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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Montgomery County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Near Mathews Station Gilmer-Christian-Barnett Cemetery
  • Montgomery Blount Cultural Park
  • Montgomery Cedars Plantation
  • Montgomery Greenwood Cemetery
  • Montgomery Oakwood Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Montgomery County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Julius Caesar Alford (1799-1863) — also known as Julius C. Alford — of LaGrange, Troup County, Ga. Born in Greensboro, Greene County, Ga., May 10, 1799. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1830; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1837, 1839-41; defeated, 1836; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1855; delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861. Slaveowner. Died near Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., January 1, 1863 (age 63 years, 236 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Presumably named for: Julius Caesar
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Gilmer-Christian-Barnett Cemetery
    Near Mathews Station, Montgomery County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      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.
      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


    Blount Cultural Park
    Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Winton Malcolm Blount (1921-2002) — also known as Winton M. Blount; Red Blount — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Union Springs, Bullock County, Ala., February 1, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Postmaster General, 1969-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1972 (delegation chair); candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1972. Presbyterian. Died in Highlands, Macon County, N.C., October 24, 2002 (age 81 years, 265 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery; statue at Blount Cultural Park.
      Relatives: Son of Winton Malcolm Blount (1890-1944) and Clara Belle (Chalker) Blount (1896-1968); married 1940 to Mary Katherine Archibald (1920-1999); married to Carolyn Self (1925-2005).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cedars Plantation
    Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Willis Brewer (1844-1912) — of Hayneville, Lowndes County, Ala. Born near Livingston, Sumter County, Ala., March 15, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; journalist; lawyer; planter; Lowndes County Treasurer, 1871; Alabama state auditor, 1876-80; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1880-82, 1890-94; member of Alabama state senate, 1882-90, 1894-97; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1892; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1897-1901. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., October 30, 1912 (age 68 years, 229 days). Entombed at Cedars Plantation.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      George Corley Wallace Jr. (1919-1998) — also known as George C. Wallace — of Clayton, Barbour County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Clio, Barbour County, Ala., August 25, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1947-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948 (alternate), 1956; circuit judge in Alabama, 1953-58; Governor of Alabama, 1963-67, 1971-72, 1972-79, 1983-87; defeated in Democratic primary, 1958; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1964, 1972, 1976; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1968. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Moose; Elks; Woodmen; Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans. Worked as a professional boxer in the late 1930s. While campaigning in Maryland on May 15, 1972, was shot by Arthur Bremer; the injury paralyzed both legs. Along with Ohio's James A. Rhodes, he was the longest serving state governor in U.S. history. Died in Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., September 13, 1998 (age 79 years, 19 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George C. Wallace and Mozell (Smith) Wallace; married, May 21, 1943, to Lurleen Brigham Burns; married, June 4, 1971, to Cornelia Ellis Snively (divorced 1978; niece of James Elisha Folsom; first cousin of James Elisha Folsom Jr.); married 1981 to Lisa Taylor (divorced 1987); father of George C. Wallace Jr. (born c.1946).
      Political family: Wallace-Folsom family of Montgomery, Alabama.
      Cross-reference: Seybourn H. Lynne
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Books about George C. Wallace: Stephan Lesher, George Wallace : American Populist — Dan T. Carter, The Politics of Rage : George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics — Lloyd Rohler, George Wallace : Conservative Populist — Jeff Frederick, Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George C. Wallace
      Joseph Lister Hill (1894-1984) — also known as Lister Hill — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., December 29, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1923-38; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1924, 1940, 1948, 1952; speaker, 1944; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1938-69. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., December 21, 1984 (age 89 years, 358 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. L. L. Hill and Lily L. Hill; married, February 20, 1928, to Henrietta Fontaine McCormick.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Winton Malcolm Blount (1921-2002) — also known as Winton M. Blount; Red Blount — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Union Springs, Bullock County, Ala., February 1, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Postmaster General, 1969-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1972 (delegation chair); candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1972. Presbyterian. Died in Highlands, Macon County, N.C., October 24, 2002 (age 81 years, 265 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery; statue at Blount Cultural Park.
      Relatives: Son of Winton Malcolm Blount (1890-1944) and Clara Belle (Chalker) Blount (1896-1968); married 1940 to Mary Katherine Archibald (1920-1999); married to Carolyn Self (1925-2005).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      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.
      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
      Leon Clarence McCord (1878-1952) — also known as Leon McCord — of Scottsboro, Jackson County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Conyers, Rockdale County, Ga., June 21, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; Alabama Railroad Commissioner, 1911-15; circuit judge in Alabama, 1916-35; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1934; member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1937; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1938-51; took senior status 1951. Died February 11, 1952 (age 73 years, 235 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      Seth Gordon Persons (1902-1965) — also known as Gordon Persons — of Alabama. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., February 5, 1902. Democrat. Governor of Alabama, 1951-55. Died, of a stroke, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., May 29, 1965 (age 63 years, 113 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Alice McKeithen.
      See also National Governors Association biography — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Lurleen Burns Wallace (1926-1968) — also known as Lurleen B. Wallace; Lurleen Brigham Burns — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., September 19, 1926. Democrat. Governor of Alabama, 1967-68; died in office 1968. Female. Methodist. Died, of uterine cancer, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., May 7, 1968 (age 41 years, 231 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Henry Burns and Estelle (Burroughs) Burns; married, May 21, 1943, to George Corley Wallace Jr. (1919-1998).
      Political family: Wallace-Folsom family of Montgomery, Alabama.
      The Lurleen Wallace Tumor Institute, at the University of Alabama Birmingham, is named for her.  — Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (established 1967 as Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College), with campuses in Covington, Butler, and Crenshaw counties, Alabama, is named for her.  — Lake Lurleen, and Lake Lurleen State Park, in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, are named for her.
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
      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.
      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
      J. Haden Alldredge (1887-1962) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Brooksville, Blount County, Ala., July 28, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; economist; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1939-55. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., December 5, 1962 (age 75 years, 130 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick Griffin Alldredge and Sophia (Haden) Alldredge; married 1907 to Mildred Chilton (died 1923); married, January 12, 1927, to Adna Eley.
      John William Abercrombie (1866-1940) — also known as John W. Abercrombie — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala.; Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala. Born near Kellys Creek, St. Clair County, Ala., May 17, 1866. Democrat. Member of Alabama state senate, 1896-98; Alabama superintendent of education, 1898-1902, 1920-27; president, University of Alabama, 1902-11; U.S. Representative from Alabama at-large, 1913-17. Baptist. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Beta Kappa; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Woodmen; Kiwanis. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., July 2, 1940 (age 74 years, 46 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry M. Abercrombie and Sarah A. (Kendrick) Abercrombie; married, January 8, 1891, to Rose Merrill.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur Bounds Chilton (1890-1934) — also known as Arthur B. Chilton; "A.B.C." — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born July 14, 1890. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1931-34. Died, from polycystic kidney disease, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., April 21, 1934 (age 43 years, 281 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Claudius Lysias Chilton (1856-1914) and Mabel Cecelia (Pierce) Chilton (1862-1911); married to Frances Louise Wheeler (1897-1988); grandson of William Parish Chilton; grandnephew of Thomas Chilton and John Tyler Morgan; first cousin four times removed of John Smith; second cousin of Horace George Chilton; second cousin twice removed of Joshua Chilton; third cousin once removed of Commodore Perry Chilton and Shadrach Chilton; fourth cousin once removed of Howell Cobb, Henry Rootes Jackson (1820-1898) and Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Jackson-Lee family; King family of Savannah, Georgia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Washington-Walker family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles B. Kennamer Jr. (1908-1991) — of Guntersville, Marshall County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Guntersville, Marshall County, Ala., September 25, 1908. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., July 24, 1991 (age 82 years, 302 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Brents Kennamer and Birdie Hooper Kennamer; brother of Ralph Kennamer; married, October 17, 1934, to Margaret Grigsby Holley (1908-2002); nephew of Thomas Jacob Kennamer and Franklin Elmore Kennamer; second cousin of Walter Judson Kennamer; fourth cousin of Clarence Elliott Kennemer Jr. (1908-1962).
      Political family: Kennamer family of Kennamer Cove and Montgomery, Alabama.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    829 Columbus Street
    Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Hilary A. Herbert Hilary Abner Herbert (1834-1919) — also known as Hilary A. Herbert — of Greenville, Butler County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala.; Washington, D.C. Born in Laurensville, Laurens District (now Laurens, Laurens County), S.C., March 12, 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1877-93; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1893-97. Slaveowner. Died March 6, 1919 (age 84 years, 359 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas E. Herbert and Dorothy Teague (Young) Herbert; married, April 23, 1867, to Ella B. Smith.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Hilary A. Herbert (built 1943 at Wilmington, North Carolina; scrapped 1967) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
      Benjamin Fitzpatrick (1802-1869) — of Wetumpka, Elmore County, Ala. Born in Greene County, Ga., June 30, 1802. Democrat. Governor of Alabama, 1841-45; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1848-49, 1853-55, 1855-61; nominee for Vice President of the United States 1860; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1865. Slaveowner. Died near Wetumpka, Autauga County, Ala., November 21, 1869 (age 67 years, 144 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of John Archer Elmore; half-brother-in-law of Franklin Harper Elmore and Benjamin F. Elmore; brother-in-law of Dixon Hall Lewis (1802-1848), Rush Elmore and Albert S. Elmore.
      Political family: Elmore family of South Carolina and Alabama.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
    Thomas G. Jones Thomas Goode Jones (1844-1914) — also known as Thomas G. Jones — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., November 26, 1844. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1885-88; Governor of Alabama, 1890-94; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Alabama, 1896. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., April 28, 1914 (age 69 years, 153 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel G. Jones and Martha (Goode) Jones; married, December 20, 1866, to Georgene Caroline Bird; father of Walter Burgwyn Jones (1888-1963).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, November 1901
      George Thomas Goldthwaite (1809-1879) — of Alabama. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 10, 1809. Democrat. Circuit judge in Alabama, 1843-52; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1852-56; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1871-77. Slaveowner. Died in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., March 16, 1879 (age 69 years, 96 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Great-grandfather of George G. Seibels Jr. (1913-2000).
      Political family: Pettit-Goldthwaite-Seibels family of Virginia and Alabama.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Russell Tyson (1856-1923) — also known as John R. Tyson — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Lowndes County, Ala., November 28, 1856. Democrat. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1880-82; circuit judge in Alabama, 1892-98; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1898-1906; chief justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1906-09; resigned 1909; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1921-23; died in office 1923. Baptist. Died March 27, 1923 (age 66 years, 119 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John A. Tyson and Matilda (Warren) Tyson; married 1879 to Mary Dossie Jordan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Hill Watts (1819-1892) — also known as Thomas H. Watts — of Alabama. Born near Greenville, Butler County, Ala., January 3, 1819. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1842-45, 1880-81; member of Alabama state senate, 1847-53; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1855; delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Confederate Attorney General, 1862-63; Governor of Alabama, 1863-65; arrested by Union forces in Union Springs, Alabama, in May 1865; imprisoned for a few weeks. Baptist. Slaveowner. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., September 16, 1892 (age 73 years, 257 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hughes Watts (1781-1841) and Catherine Prudence (Hill) Watts (1797-1866); married to Eliza Brown Allen (1825-1873); married 1875 to Eleanor Noyes (1825-1904).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Washington Hilliard (1808-1892) — also known as Henry W. Hilliard — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala.; Augusta, Richmond County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., August 4, 1808. Whig. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1836; delegate to Whig National Convention from Alabama, 1839 (member, Balloting Committee; member, Committee to Notify Nominees); U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Belgium, 1842-44; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1845-51; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1877-81. Slaveowner. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 17, 1892 (age 84 years, 135 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Elisha Young Fair (1809-1886) — also known as Elisha Y. Fair — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Prosperity, Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., July 4, 1809. Lawyer; planter; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1858-61. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., December 23, 1886 (age 77 years, 172 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Fair (1770-1851) and Elizabeth (Young) Fair (1774-1854); married, April 21, 1849, to Martha Ann Cornelia Wyatt.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      William Calvin Oates (1833-1910) — also known as William C. Oates — of Abbeville, Henry County, Ala. Born in Alabama, November 30, 1833. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; 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 3rd District, 1881-94; defeated, 1878; Governor of Alabama, 1894-96; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., September 9, 1910 (age 76 years, 283 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Clopton (1820-1892) — of Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala. Born near Milledgeville, Putnam County, Ga., September 29, 1820. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1859-61; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 7th District, 1862-65; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1878; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1884-92; died in office 1892. Slaveowner. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., February 5, 1892 (age 71 years, 129 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alford Clopton (1787-1870) and Sarah (Kendrick) Clopton (1791-1851); married to Martha E. Ligon (1827-1867; sister of Robert Fulwood Ligon (1823-1901)); married, June 1, 1871, to Mary F. (Threewits) Chambers (1835-1855); married, November 29, 1887, to Virginia (Tunstall) Clay (1825-1915; widow of Clement Claiborne Clay Jr.).
      Political family: Ligon-Clay-Clopton family of Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Parish Chilton (1810-1871) — also known as William P. Chilton — of Alabama. Born near Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., August 10, 1810. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1839; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1843; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1852-56; member of Alabama state senate, 1859; Delegate from Alabama to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 6th District, 1862-65. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., January 20, 1871 (age 60 years, 163 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Margaret (Bledsoe) Chilton (1766-1831) and Thomas John Chilton (1769-1840); brother of Thomas Chilton; married 1829 to Mary Catherine Morgan (1814-1845; sister of John Tyler Morgan); married to Elvira Frances Morgan (1826-1891; sister of first wife); grandfather of Arthur Bounds Chilton; granduncle of Horace George Chilton; first cousin twice removed of John Smith; second cousin of Joshua Chilton; second cousin once removed of Commodore Perry Chilton and Shadrach Chilton; third cousin once removed of Howell Cobb, Henry Rootes Jackson (1820-1898) and Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Jackson-Lee family; King family of Savannah, Georgia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Washington-Walker family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Chilton County, Ala. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Lowndes Yancey (1814-1863) — also known as William L. Yancey — of Wetumpka, Elmore County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Warren County, Ga., August 10, 1814. Democrat. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1841; member of Alabama state senate, 1843; U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1844-46; resigned 1846; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860; delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861; Senator from Alabama in the Confederate Congress, 1862-63; died in office 1863. Slaveowner. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., July 23, 1863 (age 48 years, 347 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Joseph Haynsworth Earle (1847-1897).
      Political family: Earle family of South Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Washington Taylor (1849-1932) — also known as George W. Taylor — of Demopolis, Marengo County, Ala. Born in Montgomery County, Ala., January 16, 1849. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1878; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1897-1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died December 21, 1932 (age 83 years, 340 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Malcolm Daniel Graham (1827-1878) — of Texas. Born in Autauga County, Ala., July 6, 1827. Member of Texas state senate, 1857; Texas state attorney general, 1858-60; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., October 8, 1878 (age 51 years, 94 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Malcolm Amelionis Graham (born c.1870).
      Ariosto Appling Wiley (1848-1908) — also known as Ariosto A. Wiley — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Clayton, Barbour County, Ala., November 6, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1880; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1884-85, 1888-89, 1896-97; member of Alabama state senate, 1890-93, 1898-99; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1901-08; died in office 1908. Died in Hot Springs, Bath County, Va., June 17, 1908 (age 59 years, 224 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James McCaleb Wiley (1806-1877) and Cornelia Ann (Appling) Wiley (1816-1872); brother of Oliver Cicero Wiley (1851-1917); married 1877 to Mary A. Noble (1855-1935).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Fulwood Ligon (1823-1901) — of Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Watkinsville, Oconee County, Ga., December 16, 1823. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1849; member of Alabama state senate, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1872; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1874-76; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1877-79. Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., October 11, 1901 (age 77 years, 299 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Ligon (1793-1828) and Wilhelmina (Fulwood) Ligon; brother of Martha Ligon (who married David Clopton); married 1850 to Emily Paine; father of Robert Fulwood Ligon Jr. (born1864).
      Political family: Ligon-Clay-Clopton family of Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Doak Holt (1803-1863) — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Elberton, Elbert County, Ga., October 14, 1803. Whig. Physician; mayor of Montgomery, Ala., 1838, 1852. Methodist. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., April 23, 1863 (age 59 years, 191 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Asa Evans Stratton Jr. (1844-1921) — also known as Asa E. Stratton — of Brazoria County, Tex.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Panola County, Miss., January 13, 1844. Republican. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Brazoria County Judge; Brazoria County Attorney; member of Texas state senate 10th District, 1880-84; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1884-85; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1888; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1906; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1912 (alternate), 1916. Member, Phi Gamma Delta. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., April 26, 1921 (age 77 years, 103 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Asa Evans Stratton (1798-1877) and Amanda Ann (Gibbons) Stratton (died 1847); married, February 7, 1867, to Louisa Henrietta Waldman (1846-1895); married, September 27, 1904, to Ina (Lee) Smith (1864-1956); second cousin once removed of Charles Turner Jr. (1760-1839).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Edwin Belser (1805-1859) — also known as James E. Belser — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., December 22, 1805. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1828, 1853, 1857; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1843-45. Slaveowner. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., January 16, 1859 (age 53 years, 25 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Jane Falconer (died 1826) and Adeline J. Stokes (1810-1883).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wilson T. Nesbitt (d. 1861) — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in South Carolina. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1810-14; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 8th District, 1817-19. Slaveowner. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., May 13, 1861. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jack Thorington (d. 1871) — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Mayor of Montgomery, Ala., 1839-40; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died August 6, 1871. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      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.
      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
      Samuel Sam Dale (1772-1841) — also known as Sam Dale — of Alabama; Mississippi. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., 1772. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1819; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1836. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died near Daleville, Lauderdale County, Miss., May 24, 1841 (age about 68 years). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Lauderdale County, Miss.; reinterment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Dale County, Ala. is named for him.
      The community of Daleville, Mississippi, is named for him.  — Sam Dale State Park, on Highway 39, near Daleville, Mississippi, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Sam Dale (built 1944 at New Orleans, Louisiana; scrapped 1973) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Wesley Dimmick (1838-1911) — also known as Joseph W. Dimmick — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Schuyler County, Ill., November 7, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Montgomery, Ala., 1869-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1900. Died July 15, 1911 (age 72 years, 250 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Holt Clanton (1827-1871) — also known as James H. Clanton — of Alabama. Born in Columbia County, Ga., January 8, 1827. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1850; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1860; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1868. In a hostile encounter with attorney David Nelson, son of T. A. R. Nelson, on Gay Street in front of the Lamar House Hotel and the St. Nicholas Saloon, Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., Nelson, who was intoxicated, shot and killed him, September 27, 1871 (age 44 years, 262 days). Nelson was charged with murder, but a jury found not guilty. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Holt Clanton.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Youngblood (d. 1924) — of Union Springs, Bullock County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1880, 1888; member of Republican National Committee from Alabama, 1896. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., 1924. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

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