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Bedford County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bedford County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Bedford Elks Cemetery
  • Bedford Longwood Cemetery
  • Big Island Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Bedford County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Noel C. Taylor (1924-1998) — of Roanoke, Va. Born in Bedford County, Va., July 15, 1924. Republican. Baptist minister; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1972; mayor of Roanoke, Va., 1975-92. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP. First Black mayor of Roanoke. Died in Roanoke, Va., October 29, 1998 (age 74 years, 106 days). Interment somewhere.

    Private or family graveyard
    Bedford County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Johns Trigg (1748-1804) — of Bedford County, Va. Born in Lunenburg County (part now in Bedford County), Va., 1748. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1784-92; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Bedford County, 1788; member of Virginia state senate, 1792-96; U.S. Representative from Virginia at-large, 1797-1804; died in office 1804. Slaveowner. Died in Bedford County, Va., May 17, 1804 (age about 55 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of William Trigg and Mary (Johns) Trigg; brother of Stephen Trigg and Abram Trigg; married, December 17, 1770, to Dianna Ayers; grandfather-in-law of John Thorton.
      Political family: Trigg family of Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

    Elks Cemetery
    Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joe Gregory Gentry (1893-1983) — also known as Joe G. Gentry — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Walnut Cove, Stokes County, N.C., September 23, 1893. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; printing business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1935-36, 1941-42, 1947-48, 1955-56; defeated (Democratic), 1928; Republican candidate for West Virginia state senate 5th District, 1942. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; American Legion; Elks. Died September 6, 1983 (age 89 years, 348 days). Interment at Elks Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sterling Hawood Gentry and Oda Catherine (Rierson) Gentry; married, June 3, 1922, to Jessie Elizabeth Ferguson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Longwood Cemetery
    Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Goode Jr. (1829-1909) — of Norfolk, Va. Born near Liberty (now Bedford), Bedford County, Va., May 27, 1829. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1851; candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia; delegate to Virginia secession convention from Bedford County, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; member of Virginia state legislature, 1866; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1868, 1892; U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 1875-81; member of Democratic National Committee from Virginia, 1876; U.S. Solicitor General, 1885-86; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention from Bedford County, 1901-02. Slaveowner. Died in Norfolk, Va., July 14, 1909 (age 80 years, 48 days). Interment at Longwood Cemetery.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS John Goode (built 1943 at Terminal Island, California; sold 1947, scrapped 1967) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Allen (1794-1859) — of Virginia. Born in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Va., July 30, 1794. Democrat. Member of Virginia state senate, 1821-26; U.S. Representative from Virginia 17th District, 1827-33. Slaveowner. Died in Mt. Prospect (unknown county), Va., December 30, 1859 (age 65 years, 153 days). Interment at Longwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John James Allen.
      Political families: Jackson-Lee family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Big Island, Bedford County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Edwin Trevey (1933-1990) — also known as Jack Trevey — of Fayette County, Ky. Born in 1933. Republican. Physician; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 78th District, 1978-79; member of Kentucky state senate 12th District, 1979-90; died in office 1990. Died in Fayette County, Ky., June 28, 1990 (age about 56 years). Interment at Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

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