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Warren County
New Jersey

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Warren County

Index to Locations

  • Belvidere Belvidere Cemetery
  • Blairstown Gravel Hill Cemetery
  • Blairstown Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Great Meadows Pequest Union Cemetery
  • Hackettstown Union Cemetery
  • Marksboro Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Phillipsburg Phillipsburg Cemetery
  • Stewartsville Stewartsville Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Washington Washington Cemetery


    Belvidere Cemetery
    Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      George Maxwell Robeson (1829-1897) — also known as George M. Robeson — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Oxford Furnace, Warren County, N.J., March 16, 1829. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; New Jersey state attorney general, 1867-69; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1869-77; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1879-83. Died in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., September 27, 1897 (age 68 years, 195 days). Interment at Belvidere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of John Patterson Bryan Maxwell (1804-1845).
      Political family: Maxwell-Robeson family of Flemington and Belvidere, New Jersey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Patterson Bryan Maxwell (1804-1845) — of Belvidere, Warren County, N.J. Born in Flemington, Hunterdon County, N.J., September 3, 1804. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1837-39, 1841-43. Died in Belvidere, Warren County, N.J., November 14, 1845 (age 41 years, 72 days). Interment at Belvidere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Clifford Maxwell (1771-1816); uncle of George Maxwell Robeson.
      Political family: Maxwell-Robeson family of Flemington and Belvidere, New Jersey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Schenck Harris (1850-1902) — also known as Henry S. Harris — of Belvidere, Warren County, N.J. Born in Belvidere, Warren County, N.J., December 27, 1850. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1881-83. Died May 2, 1902 (age 51 years, 126 days). Interment at Belvidere Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Gravel Hill Cemetery
    Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
    John I. Blair John Insley Blair (1802-1899) — also known as John I. Blair — of Blairstown, Warren County, N.J. Born in Warren County, N.J., August 22, 1802. Republican. Merchant; postmaster; manufacturer; railroad builder; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1860, 1868; candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1868. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Died in Blairstown, Warren County, N.J., December 2, 1899 (age 97 years, 102 days). Interment at Gravel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Blair and Rachel (Insley) Blair; married, September 20, 1826, to Nancy Ann Locke (1804-1888); father of Emma Elizabeth Blair (1827-1869; married the publisher Charles Scribner).
      The township of Blairstown, New Jersey, is named for him.  — The city of Blair, Nebraska, is named for him.  — The city of Blairstown, Iowa, is named for him.  — Blair Hall, at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: King's Notable New Yorkers of 1896-1899


    Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    State Route 94
    Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Mark Thomson (1739-1803) — of Sussex County, N.J. Born in Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pa., 1739. Miller; justice of the peace; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Sussex County, 1779; member of New Jersey State Council from Sussex County, 1786-88; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1795-99. Died in Marksboro, Sussex County (now Warren County), N.J., December 14, 1803 (age about 64 years). Interment at Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac Wildrick (1803-1892) — of Blairstown, Warren County, N.J. Born in Marksboro, Warren County, N.J., March 3, 1803. Democrat. Farmer; justice of the peace; Warren County Sheriff, 1839-41; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1849-53; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1883-85. German ancestry. Died in Blairstown, Warren County, N.J., March 22, 1892 (age 89 years, 19 days). Interment at Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Wildrick (1769-1850) and Catherine (Erwine) Wildrick (1777-1831); married, April 10, 1832, to Nancy Fisher Cummins (1811-1851); father of John Albright Wildrick (1838-1918); twin brother of Abram Wildrick.
      Political family: Wildrick family of Blairstown, New Jersey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Cornelius Edward Gallagher (1921-2018) — also known as Neil Gallagher — of Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., March 2, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 13th District, 1959-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1968. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Accused, by Life magazine in 1968, of having made deals with New Jersey Mafia leader Joseph Zicarelli. Indicted in 1972 on federal charges of income tax evasion, conspiracy, and perjury. After losing the primary that year, he pleaded guilty to some of the charges, and was sentenced to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Died in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, N.J., October 17, 2018 (age 97 years, 229 days). Interment at Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abram Wildrick (1803-1871) — of Warren County, N.J. Born in Marksboro, Warren County, N.J., March 3, 1803. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1842-45; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New Jersey state senate from Warren County, 1867-69. German ancestry. Died in Marksboro, Warren County, N.J., October 28, 1871 (age 68 years, 239 days). Interment at Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Wildrick (1769-1850) and Catherine (Erwine) Wildrick (1777-1831); married to Charity Larrison (1818-1855); uncle of John Albright Wildrick; twin brother of Isaac Wildrick (1803-1892).
      Political family: Wildrick family of Blairstown, New Jersey.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Albright Wildrick (1838-1918) — also known as John A. Wildrick — of Blairstown, Warren County, N.J. Born in Blairstown, Warren County, N.J., November 17, 1838. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Warren County Clerk; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1903-05; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1916. German ancestry. Died in Newark, Essex County, N.J., March 19, 1918 (age 79 years, 122 days). Interment at Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Wildrick and Nancy Fisher (Cummins) Wildrick (1811-1851); nephew of Abram Wildrick (1803-1871).
      Political family: Wildrick family of Blairstown, New Jersey.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pequest Union Cemetery
    Great Meadows, Warren County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Coursen Henry Albertson (1833-1913) — also known as Coursen H. Albertson — of Warren County, N.J. Born in Independence Township, Warren County, N.J., March 26, 1833. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1879-81. Presbyterian. Died, of acute cystitis, in Warren County, N.J., June 7, 1913 (age 80 years, 73 days). Interment at Pequest Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sarah Clarissa White (daughter of John White (1814-1884)).


    Union Cemetery
    Mountain Avenue
    Hackettstown, Warren County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Rusling (1812-1879) — of Warren County, N.J. Born in Newburgh, Warren County, N.J., January 1, 1812. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1859-61. Died in Hackettstown, Warren County, N.J., August 9, 1879 (age 67 years, 220 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Rusling (1762-1826) and Hannah (Frazer) Rusling (1775-1848); married to Mary McCracken (1818-1907); father of James Jacob Rusling; uncle of John A. Rusling; granduncle of Emily Wells Rusling (1884-1982; who married Arthur Laban Bates (1859-1934)).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Jacob Rusling (1844-1899) — also known as James J. Rusling — of Hackettstown, Warren County, N.J. Born in New Jersey, 1844. Postmaster at Hackettstown, N.J., 1898-99. Died April 2, 1899 (age about 54 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Rusling and Mary (McCracken) Rusling (1818-1907); married to Harriet S. McQuestin (1843-1894); first cousin of John A. Rusling; first cousin once removed of Emily Wells Rusling (1884-1982; who married Arthur Laban Bates (1859-1934)).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Caleb H. Valentine — of Warren County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1830-32, 1835-36, 1869-71. Interment at Union Cemetery.


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    Marksboro, Warren County, New Jersey


    Phillipsburg Cemetery
    Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Baumle Meyner (1908-1990) — also known as Robert B. Meyner — of Phillipsburg, Warren County, N.J. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., July 3, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of New Jersey state senate from Warren County, 1948-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1964, 1968, 1976; Governor of New Jersey, 1954-62; defeated, 1969; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1964. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Chi Rho; Elks; Eagles; Odd Fellows; Moose; Rotary; Grange. Died May 27, 1990 (age 81 years, 328 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Phillipsburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gustave Herman Meyner and Mary Sophia (Baumle) Meyner; married, January 19, 1957, to Helen Day Stevenson (1928-1997).
      See also NNDB dossier


    Stewartsville Presbyterian Cemetery
    Stewartsville, Warren County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Stewart Kennedy (d. 1879) — also known as R. S. Kennedy — of Stewartsville, Warren County, N.J. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1856. Died March 20, 1879. Interment at Stewartsville Presbyterian Cemetery.


    Washington Cemetery
    Washington, Warren County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Johnston Cornish (1858-1920) — of Washington, Warren County, N.J. Born in Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, N.J., June 13, 1858. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1888, 1904, 1916 (alternate); member of New Jersey state senate from Warren County, 1891-93, 1900-02, 1906-11; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1893-95. Died in Washington, Warren County, N.J., June 26, 1920 (age 62 years, 13 days). Interment at Washington Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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