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Wilson County
Tennessee

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wilson County

Index to Locations

  • Mt. Juliet Cemetery
  • Lebanon Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Lebanon Greenwood Cemetery


    Mt. Juliet Cemetery
    Wilson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Edwin Augustus Keeble (1807-1868) — also known as Edwin A. Keeble — of Tennessee. Born in Cumberland County, Va., February 14, 1807. Mayor of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1838-55; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1861-62; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1861-62; Representative from Tennessee in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., August 26, 1868 (age 61 years, 194 days). Original interment at Keeble Cemetery, Rutherford County, Tenn.; reinterment in 1967 at Mt. Juliet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of John Bell (1796-1869).


    Cedar Grove Cemetery
    Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      William Bowen Campbell (1807-1867) — also known as William B. Campbell — of Tennessee. Born near Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tenn., February 1, 1807. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1835; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1837-43, 1866-67 (6th District 1837-43, 5th District 1866-67); state court judge in Tennessee, 1847; Governor of Tennessee, 1851-53; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Slaveowner. Died near Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., August 19, 1867 (age 60 years, 199 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Henry Bowen (1841-1915).
      Political families: Johnston family of Abingdon, Virginia; Bowen-Campbell-Johnston family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Robert Looney Caruthers (1800-1882) — of Tennessee. Born in Smith County, Tenn., July 31, 1800. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1835; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1841-43; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1854; Delegate from Tennessee to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Slaveowner. Died in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., October 2, 1882 (age 82 years, 63 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Caruthers (1767-1813) and Elizabeth Jane (Looney) Caruthers; married, January 15, 1827, to Sally Sanders (1807-1870); uncle of Samuel Caruthers (1820-1860).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Haywood Yancey Riddle (1834-1879) — of Tennessee. Born in Tennessee, 1834. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1875-79. Slaveowner. Died in 1879 (age about 45 years). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Hopkins Hatton (1826-1862) — of Tennessee. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, November 2, 1826. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1855; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1859-61; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Slaveowner. Killed in the Battle of Seven Pines, near Richmond (unknown county), Va., May 31, 1862 (age 35 years, 210 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Isaac Golladay (1830-1897) — of Tennessee. Born in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., September 9, 1830. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1857-58; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1871-73; defeated, 1872. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., July 11, 1897 (age 66 years, 305 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Jacob Shall Golladay (1819-1887).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Gentry Crowell (1932-1989) — of Tennessee. Born in Chestnut Mound, Smith County, Tenn., December 10, 1932. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1969-77; secretary of state of Tennessee, 1977-89; died in office 1989. His office was a target of the federal "Operation Rocky Top" investigation into fraudulent charity bingo games; his administrative assistant admitted to longtime embezzlement. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound on December 12, 1989, and died eight days later in Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 20, 1989 (age 57 years, 10 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Allen (1778-1844) — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Born in Augusta County, Va., June 19, 1778. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1819-27. Slaveowner. Died in Carthage, Smith County, Tenn., August 19, 1844 (age 66 years, 61 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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