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Franklin County
Massachusetts

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Franklin County

Index to Locations

  • Ashfield Ashfield Plains Cemetery
  • Bernardston Center Cemetery
  • Bernardston Town Cemetery
  • Colrain Chandler Hill Cemetery
  • Conway Howland Cemetery
  • Greenfield Federal Street Cemetery
  • Greenfield Federal Street Cemetery
  • Greenfield Green River Cemetery
  • Greenfield North Meadows Cemetery
  • East Leverett, Leverett East Leverett Cemetery


    Ashfield Plains Cemetery
    Ashfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Murray Bassett (1863-1948) — also known as Edward M. Bassett — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 7, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1903-05. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 7, 1948 (age 85 years, 243 days). Interment at Ashfield Plains Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles R. Bassett and Elvira (Rogers) Bassett; married, May 14, 1890, to Annie R. Preston.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Center Cemetery
    Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Clesson Allen (1772-1842) — also known as Samuel C. Allen — of Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass. Born in Bernardston, Franklin County, Mass., January 5, 1772. Pastor; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1806-10; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1812-15, 1831; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1817-29 (6th District 1817-25, 7th District 1825-29); member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1829-30. Congregationalist. Died in Northfield, Franklin County, Mass., February 8, 1842 (age 70 years, 34 days). Interment at Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Zebulon Allen (1727-1786) and Freedom (Cooley) Allen (1734-1801); married, September 11, 1793, to Sarah Newcomb (1774-1797); married, April 10, 1797, to Mary Hunt (1774-1833); father of Elisha Hunt Allen; grandfather of William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen (1858-1937); great-grandnephew of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin twice removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; second cousin once removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold, Frederick Wolcott and Chester Ashley; second cousin twice removed of William Pitkin, Albert Asahel Bliss and Philemon Bliss; second cousin thrice removed of Judson H. Warner; third cousin of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; third cousin once removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Daniel Pitkin, Theodore Davenport, Chester William Chapin, John William Allen, William Alfred Buckingham, James Samuel Wadsworth, Henry Titus Backus, George Washington Wolcott, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin twice removed of Charles Frederick Wadsworth, James Wolcott Wadsworth, Edward Oliver Wolcott, Edwin W. Kellogg, Alfred Wolcott and Samuel Herbert Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Alfred Clark Chapin, Abraham Lincoln Kellogg, Henry Augustus Wolcott, Arthur Beebe Chapin, James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. and Selden Chapin; fourth cousin of James Hillhouse, Jonathan Brace, Timothy Pitkin, James Kilbourne, Amaziah Brainard and Greene Carrier Bronson; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Kimberly Brace, Phineas Lyman Tracy, Walter Booth, Albert Haller Tracy, Millard Fillmore, Byron H. Kilbourn, Leveret Brainard, Henry Purdy Day, Edmund Day and John Robert Graham Pitkin.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Conger-Hungerford family; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Town Cemetery
    Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Minnie Ryan Dwight (1873-1957) — also known as Minnie R. Dwight; Minnie Ryan — of Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Hadley, Hampshire County, Mass., June 22, 1873. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of Massachusetts Republican State Committee, 1920-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Female. Episcopalian. Died July 31, 1957 (age 84 years, 39 days). Interment at Town Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Patrick Ryan and Catherine (Reilley) Ryan; married, November 5, 1896, to William G. Dwight; mother of William Dwight; grandmother of Donald R. Dwight (born1931).
      Political family: Dwight family of Holyoke, Massachusetts.


    Chandler Hill Cemetery
    Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Taggart (1754-1825) — of Colrain, Franklin County, Mass. Born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H., March 24, 1754. Farmer; minister; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1803-17 (at-large 1803-05, 6th District 1805-13, at-large 1813-15, 6th District 1815-17). Presbyterian. Died in Colrain, Franklin County, Mass., April 25, 1825 (age 71 years, 32 days). Interment at Chandler Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Howland Cemetery
    Conway, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Lincoln Clark (1800-1886) — of Iowa. Born in Conway, Franklin County, Mass., August 9, 1800. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1851-53; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1861. Slaveowner. Died in Conway, Franklin County, Mass., September 16, 1886 (age 86 years, 38 days). Interment at Howland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Federal Street Cemetery
    Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      James Church Alvord (1808-1839) — of Massachusetts. Born in Greenwich (now part of Quabbin Reservoir), Hampshire County, Mass., April 14, 1808. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1837; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1838; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1839; died in office 1839. Died in Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass., September 27, 1839 (age 31 years, 166 days). Interment at Federal Street Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Federal Street Cemetery
    Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Stebbins Lyman (1785-1821) — of New York. Born in Northfield, Franklin County, Mass., February 14, 1785. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1819-21. Died in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., March 21, 1821 (age 36 years, 35 days). Interment at Federal Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Green River Cemetery
    Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Barrett Washburn (1820-1887) — also known as William B. Washburn — of Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass. Born in Winchendon, Worcester County, Mass., January 31, 1820. Republican. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1863-71; Governor of Massachusetts, 1872-74; resigned 1874; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1874-75. Died suddenly, while seated on the platform at a meeting of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Affairs, in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 5, 1887 (age 67 years, 247 days). Interment at Green River Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Asa Washburn and Phebe (Whitney) Washburn; married 1847 to Hannah A. Sweetser (1824-1906).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Grennell Jr. (1786-1877) — also known as George Grinnell Jr. — of Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass. Born in Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass., December 25, 1786. Whig. Lawyer; Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney, 1820-28; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1825-27; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1829-39 (7th District 1829-33, 6th District 1833-39); probate judge in Massachusetts, 1849-53; Franklin County Clerk of Courts, 1853-65; first president, Troy & Greenfield Railroad. Died in Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass., November 19, 1877 (age 90 years, 329 days). Interment at Green River Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Grennell (1750-1844) and Lydia (Stevens) Grennell; married to Eliza Seymour Perkins (1800-1887); father of William Fowler Grinnell (1831-1912).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      George Thomas Davis (1810-1877) — of Massachusetts. Born in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Mass., January 12, 1810. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1851-53. Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, June 17, 1877 (age 67 years, 156 days). Interment at Green River Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John William Haigis (1881-1960) — also known as John W. Haigis — of Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass. Born in Turners Falls, Montague, Franklin County, Mass., July 31, 1881. Republican. Founder, editor, and publisher of the Greenfield Recorder newspaper; banker; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1909-12; member of Massachusetts state senate Franklin & Hampshire District, 1915-16, 1923-26; Massachusetts state treasurer, 1929-30; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1934; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; speaker); trustee of the University of Massachusetts, 1940-56; owner and operator of radio station WHAI. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen. Died in 1960 (age about 78 years). Interment at Green River Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Haigis and Elizabeth (Hildebrandt) Haigis; married, December 3, 1913, to Rose Luippold (died 1920); married, December 3, 1942, to Alice G. Whelan.
      William Fowler Grinnell (1831-1912) — also known as William F. Grinnell — of New York. Born in Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass., June 2, 1831. U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in St. Etienne, 1877-78; U.S. Consul in Bremen, 1878-82; Bradford, 1882-89; Manchester, 1889-99. Died in Paris, France, December 11, 1912 (age 81 years, 192 days). Interment at Green River Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Grennell Jr. (1786-1877) and Eliza Seymour (Perkins) Grinnell (1800-1887).
      Epitaph: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Howe Newton (1827-1911) — of Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass.; Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Hubbardston, Worcester County, Mass., June 22, 1827. Paper mill business; Franklin County Treasurer, 1862-65; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1869; president, Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad Co., 1887-1905. Died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., May 19, 1911 (age 83 years, 331 days). Interment at Green River Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Esther (Hale) Newton (1799-1885) and James Newton (1801-1891); married, September 24, 1862, to Mary Abby Cogswell (died 1913).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    North Meadows Cemetery
    711 Colrain Road
    Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Founded 1820
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Gerrett (1857-1933) — of Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass. Born in Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass., February 4, 1857. Republican. Farmer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1901-03; member of Massachusetts state senate Franklin & Hampshire District, 1905-06. Died July 29, 1933 (age 76 years, 175 days). Interment at North Meadows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Allie M. Smith (1867-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    East Leverett Cemetery
    East Leverett, Leverett, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      James E. McCullough (1888-1961) — of Keene, Cheshire County, N.H. Born in 1888. Republican. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Keene 2nd Ward, 1956; elected New Hampshire state house of representatives from Keene 2nd Ward 1956. Died in the state capitol building, Concord, Merrimack County, N.H., 1961 (age about 73 years). Interment at East Leverett Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Arthur G. Hill (1841-1926).

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