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Howard County
Maryland

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Howard County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Anderson Presbyterian Church (now gone)
  • Elkridge Belmont Manor Cemetery
  • Elkridge St. Augustine Cemetery
  • Ellicott City Doughoregan Manor Chapel
  • Ellicott City Ellicott Family Cemetery
  • Ellicott City St. John's Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Howard County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Edwin Warfield (1848-1920) — of Maryland. Born in Howard County, Md., May 7, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; Howard County Register of Wills, 1874-81; member of Maryland state senate, 1882-86; Surveyor of the Port of Baltimore, 1886-90; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1896; Governor of Maryland, 1904-08. Presbyterian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association. Died in Baltimore, Md., March 31, 1920 (age 71 years, 329 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Gallatin Warfield and Margaret Gassaway (Watkins) Warfield; married 1886 to Emma Nicodemus.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Richard Ridgely (1755-1824) — of Maryland. Born in Anne Arundel County, Md., August 3, 1755. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1784-85; member of Maryland state senate, 1786-91; state court judge in Maryland, 1811. Died in Howard County, Md., February 25, 1824 (age 68 years, 206 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Greenberry Ridgely (1726-1783) and Lucy (Stringer) Ridgely (1738-1815); married to Elizabeth Dorsey (1759-1808); great-granduncle of Benjamin H. Ridgely; first cousin of Daniel Dorsey; first cousin once removed of Andrew Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Albin Owings Jr. and Eli Huston Brown Jr.; second cousin five times removed of Eli Huston Brown III; third cousin of Alexander Warfield and Thomas Beale Dorsey; third cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey (1833-1896); third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873), Alexander Warfield Dorsey and George Riggs Gaither Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936); fourth cousin of Clement F. Dorsey.
      Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Presbyterian Church (now gone)
    Anderson, Howard County, Maryland
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Ephraim Foster Anderson (1838-1877) — of Maryland. Born in Bedford County, Pa., 1838. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1865; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1868. Crippled by wounds received during the Civil War. Died April 5, 1877 (age about 38 years). Original interment at Presbyterian Church; reinterment to unknown location.


    Belmont Manor Cemetery
    Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Contee Hanson (1786-1819) — also known as Alexander C. Hanson — of Elkridge, Howard County, Md. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., February 27, 1786. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1811-15; U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1813-16; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1816-19; died in office 1819. Episcopalian. Slaveowner. Died in Elkridge, Howard County, Md., April 23, 1819 (age 33 years, 55 days). Interment at Belmont Manor Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Contee Hanson; nephew of Benjamin Contee; grandson of John Hanson (1721-1783); second cousin once removed of John Read Magruder.
      Political family: Carroll family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Howard Bruce (1879-1961) — of Elkridge, Howard County, Md.; Baltimore, Md. Born in Richmond, Va., August 31, 1879. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1924, 1928, 1936, 1940; member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 1939. Died in Baltimore, Md., June 17, 1961 (age 81 years, 290 days). Interment at Belmont Manor Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Casson Bruce (1850-1921) and Mary Ellen (Howard) Bruce; married, October 26, 1912, to Mary Graham Bowdoin (1892-1977); nephew of William Cabell Bruce; grandnephew of James Alexander Seddon; first cousin of James Bruce (1892-1980) and David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce.
      Political family: Bruce-Mellon family of Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Augustine Cemetery
    Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      C. Ferdinand Sybert (1900-1982) — of Elkridge, Howard County, Md. Born in Loretto, Cambria County, Pa., September 16, 1900. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1947-50; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1947-50; member of Maryland state senate, 1951-54; Maryland state attorney general, 1954-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1956; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1961-65; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1967. Catholic. Died in Ellicott City, Howard County, Md., March 29, 1982 (age 81 years, 194 days). Interment at St. Augustine Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Pius A. Sybert and Anna Marie (Haid) Sybert; married to Elizabeth J. Johnson.


    Doughoregan Manor Chapel
    Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832) — of Maryland. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., September 19, 1737. Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1776-81; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Maryland state senate, 1777-1800; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1789-92. Catholic. Slaveowner. Died in Baltimore, Md., November 14, 1832 (age 95 years, 56 days). Interment at Doughoregan Manor Chapel; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Carroll (1702-1783) and Elizabeth (Brooke) Carroll (1709-1761); married, June 5, 1768, to Mary Darnell (1749-1782); father of Catharine 'Kitty' Carroll (1778-1861; who married Robert Goodloe Harper); grandfather of Louisa Carroll (1797-1870; who married Isaac Rand Jackson), Mary Sophia Carroll (1804-1886; who married Richard Henry Bayard) and Harriet Julianna Carroll (1808-1881; who married John Lee); great-grandfather of John Lee Carroll and Helen Sophia Carroll (1841-1886; who married Charles Oliver O'Donnell); second great-grandfather of John Howell Carroll; third great-grandfather of Suzanne Howell Carroll (who married John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill); third great-granduncle of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975); first cousin of Daniel Carroll; second cousin of Charles Carroll, Barrister; second cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Alexander Contee Hanson and Alexander Contee Magruder; second cousin thrice removed of John Read Magruder; third cousin twice removed of Reuben Handy Meriwether; third cousin thrice removed of Carter Henry Harrison and Levin Irving Handy.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Carroll family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Carroll counties in Ark., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Md., Miss., Mo., N.H., Ohio and Va., East Carroll Parish, La. and West Carroll Parish, La., are named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: Charles C. WalcuttCharles C. FitchCharles C. FrickCharles Carroll Glover, Jr.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Ellicott Family Cemetery
    Old Columbia Pike
    Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland
    Founded 1795
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Andrew J. Biemiller Andrew John Biemiller (1906-1982) — also known as Andrew J. Biemiller — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, July 23, 1906. College instructor; Socialist Party educational director for Milwaukee, 1933-36; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 2nd District, 1937-42; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1945-47, 1949-51; defeated (Democratic), 1946, 1950, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1952 (alternate). Quaker. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Eagles; Elks; Delta Kappa Epsilon; American Federation of Teachers. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 3, 1982 (age 75 years, 254 days). Interment at Ellicott Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Frederick Biemiller and Pearl (Weaver) Biemiller; married, December 20, 1929, to Hannah Perot Morris (1906-1984).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    St. John's Cemetery
    Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Watkins Ligon (1810-1881) — also known as Thomas W. Ligon — of Ellicotts Mills (now Ellicott City), Howard County, Md. Born near Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va., May 10, 1810. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1843; U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1845-49; Governor of Maryland, 1854-58. Episcopalian. Slaveowner. Died near Ellicott City, Howard County, Md., January 12, 1881 (age 70 years, 247 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855) — also known as Thomas B. Dorsey — of Maryland. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., October 17, 1780. Lawyer; planter; U.S. Attorney for Maryland, 1810-12; Maryland state attorney general, 1822-24; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1824-51. Died in Ellicott City, Howard County, Md., December 26, 1855 (age 75 years, 70 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Worthington Dorsey (1751-1823) and Comfort (Worthington) Dorsey (1759-1837); married, January 28, 1808, to Milcah Goodwin (1782-1850); father of Mary Ann Tolley Worthington Dorsey (1815-1877; who married Gilbert Livingston Thompson); uncle of Caleb Dorsey; granduncle of George Riggs Gaither Jr.; second cousin of Daniel Dorsey and Andrew Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; second cousin five times removed of John T. Poffenbarger; third cousin of Richard Ridgely, Alexander Warfield and Clement F. Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873) and Alexander Warfield Dorsey; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936), Benjamin H. Ridgely, Albin Owings Jr. (1870-1953) and Eli Huston Brown Jr.; fourth cousin of Joseph Maull.
      Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gilbert Livingston Thompson (1796-1874) — also known as Gilbert L. Thompson — Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., June 20, 1796. U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to Cuba, 1821; Mexico, 1844. Died July 4, 1874 (age 78 years, 14 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Smith Thompson and Sarah (Livingston) Thompson (1777-1833); married, June 17, 1818, to Arietta Minthorne (Tompkins) Tompkins (1800-1837; daughter of Daniel D. Tompkins and Hannah Tompkins); married, February 23, 1839, to Mary Ann Tolley Worthington Dorsey (1815-1877; daughter of Thomas Beale Dorsey); grandfather of Guy Vernor Henry; great-grandnephew of Robert Gilbert Livingston; second great-grandson of Gilbert Livingston; second great-grandnephew of John Livingston and Robert Livingston (1688-1775); third great-grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder; third great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724) and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); first cousin of Jacob Livingston Sutherland; first cousin twice removed of Philip Van Cortlandt and Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775) and William Livingston; first cousin four times removed of Robert Livingston the Younger and Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); first cousin five times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin once removed of Enos Thompson Throop, George Bliss Throop, Hamilton Fish (1808-1893) and Israel Thompson Hatch; second cousin twice removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Henry Brockholst Livingston and Edward Livingston (1764-1836); second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Pierre Van Cortlandt, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; third cousin of Israel Dodd Condit, Nicholas Fish and Hamilton Fish Jr. (1849-1936); third cousin once removed of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Augustus Jay, Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston, William Alexander Duer, John Duer, William Jay, Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800-1873), Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright and Hamilton Fish Jr. (1888-1991); third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792), James Livingston, Peter Samuel Schuyler, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler, James Parker, Mary Mather Hooker, Montgomery Schuyler Jr. and Hamilton Fish Jr. (1926-1996); third cousin thrice removed of Hamilton Fish (born1951) and Alexa Fish Ward; fourth cousin of Philip Schuyler, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward Livingston (1796-1840), William Duer, Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, Denning Duer, John Jay II and John Jacob Astor III; fourth cousin once removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Maturin Livingston, James Alexander Hamilton (1788-1878), George Washington Schuyler, John Cortlandt Parker, Philip N. Schuyler, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, William Waldorf Astor, John Kean, Jacob Clark Pike, Hamilton Fish Kean and Charles Ludlow Livingston (born1870).
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; VanRensselaer family of Albany, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Hammond (1812-1882) — of Maryland. Born in Howard County, Md., March 17, 1812. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1839-42, 1861-62, 1867; member of Maryland state senate, 1849; U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1849-53; state court judge in Maryland, 1867-82. Episcopalian. Slaveowner. Died in Howard County, Md., October 19, 1882 (age 70 years, 216 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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