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Greenwood County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Greenwood County

Index to Locations

  • Callison Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Greenwood Magnolia Cemetery
  • Greenwood Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Ninety Six Elmwood Cemetery


    Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery
    Callison, Greenwood County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Jennings Bryan Dorn (1916-2005) — also known as W. J. Bryan Dorn — of Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C. Born near Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., April 14, 1916. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1939-40; defeated in primary, 1978; member of South Carolina state senate from Greenwood County, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1947-49, 1951-74; candidate for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1948; candidate for Governor of South Carolina, 1974; South Carolina Democratic state chair, 1980-84; member of Democratic National Committee from South Carolina, 1980-84. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; American Legion; Newcomen Society. Died in Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., August 13, 2005 (age 89 years, 121 days). Interment at Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: William Jennings Bryan
      Relatives: Son of T. E. Dorn and Pearl (Griffith) Dorn; married 1948 to Mildred Johnson (died 1990).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by William Jennings Bryan Dorn: Dorn: Of the People, A Political Way of Life, with Scott Derks (1988)


    Magnolia Cemetery
    Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      David Wyatt Aiken (1828-1887) — also known as D. Wyatt Aiken — of Cokesbury, Abbeville County (now Greenwood County), S.C. Born in Winnsboro, Fairfield District (now Fairfield County), S.C., March 17, 1828. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1864-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1876; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1877-87. Member, Grange. Died in Cokesbury, Abbeville County (now Greenwood County), S.C., April 6, 1887 (age 59 years, 20 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Aiken and Nancy (Kerr) Aiken; married to Mattie Gaillard; married 1852 to Virginia Smith; father of Wyatt Aiken (1863-1923); first cousin of William Aiken, Jr..
      Political family: Lowndes-DeSaussure-Aiken-Maybank family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Felix Gilbert Parks (1817-1888) — also known as Felix G. Parks — of Greenwood, Abbeville County (now Greenwood County), S.C. Born August 16, 1817. Democrat. Physician; druggist; postmaster at Greenwood, S.C., 1852-61, 1868-83, 1885-88. Died July 6, 1888 (age 70 years, 325 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sara Elizabeth Quarles (1830-1888); father of Georgia C. Williams (1848?-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Robert Tolbert (1834-1918) — also known as John R. Tolbert — Born June 16, 1834. Republican. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1890, 1892. Died January 19, 1918 (age 83 years, 217 days). Interment at Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Red Tolbert (1808-1866) and Elizabeth (Henderson) Tolbert (1813-1884); father of Robert Red Tolbert (1863-1938) and Joseph Warren Tolbert; granduncle of Hettie Elizabeth Tolbert (1893-1958).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Elmwood Cemetery
    Ninety Six, Greenwood County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Warren Tolbert (1865-1946) — also known as Joseph W. Tolbert; "Tieless Joe" — of Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C.; Ninety Six, Greenwood County, S.C. Born in Abbeville District (now Abbeville County), S.C., June 6, 1865. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1900 (alternate), 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); member of Republican National Committee from South Carolina, 1912-24; South Carolina Republican state chair, 1925-31. Hit by a car (perhaps intentionally), in his front yard, and died soon after, in Ninety Six, Greenwood County, S.C., October 18, 1946 (age 81 years, 134 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Robert Tolbert and Elizabeth Pope (Payne) Tolbert (1839-1872); brother of Robert Red Tolbert; married to Julia Elizabeth DeLoach (1877-1963); first cousin once removed of Hettie Elizabeth Tolbert (1893-1958).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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