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Tazewell County
Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Tazewell County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Tazewell Jeffersonville Cemetery
  • Tazewell Maplewood Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Tazewell County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Rees Tate Bowen (1809-1879) — also known as Rees T. Bowen — of Tazewell County, Va. Born in Tazewell County, Va., January 10, 1809. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1863-65; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1873-75. Died in Tazewell County, Va., August 29, 1879 (age 70 years, 231 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Father of Henry Bowen (1841-1915).
      Political families: Johnston family of Abingdon, Virginia; Bowen-Campbell-Johnston family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Jeffersonville Cemetery
    Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Bowen (1841-1915) — of Tazewell, Tazewell County, Va. Born near Tazewell, Tazewell County, Va., December 26, 1841. Republican. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1880; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1883-85, 1887-89. Died near Tazewell, Tazewell County, Va., April 29, 1915 (age 73 years, 124 days). Interment at Jeffersonville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rees Tate Bowen; nephew of John Warfield Johnston (1818-1889); cousin *** of William Bowen Campbell.
      Political families: Johnston family of Abingdon, Virginia; Bowen-Campbell-Johnston family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Maplewood Cemetery
    Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George Campbell Peery (1873-1952) — also known as George C. Peery — of Tazewell, Tazewell County, Va. Born in Cedar Bluff, Tazewell County, Va., October 28, 1873. Democrat. School principal; lawyer; vice-president, Norton Hardware Company; director of coal mining companies and a railroad; Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1920, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1923-29; Governor of Virginia, 1934-38; delegate to Virginia limited constitutional convention 18th District, 1945. Southern Methodist. Member, Kappa Sigma; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Richlands, Tazewell County, Va., October 14, 1952 (age 78 years, 352 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Peery (M.D.) and Mary Letitia (Spotts) Peery; married, June 19, 1907, to Nancy Bane Gillespie.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    M. O. Litz Moroni O. Litz (1874-1955) — also known as M. O. Litz — of Welch, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Tazewell County, Va., August 13, 1874. Republican. School principal; lawyer; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1923-36; appointed 1923; defeated, 1936. Died December 1, 1955 (age 81 years, 110 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John T. Litz and Elizabeth (Thompson) Litz; married, October 27, 1908, to Judith Effler (1885-1920).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
    William Mitchell William Mitchell (1887-1968) — also known as Billy Mitchell — of Welch, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Richmond, Va., March 29, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; salesman; member of West Virginia state senate 6th District, 1941-60. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Died October 22, 1968 (age 81 years, 207 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Mitchell and Elizabeth Alston (Beall) Mitchell; married, February 27, 1936, to Mae Holbrook (1900-1991).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951


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