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Franklin County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Franklin County

Index to Locations

  • Rocky Mount Claibrook Family Cemetery
  • Rocky Mount High Street Cemetery

    Claibrook Family Cemetery
    Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne (1777-1859) — of Virginia. Born in Sussex County, Va., November 14, 1777. Republican. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1810-12; member of Virginia state senate, 1821-25; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1825-37 (7th District 1825-35, 3rd District 1835-37). Slaveowner. Died near Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Va., August 15, 1859 (age 81 years, 274 days). Interment at Claibrook Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Charles Cole Claiborne (1748-1809) and Mary (Leigh) Claiborne; brother of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne and William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775-1817); uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne; second great-granduncle of Herbert Claiborne Pell Jr. and Corinne Claiborne Boggs; third great-granduncle of Claiborne de Borda Pell, Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs Jr.; first cousin once removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); second cousin of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856); third cousin thrice removed of Andrew Fuller Fox.
      Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    High Street Cemetery
    Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia
    Founded 1837
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Watts Saunders (1860-1921) — also known as Edward W. Saunders — of Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Va. Born in Franklin County, Va., October 25, 1860. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates from Franklin County, 1887-1901; Speaker of the Virginia State House of Delegates, 1899-1901; circuit judge in Virginia, 1901-06; U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1906-20. Died December 21, 1921 (age 61 years, 57 days). Interment at High Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Bradie Allman (1895-1958) — also known as J. Bradie Allman — of Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Va. Born in Union Hall, Franklin County, Va., November 17, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; director, People's National Bank; president, Tobacco Board of Trade; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1926-31, 1948-55, 1958; died in office 1958; mayor of Rocky Mount, Va.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Lions; Ruritan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died July 7, 1958 (age 62 years, 232 days). Interment at High Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sarah Beckham.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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