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Iredell County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Iredell County

Index to Locations

  • Mooresville Willow Valley Cemetery
  • Moresville Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Statesville Oakwood Cemetery
  • Statesville Old Statesville Cemetery
  • Statesville Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Statesville Snow Creek Graveyard


    Willow Valley Cemetery
    Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James E. D. Templeton (1833-1892) — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Iredell County, N.C., January, 1833. Republican. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Mooresville, N.C., 1889-92, 1892. Died in Iredell County, N.C., December, 1892 (age 59 years, 0 days). Interment at Willow Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ephraim Templeton (1807-1844) and Esther Melissa (Moore) Templeton (1810-1881); married, January 10, 1855, to Ellen Sophronia (Templeton) Templeton (1834-1918; sister of Robert Sinclair Templeton and George Winfield Templeton; first cousin once removed of William Dickey Templeton (1870-1924)).
      Political family: Templeton family of Mooresville, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Winfield Templeton (1852-1913) — also known as George W. Templeton — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, November 10, 1852. Republican. Postmaster at Mooresville, N.C., 1882-85. Died in Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C., January 26, 1913 (age 60 years, 77 days). Interment at Willow Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Templeton (1781-1853) and Leah (Blackwelder) Templeton (1812-1906); brother of Ellen Sophronia Templeton (1834-1918; who married James E. D. Templeton) and Robert Sinclair Templeton; married 1874 to Victoria Augusta Westmoreland (1856-1941); first cousin once removed of William Dickey Templeton (1870-1924).
      Political family: Templeton family of Mooresville, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Sinclair Templeton (1845-1921) — also known as Robert S. Templeton — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born March 4, 1845. Republican. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Mooresville, N.C., 1892-93, 1897-1910. Died March 21, 1921 (age 76 years, 17 days). Interment at Willow Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Templeton (1781-1853) and Leah (Blackwelder) Templeton (1812-1906); brother of Ellen Sophronia Templeton (1834-1918; who married James E. D. Templeton) and George Winfield Templeton; married to Caroline Josephine Gray (1850-1893); married 1897 to Della Oliver (1884-1913); first cousin once removed of William Dickey Templeton (1870-1924).
      Political family: Templeton family of Mooresville, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Dickey Templeton (1870-1924) — also known as William D. Templeton — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Mt. Mourne, Iredell County, N.C., October 12, 1870. Democrat. Deputy sheriff; tanner; postmaster at Mooresville, N.C., 1914-22. Died in Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C., July 11, 1924 (age 53 years, 273 days). Interment at Willow Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Young Templeton (1837-1917) and Jane Catherine (Cresswell) Templeton (1850-1899); married, November 27, 1895, to Adele May Brawley (1868-1910); married to Lillian Brown (1886-1974); first cousin once removed of Ellen Sophronia Templeton (1834-1918; who married James E. D. Templeton), Robert Sinclair Templeton and George Winfield Templeton (1852-1913).
      Political family: Templeton family of Mooresville, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Newberry Hall (1869-1928) — also known as Thomas N. Hall — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Rowan County, N.C., May 4, 1869. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Iredell County, 1913-16. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Royal Arcanum. Died in Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C., March 2, 1928 (age 58 years, 303 days). Interment at Willow Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martha Ameline (Shuford) Hall (1835-1904) and Newberry Hall.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Kilpatrick McNeely (1867-1935) — also known as David K. McNeely — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Iredell County, N.C., December 24, 1867. Democrat. Postmaster at Mooresville, N.C., 1893-97. Died in Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C., March 12, 1935 (age 67 years, 78 days). Interment at Willow Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Agnes (Kilpatrick) McNeely (1833-1871) and Carmi Kilpatrick McNeely (1836-1915); married 1893 to Mary Annette Johnston (1867-1960); first cousin once removed of John Robert McNeely (1840-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John M. Kennette (1869-1946) — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Guilford County, N.C., January 25, 1869. Democrat. Cotton mill superintendent; postmaster at Mooresville, N.C., 1934-46 (acting, 1934-35). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died, in Lowrance Hospital, Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C., June 23, 1946 (age 77 years, 149 days). Interment at Willow Valley Cemetery.


    Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Moresville, Iredell County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Robert McNeely (1840-1902) — also known as John R. McNeely — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born January 20, 1840. Democrat. Postmaster at Mooresville, N.C., 1887-89. Died November 17, 1902 (age 62 years, 301 days). Interment at Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ruel McNeely (1800-1865) and Elizabeth (Gray) McNeely; married, October 29, 1867, to Esther Jane Moore (1848-1881); married, December 3, 1889, to Susan Creswell (1847-1921); first cousin once removed of David Kilpatrick McNeely (1867-1935).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Byers Atwell (1846-1923) — also known as James B. Atwell — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Iredell County, N.C., January 13, 1846. Republican. Postmaster at Mooresville, N.C., 1892. Died in Iredell County, N.C., December 11, 1923 (age 77 years, 332 days). Interment at Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Atwell and Jane (Byers) Atwell; married to Mary Katherine Sloop (1847-1929).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    114 Oakwood Road
    Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina
    Founded 1887
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Gaston Ahi Robbins (1858-1902) — also known as Gaston A. Robbins — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., September 26, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1893-96, 1899-1900. Died in New York County, N.Y., February 22, 1902 (age 43 years, 149 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Julius Alexander Robbins (1830-1864); nephew of William McKendree Robbins (1828-1905).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William McKendree Robbins (1828-1905) — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala.; Statesville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Trinity, Randolph County, N.C., October 26, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina state senate, 1868, 1872; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1873-79. Died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., May 5, 1905 (age 76 years, 191 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ahi Robbins (1799-1886) and Mary Brown (Leach) Robbins (1803-1842); married, September 7, 1854, to Mary Montgomery (1834-1858); married to Martha Montgomery (1836-1910); uncle of Gaston Ahi Robbins (1858-1902).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Franklin Armfield (1829-1898) — of Statesville, Iredell County, N.C. Born near Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., July 9, 1829. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina state senate 34th District, 1874-75; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1879-83; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1889-95. Died in Statesville, Iredell County, N.C., November 9, 1898 (age 69 years, 123 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Joseph Franklin Armfield (1862-1910).
      Epitaph: "Soldier, Lawyer, Judge. Fearless, Learned, Merciful, Eloquent in Speech and Master of Laughter and Tears. In him the Quality of Common Sense Amounted to Genius. To These He Added the Nobler Virtues and the Charity of a Christian."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Franklin Armfield (1862-1910) — also known as Joseph F. Armfield — of Statesville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Yadkinville, Yadkin County, N.C., 1862. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Adjutant General of North Carolina, 1909-10; died in office 1910. Died, from Bright's disease, in Statesville, Iredell County, N.C., October 12, 1910 (age about 48 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Franklin Armfield (1829-1898) and Mary Ann (Denny) Armfield.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dewey Little Raymer, Sr. (1880-1959) — also known as D. L. Raymer — of Statesville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Iredell County, N.C., April 30, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; postmaster; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1924; member of North Carolina state senate, 1920. Died in Iredell County, N.C., March 23, 1959 (age 78 years, 327 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Ray Lackey, Sr. (1925-2008) — also known as W. Ray Lackey — of Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C. Born in Alexander County, N.C., December 20, 1925. Democrat. Alexander County Register of Deeds; administrator, Alexander County Hospital; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1955; member of North Carolina state senate 28th District, 1959. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Elks; Moose. Died in Statesville, Iredell County, N.C., February 23, 2008 (age 82 years, 65 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Earl J. Lackey and Bessie B. (Childers) Lackey.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Statesville Cemetery
    Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Pearson Caldwell (1808-1853) — also known as Joseph P. Caldwell — of Iredell County, N.C. Born near Olin, Iredell County, N.C., March 5, 1808. Member of North Carolina state senate from Iredell County, 1833-34; member of North Carolina house of commons from Iredell County, 1838-43; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1849-53. Died in Statesville, Iredell County, N.C., June 30, 1853 (age 45 years, 117 days). Interment at Old Statesville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Anderson Mitchell (1800-1876) — of North Carolina. Born in North Carolina, 1800. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 13th District, 1842-43; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1840. Died in 1876 (age about 76 years). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Snow Creek Graveyard
    Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Sharpe (1742-1818) — of North Carolina. Born near Rock Church, Cecil County, Md., December 13, 1742. Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1779; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1781. Died July 1, 1818 (age 75 years, 200 days). Interment at Snow Creek Graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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