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Granville County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Granville County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Oxford Elmwood Cemetery
  • Oxford Harrisburg Cemetery
  • Oxford Shiloh Presbyterian Churchyard


    Private or family graveyards
    Granville County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Harmon Peace Jenkins (1830-1908) — also known as William H. P. Jenkins — of Granville County, N.C. Born in Granville County, N.C., May 3, 1830. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1860-61, 1865-67; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina state senate 21st District, 1881-82, 1887-88; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1901-02. Methodist. Fell from his horse, caught his foot in the stirrup and dragged on the ground, and died soon after, in Granville County, N.C., January 24, 1908 (age 77 years, 266 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      John Penn (1741-1788) — of Granville County, N.C. Born near Port Royal, Caroline County, Va., May 17, 1741. Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1775; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1777; member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1777. Died in Granville County, N.C., September 14, 1788 (age 47 years, 120 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1894 at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, N.C.; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Penn (1712-1759) and Catherine (Taylor) Penn (1719-1774); married, July 28, 1763, to Susannah Lyne (1745-1784); first cousin once removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin of John Pendleton Jr. and Nathaniel Pendleton; second cousin once removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison, Philip Clayton Pendleton, Zachary Taylor, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Henry Gaines Johnson, Coleby Chew, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; second cousin thrice removed of William Barret Pendleton, George Cassety Pendleton, James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921), Francis Key Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton, John Overton Pendleton, Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; second cousin four times removed of Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk, Charles Sumner Pendleton and Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; third cousin twice removed of Charles Willing Byrd.
      Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The World War II Liberty ship SS John Penn (built 1941-42 at Wilmington, North Carolina; torpedoed and lost in the Greenland Sea, 1942) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Elmwood Cemetery
    Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Dennis G. Brummitt (1881-1935) — of Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born in Granville County, N.C., February 7, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Granville County Democratic Party, 1908-14; member of North Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1913-24; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1915-20; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1919; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1920; North Carolina state attorney general, 1925-35; died in office 1935. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., January 12, 1935 (age 53 years, 339 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Brummitt (1844-1920) and Caroline (Bradford) Brummitt (1851-1925); married 1912 to Kate Hays Fleming (1888-1980).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Franklin Wills Hancock Jr. (1894-1969) — also known as Frank Hancock, Jr. — of Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., November 1, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Granville County Democratic Party, 1924; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1924; member of North Carolina state senate, 1926-28; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1928-30; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1930-39; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940; state court judge in North Carolina, 1950. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kappa Alpha Order; Rotary. Died in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., January 23, 1969 (age 74 years, 83 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin Wills Hancock and Lizzie (Hobgood) Hancock; married 1917 to Lucy Osborn Landis; father of Franklin Wills Hancock III (born1918).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Archibald Hunter Arrington Williams (1842-1895) — also known as A. H. A. Williams — of Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born near Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C., October 22, 1842. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; merchant; developer and president of the Oxford & Henderson Railroad; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1883-86; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1891-93. Died in Chase City, Mecklenburg County, Va., September 5, 1895 (age 52 years, 318 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Guston Williams (1802-1853) and Elizabeth Nicholson (Arrington) Williams (1808-1851); married, July 25, 1871, to Susan Alice Bryan (1847-1928); nephew of Archibald Hunter Arrington; second cousin twice removed of William Walton Kitchin (1866-1924) and Claude Kitchin; second cousin thrice removed of Alvin Paul Kitchin.
      Political family: Kitchin-Kitchens family of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Augustus Washington Graham (1849-1936) — also known as A. W. Graham — of Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C.; Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born in Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., June 8, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1880, 1912; member of North Carolina state senate, 1885; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1895-96; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1901-06, 1909-10, 1913-14; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1909; president, American Cotton and Grain Exchange, 1919-22. Baptist. Died in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., October 12, 1936 (age 87 years, 126 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Alexander Graham (1804-1875) and Susannah Sarah (Washington) Graham (1816-1890); brother of John Washington Graham, William Alexander Graham (1839-1923) and Susan Washington Graham (1851-1909; who married Walter Clark); married, November 21, 1876, to Lucy Ann Horner (1855-1935); nephew of James Graham (1793-1851).
      Political family: Graham family of Hillsborough, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Hubbard Cozart (1839-1911) — also known as Benjamin H. Cozart — of Oxford, Granville County, N.C.; Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Granville County, N.C., March 4, 1839. Building contractor; member of North Carolina state senate 21st District, 1883-84. Died, from mitral aortic regurgitation, in Durham, Durham County, N.C., August 10, 1911 (age 72 years, 159 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Allen W. Cozart (1804-1861) and Sarah 'Sallie' (Rogers) Cozart (1819-1893); married, March 2, 1864, to Rebecca Frances Rogers (1843-1886); married 1887 to Leila Jeffreys Thorpe; third cousin once removed of William Bradley Umstead (1895-1954).
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Umstead-Grimmet-Byrd family of Durham, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Harrisburg Cemetery
    Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
    Henry P. Cheatham Henry Plummer Cheatham (1857-1935) — also known as Henry P. Cheatham — of North Carolina. Born near Henderson, Granville County (now Vance County), N.C., December 27, 1857. Republican. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1889-93; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904. African ancestry. Died in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., November 29, 1935 (age 77 years, 337 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: New York Public Library


    Shiloh Presbyterian Churchyard
    Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Abraham Watkins Venable (1799-1876) — of North Carolina. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., October 17, 1799. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1847-53; Delegate from North Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Slaveowner. Died in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., February 24, 1876 (age 76 years, 130 days). Interment at Shiloh Presbyterian Churchyard.
      Relatives: Nephew of Abraham Bedford Venable (1758-1811).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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