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Ross County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Ross County

Index to Locations

  • Chillicothe Unknown location
  • Chillicothe Adena Estate Cemetery
  • Chillicothe Grandview Cemetery
  • Chillicothe Greenlawn Cemetery
  • Twin Township Twin Township Cemetery
  • Yellow Bud Yellow Bud Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      William Sumpter Murphy (c.1796-1844) — also known as William S. Murphy; "Patrick Henry of the West" — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in South Carolina, about 1796. Whig. Lawyer; delegate to Whig National Convention from Ohio, 1839; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Texas Republic, 1843-44, died in office 1844. Died, of yellow fever, in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., July 13, 1844 (age about 48 years). Original interment and cenotaph at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.; reinterment somewhere.
      Relatives: Married 1821 to Lucinda Sterret.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Adena Estate Cemetery
    Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Thomas Worthington (1773-1827) — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Charles Town, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), July 16, 1773. Democrat. Member of Northwest Territory House of Representatives, 1799-1803; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Ross County, 1802; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1803-07, 1810-14; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1807, 1821-22; Governor of Ohio, 1814-18; defeated, 1808, 1810. Slaveowner. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 20, 1827 (age 53 years, 339 days). Original interment at Adena Estate Cemetery; reinterment at Grandview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Mary Worthington (1762-1808; who married Edward Tiffin); father of Sarah Ann Worthington (1800-1877; who married Edward King (1795-1836)); grandfather of Rufus King.
      Political family: King-Hazard family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Grandview Cemetery
    240 South Walnut Street
    Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1978
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Worthington (1773-1827) — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Charles Town, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), July 16, 1773. Democrat. Member of Northwest Territory House of Representatives, 1799-1803; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Ross County, 1802; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1803-07, 1810-14; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1807, 1821-22; Governor of Ohio, 1814-18; defeated, 1808, 1810. Slaveowner. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 20, 1827 (age 53 years, 339 days). Original interment at Adena Estate Cemetery; reinterment at Grandview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Mary Worthington (1762-1808; who married Edward Tiffin); father of Sarah Ann Worthington (1800-1877; who married Edward King (1795-1836)); grandfather of Rufus King.
      Political family: King-Hazard family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Tiffin (1766-1829) — of Charles Town, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.); Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Carlisle, England, June 19, 1766. Democrat. Physician; member of Northwest Territory legislature, 1799-1801; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Ross County, 1802; Governor of Ohio, 1803-07; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1807-09; resigned 1808; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1809-10; Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1812-14. Methodist. English ancestry. Slaveowner. Died in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, August 9, 1829 (age 63 years, 51 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1789 to Mary Worthington (1762-1808; sister of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827)); married to Mary Porter (1789-1837).
      Political family: King-Hazard family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The city of Tiffin, Ohio is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Allen (1803-1879) — also known as "Earthquake Allen"; "Petticoat Allen"; "The Fog Horn"; "The Ohio Gong"; "Rise Up William Allen" — of Ohio. Born in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., December 27, 1803. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1833-35; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1837-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864; Governor of Ohio, 1874-76. Died near Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, July 11, 1879 (age 75 years, 196 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Allen and Sarah (Colburn) Allen; married 1842 to Effie Coons; uncle of Allen Granberry Thurman (1813-1895).
      Political family: Allen-McCormick-Thurman-Dun family of Chillicothe, Ohio.
      Allen County, Kan. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Duncan McArthur (1772-1839) — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Dutchess County, N.Y., June 14, 1772. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1804; member of Ohio state senate, 1805-13 (Ross and Franklin counties 1805-07, Ross, Franklin and Highland counties 1807-08, Ross County 1808-13); colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1813, 1823-25 (3rd District 1813, 6th District 1823-25); Governor of Ohio, 1830-32. Scottish ancestry. Died April 29, 1839 (age 66 years, 319 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of William Marshall Anderson (1807-1881).
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Anderson-Marshall family of Ohio and West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      William Creighton Jr. (1778-1851) — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), October 29, 1778. Democrat. Secretary of state of Ohio, 1803-08; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1810; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1813-17, 1827-28, 1829-33 (3rd District 1813-17, 6th District 1827-28, 1829-33). Died in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, October 1, 1851 (age 72 years, 337 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Horatio Clifford Claypool (1859-1921) — also known as Horatio C. Claypool — of Ohio. Born in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio, February 9, 1859. Democrat. Probate judge in Ohio, 1905; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1911-15, 1917-19. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, January 19, 1921 (age 61 years, 345 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Harold Kile Claypool (1886-1958); cousin *** of John Barney Peterson.
      Political family: Claypool family of Chillicothe, Ohio.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lawrence Talbot Neal (1844-1905) — also known as Lawrence T. Neal — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, Va. (now W.Va.), September 22, 1844. Democrat. Lawyer; Ross County Prosecuting Attorney, 1871-72; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1873-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1880, 1888 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1892; candidate for Ohio state senate, 1887; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1893. Died in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, November 2, 1905 (age 61 years, 41 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert Douglas (1852-1935) — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, April 25, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; Ross County Prosecuting Attorney, 1877-81; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1896; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1907-11; defeated, 1910, 1912. Died in Washington, D.C., March 14, 1935 (age 82 years, 323 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 4, 1880, to Lucia C. Taylor.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Miller (1819-1862) — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, September 9, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1856; U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1857-59; justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1859-60. Died May 27, 1862 (age 42 years, 260 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Harold Kile Claypool (1886-1958) — also known as Harold K. Claypool — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio, June 2, 1886. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1937-43. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Eagles. Died in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, August 2, 1958 (age 72 years, 61 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horatio Clifford Claypool and Elizabeth L. (Kile) Claypool; married, May 1, 1909, to Frances C. Helfrich; cousin *** of John Barney Peterson (1850-1944).
      Political family: Claypool family of Chillicothe, Ohio.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Carey Allen Trimble (1813-1887) — of Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1813. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1859-63. Died in 1887 (age about 74 years). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Inskeep Vanmeter (1798-1875) — also known as John I. Vanmeter — of Ohio. Born in Virginia, 1798. Whig. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1830; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1840; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1843-45. Died in 1875 (age about 77 years). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nathaniel Massie — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Ross County, 1802; member of Ohio state senate from Ross County, 1803-04; Speaker of the Ohio State Senate, 1803-04; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1804, 1808; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1806. Founder of Chillicothe. Interment at Grandview Cemetery.


    Greenlawn Cemetery
    Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Jason Kellogg (1754-1821) — of Hampton, Washington County, N.Y. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., February 11, 1754. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state assembly, 1801-03, 1804-05, 1806-07, 1809-10, 1812-13, 1817-18 (Washington County 1801-03, 1804-05, 1806-07, 1809-10, 1812-13, Washington and Warren counties 1817-18). Presbyterian. Died in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, September 5, 1821 (age 67 years, 206 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rebecca (Munn) Kellogg (1722-1816) and Elisha Kellogg (1723-1779); married to Mariam Dewey (1758-1789); married, September 4, 1790, to Martha (Benedict) Sackett (1756-1812); married, May 8, 1816, to Lucretia (Dart) Rockwell; father of Silas Dewey Kellogg; granduncle of Charles Adams Jr.; great-grandfather of Charles Collins Kellogg; second cousin of Orsamus Cook Merrill and Timothy Merrill; second cousin once removed of Aaron Kellogg and Farrand Fassett Merrill; second cousin twice removed of William Pitt Kellogg; second cousin thrice removed of Henry Theodore Kellogg; third cousin of Charles Kellogg (1773-1842) and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Luther Walter Badger, Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, John Russell Kellogg (1793-1868), Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); third cousin twice removed of Orlando Kellogg, William Dean Kellogg, Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg and Selah Merrill; third cousin thrice removed of Rowland Case Kellogg, Frank Billings Kellogg, William Lucius Case, Clement Phineas Kellogg, Edward Russell Kellogg, Edward Stanley Kellogg and Franklin Warren Kellogg; fourth cousin of Gaylord Griswold, Jeremiah Mason, Stephen Daniel Tilden and Elisha Phelps; fourth cousin once removed of Hezekiah Case, Joseph Churchill Strong, Calvin Frisbie, Amaziah Brainard, DeGrasse Maltby, Henry Taintor, Daniel Rose Tilden, Norman A. Phelps, John Smith Phelps and Lucretia Garfield.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Twin Township Cemetery
    Twin Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Myrl Howard Shoemaker (1913-1985) — also known as Myrl H. Shoemaker — of Ross County, Ohio. Born in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, April 14, 1913. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1959-82; defeated, 1956; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1983-85; died in office 1985. Died in Bourneville, Ross County, Ohio, July 30, 1985 (age 72 years, 107 days). Interment at Twin Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1935 to Dorothy Cook; father of Mike Shoemaker (born c.1940).
      The Myrl H. Shoemaker Arena (opened 1989; renamed "Fifth Third Arena" 2005), in Cincinnati, Ohio, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article


    Yellow Bud Cemetery
    Yellow Bud, Ross County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Job Evans Stevenson (1832-1922) — of Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1832. Republican. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1869-73; defeated, 1874. Died in 1922 (age about 90 years). Interment at Yellow Bud Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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