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Fort Bend County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fort Bend County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Richmond Morton Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Fort Bend County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Barnett (1798-1843) — of Livingston County, Ky.; Fort Bend County, Tex. Born in Logan County, Ky., January 18, 1798. Livingston County Sheriff, 1820; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of San Felipe de Austin, 1835; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of San Felipe de Austin, 1836; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840. Died near Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Tex., September 20, 1843 (age 45 years, 245 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Benjamin Franklin Terry (1821-1861) — also known as Frank Terry — Born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., February 18, 1821. Planter; in 1844, he was attacked by two rebellious slaves with knives and axes; railroad builder; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Shot and killed in action while leading Terry's Texas Rangers at the battle of Woodsonville (also called Rowlett's Station), in Hart County, Ky., December 17, 1861 (age 40 years, 302 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1880 at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Royal Terry (1792-1877) and Sarah David (Smith) Terry (1793-1837); brother of David Smith Terry (1823-1889); married, October 12, 1841, to Mary Bingham (1821-1876).
      Political family: Runnels-Terry family of Houston, Texas.
      Terry County, Tex. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Morton Cemetery
    Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859) — also known as Mirabeau B. Lamar — of Texas. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., August 16, 1798. Member of Georgia state senate, 1829-30; candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1832, 1834; colonel in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1836; Vice President of the Texas Republic, 1836-38; President of the Texas Republic, 1838-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Texas state legislature, 1847; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1858-59; Nicaragua, 1858-59. Member, Freemasons. Died of a heart attack, near Richmond, Fort Bend County, Tex., December 19, 1859 (age 61 years, 125 days). Interment at Morton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834); uncle of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893).
      Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
      Lamar County, Tex. is named for him.
      Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas, is named for him.
      Politician named for him: Mirabeau Lamar Towns
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Matthew Moore (1862-1940) — also known as John M. Moore — of Richmond, Fort Bend County, Tex. Born near Richmond, Fort Bend County, Tex., November 18, 1862. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1896; U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1905-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916. Died February 3, 1940 (age 77 years, 77 days). Interment at Morton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Walter Moses Burton (c.1829-1913) — also known as Walter M. Burton — of Fort Bend County, Tex. Born in slavery in North Carolina, about 1829. Fort Bend County Sheriff, 1869-73; member of Texas state senate, 1874-75, 1876-82. African ancestry. Died in 1913 (age about 84 years). Interment at Morton Cemetery.


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