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Loudoun County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Loudoun County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Leesburg Episcopal Churchyard
  • Leesburg Union Cemetery
  • Middleburg Middleburg Memorial Cemetery
  • Purcellville Ketoctin Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Near Round Hill Ebenezer Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Loudoun County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Westmoreland Davis (1859-1942) — also known as Morley Davis — of Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va. Born, of American parents, at sea in the North Atlantic Ocean, August 21, 1859. Democrat. Railway clerk; lawyer; Governor of Virginia, 1918-22; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1920. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Baltimore, Md., September 7, 1942 (age 83 years, 17 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Gordon Davis and Annie Lewis (Morriss) Davis; married to Marguerite Inman.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Elizabeth Monroe (1768-1830) — also known as Elizabeth Kortright — Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 30, 1768. First Lady of the United States, 1817-25. Female. Dutch ancestry. Died in Loudoun County, Va., September 23, 1830 (age 62 years, 85 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
      Relatives: Daughter of Lawrence Kortright and Hannah (Aspinwall) Kortright; married, February 16, 1786, to James Monroe; mother of Eliza Kortright Monroe (who married George Hay) and Maria Hester Monroe (who married Samuel Laurence Gouverneur (1799-1865)); aunt of Samuel Laurence Gouverneur (1799-1865); first cousin twice removed of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; first cousin thrice removed of James Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr..
      Political family: Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail

    Episcopal Churchyard
    Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Armistead Thomson Mason (1787-1819) — also known as Armistead T. Mason — of Virginia. Born in Louisa County, Va., August 4, 1787. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1816-17. Slaveowner. As a result of a bitter election campaign, was killed in a duel with Col. John Mason McCarty, at Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Md., February 6, 1819 (age 31 years, 186 days). Interment at Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Mary Elizabeth 'Polly' (Armistead) Mason and Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803); brother of Catherine Armistead Mason (who married William Taylor Barry), John Thomson Mason (1787-1850) and Mary Thomson Mason (who married Benjamin Howard); married, May 1, 1817, to Charlotte Eliza Taylor; nephew of John Thomson Mason (1765-1824); uncle of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843); grandson of Thomson Mason; grandnephew of George Mason; first cousin of John Thomson Mason Jr.; second cousin of Thomson Francis Mason and James Murray Mason.
      Political family: Mason family of Virginia (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier

    Union Cemetery
    Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Fenton Mercer (1778-1858) — also known as Charles F. Mercer — of Aldie, Loudoun County, Va. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., June 16, 1778. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1810-17; colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1817-39 (8th District 1817-21, 14th District 1821-25, 19th District 1825-27, 14th District 1827-35, 15th District 1835-37, 13th District 1837-39, 16th District 1839); delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829. Slaveowner. Died in Howard (now part of Tysons Corner), Fairfax County, Va., May 4, 1858 (age 79 years, 322 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Robert Selden Garnett.
      Political family: Garnett family of Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Elijah Brockenborough White (1864-1926) — also known as E. B. White — Born in Luray, Page County, Va., April 6, 1864. Member of Virginia state senate 29th District, 1924-26; died in office 1926. Died in Loudoun County, Va., December 17, 1926 (age 62 years, 255 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elijah Viers White and Sarah Elizabeth (Gott) White; married 1887 to Rosa Lee Pancoast; married 1900 to Alice Blackburn Harrison.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Henry Fairfax Henry Fairfax (1850-1916) — of Roanoke, Va.; Aldie, Loudoun County, Va. Born in Alexandria, Va., May 4, 1850. Democrat. Civil engineer; worked for railroads; member of Virginia state senate, 1890; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention from Loudoun County, 1901-02. Died July 11, 1916 (age 66 years, 68 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary Jane (Rogers) Fairfax and John Walter Fairfax; married, June 4, 1896, to Eugenia Baskerville Tennant; second cousin twice removed of Charles McIlvaine Kinsolving Jr..
      Political family: Kinsolving-Mathews family of Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Men of Mark in Virginia (1906)
      Clarence Randolph Ahalt (1888-1962) — also known as Clarence R. Ahalt — of Arlington, Arlington County, Va.; Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va. Born in Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., May 28, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; real estate developer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia; secretary of Virginia Republican Party, 1933-35; Virginia Republican state chair, 1935-44; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1940, 1944; vice-chair of Virginia Republican Party, 1944-48. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., October 15, 1962 (age 74 years, 140 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles R. Ahalt and Lilly (Main) Ahalt.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Lewis Nixon Lewis Nixon (1861-1940) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., April 7, 1861. Democrat. Naval architect; designed battleships for the U.S. Navy; later, proprietor of shipyards; president or owner of manufacturing firms; leader of Tammany Hall in 1901-02; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1920, 1924, 1932. Member, Tammany Hall. Died in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., September 23, 1940 (age 79 years, 169 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joel Lewis Nixon and Mary Jane (Turner) Nixon; married 1891 to Sally Lewis Wood.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, February 1902

    Middleburg Memorial Cemetery
    Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      James Preston Kem (1890-1965) — also known as James P. Kem — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Macon, Macon County, Mo., April 2, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1944, 1948; speaker, 1952; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1947-53; defeated, 1952. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Farm Bureau; American Legion; Freemasons. Died February 24, 1965 (age 74 years, 328 days). Interment at Middleburg Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James P. Kem and Evelyn (Lee) Kem; married 1920 to Mary Elizabeth Carroll.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Ketoctin Baptist Church Cemetery
    Ketoctin Church Road
    Purcellville, Loudoun County, Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Logan Osburn (1812-1891) — of Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born in Virginia, March 23, 1812. Delegate to Virginia secession convention from Jefferson County, 1861. Died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1891 (age 79 years, 21 days). Interment at Ketoctin Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joel Osburne and Massey (Osburne) Osburne; married to Hannah Osburn.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Ebenezer Cemetery
    Near Round Hill, Loudoun County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Donald Cogley Bruce (1921-1969) — also known as Donald C. Bruce — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Troutville, Clearfield County, Pa., April 27, 1921. Republican. News commentator, program director, business manager at radio station WIRE, Indianapolis; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1961-65; candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1964. Lutheran. Among the founders of the American Conservative Union in 1964. Died, apparently from a heart attack, in Round Hill, Loudoun County, Va., August 31, 1969 (age 48 years, 126 days). Interment at Ebenezer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. W. H. Bruce and May Belle (Stewart) Bruce; married, June 9, 1944, to Hope Mitchell.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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