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Wayne County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wayne County

Index to Locations

  • Clyde Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Lyons Elmwood Cemetery
  • Lyons Rural Cemetery
  • Lyons South Lyons Cemetery
  • Marion Marion Cemetery
  • Newark Newark Cemetery
  • Palmyra Palmyra Cemetery
  • Palmyra St. Ann's Cemetery
  • Palmyra Village Cemetery
  • Sodus Rural Cemetery


    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Clyde, Wayne County, New York
    Founded 1859
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Cowles (1823-1901) — of New York. Born in Otisco, Onondaga County, N.Y., December 6, 1823. Republican. County judge in New York, 1860; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1869-71. Died in Clyde, Wayne County, N.Y., January 20, 1901 (age 77 years, 45 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Howard Arthur Bowman (1894-1971) — also known as Howard A. Bowman — of Clyde, Wayne County, N.Y. Born in Clyde, Wayne County, N.Y., January 11, 1894. U.S. Vice Consul in Danzig, 1921-24; Trieste, 1924-29; U.S. Consul in Trieste, 1929-31; Sault SAINTE Marie, 1931-32; Mexicali, as of 1938; Cali, as of 1943; Poznan, as of 1947. Member, Beta Gamma Sigma; American Legion. Died in Monterey, Monterey County, Calif., March 4, 1971 (age 77 years, 52 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Chester Henry Bowman (1845-1933) and Sophia (Feezlear) Bowman (1846-1918); married, March 16, 1922, to Alma Melchert (1894-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Elmwood Cemetery
    Lyons, Wayne County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Winslow Dunwell (1850-1907) — also known as James W. Dunwell; Jimmy Dunwell — of Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y. Born in East Newark, Wayne County, N.Y., December 18, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; counsel to the New York Central Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1896-1907; died in office 1907. Died in Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y., May 22, 1907 (age 56 years, 155 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Charles Tappan Dunwell (1852-1908).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rural Cemetery
    Lyons, Wayne County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Milton Holley (1802-1848) — also known as John M. Holley — of Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., November 10, 1802. Whig. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Wayne County, 1838, 1841; Wayne County District Attorney, 1842-45; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1847-48; defeated, 1844; died in office 1848. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 8, 1848 (age 45 years, 119 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    South Lyons Cemetery
    Lyons, Wayne County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Dorsey (1757-1823) — of Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Elkridge, Howard County, Md., March 6, 1757. Member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1809-10. Died in Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y., May 16, 1823 (age 66 years, 71 days). Interment at South Lyons Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Dorsey (1730-1790) and Elizabeth (Ridgely) Dorsey (1737-1761); married, February 17, 1779, to Eleanor Dorsey (1761-1834); father of Andrew Dorsey; first cousin of Richard Ridgely; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin H. Ridgely; second cousin of Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855); second cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey; second cousin twice removed of George Riggs Gaither, Jr.; second cousin four times removed of Albin Owings, Jr., Eli Huston Brown, Jr. and Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; second cousin five times removed of Eli Huston Brown III and John T. Poffenbarger; third cousin of Alexander Warfield and Clement F. Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873) and Alexander Warfield Dorsey; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936).
      Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Marion Cemetery
    Marion, Wayne County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Elias Durfee (1796-1864) — of Wayne County, N.Y.; Marion, Wayne County, N.Y. Born in Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y., March 9, 1796. Whig. Member of New York state assembly from Wayne County, 1846. Died in Marion, Wayne County, N.Y., June 1, 1864 (age 68 years, 84 days). Interment at Marion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Pardon Durfee (1770-1828) and Ruth (Reeves) Durfee (1775-1858); married to Mercy Mason (1802-1860); first cousin of Elihu Durfee; first cousin once removed of Henry Rees Durfee; first cousin twice removed of David Melvin Durfee; first cousin thrice removed of Gideon Wanton; second cousin of Job Durfee; fourth cousin of Nathaniel Briggs Durfee; fourth cousin once removed of Dudley Emerson Cornell (1837-1911), Bradford Kirk Durfee and Charles W. Durfee.
      Political families: Durfee-Wanton family of Newport, Rhode Island; Cornell family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Newark Cemetery
    Newark, Wayne County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    John Randolph John Leffingwell Randolph (1878-1954) — also known as John Randolph — of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Warsaw, Wyoming County, N.Y., June 5, 1878. Newspaper correspondent; U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, 1917; U.S. Consul in Tiflis, as of 1919-21; Baghdad, as of 1924-29; Quebec City, as of 1932-38; U.S. Consul General in Belfast, 1939-41; Edmonton, as of 1943. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., 1954 (age about 76 years). Interment at Newark Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Burnett Howe Randolph (1841-1904) and Catherine Melissa 'Kittie' (Leffingwell) Randolph (1844-1914); married, August 17, 1929, to Persis S. Schramm; nephew of Alonzo Mark Leffingwell; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Huntington and Luther Walter Badger; third cousin twice removed of Zina Hyde, Jr. and Millard Fillmore; third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, James Davenport, Joshua Coit, Samuel H. Huntington, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Daniel Webster, Bela Edgerton and Heman Ticknor; fourth cousin once removed of William Woodbridge, Isaac Backus, Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877), Augustus Brandegee, Thomas Worcester Hyde, John Foster Dulles and Allen Welsh Dulles.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1921)
      Esbon Blackmar (1805-1857) — of Wayne County, N.Y. Born in Freehold, Greene County, N.Y., June 19, 1805. Merchant; member of New York state assembly from Wayne County, 1838, 1841; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1848-49. Accidentally drowned in a well, in Newark, Wayne County, N.Y., November 19, 1857 (age 52 years, 153 days). Interment at Newark Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abel Edward Blackmar (1771-1843) and Polly (Trowbridge) Blackmar (1779-1861); married to Arabella Reed (1804-1861); uncle of Abel Edward Blackmar (1852-1931).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Palmyra Cemetery
    Palmyra, Wayne County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Christopher Brainerd Walker (1824-1888) — also known as Charles C. B. Walker — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Drewsville, Walpole, Cheshire County, N.H., June 27, 1824. Democrat. Contractor; lumber and hardware merchant; postmaster at Corning, N.Y., 1856-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860, 1872; U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1875-77; New York Democratic state chair, 1886-87. Died in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., January 26, 1888 (age 63 years, 213 days). Interment at Palmyra Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Rees Durfee (1840-1915) — also known as Henry R. Durfee — of Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y. Born in Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y., October 5, 1840. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Wayne County 2nd District, 1871; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 26th District, 1894. Died in Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y., December 24, 1915 (age 75 years, 80 days). Interment at Palmyra Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bailey Durfee (1809-1864) and Abigail A. (Rees) Durfee (1811-1895); married to Mary G. Hatch (1845-1939); first cousin once removed of Elias Durfee and Elihu Durfee; first cousin four times removed of Gideon Wanton (1693-1767); second cousin once removed of Job Durfee and David Melvin Durfee; fourth cousin once removed of Nathaniel Briggs Durfee.
      Political families: Durfee-Wanton family of Newport, Rhode Island; Cornell family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Ann's Cemetery
    Palmyra, Wayne County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Harold P. Burke (1895-1981) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., June 6, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from Monroe County 4th District, 1929; candidate for New York state senate 46th District, 1930; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of New York, 1937-81; took senior status 1981. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., July 17, 1981 (age 86 years, 41 days). Interment at St. Ann's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Burke and Jennie (Noonan) Burke; married, June 30, 1927, to Margaret M. McKay.
      See also federal judicial profile


    Village Cemetery
    Palmyra, Wayne County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Martin Butterfield (1790-1866) — of Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y. Born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, N.H., December 8, 1790. Hardware business; rope and cordage manufacturer; Presidential Elector for New York, 1848; U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1859-61. Died in Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y., August 6, 1866 (age 75 years, 241 days). Interment at Village Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rural Cemetery
    Sodus, Wayne County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Byram Green (1786-1865) — of Ontario County, N.Y. Born in East Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire County, Mass., April 15, 1786. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; circuit judge in New York, 1814; member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1816-17, 1818-20, 1821-22; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1823-24; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1843-45. Died in Sodus, Wayne County, N.Y., October 18, 1865 (age 79 years, 186 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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