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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bibb County

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  • Macon Lynwood Cemetery
  • Macon Riverside Cemetery
  • Macon Rose Hill Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Macon, Bibb County, Georgia


    Lynwood Cemetery
    Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Jefferson Franklin Long (1836-1901) — also known as Jefferson F. Long — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in slavery near Knoxville, Crawford County, Ga., March 3, 1836. Republican. U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1870-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1876. African ancestry. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., February 4, 1901 (age 64 years, 338 days). Interment at Lynwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Riverside Cemetery
    Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Emory Speer (1848-1918) — of Athens, Clarke County, Ga. Born in Culloden, Monroe County, Ga., September 3, 1848. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Georgia 9th District, 1879-83; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, 1883-85; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia, 1885-1918; died in office 1918. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., December 13, 1918 (age 70 years, 101 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
      William Augustus Bootle (1902-2005) — also known as William A. Bootle — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., August 19, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 1929-33; U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, 1954-72; took senior status 1972. Baptist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Civitan. Died January 25, 2005 (age 102 years, 159 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philip Loraine Bootle and Laura Lilla (Benton) Bootle; married, November 24, 1928, to Virginia Childs.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Chauncey Vibbard (1811-1891) — of New York. Born in New York, 1811. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1861-63. Died in 1891 (age about 80 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ed Gochenour (c.1953-1999) — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born about 1953. Member of Georgia state senate, 1980. Died, of cancer, in a hospital at Macon, Bibb County, Ga., November 7, 1999 (age about 46 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Denmark Groover, Jr. (1922-2001) — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Quitman, Brooks County, Ga., June 30, 1922. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Bibb County, 1953-57, 1963-65, 1971-75, 1983-95. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. During World War II, served as a pilot in the "Black Sheep Squadron"; an injury left his right arm partially paralyzed. Sponsored the bill to put the Confederate battle flag on the Georgia state flag in 1956; supported the removal of the emblem in 2001. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., April 18, 2001 (age 78 years, 292 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Lucius Q. C. Lamar Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893) — also known as Lucius Q. C. Lamar — of Covington, Newton County, Ga.; Abbeville, Lafayette County, Miss.; Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss. Born near Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., September 17, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; president, University of Mississippi, 1849-52; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1853; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1857-60, 1873-77; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1865, 1868, 1875, 1877, 1881; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1877-85; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1885-88; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1888-93; died in office 1893. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., January 23, 1893 (age 67 years, 128 days). Original interment at Riverside Cemetery; reinterment in 1894 at St. Peter's Cemetery, Oxford, Miss.
      Relatives: Son of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar; nephew of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859); uncle of William Bailey Lamar; cousin *** of Absalom Harris Chappell.
      Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
      Lamar counties in Ala., Ga. and Miss. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)


    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Riverside Dr.
    Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1973
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Holt Colquitt (1824-1894) — also known as Alfred H. Colquitt — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Monroe, Walton County, Ga., April 20, 1824. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1853-55; member of Georgia state legislature, 1859; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1868; received 5 electoral votes for Vice-President, 1872; Governor of Georgia, 1877-82; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1883-94; died in office 1894. Died in Washington, D.C., March 26, 1894 (age 69 years, 340 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Walter Terry Colquitt (1799-1855).
      Political family: Lane-Colquitt family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Augustus Octavius Bacon (1839-1914) — also known as Augustus O. Bacon — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Bryan County, Ga., October 20, 1839. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1868; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1871-83, 1892-93; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1884; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1895-1914; died in office 1914. Died in Washington, D.C., February 14, 1914 (age 74 years, 117 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Augustus Octavius Bacon and Mary Louisa (Jones) Bacon; married, April 19, 1864, to Virginia Lamar.
      Bacon County, Ga. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      James Jackson (1819-1887) — of Athens, Clarke County, Ga.; Macon, Bibb County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Jefferson County, Ga., October 18, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1845-49; superior court judge in Georgia, 1846-59; U.S. Representative from Georgia 6th District, 1857-61; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1875-80; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1880-87; died in office 1887. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., January 13, 1887 (age 67 years, 87 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Jabez Young Jackson; grandson of James Jackson (1757-1806).
      Political family: Jackson family of Georgia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      George Washington Bonaparte Towns (1801-1854) — also known as George W. B. Towns — of Talbotton, Talbot County, Ga. Born in Georgia, May 4, 1801. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1829; member of Georgia state senate, 1832; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1835-36, 1837-39, 1846-47 (at-large 1835-36, 1837-39, 3rd District 1846-47); Governor of Georgia, 1847-51. Died July 15, 1854 (age 53 years, 72 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Towns County, Ga. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nathaniel Edwin Harris (1846-1929) — also known as Nat E. Harris — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga.; Hampton, Carter County, Tenn. Born in Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn., January 21, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1882-86; member of Georgia state senate, 1894-96; superior court judge in Georgia, 1912; Governor of Georgia, 1915-17. Methodist. Member, Chi Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; United Confederate Veterans. Died September 21, 1929 (age 83 years, 243 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Nelson Harris and Edna (Haynes) Harris; married, January 12, 1873, to Fannie Burke; married, July 6, 1899, to Hattie G. Jobe; nephew of Landon Carter Haynes (1816-1875); first cousin of Alfred Alexander Taylor and Robert Love Taylor.
      Political family: Taylor family of Tennessee.
      North Winship (1885-1968) — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., December 31, 1885. Lawyer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Tahiti, 1910; Owen Sound, 1913-14; Petrograd, 1914-17; Milan, 1917-21; Bombay, 1921-22; Fiume, 1923-24; Cairo, 1924-27; U.S. Consul General in Copenhagen, 1928-31; Toronto, as of 1943; Montreal, as of 1945-47; U.S. Minister to South Africa, 1948-49; U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, 1949. Episcopalian. Died in 1968 (age about 82 years). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel R. Winship and Mary A. (North) Winship; married 1921 to Catherine Colfelt Taylor.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      James Henderson Blount (1837-1903) — also known as James H. Blount — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born near Clinton, Jones County, Ga., September 12, 1837. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Georgia 6th District, 1873-93; U.S. Minister to Hawaiian Islands, 1893. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., March 8, 1903 (age 65 years, 177 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of James Henderson Blount, Jr. (1869-1918).
      Political family: Blount-Comer family of Georgia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Eugenius Aristides Nisbet (1803-1871) — also known as Eugenius A. Nisbet; E. A. Nisbet — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Greene County, Ga., December 7, 1803. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1827-30; member of Georgia state senate, 1830-37; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1839-41; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1845-53; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Georgia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., March 18, 1871 (age 67 years, 101 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Mark Anthony Cooper (1800-1885).
      Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Clifford Anderson (1833-1899) — of Georgia. Born in Nottoway County, Va., March 23, 1833. State court judge in Georgia, 1856-58; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1859; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; Georgia state attorney general, 1880-90. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., December 19, 1899 (age 66 years, 271 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Charles Lafayette Bartlett (1853-1938) — also known as Charles L. Bartlett — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Monticello, Jasper County, Ga., January 31, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1882-86; member of Georgia state senate, 1888-90; superior court judge in Georgia, 1893-94; U.S. Representative from Georgia 6th District, 1895-1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., April 21, 1938 (age 85 years, 80 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George T. Bartlett and Virginia L. (Saunders) Bartlett; married, December 3, 1874, to Lella Carlton.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Hardeman, Jr. (1825-1891) — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., January 12, 1825. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1853-57, 1863-64, 1874; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1859-61, 1883-85 (3rd District 1859-61, at-large 1883-85); colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Macon, Ga., 1885-90. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., March 6, 1891 (age 66 years, 53 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Hardeman Avenue, in Macon, Georgia, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Philip Cook (1817-1894) — of Americus, Sumter County, Ga. Born in Twiggs County, Ga., July 31, 1817. Democrat. Member of Georgia state senate, 1850; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1865; U.S. Representative from Georgia 3rd District, 1873-83; secretary of state of Georgia, 1890-94; died in office 1894. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., May 21, 1894 (age 76 years, 294 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Cook County, Ga. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Graybill Lamar (1798-1861) — also known as Henry G. Lamar — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Clinton, Jones County, Ga., July 10, 1798. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1820; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1829-33. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., September 10, 1861 (age 63 years, 62 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Basil Lamar (1812-1862) — also known as John B. Lamar — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., November 5, 1812. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1837; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1843; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Mortally wounded in the battle at Cramptons Gap, Frederick County (part now in Washington County), Md., and died the following day, September 15, 1862 (age 49 years, 314 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Harry Stillwell Edwards (1855-1938) — also known as Harry S. Edwards — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., April 23, 1855. Republican. Newspaper editor; author; postmaster at Macon, Ga., 1900-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1904; Proleague Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1920. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., October 22, 1938 (age 83 years, 182 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Corson Edwards (1802-1861) and Elizabeth Griffin (Hunt) Edwards (1820-1904); married, January 13, 1881, to Mary Roxie Lane (1857-1922).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Francis Gove (1822-1900) — of Georgia. Born in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass., March 9, 1822. Republican. U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1868-69. Baptist. Ordained as a minister in 1877 and was a traveling missionary for much of the rest of his life. Died in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., December 3, 1900 (age 78 years, 269 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Coke Howard (1817-1893) — also known as Thomas C. Howard — of Crawford County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in South Carolina, 1817. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1840; postmaster at Atlanta, Ga., 1856-58, 1861-65. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., 1893 (age about 76 years). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Marianna Hall (1820-1845); father of William Schley Howard; uncle of Robert Augustus Alston; great-grandfather of Pierre D. Howard, Jr. (1943-).
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George W. Ashburn (c.1814-1868) — of Muscogee County, Ga. Born about 1814. Hotelier; cotton broker; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; opposed to secession, and led a regiment of Southern loyalists; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1867. Shot and killed by a group of masked men, in a boarding house at Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., March 31, 1868 (age about 54 years). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1847 to Martha Ann Smith.
      Cross-reference: W. D. Chipley
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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