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St. Charles County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in St. Charles County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • St. Charles Unknown location
  • St. Charles Lindenwood College Cemetery
  • St. Charles Oak Grove Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    St. Charles County,
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Daniel Boone (1734-1820) — Born in Berks County, Pa., November 2, 1734. Explorer and frontiersman; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1781, 1787. English and Welsh ancestry. Died in St. Charles County, Mo., September 26, 1820 (age 85 years, 329 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
      Relatives: Married to Rebecca Ann Bryan; father of Jessie Bryan Boone and Nathan Boone; grandfather of Harriett Morgan Boone (who married Hiram Howell Baber); granduncle of Levi Day Boone; second great-grandfather of Elmer Charless Henderson.
      Political families: Thomas-Smith-Irwin family of Pennsylvania; Boone family of St. Charles County, Missouri (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      Boone counties in Ark., Ill., Ind., Ky., Mo., Neb. and W.Va. are named for him.
      The Daniel Boone National Forest (established 1937 as Cumberland National Forest; renamed 1966), in Bath, Clay, Estill, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe counties, Kentucky, is named for him.  — Boone Dam (built 1950-52), on the South Fork Holston River, in Sullivan and Washington counties, Tennessee, and the Boone Lake reservoir behind the dam, are named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Unknown Location
    St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Joshua Barton (1792-1823) — of Missouri. Born in Jefferson County, Tenn., July 28, 1792. Secretary of state of Missouri, 1820-21; resigned 1821; U.S. Attorney for Missouri, 1822-23. Killed in a duel with Thomas C. Rector, on Bloody Island, St. Louis, Mo., June 30, 1823 (age 30 years, 337 days). Interment somewhere.

    Lindenwood College Cemetery
    St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Rufus Easton (1774-1834) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., May 4, 1774. Postmaster at St. Louis, Mo., 1804-15; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Missouri Territory, 1814-16; Missouri state attorney general, 1821-26. Slaveowner. Died in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Mo., July 5, 1834 (age 60 years, 62 days). Interment at Lindenwood College Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Oak Grove Cemetery
    St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew King (1812-1895) — of St. Charles, St. Charles County, Mo. Born in Greenbrier County, Va. (now W.Va.), March 20, 1812. Democrat. Member of Missouri state senate 1st District, 1846-47; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Charles County, 1858-59; U.S. Representative from Missouri 9th District, 1871-73. Slaveowner. Died November 18, 1895 (age 83 years, 243 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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