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Mason County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Mason County

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  • Maysville Maysville Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Mason County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      John Chambers (1780-1852) — of Washington, Mason County, Ky. Born in Bromley Ridge, Somerset County, N.J., October 6, 1780. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1812, 1815, 1830-31; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1825-27; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1828-29, 1835-39 (2nd District 1828-29, 12th District 1835-39); Governor of Iowa Territory, 1841-45. Slaveowner. Died near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., September 21, 1852 (age 71 years, 351 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    City Cemetery
    Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Elijah Conner Phister (1822-1887) — also known as Elijah Phister — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., October 8, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Maysville, Ky., 1848; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1856-62; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1867-71; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1879-83. Slaveowner. Died in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., May 16, 1887 (age 64 years, 220 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Maysville Cemetery
    Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Stanley Forman Reed (1884-1980) — also known as Stanley F. Reed — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky.; Washington, D.C. Born in Minerva, Mason County, Ky., December 31, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; counsel, Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1912-16; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1936; U.S. Solicitor General, 1935-38; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1938-57. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Phi. Died in Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., April 2, 1980 (age 95 years, 93 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. John A. Reed and Frances (Forman) Reed; married, May 11, 1908, to Winifred Elgin.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books about Stanley Reed: John D. Fassett, New Deal Justice: The Life of Stanley Reed of Kentucky
      William Henry Wadsworth (1821-1893) — also known as William H. Wadsworth — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., July 4, 1821. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1853-56; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1860; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1861-65, 1885-87. Slaveowner. Died in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., April 2, 1893 (age 71 years, 272 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard Henry Stanton (1812-1891) — also known as Richard H. Stanton — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Alexandria, D.C. (now Va.), September 9, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; postmaster; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1844, 1852, 1868; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1849-55; defeated, 1855; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1856; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1868-74. Slaveowner. Died in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., March 20, 1891 (age 78 years, 192 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Stanton and Harriet (Perry) Stanton; brother of Frederick Perry Stanton (1814-1894); married 1833 to Asenath Throop.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Nicholas Kehoe (1862-1945) — also known as James N. Kehoe — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., July 15, 1862. Democrat. Printing business; lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1901-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); president, Hayswood Hospital. Died June 16, 1945 (age 82 years, 336 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Kehoe and Nora Kehoe; married, September 24, 1892, to Hannah M. Kane (died 1910); married, April 20, 1918, to Frances Reed Calvert.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William T. Casto (1824-1862) — Born January 24, 1824. Lawyer; mayor of Maysville, Ky., 1850; arrested in 1861 and imprisoned for allegedly aiding the Confederacy; released in 1862. Blamed Col. Leonidas Metcalfe (son of Gov. Thomas Metcalfe) for his imprisonment; challenged him to a duel; the weapons were Colt rifles at 60 yards; Casto was shot and killed on the first fire, in Bracken County, Ky., May 8, 1862 (age 38 years, 104 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abijah Casto.
      Epitaph: "A Patriot, his Country's firm unwavering friend, he was willing to die for his Principles and as a man of Honor nobly fell a Veteran of the sacred and invincible right of personal liberty."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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