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Rockingham County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Rockingham County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Eden Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Eden Lawson Cemetery
  • Eden Overlook Cemetery
  • Reidsville Unknown location
  • Reidsville Greenview Cemetery
  • Ruffin Ruffin Community Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Rockingham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Settle (1789-1857) — of North Carolina. Born near Reidsville, Rockingham County, N.C., March 9, 1789. Democrat. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1816, 1826-27; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1817-21; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1832. Died in Rockingham County, N.C., August 5, 1857 (age 68 years, 149 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Father of Thomas Settle (1831-1888); uncle of David Settle Reid; grandfather of Thomas Settle (1865-1919); first cousin by marriage of John Kerr and Bartlett Yancey.
      Political family: Kerr-Settle family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Albert Reynolds (1848-1936) — also known as Charles A. Reynolds — of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C. Born in Rockingham County, N.C., November 10, 1848. Republican. Civil engineer; helped build North Carolina's first hydroelectric plant, on the Yadkin River, 1897; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1897-1901; postmaster at Winston-Salem, N.C., 1901-05; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1904, 1906. Died in Colfax, Guilford County, N.C., July 2, 1936 (age 87 years, 235 days). Interment at Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Lawson Cemetery
    Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Sanford Patterson (1860-1917) — also known as J. Sanford Patterson — of Spray (now part of Eden), Rockingham County, N.C. Born in Davidson County, N.C., December 19, 1860. Postmaster at Spray, N.C., 1893-99, 1904-12. Died, from choking on food, in the State Hospital (now Broughton Hospital), Morganton, Burke County, N.C., May 9, 1917 (age 56 years, 141 days). Interment at Lawson Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Overlook Cemetery
    Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Luther Hartwell Hodges (1898-1974) — also known as Luther H. Hodges — of Leaksville (now part of Eden), Rockingham County, N.C. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., March 9, 1898. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1953-54; Governor of North Carolina, 1954-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956 (delegation chair), 1964; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1961-65. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; American Legion; Moose. Died October 6, 1974 (age 76 years, 211 days). Interment at Overlook Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier


    Unknown Location
    Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) — of Reidsville, Rockingham County, N.C. Born in Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., July 7, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1949-62; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1962-74; chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1974-79. Female. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Gamma; Altrusa; Soroptimists. Died March 1, 1996 (age 88 years, 238 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Daughter of James Merritt Sharp and Annie (Blackwell) Sharp.


    Greenview Cemetery
    Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      David Settle Reid (1813-1891) — also known as David S. Reid — of Reidsville, Rockingham County, N.C. Born in Rockingham County, N.C., April 19, 1813. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1843-47; Governor of North Carolina, 1851-54; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1854-59. Died June 19, 1891 (age 78 years, 61 days). Interment at Greenview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Thomas Settle (1789-1857).
      Political family: Kerr-Settle family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Ruffin Community Cemetery
    Ruffin, Rockingham County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Benton Stacy (1891-1977) — also known as J. Benton Stacy — of Ruffin, Rockingham County, N.C. Born May 23, 1891. Democrat. Postmaster; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; merchant; farmer; banker; member of North Carolina state senate 17th District, 1935. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died May 1, 1977 (age 85 years, 343 days). Interment at Ruffin Community Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Mullins Stacy and Betty (Benton) Stacy; married 1922 to Mary Cole.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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