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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Orleans County

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  • Albion Mt. Albion Cemetery
  • Gaines Gaines Cemetery
  • Lyndonville Lynhaven Cemetery
  • Medina Boxwood Cemetery
  • Ridgeway town West Ridgeway Cemetery


    Mt. Albion Cemetery
    Highway NY 31
    Albion, Orleans County, New York
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1976
    Politicians buried here:
      Sanford E. Church (1815-1880) — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born April 18, 1815. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Orleans County, 1842; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1851-54; New York state comptroller, 1858-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860, 1864; chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1870-80; died in office 1880. Died May 13, 1880 (age 65 years, 25 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      Relatives: First cousin of William Fitch Allen (1808-1878).
      Rufus Brown Bullock (1834-1907) — also known as Rufus Bullock — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Bethlehem, Albany County, N.Y., March 28, 1834. Governor of Georgia, 1868-71. Died in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., April 27, 1907 (age 73 years, 30 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Volkert Veeder Bullock (1806-1883) and Jane Eliza (Brown) Bullock (1808-1882); married to Marie Elizabeth Salisbury (1830-1904).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Books about Rufus Bullock: Russell Duncan, Entrepreneur for Equality : Governor Rufus Bullock, Commerce, and Race in Post-Civil War Georgia
      John Gilbert Sawyer (1825-1898) — also known as John G. Sawyer — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Vermont, June 5, 1825. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1885-91. Died September 5, 1898 (age 73 years, 92 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lorenzo Burrows (1805-1885) — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Groton, New London County, Conn., March 15, 1805. U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1849-53; New York state comptroller, 1856-57; candidate for Governor of New York, 1858. Died in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., March 6, 1885 (age 79 years, 356 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Roswell Burrows (1768-1837) and Jerusha (Avery) Burrows (1771-1838); married, May 11, 1830, to Louisa Lord (c.1807-1883); nephew of Daniel Burrows; grandnephew of Waightstill Avery; fourth great-grandnephew of Robert Treat; first cousin once removed of Daniel Packer; second cousin of Asa Packer and William Waigstill Avery; second cousin once removed of Jared Lewis Rathbone and Robert Asa Packer; second cousin thrice removed of Ezekiel Cornell; third cousin of Charles Marsh Pendleton, Cyrus Henry Pendleton, Henry Reed Rathbone and Jared Lawrence Rathbone; third cousin once removed of Noyes Barber, Calvin Crane Pendleton, Edward Wheeler Pendleton, Joseph Palmer Dyer, Charles Henry Pendleton, Harris Pendleton, Chauncey C. Pendleton, Nathan William Pendleton, James Pendleton, Eckford Gustavus Pendleton and Henry Riggs Rathbone (1870-1928); third cousin twice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Peter Buell Porter, Horace Billings Packer, Cornelius Welles Pendleton and Claudius Victor Pendleton; fourth cousin of Edwin Barber Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edwin Denison Morgan, Nathan Belcher and Alfred Avery Burnham; fourth cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Elisha Phelps, Lancelot Phelps, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Henry Brewster Stanton, Peter Buell Porter Jr., Ezra Cornell, Calvin Tilden Hulburd, Peter Augustus Porter, Judson B. Phelps, Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, William Henry Bulkeley and William Frederick Morgan Rowland.
      Political families: Cornell family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Elizur Kirke Hart (1841-1893) — also known as E. Kirke Hart — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., April 8, 1841. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Orleans County, 1872; U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1877-79. Died February 18, 1893 (age 51 years, 316 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Noah Davis Noah Davis (1818-1902) — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Haverhill, Grafton County, N.H., September 10, 1818. Republican. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1857-68, 1873-87; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1860; U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1869-70; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1870-72. Presided over the two trials of William M. Tweed in 1873. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 20, 1902 (age 83 years, 191 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Noah Davis (1781-1863) and Freelove Crawford (Arnold) Davis (1790-1848); married, May 15, 1845, to Ellen M. Mather (1826-1903); half-nephew of Daniel Davis; nephew of Lemuel Hastings Arnold; grandson of Jonathan Arnold; second cousin once removed of Joseph Pomeroy Root (1826-1885); third cousin twice removed of Aaron Augustus Sargent; fourth cousin of Abel Merrill.
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sargent-Davis-Pike-Flanders family of New Hampshire; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 20, 1902
      Charles Horace Holmes (1827-1874) — also known as Charles H. Holmes — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., October 24, 1827. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1870-71. Died in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., October 2, 1874 (age 46 years, 343 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Gideon Hard (1797-1885) — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Arlington, Bennington County, Vt., April 29, 1797. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1833-37; member of New York state senate 8th District, 1842-47; county judge in New York, 1856-60. Died in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., April 27, 1885 (age 87 years, 363 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philo Hard (1750-1813) and Currence (Hawley) Hard; married, September 14, 1824, to Adeline Burrell (1807-1864); granduncle of Henry Merritt Hard; second cousin of Benjamin Hard; second cousin twice removed of Edward Henry Holden; third cousin once removed of Reuben Bostwick Heacock and Graham Hurd Chapin; third cousin twice removed of John Alsop, Chauncey Goodrich and Elizur Goodrich; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington and Daniel Parrish Witter; fourth cousin of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Hazard, Timothy Pitkin, Phineas Lyman Tracy, Elisha Hotchkiss Jr., Charles Robert Sherman, Albert Haller Tracy, Israel Coe, Eli Coe Birdsey, Joseph Pomeroy Root, Edward Wingate Hatch and Seth Grosvenor Heacock (1857-1928).
      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
      John Curtis Chamberlain (1772-1834) — also known as "The Hermit" — of Alstead, Cheshire County, N.H.; Charlestown, Sullivan County, N.H.; Honeoye Falls, Monroe County, N.Y.; Utica, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., June 5, 1772. Lawyer; poet; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1802-04, 1818; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1809-11. Died in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., December 8, 1834 (age 62 years, 186 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gilbert DeLaMatyr (1825-1892) — of Indiana. Born in Pharsalia, Chenango County, N.Y., July 8, 1825. Methodist minister; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1879-81. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, May 17, 1892 (age 66 years, 314 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edwin Ruthvin Reynolds (1816-1908) — also known as Edwin R. Reynolds — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1816. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1860-61. Died in 1908 (age about 92 years). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Almanzor Hutchinson (1811-1893) — also known as Alman Hutchinson — of Gaines, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Remsen, Oneida County, N.Y., January 17, 1811. Member of New York state assembly from Orleans County, 1857-59; member of New York state senate 29th District, 1862-63. Died June 12, 1893 (age 82 years, 146 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1845 to Mary G. Short (1821-1903).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Ben Field (1816-1876) — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Dorset, Bennington County, Vt., June 12, 1816. Member of New York state senate 28th District, 1854-55. Died August 13, 1876 (age 60 years, 62 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
    Frank H. Lattin Frank Haak Lattin (1861-1937) — also known as Frank H. Lattin — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Gaines town, Orleans County, N.Y., August 17, 1861. Republican. Physician; surgeon; fruit farmer; member of New York state assembly from Orleans County, 1917-30. Died in Gaines, Orleans County, N.Y., May 23, 1937 (age 75 years, 279 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Wood Lattin (1833-1870) and Mary E. (Haak) Lattin (1840-1916); married, September 9, 1885, to May E. Bullard (1866-1939).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: New York Red Book 1924
      Harlan Eugene English (1843-1900) — also known as H. Eugene English — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Born December 16, 1843. Democrat. Village president of Albion, N.Y., 1891-94. Member, Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died, from heart disease, in Clarendon, Orleans County, N.Y., October 29, 1900 (age 56 years, 317 days). Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.


    Gaines Cemetery
    Gaines, Orleans County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Jay Walbridge (1797-1841) — also known as John J. Walbridge — of Gaines, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., 1797. Member of New York state assembly from Orleans County, 1840. Died May 31, 1841 (age about 43 years). Interment at Gaines Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Jay
      Relatives: Son of Silas Walbridge (1759-1840) and Rhoda (Gunn) Walbridge (1762-1830); married, February 1, 1825, to Caroline Matilda Collins (1802-1888); first cousin of David Safford Walbridge; first cousin once removed of Ephraim Safford; first cousin twice removed of Cyrus Packard Walbridge; second cousin of James Safford and Anson Peacely Killen Safford; second cousin once removed of Ebenezer William Walbridge, Henry Sanford Walbridge and Robert Crawford Safford; second cousin twice removed of Edward L. Safford (1888-1972); third cousin of Hiram Walbridge; third cousin once removed of John Hill Walbridge and Henry E. Walbridge; third cousin twice removed of Hiram Augustus Huse; third cousin thrice removed of Clair Hiram Walbridge.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lynhaven Cemetery
    Lyndonville, Orleans County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John H. Tyler (1793-1856) — of Yates, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Randolph, Orange County, Vt., November 30, 1793. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; farmer; member of New York state assembly from Orleans County, 1830-31. Died in August, 1856 (age 62 years, 0 days). Interment at Lynhaven Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1819 to Selina Gilbert (died 1842); married 1843 to Saloma Gates.


    Boxwood Cemetery
    Medina, Orleans County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Silas Mainville Burroughs (1810-1860) — also known as Silas M. Burroughs — of Medina, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Ovid, Seneca County, N.Y., July 16, 1810. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Orleans County, 1837, 1850-51, 1853; U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1857-60; died in office 1860. Died in Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., June 3, 1860 (age 49 years, 323 days). Interment at Boxwood Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Bertram Eugene Harcourt (1881-1940) — also known as Bertram E. Harcourt — of Medina, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y., August 14, 1881. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1940; died in office 1940. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Suffered a heart attack in front of the Broadhurst Theatre, and died soon after, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 9, 1940 (age 59 years, 117 days). Interment at Boxwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Harcourt and Sarah E. (Hagadorn) Harcourt; married to Bertha H. Hacking.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Irving L'Hommedieu (1865-1931) — of Medina, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Shelby, Orleans County, N.Y., January 12, 1865. Republican. Member of New York state senate 45th District, 1903-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924; chair of Orleans County Republican Party, 1929. Member, Freemasons. Died in Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., July 14, 1931 (age 66 years, 183 days). Interment at Boxwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wallace L'Hommedieu (1833-1916) and Frances Marion (Berry) L'Hommedieu (1838-1895); married to Christina Breed (1864-1922) and Carolyn Elizabeth Mitchell (1881-1951).
      Stanley E. Filkins (1836-1914) — of Medina, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in February, 1836. Republican. Postmaster at Medina, N.Y., 1881-87; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900. Died March 2, 1914 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment at Boxwood Cemetery.


    West Ridgeway Cemetery
    Ridgeway town, Orleans County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Clark E. Allis (1865-1935) — also known as Clark Allis — of Medina, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Holley, Orleans County, N.Y., August 15, 1865. Fruit grower; banker; Prohibition candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1912; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 39th District, 1922. Died in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., November 20, 1935 (age 70 years, 97 days). Interment at West Ridgeway Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Clement Allis and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Allis; married, September 28, 1886, to Alma Breed (1860-1900); married, May 9, 1901, to Carrie H. Kelly.

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