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Coahoma County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Coahoma County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Clarksdale Unknown location
  • Friars Point Alcorn Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Coahoma County, Mississippi

    Unknown Location
    Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Earl Leroy Brewer (1869-1942) — also known as Earl Brewer — of Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Miss.; Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Carroll County, Miss., August 11, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1896-1900; Governor of Mississippi, 1912-16; defeated, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1912 (speaker), 1916, 1920 (alternate). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., March 10, 1942 (age 72 years, 211 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Ratcliff Rodney Brewer and Mary Elizabeth (McEachern) Brewer; married 1897 to Minnie Marion Block.

    Alcorn Cemetery
    Friars Point, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      James Lusk Alcorn (1816-1894) — also known as James L. Alcorn — of Livingston County, Ky.; Friars Point, Coahoma County, Miss. Born near Golconda, Pope County, Ill., November 4, 1816. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1843; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1846, 1856-57; member of Mississippi state senate, 1848-54; candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1856; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Governor of Mississippi, 1870-71; defeated, 1873; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1871-77. Died in Friars Point, Coahoma County, Miss., December 20, 1894 (age 78 years, 46 days). Interment at Alcorn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Alcorn (1788-1859) and Louisa (Lusk) Alcorn (1794-1858); married 1839 to Mary Catherine Stewart (died 1849); married 1850 to Amelia Walton Glover.
      Alcorn County, Miss. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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