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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in York County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Alfred Evergreen Cemetery
  • Alfred Parish Cemetery
  • Biddeford Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Buxton Tory Hill Cemetery
  • South Eliot, Eliot Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Kennebunkport Village Cemetery
  • Kittery Dennett Family Burial Ground
  • Kittery Orchard Grove Cemetery
  • Kittery Point, Kittery First Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Limerick Baptist Society Church Cemetery
  • Parsonfield Middleroad Cemetery
  • Saco Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Sanford Oakdale Cemetery
  • South Berwick Portland Street Cemetery
  • Waterboro Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Cape Neddick, York Webber-Merrow Cemetery
  • York Village, York First Parish Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Horace B. Tibbets (1840-1896) — of Berwick, York County, Maine. Born in Berwick, York County, Maine, August 7, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; carpenter; postmaster at Berwick, Maine, 1885-89, 1893-96. Died from abdominal sarcoma, in Berwick, York County, Maine, August 23, 1896 (age 56 years, 16 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Tibbets and Betsy (Roberts) Tibbets.


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Alfred, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Amos Lawrence Allen (1837-1911) — also known as Amos L. Allen — of Alfred, York County, Maine. Born in Waterboro, York County, Maine, March 17, 1837. Republican. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1886-87; private secretary, U.S. House Speaker Thomas B. Reed, 1893-96; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1896; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1899-1911; died in office 1911. Died in Washington, D.C., February 20, 1911 (age 73 years, 340 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Parish Cemetery
    Alfred, York County, Maine
    Founded 1668
    See also Findagrave page for this location.

    Politicians buried here:
      Nathan Dane Appleton (1794-1861) — also known as Nathan D. Appleton — of Alfred, York County, Maine. Born in Ipswich, Essex County, Mass., May 20, 1794. Lawyer; law partner of John H. Goodenow; Maine state attorney general, 1857-59. Died in Alfred, York County, Maine, November 12, 1861 (age 67 years, 176 days). Interment at Parish Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Appleton and Mary (White) Appleton; brother of James Appleton; married, December 11, 1826, to Julia Hall (1804-1880); uncle of John Appleton (1815-1864); second great-granduncle of Randolph Appleton Kidder (1913-1996); first cousin of Nathan Appleton and William Appleton; first cousin once removed of John Appleton (1804-1891); first cousin thrice removed of Arthur Taggard Appleton; first cousin four times removed of Leverett Saltonstall and Richard Saltonstall; first cousin five times removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall; fourth cousin of John Appleton (1758-1829) and Thomas Appleton; fourth cousin once removed of John James Appleton and John Larkin Payson.
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      John Holmes (1773-1843) — of Alfred, York County, Maine. Born in Kingston, Plymouth County, Mass., March 14, 1773. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1802-03, 1812; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1813-14; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1817-20; delegate to Maine state constitutional convention, 1819; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1820-27, 1829-33; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1836-37; U.S. Attorney for Maine, 1841-43; died in office 1843. Died July 7, 1843 (age 70 years, 115 days). Entombed at Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine; cenotaph at Parish Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sally Brooks; father-in-law of Daniel Goodenow (1791?-?); grandfather of John Holmes Goodenow.
      Political family: Goodenow-Holmes family of Alfred, Maine.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Biddeford, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      George Thatcher (1754-1824) — also known as George Thacher — of Massachusetts. Born in Massachusetts, 1754. Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1787; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1789-1801 (6th District 1789-91, 8th District 1791-93, 4th District 1793-95, 3rd District 1795-97, at-large 1797-1801); state court judge in Massachusetts, 1792; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1801-24. Died in 1824 (age about 70 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Tory Hill Cemetery
    Buxton, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      George L. Emery (1876-1944) — of Biddeford, York County, Maine. Born in Biddeford, York County, Maine, January 5, 1876. Republican. Maine Republican state chair, 1925. Died in Saco, York County, Maine, October 2, 1944 (age 68 years, 271 days). Interment at Tory Hill Cemetery.


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    South Eliot, Eliot, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Stark Culver (1854-1936) — also known as Henry S. Culver — of Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio; Eliot, York County, Maine. Born in Delaware County, Ohio, April 19, 1854. Lawyer; Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney; mayor of Delaware, Ohio, 1890-94; U.S. Consul in London, 1897-1906; Cork, 1906-10; SAINT John, 1910-24. Died in Eliot, York County, Maine, 1936 (age about 82 years). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Siidney Culver (1821-1892) and Jane C. (Carpenter) Culver (1826-1900); married to Mary Diana Sprague (1856-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Eva C. Langton (1870-1935) — of Kittery Depot, Kittery, York County, Maine. Born in 1870. Republican. Postmaster at Kittery Depot, Maine, 1899-1901. Female. Died in 1935 (age about 65 years). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Village Cemetery
    Kennebunkport, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Joshua Herrick (1793-1874) — of Kennebunkport, York County, Maine. Born in Beverly, Essex County, Mass., March 18, 1793. Democrat. Farmer; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1843-45. Died August 30, 1874 (age 81 years, 165 days). Interment at Village Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Dennett Family Burial Ground
    Kittery, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Langton (1832-1918) — of Kittery, York County, Maine. Born in Kittery, York County, Maine, November 10, 1832. Democrat. Postmaster at Kittery Depot, Maine, 1860-61; Kittery, Maine, 1895. Died in Kittery, York County, Maine, May 16, 1918 (age 85 years, 187 days). Interment at Dennett Family Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Married, November 10, 1858, to Julia Ann Dennett (1828-1903).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Orchard Grove Cemetery
    Kittery, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      James Oren Trefethen (1830-1902) — also known as James O. Trefethen — of Kittery, York County, Maine. Born in Rye, Rockingham County, N.H., 1830. Republican. Postmaster at Kittery, Maine, 1883-93, 1897-99. Died in Kittery, York County, Maine, August 27, 1902 (age about 72 years). Interment at Orchard Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    First Baptist Church Cemetery
    Kittery Point, Kittery, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Horace Mitchell (1857-1922) — of Kittery Point, Kittery, York County, Maine. Born in Kittery, York County, Maine, March 13, 1857. Republican. Hotelier; postmaster at Kittery Point, Maine, 1889-93, 1897-1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1908; member of Maine state house of representatives from York County (12th), 1919-20. Died in Kittery, York County, Maine, October 9, 1922 (age 65 years, 210 days). Interment at First Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reuben Mitchell (1824-1893) and Hannah (Sayward) Mitchell (1825-1902); married 1884 to Lucy A. Frost (1858-1900); married 1901 to Mary Gertrude Chase (1869-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Baptist Society Church Cemetery
    Limerick, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Ira Saywood Libby (1833-1899) — also known as Ira S. Libby — of Limerick, York County, Maine. Born in Limerick, York County, Maine, January 2, 1833. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1862, 1876. Died in Limerick, York County, Maine, June 13, 1899 (age 66 years, 162 days). Interment at Baptist Society Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abner Libby (1791-1881) and Almira (Allen) Libby (1805-1862); married to Mary Abigail Gilpatrick (1834-1886); first cousin once removed of Charles Freeman Libby (1844-1915) and Jesse Felt Libby; fourth cousin once removed of Alfred Henry Hanscom, Artemas Libbey and Austin Fremont Hanscom.
      Political family: Libby-Felt family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Middleroad Cemetery
    Parsonfield, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Rufus McIntire (1784-1866) — of Parsonfield, York County, Maine. Born in York, York County, Maine, December 19, 1784. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1820; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1827-35. Died April 28, 1866 (age 81 years, 130 days). Interment at Middleroad Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Saco, York County, Maine
    Founded 1844
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Fairfield (1797-1847) — of Saco, York County, Maine. Born in Saco, York County, Maine, January 30, 1797. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Maine, 1835-38 (3rd District 1835-37, 4th District 1837-38); resigned 1838; Governor of Maine, 1839-41, 1842-43; defeated, 1840; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1843-47; died in office 1847. Died in Washington, D.C., December 24, 1847 (age 50 years, 328 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Fort Fairfield (old military installation), and the town of Fort Fairfield, Maine, were named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Cyrus King (1772-1817) — of Massachusetts. Born in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, September 6, 1772. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1813-17 (at-large 1813-15, 14th District 1815-17). Died in Saco, York County, Maine, April 25, 1817 (age 44 years, 231 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard King (1718-1775) and Mary (Black) King (1736-1816); half-brother of Rufus King (1755-1827); brother of William King; married 1797 to Hannah Storer (1778-1853); uncle of John Alsop King, James Gore King and Edward King; granduncle of Rufus King (1814-1876) and Rufus King (1817-1891).
      Political family: King family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Moses Macdonald (1815-1869) — of Biddeford, York County, Maine; Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Limerick, York County, Maine, April 8, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1841-42, 1845; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1845; member of Maine state senate, 1847; Maine state treasurer, 1847-48; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1851-55; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1857-61. Died in Saco, York County, Maine, October 18, 1869 (age 54 years, 193 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Fairfield Scamman (1786-1858) — also known as John F. Scamman — of Saco, York County, Maine. Born in Wells, York County, Maine, October 24, 1786. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1817; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1820-21; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1829-41; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1845-47; member of Maine state senate, 1855. Died in Saco, York County, Maine, May 22, 1858 (age 71 years, 210 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Esreff Hill Banks (1821-1903) — also known as Esreff H. Banks — of Biddeford, York County, Maine. Born May 26, 1821. Republican. Mayor of Biddeford, Maine, 1860; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1868; Maine state treasurer, 1877-79; postmaster at Biddeford, Maine, 1883-85; chairman, Biddeford and Saco Railway, 1889. Died November 27, 1903 (age 82 years, 185 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elisha E. Clark (1844-1904) — of Biddeford, York County, Maine. Born August 15, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; dry goods merchant; mayor of Biddeford, Maine, 1881-82; postmaster at Biddeford, Maine, 1891-93, 1899-1903. Died December 2, 1904 (age 60 years, 109 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ernest L. Morrill (d. 1936) — of Saco, York County, Maine. Republican. Business executive; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1916 (alternate), 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died in 1936. Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Joseph H. Vachon (1906-1986) — of Saco, York County, Maine. Born in York County, Maine, April 5, 1906. Democrat. Police officer; postmaster at Saco, Maine, 1941-73 (acting, 1941-42). Died in York County, Maine, February 26, 1986 (age 79 years, 327 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Vachon (1877-1956) and Violetta Dobson (Hill) Vachon (1879-1935); married to Laura Ware (1903-1994).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakdale Cemetery
    Sanford, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis Bertrand Goodall (1851-1935) — also known as Louis B. Goodall — of Sanford, York County, Maine. Born in Winchester, Cheshire County, N.H., September 23, 1851. Republican. Woollen manufacturer; officer of railroads and power companies; president, Sanford National Bank; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1917-21. Unitarian. Died in Sanford, York County, Maine, June 26, 1935 (age 83 years, 276 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Goodall and Ruth (Waterhouse) Goodall; married, July 21, 1877, to Rose V. Goodwin (1854-1894).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Portland Street Cemetery
    South Berwick, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      William Burleigh (1785-1827) — of South Berwick, York County, Maine. Born in Northwood, Rockingham County, N.H., October 24, 1785. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Maine, 1823-27 (at-large 1823-25, 1st District 1825-27); died in office 1827. Died in South Berwick, York County, Maine, July 2, 1827 (age 41 years, 251 days). Interment at Portland Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Holmes Burleigh (1822-1877).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Holmes Burleigh (1822-1877) — also known as John H. Burleigh — of South Berwick, York County, Maine. Born in South Berwick, York County, Maine, October 9, 1822. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1862; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1864; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1873-77. Died in South Berwick, York County, Maine, December 5, 1877 (age 55 years, 57 days). Interment at Portland Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Burleigh (1785-1827).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Waterboro, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Everett Libby (1867-1934) — also known as Edward E. Libby — of Waterboro, York County, Maine. Born in Waterboro, York County, Maine, July 27, 1867. Republican. Barbershop owner; postmaster at Waterboro, Maine, 1898-1911. Died in 1934 (age about 66 years). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Edward Everett
      Relatives: Son of Sarah J. (Fiske) Libby (1838-1887) and Franklin Stephen Libby (1840-1925); married, July 29, 1891, to Minnie T. Mitchell (1869-1898); third cousin of Augustine B. Libby; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Welch Libby (1819-1885) and Eugene Harvey Libby.
      Political family: Libby-Felt family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Webber-Merrow Cemetery
    Cape Neddick, York, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Almon H. Merrow (1841-1918) — of Cape Neddick, York, York County, Maine. Born April 28, 1841. Postmaster at Cape Neddick, Maine, 1895-1903. Died May 1, 1918 (age 77 years, 3 days). Interment at Webber-Merrow Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lizzie L. Webber (1841-1921).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    First Parish Cemetery
    York Village, York, York County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Harrison Moore Lakin (1889-1971) — also known as Harry M. Lakin — Born in Alverton, Westmoreland County, Pa., February 20, 1889. U.S. Vice Consul in Leghorn, 1916-19; U.S. Consul in Leghorn, 1919-20; Aden, 1920-21; Montreal, as of 1926-29. Died in York, York County, Maine, August 17, 1971 (age 82 years, 178 days). Interment at First Parish Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William S. Lakin and Emma (Logan) Lakin; married 1924 to Marion M. Beckwith (1890-1974); second cousin once removed of James Sansome Lakin; second cousin five times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797) and Arthur Lee; third cousin of James Offutt Lakin.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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