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Alexander County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Alexander County

Index to Locations

  • Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Taylorsville Taylorsville Cemetery

    Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
    Alexander County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Benjamin Pool (1841-1899) — also known as James B. Pool — of Alexander County, N.C. Born in Ellendale, Burke County (now Alexander County), N.C., April 5, 1841. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; school teacher; minister; Alexander County Register of Deeds, 1870-80; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1880-82; Alexander County Commissioner, 1887-90; Alexander County Clerk of Court, 1890-98. Baptist. Died in Alexander County, N.C., October 7, 1899 (age 58 years, 185 days). Interment at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Pool (1807-1882) and Mary (Austin) Pool (1809-1865); married, August 22, 1865, to Elizabeth Jane Teague (1842-1906); father of Osmund Fairworth Pool (1874-1955).

    Taylorsville Cemetery
    Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
    Romulus Z. Linney Romulus Zachariah Linney (1841-1910) — also known as Romulus Z. Linney — of Taylorsville, Alexander County, N.C. Born in Rutherford County, N.C., December 26, 1841. Republican. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1870-72, 1874-75, 1883-84 (36th District 1870-72, 34th District 1874-75, 1883-84); U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1895-1901. Died April 15, 1910 (age 68 years, 110 days). Interment at Taylorsville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Osmund Fairworth Pool (1874-1955) — also known as Osmund F. Pool — of Taylorsville, Alexander County, N.C. Born in Alexander County, N.C., February 24, 1874. Republican. Dry goods merchant; school teacher and principal; hotel owner; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1925; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1928; postmaster. Died, from nephrosclerosis, in Taylorsville, Alexander County, N.C., February 25, 1955 (age 81 years, 1 days). Interment at Taylorsville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Benjamin Pool (1841-1899) and Elizabeth (Teague) Pool (1842-1906); married, December 25, 1895, to Martha Elmeta 'Mattie' Watts (1876-1942).

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