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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lynchburg city

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  • Lynchburg Old City Cemetery
  • Lynchburg Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Lynchburg Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Liberty University, Lynchburg Montview Grounds


    Old City Cemetery
    Lynchburg, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Daniel (1806-1873) — Born in Winchester, Va., November 26, 1806. Justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1860. Died in Nelson County, Va., March 28, 1873 (age 66 years, 122 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Daniel and Margaret (Baldwin) Daniel; married to Sarah Ann Warwick (1822-1845); father of John Warwick Daniel (1842-1910).
      Political family: Daniel family of Lynchburg, Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    Lynchburg, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter Johnston Otey (1840-1902) — also known as Peter J. Otey — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Lynchburg, Va., December 22, 1840. Democrat. Civil engineer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; railroad executive; banker; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1895-1902; died in office 1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1896. Died in Lynchburg, Va., May 4, 1902 (age 61 years, 133 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Mathews Otey (1792-1859) and Lucy Wilhelmina (Norvell) Otey (1801-1866); married, April 14, 1863, to Mary Malvina Floyd (1844-1915); grandnephew of James William Mathews (1766-1834) and John Mathews; second cousin once removed of Wythe Leigh Kinsolving.
      Political family: Kinsolving-Mathews family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Philemon Holcombe (1820-1873) — of Virginia. Born in Powhatan County, Va., September 20, 1820. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Died in Capon Springs, Hampshire County, W.Va., August 22, 1873 (age 52 years, 336 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      David Bell Macgowan (1870-1960) — also known as David B. Macgowan — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., June 5, 1870. Reporter and correspondent for the Chicago Tribune newspaper, and for the Associated Press; editor of the Knoxville, Tenn. Sentinel newspaper, 1908-14; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, 1915-17; U.S. Consul in Moscow, 1917-18; Vladivostok, 1918-22; Riga, 1922-25; Kovno, 1927. Unitarian. Died in Lynchburg, Va., November 30, 1960 (age 90 years, 178 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Evander Locke Macgowan and Mary Jane (Burrowe) Macgowan; married, April 5, 1894, to Emma Birkhead Woods (1867-1938).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Collin Buckner (1768-1836) — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Caroline County, Va., 1768. Postmaster at Lynchburg, Va., 1815-18. Presbyterian. Died in Lynchburg, Va., February 29, 1836 (age about 67 years). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1816 to Martha Doswell (1794-1877; sister-in-law of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); aunt of William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell).
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862) — of Campbell County, Va. Born in Virginia, September 29, 1819. Lawyer; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died in Lynchburg, Va., February 10, 1862 (age 42 years, 134 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Harrison Slaughter (1786-1832) and Mary Rice (Garland) Slaughter (1795-1888); married to Catherine Malvina Garland (1818-1885); grandnephew of Gabriel Slaughter (1767-1830); third cousin of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; third cousin once removed of Daniel French Slaughter; third cousin twice removed of Smith Alford Blackburn and Daniel French Slaughter Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Charles Milton Blackburn.
      Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Spring Hill Cemetery
    401 Taylor Street
    Lynchburg, Virginia
    Founded 1806
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Carter Glass Carter Glass (1858-1946) — also known as George Carter Glass; "Father of the Federal Reserve"; "Pluck" — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Lynchburg, Va., January 4, 1858. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Virginia state senate, 1899-1902; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention from Lynchburg city, 1901-02; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1902-18; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1940, 1944; member of Democratic National Committee from Virginia, 1916-28; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1918-20; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1920-46; died in office 1946; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from congestive heart failure, in his room at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., May 28, 1946 (age 88 years, 144 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Henry Glass and August Elizabeth (Christian) Glass (1826-1860); married 1886 to Mary Aurelia Caldwell (1859-1937); married, June 22, 1940, to Mary Everett (Scott) Meade (1886-1959); father of Carter Glass Jr. (1893-1955).
      Political family: Glass family of Lynchburg, Virginia.
      Glass House (offices, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Federal Reserve History
      Image source: Federal Reserve History
    John W. Daniel John Warwick Daniel (1842-1910) — also known as John W. Daniel; "The Lame Lion of Lynchburg" — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Lynchburg, Va., September 5, 1842. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; permanently disabled by a war injury; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1869-72; member of Virginia state senate, 1875-81; Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1876; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1880 (Convention Vice-President), 1888, 1896 (Permanent Chair), 1904 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); candidate for Governor of Virginia, 1881; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1885-87; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1887-1910; died in office 1910; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention from Campbell County, 1901-02. Died in Lynchburg, Va., June 29, 1910 (age 67 years, 297 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Daniel (1806-1873) and Sarah Ann (Warwick) Daniel (1845-1918); married 1869 to Julia Elizabeth Murrell (1850-1937); first cousin of Henry Martin Daniel.
      Political family: Daniel family of Lynchburg, Virginia.
      Epitaph: "The memory of the just is blessed."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
    Robert L. Owen Robert Latham Owen (1856-1947) — also known as Robert L. Owen — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla. Born in Lynchburg, Va., February 2, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1892-96; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1907-25; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Modern Woodmen of America; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Beta Kappa. Died July 19, 1947 (age 91 years, 167 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert L. Owen (president of the Virginia and Tennesee Railroad) and Narcissa (Chisholm) Owen (Cherokee Nation); married, December 31, 1889, to Daisey Deane Hester.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Library of Congress
      James Rives Childs (1893-1987) — also known as J. Rives Childs — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Lynchburg, Va., February 6, 1893. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper correspondent; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Jerusalem, 1923-25; Bucharest, 1925-30; Cairo, as of 1931; Tangier, as of 1943; U.S. Minister to Saudi Arabia, 1946-49; Yemen, 1946; U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1949-50; Ethiopia, 1951. Died in Richmond, Va., July 15, 1987 (age 94 years, 159 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucy Howard (Brown) Childs (1854-1947) and John William Childs.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Garland (1791-1885) — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Ivy Depot, Albemarle County, Va., June 6, 1791. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1829-31; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1835-41 (7th District 1835-37, 6th District 1837-39, 7th District 1839-41). Slaveowner. Died in Lynchburg, Va., August 8, 1885 (age 94 years, 63 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alfred Dickinson Barksdale (1892-1972) — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Houston (now Halifax), Halifax County, Va., July 17, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Virginia state senate 12th District, 1924-27; circuit judge in Virginia 6th Circuit, 1938-39; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, 1939-57; took senior status 1957. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Lynchburg, Va., August 16, 1972 (age 80 years, 30 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Randolph Barksdale (1849-1925) and Hallie Poindexter (Craddock) Barksdale (1854-1900); married, December 15, 1934, to Louisa Estill Winfree (1904-2005); first cousin once removed of Champe Terrell Barksdale; second cousin once removed of Howell Edmunds Jackson; second cousin twice removed of William Barksdale, Ethelbert Barksdale and George Annesley Barksdale.
      Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clarence Godber Burton (1886-1982) — also known as Clarence G. Burton — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., December 14, 1886. Democrat. Mayor of Lynchburg, Va., 1946; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1948-53. Died in Lynchburg, Va., January 18, 1982 (age 95 years, 35 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Whitehead (1825-1901) — of Amherst, Amherst County, Va. Born in Virginia, 1825. U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1873-75. Slaveowner. Died in 1901 (age about 76 years). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Philip Wallace Hiden (1872-1936) — also known as Philip W. Hiden — of Newport News, Va. Born in Orange County, Va., April 5, 1872. Mayor of Newport News, Va., 1920-24. Died in Newport News, Va., October 25, 1936 (age 64 years, 203 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philip Barbour Hiden (1842-1915) and Elizabeth Hawes 'Bettie' (Goodwin) Hiden (1847-1914); married to Martha Frances Woodroof (1883-1959).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Isaac Hopkins (1843-1914) — also known as Samuel I. Hopkins — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Prince George's County, Md., December 12, 1843. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1887-89. Died in Lynchburg, Va., January 15, 1914 (age 70 years, 34 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Henry Glass (1822-1896) — also known as Robert H. Glass — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., December 27, 1822. Democrat. Postmaster at Lynchburg, Va., 1853-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1860. Died in Lynchburg, Va., May 7, 1896 (age 73 years, 132 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas W. Glass (1796-1847) and Lavinia (Cauthorne) Glass; married, November 25, 1846, to August Elizabeth Christian (1826-1860); father of Meta Glass (president, Sweet Briar College, 1925-46) and Carter Glass; grandfather of Carter Glass Jr. (1893-1955).
      Political family: Glass family of Lynchburg, Virginia.
      Robert Sidney Burruss Jr. (1914-1978) — also known as Robert S. Burruss, Jr. — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Lynchburg, Va., November 9, 1914. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1964; member of Virginia state senate 23rd District, 1964-76. Died in Lynchburg, Va., June 21, 1978 (age 63 years, 224 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Sidney Burruss (1882-1942) and Ada Steptoe (Moorman) Burruss (1888-1965); married, May 24, 1947, to Margaret Hanna Brooks (1923-2011).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jubal Anderson Early (1813-1894) — of Franklin County, Va. Born in 1813. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died in 1894 (age about 81 years). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Robert Sidney Burruss (1882-1942) — also known as Robert S. Burruss — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Campbell County, Va., August 6, 1882. Republican. Lumber business; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Died, from a coronary occlusion, in Dillwyn, Buckingham County, Va., July 31, 1942 (age 59 years, 359 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Monroe Burruss (1851-1904) and Ida Florence (Pringle) Burruss (1856-1931); married, October 15, 1913, to Ada Steptoe Moorman (1888-1965); father of Robert Sidney Burruss Jr. (1914-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Montview Grounds
    Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Jerry Lamon Falwell (1933-2007) — also known as Jerry Falwell — Born in Lynchburg, Va., August 11, 1933. Republican. Pastor; television evangelist; founder (1971) of Liberty Baptist College, now Liberty University; also served as its chancellor; founder of the Moral Majority, political group advocating conservative Christian views; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1996. Baptist. Member, National Rifle Association. Suffered cardiac arrythmia, collapsed in his office at Liberty University, and died soon after at Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg, Va., May 15, 2007 (age 73 years, 277 days). Interment at Montview Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of Carey Hezekiah Falwell and Helen V. (Beasley) Falwell; married, April 12, 1958, to Macel Pate.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial

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