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Yates County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Yates County

Index to Locations

  • Benton Center Benton Rural Cemetery
  • Dundee Hillside Cemetery
  • Middlesex Overacker's Cemetery
  • Penn Yan Lake View Cemetery
  • Penn Yan St. Michael's Cemetery
  • Near Penn Yan City Hill Cemetery
  • Rock Stream Rock Stream Cemetery
  • Rushville Rushville Cemetery
  • Starkey Eddytown Cemetery


    Benton Rural Cemetery
    Havens Corners Road
    Benton Center, Yates County, New York
    Founded 1797
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Llewellyn James Barden (1853-1938) — also known as Llewellyn J. Barden — of Gage, Yates County, N.Y.; Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Benton, Yates County, N.Y., April 15, 1853. Member of New York state assembly from Yates County, 1909-10. Died in Arizona, July 12, 1938 (age 85 years, 88 days). Interment at Benton Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Margaret E. (Bryce) Barden (1828-1907) and Martin William Barden (1830-1915); married, November 19, 1874, to Jane Eliza 'Jennie' Barden (1853-1947).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hillside Cemetery
    Dundee, Yates County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Tuttle Andrews (1803-1894) — also known as John T. Andrews — of Dundee, Yates County, N.Y. Born in Greene County, N.Y., May 29, 1803. Democrat. Steuben County Sheriff, 1834-36; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1837-39. Died in Dundee, Yates County, N.Y., June 11, 1894 (age 91 years, 13 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Overacker's Cemetery
    Middlesex, Yates County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
    James H. Underwood James H. Underwood (1873-1950) — of Middlesex, Yates County, N.Y. Born in Middlesex, Yates County, N.Y., December 25, 1873. Republican. Farmer; member of New York state assembly from Yates County, 1924-25. Died in 1950 (age about 76 years). Interment at Overacker's Cemetery.
      Image source: New York Red Book 1924


    Lake View Cemetery
    W. Lake Rd.
    Penn Yan, Yates County, New York
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1996
    Politicians buried here:
      Joshua Lee (1783-1842) — of Yates County, N.Y. Born in Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y., 1783. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1816-17, 1833 (Ontario County 1816-17, Yates County 1833); U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1835-37. Died December 29, 1842 (age about 59 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Morrison Oliver (1792-1863) — also known as William M. Oliver — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y. Born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H., October 15, 1792. Democrat. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in New York, 1823-28, 1838-45; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1827-30; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1830; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1841-43. Died in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., July 21, 1863 (age 70 years, 279 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Daniel Morris (1812-1889) — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1812. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Yates County, 1859; U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1863-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872. Died in 1889 (age about 77 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew Oliver (1815-1889) — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1815. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1853-57. Died in 1889 (age about 74 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Elijah Spencer (1775-1852) — of Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Columbia County, N.Y., 1775. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1818-19; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1821-23. Died in Benton, Yates County, N.Y., December 15, 1852 (age about 77 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Stewart Ellsworth (1790-1863) — also known as Samuel S. Ellsworth — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y. Born in Pownal, Bennington County, Vt., October 13, 1790. Democrat. Yates County Judge, 1824-29; member of New York state assembly from Yates County, 1840; U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1845-47. Died in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., June 4, 1863 (age 72 years, 234 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Darius Adams Ogden (1813-1889) — also known as Darius A. Ogden — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y. Born in King Ferry, Cayuga County, N.Y., August 14, 1813. Democrat. Postmaster at Penn Yan, N.Y., 1843-49; U.S. Consul in Honolulu, 1854-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860; member of New York state assembly from Yates County, 1862. Died in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., May 4, 1889 (age 75 years, 263 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ezekiel Ogden (1772-1824) and Abigail (Brandt) Ogden (1775-1860); married to Judith Anna Lawrence (1815-1894); father of Darius Adams Ogden, Jr. (1850-1918) and Charles Edwin Ogden.
      Political family: Ogden family of Penn Yan, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Washington Wolcott (1811-1885) — also known as George W. Wolcott — of Yates County, N.Y.; Barrington, Yates County, N.Y. Born in Ulster County, N.Y., February 1, 1811. Member of New York state assembly from Yates County, 1846. Died in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., February 21, 1885 (age 74 years, 20 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of Elisha Wolcott (1774-1856) and Anna (Hull) Wolcott (1780-1857); married 1849 to Flora Shaw (1829-1915); second great-grandnephew of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin thrice removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; second cousin twice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin; third cousin once removed of Samuel Clesson Allen, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; third cousin twice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Pierpont Edwards, Daniel Pitkin and Henry Augustus Wolcott; fourth cousin of John William Allen, Elisha Hunt Allen, James Samuel Wadsworth, Henry Titus Backus, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); fourth cousin once removed of John Davenport, Aaron Burr, James Davenport, Theodore Dwight, Timothy Pitkin, Henry Waggaman Edwards, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, William Fessenden Allen, Charles Frederick Wadsworth, James Wolcott Wadsworth, Edward Oliver Wolcott, Alfred Wolcott and Frederick Hobbes Allen (1858-1937).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Darius Adams Ogden, Jr. (1850-1918) — also known as Darius A. Ogden, Jr. — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y.; Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., March 10, 1850. Democrat. Postmaster at Penn Yan, N.Y., 1886-90. Died in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., September 24, 1918 (age 68 years, 198 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Darius Adams Ogden and Judith Anna (Lawrence) Ogden (1815-1894); brother of Charles Edwin Ogden (1859-1934).
      Political family: Ogden family of Penn Yan, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gilbert Hedges Baker (1870-1939) — also known as Gilbert H. Baker — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y. Born in Milo, Yates County, N.Y., April 10, 1870. Democrat. Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1918, 1927; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924. Died in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., November 29, 1939 (age 69 years, 233 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gilbert D. Baker (1831-1902) and Eliza (Hedges) Baker (1847-1913); married to Carrie Veeder (1877-1913) and Ethel Ellen Montgomery (1879-1967).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Homer M. Fullager — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936. Interment at Lake View Cemetery.


    St. Michael's Cemetery
    Penn Yan, Yates County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Carmody (1859-1922) — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y.; New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Milo, Yates County, N.Y., October 9, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; Yates County District Attorney, 1889; chief examiner, New York State Civil Service Commission, 1893-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904, 1912; New York state attorney general, 1911-14; resigned 1914. Catholic. Died, of pneumonia, in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., January 22, 1922 (age 62 years, 105 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Caviston (died 1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    City Hill Cemetery
    Near Penn Yan, Yates County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William Babcock (1785-1838) — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y. Born in Hinsdale, Cheshire County, N.H., 1785. Merchant; Yates County Treasurer, 1823; U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1831-33; hotel-keeper. Died in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., October 20, 1838 (age about 53 years). Interment at City Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rock Stream Cemetery
    Rock Stream, Yates County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John De Witt Warner (1851-1925) — also known as J. De Witt Warner — of New York. Born in New York, 1851. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York, 1891-95 (11th District 1891-93, 13th District 1893-95). Died in 1925 (age about 74 years). Interment at Rock Stream Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rushville Cemetery
    Rushville, Yates County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Vernon Wilson Blodgett (1899-1988) — also known as Vernon W. Blodgett — of Rushville, Yates County, N.Y. Born in Rushville, Yates County, N.Y., December 2, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; member of New York state assembly from Yates County, 1946-58. Member, American Legion; Grange; Freemasons. Died May 30, 1988 (age 88 years, 180 days). Interment at Rushville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 10, 1924, to Charrie Johnson (died 1929); married, December 18, 1931, to Mildred Zavitz.
      Addison T. Halstead — of Rushville, Yates County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924. Interment at Rushville Cemetery.


    Eddytown Cemetery
    Starkey, Yates County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      James Huntington (1797-1885) — of Big Stream Point, Yates County, N.Y.; Dundee, Yates County, N.Y. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., December 21, 1797. Whig. Farmer; member of New York state senate 25th District, 1856-57. Died in Dundee, Yates County, N.Y., August 4, 1885 (age 87 years, 226 days). Interment at Eddytown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Huntington (1763-1815) and Mary (Corning) Huntington; brother of Nathaniel Huntington (1793-1828) and Elisha Mills Huntington; married, March 1, 1826, to Julia Holden; married, November 4, 1833, to Cynthia Tuttle; grandnephew of Samuel Huntington; great-granduncle of Helen Huntington Hull; first cousin once removed of Samuel H. Huntington; first cousin twice removed of William Barret Ridgely; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin twice removed of Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin once removed of John Davenport, Ebenezer Huntington, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Abel Huntington and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Adams; fourth cousin of William Woodbridge, Zina Hyde, Jr., Jabez Williams Huntington, Isaac Backus, Theodore Davenport, Charles Phelps Huntington and Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877); fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Allen, Chauncey Goodrich, Elizur Goodrich, Augustus Seymour Porter, Samuel Nicholls Smallwood, Peter Buell Porter, John Hall Brockway, Robert Coit, Jr., Thomas Worcester Hyde, Alonzo Mark Leffingwell, Abial Lathrop, Roger Wolcott and William Clark Huntington.
      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


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