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White County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in White County

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  • Sparta Old Sparta Cemetery

    Old Sparta Cemetery
    Sparta, White County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      George Gibbs Dibrell (1822-1888) — also known as George G. Dibrell — of Sparta, White County, Tenn. Born in Sparta, White County, Tenn., April 12, 1822. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1875-85. Slaveowner. Died in Sparta, White County, Tenn., May 9, 1888 (age 66 years, 27 days). Interment at Old Sparta Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Thomas J. R. Swafford
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas James Roberson Swafford (1849-1884) — also known as Thomas J. R. Swafford — Born December 27, 1849. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1884; died in office 1884; shot through his arm by Jeff Dibrell, brother of George G. Dibrell; injured in several other gun and knife fights, in one of which he wounded two attackers and accidentally killed his father-in-law. Shot and killed during an armed confrontation with Monroe Hudson, shopkeeper, who had ordered him to leave his store, in Sparta, White County, Tenn., October 17, 1884 (age 34 years, 295 days). Interment at Old Sparta Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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