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Chatham County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Chatham County

Index to Locations

  • Bonlee Bonlee Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Carbonton Farrar Cemetery
  • Pittsboro Unknown location
  • Pittsboro Episcopal Churchyard
  • Pittsboro St. Bartholomew's Churchyard
  • Near Pittsboro Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery
  • Siler City Oakwood Cemetery


    Bonlee Baptist Church Cemetery
    Bonlee, Chatham County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Ike Franklin Andrews (1925-2010) — also known as Ike F. Andrews — of Siler City, Chatham County, N.C. Born in Bonlee, Chatham County, N.C., September 2, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 13th District, 1959-60; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-62, 1967-72; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1973-85; defeated, 1984. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Jaycees. In October 1982, he was arrested and charged with drunk driving. Died in Carrboro, Orange County, N.C., May 10, 2010 (age 84 years, 250 days). Interment at Bonlee Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Archie Franklin Andrews (1895-1972) and Ina (Dunlap) Andrews (1895-1987); married 1947 to Jo Anne Johnson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Farrar Cemetery
    Carbonton, Chatham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Archibald McBryde (1766-1816) — of North Carolina. Born in Scotland, September 28, 1766. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1809-13 (at-large 1809-11, 7th District 1811-13); member of North Carolina state legislature, 1810. Slaveowner. Died in Carbonton, Chatham County, N.C., February 15, 1816 (age 49 years, 140 days). Interment at Farrar Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Locations
    Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Owen (1787-1841) — of Bladen County, N.C. Born in Bladen County, N.C., 1787. Whig. Lawyer; planter; Governor of North Carolina, 1828-30; delegate to Whig National Convention from North Carolina, 1839 (Convention Vice-President; chair, Balloting Committee; member, Committee on Permanent Organization; chair, Committee to Notify Nominees; speaker). Died October 9, 1841 (age about 54 years). Interment somewhere.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS John Owen (built 1943 at Wilmington, North Carolina; scrapped 1964) was named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Wilkins Perryman Horton (b. 1889) — also known as Wilkins P. Horton — of Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., September 1, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 13th District, 1919, 1927, 1931, 1935; secretary of North Carolina Democratic Party, 1930; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1937-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1948. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Interment somewhere.


    Episcopal Churchyard
    Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Manning Jr. (1830-1899) — of North Carolina. Born in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., July 30, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1861, 1875; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1870-71; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1881. Slaveowner. Died in Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C., February 12, 1899 (age 68 years, 197 days). Interment at Episcopal Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Bartholomew's Churchyard
    Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Abraham Rencher (1798-1883) — of Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C. Born near Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., August 12, 1798. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 10th District, 1829-39, 1841-43; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal, 1844-47; Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1857-61. Episcopalian. Slaveowner. Died in Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C., July 6, 1883 (age 84 years, 328 days). Interment at St. Bartholomew's Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary


    Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery
    Near Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Wilbur Atwater (1840-1910) — also known as John W. Atwater — of Rialto (now Fearington), Chatham County, N.C. Born near Rialto (now Fearington), Chatham County, N.C., December 27, 1840. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina state senate, 1890-96; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1899-1901; defeated, 1900. Died in Fearington, Chatham County, N.C., July 4, 1910 (age 69 years, 189 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Siler City, Chatham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Lester Griffin (1874-1930) — also known as James L. Griffin — of Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C. Born in Chatham County, N.C., March 26, 1874. Democrat. Superior Court Clerk; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1924. Died in Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C., November 12, 1930 (age 56 years, 231 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Middleton Griffin (1847-1905) and Euphemia (Hatch) Griffin (1847-1910); married 1899 to Hettie Cornelia Wren (1874-1957); third cousin twice removed of Benjamin Franklin Hackney and Thomas Hackney (1861-1946).
      Political family: Hackney family.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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