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Lincoln County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lincoln County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Beattys Ford Unity Churchyard
  • Lincolnton Hollybrook Cemetery
  • Lincolnton Methodist Church Graveyard
  • Lincolnton Old White Cemetery
  • Lincolnton St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Near Lincolnton Machpelah Presbyterian Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Lincoln County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter Forney (1756-1834) — of Lincoln County, N.C. Born near Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., April 21, 1756. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; iron manufacturer; member of North Carolina house of commons from Lincoln County, 1794-97; member of North Carolina state senate from Lincoln County, 1800-02; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1813-15. Died in Lincoln County, N.C., February 1, 1834 (age 77 years, 286 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Father of Daniel Munroe Forney; grandfather of William Henry Forney (1823-1894).
      Political family: Forney family of Lincoln County, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unity Churchyard
    Beattys Ford, Lincoln County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Hutchins Gordon Burton (c.1782-1836) — of Warren County, N.C.; Halifax, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Virginia, about 1782. Lawyer; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1809, 1817; North Carolina state attorney general, 1810-16; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1819-24; resigned 1824; Governor of North Carolina, 1824-27. Died in Iredell County, N.C., April 21, 1836 (age about 54 years). Interment at Unity Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of John Burton and Mary (Gordon) Burton; married to Sarah Jones; nephew of Robert Burton (1747-1825).
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hollybrook Cemetery
    Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Andrew Jonas (1876-1955) — also known as Charles A. Jonas — of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C. Born near Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., August 14, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; general counsel and director, Midland Oil Company; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940, 1944; member of North Carolina state senate 30th District, 1915-18; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1927-30, 1935-38; member of Republican National Committee from North Carolina, 1927-40; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1929-31; defeated, 1942; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, 1931-32; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1938. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Modern Woodmen; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Died May 25, 1955 (age 78 years, 284 days). Interment at Hollybrook Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cephus Anderson Jonas and Martha Dianna (Scronce) Jonas; married, August 23, 1902, to Rosa Petrie; father of Charles Raper Jonas (1904-1988).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Earnest Garrison (1892-1964) — also known as W. E. Garrison — of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C. Born in Lincoln County, N.C., March 2, 1892. Democrat. Building contractor; real estate business; member of North Carolina state senate 25th District, 1955-56, 1959. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Died December 2, 1964 (age 72 years, 275 days). Interment at Hollybrook Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William L. Garrison and Docia (Clanton) Garrison.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Methodist Church Graveyard
    Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Lander (1817-1868) — of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C. Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, May 8, 1817. Democrat. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Lincoln County, 1852-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1860; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1861; Representative from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Methodist. Died January 8, 1868 (age 50 years, 245 days). Interment at Methodist Church Graveyard.


    Old White Cemetery
    Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Michael Hoke (1810-1844) — of Lincoln County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, May 2, 1810. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Lincoln County, 1834-41. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., September 9, 1844 (age 34 years, 130 days). Interment at Old White Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Franklin Hoke (1778-1844) and Barbara (Quickel) Hoke (1789-1844); brother of John Franklin Hoke (1820-1888); uncle of William Alexander Hoke.
      Political family: Hoke family of Lincolnton, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Alexander Hoke (1851-1925) — also known as William A. Hoke; Alex Hoke — of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C. Born in Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., October 25, 1851. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Lincoln County, 1889-90; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1891-1904; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1905-21. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., September 13, 1925 (age 73 years, 323 days). Interment at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Franklin Hoke and Catharine Wilson (Alexander) Hoke (1831-1857); married, December 16, 1897, to Mary 'Mamie' McBee (1862-1920); nephew of Michael Hoke (1810-1844).
      Political family: Hoke family of Lincolnton, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Franklin Hoke (1820-1888) — also known as John F. Hoke — of Lincoln County, N.C. Born in Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., May 30, 1820. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1850-55 (46th District 1850-53, 47th District 1854-55); member of North Carolina house of commons from Lincoln County, 1860, 1865-66. Died in Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., October 27, 1888 (age 68 years, 150 days). Interment at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Franklin Hoke (1778-1844) and Barbara (Quickel) Hoke (1789-1844); brother of Michael Hoke (1810-1844); married to Catherine W. Alexander (1831-1857); father of William Alexander Hoke.
      Political family: Hoke family of Lincolnton, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bartlett Shipp (1786-1869) — of Lincoln County, N.C. Born March 8, 1786. Lawyer; member of North Carolina house of commons from Lincoln County, 1824, 1826-27, 1828-30; member of North Carolina state senate from Lincoln County, 1834. Died May 26, 1869 (age 83 years, 79 days). Interment at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Shipp and Hannah Joyce Shipp; married to Susan Marie Forney (1797-1880); father of William Marcus Shipp (1819-1890).
      Political family: Iredell-Johnston-Cameron family of North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Machpelah Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Near Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Alexander Graham (1839-1923) — also known as William A. Graham — of Lincoln County, N.C. Born in Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., December 26, 1839. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; planter; member of North Carolina state senate 37th District, 1874-75, 1879-80; member, North Carolina Board of Agriculture, 1899-1908; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Lincoln County, 1905-06; North Carolina commissioner of agriculture, 1908-23; died in office 1923. Baptist. Died December 24, 1923 (age 83 years, 363 days). Interment at Machpelah Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Alexander Graham and Susannah Sarah (Washington) Graham (1816-1890); brother of John Washington Graham, Augustus Washington Graham and Susan Washington Graham (1851-1909; who married Walter Clark); married, June 9, 1864, to Julia R. Lane (1845-1909); married to Sallie Hill Clark (1864-1936); nephew of James Graham (1793-1851).
      Political family: Graham family of Hillsborough, North Carolina.


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