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Caroline County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Caroline County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Bowling Green Edmundsbury Graveyard
  • Bowling Green Lakewood Cemetery

    Private or family graveyards
    Caroline County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Taylor of Caroline (1753-1824) — of Port Royal, Caroline County, Va. Born in Virginia, December 19, 1753. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; political theorist; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1779-81, 1783-85, 1796-1800; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1792-94, 1803, 1822-24; died in office 1824; Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1796. Slaveowner. Died in Caroline County, Va., August 21, 1824 (age 70 years, 246 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Taylor County, W.Va. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Daniel Coleman De Jarnette (1822-1881) — of Virginia. Born near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va., October 18, 1822. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1853-58; U.S. Representative from Virginia 3rd District, 1859-61; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1872. Slaveowner. Died in White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, W.Va., August 20, 1881 (age 58 years, 306 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Edmundsbury Graveyard
    Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803) — of Caroline County, Va. Born in Caroline County, Va., September 9, 1721. Planter; lawyer; justice of the peace; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1774; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1776; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1777; chief justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1788-1803; died in office 1803; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Caroline County, 1788. Anglican. Died in Richmond, Va., October 23, 1803 (age 82 years, 44 days). Original interment at Edmundsbury Graveyard; reinterment in 1907 at Bruton Parish Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, Va.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Pendleton (1683-1721) and Mary Bishop (Taylor) Pendleton (1687-1771); married, January 21, 1741, to Elizabeth Roy (died 1742); married, January 20, 1745, to Sarah Pollard; uncle of John Pendleton Jr. and Nathaniel Pendleton; granduncle of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; great-granduncle of Henry Gaines Johnson, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; second great-granduncle of William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third great-granduncle of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; first cousin once removed of John Penn; first cousin twice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Zachary Taylor; first cousin thrice removed of Coleby Chew; first cousin four times removed of George Cassety Pendleton, James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921), Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; first cousin five times removed of Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk and Charles Sumner Pendleton; second cousin thrice removed of Charles Willing Byrd.
      Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Pendleton counties in Ky. and W.Va. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

    Lakewood Cemetery
    Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Hunter Blanton (1895-1965) — also known as Tom H. Blanton — of Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va. Born in Caroline County, Va., October 19, 1895. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944 (alternate), 1956; member of Virginia state senate 31st District, 1950; Virginia Democratic state chair, 1955-58. Died in Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va., October 18, 1965 (age 69 years, 364 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Rawlings Blanton and Cora Lee (Blanton) Blanton; married to Blanche Broaddus (1899-1997).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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