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Rankin County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Rankin County

Index to Locations

  • Brandon Brandon Cemetery
  • Brandon City Cemetery


    Brandon Cemetery
    Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi
    Founded 1831
    Politicians buried here:
      Anselm Joseph McLaurin (1848-1909) — also known as A. J. McLaurin — of Brandon, Rankin County, Miss. Born in Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., March 26, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1894-95, 1901-09; died in office 1909; Governor of Mississippi, 1896-1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1904. Died in Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., December 22, 1909 (age 61 years, 271 days). Interment at Brandon Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Patrick Henry Patrick Henry (1843-1930) — of Brandon, Rankin County, Miss. Born near Cynthia, Madison County, Miss., February 12, 1843. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1878, 1890; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1890; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 7th District, 1897-1901; member of Mississippi state senate, 1904-08. Died in Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., May 18, 1930 (age 87 years, 95 days). Interment at Brandon Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Patrick Henry
      Relatives: Uncle of Patrick Henry (1861-1933).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Alonzo Gustavus Mayers (1821-1905) — also known as Alonzo G. Mayers — of Brandon, Rankin County, Miss. Born in Winchester, Wayne County, Miss., March 6, 1821. Lawyer; newspaper editor; circuit judge in Mississippi 8th District, 1876-98. Died in Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., February 6, 1905 (age 83 years, 337 days). Interment at Brandon Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1848 to Elizabeth C. King (died 1852); married, February 14, 1856, to Nancy Louise Nannie McLaurin (1833-1910).
      George Nicholson Langford, Jr. (1817-1896) — of Mississippi. Born in Georgia, October 4, 1817. Probate judge in Mississippi, 1866; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1870-71. Protestant. Died in Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., July 28, 1896 (age 78 years, 298 days). Interment at Brandon Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of Joseph Bennett (1817?-?).


    City Cemetery
    Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Lowry (1829-1910) — of Mississippi. Born in South Carolina, March 10, 1829. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Mississippi state senate, 1865-66; Governor of Mississippi, 1882-90. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., January 19, 1910 (age 80 years, 315 days). Interment at City Cemetery.


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