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Hampshire County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hampshire County

Index to Locations

  • Capon Springs Unknown location
  • High View Timber Ridge Christian Church Cemetery
  • Romney Indian Mound Cemetery
  • Springfield Springfield Hill Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Capon Springs, Hampshire County, West Virginia


    Timber Ridge Christian Church Cemetery
    High View, Hampshire County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Caudy G. Davis Caudy George Davis (1886-1985) — also known as Caudy G. Davis — of Yellow Spring, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Yellow Spring, Hampshire County, W.Va., April 30, 1886. Democrat. School teacher; surveyor; justice of the peace; deputy sheriff; elected West Virginia state house of delegates from Hampshire County 1928. Died in Yellow Spring, Hampshire County, W.Va., September 18, 1985 (age 99 years, 141 days). Interment at Timber Ridge Christian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Franklin Davis (1848-1927) and Hannah Caroline (Spaid) Davis (1849-1914); married, June 6, 1912, to Ada E. Spaid (1887-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929


    Indian Mound Cemetery
    Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Jeremiah Jacob (1829-1893) — also known as John J. Jacob — of Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Green Spring, Hampshire County, Va. (now W.Va.), December 9, 1829. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hampshire County, 1869; Governor of West Virginia, 1871-77. Died in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., November 24, 1893 (age 63 years, 350 days). Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
    John J. Cornwell John Jacob Cornwell (1867-1953) — also known as John J. Cornwell — of Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Ritchie County, W.Va., July 11, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; owner and editor of The Hampshire Review newspaper; financed and built Hampshire Southern Railroad; president, Bank of Romney; director and general counsel, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1896, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1932, 1940; member of West Virginia state senate, 1899-1906 (12th District 1899-1902, 15th District 1903-06); Governor of West Virginia, 1917-21; defeated, 1904. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., September 8, 1953 (age 86 years, 59 days). Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob H. Cornwell and Mary E. (Taylor) Cornwell; married, June 30, 1891, to Edna Brady.
      Cross-reference: James W. Weir
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1917
      William Armstrong (1782-1865) — of Virginia. Born in County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), December 23, 1782. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1822-23; U.S. Representative from Virginia 16th District, 1825-33. Slaveowner. Died in Keyser, Mineral County, W.Va., May 10, 1865 (age 82 years, 138 days). Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Garnett Kerr Kump (1875-1957) — also known as G. K. Kump — of Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Capon Springs, Hampshire County, W.Va., December 9, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hampshire County, 1905-06; member of West Virginia state senate 15th District, 1913-20. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va., June 28, 1957 (age 81 years, 201 days). Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Margaret Frances (Rudolph) Kump (1840-1926) and Benjamin Franklin Kump (1841-1915); brother of Herman Guy Kump; married to Mary Elizabeth Zimmerman (1903-1994); uncle of Cyrus Scott Kump (1908-1964).
      Political family: Kump family of Elkins, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Rinehart Blue (1905-1965) — also known as John R. Blue — of Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va., October 13, 1905. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher; merchant; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hampshire County, 1953-58; appointed 1953. Presbyterian. Member, Moose; Lions; American Legion. Died in Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va., 1965 (age about 59 years). Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John David Blue (1877-1951) and Mary Buckner (Rinehart) Blue (1881-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Sloan Kuykendall (1878-1928) — also known as J. Sloan Kuykendall — of Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Hampshire County, W.Va., December 9, 1878. Democrat. Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1912. Died February 28, 1928 (age 49 years, 81 days). Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Kuykendall (1852-1898) and Hannah Pierce (Sloane) Kuykendall; married, April 5, 1905, to Bertha Williams (1883-1962); father of James Sloan Kuykendall Jr. (1906-1995).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Springfield Hill Cemetery
    Springfield, Hampshire County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    William H. Ansel, Jr. William Henry Ansel Jr. (1914-1988) — also known as William H. Ansel, Jr.; Dick Ansel — of Springfield, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Springfield, Hampshire County, W.Va., January 23, 1914. Democrat. School teacher and principal; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hampshire County, 1943-48; West Virginia state treasurer, 1949-51; appointed 1949. Methodist. Member, Lions; Moose. Died in Springfield, Hampshire County, W.Va., December 13, 1988 (age 74 years, 325 days). Interment at Springfield Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Ansel (1889-1962) and Alberta Catherine (Fields) Ansel (1894-1966); married, October 21, 1933, to Helen Catherine Kauffman (1913-1993).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951

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