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Henry County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Henry County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Eminence Eminence Cemetery
  • New Castle New Castle Cemetery

    Private or family graveyards
    Henry County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      William Jordan Graves (1805-1848) — also known as William J. Graves — of New Castle, Henry County, Ky. Born in New Castle, Henry County, Ky., 1805. Whig. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1834, 1843; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1835-41. Killed Rep. Jonathan Cilley of Maine, in a duel, February 24, 1838. Slaveowner. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 27, 1848 (age about 43 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Lecompte (1797-1851) — of New Castle, Henry County, Ky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., December 15, 1797. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1819; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1825-33; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1850. Slaveowner. Died April 25, 1851 (age 53 years, 131 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Eminence Cemetery
    Eminence, Henry County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      William P. Thorne (1845-1928) — of Kentucky. Born in Shelby County, Ky., 1845. Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1903-07. Died in 1928 (age about 83 years). Interment at Eminence Cemetery.
    Anne Braden Anne McCarty Braden (1924-2006) — also known as Anne Braden; Anne McCarty — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 28, 1924. Newspaper reporter; labor organizer; civil rights activist starting in the 1940s; in May 1954, to fight segregation, she and her husband bought a house in a white neighborhood on behalf of a Black family; this sparked furious and violent opposition and the bombing of the house; she and others were charged with sedition; her husband was the first to be convicted, but then, in 1956, all state sedition laws were struck down; candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky. Female. Episcopalian. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 6, 2006 (age 81 years, 221 days). Interment at Eminence Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1948 to Carl Braden.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage

    New Castle Cemetery
    New Castle, Henry County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Reuben J. Boling (1901-1986) — of Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Ky. Born in Hawesville, Hancock County, Ky., May 4, 1901. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 22nd District, 1934-37. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in July, 1986 (age 85 years, 0 days). Interment at New Castle Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John C. Boling and Mary Ann (Dawson) Boling; married, February 24, 1935, to Anna Lewis Squires.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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