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Rappahannock County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Rappahannock County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Woodville St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard
  • Woodville St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Rappahannock County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Aylett Hawes (1768-1833) — of Virginia. Born in Culpeper County, Va., April 21, 1768. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1802; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1811-17 (9th District 1811-15, 10th District 1815-17). Died August 31, 1833 (age 65 years, 132 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Hawes, Jr. (1727-1794) and Ann (Walker) Hawes (1731-1805); uncle of Richard Hawes and Albert Gallatin Hawes; granduncle of Aylett Hawes Buckner; great-granduncle of Harry Bartow Hawes (1869-1947); second cousin of John Walker and Francis Walker; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard
    Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Eugene Joseph McCarthy (1916-2005) — also known as Eugene J. McCarthy; "Clean Gene" — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Watkins, Meeker County, Minn., March 29, 1916. Democrat. School teacher; university professor; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1949-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952 (alternate), 1960, 1964; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1959-71; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1968, 1972, 1992; candidate for President of the United States, 1968, 1976 (Independent). Catholic. Irish and German ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Phi Kappa Theta. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in the Georgetown Retirement Residence, Washington, D.C., December 10, 2005 (age 89 years, 256 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Michael J. McCarthy and Anna (Baden) McCarthy; married 1945 to Abigail Quigley (separated 1968; died 2001).
      Cross-reference: Gerry E. Studds — Thomas A. Hutto
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by Eugene J. McCarthy: Up 'Til Now : A Memoir of the Decline of American Politics (1987)
      Books about Eugene J. McCarthy: Dominick Sandbrook, Eugene McCarthy : The Rise and Fall of Postwar American Liberalism

    St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery
    Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      James W. Fletcher (d. 1998) — of Sperryville, Rappahannock County, Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1940. Died March 10, 1998. Interment at St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery.

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