Adair, John b. January 9, 1757 d. May 18, 1840 US Senator, US Congressman, 7th Kentucky Governor, War of 1812 Militia General. Born in South Carolina, he served during the American Revolutionary War in the state's militia and represented South Carolina as a delegate a convention assembled to ratify the United States Constitution. In 1788 he moved to Kentucky where he once again became active with the state militia and entered politics. In 1792 he was selected to be a part of the convention that drafted the state's first constitution, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Barry, William Taylor b. February 5, 1784 d. August 30, 1835 Cabinet Member. Mr. Barry held a variety of elected state positions in Kentucky, served as a United States Representative from the 5th district in Kentucky from 1810-1811, United States Senator from Kentucky 1814-1816 and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Kentucky from 1820-1824. He also served as United States Postmaster General from 1829-1835. Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Bibb, George Mortimer b. October 30, 1776 d. April 14, 1859 US Senator, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, he attended what is now Princeton University and graduated from William and Mary College in 1792. After being admitted to the bar, he moved to Kentucky in 1798 and became a lawyer in Lexington, later settling in Frankfort. His endeavors as a politician and jurist were marked by restlessness; he would attain a high office, only to resign (or refuse to run again) and return to private law practice. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Blackburn, Luke Pryor b. June 16, 1816 d. September 14, 1887 Kentucky Governor. Blackburn was a physician, and active in the Confederate cause during the War Between the States. He was accused of trying to infect Northern cities with yellow fever. After the war he devoted his efforts to fighting yellow fever in Tennessee, Florida, and Kentucky. He was elected governor in 1879. Blackburn's administration was responsible for several major reforms, including the state prison system. Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Boone, Daniel b. November 2, 1734 d. September 26, 1820 Early American Pioneer, Frontiersman. He is remembered for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky, which was then part of Virginia but on the other side of the mountains from the settled areas. He remains an iconic figure in American history, although his status as an early American folk hero and later as a subject of fiction has tended to obscure the actual details of his life. The general public remembers him as a hunter, pioneer, and "Indian-fighter," in spite of the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Frankfort Cemetery*, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Boone, Rebecca b. February 7, 1739 d. March 18, 1813 Early American Pioneer. She is best remembered as the wife of famed American frontiersman Daniel Boone. Born Rebecca Ann Bryan, at the age of 10 she moved with her Quaker grandparents, Morgan and Martha Bryan, to the Yadkin River Valley in the backwoods of North Carolina where she met and courted Daniel Boone in 1753 and married three years later at the age of 17. This union would product ten children. Additionally, she took in her new husband's two young orphan nephews, who lived with them in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Located just east of Marthasville. Privately owned but the public is welcome to visit.
Brown, John b. September 12, 1757 d. August 29, 1837 US Congressman. Served in the Virginia State Senate from 1784-1788. He was a United States Representive for Virginia from 1789-1792. United States Senator For Kentucky from 1792-1805, and he was cousin to John Breckinridge, James Breckinridge, and Francis Preston. He was the brother of James Brown and Grandfather of Benjamin Gratz Brown. (Bio by: Mike) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Buckner Jr., Simon Bolivar b. July 18, 1886 d. June 18, 1945 United States Army General. Graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1908. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1940, Major General in 1941 and Lieutenant General in 1943. In 1944 he organized the Tenth Army, which went into combat in Okinawa in 1945. He was killed by a Japanese artillery shell on June 18, 1945, three days before Okinawa was finally taken. He was first buried in the Tenth Army Cemetery on Okinawa before his remains were taken back to Kentucky to lie beside...[Read More] (Bio by: Garver Graver) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Buckner, Simon Bolivar b. April 1, 1823 d. January 8, 1914 Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General, Kentucky Governor. Born in Hart County, Kentucky, he graduated from the United States Military Academy with the Class of 1844, serving in the Mexican War. In 1855, he left the Army to enter the private business world. Although he did not own any slaves, he felt that the States had the right to determine whether they would allow slavery or not. When the South left the Union, he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. His forces...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Clarke, Beverly Leonidas b. February 11, 1809 d. March 17, 1860 US Congressman. After serving as a member of the Kentucky State Legislature in 1841, he was elected to represent Kentucky's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1847 to 1849. He was then appointed United States Minister to Guatemala and Honduras, serving from 1858 until his death in 1860. (Bio by: Mike) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Clay Jr., Henry b. April 10, 1811 d. February 22, 1847 United States Army Officer. The son of Kentucky Senator Henry Clay, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in in June 1831, but resigned his commission only months later in November of that year. He became a lawyer in Kentucky, and served in the Kentucky State Legislature from 1835 to 1837. Upon the outbreak of the Mexican War, he was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry regiment, and was killed in action at the head of...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Crittenden, George Bibb b. March 20, 1812 d. November 27, 1880 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. His brother was Union Major General Thomas Leondias Crittenden. Was not a successful commander, and resigned his commission in October 1862. His grave in the State Cemetery can be difficult to find, because his name on his marker is illegible. He is buried in the family plot, Section N, Lot 198, with a small stone marker on which only his dates of birth and death are legible. Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section N, Lot198
Crittenden Jr., John Jordan b. September 10, 1787 d. July 26, 1863 US Senator, Kentucky Governor, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. The most famous member of the Crittenden political dynasty, he was born near Versailles, Kentucky. He began his legal education as an apprentice to George M. Bibb, then went to Virginia for a degree in Law from William and Mary College. Admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1807, he began his political career when he accepted the position of Attorney General for the Illinois Territory. During the War of 1812, he worked as an aide to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Catharine) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section N, Lot 198
Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas b. May 15, 1819 d. October 23, 1893 Civil War Union Major General. Son of US Senator John J. Crittenden, younger brother of Confederate Brigadier General George Bibb Crittenden, and cousin of Union Brigadier General Thomas Turpin Crittenden. Son is John Jordan Crittenden who died during the Battle of Little Big Horn. After the war Thomas was U. S. Consul to Liverpool, England and then was the State Treasurer of Kentucky. His wife was Catherine (Kitty) Lucy Todd who was the daughter of his father's second wife and the wife's...[Read More] (Bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section N, Lot 198
Elliott, John Milton b. May 20, 1820 d. March 26, 1879 He was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives 1847 and 1860. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Kentucky for the 6th district from 1853 to 1859. Then became a delegate from Kentucky to the Confederate Provisional Congress from 1861 to 1862. He was then elected to be a representative for the state of Kentucky to the Confederate Congress from 1862 to 1865. He became a state court judge from 1868 to 1874. Then served as a justice on the Kentucky state supreme...[Read More] (Bio by: Mike) Cause of death: Murdered Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA