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Fauquier County
Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fauquier County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Broad Run Georgetown Cemetery
  • Hume Leeds Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Upperville Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Warrenton City Cemetery
  • Warrenton Warrenton Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Fauquier County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Eden Scott (1808-1862) — of Virginia. Born in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va., April 23, 1808. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1835-42, 1845-52; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850-51; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Shot and killed, in a Civil War skirmish with a band of Union deserters, in Fauquier County, Va., May 3, 1862 (age 54 years, 10 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      James Keith Marshall (1800-1862) — Born in Richmond, Va., February 13, 1800. Member of Virginia state senate, 1850. Died in Fauquier County, Va., December 2, 1862 (age 62 years, 292 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of John Marshall and Mary Willis (Ambler) Marshall (1766-1831); brother of Thomas Marshall; married, December 22, 1821, to Claudia Hamilton Burwell (1804-1884); nephew of James Markham Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall; grandson of Jacquelin Ambler; great-grandnephew of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); second great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of John Augustine Marshall; first cousin twice removed of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas, William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt; first cousin thrice removed of Richard Bland, Peyton Randolph (1721-1775) and Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin once removed of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857); second cousin twice removed of Theodorick Bland, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph, Carter Bassett Harrison, William Henry Harrison and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin of Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, Peter Myndert Dox, George Wythe Randolph and Edmund Randolph; third cousin once removed of Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Burwell Bassett, Edmund Jennings Lee, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Dabney Carr, Henry St. George Tucker, John Scott Harrison, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Harry Bartow Hawes; third cousin twice removed of John Gardner Coolidge and Francis Beverley Biddle; fourth cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); fourth cousin once removed of John Wayles Eppes, Fitzhugh Lee, Connally Findlay Trigg, Russell Benjamin Harrison, Carter Henry Harrison II, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Frederick Madison Roberts and William Welby Beverley (1889-1969).
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Andrew W. Mellon Andrew William Mellon (1855-1937) — also known as Andrew W. Mellon — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., March 24, 1855. Republican. Banker; co-founder, Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, which later became Carnegie Mellon University; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920, 1924 (speaker), 1928; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1921-32; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1932-33. Episcopalian. Died in Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., August 26, 1937 (age 82 years, 155 days). Original interment at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.; subsequent interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment at Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Upperville, Va.; memorial monument at Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Mellon (1813-1908) and Sarah Jane (Negley) Mellon (1817-1909); married 1900 to Nora McMullen (1878-1973); father of Ailsa Mellon (1901-1969; who married David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce); uncle of William Larimer Mellon (1868-1949); granduncle of Richard Mellon Scaife.
      Political family: Bruce-Mellon family of Virginia.
      Cross-reference: J. McKenzie Moss
      Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is partly named for him.  — Mellon Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Federal Reserve History
      Books about Andrew Mellon: David Cannadine, Mellon : An American Life
      Image source: American Review of Reviews, March 1922


    Georgetown Cemetery
    Broad Run, Fauquier County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Howard Worth Smith (1883-1976) — also known as Howard W. Smith — of Alexandria, Va.; Broad Run, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Broad Run, Fauquier County, Va., February 2, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1920; circuit judge in Virginia, 1928-30; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1931-67 (8th District 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 8th District 1935-67). Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Alexandria, Va., October 3, 1976 (age 93 years, 244 days). Interment at Georgetown Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Leeds Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Hume, Fauquier County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Walker Barr (1918-1996) — also known as Joseph W. Barr — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Hume, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., January 17, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; movie theater owner; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1959-61; defeated, 1960; chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1964-65; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1968-69. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Psi. Died, of a heart attack, in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, February 23, 1996 (age 78 years, 37 days). Interment at Leeds Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oscar Lynn Barr and Stella Florence (Walker) Barr; married, September 3, 1939, to Beth Ann Williston (1917-2009).
      Epitaph: "Farmer - Banker - Statesman"
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Little Baxley (1898-1983) — of Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va.; Hume, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Markham, Fauquier County, Va., September 30, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died March 28, 1983 (age 84 years, 179 days). Interment at Leeds Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    Andrew W. Mellon Andrew William Mellon (1855-1937) — also known as Andrew W. Mellon — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., March 24, 1855. Republican. Banker; co-founder, Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, which later became Carnegie Mellon University; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920, 1924 (speaker), 1928; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1921-32; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1932-33. Episcopalian. Died in Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., August 26, 1937 (age 82 years, 155 days). Original interment at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.; subsequent interment at a private or family graveyard, Fauquier County, Va.; reinterment at Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery; memorial monument at Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Mellon (1813-1908) and Sarah Jane (Negley) Mellon (1817-1909); married 1900 to Nora McMullen (1878-1973); father of Ailsa Mellon (1901-1969; who married David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce); uncle of William Larimer Mellon (1868-1949); granduncle of Richard Mellon Scaife.
      Political family: Bruce-Mellon family of Virginia.
      Cross-reference: J. McKenzie Moss
      Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is partly named for him.  — Mellon Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Federal Reserve History
      Books about Andrew Mellon: David Cannadine, Mellon : An American Life
      Image source: American Review of Reviews, March 1922


    City Cemetery
    Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Winter Payne (1807-1874) — also known as William W. Payne — of Gainesville, Sumter County, Ala. Born in Fauquier County, Va., January 2, 1807. Democrat. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1841-47 (at-large 1841-43, 4th District 1843-47). Slaveowner. Died in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va., September 2, 1874 (age 67 years, 243 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Warrenton Cemetery
    Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Lee (1758-1815) — Born in Westmoreland County, Va., July, 1758. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1789; U.S. Attorney General, 1795-1801; U.S. Secretary of State, 1800. Died in Fauquier County, Va., June 24, 1815 (age 56 years, 0 days). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Lee (1730-1787) and Lucy (Grymes) Lee (1734-1792); brother of Henry Lee (1756-1818), Richard Bland Lee and Edmund Jennings Lee; married 1789 to Anne Lee (second cousin; died 1804); married 1809 to Margaret Scott; grandnephew of Richard Bland; granduncle of Fitzhugh Lee; great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed and son-in-law of Richard Henry Lee; first cousin once removed of Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee and Theodorick Bland (1742-1790); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Thomas Sim Lee, John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; second cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph (1754-1797), John Lee and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; second cousin twice removed of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second cousin thrice removed of John Lee Carroll and Edward Brooke Lee; second cousin four times removed of William Welby Beverley, Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee Jr.; second cousin five times removed of Outerbridge Horsey; third cousin of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Dabney Carr, Theodorick Bland (1776-1846), Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Zachary Taylor; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Edmund Randolph and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin twice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, John Augustine Marshall, Carter Henry Harrison II and Frederick Madison Roberts; third cousin thrice removed of Abraham Lincoln, John Gardner Coolidge, James Sansome Lakin, Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk, Edith Wilson, William Marshall Bullitt, Alexander Scott Bullitt and Francis Beverley Biddle; fourth cousin of John Wayles Eppes.
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article
    Joseph W. McIntosh Joseph Wallace McIntosh (1873-1952) — also known as Joseph W. McIntosh — Born in Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., December 23, 1873. Banker; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, 1924-28. Died in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va., August 27, 1952 (age 78 years, 248 days). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Federal Reserve History
      Image source: Federal Reserve History
      Thomas Love Moore (d. 1862) — of Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va. Born near Charles Town, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.). U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1820-23 (10th District 1820-21, 15th District 1821-23). Slaveowner. Died in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va., 1862. Interment at Warrenton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Chilton (1804-1867) — of Virginia. Born near Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va., September 7, 1804. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1843-45; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850-51. Slaveowner. Died in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va., January 14, 1867 (age 62 years, 129 days). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) — also known as John S. Mosby; "The Gray Ghost" — of Bristol, Va.; Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Powhatan County, Va., December 6, 1833. In 1852, he shot and wounded George R. Turpin, with whom he had quarreled; arrested and tried, ultimately convicted only of the misdemeanor charge of unlawful shooting and sentenced to one year in jail; pardoned by Gov. Joseph Johnson in 1853; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Consul in Hong Kong, 1878-85. Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., May 30, 1916 (age 82 years, 176 days). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred Daniel Mosby and Virginia (McLaurine) Mosby; married, December 30, 1857, to Pauline Clarke (1837-1876; daughter of Beverly Leonidas Clarke (1809-1860)).
      The World War II Liberty ship SS John S. Mosby (built 1943 at Jacksonville, Florida; scrapped 1971) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Cloyce Kenneth Huston (1900-1986) — also known as Cloyce K. Huston — of Crawfordville, Washington County, Iowa. Born in Crawfordville, Washington County, Iowa, May 12, 1900. University faculty; U.S. Vice Consul in Cairo, 1927-28; Aden, 1928-30; Genoa, 1930-32; Tirana, 1932-33; U.S. Consul in Bucharest, as of 1938. Died in 1986 (age about 86 years). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John C. Huston; married, December 18, 1931, to Elene B. Weeks.
      Epitaph: "Valiant for His Country / And of Courage Unsurpassed."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Brady Grayson (1871-1942) — also known as John B. Grayson — of Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Fauquier County, Va., May 14, 1871. Republican. Department store owner; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1920. Died in Fauquier County, Va., 1942 (age about 71 years). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Washington Grayson (1835-1919) and Mary Elizabeth (Brady) Grayson (1845-1923); married, September 14, 1914, to Frances Wilson (1890-1927; died while attempting trans-Atlantic flight); great-grandnephew of Beverly Robinson Grayson; second great-grandnephew of William Grayson; first cousin thrice removed of Alfred William Grayson; second cousin thrice removed of James Monroe (1758-1831); third cousin twice removed of Thomas Bell Monroe and James Monroe (1799-1870); fourth cousin of Carter Henry Harrison II (1860-1953); fourth cousin once removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Victor Monroe.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Fletcher Jr. (1873-1952) — of Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va. Born December 25, 1873. Democrat. Insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1924. Died July 24, 1952 (age 78 years, 212 days). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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