Breck, Daniel b. February 12, 1788 d. February 4, 1871 US Congressman. Elected to represent Kentucky's 6th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1849 to 1851. Also served as a Member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives from 1824 to 1827, and 1834, and Justice of the Kentucky State Supreme Court from 1843 to 1849. (Bio by: K) Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section A, Lot 86
Clay, Cassius Marcellus b. October 10, 1810 d. July 23, 1903 Civil War Union Major General, US Diplomat. Nicknamed "The Lion of White Hall", at the outbreak of the Civil War, he was Minister to Russia and a antislavery supporter. President Abraham Lincoln recalled him to the United States in 1862, to accept a commission as a Major General of Volunteers for the support of Union International relations. He accepted his appointment, returned to Russia as a United States Military official serving 1863 to 1869 and was influential in the negotiations to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Combs, Earle b. May 14, 1899 d. July 21, 1976 This husky six-footer, the quiet leadoff man of the powerful 1927 Yankees covered Yankee Stadium's spacious center field, leading the league's centerfielders in putouts. Combs' specialty was the three-base hit; he had three in a 1927 game, led the AL in triples three times, and collected 154 in his career. His career came to an end in 1934 when he smashed into the wall at Sportsman's park chasing a flyball. His skull was fractured and his career ended. He was inducted into the Hall of Famer in...[Read More] Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section T, Lot 40.
Johnson, Keen b. January 12, 1896 d. February 7, 1970 Kentucky Governor. He served as Governor of Kentucky from 1939 to 1943. Also served as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 1935 to 1939, Secretary of the Kentucky Democratic Party in 1937, Member of the Democratic National Committee from Kentucky from 1940 to 1948, Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Kentucky in 1944, 1948, and 1952, and Democratic Candidate for United States Senator from Kentucky in 1960. (Bio by: K) Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
McCreary, James Bennett b. July 8, 1838 d. October 18, 1918 Democrat Congressman and two-term Governor of Kentucky. He served his first term as Governor from 1875-1879. He served in the House of Representatives from 1885-1897 and in the US Senate from 1903-1909. After leaving the Senate he was reelected Governor of Kentucky in 1912 and served until 1916. (Bio by: Tim Crutchfield) Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Roberts, Dock Phillip b. 1897 d. 1978 Born in Kirksville, Kentucky. Popular country recording artist on Gennett, ARC and Paramount labels in the 1920s and 1930s under the name "Fiddlin' Doc Roberts". He performed shows often with fellow local musician Asa Martin from Irvine, Kentucky, and played shows around the state of Kentucky. Though his records were successful and there was considerable pressure to tour nationwide, Roberts refused and preferred to stay close to home. He had regular radio shows in Council Bluffs, Iowa and...[Read More] Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Lot 38, Section R.
Smith, John Speed b. July 1, 1792 d. June 6, 1854 U.S. Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced to practice law in Richmond, Kentucky. During the War of 1812, he enlisted in the US Army and served as a Colonel aide-de-camp to General William Henry Harrison, who was later President of the United States. After the war, he was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1819, was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Robertson...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Stivers, Thomas b. July 15, 1850 d. June 28, 1877 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was awarded the Medal of Honor under the name of Thomas W. Stevers. He served as a Private in the US Army in Company D, 7th US Calvary. His award was for action on June 25 and 26, 1876 at the Little Big Horn, Montana. His citation reads "Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section D, Lot 49
Tevis, Walter Stone b. February 28, 1928 d. August 8, 1984 Author. He was a brillant writer noted for his novels and his short stories. His books have been translated into at least 18 languages and a variety of magazines. Three of novels were adapted into the feature films "The Hustler" (1959), "The Man Who to Earth" (1976) and "The Color of Money" (1984). He also was a Professor of English literature at the University of Ohio. He died of cancer at age 56. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA