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Hawkins County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hawkins County

Index to Locations

  • Pressmen's Home Pressmen's Home Cemetery
  • Rogersville Old Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Near Rogersville Amis Cemetery

    Pressmen's Home Cemetery
    Pressmen's Home, Hawkins County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
    George L. Berry George Leonard Berry (1882-1948) — also known as George L. Berry — of Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tenn. Born in Lee Valley, Hawkins County, Tenn., September 12, 1882. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; president, International Pressmen and Assistants Union; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1924; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1937-38. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Died December 4, 1948 (age 66 years, 83 days). Interment at Pressmen's Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Berry and Cornelia (Trent) Berry; married, August 7, 1907, to Marie Gehrs.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Library of Congress

    Old Presbyterian Cemetery
    Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Powell (1776-1841) — of Tennessee. Born in Pennsylvania, 1776. U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1815-17. Slaveowner. Died in 1841 (age about 65 years). Interment at Old Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Amis Cemetery
    Near Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Amis — of North Carolina. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1788-89. Interment at Amis Cemetery.

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