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Beaufort County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Beaufort County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Washington Kennedy Cemetery
  • Washington Oakdale Cemetery
  • Washington Pamlico Memorial Gardens


    Private or family graveyard
    Beaufort County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Selby Clark (1809-1869) — also known as Henry S. Clark — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born near Leechville, Beaufort County, N.C., September 9, 1809. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1845-47. Died in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., January 8, 1869 (age 59 years, 121 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Kennedy Cemetery
    Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Kennedy (1768-1834) — of North Carolina. Born near Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., July 31, 1768. U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1803-05, 1809-11, 1813-15 (3rd District 1803-05, at-large 1809-11, 3rd District 1813, at-large 1813-15). Died in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., October 11, 1834 (age 66 years, 72 days). Interment at Kennedy Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Oakdale Cemetery
    Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Herbert Covington Bonner (1891-1965) — also known as Herbert C. Bonner — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., May 16, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1940-65; died in office 1965; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944 (alternate), 1956, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., November 7, 1965 (age 74 years, 175 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Herbert M. Bonner and Hannah (Hare) Bonner; married to Eva Hassell Hackney (1890-1975).
      The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge (built 1963, closed 2013), over the Oregon Inlet, from Bodie Island to Pea Island, in Dare County, North Carolina, was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Humphrey Small (1858-1946) — also known as John H. Small; "The Father of Inland Waterways" — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., August 29, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; Beaufort County Superintendent of Schools, 1881; mayor of Washington, N.C., 1889-90; chair of Beaufort County Democratic Party, 1889-98; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1896; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1899-1921; vice-president, Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, 1912-46; president, National Rivers and Harbors Congress, 1919-25. Died in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., July 13, 1946 (age 87 years, 318 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Isabella Carter Wharton (1866-1953).
      Epitaph: "Though his interests carried him into far fields, his heart was ever with his beloved eastern Carolina." / "He served the needs of others." / "As a teacher, lawyer, public servant, and citizen, he was a pioneer in many battles for public and individual progress, and a lifelong advocate of public education, better farming, good roads, public health, drainage and conservation."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lindsay Carter Warren (1889-1976) — also known as Lindsay C. Warren — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., December 16, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Beaufort County Democratic Party, 1912-25; member of North Carolina state senate, 1917-19, 1959; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1923; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1925-40; resigned 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1932, 1940; U.S. Comptroller General 1940-54. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Washington, D.C., December 28, 1976 (age 87 years, 12 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Frederic Warren and Elizabeth Mutter (Blount) Warren; married 1916 to Emily D. Harris (1891-1982).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Blount Rodman (1817-1893) — also known as William B. Rodman — Born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., June 29, 1817. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1868; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1868-78. Died March 7, 1893 (age 75 years, 251 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Wanton Rodman and Polly Anne (Blount) Rodman; married 1858 to Camilla Croom (1838-1887); father of William Blount Rodman II and Wiley Croom Rodman (1879-1942); grandfather of William Blount Rodman III.
      Political family: Rodman family of Washington, North Carolina.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hallett Sydney Ward (1870-1956) — also known as Hallett S. Ward — of Plymouth, Washington County, N.C.; Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born near Gatesville, Gates County, N.C., August 31, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1899-1901, 1931; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1921-25. Died in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., March 31, 1956 (age 85 years, 213 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Hallett S. Ward, Jr. (son-in-law of Samuel James Ervin, Jr.; brother-in-law of Samuel James Ervin III (1926-1999)).
      Political family: Ervin family of Morganton, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Tripp Ross (1903-1981) — of Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., June 4, 1903. Republican. Druggist; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1947-49, 1952-53; defeated, 1948 (5th District), 1950 (5th District), 1952 (6th District). Died in Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., October 1, 1981 (age 78 years, 119 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Blount Rodman III (1889-1976) — also known as William B. Rodman — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., July 2, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Washington, N.C., 1919-20; member of North Carolina state senate, 1937-39; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1950-55; North Carolina state attorney general, 1955-56; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1956-65. Died in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., August 3, 1976 (age 87 years, 32 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Blount Rodman II and Adelaide (Fulford) Rodman (1864-1921); married to Helen Farnell (1892-1970); nephew of Wiley Croom Rodman; grandson of William Blount Rodman (1817-1893).
      Political family: Rodman family of Washington, North Carolina.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Augustus Blount Branch (1847-1910) — also known as William A. B. Branch — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., February 26, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1891-95; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1890. Died in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., November 18, 1910 (age 63 years, 265 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery; cenotaph at Jefferson Davis Highway Monument, Ridgefield, Wash.
      Relatives: Son of Lawrence O'Bryan Branch; grandnephew of John Branch, Jr. (1782-1863).
      Political family: Branch family of Enfield, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Blount Rodman II (1862-1946) — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C.; Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, N.C., February 19, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Washington, N.C., 1891-94; chair of Beaufort County Democratic Party, 1898-1904; division attorney, Southern Railway, 1904-11; general solicitor, Norfolk Southern Railroad, 1911-20; general counsel, 1920-43. Episcopalian. Died October 18, 1946 (age 84 years, 241 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Blount Rodman and Camilla Holladay (Croom) Rodman (1838-1887); brother of Wiley Croom Rodman; married, October 17, 1888, to Adelaide 'Addie' Fulford (1864-1921); father of William Blount Rodman III (1889-1976).
      Political family: Rodman family of Washington, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Flanner Tayloe (1872-1924) — also known as Joseph F. Tayloe — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born October 8, 1872. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1904. Died August 30, 1924 (age 51 years, 327 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lalla Rookh Clark (1872-1901).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wiley Croom Rodman (1879-1942) — also known as W. C. Rodman — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., May 28, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Beaufort County, 1913-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., May 7, 1942 (age 62 years, 344 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Blount Rodman and Camilla Holladay (Croom) Rodman (1838-1887); brother of William Blount Rodman II; married, April 2, 1902, to Theodora Bryan Grimes (1880-1939); uncle of William Blount Rodman III (1889-1976).
      Political family: Rodman family of Washington, North Carolina.


    Pamlico Memorial Gardens
    Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Zeno O. Ratcliff (1892-1968) — of Pantego, Beaufort County, N.C. Born January 2, 1892. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1956. Died July 24, 1968 (age 76 years, 204 days). Interment at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Elizabeth Spruill (1892-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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