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Henderson County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Henderson County

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  • Private or family graveyards
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  • Henderson Fernwood Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Henderson County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Hopkins (1753-1819) — of Kentucky. Born in Albemarle County, Va., April 9, 1753. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1800-01, 1803-06; member of Kentucky state senate, 1809-13; U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1813-15. Died near Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., September 16, 1819 (age 66 years, 160 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bryce (1784-1864) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Goochland County, Va., 1784. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1849-50. Baptist. Died in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., 1864 (age about 80 years). Interment somewhere.


    Fernwood Cemetery
    Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Lazarus Whitehead Powell (1812-1867) — also known as Lazarus W. Powell — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born in Henderson County, Ky., October 6, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1836; Governor of Kentucky, 1851-55; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1859-65. Died July 3, 1867 (age 54 years, 270 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      Powell County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Young Brown (1835-1904) — also known as John Y. Brown — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky.; Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born in Claysville, Hardin County, Ky., June 28, 1835. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1859-61, 1873-77 (5th District 1859-61, 2nd District 1873-77); defeated, 1896; Governor of Kentucky, 1891-95. Presbyterian. Died in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., January 11, 1904 (age 68 years, 197 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Dudley Brown; nephew of William Singleton Young (1790-1827) and Bryan Rust Young.
      Political family: Young-Brown family of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Archibald Dixon (1802-1876) — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born near Redhouse, Caswell County, N.C., April 2, 1802. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1844-48; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1851-55. Died in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., April 23, 1876 (age 74 years, 21 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      The city of Dixon, Kentucky, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Watkins Crockett (1818-1874) — of Henderson County, Ky. Born in Jessamine County, Ky., May 17, 1818. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Died in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., June 20, 1874 (age 56 years, 34 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      James Franklin Clay (1840-1921) — also known as James F. Clay — of Kentucky. Born in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., October 29, 1840. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1870; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1883-85. Died in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., August 17, 1921 (age 80 years, 292 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James W. Clay and Margaret (Berry) Clay.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Lloyd Dorsey, Jr. (1891-1960) — also known as John L. Dorsey, Jr. — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., August 10, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1930-31. Died in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., March 22, 1960 (age 68 years, 225 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John L. Dorsey and Nannie (Dixon) Dorsey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      J. Alvis Clore (1892-1959) — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born March 22, 1892. Democrat. Mayor of Henderson, Ky., 1942-46; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 14th District, 1958-59. Died February 19, 1959 (age 66 years, 334 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Oscar Clore and Julia (Alvia) Clore.
      Otis A. Benton, Sr. (1882-1963) — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born March 10, 1882. Mayor of Henderson, Ky., 1950-54. Died November 10, 1963 (age 81 years, 245 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Tell Benton and Lura Ida (Walden) Benton.
      Fielding Jones Pentecost (1876-1951) — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born in Corydon, Henderson County, Ky., September 11, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928. Died in Benton, Marshall County, Ky., August 6, 1951 (age 74 years, 329 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      George S. Clay (1903-1975) — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born June 20, 1903. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 11th District, 1936-39. Died September 25, 1975 (age 72 years, 97 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James E. Clay and Lillian (Stoner) Clay.


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