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    Private or family graveyard
    Madison County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Williamson Robert Winfield Cobb (1807-1864) — also known as Williamson R. W. Cobb — of Bellefonte, Jackson County, Ala. Born in Rhea County, Tenn., June 8, 1807. Democrat. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1845; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1847-61 (6th District 1847-53, 8th District 1853-55, 6th District 1855-61); Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 3rd District; defeated, 1861; elected 1863. Slaveowner. Killed by the accidental discharge of his own pistol, while putting up a fence on his plantation near Bellefonte, Jackson County, Ala., November 1, 1864 (age 57 years, 146 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Maple Hill Cemetery
    203 Maple Hill Drive
    Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    John J. Sparkman John Jackson Sparkman (1899-1985) — also known as John J. Sparkman — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born near Hartselle, Morgan County, Ala., December 20, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1937-46; resigned 1946; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1946-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1952. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen; Kiwanis; American Legion; Junior Order; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., November 16, 1985 (age 85 years, 331 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 2, 1923, to Ivo Hall.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Who's Who in United States Politics (1950)
      Clement Comer Clay (1789-1866) — also known as Clement C. Clay — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Halifax County, Va., December 17, 1789. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member Alabama territorial council, 1817-18; state court judge in Alabama, 1819-23; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1827-28; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1829-35; Governor of Alabama, 1835-37; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1837-41; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1843. Fought a duel in 1823 with Dr. Waddy Tate. Slaveowner. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., September 7, 1866 (age 76 years, 264 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Clement Claiborne Clay Jr. (1816-1882); second cousin once removed of Matthew Clay (1754-1815) and Green Clay; third cousin of Henry Clay (1777-1852), Porter Clay, Matthew Clay (c.1795-1827), Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878) and Cassius Marcellus Clay; third cousin once removed of Thomas Hart Clay, James Brown Clay and Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932); third cousin twice removed of Henry Clay (1849-1884).
      Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Ligon-Clay-Clopton family of Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The Clement C. Clay Bridge (built 1931; second span built 1965; first span replaced 2006), which carries U.S. 231 over the Tennessee River, between Madison and Morgan counties, Alabama, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Richard Wilde Walker (1857-1936) — also known as Richard W. Walker — of Alabama. Born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., March 11, 1857. Associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1891-92; appointed 1891; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1914-30; took senior status 1930. Died April 10, 1936 (age 79 years, 30 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Wilde Walker and Mary Ann (Simpson) Walker (1828-1914); nephew of Percy Walker and Leroy Pope Walker (1817-1884); grandson of John Williams Walker; granduncle of Richard Walker Bolling; first cousin of John Williams Walker Fearn.
      Political family: Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      Clement Claiborne Clay Jr. (1816-1882) — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., December 13, 1816. Democrat. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1842; state court judge in Alabama, 1846; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1853-61; Senator from Alabama in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Suspected of conspiring with other Confederates to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln, he was imprisoned for nearly a year after the war. Slaveowner. Died near Gurley, Madison County, Ala., January 3, 1882 (age 65 years, 21 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Clement Comer Clay; married, February 1, 1843, to Virginia Caroline Tunstall (1825-1915; who later married David Clopton (1820-1892)); second cousin twice removed of Matthew Clay (1754-1815) and Green Clay; third cousin once removed of Henry Clay (1777-1852), Porter Clay, Matthew Clay (c.1795-1827), Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878) and Cassius Marcellus Clay; fourth cousin of Thomas Hart Clay, James Brown Clay and Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932); fourth cousin once removed of Henry Clay (1849-1884).
      Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Ligon-Clay-Clopton family of Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on Confederate States $1 notes in 1862-64.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Williams Walker (1783-1823) — also known as John W. Walker — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Amelia County, Va., August 12, 1783. Democrat. Member of Alabama territorial legislature, 1810; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1819; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1819-22. Slaveowner. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., April 23, 1823 (age 39 years, 254 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Jeremiah Walker (1746-1792) and Mary Jane (Graves) Walker (1747-1786); married to Matilda Pope; father of Percy Walker, Leroy Pope Walker and Richard Wilde Walker (1823-1874); grandfather of John Williams Walker Fearn and Richard Wilde Walker (1857-1936); second great-grandfather of Richard Walker Bolling (1916-1991).
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Walker County, Ala. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jeremiah Clemens (1814-1865) — of Alabama. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., December 28, 1814. Democrat. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1839-40; member of Alabama state legislature, 1840; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1849-53. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., May 19, 1865 (age 50 years, 142 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Reuben Chapman (1799-1882) — of Somerville, Morgan County, Ala.; Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va., July 15, 1799. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state senate, 1832-35; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1835-47 (1st District 1835-41, at-large 1841-43, 6th District 1843-47); Governor of Alabama, 1847-49; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1855; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860, 1868; Confederate States Envoy to France, 1862-65. Slaveowner. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., May 16, 1882 (age 82 years, 305 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Robert Miller Patton (1809-1885) — of Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala. Born July 10, 1809. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860; Governor of Alabama, 1865-68. Died February 28, 1885 (age 75 years, 233 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      David Peter Lewis (1820-1884) — of Alabama. Born in Charlotte County, Va., 1820. Delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Alabama to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861; Governor of Alabama, 1872-74. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., July 3, 1884 (age about 64 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      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.
      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
      Leroy Pope Walker (1817-1884) — also known as Leroy P. Walker — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., February 7, 1817. Democrat. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1843-44, 1847-51, 1853; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1884; Confederate Secretary of War, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1875. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., August 23, 1884 (age 67 years, 198 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Williams Walker (1783-1823) and Matilda (Pope) Walker; brother of Percy Walker and Richard Wilde Walker (1823-1874); uncle of John Williams Walker Fearn and Richard Wilde Walker (1857-1936); great-granduncle of Richard Walker Bolling.
      Political family: Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lowndes Henry Davis (1836-1920) — also known as Lowndes H. Davis — of Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Born in Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., December 13, 1836. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1870; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 26th District, 1875; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1879-85 (4th District 1879-83, 14th District 1883-85); defeated (Republican), 1876. Died in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., February 4, 1920 (age 83 years, 53 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Richardson (1839-1914) — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Alabama, May 8, 1839. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1865-67; state court judge in Alabama, 1875-86; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1888; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1900-14; died in office 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1904 (Honorary Vice-President). Slaveowner. Died March 31, 1914 (age 74 years, 327 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard Wilde Walker (1823-1874) — of Alabama. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., February 16, 1823. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1851, 1855; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1859; Delegate from Alabama to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Alabama in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., June 16, 1874 (age 51 years, 120 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Williams Walker and Matilda (Pope) Walker; brother of Percy Walker and Leroy Pope Walker (1817-1884); married to Mary Ann Simpson (1828-1914); father of Richard Wilde Walker; uncle of John Williams Walker Fearn; great-grandfather of Richard Walker Bolling.
      Political family: Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      William Manning Lowe (1842-1882) — also known as William M. Lowe — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., June 12, 1842. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1868; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1870; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1875; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1879-81, 1882; died in office 1882. Died October 12, 1882 (age 40 years, 122 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jabez Leftwich (1765-1855) — of Liberty (now Bedford), Bedford County, Va. Born in Bedford County, Va., September 22, 1765. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1801; U.S. Representative from Virginia 7th District, 1821-25; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1830. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., June 22, 1855 (age 89 years, 273 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Augustine Leftwich (1712-1795) and Mary (Moxley) Leftwich (1718-1777); married to Delilah Stoval (1768-1846); great-granduncle of John William Leftwich (1826-1870).
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Hezekiah Balch (1877-1969) — also known as Henry H. Balch — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Madison, Madison County, Ala., January 6, 1877. School teacher; superintendent of schools; helped organize the public school system in the Philippine Islands, 1901-12; U.S. Consul in St. Stephen, 1914; Yarmouth, 1915-16; Asuncion, 1916-21; Adelaide, 1921-27; Monterrey, 1928-29; U.S. Consul General in Dublin, 1931-38; Genoa, 1942. Episcopalian. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., November 30, 1969 (age 92 years, 328 days). Entombed at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Williamson Balch and Martha Ann (Parsons) Balch; married, May 13, 1915, to Josephine Irene 'Josie' McCaleb (died 1963).
      Peter Myndert Dox (1813-1891) — also known as Peter M. Dox — of Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y.; Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y., September 11, 1813. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1842; county judge in New York, 1855-56; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1865; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1869-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1872. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., April 2, 1891 (age 77 years, 203 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Dox and Anne Cary (Nicholas) Dox; married, October 12, 1854, to Matilda Walker Pope (1826-1871); grandson of John Nicholas; grandnephew of George Nicholas and Wilson Cary Nicholas; great-grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); first cousin once removed of Peyton Randolph and Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857); first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin of Edmund Randolph; second cousin once removed of Harry Bartow Hawes; second cousin twice removed of Carter Bassett Harrison, William Henry Harrison and Francis Beverley Biddle; third cousin of Thomas Marshall and James Keith Marshall; third cousin once removed of John Scott Harrison; third cousin twice removed of Burwell Bassett; fourth cousin of Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); fourth cousin once removed of Connally Findlay Trigg, Russell Benjamin Harrison, Carter Henry Harrison II, Richard Evelyn Byrd and William Welby Beverley (1889-1969).
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Humphrey Sloss (1826-1911) — of Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill.; Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala. Born in Somerville, Morgan County, Ala., October 12, 1826. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1858-59; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Tuscumbia, Alabama; member of Alabama state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1871-75. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., January 27, 1911 (age 84 years, 107 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Addison White (1824-1909) — of Kentucky. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., May 1, 1824. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1851-53; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., February 4, 1909 (age 84 years, 279 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: First cousin of John White (1802-1845).
      Political family: White family of Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Willis Garth (1828-1912) — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Morgan County, Ala., October 28, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1877-79. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., February 25, 1912 (age 83 years, 120 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Fearn (1789-1863) — of Alabama. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., November 15, 1789. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Alabama state legislature, 1820; Delegate from Alabama to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., January 16, 1863 (age 73 years, 62 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Sally Fearn (who married William Taylor Sullivan Barry (1821-1868)).
      Nicholas Davis Jr. (1825-1875) — of Alabama. Born in Athens, Limestone County, Ala., January 14, 1825. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1851; delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Alabama to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., November 3, 1875 (age 50 years, 293 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      James Perry Drake (d. 1876) — also known as James P. Drake — of Indiana. Indiana state treasurer, 1850-53. Died August 12, 1876. Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Patricia Holmes Buell.
      Robert Barnwell Rhett Jr. (1828-1905) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., February 25, 1828. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Charleston County, 1876-78. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., January 29, 1905 (age 76 years, 339 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Barnwell Rhett and Elizabeth Washington (Burnett) Rhett (1809-1852); married to Josephine Horton (1830-1860) and Harriet Moore (1836-1902); nephew of Andrew William Burnet; grandnephew of Henry William de Saussure; granduncle of Burnet Rhett Maybank; great-grandson of Daniel DeSaussure; great-granduncle of Burnet Rhett Maybank Jr.; first cousin once removed of William Ford DeSaussure (1792-1870); second cousin of Wilmot Gibbes de Saussure.
      Political family: DeSaussure-Lowndes-Aiken-Rhett family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William F. Struve (1865-1943) — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Batesville, Ripley County, Ind., August 14, 1865. Republican. Saloon keeper; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1908. German ancestry. Died in Madison County, Ala., February 13, 1943 (age 77 years, 183 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William F. Struve and Mary Struve.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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