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Marshall County
Mississippi

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Marshall County

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  • Holly Springs Hillcrest Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Marshall County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Adam Rankin Alexander (1781-1848) — of Jackson, Madison County, Tenn. Born in Washington County, Va., November 1, 1781. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1817; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1823-27 (at-large 1823-25, 9th District 1825-27); member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1841-43. Died in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., November 1, 1848 (age 67 years, 0 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Eben Alexander (1851-1910).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Andrew Robison Govan (1794-1841) — of Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, January 13, 1794. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1820-21; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1822-27. Died in Marshall County, Miss., June 27, 1841 (age 47 years, 165 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi
    Founded 1851
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Cary Walthall (1831-1898) — also known as Edward C. Walthall — of Grenada, Grenada County, Miss. Born in Virginia, April 4, 1831. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Flavius J. Lovejoy; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1876, 1880; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1885-94, 1895-98; died in office 1898. Died April 21, 1898 (age 67 years, 17 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Walthall County, Miss. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Williams Chalmers (1807-1853) — also known as Joseph W. Chalmers — of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born in Halifax County, Va., 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1845-47. Died June 16, 1853 (age about 45 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John Gordon Chalmers (1803-1847); father of H. H. Chalmers and James Ronald Chalmers.
      Political family: Chalmers family of Mississippi.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Wall Doxey (1892-1962) — of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., August 8, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-23; District Attorney 3rd District, 1923-29; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1929-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936, 1940; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1941-43. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., March 2, 1962 (age 69 years, 206 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Sanford Doxey and Sarah (Jones) Doxey; married, October 9, 1916, to Myrtle Johnson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Fisher Trotter (1802-1866) — of Mississippi. Born in Virginia, 1802. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state legislature, 1830; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1838. Died in 1866 (age about 64 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Hiram Rhodes Revels Hiram Rhodes Revels (1827-1901) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., September 27, 1827. Republican. Minister; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Mississippi state senate, 1870; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1870-71; secretary of state of Mississippi, 1873. African Methodist Episcopal. African and Lumbee Indian ancestry. First Black member of the U.S. Senate. Died, from a stroke, while attending a church conference, in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss., January 16, 1901 (age 73 years, 111 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elijah Revels; married to Phoebe Bass (1833-1901).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
      Alexander Mosby Clayton (1801-1889) — also known as Alexander M. Clayton — of Lamar, Benton County, Miss. Born in Campbell County, Va., January 15, 1801. Democrat. Justice of Arkansas territorial supreme court, 1832; state court judge in Mississippi, 1842-52, 1866-69; U.S. Consul in Havana, 1853; delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861; Confederate District Judge, 1861; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee). Died near Lamar, Benton County, Miss., September 30, 1889 (age 88 years, 258 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Winfield Scott Featherston (1820-1891) — also known as "Old Swet" — of Houston, Chickasaw County, Miss.; Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born near Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., August 8, 1820. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1847-51; defeated, 1850; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1865; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1876, 1880; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1876, 1880 (Convention Vice-President); delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1890. Died in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., May 28, 1891 (age 70 years, 293 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Winfield Scott
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lester Glenn Fant (1875-1946) — also known as Lester G. Fant — of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., October 29, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1912-14, 1929-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1920, 1924 (alternate). Methodist. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died December 6, 1946 (age 71 years, 38 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Selden Fant and Nannie Bell (Williams) Fant; married, June 29, 1904, to Cordelia Leach.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Duke Nabers (1812-1878) — also known as Benjamin D. Nabers — of Hickory Flat, Benton County, Miss.; Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.; Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., November 7, 1812. Merchant; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1851-53; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1860. Member, Freemasons. Died in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., September 6, 1878 (age 65 years, 303 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin Neighbours and Sarah (McLaughlin) Neighbours; married, November 3, 1838, to Rebecca A. Mason.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Blackburn Bradford (1799-1873) — Born in Jefferson County, Tenn., June 2, 1799. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1837; member of Mississippi state legislature, 1830, 1863-64; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Died July 10, 1873 (age 74 years, 38 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      John William Clark Watson (1808-1890) — of Mississippi. Born in Albemarle County, Va., February 27, 1808. Senator from Mississippi in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; state court judge in Mississippi, 1876-82. Died in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., September 24, 1890 (age 82 years, 209 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.


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