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Lowndes County
Mississippi

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lowndes County

Index to Locations

  • Columbus Friendship Cemetery
  • Columbus Odd Fellows Cemetery


    Friendship Cemetery
    Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      William Cocke (1747-1828) — Born in Amelia County, Va., September 6, 1747. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1774; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1796-97, 1797, 1799-1805; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1809-12; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Mississippi state legislature, 1822. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., August 22, 1828 (age 80 years, 351 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Alexander Cocke; grandfather of Frederick Bird Smith Cocke and William Michael Cocke; second great-grandfather of William Alexander Cocke (1874-1954?).
      Political family: Cocke family of Rutledge, Tennessee.
      Cocke County, Tenn. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jesse Speight (1795-1847) — of Stantonsburg, Wilson County, N.C.; Plymouth, Pontotoc County, Miss. Born in Greene County, N.C., September 22, 1795. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1829-37; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1845-47; died in office 1847. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., May 1, 1847 (age 51 years, 221 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Lewis Whitfield (1868-1927) — also known as Henry L. Whitfield — of Mississippi. Born near Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., June 20, 1868. Democrat. Governor of Mississippi, 1924-27; died in office 1927; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924. Died at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., March 18, 1927 (age 58 years, 271 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery.
      James Whitfield (1791-1875) — of Mississippi. Born in Elbert County, Ga., December 15, 1791. Member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1842-50, 1858-62; member of Mississippi state senate, 1851; Governor of Mississippi, 1851-52. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., June 25, 1875 (age 83 years, 192 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery.
      Alexander Beaufort Meek (1814-1865) — also known as Alexander B. Meek — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., July 17, 1814. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Alabama state attorney general, 1830; county judge in Alabama, 1842-44; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, 1846-50; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1853, 1859; Speaker of the Alabama State House of Representatives, 1859; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., November 30, 1865 (age 51 years, 136 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery.
      Alexander Keith McClung (1809-1855) — also known as Alexander K. McClung; "The Black Knight of the South" — of Mississippi. Born in Virginia, 1809. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Bolivia, 1849-51. Killed his opponents in a number of duels. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, with a dueling pistol, in a hotel room at Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., March 23, 1855 (age about 45 years). Interment at Friendship Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William McClung (1758-1811); nephew of John Marshall.
      Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jehu Amaziah Orr (1828-1921) — of Mississippi. Born in Anderson County, S.C., April 10, 1828. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state legislature, 1852; delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Mississippi in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; district judge in Mississippi 6th District, 1870-76. Presbyterian. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., March 9, 1921 (age 92 years, 333 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Orr (1794-1864) and Martha (McCann) Orr (1798-1862); brother of James Lawrence Orr (1822-1873); married to Cornelia Ewing Van de Graaff (1833-1917).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Thomas Harrison (1811-1879) — of Mississippi. Born near Pendleton, Anderson County, S.C., November 30, 1811. Delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., May 22, 1879 (age 67 years, 173 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery.
      Relatives: Descendant *** of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791).
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      William Taylor Sullivan Barry (1821-1868) — also known as William T. S. Barry — of Greenwood, Leflore County, Miss. Born in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., December 10, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1849-51, 1855; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1853-55; delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., January 29, 1868 (age 46 years, 50 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Barry and Mary (Sullivan) Barry; married, December 20, 1851, to Sally Fearn (daughter of Thomas Fearn (1789-1863)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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