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Washington County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Escatawpa Old Escatawpa Cemetery
  • Millry Unknown location
  • St. Stephens Old St. Stephens Cemetery

    Old Escatawpa Cemetery
    Escatawpa, Washington County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph R. Waldrop (1825-1872) — of Alabama. Born in Mississippi, 1825. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1869. Methodist. Member, Ku Klux Klan. Shot and killed while getting off his horse in front of a boarding house in Escatawpa, Washington County, Ala., 1872 (age about 47 years). Interment at Old Escatawpa Cemetery.

    Unknown Location
    Millry, Washington County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Toulmin (1766-1823) — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Taunton, England, September 7, 1766. Secretary of state of Kentucky, 1796-1804; first president, Transylvania University, 1804-18; judge of Mississippi territorial supreme court, 1804; U.S. District Judge for Alabama, 1818-19. Died in Millry, Washington County, Ala., November 11, 1823 (age 57 years, 65 days). Interment somewhere; cenotaph at Spring Hill Graveyard, Mobile, Ala.
      Relatives: Married, September 11, 1787, to Ann Tremlett (died 1812); married 1812 to Martha Johnson (1771-1858); grandfather of Harry Theophilus Toulmin (1838-1916).
      Political family: Henshaw-Torrey family of Claiborne, Alabama.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Harry Toulmin (built 1944 at New Orleans, Louisiana; launched as the USS Segnius; sold 1947; scrapped 1967) was originally named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Old St. Stephens Cemetery
    St. Stephens, Washington County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Oliver Henry Fitts (1771-1816) — also known as Oliver Fitts — of North Carolina. Born in Dinwiddie County, Va., 1771. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1798-99; North Carolina state attorney general, 1808-10; judge of Mississippi territorial supreme court, 1810-16; died in office 1816. Died in St. Stephens, Washington County, Ala., 1816 (age about 45 years). Interment at Old St. Stephens Cemetery.

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