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    Vance County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Leonard Henderson (1772-1833) — of North Carolina. Born in Granville County, N.C., October 6, 1772. State court judge in North Carolina, 1808; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1818; chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1829-33. Died in Williamsboro, Vance County, N.C., August 13, 1833 (age 60 years, 311 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Henderson; brother of Archibald Henderson; nephew of Thomas Henderson; double first cousin once removed and nephew by marriage 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).
      Henderson County, N.C. is named for him.
      John Williams of Montpelier (1731-1799) — of Granville County (part now in Vance County), N.C. Born in Hanover County, Va., March 14, 1731. Delegate to North Carolina provincial congress, 1775; member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1778; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1778-79; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1779-99. Died in Montpelier, Vance County, N.C., October 10, 1799 (age 68 years, 210 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Robert Burton (1747-1825); double first cousin of Richard Henderson and Thomas Henderson; first cousin of John Williams, Nathaniel Williams Jr., Robert Williams and Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford; double first cousin once removed of Archibald Henderson; double first cousin once removed and uncle by marriage of Leonard Henderson.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Burton (1747-1825) — of North Carolina. Born near Chase City, Mecklenburg County, N.C., October 20, 1747. Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1787. Died in Granville County (part now in Vance County), N.C., May 31, 1825 (age 77 years, 223 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of John Williams of Montpelier (1731-1799); uncle of Hutchins Gordon Burton.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Tazewell Lee Hargrove — also known as Tazewell L. Hargrove — of Granville County, N.C. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1870-72; North Carolina state attorney general, 1873-77. Member, Freemasons. Posthumously awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor for action at the battle of South Anna Bridge, Va., by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Richard Henderson (1735-1785) — of Granville County, N.C. Born in Hanover County, Va., April 20, 1735. Lawyer; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1768-73; member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1781. Anglican. Pioneer and colonizer in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky; organized what became known as the Transylvania Land Company, which made treaties with the Cherokees, hired Daniel Boone as advance agent to blaze a trail through the Cumberland Gap, and created Transylvania Colony in Kentucky and Tennessee. Died in Granville County, N.C., January 30, 1785 (age 49 years, 285 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Brother of Thomas Henderson; father of Archibald Henderson and Leonard Henderson; double first cousin of John Williams of Montpelier (1731-1799); first cousin of John Williams, Nathaniel Williams Jr., Robert Williams and Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).

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