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Rowan County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Rowan County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • China Grove Savitz Cemetery at Mt. Zion Reformed Church
  • Near Cleveland Third Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Salisbury Chestnut Hill Cemetery
  • Salisbury City Memorial Park
  • Salisbury Lutheran Cemetery
  • Salisbury National Cemetery
  • Salisbury Oakdale Cemetery
  • Salisbury Old English Cemetery
  • Salisbury Rowan Memorial Park
  • Salisbury Thyatira Churchyard


    Private or family graveyard
    Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Carter Love (1784-1835) — of North Carolina. Born near Norfolk (unknown county), Va., 1784. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 10th District, 1815-17. Died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., 1835 (age about 51 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Savitz Cemetery at Mt. Zion Reformed Church
    China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Overstreet (1773-1822) — of South Carolina. Born in South Carolina, 1773. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1819-22; died in office 1822. Died in 1822 (age about 49 years). Interment at Savitz Cemetery at Mt. Zion Reformed Church.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Third Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Near Cleveland, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Graham Ramsay (1823-1903) — of North Carolina. Born in Iredell County, N.C., March 1, 1823. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1856-64, 1883; Representative from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Presbyterian. Died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., January 10, 1903 (age 79 years, 315 days). Interment at Third Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


    Chestnut Hill Cemetery
    Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Lee Slater Overman (1854-1930) — also known as Lee S. Overman — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., January 3, 1854. Democrat. School teacher; private secretary to Gov. Z. B. Vance, 1877-78, and to Gov. Thomas J. Jarvis, 1879; lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Rowan County, 1883-88, 1893-94, 1899-1900; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1893; president, North Carolina Railroad, 1894; president, Saisbury Savings Bank; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1900; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1903-30; died in office 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1916. Died, from a stomach hemorrhage, in Washington, D.C., December 12, 1930 (age 76 years, 343 days). Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Overman and Mary E. Overman; married, October 31, 1878, to Mary P. Merrimon (daughter of Augustus Summerfield Merrimon (1830-1892)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Theodore Franklin Kluttz (1848-1918) — also known as Theodore F. Kluttz — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., October 4, 1848. Democrat. State court judge in North Carolina, 1884; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1896; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1899-1905 (7th District 1899-1903, 8th District 1903-05). Died November 18, 1918 (age 70 years, 45 days). Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Steele (1764-1815) — of North Carolina. Born in North Carolina, 1764. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1780; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1789-93. Died in 1815 (age about 51 years). Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Steele Henderson (1846-1916) — also known as John S. Henderson — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born near Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., January 6, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Rowan County Register of Deeds, 1866-68; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1875; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1876; member of North Carolina state senate, 1878, 1901-04; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1880 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1916 (Honorary Vice-President); U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1885-95. Died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., October 9, 1916 (age 70 years, 277 days). Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    City Memorial Park
    Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Edmund Wear (1921-2000) — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born in Haleyville, Winston County, Ala., October 10, 1921. Physician; mayor of Salisbury, N.C., 1985-91. Episcopalian. Member, American Medical Association; Rotary. Died, in Rowan Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., October 29, 2000 (age 79 years, 19 days). Interment at City Memorial Park.


    Lutheran Cemetery
    Lee Street
    Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Nathaniel Boyden (1796-1873) — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born in Conway, Franklin County, Mass., August 16, 1796. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1838-40; member of North Carolina state senate, 1844; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1847-49, 1868-69 (2nd District 1847-49, 6th District 1868-69); delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1865; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1872-73; died in office 1873. Died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., November 20, 1873 (age 77 years, 96 days). Interment at Lutheran Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Archibald Henderson (1768-1822) — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born near Williamsboro, Vance County, N.C., August 7, 1768. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1799-1803; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1807-09, 1814, 1819-20. Died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., October 21, 1822 (age 54 years, 75 days). Interment at Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Henderson; brother of Leonard Henderson; nephew of Thomas Henderson; double first cousin once removed of John Williams of Montpelier (1731-1799); second cousin by marriage of Matthew Clay.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    National Cemetery
    Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Earl Baker Ruth (1916-1989) — also known as Earl B. Ruth — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born in Spencer, Rowan County, N.C., February 7, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; athletic coach; athletic director and dean, Catawba College; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1969-75; Governor of American Samoa, 1975-76. Presbyterian. Died August 15, 1989 (age 73 years, 189 days). Interment at National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane Wiley.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oakdale Cemetery
    Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Edwin Shober (1831-1896) — also known as Francis E. Shober — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., March 12, 1831. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1869-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1876. Died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., May 29, 1896 (age 65 years, 78 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Josephine May Wheat (great-granddaughter of Daniel Roberdeau (1727-1795)); father of Francis Emanuel Shober.
      Political family: Shober-Roosevelt-Wheat-Roberdeau family of Salisbury, North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old English Cemetery
    Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Willis Ellis (1820-1861) — of Rowan County, N.C. Born in Rowan County, N.C., November 23, 1820. Democrat. Governor of North Carolina, 1859-61; died in office 1861. Died in Monroe County, Va (now W.Va.), July 7, 1861 (age 40 years, 226 days). Interment at Old English Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anderson Ellis and Judith (Bailey) Ellis; married, August 25, 1844, to Mary White; married to Mary Daves; father of Jane Graham 'Jeannie' Ellis (1860-1898; who married William Trent Rossell (1849-1919)).
      Political family: Rossell-Ellis-Conger-Richards family of New Jersey (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Burton Craige (1811-1875) — also known as F. Burton Craige — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born near Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., March 13, 1811. Democrat. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1832-34; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1853-61; delegate to North Carolina secession convention, 1861; Delegate from North Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Died suddenly while attending court in Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C., December 30, 1875 (age 64 years, 292 days). Interment at Old English Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rowan Memorial Park
    Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Burnice Matthew Bowen (1883-1964) — also known as B. M. Bowen; Burnia Mathew Bowen — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born in Dillon County, S.C., December 10, 1883. Republican. Cotton mill superintendent; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1936. Died, from a coronary occlusion due to arteriosclerosis, in The Haven Nursing Home, Lexington, Davidson County, N.C., July 28, 1964 (age 80 years, 231 days). Interment at Rowan Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Ephraim Bowen (1852-1917) and Martha Jane (Huggins) Bowen (1862-1940); married, January 19, 1915, to Stella Helen Saunders (1891-1992).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Thyatira Churchyard
    Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Locke (1776-1823) — of North Carolina. Born in Rowan County, N.C., October 31, 1776. Democrat. State court judge in North Carolina, 1803; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1814-15. Died January 8, 1823 (age 46 years, 69 days). Interment at Thyatira Churchyard.
      Relatives: Nephew of Matthew Locke (1730-1801).
      Political family: Locke-Wingo family of Salisbury, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Matthew Locke (1730-1801) — of North Carolina. Born in Northern Ireland, 1730. Democrat. Delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1776, 1789; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1777; member of North Carolina state senate, 1781; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1793-99 (at-large 1793-97, 2nd District 1797-99). Died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., September 7, 1801 (age about 71 years). Interment at Thyatira Churchyard.
      Relatives: Uncle of Francis Locke (1776-1823); third great-grandfather of Effiegene Locke Wingo.
      Political family: Locke-Wingo family of Salisbury, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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