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Maj James J. Lampton

Maj James J. Lampton

Birth
Adair County, Kentucky, USA
Death 2 Mar 1887 (aged 69–70)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 24A, Grave 75)
Memorial ID 22779 · View Source
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Lampton was the son of Mark Twain's granduncle. The character of Colonel Sellers in Mark Twain's The Gilded Age was based on Twain's cousin James Lampton. Originally interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO (Block 71, Lot 1075), but was moved to St. Peter's Cemetery, St. Louis, MO in 1905.

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  • Added: 18 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj James J. Lampton (1817–2 Mar 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22779, citing Saint Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .