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Smyth County
Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Smyth County

Index to Locations

  • Marion Rose Lawn Cemetery
  • Marion Round Hill Cemetery
  • Seven Mile Ford Aspenvale Cemetery


    Rose Lawn Cemetery
    Marion, Smyth County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Lane Anderson (1907-1951) — of Marion, Smyth County, Va. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 16, 1907. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Marion, Va., 1948-51; died in office 1951. Member, Kiwanis. Died, from a heart attack while golfing, in Marion, Smyth County, Va., June 7, 1951 (age 43 years, 295 days). Interment at Rose Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941; novelist) and Cornelia Pratt (Lane) Anderson (1877-1967); married to Mary Chryst (1905-1989).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Round Hill Cemetery
    Marion, Smyth County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      LaFayette McMullen (1805-1880) — also known as Fayette McMullen — of Rye Cove, Scott County, Va. Born in Bedford County, Va., May 18, 1805. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1832-35; member of Virginia state senate, 1836-47; U.S. Representative from Virginia 13th District, 1849-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1852, 1856; Governor of Washington Territory, 1857-58; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; candidate for Governor of Virginia, 1878. Killed in a railroad accident in Wytheville, Wythe County, Va., November 8, 1880 (age 75 years, 174 days). Interment at Round Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Aspenvale Cemetery
    Seven Mile Ford, Smyth County, Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Smith Preston (1765-1836) — also known as Francis Preston — of Virginia. Born in Greenfield, Botetourt County, Va., August 2, 1765. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1788-89, 1816-20; U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1793-97; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1812-14; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., May 26, 1836 (age 70 years, 298 days). Interment at Aspenvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Preston (1729-1783) and Susanna (Smith) Preston (1740-1823); brother of James Patton Preston (1774-1853) and Letitia Preston (1776-1852; who married John Floyd); married, January 10, 1793, to Sarah Buchanan Campbell (1778-1846; daughter of William Campbell; niece of Patrick Henry); father of William Campbell Preston, John Smith Preston and Margaret Buchanan Frances Preston (1818-1852; who married Wade Hampton III); uncle of James McDowell, William Ballard Preston, John Buchanan Floyd, George Rogers Clark Floyd and William Preston (1816-1887); grandfather of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; cousin *** of John Brown, James Breckinridge and James Brown; first cousin of John Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin thrice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge.
      Political families: 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 congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      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 a private or family graveyard, Hanover County, Va.; reinterment in 1823 at Aspenvale Cemetery.
      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


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