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Belmont County
Ohio

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Belmont County

Index to Locations

  • Barnesville Green Mount Cemetery
  • Bellaire Greenwood Cemetery
  • Bellaire Rock Hill Cemetery
  • Bellaire Union Cemetery
  • Bridgeport Weeks Cemetery
  • Martins Ferry Martins Ferry Pioneer Cemetery
  • Martins Ferry Riverview Cemetery
  • St. Clairsville Methodist Cemetery
  • St. Clairsville Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
  • St. Clairsville Union Cemetery
  • Near St. Clairsville Scotch Ridge Cemetery


    Green Mount Cemetery
    Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      John Davenport (1788-1855) — of Ohio. Born in Winchester, Va., January 9, 1788. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1824, 1827, 1830; member of Ohio state senate, 1825-26; U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1827-29; circuit judge in Ohio, 1830. Died in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, July 18, 1855 (age 67 years, 190 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Thomas Shannon (1786-1843) — of Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Washington County, Pa., November 15, 1786. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; leaf tobacco business; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1819-22, 1824-25; U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1826-27; member of Ohio state senate, 1829, 1837-41. Irish ancestry. Died in Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, March 16, 1843 (age 56 years, 121 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George David Shannon (1758-1803) and Jane (Milligan) Shannon (1758-1823); brother of George F. Shannon, James Shannon and Wilson Shannon; married, August 12, 1811, to Cassandra Anderson (1795-1834); granduncle of Isaac Charles Parker (1838-1896).
      Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Rush Cowen (1831-1908) — also known as Benjamin R. Cowen — of Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Moorefield, Harrison County, Ohio, August 15, 1831. Republican. Secretary of state of Ohio, 1862; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1866-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1868 (Convention Secretary). Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, January 19, 1908 (age 76 years, 157 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Thornton Allan Rodefer (c.1846-1910) — also known as Thornton A. Rodefer — of Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, about 1846. Liberty candidate for Ohio treasurer of state, 1897; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1906. Died in Belmont County, Ohio, April 21, 1910 (age about 64 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Rodefer (1811-1888) and Mary Alice (Horn) Rodefer (1820-1885); married, January 31, 1878, to Mary Elizabeth Pumphrey (born 1846).


    Rock Hill Cemetery
    Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Hester Ann Birdsong (1824-1890) — also known as Hester Ann Moore — of Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Virginia, November 24, 1824. Republican. Postmaster at Bellaire, Ohio, 1881. Female. Died in Belmont County, Ohio, February 9, 1890 (age 65 years, 77 days). Interment at Rock Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elijah Perry Birdsong (1819-1858).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record


    Union Cemetery
    Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Christian L. Poorman (d. 1907) — of Ohio. Secretary of state of Ohio, 1891-93. Died in 1907. Interment at Union Cemetery.


    Weeks Cemetery
    Bridgeport, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Clarke Theaker (1812-1883) — of Ohio. Born in Pennsylvania, February 4, 1812. Republican. Machinist; wheelwright; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1859-61; defeated, 1860; Commissioner, U.S. Patent Office, 1865-68. Died July 16, 1883 (age 71 years, 162 days). Interment at Weeks Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Martins Ferry Pioneer Cemetery
    Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Elijah Woods (d. 1820) — of Bridgeport, Belmont County, Ohio. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Belmont County, 1802. Died in 1820. Interment at Martins Ferry Pioneer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1803 to Hester Ann Zane.


    Riverview Cemetery
    Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas W. Shreve (1858-1924) — of Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Roscoe, Coshocton County, Ohio, March 31, 1858. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1902. Died in St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va., December 9, 1924 (age 66 years, 253 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martha B. (Bradshaw) Shreve (1824-1902) and Charles Ridgway Shreve (1829-1890); married, July 3, 1883, to Jennie L. Gray.


    Methodist Cemetery
    St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      William Kennon Sr. (1793-1881) — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., May 14, 1793. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1829-33, 1835-37 (10th District 1829-33, 11th District 1835-37); common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1840-47; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Belmont County, 1850-51; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1854-56. Died in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, November 2, 1881 (age 88 years, 172 days). Interment at Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of William Kennon Jr. (1802-1867).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Caldwell (1770-1838) — of Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 30, 1770. Democrat. Merchant; banker; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Belmont County, 1802; Belmont County Clerk of the Court, 1806-10; member of Ohio state senate from Belmont County, 1809-13; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1813-17; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1820, 1824. Died in Wheeling, Ohio County, Va (now W.Va.), May 5, 1838 (age 67 years, 156 days). Interment at Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Caldwell (1724-1804) and Elizabeth (Alexander) Caldwell (1737-1818); married to Anne Booker; father of Alfred Caldwell (1817-1868); grandfather of Alfred Caldwell Jr..
      Political family: Caldwell family of Wheeling, West Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
    St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Lorenzo Danford (1829-1899) — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Washington Township, Belmont County, Ohio, October 18, 1829. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1873-79, 1895-99; died in office 1899. Died in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, June 19, 1899 (age 69 years, 244 days). Interment at Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Union Cemetery
    St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Ruggles (1783-1857) — also known as "Wheel-Horse of the Senate" — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Abington, Pomfret, Windham County, Conn., February 21, 1783. School teacher; lawyer; farmer; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1815-33; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1836. Died September 2, 1857 (age 74 years, 193 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Capell Lane Weems (1860-1913) — also known as Capell L. Weems — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1860. Republican. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1900; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1903-09. Died in 1913 (age about 53 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Wayne Levere Hays (1911-1989) — also known as Wayne L. Hays — of Flushing, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Bannock, Belmont County, Ohio, May 13, 1911. Democrat. Mayor of Flushing, Ohio, 1939-45; member of Ohio state senate, 1941-42; Belmont County Commissioner, 1945-48; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1949-76; resigned 1976; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960, 1964; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1979. In May 1976, he was caught up in a scandal when a clerk in his congressional office, Elizabeth Ray, charged that she was on the public payroll solely to provide sexual favors to the Congressman; Hays admitted most of the allegations; he resigned as committee chair in June, and resigned from Congress in September. Died February 13, 1989 (age 77 years, 276 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Earl Ramage Lewis (1887-1956) — also known as Earl R. Lewis — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Lamira, Belmont County, Ohio, February 22, 1887. Republican. Member of Ohio state senate, 1927-28, 1931-34; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1939-41, 1943-49; defeated, 1940. Died in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., February 1, 1956 (age 68 years, 344 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Patterson (1771-1848) — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pa., February 10, 1771. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1807-08; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1810-15; member of Ohio state senate, 1815-18; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1816; U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1823-25. Died in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, February 7, 1848 (age 76 years, 362 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Half-brother of Thomas Patterson (1764-1841).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Kennon Jr. (1802-1867) — of Ohio. Born in Carrickfergus, Ireland, June 12, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1847-49; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1865-67. Died in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, October 19, 1867 (age 65 years, 129 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of William Kennon Sr. (1793-1881).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Scotch Ridge Cemetery
    Near St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      James Alexander Jr. (1789-1846) — of Belmont County, Ohio. Born near Delta, York County, Pa., October 17, 1789. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives from Belmont County, 1830, 1833-34; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1831; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1837-39; defeated, 1838. Died in McNabb, Putnam County, Ill., September 5, 1846 (age 56 years, 323 days). Interment at Scotch Ridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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