ARDERY, William Breckinridge

(1887-1967) also known as William B. Ardery of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., August 11, 1887. Son of William Porter Ardery and Mary Ella (Adair) Ardery; married, April 14, 1910, to Julia Hoge Spencer; father of Philip Pendleton Ardery. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 73rd District, 1930-31; candidate for nomination for Governor of Kentucky, 1931; circuit judge in Kentucky 14th District, 1936-67. Disciples of Christ. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution; American Judicature Society; Society of Colonial Wars. Died of a heart attack, in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., July 25, 1967. Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.

 

CLAY, Brutus Junius

(1808-1878) of Kentucky. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., July 1, 1808. Nephew of Matthew Clay (1754-1815); son of Green Clay; second cousin of Henry Clay (1777-1852). Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1840, 1860; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1863-65. Died near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., October 11, 1878. Interment at Auvergne Cemetery, Paris, Ky.

 

CROXTON, John Thomas

(1836-1874) also known as John T. Croxton of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., November 20, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Kentucky Republican state chair, 1868; U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1873-74, died in office 1874. Member, Freemasons. Died, from consumption (tuberculosis), in La Paz, Bolivia, April 16, 1874. Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.

 

CUNNINGHAM, W. R.

Bourbon County, Ky. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861. Burial location unknown

 

DAVIS, Garrett

(1801-1872) of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., September 10, 1801. Brother of Amos Davis. Member of Kentucky state legislature; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1839-47 (12th District 1839-43, 8th District 1843-47); U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1861-72; died in office 1872. Died in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., September 22, 1872. Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky. Davis County, Iowa is named for him.

 

GARFIELDE, Selucius

(1822-1881) of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky.; El Dorado County, Calif.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., December 8, 1822. Democrat. Delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; member of California state assembly 12th District, 1853-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1869-73; defeated, 1860. Died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1881. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

 

GARRARD, James

(1749-1822) - Born in Stafford County, Va., January 14, 1749. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1779; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1792; Governor of Kentucky, 1796-1804. Baptist. Died in Bourbon County, Ky., January 19, 1822. Interment at a private or family graveyard, Bourbon County, Ky. Garrard County, Ky. is named for him.

 

HOWARD, Henry Clay

(1860-1928) also known as H. Clay Howard  of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., November 14, 1860. Son of Henry Clay Howard and Elizabeth Payne (Lewis) Howard; married, January 27, 1897, to Margaret Helm Clay. Republican. Lawyer; county judge in Kentucky, 1894-98; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1900; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1911-13. Died in 1928. Burial location unknown

 

MARSHALL, Thomas Alexander

(1794-1871) - also known as Thomas A. Marshall  of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., January 15, 1794. Nephew and first cousin once removed of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall (1770-1825); son of Humphrey Marshall. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1827; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1831-35 (2nd District 1831-33, 12th District 1833-35); state court judge in Kentucky, 1835. Died April 17, 1871. Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.

 

MARTSON, L.

of Millersburg, Bourbon County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1860. Burial location unknown.

 

SIMMS, William Emmett

(1822-1898) - also known as William E. Simms of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., January 2, 1822. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1849-51; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1859-61; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Senator from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., June 25, 1898. Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.

 

SMITH, James

(1737-1812) - of Kentucky. Born in Chester County, Pa., 1737. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Kentucky state legislature. Died in Bourbon County, Ky., 1812. Burial location unknown.

 

THORNTON, Anthony

(1814-1904) - of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., November 9, 1814. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Moultrie and Shelby counties, 1847; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1850; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Cumberland and Shelby counties, 1862; U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1865-67; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1870-73. Died in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill., September 10, 1904. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, Ill.