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Bastrop County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bastrop County

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  • Bastrop Fairview Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Bastrop County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Evans Mabry (1802-1853) — of Texas. Born in Tennessee, 1802. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1844-45; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1846, 1851-53. Died in 1853 (age about 51 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.


    Fairview Cemetery
    Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Draper Sayers (1841-1929) — also known as Joseph D. Sayers — of Bastrop, Bastrop County, Tex. Born in Grenada, Grenada County, Miss., September 23, 1841. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1873; Texas Democratic state chair, 1875-78; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1878-80; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1885-99 (10th District 1885-93, 9th District 1893-99); Governor of Texas, 1899-1903. Member, Freemasons. Died May 15, 1929 (age 87 years, 234 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Sayers and Mary Thomas (Peete) Sayers.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      George Washington Jones (1828-1903) — also known as George W. Jones — of Bastrop, Bastrop County, Tex. Born in Marion County, Ala., September 5, 1828. Lawyer; Bastrop County Attorney, 1858-60; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1866-67; removed from office as Lieutenant Governor by Gen. Philip Sheridan, 1867, for being an "impediment to Reconstruction"; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1879-83. Slaveowner. Died in Bastrop, Bastrop County, Tex., July 11, 1903 (age 74 years, 309 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of William Dandridge Claiborne Jones and Rachel (Burleson) Jones; married, August 1, 1855, to Laura Ann Mullins.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

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