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Bibb-Graves family of Alabama

Note: This is just one of 1,162 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.

  William Barnett (1761-1832) — of Georgia. Born in Amherst County, Va., March 4, 1761. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Georgia state senate, 1800; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1812-15. Slaveowner. Died in Montgomery County, Ala., April, 1832 (age 71 years, 0 days). Interment at Gilmer-Christian-Barnett Cemetery, Near Mathews Station, Montgomery County, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William Barnett (1730-1784) and Susannah (Webb) Barnett (1733-1823); married, March 21, 1807, to Sallie (Wyatt) Bibb (1759-1826; mother of William Wyatt Bibb and Thomas Bibb (1782-1839)).
  Political family: Bibb-Graves family of Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820) — also known as William W. Bibb — of Petersburg, Elbert County, Ga. Born in Amelia County, Va., October 2, 1781. Democrat. Physician; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1803-05; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1807-13 (4th District 1807, at-large 1807-09, 1st District 1809-11, at-large 1811-13); U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1813-16; Governor of Alabama Territory, 1817-19; Governor of Alabama, 1819-20; died in office 1820. Fell from his horse during a thunderstorm, sustained internal injuries, and died in Autauga County (part now in Elmore County), Ala., July 10, 1820 (age 38 years, 282 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Elmore County, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William Bibb (1735-1796) and Sally (Wyatt) Bibb (1759-1826; who later married William Barnett); brother of Thomas Bibb (1782-1839); married 1803 to Mary Ann Freeman (1788-1856); granduncle of Albert Taylor Goodwyn; cousin *** of David Bibb Graves.
  Political family: Bibb-Graves family of Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Willis Roberts
  Bibb counties in Ala. and Ga. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Bibb (1782-1839) — of Alabama. Born in Amelia County, Va., May 8, 1782. Delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1819; member of Alabama state senate, 1819-20; Governor of Alabama, 1820-21; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1830. Died in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., September 20, 1839 (age 57 years, 135 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William Bibb (1735-1796) and Sally (Wyatt) Bibb (1759-1826; who later married William Barnett); brother of William Wyatt Bibb; married 1809 to Parmelia Thompson (1784-1854); ancestor of James Creswell Gardner; cousin *** of David Bibb Graves (1873-1942).
  Political family: Bibb-Graves family of Alabama.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Taylor Goodwyn (1842-1931) — also known as Albert T. Goodwyn — of Robinson Springs, Elmore County, Ala. Born in Robinson Springs, Elmore County, Ala., December 17, 1842. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; state inspector of convicts, 1874-80; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1886-87; member of Alabama state senate, 1892-96; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1896-97; commander-in-chief, United Confederate Veterans, 1928-29. Member, United Confederate Veterans. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., July 1, 1931 (age 88 years, 196 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of D. Albert Gallatin Goodwyn and Harriet (Bibb) Goodwyn; married 1869 to Priscilla Cooper Tyler; grandnephew of William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820).
  Political family: Bibb-Graves family of Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Bibb Graves (1873-1942) — also known as Bibb Graves — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Hope Hull, Montgomery County, Ala., April 1, 1873. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; Alabama Democratic state chair, 1914-18; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Alabama, 1927-31, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of the Revolution; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., March 14, 1942 (age 68 years, 347 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of David Graves and Mattie (Bibb) Graves; married, October 10, 1900, to Dixie Bilele (1882-1965); cousin *** of William Wyatt Bibb and Thomas Bibb.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dixie Bibb Graves (1882-1965) — also known as Dixie Bilele — of Alabama. Born near Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., July 26, 1882. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1937-38; resigned 1938. Female. Member, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Women's Christian Temperance Union. Active in the women's suffrage movement. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., January 21, 1965 (age 82 years, 179 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Married, October 10, 1900, to David Bibb Graves (1873-1942).
  Political family: Bibb-Graves family of Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Creswell Gardner (1924-2010) — also known as James C. Gardner; Jim Gardner; "Mr. Shreveport" — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., July 17, 1924. Democrat. Power company executive; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1952-54; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1954-58; defeated, 1958. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Died, from cancer in Willis-Knighton Pierremont Medical Center, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., August 27, 2010 (age 86 years, 41 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Son of Arvill Pitt 'Jack' Gardner and Marie (Creswell) Gardner; married 1944 to Mary Ella Buchanan (died 1976); married 1978 to Mary Ann Welsh; descendant of Thomas Bibb (1782-1839).
  Political family: Bibb-Graves family of Alabama.
  See also Wikipedia article
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