucky, 1879-83. Baptist. In 1865, he was tried and acquitted in a Toronto court for violating Canadian neutrality, in connection with a Confederate scheme to spread yellow fever in Northern cities. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., September 14, 1887 (age 71 years, 90 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Mitchell Blackburn (1787-1867) and Lavinia St. Clair (Bell) Blackburn (1794-1863); brother of Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; married, November 24, 1835, to Ella Boswell; married, November 17, 1857, to Julia Churchill; uncle of Corinne Blackburn (1869-1958; who married William Holt Gale); granduncle of Smith Alford Blackburn; great-granduncle of Charles Milton Blackburn; first cousin twice removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
      Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The Blackburn Correctional Complex (opened 1972), in Lexington, Kentucky, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Luke Pryor Blackburn: Nancy Disher Baird, Luke Pryor Blackburn : Physician, Governor, Reformer
      William Justus Goebel (1856-1900) — also known as William J. Goebel; "Boss Bill"; "The Kenton King"; "William the Conqueror" — of Kentucky. Born in Sullivan County, Pa., January 4, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1887-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1888; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1890-91; Governor of Kentucky, 1900; died in office 1900. In 1895, he killed a factional rival, John Stanford, in a political quarrel; never tried. While contesting the outcome of a gubernatorial election, was shot and mortally wounded in front of the old Kentucky State Capitol; he was declared elected and sworn in as Governor before he died four days later, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., February 3, 1900 (age 44 years, 30 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery; statue at Old State Capitol Grounds.
      Relatives: Brother of Justus Goebel (1872?-?).
      Cross-reference: William S. Taylor — Caleb Powers — Charles Finley
      See also NNDB dossier
      Johnson Newlon Camden, Jr. (1865-1942) — also known as Johnson N. Camden — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., January 5, 1865. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1916; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1914-15; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1920-21. Died August 16, 1942 (age 77 years, 223 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Johnson Newlon Camden (1828-1908).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Martin Davis Hardin (1780-1823) — also known as Martin D. Hardin — of Kentucky. Born in Pennsylvania, June 21, 1780. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1805-06, 1812, 1818-20; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1819-20; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1812-16; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1816-17; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1820. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., October 8, 1823 (age 43 years, 109 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Franklin County, Ky.; reinterment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John J. Hardin; cousin *** of Benjamin Hardin (1784-1852).
      Political family: Hardin family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Simeon Slavens Willis (1879-1965) — also known as Simeon Willis — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Lawrence County, Ohio, December 1, 1879. Republican. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1927-32; Governor of Kentucky, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1944, 1948. Methodist; later Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 2, 1965 (age 85 years, 122 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John H. Willis and Abigail (Slavens) Willis; married, April 14, 1920, to Idah Lee Millis (1897-?).
      Lawrence Winchester Wetherby (1908-1994) — also known as Lawrence W. Wetherby — of Anchorage, Jefferson County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Middletown, Jefferson County, Ky., January 2, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; juvenile court judge in Kentucky, 1943-47; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1947-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; secretary of Kentucky Democratic Party, 1948-51; Governor of Kentucky, 1950-55; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1954; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1956; member of Kentucky state senate, 1965-66. Methodist. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; Rotary. Died at King's Daughters Memorial Hospital, Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 27, 1994 (age 86 years, 84 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel David Wetherby and Fanny (Yenowine) Wetherby; married, April 24, 1930, to Helen Dwyer.
      Humphrey Marshall (1812-1872) — of Kentucky. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., January 13, 1812. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1849-52, 1855-59; resigned 1852; U.S. Diplomatic Commissioner to China, 1852-54; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 28, 1872 (age 60 years, 75 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of John J. McAfee (1836-1896); nephew of James Gillespie Birney; grandson of Humphrey Marshall; grandnephew by marriage of John Marshall.
      Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Solomon P. Sharp (1780-1825) — of Kentucky. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., 1780. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1809; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1813-17 (at-large 1813-15, 6th District 1815-17); Kentucky state attorney general, 1821-25. Stabbed and killed, by Jereboam O. Beauchamp, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 7, 1825 (age about 45 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel McKee (1774-1826) — of Kentucky. Born in Augusta County (part now in Rockbridge County), Va., October 13, 1774. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1802; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1809-17 (2nd District 1809-13, at-large 1813-15, 7th District 1815-17). Died October 16, 1826 (age 52 years, 3 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Todd (1765-1826) — of Kentucky. Born in King and Queen County, Va., January 23, 1765. Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1807-26. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died February 7, 1826 (age 61 years, 15 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Presley Neville O'Bannon (1776-1850) — also known as "The Hero of Deme" — of Russellville, Logan County, Ky. Born in Fauquier County, Va., 1776. During the war against the Barbary pirates, as lieutenant, he led a detachment of U.S. Marines and assorted mercenaries to Deme, in North Africa, in 1805, to rescue an American crew held captive by the Pasha of Tripoli; the words "to the shores of Tripoli" in the Marine Hymn commemorate these events; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1812, 1817, 1820-21; member of Kentucky state senate, 1824-26. Irish ancestry. Died in Henry County, Ky., September 12, 1850 (age about 74 years). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment in 1919 at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William O'Bannon and Anne (Neville) O'Bannon; ancestor *** of Lew O'Bannon, Robert Presley O'Bannon and Frank Lewis O'Bannon (1930-2003).
      Political family: O'Bannon family of Corydon, Indiana.
      Three U.S. Navy destroyers (launched in 1919, 1942, and 1978) were named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Milton Elliott (1820-1879) — also known as John M. Elliott — of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky. Born in Scott County, Va., May 20, 1820. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1847, 1860-61; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1853-59; Delegate from Kentucky to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1868-74; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1876-79; died in office 1879. Expelled from the Kentucky legislature in 1861 for supporting the Confederacy. Shot and killed by Col. Thomas Buford, in front of the ladies' entrance to the Capitol Hotel, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 26, 1879 (age 58 years, 310 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery; statue at Boyd County Courthouse Grounds, Catlettsburg, Ky.
      Relatives: Son of John Elliott and Jane Elliott.
      Elliott County, Ky. is named for him.
      Epitaph: "Assassinated, for having done his duty as a Judge."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Maurice Hudson Thatcher (1870-1973) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 15, 1870. Republican. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1923-33; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1932. Died in Washington, D.C., January 6, 1973 (age 102 years, 144 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Calvin Mason (1802-1865) — of Owingsville, Bath County, Ky. Born near Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., August 4, 1802. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1839; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1849-53, 1857-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856, 1860. Died while en route from Texas to Kentucky, on board a steamer on the Mississippi River, near New Orleans (unknown parish), La., August, 1865 (age about 62 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Calvin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Young Fitzpatrick (1850-1906) — also known as Thomas Y. Fitzpatrick — of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky. Born near Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky., September 20, 1850. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1880; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1897-1901. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., January 21, 1906 (age 55 years, 123 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      South Trimble (1864-1946) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Hazel Green, Wolfe County, Ky., April 13, 1864. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1890; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1899-1901; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1901-07; Clerk of the U.S. House, 1911-19, 1931-46. Died in Washington, D.C., November 23, 1946 (age 82 years, 224 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew by marriage of Thomas Perrin Cardwell; grandson of Jeremiah Weldon South; great-grandson of Samuel South; cousin *** of John Glover South; first cousin by marriage of Enoch Edgar Hume; first cousin of Jerry Curtis South; first cousin once removed of Eleanor Hume Offutt (1894-1955); first cousin twice removed of Harrison Cockrill.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Bailey Peyton Wootton (1870-1949) — also known as Bailey P. Wootton — of Hazard, Perry County, Ky. Born in Muhlenberg County, Ky., May 20, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1916; Kentucky state attorney general, 1932-36; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1935. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of cancer, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 16, 1949 (age 78 years, 331 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Harry Lee Waterfield (1911-1988) — of Clinton, Hickman County, Ky. Born in Calloway County, Ky., January 19, 1911. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1938-47, 1950-51; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1944-46; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1947, 1959 (Democratic); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1956, 1964; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1955-59, 1963-67; secretary of Kentucky Democratic Party, 1956-60. Christian. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Rotary. Died in 1988 (age about 77 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Burnett Waterfield and Lois (Burton) Waterfield; married, June 1, 1933, to Laura Ferguson (1911-1991).
      Henry Crist (1764-1844) — of Kentucky. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., October 20, 1764. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1800; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1809-11. Died near Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Ky., August 11, 1844 (age 79 years, 296 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Francis Marshall (1801-1864) — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., June 7, 1801. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1832-36, 1838-39, 1854; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1841-43; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Died near Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., September 22, 1864 (age 63 years, 107 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Alexander Keith Marshall (1808-1884) and Edward Colston Marshall; nephew of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall (1770-1825); first cousin and second cousin of Thomas Alexander Marshall (1794-1871); first cousin of Edward Colston and Charles Alexander Marshall; first cousin once removed and nephew by marriage of Humphrey Marshall.
      Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Caldwell (1757-1804) — of Kentucky. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., 1757. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1792; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1804; died in office 1804. Died, of an "inflammation of the brain" (probably a stroke), while presiding over the Kentucky State Senate, at the then state capitol building, Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., 1804 (age about 47 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Caldwell County, Ky. is named for him.
      James Hervey Hazelrigg (1848-1924) — of Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky. Born in Montgomery County, Ky., December 6, 1848. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; county judge in Kentucky, 1882-86; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1893-1900. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 28, 1924 (age 75 years, 358 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Fourth cousin by marriage of Edward Clay O'Rear (1863-1961).
      Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
      Charles Thomas Easterly (1940-2005) — also known as Tom Easterly — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Florida; Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, April 21, 1940. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; insurance agent; member of Kentucky state senate 20th District, 1974-82; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1978, 1980; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1988-90. Killed in a car crash on Interstate 64 near Hurricane, Putnam County, W.Va., June 15, 2005 (age 65 years, 55 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edgar Easterly (reporter and press secretary).
      Stephen Fitzjames Trabue (1819-1898) — of Kentucky. Born in 1819. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1847 (8th District), 1872 (7th District). Died in 1898 (age about 79 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Daniel Boone (1734-1820) — Born in Berks County, Pa., November 2, 1734. Explorer and frontiersman; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1781, 1787. English and Welsh ancestry. Died in St. Charles County, Mo., September 26, 1820 (age 85 years, 329 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, St. Charles County, Mo.; reinterment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Rebecca Ann Bryan (1739-1813); father of Jessie Bryan Boone and Nathan Boone; grandfather of Harriett Morgan Boone (1794-1861; who married Hiram Howell Baber); granduncle of Levi Day Boone (1808-1882); second great-grandfather of Elmer Charless Henderson.
      Political families: Thomas-Smith-Irwin family of Pennsylvania; Boone family of St. Charles County, Missouri (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Boone counties in Ark., Ill., Ind., Ky., Mo., Neb. and W.Va. are named for him.
      The Daniel Boone National Forest (established 1937 as Cumberland National Forest; renamed 1966), in Bath, Clay, Estill, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe counties, Kentucky, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bland Ballard (1761-1853) — of Shelby County, Ky. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., October 16, 1761. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1800-05; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Died September 5, 1853 (age 91 years, 324 days). Original interment somewhere in Shelbyville, Ky.; reinterment in 1854 at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Bland Ballard (1819-1879).
      Ballard County, Ky. is named for him.
      The city (now inactive) of Blandville, Kentucky, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. (1830-1923) — also known as Edmund H. Taylor, Jr. — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in 1830. Democrat. Mayor of Frankfort, Ky., 1871-77, 1881-90; member of Kentucky state senate 20th District, 1902-04. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., January 19, 1923 (age about 92 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandnephew of Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Brodhead-Taylor family of Easton, Pennsylvania; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Jeremiah Weldon South (1805-1880) — also known as Jere South; "The Father of Breathitt County" — of Owsley County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., July 10, 1805. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1840; member of Kentucky state senate, 1843-47. Died on the floor of the Kentucky State Senate, old State Capitol Building, Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 15, 1880 (age 74 years, 280 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel South; father-in-law of Thomas Perrin Cardwell; nephew by marriage of Moses Cockrell; grandson-in-law of Simon Cockrell; grandson of John South; grandfather-in-law of Enoch Edgar Hume and Christine Bradley South; grandfather of South Trimble, Jerry Curtis South and John Glover South; great-grandfather of South Strong (1880-1939) and Eleanor Hume Offutt; cousin by marriage of Elisha Logan Cockrell and Harrison Cockrill.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      Thomas Leonidas Crittenden (1819-1893) — also known as Thomas L. Crittenden — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., May 15, 1819. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Consul in Liverpool, 1849-53; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., October 23, 1893 (age 74 years, 161 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Jordan Crittenden and Sarah O. (Lee) Crittenden (1787-1824); married to Catherine Lucy Todd (1822-1895); nephew of Thomas Turpin Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; grandson of John Crittenden; first cousin of Alexander Parker Crittenden (1816-1870) and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; first cousin once removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee and Dabney Carr; third cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; third cousin twice removed of Elliot Woolfolk Major and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk; third cousin thrice removed of George Washington; fourth cousin of John Lee, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; fourth cousin once removed of Hancock Lee Jackson, Fitzhugh Lee, Francis Preston Blair Lee and John Gardner Coolidge.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Enoch Edgar Hume (1844-1911) — also known as E. Edgar Hume; Edgar Enoch Hume — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born near Bedford, Trimble County, Ky., March 24, 1844. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1875-77; mayor of Frankfort, Ky., 1905-06. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died, from acute interstitial nephritis, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., July 5, 1911 (age 67 years, 103 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Hume; brother-in-law of Jerry Curtis South and John Glover South; father of Eleanor Hume Offutt (1894-1955); grandson-in-law of Jeremiah Weldon South; first cousin by marriage of South Trimble.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      Henry Clay, Jr. (1811-1847) — of Kentucky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., April 10, 1811. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1835-37; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Episcopalian. Killed in action at the Battle of Buena Vista, Buena Vista, Coahuila, February 23, 1847 (age 35 years, 319 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Lucretia (Hart) Clay (1781-1864); brother of Thomas Hart Clay and James Brown Clay; married 1832 to Julia Prather (1814-1840); nephew of Porter Clay; uncle of Henry Clay (1849-1884); first cousin twice removed of Matthew Clay and Green Clay; second cousin once removed of Cassius Marcellus Clay; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; third cousin thrice removed of Archer Woodford (1899-1955).
      Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Washington family; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Clay County, Iowa is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Alexander Holton (1786-1869) — of Kentucky. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 27, 1786. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1848. Died June 14, 1869 (age 82 years, 169 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Walter Franklin Brawner (1873-1934) — also known as Walter Brawner — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., October 28, 1873. Democrat. Brick contractor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1912, 1924; Phoenix chief of police. Died, of complications of appendicitis surgery, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., May 27, 1934 (age 60 years, 211 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alex G. Brawner and Hannah Catherine (Morgan) Brawner; brother of Frances Brawner Weedon (1885-1963).
      Eleanor Hume Offutt (1894-1955) — also known as Eleanor Marion Hume — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Franklin County, Ky., September 30, 1894. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936 (alternate), 1940. Female. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Colonial Dames. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., December 13, 1955 (age 61 years, 74 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Enoch Edgar Hume; niece of Jerry Curtis South and John Glover South; great-granddaughter of Jeremiah Weldon South; second great-granddaughter of Samuel South (1767?-1832); first cousin once removed of South Trimble; first cousin thrice removed of Harrison Cockrill, Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell and Francis Marion Cockrell; second cousin of South Strong.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      Christine Bradley South (1879-1957) — also known as Christine Duncan Bradley — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., December 20, 1879. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1920 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1928 (speaker), 1932; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1937. Female. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., February 20, 1957 (age 77 years, 62 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Margaret (Duncan) Bradley (1846-1943) and William O'Connell Bradley; sister-in-law of Jerry Curtis South; married 1904 to John Glover South; niece of Thomas Zantzinger Morrow (1835-1913); granddaughter-in-law of Jeremiah Weldon South; first cousin of Edwin Porch Morrow.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Bigstaff O'Rear (1892-1975) — also known as James B. O'Rear — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Montgomery County, Ky., June 19, 1892. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 19, 1975 (age 82 years, 304 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Virginia Lee (Hazelrigg) O'Rear (1863-1944) and Edward Clay O'Rear (1863-1961); nephew of Wesley R. Orear.
      Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
      Laura Ferguson Waterfield (1911-1991) — also known as Laura Ferguson; Mrs. Harry Lee Waterfield — of Clinton, Hickman County, Ky. Born December 24, 1911. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944. Female. Died July 6, 1991 (age 79 years, 194 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 1, 1933, to Harry Lee Waterfield (1911-1988).
      Ida Lee Willis (b. 1897) — also known as Idah Lee Millis; Mrs. S. S. Willis — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Boyd County, Ky., December 24, 1897. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1932. Female. Episcopalian. Interment at Frankfort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Charles L. Millis and Sarah S. (Ross) Millis; married, April 14, 1920, to Simeon Slavens Willis (1879-1965).


    Old State Capitol Grounds
    Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      William Justus Goebel (1856-1900) — also known as William J. Goebel; "Boss Bill"; "The Kenton King"; "William the Conqueror" — of Kentucky. Born in Sullivan County, Pa., January 4, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1887-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1888; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1890-91; Governor of Kentucky, 1900; died in office 1900. In 1895, he killed a factional rival, John Stanford, in a political quarrel; never tried. While contesting the outcome of a gubernatorial election, was shot and mortally wounded in front of the old Kentucky State Capitol; he was declared elected and sworn in as Governor before he died four days later, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., February 3, 1900 (age 44 years, 30 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery; statue at Old State Capitol Grounds.
      Relatives: Brother of Justus Goebel (1872?-?).
      Cross-reference: William S. Taylor — Caleb Powers — Charles Finley
      See also NNDB dossier


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