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Elbert County
Georgia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Elbert County

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  • Bethlehem United Methodist Church
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Elberton Elmhurst Cemetery
  • Elberton Heard Cemetery


    Bethlehem United Methodist Church
    Elbert County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Heard (1845-1897) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born in 1845. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1890-91. Died in 1897 (age about 52 years). Interment at Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Heard; brother of James Lawrence Heard, Robert Middleton Heard and Sarah Heard (who married Luther H. O. Martin, Sr.); married, October 29, 1873, to Jennie Harper; nephew of George Washington Heard, Barnard Carroll Heard and Janie Lanier Heard (who married Singleton Walthall Allen); uncle of Luther H. O. Martin, Jr. (1855?-?) and Nancy Middleton Heard (who married Phillip Watkins Davis); grandson of Stephen Heard.
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.


    Private or family graveyard
    Elbert County, Georgia


    Elmhurst Cemetery
    Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul Brown (1880-1961) — of Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Ga.; Elberton, Elbert County, Ga. Born near Hartwell, Hart County, Ga., March 31, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1907-08; Elbert County Attorney, 1928-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1932, 1952; U.S. Representative from Georgia 10th District, 1933-61. Methodist. Died in Elberton, Elbert County, Ga., September 24, 1961 (age 81 years, 177 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Rucker Brown and Martha (Thornton) Brown; married, October 21, 1914, to Frances Lewis Arnold.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Jefferson Heard (1801-1876) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born in Elbert County, Ga., August 21, 1801. Lawyer; planter; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1832-33; member of Georgia state senate, 1835-36. Died in Elberton, Elbert County, Ga., May 4, 1876 (age 74 years, 257 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Heard and Elizabeth (Darden) Heard (1765-1848); brother of George Washington Heard, Barnard Carroll Heard and Jane Lanier Heard (who married Singleton Walthall Allen); married, April 1, 1828, to Nancy Middleton (1811-1863); married to Elizabeth Groves (1803-1878); father of Sarah Heard (who married Luther H. O. Martin, Sr.), James Lawrence Heard, Robert Middleton Heard and William Henry Heard; uncle of Rebecca Allen (who married William H. Mattox (1836-1900)); grandfather of William Henry Harrison Heard, Luther H. O. Martin, Jr. and Nancy Middleton Heard (who married Phillip Watkins Davis).
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William H. Mattox (1836-1900) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born in Elbert County, Ga., 1836. Planter; merchant; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1865-66; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1877; member of Georgia state senate, 1880-81. Shot and killed by his son-in-law J. B. Jones, Jr., during a gunfight, in Elbert County, Ga., November 17, 1900 (age about 64 years). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Rebecca Allen (daughter of Singleton Walthall Allen; niece of George Washington Heard, Barnard Carroll Heard and Thomas Jefferson Heard; aunt by marriage of Willis B. Adams (1861-1913); granddaughter of Stephen Heard).
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      Phillip Watkins Davis — also known as Phillip W. Davis — of Elbert County, Ga. Lawyer; Baptist minister; member of Georgia state senate, 1882-83; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1888-89. Baptist. Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Nancy Middleton Heard (daughter of James Lawrence Heard; niece of Robert Middleton Heard and William Henry Heard; granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson Heard; great-granddaughter of Stephen Heard; first cousin of Luther H. O. Martin, Jr. (1855?-?)).
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      Luther H. O. Martin, Sr. (1821-1866) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born in 1821. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1853-54; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in 1866 (age about 45 years). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 11, 1846, to Sarah Heard (daughter of Thomas Jefferson Heard; sister of James Lawrence Heard, Robert Middleton Heard and William Henry Heard; granddaughter of Stephen Heard); father of Luther H. O. Martin, Jr. (1855?-?).
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      Robert Middleton Heard (1836-1910) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born in 1836. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1884-85. Died in 1910 (age about 74 years). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Heard; brother of James Lawrence Heard, Sarah Heard (who married Luther H. O. Martin, Sr.) and William Henry Heard; married 1864 to Louisa Jones; father of Luther Martin Heard (son-in-law of Asbury Churchwell Latimer (1851-1908)); nephew of George Washington Heard, Barnard Carroll Heard and Jane Lanier Heard (who married Singleton Walthall Allen); uncle of Luther H. O. Martin, Jr. and Nancy Middleton Heard (who married Phillip Watkins Davis); grandson of Stephen Heard.
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      Willis B. Adams (1861-1913) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born in Georgia, May 13, 1861. Merchant; planter; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1905-08. Died February 11, 1913 (age 51 years, 274 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Easton Adams and Sarah Antoinette (Cleveland) Adams (1840-1897); married 1895 to Susan McCalla (niece by marriage of Young Loftin Gerdine Harris, William McPherson McIntosh and William H. Mattox; aunt by marriage A. A. McCurry (1875?-?); granddaughter of Singleton Walthall Allen).
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      Richard Easton Adams (1833-1913) — also known as Richard E. Adams — Born in Georgia, November 19, 1833. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1886-87. Died August 21, 1913 (age 79 years, 275 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abner Adams and Betsy (Fortson) Adams; married to Antoinette Cleveland; father of Willis B. Adams (1861-1913).
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Heard Cemetery
    Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia
    Founded 1800
    Politicians buried here:
      Stephen Heard (c.1740-1815) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born in Hanover County, Va., about 1740. Engineer; planter; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Governor of Georgia, 1780-81; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1794-95. Died in Elbert County, Ga., November 15, 1815 (age about 75 years). Interment at Heard Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1760 to Jane Germany; married, August 25, 1785, to Elizabeth Darden (1765-1848); father of Jane Lanier Heard (who married Singleton Walthall Allen), George Washington Heard, Barnard Carroll Heard and Thomas Jefferson Heard; grandfather of Sarah Heard (who married Luther H. O. Martin, Sr.), Rebecca Allen (who married William H. Mattox), James Lawrence Heard, Robert Middleton Heard and William Henry Heard; great-grandfather of Anna Cassandra McIntosh (who married Budd Clay Wall), Nancy Middleton Heard (who married Phillip Watkins Davis), William Henry Harrison Heard (1850-1937) and Luther H. O. Martin, Jr..
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      Heard County, Ga. is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Peyton Samuel Hawes (1903-1990) — also known as Peyton Hawes — of Elbert County, Ga. Born September 4, 1903. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Elbert County, 1931-32; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1970-73. Died September 9, 1990 (age 87 years, 5 days). Interment at Heard Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Sidney Hawes (1864-1936) and Julia May (Cade) Hawes; married 1933 to Virginia Smith (1909-1992); great-grandson of William McPherson McIntosh; second great-grandson of Singleton Walthall Allen.
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Singleton Walthall Allen (1793-1853) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born January 14, 1793. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1828-31; member of Georgia state senate, 1838, 1845-46. Died June 6, 1853 (age 60 years, 143 days). Interment at Heard Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Allen (1756-1826) and Nancy (Walthall) Allen; married to Jane Lanier Heard (1797-1871; daughter of Stephen Heard; sister of George Washington Heard, Barnard Carroll Heard and Thomas Jefferson Heard; aunt of James Lawrence Heard, Robert Middleton Heard and William Henry Heard); father of Susan Allen (who married Young Loftin Gerdine Harris), Rebecca Allen (who married William H. Mattox) and Maria Louisa Allen (1824-1885; who married William McPherson McIntosh); nephew of Beverly Allen; grandfather of Jessie McIntosh (who married Peyton M. Hawes), Anna Cassandra McIntosh (who married Budd Clay Wall (1847-1930)) and Susan McCalla (who married Willis B. Adams); great-grandfather of Julia May Cade (who married Albert Sidney Hawes) and Florence Speed (who married A. A. McCurry); second great-grandfather of Peyton Samuel Hawes.
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William McPherson McIntosh (1815-1862) — of Georgia. Born in Elbert County, Ga., February 14, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1846-47; member of Georgia state senate, 1855-56; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1860; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died from gunshot wounds received at the Civil War battle at Garnett's Farm, Henrico County, Va., June, 1862 (age 47 years, 0 days). Interment at Heard Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, January 27, 1842, to Maria Louisa Allen (1824-1885; daughter of Singleton Walthall Allen; aunt by marriage of Willis B. Adams); father of Jessie McIntosh (who married Peyton M. Hawes) and Anna Cassandra McIntosh (who married Budd Clay Wall (1847-1930)); grandfather of Julia May Cade (who married Albert Sidney Hawes); great-grandfather of Peyton Samuel Hawes.
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Budd Clay Wall (1847-1930) — of North Augusta, Aiken County, S.C. Born April 24, 1847. Mayor of North Augusta, S.C., 1890. Died in 1930 (age about 83 years). Interment at Heard Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 11, 1866, to Anna Cassandra McIntosh (daughter of William McPherson McIntosh (1815-1862); granddaughter of Singleton Walthall Allen; great-granddaughter of Stephen Heard).
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Washington Heard (1781-1838) — of Elbert County, Ga. Born June 14, 1781. Physician; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1824-27. Died November 17, 1838 (age 57 years, 156 days). Interment at Heard Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Heard and Elizabeth (Darden) Heard (1765-1848); brother of Jane Lanier Heard (who married Singleton Walthall Allen), Barnard Carroll Heard and Thomas Jefferson Heard; married, April 20, 1815, to Sarah Carter (c.1792-1840); uncle of Rebecca Allen (who married William H. Mattox (1836-1900)), James Lawrence Heard, Robert Middleton Heard and William Henry Heard; granduncle of Luther H. O. Martin, Jr..
      Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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