M.M. White acted as undertaker to these congressmen n

. Friday, September 22, 2017
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Congressman buried by MM White

1849 Hon Franklin H Elmore
Franklin Harper Elmore (October 15, 1799 – May 29, 1850) was a United States Representative and
Senator. Born in Laurens District, the son of John Archer Elmore, he graduated from the South Carolina College at Columbia in 1819, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Walterboro. He was solicitor for the southern circuit from 1822 to 1836, a colonel on the staff of the Governor from 1824 to 1826, and was elected as a State Rights Democrat to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James H. Hammond. Elmore was reelected to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from December 10, 1836, to March 4, 1839. From 1839 to 1850 he was president of the Bank of the State of South Carolina 1839-1850; he declined appointment by President James Polk as Minister to Great Britain. Elmore was appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John C. Calhoun and served from April 11, 1850, until his own death in Washington, D.C. in 1850. He was interred in the First Presbyterian Churchyard in Columbia.
1853 Hon Orin Fowler
Orin Fowler (July 29, 1791 – September 3, 1852) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. B orn in Lebanon, Connecticut, Fowler pursued classical studies and attended Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1814. He studied theology and pursued extensive missionary work in the Valley of the Mississippi. Finally settled as a minister in Plainfield, Connecticut, in 1820. He moved to Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1829, where he was installed as pastor of the Congregational Church in 1831. Wrote a history of Fall River in 1841. He served in the State senate in 1848.Fowler was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1849, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 3, 1852. He was interred in the North Burial Ground, Fall River, Massachusetts.
1854 Hon Brookins Campbell
Brookins Campbell (1808 – December 25, 1853) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 1st congressional district of Tennessee. He was born in Washington County, Tennessee in 1808. He attended the rural schools and graduated from Washington College, now known as Washington and Lee University, at Lexington. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1835 to 1839, from 1841 to 1846, and from 1851 to 1853. He served as speaker in 1845.
1856 Hon Moses Morris
Moses Norris Jr. (November 8, 1799 – January 11, 1855) was a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Pittsfield, he attended the public schools and the Pittsfield Academy, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1828. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Barnstead. He returned to Pittsfield in 1834, was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1837 to 1840 and in 1842, and was a member of the Executive Council of New Hampshire in 1841-1842.

Norris was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847). He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1847-1848, and served as speaker. He was then elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1849, until his death. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Claims (Thirty-first Congress) and a member of the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office (Thirty-second Congress) and the Committee on the District of Columbia (Thirty-third Congress). He died in Washington, D.C. in 1855; interment was in Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield.
1857 Hon Preston Smith Brooks
Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 – January 27, 1857) was an American politician and Member
of the US House of Representative from South Carolina, serving from 1853 until his resignation in July 1856 and again from August 1856 until his death. Brooks, a Democrat, was a fervent advocate of slavery and states' rights. He is primarily remembered for his May 22, 1856, assault upon abolitionist and Republican Senator Charles Sumner; Brooks beat Sumner with a cane on the floor of the United States Senate in retaliation for an anti-slavery speech in which Sumner verbally attacked Brooks' second cousin,[1][2] Senator Andrew Butler. Brooks' action was applauded by many Southerners and abhorred in the North.[3] An attempt to oust him from the House of Representatives failed, and he received only token punishment in his criminal trial. He resigned his seat in July 1856 to give his constituents the opportunity to ratify his conduct in a special election, which they did by electing him in August to fill the vacancy created by his resignation. He was re-elected to a full term in November 1856, but died in January 1857, five weeks before the new term began in March.[4]Sumner was seriously injured by Brooks' beating, and was unable to resume his seat in the Senate for three years, though eventually he recovered and resumed his Senate career.[5]Brooks' act and the polarizing national reaction to it are frequently cited as a major factor in the rising tensions leading up to the American Civil War.[6]
1858 Hon Sampson W Harris
Sampson Willis Harris (February 23, 1809 – April 1, 1857) was an American politician and lawyer in the states of Georgia and Alabama. Harris was born in Elbert County, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1828, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1830. He began practicing law in Athens and served in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1834 and 1835.After moving to Wetumpka, Alabama in 1838, Harris was elected as the solicitor of the eighth circuit in 1841. He then served in the Alabama Senate in 1844 and 1845. Harris was then elected in 1846 to represent Alabama's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives during the 30th United States Congress and was reelected to three additional terms (31st, 32nd and 33rd Congresses) in that seat from March 4, 1847, until March 3, 1855. Harris won election to Alabama's 7th congressional district in 1854 and served in the 34th Congress and served from March 4, 1855, until March 3, 1857. He did not seek reelection in 1856 and died on April 1, 1857, less than a month after leaving congressional office. He was buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens.

Pay to work as nightwatchman at US Patent office 1846-1849

. Thursday, September 21, 2017
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bill to congress for John C Calhoun burial

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MM White acted as undertaker to Dolley Madison, Congressman Thos J Campbell and VP JC Calhoun

. Monday, April 13, 2015
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Also acted as undertaker to Congressman Thomas Jefferson Campbell of TN 27th US Congress died 1850

Campbell served from December 7, 1847 until his death in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 1850 CAMPBELL, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Rhea County, Tenn., in 1786; attended the public schools; assistant inspector general to Major General Cole’s division of the East Tennessee militia, September 25, 1813–March 12, 1814; clerk of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1817–1819, 1821, and 1825–1831; member of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1833–1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841–March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Thirtieth Congress and for the succeeding Congress, and served until his death on April 13, 1850, in Washington, D.C. (December 7, 1847–April 13, 1850); interment in Calhoun, Tenn. 


** also was undertaker to Senator and Vice President John C Calhoun ( see below) 

White and Wirt

. Monday, February 9, 2015
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Advertisement MM White April 24 1850
The usual ad for MM White with the exception of :
“John L. Wirt will see to the filling of orders during my absence with the remains of John C Calhoun”
( Wirt was middle name of daughter Helen b MD 1844)
( John C Calhoun was name of son John C.C. b 1852)

Grave digging records

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White paid to dig Winnie Bane grave 1859-07-28

 Merriam paid for grave dug MM White 1868-06-01


JCC Calhoun burial -MM White

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