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Lenoir County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lenoir County

Index to Locations

  • Edwards Chapel Cemetery
  • Holy Innocents Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Kinston Caswell Memorial Cemetery
  • Kinston Maplewood Cemetery

    Edwards Chapel Cemetery
    Lenoir County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Dixon (1828-1883) — of North Carolina. Born in Greene County, N.C., April 9, 1828. Republican. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1870-71. Died near Fountain Hill, Pitt County, N.C., March 3, 1883 (age 54 years, 328 days). Interment at Edwards Chapel Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Holy Innocents Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Lenoir County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Nathan Bryan Whitfield (1835-1914) — also known as Nathan B. Whitfield — of Lenoir County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, December 14, 1835. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Lenoir County, 1858-59; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Lenoir County, 1891-92. Episcopalian. Died in Kinston, Lenoir County, N.C., March 21, 1914 (age 78 years, 97 days). Interment at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Bryan Whitfield (1809-1841) and Sarah Elizabeth 'Sallie' (Wooten) Whitfield; married to Elizabeth Green 'Bettie' Cobb (1837-1896); nephew of Nathan Bryan Whitfield; uncle of James Bryan Whitfield (1860-1948); grandson of Bryan Whitfield; first cousin twice removed of Needham Bryan and Hardy Bryan; second cousin once removed of Lovard Bryan; third cousin twice removed of Joseph Hunter Bryan (1782-1839), Henry Hunter Bryan and Auburn Bascomb Bryan.
      Political family: Bryan-Whitfield family of North Carolina.
      Epitaph: "Faithful in All."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Caswell Memorial Cemetery
    Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Caswell (1729-1789) — of Dobbs County (part now in Lenoir County), N.C. Born in Harford County (part now in Baltimore County), Md., August 3, 1729. Lawyer; surveyor; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1774; Governor of North Carolina, 1776-80, 1785-87; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1776; member of North Carolina state senate from Dobbs County, 1780-84, 1788-89; died in office 1789. Died in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., November 10, 1789 (age 60 years, 99 days). Interment at Caswell Memorial Cemetery.
      Caswell County, N.C. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Maplewood Cemetery
    Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Emmett Robinson Wooten (1878-1915) — also known as Emmett R. Wooten — of Kinston, Lenoir County, N.C. Born in Fort Barnwell, Craven County, N.C., November 2, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Lenoir County, 1909-15; died in office 1915; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1915; died in office 1915. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Injured in an automobile accident, suffered traumatic pneumonia, and died, in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., February 27, 1915 (age 36 years, 117 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Council Wooten (1848-1901) and Mary (Cobb) Wooten (1850-1936); married, April 20, 1904, to Nannie Griffin Cox (1878-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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