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Rusk County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Rusk County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Henderson City Cemetery
  • Henderson Memorial Gardens
  • Henderson New Cemetery
  • Henderson Rusk County Courthouse Grounds

    Private or family graveyard
    Rusk County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Winright Flanagan (1805-1887) — also known as James W. Flanagan — of Henderson, Rusk County, Tex. Born in Albemarle County, Va., September 7, 1805. Merchant; lawyer; farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1851-52; member of Texas state senate, 1856-58; candidate for Presidential Elector for Texas; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866, 1868-69; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1869-70; resigned 1870; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1869-75. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Slaveowner. Died near Longview, Gregg County, Tex., September 19, 1887 (age 82 years, 12 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Flanagan and Elizabeth (Saunders) Flanagan; married 1826 to Polly (Miller) Moorman; married to Elizabeth Ware and Elizabeth Lane; father of David Webster Flanagan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

    City Cemetery
    Henderson, Rusk County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Timothy Pilsbury (1789-1858) — Born in Newburyport, Essex County, Mass., April 12, 1789. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1825-26; member of Maine Governor's Council, 1827-36; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine, 1836; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840-41; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1841-42, 1844-45; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1846-49. Slaveowner. Died in Henderson, Rusk County, Tex., November 23, 1858 (age 69 years, 225 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Franklin Welsh Bowdon (1817-1857) — also known as Franklin W. Bowdon — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Chester District (now Chester County), S.C., February 17, 1817. Democrat. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1846-51. Died in Henderson, Rusk County, Tex., June 8, 1857 (age 40 years, 111 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Sydney Johnston Bowie.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Memorial Gardens
    Henderson, Rusk County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Marvin Leath (1931-2000) — also known as Marvin Leath — of Marlin, Falls County, Tex. Born in Henderson, Rusk County, Tex., May 6, 1931. Democrat. Country musician; banker; U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 1979-91. Presbyterian. Died, of heart failure, in a hospital in Arlington, Tarrant County, Tex., December 8, 2000 (age 69 years, 216 days). Interment at Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    New Cemetery
    Henderson, Rusk County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Henry Jones (1830-1904) — also known as James H. Jones — of Texas. Born in Shelby County, Ala., September 13, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1880; U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1883-87. Slaveowner. Died in Henderson, Rusk County, Tex., March 22, 1904 (age 73 years, 191 days). Interment at New Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Rusk County Courthouse Grounds
    Henderson, Rusk County, Texas

    Politicians who have (or had) monuments 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. Slaveowner. Killed himself, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex., July 29, 1857 (age 53 years, 236 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Tex.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; statue at Rusk County Courthouse Grounds.
      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

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