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Davidson County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Davidson County

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    Unknown Location
    Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      William Dickson (1770-1816) — of Tennessee. Born in Duplin County, N.C., May 5, 1770. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1799-1803; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1799-1803; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1801-07. Member, Freemasons. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., February 21, 1816 (age 45 years, 292 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Molton Dickson (1775?-1835).
      Dickson County, Tenn. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Private or family graveyard
    Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Washington Barrow (1807-1866) — of Mississippi; Tennessee. Born in Davidson County, Tenn., October 5, 1807. U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal, 1841-44; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 8th District, 1847-49; member of Tennessee state senate, 1860-61. Died in St. Louis, Mo., October 19, 1866 (age 59 years, 14 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    James K. Polk James Knox Polk (1795-1849) — also known as James K. Polk; "Young Hickory"; "Napoleon of the Stump" — of Tennessee. Born in Pineville, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 2, 1795. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1823-25; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1825-39 (6th District 1825-33, 9th District 1833-39); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1835-39; Governor of Tennessee, 1839-41; President of the United States, 1845-49. Presbyterian or Methodist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, of cholera, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 15, 1849 (age 53 years, 225 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1891 at Tennessee State Capitol Grounds, Nashville, Tenn.; cenotaph at Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Tenn.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Polk (1772-1827) and Jane Gracy (Knox) Polk (1776-1852); brother of William Hawkins Polk; married, January 1, 1824, to Sarah Childress (1803-1891; daughter of Joel Childress); nephew of Mary Ophelia Polk (1785-1835; who married Thomas Jones Hardeman); uncle of Marshall Tate Polk and Tasker Polk; first cousin once removed of Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; second cousin once removed of Mary Adelaide Polk (1817-1863; who married George Davis) and Richard Tyler Polk; second cousin twice removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); second cousin thrice removed of Elizabeth Polk Guest; second cousin four times removed of Raymond R. Guest; third cousin once removed of Charles Polk and Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin of Trusten Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Albert Fawcett Polk.
      Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Aaron V. Brown — John Charles Frémont
      Polk counties in Ark., Fla., Ga., Iowa, Minn., Mo., Neb., Ore., Tenn., Tex. and Wis. are named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: James Knox Polk HallJames P. LattaJames K. P. FennerJ. K. P. Marshall
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Tennessee Encyclopedia
      Books about James K. Polk: Sam W. Haynes, James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse — Paul H. Bergeron, The Presidency of James K. Polk — Thomas M. Leonard, James K. Polk : A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny — Eugene Irving McCormac, James K. Polk: A Political Biography to the Prelude to War 1795-1845 — Eugene Irving McCormac, James K. Polk: A Political Biography to the End of a Career 1845-1849 — Richard B. Cheney & Lynne V. Cheney, Kings Of The Hill : How Nine Powerful Men Changed The Course of American History — John Seigenthaler, James K. Polk: 1845 - 1849
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    Nashville National Cemetery
    Madison, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Augustus Herman Pettibone (1835-1918) — also known as A. H. Pettibone — of Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn. Born in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 21, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1880; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1881-87; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1897-99. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., November 26, 1918 (age 83 years, 309 days). Interment at Nashville National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Augustus Norman Pettibone and Nancy (Hathaway) Pettibone; married, July 16, 1868, to Mary C. Speck (1839-1894); married, November 21, 1898, to Saraphina Deery (1835-1918; widow of Connally Findlay Trigg and Randal William McGavock); first cousin once removed of Amos Pettibone; second cousin once removed of Augustus Pettibone and Rufus Pettibone; second cousin twice removed of Noah Phelps; third cousin once removed of Hezekiah Case (1769-1859) and Elisha Phelps; third cousin thrice removed of Bankson Taylor Holcomb and Thomas Holcomb, Jr.; fourth cousin of Parmenio Adams, Norman A. Phelps and John Smith Phelps; fourth cousin once removed of Asahel Pierson Case, Hiram Bidwell Case, Selah Merrill and William Walter Phelps.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Madison, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Merrill Atkinson (1894-1947) — of Tennessee. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., February 6, 1894. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1937-39. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., April 29, 1947 (age 53 years, 82 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Calvary Cemetery
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Lafayette Christopher Thomas (1926-2000) — also known as Fate C. Thomas — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 23, 1926. Democrat. Candidate for Tennessee state house of representatives, 1954; Davidson County Sheriff, 1972-90. Catholic. Indicted in federal court in 1990 on 54 counts of abusing his power as sheriff; pleaded guilty to theft and mail fraud; sentenced to five years in prison; released in 1994. Died, following heart bypass surgery, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., July 25, 2000 (age 73 years, 306 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.


    Episcopal Church Burying Ground
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      John McNairy (1762-1837) — Born in Lancaster County, Pa., March 30, 1762. Superior court judge in North Carolina, 1788; justice of Southwest Territory supreme court, 1790; U.S. District Judge for Tennessee, 1797-1802; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1802-33; resigned 1833; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, 1802-33; resigned 1833. Died near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., November 12, 1837 (age 75 years, 227 days). Original interment at Episcopal Church Burying Ground; reinterment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      McNairy County, Tenn. is named for him.
      See also federal judicial profile


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      James Carroll Napier (1845-1940) — of Tennessee. Born near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 9, 1845. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1884; candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1898. African ancestry. Founder of Nashville One-Cent Savings Bank; Register of the U.S. Treasury, 1911-13. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., April 21, 1940 (age 94 years, 317 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hermitage Memorial Gardens
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      John Thomas Hicks, Sr. (1925-2000) — also known as John T. Hicks — of Tennessee. Born in Davidson County, Tenn., August 5, 1925. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Tennessee state house of representatives 60th District, 1967-77; member of Tennessee state senate 20th District, 1977-93. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, of a heart attack, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., March 19, 2000 (age 74 years, 227 days). Interment at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bell (1797-1869) — also known as "The Great Apostate" — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., February 15, 1797. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1817; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1827-41; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1834-35; U.S. Secretary of War, 1841; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1847; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1847-59; Constitutional Union candidate for President of the United States, 1860. Member, Freemasons. Died near Cumberland Furnace, Dickson County, Tenn., September 10, 1869 (age 72 years, 207 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Bell and Margaret (Edmiston) Bell; married to Sally Dickinson and Jane Yeatman; father-in-law of Edwin Augustus Keeble (1807-1868).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Joseph Wellington Byrns (1869-1936) — also known as Joseph W. Byrns; Jo Byrns — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born near Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Tenn., July 20, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1895-1901; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1899-1901; member of Tennessee state senate, 1901; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1904; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1909-36 (6th District 1909-33, 5th District 1933-36); died in office 1936; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1935-36; died in office 1936. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Redmen. Died in Washington, D.C., June 4, 1936 (age 66 years, 320 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James H. Byrns and Mary E. (Jackson) Byrns; married, August 23, 1898, to Julia Woodard; father of Joseph Wellington Byrns, Jr. (1903-1973).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Books about Joseph W. Byrns: Ann B. Irish, Joseph W. Byrns of Tennessee : A Political Biography
      Felix Grundy (1777-1840) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), September 11, 1777. Delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1799; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1800; justice of Kentucky state supreme court, 1806; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1811-14; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1815; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1829-38, 1839-40; died in office 1840; U.S. Attorney General, 1838-39. Member, Freemasons. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 19, 1840 (age 63 years, 99 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Grundy counties in Ill., Iowa, Mo. and Tenn. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Jacob McGavock Dickinson (1851-1928) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., January 30, 1851. Lawyer; general counsel, Illinois Central Railroad; U.S. Secretary of War, 1909-11. Died December 13, 1928 (age 77 years, 318 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Dickinson and Anna (McGavock) Dickinson; married, April 20, 1876, to Martha Overton.
      See also Wikipedia article
    Aaron V. Brown Aaron Venable Brown (1795-1859) — also known as Aaron V. Brown — of Tennessee. Born in Brunswick County, Va., August 15, 1795. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of James K. Polk; member of Tennessee state senate, 1821-25, 1826-27; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1831-33; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1839-45 (10th District 1839-43, 6th District 1843-45); Governor of Tennessee, 1845-47; U.S. Postmaster General, 1857-59; died in office 1859. Methodist. Died in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1859 (age 63 years, 205 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Aaron Brown and Elizabeth (Melton) Brown; married to Sarah Burruss; married 1845 to Cynthia Saunders.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: U.S. Postal Service
      William Brimage Bate (1826-1905) — also known as William B. Bate — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born near Castalian Springs, Sumner County, Tenn., October 7, 1826. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1849-51; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1860; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1868; member, Arrangements Committee, 1876; member of Democratic National Committee from Tennessee, 1876-80; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1876; Governor of Tennessee, 1883-87; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1887-1905; died in office 1905. Died in Washington, D.C., March 9, 1905 (age 78 years, 153 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James H. Bate and Amanda (Weatherred) Bate.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Thomas A. Kercheval (1837-1915) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Maury County, Tenn., January 16, 1837. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1871-74, 1875-83, 1886-88; resigned 1888. Episcopalian. Died March 22, 1915 (age 78 years, 65 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      George Earl Maney (1826-1901) — also known as George Maney — of Tennessee. Born in Tennessee, 1826. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1881-82; Bolivia, 1882-83; Paraguay, 1889-94; Uruguay, 1889-94. Died in 1901 (age about 75 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Hilary Ewing Howse (1866-1938) — also known as Hilary E. Howse — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Rutherford County, Tenn., January 25, 1866. Democrat. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1909-15, 1924-38; died in office 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912, 1916. Died January 2, 1938 (age 71 years, 342 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      John Hugh Smith (1819-1870) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., 1819. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1844-46, 1850-52, 1862-64. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., July 7, 1870 (age about 51 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
    Benton McMillin Benton McMillin (1845-1933) — also known as "The Democratic War Horse" — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Born in Monroe County, Ky., September 11, 1845. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1875-77; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1879-99; Governor of Tennessee, 1899-1903; defeated, 1912; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1913-19; Guatemala, 1919-21; insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1928. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 8, 1933 (age 87 years, 119 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John McMillin and Elizabeth (Black) McMillin; married 1886 to Marie Childress Brown (daughter of John Calvin Brown); married 1888 to Lucille Foster McMillin; father of Ellionor Foster McMillin (daughter-in-law of Joseph Doty Oliver (1850-1933)).
      Political family: Brown-Oliver-McMillin family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Henry Stuart Foote (1804-1880) — also known as "Hangman Foote" — Born in Fauquier County, Va., February 28, 1804. U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1847-52; Governor of Mississippi, 1852-54; Representative from Tennessee in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Fought four duels; fled Alabama in 1830 to escape prosecution for dueling. Exchanged blows with Thomas Hart Benton on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Expelled from the Confederate Congress in early 1865 for going North on an unauthorized peace mission. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 20, 1880 (age 76 years, 82 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Helm Foote (1772-1817) and Helen Gibbon (Stuart) Foote (1776-1815); married, March 22, 1827, to Elizabeth Winters (1810-1855); married, June 15, 1859, to Rachel Douglas Boyd (1831-1882).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Neill Smith Brown (1810-1886) — also known as Neill S. Brown — of Tennessee. Born in Giles County, Tenn., April 18, 1810. Governor of Tennessee, 1847-49; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1850-53; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1855-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1872. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 30, 1886 (age 75 years, 287 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Duncan Brown and Margaret (Smith) Brown; brother of John Calvin Brown (1827-1889); uncle of Theodore M. Brantley.
      Political family: Brown-Oliver-McMillin family.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      George Blackmore Guild (1834-1917) — also known as George B. Guild — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Sumner County, Tenn., April 8, 1834. Democrat. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1891-95. Died in Virginia, April 21, 1917 (age 83 years, 13 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josephus Conn Guild (judge) and Catherine (Blackmore) Guild.
      Jesse Wharton (1782-1833) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Virginia, 1782. U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1807-09; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1814-17. Died in 1833 (age about 51 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Wharton Jackson Green (1831-1910).
      Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Thorpe Elliston (1779-1856) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Culpeper County, Va., December 15, 1779. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1813-17. Died November 10, 1856 (age 76 years, 331 days). Original interment at Nashville City Cemetery; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Howell Edmunds Jackson (1832-1895) — of Tennessee. Born in Paris, Henry County, Tenn., April 8, 1832. Democrat. State court judge in Tennessee, 1875; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1880; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1881-86; federal judge, 1886; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1893-95; died in office 1895. Baptist. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 8, 1895 (age 63 years, 122 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Jackson (1805-1879) and Mary (Hurt) Jackson (1805-1840); married, May 31, 1859, to Sophia Molloy (1837-1873); married, April 30, 1874, to Mary Elizabeth Harding (1850-1913); second cousin of William Randolph Barksdale (1849-1925) and Champe Terrell Barksdale; second cousin once removed of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale.
      Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
      William Marshall McCarthy (c.1841-1899) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Georgia, about 1841. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1895-97. Died September 13, 1899 (age about 58 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      John Meredith Bass (1804-1878) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born January 19, 1804. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1833-34, 1869. Died in 1878 (age about 74 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Luke Lea (1879-1945) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., April 12, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; founder of the Nashville Tennesseean; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1911-17; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912 (speaker); colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Died November 18, 1945 (age 66 years, 220 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Overton Lea and Ella (Cocke) Lea; married, November 1, 1906, to Mary Louise Warner; great-grandson of Luke Lea (1783-1851).
      Political family: Lea family of Tennessee.
      Cross-reference: John D. Erwin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard Boone Cheatham (1824-1877) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn., December 8, 1824. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1859-61, 1869-71; mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1860-62. Presbyterian. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 7, 1877 (age 52 years, 150 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Cheatham; brother of Edward Saunders Cheatham and Boyd M. Cheatham (1830?-?); nephew of Anderson Cheatham.
      Political family: Cheatham-Foster family of Nashville, Tennessee.
      John McCormick Lea (1818-1903) — also known as John M. Lea — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., December 25, 1818. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1842-44; mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1848-50; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1850. Presbyterian. Died in Monteagle, Grundy County, Tenn., September 21, 1903 (age 84 years, 270 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Harry Hill McAlister (1875-1959) — also known as Hill McAlister — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., July 15, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1911-13; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1916; Tennessee Democratic state chair, 1918-20; Tennessee state treasurer, 1919-27, 1931-33; Governor of Tennessee, 1933-37. Christian. Died October 30, 1959 (age 84 years, 107 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 27, 1901, to Louise Jackson; second great-grandson of William Blount (1768-1835).
      Political family: Blount family of North Carolina.
      Randal William McGavock (1826-1863) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 10, 1826. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1858-59; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Killed in battle near Raymond, Hinds County, Miss., May 12, 1863 (age 36 years, 275 days). Entombed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob McGavock (1790-1878) and Louisa Caroline (Grundy) McGavock (1798-1878); married to Seraphina Deery (1835-1918; who later married Connally Findlay Trigg and Augustus Herman Pettibone (1835-1918)).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Catron (1786-1865) — of Tennessee. Born in Virginia, January 7, 1786. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1824-34; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1837-65; died in office 1865. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died May 30, 1865 (age 79 years, 143 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Nichol (1800-1878) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., February 12, 1800. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1835-36. Died November 23, 1878 (age 78 years, 284 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Edward Hazzard East (1830-1904) — also known as E. H. East — of Tennessee. Born October 1, 1830. Governor of Tennessee, 1865. Died November 12, 1904 (age 74 years, 42 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      William Litterer (1834-1917) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Germany, August 24, 1834. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1890-91. Died in 1917 (age about 82 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Guilford Dudley, Jr. (1907-2002) — Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., 1907. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; president, Life & Casualty Insurance Co., 1952-69; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1969-71. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 13, 2002 (age about 94 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Guilford Dudley, Sr. and Anne (Dallas) Dudley (died 1955).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Morgan Welles Brown (1800-1853) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn., 1800. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. District Judge for Tennessee, 1834-53; died in office 1853. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., March 7, 1853 (age about 52 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Meredith Poindexter Gentry (1809-1866) — of Tennessee. Born in Rockingham County, N.C., September 15, 1809. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1835-38; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1839-43, 1845-53 (8th District 1839-43, 7th District 1845-53); Representative from Tennessee in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., November 2, 1866 (age 57 years, 48 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Horace Harrison Harrison (1829-1885) — also known as Horace H. Harrison — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., August 7, 1829. Republican. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1863, 1872-73; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1867; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1873-75; member of Tennessee state legislature, 1880. Died December 20, 1885 (age 56 years, 135 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Saunders Cheatham (1818-1878) — also known as Edward S. Cheatham — of Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn. Born in Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn., July 31, 1818. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1853-55; member of Tennessee state senate, 1855-57, 1861-63; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1855-57, 1861-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1872. Died in Horn Lake, DeSoto County, Miss., December 21, 1878 (age 60 years, 143 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Ephraim Hubbard Foster (1794-1854); son of Richard Cheatham; brother of Richard Boone Cheatham and Boyd M. Cheatham; nephew of Anderson Cheatham.
      Political family: Cheatham-Foster family of Nashville, Tennessee.
      Cheatham County, Tenn. is named for him.
    John W. Gaines John Wesley Gaines (1860-1926) — also known as John W. Gaines — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Wrencoe, Davidson County, Tenn., August 24, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1892; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1897-1909; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., July 4, 1926 (age 65 years, 314 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Wesley
      Relatives: Son of Dr. John Wesley Gaines and Maria (Wair) Gaines.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Samuel McClary Fite (1816-1875) — of Tennessee. Born in Smith County, Tenn., June 12, 1816. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1850; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1852; district judge in Tennessee, 1858-61, 1869-74; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1875; died in office 1875. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., October 23, 1875 (age 59 years, 133 days). Original interment at Carthage Cemetery, Carthage, Tenn.; reinterment in 1908 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew Price (1854-1909) — of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La. Born in Louisiana, 1854. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1889-97. Died in 1909 (age about 55 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Benjamin Augustine Enloe (1848-1922) — also known as Benjamin A. Enloe — of Jackson, Madison County, Tenn. Born near Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tenn., January 18, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1869-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1872; newspaper editor; member of Tennessee Democratic State Executive Committee, 1878-80; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 8th District, 1887-95. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., July 8, 1922 (age 74 years, 171 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin S. Enloe and Nancy O. Enloe; married, April 5, 1870, to Fannie Howard Ashworth.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Lee Woolwine (1874-1925) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., October 31, 1874. Democrat. Los Angeles County District Attorney, 1915-23; became one of the nation's best-known prosecutors; Democratic candidate for Governor of California, 1918 (primary), 1922. Episcopalian. Died, of a liver ailment, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 8, 1925 (age 50 years, 250 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      William Michael Cocke (1815-1896) — of Tennessee. Born in Rutledge, Grainger County, Tenn., July 16, 1815. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1845-49. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., February 6, 1896 (age 80 years, 205 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of John Alexander Cocke; grandson of William Cocke (1747-1828).
      Political family: Cocke family of Rutledge, Tennessee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Menees (1823-1905) — of Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn. Born near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 26, 1823. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1857; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1860; Representative from Tennessee in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 6, 1905 (age 82 years, 72 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Andrew Jackson Caldwell (1837-1906) — of Tennessee. Born in Montevallo, Shelby County, Ala., July 22, 1837. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1880; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1883-87. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., November 22, 1906 (age 69 years, 123 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
      Relatives: Son of Robert Caldwell and Jene Miltda (Yongue) Caldwell; married, August 16, 1858, to Martha Hinton Phillips (1840-1890).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Hayes Acklen (1850-1938) — also known as Joseph H. Acklen — of Pattersonville (now Patterson), St. Mary Parish, La. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 20, 1850. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1878-81; defeated, 1882. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 28, 1938 (age 88 years, 131 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin F. Cheatham (1821-1886) — also known as B. F. Cheatham — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., 1821. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1857; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Nashville, Tenn., 1885-86. Died, from heart disease, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 4, 1886 (age about 65 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1867 to Anna Robertson.
      James Minor Quarles (1823-1901) — of Tennessee. Born in Virginia, 1823. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 8th District, 1859-61. Died in 1901 (age about 78 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Arthur St. Clair Colyar (1818-1907) — of Tennessee. Born in Washington County, Tenn., June 23, 1818. Representative from Tennessee in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 13, 1907 (age 89 years, 173 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Arthur SAINT Clair
      Joseph Wellington Byrns, Jr. (1903-1973) — also known as Joseph W. Byrns, Jr. — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 15, 1903. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1939-41. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Exchange Club; Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., March 8, 1973 (age 69 years, 205 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Wellington Byrns (1869-1936).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Laurence Norvell (1818-1874) — also known as Henry L. Norvell — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Tennessee, February 28, 1818. Republican. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 5th Tennessee District, 1867. Died September 11, 1874 (age 56 years, 195 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Norvell (1786-1853) and Hannahretta (West) Norvell (1795-1856); married, October 6, 1842, to Laura Jane Sevier (1825-1895; granddaughter of John Sevier); nephew of John Norvell and Caleb Cushing Norvell; first cousin of Dallas Norvell; fourth cousin once removed of Ernest Campbell Norvell (1870-1941).
      Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Mabel Hill (d. 1956) — also known as Mrs. Albert E. Hill — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Democrat. Member of Democratic National Committee from Tennessee, 1939-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948. Female. Died October 6, 1956. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


    Nashville City Cemetery
    1001 S. 4th Ave.
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1972

    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Campbell (1769-1848) — also known as George W. Campbell — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Scotland, February 9, 1769. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1803-09; state court judge in Tennessee, 1809; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1811-14, 1815-18; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1814; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1818-20. Scottish ancestry. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., February 17, 1848 (age 79 years, 8 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Campbell County, Tenn. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Carroll (1788-1844) — of Tennessee. Born near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., March 3, 1788. General in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Tennessee, 1821-27, 1829-35. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., March 22, 1844 (age 56 years, 19 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Carroll; father of William Henry Carroll (1810-1868); uncle of Mary Catherine Carroll (1816-1842; who married Caleb Cushing Norvell); grandfather of William Henry Carroll (1842-1915).
      Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
      Carroll County, Tenn. is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ephraim Hubbard Foster (1794-1854) — also known as Ephraim H. Foster — of Tennessee. Born near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., September 17, 1794. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1827-31, 1835-37; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1829-31, 1835-37; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1837-39, 1843-45; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1840; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1845. Episcopalian. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 6, 1854 (age 59 years, 354 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Coleman Foster; brother of Robert Coleman Foster, Jr. (1796-?); father-in-law of Edward Saunders Cheatham.
      Political family: Cheatham-Foster family of Nashville, Tennessee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Felix Robertson (1781-1865) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 11, 1781, the first white male child to be born in what is now the city of Nashville. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1818-19, 1826-28. Died July 10, 1865 (age 84 years, 180 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Robertson (1742-1814; founder of Nashville).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John McNairy (1762-1837) — Born in Lancaster County, Pa., March 30, 1762. Superior court judge in North Carolina, 1788; justice of Southwest Territory supreme court, 1790; U.S. District Judge for Tennessee, 1797-1802; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1802-33; resigned 1833; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, 1802-33; resigned 1833. Died near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., November 12, 1837 (age 75 years, 227 days). Original interment at Episcopal Church Burying Ground; reinterment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      McNairy County, Tenn. is named for him.
      See also federal judicial profile
      John Patton Erwin (1795-1857) — also known as John P. Erwin — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Wilkes County, N.C., January 8, 1795. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1821-22, 1834-35; postmaster at Nashville, Tenn., 1826-29. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 27, 1857 (age 62 years, 231 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Frances Williams (1796-1872; sister of Robert Overton Williams, John Williams (1778-1837), Thomas Lanier Williams and Lewis Williams).
      Political families: Williams family of North Carolina; Clay family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Bell Castleman (1808-1886) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Davidson County, Tenn., December 9, 1808. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1854-55; appointed 1854. Died July 29, 1886 (age 77 years, 232 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Raphael Benjamin West (1911-1974) — also known as Ben West — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Columbia, Maury County, Tenn., March 31, 1911. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1951-63. Died November 20, 1974 (age 63 years, 234 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Brownlee Currey (1774-1848) — also known as Robert B. Currey — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in North Carolina, 1774. Postmaster at Nashville, Tenn., 1811-26; mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1822-24. Died near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 8, 1848 (age about 74 years). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane Gray Owen (1792-1867).
      Epitaph: "Honest, Faithful and Just"; "As he had lived, an Humble and Devoted Christian."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Van Dyke Stout (1786-1850) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Red Stone Fort (now Brownsville), Fayette County, Pa., April 18, 1786. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1840-42. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 8, 1850 (age 64 years, 112 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Andrew Anderson (c.1796-1867) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in New Jersey, about 1796. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1855-57. Died April 15, 1867 (age about 71 years). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Williamson Hartley Horn (1799-1870) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Lynchburg, Va., July 15, 1799. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1852-54. Died March 8, 1870 (age 70 years, 236 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Crutcher (1760-1844) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Virginia, February 18, 1760. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1819-20. Died March 8, 1844 (age 84 years, 19 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas B. Coleman (c.1795-1848) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born about 1795. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1842-43. Died in 1848 (age about 53 years). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wilkins F. Tannehill (1787-1858) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., March 2, 1787. Newspaper editor; author; mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1825-26. Member, Freemasons. Died June 2, 1858 (age 71 years, 92 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Matthias Ward (1805-1861) — of Texas. Born in Elbert County, Ga., October 13, 1805. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1842-44; member of Texas state senate, 1849-50; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1858-59. Member, Freemasons. Died in Warm Springs (now Hot Springs), Madison County, N.C., October 5, 1861 (age 55 years, 357 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Allison (c.1799-1862) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born about 1799. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1847-48. Died November 3, 1862 (age about 63 years). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Booker Shapard (1797-1870) — also known as William B. Shapard — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Virginia, November 5, 1797. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1854. Died January 19, 1870 (age 72 years, 75 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Powhaten Woolridge Maxey (1810-1876) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born May 7, 1810. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1843-44. Died August 8, 1876 (age 66 years, 93 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Coleman Foster (1769-1844) — also known as Robert C. Foster — of Tennessee. Born in Virginia, July 8, 1769. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1803-07; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1805-07; member of Tennessee state senate, 1809-15, 1825-27; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1813-15, 1825-27; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1815, 1817. Christian. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 27, 1844 (age 75 years, 81 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Ephraim Hubbard Foster and Robert Coleman Foster, Jr. (1796-?).
      Political family: Cheatham-Foster family of Nashville, Tennessee.
      Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856) — of Tennessee. Born in Brunswick County, Va., May 17, 1780. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1811-15, 1831-33; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1813-15; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1817-19. Member, Freemasons. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 7, 1856 (age 75 years, 235 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Claiborne and Mary (Clayton) Claiborne (1755-1802); brother of John Claiborne; married to Sarah Martin Lewis (1786-1871); second cousin of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne, William Charles Cole Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne; second cousin once removed of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne; second cousin four times removed of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. (1884-1961) and Corinne Claiborne Boggs; second cousin five times removed of Claiborne de Borda Pell, Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Andrew Fuller Fox.
      Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (1812-1862) — also known as Felix K. Zollicoffer — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Bigbyville, Maury County, Tenn., May 19, 1812. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1849; fought a pistol duel with rival editor John L. Martin, in Nashville, Tenn., 1852; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 8th District, 1853-59; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Shot and killed in a Civil War battle near Mill Springs, Wayne County, Ky., January 19, 1862 (age 49 years, 245 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery; cenotaph at Zollicoffer Park Cemetery, Near Nancy, Pulaski County, Ky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel E. Hogg (1783-1842) — of Tennessee. Born in Caswell County, N.C., April 18, 1783. Democrat. Physician; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1813-15; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1817-19. Baptist. Died in Rutherford County, Tenn., May 28, 1842 (age 59 years, 40 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Isaac Thomas Lenoir (1807-1875).
      Political families: Lenoir-Avery family of North Carolina; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Andrew Ewing (1813-1864) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 17, 1813. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 8th District, 1849-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1860. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., June 16, 1864 (age 50 years, 365 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathan E. Ewing (1776-1830) and Sarah (Hill) Ewing (1780-1855); brother of Edwin Hickman Ewing; married to Rowena Josey Williams (1822-1903); father of Rebecca Ewing (1842-1929; who married Henry Watterson); grandfather of Harvey Watterson (1879-1908); granduncle of John Overton Pendleton.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Kidder family of Connecticut; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      W. B. A. Ramsey (1799-1874) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., 1799. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; steamboat business; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1838-39; secretary of state of Tennessee, 1847-55. Died in Davidson County, Tenn., 1874 (age about 75 years). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Lanier Williams (1782-1856) — Born in Surry County, N.C., February 1, 1782. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Tennessee state senate, 1820; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1826. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 3, 1856 (age 74 years, 306 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford and Rebecca (Lanier) Williams (1757-1832); brother of Robert Overton Williams, John Williams and Frances Lanier Williams (1796-1872; who married John Patton Erwin); married, August 5, 1811, to Mary Lawson McClung (1792-1828); father of Margaret McClung Williams (1817-1899; who married John Gaines Miller) and Melinda Williams (1820-1862; who married William Barclay Napton (1808-1883)); uncle of Joseph Lanier Williams; first cousin thrice removed of George Venable Allen; twin brother of Lewis Williams.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Joseph Thorpe Elliston (1779-1856) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Culpeper County, Va., December 15, 1779. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1813-17. Died November 10, 1856 (age 76 years, 331 days). Original interment at Nashville City Cemetery; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      William Armstrong (c.1795-1847) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born about 1795. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1828-32. Died near Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark., June 12, 1847 (age about 52 years). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Swallow Rock Cemetery, Fort Coffee, Okla.; cenotaph at Nashville City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Nancy Irwin.


    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Roy Claxton Acuff (1903-1992) — also known as Roy Acuff; "The King of Country Music" — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born in Maynardville, Union County, Tenn., September 15, 1903. Republican. Country musician; co-founder of Acuff-Rose Publication Company, the first country music publishing house; appeared in seven Hollywood movies in the 1940s; owner and operator of Dunbar Cave Hotel near Nashville; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1960. Elected to Country Music Hall of Fame, 1962. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., November 23, 1992 (age 89 years, 69 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simon E. Neill Acuff and Ida (Carr) Acuff; grandson of Coram Acuff (1846-1931); second cousin once removed of Juddson Thomas Acuff.
      Political family: Acuff family of Maynardville, Tennessee.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Roy Acuff: Elizabeth Schlappi, Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Boy


    State Capitol Grounds
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee


    Tennessee State Capitol Grounds
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
    James K. Polk James Knox Polk (1795-1849) — also known as James K. Polk; "Young Hickory"; "Napoleon of the Stump" — of Tennessee. Born in Pineville, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 2, 1795. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1823-25; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1825-39 (6th District 1825-33, 9th District 1833-39); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1835-39; Governor of Tennessee, 1839-41; President of the United States, 1845-49. Presbyterian or Methodist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, of cholera, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 15, 1849 (age 53 years, 225 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Davidson County, Tenn.; reinterment in 1891 at Tennessee State Capitol Grounds; cenotaph at Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Tenn.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Polk (1772-1827) and Jane Gracy (Knox) Polk (1776-1852); brother of William Hawkins Polk; married, January 1, 1824, to Sarah Childress (1803-1891; daughter of Joel Childress); nephew of Mary Ophelia Polk (1785-1835; who married Thomas Jones Hardeman); uncle of Marshall Tate Polk and Tasker Polk; first cousin once removed of Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; second cousin once removed of Mary Adelaide Polk (1817-1863; who married George Davis) and Richard Tyler Polk; second cousin twice removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); second cousin thrice removed of Elizabeth Polk Guest; second cousin four times removed of Raymond R. Guest; third cousin once removed of Charles Polk and Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin of Trusten Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Albert Fawcett Polk.
      Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Aaron V. Brown — John Charles Frémont
      Polk counties in Ark., Fla., Ga., Iowa, Minn., Mo., Neb., Ore., Tenn., Tex. and Wis. are named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: James Knox Polk HallJames P. LattaJames K. P. FennerJ. K. P. Marshall
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Tennessee Encyclopedia
      Books about James K. Polk: Sam W. Haynes, James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse — Paul H. Bergeron, The Presidency of James K. Polk — Thomas M. Leonard, James K. Polk : A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny — Eugene Irving McCormac, James K. Polk: A Political Biography to the Prelude to War 1795-1845 — Eugene Irving McCormac, James K. Polk: A Political Biography to the End of a Career 1845-1849 — Richard B. Cheney & Lynne V. Cheney, Kings Of The Hill : How Nine Powerful Men Changed The Course of American History — John Seigenthaler, James K. Polk: 1845 - 1849
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    The Hermitage
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
    Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) — also known as "Old Hickory"; "The Farmer of Tennessee"; "King Andrew the First" — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born, in a log cabin, in The Waxhaws, Lancaster County, S.C., March 15, 1767. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Tennessee, 1790-97; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1796-97; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1797-98, 1823-25; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1798; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Florida Territory, 1821; President of the United States, 1829-37; censured by the U.S. Senate in 1834 over his removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States; on January 30, 1835, while attending funeral services at the Capitol Building for Rep. Warren R. Davis of South Carolina, he was shot at with two guns -- which both misfired -- by Richard Lawrence, a house painter (later found not guilty by reason of insanity). Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Killed Charles Dickinson in a pistol duel, May 30, 1806; also dueled with Thomas Hart Benton and Waightstill Avery. Elected in 1910 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Died, of dropsy (congestive heart failure), in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 8, 1845 (age 78 years, 85 days). Interment at The Hermitage; statue erected 1853 at Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1856 at Jackson Square, New Orleans, La.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson (1730-1767) and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Jackson (1737-1781); married, January 17, 1794, to Rachel (Donelson) Robards (1767-1828; aunt of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871)).
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Francis P. Blair
      Jackson counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Tenn., Tex., W.Va. and Wis., and Hickory County, Mo., are named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: Andrew J. DonelsonAndrew Jackson MillerAndrew J. FaulkAndrew Jackson TitusAndrew Jackson IsacksAndrew Jackson HamiltonAndrew J. HarlanAndrew J. KuykendallAndrew J. ThayerElam A. J. GreeleyAndrew Jackson IngleAndrew J. OgleAndrew Jackson CarrAndrew J. WatermanAndrew J. BentleyAndrew J. RogersWilliam A. J. SparksAndrew Jackson PoppletonAndrew J. HunterAndrew Jackson BryantAndrew J. BealeA. J. ClementsAndrew Jackson BakerAndrew J. FeltA. J. KingAndrew J. SawyerAndrew Jackson GreenfieldAndrew Jackson CaldwellAndrew Jackson GahaganAndrew Jackson BishipAndrew Jackson HoustonAndrew J. CobbAndrew J. MontagueAndrew J. BarchfeldAndrew J. BallietAndrew J. KirkAndrew J. LivingstonA. J. SherwoodAndrew Jackson StewartAndrew J. MayAndrew J. McConnicoAndrew J. SawyerAndrew J. BrewerAndrew BettwyAndrew J. TransueAndrew Jackson GravesAndrew Jackson GilbertAndrew J. GoodwinAndrew J. HinshawAndy YoungAndrew Jackson Kupper
      Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $20 bill; from the 1860s until 1927, his portrait appeared on on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $5 to $10,000. In 1861, his portrait appeared on Confederate States $1,000 notes.
      Campaign slogan: "Let the people rule."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Tennessee Encyclopedia
      Books about Andrew Jackson: Robert Vincent Remini, The Life of Andrew Jackson — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 — Andrew Burstein, The Passions of Andrew Jackson — David S. Heidler & Jeanne T. Heidler, Old Hickory's War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire — Donald B. Cole, The Presidency of Andrew Jackson — H. W. Brands, Andrew Jackson : His Life and Times — Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House — Donald Barr Chidsey, Andrew Jackson, Hero
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    Woodlawn Memorial Park
    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      James Percy Priest (1900-1956) — also known as J. Percy Priest — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Carter's Creek, Maury County, Tenn., April 1, 1900. Democrat. School teacher; newspaper work; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1941-56 (5th District 1941-43, 6th District 1943-53, 5th District 1953-56); died in office 1956. Died, in a hospital at Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., October 12, 1956 (age 56 years, 194 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      The J. Percy Priest Dam, and Percy Priest Lake, on the Stones River, in Davidson County, Tennessee, are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Clifford Robertson Allen (1912-1978) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., January 6, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1949-51, 1955-59; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1958 (Democratic primary); delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1971; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1975-78; died in office 1978. Methodist. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 18, 1978 (age 66 years, 163 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      A. V. McLane (1873-1968) — of Lewisburg, Marshall County, Tenn.; Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Belfast, Marshall County, Tenn., August 31, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; postmaster at Lewisburg, Tenn., 1910-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1912, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee), 1924 (alternate), 1928 (member, Credentials Committee), 1936 (member, Credentials Committee), 1956, 1960; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1922-33. Died in Carlsbad, Eddy County, N.M., August 31, 1968 (age 95 years, 0 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married, June 8, 1904, to Ruby Roach McLane (1880-1953).
      Joseph Carlton Loser (1892-1984) — also known as J. Carlton Loser — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., October 1, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1952, 1960; candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1956; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1957-63. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Kiwanis. Died July 31, 1984 (age 91 years, 304 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Henry J. Loser and Willie M. (McConnico) Loser.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ruby Roach McLane (1880-1953) — also known as Ruby D. Roach; Mrs. A. V. McLane — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Tennessee, November 18, 1880. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1924; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1939-40. Female. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 22, 1953 (age 73 years, 34 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Daughter of George Manley Roach (1849-1911) and Willa Ella (Henley) Roach (1854-1886); married, June 8, 1904, to A. V. McLane (1873-1968).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dick Latta Lansden, Jr. (1909-1999) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born October 17, 1909. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952. Died February 12, 1999 (age 89 years, 118 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Dick Latta Lansden (1869-1924) and Helen (Snodgrass) Landsden (1875-1962); married, October 19, 1935, to Martha Stanfill (1911-2010).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Carey T. Duckett — of Kentucky. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1944. Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Mary M. Anderson (1921-2005) — also known as Mary Virginia Mize — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born February 2, 1921. Democrat. School teacher; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1963-64. Female. Died August 15, 2005 (age 84 years, 194 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Tusculum Baptist Church Grounds
    Near Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      John Haywood (1762-1826) — also known as "The Father of Tennessee History" — Born in Halifax County, N.C., March 16, 1762. North Carolina state attorney general, 1792-95; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1794; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1816. Founder of Tennesee Antiquarian Society. Died in Davidson County, Tenn., 1826 (age about 64 years). Interment at Tusculum Baptist Church Grounds.
      Haywood County, Tenn. is named for him.


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