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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bedford County

Index to Locations

  • Unknown location
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Bedford Bedford Cemetery
  • Bedford Old Presbyterian Graveyard
  • Bedford Trinity Churchyard
  • Breezewood Unknown location
  • Everett Everett Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Bedford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Brake Jackson (1793-1826) — of Virginia. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, Va. (now W.Va.), January 25, 1793. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1815-18; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1820-23 (1st District 1820-21, 18th District 1821-23). Died in Bedford Springs, Bedford County, Pa., September 8, 1826 (age 33 years, 226 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of George Jackson; brother of John George Jackson (1777-1825).
      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).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Private or family graveyard
    Bedford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Piper (1774-1852) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Bloody Run (now Everett), Bedford County, Pa., January 1, 1774. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1811-17 (7th District 1811-13, 8th District 1813-17); served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1817-21, 1829-33 (14th District 1817-21, 22nd District 1829-33); Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1836-39. Died in Hopewell, Bedford County, Pa., 1852 (age about 78 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Bedford Cemetery
    Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Tod (1779-1830) — of Bedford, Bedford County, Pa. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., 1779. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1810-13; member of Pennsylvania state senate 14th District, 1815-17; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1821-24 (8th District 1821-23, 13th District 1823-24); common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 16th District, 1824-27; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1827. Died in Bedford, Bedford County, Pa., March 27, 1830 (age about 50 years). Interment at Bedford Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Job Mann (1795-1873) — of Bedford, Bedford County, Pa. Born in Bethel Township, Bedford County (now Fulton County), Pa., March 31, 1795. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1830; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1835-37, 1847-51 (18th District 1835-37, 19th District 1847-51); Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1842-45. Died in Bedford, Bedford County, Pa., October 8, 1873 (age 78 years, 191 days). Interment at Bedford Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Cessna (1821-1893) — of Bedford, Bedford County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, June 29, 1821. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1850-51, 1862-63, 1892; Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1863; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856, 1860; Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1865; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868 (member, Credentials Committee), 1876, 1880; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1869-71, 1873-75. Died in Bedford, Bedford County, Pa., December 13, 1893 (age 72 years, 167 days). Interment at Bedford Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Burd (1793-1844) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1793. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1831-35 (13th District 1831-33, 18th District 1833-35). Died in Bedford, Bedford County, Pa., January 13, 1844 (age about 50 years). Interment at Bedford Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Merriman Reynolds (1848-1933) — also known as John M. Reynolds — of Bedford, Bedford County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, May 5, 1848. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Bedford County, 1873-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1905-11; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1911-15. Died September 14, 1933 (age 85 years, 132 days). Interment at Bedford Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James McPherson Russell (1786-1870) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1786. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1841-43. Died in 1870 (age about 84 years). Interment at Bedford Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Samuel Lyon Russell (1816-1891).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Lyon Russell (1816-1891) — also known as Samuel L. Russell — of Bedford, Bedford County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1816. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1853-55. Died in 1891 (age about 75 years). Interment at Bedford Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James McPherson Russell (1786-1870).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Presbyterian Graveyard
    Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Leven Powell (1737-1810) — of Virginia. Born in Prince William County, Va., 1737. Major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1779, 1787-88, 1791-92; U.S. Representative from Virginia at-large, 1799-1801. Died in Bedford, Bedford County, Pa., August 23, 1810 (age about 73 years). Interment at Old Presbyterian Graveyard.
      Relatives: Father of Cuthbert Powell (1775-1849).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Trinity Churchyard
    Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Franklin Biddle (1871-1936) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Bedford, Bedford County, Pa., September 14, 1871. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1932-33. Died in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pa., December 3, 1936 (age 65 years, 80 days). Interment at Trinity Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Breezewood, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Ward M. Dawson, Sr. Ward M. Dawson, Sr. (1893-1974) — of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, W.Va. Born September 2, 1893. Republican. Hardware merchant; farm equipment dealer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Morgan County, 1947-56, 1959-60; defeated, 1962. United Brethren. Member, Junior Order; Lions; Farm Bureau. Died in April, 1974 (age 80 years, 0 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Randolph T. Dawson and Emma (Beale) Dawson; married, August 2, 1913, to Lola Odessa Beeler.
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951


    Everett Cemetery
    Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James Watson Hughes (1835-1912) — also known as James W. Hughes — of Everett, Bedford County, Pa. Born in Juniata County, Pa., November 16, 1835. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Bedford County, 1883-84. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Everett, Bedford County, Pa., January, 1912 (age 76 years, 0 days). Interment at Everett Cemetery.
      William Kelly (1854-1937) — of Vulcan, Dickinson County, Mich.; Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 17, 1854. Republican. Mining engineer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912 (alternate), 1916. Presbyterian. Member, Tau Beta Pi; Psi Upsilon; Rotary. Slipped and fell while descending steps, and died nine days later from his injuries, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., October 1, 1937 (age 83 years, 167 days). Interment at Everett Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Kelly (1802-1856) and Arietta A. (Hutton) Kelly (1817-1892); married, June 24, 1886, to Annie Ashcom (1859-1950); nephew of William Kelly (1807-1872).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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