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Barbour County
Alabama

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Barbour County

Index to Locations

  • Clayton City Cemetery
  • Eufaula Fairview Cemetery
  • Eufaula Shorter Cemetery


    City Cemetery
    Clayton, Barbour County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Jeremiah Norman Williams (1829-1915) — of Clayton, Barbour County, Ala. Born in Alabama, 1829. Democrat. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1875-79 (2nd District 1875-77, 3rd District 1877-79). Died in 1915 (age about 86 years). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fairview Cemetery
    Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      James Lawrence Pugh (1820-1907) — also known as James L. Pugh — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala. Born in Burke County, Ga., December 12, 1820. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1859-61; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 8th District, 1862-65; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1875; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1880-97. Died March 9, 1907 (age 86 years, 87 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    William D. Jelks William Dorsey Jelks (1855-1931) — also known as William D. Jelks — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Russell County, Ala., November 7, 1855. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of Alabama state senate, 1890; Governor of Alabama, 1900, 1901-04, 1905-07; president, Protective Life Insurance Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912; member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1912-16. Died in Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala., December 13, 1931 (age 76 years, 36 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph William Dorsey Jelks (1819-1862) and Jane Goodrum (Frazer) Jelks (1831-1896); married, June 7, 1883, to Alice Keitt Shorter (1864-1945; niece of John Gill Shorter (1818-1872) and Eli Sims Shorter).
      Political family: Shorter family of Eufaula, Alabama.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
      George Chauncey Sparks (1884-1968) — also known as Chauncey Sparks — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala. Born in Barbour County, Ala., October 8, 1884. Democrat. State court judge in Alabama, 1911-15; member of Alabama state legislature, 1919-23, 1931-39; Governor of Alabama, 1943-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1944 (speaker), 1948. Baptist. Member, Kiwanis. Died November 6, 1968 (age 84 years, 29 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
    Henry D. Clayton Henry De Lamar Clayton (1857-1929) — also known as Henry D. Clayton — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala. Born near Clayton, Barbour County, Ala., February 10, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1888, 1892; member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1888; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1890-91; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1893-96; U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1897-1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908, 1912 (speaker); U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, 1914. Author of the Clayton Antitrust Act. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., December 21, 1929 (age 72 years, 314 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Bertram Tracy Clayton (1862-1918).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1908
      Stanley Hubert Dent, Jr. (1869-1938) — also known as S. Hubert Dent, Jr. — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala., August 16, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney, 1902-09; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1909-21; delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large, 1933. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Redmen; Woodmen. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., October 6, 1938 (age 69 years, 51 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of S. H. Dent and Anna Beall (Young) Dent; married to Etta Tinsley.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Eli Sims Shorter (1823-1879) — also known as Eli S. Shorter — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala. Born in Monticello, Jasper County, Ga., March 15, 1823. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1855-59; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1872, 1876. Died in Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala., April 29, 1879 (age 56 years, 45 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reuben Clark Shorter (1787-1853) and Mary Butler (Gill) Shorter (1797-1868); brother of John Gill Shorter; married to Marietta Fannin (1830-1898); uncle of Alice Keitt Shorter (1864-1945; who married William Dorsey Jelks (1855-1931)).
      Political family: Shorter family of Eufaula, Alabama.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr. — also known as Charles S. McDowell, Jr. — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912, 1924, 1936; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1923-27. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Hiram Hawkins (1826-1914) — of Bath County, Ky.; Barbour County, Ala. Born near Owingsville, Bath County, Ky., 1826. Farmer; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state legislature, 1870. Died in 1914 (age about 88 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.


    Shorter Cemetery
    Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      John Gill Shorter (1818-1872) — of Alabama. Born in Monticello, Jasper County, Ga., April 23, 1818. Member of Alabama state senate, 1845; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1851; state court judge in Alabama, 1852; Delegate from Alabama to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861; Governor of Alabama, 1861-63. Died in Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala., May 29, 1872 (age 54 years, 36 days). Interment at Shorter Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reuben Clark Shorter (1787-1853) and Mary Butler (Gill) Shorter (1797-1868); brother of Eli Sims Shorter; married to Mary Jane Battle (1825-1879); uncle of Alice Keitt Shorter (1864-1945; who married William Dorsey Jelks (1855-1931)).
      Political family: Shorter family of Eufaula, Alabama.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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