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Cecil County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cecil County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Aiken St. Mark's Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Cecilton St. Stephen's Cemetery
  • Chesapeake City Bethel Cemetery
  • Colora Nottingham Cemetery
  • Elkton Elkton Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Elkton Presbyterian Cemetery
  • North East St. Mary Anne's Protestant Episcopal Churchyard
  • Port Deposit Hopewell Cemetery
  • Warwick Old Bohemia Cemetery
  • West Nottingham West Nottingham Meeting House Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Cecil County,
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Richard Bassett (1745-1815) — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Cecil County, Md., April 2, 1745. Lawyer; member of Delaware state legislative council from Kent County, 1776-80, 1782-83; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Delaware state senate, 1782; member of Delaware house of assembly, 1786; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1789-93; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1793-99; Governor of Delaware, 1799-1801; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1801-02. Methodist. Died in Cecil County, Md., September 15, 1815 (age 70 years, 166 days). Original interment somewhere; reinterment in 1865 at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
      Relatives: Son of Michael or Arnold Bassett and Judith (Thompson) Bassett; married, December 22, 1774, to Ann Ennals (1746-1796); adoptive father of Rachel McCleary Bassett (who married Joshua Clayton); father of Ann Nancy Bassett (1777-1854; who married James Asheton Bayard, Sr.); grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868) and James Asheton Bayard, Jr.; great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; second great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; third great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); fourth great-grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); first cousin thrice removed of John Sluyter Wirt.
      Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Private or family graveyards
    Cecil County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Ward Veazey (1774-1842) — also known as Thomas W. Veazey — of Maryland. Born near Earleville, Cecil County, Md., January 31, 1774. Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1808, 1812; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1811-12; member of Maryland state executive council, 1834-35; Governor of Maryland, 1836-39. Episcopalian. Died in Cecil County, Md., July 1, 1842 (age 68 years, 151 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Veazey and Elizabeth (DeCoursey) Veazey; married to Sarah Worrell, Mary Veazey and Mary Wallace.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      James Asheton Bayard, Sr. (1767-1815) — also known as "The Chevalier"; "The Goliath of His Party"; "High Priest of the Constitution" — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 28, 1767. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1797-1803; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1804-13. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 6, 1815 (age 48 years, 9 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1842 at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
      Relatives: Son of James Asheton Bayard (1738-1770) and Agnes or Ann (Hodge) Bayard; married, February 11, 1795, to Ann Nancy Bassett (1777-1854; daughter of Richard Bassett); father of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868) and James Asheton Bayard, Jr.; nephew and adoptive son of John Bubenheim Bayard; grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; second great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); second great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707); third great-grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); third great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; first cousin once removed of Littleton Kirkpatrick; first cousin twice removed of Andrew Kirkpatrick; second cousin twice removed of Stephanus Bayard; third cousin once removed of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802); fourth cousin once removed of James Adams Ekin.
      Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mark's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Aiken, Cecil County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      George Gale (1756-1815) — of Maryland. Born in Somerset County, Md., June 3, 1756. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1784; member of Maryland state senate, 1784-90; state court judge in Maryland, 1785-86; U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1789-91. Episcopalian. Died in Cecil County, Md., January 2, 1815 (age 58 years, 213 days). Interment at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Levin Gale (1784-1834).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Stephen's Cemetery
    Cecilton, Cecil County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Noroton Phillips (1894-1970) — also known as Alfred N. Phillips — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Darien, Fairfield County, Conn., April 23, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Stamford, Conn., 1923-24, 1927-28, 1935-36; defeated, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1932, 1936; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1937-39; defeated, 1938; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, American Legion. Died in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., January 18, 1970 (age 75 years, 270 days). Interment at St. Stephen's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Bethel Cemetery
    Chesapeake City, Cecil County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Joshua Clayton (1744-1798) — of Delaware. Born in Cecil County, Md., July 20, 1744. Physician; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delaware state treasurer, 1786-89; President of Delaware, 1789-92; Governor of Delaware, 1793-96; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1798; died in office 1798. Presbyterian. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 11, 1798 (age 54 years, 22 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, New Castle County, Del.; reinterment at Bethel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Clayton and Eleanor (Edinfield) Clayton; married to Rachel (McCleary) Bassett (adoptive daughter of Richard Bassett); father of Thomas Clayton; uncle of John Middleton Clayton (1796-1856).
      Political families: Clayton family of Dover and New Castle, Delaware; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Benjamin Thomas Biggs (1821-1893) — also known as Benjamin T. Biggs — of Middletown, New Castle County, Del. Born near Summit Bridge, New Castle County, Del., October 1, 1821. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; farmer; delegate to Delaware state constitutional convention, 1852; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1869-73; defeated, 1860; president, Queen Anne and Kent Railroad, 1874; Governor of Delaware, 1887-91. Methodist. Died in Middletown, New Castle County, Del., December 25, 1893 (age 72 years, 85 days). Interment at Bethel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, May 18, 1853, to Mary S. Beekman; father of John Biggs (1847?-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Nottingham Cemetery
    Colora, Cecil County, Maryland


    Elkton Presbyterian Cemetery
    Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      John Angel James Creswell (1828-1891) — also known as John A. J. Creswell; John Andrew Jackson Creswell — of Elkton, Cecil County, Md. Born in Port Deposit, Cecil County, Md., November 18, 1828. Republican. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1861-62; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1863-65; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1865-67; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1868; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1868; U.S. Postmaster General, 1869-74. Died in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., December 23, 1891 (age 63 years, 35 days). Interment at Elkton Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Black Groome (1838-1893) — also known as James B. Groome — of Elkton, Cecil County, Md. Born in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., April 4, 1838. Democrat. Delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1867; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1872-74; Governor of Maryland, 1874-76; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1879-85. Presbyterian. Died in Baltimore, Md., October 5, 1893 (age 55 years, 184 days). Interment at Elkton Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Evans (1818-1888) — of Maryland. Born in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., September 13, 1818. U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1847-53; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1867. Died in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., December 5, 1888 (age 70 years, 83 days). Interment at Elkton Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Hiram McCullough (1813-1885) — of Elkton, Cecil County, Md. Born near Elkton, Cecil County, Md., September 26, 1813. Democrat. Member of Maryland state senate, 1845-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1864; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1865-69; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1880; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1880. Presbyterian. Died in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., March 4, 1885 (age 71 years, 159 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Mary Anne's Protestant Episcopal Churchyard
    317 South Main Street
    North East, Cecil County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      John Conard (1773-1857) — also known as "The Fighting Quaker" — of Pennsylvania. Born in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pa., November 15, 1773. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1813-15; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1810. Quaker. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 9, 1857 (age 83 years, 175 days). Interment at St. Mary Anne's Protestant Episcopal Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hopewell Cemetery
    Port Deposit, Cecil County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
    Joseph I. France Joseph Irwin France (1873-1939) — also known as Joseph I. France — of Port Deposit, Cecil County, Md. Born in Cameron, Clinton County, Mo., October 11, 1873. Republican. Physician; member of Maryland state senate, 1905-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1908; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1917-23; defeated, 1922, 1934; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1932. Presbyterian. Member, American Medical Association; Theta Delta Chi; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Union League. Died in Port Deposit, Cecil County, Md., January 26, 1939 (age 65 years, 107 days). Interment at Hopewell Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Henry France and Hannah Fletcher (James) France; married, June 24, 1903, to Evalyn S. (Nesbitt) Tome (died 1927; widow of Jacob Tome (1810-1898)); married, July 13, 1927, to Tatiana Vladimirovna Dechtereva.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Library of Congress
    Ralph A. Gamble Ralph Abernethy Gamble (1885-1959) — also known as Ralph A. Gamble — of Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y.; St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md. Born in Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), May 6, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1931-37; U.S. Representative from New York, 1937-57 (25th District 1937-45, 28th District 1945-53, 26th District 1953-57). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi; Lions. Died in St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md., March 4, 1959 (age 73 years, 302 days). Interment at Hopewell Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924) and Carrie (Osborne) Gamble; married, April 19, 1911, to Virginia Nesbitt (died 1937); married, June 19, 1958, to Ruth G. Daniels; nephew of John Rankin Gamble.
      Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: New York Red Book 1936
      Jacob Tome (1810-1898) — of Port Deposit, Cecil County, Md. Born in York County, Pa., August 13, 1810. Republican. Member of Maryland state senate, 1864; candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1871. Died March 16, 1898 (age 87 years, 215 days). Interment at Hopewell Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Evalyn S. Nesbitt (who later married Joseph Irwin France (1873-1939)).


    Old Bohemia Cemetery
    Warwick, Cecil County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward D. E. Rollins (1899-1976) — of Elkton, Cecil County, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 15, 1899. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1944 (alternate), 1952, 1956; Maryland state attorney general, 1952-54. Died in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., July 5, 1976 (age 76 years, 233 days). Interment at Old Bohemia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Howard M. Rollins and Fanny (Freeburger) Rollins; married to Elizabeth Regina Andrew.


    West Nottingham Meeting House Cemetery
    1195 Firetower Road
    West Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Austin Lane Crothers (1860-1912) — also known as Austin L. Crothers — of West Nottingham, Cecil County, Md. Born near Conowingo, Cecil County, Md., May 17, 1860. Democrat. Cecil County State's Attorney, 1891-95; member of Maryland state senate from Cecil County, 1898-1901; circuit judge in Maryland, 1906; Governor of Maryland, 1908-12; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1908. Presbyterian. Died in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., May 25, 1912 (age 52 years, 8 days). Interment at West Nottingham Meeting House Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Hugh Steel Hersman (1872-1954) — also known as Hugh S. Hersman — of Gilroy, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Port Deposit, Cecil County, Md., July 8, 1872. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1919-21; defeated, 1920. Presbyterian. Died in San Francisco, Calif., March 7, 1954 (age 81 years, 242 days). Interment at West Nottingham Meeting House Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William M. Hersman and Mary H. (Steel) Hersman.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


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