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Cumberland County
New Jersey

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cumberland County

Index to Locations

  • Bridgeton Bridgeton Cemetery
  • Bridgeton City Cemetery
  • Bridgeton Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Deerfield Deerfield United Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Fairfield Township Stone Church Cemetery
  • Greenwich Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Millville Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Port Elizabeth Methodist Episcopal Churchyard
  • Vineland Siloam Cemetery


    Bridgeton Cemetery
    Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Whitaker Trenchard (1863-1942) — also known as Thomas W. Trenchard — of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J.; Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Centerton, Salem County, N.J., December 13, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1889; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1896; county judge in New Jersey, 1899-1906; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1906-41. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution. In 1935, sentenced Bruno Richard Hauptmann to death for the kidnapping and murder of the infant son of Charles A. Lindbergh. Died in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., July 23, 1942 (age 78 years, 222 days). Interment at Bridgeton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William B. Trenchard and Anna M. (Golder) Trenchard; married, October 18, 1891, to Harriet Manning.


    City Cemetery
    Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      John Thompson Nixon (1820-1889) — also known as John T. Nixon — of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in New Jersey, 1820. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1849-50; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1859-63. Died in 1889 (age about 69 years). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonathan Elmer (1745-1817) — of Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N.J., November 29, 1745. Physician; Cumberland County High Sheriff, 1772; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1777-78, 1781-83, 1787-88; Cumberland County Surrogate, 1784-1802; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1789-91; common pleas court judge in New Jersey, 1802-04, 1813-14. Died in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., September 3, 1817 (age 71 years, 278 days). Interment at Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Elmer (1715-1761) and Abigail (Lawrence) Elmer (1716-1770); brother of Ebenezer Elmer (1752-1843); married to Mary Seeley (1746-1819); uncle of Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer; granduncle of Joseph H. Elmer; first cousin of Eli Elmer; second cousin once removed of Apollos Morrell Elmer; second cousin twice removed of George Frederick Stone; second cousin thrice removed of George Buckingham Beecher; third cousin of John Allen; third cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821), Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875) and John William Allen; third cousin twice removed of Anson Levi Holcomb, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, George Bradley Kellogg, Leveret Brainard, Henry Purdy Day, Edmund Day, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918) and Allen Jacob Holcomb; fourth cousin of Elijah Boardman, William Bostwick, Daniel Warner Bostwick, Daniel Chapin (1791-1878), Chester William Chapin and Graham Hurd Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of Willard J. Chapin, William Whiting Boardman, Marshall Chapin, John Hall Brockway, John Putnam Chapin and John Milton Thayer.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elias Petty Seeley (1791-1846) — also known as Elias P. Seeley — of New Jersey. Born in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., November 10, 1791. Governor of New Jersey, 1833; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1833. Died in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., August 23, 1846 (age 54 years, 286 days). Interment at Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Seeley (1761-1840) and Mary (Clark) Seeley (1762-1829).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer (1793-1883) — also known as Lucius Q. C. Elmer — of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., February 3, 1793. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1820-23; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1823; U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1824-28; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1843-45; New Jersey state attorney general, 1850-52; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1852-59, 1861-69. Died in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., March 11, 1883 (age 90 years, 36 days). Interment at Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Elmer and Hannah P. (Seeley) Elmer (1757-1832); married to Catharine Hay (1795-1884); nephew of Jonathan Elmer (1745-1817); first cousin once removed of Eli Elmer and Joseph H. Elmer; second cousin of Reuben Fithian; second cousin once removed of Amos Fithian Garrison, Sr.; second cousin twice removed of Alexander Robeson Fithian; second cousin thrice removed of Charles Grant Garrison, Lindley Miller Garrison and James Hampton Fithian; third cousin of Apollos Morrell Elmer; third cousin once removed of John Allen and George Frederick Stone; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821) and George Buckingham Beecher; fourth cousin of Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875) and John William Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Boardman, William Bostwick, Daniel Warner Bostwick, Daniel Chapin (1791-1878), Chester William Chapin, Graham Hurd Chapin, Anson Levi Holcomb, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, George Bradley Kellogg, Leveret Brainard, Henry Purdy Day, Edmund Day, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918) and Allen Jacob Holcomb.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The borough of Elmer, New Jersey, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ebenezer Elmer (1752-1843) — of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N.J., August 23, 1752. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; physician; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1789-91, 1793-95, 1817, 1819; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1791, 1795; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1801-07 (5th District 1801-03, at-large 1803-05, 2nd District 1805-07); member of New Jersey State Council, 1807; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1808-17, 1822-32; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Died in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., October 18, 1843 (age 91 years, 56 days). Interment at Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Elmer (1715-1761) and Abigail (Lawrence) Elmer (1716-1770); brother of Jonathan Elmer; married to Hannah Seeley (1757-1832); father of Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer; granduncle of Joseph H. Elmer; first cousin of Eli Elmer (1756-1805); second cousin once removed of Apollos Morrell Elmer; second cousin twice removed of George Frederick Stone; second cousin thrice removed of George Buckingham Beecher; third cousin of John Allen; third cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821), Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875) and John William Allen; third cousin twice removed of Anson Levi Holcomb, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, George Bradley Kellogg, Leveret Brainard, Henry Purdy Day, Edmund Day, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918) and Allen Jacob Holcomb; fourth cousin of Elijah Boardman, William Bostwick, Daniel Warner Bostwick, Daniel Chapin (1791-1878), Chester William Chapin and Graham Hurd Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of Willard J. Chapin, William Whiting Boardman, Marshall Chapin, John Hall Brockway, John Putnam Chapin and John Milton Thayer.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Gustavus Whiteley (1819-1886) — also known as William G. Whiteley — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del.; Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born near Newark, New Castle County, Del., August 7, 1819. Democrat. New Castle County Prothonotary, 1852-56, 1862-67; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1857-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1860, 1876 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker); mayor of Wilmington, Del., 1875-78; superior court judge in Delaware, 1884-86. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., April 23, 1886 (age 66 years, 259 days). Interment at Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Nancy Potter Elmer (1824-1893).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Giles Hampton (1814-1861) — also known as James G. Hampton — of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., June 13, 1814. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1845-49. Died in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., September 22, 1861 (age 47 years, 101 days). Interment at Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Eli Elmer (1756-1805) — of Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N.J., 1756. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Cumberland County, 1787. Died in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., February 1, 1805 (age about 48 years). Interment at Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theophilus Elmer (1729-1783) and Theodosia (Sayre) Elmer (1731-1765); married, February 13, 1781, to Jane Thompson; first cousin of Jonathan Elmer and Ebenezer Elmer; first cousin once removed of Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer (1793-1883); first cousin twice removed of Joseph H. Elmer; second cousin once removed of Apollos Morrell Elmer; second cousin twice removed of George Frederick Stone; second cousin thrice removed of George Buckingham Beecher; third cousin of John Allen; third cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821), Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875) and John William Allen; third cousin twice removed of Anson Levi Holcomb, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, George Bradley Kellogg, Leveret Brainard, Henry Purdy Day, Edmund Day, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918) and Allen Jacob Holcomb; fourth cousin of Elijah Boardman, William Bostwick, Daniel Warner Bostwick, Daniel Chapin (1791-1878), Chester William Chapin and Graham Hurd Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of Willard J. Chapin, William Whiting Boardman, Marshall Chapin, John Hall Brockway, John Putnam Chapin and John Milton Thayer.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Romeyn Hoagland (1832-1914) — also known as James R. Hoagland — of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J. Born March 27, 1832. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1876. Died May 26, 1914 (age 82 years, 60 days). Interment at Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary J. GArretson (1840-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Deerfield United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Deerfield, Cumberland County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      John Hitchner Avis (1845-1933) — also known as John H. Avis — of Deerfield, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Deerfield, Cumberland County, N.J., December 24, 1845. Republican. Farmer; merchant; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1881. Died August 27, 1933 (age 87 years, 246 days). Interment at Deerfield United Methodist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harriet (Hitchner) Avis (1817-1892) and James Avis (1819-1891); married to Sarah Paulin Barker (1846-1926); father of John Boyd Avis (1875-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Stone Church Cemetery
    Fairfield Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Ephraim Bateman (1780-1829) — of Cedarville, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N.J., July 9, 1780. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1808-09, 1811, 1813; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1813; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1815-23 (3rd District 1815-21, at-large 1821-23); U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1826-29; resigned 1829. Died in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N.J., January 28, 1829 (age 48 years, 203 days). Interment at Stone Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Greenwich, Cumberland County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Reuben Fithian (1800-1853) — of Cumberland County, N.J. Born January 26, 1800. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1848-49; member of New Jersey state senate from Cumberland County, 1851-53. Died March 12, 1853 (age 53 years, 45 days). Interment at Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Seeley Fithian (1758-1819) and Esther (Hunt) Fithian (1766-1839); granduncle of Alexander Robeson Fithian; first cousin once removed of Amos Fithian Garrison, Sr.; first cousin thrice removed of Charles Grant Garrison, Lindley Miller Garrison and James Hampton Fithian; second cousin of Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer; second cousin once removed of James Ezra Sayers and Mary Estelle Sayers; second cousin twice removed of George Hires, Benjamin Franklin Hires, Albert Harwood Sayers and Jane Sayers; second cousin thrice removed of Lucius E. Hires (1860-1937), Nathaniel Stretch Hires, Charles Royal Hires and Albert Allison Sayers; second cousin five times removed of Floyd James Fithian; third cousin twice removed of George Washington Fithian.
      Political family: Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Casper Stokes (1860-1942) — also known as Edward C. Stokes — of Millville, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 22, 1860. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1891-92; member of New Jersey state senate from Cumberland County, 1893-1901; Governor of New Jersey, 1905-08; defeated, 1913; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920, 1924; New Jersey Republican state chair, 1925; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1928; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large; elected 1933. Died November 4, 1942 (age 81 years, 317 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


    Methodist Episcopal Churchyard
    Port Elizabeth, Cumberland County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Lee (1780-1856) — of New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 28, 1780. Democrat. State court judge in New Jersey, 1813; member of New Jersey state legislature, 1814; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1833-37. Died November 2, 1856 (age 75 years, 340 days). Interment at Methodist Episcopal Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Siloam Cemetery
    Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Grover C. Richman, Jr. (1911-1983) — of New Jersey. Born in Wenonah, Gloucester County, N.J., October 1, 1911. Democrat. U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1951-53; New Jersey state attorney general, 1954-58; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956. Died, from a heart ailment, at the New York Hospital Westchester Division mental hospital, White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y., May 6, 1983 (age 71 years, 217 days). Interment at Siloam Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Grover Cleveland
      Relatives: Son of Grover C. Richman, Sr. (1884-1963).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Thelma Parkinson Sharp (1898-1983) — also known as Thelma P. Sharp; Thelma Parkinson — of Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J., 1898. Democrat. Member of New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 1922-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; co-chair, Committee on Permanent Organization, co-chair, 1952; member, Arrangements Committee, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1930. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women. Died March 12, 1983 (age about 84 years). Interment at Siloam Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to W. Howard Sharp (1891-1958).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      W. Howard Sharp (1891-1958) — of Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in 1891. Democrat. Chair of Cumberland County Democratic Party, 1925; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1948-49; member of New Jersey state senate from Cumberland County, 1950-58; died in office 1958. Died December 17, 1958 (age about 67 years). Interment at Siloam Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Thelma Parkinson (1898-1983).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John A. Ackley (1854-1933) — of Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Absecon, Atlantic County, N.J., July 14, 1854. Democrat. Auctioneer; real estate appraiser; justice of the peace; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1913; member of New Jersey state senate from Cumberland County, 1914-16. Died in 1933 (age about 78 years). Interment at Siloam Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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