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Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Angola Conleys Chapel Cemetery
  • Bridgeville Bridgeville Cemetery
  • Cedar Creek Unknown location
  • Near Clarksville Blackwater Church Cemetery
  • Concord Concord Church Cemetery
  • Near Dagsboro Prince Georges Churchyard
  • Georgetown Old Cemetery of St. George's Chapel
  • Georgetown St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard
  • Georgetown Union Cemetery
  • Greenwood St. Johnstown Cemetery
  • Laurel Unknown location
  • Laurel Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Laurel Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Laurel Old Methodist Cemetery
  • Near Laurel Broad Creek Episcopal Graveyard
  • Lewes Bethel Methodist Cemetery
  • Lewes Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Lewes Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Lewes Presbyterian Churchyard
  • Lewes St. Peter's Churchyard
  • Near Lewes Cool Spring Presbyterian Churchyard
  • Millsboro Millsboro Cemetery
  • Milton Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
  • Ocean View Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Quakertown Old Ebenezer Church M.E. Cemetery
  • Roxana Roxana Cemetery
  • Seaford Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Seaford St. Luke's Episcopal Churchyard
  • Selbyville Selbyville Redmens Cemetery
  • Whitesville Oliphant Family Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      John Collins (1776-1822) — of Delaware. Born March 1, 1776. Governor of Delaware, 1821-22; died in office 1822. Died April 16, 1822 (age 46 years, 46 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      John Mitchell Houston (1832-1893) — also known as John M. Houston — Born in Sussex County, Del., April 26, 1832. Delaware state treasurer, 1883-87. Died in Sussex County, Del., December 25, 1893 (age 61 years, 243 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Bell Houston (1802-1892) and Lydia (Wharton) Houston (1809-1876); brother of Charles Bell Houston and Henry Aydelotte Houston (1847-1925); married 1855 to Nancy W. Hickman (1831-1867); married 1868 to Addie L. Hickman (1843-1884; sister of first wife); father of John Mitchell Moore Houston; uncle of Henry Aydelotte Houston (1890-1979); first cousin once removed of John Wallace Houston; second cousin of Robert Griffith Houston (1867-1946).
      Political families: Houston family of Delaware; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Conleys Chapel Cemetery
    Angola, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph W. Prettyman (1917-1995) — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Delaware, August 7, 1917. Grain farmer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 8th District, 1953-54. Methodist. Died, in Lee Memorial Health Park medical center, Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., April 9, 1995 (age 77 years, 245 days). Interment at Conleys Chapel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ethel M. (Joseph) Prettyman (1892-1919) and Albert Henry Prettyman (1893-1978); married to Ethaleene Steele (1918-2006); first cousin twice removed of John Alvin Lingo; second cousin once removed of Asher H. Lingo (1866-1938), Rufus D. Lingo, Jr., Archibald B. Lingo, John Alvin Lingo, Jr. and Charles Dale Lingo; third cousin of Carlton Leroy Lingo.
      Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.


    Bridgeville Cemetery
    Bridgeville, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      William Cannon (1809-1865) — of Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del. Born near Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., March 15, 1809. Delaware state treasurer, 1851-55; Governor of Delaware, 1863-65; died in office 1865. Methodist. Became ill helping to put out a fire, and subsequently died, in Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., March 1, 1865 (age 55 years, 351 days). Interment at Bridgeville Cemetery.
      Simeon Selby Pennewill (1867-1935) — also known as Simeon S. Pennewill — of Greenwood, Sussex County, Del.; Dover, Kent County, Del. Born near Greenwood, Sussex County, Del., July 23, 1867. Republican. Farmer; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 1st District, 1899-1906; Governor of Delaware, 1909-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912, 1916, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee). Methodist or Presbyterian. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., September 9, 1935 (age 68 years, 48 days). Interment at Bridgeville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simeon Pennewill and Anna E. (Curry) Pennewill; brother of James Pennewill (1854-?).
      Political family: Pennewill family of Dover and Greenwood, Delaware.
      Harry West Viven (1854-1944) — also known as Harry W. Viven — of Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del. Born May 14, 1854. Republican. Member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 1st District, 1923-26; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee). Died January 14, 1944 (age 89 years, 245 days). Interment at Bridgeville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lizzie Layton (1859-1921).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ralph M. Collison (1908-1975) — of Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del. Born May 2, 1908. Democrat. Fertilizer dealer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 2nd District, 1949-50. Episcopalian. Died in Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., February 8, 1975 (age 66 years, 282 days). Interment at Bridgeville Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Cedar Creek, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Joseph Haslet (c.1769-1823) — of Delaware. Born about 1769. Governor of Delaware, 1811-14, 1823; died in office 1823. Died June 20, 1823 (age about 54 years). Original interment somewhere; reinterment in 1916 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Del.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Blackwater Church Cemetery
    highway DE 54
    Near Clarksville, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957) — also known as James M. Tunnell — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Clarksville, Sussex County, Del., August 2, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1929-30; member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1937-47; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1941-47; defeated, 1924, 1946. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 14, 1957 (age 78 years, 104 days). Interment at Blackwater Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Maull Tunnell (1831-1904) and Rhoda Elizabeth (Bennett) Tunnell (1836-1903); married, November 10, 1905, to Sarah Ethel Dukes (1885-1956); father of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986); great-grandnephew of Joseph Maull; first cousin once removed of Charles Henry Maull and Franklin Charles Maull; second cousin of Robert Griffith Houston and George Clifton Maull; third cousin once removed of H. Edward Maull, Sr. and Harold Vincent Maull.
      Political families: Houston family of Delaware; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Concord Church Cemetery
    Concord, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred R. Layton (1856-1921) — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., 1856. Farmer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 4th District, 1913-14. Died in 1921 (age about 65 years). Interment at Concord Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Burton Layton (c.1827-1870) and Lavenia E. (Mears) Layton (1836-1901); married, December 26, 1877, to Louisa C. Timmons; married, January 6, 1883, to Sarah Ann 'Sallie Mitchell (1852-1935).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Prince Georges Churchyard
    highway DE 26
    Near Dagsboro, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      William Hill Wells (1769-1829) — of Delaware. Born in Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., January 7, 1769. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1795-99, 1811-12; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1799-1804, 1813-17; member of Delaware state senate, 1819. Died near Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del., March 11, 1829 (age 60 years, 63 days). Interment at Prince Georges Churchyard.
      Relatives: Married to Rachel Dagworthy.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Curtis Washington Steen (1908-1977) — also known as Curtis W. Steen — of Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del. Born in Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del., December 3, 1908. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960; member of Delaware state senate, 1951-68 (Sussex County 3rd District 1951-64, 17th District 1965-68); defeated, 1970. Died December 8, 1977 (age 69 years, 5 days). Interment at Prince Georges Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Arlie Curtis Steen (1875-1926) and Annie Mary (Hickman) Steen (1881-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Cemetery of St. George's Chapel
    Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Robinson, Jr. (1800-1843) — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Delaware, 1800. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1839-41. Died in 1843 (age about 43 years). Interment at Old Cemetery of St. George's Chapel.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard
    Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Clark Stockley (1819-1901) — also known as Charles C. Stockley — of near Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born near Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., November 6, 1819. Democrat. Farmer; Governor of Delaware, 1883-87; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Delaware, 1896. Methodist. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., April 20, 1901 (age 81 years, 165 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard.
      Caleb Rodney Layton (1851-1930) — also known as Caleb R. Layton — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born near Frankford, Sussex County, Del., September 8, 1851. Republican. Secretary of state of Delaware, 1901-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1904 (member, Resolutions Committee); U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1919-23; defeated, 1922. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., November 11, 1930 (age 79 years, 64 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Henry Layton (1824-1892) and Elizabeth A. Layton (1831-1924); married to Annie Elizabeth Sipple (1849-1925); great-grandson of Caleb Rodney; great-grandnephew of Daniel Rodney; first cousin twice removed of George Brydges Rodney; first cousin four times removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; second cousin once removed of John Henry Rodney; second cousin thrice removed of Caesar Augustus Rodney; third cousin twice removed of Thomas McKean Rodney; third cousin thrice removed of Manford Latimer Hudson; fourth cousin of Reynolds Clough (1875-1918).
      Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hiram Rodney Burton (1841-1927) — also known as Hiram R. Burton — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., November 13, 1841. Republican. Dry goods merchant; physician; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1884 (alternate), 1900, 1908; candidate for Delaware state senate, 1898; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1905-09. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., June 17, 1927 (age 85 years, 216 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Moore Richardson (1858-1930) — also known as John M. Richardson — of Delaware. Born in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Md., February 10, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1928. Episcopalian. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., August 4, 1930 (age 72 years, 175 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of Henry Virden Lyons (1866-1945); great-grandson-in-law of Caleb Rodney.
      Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Charles Henry Richards (1827-1899) — also known as Charles H. Richards — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., November 22, 1827. Democrat. Physician; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1876 (member, Credentials Committee). Died in Delaware, January 10, 1899 (age 71 years, 49 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of John Richards and Martha (Hammond) Richards; married 1875 to Elizabeth Anderson (1830-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Union Cemetery
    Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Wilbur Louis Adams (1884-1937) — also known as Wilbur L. Adams — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., October 23, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Delaware state attorney general, 1924; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1933-35; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1934. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons. Died in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 4, 1937 (age 53 years, 42 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Dunning Adams and Sarah Lavinia (Thompson) Adams.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Howard Wellington Bramhall (1895-1962) — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., November 18, 1895. Lawyer; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1954-57. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., July 7, 1962 (age 66 years, 231 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wellington Bramhall (1829-1899) and Nancy Jane 'Jennie' (Bradley) Bramhall (1856-1945); married, August 27, 1923, to Margaret Purnell Townsend (1898-1988).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Short Williams (1877-1961) — also known as George S. Williams — of Millsboro, Sussex County, Del. Born in Ocean View, Sussex County, Del., October 21, 1877. Republican. Delaware state treasurer, 1929-33; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1939-41; defeated, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1940 (member, Credentials Committee). Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., November 22, 1961 (age 84 years, 32 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert Fawcett Polk (1869-1955) — of Delaware. Born in Frederica, Kent County, Del., October 11, 1869. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1917-19. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 14, 1955 (age 85 years, 126 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore Albert Polk (1842-1904) and Sallie E. (Fawcett) Polk; grandson of Charles Polk (1788-1857); fourth cousin once removed of James Knox Polk, Trusten Polk and William Hawkins Polk.
      Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Fleming Richards (1846-1905) — also known as Charles F. Richards — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Delaware, 1846. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1872 (delegation secretary). Died in 1905 (age about 59 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Catherine Sudler (1844-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Eli P. Pepper (1848-1939) — of Sussex County, Del. Born September 25, 1848. Democrat. Farmer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 9th District, 1901-02. Died, in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sussex County, Del., November 20, 1939 (age 91 years, 56 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Pepper (1805-1889) and Naomi (Warrington) Pepper (1815-1886); married 1892 to Mary Eugenia Burton (1860-1894).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nutter David Marvel, Sr. (1902-1988) — also known as Nutter D. Marvel — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., June 30, 1902. Democrat. Oil supply business; owner of gas stations; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 9th District, 1949-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1960; member, Delaware Public Service Commission, 1961-73. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners. Famed for his collection of horsedrawn carriages, which participated in parades and were displayed in his private museum. Died, following a stroke, in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sussex County, Del., July 22, 1988 (age 86 years, 22 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles H. Marvel (1857-1926) and Martha Rebecca (Hopkins) Marvel (1864-1926); married to Willie F. Barr (1905-1967).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Johnstown Cemetery
    Greenwood, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Earle Dukes Willey (1889-1950) — also known as Earle D. Willey — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Delaware, 1889. Republican. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1940; secretary of state of Delaware, 1941-42; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1943-45; defeated, 1944; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1944. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in 1950 (age about 61 years). Interment at St. Johnstown Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ralph Emory Willey (1888-1951) — also known as Ralph E. Willey — of Greenwood, Sussex County, Del. Born in Greenwood, Sussex County, Del., December 21, 1888. Democrat. Merchant; insurance business; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 2nd District, 1937-38. Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, Sussex County, Del., July 20, 1951 (age 62 years, 211 days). Interment at St. Johnstown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Nancy Russell (1893-1983).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Henry Annett (1903-1976) — also known as John Annett — of Staytonville, Sussex County, Del. Born December 15, 1903. Republican. Merchant; school and charter bus contractor; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 2nd District, 1961-64; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1972. Member, Rotary; Farm Bureau. Suffered a heart attack, and was dead on arrival at Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, Sussex County, Del., August 26, 1976 (age 72 years, 255 days). Interment at St. Johnstown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Annett (1878-1925) and Blanche H. Annett (1880-1973).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert (1833-1880) — Born in 1833. U.S. Minister to Salvador, 1869. Died in 1880 (age about 47 years). Interment somewhere.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Joshua Hopkins Marvil (1825-1895) — of Laurel, Sussex County, Del. Born near Laurel, Sussex County, Del., September 3, 1825. Governor of Delaware, 1895; died in office 1895. Methodist. English and French ancestry. Died, from heart disease and erysipelas, in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., April 8, 1895 (age 69 years, 217 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Marvil; married 1849 to Sarah M. Sirman.


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Howard Hamilton Dickerson (1884-1966) — also known as Howard H. Dickerson — of Laurel, Sussex County, Del. Born in 1884. Democrat. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 5th District, 1925-26; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 3rd District, 1947-50; Delaware state treasurer, 1955-56. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Grange. Suffered a heart attack, and died soon after, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Sussex County, Del., October 20, 1966 (age about 82 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Levin Newton Dickerson (1855-1912) and Levica Ann (Owens) Dickerson (1857-1942); married to Mary Alice Phillips (1887-1972).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Manford Latimer Hudson (1924-2012) — also known as Manford L. Hudson — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Frankford, Sussex County, Del., April 14, 1924. Republican. Farmer; candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 4th District, 1950. Church of Christ. Died, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., September 23, 2012 (age 88 years, 162 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Latimer Hudson (1890-1950) and Sarah Edna (Dingle) Hudson (1894-1971); married to Jane Gray (1929-2016); third cousin thrice removed of Caleb Rodney Layton (1851-1930).
      Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Methodist Cemetery
    Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      William Barkley Cooper (1771-1849) — also known as William B. Cooper — of Delaware. Born December 16, 1771. Governor of Delaware, 1841-45. Died April 27, 1849 (age 77 years, 132 days). Interment at Old Methodist Cemetery.


    Broad Creek Episcopal Graveyard
    Near Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Nathaniel Mitchell (1753-1814) — of Delaware. Born near Laurel, Sussex County, Del., 1753. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1787-88; Governor of Delaware, 1805-08; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1808; member of Delaware state senate, 1810-12. Died in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., February 21, 1814 (age about 60 years). Interment at Broad Creek Episcopal Graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Bethel Methodist Cemetery
    Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Eugene Donald Bookhammer (1918-2013) — also known as Eugene D. Bookhammer — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Lingo Landing, Sussex County, Del., June 14, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lumber mill business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1952, 1956, 1960 (alternate); member of Delaware state senate, 1963-68 (Sussex County 5th District 1963-64, 18th District 1965-68); Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1969-77. Member, Lions; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., February 23, 2013 (age 94 years, 254 days). Interment at Bethel Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Hayes Bookhammer (1876-1959) and Winifred Hopkins (Jenkins) Bookhammer (1879-1966); married 1942 to Mary Catherine 'Kitty' Williams (1918-2005).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      H. Edward Maull, Sr. (1914-1982) — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born January 3, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1968. Member, Freemasons. Died March 26, 1982 (age 68 years, 82 days). Interment at Bethel Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harry Marriner Maull (1885-1946) and Lida Emerson (Burton) Maull (1889-1962); married to Irene Turner (1915-2005); second great-grandnephew of Joseph Maull; second cousin of Harold Vincent Maull (1917-1999); second cousin twice removed of Charles Henry Maull and Franklin Charles Maull; third cousin once removed of James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957) and George Clifton Maull; fourth cousin of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986).
      Political family: Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "I've had a wonderful life."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Griffith Houston (1867-1946) — also known as Robert G. Houston — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Milton, Sussex County, Del., October 13, 1867. Republican. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County, 1892; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1925-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee); Independent Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1936. Died in a hospital at Lewes, Sussex County, Del., January 29, 1946 (age 78 years, 108 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Henry Houston (1819-1894) and Comfort Tingle (Hitchens) Houston (1827-1883); nephew of John Wallace Houston; second cousin of John Mitchell Houston, Charles Bell Houston, Henry Aydelotte Houston (1847-1925) and James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957); second cousin once removed of John Mitchell Moore Houston, Henry Aydelotte Houston (1890-1979) and James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986).
      Political families: Houston family of Delaware; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Wallace Houston (1814-1896) — also known as John W. Houston — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Concord, Sussex County, Del., May 4, 1814. Secretary of state of Delaware, 1841-45; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1845-51; state court judge in Delaware, 1855. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., April 26, 1896 (age 81 years, 358 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Houston and Elizabeth (Wiltbank) Houston; uncle of Robert Griffith Houston; first cousin once removed of John Mitchell Houston, Charles Bell Houston and Henry Aydelotte Houston (1847-1925); first cousin twice removed of John Mitchell Moore Houston and Henry Aydelotte Houston (1890-1979).
      Political family: Houston family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      David Hall (1752-1817) — of Delaware. Born January 4, 1752. Lawyer; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Governor of Delaware, 1802-05; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1813-17. Died September 18, 1817 (age 65 years, 257 days). Interment at Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Hannah White (who married Francis Philo Phelps (1799-1886)).
      Political family: Phelps-White-Hall family of Cambridge, Maryland.
      Ebe Walter Tunnell (1844-1917) — also known as E. W. Tunnell — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Clarksville, Sussex County, Del., December 31, 1844. Democrat. Druggist; hardware merchant; banker; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1871; Governor of Delaware, 1897-1901; defeated, 1894. Presbyterian. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 13, 1917 (age 72 years, 347 days). Interment at Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Tunnell and Maria (Walter) Tunnell.


    Presbyterian Churchyard
    Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Elisha Dickerson Cullen (1799-1862) — of Delaware. Born in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., April 23, 1799. U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1855-57. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., February 8, 1862 (age 62 years, 291 days). Interment at Presbyterian Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Peter's Churchyard
    Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Rodney (1764-1846) — of Delaware. Born in Delaware, September 10, 1764. Governor of Delaware, 1814-17; received 4 electoral votes for Vice-President, 1820; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1822-23; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1826-27. Died September 2, 1846 (age 81 years, 357 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of John R. Rodney (1725-1792) and Ruth (Hunn) Rodney (1736-1806); brother of Caleb Rodney; married, March 5, 1788, to Sarah Fisher (1767-1853); married, August 3, 1837, to Jane W. Riggin; father of George Brydges Rodney; grandfather of John Henry Rodney; great-granduncle of Caleb Rodney Layton; first cousin once removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; first cousin thrice removed of Reynolds Clough (1875-1918); second cousin of Caesar Augustus Rodney; second cousin once removed of Thomas McKean Rodney; third cousin thrice removed of Roger Alfred Davis; fourth cousin once removed of John Albion Andrew.
      Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Samuel Paynter (1768-1845) — of Delaware. Born in Sussex County, Del., August 24, 1768. Member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County, 1807-08; Delaware state treasurer, 1813-18; Governor of Delaware, 1824-27. Episcopalian. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., October 2, 1845 (age 77 years, 39 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Joseph Maull (1781-1846) — of Delaware. Born in Sussex County, Del., September 6, 1781. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; physician; Governor of Delaware, 1846; died in office 1846. Episcopalian. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., May 3, 1846 (age 64 years, 239 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of John Maull (1742-1832) and Mary (Marsh) Maull (1752-1790); married 1802 to Penelope Shields; married 1820 to Sarah Davis Watson; granduncle of Charles Henry Maull and Franklin Charles Maull; great-granduncle of James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957) and George Clifton Maull; second great-granduncle of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986), H. Edward Maull, Sr. and Harold Vincent Maull; fourth cousin of Thomas Beale Dorsey and Trusten Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey (1833-1896).
      Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Caleb Rodney (1767-1840) — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., April 29, 1767. Merchant; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County, 1806-08; Governor of Delaware, 1822-23. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., April 29, 1840 (age 73 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of John R. Rodney (1725-1792) and Ruth (Hunn) Rodney (1736-1806); brother of Daniel Rodney; married, November 30, 1796, to Elizabeth West (1771-1812); uncle of George Brydges Rodney; granduncle of John Henry Rodney; great-grandfather-in-law of John Moore Richardson (1858-1930); great-grandfather of Caleb Rodney Layton; first cousin once removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; first cousin thrice removed of Reynolds Clough; second cousin of Caesar Augustus Rodney; second cousin once removed of Thomas McKean Rodney; third cousin thrice removed of Roger Alfred Davis; fourth cousin once removed of John Albion Andrew.
      Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Franklin Charles Maull (1844-1912) — also known as Franklin C. Maull — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., March 15, 1844. Merchant; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 5th District, 1899-1902. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 5, 1912 (age 68 years, 265 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Maull (1813-1888) and Mary Catharine (Marshall) Maull (1818-1883); married to Victoria West (1843-1926); grandnephew of Joseph Maull; first cousin of Charles Henry Maull; first cousin once removed of James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957) and George Clifton Maull; first cousin twice removed of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986); second cousin twice removed of H. Edward Maull, Sr. and Harold Vincent Maull.
      Political families: Houston family of Delaware; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Clifton Maull (1888-1953) — also known as G. Clifton Maull — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 27, 1888. Republican. Member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 5th District, 1931-34; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1932, 1948; Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1948. Died May 20, 1953 (age 64 years, 144 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Maull and Sarah Cranston (Ross) Maull (1850-1916); married to Jennie Grier Stanton (1890-1972); great-grandnephew of Joseph Maull; first cousin once removed of Franklin Charles Maull; second cousin of James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957); second cousin once removed of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986); third cousin once removed of H. Edward Maull, Sr. and Harold Vincent Maull.
      Political families: Houston family of Delaware; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Virden Lyons (1866-1945) — also known as Harry V. Lyons — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., April 9, 1866. Republican. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 10th District, 1905-06, 1935-36; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912 (alternate), 1916 (alternate), 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); candidate for Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1912, 1940. Died October 29, 1945 (age 79 years, 203 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Burton Lyons (1835-1930) and Margaret C. (Virden) Lyons (1840-1920); brother-in-law of John Moore Richardson (1858-1930); married 1896 to Elizabeth Rowland Chambers (1875-1950).
      Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Henry Maull (1842-1925) — also known as Charles H. Maull — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Delaware, April 16, 1842. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1888; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County, 1889-90. Died, from chronic cardiac disease, in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 13, 1925 (age 83 years, 241 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of George Hickman Maull (1815-1889) and Hannah West (Clifton) Maull (1821-1876); married to Fannie E. Allen (1850-1871) and Sarah Cranston Ross (1850-1916); father of George Clifton Maull; grandnephew of Joseph Maull; first cousin of Franklin Charles Maull; first cousin once removed of James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957); first cousin twice removed of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986); second cousin twice removed of H. Edward Maull, Sr. and Harold Vincent Maull.
      Political families: Houston family of Delaware; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cool Spring Presbyterian Churchyard
    State Route 247
    Near Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      William Peery (d. 1800) — of Delaware. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Delaware house of assembly, 1782-84, 1787; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1786; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1793-94. Died in Cool Spring, Sussex County, Del., December 17, 1800. Interment at Cool Spring Presbyterian Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Millsboro Cemetery
    Millsboro, Sussex County, Delaware
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John James Williams (1904-1988) — also known as John J. Williams — of Millsboro, Sussex County, Del. Born near Frankford, Sussex County, Del., May 17, 1904. Republican. Feed business; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1947-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1948, 1956. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., January 11, 1988 (age 83 years, 239 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1924 to Elsie Steele.
      Cross-reference: Jesse S. Cooper, Jr.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Henry Aydelotte Houston (1847-1925) — also known as Henry A. Houston — of Millsboro, Sussex County, Del. Born in Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del., July 10, 1847. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1903-05. Died in Milford, Sussex County, Del., April 5, 1925 (age 77 years, 269 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Bell Houston (1802-1892) and Lydia (Wharton) Houston (1809-1876); brother of John Mitchell Houston (1832-1893) and Charles Bell Houston; married, October 5, 1882, to Eva Hickman; father of Henry Aydelotte Houston; uncle of John Mitchell Moore Houston; first cousin once removed of John Wallace Houston; second cousin of Robert Griffith Houston.
      Political family: Houston family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Alvin Lingo (1843-1900) — also known as John A. Lingo — of Millsboro, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., June 11, 1843. Farmer; merchant; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County, 1889-90; Delaware state auditor, 1899-1900; died in office 1900. Died in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., January 26, 1900 (age 56 years, 229 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel B. Lingo (1808-1883) and Catharine (Barker) Lingo (1817-1878); married to Hettie Jane Baker (1846-1936); father of Rufus D. Lingo, Jr., Archibald B. Lingo, John Alvin Lingo, Jr. and Charles Dale Lingo (1884-1949); first cousin once removed of Asher H. Lingo; first cousin twice removed of Carlton Leroy Lingo and Joseph W. Prettyman.
      Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harvey Harrison Lawson (1890-1975) — also known as Harvey H. Lawson — of Millsboro, Sussex County, Del. Born in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., May 10, 1890. Republican. Carpenter; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 8th District, 1943-44, 1949-52; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 4th District, 1945-48; Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1972. Died, following a heart attack, in Beebe Hospital, Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., March 17, 1975 (age 84 years, 311 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry James Lawson (1859-1943) and Annie E. (Coffin) Lawson (1861-1894); married to Blanch May Phillips (1898-1985).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Bell Houston (1845-1907) — also known as Charles B. Houston — of Millsboro, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., December 30, 1845. Democrat. Lumber business; bank director; director, Delaware, Maryland & Virginia Railroad; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County, 1891-94. Died, from a kidney ailment, in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., June 25, 1907 (age 61 years, 177 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Bell Houston (1802-1892) and Lydia (Wharton) Houston (1809-1876); brother of John Mitchell Houston and Henry Aydelotte Houston (1847-1925); uncle of John Mitchell Moore Houston and Henry Aydelotte Houston (1890-1979); first cousin once removed of John Wallace Houston; second cousin of Robert Griffith Houston (1867-1946).
      Political families: Houston family of Delaware; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Archibald B. Lingo (1871-1912) — also known as Archie B. Lingo — of Sussex County, Del. Born March 6, 1871. Republican. Merchant; postmaster; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 4th District, 1905-08. Killed by accidental gunshot, in Trinity, Sussex County, Del., July 13, 1912 (age 41 years, 129 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Alvin Lingo and Hettie Jane (Baker) Lingo (1846-1936); brother of Rufus D. Lingo, Jr., John Alvin Lingo, Jr. and Charles Dale Lingo; second cousin of Asher H. Lingo; second cousin once removed of Carlton Leroy Lingo and Joseph W. Prettyman (1917-1995).
      Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rufus D. Lingo, Jr. (1867-1923) — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Delaware, June 2, 1867. Republican. Poultry farmer; lumber and timber business; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 6th District, 1903-06; bank director. Died, from interstitial nephritis, in Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del., May 11, 1923 (age 55 years, 343 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Alvin Lingo and Hettie Jane (Baker) Lingo (1846-1936); brother of Archibald B. Lingo, John Alvin Lingo, Jr. and Charles Dale Lingo (1884-1949); second cousin of Asher H. Lingo; second cousin once removed of Carlton Leroy Lingo and Joseph W. Prettyman.
      Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Alvin Lingo, Jr. (1873-1925) — also known as John A. Lingo — of Rehoboth, Sussex County, Del. Born in 1873. Republican. Merchant; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 10th District, 1925; died in office 1925. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Accidentally swallowed poisonous Lysol disinfectant, and died en route to a hospital, in his doctor's car, near Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 14, 1925 (age about 52 years). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Alvin Lingo and Hettie Jane (Baker) Lingo (1846-1936); brother of Rufus D. Lingo, Jr., Archibald B. Lingo and Charles Dale Lingo (1884-1949); second cousin of Asher H. Lingo; second cousin once removed of Carlton Leroy Lingo and Joseph W. Prettyman.
      Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Asher H. Lingo (1866-1938) — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Delaware, May, 1866. Grocer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 8th District, 1913-14. Died in Delaware, 1938 (age about 72 years). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Lacey Lingo (1831-1875) and Elizabeth E. (Wilson) Lingo (1838-1913); married 1892 to Amanda E. Steen (1870-1942); father of Carlton Leroy Lingo; first cousin once removed of John Alvin Lingo; second cousin of Rufus D. Lingo, Jr., Archibald B. Lingo, John Alvin Lingo, Jr. and Charles Dale Lingo (1884-1949); second cousin once removed of Joseph W. Prettyman.
      Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Dale Lingo (1884-1949) — also known as Charles D. Lingo — Born in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., June 16, 1884. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 6th District, 1915-16. Died in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., March 24, 1949 (age 64 years, 281 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Alvin Lingo and Hettie Jane (Baker) Lingo (1846-1936); brother of Rufus D. Lingo, Jr., Archibald B. Lingo (1871-1912) and John Alvin Lingo, Jr.; married 1914 to Catherine Hudson; second cousin of Asher H. Lingo; second cousin once removed of Carlton Leroy Lingo and Joseph W. Prettyman.
      Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Fred J. Brittingham (1894-1962) — of Millsboro, Sussex County, Del.; Gumboro, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., July 26, 1894. Democrat. Feed dealer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 6th District, 1951-52. Methodist. Died, in Maple Grove Convalescent Home, Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., February 5, 1962 (age 67 years, 194 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sylvester O. Brittingham (1860-1927) and Mary Elizabeth (Andrews) Brittingham (1861-1937); married to Ethel M. Parsons (1893-1981).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Carlton Leroy Lingo (1894-1980) — also known as Carlton L. Lingo — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., January 31, 1894. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 8th District, 1929-32. Died in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., January 25, 1980 (age 85 years, 359 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Asher H. Lingo and Amanda E. (Steen) Lingo (1870-1942); married to Willa Messick (1898-2003); first cousin twice removed of John Alvin Lingo; second cousin once removed of Rufus D. Lingo, Jr., Archibald B. Lingo, John Alvin Lingo, Jr. and Charles Dale Lingo (1884-1949); third cousin of Joseph W. Prettyman.
      Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
    Milton, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      David Hazzard (1781-1864) — of Milton, Sussex County, Del. Born May 18, 1781. Whig. Governor of Delaware, 1830-33; delegate to Whig National Convention from Delaware, 1839 (Convention Vice-President). Died July 18, 1864 (age 83 years, 61 days). Interment at Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.
      James Ponder (1819-1897) — of Milton, Sussex County, Del. Born near Milton, Sussex County, Del., October 31, 1819. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1868; Governor of Delaware, 1871-75. Methodist. Died in Milton, Sussex County, Del., November 5, 1897 (age 78 years, 5 days). Interment at Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.


    Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Ocean View, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      David Wilmer Steele (1899-1940) — also known as David W. Steele — of Ocean View, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., 1899. Republican. Poultry raiser; banker; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 4th District, 1937-40; died in office 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. While fishing off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, he and his wife were killed in an explosion and fire aboard their cruiser, the Lure, in the North Atlantic Ocean, October 7, 1940 (age about 41 years). Interment at Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Ebenezer Church M.E. Cemetery
    Savannah Road
    Quakertown, Sussex County, Delaware
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Asbury Wooley Prettyman (1808-1885) — also known as Asbury W. Prettyman — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born April 18, 1808. Whig. Preacher; postmaster at Seaford, Del., 1842-43. Methodist. Died January 20, 1885 (age 76 years, 277 days). Interment at Old Ebenezer Church M.E. Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Shepard Prettyman (1757-1836) and Sarah (King) Prettyman (1772-1830); married, March 21, 1830, to Elizabeth Bradley Little.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Roxana Cemetery
    Roxana, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      James J. Eashum (1872-1951) — Born in 1872. . Died in 1951 (age about 79 years). Interment at Roxana Cemetery.
      Tilghman S. Johnson (1894-1966) — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Delaware, 1894. Republican. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 7th District, 1955-56, 1959-60. Died in Sussex County, Del., 1966 (age about 72 years). Interment at Roxana Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Benjamin Johnson (1861-1923) and Mary A. (Selby) Johnson (1873-1929); married to Roxie May Buting (1897-1955).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      William Franklin Allen (1883-1946) — also known as William F. Allen; "Lovebird Allen" — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., January 19, 1883. Democrat. Telegrapher; railway station agent; fruit and produce dealer; real estate business; oil business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1920; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 2nd District, 1925-28; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1937-39; Liberal Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Died in a hospital at Lewes, Sussex County, Del., June 14, 1946 (age 63 years, 146 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Franklin 'Frank' Allen and Mollie (Smith) Allen; married, April 16, 1905, to Mary Addie Davis.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William B. Huston (1879-1948) — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born January 31, 1879. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1936; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 2nd District, 1941-44. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 11, 1948 (age 69 years, 193 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jennings Hamilton Moore (1897-1969) — also known as Jennings H. Moore — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., October 28, 1897. Member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 2nd District, 1937-40; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 4th District, 1961-62. Died in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., September 2, 1969 (age 71 years, 309 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Luther Hamilton Moore (1872-1956) and Orrellie James (Mills) Moore (1874-1945); married 1919 to Mary Madelyn McCue (1897-1968).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac S. Giles (1853-1933) — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Delaware, February 20, 1853. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928. Died, from heart disease, in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., September 7, 1933 (age 80 years, 199 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Giles (1804-1883) and Sarah (Hosea) Giles (1817-1896); married, December 22, 1892, to Lula G. Rawlins (1869-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Turpin Wheatley (1868-1933) — also known as Charles T. Wheatley — of Sussex County, Del. Born near Seaford, Sussex County, Del., January 20, 1868. Democrat. Farmer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 4th District, 1923-24. Died near Seaford, Sussex County, Del., August 13, 1933 (age 65 years, 205 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Bayard Wheatley (1837-1918) and Katherine Jane (Lank) Wheatley (1844-1915); married, December 6, 1893, to Mary Emma Sedgwick (1873-1949); uncle of Charlie Hitch Wheatley (1888-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charlie Hitch Wheatley (1888-1953) — also known as Charles H. Wheatley — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., November 12, 1888. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 3rd District, 1933-34. Died in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., October 5, 1953 (age 64 years, 327 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Willard Wheatley (1864-1934) and Annie (Spicer) Wheatley (1864-1910); married to Rachel L. Boyce (1890-1923); married 1928 to Blanche J. Culver (1901-1948); nephew of Charles Turpin Wheatley (1868-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leon F. Trivits (1910-2009) — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Cannon, Sussex County, Del., March 28, 1910. Republican. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 2nd District, 1951-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1964; Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1984. Member, Kiwanis. Died in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., October 16, 2009 (age 99 years, 202 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Ellsworth Trivits (1874-1942) and Annie (Priestly) Trivits (1876-1915); married to Ethel Short (1910-1990).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Luke's Episcopal Churchyard
    Front Street
    Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware
    Founded 1838
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Harrison Ross (1814-1887) — also known as William H. H. Ross — of West Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., June 2, 1814. Democrat. Farmer; Governor of Delaware, 1851-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1860. Methodist. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 29, 1887 (age 73 years, 27 days). Interment at St. Luke's Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Caleb Ross and Letitia (Lofland) Ross; married 1840 to Elizabeth Emeline Hall (1822-1909).
      Campaign slogan (1850): "Ross, Riddle, and Reform."
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Livingston Martin (1837-1897) — also known as Edward L. Martin — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., March 29, 1837. Democrat. Clerk, Delaware State Senate, 1863-65; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1864, 1872, 1876, 1880 (chair, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1884; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1879-83. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Grange. Died in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., January 22, 1897 (age 59 years, 299 days). Interment at St. Luke's Episcopal Churchyard.
      Presumably named for: Edward Livingston
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Roy Allen Cannon (1910-1963) — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born in 1910. Democrat. Member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1945-46, 1959-60 (Sussex County 3rd District 1945-46, Sussex County 4th District 1959-60); member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 2nd District, 1949-52; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1956, 1960 (alternate). Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., April 4, 1963 (age about 52 years). Interment at St. Luke's Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Bessie S. Cannon (1885-1940) and John Roy Cannon (1886-1941); married to Mary Catherine Ricards (1909-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Selbyville Redmens Cemetery
    Selbyville, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      John Gillis Townsend, Jr. (1871-1964) — also known as John G. Townsend, Jr. — of Selbyville, Sussex County, Del. Born in Bishopville, Worcester County, Md., May 31, 1871. Republican. Farmer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 7th District, 1903-04; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1904 (alternate), 1908, 1924, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1932, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956, 1960; Governor of Delaware, 1917-21; Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1920; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1929-41; defeated, 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Eagles; Junior Order. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 10, 1964 (age 92 years, 315 days). Interment at Selbyville Redmens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Gillis Townsend (1836-1918) and Mariedth (Dukes) Townsend (1847-1885); married 1890 to Jeannette L. Collins (1873-1917).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Fred Pepper (1875-1953) — of Selbyville, Sussex County, Del. Born in Fenwick Island, Sussex County, Del., July 24, 1875. Republican. Farmer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 7th District, 1939-40. Died in Selbyville, Sussex County, Del., September 27, 1953 (age 78 years, 65 days). Interment at Selbyville Redmens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Edward Pepper (1847-1917) and Mary Elizabeth (Warrington) Pepper (1854-1928); married, August 6, 1905, to Cora M. Layton (1884-1938).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oliphant Family Cemetery
    Whitesville, Sussex County, Delaware
    Politicians buried here:
      Elder Franklin LeCates (1876-1947) — also known as E. Frank LeCates — of Delmar, Sussex County, Del.; Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Md.; Milford, Sussex County, Del.; Laurel, Sussex County, Del. Born in Delmar, Sussex County, Del., May 31, 1876. Democrat. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 5th District, 1911-12; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1924; chair of Sussex County Democratic Party, 1927-33. Member, Grange. Died in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., September 27, 1947 (age 71 years, 119 days). Interment at Oliphant Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Perry D. LeCates (1834-1905) and Peggy Ann (Hearne) LeCates (1839-1894); married, December 21, 1899, to Huldah Jane Nichols (1879-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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