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Montgomery County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Montgomery County

Index to Locations

  • Amsterdam Fairview Cemetery
  • Amsterdam Green Hill Cemetery
  • Canajoharie Canajoharie Falls Cemetery
  • Fonda Caughnawaga Cemetery
  • Fort Plain Fort Plain Cemetery
  • Fultonville Fultonville Cemetery
  • Fultonville Maple Avenue Cemetery
  • Fultonville Village Cemetery
  • Near Johnstown Sammons Cemetery
  • Minaville Chuctanunda Cemetery
  • Palatine Bridge Palatine Bridge Cemetery
  • St. Johnsville St. Johnsville Cemetery
  • Tribes Hill Pine Grove Cemetery


    Fairview Cemetery
    Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Vroman Borst (1857-1925) — also known as Henry V. Borst — of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., July 4, 1857. Democrat. Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1913-25; appointed 1913; resigned 1925. Methodist. Suffered a heart attack while speaking at a dinner, in the parish house of St. Casimir's Church, Amsterdam, N.Y., and died soon after, in Memorial Hospital, Albany, Albany County, N.Y., November 25, 1925 (age 68 years, 144 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Borst and Susan (Vrooman) Borst; married to Alida Yerdon (1858-1917) and Daisy Snook (1886-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Green Hill Cemetery
    Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Knox Stewart (1853-1919) — also known as John K. Stewart — of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Perth, Fulton County, N.Y., October 20, 1853. Republican. Textile manufacturer; director, Farmers National Bank of Amsterdam; director, Chuctanunda Gas Light Company; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1890; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1899-1903; chair of Montgomery County Republican Party, 1910. Died in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., June 27, 1919 (age 65 years, 250 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Sanford (1851-1939) — of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., January 18, 1851. Republican. Carpet manufacturer; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1889-93; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892; Presidential Elector for New York, 1896. Died in Saratoga, Saratoga County, N.Y., September 26, 1939 (age 88 years, 251 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Sanford (1826-1913); grandson of John Sanford.
      Political family: Sanford family of Amsterdam, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clark Betton Cochrane (1815-1867) — also known as Clark B. Cochrane — of Montgomery County, N.Y.; Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y.; Albany County, N.Y. Born in New Boston, Hillsborough County, N.H., May 31, 1815. Republican. Member of New York state assembly, 1844, 1866 (Montgomery County 1844, Albany County 3rd District 1866); U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1857-61. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., March 5, 1867 (age 51 years, 278 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Gerry Whiting Hazelton (1829-1920) and George Cochrane Hazelton.
      Political family: Hazelton family of Chester, New Hampshire.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Wallin (1856-1917) — of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., July 31, 1856. Republican. Mayor of Amsterdam, N.Y., 1900-01; U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1913-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., December 1, 1917 (age 61 years, 123 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benedict Arnold (1780-1849) — of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Amsterdam, Tryon County (now Montgomery County), N.Y., October 5, 1780. Merchant; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1816-17; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1829-31. Not related to the 1780 U.S. military traitor of the same name. Died in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., March 3, 1849 (age 68 years, 149 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of Matthias Jacob Bovee (1793-1872).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Sanford (1803-1857) — of New York. Born in New York, June 3, 1803. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1841-43; member of New York state senate 16th District, 1851. Died October 4, 1857 (age 54 years, 123 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Stephen Sanford; grandfather of John Sanford (1851-1939).
      Political family: Sanford family of Amsterdam, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Barclay Charles (1862-1950) — also known as William B. Charles — of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, April 3, 1862. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; cotton dealer; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1904-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908 (alternate), 1928, 1936 (alternate); U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1915-17. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., November 25, 1950 (age 88 years, 236 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Eleanor Rhodes.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Stephen Sanford (1826-1913) — of New York. Born in New York, May 26, 1826. Republican. Carpet manufacturer; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1869-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1876. Died February 13, 1913 (age 86 years, 263 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Sanford (1803-1857); father of John Sanford (1851-1939).
      Political family: Sanford family of Amsterdam, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Canajoharie Falls Cemetery
    Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Newton J. Herrick (1865-1947) — of Canajoharie, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Vermont, 1865. Democrat. Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1925; appointed 1925; defeated, 1925. Died January 3, 1947 (age about 81 years). Interment at Canajoharie Falls Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Flora May West (1869-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Arkell (1829-1902) — also known as "Father of the Paper Sack Industry" — of Canajoharie, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Oxford, England, October 16, 1829. Republican. Newspaper editor; manufacturer and printer of flour bags, originally from cotton, then when cotton became scarce during the Civil War, he innovated the use of paper bags as a substitute for cotton; his inventions received dozens of U.S. patents; member of New York state senate 18th District, 1884-85; in 1885, former General and President Ulysses S. Grant died at Arkell's summer home in Mt. McGregor. Died in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, N.Y., August 11, 1902 (age 72 years, 299 days). Interment at Canajoharie Falls Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Arkell and Mary (Carter) Arkell; married, July 23, 1853, to Sarah Hall Bartlett (1835-1911); father-in-law of Bernhard Gillam (1856-1896; political cartoonist).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Caughnawaga Cemetery
    Fonda, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Jelles Fonda (1727-1791) — of New York. Born in 1727. Merchant; member of New York state senate Western District, 1777-78, 1779-81, 1787-91; died in office 1791. Died June 23, 1791 (age about 63 years). Interment at Caughnawaga Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Douw Fonda; married 1757 to Jannetje Vrooman.


    Fort Plain Cemetery
    Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter Joseph Wagner (1795-1884) — of Fort Plain, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Palatine, Montgomery County, N.Y., August 14, 1795. Whig. Lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1839-41. Died in Fort Plain, Montgomery County, N.Y., September 13, 1884 (age 89 years, 30 days). Interment at Fort Plain Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fultonville Cemetery
    Fultonville, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Henry Starin (1825-1909) — also known as John H. Starin — of Fultonville, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Sammonsville, Montgomery County (now Fulton County), N.Y., August 27, 1825. Republican. Druggist; banker; postmaster; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1877-81. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 21, 1909 (age 83 years, 206 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fultonville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Myndert Starin (1786-1845) and Rachel (Sammons) Starin (1797-1855); nephew of Simeon Sammons; grandson of Thomas Sammons (1762-1838); second cousin of Cyrus Baldwin Sammons.
      Political family: Sammons family of New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Maple Avenue Cemetery
    Fultonville, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Wemple (1843-1920) — of Fultonville, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Fultonville, Montgomery County, N.Y., October 23, 1843. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1877-78; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1883-85; defeated, 1884; member of New York state senate 18th District, 1886-87; New York state comptroller, 1888-91; defeated, 1891. Died in Fultonville, Montgomery County, N.Y., December 18, 1920 (age 77 years, 56 days). Interment at Maple Avenue Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Village Cemetery
    Fultonville, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Raymond Horton (1822-1894) — also known as Thomas R. Horton — of Fultonville, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Fultonville, Montgomery County, N.Y., April, 1822. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1855-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1860. Died in Fultonville, Montgomery County, N.Y., July 26, 1894 (age 72 years, 0 days). Interment at Village Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Sammons Cemetery
    Old Trail Road
    Near Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Sammons (1762-1838) — of New York. Born in Shamenkop, Ulster County, N.Y., October 1, 1762. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1801; U.S. Representative from New York, 1803-07, 1809-13 (13th District 1803-07, 9th District 1809-13). Died near Johnstown, Montgomery County, N.Y., November 20, 1838 (age 76 years, 50 days). Interment at Sammons Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sampson Sammons (1722-1795) and Rachel (Schoonmaker) Sammons (1725-1822); married, December 16, 1792, to Mary Wood (1773-1851); father of Simeon Sammons; grandfather of John Henry Starin; granduncle of Cyrus Baldwin Sammons (1825-1881).
      Political family: Sammons family of New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick Sammons (1760-1838) — of Montgomery County, N.Y. Born July 4, 1760. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1799-1800, 1801-02; Presidential Elector for New York, 1836. Died May 22, 1838 (age 77 years, 322 days). Interment at Sammons Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Simeon Sammons (1811-1881) — of Fonda, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Fonda, Montgomery County, N.Y., May 23, 1811. Democrat. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1865; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1868. Died in Fonda, Montgomery County, N.Y., March 9, 1881 (age 69 years, 290 days). Interment at Sammons Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Sammons (1762-1838) and Mary (Wood) Sammons (1773-1851); married, December 24, 1835, to Barbara Gross (1815-1895); uncle of John Henry Starin; first cousin once removed of Cyrus Baldwin Sammons.
      Political family: Sammons family of New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Chuctanunda Cemetery
    Minaville, Montgomery County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Richmond Herrick (1877-1953) — also known as Walter R. Herrick — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 11, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 27th District, 1911; defeated, 1909; member of New York state senate 17th District, 1913-14; defeated, 1914; New York Narcotic Drug Control Commissioner, 1919-22; Manhattan Park Commissioner, 1927-33. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., July 20, 1953 (age 76 years, 70 days). Interment at Chuctanunda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jonathan R. Herrick and Charlotte Jackson (Brown) Herrick (1847-1918); half-brother of D-Cady Herrick; brother of Louise Brown Herrick (1872-1957; who married Robert Edwin Whalen); married, July 5, 1916, to Mary Douglas Bosworth (1885-1968); uncle of D-Cady Herrick II; second cousin five times removed of Waightstill Avery; third cousin once removed of William George Fargo; third cousin thrice removed of David Hough, Jeremiah Mason, Daniel Packer and Asa Packer; fourth cousin once removed of Alfred Avery Burnham, Francis Frederick Fargo (1824-1891) and Irving Dilley Tillman.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Palatine Bridge Cemetery
    Palatine Bridge, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Webster Wagner (1817-1882) — of Palatine Bridge, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Palatine Bridge, Montgomery County, N.Y., October 2, 1817. Republican. Railway station agent; inventor; founder of the Wagner Car Company, makers of sleeping cars and "drawing room" cars for railroad passenger service; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1871; member of New York state senate, 1872-82 (15th District 1872-79, 18th District 1880-82); died in office 1882; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1880. German ancestry. Killed in a railroad accident on the Hudson River Railroad, at Spuyten Duyvil, New York County (now part of Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y., January 13, 1882 (age 64 years, 103 days). Interment at Palatine Bridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Susan Davis.
      See also Wikipedia article


    St. Johnsville Cemetery
    St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Markell (1792-1831) — of New York. Born in Stone Arabia, Montgomery County, N.Y., February 7, 1792. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1825-29. Died in Palatine, Montgomery County, N.Y., August 30, 1831 (age 39 years, 204 days). Interment at St. Johnsville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Markell (1770-1852).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Tribes Hill, Montgomery County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Theron Akin (1855-1933) — of Akin (now Fort Johnson), Montgomery County, N.Y.; Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., May 23, 1855. Dentist; U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1911-13; defeated (Progressive), 1914; mayor of Amsterdam, N.Y., 1920-23; defeated, 1927. Died, from a stroke of paralysis, in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., March 26, 1933 (age 77 years, 307 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ethan Akin (1820-1898) and Susan (St. John) Akin (1822-1908); married to Jennie S. Roberts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


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