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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Knox County

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  • Barbourville Barbourville Cemetery
  • Barbourville City Cemetery


    Barbourville Cemetery
    Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      John Marshall Robsion (1873-1948) — also known as John M. Robsion — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born near Berlin, Bracken County, Ky., January 2, 1873. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1916, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee), 1936 (alternate), 1940, 1944; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1919-30, 1935-48 (11th District 1919-30, 9th District 1935-48); died in office 1948; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1930; defeated, 1930. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died February 17, 1948 (age 75 years, 46 days). Interment at Barbourville Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Marshall
      Relatives: Son of John A. Robsion and Mary (Hyland) Robsion; married, January 25, 1902, to Lida Stansberry; father of John Marshall Robsion, Jr. (1904-1990).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Flemon Davis Sampson (1875-1967) — also known as Flem D. Sampson — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born near London, Laurel County, Ky., January 25, 1875. Republican. Knox County Judge, 1906-10; district judge in Kentucky 34th District, 1912-16; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1917-24; Governor of Kentucky, 1927-31; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 25, 1967 (age 92 years, 120 days). Interment at Barbourville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Sampson and Emoline (Kellums) Sampson; married, September 20, 1897, to Susie Steele.
      James Dixon Black (1849-1938) — also known as James D. Black — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born in Knox County, Ky., September 24, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1876-77; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1896; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1915-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee); Governor of Kentucky, 1919; defeated, 1919. Methodist. French ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., August 4, 1938 (age 88 years, 314 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Barbourville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John C. Black and Clarissa (Jones) Black; married 1875 to Mary Jeanett Pitzer.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Henry Wilson (1846-1923) — also known as John H. Wilson — of Kentucky. Born in Kentucky, 1846. Republican. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1880; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1889-93 (10th District 1889-91, 11th District 1891-93). Died in 1923 (age about 77 years). Interment at Barbourville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    City Cemetery
    Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Caleb Powers (1869-1932) — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born in Whitley County, Ky., February 1, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1900; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1911-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1916. Prosecuted and thrice convicted for the murder of Gov. William J. Goebel and spent eight years in prison; pardoned in 1908 by Gov. Augustus E. Willson. Died July 25, 1932 (age 63 years, 175 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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