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Surry County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Surry County

Index to Locations

  • Unknown location
  • Panther Creek Cemetery
  • Dobson Dobson Cemetery
  • Mt. Airy Unknown location
  • Mt. Airy Oakdale Cemetery
  • Near Mt. Airy Edwards-Franklin House Grounds
  • Pinnacle Pinnacle Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Near Rockford Dobson Family Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Surry County, North Carolina
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Jesse Franklin (1760-1823) — of Surry County, N.C. Born in Orange County, Va., March 24, 1760. Democrat. Farmer; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1793; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1795-97; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1799-1805, 1807-13; member of North Carolina state senate, 1805; Governor of North Carolina, 1820-21. Slaveowner. Died August 31, 1823 (age 63 years, 160 days). Original interment somewhere; reinterment at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, N.C.
      Relatives: Brother of Meshack Franklin (1772-1839).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Panther Creek Cemetery
    Surry County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Lewis Williams (1782-1842) — of Panther Creek, Surry County, N.C. Born in Surry County, N.C., February 1, 1782. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1813-14; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 13th District, 1815-42; died in office 1842. Died in Washington, D.C., February 23, 1842 (age 60 years, 22 days). Interment at Panther Creek Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford and Rebecca (Lanier) Williams (1757-1832); brother of Robert Overton Williams, John Williams and Frances Lanier Williams (1796-1872; who married John Patton Erwin); uncle of Joseph Lanier Williams, Margaret McClung Williams (1817-1899; who married John Gaines Miller) and Melinda Williams (1820-1862; who married William Barclay Napton (1808-1883)); cousin *** of Marmaduke Williams; first cousin by marriage of Matthew Clay; first cousin thrice removed of George Venable Allen; twin brother of Thomas Lanier Williams.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Dobson Cemetery
    Dobson, Surry County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941) — also known as Alonzo D. Folger — of Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C. Born in Dobson, Surry County, N.C., July 9, 1888. Democrat. State court judge in North Carolina, 1937; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1939-40; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1939-41; died in office 1941. Died in an automobile accident in Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C., April 30, 1941 (age 52 years, 295 days). Interment at Dobson Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John Hamlin Folger; uncle of Fred Folger (born1900).
      Political family: Folger family of Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Mt. Airy, Surry County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Harrison Llewellyn (d. 1969) — of North Carolina. Recorder's court judge in North Carolina, 1940. Died October 24, 1969. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Brother of Clement Manly Llewellyn (1895-1969).


    Oakdale Cemetery
    Mt. Airy, Surry County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Hamlin Folger (1880-1963) — also known as John H. Folger — of Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C.; Danbury, Stokes County, N.C. Born in Rockford, Surry County, N.C., December 18, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1927-28; member of North Carolina state senate, 1931-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940, 1944 (alternate); U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1941-49. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order. Died in Clemmons, Forsyth County, N.C., July 19, 1963 (age 82 years, 213 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Wilson Folger and Ada Dillard (Robertson) Folger; brother of Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941); married, November 5, 1899, to Maude Douglas; father of Fred Folger.
      Political family: Folger family of Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Morehead Brower (1845-1913) — also known as John M. Brower — of Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C.; Boswell, Choctaw County, Okla. Born in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., July 19, 1845. Republican. Merchant; tobacco grower; member of North Carolina state senate, 1876-78; postmaster at Mt. Airy, N.C., 1882-85; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1887-91; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1896-98. Died in Paris, Lamar County, Tex., August 5, 1913 (age 68 years, 17 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Edwards-Franklin House Grounds
    Near Mt. Airy, Surry County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Meshack Franklin (1772-1839) — of North Carolina. Born in Surry County, N.C., 1772. Republican. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1800-01; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1807-15 (12th District 1807-09, at-large 1809-11, 12th District 1811-13, at-large 1813-15); member of North Carolina state senate, 1828-29, 1838. Slaveowner. Died in Surry County, N.C., December 18, 1839 (age about 67 years). Interment at Edwards-Franklin House Grounds.
      Relatives: Brother of Jesse Franklin (1760-1823).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Pinnacle Baptist Church Cemetery
    Pinnacle, Surry County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Ralph James Scott (1905-1983) — of Danbury, Stokes County, N.C. Born near Pinnacle, Surry County, N.C., October 15, 1905. Democrat. Chair of Stokes County Democratic Party, 1935; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1936-37; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1957-67. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose. Died in Danbury, Stokes County, N.C., August 5, 1983 (age 77 years, 294 days). Interment at Pinnacle Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Martin Scott and Daisy (Cook) Scott; married, November 30, 1929, to Verna Viola Denny.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Dobson Family Cemetery
    Near Rockford, Surry County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Polk Dobson (1793-1846) — also known as William P. Dobson — of Surry County, N.C. Born in Stokes County, N.C., 1793. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1818-19, 1827, 1830-34, 1836, 1842 (Surry County 1818-19, 1827, 1830-34, 43rd District 1836, 1842). Died in Rockford, Surry County, N.C., 1846 (age about 53 years). Interment at Dobson Family Cemetery.
      The town of Dobson, North Carolina, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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