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Caswell County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Caswell County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Locust Hill Unknown location
  • Yanceyville Baptist Cemetery
  • Yanceyville City Cemetery
  • Yanceyville Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Yanceyville Yanceyville United Methodist Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Caswell County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Bedford Brown (1795-1870) — of Locust Hill, Caswell County, N.C. Born in Caswell County, N.C., June 6, 1795. Democrat. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1815-17, 1823; member of North Carolina state senate, 1828-29, 1842, 1858-60; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1829-40; resigned 1840; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1860. Slaveowner. Died in Caswell County, N.C., December 6, 1870 (age 75 years, 183 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Locust Hill, Caswell County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Williams (1740-1804) — of Orange County, N.C.; Caswell County, N.C. Born in Hanover County, Va., July 7, 1740. Delegate to North Carolina provincial congress, 1775; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1778-80; member of North Carolina state senate, 1782, 1793-94. Died in Caswell County, N.C., December, 1804 (age 64 years, 0 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Brother of Nathaniel Williams Jr., Robert Williams and Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford (1748-1827); grandfather of Christopher Harris Williams; second great-grandfather of John Sharp Williams; first cousin of John Williams of Montpelier, Richard Henderson and Thomas Henderson.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Baptist Cemetery
    Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Kerr (1782-1842) — of Virginia. Born near Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C., August 4, 1782. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1813-15, 1815-17 (14th District 1813-15, 15th District 1815-17). Slaveowner. Died September 29, 1842 (age 60 years, 56 days). Interment at Baptist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Kerr Jr.; granduncle of John Hosea Kerr; first cousin by marriage of Thomas Settle (1789-1857); first cousin of Bartlett Yancey; first cousin once removed of Thomas Settle (1831-1888); first cousin twice removed of Thomas Settle (1865-1919).
      Political family: Kerr-Settle family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    City Cemetery
    Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Kerr Jr. (1811-1879) — of Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C. Born near Danville, Pittsylvania County, Va., February 10, 1811. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1853-55; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1858. Slaveowner. Died September 5, 1879 (age 68 years, 207 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Kerr (1782-1842).
      Political family: Kerr-Settle family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Hettie Elizabeth Gunn (1893-1958) — also known as Elizabeth Gunn; Hettie Elizabeth Tolbert; Elizabeth Tolbert — of Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C.; Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C. Born in South Carolina, March 27, 1893. Republican. School teacher; postmaster at Greenwood, S.C., 1924-30. Female. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C., December 18, 1958 (age 65 years, 266 days). Interment at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Laura Josephine (Crisp) Tolbert (1867-1935) and George Whitfield Tolbert (1870-1959); married, December 29, 1938, to John Henry Gunn (first cousin of John Oliver Gunn); grandniece of John Robert Tolbert; first cousin once removed of Robert Red Tolbert (1863-1938) and Joseph Warren Tolbert.
      Political family: Tolbert family of Greenwood, South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Yanceyville United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Oliver Gunn (1892-1992) — also known as J. O. Gunn — of Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C. Born in Pelham, Caswell County, N.C., December 27, 1892. Democrat. Farmer; automobile dealer; banker; Caswell County Treasurer, 1936-40; chair of Caswell County Democratic Party, 1942-45; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1945-57, 1965-67; secretary, Royal Hosiery Mills. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Rotary; Junior Order. Died, in Memorial Hospital, Danville, Va., February 18, 1992 (age 99 years, 53 days). Interment at Yanceyville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Griffin Gunn (1857-1909) and Nannie Elizabeth (Rudd) Gunn (1860-1948); married to Annie Warner Newman (1899-1996); first cousin of John Henry Gunn (1882-1962; who married Hettie Elizabeth Tolbert (1893-1958)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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