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Johnson County
Missouri

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Johnson County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Holden Holden Cemetery
  • Warrensburg Sunset Hill Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Johnson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Simon Cockrell (1745-1839) — of Virginia. Born in Prince William County, Va., December 10, 1745. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1791-93, 1798-1800. Died in Cass County, Mo., July 18, 1839 (age 93 years, 220 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Father of Moses Cockrell; grandfather-in-law of Jeremiah Weldon South; grandfather of Elisha Logan Cockrell, Harrison Cockrill, Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell and Francis Marion Cockrell; granduncle by marriage of James Kimble Vardaman; great-grandfather of John T. Crisp and Ewing Cockrell; second great-grandfather of Egbert Railey Cockrell and James Harris Baldwin (1876-1944).
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.


    Holden Cemetery
    Holden, Johnson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Jefferson Halsey (1863-1951) — also known as Thomas J. Halsey — of Holden, Johnson County, Mo. Born in Dover, Morris County, N.J., May 4, 1863. Republican. U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1929-31; defeated, 1930. Died in Westfield, Union County, N.J., March 17, 1951 (age 87 years, 317 days). Interment at Holden Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Sunset Hill Cemetery
    610 Colbern
    Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Marion Cockrell (1834-1915) — also known as Francis M. Cockrell — of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo. Born in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., October 1, 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1875-1905; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1904; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1905-10; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1912. Died in Washington, D.C., December 13, 1915 (age 81 years, 73 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Francis Marion
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Cockrell (1781-1837) and Nancy (Ellis) Cockrell (1803-1883); brother of Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell; married, July 17, 1853, to Arethusa Stapp (died 1859); married 1867 to Anne E. Mann (died); married, July 23, 1873, to Anna Ewing (1846-1894; daughter of Ephraim Brevard Ewing); father of Ewing Cockrell; nephew of Moses Cockrell; grandson of Simon Cockrell; first cousin of Elisha Logan Cockrell and Harrison Cockrill; first cousin once removed of John T. Crisp; first cousin twice removed of Egbert Railey Cockrell and James Harris Baldwin (1876-1944); first cousin thrice removed of Eleanor Hume Offutt.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William E. Coleman (d. 1893) — of Saline County, Mo. Missouri superintendent of schools, 1883-90. Died February 12, 1893. Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ewing Cockrell (1874-1962) — of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo. Born in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., May 28, 1874. Democrat. Circuit judge in Missouri 17th Circuit, 1927. Died January 21, 1962 (age 87 years, 238 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Marion Cockrell and Anna (Ewing) Cockrell (1846-1894); married, June 3, 1896, to Peachy Williams (1868-1932); nephew of Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell; grandson of Ephraim Brevard Ewing; grandnephew of Moses Cockrell and William Lee Davidson Ewing; great-grandson of Simon Cockrell; first cousin once removed of Elisha Logan Cockrell and Harrison Cockrill; second cousin of John T. Crisp; second cousin once removed of Egbert Railey Cockrell and James Harris Baldwin (1876-1944).
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James W. Martin (1858-1941) — of Franklin County, Mo.; Johnson County, Mo. Born in Erie County, Ohio, September 28, 1858. Republican. Farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1889-90, 1893-96, 1921-22 (Franklin County 1889-90, 1893-96, Johnson County 1921-22). Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 28, 1941 (age 83 years, 91 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 18, 1884, to Carrie Schweer (1858-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rush Green Leaming (1835-1921) — also known as Rush G. Leaming — of Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Mo.; Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo. Born in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., July 26, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868. Died in Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo., January 3, 1921 (age 85 years, 161 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel McIntosh Leaming (1794-1875) and Mary 'Polly' (Tucker) Leaming (1798-1876); married, May 23, 1865, to Martha 'Mattie' Rogers (1847-1932); second cousin once removed of Lucian Dallas Woodruff; second cousin twice removed of James Doolittle Wooster; second cousin thrice removed of Andrew Adams (1736-1797); third cousin of Harrison Blodget; third cousin once removed of Walter Harrison Blodget; third cousin twice removed of Philip Frisbee; third cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Brace; fourth cousin of Richard Smith Leaming and Nathaniel Woodhull Howell; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel George Andrews and Jonathan Furman Leaming.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Wildman family of Danbury, Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Isaac Anderson (1859-1937) — also known as James I. Anderson — of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo. Born in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., April 7, 1859. Democrat. Physician; chair of Johnson County Democratic Party, 1903. Died in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., February 28, 1937 (age 77 years, 327 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Harrison Anderson (1813-1892) and Mary Aladeah (Davis) Anderson (1829-1886); married to Elizabeth Plumer (1864-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rolla F. Wood (1888-1978) — of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo. Born in Curtis, Frontier County, Neb., April 20, 1888. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; college professor; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 17th District, 1943-44. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died March 21, 1978 (age 89 years, 335 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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