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Coos County
New Hampshire

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Coos County

Index to Locations

  • Gorham Evans Cemetery
  • Lancaster Unknown location
  • Lancaster Old Cemetery
  • Lancaster Summer Street Cemetery
  • Lancaster Wilder Cemetery
  • Whitefield Burns Cemetery


    Evans Cemetery
    Gorham, Coos County, New Hampshire
    Politicians buried here:
      Jesse Felt Libby (1857-1936) — also known as Jesse F. Libby — of Gorham, Coos County, N.H. Born in Locke's Mills, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, February 12, 1857. School principal; lawyer; real estate business; promoter, director, treasurer, Berlin Aqueduct Company and Cascade Light and Power Company; director, president, Lancaster and Jefferson Electric Light Company; director, Gorham National Bank; promoter, director, Berlin Street Railway; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1903, 1905. Congregationalist. Member, Theta Delta Chi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in 1936 (age about 79 years). Interment at Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abner Chace Libby and Lucy Spofford (Felt) Libby; married, June 2, 1879, to Eva Melissa Young; great-grandnephew of Peter Felt; first cousin once removed of Ira Saywood Libby; first cousin thrice removed of John Felt and Daniel Felt; second cousin of Charles Freeman Libby (1844-1915); second cousin twice removed of Dorman Felt and David Alvaro Felt; third cousin once removed of Marcellus Hazen Felt.
      Political family: Libby-Felt family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire
    Politicians buried here:
      William Spencer Ladd (d. 1891) — also known as William S. Ladd — of New Hampshire. Democrat. Justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1870-76; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1888 (member, Credentials Committee). Died May 19, 1891. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Father of Fletcher Ladd (born c.1861).


    Old Cemetery
    Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire
    Politicians buried here:
      John Wingate Weeks (1781-1853) — also known as John W. Weeks — of Lancaster, Coos County, N.H. Born in Greenland, Rockingham County, N.H., March 31, 1781. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of New Hampshire state senate 12th District, 1826-29; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1829-33. Died in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., April 3, 1853 (age 72 years, 3 days). Interment at Old Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Weeks (1749-1818) and Deborah (Brackett) Weeks (1749-1831); married, November 17, 1805, to Martha Weeks Brackett (1779-1808); married, March 15, 1821, to Persis de la Fayette Everett (1797-1853); granduncle of John Wingate Weeks; great-granduncle of Charles Sinclair Weeks (1893-1972); first cousin once removed of Timothy Pickering; second cousin once removed of Dudley Leavitt Pickman; second cousin thrice removed of John Gardner Coolidge and Augustus Peabody Gardner; second cousin four times removed of John Lee Saltonstall; second cousin five times removed of Leverett Saltonstall, Richard Saltonstall, William Gurdon Saltonstall, William Amory Gardner Minot and John Lee Saltonstall Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Isaac Libbey and Eugene Harvey Libby; third cousin thrice removed of Llewellyn Libby, William F. Nason and Alvin Gardner Weeks; fourth cousin of Luther Walter Badger; fourth cousin once removed of Eleazer Pomeroy and Amos Tuck.
      Political families: Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family of Massachusetts and New York; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Summer Street Cemetery
    Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire
    Politicians buried here:
    Sinclair Weeks Charles Sinclair Weeks (1893-1972) — also known as Sinclair Weeks — of Newton, Middlesex County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Lancaster, Coos County, N.H. Born in West Newton, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., June 15, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; mayor of Newton, Mass., 1930-35; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; Massachusetts Republican state chair, 1936-38; member of Republican National Committee from Massachusetts, 1940-53; Treasurer of Republican National Committee, 1941-44; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1944; appointed 1944; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1953-58. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati. Died, in the Rivercrest Nursing Home, Concord, Middlesex County, Mass., February 7, 1972 (age 78 years, 237 days). Interment at Summer Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martha (Sinclair) Weeks (1855-1930) and John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926); married, December 4, 1915, to Beatrice Lee Dowse (1895-1945); married, January 3, 1948, to Jane (Tompkins) Rankin; married, August 22, 1968, to Alice Pauline (Requa) Low (1900-1982); grandson of John G. Sinclair; great-grandnephew of John Wingate Weeks (1781-1853); first cousin four times removed of Timothy Pickering; third cousin twice removed of Dudley Leavitt Pickman; third cousin thrice removed of Nathan Read.
      Political families: Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family of Massachusetts and New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Maxwell M. Rabb
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)
      Jared Warner Williams (1796-1864) — also known as Jared W. Williams — of Lancaster, Coos County, N.H. Born in West Woodstock, Woodstock, Windham County, Conn., December 22, 1796. Democrat. Member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1830-31, 1835-36; member of New Hampshire state senate 12th District, 1832-35; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1837-41; Governor of New Hampshire, 1847-49; U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1853-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1864. Died in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., September 29, 1864 (age 67 years, 282 days). Interment at Summer Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Irving Webster Drew (1845-1922) — also known as Irving W. Drew — of Lancaster, Coos County, N.H. Born in Colebrook, Coos County, N.H., January 8, 1845. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1880 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); member of New Hampshire state senate 1st District, 1883-84; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1902, 1912; U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1918. Died in Montclair, Essex County, N.J., April 10, 1922 (age 77 years, 92 days). Interment at Summer Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ossian Ray (1835-1892) — of Lancaster, Coos County, N.H. Born in Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vt., December 13, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; Coos County Solicitor, 1862-72; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1868-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1872; U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1879-80; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire, 1881-85 (3rd District 1881-83, 2nd District 1883-85). Died in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., January 28, 1892 (age 56 years, 46 days). Interment at Summer Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George W. Ray (1805-1889) and Hannah (Greene) Ray (1809-1847); married, March 2, 1856, to Alice A. Fling; married, October 16, 1872, to Sally Emery (Small) Burnside; grandfather of Ossian Edward Ray; first cousin five times removed of William Greene; second cousin once removed of Clement Phineas Kellogg; second cousin four times removed of William Greene Jr.; third cousin once removed of Joel Burlingame; third cousin twice removed of Albert Collins Greene; third cousin thrice removed of Ray Greene; fourth cousin of Anson Burlingame (1820-1870); fourth cousin once removed of George Washington Greene, Andrew Clark Lippitt, Henry Lippitt, William Maxwell Greene, Dennison Franklin Holden and James Montgomery Burlingame.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Burlingame family of Vermont; Greene-Lippitt family of Providence, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Oakes Kent (1834-1909) — also known as Henry O. Kent — of Lancaster, Coos County, N.H. Born in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., February 7, 1834. Democrat. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; banker; newspaper editor and publisher; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1870; member of New Hampshire state senate 1st District, 1885-86; candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, 1894, 1896. Episcopalian. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Died March 21, 1909 (age 75 years, 42 days). Interment at Summer Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Peabody Kent and Emily Mann (Oakes) Kent; married, January 11, 1859, to Berenice A. Rowell (1836-1917).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Benton (1814-1892) — of New Hampshire. Born in Waterford, Caledonia County, Vt., August 19, 1814. Republican. Member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1854-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1860; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 3rd District, 1867-71. Died in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., September 29, 1892 (age 78 years, 41 days). Interment at Summer Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Irving A. Hinkley (d. 1950) — of Lancaster, Coos County, N.H. Democrat. New Hampshire state attorney general, 1923-24; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1928, 1936; Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1940. Died in 1950. Interment at Summer Street Cemetery.


    Wilder Cemetery
    Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire
    Politicians buried here:
      Wesley Powell (1915-1981) — of Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., October 13, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; administrative assistant to U.S. Sen. Styles Bridges, 1940-43, 1946-49; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1950, 1972 (Republican); Governor of New Hampshire, 1959-63; defeated in primary, 1956, 1962. Died in Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, N.H., January 6, 1981 (age 65 years, 85 days). Interment at Wilder Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Wesley Powell and Mary (Gosse) Powell; married 1942 to Beverly Swain.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Burns Cemetery
    Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire
    Politicians buried here:
      Simeon Warner — of Whitefield, Coos County, N.H. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of New Hampshire state senate 12th District, 1842-44; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1850-52. Interment at Burns Cemetery.

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