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Somerset County
Maryland

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Somerset County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Crisfield Asbury Cemetery
  • Crisfield Sunny Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Marion Station St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
  • Near Oriole St. Peter's Cemetery
  • Princess Anne Antioch Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
  • Princess Anne Manokin Cemetery
  • Princess Anne Manokin Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Princess Anne Manokin Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Princess Anne St. Andrew's Cemetery
  • Princess Anne St. Andrew's Churchyard
  • Princess Anne St. Andrew's Episcopal Churchyard


    Private or family graveyards
    Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Levin Winder (1757-1819) — of Maryland. Born in Somerset County, Md., September 4, 1757. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1789-93, 1806-09; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1792; Governor of Maryland, 1812-16. Presbyterian. Died in Baltimore, Md., July 1, 1819 (age 61 years, 300 days). Original interment at First Presbyterian Church Burial Ground, Baltimore, Md.; reinterment at in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of William Winder and Esther (Gillis) Winder; married to Mary Sloss.
      Edward Henry Carroll Long (1808-1865) — also known as Edward H. C. Long — of Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md. Born in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., September 28, 1808. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1833, 1835-36, 1839, 1844, 1860-61; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1845-47. Died in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., October 16, 1865 (age 57 years, 18 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Asbury Cemetery
    Crisfield, Somerset County, Maryland
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Clifton Byrd (1889-1970) — also known as Harry C. Byrd; Curley Byrd — Born in Crisfield, Somerset County, Md., February 12, 1889. Democrat. Athletic coach; president, University of Maryland, 1936-54; candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1954; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1964; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1966. Member, Moose; Rotary. Died, from heart disease, in the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Md., October 2, 1970 (age 81 years, 232 days). Interment at Asbury Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Franklin Byrd and Sallie May Byrd; married 1912 to Katherine Dunlop Turnbull.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sunny Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery
    Crisfield, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      John Millard Tawes (1894-1979) — also known as J. Millard Tawes — of Crisfield, Somerset County, Md. Born in Crisfield, Somerset County, Md., April 8, 1894. Democrat. Secretary-treasurer, Tawes Shipbuilding Co. and Tawes Baking Co.; director, Bank of Crisfield; Somerset County Clerk of Court, 1930-38; Maryland state comptroller, 1939-47, 1950-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; Governor of Maryland, 1959-67; member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 1963. Methodist. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias; Rotary; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died in Crisfield, Somerset County, Md., June 25, 1979 (age 85 years, 78 days). Interment at Sunny Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Tawes and Alice (Byrd) Tawes; married, December 25, 1915, to Helen Avalynne Gibson.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
    Marion Station, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry T. Phoebus, Jr. (1928-2000) — of Somerset County, Md. Born in Oriole, Somerset County, Md., November 27, 1928. Republican. Member of Maryland state senate from Somerset County, 1965-66. Died in Anne Arundel County, Md., December 1, 2000 (age 72 years, 4 days). Interment at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harry Thomas Phoebus (1893-1964).


    St. Peter's Cemetery
    Near Oriole, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Thomas Phoebus (1893-1964) — also known as Harry T. Phoebus — of Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md. Born in 1893. Republican. Member of Maryland state house of delegates from Somerset County, 1918; member of Maryland state senate from Somerset County, 1935-37, 1947-64; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956, 1960. Died in 1964 (age about 71 years). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Harry T. Phoebus, Jr. (1928-2000).


    Antioch Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
    Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas David Nicholls (1870-1931) — also known as Thomas D. Nicholls — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., September 16, 1870. Democrat. Coal miner; president, District 1, United Mine Workers of America, 1899-1909; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1907-11. Member, United Mine Workers. Died in 1931 (age about 60 years). Interment at Antioch Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred Nicholls and Ann (Davis) Nicholls; married, February 26, 1896, to Sarah Ann Hughes.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Manokin Cemetery
    Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Joshua Weldon Miles (1858-1929) — also known as Joshua W. Miles — of Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md. Born near Marion, Somerset County, Md., December 9, 1858. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1895-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1904, 1912 (speaker), 1924; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Maryland, 1917-19. Presbyterian. Died in Baltimore, Md., March 4, 1929 (age 70 years, 85 days). Interment at Manokin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Manokin Presbyterian Cemetery
    Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      John Woodland Crisfield (1806-1897) — of Maryland. Born near Chestertown, Kent County, Md., November 8, 1806. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1836; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1847-49, 1861-63 (6th District 1847-49, 1st District 1861-63); delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1850. Presbyterian. Died in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., January 12, 1897 (age 90 years, 65 days). Interment at Manokin Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Henry Page (1841-1913).
      Political family: Page family of Princess Anne, Maryland.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Manokin Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Page (1841-1913) — also known as John Woodland Crisfield, Jr. — of Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md. Born in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., June 28, 1841. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1867; Somerset County State's Attorney, 1870-84; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1888; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1891-92; district judge in Maryland, 1892-1908. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., January 7, 1913 (age 71 years, 193 days). Interment at Manokin Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Woodland Crisfield (1806-1897); father of Henry Page.
      Political family: Page family of Princess Anne, Maryland.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Andrew's Cemetery
    Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Franklin Bratton (1845-1894) — also known as Robert F. Bratton — of Maryland. Born in Barren Creek, Wicomico County, Md., May 13, 1845. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1870; member of Maryland state senate, 1874, 1880-82, 1888-90; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1884; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1893-94; died in office 1894. Died in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., May 10, 1894 (age 48 years, 362 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Andrew's Churchyard
    Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      George Robertson Dennis (1822-1882) — of Kingston, Somerset County, Md. Born in White Haven, Wicomico County, Md., April 8, 1822. Democrat. Member of Maryland state senate, 1854-56, 1872-74; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1867; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1873-79. Episcopalian. Died in Kingston, Somerset County, Md., August 12, 1882 (age 60 years, 126 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Levin Woolford (1819-1890) — of Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md. Born near Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; Somerset County Circuit Court Clerk, 1851-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1860; Maryland state comptroller, 1870-78; Maryland state tax commissioner, 1878-90; banker. Episcopalian. Died of a stroke, in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., September 30, 1890 (age about 71 years). Interment at St. Andrew's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. John Woolford and Ann Irving (Gillis) Woolford; married to Miss Atkinson and Annie E. Waters.


    St. Andrew's Episcopal Churchyard
    Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Stewart Cottman (1803-1863) — of Maryland. Born near Allen, Wicomico County, Md., August 16, 1803. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1831-32, 1834, 1839; member of Maryland state senate, 1836-37; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1851-53. Died near Allen, Wicomico County, Md., January 28, 1863 (age 59 years, 165 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Episcopal Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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