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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Constitution Gravel Bank Cemetery
  • Hohman St. Patrick's Cemetery
  • Marietta Harmar Cemetery
  • Marietta Mound Cemetery
  • Marietta Oak Grove Cemetery


    Gravel Bank Cemetery
    Constitution, Washington County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Ephraim Cutler (1767-1853) — of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Born in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Mass., April 13, 1767. Whig. Member of Northwest Territory legislature, 1801; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Washington County, 1802; only member of the 1802 Ohio convention to vote "no" on statehood; cast the deciding vote that kept slavery out of Ohio.; delegate to Whig National Convention from Ohio, 1839. Died in Ohio, July 8, 1853 (age 86 years, 86 days). Interment at Gravel Bank Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary (Balch) Cutler (1740-1815) and Manasseh Cutler (1742-1823); married to Leah Atwood (1765-1807) and Sally Parker (1777-1846); grandfather of Rufus R. Dawes; great-grandfather of Charles Gates Dawes, Rufus Cutler Dawes and Beman Gates Dawes.
      Political family: Upson-Dawes family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Patrick's Cemetery
    Hohman, Washington County, Ohio
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Raphael Placidus Deegan (1892-1959) — also known as Raphael P. Deegan — of Benwood, Marshall County, W.Va. Born in Benwood, Marshall County, W.Va., October 5, 1892. Democrat. Grocer; mayor of Benwood, W.Va., 1941-51; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Marshall County, 1942. Died, from adenocarcinoma of left lung, in a hospital at Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., December 2, 1959 (age 67 years, 58 days). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adelia (Cooper) Deegan (1855-1935) and Michael Francis Deegan (1860-1923); married to Mary F. Muth (1894-1983); father of Raphael Muth Deegan (1918-1993).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Harmar Cemetery
    Marietta, Washington County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Levi Barber (1777-1833) — of Washington County, Ohio. Born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., October 16, 1777. Member of Ohio state house of representatives from Washington County, 1806; U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1817-19, 1821-23. Died in Harmar (now part of Marietta), Washington County, Ohio, April 23, 1833 (age 55 years, 189 days). Interment at Harmar Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Paul Fearing (1762-1822) — of Ohio. Born in Wareham, Plymouth County, Mass., February 28, 1762. Member of Northwest Territory legislature, 1799-1801; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Northwest Territory, 1801-03. Died in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, August 21, 1822 (age 60 years, 174 days). Interment at Harmar Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mound Cemetery
    Marietta, Washington County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. (1764-1825) — also known as Return J. Meigs, Jr. — of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Born in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., November 17, 1764. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Marietta, Ohio, 1794-95; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1803-04, 1808-09; resigned 1804; federal judge, 1807-08; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1808-10; Governor of Ohio, 1810-14; U.S. Postmaster General, 1814-23. Member, Freemasons. Died in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, March 29, 1825 (age 60 years, 132 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joanna (Winborn) Meigs (1740-1773) and Return Jonathan Meigs, Sr.; father of Mary Sophia Meigs (1793-1863; who married John George Jackson (1777-1825)); uncle of Return Jonathan Meigs III; first cousin of Henry Meigs; first cousin once removed of Henry Meigs, Jr..
      Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Meigs County, Ohio is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Hunt (1765-1807) — of New Hampshire. Born in Charlestown, Sullivan County, N.H., July 8, 1765. Lawyer; farmer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1802-03; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1802-05. Died, from yellow fever, in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, July 7, 1807 (age 41 years, 364 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Augustus Whittlesey (1796-1866) — of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., July 14, 1796. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1839-40; U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1849-51; mayor of Marietta, Ohio, 1856, 1860, 1862. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 6, 1866 (age 70 years, 115 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Elisha Whittlesey (1783-1863).
      Political family: Whittlesey family of New York and Connecticut.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Rufus Putnam — of Washington County, Ohio. U.S. Surveyor-General, appointed by George Washington; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Washington County, 1802. Interment at Mound Cemetery.


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Marietta, Washington County, Ohio
    Founded 1861
    Politicians buried here:
      George White (1872-1953) — of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., August 21, 1872. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1905-08; U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1911-15, 1917-19; defeated, 1906, 1908; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1920-21; member of Democratic National Committee from Ohio, 1921; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924, 1940; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1928, 1938; Governor of Ohio, 1931-35; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932. Died December 15, 1953 (age 81 years, 116 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      James Mitchell Varnum (1748-1789) — Born in Dracut, Middlesex County, Mass., December 17, 1748. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Rhode Island, 1780; justice of Northwest Territory supreme court, 1788-89. Died January 10, 1789 (age 40 years, 24 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment in 1871 at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Joseph Bradley Varnum (1751-1821).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Crane William O'Neill (1916-1978) — also known as C. William O'Neill — of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, February 14, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1939-50; Speaker of the Ohio State House of Representatives, 1947-48; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Ohio state attorney general, 1951-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952 (speaker), 1956; Governor of Ohio, 1957-59; defeated, 1958; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1960. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Kappa Delta; Delta Upsilon; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Grange; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died August 20, 1978 (age 62 years, 187 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Thompson O'Neill and Jessie (Arnold) O'Neill; married, July 29, 1945, to Betty Estelle Hewson.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Adoniram Judson Warner (1834-1910) — also known as Adoniram J. Warner — of Ohio. Born in Wales, Erie County, N.Y., January 13, 1834. Democrat. School principal; superintendent of schools; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1879-81, 1883-87 (13th District 1879-81, 15th District 1883-85, 17th District 1885-87); defeated, 1880; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1896; engaged in street railway construction in Washington, D.C., and railroad construction in Ohio. Died in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, August 12, 1910 (age 76 years, 211 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Adoniram Judson
      Relatives: Father of Frances Elizabeth Warner (who married Charles Montgomery Hathaway, Jr. (1874-?)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Rufus R. Dawes (1838-1899) — of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Born in Malta, Morgan County, Ohio, July 4, 1838. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber business; U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1881-83. Member, Loyal Legion. Died in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, August 2, 1899 (age 61 years, 29 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Dawes (1804-1867) and Sarah (Cutler) Dawes (1809-1896); married to Mary Beman Gates (1842-1921); father of Charles Gates Dawes (1865-1951), Rufus Cutler Dawes and Beman Gates Dawes; grandson of Ephraim Cutler; great-grandson of Manasseh Cutler; fourth cousin of Tewksbury Loring Swett.
      Political families: Upson-Dawes family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Parker Cutler (1812-1889) — also known as William P. Cutler — of Washington County, Ohio. Born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, July 12, 1812. Republican. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Washington County, 1850-51; member of Ohio state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1861-63. Died in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, April 11, 1889 (age 76 years, 273 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Williamson Voris (1832-1911).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Pitt Richardson (1824-1886) — also known as William P. Richardson — of Washington County, Ohio. Born in 1824. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; Ohio state attorney general, 1865; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 15th Ohio District, 1867. Died in 1886 (age about 62 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: William Pitt
    Rufus C. Dawes Rufus Cutler Dawes (1867-1940) — also known as Rufus C. Dawes — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, July 30, 1867. Republican. Organizer and manager of gas and electric light utilities; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 6th District, 1920-22; president of the 1933 Chicago world's fair (A Century of Progress Exposition); also president of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 8, 1940 (age 72 years, 162 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rufus R. Dawes and Mary Beman (Gates) Dawes (1842-1921); brother of Charles Gates Dawes and Beman Gates Dawes; married, June 3, 1893, to Helen Palmer; great-grandson of Ephraim Cutler; second great-grandson of Manasseh Cutler (1742-1823); second cousin four times removed of Amaziah Brainard; second cousin five times removed of Henry Champion and Epaphroditus Champion; third cousin thrice removed of Leveret Brainard; fourth cousin once removed of Tewksbury Loring Swett.
      Political family: Upson-Dawes family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Time Magazine, May 22, 1933


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