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Culpeper County
Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Culpeper County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Culpeper Fairview Cemetery
  • Culpeper Masonic Cemetery
  • Mitchells Mitchells Presbyterian Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Culpeper County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Strother Pendleton (1802-1868) — also known as John S. Pendleton; "The Lone Star" — of Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va. Born near Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., March 1, 1802. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1830-33, 1836-39; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Chile, 1842-44; Argentina, 1851-54; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1845-49. Slaveowner. Died near Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., November 19, 1868 (age 66 years, 263 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of William Pendleton (1779-1824) and Nancy (Strother) Pendleton (1784-1819); brother of Albert Gallatin Pendleton; married, December 2, 1824, to Lucy Ann Williams (1805-1872); granduncle of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin of Aylett Hawes Buckner; first cousin twice removed of John Pendleton Jr. and Nathaniel Pendleton; first cousin thrice removed of William Grayson; second cousin of Philip Coleman Pendleton; second cousin once removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Zachary Taylor, Edmund Henry Pendleton, Nathanael Greene Pendleton and Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of John Penn, James Madison, William Taylor Madison, George Madison, Alfred William Grayson and Beverly Robinson Grayson; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813) and Francis Walker; third cousin of Henry Gaines Johnson, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin once removed of William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, Richard Aylett Buckner, John Tyler (1790-1862) and Max Rogers Strother; fourth cousin of Coleby Chew; fourth cousin once removed of Gabriel Slaughter, Francis Taliaferro Helm, Thomas Walker Gilmer, Aylette Buckner, George Cassety Pendleton, James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921), David Gardiner Tyler, James Francis Buckner, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Hubbard T. Smith, Carter Henry Harrison II, Charles M. Pendleton, John Brady Grayson and Daniel Micajah Pendleton.
      Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary


    Fairview Cemetery
    Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Strode Barbour (1790-1855) — of Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va. Born in Culpeper County, Va., August 8, 1790. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1813-16, 1820-23, 1833-34; U.S. Representative from Virginia 15th District, 1823-25, 1827-33; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829-30; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1852. Slaveowner. Died in Culpeper County, Va., January 12, 1855 (age 64 years, 157 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (Strode) Barbour (1759-1825) and Mordecai Barbour (1763-1846); married to Eliza A. Byrne (1799-1878); father of John Strode Barbour Jr. and James Barbour (1828-1895); grandfather of John Strode Barbour; cousin *** of James Barbour (1775-1842) and Philip Pendleton Barbour.
      Political family: Barbour family of Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Franklin Rixey (1854-1907) — also known as John F. Rixey — of Brandy, Culpeper County, Va. Born in Virginia, 1854. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1897-1907; died in office 1907. Died February 8, 1907 (age about 52 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alfred Madison Barbour (1829-1866) — also known as Alfred M. Barbour — of Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born in Culpeper County, Va., April 17, 1829. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died April 4, 1866 (age 36 years, 352 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Barbour (1828-1895) — of Brandy Station, Culpeper County, Va. Born in Catalpa, Culpeper County, Va., February 26, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1860, 1880 (member, Resolutions Committee); delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Jeffersonton, Culpeper County, Va., October 29, 1895 (age 67 years, 245 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Strode Barbour (1790-1855) and Eliza A. (Byrne) Barbour (1799-1878); brother of John Strode Barbour Jr. (1820-1892); married to Fanny Thomas Beckham (1833-1917); father of John Strode Barbour (1866-1952).
      Political family: Barbour family of Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Strode Barbour (1866-1952) — also known as John S. Barbour — of Culpeper County, Va. Born in Culpeper County, Va., August 10, 1866. Democrat. Delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention from Culpeper County, 1901-02. Died in Washington, D.C., May 6, 1952 (age 85 years, 270 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Barbour (1828-1895) and Fanny Thomas (Beckham) Barbour (1833-1917); married to Mary Browning Grimsley (1873-1962); nephew of John Strode Barbour Jr.; grandson of John Strode Barbour.
      Political family: Barbour family of Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Masonic Cemetery
    Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      James French Strother (1811-1860) — of Virginia. Born in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., September 4, 1811. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1851-53. Slaveowner. Died September 20, 1860 (age 49 years, 16 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George French Strother; grandfather of James French Strother (1868-1930).
      Political family: Strother family of Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Elizabeth Oliver Leavell (1871-1952) — also known as Elizabeth Bacon Oliver; Mrs. B. Ashby Leavell — of Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., December 15, 1871. Democrat. Activist in woman suffrage movement; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1928. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Died June 2, 1952 (age 80 years, 170 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of John Nicholas Oliver and Mary Elizabeth (Towers) Oliver; married, June 15, 1892, to Benjamin Ashby Leavell (1865-1929).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mitchells Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Mitchell Road
    Mitchells, Culpeper County, Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel French Slaughter Jr. (1925-1998) — also known as D. French Slaughter, Jr. — of Winchester, Va. Born in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., May 20, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia 7th District, 1985-91; resigned 1991. Died in Charlottesville, Va., October 2, 1998 (age 73 years, 135 days). Interment at Mitchells Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel French Slaughter (1900-1963) and Caroline (Strother) Slaughter (1903-1995); married to Kathleen Wilson Rowe (1829-1986); first cousin four times removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin twice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter.
      Political family: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel French Slaughter (1900-1963) — also known as D. French Slaughter — of Mitchells, Culpeper County, Va. Born in Mitchells, Culpeper County, Va., February 20, 1900. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1950. Died June 2, 1963 (age 63 years, 102 days). Interment at Mitchells Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Alexander Slaughter (1862-1920) and Katherine (Somerville) Slaughter (1869-1940); married to Caroline Strother (1903-1995); father of Daniel French Slaughter Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin once removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862).
      Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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