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St. Mary Parish
Louisiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in St. Mary Parish

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Franklin Franklin Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Porter (1785-1844) — of Attakapas, St. Martin Parish, La.; St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, La. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, June 24, 1785. Whig. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1812; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1816-18; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1821-33; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1833-37; delegate to Whig National Convention from Louisiana, 1839. Died in Attakapas, St. Martin Parish, La., January 13, 1844 (age 58 years, 203 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Franklin Cemetery
    Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Murphy James Foster (1849-1921) — also known as Murphy J. Foster — of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La. Born in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., January 12, 1849. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1879; Governor of Louisiana, 1892-1900; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1901-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1904, 1908; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1917. Died June 12, 1921 (age 72 years, 151 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of M. J. Foster (1930-); cousin *** of Jared Young Sanders.
      Political family: Foster-Sanders family of Franklin, Louisiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Donelson Caffery (1835-1906) — of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La. Born near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., September 10, 1835. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; sugar planter; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; member of Louisiana state senate, 1892-93; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1892-1901. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 30, 1906 (age 71 years, 111 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Donelson Caffery (1786-1835) and Lydia (Murphy) Caffery (1802-1881); married 1869 to Bethia Celestine Richardson (1846-1917; daughter of Francis DuBose Richardson); father of John Murphy Caffery and Edward Caffery; grandfather of Patrick Thomson Caffery; first cousin once removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) and Charles Duval Caffery; first cousin twice removed of Jefferson Caffery.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jared Young Sanders (1869-1944) — also known as Jared Y. Sanders — of Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, La. Born near Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, La., January 29, 1869. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1892-1904; Speaker of the Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1900; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1898, 1921; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1904-08; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1908, 1924; Governor of Louisiana, 1908-12; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1917-21; candidate for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1920, 1926. Member, Freemasons. Died in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., March 23, 1944 (age 75 years, 54 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Jared Young Sanders, Jr. (1892-1960); cousin *** of Murphy James Foster.
      Political family: Foster-Sanders family of Franklin, Louisiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Murphy Caffery (1877-1958) — also known as John M. Caffery — of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La. Born near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., September 14, 1877. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940, 1944. Died January 31, 1958 (age 80 years, 139 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Donelson Caffery and Bethia (Richardson) Caffery (1846-1917); brother of Edward Caffery; married to Mary Frere (1884-1958); uncle of Patrick Thomson Caffery; grandson of Francis DuBose Richardson; first cousin twice removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871); second cousin of Charles Duval Caffery; second cousin once removed of Jefferson Caffery.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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