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Baldwin County
Georgia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Baldwin County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Milledgeville Unknown location
  • Milledgeville Memory Hill Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Baldwin County, Georgia
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Abner Hammond (1762-1829) — of Georgia. Born in Virginia, January 25, 1762. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; secretary of state of Georgia, 1811-23. Drowned, in Fishing Creek, near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., July 9, 1829 (age 67 years, 165 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment at Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Ga.


    Unknown Location
    Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Lewis Holmes Kenan (1833-1871) — of Georgia. Born in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., 1833. Member of Georgia state senate 20th District, 1867-68. Shot and killed in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., 1871 (age about 38 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Augustus Holmes Kenan (1805-1870); nephew of Augustus A. Alston; grandnephew of Willis Alston; first cousin of Robert Augustus Alston.
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.


    Memory Hill Cemetery
    (formerly Milledgeville City Cemetery)
    Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
    Founded 1809
    Politicians buried here:
      David Brydie Mitchell (1760-1837) — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga.; Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. Born in Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland, October 22, 1760. Georgia state attorney general, 1795; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1796; mayor of Savannah, Ga., 1801-02; U.S. Attorney for Georgia, 1802-04; Governor of Georgia, 1809-13, 1815-17; U.S. Indian Aagent to the Creek Nation, 1817-21; resigned from this position following charges that he was smuggling African slaves into the country. Scottish ancestry. Died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., April 22, 1837 (age 76 years, 182 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Mitchell.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Carl Vinson (1883-1981) — also known as "Father of the Two-Ocean Navy" — of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. Born in Baldwin County, Ga., November 18, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1909-12; county judge in Georgia, 1912-14; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1914-65 (10th District 1914-33, 6th District 1933-65); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952. Methodist. Member, Kappa Alpha Order. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. Died June 1, 1981 (age 97 years, 195 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Granduncle of Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr. (1938-).
      Mount Vinson (the highest peak in Antarctica), located in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, Ellsworth Land, Antarctica, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Augustus Holmes Kenan (1805-1870) — of Georgia. Born in Montpelier, Baldwin County, Ga., April 21, 1805. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1830; member of Georgia state senate, 1840; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Georgia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., June 2, 1870 (age 65 years, 42 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Henrietta Alston (sister of Augustus A. Alston; niece of Willis Alston); father of Lewis Holmes Kenan; cousin *** of Owen Rand Kenan (1804-1887).
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
      Seaton Grantland (1782-1864) — of Georgia. Born in New Kent County, Va., June 8, 1782. Whig. Newspaper editor; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1835-39; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1840. Died near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., October 18, 1864 (age 82 years, 132 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Tomlinson Fort (1787-1859) — of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. Born in Warrenton, Warren County, Ga., July 14, 1787. Democrat. Physician; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1818-26; U.S. Representative from Georgia 6th District, 1827-29. Died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., May 11, 1859 (age 71 years, 301 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Tomlinson Fort, Jr. (1839-1910).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Iverson Louis Harris (1805-1876) — of Georgia. Born January 7, 1805. Superior court judge in Georgia, 1859-65; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1866-68. Died March 12, 1876 (age 71 years, 65 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Frank Owen Evans (1910-1986) — also known as Frank O. Evans — of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. Born in Gordon, Wilkinson County, Ga., December 15, 1910. Republican. Member of Georgia Republican State Central Committee, 1932-38; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); candidate for Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1948, 1952; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 1953-61. Methodist. Member, Pi Kappa Phi; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Died August 15, 1986 (age 75 years, 243 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Earl Evans and Anna R. (Owen) Evans; married to E. Anne Bone.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John William Augustus Sanford (1798-1870) — also known as John W. A. Sanford — of Georgia. Born near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., August 28, 1798. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1835; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1850; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., September 12, 1870 (age 72 years, 15 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John W. A. Sanford (1825?-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nathan Crawford Barnett (c.1801-1890) — also known as Nathan C. Barnett — of Georgia. Born in Columbia County, Ga., about 1801. Member of Georgia state house of representatives; elected 1836; secretary of state of Georgia, 1843-49, 1851-53, 1861-68, 1873-90. English and Scottish ancestry. In 1864, as Union troops approached Georgia's then capital of Milledgeville, he hid and protected the Great Seal of Georgia underneath his house. Died February 4, 1890 (age about 89 years). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Barnett and Anna (Crawford) Barnett; married to Margaret J. Morton (died 1840); married 1841 to Mary Ann Cooper; nephew of William Harris Crawford (1772-1834).
      Tomlinson Fort, Jr. (1839-1910) — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., April 26, 1839. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1876. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., December 4, 1910 (age 71 years, 222 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Tomlinson Fort (1787-1859).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abner Hammond (1762-1829) — of Georgia. Born in Virginia, January 25, 1762. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; secretary of state of Georgia, 1811-23. Drowned, in Fishing Creek, near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., July 9, 1829 (age 67 years, 165 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Baldwin County, Ga.; reinterment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      John Jones (1814-1893) — also known as "Honest Jack" — of Georgia. Born July 3, 1814. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Georgia state treasurer, 1861-67, 1872-76. Died in a fall from an upstairs window of his home, in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., February 28, 1893 (age 78 years, 240 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      George Washington Harrison (1807-1854) — also known as George W. Harrison — of Georgia. Born in Camden County, Ga., September 20, 1807. Secretary of state of Georgia, 1849-51. Died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., May 15, 1854 (age 46 years, 237 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Edwards Culver Kidd, Jr. (1914-1995) — also known as E. Culver Kidd, Jr. — of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. Born in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., July 17, 1914. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; druggist; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Baldwin County, 1947-52, 1957-63; member of Georgia state senate, 1963-92; defeated in primary, 1992. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Jaycees; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 4, 1995 (age 81 years, 140 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edwards Culver Kidd and Tillie (Smith) Kidd; married, June 11, 1941, to Oma Katherine Rogers; father of Tillie Kidd Fowler (1942-2005).
      Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834) — also known as Lucius Q. C. Lamar — of Georgia. Born July 15, 1797. Lawyer; superior court judge in Georgia, 1830-34. When he learned that a man he had sentenced to death for murder was not guilty, he killed himself by gunshot, July 4, 1834 (age 36 years, 354 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859); father of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar.
      Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
      See also Wikipedia article
      James Thompson (c.1805-1840) — of Walker County, Ga. Born about 1805. Member of Georgia state senate, 1840; died in office 1840. Died in 1840 (age about 35 years). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Fleming Grantland (c.1790-1819) — of Georgia. Born about 1790. Newspaper editor; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Georgia state senate, 1810. Died January 28, 1819 (age about 29 years). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Nathaniel Bradford (1784-1811) — of Crawford County, Ga. Born March 30, 1784. Member of Georgia state senate, 1811. Died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., November 11, 1811 (age 27 years, 226 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      William W. Baker (c.1796-1826) — of Liberty County, Ga. Born about 1796. Member of Georgia state senate, 1826. Died December 22, 1826 (age about 30 years). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Jonathan Lewis (c.1770-1834) — of Burke County, Ga. Born about 1770. Member of Georgia state senate, 1834. Died November 25, 1834 (age about 64 years). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Robert Brown (d. 1838) — of Murray County, Ga. Member of Georgia state senate, 1838. Died in December, 1838. Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Horatio Webb (c.1787-1840) — of Jackson County, Ga. Born about 1787. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1840; died in office 1840. Died in 1840 (age about 53 years). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      John Bell (c.1784-1827) — of Decatur County, Ga. Born about 1784. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1827. Died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., December 11, 1827 (age about 43 years). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      McLin Lunday (c.1792-1834) — of Screven County, Ga. Born in Screven County, Ga., about 1792. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1834. Died December 5, 1834 (age about 42 years). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Alexander McIntosh Sanford (1804-1843) — of Bryan County, Ga. Born in Liberty County, Ga., January 10, 1804. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1843. Died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., November 19, 1843 (age 39 years, 313 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Jacob Hentz (d. 1845) — of Baker County, Ga. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1845. Died December 8, 1845. Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Lucilius H. Briscoe — of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1860; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861. Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.
      Samuel G. White — of Georgia. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; physician; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861. Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery.


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