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DeKalb County
Georgia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in DeKalb County

Index to Locations

  • Decatur Unknown location
  • Decatur Decatur Cemetery
  • Near Lithonia Rock Chapel Historic Cemetery
  • Tucker Flora Hill Memory Garden


    Unknown Location
    Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      George W. Scott — of Florida. Democrat. Candidate for Governor of Florida, 1868. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of John Scott (1784-1850); brother of John Scott (1824-1896).
      Political family: Scott family of Pennsylvania.


    Decatur Cemetery
    Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert C. Word Ramspeck (1890-1972) — also known as Robert Ramspeck — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., September 5, 1890. Democrat. Secretary to U.S. Rep. William S. Howard, 1912; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from DeKalb County, 1929-31; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1929-45. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Died in Castor, Bienville Parish, La., September 10, 1972 (age 82 years, 5 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore R. Ramspeck and Ida (Word) Ramspeck; married, October 18, 1916, to Nobie Clay.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Leslie Jasper Steele (1868-1929) — also known as Leslie J. Steele — of Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born near Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., November 21, 1868. Democrat. Mayor of Decatur, Ga., 1915; member of Georgia state house of representatives from DeKalb County, 1923-24; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1927-29; died in office 1929. Died July 24, 1929 (age 60 years, 245 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Milton Anthony Candler (1837-1909) — also known as Milton A. Candler — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Campbellton, Fulton County, Ga., January 11, 1837. Democrat. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1875-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1892. Slaveowner. Died in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., August 8, 1909 (age 72 years, 209 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Charles Candler and Martha Bernetta (Beall) Candler (1819-1897); brother of Asa Griggs Candler and John Slaughter Candler; married, June 6, 1857, to Elizabeth Caroline 'Eliza' Murphey (1839-1917; daughter of Charles Jackson Murphey); father of Charles Murphey Candler; nephew of Daniel Gill Candler and Ezekiel Slaughter Candler; uncle of Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr.; grandfather of George Scott Candler; great-grandson of William Candler; first cousin of Allen Daniel Candler and William Ezekiel Candler; first cousin once removed of Thomas Slaughter Candler; second cousin once removed of Mark Anthony Cooper; third cousin once removed of Joseph Meriwether Terrell (1861-1912).
      Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Jackson Murphey (1799-1861) — also known as Charles Murphey — of Georgia. Born in Anderson District (now Anderson County), S.C., May 9, 1799. Democrat. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1851-53. Slaveowner. Died in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., January 16, 1861 (age 61 years, 252 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Roger Murphey (1767-1854) and Nancy (Wilson) Murphey (1771-1854); married to Elizabeth Adams Word (1810-1892); married, June 6, 1847, to Catherine (Anderson) McCoy (1816-1852); father of Elizabeth Caroline 'Eliza' Murphey (1839-1917; who married Milton Anthony Candler (1837-1909)); grandfather of Charles Murphey Candler; great-grandfather of George Scott Candler.
      Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Schley Howard (1875-1953) — also known as William S. Howard — of Kirkwood (now part of Atlanta), DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Kirkwood (now part of Atlanta), DeKalb County, Ga., June 29, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; private secretary to U.S. Sen. Patrick Walsh, 1894-95; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1900; solicitor general, Stone Mountain judicial circuit, 1905-11; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1911-19. English ancestry. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., August 1, 1953 (age 78 years, 33 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Coke Howard; married, October 27, 1904, to Lucia Augusta DuVinage (1885-1962); grandfather of Pierre D. Howard Jr. (born1943).
      Political family: Howard family of Atlanta and Decatur, Georgia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Robert Ramspeck
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Murphey Candler (1857-1935) — of Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., March 17, 1857. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1886-1904, 1907-08; member of Georgia state senate, 1905-06; Raiload Commission, 1909-22. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., August 7, 1935 (age 78 years, 143 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Milton Anthony Candler and Eliza (Murphey) Candler (1839-1917); married, October 26, 1882, to Mary Hough Scott (1860-1934); father of George Scott Candler; nephew of Asa Griggs Candler and John Slaughter Candler; grandson of Charles Jackson Murphey and Samuel Charles Candler; grandnephew of Daniel Gill Candler and Ezekiel Slaughter Candler (1815-1869); second great-grandson of William Candler; first cousin of Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr.; first cousin once removed of Allen Daniel Candler and William Ezekiel Candler; second cousin of Thomas Slaughter Candler.
      Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Augustus Alston (1832-1879) — also known as Robert A. Alston — of DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., 1832. Lawyer; farmer; newspaper publisher; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1878-79; died in office 1879. Methodist. A farmer named Ed Cox, angry over the sale of a prison labor lease which Alston had negotiated, armed himself, announced he would kill Alston, sought him in the Georgia state capitol building, and found him in the State Treasurer's office. Both men drew their pistols. Alston was mortally wounded by a shot to the head, and died later that day, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 11, 1879 (age about 46 years). Cox was also shot and injured, but recovered, was convicted of murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Interment at Decatur Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Charlotte Magill (1839-1884); nephew of Augustus A. Alston and Thomas Coke Howard; grandnephew of Willis Alston; first cousin of Lewis Holmes Kenan (1833-1871).
      Political family: Alston-Kenan family of Milledgeville, Georgia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Scott Candler (1887-1973) — also known as Scott Candler — of Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., June 23, 1887. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940. Died in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., February 13, 1973 (age 85 years, 235 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Murphey Candler and Mary Hough (Scott) Candler (1860-1934); grandson of Milton Anthony Candler; grandnephew of Asa Griggs Candler and John Slaughter Candler; great-grandson of Charles Jackson Murphey and Samuel Charles Candler; great-grandnephew of Daniel Gill Candler and Ezekiel Slaughter Candler (1815-1869); third great-grandson of William Candler; first cousin once removed of Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr.; first cousin twice removed of Allen Daniel Candler and William Ezekiel Candler; second cousin once removed of Thomas Slaughter Candler.
      Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rock Chapel Historic Cemetery
    Near Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Parks Bond (1832-1898) — of Lithonia, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Hall County, Ga., February 7, 1832. Democrat. Physician; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Georgia state senate, 1880-81; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1884-85. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lithonia, DeKalb County, Ga., July 14, 1898 (age 66 years, 157 days). Interment at Rock Chapel Historic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph B. Bond (1790-1863) and Sarah (Barker) Bond (1792-1860); married, March 13, 1855, to Sarah Ann Born (1834-1876); married, October 31, 1877, to Sarah Ann (Lampkin) Harris (1835-1906); grandfather of Bond Almand (1894-1985).


    Flora Hill Memory Garden
    Tucker, DeKalb County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      G. Bertram Smith (1892-1978) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Chandler Township, Huron County, Mich., 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; worked in oil refining; real estate business; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1942-48. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., May 10, 1978 (age about 85 years). Interment at Flora Hill Memory Garden.

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