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Adams County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Adams County

Index to Locations

  • Kirker Cemetery
  • Manchester Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Seaman Tranquility Cemetery
  • West Union West Union Cemetery
  • Winchester Winchester Cemetery

    Kirker Cemetery
    Adams County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Kirker (1760-1837) — of Adams County, Ohio. Born in Ireland, 1760. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Adams County, 1802; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1803, 1816-17; member of Ohio state senate, 1803-15, 1821-25; Governor of Ohio, 1807-08; defeated, 1808; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio. Presbyterian. Died February 20, 1837 (age about 76 years). Interment at Kirker Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1790 to Sarah Smith.
      See also National Governors Association biography

    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Manchester, Adams County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      John Peter Leedom (1847-1895) — also known as John P. Leedom — of West Union, Adams County, Ohio; Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Adams County, Ohio, December 20, 1847. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1881-83. Died in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, March 18, 1895 (age 47 years, 88 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Eva Leedom (who married William Edgar Bundy).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Tranquility Cemetery
    Seaman, Adams County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      John Thomas Wilson (1811-1891) — of Ohio. Born in Highland County, Ohio, April 16, 1811. Republican. Merchant; farmer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Ohio state senate, 1863-66; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1867-73. Died in Adams County, Ohio, October 6, 1891 (age 80 years, 173 days). Interment at Tranquility Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Hadassah Glasgow Dryden.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    West Union Cemetery
    West Union, Adams County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Randolph Cockerill (1818-1875) — of West Union, Adams County, Ohio. Born in Loudoun County, Va., January 2, 1818. Democrat. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1857-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860. Died in West Union, Adams County, Ohio, October 23, 1875 (age 57 years, 294 days). Interment at West Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Winchester Cemetery
    Winchester, Adams County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Lucien Jerome Fenton (1844-1922) — also known as Lucien J. Fenton — of Winchester, Adams County, Ohio. Born in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, May 7, 1844. Republican. Superintendent of schools; banker; U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1895-99. Died in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, June 28, 1922 (age 78 years, 52 days). Interment at Winchester Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Fenton and Elizabeth (Smith) Fenton; married, May 22, 1872, to Sarah Belle Manker.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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