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Nash County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Nash County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Nashville Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Rocky Mount Drake Family Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Nash County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Archibald Hunter Arrington (1809-1872) — of North Carolina. Born near Nashville, Nash County, N.C., November 13, 1809. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1841-45 (6th District 1841-43, 8th District 1843-45); delegate to North Carolina secession convention, 1861; Representative from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Died near Nashville, Nash County, N.C., July 20, 1872 (age 62 years, 250 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of John Arrington (1764-1830) and Elizabeth Ann (Nicholson) Arrington (1777-1830); uncle of Archibald Hunter Arrington Williams; first cousin thrice removed of William Walton Kitchin (1866-1924) and Claude Kitchin; first cousin four times removed of Alvin Paul Kitchin.
      Political family: Kitchin-Kitchens family of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Nashville, Nash County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Harold Dunbar Cooley (1897-1974) — also known as Harold D. Cooley — of Nashville, Nash County, N.C. Born in Nashville, Nash County, N.C., July 26, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1932; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1934-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Junior Order; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi. Died of emphysema in Wilson, Wilson County, N.C., January 15, 1974 (age 76 years, 173 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Roger A. Pryor Cooley and Hattie (Davis) Cooley; married 1923 to Madeline Matilda Strickland.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Drake Family Cemetery
    Rocky Mount, Nash County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Hodges Drake (1767-1859) — of Nashville, Nash County, N.C. Born in Edgecombe County (part now in Nash County), N.C., January 29, 1767. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1792-96; member of North Carolina state senate, 1800, 1805. Member, Freemasons. Died in Auburn, Lee County, Ala., December 11, 1859 (age 92 years, 316 days). Interment at Drake Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Drake (1725-1791) and Hartwell (Hodges) Drake (1727-1796); married, May 29, 1794, to Frances Williams (1776-1840); grandfather of Caroline Elizabeth Drake (1847-1940; who married William James Samford); great-grandfather of William Hodges Samford (1866-1940) and Thomas Drake Samford.
      Political family: Dowdell-Samford family of Auburn, Alabama.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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