The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Franklin County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Franklin County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Louisburg Unknown location
  • Louisburg Oaklawn Cemetery
  • Louisburg Oakwood Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Franklin County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Ruffin (1820-1863) — of Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C. Born in Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C., September 9, 1820. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1853-61; Delegate from North Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Mortally wounded in a cavalry fight before the Battle of Bristoe Station, and died while a prisoner of war, at Alexandria, Va., October 13, 1863 (age 43 years, 34 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Distant cousin *** of Thomas Ruffin (1787-1870).
      Political family: Ruffin-Thomas family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Unknown Location
    Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina

    Oaklawn Cemetery
    Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Jonathan Davis (1828-1892) — also known as Joseph J. Davis — of Franklin County, N.C. Born near Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C., April 13, 1828. Democrat. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Franklin County, 1866-67; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1875-81. Died in Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C., August 7, 1892 (age 64 years, 116 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Oakwood Cemetery
    Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Walter Bickett (1869-1921) — also known as Thomas W. Bickett — of Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C. Born in Monroe, Union County, N.C., February 28, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Franklin County, 1907-08; North Carolina state attorney general, 1909-17; Governor of North Carolina, 1917-21. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a stroke, and died the next day, in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., December 28, 1921 (age 52 years, 303 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas W. Bickett (1836-1882) and Mary Ann (Covington) Bickett (1845-1900); married, November 29, 1898, to Fannie Neal Yarborough (1870-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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