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Jessamine County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jessamine County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Nicholasville Unknown location
  • Nicholasville Crocket Burying Ground
  • Nicholasville Maple Grove Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Jessamine County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      George Walker (1763-1819) — of Jessamine County, Ky. Born in Culpeper County, Va., 1763. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1810-14; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1813-14. Slaveowner. Died in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., 1819 (age about 56 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Brother of David Walker; uncle of David Shelby Walker (1815-1891); granduncle of James David Walker and David Shelby Walker Jr..
      Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Washington-Walker family of Virginia; Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Alston-Kenan family of Milledgeville, Georgia; Jackson-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Unknown Location
    Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Burris Morris — of Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1916. Interment somewhere.

    Crocket Burying Ground
    Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Hughes Woodson (1777-1827) — also known as Samuel H. Woodson — of near Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., September 15, 1777. Lawyer; Jessamine County Court Clerk, 1803-19; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1821-23; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1825-26. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died near Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., July 28, 1827 (age 49 years, 316 days). Interment at Crocket Burying Ground.
      Relatives: Son of Tucker Woodson (1747-1779) and Elizabeth (Moore) Woodson (1747-1826); married, January 1, 1804, to Ann Randolph Meade (1781-1847); father of Tucker Woodson (1804-1874), David Meade Woodson (1806-1877) and Samuel Hughes Woodson; grandfather of John McDowell Woodson; first cousin of Silas Woodson; third cousin once removed of Frederick Bates, James Woodson Bates and Edward Bates; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Woodson and John Archibald Woodson; third cousin thrice removed of James Alexander Woodson and Urey Woodson.
      Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      John Clarence Watts (1902-1971) — also known as John C. Watts — of Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky. Born in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., July 9, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; chair of Jessamine County Democratic Party, 1928-53; Jessamine County Attorney, 1933-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1947-48; Kentucky motor transportation commissioner, 1948-51; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1951-71; died in office 1971. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Knights of Pythias; Lions. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., September 24, 1971 (age 69 years, 77 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Montague Watts and Frances Elizabeth (Wilson) Watts; married, March 27, 1945, to Nora Mae Wilburn.
      The John C. Watts Federal Building, in Frankfort, Kentucky, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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