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Richmond County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Richmond County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Warsaw St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery

    Private or family graveyards
    Richmond County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797) — of Virginia. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., October 14, 1734. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1764; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1775-78; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Virginia state senate, 1778. Died, from pleurisy, in Richmond County, Va., January 11, 1797 (age 62 years, 89 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Lee (1690-1750) and Hannah Harrison (Ludwell) Lee (1701-1750); brother of Richard Henry Lee and Arthur Lee; great-granduncle of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second great-granduncle of Edward Brooke Lee; third great-granduncle of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee Jr.; first cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee and Edmund Jennings Lee; first cousin twice removed of John Lee; first cousin thrice removed of Fitzhugh Lee; first cousin four times removed of Samuel Bullitt Churchill and John Lee Carroll; first cousin six times removed of Outerbridge Horsey; second cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; second cousin thrice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson (1796-1876); second cousin four times removed of Abraham Lincoln, Elliot Woolfolk Major, James Sansome Lakin and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk; second cousin five times removed of Robert Todd Lincoln, Harrison Moore Lakin and James Offutt Lakin.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Jackson-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Richard Elliott Parker (1783-1840) — of Virginia. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., December 27, 1783. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1820; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1836-37. Slaveowner. Died in Loudoun County, Va., September 10, 1840 (age 56 years, 258 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph William Chinn (1798-1840) — of Virginia. Born near Nuttsville, Lancaster County, Va., November 16, 1798. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1826-28; member of Virginia state senate, 1829-31; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1831-35 (13th District 1831-33, 10th District 1833-35). Slaveowner. Died in Richmond County, Va., December 5, 1840 (age 42 years, 19 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Married to Marianne Smith (1802-1865).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

    St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Warsaw, Richmond County, Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    William A. Jones William Atkinson Jones (1849-1918) — also known as William A. Jones — of Warsaw, Richmond County, Va. Born in Warsaw, Richmond County, Va., March 21, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1880, 1896, 1900; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1891-1918; died in office 1918. Died in Warsaw, Richmond County, Va., April 17, 1918 (age 69 years, 27 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Claude Douglas Motley (1863-1950).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Joseph William Chinn (1866-1936) — also known as Joseph W. Chinn — of Warsaw, Richmond County, Va. Born in Tappahannock, Essex County, Va., February 15, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Richmond County Commonwealth Attorney, 1891-1915; president, Northern Neck State Bank, Warsaw, Va., 1908-36; circuit judge in Virginia 12th Circuit, 1915-31; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1931-36; appointed 1931; died in office 1936. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died, of emphysema, in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., August 16, 1936 (age 70 years, 183 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph William Chinn and Gaybriella (Brockenbrough) Chinn; married, December 14, 1899, to Sarah Fairfax Douglas (died 1932).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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