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Newberry County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Newberry County

Index to Locations

  • Nance Family Graveyard
  • Newberry Irish Graveyard
  • Newberry Johnstone Cemetery
  • Newberry Kings Creek Cemetery
  • Newberry Rosemont Cemetery
  • Whitmire Whitmire Cemetery


    Nance Family Graveyard
    Newberry County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Patrick Calhoun Caldwell (1801-1855) — of South Carolina. Born near Newberry, Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., March 10, 1801. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1838-39; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1841-43; member of South Carolina state senate, 1848. Died near Newberry, Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., November 22, 1855 (age 54 years, 257 days). Interment at Nance Family Graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of William Thomas Caldwell (1748-1814) and Elizabeth Ann (Williams) Caldwell (1759-1815).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Irish Graveyard
    Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Rogers (1795-1873) — of South Carolina. Born in Goshen Hill Township, Union County, S.C., October 24, 1795. Democrat. U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1835-37, 1839-43 (8th District 1835-37, 1839-41, 9th District 1841-43). Died December 21, 1873 (age 78 years, 58 days). Interment at Irish Graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Johnstone Cemetery
    Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      George Johnstone (1846-1921) — of South Carolina. Born in Newberry, Newberry County, S.C., April 18, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1877; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1891-93. Died March 8, 1921 (age 74 years, 324 days). Interment at Johnstone Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Kings Creek Cemetery
    Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Caldwell (1807-1888) — of Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C. Born in Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., September 6, 1807. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Newberry, 1860-62. Died in Newberry, Newberry County, S.C., June 25, 1888 (age 80 years, 293 days). Interment at Kings Creek Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Caldwell (1765-1848) and Elizabeth Mary (Wilson) Caldwell (1780-1843); married 1835 to Margaret Wilson (1813-1856); married to Angleina Turnipseed (1830-1909).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rosemont Cemetery
    Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Coleman Livingston Blease (1868-1942) — also known as Coleman L. Blease; Cole L. Blease — of Helena, Newberry County, S.C.; Newberry, Newberry County, S.C.; Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born near Newberry, Newberry County, S.C., October 8, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Fred H. Dominick; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1890-94, 1899-1900; Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1896, 1900; member of South Carolina state senate, 1905-08; mayor of Newberry, S.C., 1910; Governor of South Carolina, 1911-15; resigned 1915; defeated, 1916; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1925-31; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Redmen; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., January 19, 1942 (age 73 years, 103 days). Interment at Rosemont Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Horatio Blease and Mary A. (Livingston) Blease; half-brother of Eugene S. Blease (1877-1963); married 1890 to Lillie B. Summers.
      Cross-reference: John D. Long — Frank B. Brandegee
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Eugene S. Blease (1877-1963) — of Newberry, Newberry County, S.C. Born in Newberry County, S.C., January 28, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1901-02, 1922-24; member of South Carolina state senate, 1905-06; mayor of Newberry, S.C., 1920-21; justice of South Carolina state supreme court, 1927-31; chief justice of South Carolina state supreme court, 1931-34; resigned 1934; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944. Methodist. On September 8, 1905, he shot and killed his brother-in-law, Joe Ben Coleman, in Saluda, S.C.; charged with murder, he pleaded self-defense and was found not guilty. Died December 27, 1963 (age 86 years, 333 days). Interment at Rosemont Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Horatio Blease and Elizabeth (Satterwhite) Blease; half-brother of Coleman Livingston Blease (1868-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick Haskell Dominick (1877-1960) — also known as Fred H. Dominick — of Newberry, Newberry County, S.C. Born in Peak, Newberry County, S.C., February 20, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Cole L. Blease; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1901-02; chair of Newberry County Democratic Party, 1906-14; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1917-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Redmen. Died in Newberry, Newberry County, S.C., March 11, 1960 (age 83 years, 20 days). Interment at Rosemont Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob L. Dominick and Georgiana E. (Minick) Dominick.
      Cross-reference: James Burriss Pruitt
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Harrington Pope, Jr. (1913-1999) — also known as Thomas H. Pope — of Newberry, Newberry County, S.C. Born in Kinards, Newberry County, S.C., July 28, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1937-40, 1946-50; Speaker of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1949-50; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for Governor of South Carolina, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956; South Carolina Democratic state chair, 1958. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died, in Newberry County Memorial Hospital, Newberry, Newberry County, S.C., August 23, 1999 (age 86 years, 26 days). Interment at Rosemont Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Harrington Pope (1876-1943) and Marie (Gary) Pope (1882-1964); married to Mary Waties Lumpkin (1917-2008); grandson of Eugene Blackburn Gary (1854-1926).
      Epitaph: "Lawyer, Soldier, Historian."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Moorman (1814-1873) — of Maybinton, Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C. Born June 22, 1814. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Newberry, 1860-62. Died October 5, 1873 (age 59 years, 105 days). Interment at Rosemont Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Whitmire Cemetery
    Whitmire, Newberry County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Jefferson Graham (1866-1956) — also known as Thomas J. Graham — of Brock, Graham County, N.C. Born in Buncombe County, N.C., March 29, 1866. Republican. Minister; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Graham County, 1921-22. Died October 25, 1956 (age 90 years, 210 days). Interment at Whitmire Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      Relatives: Son of Alphus Theodore Graham (1833-1907) and Carolina (Wells) Graham; married, October 10, 1906, to Lillie Price.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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