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Putnam County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Putnam County

Index to Locations

  • Eatonton Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Eatonton Union Cemetery

    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Graves Lawson (1835-1912) — also known as Thomas G. Lawson — of Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga. Born near Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., May 2, 1835. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1861-66, 1889-90; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1877; state court judge in Georgia, 1879-86; U.S. Representative from Georgia 8th District, 1891-97. Baptist. Died April 16, 1912 (age 76 years, 350 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Union Cemetery
    Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      James Archibald Meriwether (1806-1852) — of Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., September 20, 1806. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1831-36, 1838, 1843, 1851-52; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1841-43; superior court judge in Georgia, 1845-49. Slaveowner. Died in Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., April 18, 1852 (age 45 years, 211 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Meriwether (1755-1817) and Susannah (Hatcher) Meriwether (1767-1836); first cousin once removed of David Meriwether (1755-1822); second cousin of Meriwether Lewis, James Meriwether (1788-1852) and David Meriwether (1800-1893); second cousin once removed of George Rockingham Gilmer, Reuben Handy Meriwether and Frances Meriwether (1848-1940; who married Anson Rainey); third cousin once removed of Theodorick Bland; fourth cousin of John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin once removed of Nathaniel Beverly Tucker.
      Political families: Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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