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Williamson County
Tennessee

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Williamson County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Franklin Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Franklin Murfree Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Williamson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Newton Cannon (1781-1841) — of Tennessee. Born in Guilford County, N.C., May 22, 1781. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1811-13, 1829-31; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1814-17, 1819-23; Governor of Tennessee, 1835-39; defeated, 1827, 1839. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 16, 1841 (age 60 years, 117 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Brother of Robert Cannon (1790?-1863).
      Cannon County, Tenn. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Abram Poindexter Maury (1801-1848) — of Tennessee. Born near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., December 26, 1801. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1831-32, 1843-44; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1835-39 (8th District 1835-37, 5th District 1837-39); member of Tennessee state senate, 1845-46. Died near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., July 22, 1848 (age 46 years, 209 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Maury (1766-1825) and Martha Branch (Worsham) Maury (1775-1844); married, January 12, 1826, to Mary Elizabeth Tennessee Claiborne (1806-1852); first cousin once removed of James Maury; second cousin once removed of John Walker Maury and Dabney Herndon Maury; second cousin thrice removed of Fontaine Maury Maverick (1895-1954); second cousin four times removed of Fontaine Maury Maverick, Jr..
      Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      William Wirt Courtney (1889-1961) — also known as W. Wirt Courtney — of Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn. Born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., September 7, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; city judge in Tennessee, 1915-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Adjutant General of Tennessee, 1932; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1933-39; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1939-49 (6th District 1939-43, 7th District 1943-49). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Sigma Chi. Died in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., April 6, 1961 (age 71 years, 211 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: William Wirt
      Relatives: Son of Wirt Courtney and Anne (Neely) Courtney; married 1919 to Currey Taylor.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nicholas Nichols Cox (1837-1912) — also known as Nicholas N. Cox — of Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn. Born in Bedford County, Tenn., January 6, 1837. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1860, 1872; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1891-1901. Died in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., May 2, 1912 (age 75 years, 117 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, January 6, 1859, to May Sleyden.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Wynne F. Clouse (1883-1944) — of Cookeville, Putnam County, Tenn. Born in Goffton, Putnam County, Tenn., August 29, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922. Died in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., February 19, 1944 (age 60 years, 174 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Clouse and Eunetta Clouse; married, December 24, 1907, to Linnie Alice Dowell.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Hendley Stone Bennett (1807-1891) — of Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss.; Paris, Lamar County, Tex.; Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn. Born near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., April 7, 1807. Democrat. Circuit judge in Mississippi, 1846-54; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1855-57; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., December 15, 1891 (age 84 years, 252 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Murfree Cemetery
    Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      William Hardy Murfree (1781-1827) — of North Carolina. Born in North Carolina, October 2, 1781. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1813-17 (at-large 1813-15, 1st District 1815-17). Died January 19, 1827 (age 45 years, 109 days). Interment at Murfree Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of David W. Dickinson (1808-1845).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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