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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Chautauqua County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Bemus Point Bemus Point Cemetery
  • Brocton Portland Evergreen Cemetery
  • Busti Busti Village Cemetery
  • Busti town Sunset Hill Cemetery
  • Chautauqua Chautauqua Cemetery
  • Dunkirk St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Forestville Pioneer Cemetery
  • Fredonia East Main Street Cemetery
  • Fredonia Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Frewsburg Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Jamestown Lake View Cemetery
  • Lakewood Unknown location
  • Lakewood Bentley Cemetery
  • Mayville Mayville Cemetery
  • Mayville Peacock Cemetery
  • Mina Mina Cemetery
  • North Harmony town Bly Cemetery
  • Panama Greenwood Cemetery
  • Pomfret town West Main Street Cemetery
  • Ripley East Ripley Cemetery
  • Ripley Quincy Rural Cemetery
  • Sheridan Sheridan Cemetery
  • Sherman Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  • Sinclairville Evergreen Cemetery
  • Westfield Westfield Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
    Jediah Prendergast Jediah Prendergast (1766-1848) — of New York. Born in Pawling, Dutchess County, N.Y., May 13, 1766. Physician; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Niagara counties, 1816-17, 1820-21; member of New York state senate Western District, 1817-18. Died March 1, 1848 (age 81 years, 293 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Image source: History of Chautauqua County (1875)


    Bemus Point Cemetery
    Bemus Point, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
    Bainbridge Colby Bainbridge Colby (1869-1950) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 22, 1869. Lawyer; attorney for author Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain"); member of New York state assembly from New York County 29th District, 1902; among the founders of the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party in 1912; Progressive candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1914, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1920; U.S. Secretary of State, 1920-21; law partner of Woodrow Wilson 1921-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Bemus Point, Chautauqua County, N.Y., April 11, 1950 (age 80 years, 110 days). Interment at Bemus Point Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Peck Colby and Frances (Bainbridge) Colby; married 1929 to Ann (Ahlstrand) Ely (1889-1963); third cousin of Oliver Carroll Clay (1849-1929); third cousin twice removed of John P. Colby; fourth cousin once removed of Frederick Myron Colby.
      Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Colby family of Warner, New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "Faithful Public Servant."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Edward Lisle Allen (1868-1932) — also known as Edward L. Allen — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Leicester, Livingston County, N.Y., August 14, 1868. Republican. Newspaper editor; Presidential Elector for New York, 1920. Congregationalist or Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Zeta; Grange. Died in Bemus Point, Chautauqua County, N.Y., October 30, 1932 (age 64 years, 77 days). Interment at Bemus Point Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elias Allen and Rosetta (Sheldon) Allen; married, December 4, 1895, to Martha Celesta Van De Vyver (1865-1940).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Portland Evergreen Cemetery
    Brocton, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Gilbert Dean (1819-1870) — of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, N.Y., August 14, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1851-54 (8th District 1851-53, 12th District 1853-54); resigned 1854; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1854-55; appointed 1854. Died in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., October 12, 1870 (age 51 years, 59 days). Original interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, N.Y.; reinterment at Portland Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Busti Village Cemetery
    Busti, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John William Sanbury (1858-1944) — also known as J. William Sanbury — of New York. Born in Busti, Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 28, 1858. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1898 (Democratic, 34th District), 1910 (Democratic, 37th District), 1922 (Farmer-Labor, 43rd District). Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 15, 1944 (age 85 years, 353 days). Interment at Busti Village Cemetery.


    Sunset Hill Cemetery
    Busti town, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
    Lloyd J. Babcock Lloyd J. Babcock (1881-1955) — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born October 31, 1881. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1935-40. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., November 26, 1955 (age 74 years, 26 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ethel C. Albro (1881-1961).
      Image source: New York Red Book 1936


    Chautauqua Cemetery
    Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      George D. Harger (1869-1942) — of Rome, Oneida County, N.Y.; Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y.; Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y.; Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Crafton, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., 1869. School teacher; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1916; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928; Prohibition candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1933. Died in Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, N.Y., January 27, 1942 (age about 72 years). Interment at Chautauqua Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William P. Harger (1825-1902) and Sarah E. (Downend) Harger (1841-1906); married to Grace Aleda Hershberger (1883-1974).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William L. Koch (1879-1975) — of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 11, 1879. Democrat. Brewer; candidate for New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1907; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916; postmaster at Dunkirk, N.Y., 1934-48 (acting, 1934-35). Catholic. German ancestry. Member, Moose; Elks. Died in Brooks Hospital, Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y., February 13, 1975 (age 95 years, 278 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Charles Koch (1852-1911) and Mary (Stahler) Koch (1859-1943); married 1917 to Loretto Toomey (1886-1971).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pioneer Cemetery
    Forestville, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Adolphus Freeman Morrison (1805-1852) — also known as Adolphus F. Morrison — of Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born November 29, 1805. Member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County, 1843. Died September 20, 1852 (age 46 years, 296 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Morrison (1769-1827) and Lorena (Patterson) Morrison (1775-1848); married 1829 to Ann Denison (1796-1878).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    East Main Street Cemetery
    Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Elijah Risley (1787-1870) — of New York. Born in Connecticut, 1787. U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1849-51. Died in 1870 (age about 83 years). Interment at East Main Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York
    Founded 1854

    Politicians buried here:
      Warren Brewster Hooker (1856-1920) — also known as Warren B. Hooker — of Forestville, Chautauqua County, N.Y.; Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash.; Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., November 24, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1891-98; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1898-1913; appointed 1898; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, 1902-09. Died in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 5, 1920 (age 63 years, 102 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hooker and Philena (Waterman) Hooker; married, September 11, 1884, to Etta E. Abbey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Smith Edwards (1817-1899) — of New York. Born in Windsor, Broome County, N.Y., May 28, 1817. U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1855-57. Died in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 20, 1899 (age 81 years, 357 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John S. Lambert (1851-1936) — of Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Johnsonville, Rensselaer County, N.Y., February 4, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; Chautauqua County Judge, 1882-89; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1890-1921. Died in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 15, 1936 (age 85 years, 162 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Winnifred Phillips.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Clinton Frisbee (1801-1873) — also known as Henry C. Frisbee — of Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y., March 27, 1801. Newspaper editor; bank director; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County, 1845. Died in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y., November 9, 1873 (age 72 years, 227 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simeon Frisbee (1769-1817) and Lucy (Reynolds) Frisbee (1779-1852); married 1824 to Sarah Eliza Pells (1801-1880); third cousin once removed of Joseph Chidsey (1787-1868) and Ezra H. Frisby; third cousin twice removed of Philip Frisbee, John Frisbee Keator, Daniel Dodge Frisbie, Arthur Frisbee Bouton and Frank Maurice Frisby; fourth cousin of Israel Coe and Robert Cleveland Usher; fourth cousin once removed of Calvin Frisbie and Lyman Wetmore Coe.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Charles Jackson Orton (1808-1886) — also known as Charles J. Orton — of Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 28, 1808. Republican. Postmaster at Fredonia, N.Y., 1832-35, 1861-62; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County, 1847. Died April 4, 1886 (age 77 years, 311 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philo Orton (1778-1856) and Irene (Hurd) Orton; married to Hannah Hall (1802-1860).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Pascal Paoli Kidder (1810-1899) — also known as Pascal P. Kidder — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y.; Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Wardsboro, Windham County, Vt., December 21, 1810. Minister; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1871-81. Episcopalian. Died in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y., January 3, 1899 (age 88 years, 13 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Kidder (1765-1843) and Mary 'Polly' (Eddy) Kidder (1773-1840); married 1840 to Emeline Burrows (1821-1911); first cousin once removed of David Kidder; first cousin thrice removed of Chester Merton Bliss and George Walter Bliss; second cousin twice removed of Mary Rose Kidder; third cousin once removed of Isaiah Kidder, Lyman Kidder and Ezra Kidder; fourth cousin of Alvan Kidder, Charles Stetson, Francis Kidder, Ira Kidder, Luther Kidder, Arba Kidder, Joseph Souther Kidder, Isaiah Stetson and Jefferson Parish Kidder; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Blodgett (1793-1872), Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Orlando Burr Kidder, Adoniram Judson Kneeland, Lyman Kidder Bass, Nathan Parker Kidder, Silas Wright Kidder, Daniel S. Kidder and Isaiah Kidder Stetson.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Melvin H. Taylor (1832-1912) — of Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in 1832. Republican. Postmaster at Fredonia, N.Y., 1871-75, 1875-76, 1899-1904. Died April 16, 1912 (age about 79 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry B. Hickey (1875-1945) — of Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Brant, Erie County, N.Y., January 21, 1875. Democrat. Furniture business; meat merchant; candidate for New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1923; postmaster at Fredonia, N.Y., 1936-42 (acting, 1936-37). Member, Freemasons; Sons of Union Veterans. Died, in the Silver Creek Hospital, Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 20, 1945 (age 70 years, 58 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hickey (1844-1924) and Anna Maria (Hammond) Hickey (1849-1938); father of Harry B. Hickey, Jr. (1901-1974).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry B. Hickey, Jr. (1901-1974) — of Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y., February 8, 1901. Democrat. Acting postmaster at Fredonia, N.Y., 1942-44, 1969-71. Died November 13, 1974 (age 73 years, 278 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harry B. Hickey (1875-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      William May Garland (1866-1948) — also known as William M. Garland — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Westport (now Westport Island), Lincoln County, Maine, March 31, 1866. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1916 (alternate), 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1928, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940 (alternate). Died in Monterey, Monterey County, Calif., September 26, 1948 (age 82 years, 179 days). Interment at San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Calif.; cenotaph at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Blanche Hinman (1870-1958); father of John Jewett Garland (1902-1968).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Jewett Garland (1902-1968) — also known as John J. Garland — of San Marino, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 20, 1902. Republican. Realtor; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Phi. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 30, 1968 (age 66 years, 224 days). Interment at San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Calif.; cenotaph at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William May Garland (1866-1948) and Sadie Blanche (Hinman) Garland (1870-1958); married, December 29, 1933, to Helen Chandler.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Frewsburg, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Houghwout Jackson (1892-1954) — also known as Robert H. Jackson — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y.; McLean, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Spring Creek, Warren County, Pa., February 13, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936; U.S. Solicitor General, 1938-40; U.S. Attorney General, 1940-41; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1941-54; died in office 1954. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., October 9, 1954 (age 62 years, 238 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Eldred Jackson and Angelina (Houghwout) Jackson; married, April 24, 1916, to Irene Gerhardt.
      Cross-reference: Murray Gurfein
      Epitaph: "He kept the ancient landmarks and built the new."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Lake View Cemetery
    Lakeview Avenue
    Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Reuben E. Fenton Reuben Eaton Fenton (1819-1885) — also known as Reuben E. Fenton — of Frewsburg, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Carroll, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 4, 1819. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1853-55, 1857-65 (33rd District 1853-55, 1857-63, 29th District 1863-65); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856; Governor of New York, 1865-69; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1868; U.S. Senator from New York, 1869-75. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 25, 1885 (age 66 years, 52 days). Entombed at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Washington Fenton (1783-1860) and Elsie (Owen) Fenton (1790-1875); married, February 5, 1840, to Jane Frew (1820-1841); married, June 12, 1844, to Elizabeth Scudder (1824-1901); second cousin once removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.; third cousin of Benjamin Fessenden and Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden; third cousin twice removed of Desda Chapin (1893-1945); third cousin thrice removed of Peronneau Finley Henderson; fourth cousin once removed of George Champlin, John Baldwin, Levi Yale, Herschel Harrison Hatch and Frank P. Fenton.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The town of Fenton, New York, is named for him.  — The community of Fentonville, New York, is named for him.  — Fenton Hall, at the State University of New York at Fredonia, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: New York Red Book 1896
      Charles Ellsworth Goodell (1926-1987) — also known as Charles E. Goodell — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 16, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; chair of Chautauqua County Republican Party, 1958-59; U.S. Representative from New York, 1959-68 (43rd District 1959-63, 38th District 1963-68); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964; U.S. Senator from New York, 1968-71; defeated, 1970. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Washington, D.C., January 21, 1987 (age 60 years, 311 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Ellsworth Goodell (1886-1952) and Francesca (Bartlett) Goodell (1888-1977); married, August 28, 1954, to Jean Rice (1930-1984); second cousin four times removed of Silas Wright, Jr. (1795-1847).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard Pratt Marvin (1803-1892) — also known as Richard P. Marvin — of Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N.Y., December 23, 1803. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County, 1836; U.S. Representative from New York, 1837-41 (31st District 1837-39, 19th District 1839-41); law partner of Madison Burnell, 1838-47; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1846; district judge in New York 8th District, 1847-71; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1871. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., January 11, 1892 (age 88 years, 19 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Isabella Newland.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abner Hazeltine (1793-1879) — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Wardsboro, Windham County, Vt., June 10, 1793. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County, 1829-30; U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1833-37; Chautauqua County Prosecuting Attorney, 1847-50; Chautauqua County Judge, 1859-63; postmaster at Jamestown, N.Y., 1865-69. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., December 20, 1879 (age 86 years, 193 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Hazeltine (1761-1828) and Susanna (Jones) Hazeltine (1766-1852); married to Polly Kidder (1798-1832) and Matilda Hayward (1799-1877).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Chapin Hall (1816-1879) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Busti, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 12, 1816. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1859-61. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., September 12, 1879 (age 63 years, 62 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Porter Sheldon (1831-1908) — of New York. Born in New York, 1831. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1869-71. Died in 1908 (age about 77 years). Entombed at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Augustus Franklin Allen (1813-1875) — also known as Augustus F. Allen — of Ellicott town, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Wardsboro, Windham County, Vt., December 13, 1813. Democrat. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867; elected U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District 1874, but died before taking office. Presbyterian. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., January 20, 1875 (age 61 years, 38 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elisha Allen (1786-1830) and Juliet (Holbrook) Allen; married to Margaret Cook (1817-1885).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel A. Carlson — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Mayor of Jamestown, N.Y., 1909-27, 1930-33, 1936-37; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 43rd District, 1912 (Progressive), 1938 (Democratic). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Robert Lee Taylor (1912-1993) — also known as Robert L. Taylor — of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 9, 1912. Democrat. Mayor of Salamanca, N.Y., 1945-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948. Episcopalian. Member, Moose; Elks; Rotary; Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Alpha Zeta. Died July 6, 1993 (age 80 years, 331 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
    Elial T. Foote Elial Todd Foote (1796-1877) — also known as Elial T. Foote — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y.; New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Gill, Franklin County, Mass., May 1, 1796. Physician; banker; member of New York state assembly, 1819-20, 1826-27 (Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Niagara counties 1819-20, Chautauqua County 1826-27); Chautauqua County Judge, 1823-43; postmaster at Jamestown, N.Y., 1829-41. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., November 17, 1877 (age 81 years, 200 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Foote (1770-1848) and Sybil (Doolittle) Foote (1777-1832); brother of Charles Doolittle Foote (1812-1888); married, December 31, 1817, to Anna Cheney (1800-1840); married 1841 to Amelia Stiles (Leavitt) Jenkins (1799-1867); married 1869 to Emily Stockbridge (1803-1887).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: History of Chautauqua County (1875)
      Augustus Franklin Allen (1873-1958) — also known as Augustus F. Allen — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., September 7, 1873. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; real estate business; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1907-10; postmaster at Jamestown, N.Y., 1911-15. Died August 22, 1958 (age 84 years, 349 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred D. Allen and Virginia (Mahon) Allen.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Madison Burnell Madison Burnell (1812-1865) — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Charlotte town, Chautauqua County, N.Y., February 10, 1812. Lawyer; law partner of Richard P. Marvin, 1838-47; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County, 1846-47. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., December 8, 1865 (age 53 years, 301 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joel Burnell; married 1840 to Sarah Spurr.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: History of Chautauqua County (1875)
      Hurlburt L. Phillips (1856-1903) — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Harpersfield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, December 5, 1856. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892 (alternate), 1900. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., 1903 (age about 46 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Hopkins Phillips (1827-1880) and Fannie Augusta (Bartholomew) Phillips (1831-1901).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter C. Gifford (1829-1909) — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Busti town, Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 8, 1829. Farmer; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1891-92. Methodist. Member, Grange. Died August 9, 1909 (age 80 years, 93 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gideon Gifford and Millicent (Cornell) Gifford; married, March 18, 1852, to Eliza C. Robertson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gilden R. Broadberry (d. 1936) — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920; candidate for New York state senate 51st District, 1926. Died in 1936. Interment at Lake View Cemetery.


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    Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York


    Bentley Cemetery
    Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      George Stoneman (1822-1894) — of California. Born in Busti, Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 8, 1822. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of California, 1883-87. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 5, 1894 (age 72 years, 28 days). Interment at Bentley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Stoneman (1799-1877) and Catherine Rebecca (Cheney) Stoneman (1800-1874); married to Mary Oliver Hardisty (1836-1915).
      Stoneman Elementary School (now closed), in San Marino, California, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mayville Cemetery
    Mayville, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Albion Winegar Tourgee (1838-1905) — also known as Albion W. Tourgee — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Denver, Colo.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Mayville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Williamsfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 2, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1868, 1875; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1868-75; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1878; author; U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1897-1905, died in office 1905. French Huguenot and Swiss ancestry. Died, of acute uremia, due to an infected wound, in Bordeaux, France, May 21, 1905 (age 67 years, 19 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mayville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Louisa Emma (Winegar) Tourgee and Valentine Tourgee (1814-1889); married 1863 to Emma Doiska Kilbourne; uncle of Clyde Carlos Tourgee (1876-1945).
      See also Wikipedia article


    Peacock Cemetery
    Mayville, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
    Thomas A. Osborne Thomas A. Osborne (1800-1877) — of Mayville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, N.Y., July 1, 1800. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County, 1834; common pleas court judge in New York, 1843-44. Died April 27, 1877 (age 76 years, 300 days). Interment at Peacock Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Walters, Eliza Jeanette Huston and Mary Derby.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: History of Chautauqua County (1875)


    Mina Cemetery
    Mina, Chautauqua County, New York
    Founded 1844
    Politicians buried here:
      Dana P. Horton (1837-1897) — of Mina, Chautauqua County, N.Y.; Findley Lake, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in New York, December 24, 1837. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1884-85, 1887. Died in Findley Lake, Chautauqua County, N.Y., December 27, 1897 (age 60 years, 3 days). Interment at Mina Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Bly Cemetery
    North Harmony town, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Theron Bly (1786-1850) — of Harmony town, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., July 31, 1786. Member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County, 1832. Died in Harmony town, Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 14, 1850 (age 63 years, 226 days). Interment at Bly Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Asa Bly (1758-1822) and Desire (Smith) Bly (1767-1820); married 1805 to Phebe Bemus (1786-1867).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Panama, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Loomis Sessions (1820-1896) — also known as Walter L. Sessions — of Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Brandon, Rutland County, Vt., October 4, 1820. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1853-54; member of New York state senate, 1860-61, 1866-67; U.S. Representative from New York, 1871-75, 1885-87 (31st District 1871-73, 32nd District 1873-75, 34th District 1885-87); defeated, 1874. Died in Panama, Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 27, 1896 (age 75 years, 236 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1848 to Mary Ravilla Terry (1826-1899).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    West Main Street Cemetery
    Pomfret town, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Philo Orton (1778-1856) — of Pomfret town, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born September 9, 1778. Surveyor; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Niagara counties, 1818-19. Died in Pomfret town, Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 12, 1856 (age 77 years, 338 days). Interment at West Main Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Orton (1734-1780) and Sarah (Atwood) Orton (1750-1839); married 1802 to Irene Hurd; married 1818 to Clarissa Sage; father of Charles Jackson Orton (1808-1886).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    East Ripley Cemetery
    Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Dudley Marvin (1786-1856) — of Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Connecticut, 1786. U.S. Representative from New York, 1823-29, 1847-49 (18th District 1823-25, 26th District 1825-29, 31st District 1847-49). Died in 1856 (age about 70 years). Interment at East Ripley Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Quincy Rural Cemetery
    Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Mann Hamilton (1874-1942) — also known as Charles M. Hamilton — of Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y., January 23, 1874. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900 (alternate), 1916; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1907-08; member of New York state senate 51st District, 1909-12; U.S. Representative from New York 43rd District, 1913-19. Died in Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., January 3, 1942 (age 67 years, 345 days). Interment at Quincy Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucius Hamilton (1826-1874) and Lydia Ann (Mann) Hamilton (1833-1909); married to Bertha Chess Lamberton (1875-1944); second cousin of Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991); second cousin once removed of Beman Brockway and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1926-1996); second cousin twice removed of Hamilton Fish (1951-) and Alexa Fish Ward; third cousin once removed of John Hall Brockway and Henry Jarvis Raymond; third cousin twice removed of David Edgerton; third cousin thrice removed of Ezra Butler; fourth cousin once removed of Howard Curtis Brown and Lee Luther Brockway.
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Sheridan Cemetery
    Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Alden Reed (1875-1959) — also known as Daniel A. Reed — of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y., September 15, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1919-59 (43rd District 1919-45, 45th District 1945-53, 43rd District 1953-59); died in office 1959. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Delta Chi; Elks. Died, of a heart attack, in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., February 19, 1959 (age 83 years, 157 days). Interment at Sheridan Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anson William Reed and Alfreda Reed; married to Georgia E. Ticknor.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    Sherman, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Mary Rose Kidder (1891-1987) — also known as Mary Kidder — of Sherman, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in New York, February 17, 1891. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952. Female. Died in July, 1987 (age 96 years, 0 days). Interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Edwin Jesse Kidder (1860-1950) and Catherine (Young) Kidder (1864-1937); first cousin thrice removed of David Kidder; second cousin twice removed of Pascal Paoli Kidder (1810-1899); third cousin thrice removed of Isaiah Kidder, Lyman Kidder and Ezra Kidder; fourth cousin once removed of Chester Merton Bliss and George Walter Bliss.
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Water Street and Park Street
    Sinclairville, Chautauqua County, New York
    Founded 1818
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Rexford G. Tugwell Rexford Guy Tugwell (1891-1979) — also known as Rexford G. Tugwell; "Rex the Red" — Born in Sinclairville, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 10, 1891. Economist; university professor; member of the "Brain Trust" which advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1941-46. Member, American Political Science Association. Died, in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., July 21, 1979 (age 88 years, 11 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Tugwell (1868-1949) and Dessie May (Rexford) Tugwell (1869-1961); married, June 7, 1914, to Florence E. Arnold (divorced 1938); married 1938 to Grace Falke (1908-2001).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Fiction about Rexford Tugwell: Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle
      Image source: Time Magazine, June 25, 1934


    Westfield Cemetery
    Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Patterson (1799-1879) — also known as George W. Patterson — of Leicester, Livingston County, N.Y.; Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H., November 11, 1799. Republican. Farm implement manufacturer; member of New York state assembly from Livingston County, 1832-33, 1835-40; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1839-40; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1846; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1849-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker); U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1877-79. Died in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., October 15, 1879 (age 79 years, 338 days). Interment at Westfield Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Patterson (1746-1834) and Elizabeth (Wallace) Patterson (1755-1833); brother of William Patterson (1789-1838); uncle of Augustus Frank.
      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
      Samuel Frederick Nixon (1860-1905) — also known as S. Frederick Nixon — of Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., December 3, 1860. Republican. Member of New York state assembly, 1888-90, 1894-1905 (Chautauqua County 1st District 1888-90, Chautauqua County 1894-95, Chautauqua County 2nd District 1896-1905); died in office 1905; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1899-1905; died in office 1905; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., October 10, 1905 (age 44 years, 311 days). Interment at Westfield Cemetery.
    David Eason David Eason (1771-1853) — of Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Turbotville, Northumberland County, Pa., April 3, 1771. Chautauqua County Sheriff, 1811-15; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Niagara counties, 1821-22; member of New York state senate 8th District, 1823-24. Died in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., April 8, 1853 (age 82 years, 5 days). Interment at Westfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Eason; married 1805 to Margaret Woodside.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: History of Chautauqua County (1875)


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