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Cortland County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cortland County

Index to Locations

  • St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Cincinnatus Cincinnatus Cemetery
  • Cortland Cortland Rural Cemetery
  • Homer Glenwood Cemetery
  • Truxton City Cemetery


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Cortland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William H. Morgan (d. 1982) — of Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y.; Homer, Cortland County, N.Y. Democrat. Chair of Cortland County Democratic Party, 1938-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940 (alternate), 1944, 1952, 1964. Died September 5, 1982. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandson of Patrick Jerome Gleason (1847?-?).


    Private or family graveyard
    Cortland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Gilbert Hathaway (1780-1867) — also known as Samuel G. Hathaway — of Cortland County, N.Y. Born in Freetown, Bristol County, Mass., July 18, 1780. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1814-15, 1817-18; member of New York state senate 6th District, 1823; U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1833-35; Presidential Elector for New York, 1852. Died in Solon, Cortland County, N.Y., May 2, 1867 (age 86 years, 288 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Cross-reference: Alexander Samuel Diven
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Cincinnatus Cemetery
    Cincinnatus, Cortland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Osgood (1782-1872) — of Cincinnatus, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in Pomfret, Windham County, Conn., May 13, 1782. Merchant; member of New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1838. English ancestry. Died in Cincinnatus, Cortland County, N.Y., December 19, 1872 (age 90 years, 220 days). Interment at Cincinnatus Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Osgood (1740-1804) and Mary (Scarborough) Osgood; married, May 27, 1808, to Olive Grosvenor (1784-1872).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cortland Rural Cemetery
    Cortland, Cortland County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Nathan Lewis Miller (1868-1953) — also known as Nathan L. Miller — of Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y.; Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Solon town, Cortland County, N.Y., October 10, 1868. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Cortland County School Commissioner, 1894-1900; chair of Cortland County Republican Party, 1900-02; New York state comptroller, 1901-03; Justice of New York Supreme Court 6th District, 1903-15; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1904-13; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1913-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920; Governor of New York, 1921-22; defeated, 1922. German ancestry. Died June 26, 1953 (age 84 years, 259 days). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Miller and Almira (Russell) Miller; married, November 23, 1896, to Elizabeth Davern.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rodolphus Holland Duell (1824-1891) — also known as R. Holland Duell — of Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in Warren, Herkimer County, N.Y., December 20, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; Cortland County District Attorney, 1850-55; Cortland County Judge, 1855-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856, 1868; U.S. Representative from New York, 1859-63, 1871-75 (21st District 1859-63, 23rd District 1871-73, 24th District 1873-75); U.S. Commissioner of Patents, 1875-77. Died in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., February 11, 1891 (age 66 years, 53 days). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Charles Holland Duell; grandfather of Holland S. Duell (1867?-?).
      Political family: Duell family of Cortland and Yonkers, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Beers Thomas (1848-1929) — also known as Edward B. Thomas — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., August 4, 1848. Republican. Member of New York state senate 24th District, 1882-85; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884; candidate for New York state attorney general, 1885; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, 1898-1906; resigned 1906; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1907-18; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1909-18. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 27, 1929 (age 80 years, 235 days). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hanson Thomas (1818-1852) and Mary (Stiles) Thomas (1822-1883); married 1873 to Mary Elizabeth Babcock (1848-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Reynolds (1785-1864) — of Cortland County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1785. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1818-19; U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1835-37. Died in 1864 (age about 79 years). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rowland Lucius Davis (1871-1954) — also known as Rowland L. Davis — of Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in Dryden, Tompkins County, N.Y., July 10, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Clayton R. Lusk, 1902-15; Justice of New York Supreme Court 6th District, 1915-41; appointed 1915; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, 1921-39 (4th Department 1921-26, 3rd Department 1926-31, 2nd Department 1931-39). Died in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., February 1, 1954 (age 82 years, 206 days). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucius Davis (1835-1912) and Harriet (Francis) Davis (1839-1915); married, June 15, 1905, to Iva A. Yager (1883-1963).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Stephens Randall (1811-1876) — also known as Henry S. Randall — of Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in 1811. Democrat. Secretary of state of New York, 1852-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860; member of New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1871. Died August 14, 1876 (age about 65 years). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Frank Dickinson Blodgett (1871-1954) — also known as Frank D. Blodgett — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Homer, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., March 29, 1871. Republican. College professor; mayor of Oneonta, N.Y., 1912-14; president, Adelphi College, 1915-37. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Homer, Cortland County, N.Y., July 10, 1954 (age 83 years, 103 days). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alonzo Dwight Blodgett (1825-1917) and Eleanor Amelia (Dickinson) Blodgett (1831-1902); married, August 18, 1897, to Helen Margurita Wilcox (1875-1932); married, July 12, 1933, to Bertha S. Jones (1884-1977); third cousin of Lyman Warren Bliss and Aaron Thomas Bliss; fourth cousin of Henry Williams Blodgett (1821-1905), Foster Blodgett, Jr. and Asiel Z. Blodgett; fourth cousin once removed of Abijah Blodget, Edwin Ford Blodgett, Dwight Oscar Whedon (1873-?) and Henry Williams Blodgett (1876-1959).
      Political families: Blodgett-Whedon family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clayton Riley Lusk (1872-1959) — also known as Clayton R. Lusk — of Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in Lisle, Broome County, N.Y., December 21, 1872. Republican. School teacher and principal; lawyer; law partner of Rowland L. Davis, 1902-15; member of New York state senate 40th District, 1919-24. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Union League; Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Died in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., February 14, 1959 (age 86 years, 55 days). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel R. Lusk (1835-1896) and Clara M. (Root) Lusk (1847-1886); married, June 23, 1904, to Anna Lee Mix (1876-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rufus Thompson Peck (1836-1900) — also known as Rufus T. Peck — of Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in Solon, Cortland County, N.Y., December 24, 1836. Republican. Journalist; postmaster of Solon, N.Y., 1867; member of New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1889-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., July 24, 1900 (age 63 years, 212 days). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lyman Peck (1803-1877) and Almira (Thompson) Peck (1806-1896); married, June 25, 1859, to Susan Wells (1835-1889); third cousin thrice removed of Peter B. Garnsey (1770-1843).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Holland Duell (1850-1920) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., April 13, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 13th District, 1880; U.S. Commissioner of Patents, 1898-1901; Presidential Elector for New York, 1908; Presidential Elector for New York, 1908. Died in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., January 29, 1920 (age 69 years, 291 days). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rodolphus Holland Duell and Mary L. (Cuyler) Duell; married, November 20, 1879, to Harriet M. Sackett; father of Holland S. Duell (1867?-?).
      Political family: Duell family of Cortland and Yonkers, New York.
      Myron J. Muncy (1849-1923) — of Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in Cuyler town, Cortland County, N.Y., April 26, 1849. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1911, 1914. Universalist. Died in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., March 30, 1923 (age 73 years, 338 days). Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Muncy (1817-1887) and Prudence Ann (Moon) Muncy (1820-1898); married, February 21, 1872, to Adelia 'Addie' Burdick (1854-1940).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Josiah Hart — of Cortland County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1825. Interment at Cortland Rural Cemetery.


    Glenwood Cemetery
    Homer, Cortland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Lewis Riggs (1789-1870) — of New York. Born in Norfolk, Litchfield County, Conn., January 16, 1789. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1841-43. Died November 6, 1870 (age 81 years, 294 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Cambridge Reed (1793-1883) — also known as Edward C. Reed — of Homer, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in New Hampshire, 1793. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1831-33. Died in 1883 (age about 90 years). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John B. Briggs — of Homer, Cortland County, N.Y. Republican. Automobile dealer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932, 1936; member of New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1937-38. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.


    City Cemetery
    Truxton, Cortland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Miller (1774-1862) — of Truxton, Cortland County, N.Y. Born in Amenia, Dutchess County, N.Y., November 10, 1774. Physician; Cortland County Coroner, 1802; postmaster; member of New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1816-17, 1819-20, 1846; U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1825-27; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1846. Died in Truxton, Cortland County, N.Y., March 31, 1862 (age 87 years, 141 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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