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Knox County
Tennessee

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Knox County

Index to Locations

  • Farragut Pleasant Forest Cemetery
  • Knoxville Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery
  • Knoxville First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Knoxville Gray Cemetery
  • Knoxville Greenwood Cemetery
  • Knoxville Highland Memorial Cemetery
  • Knoxville Knox County Courthouse Grounds
  • Knoxville Lynnhurst Cemetery
  • Knoxville New Jewish Cemetery
  • Knoxville Old Gray Cemetery
  • Knoxville Woodlawn Cemetery


    Pleasant Forest Cemetery
    Farragut, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Archibald Roane (c.1755-1819) — of Tennessee. Born in Derry, Lancaster County, Pa., about 1755. Lawyer; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; Governor of Tennessee, 1801-03; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1811-14; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1815-18. Died in Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn., January 18, 1819 (age about 64 years). Interment at Pleasant Forest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Samuel Calhoun Roane (1793-1852) and John Selden Roane.
      Political family: Roane family of Tennessee and Arkansas.
      Roane County, Tenn. is named for him.


    Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Wesley Travis Kennerly (1877-1944) — also known as Wesley T. Kennerly — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Henry County, Tenn., August 29, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1917-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1940. Southern Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Sons of the Revolution; United Spanish War Veterans. Died January 29, 1944 (age 66 years, 153 days). Interment at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles M. Kennerly and Sarah (Travis) Kennerly; married, March 15, 1906, to Ola Dell Robertson (1877-1934).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Hugh Lawson White (1773-1840) — also known as Hugh L. White — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in North Carolina, October 30, 1773. Whig. Justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1801; member of Tennessee state senate, 1807; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1808-09; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1825-40; candidate for President of the United States, 1836. Died April 10, 1840 (age 66 years, 163 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Samuel Davies Carrick White (1825-1860).
      White County, Ark. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Blount (1749-1800) — Born in Windsor, Bertie County, N.C., April 6, 1749. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1781, 1783; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1782-83, 1786-87; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; member of North Carolina state senate, 1788; Governor of Southwest Territory, 1790-96; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1796-97; member of Tennessee state senate, 1798-1800; died in office 1800; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1798-99. Presbyterian. Became involved in a conspiracy to turn Florida over to British control; when this plot was uncovered in 1797, was expelled from the U.S. Senate; afterwards, on July 7, 1797, he was impeached, but the Senate dropped the matter for lack of jurisdiction. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., March 21, 1800 (age 50 years, 349 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Blount and Barbara (Gray) Blount; half-brother of William Blount; brother of Thomas Blount (1759-1812); married, February 12, 1778, to Mary Grainger; father of William Grainger Blount.
      Political family: Blount family of North Carolina.
      Blount County, Tenn. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      John Williams (1778-1837) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Surry County, N.C., January 29, 1778. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1815-23; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Central America, 1825-26; member of Tennessee state senate, 1827-28. Died near Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., August 10, 1837 (age 59 years, 193 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford and Rebecca (Lanier) Williams (1757-1832); brother of Robert Overton Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams, Lewis Williams and Frances Lanier Williams (1796-1872; who married John Patton Erwin); married to Melinda White (1789-1838); father of Joseph Lanier Williams; uncle of Margaret McClung Williams (1817-1899; who married John Gaines Miller) and Melinda Williams (1820-1862; who married William Barclay Napton (1808-1883)); cousin *** of Marmaduke Williams; first cousin by marriage of Matthew Clay; first cousin thrice removed of George Venable Allen.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Overton Williams (1773-1821) — Born in Surry County, N.C., January 12, 1773. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1792-95; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1797-1803 (3rd District 1797-99, at-large 1799-1803). Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., May 27, 1821 (age 48 years, 135 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Joseph Winston; son of Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford and Rebecca (Lanier) Williams (1757-1832); brother-in-law of Louis L. Winston and Fountain Winston; brother of John Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams, Lewis Williams and Frances Lanier Williams (1796-1872; who married John Patton Erwin); uncle of Joseph Lanier Williams, Margaret McClung Williams (1817-1899; who married John Gaines Miller) and Melinda Williams (1820-1862; who married William Barclay Napton (1808-1883)); cousin *** of Marmaduke Williams; first cousin thrice removed of George Venable Allen; second cousin by marriage of Matthew Clay.
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Gray Cemetery
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Amos Rogers Nelson (1812-1873) — of Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn.; Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Kingston, Roane County, Tenn., March 19, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1859-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1868; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1870-71. Presbyterian. Died, from cholera, in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., August 24, 1873 (age 61 years, 158 days). Interment at Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Nelson and Phoebe (White) Nelson.
      Cross-reference: James H. Clanton
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Terry Sanford (1865-1930) — also known as Edward T. Sanford — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., July 23, 1865. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1908-23; U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1908-23; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1923-30; died in office 1930. Episcopalian. Died in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1930 (age 64 years, 228 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Jackson Sanford; brother of Louise Sanford (who married Hubert Frederick Fisher (1877-1941)).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
      John Chiles Houk (1860-1923) — also known as John C. Houk — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Clinton, Anderson County, Tenn., February 26, 1860. Republican. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1891-95; member of Tennessee state senate, 1896. Died June 3, 1923 (age 63 years, 97 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Leonidas Campbell Houk (1836-1891).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ernest Wesley Neal (1867-1941) — also known as Ernest W. Neal — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Gallia County, Ohio, June 25, 1867. Mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1920-23. Died in Fountain City (now part of Knoxville), Knox County, Tenn., December 8, 1941 (age 74 years, 166 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Henry Neal (1846-1910) and Martha J. (Eachus) Neal (1846-1881); married to Anna Moss (1866-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel A. Carpenter (1837-1918) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Kentucky, May 24, 1837. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1872; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1876-77. Died May 14, 1918 (age 80 years, 355 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Fred L. Allen (1866-1957) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Alabama, April 4, 1866. Mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1940-41. Died April 11, 1957 (age 91 years, 7 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Horace Atlee Mann (1866-1934) — also known as Horace A. Mann; "Mystery Mann" — of Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in McMinn County, Tenn., February 26, 1866. Lawyer; road contractor; member of Tennessee state senate, 1897-1901. Methodist; later Catholic. English ancestry. Member, Elks. Southern campaign manager for Herbert Hoover in 1928, but split with Hoover after he was elected President. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., March 15, 1934 (age 68 years, 17 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Louis Alexander Gratz (1849?-?); grandfather of John Kimbrell Mann.
      Political family: Mann-Bearden family of Knoxville, Tennessee.


    Highland Memorial Cemetery
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      John Knight Shields (1858-1934) — also known as John K. Shields — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Clinchdale, Grainger County, Tenn., August 15, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1896, 1904; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1902-13; chief justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1910-13; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1913-25. Irish ancestry. Died in 1934 (age about 75 years). Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Judge James T. Shields and Elizabeth (Simpson) Shields; married 1883 to Mary Fulkerson (died 1883); married, December 7, 1912, to Jeannette Swepson (Dodson) Cowan.
      Cross-reference: John D. Erwin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John J. Jennings, Jr. (1880-1956) — of Jellico, Campbell County, Tenn.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Jacksboro, Campbell County, Tenn., June 6, 1880. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1912, 1936, 1944; state court judge in Tennessee, 1918-23; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1939-51. Died in 1956 (age about 76 years). Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James W. Elmore, Jr. (1906-1983) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., 1906. Mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1948-51. Died in 1983 (age about 77 years). Interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James W. Elmore (1876-1938).


    Knox County Courthouse Grounds
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      John Sevier (1745-1815) — Born near Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Va., September 23, 1745. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1790-91; Governor of Tennessee, 1796-1801, 1803-09; member of Tennessee state senate, 1810; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1811-15; died in office 1815. Died in Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., September 24, 1815 (age 70 years, 1 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment in 1889 at Knox County Courthouse Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of Valentine Sevier (1702-1803) and Joanna (Goad) Sevier (1723-1773); married to Sarah Hawkins (1746-1780); grandfather of Laura Jane Sevier (1825-1895; who married Henry Laurence Norvell (1818-1874)); granduncle of Ambrose Hundley Sevier; second great-grandfather of David Henry Cox.
      Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lynnhurst Cemetery
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      James Pinckney Pope (1884-1966) — also known as James P. Pope — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born near Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, La., March 31, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1936; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1929-33; resigned 1933; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1933-39. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died in Alexandria, Va., January 23, 1966 (age 81 years, 298 days). Interment at Lynnhurst Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Juddson Thomas Acuff (1888-1972) — also known as Judd Acuff — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Grainger County, Tenn., January 22, 1888. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1932. Died in October, 1972 (age 84 years, 0 days). Interment at Lynnhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fannie M. (Kidwell) Acuff (1848-1931) and James Thomas Acuff (1856-1915); married, June 16, 1917, to Birdie Golden Reece (1892-1966); first cousin once removed of Coram Acuff (1846-1931); second cousin once removed of Roy Claxton Acuff.
      Political family: Acuff family of Maynardville, Tennessee.
      Epitaph: "Educator, Legislator, Lawyer."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    New Jewish Cemetery
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Max Friedman — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1936, 1952. Jewish. Interment at New Jewish Cemetery.


    Old Gray Cemetery
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Founded 1850
    Politicians buried here:
      Horace Maynard (1814-1882) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Westborough, Worcester County, Mass., August 30, 1814. Republican. U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1857-63, 1866-75 (2nd District 1857-63, 1866-73, at-large 1873-75); Tennessee state attorney general, 1863; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1870-; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1874; U.S. Minister to Turkey, 1875-80; U.S. Postmaster General, 1880-81. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., May 3, 1882 (age 67 years, 246 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Eben Alexander (1851-1910) — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., March 9, 1851. University professor; U.S. Minister to Greece, 1893-97; Romania, 1893-97; Serbia, 1893-97; U.S. Consul General in Athens, as of 1893-97; Bucharest, as of 1893-97; Belgrade, as of 1893-97. Died suddenly of heart disease, in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., March 11, 1910 (age 59 years, 2 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Judge Ebenezer Alexander and Margaret White (McClung) Alexander; married, October 15, 1874, to Marion Howard-Smith (1852-1940); grandson of Adam Rankin Alexander (1781-1848).
      Epitaph: "A Worthy Son of a Noble Father."
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Gannaway Brownlow (1805-1877) — also known as William G. Brownlow — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born near Wytheville, Wythe County, Va., August 29, 1805. Republican. Delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1864; Governor of Tennessee, 1865-69; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1869-75. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., April 29, 1877 (age 71 years, 243 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph A. Brownlow (1770-1816) and Catherine (Gannaway) Brownlow (1780-1817); uncle of Walter Preston Brownlow (1851-1910).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Baxter (1819-1886) — of Rutherford County, N.C.; Henderson, Vance County, N.C.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Rutherford County, N.C., March 5, 1819. Lawyer; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1842-43, 1846-48, 1852-57; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1877-86; died in office 1886. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., April 2, 1886 (age 67 years, 28 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of George White Baxter (1855-1929).
      See also federal judicial profile
      Lawrence Davis Tyson (1861-1929) — also known as Lawrence D. Tyson — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., July 4, 1861. Democrat. University professor; lawyer; president, Knoxville Cotton Mills, Knoxville Spinning Co., Poplar Creek Coal and Iron Co., Lenoir City Land Co., East Tennessee Coal and Iron Co., Coal Creek Mining and Manufacturing Co.; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1903-05; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1903-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1908; general in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1920; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1925-29; died in office 1929. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Died in 1929 (age about 67 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Lawrence Tyson and Margaret Louise (Turnage) Tyson; married, February 10, 1886, to Bettie Humes McGhee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Outlaw Anderson (1794-1869) — of Tennessee. Born in Jefferson County, Tenn., November 10, 1794. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1840-41. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., May 23, 1869 (age 74 years, 194 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Inslee Anderson (1757-1837).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George White Baxter (1855-1929) — also known as George W. Baxter — of Denver, Colo.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Hendersonville, Henderson County, N.C., January 7, 1855. Democrat. Governor of Wyoming Territory, 1886; delegate to Wyoming state constitutional convention, 1889; candidate for Governor of Wyoming, 1890; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912. Episcopalian. Died, after suffering a gastric hemorrhage, in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 18, 1929 (age 74 years, 345 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Baxter (1819-1886).
      Hubert Frederick Fisher (1877-1941) — also known as Hubert Fisher — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Milton, Santa Rosa County, Fla., October 6, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912; member of Tennessee state senate, 1913-14; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, 1914-17; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 10th District, 1917-31. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Chi. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., June 16, 1941 (age 63 years, 253 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Fisher and Mary Anna (McCarter) Fisher; married, November 6, 1909, to Louise Sanford (sister of Edward Terry Sanford (1865-1930)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Joseph Lanier Williams (1810-1865) — of Tennessee. Born near Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., October 23, 1810. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1837-43; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1861-65. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., December 14, 1865 (age 55 years, 52 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Williams and Melinda (White) Williams (1789-1838); nephew of Robert Overton Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams and Lewis Williams; grandson of Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford; second cousin twice removed of George Venable Allen (1903-1970).
      Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Samuel G. Heiskell (1858-1923) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Monroe County, Tenn., 1858. Lawyer; historian; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1890; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1896-97, 1900-01, 1906-07, 1910-12, 1912-15. Died in 1923 (age about 65 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      William Montgomery Churchwell (1826-1862) — also known as William M. Churchwell — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., February 20, 1826. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1851-55 (3rd District 1851-53, 2nd District 1853-55); U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to Mexico, 1858; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., August 18, 1862 (age 36 years, 179 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Leonidas Campbell Houk (1836-1891) — also known as Leonidas C. Houk — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born near Boyds Creek, Sevier County, Tenn., June 8, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1865; state court judge in Tennessee, 1866; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1868 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1873; law partner of Henry R. Gibson, 1876; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1879-91; died in office 1891. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., May 25, 1891 (age 54 years, 351 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Chiles Houk (1860-1923).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel B. Boyd (1806-1855) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in 1806. Lawyer; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1847-51. Died in 1855 (age about 49 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Jacob Montgomery Thornburgh (1837-1890) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Tennessee, 1837. Republican. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1873-79. Died in 1890 (age about 53 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard Wilson Austin (1857-1919) — also known as Richard W. Austin — of Decatur, Morgan County, Ala.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., August 26, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900 (alternate), 1916; U.S. Consul in Glasgow, 1906-07; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1909-19. Died, of peritonitis, in Washington, D.C., April 20, 1919 (age 61 years, 237 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hall Austin and Mary E. (Parker) Austin; married, May 2, 1882, to Margaret Morrison.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Henry R. Gibson Henry Richard Gibson (1837-1938) — also known as Henry R. Gibson — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, Md., December 24, 1837. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1870; member of Tennessee state senate, 1871-72; candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1872, 1880; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1875-76; law partner of Leonidas C. Houk, 1876-79; newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1895-1905; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900. Died May 25, 1938 (age 100 years, 152 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Woolman Gibson and Catherine (Carter) Gibson; married 1863 to Frances M. Reed; cousin *** of Charles Hopper Gibson (1842-1900).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      James H. Cowan (1801-1871) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., 1801. Mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1856, 1858. Died in 1871 (age about 70 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Joseph Jacques (1825-1883) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in England, 1825. Manufacturer; banker; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1858, 1878. Died in 1883 (age about 58 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      John Hervey Crozier (1812-1889) — of Tennessee. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., February 10, 1812. Member of Tennessee state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1845-49. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., October 25, 1889 (age 77 years, 257 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Peter Staub (1827-1904) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Switzerland, 1827. Theater business; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1874-75, 1881-82. Died in 1904 (age about 77 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      William Henry Sneed (1812-1869) — of Tennessee. Born in Davidson County, Tenn., August 27, 1812. Member of Tennessee state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1855-57. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., September 18, 1869 (age 57 years, 22 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John E. McMillian (1868-1926) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., 1868. Democrat. Mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1916-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1924. Died in 1926 (age about 58 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      William Rule (1839-1928) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knox County, Tenn., 1839. Republican. Newspaper editor; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1873, 1898-99; postmaster at Knoxville, Tenn., 1873-81; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1924. Died in 1928 (age about 89 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      James Park — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Ireland. Merchant; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1818-21, 1824-26. Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      John S. Van Gilder (1825-1902) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in New Jersey, 1825. Manufacturer; banker; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1870-72. Died in 1902 (age about 77 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      James King (1787-1838) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Montgomery County, Va., 1787. Physician; merchant; steamboat owner; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1837-38. Died in 1838 (age about 51 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      James C. Luttrell, Jr. (1841-1914) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., 1841. Republican. Hardware merchant; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1885-87. Died in 1914 (age about 73 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Churchwell Luttrell; brother of Samuel Bell Luttrell (1844-1933).
      Political family: Luttrell family of Knoxville, Tennessee.
      Gideon M. Hazen (1810-1880) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in 1810. Merchant; paper mill business; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1842. Died in 1880 (age about 70 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      George McNutt White (1800-1884) — also known as George M. White — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., 1800. Sheriff; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1852-53. Died in 1884 (age about 84 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Marcus D. Bearden (1830-1885) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in 1830. Sheriff; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1868-69. Died in 1885 (age about 55 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin of Elizabeth Trigg Bearden (who married Louis Alexander Gratz (1849?-?)).
      Political family: Mann-Bearden family of Knoxville, Tennessee.
      Matthew M. Gaines (1807-1893) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in 1807. Merchant; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1843. Died in 1893 (age about 86 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Reuben S. Payne (1844-1896) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Davidson County, Tenn., 1844. Hat merchant; banker; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1882. Died in 1896 (age about 52 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Thomas J. Powell (1821-1900) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in 1821. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1857. Died in 1900 (age about 79 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Joseph T. McTeer (1840-1904) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in 1840. Mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1902-03. Died in 1904 (age about 64 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Peter Kern (1835-1907) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born near Heidelberg, Germany, 1835. Democrat. Mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1890-91. Died in 1907 (age about 72 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Charles J. McClung (1826-1908) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in 1826. Merchant; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1858. Died in 1908 (age about 82 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      John M. Brooks (1840-1921) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in 1840. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; insurance business; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1908-09. Died in 1921 (age about 81 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      William C. Fulcher (1850-1926) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born near Abingdon, Washington County, Va., 1850. Building contractor; realtor; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1883-84. Died in 1926 (age about 76 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Samuel Bell Luttrell (1844-1933) — also known as Samuel B. Luttrell — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., 1844. Hardware merchant; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1879. Died in 1933 (age about 89 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Churchwell Luttrell; brother of James C. Luttrell, Jr. (1841-1914); grandson of Samuel Bell.
      Political family: Luttrell family of Knoxville, Tennessee.
      H. Bryan Branner (1851-1938) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Georgia, 1851. Owner of textile mills; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1880. Died in 1938 (age about 87 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Tully Robinson Cornick (1853-1902) — also known as Tully R. Cornick — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., December 12, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Tennessee, 1896. Died, from pneumonia, in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., August 2, 1902 (age 48 years, 233 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Tully Robinson Cornick (1817-1892) and Sophia Kennedy (Boyd) Cornick (1836-1913); married, January 6, 1876, to Laura C. Sydnor (1855-1895); married, November 11, 1897, to Anne Inglis Scott (1872-1951).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Louis Alexander Gratz — also known as Louis A. Gratz — of North Knoxville (now part of Knoxville), Knox County, Tenn. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of North Knoxville, Tenn., 1889. Interment at Old Gray Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Trigg Bearden (cousin *** of Marcus D. Bearden (1830-1885)); father-in-law of Horace Atlee Mann.
      Political family: Mann-Bearden family of Knoxville, Tennessee.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Robert Love Taylor (1850-1912) — also known as Robert L. Taylor; Bob Taylor; "Our Bob" — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Carter County, Tenn., July 31, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1879-81; Governor of Tennessee, 1887-91, 1897-99; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1907-12; died in office 1912. Died in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1912 (age 61 years, 244 days). Original interment at Old Gray Cemetery; reinterment in 1938 at Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Tenn.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Green Taylor; brother of Alfred Alexander Taylor; first cousin of Nathaniel Edwin Harris (1846-1929).
      Political family: Taylor family of Tennessee.
      Cross-reference: Josiah L. Pearcy
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Jack W. Dance (1897-1959) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., June 12, 1897. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1948, 1952; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1956-59; died in office 1959. Died April 12, 1959 (age 61 years, 304 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Caswell Walker (1903-1998) — also known as Cas Walker — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Sevier County, Tenn., March 23, 1903. Grocery store owner; newspaper publisher; radio show host; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1946, 1959. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., September 28, 1998 (age 95 years, 189 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 2, 1928, to Sally Virginia 'Jennie' Grantham (1904-1990).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Sam J. Wardell (1893-1971) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born December 18, 1893. U.S. Vice Consul in Yokohama, as of 1922. Died September 8, 1971 (age 77 years, 264 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Wardell.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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