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Montgomery County
Tennessee

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Montgomery County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Clarksville Greenwood Cemetery
  • Clarksville Riverview Cemetery
  • Near Clarksville Marable Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Montgomery County, Tennessee
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Blount (1768-1835) — also known as Willie Blount — of Tennessee. Born in Bertie County, N.C., April 18, 1768. Superior court judge in Tennessee, 1796; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1807-09; Governor of Tennessee, 1809-15; defeated, 1827; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1834. Died near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 10, 1835 (age 67 years, 145 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment at Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tenn.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Blount and Hannah (Baker) Blount; half-brother of William Blount (1749-1800); married 1809 to Lucinda Baker; second great-grandfather of Harry Hill McAlister.
      Political family: Blount family of North Carolina.
      Blount County, Ala. is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Cave Johnson (1793-1866) — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born in Robertson County, Tenn., January 11, 1793. Democrat. Lawyer; Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney, 1817; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1829-37, 1839-45 (8th District 1829-33, 11th District 1833-37, 1839-43, 9th District 1843-45); U.S. Postmaster General, 1845-49; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1850-51; banker. Slaveowner. Died in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn., November 23, 1866 (age 73 years, 316 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Johnson (1766-1826) and Mary 'Molly' (Noel) Johnson (1766-1816); married, February 20, 1838, to Elizabeth 'Betsy' Dortch (1801-1851).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Tennessee Encyclopedia
      Austin Peay IV (1876-1927) — also known as "The Maker of Modern Tennessee" — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born in Christian County, Ky., June 1, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1901-05; Tennessee Democratic state chair, 1905; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916 (Honorary Vice-President), 1924; Governor of Tennessee, 1923-27; died in office 1927. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Kappa Alpha Order. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, at the Governor's Residence, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., October 2, 1927 (age 51 years, 123 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Austin Peay and Cornelia Frances (Leavell) Peay; married, September 19, 1895, to Sallie Hurst; father of Austin Peay V (1901-1949).
      Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Horace Harmon Lurton (1844-1914) — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.; Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., February 26, 1844. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1886-93; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1893-1909; law professor; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1909-14; died in office 1914. Episcopalian. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., July 12, 1914 (age 70 years, 136 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lycurgus L. Lurton and Sarah (Harmon) Lurton; married 1867 to Frances Owen.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Horace H. Lurton (built 1943 at Brunswick, Georgia; scrapped 1968) was named for him.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
      William Blount (1768-1835) — also known as Willie Blount — of Tennessee. Born in Bertie County, N.C., April 18, 1768. Superior court judge in Tennessee, 1796; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1807-09; Governor of Tennessee, 1809-15; defeated, 1827; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1834. Died near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 10, 1835 (age 67 years, 145 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Montgomery County, Tenn.; reinterment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Blount and Hannah (Baker) Blount; half-brother of William Blount (1749-1800); married 1809 to Lucinda Baker; second great-grandfather of Harry Hill McAlister.
      Political family: Blount family of North Carolina.
      Blount County, Ala. is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      James Edmund Bailey (1822-1885) — of Tennessee. Born in Montgomery County, Tenn., August 15, 1822. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1853; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; state court judge in Tennessee, 1874; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1877-81. Slaveowner. Died in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn., December 29, 1885 (age 63 years, 136 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Gustavus Adolphus Henry (1804-1880) — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born in Scott County, Ky., October 8, 1804. Whig. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1831-33; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1851; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1853, 1855; Senator from Tennessee in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn., September 10, 1880 (age 75 years, 338 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Gustavus Adolphus
      Relatives: Son of William Henry (1761-1824) and Elizabeth Julia (Flournoy) Henry (1768-1813); brother of Robert Pryor Henry and John Flournoy Henry; married, February 17, 1834, to Marion McClure (1812-1882); second cousin of Thomas Stanhope Flournoy; second cousin once removed of James Speed; third cousin once removed of Richard Aylett Buckner, Luke Pryor Blackburn (1816-1887) and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; third cousin twice removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; third cousin thrice removed of Smith Alford Blackburn; fourth cousin of Aylette Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner and James Francis Buckner.
      Political family: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      John Ford House (1827-1904) — also known as John F. House — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., January 9, 1827. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1853; Delegate from Tennessee to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1870; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1875-83; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Tennessee, 1896. Slaveowner. Died in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn., June 28, 1904 (age 77 years, 171 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alfred Robb (d. 1862) — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Mortally wounded in the battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, and died soon after, in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn., 1862. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Austin Peay V (1901-1949) — of Tennessee. Born in 1901. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1928; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1931-35. Died in 1949 (age about 48 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Austin Peay IV (1876-1927).


    Riverview Cemetery
    (formerly City Cemetery)
    Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      James B. Reynolds (1779-1851) — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born in County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), 1779. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1815-17, 1823-25. Slaveowner. Died in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn., June 10, 1851 (age about 71 years). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Marable Cemetery
    Near Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      John Hartwell Marable (1786-1844) — of Tennessee. Born near Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Va., November 18, 1786. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1817-18; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 8th District, 1825-29. Slaveowner. Died in Montgomery County, Tenn., April 11, 1844 (age 57 years, 145 days). Interment at Marable Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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