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Madison County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Madison County

Index to Locations

  • Berea Berea Cemetery
  • Richmond Richmond Cemetery
  • Richmond White Hall Family Cemetery


    Berea Cemetery
    Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Elmer Everett Gabbard (1890-1960) — also known as Elmer E. Gabbard — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn.; Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn.; Buckhorn, Perry County, Ky. Born in Ricetown, Owsley County, Ky., October 9, 1890. Republican. Pastor; president, Witherspoon College, Buckhorn, Ky., 1935-56; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1942, 1944; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1944, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Died July 17, 1960 (age 69 years, 282 days). Interment at Berea Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John L. Gabbard and Jaley (Reynolds) Gabbard; married, June 30, 1910, to Myrtle Ward.


    Richmond Cemetery
    E. Main St.
    Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1983
    Politicians buried here:
    James B. McCreary James Bennett McCreary (1838-1918) — also known as James B. McCreary — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., July 8, 1838. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1869-73; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1871-73; Governor of Kentucky, 1875-79, 1911-15; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1885-97; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1903-09; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1904 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1908, 1912 (speaker), 1916. Presbyterian. Slaveowner. Died in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., October 8, 1918 (age 80 years, 92 days). Interment at Richmond Cemetery.
      McCreary County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, February 1902
    Cassius M. Clay Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1903) — also known as Cassius M. Clay; "The Lion of White Hall" — of Madison County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., October 19, 1810. Probably the best-known Southern emancipationist; freed his own slaves in 1844 and edited the only Southern antislavery newspaper in 1845-47; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1835-37, 1840; delegate to Whig National Convention from Kentucky, 1839 (speaker); shot point-blank during a speech in 1843, he used a Bowie knife to cut off the attacker's ear and nose and cut out one eye; tried for mayhem and found not guilty; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1860; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1861-62, 1863-69; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died, of kidney failure, in Madison County, Ky., July 22, 1903 (age 92 years, 276 days). Interment at Richmond Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Green Clay and Sally (Lewis) Clay (1776-1867); brother of Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878); married to Mary Jane Warfield; father of Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932) and Laura Clay; nephew of Matthew Clay (1754-1815); uncle of William Cassius Goodloe (1841-1889); first cousin of Matthew Clay (c.1795-1827); second cousin of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Porter Clay; second cousin once removed of Thomas Hart Clay, Henry Clay Jr. and James Brown Clay; second cousin twice removed of Henry Clay (1849-1884); second cousin thrice removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Clement Comer Clay; third cousin once removed of Clement Claiborne Clay Jr..
      Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Other politicians named for him: Cassius M. C. TwitchellCassius C. PillsburyCassius C. Dowell
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
      Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932) — also known as Brutus J. Clay — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., February 20, 1847. Republican. Grocer; cotton planter; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1904; U.S. Minister to Switzerland, 1905-10. Presbyterian. Died June 2, 1932 (age 85 years, 103 days). Interment at Richmond Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cassius Marcellus Clay and Mary Jane (Warfield) Clay; married, February 20, 1872, to Pattie Amelia Field; married, January 15, 1895, to Lalla R. Fish Marsteller; nephew of Brutus Junius Clay; grandson of Green Clay; grandnephew of Matthew Clay (1754-1815); first cousin once removed of Matthew Clay (c.1795-1827); second cousin once removed of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Porter Clay; third cousin of Thomas Hart Clay and James Brown Clay; third cousin once removed of Clement Comer Clay and Henry Clay (1849-1884); fourth cousin of Clement Claiborne Clay Jr..
      Political families: Williams family of North Carolina; Clay family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Keen Johnson (1896-1970) — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky. Born in Lyon County, Ky., January 12, 1896. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1935-39; secretary of Kentucky Democratic Party, 1937; Governor of Kentucky, 1939-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948, 1952; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1940-48; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1960. Methodist. Died February 7, 1970 (age 74 years, 26 days). Interment at Richmond Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Daniel Breck (1788-1871) — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky. Born in Topsfield, Essex County, Mass., February 12, 1788. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1824-27, 1834; justice of Kentucky state supreme court, 1843-49; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1849-51. Slaveowner. Died in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., February 4, 1871 (age 82 years, 357 days). Interment at Richmond Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Samuel Breck (1771-1862).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Speed Smith (1792-1854) — of Kentucky. Born in Kentucky, 1792. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1821-23. Slaveowner. Died in 1854 (age about 62 years). Interment at Richmond Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Green Clay Smith (1826-1895).
      Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Luxon Wallace (1889-1974) — also known as William L. Wallace — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., January 2, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956 (member, Credentials Committee), 1960 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Kentucky state senate 29th District, 1921-24; member of Kentucky Republican State Central Committee, 1936-69. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Sons of the American Revolution; Kiwanis; American Legion; American Bar Association. Died December 23, 1974 (age 85 years, 355 days). Interment at Richmond Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Coleman Covington Wallace (born c.1859).


    White Hall Family Cemetery
    Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Green Clay (1757-1826) — Born in Powhatan County, Va., August 14, 1757. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; surveyor; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1788-89; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1793-94; member of Kentucky state senate, 1795-98, 1807; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1799; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Member, Freemasons. Died in White Hall, Madison County, Ky., October 31, 1826 (age 69 years, 78 days). Interment at White Hall Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Clay (1716-1789) and Martha 'Patsy' (Green) Clay (1719-1793); brother of Matthew Clay (1754-1815); married, March 14, 1795, to Sally Lewis (1776-1867); father of Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878) and Cassius Marcellus Clay; uncle of Matthew Clay (c.1795-1827); grandfather of Green Clay Smith and Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932); granduncle of Thomas Clay McCreery; first cousin once removed of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Porter Clay; first cousin twice removed of Thomas Hart Clay, Henry Clay Jr. and James Brown Clay; first cousin thrice removed of Henry Clay (1849-1884); first cousin four times removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; first cousin five times removed of Archer Woodford; second cousin once removed of Clement Comer Clay; second cousin twice removed of Clement Claiborne Clay Jr..
      Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Clay County, Ky. is named for him.

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