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Harrison County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Harrison County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Longview Heights Memory Park Cemetery
  • Marshall Unknown location
  • Marshall Grange Hall Cemetery
  • Marshall Greenwood Cemetery
  • Marshall Marshall Cemetery
  • Marshall Old City Cemetery
  • Marshall Old Powder Mill Cemetery
  • Near Marshall New Grover Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Harrison County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Gabriel Moore (c.1785-1845) — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born in Stokes County, N.C., about 1785. Lawyer; member of Alabama territorial House of Representatives, 1817; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1819; member of Alabama state senate, 1819-20; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1821-29 (at-large 1821-23, 1st District 1823-29); Governor of Alabama, 1829-31; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1831-37. Fought a duel with his brother-in-law. Died in Harrison County, Tex., June 9, 1845 (age about 60 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Brother of Samuel B. Moore (1789-1846).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Memory Park Cemetery
    Longview Heights, Harrison County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Mary Lee Abat (1902-1986) — also known as Mrs. P. H. Abat — of Longview, Gregg County, Tex. Born December 15, 1902. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Female. Died November 5, 1986 (age 83 years, 325 days). Interment at Memory Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Paul H. Abat (1894-1954).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Franklin Barlow Sexton (1828-1900) — of Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in New Harmony, Posey County, Ind., April 29, 1828. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1876. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., May 15, 1900 (age 72 years, 16 days). Interment somewhere.


    Grange Hall Cemetery
    Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Myron Geer Blalock (1891-1950) — also known as Myron G. Blalock — of Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in Harrison County, Tex., January 3, 1891. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1913-18; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1940, 1944, 1948; state court judge in Texas, 1932; Texas Democratic state chair, 1937; member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 1940; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died in Marshall, Harrison County, Tex., December 28, 1950 (age 59 years, 359 days). Interment at Grange Hall Cemetery.


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Harper Starr (1809-1890) — of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex.; Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in New Hartford, Litchfield County, Conn., December 18, 1809. Texas Republic Secretary of the Treasury, 1839-40. Died July 25, 1890 (age 80 years, 219 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Starr County, Tex. is named for him.
      Matthew Duncan Ector (1822-1879) — Born in Putnam County, Ga., February 28, 1822. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1850; member of Texas state legislature, 1855; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Judge, Texas Court of Appeals, 1866-79; died in office 1879. Wounded during the Civil War, and lost a leg. Died October 29, 1879 (age 57 years, 243 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Ector County, Tex. is named for him.
      Isaac Van Zandt (1813-1847) — of Texas. Born in Franklin County, Tenn., July 10, 1813. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840-42; Texas Republic Charge d'Affaires to the United States, 1842; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845. Instrumental in negotiating the treaty to annex the Texas Republic to the United States. Died of yellow fever while campaigning for Governor, in Houston, Harris County, Tex., October 11, 1847 (age 34 years, 93 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Khleber Miller Van Zandt (1836-1930).
      Van Zandt County, Tex. is named for him.


    Marshall Cemetery
    Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Clark (1815-1880) — of Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 1, 1815. Lawyer; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1846; member of Texas state senate, 1847; secretary of state of Texas, 1853-57; Governor of Texas, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died May 4, 1880 (age 65 years, 33 days). Interment at Marshall Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of John Clark (1766-1832).
      John T. Mills (1817-1871) — of Texas. Born in County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), November 12, 1817. Justice of Texas Republic supreme court, 1839-40, 1842-45; district judge in Texas, 1846-50. Died November 30, 1871 (age 54 years, 18 days). Interment at Marshall Cemetery.
      Mills County, Tex. is named for him.


    Old City Cemetery
    Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Taylor (1815-1880) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in 1815. Democrat. Physician; mayor of Shreveport, La.; elected 1873. Died in Marshall, Harrison County, Tex., 1880 (age about 65 years). Interment at Old City Cemetery.


    Old Powder Mill Cemetery
    Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      David Abner (1826-1902) — of Texas. Born in slavery in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., 1826. Farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1874; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1875. Baptist. African ancestry. Died in 1902 (age about 76 years). Interment at Old Powder Mill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    New Grover Cemetery
    Near Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Sam Blakeley Hall, Jr. (1924-1994) — also known as Sam B. Hall, Jr. — of Texas. Born in Marshall, Harrison County, Tex., January 11, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1976-85; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, 1985-94; died in office 1994. Church of Christ. Died in Marshall, Harrison County, Tex., April 10, 1994 (age 70 years, 89 days). Interment at New Grover Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile


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