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Woodford County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Woodford County

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  • Versailles Pisgah Church Cemetery
  • Versailles Versailles Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Woodford County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      John Crittenden (1754-1806) — of Virginia. Born in New Kent County, Va., 1754. Major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1790-1805. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Kentucky, March 30, 1806 (age about 51 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Crittenden and Margaret (Butler) Crittenden; married, August 21, 1783, to Judith Turpin Harris (1760-1800); father of John Jordan Crittenden, Thomas Turpin Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; grandfather of Alexander Parker Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; great-grandfather of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr. (1863-1938).
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pisgah Church Cemetery
    710 Pisgah Road
    Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
    Albert B. Chandler Albert Benjamin Chandler (1898-1991) — also known as Albert B. Chandler; Happy Chandler — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Corydon, Henderson County, Ky., July 14, 1898. Democrat. Athletic coach; lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Kentucky state senate 22nd District, 1930-31; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1931-35; Governor of Kentucky, 1935-39, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1952, 1956; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1939-45; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1939; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939; Commissioner of Baseball 1945-51, during the time the sport was desegregated; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Order of the Coif; Pi Kappa Alpha; Omicron Delta Kappa; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died in Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., June 15, 1991 (age 92 years, 336 days). Interment at Pisgah Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph S. Chandler and Callie (Sanders) Chandler; married, November 12, 1925, to Mildred Watkins; grandfather of Albert Benjamin Chandler III (1959-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Image source: Library of Congress


    Versailles Cemetery
    Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Smith Alford Blackburn (1875-1961) — also known as S. A. Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Midway, Woodford County, Ky., August 22, 1875. Democrat. Physician; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 46th District, 1930-33. Died in Woodford County, Ky., March 2, 1961 (age 85 years, 192 days). Interment at Versailles Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Edward Blackburn (1842-1938) and Virginia K. (Alford) Blackburn (1856-1875); married to Laura Browning Blackburn; father of Charles Milton Blackburn; grandnephew of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; first cousin four times removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin twice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin thrice removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
      Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Laura Browning Blackburn (1883-1965) — also known as Laura B. Blackburn; Laura Browning — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., October 1, 1883. Postmaster at Versailles, Ky., 1934-40 (acting, 1934-35). Female. Died in Woodford County, Ky., May 28, 1965 (age 81 years, 239 days). Interment at Versailles Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Charles M. Blackburn (1858-1928) and Laura Hayes (Pottenger) Blackburn (1858-1913); married to Smith Alford Blackburn (1875-1961); mother of Charles Milton Blackburn.
      Political family: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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