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Rockland County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Rockland County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Haverstraw Mt. Repose Cemetery
  • Nanuet Nanuet Cemetery
  • Nanuet Nanuet True Reformed Church Cemetery
  • Nanuet St. Anthony's Cemetery
  • New City Old Wood Burying Ground
  • New Hempstead Jewish Community Cemetery
  • Nyack Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Nyack Rockland Cemetery
  • Ramapo Ramapo Cemetery
  • Spring Valley Brick Church Cemetery
  • Tappan Tappan Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John William Ferdon (1826-1884) — also known as John W. Ferdon — of Piermont, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Piermont, Rockland County, N.Y., December 13, 1826. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1855; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1856-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1864, 1876; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1879-81. Died in Monmouth Beach, Monmouth County, N.J., August 5, 1884 (age 57 years, 236 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Isaac B. Van Houten (1776-1850) — of New York. Born in New York, 1776. Democrat. Member of New York state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1833-35. Died in 1850 (age about 74 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Repose Cemetery
    Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Reuben Locke Haskell (1878-1971) — also known as Reuben L. Haskell — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 5, 1878. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1920; U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1915-19; defeated, 1912; county judge in New York, 1920-25; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1921. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arcanum; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Delta Chi. Died in Westwood, Bergen County, N.J., October 2, 1971 (age 92 years, 362 days). Interment at Mt. Repose Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert B. Haskell and Monrovia (Grayson) Haskell; married, October 8, 1902, to Aleda C. Baylis.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Peter Denoyelles (1766-1829) — of Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Haverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y., 1766. Member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1801-03; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1813-15. Died in Haverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y., May 6, 1829 (age about 62 years). Interment at Mt. Repose Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ira M. Hedges (1839-1902) — of Haverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y. Born July 31, 1839. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention 16th District, 1894. Died April 9, 1902 (age 62 years, 252 days). Interment at Mt. Repose Cemetery.


    Nanuet Cemetery
    Nanuet, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Raymond M. Fisher (1900-1981) — of Nanuet, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in 1900. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932, 1936, 1940; chair of Rockland County Democratic Party, 1936-39. Died November 24, 1981 (age about 81 years). Interment at Nanuet Cemetery.


    Nanuet True Reformed Church Cemetery
    Nanuet, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Cornelius M. Demarest (1803-1899) — of Nanuet, Rockland County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Nanuet, Rockland County, N.Y., August 28, 1803. Democrat. Tanner; currier; member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1843. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 18, 1899 (age 95 years, 174 days). Interment at Nanuet True Reformed Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Matthew Demarest (1765-1855) and Hannah (Bogert) Demarest (1765-1848); married to Bridget Blauvelt (1808-1850); first cousin of Abraham J. Demarest; first cousin twice removed of John Dewitt Blauvelt; fourth cousin once removed of Andrew H. Demarest (1844-1896).
      Political family: Demarest family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Anthony's Cemetery
    Nanuet, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Kenneth P. Zebrowski (1945-2007) — also known as Ken Zebrowski — of New City, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 12, 1945. Lawyer; Rockland County Legislator, 1973-2003; board chairman and acting president, Nyack Hospital; candidate for New York state senate, 1999, 2000; member of New York state assembly 94th District, 2005-07; died in office 2007. Catholic. Died, of hepatitis C, in Nyack Hospital, Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y., March 18, 2007 (age 61 years, 126 days). Interment at St. Anthony's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Vincent Zebrowski (died 1989) and Jean Zebrowski; married to Linda Magnatta; father of Kenneth Paul Zebrowski, Jr. (1981?-).


    Old Wood Burying Ground
    New City, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Jacob Wood (1784-1874) — of New York. Born in New York, 1784. U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1827-29. Died in 1874 (age about 90 years). Interment at Old Wood Burying Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Jewish Community Cemetery
    Route 306 at Brick Church Road
    New Hempstead, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Lucille Maurer (1922-1996) — also known as Lucy Maurer; Lucille Shirley Darvin — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Born, in Bushwick Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 21, 1922. Democrat. Economist; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1967-68; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1969-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1970; Maryland state treasurer, 1987-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988. Female. Jewish. Member, League of Women Voters; National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Association of University Women; National Organization for Women. Elected to Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 1990. Died of a brain tumor, in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., June 17, 1996 (age 73 years, 209 days). Interment at Jewish Community Cemetery.


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Nyack, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur Sidney Tompkins (1865-1938) — also known as Arthur S. Tompkins — of Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Middleburgh, Schoharie County, N.Y., August 26, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Rockland County Republican Party, 1888; member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1890; Rockland County Surrogate, 1893-98; U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1899-1903; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904; Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 1907-36; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1933. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y., January 20, 1938 (age 72 years, 147 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sidney Brooks Tompkins (1830-1901) and Mary Hazy Yocum (Taylor) Tompkins (1834-1914); married 1889 to Jeanie Craig Logan.
      Cross-reference: Natalie F. Couch
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abraham P. Stephens (1796-1859) — of New York. Born in New York, 1796. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1851-53. Died in 1859 (age about 63 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Moses Gage Leonard (1809-1899) — of New York. Born in Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., July 10, 1809. Democrat. State court judge in New York, 1840; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1843-45. Died March 20, 1899 (age 89 years, 253 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Johnson Hart (1859-1926) — also known as Joseph J. Hart — of Milford, Pike County, Pa. Born in Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y., April 18, 1859. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1895-97. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 13, 1926 (age 67 years, 86 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Clarence Lexow (1852-1910) — of South Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 16, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of T. Tileston Wells; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892; member of New York state senate, 1894-98 (16th District 1894-95, 23rd District 1896-98); Presidential Elector for New York, 1900. Police corruption in New York City; police corruption in New York City; also chaired joint legislative committee which drafted the bill creating New York City in its present boundaries, including the then-separate city of Brooklyn. Died, from pneumonia, in South Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y., December 31, 1910 (age 58 years, 106 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1881 to Katharine Morton Ferris (1858-1920); father of Morton King Lexow (1885-1976).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nicholas Cornelius Blauvelt (1814-1899) — also known as Nicholas C. Blauvelt — of Spring Valley, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Clarkstown, Rockland County, N.Y., July 22, 1814. Democrat. School teacher; merchant; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1846; member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1853. Died, from heart failure, in Spring Valley, Rockland County, N.Y., October 30, 1899 (age 85 years, 100 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cornelius Joseph Blauvelt (1775-1858) and Brechje (Tallman) Blauvelt (1778-1849); married 1835 to Mary Ann Demarest (1818-1845); married 1846 to Maria Demarest (1822-1864); married 1869 to Lavinia (Mackie) Conklin (1822-1909); father of John Dewitt Blauvelt; third cousin of Gerrit Smith (1797-1874).
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Demarest family of New York; Birney family of Danville, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Dewitt Blauvelt (1840-1917) — also known as John D. Blauvelt — of Spring Valley, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Spring Valley, Rockland County, N.Y., September 27, 1840. Democrat. Postmaster at Spring Valley, N.Y., 1885-89; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1900. Died October 1, 1917 (age 77 years, 4 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nicholas Cornelius Blauvelt and Mary Ann (Demarest) Blauvelt (1818-1845); married 1866 to Caroline Ackerman (1841-1902); grandson of Abraham J. Demarest; first cousin twice removed of Cornelius M. Demarest; third cousin once removed of Gerrit Smith (1797-1874).
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Demarest family of New York; Birney family of Danville, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abraham J. Demarest (1799-1863) — also known as Abram J. Demarest — of Clarkstown, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Clarkstown, Rockland County, N.Y., August 10, 1799. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1837. Died in Rockland County, N.Y., September 18, 1863 (age 64 years, 39 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Annetje (Blauvelt) Demarest and Jacob Petrus Demarest (1779-1850); married, January 24, 1818, to Jannitje 'Jane' Ackerman (1798-1882); grandfather of John Dewitt Blauvelt; first cousin of Cornelius M. Demarest (1803-1899); fourth cousin once removed of Andrew H. Demarest.
      Political family: Demarest family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rockland Cemetery
    Nyack, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
    John C. Fremont John Charles Frémont (1813-1890) — also known as "The Pathfinder"; "The Champion of Freedom" — Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., January 21, 1813. Republican. Explorer; Military Governor of California, 1847; arrested for mutiny, 1847; court-martialed; found guilty of mutiny, disobedience, and conduct prejudicial to order; penalty remitted by Pres. James K. Polk; U.S. Senator from California, 1850-51; candidate for President of the United States, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1878-81; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1888. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Died, of peritonitis, in a hotel room at New York, New York County, N.Y., July 13, 1890 (age 77 years, 173 days). Original interment at Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment in 1891 at Rockland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jean Charles Frémont and Ann Whiting (Pryor) Frémont; married, October 19, 1841, to Jessie Benton (daughter of Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858)).
      Political families: Benton family; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Selah Hill
      Fremont County, Colo., Fremont County, Idaho, Fremont County, Iowa and Fremont County, Wyo. are named for him.
      Fremont Peak, in Monterey County and San Benito County, California, is named for him.  — Fremont Peak, in Coconino County, Arizona, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, California, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, Ohio, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, Nebraska, is named for him.
      Politician named for him: John F. Hill
      Campaign slogan (1856): "Free Soil, Free Men, Fremont."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by John C. Fremont: Memoirs of My Life and Times
      Books about John C. Fremont: Tom Chaffin, Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire — David Roberts, A Newer World : Kit Carson, John C. Fremont and the Claiming of the American West — Andrew Rolle, John Charles Fremont: Character As Destiny
      Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)


    Ramapo Cemetery
    Ramapo, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Jeremiah Halsey Pierson (1766-1855) — of New York. Born in New Jersey, 1766. U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1821-23. Died in 1855 (age about 89 years). Interment at Ramapo Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Brick Church Cemetery
    Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Beveridge C. Dunlop (1879-1961) — of Spring Valley, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., April 28, 1879. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; textile executive; bank director; member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1914; Presidential Elector for New York, 1916; Presidential Elector for New York, 1916. Christian Reformed. Member, United Spanish War Veterans; Freemasons. Died in Spring Valley, Rockland County, N.Y., July 2, 1961 (age 82 years, 65 days). Interment at Brick Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anna Marvin (1880-1980).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Morton King Lexow (1885-1976) — also known as Morton Lexow — of Suffern, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in South Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y., September 28, 1885. Lawyer; Rockland County District Attorney, 1922-32. Died in Allendale, Bergen County, N.J., February 3, 1976 (age 90 years, 128 days). Interment at Brick Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Clarence Lexow (1852-1910) and Katherine Morton (Ferris) Lexow (1858-1920); married 1918 to May Talbot (1899-1974).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Tappan Church Cemetery
    Tappan, Rockland County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Haring (1739-1809) — of Orange County, N.Y.; Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Tappan, Rockland County, N.Y., September 28, 1739. Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1774; member of New York state senate Middle District, 1781-89; member of New York council of appointment, 1782; delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Orange County, 1788; member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1805-06. Died April 1, 1809 (age 69 years, 185 days). Interment at Tappan Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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