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Hanover County
Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hanover County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Montpelier Church of Our Savior Cemetery
  • Taylorsville Taylorsville Baptist Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Hanover County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Roane (1787-1845) — also known as William H. Roane — of Virginia. Born in Virginia, September 17, 1787. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1812-15; U.S. Representative from Virginia 22nd District, 1815-17; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1837-41. Died in Tree Hill, Henrico County, Va., May 11, 1845 (age 57 years, 236 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Grandson of Patrick Henry (1736-1799).
      Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Williams Carter Wickham Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) — of Virginia. Born in Richmond, Va., September 21, 1820. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1849; member of Virginia state senate, 1859, 1883-88; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died in Richmond, Va., July 23, 1888 (age 67 years, 306 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Image source: Huntington Through Seventy-Five Years (1947)
      Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780) — Born in Hanover County, Va., January 28, 1729. Lawyer; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1755-61, 1766-75. Died in Hanover County, Va., November, 1780 (age 51 years, 0 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of George Nicholas and Elizabeth (Carter) Nicholas; married to Anne Cary (1736-1786); father of Elizabeth Nicholas (1753-1810; who married Edmund Jenings Randolph), George Nicholas (1753-1799), Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; grandfather of Peyton Randolph and Robert Carter Nicholas; great-grandfather of Peter Myndert Dox and Edmund Randolph; great-granduncle of Thomas Marshall and James Keith Marshall; second great-grandfather of Harry Bartow Hawes; third great-grandfather of Francis Beverley Biddle; first cousin of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); first cousin once removed of Carter Bassett Harrison and William Henry Harrison (1773-1841); first cousin twice removed of John Scott Harrison; first cousin thrice removed of Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); first cousin four times removed of Connally Findlay Trigg, Russell Benjamin Harrison, Carter Henry Harrison II, Richard Evelyn Byrd and William Welby Beverley (1889-1969); first cousin five times removed of Harry Flood Byrd and William Henry Harrison (1896-1990); first cousin six times removed of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Burwell Bassett.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Campbell (1745-1781) — Born in Augusta County, Va., 1745. Justice of the peace; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1781. Died in Hanover County, Va., August 22, 1781 (age about 36 years). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1823 at Aspenvale Cemetery, Seven Mile Ford, Va.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Henry (1749-1825; sister of Patrick Henry; who later married William Russell); father of Sarah Buchanan Campbell (1778-1846; who married Francis Smith Preston); grandfather of William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandfather of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. (1833-1915) and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second great-grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Church of Our Savior Cemetery
    Montpelier, Hanover County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Marshall Ambler (1813-1896) — of Louisa County, Va. Born July 25, 1813. Lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1845; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died in Louisa County, Va., August 25, 1896 (age 83 years, 31 days). Interment at Church of Our Savior Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Col. John Ambler (1762-1836) and Catherine (Bush) Norton Ambler; married, June 20, 1855, to Martha Elizabeth Coleman (1834-1880); second cousin of Thomas Marshall (1784-1835).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Taylorsville Baptist Church Cemetery
    Taylorsville, Hanover County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Owen Bradford Pickett (1930-2010) — also known as Owen B. Pickett — of Virginia Beach, Va. Born in Richmond, Va., August 31, 1930. Democrat. Lawyer; accountant; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1972-86; Virginia Democratic state chair, 1980-82; U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 1987-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996, 2000. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Rotary; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Virginia Beach, Va., October 27, 2010 (age 80 years, 57 days). Interment at Taylorsville Baptist Church Cemetery.
      The Owen B. Picket U.S. Customs House (built 1852, renamed for Pickett 2001), in Norfolk, Virginia, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


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