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Carroll County
Maryland

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Carroll County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Near Eldersburg Freedom Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
  • New Windsor Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Taneytown St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Westminster St. John's Cemetery
  • Westminster Westminster Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Carroll County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Elias Brown (1793-1857) — of Maryland. Born in Carroll County, Md., May 9, 1793. Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1820, 1828, 1836; U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1829-31; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1835-36, 1842, 1849; delegate to Maryland internal improvements convention, 1836; member of Maryland state senate, 1836-37; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1850. Slaveowner. Died July 3, 1857 (age 64 years, 55 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Freedom Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
    Near Eldersburg, Carroll County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter Little (1775-1830) — of Freedom, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Petersburg, Huntingdon County, Pa., December 11, 1775. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1806-07, 1815; U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1811-13, 1816-29; state court judge in Maryland, 1829. Methodist. Died in Freedom, Baltimore County, Md., February 5, 1830 (age 54 years, 56 days). Interment at Freedom Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery
    New Windsor, Carroll County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Warfield (1764-1835) — Born in Sams Creek, Frederick County, Md., March 31, 1764. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1819-20. Methodist. Died in Sams Creek, Frederick County, Md., January 6, 1835 (age 70 years, 281 days). Interment at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Warfield (1738-1790) and Elizabeth (Warfield) Warfield (1747-1817); married to Jemima Dorsey (1775-1847); grandfather of Alexander Warfield Dorsey; first cousin thrice removed of Albin Owings Jr.; first cousin four times removed of George William Owings Jr.; third cousin of Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey, Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855) and Andrew Dorsey; third cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873) and George Riggs Gaither Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936) and Benjamin H. Ridgely.
      Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Taneytown, Carroll County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Aloysius Goulden (1844-1915) — also known as Joseph A. Goulden — of Fordham, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Littlestown, Adams County, Pa., August 1, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from New York, 1903-11, 1913-15 (18th District 1903-11, 23rd District 1913-15); died in office 1915. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 3, 1915 (age 70 years, 275 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. John's Cemetery
    Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland
    Founded 1789
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Boyle Roberts (1842-1899) — also known as Charles B. Roberts — of Westminster, Carroll County, Md. Born in Uniontown, Carroll County, Md., April 19, 1842. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1868; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1875-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1880; Maryland state attorney general, 1883-87; district judge in Maryland, 1891; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1892-99. Catholic. Died in Westminster, Carroll County, Md., September 10, 1899 (age 57 years, 144 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Roberts and Catharine A. Roberts; married to Annie E. Mathias.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    T. Herbert Shriver Thomas Herbert Shriver (1846-1916) — also known as T. Herbert Shriver — of Union Mills, Carroll County, Md. Born in Union Mills, Carroll County, Md., February 19, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; co-owner, later president, of the B. F. Shriver Company, canners of fruits and vegetables; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1878-80; member of Maryland state senate, 1884; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1908. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Union Mills, Carroll County, Md., December 31, 1916 (age 70 years, 316 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Shriver (1796-1879) and Margaret Josephine (Owings) Shriver (1808-1895); married, February 16, 1880, to Elizabeth R. Lawson (1854-1887); grandfather of Robert Sargent Shriver Jr.; great-grandfather of Mark Kennedy Shriver (born1964).
      Political family: Kennedy family.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Men of Mark in Maryland (1912)


    Westminster Cemetery
    Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Thomas Shaw (1841-1923) — also known as Frank T. Shaw — of Westminster, Carroll County, Md. Born in Woodsboro, Frederick County, Md., October 7, 1841. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1885-89; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1890; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1894-98; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1912. Died in Westminster, Carroll County, Md., 1923 (age about 81 years). Interment at Westminster Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Oscar Weant Jr. (1918-1999) — also known as Edward O. Weant, Jr. — of Westminster, Carroll County, Md. Born in Westminster, Carroll County, Md., April 9, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Maryland state senate, 1959-65; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964; circuit judge in Maryland, 1965-67. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Sykesville, Carroll County, Md., February 10, 1999 (age 80 years, 307 days). Interment at Westminster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Oscar Weant (1869-1930) and Virginia (Shaw) Weant (1882-1950); married to Sarah Morriss (1923-2010).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Warfield Dorsey (1828-1868) — also known as Alexander W. Dorsey — of Westminster, Carroll County, Md. Born in Maryland, December 27, 1828. Whig. Druggist; postmaster at Westminster, Md., 1849-53. Died in Westminster, Carroll County, Md., January 2, 1868 (age 39 years, 6 days). Interment at Westminster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Green Dorsey (1799-1832) and Honor (Warfield) Dorsey (1803-1882); married, October 23, 1849, to Mary Rebecca Webster; grandson of Alexander Warfield; second cousin twice removed of Clement F. Dorsey; second cousin thrice removed of George Madison; third cousin once removed of Andrew Dorsey and Albin Owings Jr.; third cousin twice removed of James Madison, Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey, William Taylor Madison, Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855) and George William Owings Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey and Eli Huston Brown Jr..
      Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Oscar Weant (1869-1930) — also known as E. O. Weant — of Westminster, Carroll County, Md. Born in Carroll County, Md., November 28, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Carroll County State's Attorney, 1900-04, 1909-13; attorney or director for several banks; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Christian Reformed. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died June 28, 1930 (age 60 years, 212 days). Interment at Westminster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Washington Weant and Hannah E. (Miller) Weant; married, April 6, 1905, to Virginia Shaw (1882-1950); father of Edward Oscar Weant Jr. (1918-1999).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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