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Chowan County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Chowan County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Edenton Unknown location
  • Edenton Edenton Cemetery
  • Edenton Johnston Burial Ground
  • Edenton St. Paul's Churchyard


    Private or family graveyard
    Chowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      James Wilson (1742-1798) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa.; Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Carskerdo, Fife, Scotland, September 14, 1742. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1775; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1789-98; died in office 1798. Episcopalian. Died in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., August 28, 1798 (age 55 years, 348 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1906 at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Married, November 5, 1771, to Rachel Bird (died 1786); married 1793 to Hannah Gray.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS James Wilson (built 1941-42 at Portland, Oregon; scrapped 1964) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Green Campen — of Edenton, Chowan County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1950. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Uncle of Donald O. Campen Jr. (born1920).


    Edenton Cemetery
    Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Johnson (d. 1802) — of North Carolina. Born in Chowan County, N.C. Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1781, 1784-85; member of North Carolina state senate, 1781-84, 1788-90, 1792; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1801-02; died in office 1802. Slaveowner. Died in Bandon, Chowan County, N.C., July 23, 1802. Interment at Edenton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Johnston Burial Ground
    Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Johnston (1733-1816) — of Chowan County, N.C. Born in Dundee, Scotland, December 15, 1733. Planter; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1760; member of North Carolina state senate, 1779; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1780-81; Governor of North Carolina, 1787-89; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1789-93; received 2 electoral votes, 1796; state court judge in North Carolina, 1800. Slaveowner. Died August 17, 1816 (age 82 years, 246 days). Interment at Johnston Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Brother of Hannah Johnston (1748-1826; who married James Iredell); married to Frances Cathcart (1750-1801); father of Penelope Johnston (1771-1820; who married John Swann (1760-1793)); uncle of James Iredell Jr..
      Political family: Iredell-Johnston-Cameron family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Iredell Jr. (1788-1853) — of Edenton, Chowan County, N.C. Born in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., November 2, 1788. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1813; state court judge in North Carolina, 1819; Governor of North Carolina, 1827-28; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1828-31. Slaveowner. Died in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., April 13, 1853 (age 64 years, 162 days). Interment at Johnston Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Son of Hannah (Johnston) Iredell (1748-1826) and James Iredell (1751-1799); married 1815 to Frances Johnston Tredwell (1797-1865; daughter of Samuel Tredwell); father of Margaret Tredwell Iredell (1833-1903; who married William Marcus Shipp); nephew of Samuel Johnston.
      Political family: Iredell-Johnston-Cameron family of North Carolina.
      Iredell County, N.C. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Iredell (1751-1799) — of North Carolina. Born in England, October 5, 1751. State court judge in North Carolina, 1778; North Carolina state attorney general, 1779-82; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1790-99; received 3 electoral votes, 1796. Episcopalian. Died October 20, 1799 (age 48 years, 15 days). Interment at Johnston Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Married to Hannah Johnston (1748-1826; sister of Samuel Johnston (1733-1816)); father of James Iredell Jr.; grandfather of Margaret Tredwell Iredell (1833-1903; who married William Marcus Shipp).
      Political family: Iredell-Johnston-Cameron family of North Carolina.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS James Iredell (built 1942 at Wilmington, North Carolina; damaged by air attack and scuttled in the English Channel, 1944) was named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about James Iredell: Willis P. Whichard, Justice James Iredell
      Samuel Tredwell (1763-1826) — Born in Hempstead, Queens County (now Nassau County), Long Island, N.Y., December 11, 1763. U.S. Collector of Customs, 1785-1826; died in office 1826. Died in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., July 30, 1826 (age 62 years, 231 days). Interment at Johnston Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Benjamin Tredwell, Jr. (1735-1830) and Elizabeth (Seabury) Tredwell (1743-1818); married to Helen Scrymgeoure Blair (1762-1802) and Frances Pollock Lenox (1764-1848); father of Frances Johnston Tredwell (1797-1865; who married James Iredell Jr.); grandfather of Margaret Tredwell Iredell (1833-1903; who married William Marcus Shipp (1819-1890)).
      Political family: Iredell-Johnston-Cameron family of North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Paul's Churchyard
    Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Biddle Shepard (1799-1852) — also known as William B. Shepard — of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, 1799. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1829-37; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1830. Slaveowner. Died in 1852 (age about 53 years). Interment at St. Paul's Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Stephen Cabarrus (1754-1808) — of North Carolina. Born in 1754. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1790. Died in 1808 (age about 54 years). Interment at St. Paul's Churchyard.
      Cabarrus County, N.C. is named for him.

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