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Alachua County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Alachua County

Index to Locations

  • Archer Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Gainesville Evergreen Cemetery
  • Gainesville Gainesville Cemetery
  • Near Gainesville Kanapaha Cemetery
  • Hawthorne Hawthorne Cemetery
  • Near Micanopy Oak Ridge Cemetery


    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Archer, Alachua County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred C. Cubberly (1869-1932) — also known as Fred Cubberly — of Cedar Key, Levy County, Fla.; Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Born in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., October 28, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, 1909-13, 1921-32; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1912 (alternate), 1920 (member, Credentials Committee); municipal judge in Florida, 1914; candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 2nd District, 1920. Died in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., August 11, 1932 (age 62 years, 288 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Cubberly and Sarah (Frazier) Cubberly; married, October 20, 1903, to M. Etta Hancock.
      Epitaph: "A friend of the oppressed."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Jesse Johnson Finley (1812-1904) — also known as Jesse J. Finley — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Lake City, Columbia County, Fla. Born near Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., November 18, 1812. Democrat. Member of Arkansas state senate, 1841; mayor of Memphis, Tenn., 1845-46; member of Florida state senate, 1850; candidate for Presidential Elector for Florida, 1852; circuit judge in Florida, 1853-61; Confederate District Judge, 1861-62; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1876-77, 1879, 1881-82 (2nd District 1876-77, 1st District 1879, 2nd District 1881-82). Slaveowner. Died in Lake City, Columbia County, Fla., November 6, 1904 (age 91 years, 354 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Luther Hill (1873-1951) — of Florida. Born in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., October 17, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; insurance business; secretary to U.S. Sen. Duncan U. Fletcher, 1917-36; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1936; appointed 1936. Died in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., January 5, 1951 (age 77 years, 80 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Robert Wyche Davis (1849-1929) — also known as Robert W. Davis — of Palatka, Putnam County, Fla.; Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Born near Albany, Lee County, Ga., March 15, 1849. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1884-85; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1885; general attorney, Florida Southern Railroad; U.S. Representative from Florida 2nd District, 1897-1905; mayor of Gainesville, Fla., 1924-25. Died in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., September 15, 1929 (age 80 years, 184 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Horatio Davis (1840-1912) — of Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Va.; Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., May 16, 1840. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; county judge in Virginia, 1880-86; mayor of Gainesville, Fla., 1908-09. Episcopalian. Died in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., June 12, 1912 (age 72 years, 27 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Half-brother and fourth cousin of George Davis (1820-1896); great-grandnephew of Samuel Ashe; cousin four different ways of John Baptista Ashe (1748-1802), John Baptista Ashe (1810-1857), Thomas Samuel Ashe and William Shepperd Ashe; cousin three different ways of Alfred Moore Waddell; second cousin twice removed of William Henry Hill.
      Political families: Polk family; Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Gainesville Cemetery
    Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      James Baird Dawkins (1820-1883) — of Florida. Born in Hancockville, Cherokee County, S.C., November 14, 1820. Delegate to Florida secession convention, 1861; Representative from Florida in the Confederate Congress, 1862; state court judge in Florida, 1863-65, 1877-83; died in office 1883. Died in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., February 12, 1883 (age 62 years, 90 days). Interment at Gainesville Cemetery.


    Kanapaha Cemetery
    Near Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Fenwick Taylor (1849-1926) — also known as R. Fenwick Taylor — of Florida. Born in Myrtle Hill, Beaufort County, S.C., March 10, 1849. Justice of Florida state supreme court, 1891-1925; appointed 1891; chief justice of Florida state supreme court, 1897-1905. Died February 26, 1926 (age 76 years, 353 days). Interment at Kanapaha Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Ena H. Taylor (who married William Hull Ellis (born1867)).


    Hawthorne Cemetery
    Hawthorne, Alachua County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Donald Ray Matthews (1907-1997) — also known as Donald R. Matthews; Billy Matthews — of Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Born in Micanopy, Alachua County, Fla., October 3, 1907. Democrat. School teacher and principal; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1935; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952; U.S. Representative from Florida 8th District, 1953-67. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Lions; Kiwanis; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Moose; Pi Gamma Mu; Tau Kappa Alpha; Sigma Phi Epsilon. Died in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., October 26, 1997 (age 90 years, 23 days). Interment at Hawthorne Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of D. H. Matthews and Flora A. Matthews; married 1941 to Sara Lewis.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oak Ridge Cemetery
    Near Micanopy, Alachua County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Madison Stark Perry (1814-1865) — also known as Madison S. Perry — of Florida. Born in Lancaster District (now Lancaster County), S.C., 1814. Democrat. Cotton planter; Governor of Florida, 1857-61; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Rochelle, Alachua County, Fla., March, 1865 (age about 50 years). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
      The city of Perry, Florida, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article

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