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Bibb-Graves family of Montgomery, Alabama

Note: This is just one of 1,130 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.

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  William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820) — also known as William W. Bibb — of Petersburg, Elbert County, Ga. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., October 2, 1781. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1803; 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, sustained internal injuries, and died in Autauga County, Ala., July 9, 1820 (age 38 years, 281 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Elmore County, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William Bibb and Sally (Wyatt) Bibb; brother of Thomas Bibb (1783-1839); married 1803 to Mary Freeman; granduncle of Albert Taylor Goodwyn; cousin *** of David Bibb Graves.
  Political family: Bibb-Graves family of Montgomery, Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Willis Roberts
  Bibb counties in Ala. and Ga. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Thomas Bibb (1783-1839) — of Alabama. Born in 1783. Delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1819; Governor of Alabama, 1820-21. Died September 20, 1839 (age about 56 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.
  Relatives: Brother of William Wyatt Bibb; cousin *** of David Bibb Graves (1873-1942).
  Political family: Bibb-Graves family of Montgomery, Alabama.
  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 Montgomery, 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 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 Montgomery, Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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