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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cayuga County

Index to Locations

  • Auburn Fort Hill Cemetery
  • Auburn North Street Cemetery
  • Auburn St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Auburn St. Peter and St. John Churchyard
  • Aurora Aurora Cemetery
  • Aurora Oak Glen Cemetery
  • Locke Abbott Farm Cemetery
  • Moravia Indian Mound Cemetery
  • Sempronius Sand Hill Cemetery
  • Twelve Corners Westfall Cemetery


    Fort Hill Cemetery
    19 Fort Street, Auburn NY 13021
    Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
    Founded 1851
    Politicians buried here:
    William H. Seward William Henry Seward (1801-1872) — also known as William H. Seward — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Florida, Orange County, N.Y., May 16, 1801. Lawyer; co-founded (with Thurlow Weed), the Albany Evening Journal newspaper in 1830; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1831-34; Governor of New York, 1839-43; defeated (Whig), 1834; U.S. Senator from New York, 1849-61; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1856, 1860; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-69; as Secretary of State in 1867, he made a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska; critics dubbed the territory "Seward's Folly". Survived an assassination attempt on April 14, 1865 (the same night Abraham Lincoln was shot), when Lewis Payne, an associate of John Wilkes Booth, broke into his bedroom and stabbed him repeatedly. Payne was arrested, tried with the other conspirators, and hanged. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 16, 1872 (age 71 years, 153 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery; statue at Madison Square Park, Manhattan, N.Y.; statue at Volunteer Park, Seattle, Wash.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Swayze Seward and Mary (Jennings) Seward (1769-1845); married to Frances Adeline Miller (1805-1865); father of Frederick William Seward and William Henry Seward Jr.; uncle of Caroline Cornelia Canfield (1834-1922; who married John Lawrence Schoolcraft) and George Frederick Seward (1840-1910); granduncle of Frederick Whittlesey Seward Jr..
      Political family: Seward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: George W. Jones — Samuel J. Barrows — Frederick W. Seward — Elias P. Pellet
      Seward counties in Kan. and Neb. are named for him.
      Seward Mountain, in the Adirondack Mountains, Franklin County, New York, is named for him.  — The city of Seward, Nebraska, is named for him.  — The town of Seward, New York, is named for him.  — The city of Seward, Alaska, is named for him.  — Seward Park (300 acres on a forested peninsula, established 1911), in Seattle, Washington, is named for him.  — Seward Park (three acres on East Broadway, opened 1903), in Manhattan, New York, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: W. Seward WhittleseyW. H. Seward ThomsonWilliam S. Shanahan
      Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the $50 U.S. Treasury note in the 1890s.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about William H. Seward: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Walter Stahr, Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man — Walter Stahr, Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man — Michael Burgan, William Henry Seward : Senator and Statesman (for young readers)
      Image source: New York Public Library
      Theodore Medad Pomeroy (1824-1905) — also known as Theodore M. Pomeroy — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Cayuga, Cayuga County, N.Y., December 31, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; Cayuga County District Attorney, 1850-56; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County 2nd District, 1857; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1860, 1876 (Temporary Chair; speaker); U.S. Representative from New York, 1861-69 (25th District 1861-63, 24th District 1863-69); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1869; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1875-76; member of New York state senate 25th District, 1878-79. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 23, 1905 (age 80 years, 82 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    William Miller Collier William Miller Collier (1867-1956) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Lodi, Seneca County, N.Y., October 11, 1867. Lawyer; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1905-09; president, George Washington University, 1917; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1921-28. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Chi Psi; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in 1956 (age about 88 years). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Isaac H. Collier and Frances (Miller) Collier; married, September 13, 1893, to Frances Beardsley Ross.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Sereno Elisha Payne (1843-1914) — also known as Sereno E. Payne — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y., June 26, 1843. Republican. Lawyer; Cayuga County District Attorney, 1873-79; U.S. Representative from New York, 1883-87, 1889-1914 (26th District 1883-85, 27th District 1885-87, 1889-93, 28th District 1893-1903, 31st District 1903-13, 36th District 1913-14); died in office 1914; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912. Died in Washington, D.C., December 10, 1914 (age 71 years, 167 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Wallace Payne (born c.1819); married 1873 to Gertrude Knapp.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Taber (1880-1965) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., May 5, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; county judge in New York, 1911-18; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee); chair of Cayuga County Republican Party, 1920-24; U.S. Representative from New York, 1923-63 (36th District 1923-45, 38th District 1945-53, 36th District 1953-63). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., November 22, 1965 (age 85 years, 201 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin P. Taber and Mary (Parker) Taber; married, April 13, 1929, to Gertrude J. Beard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lithgow Osborne (1892-1980) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., April 2, 1892. Democrat. Private secretary to U.S. Ambassador James W. Gerard, 1915; newspaper editor; candidate for New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1923; candidate for New York state senate 42nd District, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 36th District, 1932; New York State Conservation Commissioner, 1933; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1938; U.S. Ambassador to Norway, 1944-46. Member, Audubon Society; Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 10, 1980 (age 87 years, 343 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Mott Osborne (1859-1926) and Agnes (Devens) Osborne (1865-1896); brother of Charles Devens Osborne; married, March 12, 1918, to Lillie Raben-Levetzau (Countess, of Denmark); grandson of David Munson Osborne; first cousin seven times removed of Benjamin Franklin; second cousin twice removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman and John Sherman; third cousin twice removed of Wharton Barker; fourth cousin once removed of Dwight Arthur Silliman.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jerome Heartwell Holland (1916-1985) — also known as Jerome H. Holland; Brud Holland — of Virginia. Born January 9, 1916. U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, 1970-72. African ancestry. Died January 13, 1985 (age 69 years, 4 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Truman Adams Merriman (1839-1892) — also known as Truman A. Merriman — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1839. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1885-89. Died in 1892 (age about 53 years). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Edward Pearce (1842-1902) — also known as Charles E. Pearce — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Whitesboro, Oneida County, N.Y., May 29, 1842. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1888; U.S. Representative from Missouri 12th District, 1897-1901. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Died in St. Louis, Mo., January 30, 1902 (age 59 years, 246 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Osborne Dapping (1880-1969) — also known as William O. Dapping — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 12, 1880. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor and publisher; received a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation in 1930, for the Auburn Citizen's coverage of an inmate uprising at the Auburn prison; Presidential Elector for New York, 1932; defeated, 1956; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936. Universalist. Member, Elks. Died August 1, 1969 (age 89 years, 50 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Dapping and Mathilda (Lauterbach) Dapping; married, June 3, 1911, to Ina Mae Fairchild (1886-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Christopher Morgan (1808-1877) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Aurora, Cayuga County, N.Y., June 4, 1808. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1839-43; defeated, 1842; secretary of state of New York, 1847-51; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1860. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., April 3, 1877 (age 68 years, 303 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Morgan (1777-1834) and Nancy (Barber) Morgan (1785-1864); brother of Edwin Barber Morgan; married 1832 to Mary Elizabeth Pittney; nephew of Noyes Barber; first cousin once removed of Mary Ledyard Forman (1785-1859; who married Henry Seymour); second cousin of Horatio Seymour and Edwin Denison Morgan; second cousin once removed of Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, William Henry Bulkeley, William Frederick Morgan Rowland and Horatio Seymour Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Waightstill Avery; third cousin of Alfred Avery Burnham; third cousin once removed of Judson B. Phelps; third cousin twice removed of Spencer Gale Frink (1861-1943); third cousin thrice removed of Burdette Burt Bliss; fourth cousin of Lorenzo Burrows and William Waigstill Avery; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Packer and Asa Packer.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Oscar Rathbun (1803-1870) — also known as George Rathbun — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Scipioville, Cayuga County, N.Y., 1803. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Auburn, N.Y., 1840-41; U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1843-47. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., January 5, 1870 (age about 66 years). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nathaniel Garrow (1780-1841) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass., April 25, 1780. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1827-29. Slaveowner. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 3, 1841 (age 60 years, 312 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Yardley Howe Jr. (1801-1860) — also known as Thomas Y. Howe, Jr.; Thomas Yardley How Jr. — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., 1801. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; president and treasurer of railroads; inspector, Auburn Prison, 1834-38; Cayuga County Surrogate, 1836-40; U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1851-53; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1853. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., July 15, 1860 (age about 59 years). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Thomas Yardley Howe (1777-1855; or 'How') and Elizabeth (Woodruff) Howe (1779-1811); married to Sarah Hulbert (1808-1866; daughter of John Whitefield Hulbert (1770-1831)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Franklin Hall (1814-1891) — also known as Benjamin F. Hall — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y.; Colorado. Born in Whitehall, Washington County, N.Y., July 23, 1814. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1844; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1852-53; justice of Colorado territorial supreme court, 1861-63; U.S. Consul in Valparaiso, 1863-65. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., September 6, 1891 (age 77 years, 45 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Charles Devens Osborne (1888-1961) — also known as Charles D. Osborne — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., November 22, 1888. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1928-31, 1936-39; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1934-48; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 36th District, 1942. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., June 1, 1961 (age 72 years, 191 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Agnes (Devens) Osborne (1856-1896) and Thomas Mott Osborne (1859-1926); brother of Lithgow Osborne; married, January 18, 1913, to Edith Wendell (1893-1963); grandson of David Munson Osborne; first cousin seven times removed of Benjamin Franklin; second cousin twice removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman and John Sherman; third cousin twice removed of Wharton Barker; fourth cousin once removed of Dwight Arthur Silliman.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Underwood (1816-1859) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., January 4, 1816. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County 2nd District, 1851-52; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1854; resigned 1854. Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Delta Phi. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., May 25, 1859 (age 43 years, 141 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Amos Underwood.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Clinton Beardsley (1816-1900) — also known as William C. Beardsley — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Stewarts Corners, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 27, 1816. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Auburn, N.Y., 1841-45; banker; railroad director; Presidential Elector for New York, 1852; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1864; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1884, 1886. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., January 25, 1900 (age 83 years, 304 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Beardsley (1783-1857) and Alice (Booth) Beardsley (1786-1877); married to Catharine Richardson (1818-1896).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Maurice I. Schwartz (1901-1967) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in 1901. Republican. Mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1960-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964. Industrialist, philanthropist. Died in 1967 (age about 66 years). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Thomas Mott Osborne (1859-1926) — also known as Thomas M. Osborne; "Tom Brown" — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., September 23, 1859. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896, 1924; Independent candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1898; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1903-05. Son of the founder of International Harvester; prison reformer; New York State Public Service Commissioner; New York State Fish and Game Commissioner, 1911; warden of Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, N.Y., 1914-16; indicted by a grand jury in 1915 for alleged perjury and neglect of duty; tried, but the charges were dismissed; commander of naval prison, Portsmouth, N.H., 1917-20. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 20, 1926 (age 67 years, 27 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Munson Osborne and Eliza Lidy (Wright) Osborne (1830-1911); married 1886 to Agnes Devens (1865-1896); father of Charles Devens Osborne and Lithgow Osborne; first cousin six times removed of Benjamin Franklin; second cousin once removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman and John Sherman; third cousin once removed of Wharton Barker; third cousin thrice removed of Ira Yale; fourth cousin of Dwight Arthur Silliman; fourth cousin once removed of Howkin Bulkley Beardslee, Henry Jarvis Raymond, Edwin Olmstead Keeler (1846-1923) and Asbury Elliott Kellogg.
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John M. Hurd (1832-1886) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Sandwich, Carroll County, N.H., 1832. Bookbinder; paper bag manufacturer; wheelbarrow manufacturer; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1869. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., 1886 (age about 54 years). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Hurd and Rosannah (Nichols) Hurd (1810-1888).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Munson Osborne (1822-1886) — also known as David M. Osborne — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Rye, Westchester County, N.Y., December 15, 1822. Republican. Hardware business; farm implement manufacturer; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1879-80; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., July 6, 1886 (age 63 years, 203 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hall Osborn (1793-1841) and Caroline (Bulkley) Osborn; married 1851 to Eliza Lidy Wright (1830-1911); father of Thomas Mott Osborne; grandfather of Charles Devens Osborne and Lithgow Osborne; second cousin of Charles Taylor Sherman, Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman and John Sherman; third cousin once removed of Dwight Arthur Silliman; third cousin twice removed of Ira Yale and Asbury Elliott Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Lockwood, Jonathan Brace and Aaron Burr; fourth cousin of Howkin Bulkley Beardslee, Henry Jarvis Raymond and Edwin Olmstead Keeler (1846-1923); fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Charles Yale, Eli Thacher Hoyt, Millard Ellsworth Lane, Oliver Cromwell Jennings, Fred Lockwood Keeler and Thomas McKeen Chidsey.
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Eugene Clarence Aiken (b. 1856) — also known as E. Clarence Aiken — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Scipio, Cayuga County, N.Y., May 6, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; director and counsel, New York, Auburn & Lansing Railroad; mayor of Auburn, N.Y., 1906-07; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 40th District, 1915. Baptist. Member, Elks. Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ira Aiken and Ellen (Olney) Aiken; married, July 13, 1881, to Frances Baker.
      William Bruce MacMaster (1838-1891) — also known as William B. MacMaster — Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., May 24, 1838. U.S. Consul in Cartagena, 1886-91, died in office 1891. Died in Cartagena, Colombia, February 13, 1891 (age 52 years, 265 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Zalmon J. MacMaster and Sophia (Bruce) MacMaster; brother of Zalmon MacMaster (died 1863 of Civil War wounds); father of William Bruce MacMaster Jr. (1875-1912).
      Frederick William Seward (1830-1915) — also known as Frederick W. Seward — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Montrose, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., July 8, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, 1861-65, 1877-79; on April 14, 1865, the same evening that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Lewis Powell, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth, came to the Seward home intending to kill his father, Secretary of State William H. Seward; Frederick, trying to block Powell, was attacked and suffered a skull fracture; member of New York state assembly from New York County 7th District, 1875; candidate for secretary of state of New York, 1875. Died April 25, 1915 (age 84 years, 291 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Seward and Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward (1805-1865); brother of William Henry Seward Jr. (1839-1920); married to Anna H. Wharton (1836-1919); grandson of Samuel Swayze Seward; first cousin of George Frederick Seward; first cousin once removed of Frederick Whittlesey Seward Jr..
      Political family: Seward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abraham Gridley (d. 1850) — of New York. Member of New York state senate 7th District, 1847. Died in 1850. Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      John Newcomb Knapp (1826-1893) — also known as John N. Knapp — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Victory, Cayuga County, N.Y., November 8, 1826. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1880; New York Republican state chair, 1889-91; postmaster at Auburn, N.Y., 1890-93. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., December 9, 1893 (age 67 years, 31 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Turner Knapp (1802-1886) and Theodora (Newcomb) Knapp (1805-1874); married, October 14, 1856, to Jane Elizabeth Shumway (1830-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Henry Seward Jr. (1839-1920) — also known as William H. Seward, Jr. — Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., June 18, 1839. Republican. Banker; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for New York, 1888. Member, Loyal Legion. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., April 29, 1920 (age 80 years, 316 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Seward and Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward (1805-1865); brother of Frederick William Seward; married, June 27, 1860, to Janet MacNeil Watson (1840-1913); grandson of Samuel Swayze Seward; first cousin of George Frederick Seward; first cousin once removed of Frederick Whittlesey Seward Jr. (1874-1960).
      Political family: Seward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    North Street Cemetery
    Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Whitefield Hulbert (1770-1831) — also known as John W. Hulbert — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass.; Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Alford, Berkshire County, Mass., June 1, 1770. Lawyer; bank director; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1814-17 (at-large 1814-15, 7th District 1815-17); member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1825. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 19, 1831 (age 61 years, 140 days). Interment at North Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hulbert (1730-1815) and Mercy (Hamlin) Hulbert; married to Sally Hubbard (c.1780-1843); father of Sarah Hulbert (1808-1866; who married Thomas Yardley Howe Jr. (1801-1860)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ulysses Freeman Doubleday (1792-1866) — also known as Ulysses F. Doubleday — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Otsego County, N.Y., December 15, 1792. U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1831-33, 1835-37. Died in Belvidere, Boone County, Ill., March 11, 1866 (age 73 years, 86 days). Interment at North Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Hester Donnelly (1798-1859).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gershom Powers (1789-1831) — of New York. Born in Croydon, Sullivan County, N.H., July 11, 1789. Lawyer; Cayuga County Common Pleas Judge, 1823-28; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1829-31. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., June 25, 1831 (age 41 years, 349 days). Interment at North Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lydia (Sanger) Powers (1746-1825) and John Powers (1747-1824); married, November 10, 1811, to Chloe St. John (1790-1818); married to Eliza Hatch (1800-1885; half-sister of Enos Thompson Throop and George Bliss Throop; sister of Israel Thompson Hatch; who later married William Beatty Rochester (1789-1838)).
      Political families: Rochester family of New York; Thompson-Sutherland family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert P. Marren (1918-1990) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 10, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; civil engineer; surveyor; candidate for New York state senate 48th District, 1954; member of city council, Auburn, N.Y., 1957-63. Died, from complications of diabetes, in a hospital at Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., January 26, 1990 (age 71 years, 322 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.


    St. Peter and St. John Churchyard
    Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
    Enos T. Throop Enos Thompson Throop (1784-1874) — also known as Enos T. Throop — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y.; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., August 21, 1784. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Aurelius, N.Y., 1807-14; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1815-16; circuit judge in New York, 1823-28; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1829; Governor of New York, 1829-33; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Two Sicilies, 1838-41. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., November 1, 1874 (age 90 years, 72 days). Interment at St. Peter and St. John Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of George Bliss Throop (1761-1794) and Abia (Thompson) Throop (1762-1846); half-brother of Eliza Hatch (1800-1885; who married Gershom Powers (1789-1831)) and Israel Thompson Hatch; brother of George Bliss Throop (1793-1854); married, July 19, 1814, to Evelina Freckenburgh (1794-1831); second cousin of Smith Thompson; second cousin once removed of Jacob Livingston Sutherland and Gilbert Livingston Thompson; second cousin thrice removed of Guy Vernor Henry.
      Political families: Rochester family of New York; Thompson-Sutherland family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: New York Red Book 1896


    Aurora Cemetery
    Aurora, Cayuga County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonathan Richmond (1774-1853) — of New York. Born in Massachusetts, 1774. U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1819-21. Died in 1853 (age about 79 years). Interment at Aurora Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oak Glen Cemetery
    Aurora, Cayuga County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Avery (1766-1842) — of New York. Born in Groton, New London County, Conn., September 18, 1766. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York, 1811-15, 1816-17 (14th District 1811-13, 20th District 1813-15, 1816-17). Died in Aurora, Cayuga County, N.Y., January 30, 1842 (age 75 years, 134 days). Interment at Oak Glen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edwin Barber Morgan (1806-1881) — also known as Edwin B. Morgan — of Aurora, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Aurora, Cayuga County, N.Y., 1806. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1853-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856. Died in Aurora, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 13, 1881 (age about 75 years). Interment at Oak Glen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Morgan (1777-1834) and Nancy (Barber) Morgan (1785-1864); brother of Christopher Morgan (1808-1877); married to Margaret Bogart; nephew of Noyes Barber; grandfather of Edwin Vernon Morgan; first cousin once removed of Mary Ledyard Forman (1785-1859; who married Henry Seymour); second cousin of Horatio Seymour and Edwin Denison Morgan; second cousin once removed of Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, William Henry Bulkeley, William Frederick Morgan Rowland and Horatio Seymour Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Waightstill Avery; third cousin of Alfred Avery Burnham; third cousin once removed of Judson B. Phelps; third cousin twice removed of Spencer Gale Frink (1861-1943); third cousin thrice removed of Burdette Burt Bliss; fourth cousin of Lorenzo Burrows and William Waigstill Avery; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Packer and Asa Packer.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Abbott Farm Cemetery
    Locke, Cayuga County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Silas Bowker (1763-1834) — of Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Concord, Middlesex County, Mass., April 26, 1763. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1813-15, 1824; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1823. Died in Locke, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 14, 1834 (age 71 years, 171 days). Interment at Abbott Farm Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Silas Bowker (1739-1789) and Esther (Hobbs) Bowker (1739-1824); married to Amy Harding (1769-1843).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Indian Mound Cemetery
    Moravia, Cayuga County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Rowland Day (1779-1853) — of Sempronius, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Chester, Hampden County, Mass., March 6, 1779. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1816-17; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1823-25, 1833-35. Died in Moravia, Cayuga County, N.Y., December 23, 1853 (age 74 years, 292 days). Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Charles J. Hewitt Charles J. Hewitt (1867-1940) — of Locke, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Navarino, Onondaga County, N.Y., July 15, 1867. Republican. Farmer; produce business; banker; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County 2nd District, 1902-04; member of New York state senate, 1909-38 (40th District 1909-18, 42nd District 1919-38). Died in 1940 (age about 72 years). Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery.
      Image source: New York Red Book 1936
      Leander Fitts (1822-1891) — of Moravia, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Sempronius, Cayuga County, N.Y., May 23, 1822. Cashier and director, First National Bank of Moravia; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County 2nd District, 1889-90. Died April 3, 1891 (age 68 years, 315 days). Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martin Fitts (1791-1876) and Marian (Dresser) Fitts (1793-1866); married to Mary Smith (1826-1890).


    Sand Hill Cemetery
    Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Henry Springer (1857-1916) — also known as Charles H. Springer — of Moravia, Cayuga County, N.Y.; Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Niles, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 9, 1857. Republican. Produce merchant; coal, lumber, and feed dealer; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1914. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Suffered a stroke, and died ten days later, in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., June 8, 1916 (age 59 years, 91 days). Interment at Sand Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elisha Springer (1827-1892) and Mary Jane (Heady) Springer (1834-1900); married to Carrie A. Brown (1858-1904); married 1906 to Emily Mersereau (1860-1941; first cousin once removed of Cornelius Mersereau (1798-1877)).
      Political family: Mersereau family of Staten Island, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Westfall Cemetery
    Twelve Corners, Cayuga County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Chauncey M. Abbott (c.1821-1863) — of Niles, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born about 1821. Member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County 2nd District, 1858-59; member of New York state senate 25th District, 1862-63; died in office 1863. Worked outdoors at the polls on election day, 1863, and reportedly became ill from "over-exertion and exposure to the inclemency of the weather"; he died suddenly, of "neuralgia", on November 11, 1863 (age about 42 years). Interment at Westfall Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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