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Steuben County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Steuben County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Addison Rural Cemetery
  • Bath Unknown location
  • Bath Grove Cemetery
  • Canisteo Hillside Cemetery
  • Corning Hope Cemetery Annex
  • Hornby Central Valley Cemetery
  • Hornell Hope Cemetery
  • Hornell Hornell Rural Cemetery
  • Lindley Presho Cemetery
  • Savona Seamans Cemetery
  • South Corning Hope Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Steuben County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Ira Davenport (1841-1904) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Hornellsville (now Hornell), Steuben County, N.Y., June 28, 1841. Republican. Member of New York state senate 27th District, 1878-81; New York state comptroller, 1882-83; defeated, 1883; U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1885-89; candidate for Governor of New York, 1885. Died in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., October 6, 1904 (age 63 years, 100 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Ford (1783-1859) — of Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pa. Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., May 4, 1783. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1824-25; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1829-33; sawmill and grist mill owner. Died in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pa., August 18, 1859 (age 76 years, 106 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Grattan Henry Wheeler (1783-1851) — also known as Grattan H. Wheeler — of Wheeler, Steuben County, N.Y. Born near Providence, Providence County, R.I., August 25, 1783. Whig. Member of New York state assembly, 1821-22, 1824, 1826 (Allegany and Steuben counties 1821-22, Steuben County 1824, 1826); member of New York state senate 6th District, 1828-31; U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1831-33; Presidential Elector for New York, 1840. Died in Wheeler, Steuben County, N.Y., March 11, 1851 (age 67 years, 198 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Silas Wheeler; grandfather of Monroe Wheeler (1849-1922).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rural Cemetery
    Addison, Steuben County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
    Charles W. Gillet Charles William Gillet (1840-1908) — also known as Charles W. Gillet — of Addison, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Addison, Steuben County, N.Y., November 26, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from New York, 1893-1905 (29th District 1893-1903, 33rd District 1903-05). Died December 31, 1908 (age 68 years, 35 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joel D. Gillet and Lucy J. (Patten) Gillet; married to Augusta R. Comstock.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)


    Unknown Locations
    Bath, Steuben County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William Sterling Cole (1904-1987) — also known as W. Sterling Cole — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Painted Post, Steuben County, N.Y., April 18, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1935-57 (37th District 1935-45, 39th District 1945-53, 37th District 1953-57). Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Nu; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Delta Epsilon; Delta Sigma Rho; Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., March 15, 1987 (age 82 years, 331 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Ernest Ethelbert Cole and Minnie (Pierce) Cole; married, July 3, 1929, to Mary Elizabeth Thomas.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Domenick Gabrielli (1912-1994) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., December 13, 1912. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; county judge in New York, 1957-61; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1961-72; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1972-82. Died, of complications of pneumonia, at Villa Mary Immaculate Nursing Home, Albany, Albany County, N.Y., March 25, 1994 (age 81 years, 102 days). Interment somewhere.


    Grove Cemetery
    Bath, Steuben County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Edwin Stewart Underhill (1861-1929) — also known as Edwin S. Underhill — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., October 7, 1861. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1888; U.S. Representative from New York, 1911-15 (33rd District 1911-13, 37th District 1913-15); defeated, 1926; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928. Died, as the result of an automobile accident, in Coopers, Steuben County, N.Y., February 7, 1929 (age 67 years, 123 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anthony Lispenard Underhill and Charlotte Louise (McBeath) Underhill (1832-1894); married 1884 to Minerva Elizabeth Allen (1862-1921); married 1925 to Mary Amelia Allen (1876-1951); father of Edwin Stewart Underhill, Jr. (1890-1960).
      Political family: Underhill family of Bath, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Rumsey (1810-1883) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., December 25, 1810. Whig. Lawyer; Steuben County Surrogate, 1840-44; U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1847-51; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1873-80; appointed 1873. Died in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., March 12, 1883 (age 72 years, 77 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Woods (1790-1837) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1790. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Steuben County, 1823, 1828; U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1823-25. Died in 1837 (age about 47 years). Interment at Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Howell (1792-1871) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., October 16, 1792. Democrat. Postmaster at Bath, N.Y., 1817-21; Steuben County Clerk, 1818-21; lawyer; Steuben County District Attorney, 1829-34, 1836-40; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County, 1832; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1833-35. Died in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., January 30, 1871 (age 78 years, 106 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Reuben Robie (1799-1872) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Corinth, Orange County, Vt., July 15, 1799. Democrat. Merchant; postmaster at Bath, N.Y., 1837-41; Steuben County Treasurer, 1844-47; U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1851-53. Died in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., January 21, 1872 (age 72 years, 190 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Spring Hubbell (1801-1873) — also known as William S. Hubbell — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Painted Post, Steuben County, N.Y., January 17, 1801. Democrat. Banker; postmaster at Bath, N.Y., 1829-35; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County, 1841; U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1843-45. Died in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., November 16, 1873 (age 72 years, 303 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Campbell (1808-1870) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., May 1, 1808. Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1859-62. Died in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., July 16, 1870 (age 62 years, 76 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery.
      Dugald Cameron (1775-1828) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Inverness, Scotland, 1775. Postmaster at Bath, N.Y., 1800-05; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County, 1828; died in office 1828. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., March 30, 1828 (age about 52 years). Interment at Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Anthony Lispenard Underhill (1830-1902) — also known as Anthony L. Underhill — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Veteran, Chemung County, N.Y., May 9, 1830. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; Presidential Elector for New York, 1884; postmaster at Bath, N.Y., 1886-90; village president of Bath, New York, 1891-92. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 9, 1902 (age 71 years, 304 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Augustus Underhill (1793-1879) and Portia Maria (Brooks) Underhill (1806-1850); married, May 2, 1851, to Charlotte Louise McBeath (1832-1894); father of Edwin Stewart Underhill (1861-1929); grandfather of Edwin Stewart Underhill, Jr..
      Political family: Underhill family of Bath, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edwin Stewart Underhill, Jr. (1890-1960) — also known as E. Stewart Underhill — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., April 18, 1890. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932. Died in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., August 31, 1960 (age 70 years, 135 days). Original interment at Hope Cemetery, South Corning, N.Y.; reinterment in 1993 at Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edwin Stewart Underhill (1861-1929) and Minerva Elizabeth (Allen) Underhill (1862-1921); married 1923 to Florence Winner (1898-1993); grandson of Anthony Lispenard Underhill.
      Political family: Underhill family of Bath, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hillside Cemetery
    Canisteo, Steuben County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Norman Harvey (1919-1996) — of New York. Born in Canisteo, Steuben County, N.Y., 1919. Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1968-93; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, 1984-93. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Florida Hospital, Haines City, Polk County, Fla., February 18, 1996 (age about 76 years). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.


    Hope Cemetery Annex
    Corning, Steuben County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Alanson B. Houghton Alanson Bigelow Houghton (1863-1941) — also known as Alanson B. Houghton — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., October 10, 1863. Republican. President, Corning Glass Works, 1910-18; vice-president, Ephraim Creek Coal and Coke Company; director, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912, 1924, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee); Presidential Elector for New York, 1916; U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1919-22; U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1922-25; Great Britain, 1925-29; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1928. Died in South Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., September 15, 1941 (age 77 years, 340 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery Annex.
      Relatives: Son of Amory Houghton, Jr. and Ellen Ann (Bigelow) Houghton; married, June 25, 1890, to Adelaide Wellington; father of Amory Houghton (1899-1981); grandfather of Amory Houghton, Jr. (1926-).
      Political family: Houghton family of Corning, New York.
      Cross-reference: Guy W. Cheney
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Alanson B. Houghton (built 1944, scrapped 1972) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Books about Alanson B. Houghton: Jeffrey J. Matthews, Alanson B. Houghton : Ambassador of the New Era
      Image source: Time Magazine, April 5, 1926


    Central Valley Cemetery
    Hornby, Steuben County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John B. M. Stephens (1857-1933) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in New York, December 24, 1857. Republican. Monroe County Special County Judge, 1901; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1919-26. Died in Steuben County, N.Y., June 21, 1933 (age 75 years, 179 days). Interment at Central Valley Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hope Cemetery
    Hornell, Steuben County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Horace Bemis (1827-1888) — of Hornellsville (now Hornell), Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Dummerston, Windham County, Vt., September, 1827. Member of New York state assembly from Steuben County 3rd District, 1863, 1865. Died in Hornellsville (now Hornell), Steuben County, N.Y., January 13, 1888 (age 60 years, 0 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Bemis (1791-1851) and Rhoda (Sargent) Bemis (1799-1878); married to Caroline S. Bruce and Sarah Washburn; second cousin five times removed of Roger Sherman (1721-1793).
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jerry E. B. Santee (1850-1928) — of Hornellsville (now Hornell), Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Cameron, Steuben County, N.Y., February 28, 1850. Banker; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County 2nd District, 1876-77, 1904-06. Died in Steuben County, N.Y., 1928 (age about 78 years). Interment at Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Santee (1817-1890) and Rachel (Stephens) Santee (1823-1905); married to Mary E. Bentley (1850-1915); first cousin of Emma Santee (who married Alphonso Alva Hopkins); second cousin once removed of Charles Burton Santee (1864-1943).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Hornell Rural Cemetery
    Almond Road
    Hornell, Steuben County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Fay Rockwell (1886-1950) — also known as Robert F. Rockwell — of Paonia, Delta County, Colo. Born in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., February 11, 1886. Republican. Member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1917-21; member of Colorado state senate, 1921-23, 1939-41; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1923-25; candidate for Governor of Colorado, 1930; U.S. Representative from Colorado 4th District, 1941-49; defeated, 1948. Member, Grange. Died in Paonia, Delta County, Colo., September 28, 1950 (age 64 years, 229 days). Interment at Hornell Rural Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Leon F. Wheatley Leon F. Wheatley (1872-1944) — of Hornell, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in West Franklin, Armstrong County, Pa., February 20, 1872. Republican. Dry goods merchant; bank director; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County 2nd District, 1922-26; member of New York state senate 43rd District, 1927-32; mayor of Hornell, N.Y., 1934-37. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Hornell, Steuben County, N.Y., December 19, 1944 (age 72 years, 303 days). Interment at Hornell Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Wheatley and Geraldine Wheatley; married, May 17, 1898, to Mary Elizabeth Burt.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: New York Red Book 1924
      Milo M. Acker (1853-1922) — of Hornell, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Hartsville, Steuben County, N.Y., October 3, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; director, First National Bank of Hornell; vice-president, Urbana Wine Co. ; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County 2nd District, 1888-91; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 27th District, 1894; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1922 (age about 68 years). Interment at Hornell Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hugh J. Acker and Huldah (Call) Acker; married, October 9, 1890, to Mary W. Clarke (1857-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Presho Cemetery
    Lindley, Steuben County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Joshua Daniel Mercereau (1759-1857) — also known as Joshua Mercereau; Joshua Mersereau, Jr. — of Chenango County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., June 8, 1759. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state assembly from Chenango County, 1801-02. Died in Tioga County, Pa., January 20, 1857 (age 97 years, 226 days). Interment at Presho Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joshua Mersereau (1728-1804) and Sophia (LaGrange) Mersereau (1733-1770); married to Dinah Garretson (1769-1822); father of John Garrison Mersereau; grandfather of Edward Casterline Mercereau; first cousin of Jacob Mersereau, Paul Mersereau and Peter Mersereau (1788-1879); first cousin once removed of David Mersereau and Joshua Mersereau (1804-1882); second cousin once removed of Cornelius Mersereau; second cousin four times removed of Claude Middleton Mersereau.
      Political family: Mersereau family of Staten Island, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Seamans Cemetery
    Savona, Steuben County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Ernest E. Cole (1871-1949) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Savona, Steuben County, N.Y., November 18, 1871. Republican. School principal; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County 1st District, 1920-22; member of New York state senate 43rd District, 1923-26; New York Commissioner of Education, 1940. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Odd Fellows. Died in 1949 (age about 77 years). Interment at Seamans Cemetery.


    Hope Cemetery
    South Corning, Steuben County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Hayt Pratt (1864-1932) — also known as Harry H. Pratt — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., November 11, 1864. Republican. Newspaper editor; postmaster at Corning, N.Y., 1905-14; U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1915-19. Died in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., November 13, 1932 (age 68 years, 2 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Atwater Johnson (1804-1872) — also known as Thomas A. Johnson — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Massachusetts, 1804. Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1847-72; died in office 1872. Died in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., December 5, 1872 (age about 68 years). Interment at Hope Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Stephen T. Hayt — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1860, 1868, 1884; member of New York state senate 27th District, 1864-66; Liberal Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1872. Interment at Hope Cemetery.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Edwin Stewart Underhill, Jr. (1890-1960) — also known as E. Stewart Underhill — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., April 18, 1890. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932. Died in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., August 31, 1960 (age 70 years, 135 days). Original interment at Hope Cemetery; reinterment in 1993 at Grove Cemetery, Bath, N.Y.
      Relatives: Son of Edwin Stewart Underhill (1861-1929) and Minerva Elizabeth (Allen) Underhill (1862-1921); married 1923 to Florence Winner (1898-1993); grandson of Anthony Lispenard Underhill.
      Political family: Underhill family of Bath, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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