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Ellis County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Ellis County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Ennis Myrtle Cemetery
  • Waxahachie Waxahachie City Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Ellis County, Texas
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Edward H. Tarrant (1799-1858) — of Texas. Born in South Carolina, 1799. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1847; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1849-53. Member, Freemasons. Died near Weatherford, Parker County, Tex., August 2, 1858 (age about 59 years). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Parker County, Tex.; subsequent interment in 1859 at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1928 at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.
      Tarrant County, Tex. is named for him.


    Myrtle Cemetery
    Ennis, Ellis County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Henderson Yoakum (1849-1909) — also known as C. H. Yoakum — of Emory, Rains County, Tex.; Greenville, Hunt County, Tex.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Tehuacana, Lincoln County (now Limestone County), Tex., July 10, 1849. Lawyer; Rains County Prosecuting Attorney, 1876; District Attorney 8th District, 1886-90; member of Texas state senate 5th District, 1893-94; U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1895-97. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., January 1, 1909 (age 59 years, 175 days). Interment at Myrtle Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Waxahachie City Cemetery
    Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Anson Rainey (1848-1922) — of Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in El Dorado, Union County, Ark., March 1, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1881-82; district judge in Texas, 1885-93; Judge, Texas Court of Appeals, 1893. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hinsdale, DuPage County, Ill., August 6, 1922 (age 74 years, 158 days). Interment at Waxahachie City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Columbus Rainey (1824-1854) and Nancy Blake (Baker) Rainey (1826-1898); married, February 17, 1874, to Frances Irene 'Fannie' Meriwether (1848-1940; first cousin twice removed of David Meriwether (1755-1822) and James Meriwether (1755-1817); second cousin once removed of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; third cousin of Reuben Handy Meriwether (1820-?)).
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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