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Cumberland County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cumberland County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Fayetteville Brookside Cemetery
  • Fayetteville Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1
  • Fayetteville Cross Creek Cemetery No. 2
  • Fayetteville Cross Creek Cemetery No. 3
  • Fayetteville Grove Creek Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Cumberland County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Strange (1796-1854) — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Born in Manchester (now part of Richmond), Va., September 20, 1796. Democrat. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Fayetteville, 1821-23, 1826; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1827-36; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1836-40. Died in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., February 19, 1854 (age 57 years, 152 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Brookside Cemetery
    Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Ezekiel Ezra Smith (1852-1933) — Born in Faison, Duplin County, N.C., May 23, 1852. U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1888-90. African ancestry. Died December 6, 1933 (age 81 years, 197 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1
    Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Cochrane Dobbin (1814-1857) — also known as James C. Dobbin — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., January 17, 1814. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1845-47; member of North Carolina house of commons from Cumberland County, 1848-51; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1853-57. Died, from tuberculosis, in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., August 4, 1857 (age 43 years, 199 days). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Grandson of James Cochran (1767?-1813).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Warren Winslow (1810-1862) — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Born in Cumberland County, N.C., January 1, 1810. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1850; Governor of North Carolina, 1854; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1855-61. Died August 15, 1862 (age 52 years, 226 days). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Manly Stedman (1841-1930) — also known as Charles M. Stedman — of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C.; Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C., January 29, 1841. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1880; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1885-89; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1888; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1911-30; died in office 1930. Died in Washington, D.C., September 23, 1930 (age 89 years, 237 days). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Married, January 8, 1866, to Catherine de Rosset Wright.
      Cross-reference: J. Elmer Long
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Wharton Jackson Green (1831-1910) — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Born in St. Marks, Wakulla County, Fla., February 28, 1831. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1872, 1876, 1904 (alternate); U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1883-87. Died near Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., August 6, 1910 (age 79 years, 159 days). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Green (1802-1863); grandson of Jesse Wharton; grandnephew of Micajah Thomas Hawkins; cousin *** of Matt Whitaker Ransom.
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Gilbert Shaw (1859-1932) — also known as John G. Shaw — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, 1859. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1890; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1895-97. Died in 1932 (age about 73 years). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas N. Cameron (1796-1851) — of Cumberland County, N.C. Born January 13, 1796. Member of North Carolina state senate from Cumberland County, 1844-47, 1850-51. Died June 21, 1851 (age 55 years, 159 days). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Brother of John Adams Cameron (1788-1838).
      Political family: Iredell-Johnston-Cameron family of North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cross Creek Cemetery No. 2
    Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Joseph Hale (1839-1922) — also known as Edward J. Hale — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Born in Haymount, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., December 25, 1839. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Consul in Manchester, 1885-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1913-17. Died in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., February 16, 1922 (age 82 years, 53 days). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 2.
      Relatives: Son of Edward J. Hale and Sarah Jane (Walker) Hale; married, January 15, 1861, to Maria Rhett Hill; married, December 5, 1905, to Caroline Green Mallett.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cross Creek Cemetery No. 3
    Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Jerome Bayard Clark (1882-1959) — also known as J. Bayard Clark — of Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C.; Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Born near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C., April 5, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; president, Bank of Elizabethtown, 1910-22; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Bladen County, 1915-16; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1916; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1929-49 (6th District 1929-33, 7th District 1933-49). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., August 26, 1959 (age 77 years, 143 days). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 3.
      Relatives: Son of John Washington Clark and Catharine Amelia (Blue) Clark; married, June 2, 1908, to Helen Purdie Robinson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Grove Creek Cemetery
    Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Barry Grove (1764-1818) — also known as William B. Grove — of Cumberland County, N.C. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., January 15, 1764. Lawyer; banker; member of North Carolina house of commons from Cumberland County, 1787-89; delegate to North Carolina convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1789; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1791-1803 (at-large 1791-97, 7th District 1797-99, at-large 1799-1803). Died in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., March 30, 1818 (age 54 years, 74 days). Interment at Grove Creek Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


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