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Nelson County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Nelson County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Bardstown Bardstown Cemetery
  • Bardstown St. Joseph's Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Nelson County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Speed (1768-1842) — of Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky. Born in Charlotte County, Va., October 25, 1768. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1817-19; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1820. Died near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., February 20, 1842 (age 73 years, 118 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Bardstown Cemetery
    Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Anderson Wickliffe (1788-1869) — also known as Charles A. Wickliffe — of Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky. Born near Springfield, Washington County, Ky., June 8, 1788. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1812-13, 1822-23, 1833-35; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1823-33, 1861-63 (9th District 1823-33, 5th District 1861-63); Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1836-39; Governor of Kentucky, 1839-40; U.S. Postmaster General, 1841-45; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856. Presbyterian. Died near Ilchester, Howard County, Md., October 31, 1869 (age 81 years, 145 days). Interment at Bardstown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Crepps (1788-1863); father-in-law of David Levy Yulee; father of Margaret Anderson Wickliffe (c.1821-1860; who married Joseph Holt) and Robert Charles Wickliffe (1819-1895); grandfather of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham and Robert Charles Wickliffe (1874-1912).
      Political family: Wickliffe-Holt family of Louisville, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Rowan (1773-1843) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born near York, York County, Pa., July 12, 1773. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1799; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1804-08; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1807-09; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1813-17, 1822-24; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1819-21; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1825-31. Built the mansion "Federal Hill", later made famous by his cousin, the songwriter Stephen Foster, in the song "My Old Kentucky Home." Fought a duel about 1801 with an acquaintance, James Chambers, in which the latter was killed; arrested and tried on murder charges, but acquitted. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 13, 1843 (age 70 years, 1 days). Interment at Bardstown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Agnes Anne Lytle; father of John Rowan, Jr. (1807-1855); uncle of Robert Todd Lytle.
      Political family: Rowan-Lytle family of Kentucky.
      Cross-reference: Joseph Hamilton Daviess
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Charles Wickliffe (1819-1895) — of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, La. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., January 6, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1850; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1854-56; Governor of Louisiana, 1856-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1876, 1884. Presbyterian. Died in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., April 18, 1895 (age 76 years, 102 days). Interment at Bardstown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Anderson Wickliffe; married to Anna Ruffin Dawson (died 1853; daughter of John Bennett Dawson; niece of Isaac Johnson (1803-1853)) and Annie Davis Anderson (1837-1876); uncle of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham.
      Political family: Wickliffe-Holt family of Louisville, Kentucky.


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Ben Johnson (1858-1950) — of Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky. Born near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., May 20, 1858. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1885; member of Kentucky state senate, 1905; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1907-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1920. Died June 4, 1950 (age 92 years, 15 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Sheridan Talbott Sheridan Talbott (1890-1952) — of Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., September 29, 1890. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Vice Consul in Havana, 1923-24, 1925; Nassau, 1924-25; Nueva Gerona, 1925-28; U.S. Consul in Kobe, 1928; Bluefields, 1928-32; Leghorn, as of 1938. Died in Broward County, Fla., 1952 (age about 61 years). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Cotton Talbott (1852-1926) and Mary Ann (Roney) Talbott (1852-1926); brother of John Daniel Talbott (1883-1950).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1923)
      John Daniel Talbott (1883-1950) — also known as J. Dan Talbott — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., February 10, 1883. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1940. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 17, 1950 (age 67 years, 96 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Cotton Talbott (1852-1926) and Mary Ann (Roney) Talbott (1852-1926); brother of Sheridan Talbott (1890-1952); married to Rebecca Cox Johnson (1887-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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