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Bell County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bell County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Belton Courthouse Grounds
  • Belton University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Campus
  • Killeen Killeen City Cemetery
  • Temple Hillcrest Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Bell County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson (1820-1879) — of Salado, Bell County, Tex. Born in Giles County, Tenn., August 23, 1820. Democrat. Texas Republic Postmaster General, 1839; lawyer; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1875. Methodist. Died in Salado, Bell County, Tex., October 8, 1879 (age 59 years, 46 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Sterling Clack Robertson (1785-1842) and Frances (King) Robertson; married, July 29, 1846, to Eliza Hamer (died 1852); married, November 8, 1852, to Mary Elizabeth Dickey.

    Courthouse Grounds
    Belton, Bell County, Texas

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Peter Hansborough Bell (1812-1898) — also known as Peter H. Bell — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Spotsylvania County, Va., May 12, 1812. Democrat. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Governor of Texas, 1849-53; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1853-57; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Slaveowner. Died in Littleton, Halifax County, N.C., March 8, 1898 (age 85 years, 300 days). Original interment at City Cemetery, Littleton, N.C.; reinterment in 1930 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.; memorial monument at Courthouse Grounds.
      Bell County, Tex. is named for him.
      The city of Belton, Texas, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography

    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Campus
    (formerly Baylor Female College)
    Belton, Bell County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (1793-1874) — also known as Robert E. B. Baylor — Born in Lincoln County, Ky., May 10, 1793. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1819-20; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1824; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1829-31; judge of Texas Republic, 1841-45; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; district judge in Texas, 1845-60. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. One of the founders, in 1845, of Baylor University, and of Baylor Female College (now the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor). Slaveowner. Died in Gay Hill, Washington County, Tex., January 6, 1874 (age 80 years, 241 days). Original interment at Old Baylor University Campus, Independence, Tex.; reinterment in 1886 at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Campus.
      Relatives: Nephew of Jesse Bledsoe (1776-1836).
      Political family: Brown-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Baylor University, Waco, Texas, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Killeen City Cemetery
    Killeen, Bell County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Tyler Polk (1869-1962) — also known as R. T. 'Top' Polk — of Killeen, Bell County, Tex. Born in Bell County, Tex., October 16, 1869. Republican. Postmaster at Killeen, Tex., 1898-1914, 1922-34 (acting, 1922). Died in Bell County, Tex., June 7, 1962 (age 92 years, 234 days). Interment at Killeen City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred Polk (1814-1897) and Elizabeth J. (Blackburn) Polk (1828-1906); married to Tillie Walling (1869-1958); second cousin once removed of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; third cousin of Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; third cousin once removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); third cousin twice removed of Charles Polk and Elizabeth Polk Guest; third cousin thrice removed of Raymond R. Guest; fourth cousin of Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin once removed of Trusten Polk.
      Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Temple, Bell County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      George Cassety Pendleton (1845-1913) — also known as George C. Pendleton — of Belton, Bell County, Tex. Born near Viola, Warren County, Tenn., April 23, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives 56th District, 1883-88; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1887-88; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1888, 1904; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1890-92; U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1893-97. Member, Grange. Died in Temple, Bell County, Tex., January 19, 1913 (age 67 years, 271 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edmund Gaines Pendleton (1815-1868) and Sarah (Smartt) Pendleton (1823-1891); married 1870 to Helen Frances Embree (1848-1924); first cousin four times removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin thrice removed of John Penn, John Pendleton Jr., James Madison, Nathaniel Pendleton, William Taylor Madison and Zachary Taylor; third cousin of Charles M. Pendleton and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Charles Sumner Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton, Nathanael Greene Pendleton and Coleby Chew; fourth cousin of James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921) and Hubbard T. Smith; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Gaines Johnson, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton.
      Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Erford Losee (1867-1910) — also known as Thomas E. Losee — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Temple, Bell County, Tex. Born in Lamar, Benton County, Miss., June 19, 1867. Candidate for mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1898. Died in Temple, Bell County, Tex., April 15, 1910 (age 42 years, 300 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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