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Adams County
Mississippi

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Adams County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Natchez Gloucester Plantation Cemetery
  • Natchez Natchez City Cemetery
  • Natchez Trinity Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Adams County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis L. Winston (1784-1824) — of Mississippi. Born in Germanton, Stokes County, N.C., November 24, 1784. Delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1817; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1821-24; died in office 1824. Died in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., August 20, 1824 (age 39 years, 270 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Winston (1746-1815); brother-in-law of Robert Overton Williams; brother of Fountain Winston.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Winston County, Miss. is named for him.


    Gloucester Plantation Cemetery
    Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
    Winthrop Sargent Winthrop Sargent (1753-1820) — of Ohio. Born in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., May 1, 1753. Ship captain; major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; secretary of Northwest Territory, 1788-98; Governor of Mississippi Territory, 1798-1801; planter. Died on board ship at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, June 3, 1820 (age 67 years, 33 days). Interment at Gloucester Plantation Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Winthrop Sargent (1727-1793) and Judith (Sanders) Sargent (1731-1793); married, June 13, 1789, to Rebecca Rowena Tupper; married, October 24, 1798, to Maria (McIntosh) Williams; first cousin twice removed of John Winthrop Jones (1817-1887).
      Political family: Peters-Sargent family of Ellsworth, Maine.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. postage stamp
    Seargent S. Prentiss Seargent Smith Prentiss (1808-1850) — also known as Seargent S. Prentiss — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, September 30, 1808. Lawyer; famed for his oratory; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1836-37; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1838-39. His right leg was "lame and feeble" due to childhood disease. Died near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., July 1, 1850 (age 41 years, 274 days). Interment at Gloucester Plantation Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Capt. William Prentiss; married to Mary Jane Williams (1824-1891).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: New York Public Library


    Natchez City Cemetery
    Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Huntington Adams (1792-1830) — also known as Robert H. Adams — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., 1792. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1828; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1830; died in office 1830. Died in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., July 2, 1830 (age about 38 years). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Adams (1760-1795).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Anthony Quitman (1799-1858) — also known as John A. Quitman — of Mississippi. Born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y., September 1, 1799. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1826-27; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1832; member of Mississippi state senate, 1835-36; Governor of Mississippi, 1835-36, 1850-51; state court judge in Mississippi, 1838; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1848, 1856; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1855-58; died in office 1858. Member, Freemasons. Presumed to have been deliberately poisoned at a banquet during the inauguration of President James Buchanan, in Washington, D.C., and subsequently died, near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., July 17, 1858 (age 58 years, 319 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Books about John A. Quitman: Robert E. May, John A. Quitman: Old South Crusader
      Richard Smith (1735-1803) — of New Jersey. Born in Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., March 22, 1735. Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1774. Died September 17, 1803 (age 68 years, 179 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ayres Phillips Merrill (1825-1883) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., December 24, 1825. Lawyer; evacuated from Natchez during the Civil War, along with other Northern sympathizers, with the help of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1876-77. Died in New Jersey, September 16, 1883 (age 57 years, 266 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ayres Phillips Merrill (1798-1873) and Jane Sarah (Moore) Merrill (1800-1849); married, February 18, 1851, to Jane Sarah Surget (1829-1866); third cousin twice removed of Aaron Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Abel Merrill, Orsamus Cook Merrill and Timothy Merrill (1781-1836).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William A. Allain (1928-2013) — also known as Bill Allain — of Mississippi. Born in Washington, Adams County, Miss., February 14, 1928. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Mississippi state attorney general, 1979-83; Governor of Mississippi, 1984-88. Catholic. Died, from pneumonia, in St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., December 2, 2013 (age 85 years, 291 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Percy Edwards Quin (1872-1932) — also known as Percy E. Quin — of McComb, Pike County, Miss. Born near Liberty, Amite County, Miss., October 30, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1900-02; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 7th District, 1913-32; died in office 1932. Baptist. Died in Washington, D.C., February 4, 1932 (age 59 years, 97 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Henry G. Quin and Virginia (Davis) Quin; married, October 1, 1913, to Aylett Buckner Conner.
      Epitaph: "True to every trust, he left the heritage of an honorable name written into the history of our country."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Perkins, Jr. (1819-1885) — of Ashwood Landing, Tensas Parish, La. Born in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., July 1, 1819. Democrat. State court judge in Louisiana, 1851; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1853-55; delegate to Louisiana secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Louisiana to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Louisiana in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died in Baltimore, Md., November 28, 1885 (age 66 years, 150 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Gwin Benbrook (1837-1922) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born May 16, 1837. Mayor of Natchez, Miss., 1889-1922. Died November 6, 1922 (age 85 years, 174 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Trinity Cemetery
    Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne (1809-1884) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., April 24, 1809. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1830-34; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1835-37, 1837-38. Died near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., May 17, 1884 (age 75 years, 23 days). Interment at Trinity Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne and Mary Magdalene (Hutchins) Claiborne (1777-1816); nephew of William Charles Cole Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne; great-grandfather of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr.; great-granduncle of Corinne Claiborne Boggs; second great-grandfather of Claiborne de Borda Pell (1918-2009); second great-granduncle of Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.; first cousin twice removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); second cousin once removed of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856).
      Political families: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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