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Giles County
Tennessee

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Giles County

Index to Locations

  • Near Lynnville McLaurine Cemetery
  • Pulaski Maplewood Cemetery
  • Pulaski New Pulaski Cemetery


    McLaurine Cemetery
    Near Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Malone Bugg (1805-1887) — also known as Robert M. Bugg — of Lynnville, Giles County, Tenn. Born in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Va., January 20, 1805. School teacher; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1851-52; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1853-55; member of Tennessee state senate, 1871-72. Died in Lynnville, Giles County, Tenn., February 18, 1887 (age 82 years, 29 days). Interment at McLaurine Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Maplewood Cemetery
    Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      John Calvin Brown (1827-1889) — also known as John C. Brown — of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn. Born in Giles County, Tenn., January 6, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1860; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1870; Governor of Tennessee, 1871-75; president, Texas and Pacific Railroad; president, Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company; president, Bon Air Coal Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1888. Died in Red Boiling Springs, Macon County, Tenn., August 17, 1889 (age 62 years, 223 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Calvin
      Relatives: Son of Duncan Brown and Margaret (Smith) Brown; brother of Neill Smith Brown (1810-1886); married to Anne Pointer; married 1864 to Elizabeth Childress; father of Marie Childress Brown (who married Benton McMillin); uncle of Theodore M. Brantley.
      Political family: Brown-Oliver-McMillin family.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Ross Bass (1918-1993) — of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn.; Miami Shores, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Giles County, Tenn., March 17, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; florist; soft drink bottler; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1955-64; defeated, 1976; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1964-67. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Elks. Died January 1, 1993 (age 74 years, 290 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. William Arch Bass and Ethel (Shook) Bass; married, June 28, 1946, to Avanell Keith.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932) — also known as Edward E. Eslick — of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn. Born near Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., April 19, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1925-32; died in office 1932. Died suddenly while addressing the U.S. House of Representatives, in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., June 14, 1932 (age 60 years, 56 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Edward Everett
      Relatives: Son of Merritt Eslick and Martha Virginia (Abernathy) Eslick; married, June 6, 1906, to Willa McCord Blake (1878-1961).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James McCallum (1806-1889) — of Tennessee. Born in Robeson County, N.C., October 3, 1806. Member of Tennessee state legislature, 1861-63; Representative from Tennessee in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., September 16, 1889 (age 82 years, 348 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Thomas McKissick Jones (1816-1892) — also known as Thomas M. Jones — of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn. Born in Person County, N.C., December 16, 1816. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1840; member of Tennessee state senate, 1840; Delegate from Tennessee to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan was organized in his law office; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1870; state court judge in Tennessee, 1872-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee). Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., March 13, 1892 (age 75 years, 88 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Calvin Jones (1810-?).
      Political family: Jones-Williamson family of Person County, North Carolina.
      Willa Blake Eslick (1878-1961) — also known as Willa B. Eslick; Willa McCord Blake — of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn. Born in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn., September 8, 1878. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1932-33. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women; Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., February 18, 1961 (age 82 years, 163 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Washington Blake and Eliza Hansell (McCord) Blake; married, June 6, 1906, to Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    New Pulaski Cemetery
    Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      John Goff Ballentine (1825-1915) — of Tennessee. Born in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., May 20, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1883-87. Died in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., November 23, 1915 (age 90 years, 187 days). Interment at New Pulaski Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


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