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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Middlesex County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Colonia St. Gertrude's Cemetery
  • Cranbury Brainerd Cemetery
  • East Brunswick Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Iselin New Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
  • Jamesburg Fernwood Cemetery
  • New Brunswick Christ Episcopal Churchyard
  • New Brunswick Elmwood Cemetery
  • New Brunswick First Presbyterian Churchyard
  • New Brunswick First Reformed Church Cemetery
  • New Brunswick Presbyterian Cemetery
  • New Brunswick St. Peter's Cemetery
  • North Brunswick Van Liew Cemetery
  • Old Bridge Chestnut Hill Cemetery
  • Parlin New Calvary Cemetery
  • Perth Amboy Alpine Cemetery
  • Perth Amboy St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Perth Amboy St. Peter's Churchyard
  • Piscataway Resurrection Burial Park
  • South Amboy Christ Church Cemetery
  • South Amboy St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Woodbridge Beth Israel Memorial Park
  • Woodbridge First Presbyterian Churchyard


    Private or family graveyard
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      James Morgan (1756-1822) — of Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., December 29, 1756. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1794-98; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1811-13. Died in South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., November 11, 1822 (age 65 years, 317 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Gertrude's Cemetery
    Colonia, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Florence Price Dwyer (1902-1976) — also known as Florence P. Dwyer; Florence Louise Price — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., July 4, 1902. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1944, 1948; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1950-56; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1957-73 (6th District 1957-67, 12th District 1967-73). Female. Died in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., February 29, 1976 (age 73 years, 240 days). Interment at St. Gertrude's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Joseph Dwyer.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Bernard James Dwyer (1921-1998) — also known as Bernard J. Dwyer — of Edison, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., January 24, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of New Jersey state senate 18th District, 1974-80; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1976, 1988; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1981-93 (15th District 1981-83, 6th District 1983-93). Catholic. Died, of a heart attack, while driving his car in Metuchen, Middlesex County, N.J., October 31, 1998 (age 77 years, 280 days). Interment at St. Gertrude's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post
      Nicholas St. John La Corte (1918-1966) — of Cranford, Union County, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., March 8, 1918. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Cranford, N.J., 1962-63; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1964-66; died in office 1966. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Lions. Suffered a heart attack during a dinner party at the home of Loree Collins, and died soon after in the emergency room at Overlook Hospital, Summit, Union County, N.J., December 3, 1966 (age 48 years, 270 days). Interment at St. Gertrude's Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James J. Kinneally (d. 1972) — of Rahway, Union County, N.J. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1944, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; chair of Union County Democratic Party, 1959; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1964; candidate for New Jersey state senate District 9, 1967. Died in 1972. Interment at St. Gertrude's Cemetery.


    Brainerd Cemetery
    22 South Main Street
    Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      C. Raymond Wicoff (1884-1957) — of Cranbury, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Cranbury, Middlesex County, N.J., February 26, 1884. Democrat. Wholesale grocer; spice salesman; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940. Died in Cranbury, Middlesex County, N.J., May 5, 1957 (age 73 years, 68 days). Interment at Brainerd Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Deborah (Hutchinson) Wicoff (1842-1924) and Andrew Jackson Wicoff (1844-1926); married to Grace Suydam (1889-1963); first cousin of John Van Buren Wicoff (1878-1952).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    East Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      John F. Fitzpatrick (1898-1979) — of South River, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in South River, Middlesex County, N.J., July 5, 1898. Athletic coach; mayor of South River, N.J., 1937, 1953; board member, Central Jersey Savings Bank; board member, St. Peters Medical Center, New Brunswick. Died October 20, 1979 (age 81 years, 107 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.


    New Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
    Iselin, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Abraham Bernstein (1918-1990) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 1, 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New York state senate, 1961-90 (28th District 1961-65, 36th District 1966, 32nd District 1967-90); died in office 1990. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; Zionist Organization of America; B'nai B'rith. One leg was amputated in 1977 due to phlebitis. Died, following a heart attack, in Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., March 4, 1990 (age 71 years, 307 days). Interment at New Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ruth Schub and Gretchen Diamond.


    Fernwood Cemetery
    Jamesburg, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      John Stothoff Badeau (1903-1995) — also known as John S. Badeau — of Jamesburg, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., February 24, 1903. Minister; missionary; university professor; president, American University in Cairo, 1945-53; U.S. Ambassador to United Arab Republic, 1961-64. Christian Reformed; later Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Xi; Tau Kappa Alpha. Died, from sepsis, in Jamesburg, Middlesex County, N.J., August 25, 1995 (age 92 years, 182 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Cushing Badeau (1875-1912) and Mary Lyles (Stothoff) Badeau (1875-1963); married, September 7, 1924, to Margaret Louise Hathaway (1901-1991).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Christ Episcopal Churchyard
    New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Miles DeRussy (1830-1887) — also known as Thomas M. DeRussy — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born February 26, 1830. Mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1873-75. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., August 28, 1887 (age 57 years, 183 days). Interment at Christ Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Rene Amedee DeRussy (1797-1867) and Henrietta Charlotte (Smith) DeRussy (1801-1882); married, November 21, 1868, to Emily Lawrence Parkin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Tileston Wells (1865-1946) — also known as T. Tileston Wells — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, September 12, 1865. Lawyer; law partner of Clarence Lexow; Honorary Consul-General for Romania in New York, N.Y., 1922-41. Episcopalian. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 23, 1946 (age 80 years, 223 days). Interment at Christ Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of John Wells Wells and Grace (Tileston) Wells; married, April 18, 1894, to Georgina Betts.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Elmwood Cemetery
    New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Founded 1868
    Politicians buried here:
    George C. Ludlow George Craig Ludlow (1830-1900) — also known as George C. Ludlow — of Middlesex County, N.J. Born April 6, 1830. Member of New Jersey state senate from Middlesex County, 1877-79; Governor of New Jersey, 1881-84; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1895-1900; appointed 1895. Died December 18, 1900 (age 70 years, 256 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Image source: New Jersey Legislative Manual 1881
      Miles Ross (1827-1903) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Raritan Township, Middlesex County, N.J., April 30, 1827. Democrat. Coal business; Middlesex County Freeholder, 1859-64; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1863-64; mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1867-69; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1875-83; defeated, 1882; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1876, 1884, 1888, 1892; member of Democratic National Committee from New Jersey, 1880-88. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., February 22, 1903 (age 75 years, 298 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1847 to Margaretta M. Hoagland (1830-1905).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Bishop (1816-1895) — of Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., May 11, 1816. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1849-50; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1855-57. Died near Morristown, Morris County, N.J., May 10, 1895 (age 78 years, 364 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ezekiel Montgomery Patterson (1810-1891) — also known as Ezekiel M. Patterson — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Luzerne County, Pa., May 6, 1810. Mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1860-61. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died February 8, 1891 (age 80 years, 278 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Patterson (1775-1844) and Mary (Denison) Patterson (1779-1858).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Klemmer Kalteissen (1894-1984) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born August 5, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Middlesex County Freeholder, 1925; chair of Middlesex County Democratic Party, 1927; common pleas court judge in New Jersey, 1940; bank director; superior court judge in New Jersey, 1961-64. Christian Reformed. Died, in St. Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., April 17, 1984 (age 89 years, 256 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alvah H. Cole (1884-1970) — of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Pleasant Run, Hunterdon County, N.J., 1884. Merchant; mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1948-51. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Edison Lodge Nursing Home, Edison, Middlesex County, N.J., May 11, 1970 (age about 85 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Edwin Winfield Eden (1887-1953) — also known as Edwin W. Eden — of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., 1887. Mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1928-30. Christian Reformed. Member, Freemasons. Died in Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J., September 1, 1953 (age about 66 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Cornelius McCrelis (1883-1964) — of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., 1883. Mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1922-24. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J., May 10, 1964 (age about 80 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. (1893-1968) — also known as "The General" — of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., 1893. Mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1920-22. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. President or Chairman of the Board, Johnson & Johnson, 1932-63. Died, in Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York County, N.Y., January 30, 1968 (age about 74 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Elmwood Cemetery.


    First Presbyterian Churchyard
    New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bubenheim Bayard (1738-1807) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Bohemia Manor, Cecil County, Md., August 11, 1738. Merchant; member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1785; mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1794-96. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., January 7, 1807 (age 68 years, 149 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of James Bayard and Mary (Asheton) Bayard; married 1759 to Margaret Hodge (1740-1780); married 1781 to Mary (Grant) Hodgson (died 1785); married 1787 to Johannah White (died 1834); father of Jane Bayard (who married Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831)); uncle and adoptive father of James Asheton Bayard, Sr.; grandfather of Littleton Kirkpatrick; granduncle of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868) and James Asheton Bayard, Jr.; great-grandfather of Andrew Kirkpatrick (1844-1904); great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707); great-granduncle of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; second great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; second great-granduncle of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; third great-granduncle of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); fourth great-grandfather of Millicent Hammond Fenwick; fourth great-granduncle of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); second cousin once removed of Stephanus Bayard; third cousin of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802); third cousin twice removed of James Adams Ekin; third cousin thrice removed of John Sluyter Wirt; fourth cousin once removed of Hamilton Fish.
      Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831) — of Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Mine Brook, Morris County, N.J., February 17, 1756. Lawyer; member of New Jersey State Council from Middlesex County, 1798; resigned 1798; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1798-1804; chief justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1804-24. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., January 7, 1831 (age 74 years, 324 days). Original interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard; reinterment at Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick, N.J.
      Relatives: Son of David Kirkpatrick and Mary (McEwen) Kirkpatrick; married, November 1, 1792, to Jane Bayard (daughter of John Bubenheim Bayard); father of Littleton Kirkpatrick (1797-1859); grandfather of Andrew Kirkpatrick.
      Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    First Reformed Church Cemetery
    New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1862) — also known as "Christian Statesman" — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Franklin Township, Somerset County, N.J., March 28, 1787. Whig. Lawyer; New Jersey state attorney general, 1817-29; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1829-35; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1837-38; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1844. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., April 12, 1862 (age 75 years, 15 days). Interment at First Reformed Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gertrude (Schenck) Frelinghuysen (1752-1794) and Frederick Frelinghuysen (1753-1804); married 1809 to Charlotte Mercer (c.1790-1854); married 1857 to Harriet Pumpelly; uncle of Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen; granduncle of Frederick Frelinghuysen (1848-1924) and Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen; great-granduncle of Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen; second great-granduncle of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., John Davis Lodge, Henry Osborne Havemeyer Frelinghuysen and Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr.; third great-granduncle of George Cabot Lodge (1927-) and Rodney P. Frelinghuysen.
      Political families: Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Davis family; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Schureman (1756-1824) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., February 12, 1756. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; merchant; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1783-85, 1788; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1786-87; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1789-91, 1797-99, 1813-15 (at-large 1789-91, 1797-99, 2nd District 1813-15); U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1799-1801; mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1801-13, 1821-24; died in office 1824; member of New Jersey State Council from Middlesex County, 1808, 1810, 1812-13. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., January 22, 1824 (age 67 years, 344 days). Interment at First Reformed Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Littleton Kirkpatrick (1797-1859) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., October 19, 1797. Democrat. Lawyer; Middlesex County Surrogate, 1831-36; mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1841-42; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1843-45. Died in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., August 15, 1859 (age 61 years, 300 days). Original interment at Presbyterian Cemetery; reinterment in 1921 at Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick, N.J.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831) and Jane (Bayard) Kirkpatrick; uncle of Andrew Kirkpatrick (1844-1904); grandson of John Bubenheim Bayard (1738-1807); third great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707); fourth great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; first cousin once removed of James Asheton Bayard, Sr.; second cousin of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868) and James Asheton Bayard, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802).
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Hammond-Stevens family of Bernardsville, New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Peter's Cemetery
    New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward F. Farrington (1886-1918) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., October 12, 1886. Mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1915-18. Catholic. Member, Elks; Eagles. Died December 17, 1918 (age 32 years, 66 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick Farrington (1840-1913) and Mary A. (Carlon) Farrington (1850-1936); married to Ethel Schaible.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Van Liew Cemetery
    Cranberry Turnpike
    North Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.

    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831) — of Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Mine Brook, Morris County, N.J., February 17, 1756. Lawyer; member of New Jersey State Council from Middlesex County, 1798; resigned 1798; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1798-1804; chief justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1804-24. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., January 7, 1831 (age 74 years, 324 days). Original interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard, New Brunswick, N.J.; reinterment at Van Liew Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Kirkpatrick and Mary (McEwen) Kirkpatrick; married, November 1, 1792, to Jane Bayard (daughter of John Bubenheim Bayard); father of Littleton Kirkpatrick (1797-1859); grandfather of Andrew Kirkpatrick.
      Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Neilson (1745-1833) — of Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Raritan Landing (now part of Piscataway), Middlesex County, N.J., March 11, 1745. Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1778; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Middlesex County, 1787; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention, 1790; member of New Jersey state legislature, 1800-01; member of New Jersey State Council from Middlesex County, 1813. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., March 3, 1833 (age 87 years, 357 days). Interment at Van Liew Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography
      Garnett Bowditch Adrain (1815-1878) — also known as Garnett B. Adrain — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 15, 1815. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1857-61. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., August 17, 1878 (age 62 years, 245 days). Interment at Van Liew Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Adrain (1775-1843; mathematician) and Ann (Pollock) Adrain.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Littleton Kirkpatrick (1797-1859) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., October 19, 1797. Democrat. Lawyer; Middlesex County Surrogate, 1831-36; mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1841-42; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1843-45. Died in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., August 15, 1859 (age 61 years, 300 days). Original interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, New Brunswick, N.J.; reinterment in 1921 at Van Liew Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831) and Jane (Bayard) Kirkpatrick; uncle of Andrew Kirkpatrick (1844-1904); grandson of John Bubenheim Bayard (1738-1807); third great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707); fourth great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; first cousin once removed of James Asheton Bayard, Sr.; second cousin of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868) and James Asheton Bayard, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802).
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Hammond-Stevens family of Bernardsville, New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      J. Edward Crabiel (d. 1992) — of Milltown, Middlesex County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948; mayor of Milltown, N.J., 1948-51; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1954-65; member of New Jersey state senate District 7, 1966-73; secretary of state of New Jersey, 1974-77. Died June 19, 1992. Interment at Van Liew Cemetery.
      Charles Van Liew Booream — of Milltown, Middlesex County, N.J. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1932. Interment at Van Liew Cemetery.
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      William Paterson (1745-1806) — of New Jersey. Born in County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), December 24, 1745. Delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention, 1776; New Jersey state attorney general, 1776-83; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1780, 1787; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1789-90; Governor of New Jersey, 1790-93; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1790-93; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1793-1806; died in office 1806. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Injured in a horsedrawn coach accident in 1803, and died from his wounds three years later, in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., September 9, 1806 (age 60 years, 259 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Albany County, N.Y.; reinterment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.; cenotaph at Van Liew Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Paterson; married to Cornelia Bell (1755-1783); father of Cornelia Paterson (who married Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839)); grandfather of Henry Bell Van Rensselaer; great-grandfather of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer.
      Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The city of Paterson, New Jersey, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about William Paterson: John E. O'Connor, William Paterson, Lawyer and Statesman, 1745-1806


    Chestnut Hill Cemetery
    Old Bridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Theodore Frank Appleby (1864-1924) — also known as T. Frank Appleby — of Asbury Park, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Old Bridge, Middlesex County, N.J., October 10, 1864. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1896; mayor of Asbury Park, N.J., 1908-12; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of heart trouble, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., December 15, 1924 (age 60 years, 66 days). Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore Frelinguysen Appleby and Margaret Susanna (Mount) Appleby; married, April 10, 1889, to Alice C. Hoffman; father of Stewart Hoffman Appleby (1890-1964).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    New Calvary Cemetery
    490 Washington Road
    Parlin, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Alan J. Karcher (1943-1999) — of Sayreville, Middlesex County, N.J. Born May 19, 1943. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly 19th District, 1974-89; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1982-85; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988; candidate in primary for Governor of New Jersey, 1989. Died in Neptune Township, Monmouth County, N.J., July 26, 1999 (age 56 years, 68 days). Interment at New Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph T. Karcher (1904?-1987); married to Margaret Taylor (1942-2015).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph T. Karcher (c.1904-1987) — of Sayreville, Middlesex County, N.J. Born about 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1930-32; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1972. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died, in South Amboy Memorial Hospital, South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., January 28, 1987 (age about 83 years). Interment at New Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ellen Joseph (died 1963); father of Alan J. Karcher (1943-1999).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Alpine Cemetery
    Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Morgan Foster Larson (1882-1961) — also known as Morgan F. Larson — of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., June 15, 1882. Republican. Engineer; member of New Jersey state senate from Middlesex County, 1922-28; Governor of New Jersey, 1929-32. Died March 21, 1961 (age 78 years, 279 days). Interment at Alpine Cemetery.
      George J. Otlowski (1912-2009) — of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., January 3, 1912. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1962; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 19th District, 1974-91; mayor of Perth Amboy, N.J., 1976-90. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Died, in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., March 16, 2009 (age 97 years, 72 days). Interment at Alpine Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John F. Ten Broeck (1831-1897) — of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Mt. Airy, Hunterdon County, N.J., January 25, 1831. Republican. Postmaster at Perth Amboy, N.J., 1861-67, 1881-85; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1874, 1886-87. Died in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., February 7, 1897 (age 66 years, 13 days). Interment at Alpine Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Forker Ten Broeck (1867-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur A. Quinn (1866-1957) — of Sewaren, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 13, 1866. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1913-15; member of New Jersey state senate from Middlesex County, 1930-33. Died in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., February 2, 1957 (age 90 years, 265 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jane (McDonnell) Quinn (1836-1936) and Terrence T. Quinn (1842-1903).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Peter's Churchyard
    Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Wayne Parker (1848-1923) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., August 6, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1885-86; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1895-1911, 1914-19, 1921-23 (6th District 1895-1903, 7th District 1903-09, 13th District 1909-11, 9th District 1914-19, 1921-23); defeated, 1892, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920. Died in Paris, France, November 28, 1923 (age 75 years, 114 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Cortlandt Parker and Elizabeth (Stites) Parker; brother of Charles Wolcott Parker (1862-1948); married 1883 to Eleanor K. Gordon; grandson of James Parker.
      Political family: Parker family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Wolcott Parker (1862-1948) — of Morristown, Morris County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., October 22, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in New Jersey 2nd District, 1898-1903; circuit judge in New Jersey, 1903-07; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1907-47. Episcopalian. Member, Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the Revolution. Died January 23, 1948 (age 85 years, 93 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Cortlandt Parker (1818-1907) and Elisabeth Wolcott (Stites) Parker; brother of Richard Wayne Parker; married 1893 to Emily Fuller; grandson of James Parker.
      Political family: Parker family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Meigs, Jr. (1809-1887) — of Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 7, 1809. Republican. Mayor of Bayonne, N.J., 1869-79; president, New York Stock Exchange, 1877. Died in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., June 7, 1887 (age 78 years, 31 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Meigs and Julia (Austin) Meigs (1783-1841); grandnephew of Return Jonathan Meigs, Sr.; first cousin once removed of Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.; second cousin of Return Jonathan Meigs III; second cousin twice removed of Timothy Pitkin; third cousin once removed of William Whiting Boardman and Benjamin Lewis Fairchild; fourth cousin once removed of William Woodbridge, Bela Edgerton, Isaac Backus, Heman Ticknor, Martin Olds, Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley, Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877), Joshua Perkins and Mabel Thorp Boardman.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article
      James Parker (1776-1868) — of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Bethlehem, Hunterdon County, N.J., March 3, 1776. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1806-10, 1812-13, 1815-16, 1818, 1827; mayor of Perth Amboy, N.J., 1815, 1850; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1824; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1829-33; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1833-37; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention, 1844. Episcopalian. Died in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., April 1, 1868 (age 92 years, 29 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of James Parker and Gertrude (Skinner) Parker; married, January 5, 1803, to Penelope Butler; married, September 20, 1827, to Catherine Ogden; father of Cortlandt Parker; grandfather of Richard Wayne Parker and Charles Wolcott Parker (1862-1948).
      Political family: Parker family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Meigs (1782-1861) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., October 28, 1782. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1817-18; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1819-21. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 20, 1861 (age 78 years, 204 days). Original interment at St. Luke's Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah Meigs (1757-1822) and Clara (Benjamin) Meigs (1762-1849); married, February 19, 1806, to Julia Austin (1783-1841); father of Henry Meigs, Jr.; nephew of Return Jonathan Meigs, Sr.; first cousin of Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Return Jonathan Meigs III; second cousin once removed of Timothy Pitkin; second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Lewis Fairchild; third cousin of William Whiting Boardman; third cousin twice removed of Mabel Thorp Boardman; fourth cousin of William Woodbridge, Bela Edgerton, Isaac Backus, Heman Ticknor, Martin Olds, Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley, Henry Titus Backus and Joshua Perkins; fourth cousin once removed of Alfred Peck Edgerton, Joseph Ketchum Edgerton, Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, William Henry Bulkeley (1840-1902) and Hiram Bingham.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Resurrection Burial Park
    Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      John A. Lynch (1908-1978) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., March 10, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; Middlesex County Prosecutor of the Pleas, 1941-46; mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1951-55; member of New Jersey state senate, 1956-77 (Middlesex County 1956-65, District 7 1966-73, 17th District 1974-77). Died, of cancer, in Whitestone Hospital, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., March 3, 1978 (age 69 years, 358 days). The John A. Lynch Memorial Bridge, which takes Route 18 across the Raritan River, is named for him. Interment at Resurrection Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John T. Lynch and Margaret (Corrigan) Lynch; married, October 13, 1934, to Evelyn Rooney (1907-1989); father of John A. Lynch, Jr. (1938-).
      Political family: Lynch family of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
      The John A. Lynch, Sr. Bridge (completed 1983), which takes Route 18 over the Raritan River, between Piscataway & New Brunswick, New Jersey, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Christ Church Cemetery
    South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Harold Giles Hoffman (1896-1954) — also known as Harold G. Hoffman — of South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., February 7, 1896. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate business; banker; newspaper columnist and radio commentator; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1923-24; mayor of South Amboy, N.J., 1925-27; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1927-31; New Jersey Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, 1930-35; Governor of New Jersey, 1935-38; defeated in primary, 1940, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, Junior Order; Patriotic Order Sons of America; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Royal Arcanum. Suspended in 1954 as head of the New Jersey unemployment compensation system for an investigation of financial irregularities. Subsequently, when he died, his written confession of embezzlement schemes was disclosed. Died, of a heart attack, in his room at the Blake Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 4, 1954 (age 58 years, 117 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Hoffman and Ada Crawford (Thom) Hoffman; married, September 10, 1919, to Lillie Moss.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Benjamin F. Howell Benjamin Franklin Howell (1844-1933) — also known as Benjamin F. Howell — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N.J., January 27, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; merchant; Middlesex County Surrogate, 1882-92; banker; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1895-1911; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1896. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., February 1, 1933 (age 89 years, 5 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Joseph Scully (1868-1921) — also known as Thomas J. Scully — of South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., September 19, 1868. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1908, 1912, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1908; mayor of South Amboy, N.J., 1908-11; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1911-21. Died in 1921 (age about 52 years). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Beth Israel Memorial Park
    Route 1
    Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      David Theodore Wilentz (1894-1988) — also known as David T. Wilentz — of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Dvinsk, Russia (now Daugavpils, Latvia), December 21, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; chair of Middlesex County Democratic Party, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee, 1944; member, Arrangements Committee, 1964; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large; elected 1933; New Jersey state attorney general, 1934-44. Jewish. Latvian ancestry. Died in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., July 6, 1988 (age 93 years, 198 days). Interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married 1919 to Lena Goldman (1898-1991); father of Warren W. Wilentz (1924-2010) and Robert Nathan Wilentz; uncle of Kate Trynin (daughter-in-law of Meyer Kestnbaum); grandfather of Constance H. Williams.
      Political family: Wilentz family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur J. Sills (1917-1982) — of Metuchen, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 23, 1917. Democrat. Lawyer; New Jersey state attorney general, 1962-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died, following a stroke, in Perth Amboy General Hospital, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., December 26, 1982 (age 65 years, 64 days). Interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Mina Minzer.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Warren W. Wilentz (1924-2010) — of New Jersey; Edison, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., March 29, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; Middlesex County Prosecuting Attorney, 1956-60; Middlesex County Attorney, 1960-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1966. Jewish. Latvian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Edison, Middlesex County, N.J., March 18, 2010 (age 85 years, 354 days). Interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of David Theodore Wilentz and Lena (Goldman) Wilentz (1898-1991); brother of Robert Nathan Wilentz; married to Stefani Sheresky (1925-1992); uncle of Constance H. Williams (1944-); first cousin of Kate Trynin (daughter-in-law of Meyer Kestnbaum).
      Political family: Wilentz family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    First Presbyterian Churchyard
    Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Hillyer Thayer Martin (1850-1926) — also known as Joseph H. T. Martin — of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in January, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1888. Died in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, N.J., February 12, 1926 (age 76 years, 0 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard.
      Relatives: Married to Lydia Shotwell Freeman (1851-1917); father of Joseph Hillyer Thayer Martin (1875-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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