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Chickasaw County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Chickasaw County

Index to Locations

  • Houston Houston Cemetery
  • Okolona Unknown location
  • Okolona Confederate Cemetery
  • Okolona Odd Fellows Cemetery

    Houston Cemetery
    Houston, Chickasaw County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Jefferson Busby (1884-1964) — also known as T. Jeff Busby — of Houston, Chickasaw County, Miss. Born near Short, Tishomingo County, Miss., July 26, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; Chickasaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1912-20; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1923-35. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Houston, Chickasaw County, Miss., October 18, 1964 (age 80 years, 84 days). Interment at Houston Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      Relatives: Son of Reubin Winston Busby and Laura Ann (Bartlett) Busby; married, June 4, 1912, to Joanna Martin.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Unknown Location
    Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Harvey Lee Morrison (d. 1990) — of Okolona, Chickasaw County, Miss. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Died in 1990. Interment somewhere.

    Confederate Cemetery
    Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      William Wirt Adams (1819-1888) — also known as Wirt Adams — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 22, 1819. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1858-60; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Jackson, Miss., 1885-88. Shot and killed in a street encounter with John H. Martin, a newspaper editor with whom he had quarreled, in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., May 1, 1888 (age 69 years, 40 days). Martin was also killed. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.; cenotaph at Confederate Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: William Wirt
      Relatives: Son of George Adams (1784-1844) and Anna (Weisiger) Adams.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      James Gordon (1833-1912) — of Okolona, Chickasaw County, Miss. Born in Cottin Gin Port, Monroe County, Miss., December 6, 1833. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state legislature, 1870; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1909-10. Died in Okolona, Chickasaw County, Miss., November 28, 1912 (age 78 years, 358 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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