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John Singleton Millson

Cedar Grove Cemetery
4th Alley West, Lot 28
(1808 – 1874)

John Singleton Millson was born in Norfolk, Virginia and served as a Representative from Virginia.  He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Norfolk.  Millson was elected as a Democrat to the 31st through the 36th Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1861) and served as Chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions during the 32nd.  During this time, Representative Millson wrote the book Slavery in the Territories (1858) and made a powerful speech entitled On the Revenue and Expenditures of the Government (1859).  After leaving the House, he resumed the practice of law and in 1863, penned an important letter to Judge Richard Parker in which he discussed the possible results of European entry into the Civil War; the future of the Confederacy and Virginia and his activities in federally controlled Norfolk.  He died in Norfolk, Va., on March 1, 1874.*
Other Millson relatives interred on the Millson family lot include:  Eliza, d. 1900; Evelina V., d. 1891; Henrietta O., d. 1892; Mary D., d. 1910; Sara E., d. 1858; William, d. 1834.


Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

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Visitor Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Free parking inside cemetery.

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 238 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23510

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