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Jefferson County
Ohio

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jefferson County

Index to Locations

  • Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Short Creek Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Updegraff Cemetery
  • Steubenville Union Cemetery


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      William Bates Francis (1860-1954) — also known as William B. Francis — of Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Updegraff, Jefferson County, Ohio, October 25, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1904; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1911-15. Died in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., December 5, 1954 (age 94 years, 41 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Julia E. Mitchell.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Short Creek Cemetery
    Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonathan Taylor Updegraff (1822-1882) — also known as Jonathan T. Updegraff — of Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1822. Republican. Member of Ohio state senate 22nd District, 1872-73; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1879-82 (18th District 1879-81, 16th District 1881-82); died in office 1882. Died November 30, 1882 (age about 60 years). Original interment at Updegraff Cemetery; reinterment in 1926 at Short Creek Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Updegraff Cemetery
    Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Jonathan Taylor Updegraff (1822-1882) — also known as Jonathan T. Updegraff — of Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1822. Republican. Member of Ohio state senate 22nd District, 1872-73; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1879-82 (18th District 1879-81, 16th District 1881-82); died in office 1882. Died November 30, 1882 (age about 60 years). Original interment at Updegraff Cemetery; reinterment in 1926 at Short Creek Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Union Cemetery
    1720 W. Market St. & Lincoln Ave.
    Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1987
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Moody McCook (1833-1909) — also known as Edward M. McCook — of Colorado. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, June 15, 1833. Republican. Member of Kansas territorial House of Representatives, 1859; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Hawaiian Islands, 1866-68; Governor of Colorado Territory, 1869-73, 1874-75; member of Republican National Committee from Colorado Territory, 1872-. Died of Bright's disease, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 9, 1909 (age 76 years, 86 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Anson George McCook; married to Mary Thompson (sister-in-law of Charles Adams); first cousin of George Wythe McCook (c.1820-1877) and Edwin Stanton McCook.
      Political family: McCook family of Steubenville, Ohio.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Benjamin Tappan (1773-1857) — of Ravenna, Trumbull County (now Portage County), Ohio; Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., May 25, 1773. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate from Trumbull County, 1803-04; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1816-23; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1826; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1832; U.S. District Judge for Ohio, 1833; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1839-45. Censured by the Senate on May 10, 1844, over his disclosure to the New York Evening Post of a secret message from President John Tyler outlining terms for the annexation of Texas. Died in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, April 20, 1857 (age 83 years, 330 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Tappan (1747-1831) and Sarah (Homes) Tappan (1748-1826); married, March 20, 1801, to Nancy Wright (1778-1822; sister of John Crafts Wright); uncle of Susannah Tappan (who married Hiram Barney (1811-1895)); fourth cousin of Mason Weare Tappan.
      Political family: Tappan-Merrill-Wright family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      Joseph John Gill (1846-1920) — also known as Joseph J. Gill — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, September 21, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; banker; manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1899-1903; resigned 1903. Died in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, May 22, 1920 (age 73 years, 244 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Benjamin Franklin Murphy (1867-1938) — also known as B. Frank Murphy — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, December 24, 1867. Republican. Shoe store owner; real estate business; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1919-33; defeated, 1932, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936. Methodist. Died, of myocarditis, in Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Md., March 6, 1938 (age 70 years, 72 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Son of Charles F. Murphy and Mary E. (Beasley) Murphy; married to Mame M. Barcus.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Anson George McCook (1835-1917) — also known as Anson G. McCook — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, October 10, 1835. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1877-83; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., December 30, 1917 (age 82 years, 81 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Edward Moody McCook (1833-1909); first cousin of George Wythe McCook and Edwin Stanton McCook.
      Political family: McCook family of Steubenville, Ohio.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Christopher Parsons Wolcott (1820-1863) — also known as Christopher P. Wolcott — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born December 12, 1820. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856; Ohio state attorney general, 1856-61. Died April 4, 1863 (age 42 years, 113 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Columbus Wolcott (1787-1853) and Susan (Blinn) Wolcott; married, April 18, 1844, to Pamphlia Stanton (1829-1899); great-grandnephew of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; second great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin twice removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of John William Allen, James Samuel Wadsworth, Henry Titus Backus, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Charles Frederick Wadsworth, James Wolcott Wadsworth, Edward Oliver Wolcott and Alfred Wolcott; third cousin twice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Daniel Pitkin, James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. and Selden Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of James Jermiah Wadsworth and Frederic Lincoln Chapin; fourth cousin of Elisha Hunt Allen and George Washington Wolcott; fourth cousin once removed of James Hillhouse, Timothy Pitkin, Edmund Holcomb, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen (1858-1937).
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Conger-Hungerford family; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Stokely (1796-1861) — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Pennsylvania, 1796. Republican. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1841-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1860. Died in 1861 (age about 65 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Cochran McCauslen (1796-1863) — of Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1796. Democrat. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1843-45. Died in 1863 (age about 67 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew Stuart (1823-1872) — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., August 3, 1823. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 21st District, 1853-55. Died April 30, 1872 (age 48 years, 271 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Wythe McCook (c.1820-1877) — also known as George W. McCook — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born about 1820. Democrat. Ohio state attorney general, 1854-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in 1877 (age about 57 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Edwin Stanton McCook (1837-1873); first cousin of Edward Moody McCook and Anson George McCook.
      Political family: McCook family of Steubenville, Ohio.

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