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Yazoo County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Yazoo County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Midway Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Yazoo City Unknown location
  • Yazoo City Glenwood Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Yazoo County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
    John Sharp Williams John Sharp Williams (1854-1932) — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., July 30, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton planter; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1892, 1904 (Temporary Chair; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; chair, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1912 (speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1920; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1893-1909 (5th District 1893-1903, 8th District 1903-09); U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1911-23. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons; Elks. Died near Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., September 7, 1932 (age 78 years, 39 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Harris Williams (Confederate Army colonel; killed in battle of Shiloh) and Annie Louise (Sharp) Williams (died 1859); married, October 2, 1877, to Elizabeth Dial 'Bettie' Webb; father of John Sharp Williams Jr.; grandson of Christopher Harris Williams (1798-1857); second great-grandson of John Williams; cousin *** of Sydenham Benoni Alexander.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The World War II Liberty ship SS John Sharp Williams (built 1943 at New Orleans, Louisiana; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)

    Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
    Midway, Yazoo County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Beverly Robinson Grayson (1782-1843) — also known as Beverly R. Grayson — Born in Prince William County, Va., September 3, 1782. Member Mississippi territorial council, 1814. Died in Benton County, Miss., July 29, 1843 (age 60 years, 329 days). Interment at Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Spencer Monroe Grayson (1734-1798) and Mary Elizabeth (Wagener) Grayson (1741-1810); married to Sarah Chew (1770-1843); nephew of William Grayson; great-granduncle of John Brady Grayson; first cousin of Alfred William Grayson; first cousin thrice removed of Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin of James Monroe (1758-1831); second cousin once removed of Thomas Bell Monroe and James Monroe (1799-1870); second cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Victor Monroe; second cousin four times removed of Theodore Douglas Robinson (1883-1934), Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro and Corinne Robinson Alsop; second cousin five times removed of Corinne A. Chubb and John deKoven Alsop.
      Political families: Roosevelt family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Unknown Location
    Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      William H. Barbour (1914-1999) — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born June 26, 1914. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1940, 1948 (alternate). Died January 1, 1999 (age 84 years, 189 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Father of William H. Barbour Jr. (born1941).

    Glenwood Cemetery
    Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      J. O. Stricklin (1872-1930) — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born July 9, 1872. Mayor of Yazoo City, Miss., 1929-30; died in office 1930. Indicted by a Yazoo County grand jury in 1929 for stealing a cow; details of the case were printed in the Yazoo Sentinel newspaper, leading to a feud between Stricklin and the Sentinel's editor, Frank R. Birdsall; a year later, on Main Street in front of the Sentinel office, Stricklin was talking with Dr. R. E. Hawkins, his opponent in the last election, when Birdsall approached; Stricklin pulled out a pistol, shot Birdsall three times (he died the next day), and shot at, but missed, Dr. Hawkins; he then went to his son's funeral parlor, where he died by a self-inflicted gunshot, in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., April 1, 1930 (age 57 years, 266 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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