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Anderson County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Anderson County

Index to Locations

  • Palestine Beth Israel Cemetery
  • Palestine East Hill Cemetery
  • Palestine Old City Cemetery

    Beth Israel Cemetery
    Palestine, Anderson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Louis Brachfield (1871-1947) — also known as Charles L. Brachfield — of Henderson, Rusk County, Tex. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., January 10, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state senate 8th District, 1903-06; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916; Rusk County Judge. Jewish. Died in Henderson, Rusk County, Tex., June 6, 1947 (age 76 years, 147 days). Interment at Beth Israel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Brachfield and Henrietta 'Yetta' Brachfield.

    East Hill Cemetery
    Palestine, Anderson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    John H. Reagan John Henninger Reagan (1818-1905) — also known as John H. Reagan — of Palestine, Anderson County, Tex. Born in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tenn., October 8, 1818. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1847; district judge in Texas, 1852-57; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1857-61, 1875-87 (1st District 1857-61, 1875-83, 2nd District 1883-87); delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Texas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861; Confederate Postmaster General, 1861-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1872, 1904 (Honorary Vice-President); delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1875; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1887-91. Methodist. Arrested by Union troops in May 1865, along with Jefferson Davis, and imprisoned for several months. Slaveowner. Died of pneumonia in Palestine, Anderson County, Tex., March 6, 1905 (age 86 years, 149 days). Interment at East Hill Cemetery.
      John H. Reagan High School (opened 1965; renamed 2019 as Northeast High School), in Austin, Texas, was named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS John H. Reagan (built 1943 at Houston, Texas; scrapped 1967) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Alexander White Gregg (1855-1919) — also known as Alexander W. Gregg — of Palestine, Anderson County, Tex. Born in Centerville, Leon County, Tex., January 31, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1886-88; U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1903-19. Died in Palestine, Anderson County, Tex., April 30, 1919 (age 64 years, 89 days). Interment at East Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Old City Cemetery
    Palestine, Anderson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Mitchell Campbell (1856-1923) — also known as Thomas M. Campbell — of Palestine, Anderson County, Tex. Born in Rusk, Cherokee County, Tex., April 22, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; receiver, and later general manager, International and Great Northern Railroad; Governor of Texas, 1907-11; defeated in primary, 1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died, in John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., April 1, 1923 (age 66 years, 344 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas D. Campbell and Racheal (Moore) Campbell.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial

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