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West Feliciana Parish

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in West Feliciana Parish

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • St. Francisville Grace Church Cemetery
  • St. Francisville Grace Episcopal Churchyard
  • St. Francisville Locust Grove Cemetery
  • St. Francisville Star Hill Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Butler (1785-1847) — of Louisiana. Born near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., April 14, 1785. Lawyer; planter; district judge in Louisiana, 1813; U.S. Representative from Louisiana at-large, 1818-21. Slaveowner. Died in St. Louis, Mo., August 7, 1847 (age 62 years, 115 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Grace Church Cemetery
    St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Parkinson Newsham (1837-1919) — of Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill.; Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La.; St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, La. Born in Preston, Lancashire, England, May 24, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1867-68; U.S. Representative from Louisiana, 1868-69, 1870-71 (3rd District 1868-69, 4th District 1870-71). Died in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, La., October 22, 1919 (age 82 years, 151 days). Interment at Grace Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Grace Episcopal Churchyard
    St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bennett Dawson (1798-1845) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., March 17, 1798. Planter; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1834; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1830; U.S. Representative from Louisiana, 1841-45 (2nd District 1841-43, 3rd District 1843-45); died in office 1845; postmaster at New Orleans, La., 1843. Slaveowner. Died in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, La., June 26, 1845 (age 47 years, 101 days). Interment at Grace Episcopal Churchyard; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Father of Anna Ruffin Dawson (who married Robert Charles Wickliffe (1819-1895)).
      Political family: Wickliffe-Holt family of Bardstown, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Locust Grove Cemetery
    St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Eleazar Wheelock Ripley (1782-1839) — also known as Eleazar W. Ripley — Born in Hanover, Grafton County, N.H., April 15, 1782. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1807-12; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1812; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1820; member of Louisiana state senate, 1830; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1835-39; died in office 1839. Slaveowner. Died in West Feliciana Parish, La., March 2, 1839 (age 56 years, 321 days). Interment at Locust Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Sylvanus Ripley (1749-1787) and Abigail (Wheelock) Ripley (1751-1818); brother of Elizabeth Abigail Ripley (1784-1819; who married Judah Dana) and James Wheelock Ripley; married to Aurelia Smith (1801-1866); uncle of John Winchester Dana (1808-1867).
      Political family: Dana-Ripley family of Fryeburg, Maine.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Star Hill Cemetery
    St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Richard Rarick (1924-2009) — also known as John R. Rarick — of Louisiana. Born in Waterford, Elkhart County, Ind., January 29, 1924. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; district judge in Louisiana 20th District, 1961-66; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1967-75; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1980. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, La., September 14, 2009 (age 85 years, 228 days). Interment at Star Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail

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