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Gadsden County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Gadsden County

Index to Locations

  • Chattahoochee Florida State Hospital Cemetery
  • Quincy Unknown location
  • Quincy Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Quincy Old Quincy Cemetery
  • Quincy Western Cemetery

    Florida State Hospital Cemetery
    Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Thomas A. Embrey Thomas Allison Embrey (1861-1931) — also known as Thomas A. Embrey — of Winchester, Franklin County, Tenn. Born in Winchester, Franklin County, Tenn., February 27, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1904, 1924 (alternate). Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a stroke, in Florida State Hospital for the Insane, Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Fla., April 11, 1931 (age 70 years, 43 days). Interment at Florida State Hospital Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Simmons Embrey (1833-1884) and Louisa Summers (Cain) Embrey (1835-1883); married, October 19, 1883, to Fannie Lindsay (died 1916).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Chattanooga (Tenn.) Daily Times, April 17, 1931

    Unknown Location
    Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      James Emilius Broome (1808-1883) — also known as James E. Broome; "The Veto Governor" — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla.; Fernandina (now part of Fernandina Beach), Nassau County, Fla.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Hamburg, Aiken County, S.C., December 15, 1808. Democrat. Merchant; planter; lawyer; probate judge in Florida, 1843-48; Governor of Florida, 1853-57; member of Florida state senate, 1861. Died in DeLand, Volusia County, Fla., November 23, 1883 (age 74 years, 343 days). Original interment at Oakdale Cemetery, DeLand, Fla.; reinterment in 1897 somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of John Broome and Jeanette (Witherspoon) Broome; father of John Dozier Broome (c.1835-1898) and James E. Broome.
      Political family: Broome family of Quincy and DeLand, Florida.
      See also National Governors Association biography

    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Pat Thomas (1933-2000) — of Florida. Born in Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla., November 21, 1933. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Florida Democratic state chair, 1966-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968; candidate for nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1970; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1973-74; member of Florida state senate, 1975-2000. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of multiple myeloma, in Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla., June 21, 2000 (age 66 years, 213 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.

    Old Quincy Cemetery
    Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Rivers Henderson Buford, Sr. (1878-1959) — also known as Rivers H. Buford — of Wewahitchka, Gulf County, Fla.; Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla.; Marianna, Jackson County, Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., January 18, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1901; Gadsden County Prosecuting Attorney, 1909-11; State's Attorney, Marianna Judicial Circuit, 1912-21; Florida state attorney general, 1921-25; resigned 1925; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1925-48; appointed 1925; chief justice of Florida state supreme court, 1931-33. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen. Died in 1959 (age about 81 years). Interment at Old Quincy Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Buford and Mattie (Rivers) Buford; married, September 14, 1904, to Mary C. Munroe (died 1924); married, January 27, 1926, to Mary Hollingsworth.

    Western Cemetery
    Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Hamilton McWhorta Davidson (1832-1908) — also known as Robert H. M. Davidson — of Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla. Born near Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla., September 23, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1856-59; member of Florida state senate, 1860-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Florida state constitutional convention from Gadsden County, 1865; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1877-91 (2nd District 1877-79, 1st District 1879-91). Slaveowner. Died in Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla., January 18, 1908 (age 75 years, 117 days). Interment at Western Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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