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Anson County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Anson County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Polkton Williams Cemetery
  • Wadesboro Eastview Cemetery
  • Near Wadesboro Bennett Family Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Anson County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Risden Tyler Bennett (1840-1913) — of North Carolina. Born in Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., June 18, 1840. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1872-74; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1875; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1880-82; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1883-87 (at-large 1883-85, 6th District 1885-87). Died in Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., July 21, 1913 (age 73 years, 33 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Williams Cemetery
    Polkton, Anson County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Henry Martin (1848-1931) — also known as Charles H. Martin — of Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Polkton, Anson County, N.C. Born near Youngsville, Franklin County, N.C., August 28, 1848. School principal; lawyer; ordained minister; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1895-99. Baptist. Died in Polkton, Anson County, N.C., April 19, 1931 (age 82 years, 234 days). Interment at Williams Cemetery.
      Relatives: Great-grandson of Nathaniel Macon (1757-1837).
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Eastview Cemetery
    Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Samuel Ashe (1812-1887) — of North Carolina. Born near Graham, Alamance County, N.C., July 19, 1812. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1842; member of North Carolina state senate, 1854; delegate to North Carolina secession convention, 1861; Representative from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1868; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1873-77; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1878-87; died in office 1887. Died in Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., February 4, 1887 (age 74 years, 200 days). Interment at Eastview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of James Alexander Lockhart; nephew of John Baptista Ashe (1748-1802); grandson of Samuel Ashe; cousin *** of John Baptista Ashe (1810-1857) and William Shepperd Ashe; cousin four different ways of George Davis (1820-1896), Alfred Moore Waddell and Horatio Davis; second cousin thrice removed of William Henry Hill.
      Political families: Polk family; Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Alexander Lockhart (1850-1905) — also known as James A. Lockhart — of Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. Born in Anson County, N.C., June 2, 1850. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1878; member of North Carolina state senate, 1880; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1895-97; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1904. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., December 24, 1905 (age 55 years, 205 days). Interment at Eastview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Thomas Samuel Ashe; third cousin twice removed of William Jefferson Clinton (1946-).
      Political family: Clinton family of Wadesboro, North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Leonidas Dunlap Robinson (1867-1941) — also known as Leonidas D. Robinson — of Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. Born in Gulledge Township, Anson County, N.C., April 22, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; bank president; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1894, 1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912, 1920, 1928; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1917-21. Died in Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., November 7, 1941 (age 74 years, 199 days). Interment at Eastview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Theron Lamar Caudle, Jr. (1904-1969) — also known as Theron L. Caudle — of Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, June 22, 1904. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, 1940-45. Died in Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., April 1, 1969 (age 64 years, 283 days). Interment at Eastview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theron Lamar Caudle (1875-1929) and Susie (Gooch) Caudle (1877-1948); married to Ellen Hildreth; third cousin of Robert Lee Gavin (1916-1981); third cousin once removed of Howard Randolph Maness.
      Political family: Maness-Carroll-Caudle-Gavin family of Sanford, North Carolina.
      Alvin Paul Kitchin (1908-1983) — also known as A. Paul Kitchin — of Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. Born in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., September 13, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1957-63. Southern Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., October 22, 1983 (age 75 years, 39 days). Interment at Eastview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alvin Paul Kitchin (1873-1923) and Carrie Virginia (Lawrence) Kitchin (1889-1978); married to Dora Bennett Little; nephew of William Walton Kitchin and Claude Kitchin; grandson of William Hodges Kitchin; first cousin four times removed of Archibald Hunter Arrington; second cousin thrice removed of Archibald Hunter Arrington Williams (1842-1895); fourth cousin of William Terrell Kitchens, Wade Hampton Kitchens and Claude Steward Kitchens.
      Political family: Kitchin-Kitchens family of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Erwin Avery Hightower (1914-2001) — of Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. Born in Anson County, N.C., July 29, 1914. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1955-59. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Civitan. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., August 17, 2001 (age 87 years, 19 days). Interment at Eastview Cemetery.


    Bennett Family Cemetery
    Near Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Eugene Little (b. 1852) — also known as R. E. Little — of Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. Born in Ansonville, Anson County, N.C., November 21, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1888; member of North Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1888; member of North Carolina state senate, 1889-90, 1893-94, 1913-14; chair of Anson County Democratic Party, 1891-99. Interment at Bennett Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Little and Sarah (Ledbetter) Little.


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