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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lexington city

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  • Lexington Unknown location
  • Lexington Lee Memorial Chapel
  • Lexington Lexington Cemetery
  • Lexington Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Lexington, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Jett Lauck (b. 1879) — also known as W. Jett Lauck — of Washington, D.C. Born August 2, 1879. Democrat. Economist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1924 (alternate), 1940. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Married to Eleanor Dunlap.


    Lee Memorial Chapel
    Lexington, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Lee (1756-1818) — also known as "Light Horse Harry" — of Westmoreland County, Va. Born in Prince William County, Va., January 29, 1756. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1786-88; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Westmoreland County, 1788; Governor of Virginia, 1791-94; U.S. Representative from Virginia at-large, 1799-1801. Eulogized George Washington as "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.". Died in Cumberland Island, Camden County, Ga., March 25, 1818 (age 62 years, 55 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Camden County, Ga.; reinterment in 1913 at Lee Memorial Chapel.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Lee (1730-1787) and Lucy (Grymes) Lee (1734-1792); brother of Charles Lee, Richard Bland Lee and Edmund Jennings Lee; married 1782 to Matilda Ludwell Lee (1764-1790); married, June 18, 1793, to Ann Hill Carter (1773-1829); father of Robert E. Lee (1807-1870; Confederate general); grandfather of Fitzhugh Lee and William Henry Fitzhugh Lee; grandnephew of Richard Bland; great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee and Theodorick Bland (1742-1790); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Thomas Sim Lee, John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; second cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph, John Lee and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; second cousin twice removed of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second cousin thrice removed of John Lee Carroll and Edward Brooke Lee; second cousin four times removed of William Welby Beverley (1889-1969), Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; second cousin five times removed of Outerbridge Horsey; third cousin of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Dabney Carr, Theodorick Bland (1776-1846), Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Zachary Taylor; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Edmund Randolph and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin twice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, John Augustine Marshall, Carter Henry Harrison II and Frederick Madison Roberts; third cousin thrice removed of Abraham Lincoln, John Gardner Coolidge, James Sansome Lakin, Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk, William Marshall Bullitt, Alexander Scott Bullitt and Francis Beverley Biddle; fourth cousin of John Wayles Eppes.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Lee County, Va. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837-1891) — also known as William H. F. Lee — of Burkes Station, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Arlington County, Va., May 31, 1837. Democrat. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Virginia state senate, 1875; U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1887-91; died in office 1891. During the Civil War, he was captured by Union forces, imprisoned, and eventually exchanged for Gen. Neal Dow, who had been captured by Confederates. Died in Virginia, October 15, 1891 (age 54 years, 137 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1922 at Lee Memorial Chapel.
      Relatives: Grandson of Henry Lee (1756-1818); second great-grandnephew of Richard Bland.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lexington Cemetery
    Lexington, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel McDowell Moore (1796-1875) — of Virginia. Born in Pennsylvania, 1796. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Virginia 17th District, 1833-35; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died in 1875 (age about 79 years). Interment at Lexington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Moore (1752-1821).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
    (formerly Presbyterian Cemetery)
    Lexington, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Absalom Willis Robertson (1887-1971) — also known as A. Willis Robertson — of Lexington, Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., May 27, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state senate 22nd District, 1916-22; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1933-46 (at-large 1933-35, 7th District 1935-46); U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1946-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948, 1952, 1956. Baptist. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died in Lexington, Va., November 1, 1971 (age 84 years, 158 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin Pierce Robertson (1853-1928) and Josephine Ragland (Willis) Robertson (1858-1950); married, October 19, 1920, to Gladys Churchill Willis (1897-1968); father of Marion Gordon Robertson (1930-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Andrew Moore (1752-1821) — of Lexington, Va. Born in Virginia, 1752. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1780; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-97, 1803-04 (at-large 1789-91, 3rd District 1791-93, 2nd District 1793-97, at-large 1803-04); U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1804-09. Died in 1821 (age about 69 years). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Samuel McDowell Moore (1796-1875).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James McDowell (1795-1851) — of Rockbridge County, Va. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., October 13, 1795. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1831-35, 1838; Governor of Virginia, 1843-46; U.S. Representative from Virginia 11th District, 1846-51. Died in Rockbridge County, Va., August 24, 1851 (age 55 years, 315 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah (Preston) McDowell (1767-1841) and James McDowell (1770-1835); brother of Elizabeth McDowell (1794-1854; who married Thomas Hart Benton); married to Susan Preston (1800-1847); father of Sally McDowell (who married Francis Thomas); nephew of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston (1774-1853); grandson of William Preston; first cousin of William Campbell Preston, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd; 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 and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925) and William Henry Prague; third cousin 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).
      McDowell County, W.Va. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Letcher (1813-1884) — of Lexington, Va. Born in Lexington, Va., March 29, 1813. Democrat. Delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1851-59 (11th District 1851-53, 9th District 1853-59); Governor of Virginia, 1860-63; member of Virginia state legislature, 1875. Died January 26, 1884 (age 70 years, 303 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John White Brockenbrough (1806-1877) — of Virginia. Born in Hanover County, Va., December 23, 1806. Lawyer; newspaper editor; law professor; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, 1846-61; resigned 1861; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Confederate District Judge, 1861. Died in Lexington, Va., February 20, 1877 (age 70 years, 59 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Brockenbrough; brother-in-law of Edward Colston; great-grandson of Carter Braxton (1736-1797); first cousin of William Henry Brockenbrough.
      Political family: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile
      Henry St. George Tucker (1853-1932) — of Staunton, Va.; Lexington, Va. Born in Winchester, Va., April 5, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1889-97, 1922-32; died in office 1932; law professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1912. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Lexington, Va., July 23, 1932 (age 79 years, 109 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Randolph Tucker and Laura (Powell) Tucker; married, October 25, 1877, to Henrietta Preston Johnston (died 1900; granddaughter of Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862)); married, January 13, 1903, to Martha Sharpe; grandson of Henry St. George Tucker.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Johnston-Preston family of Kentucky and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Francis Thomas Anderson (1808-1887) — Born in Botetourt County, Va., December 11, 1808. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1864-65; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1871-82. Died in Lexington, Va., November 30, 1887 (age 78 years, 354 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Anderson (1764-1839) and Anne (Thomas) Anderson (1770-1839); married to Mary Ann Alexander (1806-1881); grandfather of Miles Poindexter (1868-1946) and William Anderson Poindexter.
      Political family: Poindexter-Anderson family of Greenlee and Lexington, Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles P. Dorman (1794-1849) — of Virginia. Born October 14, 1794. General in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1833-37, 1839-42, 1846-48. Presbyterian. Sponsored bill to create the Virginia Military Institute. Died in Rockbridge County, Va., December 20, 1849 (age 55 years, 67 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of James Baldwin Dorman (1828-1893).
      James Baldwin Dorman (1828-1893) — of Rockbridge County, Va. Born in Lexington, Va., July 25, 1828. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1848-51; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died at the Virginia Hotel, Staunton, Va., August 4, 1893 (age 65 years, 10 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles P. Dorman (1794-1849).
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Miles Poindexter Miles Poindexter (1868-1946) — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., April 22, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; Walla Walla County Prosecuting Attorney, 1892-94; superior court judge in Washington, 1904-08; U.S. Representative from Washington 3rd District, 1909-11; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1911-23; defeated, 1922; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920; U.S. Ambassador to Peru, 1923-28. Died in Greenlee, Rockbridge County, Va., September 21, 1946 (age 78 years, 152 days). Original interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery; reinterment at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Wash.
      Relatives: Son of William Bowyer Poindexter (1835-1917) and Josephine (Anderson) Poindexter (1838-1912); brother of William Anderson Poindexter; married 1892 to Elizabeth Gale Page (1866-1929); married 1936 to Elinor Jackson (Junkin) Latane (1867-1939); grandson of Francis Thomas Anderson (1808-1887).
      Political family: Poindexter-Anderson family of Greenlee and Lexington, Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919


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