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Westmoreland County
Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Westmoreland County

Index to Locations

  • Hague Hickory Hill Cemetery
  • Near Hague Burnt House Field Cemetery
  • Kinsale Yeocomico Cemetery
  • Leedstown Hungerford Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Oak Grove Cemetery


    Hickory Hill Cemetery
    Hague, Westmoreland County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Lee Turberville Beale (1819-1893) — also known as Richard L. T. Beale — of Hague, Westmoreland County, Va. Born in Hickory Hill, Westmoreland County, Va., May 22, 1819. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1847-49, 1879-81 (8th District 1847-49, 1st District 1879-81); general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died near Hague, Westmoreland County, Va., April 21, 1893 (age 73 years, 334 days). Interment at Hickory Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Burnt House Field Cemetery
    Near Hague, Westmoreland County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) — of Westmoreland County, Va. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., January 20, 1732. Democrat. Planter; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1774-79, 1784-85, 1787; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1777, 1780, 1785; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1789-92. Died in Westmoreland County, Va., June 19, 1794 (age 62 years, 150 days). Interment at Burnt House Field Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Lee (1690-1750) and Hannah Harrison (Ludwell) Lee (1701-1750); brother of Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; married, December 5, 1757, to Ann Aylett (1738-1768); married 1769 to Ann (Gaskins) Pinckard (1745-1796); great-grandfather of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second great-grandfather of Edward Brooke Lee; third great-grandfather of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; first cousin once removed and father-in-law of Charles Lee; first cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Richard Bland 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, James Sansome Lakin, Elliot Woolfolk Major 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 of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Lee counties in Ga. and Ill. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books about Richard Henry Lee: Oliver P. Chitwood, Richard Henry Lee : Statesman of the Revolution
      Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)


    Yeocomico Cemetery
    Kinsale, Westmoreland County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Murphy Mayo (1836-1896) — also known as Robert M. Mayo — of Virginia. Born in Hague, Westmoreland County, Va., April 28, 1836. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; court martialed in the Confederate Army, 1863, for drunkenness, and reduced in rank; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1881-82, 1885-88; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1883-84. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Hague, Westmoreland County, Va., March 29, 1896 (age 59 years, 336 days). Interment at Yeocomico Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Mayo and Emily Ann (Campbell) Mayo; married, December 3, 1867, to Emily Claybrook; nephew of Joseph Carrington Mayo (1795-1872).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hungerford Cemetery
    Leedstown, Westmoreland County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Pratt Hungerford (1761-1833) — of Westmoreland County, Va. Born in Leeds (now Leedstown), Westmoreland County, Va., January 2, 1761. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1797-1801, 1823-30; member of Virginia state senate, 1801-09; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1811, 1813-17 (8th District 1811, 1813-15, 9th District 1815-17); general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Died in Westmoreland County, Va., December 21, 1833 (age 72 years, 353 days). Interment at Hungerford Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Hungerford (1716-1772) and Ann Burkett (Pratt) Hungerford (1718-1800).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Oak Grove, Westmoreland County, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Stanley G. Adams (1907-1954) — of Isle of Wight County, Va.; Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Va. Born in Eclipse, Nansemond County (now part of Suffolk), Va., December 16, 1907. Republican. Ferry boat captain; farmer; real estate business; hotel owner; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of Westmoreland County Republican Party, 1944-50; candidate for Virginia state senate, 1947; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1952. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from an intestinal blood clot, in Physicians Memorial Hospital, La Plata, Charles County, Md., November 7, 1954 (age 46 years, 326 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Quincy Adams and Cecil May (Barkelow) Adams; married to Marie Miller (1904-1980).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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