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Muscogee County
Georgia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Muscogee County

Index to Locations

  • Columbus Linwood Cemetery
  • Columbus Parkhill Cemetery


    Linwood Cemetery
    Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Iverson, Sr. (1798-1873) — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Liberty County, Ga., December 3, 1798. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1827-30; superior court judge in Georgia, 1835-37, 1850-54; member of Georgia state senate, 1843-44; U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1847-49; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1855-61. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., March 4, 1873 (age 74 years, 91 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Walter Terry Colquitt (1799-1855) — also known as Walter T. Colquitt — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Halifax County, Va., December 27, 1799. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1839-40, 1842-43; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1843-48. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., May 7, 1855 (age 55 years, 131 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Alfred Holt Colquitt (1824-1894); first cousin by marriage of Joseph Lane.
      Political family: Lane-Colquitt family of North Carolina.
      Colquitt County, Ga. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      James Johnson (1811-1891) — of Georgia. Born in Robeson County, N.C., February 12, 1811. U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1851-53; Governor of Georgia, 1865; state court judge in Georgia, 1869. Died November 20, 1891 (age 80 years, 281 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Martin Jenkins Crawford (1820-1883) — also known as Martin J. Crawford — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Jasper County, Ga., March 17, 1820. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state legislature, 1845-47; superior court judge in Georgia, 1854, 1875-80; U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1855-61; Delegate from Georgia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1880-83. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., July 23, 1883 (age 63 years, 128 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Flournoy Foster (1790-1848) — also known as Thomas F. Foster — of Greensboro, Greene County, Ga.; Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Greensboro, Greene County, Ga., November 23, 1790. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1822-25; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1829-35, 1841-43. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., September 14, 1848 (age 57 years, 296 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Seaborn Jones (1788-1864) — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., February 1, 1788. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1833-35, 1845-47 (at-large 1833-35, 2nd District 1845-47). Died March 18, 1864 (age 76 years, 46 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Mark Harden Blandford (1826-1902) — of Georgia. Born in Warren County, Ga., July 13, 1826. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1883-90. Wounded during the Civil War, at McDowell, Va., and lost an arm. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., January 31, 1902 (age 75 years, 202 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Henry Louis Benning (1814-1875) — also known as Henry L. Benning — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Columbia County, Ga., April 2, 1814. Democrat. Justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1853-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1860; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., July 10, 1875 (age 61 years, 99 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Thomas Maduit Nelson (1782-1853) — also known as Thomas M. Nelson — of Virginia. Born in Mecklenburg County, Va., September 27, 1782. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Virginia 18th District, 1816-19. Died near Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., November 10, 1853 (age 71 years, 44 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1815 to Sarah Walker Page (1790-1834); married, December 20, 1838, to Anna Matilda Carter (1805-1872).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Abercrombie (1792-1861) — of Girard (now part of Phenix City), Russell County, Ala. Born in Hancock County, Ga., February 18, 1792. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1820-22, 1824-25, 1838-39; member of Alabama state senate, 1825-33, 1847-50; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1851-55. Died in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., July 2, 1861 (age 69 years, 134 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hines Holt (1805-1865) — of Georgia. Born near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., April 27, 1805. Georgia state treasurer, 1829-32; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1841; member of Georgia state senate, 1859; Representative from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-63; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1865; died in office 1865. Died while attending state constitutional convention at Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., November 4, 1865 (age 60 years, 191 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Wingfield Grimes (1844-1905) — also known as Thomas W. Grimes — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., December 18, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1868-69, 1875-76; member of Georgia state senate, 1878-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1880; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1887-91. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., October 28, 1905 (age 60 years, 314 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas W. Grimes and Ann Lewis (Coleman) Grimes.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Absalom Harris Chappell (1801-1878) — also known as Absalom H. Chappell — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Mt. Zion, Hancock County, Ga., December 28, 1801. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1843-45. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., December 11, 1878 (age 76 years, 348 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893).
      Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Porter Ingram (1810-1893) — of Georgia. Born in Marlboro, Windham County, Vt., April 2, 1810. Representative from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1864. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., December 3, 1893 (age 83 years, 245 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      William Dudley Chipley (1840-1897) — also known as W. D. Chipley — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., June 6, 1840. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; fought against Reconstruction along with other members of the Ku Klux Klan; he was among those implicated in the murder of George W. Ashburn in in 1868; tried in a military court, but Georgia's re-admission to the Union ended military jurisdiction, so he and his co-defendants were released; general manager of the Pensacola Railroad; successfully promoted the construction of the Pensacola and Atlanta Railroad in 1881-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1884, 1892; mayor of Pensacola, Fla., 1887-88; member of Florida state senate, 1895-97. Died in a hospital at Washington, D.C., December 1, 1897 (age 57 years, 178 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. William Stout Chipley (1810-1880) and Elizabeth (Fannin) Chipley (1819-1873); brother of Stephen Fannin Chipley (1838-1898); married to Ann Elizabeth Billups (1848-1910).
      The city of Chipley, Florida, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Parkhill Cemetery
    Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Cook Jackson (1915-2000) — also known as Harry C. Jackson — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., July 23, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Georgia state senate; elected 1961; candidate in primary for Governor of Georgia, 1974; mayor of Columbus, Ga., 1979-82. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Died February 12, 2000 (age 84 years, 204 days). Interment at Parkhill Cemetery.


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