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Spartanburg County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Spartanburg County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Moores Station Moore's Burying Ground
  • Spartanburg Church of the Advent Cemetery
  • Spartanburg Episcopal Church of the Advent
  • Spartanburg Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
  • Spartanburg Magnolia Street Cemetery
  • Spartanburg Morgan Square
  • Spartanburg Oakwood Cemetery
  • Spartanburg West Oakwood Cemetery
  • Woodruff Old Bethel Baptist Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Farrow (1759-1824) — of South Carolina. Born in Virginia, 1759. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; planter; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1810-12; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 8th District, 1813-15; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1816-19, 1822-23. Slaveowner. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., November 18, 1824 (age about 65 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Granduncle of Hosea Jefferson Dean (1806-1855).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Moore's Burying Ground
    Moores Station, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Moore (1759-1822) — of South Carolina. Born in South Carolina, 1759. U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1801-13, 1815-17 (6th District 1801-03, 7th District 1803-13, 8th District 1815-17). Slaveowner. Died in 1822 (age about 63 years). Interment at Moore's Burying Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Church of the Advent Cemetery
    Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Stanyarne Wilson (1859-1928) — also known as Stanyarne Wilson — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C.; Richmond, Va. Born in Yorkville, York District (now York, York County), S.C., January 10, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton goods manufacturer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Spartanburg County, 1884-86, 1890-92; member of South Carolina state senate from Spartanburg County, 1892-95; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1895-1901; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from Spartanburg County, 1895; chair of Spartanburg County Democratic Party, 1896. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Royal and Select Masters; Royal Arch Masons. Died in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., February 14, 1928 (age 69 years, 35 days). Interment at Church of the Advent Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Blackburn Wilson and Arrah Minerva (Lowry) Wilson (1828-1869); brother of William Blackburn Wilson Jr.; married 1887 to Loulie Burris (died 1888); married, November 25, 1896, to Harriet Wilbour 'Hattie' Hazard (1874-1957; sister of Walter Hazard (1859-1930)).
      Political families: Wilson family of York, South Carolina; King-Hazard family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "Asleep In Jesus."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Episcopal Church of the Advent
    Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Columbus Mills — of Columbus, Polk County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1860. Interment at Episcopal Church of the Advent.


    Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
    1300 Fernwood-Glendale Road
    Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Founded 1939
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Donald Stuart Russell (1906-1998) — also known as Donald S. Russell — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Lafayette Springs, Lafayette County, Miss., February 22, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; president, University of South Carolina, 1952-57; Governor of South Carolina, 1963-65; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1965-66; U.S. District Judge for South Carolina, 1966-71; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1971-98; died in office 1998. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., February 22, 1998 (age 92 years, 0 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse Lafayette Russell (1871-1911) and Lula (Russell) Russell.
      Cross-reference: J. Bratton Davis
      The Donald Stuart Russell U.S. Courthouse, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is named for him.
      Campaign slogan (1962): "Russell's Right."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      Ibra Charles Blackwood (1878-1936) — also known as Ibra C. Blackwood — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Blackwood, Spartanburg County, S.C., November 21, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Spartanburg County, 1902-04; Governor of South Carolina, 1931-35; member of Democratic National Committee from South Carolina, 1932. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died February 12, 1936 (age 57 years, 83 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Dewey Boyce Blanton (1908-1972) — also known as Dewey B. Blanton — of Chesnee, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Cowpens, Spartanburg County, S.C., October 20, 1908. Oil distributor; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1951-56, 1957-58. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died March 9, 1972 (age 63 years, 141 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Jack Kenyon Blanton (1878-1947) and Lula Melissa (Pettit) Blanton (1882-1965); married, June 20, 1931, to Mary Estelle Lee (1911-2002).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Magnolia Street Cemetery
    Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Hamilton Evins (1830-1884) — also known as John H. Evins — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Spartanburg District (now Spartanburg County), S.C., July 18, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1862-64; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1876 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1877-84; died in office 1884. Died in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., October 20, 1884 (age 54 years, 94 days). Interment at Magnolia Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Morgan Square
    Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Daniel Morgan (1736-1802) — of Virginia. Born in Hunterdon County, N.J., 1736. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Representative from Virginia at-large, 1797-99. Presbyterian. Welsh ancestry. Slaveowner. Died July 6, 1802 (age about 66 years). Original interment at Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Winchester, Va.; reinterment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.; statue at Morgan Square.
      Relatives: Son of James Morgan (1710-1782); father of Nancy Morgan (who married Presley Neville (1756-1818)).
      Morgan counties in Ala., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., Mo., Ohio, Tenn. and W.Va. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Travis Johnson (1858-1919) — also known as Joseph T. Johnson — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Brewerton, Laurens County, S.C., February 28, 1858. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1901-15; resigned 1915; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of South Carolina, 1915-19; died in office 1919. Died in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., May 8, 1919 (age 61 years, 69 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Johnson and Mary Johnson; married, July 30, 1890, to Sarah Anderson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Adam Henneman (1835-1891) — also known as J. A. Henneman — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Kronach, Bavaria (now Germany), 1835. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; jeweler; mayor of Spartanburg, S.C., 1891; died in office 1891. German ancestry. Shot and killed by John Williams, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., September 27, 1891 (age about 56 years). Williams was hanged for the murder on October 7, 1892. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Louisa Rate (1838-1909).
      Simpson Bobo (1804-1885) — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Cross Anchor, Spartanburg District (now Spartanburg County), S.C., January 15, 1804. Lawyer; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Spartanburg, 1860-62; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1862-64. Methodist. Died in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., December 16, 1885 (age 81 years, 335 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Burwell Bobo and Elizabeth (Roebuck) Bobo; married to Nancy Holland Foster (1807-1891).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    West Oakwood Cemetery
    Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Jones Nicholls (1885-1937) — also known as Samuel J. Nicholls — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., May 7, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Spartanburg County, 1906-08; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1915-21. Methodist. Member, Elks; Redmen. Died in 1937 (age about 52 years). Interment at West Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Judge George W. Nicholls and Minnie L. Nicholls; married 1915 to Eloise M. Clark.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Bethel Baptist Cemetery
    Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Douglas Kirby (1890-1938) — also known as Harry D. Kirby — of Darlington, Darlington County, S.C. Born in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, S.C., October 16, 1890. Republican. Grocer; market gardener; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1936. Died, in Saunders Memorial Hospital, Florence, Florence County, S.C., July 4, 1938 (age 47 years, 261 days). Interment at Old Bethel Baptist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Henry Kirby (1861-1904) and Janie (Chamblin) Kirby (1868-1948); married to Orien Edwards.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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