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Marion County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Marion County

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  • Jefferson Oakwood Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Marion County, Texas
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Robert Potter (c.1800-1842) — of Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born near Williamsboro, Vance County, N.C., about 1800. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1828, 1834; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1829-31; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Nacogdoches, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of the Navy, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Red River and Fannin, 1840-42; died in office 1842. Resigned from the U.S. Congress in 1831 after maiming two men in a jealous rage; convicted, and sentenced to six months in prison. Expelled in 1834 from the North Carolina House for cheating at cards. Shot and killed by members of an opposing faction who surrounded his home, in Harrison County (part now in Marion County), Tex., March 2, 1842 (age about 42 years). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1928 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
      Potter County, Tex. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Oakwood Cemetery
    Jefferson, Marion County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      David Browning Culberson (1830-1900) — also known as David B. Culberson — of Jefferson, Marion County, Tex. Born in Troup County, Ga., September 29, 1830. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1859; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state senate, 1873; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1875-97 (2nd District 1875-83, 4th District 1883-97). Died in Jefferson, Marion County, Tex., May 7, 1900 (age 69 years, 220 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Charles Allen Culberson.
      Culberson County, Tex. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Beck Ochiltree (1811-1867) — of Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., October 18, 1811. Judge of Texas Republic, 1842; Texas Republic Secretary of the Treasury, 1844-45; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1845-46; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1855; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1859, 1866; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Texas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Jefferson, Marion County, Tex., December 27, 1867 (age 56 years, 70 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Thomas Peck Ochiltree.
      Ochiltree County, Tex. is named for him.
    Walter S. McNutt Walter Scott McNutt (1887-1969) — also known as Walter S. McNutt — of Batesville, Independence County, Ark.; Jefferson, Marion County, Tex. Born in Searcy, White County, Ark., September 2, 1887. Minister; candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1938 (Republican), 1940 (Independent), 1942; candidate in Democratic primary for Governor of Texas, 1946; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1957; president, Four States Co-Operative University. Presbyterian. Died in the Marion County Hospital, Jefferson, Marion County, Tex., November 26, 1969 (age 82 years, 85 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Elizabeth Wallace.
      Epitaph: "Minister - Educator - Friend"
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Wisconsin State Journal, March 11, 1938

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