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New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Richmond County

Index to Locations

  • Staten Island Fairview Cemetery
  • Staten Island Ocean View Cemetery
  • Staten Island United Hebrew Cemetery
  • Grassmere, Staten Island St. Peter's Cemetery
  • New Dorp, Staten Island Moravian Cemetery
  • Port Richmond, Staten Island Reformed Church Burial Ground
  • Richmondtown, Staten Island St. Andrew's Cemetery
  • Tompkinsville, Staten Island Silver Mount Cemetery
  • Tottenville, Staten Island Bethel Methodist Churchyard


    Fairview Cemetery
    Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Randolph Perkins (1871-1936) — of Westfield, Union County, N.J.; Woodcliff Lake, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Dunellen, Middlesex County, N.J., November 30, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Westfield, N.J., 1905-06; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1905-07; chair of Bergen County Republican Party, 1911-16; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1921-36 (6th District 1921-33, 7th District 1933-36); died in office 1936. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1936 (age about 64 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James H. Perkins and Elizabeth (Kelly) Perkins; married 1909 to Louise Tuttle Morris.
      Cross-reference: John Drewen
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Ocean View Cemetery
    (formerly Valhalla Cemetery)
    Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Mitchell May (1870-1961) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 10, 1870. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1899-1901; secretary of state of New York, 1913-14; defeated, 1914; county judge in New York, 1916-21; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1922-40. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 24, 1961 (age 90 years, 257 days). Interment at Ocean View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathan May and Matilda (Milheiser) May; married, October 20, 1900, to Pauline Joli.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    United Hebrew Cemetery
    Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles K. Krieger (c.1914-1982) — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Vienna, Austria, about 1914. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1971; defeated, 1971. Jewish. Died in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., June 17, 1982 (age about 68 years). Interment at United Hebrew Cemetery.


    St. Peter's Cemetery
    Grassmere, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      James Aloysius O'Leary (1889-1944) — also known as James A. O'Leary — of West New Brighton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., April 23, 1889. Democrat. Candidate for New York state senate, 1930; U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1935-44; died in office 1944. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., March 16, 1944 (age 54 years, 328 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Great-grandfather of Vito John Fossella (1965-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Cornelius A. Hall (d. 1953) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Borough president of Richmond, New York, 1946-53; retired 1953. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., March 3, 1953. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
      James Joseph Murphy (1898-1962) — also known as James J. Murphy — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 3, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1949-53; defeated, 1952. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., October 19, 1962 (age 63 years, 350 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas F. Cosgrove (b. 1892) — of West New Brighton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 16, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; wounded in battle at Argonne Forest, October 21, 1918, and lost a leg; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County 1st District, 1920-23. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.


    Moravian Cemetery
    New Dorp, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Anning Smith Prall (1870-1937) — also known as Anning S. Prall — of West New Brighton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y.; Westerleigh, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Port Richmond, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., September 17, 1870. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1923-35; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924, 1928 (alternate), 1932 (alternate), 1936 (alternate); Honest Government candidate for borough president of Richmond, New York, 1933; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1935-37; died in office 1937; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1935-37; died in office 1937. Christian Reformed. Died in Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln County, Maine, July 23, 1937 (age 66 years, 309 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Louis O'Sullivan (1813-1895) — also known as John L. O'Sullivan — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born, of American parents, in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Gibraltar, November 15, 1813. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1841-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1844; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal, 1854; U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1854-58. Episcopalian; later Catholic. Cofounder and editor of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, a journal that published the works of Emerson, Hawthorne and Whitman, as well as political essays on Jacksonian Democracy, 1837-46. Early advocate in 1840s for abolition of the death penalty. Invented the term "manifest destiny" to explain and justify the westward expansion of the United States. Took part in the failed expedition of Narcisco Lopez to take Cuba from Spanish rule; as a result, was charged in federal court in New York with violation of the Neutrality Act; tried and acquitted in March 1852. Died, of influenza and the effects of an earlier stroke, in a residential hotel in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 24, 1895 (age 81 years, 129 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Charles Powell Clinch (1797-1880) — also known as Charles P. Clinch — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born October 20, 1797. Member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1835-37; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1865-66. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 16, 1880 (age 83 years, 57 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Elmer Scipio Dundy (1830-1896) — also known as Elmer S. Dundy — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born in Trumbull County, Ohio, March 5, 1830. Lawyer; member Nebraska territorial council, 1858-62; justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1863-67; U.S. District Judge for Nebraska, 1868. Died October 28, 1896 (age 66 years, 237 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Dundy County, Neb. is named for him.
      Henry Bleecker Metcalfe (1805-1881) — also known as Henry B. Metcalfe — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., January 20, 1805. Democrat. Lawyer; Richmond County Prosecuting Attorney, 1826-32; Richmond County Judge, 1840-41, 1847-75; U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1875-77. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., February 7, 1881 (age 76 years, 18 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank Jacob LeFevre (1874-1941) — also known as Frank J. LeFevre — of New Paltz, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in New Paltz, Ulster County, N.Y., November 30, 1874. Republican. Banker; member of New York state senate 25th District, 1903-04; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1905-07. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., April 29, 1941 (age 66 years, 150 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob LeFever (1830-1905).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Barton (1785-1858) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in New Dorp, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., July 27, 1785. Member of New York state assembly from Richmond County, 1820-22; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1835-37. Died in New Dorp, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., January 29, 1858 (age 72 years, 186 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Egbert (1807-1888) — of New York. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., April 10, 1807. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1841-43. Died in New Dorp, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., July 7, 1888 (age 81 years, 88 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Allan Benny (1867-1942) — of Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 12, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1898-1900; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1903-05; defeated, 1904. Scottish ancestry. Died in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., November 6, 1942 (age 75 years, 117 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Benny and Agnes Benny; married, November 29, 1888, to Catherine W. Warren.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Caleb Cushing Norvell (1813-1891) — also known as Caleb C. Norvell — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Green County, Ky., April 24, 1813. Republican. Newspaper editor; printer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1870. Died in Washington, D.C., February 3, 1891 (age 77 years, 285 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lipscomb Norvell (1756-1843) and Mary (Hendrick) Norvell; brother of John Norvell; married, June 27, 1833, to Catherine Mary Carroll (1816-1842; daughter of William Carroll; sister of William Henry Carroll (1810-1868); aunt of William Henry Carroll (1842-1915)); married, March 4, 1844, to Ann Jannette Gordon (1828-1892); uncle of Henry Laurence Norvell, Dallas Norvell and Emily Virginia Norvell (1837-1914; who married Henry Nelson Walker); third cousin twice removed of Ernest Campbell Norvell.
      Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lester Williams Clark (1854-1922) — also known as Lester W. Clark — of New Brighton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., 1854. Republican. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1907-20. Died in New Brighton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., September 23, 1922 (age about 68 years). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lawrence Hillier Cortelyou (1802-1882) — also known as Lawrence H. Cortelyou — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Greenridge, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., November 5, 1802. Whig. Grocer; county judge in New York, 1840; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County, 1852; director, and one of the founders, Richmond County Mutual Insurance Company. Died in Greenridge, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., September 25, 1882 (age 79 years, 324 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Cortelyou (1768-1857) and Emma (Hillier) Cortelyou (1771-1834); married, February 11, 1825, to Elizabeth Heckle (1802-1889); grandnephew of Aaron Cortelyou; second cousin thrice removed of George Bruce Cortelyou (1862-1940).
      Political family: Cortelyou family of Staten Island, New York.
      Aaron Cortelyou (1726-1789) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in 1726. Member, New York Provincial Congress, 1775-76. Allied with the British during the Revolution. Died August 22, 1789 (age about 63 years). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cornelis Cortelyou; married to Elizabeth Andrevet; granduncle of Lawrence Hillier Cortelyou; second cousin four times removed of George Bruce Cortelyou (1862-1940).
      Political family: Cortelyou family of Staten Island, New York.
      Elliott Fitch Shepard (1833-1893) — also known as Elliott F. Shepard — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 25, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Theron R. Strong, 1868-73; banker; newspaper owner; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892. Presbyterian. Member, Union League; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 24, 1893 (age 59 years, 242 days). Entombed at Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fitch Shepard and Delia Maria (Dennis) Shepard; married, February 18, 1868, to Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt; father of Alice Vanderbilt Shepard (1874-1950; who married Dave Hennen Morris (1872-1944)).
      Political family: Morris-Shepard family of New York City, New York.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Sadie Alice Hall (c.1880-1960) — also known as Sadie A. Hall; Sadie Alice Beaver — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born about 1880. Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Female. Member, Women's Christian Temperance Union. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., December 13, 1960 (age about 80 years). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to George C. Hall.


    Reformed Church Burial Ground
    Port Richmond Avenue
    Port Richmond, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Tyson (1773-1848) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., October 8, 1773. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1823-25; member of New York state senate 1st District, 1828. Died in Port Richmond, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., July 16, 1848 (age 74 years, 282 days). Interment at Reformed Church Burial Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Mersereau (c.1769-1835) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., about 1769. Member of New York state assembly from Richmond County, 1806-09; common pleas court judge in New York, 1810. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., April 4, 1835 (age about 66 years). Interment at Reformed Church Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Son of David Mersereau (1710-1786) and Elizabeth (Perline) Mersereau (1740-1826); married, February 12, 1792, to Cornelia Rolf; married to Maria Bennett; first cousin of Joshua Mersereau (1728-1804); first cousin once removed of Joshua Daniel Mercereau, Jacob Mersereau, Paul Mersereau and Peter Mersereau (1788-1879); first cousin twice removed of Cornelius Mersereau, John Garrison Mersereau and Joshua Mersereau (1804-1882); first cousin thrice removed of Edward Casterline Mercereau; first cousin five times removed of Claude Middleton Mersereau.
      Political family: Mersereau family of Staten Island, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Andrew's Cemetery
    40 Old Mill Road
    Richmondtown, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Crocheron (1772-1819) — of New York. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., December 26, 1772. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1815-17. Died in New Springville, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., November 8, 1819 (age 46 years, 317 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Jacob Crocheron (1774-1849).
      Epitaph: "A Sincere Republican, and possessing an intelligent, and an upright mind, his talents and virtues were appreicated by a free and grateful people. Having languished on a bed of sickness for some time, he died with composure and Resignation. Respected and lamanted by numerous friends."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Crocheron (1774-1849) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., August 23, 1774. U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1829-31; Presidential Elector for New York, 1836. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., December 27, 1849 (age 75 years, 126 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Henry Crocheron (1772-1819).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Obadiah Bowne (1822-1874) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., May 19, 1822. U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1851-53; Presidential Elector for New York, 1864. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., April 27, 1874 (age 51 years, 343 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Guyon, Jr. (1778-1846) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., December 24, 1778. Member of New York state assembly from Richmond County, 1810-14; U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1820-21. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., March 9, 1846 (age 67 years, 75 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      John Van Beuren (1784-1831) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Flatbush (now part of Brooklyn), Kings County, N.Y., October 13, 1784. Merchant; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1829-30. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., November 23, 1831 (age 47 years, 41 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacobus Van Beuren (1754-1802) and Else (Lott) Van Beuren (1757-1800); married, October 13, 1816, to Elizabeth Scott Aspinwall (1795-1879).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Silver Mount Cemetery
    Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William Duer (1805-1879) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 25, 1805. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Oswego County, 1840-41; defeated, 1832; U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1847-51; U.S. Consul in Valparaiso, 1851-53. Died in New Brighton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., August 25, 1879 (age 74 years, 153 days). Interment at Silver Mount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandson of William Duer (1747-1799).
      Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      David S. Rendt — of Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Democrat. Chair of Richmond County Democratic Party, 1927; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932. Interment at Silver Mount Cemetery.


    Bethel Methodist Churchyard
    Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin H. Warford (1831-1896) — of Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born October 11, 1831. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1884; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892. Died January 19, 1896 (age 64 years, 100 days). Interment at Bethel Methodist Churchyard.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hubbard R. Yetman (1847-1924) — of Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Monmouth County, N.J., 1847. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; school teacher; civil engineer; real estate and insurance business; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County, 1889, 1892-93. Died in 1924 (age about 77 years). Interment at Bethel Methodist Churchyard.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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