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Warren County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Warren County

Index to Locations

  • Unknown location
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Warrenton Bloomsbury Cemetery
  • Warrenton Fairview Cemetery
  • Warrenton Hawkins Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Warren County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Miller (1770-1825) — of Warren County, N.C. Born in Southampton County, Va., 1770. Lawyer; North Carolina state attorney general, 1810; Governor of North Carolina, 1814-17. Died in 1825 (age about 55 years). Interment somewhere.


    Private or family graveyards
    Warren County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Nathaniel Macon (1757-1837) — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born near Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., December 17, 1757. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of North Carolina state senate, 1780-82, 1784-85; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1791-1815 (at-large 1791-97, 5th District 1797-99, at-large 1799-1803, 6th District 1803-05, at-large 1805-07, 6th District 1807-09, at-large 1809-11, 6th District 1811-13, at-large 1813-15, 6th District 1815); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1801-05; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1815-28; resigned 1828; received 24 electoral votes for Vice-President, 1824; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1835; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1836. Died in Warren County, N.C., June 29, 1837 (age 79 years, 194 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Uncle of Henry Seawell, Willis Alston and Micajah Thomas Hawkins; grandfather of William Eaton, Jr. (1810-1881); great-grandfather of Charles Henry Martin.
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
      Macon counties in Ala., Ga., Ill., Mo., N.C. and Tenn. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Weldon Nathaniel Edwards (1788-1873) — also known as Weldon N. Edwards — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Gaston, Northampton County, N.C., January 25, 1788. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1816-27. Died in Warren County, N.C., December 18, 1873 (age 85 years, 327 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Bloomsbury Cemetery
    Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Turner (1766-1824) — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Southampton County, Va., December 20, 1766. Democrat. Farmer; Governor of North Carolina, 1802-05; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1805-16. Died January 15, 1824 (age 57 years, 26 days). Interment at Bloomsbury Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Daniel Turner (1796-1860).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fairview Cemetery
    Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina
    Founded 1894
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Hosea Kerr (1873-1958) — also known as John H. Kerr — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C., December 31, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Warrenton, N.C., 1897-98; superior court judge in North Carolina 3rd District, 1916-21; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1923-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., June 21, 1958 (age 84 years, 172 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Capt. John H. Kerr and Eliza Katherine (Yancey) Kerr; married to Ella Foote; grandnephew of John Kerr (1782-1842).
      Political family: Kerr-Settle family of North Carolina.
      Epitaph: "He Loved God And His Fellow Man."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Jefferson Green (1802-1863) — of North Carolina; Texas; California. Born in Warren County, N.C., 1802. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1823; general in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Bexar, 1837; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1850. Sponsored the bill in the California Senate to create the University of California. Died in North Carolina, December 12, 1863 (age about 61 years). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1905 at Fairview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      Relatives: Father of Wharton Jackson Green; nephew of Micajah Thomas Hawkins (1790-1858).
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
      Tasker Polk (1861-1928) — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Tennessee, March 24, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 16th District, 1915-16. Died in North Carolina, July 5, 1928 (age 67 years, 103 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Hawkins Polk and Lucy Eugenia (Williams) Polk; married to Eliza Tannerhill Jones (1869-1939); nephew of James Knox Polk; first cousin of Marshall Tate Polk; second cousin of Edwin Fitzhugh Polk (1888-1938); third cousin of Richard Tyler Polk; third cousin once removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk; third cousin twice removed of Charles Polk and Elizabeth Polk Guest; third cousin thrice removed of Raymond R. Guest; fourth cousin of Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin once removed of Trusten Polk.
      Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Herbert Gibbs (1895-1963) — also known as Frank H. Gibbs — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., August 4, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; mayor of Warrenton, N.C., 1920-34; member of North Carolina state senate 14th District, 1935. Methodist. Member, Sigma Chi. Died in 1963 (age about 67 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Polk (1899-1980).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Philemon Jenkins Macon (1858-1925) — also known as P. J. Macon — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., March 7, 1858. Democrat. Physician; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Warren County, 1915-16. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., December 27, 1925 (age 67 years, 295 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gideon Hunt Macon and Lou (Jenkins) Macon; married 1884 to Georgiana Blanche Tarwater (1857-1921).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hawkins Cemetery
    Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Philemon Hawkins (1717-1801) — of Granville County, N.C. Born in Gloucester County, Va., September 28, 1717. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1779-81, 1782-84, 1785-86. Anglican. English ancestry. Died in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., September 10, 1801 (age 83 years, 347 days). Interment at Hawkins Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philemon Hawkins and Ann Eleanor (Howard) Hawkins; married 1743 to Delia Martin; great-grandfather of William Dallas Polk Haywood (1810-1894); third great-grandfather of Rufus King Polk, Frank Lyon Polk and Paul Fletcher Faison; fourth great-grandfather of Elizabeth Polk Guest; fifth great-grandfather of Raymond R. Guest.
      Political families: Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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