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Washington County
Tennessee

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Johnson City Monte Vista Memorial Park
  • Johnson City Mountain Home National Cemetery
  • Johnson City Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Jonesborough Old Cemetery


    Monte Vista Memorial Park
    Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee
    Politicians 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, Knoxville, Tenn.; reinterment in 1938 at Monte Vista Memorial Park.
      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
      Alfred Alexander Taylor (1848-1931) — also known as Alfred A. Taylor — of Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn.; Milligan College, Carter County, Tenn. Born in Happy Valley, Carter County, Tenn., August 6, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1875-76; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1889-95; Governor of Tennessee, 1921-23; defeated, 1886, 1922. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died November 25, 1931 (age 83 years, 111 days). Interment at Monte Vista Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Green Taylor and Emma (Haynes) Taylor; brother of Robert Love Taylor; married, June 22, 1881, to Jennie Anderson; first cousin of Nathaniel Edwin Harris (1846-1929).
      Political family: Taylor family of Tennessee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Brazilla Carroll Reece (1889-1961) — also known as B. Carroll Reece — of Butler, Johnson County, Tenn.; Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn. Born in a log cabin near Butler, Johnson County, Tenn., December 22, 1889. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1921-31, 1933-47, 1951-61; died in office 1961; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1932, 1936, 1944, 1948 (speaker), 1956, 1960; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1939-40; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1946-48; candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1948; Tennessee Republican state chair, 1958. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Economic Association; American Statistical Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Delta Sigma Pi; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 19, 1961 (age 71 years, 87 days). Interment at Monte Vista Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Isaac Reece and Sarah E. (Maples) Reece; married, October 30, 1923, to Louise Goff (1898-1970) (daughter of Guy Despard Goff).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Samuel Mayes Arnell (1833-1903) — of Tennessee. Born in Maury County, Tenn., May 3, 1833. Republican. Delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1865; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1865-66; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1866-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1868. Died in Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn., July 20, 1903 (age 70 years, 78 days). Interment at Monte Vista Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Louise Goff Reece (1898-1970) — also known as Louise G. Reece; Louise Goff; Mrs. Carroll Reece — of Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 6, 1898. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1956 (alternate), 1964; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1961-63; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1967. Female. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Colonial Dames. Died in Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn., May 14, 1970 (age 71 years, 189 days). Interment at Monte Vista Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Daughter of Guy Despard Goff; married, October 30, 1923, to Brazilla Carroll Reece; granddaughter of Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920).
      Political family: Goff-Reece family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thad A. Cox — of Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936, 1940. Interment at Monte Vista Memorial Park.


    Mountain Home National Cemetery
    Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Preston Brownlow (1851-1910) — also known as Walter P. Brownlow — of Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., March 27, 1851. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1880, 1884, 1896, 1900; postmaster; member of Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee, 1882-90; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1896; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1897-1910; died in office 1910; Tennessee Republican state chair, 1898-99. Died in Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn., July 8, 1910 (age 59 years, 103 days). Interment at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph A. Brownlow (1811-1861) and Mary Ray (Barr) Brownlow (1817-1885); married, July 7, 1870, to Clayetta Ashland Halbach (1851-1913); nephew of William Gannaway Brownlow (1805-1877).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Sam Riley Sells (1871-1935) — also known as Sam R. Sells — of Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn. Born in Bristol, Sullivan County, Tenn., August 2, 1871. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Tennessee state senate, 1900; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1911-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1912, 1916, 1932. Died November 2, 1935 (age 64 years, 92 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Cemetery
    Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      John Blair (1790-1863) — of Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn. Born near Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn., August 13, 1790. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1819-23; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1823-35 (at-large 1823-25, 1st District 1825-29, 8th District 1829-31, 1st District 1831-35); member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1849-51. Member, Freemasons. Died in Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn., July 9, 1863 (age 72 years, 330 days). Interment at Old Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Blair, Jr. (1758-1818).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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