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Bristol County
Massachusetts

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bristol County

Index to Locations

  • Acushnet Acushnet Cemetery
  • Berkley Berkley Common Cemetery
  • Dighton Old Cemetery
  • North Easton, Easton Village Cemetery
  • Fairhaven Riverside Cemetery
  • Fall River North Burial Ground
  • Fall River Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Fall River St. Patrick's Cemetery
  • New Bedford Oak Grove Cemetery
  • New Bedford Pine Grove Cemetery
  • New Bedford Rural Cemetery
  • New Bedford St. Mary's Cemetery
  • North Attleboro Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Norton Norton Cemetery
  • Raynham Pleasant Street Cemetery
  • Rehoboth Burial Place Hill
  • Taunton Church Green
  • Taunton Mayflower Hill Cemetery
  • Taunton Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Taunton Old Plain Cemetery
  • Taunton Plain Cemetery


    Acushnet Cemetery
    Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Lemuel Williams (1747-1828) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Massachusetts, 1747. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1799-1805; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives from New Bedford; elected 1806, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1823. Died in 1828 (age about 81 years). Interment at Acushnet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Berkley Common Cemetery
    Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Founded 1730
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles H. Macomber (1871-1948) — of Berkley, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Berkley, Bristol County, Mass., August 6, 1871. Republican. Traveling salesman; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Fifth Bristol District, 1906; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920. Died in 1948 (age about 76 years). Interment at Berkley Common Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Cemetery
    Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Baylies (1776-1865) — of Massachusetts. Born in Dighton, Bristol County, Mass., September 15, 1776. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1800; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1809, 1813-17, 1833-35 (9th District 1809, at-large 1813-15, 8th District 1815-17, 10th District 1833-35). Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., September 27, 1865 (age 89 years, 12 days). Interment at Old Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Francis Baylies (1783-1852).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Village Cemetery
    North Easton, Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis Adams Frothingham (1871-1928) — also known as Louis A. Frothingham — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Easton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 13, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; private secretary to U.S. Rep. W. C. Lovering, 1897; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Spanish-American War; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Eleventh Suffolk District, 1901-05; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1904-05; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1905; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1909-12; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1911; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 14th District, 1921-28; died in office 1928. Unitarian. Member, American Legion. Died, on board the yacht Winsone, at North Haven, Knox County, Maine, August 23, 1928 (age 57 years, 41 days). Interment at Village Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas B. Frothingham and Annie Pearson (Lunt) Frothingham; married to Mary S. Ames.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Oliver Ames (1831-1895) — of North Easton, Easton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in North Easton, Easton, Bristol County, Mass., February 4, 1831. Republican. Shovel manufacturer; member of Massachusetts state senate; elected 1880; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1883-87; Governor of Massachusetts, 1887-90. Died in North Easton, Easton, Bristol County, Mass., October 22, 1895 (age 64 years, 260 days). Interment at Village Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oakes Ames and Eveline (Gilmore) Ames (1809-1882); married, March 14, 1860, to Anna Coffin Ray (1840-1917); nephew of Oliver Ames, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Alfred Elisha Ames (1814-1874).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oakes Ames (1804-1873) — of North Easton, Easton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Easton, Bristol County, Mass., January 10, 1804. Republican. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1863-73. He and his brother Oliver Ames, president of the Union Pacific Railroad, prime movers in construction of the first transcontinental railroad line, completed in 1869; he was as censured by the House of Representatives in 1873 for his role in the Credit Mobilier bribery scandal. Died in Easton, Bristol County, Mass., May 8, 1873 (age 69 years, 118 days). Interment at Village Cemetery; memorial monument at Oliver and Oakes Ames Monument, Sherman, Wyo.
      Relatives: Son of Oliver Ames (1779-1863) and Susannah (Angier) Ames (1783-1847); brother of Oliver Ames, Jr.; married to Eveline Gilmore (1809-1882); father of Oliver Ames (1831-1895); third cousin thrice removed of John Adams; fourth cousin of Alfred Elisha Ames; fourth cousin once removed of Albert Alonzo Ames (1842-1911).
      Political family: Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The city of Ames, Iowa, is named for him.  — The community of Ames, Nebraska, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oliver Ames, Jr. (1807-1877) — Born in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass., November 5, 1807. Shovel manufacturer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1852, 1857; president, Union Pacific Railroad; he and his brother Oakes Ames were prime movers in construction of the first transcontinental railroad line. Died March 9, 1877 (age 69 years, 124 days). Interment at Village Cemetery; memorial monument at Oliver and Oakes Ames Monument, Sherman, Wyo.
      Relatives: Son of Oliver Ames (1779-1863) and Susannah (Angier) Ames (1783-1847); brother of Oakes Ames; married to Sarah Lothrop (1812-1890); uncle of Oliver Ames (1831-1895); third cousin thrice removed of John Adams; fourth cousin of Alfred Elisha Ames; fourth cousin once removed of Albert Alonzo Ames (1842-1911).
      Political family: Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside Cemetery
    Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Warren Delano Robbins (1885-1935) — of Fairhaven, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 3, 1885. U.S. Minister to El Salvador, 1928; Canada, 1933-35. Died, from pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 7, 1935 (age 49 years, 216 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Albert Robbins (1854-1889) and Katherine (Delano) Robbins (1860-1953); married to Irene DeBruyn (1887-1960); father of Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1912-1944; Captain, U.S. Army; killed in action during World War II); second great-grandson of Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1758-1837); first cousin of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; first cousin once removed of James Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885).
      Political families: Hatch family of Marshall, Michigan; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Warren Weymouth (1850-1910) — also known as George W. Weymouth — of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Merrimac, Essex County, Mass., August 25, 1850. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1896; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1897-1901. Killed in an automobile accident near Bingham, Somerset County, Maine, September 7, 1910 (age 60 years, 13 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    North Burial Ground
    Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Orin Fowler (1791-1852) — of Plainfield, Windham County, Conn.; Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Lebanon, New London County, Conn., July 29, 1791. Missionary; minister; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1848; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1849-52 (9th District 1849-51, 2nd District 1851-52); died in office 1852. Congregationalist. Died in Washington, D.C., September 3, 1852 (age 61 years, 36 days). Interment at North Burial Ground; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    William S. Greene William Stedman Greene (1841-1924) — also known as William S. Greene — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Tremont, Tazewell County, Ill., April 28, 1841. Republican. Auctioneer; real estate and insurance business; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1880; mayor of Fall River, Mass., 1880-81, 1886, 1895-97; resigned 1881; defeated, 1887, 1888, 1893; postmaster at Fall River, Mass., 1881-85, 1898; general superintendent, Massachusetts state prisons, 1888-93; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1898-1924 (13th District 1898-1913, 15th District 1913-24); died in office 1924. Died in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., September 22, 1924 (age 83 years, 147 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1866 to Mary E. White.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      James Buffington (1817-1875) — also known as James Buffinton — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., March 16, 1817. Republican. Mayor of Fall River, Mass., 1854-55; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1855-63, 1869-75 (2nd District 1855-63, 1st District 1869-75); died in office 1875. Died in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., March 7, 1875 (age 57 years, 356 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathaniel Briggs Borden (1801-1865) — also known as Nathaniel B. Borden — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Freetown (part now in Fall River), Bristol County, Mass., April 15, 1801. Banker; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1831, 1834, 1851, 1864; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1835-39, 1841-43; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1845-48; mayor of Fall River, Mass., 1857-58. Died in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., April 10, 1865 (age 63 years, 360 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simeon Borden and Amey (Briggs) Borden; married to Sarah Gray, Louisa Gray and Sarah Gould Buffum.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Thompson Davis (1823-1906) — also known as Robert T. Davis — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in County Down, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), August 28, 1823. Republican. Physician; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1859-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860, 1904; mayor of Fall River, Mass., 1873-74; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1883-89. Died in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., October 29, 1906 (age 83 years, 62 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Johnson Bullock (1864-1920) — also known as William J. Bullock — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., January 31, 1864. Republican. Pharmacist; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1898-1903; member of Massachusetts state senate Third Bristol District, 1904-07; mayor of New Bedford, Mass., 1908-09; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 16th District, 1912. Died in 1920 (age about 56 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hubbard Martin Bullock (1833-1900) and Mira Sophia (Packard) Bullock (1838-1921); married 1890 to Ruea Matilda Howk (1856-1939); first cousin five times removed of Stephen Bullock; third cousin thrice removed of Nathaniel Bullock (1777-1867).
      Political family: Bullock family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Grace Hartley Howe — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936; postmaster at Fall River, Mass., 1936-51 (acting, 1936-37). Female. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Spencer Borden (1872-1957) — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., September 8, 1872. Republican. Manufacturer; director, National Shawmut Bank, Fall River National Bank, Fall River Gas Works Co., Fall River Electric Light Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924 (alternate), 1928. Died January 31, 1957 (age 84 years, 145 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Effie A. (Brooks) Borden (1847-1925) and Spencer Borden (1848-1921); married 1901 to Sarah Hildreth Ames (1874-1931).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Patrick's Cemetery
    Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      John F. Kane (c.1914-2007) — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., about 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; inventor; songwriter; mayor of Fall River, Mass., 1952-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952, 1956. Died, in St. Patrick's Manor nursing home, Framingham, Middlesex County, Mass., February 24, 2007 (age about 93 years). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Kane and Ann (Mulligan) Kane; married to Mary M. Leddy.
      Francis John Fennelly (1860-1920) — also known as Francis J. Fennelly; Frank Fennelly — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., February 18, 1860. Democrat. Played for the Cincinnati and Philadelphia Athletics baseball teams, 1884-90; merchant; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Tenth Bristol District, 1905-06. Died in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., August 4, 1920 (age 60 years, 168 days). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles McCloskey — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Dawes Eliot (1808-1870) — also known as Thomas D. Eliot — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 20, 1808. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives from New Bedford, 1839; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1846; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1854-55, 1859-69. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., June 14, 1870 (age 62 years, 86 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Grinnell (1788-1885) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., November 17, 1788. Whig. Banker; railroad president; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1839-41; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1843-51; president, Wamsutta Cotton Mills. Quaker. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., February 7, 1885 (age 96 years, 82 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Moses Hicks Grinnell (1803-1877).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Pine Grove Cemetery
    New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Leo Edward Joseph Carney (1899-1965) — also known as Leo E. J. Carney — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., November 16, 1899. Mayor of New Bedford, Mass., 1937-40. Died, in St. Lucks Hospital, New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., March 30, 1965 (age 65 years, 134 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.


    Rural Cemetery
    New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Founded 1837
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Henry Clifford (1809-1876) — also known as John H. Clifford — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., January 16, 1809. Whig. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives from New Bedford, 1835; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1849-53, 1854-58; Governor of Massachusetts, 1853-54; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1862; president, Boston and Providence Railroad. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., January 2, 1876 (age 66 years, 351 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Clifford and Achsah (Wade) Clifford; married, January 16, 1832, to Sarah Parker Allen (1808-1893); father of Walter Clifford (1849-1912).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Sumner Ashley (1858-1941) — also known as Charles S. Ashley — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., September 5, 1858. Democrat. Mayor of New Bedford, Mass., 1891-92, 1897-1905, 1907, 1910-14, 1917-21, 1927-36; postmaster at New Bedford, Mass., 1894-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904. Died in 1941 (age about 82 years). Interment at Rural Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Charles Sumner
      Relatives: Son of Joshua Bishop Ashley and Susan (Sanderson) Ashley.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Sturtevant Randall (1824-1904) — also known as Charles S. Randall — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., February 20, 1824. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1883; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1889-95 (1st District 1889-93, 13th District 1893-95); defeated (Independent Republican), 1898. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., August 17, 1904 (age 80 years, 179 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Wallace Crapo (1830-1926) — also known as William W. Crapo — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., May 16, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives from New Bedford, 1857; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1875-83; member of Republican National Committee from Massachusetts, 1884. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., February 28, 1926 (age 95 years, 288 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869) and Mary A. (Slocum) Crapo; married, January 22, 1857, to Sarah Ann Davis Tappan (1831-1893).
      Political family: Crapo family of Flint, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Clifford (1849-1912) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., August 11, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of New Bedford, Mass., 1889-90; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900. Died in South Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., August 23, 1912 (age 63 years, 12 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah Parker (Allen) Clifford (1808-1893) and John Henry Clifford (1809-1876); married, June 5, 1878, to Harriet P. Randall (1853-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Antonio Zerbone (1832-1917) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Flores, Azores, August 5, 1832. Goldsmith; Vice-Consul for Portugal in New Bedford, Mass., 1883-99. Portugese ancestry. Died, from cerebral apoplexy, in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., January 5, 1917 (age 84 years, 153 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Walsh (1875-1946) — of Falmouth, Barnstable County, Mass.; New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 16, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives First Barnstable District, 1906; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 16th District, 1915-22; resigned 1922; superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1922-46. Member, Eagles; Elks. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., January 13, 1946 (age 70 years, 28 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael H. Walsh and Abby A. (Norton) Walsh; married, September 12, 1901, to Katherine E. Duff.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    North Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Joseph William Martin, Jr. (1884-1968) — also known as Joseph W. Martin, Jr.; Joe Martin — of North Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass. Born in North Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass., November 3, 1884. Republican. Newspaper reporter; insurance business; newspaper publisher; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1912-14; member of Massachusetts state senate First Bristol District, 1915-18; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916, 1936, 1940 (Permanent Chair), 1944 (Permanent Chair), 1948, 1952 (Permanent Chair; speaker), 1956, 1960; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1920; secretary of Massachusetts Republican Party, 1922-25; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1925-67 (15th District 1925-33, 14th District 1933-63, 10th District 1963-67); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1947-49, 1953-55; member of Republican National Committee from Massachusetts, 1937; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1940-42; derided by Franklin Roosevelt as one of "Martin, Barton, and Fish", three Republican opponents of his New Deal policies. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; Grange. Died in Hollywood, Broward County, Fla., March 6, 1968 (age 83 years, 124 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph William Martin and Catherine (Katon) Martin.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books about Martin,Joseph W.,Jr.: James J. Kenneally, A Compassionate Conservative: A Political Biography of Joseph W. Martin, Jr., Speaker of the U.S. House of Rep
      Image source: Official Report of the 22nd Republican National Convention (1940)


    Norton Cemetery
    Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Laban Wheaton (1754-1846) — of Massachusetts. Born in Massachusetts, 1754. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1809-17 (9th District 1809-13, at-large 1813-15, 10th District 1815-17). Died in 1846 (age about 92 years). Interment at Norton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Leonard (1729-1819) — of Massachusetts. Born in Norton, Bristol County, Mass., July 4, 1729. State court judge in Massachusetts, 1784; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1789-91, 1795-97; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1792; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1801. Died July 26, 1819 (age 90 years, 22 days). Interment at Norton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Pleasant Street Cemetery
    Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Josiah Dean (1748-1818) — of Raynham, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Raynham, Bristol County, Mass., March 6, 1748. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1780; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1807-09. Died in Raynham, Bristol County, Mass., October 14, 1818 (age 70 years, 222 days). Interment at Pleasant Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Burial Place Hill
    Corner of Providence & Peckham Streets
    Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Stephen Bullock (1735-1816) — of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Mass., October 10, 1735. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1770; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1797-99. Died in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Mass., February 2, 1816 (age 80 years, 115 days). Interment at Burial Place Hill.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Bullock (1683-1746) and Anna (Salisbury) Bullock; married, October 30, 1760, to Mary Horton (1738-1830); granduncle of Nathaniel Bullock; great-granduncle of Jonathan Russell Bullock; first cousin thrice removed of Richmond Martin Bullock, Alexander Hamilton Bullock, Benjamin Kimball Bullock and Isaac Bullock; first cousin five times removed of William Johnson Bullock (1864-1920) and Chandler Bullock; first cousin six times removed of James Robert Bullock.
      Political family: Bullock family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Simeon Martin — of Newport, Newport County, R.I. Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1808-10, 1811-16. Interment at Burial Place Hill.


    Church Green
    Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Robert Treat Paine (1731-1814) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 11, 1731. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1774-78; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1777; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1777-90; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1790-1804. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died May 12, 1814 (age 83 years, 62 days). Interment at Old Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.; statue at Church Green.
      Relatives: Great-grandson of Robert Treat (1625-1710); second great-grandfather of Robert Treat Paine.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Condit family of Orange, New Jersey; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Mayflower Hill Cemetery
    Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert G. Godfrey (1855-1922) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., August 25, 1855. Republican. Real estate broker; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Fourth Bristol District, 1904-05. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., November 13, 1922 (age 67 years, 80 days). Interment at Mayflower Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Frank Godfrey (1824-1856); married, January 1, 1882, to Ida Burt (1855-1940); first cousin once removed of Cyrus Orlando Godfrey; second cousin of Eugene Wallace Godfrey (1861-1940).
      Political family: Godfrey family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Marcus Morton (1784-1864) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Freetown, Bristol County, Mass., December 19, 1784. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1817-21; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1824-25; Governor of Massachusetts, 1825, 1840-41, 1843-44; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1825-40. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., February 6, 1864 (age 79 years, 49 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Morton (1753-1832) and Mary (Cary) Morton (1756-1835); married, December 23, 1807, to Charlotte Tillinghast Hodges (1787-1873); father of Marcus Morton; grandfather of George Watson French (1858-1934); second cousin once removed of James Madison Turner; second cousin twice removed of James Munroe Turner; second cousin thrice removed of James Turner; second cousin four times removed of Philip Allcock Sprague.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    William C. Lovering William Croad Lovering (1835-1910) — also known as William C. Lovering — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Woonsocket, Providence County, R.I., February 25, 1835. Republican. Cotton manufacturer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1874-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1880; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1897-1910 (12th District 1897-1903, 14th District 1903-10); died in office 1910. Died in Washington, D.C., February 4, 1910 (age 74 years, 344 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Frances Lovering (who married Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954)).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut; Crowninshield-Adams family of Savannah, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Louis A. Frothingham
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Henry Williams (1805-1887) — of Massachusetts. Born in Massachusetts, 1805. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1839-41, 1843-45 (10th District 1839-41, 9th District 1843-45). Died in 1887 (age about 82 years). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Leonard Crocker (1804-1883) — also known as Samuel L. Crocker — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., March 31, 1804. Whig. Member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1849; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1853-55; president, Taunton Locomotive Manufacturing Company, 1862-83. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 10, 1883 (age 78 years, 316 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William A. Crocker and Sally (Ingell) Crocker; married, June 15, 1825, to Hannah Weld Thomas (died 1827); married, April 13, 1830, to Caroline Thomas (died 1875); father of Sally Crocker (who married Edmund Hatch Bennett (1824-1898)) and Mary Caroline Crocker (who married Darius Nash Couch).
      Political family: Crocker family of Taunton and Boston, Massachusetts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Darius Nash Couch (1822-1897) — also known as Darius N. Couch — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Putnam County, N.Y., July 23, 1822. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; naturalist; merchant; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1865; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1866-67. Died in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn., February 12, 1897 (age 74 years, 204 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Caroline Crocker (1829-1912; daughter of Samuel Leonard Crocker (1804-1883)).
      Political family: Crocker family of Taunton and Boston, Massachusetts.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edmund Hatch Bennett (1824-1898) — also known as Edmund H. Bennett — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., April 6, 1824. Lawyer; probate judge in Massachusetts, 1858-63; mayor of Taunton, Mass., 1865-67; resigned 1867; law professor. Episcopalian. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 2, 1898 (age 73 years, 271 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Milo Lyman Bennett and Abigail (Hatch) Bennett; married 1853 to Sally Crocker (1832-1911; daughter of Samuel Leonard Crocker (1804-1883)).
      Political family: Crocker family of Taunton and Boston, Massachusetts.
      Epitaph: "Greatly Beloved." / "He rests from his labors, and his works do follow him."
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Sanford Babbitt (1843-1917) — also known as Francis S. Babbitt — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., December 22, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1882-83; mayor of Taunton, Mass., 1891-93; defeated (Democratic), 1889. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., August 22, 1917 (age 73 years, 243 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Henry Babbitt and Seraphene Sumner (Sanford) Babbitt (1821-1901); married, June 9, 1870, to Abbie Louise Hitch (1842-1892); first cousin twice removed of Jacob Babbitt; first cousin thrice removed of Elijah Babbitt (1795-1887).
      Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Henry Babbitt (1819-1893) — also known as George H. Babbitt — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born June 14, 1819. Mayor of Taunton, Mass., 1874-76. Died November 23, 1893 (age 74 years, 162 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abigail (White) Babbitt (1784-1846) and Charles Babbitt (1786-1854); married, December 7, 1840, to Seraphine Sumner Sanford (1821-1901); father of Francis Sanford Babbitt; first cousin once removed of Jacob Babbitt; first cousin twice removed of Elijah Babbitt (1795-1887).
      Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abraham Briggs (1823-1887) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born March 24, 1823. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1865. Died March 4, 1887 (age 63 years, 345 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


    Old Plain Cemetery
    Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Baylies (1783-1852) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., October 16, 1783. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1821-27 (10th District 1821-25, 12th District 1825-27); member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1827; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Argentina, 1832. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., October 28, 1852 (age 69 years, 12 days). Interment at Old Plain Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of William Baylies (1776-1865).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary


    Plain Cemetery
    Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      David Cobb (1748-1830) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass.; Gouldsboro, Hancock County, Maine. Born in Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass., March 14, 1748. Physician; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; common pleas court judge in Massachusetts, 1784-96; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1789-93; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1789-93; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1793-95; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1802; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1809-10. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., April 17, 1830 (age 82 years, 34 days). Interment at Plain Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Leonard Hodges (1790-1846) — also known as James L. Hodges — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., April 24, 1790. Postmaster at Taunton, Mass., 1810-26; lawyer; banker; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1820; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1823-24; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1827-33. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., March 8, 1846 (age 55 years, 318 days). Interment at Plain Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Hodges (1765-1810) and Joanna (Tillinghast) Hodges (1768-1791); married, October 18, 1817, to Harriet Little Fales; uncle of Marcus Morton; grandson of Nicholas Tillinghast; granduncle of George Watson French; third cousin once removed of William Dean Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of John Milton Hay; third cousin thrice removed of Adelbert Stone Hay.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts; Kidder family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Hodges (1765-1810) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., December 3, 1765. Postmaster at Taunton, Mass., 1804-10. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., October 10, 1810 (age 44 years, 311 days). Interment at Plain Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abijah Hodges (1728-1807) and Jerusha (Leonard) Hodges (1734-1810); married 1786 to Joanna Tillinghast (1768-1791); father of James Leonard Hodges; grandfather of Marcus Morton; great-grandfather of George Watson French (1858-1934); second cousin twice removed of William Dean Kellogg; second cousin thrice removed of John Milton Hay; second cousin four times removed of Adelbert Stone Hay; second cousin five times removed of John Hay Whitney and James Jermiah Wadsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Lyman Kidder Bass.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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