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  • Nacogdoches Oak Grove Cemetery


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Jefferson Rusk (1803-1857) — also known as Thomas J. Rusk — of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex. Born in South Carolina, December 5, 1803. Democrat. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Nacogdoches, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Nacogdoches, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; general in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1836, 1836-37; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38; justice of Texas Republic supreme court, 1838-40; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1846-57; died in office 1857. Killed himself, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex., July 29, 1857 (age 53 years, 236 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; statue at Rusk County Courthouse Grounds, Henderson, Tex.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      Rusk County, Tex. is named for him.
      The city of Rusk, Texas, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Robert Anderson Irion (1802-1861) — of Texas. Born in 1802. Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Nacogdoches, 1836-37; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1837-38. Died in 1861 (age about 59 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Irion County, Tex. is named for him.
      Lera Millard Thomas (1900-1993) — also known as Lera M. Thomas; Lera Millard — of Texas. Born in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex., August 3, 1900. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1966-67. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Died in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex., July 23, 1993 (age 92 years, 354 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, October 21, 1922, to Albert Thomas (1898-1966).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Kelsey Harris Douglass (d. 1840) — of Texas. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1840. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      The community of Douglass, Texas, is named for him.
      Charles Stanfield Taylor (1805-1865) — also known as Charles S. Taylor — of Texas. Born in London, England, 1805. Delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Nacogdoches, 1832; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Nacogdoches, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836. Died November 1, 1865 (age about 60 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      John S. Roberts (1796-1871) — of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex. Born in Virginia, July 13, 1796. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; merchant; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Nacogdoches, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence. Died August 9, 1871 (age 75 years, 27 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Hayden S. Arnold (1805-1839) — of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex. Born in Tennessee, 1805. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836. Died in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex., July 3, 1839 (age about 34 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Adolphus Sterne (b. 1801) — Born in Cologne (Köln), Germany, 1801. Delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Nacogdoches, 1833. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Original interment somewhere in New Orleans, La.; reinterment at Oak Grove Cemetery.


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