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Fannin County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fannin County

Index to Locations

  • Bonham Inglish Cemetery
  • Bonham Willow Wild Cemetery
  • Near Honey Grove Dial Cemetery


    Inglish Cemetery
    Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Alexander Roberts (1809-1872) — also known as Samuel A. Roberts — of Bonham, Fannin County, Tex. Born in Putnam County, Ga., February 13, 1809. Whig. Classmate of Jefferson Davis at the U.S. Military Academy; lawyer; law partner of James W. Throckmorton and Thomas J. Brown; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1841; delegate to Whig National Convention from Texas, 1852. Died in Bonham, Fannin County, Tex., August 18, 1872 (age 63 years, 187 days). Interment at Inglish Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Willis Roberts (1779-1853) and Asenath (Alexander) Roberts (1783-1833); married to Lucinda Mary Reed.
      Daniel Owen Rowlett (c.1786-1847) — also known as Daniel Rowlett — of Texas. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., about 1786. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38, 1839-40, 1843-44. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Fannin County, Tex., December 2, 1847 (age about 61 years). Interment at Inglish Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Rowlett (1761-1850) and Jemima (Owen) Rowlett (1765-1828); brother of Joseph Rowlett; married to Mary Anne Jones (1814-1892); uncle of Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895); granduncle of Abraham Owen Smoot (1856-1911) and Reed Owen Smoot; great-granduncle of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot.
      Political family: Clinton-DeWitt-Smoot family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Willow Wild Cemetery
    Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (1882-1961) — also known as Sam Rayburn — of Bonham, Fannin County, Tex. Born in Kingston, Roane County, Tenn., January 6, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1907-13; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1911-13; U.S. Representative from Texas 4th District, 1913-61; died in office 1961; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1940-47, 1949-53, 1955-61; died in office 1961; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948 (Permanent Chair; chair, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1956. Died of cancer, in Bonham, Fannin County, Tex., November 16, 1961 (age 79 years, 314 days). Interment at Willow Wild Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of W. M. Rayburn and Martha (Waller) Rayburn.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Books about Sam Rayburn: D. B. Hardeman & Donald C. Bacon, Rayburn : A Biography — Anthony Champagne, Sam Rayburn: A Bio-Bibliography — Alfred Steinberg, Sam Rayburn : a biography — Richard B. Cheney & Lynne V. Cheney, Kings Of The Hill : How Nine Powerful Men Changed The Course of American History


    Dial Cemetery
    Near Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Dale Milford (1926-1997) — of Texas. Born in Texas, 1926. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas 24th District, 1973-79. Died of heart attack, in Howe, Grayson County, Tex., December 26, 1997 (age about 71 years). Interment at Dial Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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