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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Abingdon Knollkreg Memorial Park
  • Abingdon Sinking Spring Cemetery
  • Glade Spring Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Cemetery


    Knollkreg Memorial Park
    Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      George Madison Crumpler Jr. (1920-1995) — also known as George M. Crumpler — of Abingdon, Washington County, Va. Born September 2, 1920. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; postmaster at Abingdon, Va., 1965-66. Died March 7, 1995 (age 74 years, 186 days). Interment at Knollkreg Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sinking Spring Cemetery
    Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Buchanan Floyd (1806-1863) — also known as John B. Floyd — of Virginia. Born in Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Va., June 1, 1806. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1847-48; Governor of Virginia, 1849-52; U.S. Secretary of War, 1857-60; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died near Abingdon, Washington County, Va., August 26, 1863 (age 57 years, 86 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Letitia (Preston) Floyd (1776-1852) and John Floyd; brother of George Rogers Clark Floyd; married to Sarah 'Sally' Preston (1802-1879); adoptive father of Eliza M. Johnston (who married Robert William Hughes); nephew of Francis Smith Preston, James Patton Preston and James Douglas Breckinridge; grandson of William Preston; first cousin of William Campbell Preston (1794-1860), James McDowell and John Smith Preston; first cousin once removed of John Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) and Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925).
      Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The World War II Liberty ship SS John B. Floyd (built 1942 at Richmond, California; scrapped 1965) was named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Campbell (1779-1859) — of Virginia. Born August 2, 1779. Governor of Virginia, 1837-40. Died March 19, 1859 (age 79 years, 229 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Connally Findlay Trigg (1810-1880) — of Abingdon, Washington County, Va.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., March 8, 1810. Whig. Lawyer; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1855; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, 1862-78; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1862-80; died in office 1880; U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1862-80; died in office 1880. Died in Bristol, Sullivan County, Tenn., April 25, 1880 (age 70 years, 48 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Trigg (1784-1813) and Rachel (Findlay) Trigg (1790-1835); married, May 23, 1833, to Mary Trigg Campbell (1815-1850); married 1868 to Seraphina Deery (1835-1918; widow of Randal William McGavock; who later married Augustus Herman Pettibone (1835-1918)); uncle of Connally Findlay Trigg.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      George Washington Hopkins (1804-1861) — also known as George W. Hopkins — of Virginia. Born in Goochland County, Va., February 22, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1833-35, 1850-51, 1859-61; died in office 1861; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1835-47, 1857-59 (8th District 1835-37, 7th District 1837-39, 11th District 1839-41, 18th District 1841-43, 13th District 1843-47, 1857-59); U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal, 1847-49; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850-51. Slaveowner. Died in Richmond, Va., March 1, 1861 (age 57 years, 7 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Robert William Hughes (1821-1901) — of Virginia. Born in Powhatan County, Va., January 16, 1821. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 1871-73; candidate for Governor of Virginia, 1873; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1874-98; retired 1898. In a duel in 1869, he shot and wounded William E. Cameron. Died near Abingdon, Washington County, Va., December 10, 1901 (age 80 years, 328 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1850 to Eliza M. Johnston (adoptive daughter of John Buchanan Floyd (1806-1863); niece of Joseph Eggleston Johnston); father of Robert Morton Hughes.
      Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Johnston family of Abingdon, Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
      John Hall Fulton (c.1792-1836) — of Virginia. Born in Augusta County, Va., about 1792. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1823-24; member of Virginia state senate, 1829-31; U.S. Representative from Virginia 18th District, 1833-35. Died in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., January 28, 1836 (age about 44 years). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Andrew Steele Fulton (1800-1884).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Connally Findlay Trigg (1847-1907) — also known as Connally F. Trigg — of Abingdon, Washington County, Va. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., September 18, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Washington County Commonwealth Attorney, 1872-84; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1885-87. Died in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., April 23, 1907 (age 59 years, 217 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Daniel Trigg (1808-1853) and Anna Munford (Tompkins) Trigg (1816-1888); married to Pocahontas Anne Robertson (1847-1923); nephew of Connally Findlay Trigg; great-grandnephew of Charles Willing Byrd; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791), Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780) and Beverley Randolph; second cousin of Thomas Lawton Davis (born1842); second cousin thrice removed of George Nicholas, Carter Bassett Harrison, Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas, John Wayles Eppes and William Henry Harrison; second cousin four times removed of Theodorick Bland; third cousin of Richard Evelyn Byrd; third cousin once removed of Harry Flood Byrd; third cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph, Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857), Francis Wayles Eppes, John Scott Harrison and Harry Flood Byrd Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Burwell Bassett, Martha Jefferson Randolph, John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Peter Myndert Dox, Edmund Randolph, Carter Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) and Douglass Townshend Bolling.
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James King Gibson (1812-1879) — also known as James K. Gibson — of Abingdon, Washington County, Va. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., February 18, 1812. Democrat. Deputy sheriff; postmaster at Abingdon, Va., 1837-49; U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1870-71. Slaveowner. Died in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., March 30, 1879 (age 67 years, 40 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Cemetery
    Glade Spring, Washington County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Alexander Buchanan (1843-1921) — of Virginia. Born near Groseclose, Smyth County, Va., October 7, 1843. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1885-87; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1889-93; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1895-1903. Died near Emory, Washington County, Va., September 2, 1921 (age 77 years, 330 days). Interment at Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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