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Mercer County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Mercer County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Harrodsburg Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Near McAfee New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Mercer County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Gabriel Slaughter (1767-1830) — of Kentucky. Born in Culpeper County, Va., December 12, 1767. Justice of the peace; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1797; member of Kentucky state senate, 1801; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1808-12, 1816; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Kentucky, 1816-20. Baptist. Died in Mercer County, Ky., September 19, 1830 (age 62 years, 281 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Slaughter and Susannah (Harrison) Slaughter; married, March 9, 1797, to Sarah Hord; married, October 3, 1811, to Elizabeth Thomason; granduncle of Charles Rice Slaughter; first cousin twice removed of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; first cousin thrice removed of Daniel French Slaughter; first cousin four times removed of Smith Alford Blackburn and Daniel French Slaughter Jr.; first cousin five times removed of Charles Milton Blackburn; second cousin four times removed of William Welby Beverley (1889-1969); third cousin once removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; fourth cousin once removed of John Strother Pendleton and Albert Gallatin Pendleton.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also National Governors Association biography
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Charles McClung (1761-1835) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Lancaster County, Pa., May 13, 1761. Surveyor; merchant; lawyer; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796. Died in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., August 9, 1835 (age 74 years, 88 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1904 at Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      John Burton Thompson (1810-1874) — also known as John B. Thompson — of Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky. Born near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., December 14, 1810. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1829-33; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1835-37; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1840-43, 1847-51; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1852-53; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1853-59. Slaveowner. Died in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., January 7, 1874 (age 63 years, 24 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Beriah Magoffin (1815-1885) — of Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky. Born in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., April 18, 1815. Democrat. State court judge in Kentucky, 1840; member of Kentucky state senate, 1850; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856; Governor of Kentucky, 1859-62; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1867. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., February 28, 1885 (age 69 years, 316 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Beriah Magoffin (1773-1843) and Jane 'Jenny' (McAfee) Magoffin (1778-1858); married, April 21, 1840, to Anna Nelson Shelby (1818-1880; granddaughter of Isaac Shelby); father of Beriah Magoffin Jr. (1843-1932).
      Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
      Magoffin County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Philip Burton Thompson Jr. (1845-1909) — also known as Philip B. Thompson, Jr. — of Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, 1845. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1879-85. Died in 1909 (age about 64 years). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Beriah Magoffin Jr. (1843-1932) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla. Born in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., March 13, 1843. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 24, 1877. Presbyterian. Died in McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla., August 29, 1932 (age 89 years, 169 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Beriah Magoffin (1815-1885) and Anna Nelson (Shelby) Magoffin (1818-1880); married, September 8, 1868, to Lucy Ellen Thompson; great-grandson of Isaac Shelby.
      Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


    New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Near McAfee, Mercer County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Breckinridge McAfee (1784-1849) — also known as Robert B. McAfee — of Kentucky. Born in Mercer County, Ky., February 18, 1784. General in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1824-28; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to New Grenada, 1833-37. Died in Mercer County, Ky., March 12, 1849 (age 65 years, 22 days). Interment at New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      John J. McAfee (1836-1896) — of Kentucky. Born in Mercer County, Ky., 1836. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1871-73. Died, of heart trouble, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., April 4, 1896 (age about 59 years). Interment at New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Humphrey Marshall (1812-1872).
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Birney family of Danville, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).

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