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Halifax County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Halifax County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Aurelian Springs Ebenezer Church Cemetery
  • Enfield Elmwood Cemetery
  • Halifax Churchyard Cemetery
  • Littleton City Cemetery
  • Scotland Neck Baptist Cemetery
  • Scotland Neck Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Near Scotland Neck Trinity Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Halifax County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Matt Whitaker Ransom (1826-1904) — also known as Matt W. Ransom — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C.; Weldon, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Warren County, N.C., October 8, 1826. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1852; North Carolina state attorney general, 1853-55; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1858-60; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1872-95; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1876-88; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1895-97. Died near Garysburg, Northampton County, N.C., October 8, 1904 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Edward Rawles (1844?-?); cousin *** of Wharton Jackson Green.
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Willis Alston (1769-1837) — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C.; Hyde Park (unknown county), N.C. Born near Littleton, Halifax County, N.C., 1769. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1790-92, 1820-24; member of North Carolina state senate, 1794-96; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1799-1815, 1825-31 (at-large 1799-1803, 2nd District 1803-05, at-large 1805-07, 2nd District 1807-09, at-large 1809-11, 2nd District 1811-13, at-large 1813-15, 2nd District 1825-31). Died in Halifax, Halifax County, N.C., April 10, 1837 (age about 67 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Nephew of Nathaniel Macon; uncle of Henrietta Alston (who married Augustus Holmes Kenan (1805-1870)), Philoclea Alston (who married David Shelby Walker) and Augustus A. Alston; granduncle of Robert Augustus Alston and Lewis Holmes Kenan.
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Ebenezer Church Cemetery
    Aurelian Springs, Halifax County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Enoch Dana Dickens (1887-1964) — also known as E. Dana Dickens — of Halifax, Halifax County, N.C. Born August 20, 1887. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1932, 1944. Died November 5, 1964 (age 77 years, 77 days). Interment at Ebenezer Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Maude Sturdivant (1890-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Elmwood Cemetery
    Enfield, Halifax County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Branch, Jr. (1782-1863) — of Enfield, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Halifax, Halifax County, N.C., November 4, 1782. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1811, 1813-17, 1834; Governor of North Carolina, 1817-20; federal judge, 1822; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1823-29; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1829-31; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1831-33; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1835; Governor of Florida Territory, 1844-45. Episcopalian. Died of pneumonia, in Enfield, Halifax County, N.C., January 4, 1863 (age 80 years, 61 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Col. John Branch and Mary (Bradford) Branch; married to Elizabeth Fort and Eliza Jordan; uncle of Lawrence O'Bryan Branch; granduncle of William Augustus Blount Branch (1847-1910).
      Political family: Branch family of Enfield, North Carolina.
      Branch County, Mich. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Robert Hunt Parker (1892-1969) — also known as R. Hunt Parker — of Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Enfield, Halifax County, N.C., February 15, 1892. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1923-24; superior court judge in North Carolina 3rd District, 1932-52; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1952-66; chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1966-69; died in office 1969. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died November 10, 1969 (age 77 years, 268 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.


    Churchyard Cemetery
    Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Baptista Ashe (1748-1802) — of North Carolina. Born in Rocky Point, Pender County, N.C., 1748. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1784-86; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1787; member of North Carolina state senate, 1789; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1789-93; elected Governor of North Carolina 1802, but died before taking office. Died in Halifax, Halifax County, N.C., November 27, 1802 (age about 54 years). Interment at Churchyard Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John the Baptist
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Ashe; uncle of John Baptista Ashe, Thomas Samuel Ashe and William Shepperd Ashe; cousin four different ways of George Davis (1820-1896) and Horatio Davis; cousin two different ways of Alfred Moore Waddell; second cousin once removed of William Henry Hill.
      Political families: Polk family; Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    City Cemetery
    Littleton, Halifax County, North Carolina
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Peter Hansborough Bell (1812-1898) — also known as Peter H. Bell — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Spotsylvania County, Va., May 12, 1812. Democrat. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Governor of Texas, 1849-53; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1853-57; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Littleton, Halifax County, N.C., March 8, 1898 (age 85 years, 300 days). Original interment at City Cemetery; reinterment in 1930 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.; memorial monument at Courthouse Grounds, Belton, Tex.
      Bell County, Tex. is named for him.
      The city of Belton, Texas, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Baptist Cemetery
    Scotland Neck, Halifax County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    William W. Kitchin William Walton Kitchin (1866-1924) — also known as William W. Kitchin — of Roxboro, Person County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born near Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., October 9, 1866. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; candidate for North Carolina state senate, 1892; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1897-1909; Governor of North Carolina, 1909-13. Died in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., November 9, 1924 (age 58 years, 31 days). Interment at Baptist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Hodges Kitchin (1837-1901) and Maria (Arrington) Kitchin (1848-1911); brother of Claude Kitchin; married 1893 to Sue Musette Satterfield (1874-1956); uncle of Alvin Paul Kitchin; first cousin thrice removed of Archibald Hunter Arrington; second cousin twice removed of Archibald Hunter Arrington Williams; third cousin once removed of William Terrell Kitchens, Wade Hampton Kitchens and Claude Steward Kitchens.
      Political family: Kitchin-Kitchens family of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
      Cross-reference: James S. Manning
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Claude Kitchin (1869-1923) — of Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C. Born near Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., March 24, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1901-23; died in office 1923. Died in Wilson, Wilson County, N.C., May 31, 1923 (age 54 years, 68 days). Interment at Baptist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Hodges Kitchin and Maria (Arrington) Kitchin (1848-1911); brother of William Walton Kitchin; married, November 13, 1888, to Kate B. Mills (1870-1955); uncle of Alvin Paul Kitchin (1908-1983); first cousin thrice removed of Archibald Hunter Arrington; second cousin twice removed of Archibald Hunter Arrington Williams; third cousin once removed of William Terrell Kitchens, Wade Hampton Kitchens and Claude Steward Kitchens.
      Political family: Kitchin-Kitchens family of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Hodges Kitchin (1837-1901) — of Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Lauderdale County, Ala., December 22, 1837. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1879-81. Member, Freemasons. Died in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., February 2, 1901 (age 63 years, 42 days). Interment at Baptist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Boaz Kitchin (1790-1886) and Arabella (Smith) Kitchin; married, January 5, 1864, to Maria F. Arrington (1848-1911); father of William Walton Kitchin and Claude Kitchin (1869-1923); grandfather of Alvin Paul Kitchin; second cousin twice removed of William Terrell Kitchens, Wade Hampton Kitchens and Claude Steward Kitchens.
      Political family: Kitchin-Kitchens family of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Scotland Neck, Halifax County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Mark Alexander (1792-1883) — of Lombardy Grove, Mecklenburg County, Va. Born near Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Va., February 7, 1792. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1815-19, 1845-46; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1819-33 (18th District 1819-21, 4th District 1821-33); delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829-30. Died in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., October 7, 1883 (age 91 years, 242 days). Interment at Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Trinity Cemetery
    Near Scotland Neck, Halifax County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Whitmell Hill (1743-1797) — of North Carolina. Born in Bertie County, N.C., February 12, 1743. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1776; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1777; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1778-80; member of North Carolina state senate, 1778-80, 1784-85. Died in Martin County, N.C., September 26, 1797 (age 54 years, 226 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Martin County, N.C.; reinterment at Trinity Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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