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Halifax County
Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Halifax County

Index to Locations

  • Berry Hill Family Graveyard
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Crystal Hill Crystal Hill Cemetery
  • Halifax St. John's Churchyard
  • South Boston Oak Ridge Cemetery


    Berry Hill Family Graveyard
    Halifax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      James Coles Bruce (1806-1865) — of Halifax County, Va. Born January 26, 1806. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died March 28, 1865 (age 59 years, 61 days). Interment at Berry Hill Family Graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of James Bruce (1763-1837) and Sarah 'Sally' (Coles) Bruce (1770-1806); married, July 21, 1829, to Eliza Douglas Wilkins (1809-1850).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Private or family graveyards
    Halifax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Hamlet Averett (1800-1855) — of Virginia. Born near Halifax, Halifax County, Va., July 10, 1800. Democrat. Member of Virginia state senate, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Virginia 3rd District, 1849-53; defeated, 1846, 1852. Slaveowner. Died near Halifax, Halifax County, Va., June 30, 1855 (age 54 years, 355 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Stanhope Flournoy (1811-1883) — of Halifax County, Va.; Danville, Va. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., December 15, 1811. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Virginia 3rd District, 1847-49; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1876. Slaveowner. Died in Halifax County, Va., March 12, 1883 (age 71 years, 87 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of John James Flournoy and Anne Carrington (Cabell) Flournoy; second cousin of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry (1804-1880); second cousin once removed of James Speed; third cousin once removed of Richard Aylett Buckner; fourth cousin of Aylette Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner and James Francis Buckner.
      Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Crystal Hill Cemetery
    Crystal Hill, Halifax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Howard Palmer Anderson (1915-2000) — also known as Howard P. Anderson — Born in Crystal Hill, Halifax County, Va., May 25, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; FBI special agent; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1958-71; member of Virginia state senate 18th District, 1972-91. Member, Ruritan; Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Farm Bureau. Died in South Boston, Halifax County, Va., November 1, 2000 (age 85 years, 160 days). Interment at Crystal Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Howard Putnam Anderson (1894-1987) and Mary Elizabeth (Palmer) Anderson (1897-1989); married, February 28, 1941, to Mildred Graham Webb (1918-1992).
      The Howard P. Anderson Bridge (built 1989, named 1992), which takes US Route 501 over the Staunton River, between Brookneal and Halifax County, Virginia, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Churchyard
    Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul Carrington Edmunds (1836-1899) — also known as Paul C. Edmunds — of Halifax, Halifax County, Va. Born in Halifax County, Va., November 1, 1836. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Virginia state senate, 1881-88; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1884; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1889-95. Slaveowner. Died in Houston (now Halifax), Halifax County, Va., March 12, 1899 (age 62 years, 131 days). Interment at St. John's Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oak Ridge Cemetery
    South Boston, Halifax County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    William M. Tuck William Munford Tuck (1896-1983) — also known as William M. Tuck — of South Boston, Halifax County, Va. Born near High Hill, Halifax County, Va., September 28, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1924-32; member of Virginia state senate 10th District, 1932-41; Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952; Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1942-46; Governor of Virginia, 1946-50; U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1953-69. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Woodmen; Moose; Redmen; Lions; Ruritan. Died June 9, 1983 (age 86 years, 254 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert James Tuck (1863-1930).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Who's Who in United States Politics (1950)

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