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Hampshire County
Massachusetts

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hampshire County

Index to Locations

  • Amherst West Cemetery
  • Amherst Wildwood Cemetery
  • Chesterfield Chesterfield Center Cemetery
  • Northampton Unknown location
  • Northampton Bridge Street Cemetery
  • Northampton Old Cemetery
  • Florence, Northampton Park Street Cemetery
  • Ware Aspen Grove Cemetery
  • Williamsburg City Cemetery


    West Cemetery
    Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Simeon Strong (1736-1805) — of Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., March 6, 1736. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1791; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1801-05. Died in 1805 (age about 69 years). Interment at West Cemetery.
      Ebenezer Mattoon (1755-1843) — of Massachusetts. Born in Massachusetts, 1755. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1801-03. Died in 1843 (age about 88 years). Interment at West Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Dickinson (1803-1874) — of Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., January 1, 1803. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1853-55. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 16, 1874 (age 71 years, 166 days). Interment at West Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Wildwood Cemetery
    Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      George Bosworth Churchill (1866-1925) — also known as George B. Churchill — of Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., October 24, 1866. Republican. Delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917; member of Massachusetts state senate Franklin & Hampshire District, 1917-18; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1925; died in office 1925. Died in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., July 1, 1925 (age 58 years, 250 days). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Julius Hawley Seelye (1824-1895) — also known as Julius H. Seelye — of Massachusetts. Born in Connecticut, 1824. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1875-77; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1884. Died in 1895 (age about 71 years). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ernest M. Whitcomb — of Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924. Interment at Wildwood Cemetery.


    Chesterfield Center Cemetery
    Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Lincoln Higgins (1867-1951) — also known as William L. Higgins — of South Coventry, Coventry, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Mass., March 8, 1867. Republican. Physician; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Coventry, 1905-08, 1917-22, 1925-28; member of Connecticut state senate, 1909-12; first selectman of Coventry, Connecticut, 1917-32; Tolland County Commissioner, 1921-32; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1929-33; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1933-37; defeated, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Norwich, New London County, Conn., November 19, 1951 (age 84 years, 256 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chesterfield Center Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Unknown Location
    Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      John Proctor Clarke (1856-1932) — also known as J. Proctor Clarke — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Florence (Firenze), Italy, of American parents, April 23, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1900-26; appointed 1900; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 1st Department, 1905-26. Member, Union League; American Bar Association. Died, of pneumonia, in the Murray Hill Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 12, 1932 (age 75 years, 264 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Edwards Clarke and Mary (Proctor) Clarke; married, June 25, 1884, to Sarah M. Parker (died 1924); married, July 8, 1924, to Ida (Hatch) Cambell (c.1875-1938; killed in automobile accident).


    Bridge Street Cemetery
    Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Caleb Strong (1745-1819) — of Massachusetts. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., January 9, 1745. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1776; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1780; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1780; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1789-96; Governor of Massachusetts, 1800-07, 1812-16. Congregationalist. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Died November 7, 1819 (age 74 years, 302 days). Interment at Bridge Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Elijah Hunt Mills (1776-1829) — also known as Elijah H. Mills — of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Mass., December 1, 1776. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1811-14, 1819-21; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1820-21; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1815-19; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1820-27. Died in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., May 5, 1829 (age 52 years, 155 days). Interment at Bridge Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Mills (1739-1785) and Mary (Hunt) Mills (1739-1779); married, May 16, 1802, to Sarah Hunt (1780-1802); married, September 6, 1804, to Harriet Blake (1780-1871); father of Helen Sophia Mills (1806-1844; who married Charles Phelps Huntington); grandfather of Herbert Henry Davis Peirce and Anna Cabot Mills Davis (1850-1915; who married Henry Cabot Lodge); great-grandfather of Josiah Quincy; second great-grandfather of Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. and John Davis Lodge; third great-grandfather of William Amory Gardner Minot and George Cabot Lodge; second cousin once removed of Elisha Hunt Allen and Gouverneur Morris; second cousin twice removed of William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen; second cousin thrice removed of Oliver Morgan Hungerford; second cousin five times removed of Ralph Waldo Hungerford and Harold W. Hungerford; third cousin of John Strong; third cousin once removed of Return Jonathan Meigs, Sr., Jonathan Ingersoll (1747-1823), Jared Ingersoll, Josiah Meigs, Samuel Strong, Joseph Churchill Strong, Ebenezer Strong, Martin Keeler, Silas Wright Jr. and William Dean Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Stephen Hiram Keeler, George Seymour, Joseph Pomeroy Root, William Chapman Williston, Herschel Harrison Hatch, Jethro Ayers Hatch, John Hill Walbridge, Alfred Clark Chapin and Henry E. Walbridge; third cousin thrice removed of Frederick Enoch Woodbridge, Julius Levi Strong, Charles Hale, Timothy E. Griswold, Hiram Augustus Huse, Maurice Lauchlin Wright, Daniel Parrish Witter, Frank Billings Kellogg, Henry Ward Beecher, George Williston Nash and Edward Stanley Kellogg; fourth cousin of Martin Chittenden, Return Jonathan Meigs Jr., Henry Meigs, Charles Jared Ingersoll, Joseph Reed Ingersoll, Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll and Charles Anthony Ingersoll; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Chittenden, Jonathan Brace, Jedediah Sabin, Chittenden Lyon, John Willard, Chester Ackley, Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Return Jonathan Meigs III, Laman Ingersoll, Henry Meigs Jr., Ensign Hosmer Kellogg, John Forsyth Jr., Colin Macrae Ingersoll, Eli Thayer, John Milton Thayer and Charles Roberts Ingersoll.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; 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
      Isaac Chapman Bates (1779-1845) — also known as Isaac C. Bates — of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in Granville, Hampden County, Mass., January 23, 1779. Whig. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1808-09; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1827-35; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1836, 1840; delegate to Whig National Convention from Massachusetts, 1839 (Temporary Chair; Convention Vice-President; speaker; member, Committee to Notify Nominees); U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1841-45; died in office 1845. Died in Washington, D.C., March 16, 1845 (age 66 years, 52 days). Interment at Bridge Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Eli Porter Ashmun (1770-1819) — of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in Blandford, Hampden County, Mass., June 24, 1770. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1803; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1808; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1816-18; resigned 1818. Died in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., May 10, 1819 (age 48 years, 320 days). Interment at Bridge Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of George Ashmun (1804-1870).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Delano (1820-1883) — of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in New Braintree, Worcester County, Mass., June 24, 1820. Republican. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1859-63 (at-large 1859-61, 10th District 1861-63). Died in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., January 23, 1883 (age 62 years, 213 days). Interment at Bridge Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Osmyn Baker (1800-1875) — of Massachusetts. Born in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., May 18, 1800. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1833-34, 1836-37; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1840-45. Died in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., February 9, 1875 (age 74 years, 267 days). Interment at Bridge Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Phelps Huntington (1802-1868) — of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., May 24, 1802. Lawyer; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1855-59; banker. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 30, 1868 (age 65 years, 251 days). Interment at Bridge Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dan Huntington (1774-1864) and Elizabeth Whiting (Phelps) Huntington (1779-1847); married to Helen Sophia Mills (1806-1844; daughter of Elijah Hunt Mills); grandfather of Josiah Quincy; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin of Charles Edward Phelps; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Samuel H. Huntington, Abel Huntington and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; third cousin thrice removed of Noah Phelps and Waightstill Avery; fourth cousin of William Woodbridge, Jabez Williams Huntington, Isaac Backus, Nathaniel Huntington, James Huntington, Elisha Mills Huntington and Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877); fourth cousin once removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Chauncey Goodrich, Elizur Goodrich, Augustus Seymour Porter, Peter Buell Porter, Silas Wright Jr., Marshall Chapin, William Dean Kellogg, William Clark Huntington, Everett Chamberlin Benton and Fred Douglas Fisher.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Theodore Fiske Dwight (1863-1952) — also known as Theodore F. Dwight — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., September 19, 1863. Republican. Insurance and real estate business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Fourth Hampden District, 1905. Died in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., July 12, 1952 (age 88 years, 297 days). Interment at Bridge Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Augustus Dwight (1804-1879) and Lucia (Dresser) Dwight (1820-1907).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Cemetery
    Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      William Lyman (1755-1811) — of Massachusetts. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., December 7, 1755. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1787; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1789; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1793-97 (2nd District 1793-95, 4th District 1795-97); U.S. Consul in London, 1804-11, died in office 1811. Died in Cheltenham, England, September 22, 1811 (age 55 years, 289 days). Interment at Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, England; cenotaph at Old Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Park Street Cemetery
    Florence, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur G. Hill (1841-1926) — of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in 1841. Mayor of Northampton, Mass., 1887-88; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1890. Died in 1926 (age about 85 years). Interment at Park Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of James E. McCullough (1888-1961).


    Aspen Grove Cemetery
    Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Abbot Stevens (1816-1892) — also known as Charles A. Stevens — of Ware, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in North Andover, Essex County, Mass., August 9, 1816. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1853; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1875. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 7, 1892 (age 75 years, 242 days). Interment at Aspen Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Moses Tyler Stevens; uncle of John Peters Stevens (1868-1929); cousin *** of Isaac Ingalls Stevens.
      Political family: Stevens-Woodhull family of New York City, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    City Cemetery
    Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Darwin Rush James (1834-1908) — also known as Darwin R. James — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Mass., May 14, 1834. Republican. Importer of indigo and spices; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1883-87. Died in 1908 (age about 74 years). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, January 14, 1858, to Mary E. Fairchild.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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