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Lewis County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lewis County

Index to Locations

  • Beaver Falls Beaver Falls New Cemetery
  • Constableville Constableville Cemetery
  • Copenhagen Riverside Cemetery
  • Lowville East Road Cemetery
  • Lowville East State Street Burying Ground
  • Lowville Jackson Street Cemetery
  • Lowville Lowville Rural Cemetery
  • Port Leyden Leyden Hill Cemetery
  • Port Leyden Locust Grove Cemetery
  • Port Leyden Port Leyden Cemetery


    Beaver Falls New Cemetery
    Beaver Falls, Lewis County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Orley Nobel Tooley (1904-1991) — also known as Orley N. Tooley — of Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Deferiet, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 5, 1904. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Jefferson County, 1932, 1934, 1937; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 32nd District, 1936, 1938. Died June 15, 1991 (age 86 years, 345 days). Interment at Beaver Falls New Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elizabeth Ann (Moulson) Tooley (1874-1960) and James Lemuel Tooley (1875-1929); married to Eva W. Biccum (1907-1969).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Constableville Cemetery
    Constableville, Lewis County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Perry Gittean Williams (1876-1965) — also known as Perry G. Williams — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Born October 29, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; Lewis County District Attorney, 1907-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912, 1920, 1928, 1936; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 32nd District, 1915; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 35th District, 1938. Died, in the Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville, Oneida County, N.Y., October 29, 1965 (age 89 years, 0 days). Interment at Constableville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Pierce G. Williams (1835-1912) and Clara Sophia (Smith) Williams (1842-1894); married to N. Elizabeth Mullen (1880-1965); fourth cousin once removed of Emerson Wight (1815-1890).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside Cemetery
    Copenhagen, Lewis County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Addison Chickering (1843-1900) — also known as Charles A. Chickering — of Copenhagen, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Harrisburg, Lewis County, N.Y., November 26, 1843. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1879-81; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1893-1900; died in office 1900. Member, Freemasons. Died from injuries received in a fall from a window of the Grand Union Hotel in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 13, 1900 (age 56 years, 79 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    East Road Cemetery
    Lowville, Lewis County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Levi Adams (1762-1831) — of New York. Born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., December 30, 1762. Member of New York state senate Eastern District, 1818-22. Died in Martinsburg, Lewis County, N.Y., June 18, 1831 (age 68 years, 170 days). Interment at East Road Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    East State Street Burying Ground
    Lowville, Lewis County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Silas Stow (1773-1827) — of New York. Born in Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn., December 21, 1773. State court judge in New York, 1801; U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1811-13. Died January 19, 1827 (age 53 years, 29 days). Interment at East State Street Burying Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Jackson Street Cemetery
    Lowville, Lewis County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Ela Collins (1786-1848) — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., February 14, 1786. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1814-15; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1823-25. Died in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., November 23, 1848 (age 62 years, 283 days). Interment at Jackson Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lois (Cowles) Collins and Oliver Collins (1762-1838); married to Maria Clinton (1791-1871); father of William Collins; grandfather of Helen Herron (who married William Howard Taft (1857-1930)); great-grandfather of Robert Alphonso Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II; second great-grandfather of William Howard Taft III, Robert Taft, Jr. and Seth Chase Taft; third great-grandfather of Robert Alphonso Taft III.
      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


    Lowville Rural Cemetery
    Lowville, Lewis County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Luman Knapp (1847-1929) — also known as Charles L. Knapp — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Born near Harrisburg, Lewis County, N.Y., July 4, 1847. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 20th District, 1886-87; U.S. Consul General in Montreal, 1889-93; U.S. Representative from New York, 1901-11 (24th District 1901-03, 28th District 1903-11). Died January 3, 1929 (age 81 years, 183 days). Interment at Lowville Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Martin Knapp (1810-1854) and Alzada (Shull) Knapp (1813-1908); married, June 26, 1887, to Sarah Dorrance (1856-1911; daughter of Daniel G. Dorrance (1806?-?)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Andrew Wheeler Doig (1799-1875) — also known as Andrew W. Doig — of Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., July 24, 1799. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1832; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1839-43. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 11, 1875 (age 75 years, 352 days). Interment at Lowville Rural Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Dayan (1792-1877) — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., July 8, 1792. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of New York state senate 5th District, 1827-28; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1828; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1831-33; member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1835-36; Lewis County District Attorney, 1840-45. Died in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., December 25, 1877 (age 85 years, 170 days). Interment at Lowville Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Dayan ; married to Sallie Buttrick (1793-1860).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    C. Fred Boshart Charles Fred Boshart (1860-1928) — also known as C. Fred Boshart — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., September 17, 1860. Republican. Hop farmer; banker; member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1906-10; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908; member, governing council, New York State Department of Farms and Markets, 1921. Swiss and Dutch ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., October 16, 1928 (age 68 years, 29 days). Interment at Lowville Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Dayan Boshart (1829-1906) and Margaret (Quackenbush) Boshart (1829-1918); married, October 20, 1887, to Clara Amelia Smiley (1868-1960; daughter of Amos V. Smiley (1841-1878)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Eli West (1792-1866) — of Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in 1792. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County, 1834, 1844. Died in 1866 (age about 74 years). Entombed at Lowville Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Dewitt Clinton West (1824-1880).
      Dewitt Clinton West (1824-1880) — also known as Dewitt C. West — of Jefferson County, N.Y.; Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Born February 14, 1824. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1853; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860, 1876. Died August 24, 1880 (age 56 years, 192 days). Entombed at Lowville Rural Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: DeWitt Clinton
      Relatives: Son of Eli West (1792-1866).
      William L. Easton — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936; chair of Lewis County Democratic Party, 1936; candidate for New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1936. Interment at Lowville Rural Cemetery.
      Frederick Shaw Easton, Jr. — also known as Frederick S. Easton, Jr. — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Democrat. Newspaper editor; chair of Lewis County Democratic Party, 1910; member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1920; defeated, 1909. Interment at Lowville Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Shaw Easton and Anna S. (House) Easton.


    Leyden Hill Cemetery
    Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Clinton Levi Merriam (1824-1900) — of New York. Born in New York, 1824. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York, 1871-75 (20th District 1871-73, 21st District 1873-75). Died in 1900 (age about 76 years). Interment at Leyden Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Locust Grove Cemetery
    Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Nathaniel Merriam (1769-1847) — of Leyden, Lewis County, N.Y.; Indiana. Born in Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn., June 3, 1769. Innkeeper; member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1810-11, 1819-20. Died August 19, 1847 (age 78 years, 77 days). Interment at Locust Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Merriam (1734-1807) and Martha (Berry) Merriam (1736-1797); married, December 2, 1792, to Eunice Curtis (1768-1823); married, January 31, 1824, to Sally Black (1779-1862); second cousin twice removed of William Judson Clark, Charles Hull Clark (1832-?) and Charles Page; second cousin thrice removed of Adrial Hebard Case; third cousin once removed of Samuel George Andrews; third cousin thrice removed of Oliver Cromwell Jennings and Kenneth Sidney White; fourth cousin of Peter B. Garnsey, James Doolittle Wooster and Benjamin Hard; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Greene Garnsey and Roscius R. Kennedy.
      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


    Port Leyden Cemetery
    Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John S. Koster — of Lyons Falls, Lewis County, N.Y.; Port Leyden, Lewis County, N.Y. Republican. Manufacturer; member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1896-97; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904. Interment at Port Leyden Cemetery.


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