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Greenville County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Greenville County

Index to Locations

  • Greenville Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Greenville Old Earle Cemetery
  • Greenville Springwood Cemetery
  • Greenville White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Greenville Woodlawn Memorial Park


    Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery
    101 North Church Street
    Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Haynsworth Earle (1847-1897) — also known as Joseph H. Earle — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., April 30, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1878-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1880; member of South Carolina state senate, 1882-86; South Carolina state attorney general, 1886-90; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1897; died in office 1897. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., May 20, 1897 (age 50 years, 20 days). Interment at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Annie Wilton (1849-1926); nephew of William Lowndes Yancey; great-grandson of Elias Earle (1762-1823); cousin *** of John Laurens Manning Irby.
      Political family: Earle family of South Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Franklin Perry (1805-1886) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Oconee County, S.C., November 20, 1805. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1860, 1876; Governor of South Carolina, 1865. Died in Greenville County, S.C., December 3, 1886 (age 81 years, 13 days). Interment at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Father of William Hayne Perry (1839-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Hayne Perry (1839-1902) — also known as William H. Perry — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, June 9, 1839. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1885-91. Died July 7, 1902 (age 63 years, 28 days). Interment at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Perry (1805-1886).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    William C. Cleveland William Choice Cleveland (1834-1908) — also known as William C. Cleveland — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Ga., July 25, 1834. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Greenville, S.C., 1875-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1880. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., January 1, 1908 (age 73 years, 160 days). Interment at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Mathis Cleveland (1803-1876) and Harriett (Neal) Cleveland (1803-1839); married, June 5, 1867, to Amelia Teresa Omberg (1845-1907); nephew of Jesse Franklin Cleveland (1804-1841).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Greenville


    Old Earle Cemetery
    Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Elias Earle (1762-1823) — of South Carolina. Born in Frederick County, Va., June 19, 1762. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1800; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1805-07, 1811-15, 1817-21 (8th District 1805-07, 1811-13, 7th District 1813-15, 1817-21). Died in Centerville, Anderson County, S.C., May 19, 1823 (age 60 years, 334 days). Interment at Old Earle Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Samuel Earle and John Baylis Earle; great-grandfather of Joseph Haynsworth Earle and John Laurens Manning Irby (1854-1900).
      Political family: Earle family of South Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Springwood Cemetery
    Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr. (1912-1989) — also known as Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr. — Born in 1912. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1957-81. Died in 1989 (age about 77 years). Interment at Springwood Cemetery.
      Martin Frederick Ansel (1850-1945) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., December 12, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1882-88; Governor of South Carolina, 1907-11; defeated, 1902; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1912. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., August 24, 1945 (age 94 years, 255 days). Interment at Springwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Jacob Ansel and Frederika (Bauer) Ansel; married, February 21, 1878, to Ophelia A. Speight (1858-1894); married, August 23, 1898, to Addie R. Harris.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Ezra Daniel (1895-1964) — also known as Charles E. Daniel — of South Carolina. Born in Elberton, Elbert County, Ga., November 11, 1895. Democrat. U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1954. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., September 13, 1964 (age 68 years, 307 days). Interment at Springwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Roger Craft Peace (1899-1968) — also known as Roger C. Peace — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., May 19, 1899. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1941. Baptist. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., August 20, 1968 (age 69 years, 93 days). Interment at Springwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bony H. Peace and Laura E. Peace; married, May 31, 1920, to Etca Walker.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Jackson McSwain (1875-1936) — also known as John J. McSwain — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born near Cross Hill, Laurens County, S.C., May 1, 1875. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1921-36; died in office 1936. Member, Grange. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., August 6, 1936 (age 61 years, 97 days). Interment at Springwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jesse Franklin Cleveland (1804-1841) — of Georgia. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., October 25, 1804. Merchant; bank director; member of Georgia state senate, 1831-34; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1835-39. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., June 22, 1841 (age 36 years, 240 days). Interment at Springwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Cleveland (1774-1845) and Sarah (Vannoy) Cleveland (1779-1856); married to Mary Franklin Smith (1815-1844); uncle of William Choice Cleveland (1834-1908).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Davis Poag (1897-1973) — also known as James D. Poag — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, June 1, 1897. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Greenville County, 1935-36; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., May 28, 1973 (age 75 years, 361 days). Interment at Springwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Pinckney Calhoun Poag (1862-1928) and Gertrude (Davis) Poag (1870-1929); married to Emma Converse (1900-1965).
      Epitaph: "Beloved husband and father."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Norwood — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from South Carolina, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1940, 1948. Interment at Springwood Cemetery.


    White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery
    Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Thomas Ashmore (1904-1989) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville County, S.C., February 22, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1953-69. Baptist. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Jaycees; Junior Order; Exchange Club. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., October 5, 1989 (age 85 years, 225 days). Interment at White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Thomas Ashmore and Lena (Smith) Ashmore; married, February 6, 1942, to Willie Vance Linthicum; cousin *** of John Durant Ashmore (1819-1871).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Woodlawn Memorial Park
    Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Albert Wofford (1908-1978) — also known as Thomas A. Wofford — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Madden Station, Laurens County, S.C., September 27, 1908. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1948, 1956; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1956; member of South Carolina state senate 3rd District, 1967-72. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., February 25, 1978 (age 69 years, 151 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Joseph Raleigh Bryson (1893-1953) — also known as Joseph R. Bryson — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C., January 18, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Greenville County, 1921-24; member of South Carolina state senate from Greenville County, 1929-32; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1939-53; died in office 1953. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Junior Order; Redmen; Woodmen; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Died in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 10, 1953 (age 60 years, 51 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Robert L. Bryson and Mattie (Allison) Bryson; married to Ruth Rucker.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Gabriel Heyward Mahon, Jr. (1889-1962) — of South Carolina. Born in Williamston, Anderson County, S.C., November 11, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1936-39. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., June 11, 1962 (age 72 years, 212 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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