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Hardin County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hardin County

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  • Elizabethtown Elizabethtown City Cemetery
  • Elizabethtown St. James Cemetery
  • Near Elizabethtown Helm Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Hardin County, Kentucky


    Elizabethtown City Cemetery
    Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky
    Founded 1807
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Brooks Montgomery (1837-1910) — also known as Alexander B. Montgomery — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born near Tip Top, Hardin County, Ky., December 11, 1837. Democrat. State court judge in Kentucky, 1870; member of Kentucky state senate, 1877; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1887-95; defeated, 1894. Died December 27, 1910 (age 73 years, 16 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Singleton Young (1790-1827) — also known as William S. Young — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., April 10, 1790. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1825-27; died in office 1827. Slaveowner. Died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., September 20, 1827 (age 37 years, 163 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Bryan Rust Young (1800-1882); uncle of John Young Brown.
      Political family: Young-Brown family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joshua Husband Jewett (1815-1861) — also known as Joshua Husband Jewitt — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Harford County, Md., September 30, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1855-59. Slaveowner. Died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., July 14, 1861 (age 45 years, 287 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Jewett (1777-1854) and Susannah (Judge) Jewett (1778-1853); brother of Hugh Judge Jewett (1817-1898); married to Mary Jay LaRue (1814-1866).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry English Read (1824-1868) — of Kentucky. Born in Larue County, Ky., December 25, 1824. Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Killed himself, November 9, 1868 (age 43 years, 320 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Bryan Rust Young (1800-1882) — also known as Bryan R. Young — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., January 14, 1800. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1845-47; defeated, 1857; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1858. Slaveowner. Died May 14, 1882 (age 82 years, 120 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of William Singleton Young; uncle of John Young Brown (1835-1904).
      Political family: Young-Brown family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles G. Wintersmith (1812-1881) — of Kentucky. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., July 15, 1812. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1855. Member, Freemasons. Died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., October 14, 1881 (age 69 years, 91 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horatio Gates Wintersmith and Elizabeth (Hodgen) Wintersmith (1787-1819); half-brother of Richard Curd Wintersmith; brother of Robert Lawrence Wintersmith; married to Emily Cotton and Malvina Underwood Gorin (1827-1876); nephew of Samuel LaRue Hodgen (1791-1864); uncle of David Cooper Swan Wintersmith; second cousin of John Larue Helm.
      Political families: Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Morehead-Wintersmith family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Horatio Gates Wintersmith (1785-1835) — also known as Horatio G. Wintersmith — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), May 15, 1785. Postmaster at Elizabethtown, Ky., 1816-31. Died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., January 21, 1835 (age 49 years, 251 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Maria Magdalene (Leitner) Winterschmidt (1748-1809) and Carl Gottfried Winterschmidt (1751-1805); married, July 30, 1811, to Elizabeth Hodgen (1787-1819; sister of Samuel LaRue Hodgen); married, April 11, 1820, to Matilda Morehead (1793-1826; sister of Charles Slaughter Morehead); married 1826 to Jane C. Stovall (1799-1877); father of Charles G. Wintersmith, Robert Lawrence Wintersmith (1816-1890) and Richard Curd Wintersmith; grandfather of David Cooper Swan Wintersmith.
      Political families: Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Morehead-Wintersmith family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel LaRue Hodgen (1791-1864) — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., April 30, 1791. Republican. Merchant; postmaster at Elizabethtown, Ky., 1861-64. Died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., August 15, 1864 (age 73 years, 107 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Hodgen (1742-1810) and Sarah (LaRue) Hodgen (1757-1825); brother of Elizabeth Hodgen (1787-1819; who married Horatio Gates Wintersmith); married 1834 to Ann Elizabeth Montague (1812-1890); uncle of Charles G. Wintersmith and Robert Lawrence Wintersmith (1816-1890); granduncle of David Cooper Swan Wintersmith; first cousin once removed of John Larue Helm.
      Political families: Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Morehead-Wintersmith family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Lawrence Wintersmith (1816-1890) — also known as R. L. Wintersmith — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., August 13, 1816. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1868, 1880 (alternate). Died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., February 26, 1890 (age 73 years, 197 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horatio Gates Wintersmith and Elizabeth (Hodgen) Wintersmith (1787-1819); half-brother of Richard Curd Wintersmith; brother of Charles G. Wintersmith (1812-1881); married, August 14, 1838, to Euphemia Swan (1818-1902); father of David Cooper Swan Wintersmith; nephew of Samuel LaRue Hodgen; second cousin of John Larue Helm.
      Political families: Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Morehead-Wintersmith family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David L. May (1847-1931) — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Hardin County, Ky., April 5, 1847. Democrat. Postmaster at Elizabethtown, Ky., 1915-20. Died in Hardin County, Ky., August 18, 1931 (age 84 years, 135 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adaline S. (Meredith) May (1819-1894) and David P. May (1820-1906); married to Lena B. Knorr (1873-1965).
      Epitaph: "The sinner makes his own hell, by doing evil. The good man makes his own heaven, by doing right."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      J. N. Ashcraft (d. 1935) — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1932. Died April 22, 1935. Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Colmore Lovelace Barnes (1852-1935) — also known as Colmore L. Barnes; Collie L. Barnes — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., November 7, 1852. Republican. Postmaster at Elizabethtown, Ky., 1899-1912. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 17, 1935 (age 82 years, 102 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reason Filmore 'Resin' Barnes (1804-1896) and Phoebe Mildred (Dunn) Barnes (1812-1903); married, November 7, 1872, to Mary Elizabeth Leslie (1855-1879); married, March 26, 1885, to Minnie Lee (1866-1923); father of Marvin Washington Barnes (1875-1949) (who married Adah J. Barnes).
      Political family: Barnes family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Marvin Washington Barnes (1875-1949) — also known as Marvin W. Barnes — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Nelson County, Ky., September 15, 1875. Republican. Postmaster at Elizabethtown, Ky., 1912-15, 1920-33. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Deaconness Hospital, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 28, 1949 (age 73 years, 166 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Colmore Lovelace Barnes and Mary Elizabeth (Leslie) Barnes (1855-1879); married, July 12, 1909, to Mary Adah Johnston (1883-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank W. Joplin (1872-1956) — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., November 14, 1872. Democrat. Postmaster at Elizabethtown, Ky., 1896-99; dry goods merchant; hotel operator. Died, from a coronary occlusion, in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., August 7, 1956 (age 83 years, 267 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Pearl White (1874-1938).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Adah J. Barnes (1883-1965) — also known as Ada J. Barnes; Mary Adah Johnston — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, 1883. Acting postmaster at Elizabethtown, Ky., 1933. Female. Died in 1965 (age about 82 years). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, July 12, 1909, to Marvin Washington Barnes (son of Colmore Lovelace Barnes (1852-1935)).
      Political family: Barnes family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. James Cemetery
    Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      James Eugene Wise (1887-1962) — also known as J. Eugene Wise — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Hardin County, Ky., April 26, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; Hardin County Attorney, 1918; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1924, 1936, 1944. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., October 20, 1962 (age 75 years, 177 days). Interment at St. James Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Wise (1861-1935) and Elvira Katharine (French) Wise (1866-1917); married, April 9, 1918, to Marietta Camilla 'Nettie' Slack (1889-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Helm Cemetery
    Near Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Larue Helm (1802-1867) — of Kentucky. Born near Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., July 4, 1802. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1826; member of Kentucky state senate, 1844-48; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1848-50; Governor of Kentucky, 1850-51, 1867; died in office 1867. Died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., September 8, 1867 (age 65 years, 66 days). Interment at Helm Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Helm (1773-1822) and Rebecca (LaRue) Helm (1784-1860); married to Lucinda Barbour Hardin (1809-1885); father of Benjamin Hardin Helm (who married Emily Todd Helm); first cousin once removed of Samuel LaRue Hodgen; second cousin of Charles G. Wintersmith and Robert Lawrence Wintersmith (1816-1890); second cousin once removed of David Cooper Swan Wintersmith.
      Political families: Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Morehead-Wintersmith family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Hardin Helm (1831-1863) — also known as Ben Hardin Helm — Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., June 2, 1831. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1855-56; declined appointment as paymaster of the Union Army; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Shot during the Battle of Chickamauga, and died soon after, Chickamauga, Walker County, Ga., September 21, 1863 (age 32 years, 111 days). Interment at Helm Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Larue Helm and Lucinda Barbour (Hardin) Helm (1809-1885); married 1856 to Emilie Pariet Todd (half-sister-in-law of Abraham Lincoln and Ninian Wirt Edwards (1809-1889); sister-in-law of Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson).
      Political families: Lincoln-Lee family; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Edwards-Cook family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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