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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Montpelier Hill
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Hagerstown Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Hagerstown South Potomac Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Hagerstown Zion Reformed Graveyard
  • Sharpsburg Antietam National Cemetery
  • Williamsport Riverview Cemetery


    Montpelier Hill
    Washington County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      John Thomson Mason (1765-1824) — Born in Stafford County, Va., March 15, 1765. Maryland state attorney general, 1806. Died December 10, 1824 (age 59 years, 270 days). Interment at Montpelier Hill.
      Relatives: Son of Thomson Mason and Mary King (Barnes) Mason (died 1771); brother of Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803); married 1797 to Elizabeth Beltzhoover (1781-1836); father of John Thomson Mason, Jr.; nephew of George Mason (1725-1792); uncle of Armistead Thomson Mason and John Thomson Mason; granduncle of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843); first cousin once removed of Thomson Francis Mason and James Murray Mason.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Mason family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Private or family graveyards
    Washington County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Ringgold (1770-1829) — of Hagerstown, Washington County, Md. Born in Chestertown, Kent County, Md., January 15, 1770. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1795; member of Maryland state senate, 1801-05; county judge in Maryland, 1806-10, 1822-26; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1810-15, 1817-21. Episcopalian. Died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., October 18, 1829 (age 59 years, 276 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frisby Tilghman (1773-1847) — of Washington County, Mo. Born in Queen Anne's County, Md., August 4, 1773. Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1804; colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Died in Washington County, Md., April 14, 1847 (age 73 years, 253 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of James Joseph Tilghman and Susanna (Steuart) Tilghman (1749-1774); married to Anna Maria Ringgold (1772-1817); married, September 23, 1819, to Louisa Lamar (1789-1843); grandnephew of Matthew Tilghman; first cousin once removed of William Tilghman and Tench Tilghman; second cousin once removed of Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-1783) and Edward Tilghman Paca.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      William Thomas Hamilton (1820-1888) — also known as William T. Hamilton — of Hagerstown, Washington County, Md. Born in Boonsboro, Washington County, Md., September 8, 1820. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1846; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1849-55 (2nd District 1849-53, 5th District 1853-55); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1860; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1869-75; Governor of Maryland, 1880-84. Presbyterian. Died in Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., October 26, 1888 (age 68 years, 48 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Louis Emory McComas (1846-1907) — also known as Louis E. McComas — of Hagerstown, Washington County, Md.; Williamsport, Washington County, Md. Born near Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., October 28, 1846. Republican. U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1883-91; defeated, 1876, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1892, 1900; Associate Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1892-99; resigned 1899; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1899-1905; member of Republican National Committee from Maryland, 1904; Associate Justice of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1905-07; died in office 1907. Lutheran. Died in Washington, D.C., November 10, 1907 (age 61 years, 13 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Katharine Edgar Byron (1903-1976); great-grandfather of Goodloe Edgar Byron.
      Political family: Byron family of Williamsport, Maryland.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
      Richard Henry Alvey (1826-1906) — of Hagerstown, Washington County, Md. Born in St. Mary's County, Md., March 2, 1826. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1852; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1867; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1867; circuit judge in Maryland, 1867-83; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1883-93; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1893-1905; resigned 1905. Died in Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., September 14, 1906 (age 80 years, 196 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Alvey and Harriet (Wicklie) Alvey; married 1856 to Mary Wharton (died 1860); married 1862 to Julia Hays.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Preston Lane, Jr. (1892-1967) — of Hagerstown, Washington County, Md. Born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., May 12, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; attorney for several railroads; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1928, 1940, 1944, 1948; Maryland state attorney general, 1930-34; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1936; member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 1940-50; Governor of Maryland, 1947-51; defeated, 1950. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Elks; Rotary. Died in Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., February 7, 1967 (age 74 years, 271 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Preston Lane and Virginia Lee (Cartwright) Lane; married, January 17, 1922, to Dorothy Byron; relative *** of LeRoy Webster Preston (1915-1987).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      John Thomson Mason, Jr. (1815-1873) — of Baltimore, Md. Born near Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., May 9, 1815. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1838-39; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1841-43; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1851-57; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1857-61; secretary of state of Maryland, 1872-73. Catholic. Died in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., March 28, 1873 (age 57 years, 323 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Thomson Mason (1765-1824) and Elizabeth (Beltzhoover) Mason (1781-1836); married, December 14, 1842, to Margaret Augusta Cowan (1821-1899); nephew of Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803); grandson of Thomson Mason; grandnephew of George Mason (1725-1792); first cousin of Armistead Thomson Mason, John Thomson Mason (1787-1850) and James Murray Mason; first cousin once removed of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843); second cousin of Thomson Francis Mason.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Mason family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Alexander Armstrong (1877-1939) — of Hagerstown, Washington County, Md.; Ruxton, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., June 28, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Washington County State's Attorney, 1908-12; Maryland state attorney general, 1919-23; candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee); director, Potomac Edison electric utility, Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., Blue Ridge Fire Insurance Co. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, in Ruxton, Baltimore County, Md., November 20, 1939 (age 62 years, 145 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Armstrong (1847-1905) and Elizabeth Key (Scott) Armstrong (1854-1916); married, January 25, 1911, to Mary Rebekah Woods (1887-1938).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Lawson Rose (1804-1877) — of New York. Born in Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y., October 2, 1804. Whig. Farmer; paper manufacturer; U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1847-51. Died in Pleasant Grove, Washington County, Md., March 14, 1877 (age 72 years, 163 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Nathaniel Allen (1780-1832); son of Robert Selden Rose.
      Political family: Rose family of Geneva, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew K. Syester (1828-1891) — of Washington County, Md. Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), March 11, 1828. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1854, 1868; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1867; Maryland state attorney general, 1871-75; circuit judge in Maryland, 1882-89. Methodist. Died in Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., March 25, 1891 (age 63 years, 14 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Syester and Sarah (Moudy) Syester; married to Catharine G. Harry.
      James Dixon Roman (1809-1867) — of Maryland. Born in Chester County, Pa., August 11, 1809. Member of Maryland state senate, 1847; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1847-49; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1848, 1856. Presbyterian. Died near Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., January 19, 1867 (age 57 years, 161 days). Original interment at South Potomac Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery; reinterment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Updegraff (1798-1869) — of Hagerstown, Washington County, Md. Born August 12, 1798. Whig. Postmaster at Hagerstown, Md., 1849-53. Died August 10, 1869 (age 70 years, 363 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    South Potomac Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      James Dixon Roman (1809-1867) — of Maryland. Born in Chester County, Pa., August 11, 1809. Member of Maryland state senate, 1847; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1847-49; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1848, 1856. Presbyterian. Died near Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., January 19, 1867 (age 57 years, 161 days). Original interment at South Potomac Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery; reinterment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Zion Reformed Graveyard
    Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Hiester (1747-1804) — Born in Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pa., June 25, 1747. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1789-96 (at-large 1789-93, 4th District 1793-95, 5th District 1795-96); U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1801-04; died in office 1804. Christian Reformed. Died in Washington, D.C., March 7, 1804 (age 56 years, 256 days). Interment at Zion Reformed Graveyard; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Hiester (1713-1795) and Catharina (Shuler) Hiester (1719-1789); brother of John Hiester; married 1770 to Rosanna Hager (1752-1810); uncle of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834) and William Hiester; granduncle of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer, Isaac Ellmaker Hiester and Hiester Clymer; third great-granduncle of Edward Brooke Lee; fourth great-granduncle of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; first cousin of Joseph Hiester; first cousin twice removed of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg (1823-1854); first cousin four times removed of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Antietam National Cemetery
    Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Goodloe Edgar Byron (1929-1978) — also known as Goodloe E. Byron — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born in Williamsport, Washington County, Md., June 22, 1929. Democrat. Lawyer; Frederick County Attorney, 1959-62; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1963-66; member of Maryland state senate District 2, 1967-70; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1971-78; defeated, 1968; died in office 1978. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Optimist Club; Ruritan; Kappa Alpha Order. Died near Williamsport, Washington County, Md., October 11, 1978 (age 49 years, 111 days). Interment at Antietam National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Devereux Byron and Katharine Edgar Byron; married, December 20, 1952, to Beverly Barton Butcher (1932-); great-grandson of Louis Emory McComas.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Riverview Cemetery
    Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      William Devereux Byron (1895-1941) — also known as William D. Byron — of Williamsport, Washington County, Md. Born in Danville, Va., May 15, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Williamsport, Md., 1926-30; member of Maryland state senate, 1930-34; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1939-41; died in office 1941. Episcopalian. Killed in an airplane crash at Jonesboro, Clayton County, Ga., February 27, 1941 (age 45 years, 288 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Col. Joseph C. Byron and Jane (Wilson) Byron; married to Katharine Edgar (1903-1976); father of Goodloe Edgar Byron (who married Beverly Barton Butcher).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Katharine Edgar Byron (1903-1976) — also known as Katharine E. Byron; Katharine Edgar — of Williamsport, Washington County, Md.; Washington, D.C. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 25, 1903. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1941-43. Female. Episcopalian. Died in Washington, D.C., December 28, 1976 (age 73 years, 64 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Gen. Clinton Goodloe Edgar and Mary (McComas) Edgar; married to William Devereux Byron; mother of Goodloe Edgar Byron (1929-1978) (who married Beverly Barton Butcher); granddaughter of Louis Emory McComas.
      Political family: Byron family of Williamsport, Maryland.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier


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