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Washington County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Lammore Plantation
  • Greenville Greenville Cemetery


    Lammore Plantation
    Washington County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Hammett (1799-1861) — also known as William H. Hammett — of Mississippi. Born in Don Manway, County Cork, Ireland, March 25, 1799. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1843-45. Died in Washington County, Miss., July 9, 1861 (age 62 years, 106 days). Entombed at Lammore Plantation.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Greenville Cemetery
    Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Grafton Baker (1807-1881) — Born in 1807. Chief justice of New Mexico territorial supreme court, 1851-53. Died in 1881 (age about 74 years). Interment at Greenville Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Le Roy Percy (1860-1929) — of Greenville, Washington County, Miss. Born near Greenville, Washington County, Miss., November 9, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1892, 1904; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1910-13. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., December 24, 1929 (age 69 years, 45 days). Interment at Greenville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of William Armstrong Percy (1863-1912).
      Cross-reference: Thomas Burke
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Lawson Sheldon (1870-1960) — also known as George L. Sheldon — of Nehawka, Cass County, Neb. Born in Nehawka, Cass County, Neb., May 31, 1870. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; farmer; Governor of Nebraska, 1907-09; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Mississippi, 1932; candidate for Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1956. Member, Freemasons. First native of Nebraska to serve as Governor. Died in Mississippi, April 4, 1960 (age 89 years, 309 days). Interment at Greenville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lawson Sheldon (1827-1905) and Julia A. (Pallord) Lawson; married 1895 to Rose Higgins; father of George Lawson Sheldon, Jr. (1897-1918; died in pneumonia epidemic) and Anson Hoisington Sheldon.
      Political family: Sheldon family of Nehawka, Nebraska.
      Benjamin Grubb Humphreys (1865-1923) — also known as Benjamin G. Humphreys — of Greenville, Washington County, Miss. Born in Claiborne County, Miss., August 17, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; District Attorney 4th Circuit, 1895-1903; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1903-23; died in office 1923; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1916, 1920. Died in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., October 16, 1923 (age 58 years, 60 days). Interment at Greenville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Grubb Humphreys (1808-1882) and Mildred Hickman (Maury) Humphreys (1823-1899); married, October 9, 1889, to Louise Yerger; father of William Yerger Humphreys.
      Political family: Humphreys family of Greenville, Mississippi.
      The Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge (built 1938-40, closed and demolished 2010-12), over the Mississippi River between Greenville, Mississippi, and Lake Village, Arkansas, was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William Yerger Humphreys (1890-1933) — of Mississippi. Born in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., September 9, 1890. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1923-25. Died February 26, 1933 (age 42 years, 170 days). Interment at Greenville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Grubb Humphreys (1865-1923).
      Political family: Humphreys family of Greenville, Mississippi.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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