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Jefferson County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jefferson County

Index to Locations

  • Adams Unknown location
  • Adams Rural Cemetery
  • Antwerp Hillside Cemetery
  • Belleville Woodside Cemetery
  • Brownville Brownville Cemetery
  • Dexter Dexter Cemetery
  • Ellisburg Ellisburg Cemetery
  • Henderson Clark Cemetery
  • Huntingtonville Calvary Cemetery
  • Mannsville Maplewood Cemetery
  • Sackets Harbor Military Post Cemetery
  • Sackets Harbor Mt. Covington
  • Sackets Harbor Village Cemetery
  • Watertown Brookside Cemetery
  • Watertown Calvary Cemetery
  • Watertown Glenwood Cemetery
  • Watertown North Watertown Cemetery
  • West Carthage Unknown location


    Unknown Location
    Adams, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Goodell (d. 1826) — of Jefferson County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County, 1820-21, 1823-25; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1824. Died January 25, 1826. Interment somewhere.
      See also Wikipedia article


    Rural Cemetery
    Adams, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William Augustus Gilbert (1815-1875) — also known as William A. Gilbert — of Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Gilead, Hebron, Tolland County, Conn., January 25, 1815. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County 1st District, 1851-52; U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1855-57. Died in Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y., May 25, 1875 (age 60 years, 120 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hillside Cemetery
    Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Willard Shurtleff Augsbury (1858-1939) — also known as Willard S. Augsbury — of Antwerp, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Plessis, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 31, 1858. Republican. Farmer; banker; member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1915-17; member of New York state senate 37th District, 1923-24. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died August 15, 1939 (age 80 years, 349 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 12, 1893, to Mary Ellis (1863-1920).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodside Cemetery
    Belleville, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Calvin Littlefield (1823-1909) — of Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1823. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County 1st District, 1854-55, 1857. Died in Jefferson County, N.Y., 1909 (age about 86 years). Interment at Woodside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Littlefield (1794-1880) and Orrilla (Barney) Littlefield (1803-1881); married to Harriet L. Sprague (1824-1879) and Laura L. Hungerford (1845-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Brownville Cemetery
    Brownville, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Alanson Skinner (1794-1876) — of Brownville, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, N.H., May 21, 1794. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of New York state senate 21st District, 1850-51; resigned 1851. Died in Brownville, Jefferson County, N.Y., June 7, 1876 (age 82 years, 17 days). Interment at Brownville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Timothy Skinner (1761-1843) and Ruth (Warner) Skinner (1770-1849); brother of Avery Skinner; married, September 29, 1819, to Mary Woodward (1794-1851); married, November 4, 1852, to Olivia Moffat (1794-1858); married, September 23, 1862, to Ermina Pheatt (1809-1881); uncle of Charles Rufus Skinner (1844-1928).
      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


    Dexter Cemetery
    Dexter, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Clark Ryder Kimball (1841-1897) — also known as Clark R. Kimball — of Apalachicola, Franklin County, Fla. Born in Dexter, Jefferson County, N.Y., 1841. Vice-Consul for Argentina in Apalachicola, Fla., 1895-96. Died April 5, 1897 (age about 55 years). Interment at Dexter Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John B. Kimball (1807-1870) and Louisa Maria (Ryder) Kimball (1815-1897); married, October 26, 1870, to Caroline Eve 'Carrie' Ingersoll (1844-1920); father of John Bryant Kimball (1873-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Ellisburg Cemetery
    Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Edmund Machold (1880-1967) — also known as H. Edmund Machold — of Ellisburg, Jefferson County, N.Y.; Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., July 5, 1880. Republican. Dairy farmer; banker; utility executive; member of New York state assembly, 1912-24 (Jefferson County 1st District 1912-17, Jefferson County 1918-24); Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1921-24; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924; New York Republican state chair, 1928-29; Presidential Elector for New York, 1952, 1956; executive committee chairman, St. Regis Paper Company. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in the Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., February 6, 1967 (age 86 years, 216 days). Interment at Ellisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bernard P. Machold and Martha (Mehlman) Machold; married, November 14, 1900, to Jennie Ella Ward.


    Clark Cemetery
    Henderson, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Hawkins (1781-1832) — of Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in New York, November 14, 1781. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1829-31. Died in Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y., April 20, 1832 (age 50 years, 158 days). Interment at Clark Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Calvary Cemetery
    Huntingtonville, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Denis O'Brien (1837-1909) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., March 13, 1837. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Watertown, N.Y., 1879-80; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1880-84; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1880, 1888; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1880; New York state attorney general, 1884-87; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1890-1907. Died May 18, 1909 (age 72 years, 66 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret McCahil (1841-1896); father of John Francis O'Brien (1874-1939).


    Maplewood Cemetery
    Mannsville, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Wardwell (1791-1878) — of Mannsville, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Rhode Island, 1791. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County, 1826-28, 1838; U.S. Representative from New York, 1831-37 (20th District 1831-33, 18th District 1833-37). Died in 1878 (age about 87 years). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Military Post Cemetery
    Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, New York

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Leonard Covington (1768-1813) — of Maryland. Born in Aquasco, Prince George's County, Md., October 30, 1768. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1805-07; member of Maryland state senate, 1807-09; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Mortally wounded in the Battle of Chrysler's Field, and died in Frenchs Mills (now Fort Covington), Franklin County, N.Y., November 14, 1813 (age 45 years, 15 days). Original interment somewhere in Fort Covington, N.Y.; reinterment in 1820 at Mt. Covington; cenotaph at Military Post Cemetery.
      Covington counties in Ala. and Miss. are named for him.
      The city of Covington, Kentucky, is named for him.  — The city of Covington, Georgia, is named for him.  — The town of Covington, New York, is named for him.  — Fort Covington (early 19th century blockhouse) and the town of Fort Covington, New York, were named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Covington
    Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Leonard Covington (1768-1813) — of Maryland. Born in Aquasco, Prince George's County, Md., October 30, 1768. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1805-07; member of Maryland state senate, 1807-09; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Mortally wounded in the Battle of Chrysler's Field, and died in Frenchs Mills (now Fort Covington), Franklin County, N.Y., November 14, 1813 (age 45 years, 15 days). Original interment somewhere in Fort Covington, N.Y.; reinterment in 1820 at Mt. Covington; cenotaph at Military Post Cemetery.
      Covington counties in Ala. and Miss. are named for him.
      The city of Covington, Kentucky, is named for him.  — The city of Covington, Georgia, is named for him.  — The town of Covington, New York, is named for him.  — Fort Covington (early 19th century blockhouse) and the town of Fort Covington, New York, were named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Village Cemetery
    Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William Donnison Ford (1779-1833) — also known as William D. Ford — of Herkimer County, N.Y.; Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Herkimer County, N.Y., 1779. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Herkimer County, 1815-17; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1819-21. Died in Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 1, 1833 (age about 54 years). Interment at Village Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Brookside Cemetery
    19000 County Route 165
    Watertown, Jefferson County, New York
    Founded 1853
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Lansing (1864-1928) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 17, 1864. Lawyer; U.S. Secretary of State, 1915-20. Member, American Political Science Association; Psi Upsilon. Died, of myocarditis, in Washington, D.C., October 30, 1928 (age 64 years, 13 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Lansing (1832-1907) and Maria Lay (Dodge) Lansing (1837-1906); brother of Emma Sterling Lansing; married, January 15, 1890, to Eleanor Foster (1866-1934; daughter of John Watson Foster (1836-1917)); grandson of Robert Lansing; grandnephew of Frederick Lansing (1806-1861); great-grandnephew of John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. and Abraham Gerritse Lansing; first cousin once removed of Frederick Lansing (1838-1894); first cousin twice removed of Gerrit Yates Lansing; second cousin once removed of Abraham Lansing and Agnes Phelps Lansing; second cousin four times removed of Abraham Jacob Lansing; third cousin thrice removed of Cornelius Lansing.
      Political families: Lansing family of New York; Foster-Dulles family of Watertown and New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Richard Crane — Thomas Burke
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Woodruff Yost (1907-1981) — also known as Charles W. Yost — of New York; Washington, D.C. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., November 6, 1907. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Alexandria, 1931-32; Warsaw, 1932-33; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Thailand, 1946; U.S. Minister to Laos, 1954-55; U.S. Ambassador to Laos, 1955-56; Syria, 1957-58; Morocco, 1958-61; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1969-71. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Society for International Law; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Philosophical Society. Died, from cancer, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., May 21, 1981 (age 73 years, 196 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1934 to Irena Oldakowska (1915-2006).
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
    Roswell P. Flower Roswell Pettibone Flower (1835-1899) — also known as Roswell P. Flower — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Theresa, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 7, 1835. Democrat. Jeweler; U.S. Representative from New York, 1881-83, 1889-91 (11th District 1881-83, 12th District 1889-91); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1888 (speaker), 1892, 1896; Governor of New York, 1892-95. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Eastport, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., May 12, 1899 (age 63 years, 278 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Albert Duane Shaw (1841-1901) — also known as Albert D. Shaw — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Lyme town, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 21, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1867; U.S. Consul in Toronto, as of 1868-78; Manchester, 1878-85; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1900-01; died in office 1901. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died, probably of apoplexy, in his room at the Riggs House hotel, Washington, D.C., February 10, 1901 (age 59 years, 51 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Augustus Bagley (1826-1915) — also known as George A. Bagley — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 22, 1826. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1875-79; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., May 12, 1915 (age 88 years, 294 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ambrose Williams Clark (1810-1887) — also known as Ambrose W. Clark — of New York. Born near Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., February 19, 1810. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York, 1861-65 (23rd District 1861-63, 20th District 1863-65); U.S. Consul in Valparaiso, 1865-69. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 13, 1887 (age 77 years, 236 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Rufus Skinner (1844-1928) — also known as Charles R. Skinner — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Union Square, Oswego County, N.Y., August 4, 1844. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County 1st District, 1877-81; U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1881-85. Died June 30, 1928 (age 83 years, 331 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Avery Skinner and Charlotte (Stebbins) Skinner (1802-1888); brother of Mary Grace Skinner (1846-1914; who married Maurice Lauchlin Wright); nephew of Alanson Skinner (1794-1876).
      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
      Orville Hungerford (1790-1851) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., October 29, 1790. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1843-47. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., April 6, 1851 (age 60 years, 159 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Timothy Hungerford (1747-1827) and Hannah Heicox Hungerford (1749-1827); married, October 13, 1813, to Elizabeth Porter Stanley; second cousin twice removed of Cheney Ames, Leonard Ames, Jr., Oliver Morgan Hungerford and Clarence Hungerford Mackay; second cousin thrice removed of William C. Hungerford; second cousin four times removed of Ralph Waldo Hungerford (1896-1977) and Harold W. Hungerford; third cousin of Amaziah Brainard; third cousin once removed of Leveret Brainard; third cousin thrice removed of Chester Merton Bliss and George Walter Bliss; fourth cousin once removed of David Edgerton.
      Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick Lansing (1838-1894) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Manheim, Herkimer County, N.Y., February 16, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New York state senate 21st District, 1882-85; U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1889-91. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., January 31, 1894 (age 55 years, 349 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham TenEyck Lansing (1792-1842) and Jane Ann (Stewart) Lansing; married, February 20, 1867, to Sarah Maria Sherman (1840-1915; daughter of George Corlis Sherman); nephew of Robert Lansing (1799-1878) and Frederick Lansing; grandnephew of John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. and Abraham Gerritse Lansing; granduncle of Agnes Phelps Lansing; first cousin once removed of Gerrit Yates Lansing, Robert Lansing (1864-1928) and Emma Sterling Lansing; second cousin of Abraham Lansing; second cousin thrice removed of Abraham Jacob Lansing; third cousin twice removed of Cornelius Lansing (1752-1842).
      Political family: Lansing family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Cotton Chittenden (1788-1866) — of New York. Born in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., August 30, 1788. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1839-43. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 22, 1866 (age 77 years, 357 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Micah Sterling (1784-1844) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., November 5, 1784. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1821-23; member of New York state senate 5th District, 1836-39. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., April 11, 1844 (age 59 years, 158 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Ansel Sterling (1782-1853).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Egbert Ten Eyck (1779-1844) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1779. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County, 1812-13; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1823-25. Died in 1844 (age about 65 years). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Willard Ives (1806-1896) — of New York. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 7, 1806. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1851-53; one of the founders of Syracuse University, and served on its board of trustees, 1870-86. Methodist. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., April 19, 1896 (age 89 years, 287 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Titus Ives (1789?-1847).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Ezra Clarke (1790-1863) — also known as Charles E. Clarke — of Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn., April 8, 1790. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County, 1839-40; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1849-51. Died in Great Bend, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 29, 1863 (age 73 years, 265 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Mullin (1811-1882) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Dromore, County Down, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), August 6, 1811. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1847-49; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1857-81. Scottish ancestry. Died in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., May 17, 1882 (age 70 years, 284 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of JOhn Mullin and Martha (Bodel) Mullin; married 1839 to Lydia M. Ten Eyck; father of Joseph Mullin (1848-1897).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Pardon Clarence Williams (1842-1925) — also known as Pardon C. Williams — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Ellisburg, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 12, 1842. Lawyer; Jefferson County District Attorney, 1875; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1884-1911; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, 1895-98. Episcopalian. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., January 18, 1925 (age 82 years, 190 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Williams and Jerusha (Plummer) Williams; married, September 9, 1868, to Sarah E. Hewitt (1847-1914).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Beman Brockway (1815-1892) — of Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y.; Pulaski, Oswego County, N.Y.; Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Southampton, Hampshire County, Mass., April 12, 1815. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of New York state assembly from Oswego County 3rd District, 1859; Liberal Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1872. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 16, 1892 (age 77 years, 248 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gideon Brockway (1784-1870) and Nancy (Williams) Brockway (1786-1855); married, May 23, 1837, to Elizabeth Allen Warner (1816-1854); married, October 22, 1855, to Sarah Warner Wright (1816-1891); second cousin once removed of Charles Mann Hamilton; third cousin of John Hall Brockway and Henry Jarvis Raymond (1820-1869); third cousin twice removed of Ezra Butler; fourth cousin of Lee Luther Brockway.
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nelson Burdick (1820-1908) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Point Peninsula, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 28, 1820. Democrat. Carriage manufacturer; mayor of Watertown, N.Y., 1882-83. Member, Freemasons. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., February 20, 1908 (age 87 years, 54 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adam Burdick and Elizabeth (Moore) Burdick; married, March 7, 1844, to Catherine Getman (1824-1846); married to Delia Getman (1828-1911); father of Catherine Rose Delancy Burdick (1845-1885; who married William Shuler Carlisle); grandfather of John Nelson Carlisle (1866-1931).
      Political family: Carlisle family of Watertown, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Keon Purcell (1878-1950) — also known as Francis K. Purcell — Born in 1878. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1948. Died in 1950 (age about 72 years). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Purcell (1848-1931) and Cecelia (Neary) Purcell (1849-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elon Rouse Brown (1857-1922) — also known as Elon R. Brown — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Stone Mills, Orleans, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 7, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; counsel to the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 22nd District, 1894; member of New York state senate 35th District, 1898-1904, 1913-18; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900, 1904, 1916, 1920. Opposed woman suffrage and alcohol prohibition. While duck hunting from a small boat, he suffered a heart attack and died, at Fox Island, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 24, 1922 (age 64 years, 352 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elon Galusha Brown and Lucretia (Rouse) Brown; married, November 25, 1882, to Ettella B. Greene.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Mullin (1848-1897) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., May 29, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1888; member of New York state senate, 1892-97 (21st District 1892-93, 22nd District 1894-95, 35th District 1896-97); died in office 1897. Member, Freemasons. Died suddenly, at the University Club, New York, New York County, N.Y., September 1, 1897 (age 49 years, 95 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Mullin (1811-1882) and Lydia M. (Ten Eyck) Mullin; married, April 20, 1887, to Rose (Monroe) Babcock.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Watson Merrick Rogers (1844-1911) — also known as Watson M. Rogers — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 3, 1844. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1902-11; died in office 1911. Slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk, suffered a head injury, and died three weeks later, in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., February 1, 1911 (age 66 years, 60 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fordyce M. Rogers (1819-1865) and Eleanor (Van Ostrand) Rogers (1819-1865); married, August 5, 1874, to Mary Adele Webster (1852-1932); third cousin once removed of James Rodes Saltonstall (1825-1902).
      Political family: Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Lansing (1799-1878) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., February 2, 1799. Lawyer; Jefferson County District Attorney, 1826-33, 1845-46; member of New York state senate, 1832-35, 1854-55 (5th District 1832-35, 21st District 1854-55). Died October 3, 1878 (age 79 years, 243 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sanders Gerritse Lansing (1766-1850) and Catherine (Ten Eyck) Lansing (1769-1850); brother of Frederick Lansing (1806-1861); married, December 22, 1831, to Maria Hubbard (1802-1839); married, February 2, 1841, to Cornelia Hubbard (1804-1885); nephew of John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. (1754-?) and Abraham Gerritse Lansing; uncle of Frederick Lansing (1838-1894); grandfather of Robert Lansing and Emma Sterling Lansing; great-granduncle of Agnes Phelps Lansing; first cousin of Gerrit Yates Lansing; first cousin once removed of Abraham Lansing; second cousin twice removed of Abraham Jacob Lansing; third cousin once removed of Cornelius Lansing.
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Corlis Sherman (1799-1863) — also known as George C. Sherman — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., December 14, 1799. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 5th District, 1844-45. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., April 23, 1863 (age 63 years, 130 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Phineas Sherman (1773-1813) and Emma (Thornton) Sherman (1773-1847); married, January 3, 1828, to Mary Ann Hubbard (1806-1892); father of Sarah Maria Sherman (1840-1915; who married Frederick Lansing (1838-1894)).
      Political family: Lansing family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Shuler Carlisle (1843-1907) — also known as William S. Carlisle — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y.; Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Lyme town, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 16, 1843. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mechanic, Davis Sewing Machine Co.; Watertown fire chief, 1874-75; candidate for mayor of Watertown, N.Y., 1884. Died November 10, 1907 (age 64 years, 117 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John C. Carlisle and Pamelia (Waffle) Carlisle; married, September 20, 1865, to Catherine Rose Burdick (daughter of Nelson Burdick (1820-1908)); father of John Nelson Carlisle; grandson of William Carlisle.
      Political family: Carlisle family of Watertown, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Nelson Carlisle (1866-1931) — also known as John N. Carlisle — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Preble, Cortland County, N.Y., August 24, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Jefferson County Democratic Party, 1891-96; secretary of New York Democratic Party, 1898-1905; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904; member, New York Public Service Commission, 1910-12; New York State Commissioner of Highways, 1913-15. Universalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died July 21, 1931 (age 64 years, 331 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Shuler Carlisle (1843-1907) and Catherine Rose Delancy (Burdick) Carlisle (1845-1885); married, January 17, 1894, to Carrie C. Brown (1871-1933); grandson of Nelson Burdick; great-grandson of William Carlisle.
      Political family: Carlisle family of Watertown, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Minott Anderson (1855-1935) — also known as David M. Anderson — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Harrison, Westchester County, N.Y., October 9, 1855. Republican. Paper manufacturer; bank director; Presidential Elector for New York, 1900. Died, from a heart ailment, in a hospital at La Jolla, San Diego County, Calif., February 10, 1935 (age 79 years, 124 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Anderson and Carolina Minott (Mitchell) Anderson; married, December 6, 1882, to Ida M. Lydecker.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Emma Sterling Lansing (1872-1956) — also known as Emma S. Lansing — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 7, 1872. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932. Female. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 10, 1956 (age 84 years, 3 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of John Lansing (1832-1907) and Maria Lay (Dodge) Lansing (1837-1906); sister of Robert Lansing (1864-1928); granddaughter of Robert Lansing (1799-1878); grandniece of Frederick Lansing (1806-1861); great-grandniece of John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. (1754-?) and Abraham Gerritse Lansing; first cousin once removed of Frederick Lansing (1838-1894); first cousin twice removed of Gerrit Yates Lansing; second cousin once removed of Abraham Lansing and Agnes Phelps Lansing; second cousin four times removed of Abraham Jacob Lansing; third cousin thrice removed of Cornelius Lansing.
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Agnes Phelps Lansing (1907-1986) — also known as Agnes P. Lansing — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in 1907. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Jefferson County, 1936. Female. Died in 1986 (age about 79 years). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Addison Farwell Lansing (1869-1929) and Agnes (Van Ostrand) Lansing (1887-1931); married, July 22, 1939, to Joseph Augustus Blake (1891-1966); grandniece of Frederick Lansing (1838-1894); great-grandniece of Robert Lansing (1799-1878) and Frederick Lansing (1806-1861); second great-grandniece of John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. (1754-?) and Abraham Gerritse Lansing; first cousin thrice removed of Gerrit Yates Lansing; second cousin once removed of Robert Lansing (1864-1928) and Emma Sterling Lansing; second cousin twice removed of Abraham Lansing; second cousin five times removed of Abraham Jacob Lansing.
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Calvary Cemetery
    Watertown, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Purcell (1848-1931) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Wilna, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 13, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1904; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1911, 1914; appointed 1911; defeated, 1911; appointed 1914; defeated, 1914; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1928. Died, from pneumonia, in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., January 20, 1931 (age 82 years, 99 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Purcell (1810-1872) and Susan (Keon) Purcell; married 1877 to Cecelia Neary (1849-1925); father of Francis Keon Purcell (1878-1950).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Glenwood Cemetery
    Watertown, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis B. Ward (c.1892-1942) — of Michigan. Born about 1892. Business representative for "radio priest" Charles Coughlin; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1936 (Democratic primary), 1936 (The Third Party), 1940 (Democratic primary). Died, of a heart attack, in the New York Central railroad station, Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., April 20, 1942 (age about 50 years). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Francis Joseph McCarthy (1889-1947) — also known as Francis J. McCarthy — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., March 18, 1889. Democrat. Merchant; postmaster at Watertown, N.Y., 1936-47 (acting, 1936). Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 14, 1947 (age 58 years, 149 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles J. McCarthy (1855-1914) and Katherine 'Kate' (Burns) McCarthy (1860-1903); married, June 30, 1923, to Gertrude N. McCormick (1895-1989).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    North Watertown Cemetery
    Watertown, Jefferson County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Alonzo Mark Leffingwell (1842-1928) — also known as Alonzo M. Leffingwell — of Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y.; Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Jefferson County, N.Y., September 26, 1842. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1891 (22nd District), 1892 (24th District); candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1905, 1906, 1920. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., June 28, 1928 (age 85 years, 276 days). Interment at North Watertown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reuben Wood Leffingwell (1805-1888) and Sarah (Carpenter) Leffingwell (1808-1884); married, August 31, 1870, to Harriet A. Cook (1846-1918); married, October 5, 1923, to Charlotte Fuller Rice; uncle of John Leffingwell Randolph; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington and Luther Walter Badger; third cousin once removed of Zina Hyde, Jr. and Millard Fillmore; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Samuel H. Huntington, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Daniel Webster, Bela Edgerton, Heman Ticknor, John Foster Dulles and Allen Welsh Dulles; fourth cousin of William Woodbridge, Isaac Backus, Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877), Augustus Brandegee and Thomas Worcester Hyde; fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Theodore Davenport, Nathaniel Huntington, James Huntington, Elisha Mills Huntington, Alfred Peck Edgerton, David Edgerton, Benjamin Nicoll Huntington, Joseph Ketchum Edgerton, Matthew Griswold, Charles Edward Hyde, Frank Bosworth Brandegee, John Sedgwick Hyde and Edward Warden Hyde.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Unknown Location
    West Carthage, Jefferson County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Nettie M. Hewitt — of Carthage, Jefferson County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1936. Female. Interment somewhere.


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