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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Chester County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Atglen Atglen Methodist Cemetery
  • Birmingham Township Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery
  • Charlestown Great Valley Presbyterian Churchyard
  • Downingtown Northwood Cemetery
  • Near Downingtown Cain Orthodox Quaker Meeting Burial Ground
  • Londonderry Township Fagg's Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Longwood Longwood Cemetery
  • New London Unknown location
  • New London Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Oxford Oxford Cemetery
  • Paoli St. Peter's Episcopal Church
  • Parker Ford Union Church Cemetery
  • Parkesburg Upper Octorora Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Phoenixville Morris Cemetery
  • Pikeland Pikeland Friends Burial Ground
  • Pikeland Pikeland Meeting Burial Ground
  • Schuylkill Township Anderson Family Burying Ground
  • Valley Forge Washington Memorial Cemetery
  • Near Warwick Coventry Cemetery
  • West Chester Oaklands Cemetery
  • West Vincent St. Andrew's Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Chester County, Pennsylvania


    Atglen Methodist Cemetery
    Atglen, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Horwell Gerberich (1898-1965) — also known as Albert H. Gerberich — of Pennsylvania; Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pa., February 23, 1898. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Vice Consul in Puerto Cortes, 1919-22; Bremerhaven, as of 1922-24; U.S. Consul in Maracaibo, 1924-25; college professor. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1965 (age 67 years, 50 days). Interment at Atglen Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Henry Gerberich (1864-1966) and Martha Eleanor (Horwell) Gerberich (1864-1948); married, June 21, 1934, to Gisela Margit Heim-Zimanyi (1898-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery
    Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      George Robert Watkins (1902-1970) — also known as G. Robert Watkins — of Delaware County, Pa.; West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Hampton, Va., May 21, 1902. Republican. Delaware County Sheriff, 1945-48; member of Pennsylvania state senate 9th District, 1949-60; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1965-70 (7th District 1965-67, 9th District 1967-70); died in office 1970. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., August 7, 1970 (age 68 years, 78 days). Interment at Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Great Valley Presbyterian Churchyard
    Charlestown, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Roger Davis (1762-1815) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Charlestown, Chester County, Pa., October 2, 1762. Democrat. Physician; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1809-11; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1811-15 (3rd District 1811-13, 2nd District 1813-15). Died in Charlestown, Chester County, Pa., November 20, 1815 (age 53 years, 49 days). Interment at Great Valley Presbyterian Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Northwood Cemetery
    Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Evans Edge (1873-1956) — also known as Walter E. Edge — of Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J.; Ventnor City, Atlantic County, N.J.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 20, 1873. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; advertising business; newspaper publisher; banker; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1908 (alternate), 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Atlantic County, 1910; member of New Jersey state senate from Atlantic County, 1911-16; Governor of New Jersey, 1917-19, 1944-47; resigned 1919; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1919-29; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1929-33; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1936. Presbyterian; later Episcopalian. Member, Union League. Died, from uremic poisoning, in Memorial Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 29, 1956 (age 82 years, 344 days). Interment at Northwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Edge and Mary (Evans) Edge; married, June 5, 1907, to Lady Lee Phillips (died 1915); married, December 9, 1922, to Camilla Loyall Ashe Sewall (daughter of Harold Marsh Sewall (1860-1924)).
      Political family: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Campaign slogan (1916): "A Business Man With A Business Plan."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Paul Bartram Dague (1898-1974) — also known as Paul B. Dague — of Downingtown, Chester County, Pa. Born in Whitford, Chester County, Pa., May 19, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; Chester County Sheriff, 1944-46; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1947-67. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Grange. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., December 2, 1974 (age 76 years, 197 days). Interment at Northwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William James Dague and Lydia (White) Dague; married, September 16, 1925, to Mary Virginia Williams (1895-1991).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abraham Robinson McIlvaine (1804-1863) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Ridley, Delaware County, Pa., August 14, 1804. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1836; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1843-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856. Died August 22, 1863 (age 59 years, 8 days). Original interment at Cain Orthodox Quaker Meeting Burial Ground, Near Downingtown, Chester County, Pa.; reinterment at Northwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cain Orthodox Quaker Meeting Burial Ground
    Near Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Abraham Robinson McIlvaine (1804-1863) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Ridley, Delaware County, Pa., August 14, 1804. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1836; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1843-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856. Died August 22, 1863 (age 59 years, 8 days). Original interment at Cain Orthodox Quaker Meeting Burial Ground; reinterment at Northwood Cemetery, Downingtown, Pa.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fagg's Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Alexander Morrison (1814-1904) — of Cochranville, Chester County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1814. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1851-53. Died in 1904 (age about 90 years). Interment at Fagg's Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Longwood Cemetery
    Longwood, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) — Born in 1825. U.S. Minister to Germany, 1878, died in office 1878. Died in Germany, December 19, 1878 (age about 53 years). Interment at Longwood Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      George M. Barnard (1881-1949) — of New Castle, Henry County, Ind. Born in New Castle, Henry County, Ind., June 6, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; Henry County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-10; mayor of New Castle, Ind., 1910-14; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1944-49; died in office 1949. Quaker. Died, from a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., January 2, 1949 (age 67 years, 210 days). Interment at Longwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Oscar Barnard (1852-1939) and Mary V. (Ballenger) Barnard; married, October 4, 1911, to Marion Hannah Dingee.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Williams Thorne (b. 1816) — also known as J. Williams Thorne — of Chester County, Pa.; Warren County, N.C. Born in Pennsylvania, December 25, 1816. Republican. Delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1875; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1875; expelled 1875; member of North Carolina state senate; elected 1876. Expelled in 1875 from the North Carolina House as an "infidel," reportedly for his support of Darwin's theory of evolution. Interment at Longwood Cemetery.


    Unknown Location
    New London, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Welsh Cuningham (1779-1840) — also known as John W. Cuningham — of New London, Chester County, Pa. Born in New London, Chester County, Pa., 1779. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1809-10; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1828; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1836. Presbyterian. Died April 26, 1840 (age about 60 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Allen Cuningham.


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    New London, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Jesse Column Dickey (1808-1890) — also known as Jesse C. Dickey — of New London, Chester County, Pa. Born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., February 27, 1808. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1849-51. Died in New London, Chester County, Pa., February 19, 1890 (age 81 years, 357 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oxford Cemetery
    Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      David Jackson (c.1730-1801) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Ireland, about 1730. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1785. Died in Oxford, Chester County, Pa., September 17, 1801 (age about 71 years). Interment at Oxford Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Peter's Episcopal Church
    Paoli, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Patrick Anderson (1719-1793) — of Chester County, Pa. Born in Charlestown Township, Chester County, Pa., July 24, 1719. Farmer; sawmill owner; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1778-81. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in 1793 (age about 73 years). Interment at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
      Relatives: Father of Isaac Anderson (1760-1838).
      Political family: Pennybacker-Anderson family of Virginia.


    Union Church Cemetery
    Parker Ford, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Hiester (1745-1821) — of Parker Ford, Chester County, Pa. Born in Goshenhoppen, Montgomery County, Pa., April 9, 1745. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lumber business; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1807-09. Died in Goshenhoppen, Montgomery County, Pa., October 15, 1821 (age 76 years, 189 days). Interment at Union Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Hiester (1713-1795) and Catharina (Shuler) Hiester (1719-1789); brother of Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); father of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834); uncle of William Hiester; granduncle of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer, Isaac Ellmaker Hiester and Hiester Clymer; third great-granduncle of Edward Brooke Lee; fourth great-granduncle of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; first cousin of Joseph Hiester; first cousin twice removed of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg (1823-1854); first cousin four times removed of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Upper Octorora Presbyterian Cemetery
    Parkesburg, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Clingan (d. 1790) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1777-79; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1779. Died May 9, 1790. Interment at Upper Octorora Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Morris Cemetery
    Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Samuel W. Pennypacker Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker (1843-1916) — also known as Samuel W. Pennypacker — of Pennsylvania. Born in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pa., April 9, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1903-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pa., September 2, 1916 (age 73 years, 146 days). Interment at Morris Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac A. Pennypacker and Anna Marie (Whitaker) Pennypacker; great-grandson of Isaac Anderson; third cousin once removed of Isaac Samuels Pennybacker and Green Berry Samuels (1806-1859); distant cousin *** of Benjamin M. Samuels.
      Political family: Pennybacker-Anderson family of Virginia.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1902


    Pikeland Friends Burial Ground
    Pikeland, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Darlington (1781-1839) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Westtown Township, Chester County, Pa., December 13, 1781. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1807-08, 1816; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1817-19; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1821-39. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., April 27, 1839 (age 57 years, 135 days). Interment at Pikeland Friends Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Darlington (1757-1844) and Susannah (Chandler) Darlington (1760-1849); brother of Esther Darlington (1793-1877; who married James B. Roberts) and William Darlington (1804-1879); married to Mary Peters (died 1823); married, September 3, 1827, to Rebecca Fairlamb (1785-1859); nephew of Edward Darlington (1755-1825); great-granduncle of Darlington Hoopes; first cousin of William Darlington (1782-1863) and Edward Darlington (1795-1884); first cousin once removed of Edward C. Darlington and Smedley Darlington; first cousin thrice removed of Smedley Darlington Butler.
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Darlington (1755-1825) — of Birmingham, Chester County, Pa. Born in East Bradford, Chester County, Pa., June 13, 1755. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1802-04, 1811-13. Quaker. English ancestry. Died in Birmingham, Chester County, Pa., April 1, 1825 (age 69 years, 292 days). Interment at Pikeland Friends Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Darlington and Hannah (Brinton) Darlington; married, March 8, 1781, to Hannah Townsend (1760-1826); father of William Darlington (1782-1863); uncle of Isaac Darlington, Esther Darlington (1793-1877; who married James B. Roberts), Edward Darlington and William Darlington (1804-1879); grandfather of Edward C. Darlington; granduncle of Smedley Darlington; second great-granduncle of Smedley Darlington Butler and Darlington Hoopes (1896-1989).
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.


    Pikeland Meeting Burial Ground
    Pikeland, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James B. Roberts (1784-1822) — of near Charlestown, Chester County, Pa. Born in Quakertown, Bucks County, Pa., November 27, 1784. Farmer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1814-15. Died in Charlestown Township, Chester County, Pa., August 29, 1822 (age 37 years, 275 days). Interment at Pikeland Meeting Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Roberts and Mary (Burson) Roberts; married, November 10, 1814, to Esther Darlington (1793-1877; sister of Isaac Darlington and William Darlington (1804-1879); niece of Edward Darlington (1755-1825); first cousin of William Darlington (1782-1863) and Edward Darlington (1795-1884); first cousin thrice removed of Smedley Darlington Butler).
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.


    Anderson Family Burying Ground
    Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Anderson (1760-1838) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Charlestown Township, Chester County, Pa., November 23, 1760. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1801; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1803-07. Died in Charlestown Township, Chester County, Pa., October 27, 1838 (age 77 years, 338 days). Interment at Anderson Family Burying Ground.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick Anderson; great-grandfather of Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker (1843-1916).
      Political family: Pennybacker-Anderson family of Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Washington Memorial Cemetery
    Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Philander C. Knox Philander Chase Knox (1853-1921) — also known as Philander C. Knox — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., May 6, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of James H. Reed, 1877-1902; U.S. Attorney General, 1901-04; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1904-09, 1917-21; resigned 1909; died in office 1921; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1908, 1916; U.S. Secretary of State, 1909-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Washington, D.C., October 12, 1921 (age 68 years, 159 days). Interment at Washington Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Smith Knox (1805-1872) and Rebecca (Page) Knox (1814-1889); married 1880 to Lillian 'Lillie' Smith.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Philander C. Knox (built 1943, scrapped 1961) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, April 1902
      Theodore Lane Bean (1878-1943) — of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa.; West Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., June 27, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; burgess of Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1903; member of Pennsylvania state senate 12th District, 1935-38. Episcopalian. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Loyal Legion; Elks; Moose; American Bar Association. Died September 22, 1943 (age 65 years, 87 days). Interment at Washington Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Col. Theodore Weber Bean and Hannah (Heebner) Bean; married, October 14, 1903, to Sarah Albertson Hunter (died 1908); married, August 18, 1917, to Adele Cantrell.


    Coventry Cemetery
    Near Warwick, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      David Potts, Jr. (1794-1863) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Warwick Furnace (now Warwick), Chester County, Pa., November 27, 1794. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1824-26; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1831-39 (5th District 1831-33, 4th District 1833-39). Died in Warwick Furnace (now Warwick), Chester County, Pa., June 1, 1863 (age 68 years, 186 days). Interment at Coventry Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oaklands Cemetery
    West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1854
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Dutton Barnard (1791-1834) — also known as Isaac D. Barnard — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Aston Township, Delaware County, Pa., July 18, 1791. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1820-24 (2nd District 1820-22, 4th District 1822-24); secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1826-27; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1827-31; resigned 1831. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., February 28, 1834 (age 42 years, 225 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Thomas S. Butler Thomas Stalker Butler (1855-1928) — also known as Thomas S. Butler — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pa., November 4, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1888; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1897-1928 (6th District 1897-1903, 7th District 1903-23, 8th District 1923-28); died in office 1928. Died in Washington, D.C., May 26, 1928 (age 72 years, 204 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Margaretta Paschall (Woodward) Butler and Samuel Butler; married, February 20, 1879, to Maud Mary Darlington (daughter of Smedley Darlington (1827-1899)); father of Smedley Darlington Butler; nephew of William Butler.
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919
      Smedley Darlington Butler (1881-1940) — also known as Smedley Butler; "The Fighting Quaker"; "Old Gimlet Eye" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., July 30, 1881. Republican. Major general in U.S. Marine Corps; received a Medal of Honor for the capture of Veracruz, Mexico, 1914; received another for the capture of Fort Riviere, Haiti, 1915; Philadelphia police commissioner, 1924-25; arrested and court-martialed in 1931 over his unauthorized disclosure of an incident unflattering to Italian dictator Italian Benito Mussolini; retired from the service rather than apologize to Mussolini; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1932. Quaker. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 21, 1940 (age 58 years, 327 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Stalker Butler and Maud Mary (Darlington) Butler; married, June 30, 1905, to Ethel Conway Peters (1879-1962); grandson of Smedley Darlington and Samuel Butler; second great-grandnephew of Edward Darlington (1755-1825); first cousin thrice removed of Isaac Darlington, William Darlington (1782-1863), Esther Darlington (1793-1877; who married James B. Roberts), Edward Darlington (1795-1884) and William Darlington (1804-1879); second cousin twice removed of Edward C. Darlington; fourth cousin of Darlington Hoopes (1896-1989).
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Butler (1822-1909) — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Chester County, Pa., December 2, 1822. Newspaper editor; lawyer; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1861-79; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1879-99; retired 1899. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., November 2, 1909 (age 86 years, 335 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Samuel Butler (1830?-?); uncle of Thomas Stalker Butler.
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Darlington (1782-1863) — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Birmingham, Chester County, Pa., April 28, 1782. Physician; botanist; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1815-17, 1819-23; Chester County Prothonotary and Clerk, 1827-30; among the founders of the West Chester Railroad; president, Bank of Chester County; delegate to Whig National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1839. Quaker; later Episcopalian. English ancestry. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., April 23, 1863 (age 80 years, 360 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Darlington (1755-1825) and Hannah (Townsend) Darlington (1760-1826); married, June 1, 1808, to Catherine Lacey (1785-1847); father of Jane Darlington (1817-1895; who married Henry S. Evans) and Edward C. Darlington; first cousin of Isaac Darlington, Esther Darlington (1793-1877; who married James B. Roberts), Edward Darlington (1795-1884) and William Darlington; first cousin once removed of Smedley Darlington (1827-1899); first cousin thrice removed of Smedley Darlington Butler and Darlington Hoopes.
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Washington Townsend (1813-1894) — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, January 20, 1813. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1869-77 (7th District 1869-75, 6th District 1875-77). Died March 18, 1894 (age 81 years, 57 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Barnard (1818-1849) and Elizabeth Gibbons (1825-1890).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Hickman (1810-1875) — of Pennsylvania. Born in West Bradford Township, Chester County, Pa., September 11, 1810. Lawyer; Chester County District Attorney, 1845-46; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1855-63; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1869. Died March 23, 1875 (age 64 years, 193 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis James (1799-1886) — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pa., April 4, 1799. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1834-38 (4th District 1834-37, 3rd District 1837-38); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1839-43; chief burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1850. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., January 4, 1886 (age 86 years, 275 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Bowen Everhart (1821-1888) — also known as James B. Everhart — of Chester County, Pa. Born in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pa., July 26, 1821. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 19th District, 1877-84; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1883-87. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., August 23, 1888 (age 67 years, 28 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Everhart (1785-1868).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Smedley Darlington (1827-1899) — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Pocopson Township, Chester County, Pa., December 24, 1827. Republican. Banker; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1887-91. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., June 24, 1899 (age 71 years, 182 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Darlington (1798-1889) and Edith (Smedley) Darlington (1798-1883); married, May 15, 1861, to Mary Edwards Baker (1828-1899); father of Maud Mary Darlington (who married Thomas Stalker Butler); grandfather of Smedley Darlington Butler; grandnephew of Edward Darlington (1755-1825); first cousin once removed of Isaac Darlington, William Darlington (1782-1863), Edward Darlington (1795-1884) and William Darlington (1804-1879); second cousin of Edward C. Darlington (1819-1874); second cousin twice removed of Darlington Hoopes.
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Everhart (1785-1868) — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Chester County, Pa., May 17, 1785. Chief burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1836-37; justice of the peace; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1853-55. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., October 30, 1868 (age 83 years, 166 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of James Bowen Everhart (1821-1888).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry S. Evans (1813-1872) — of Chester County, Pa. Born in Doylesburg, Franklin County, Pa., April 1, 1813. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1847-49; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1852-54, 1871-72 (4th District 1852-54, 5th District 1871-72); died in office 1872; chief burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1861. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., February 9, 1872 (age 58 years, 314 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Septimus Evans and Catherine (Haupt) Evans; married, March 11, 1841, to Jane Darlington (1817-1895; daughter of William Darlington (1782-1863)).
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Lawrence Eyre (1862-1926) — also known as T. Lawrence Eyre — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pa., May 24, 1862. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 19th District, 1917-26; died in office 1926. Died September 27, 1926 (age 64 years, 126 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Third cousin of Stanley Eyre Bowdle (1868-1919); fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Larkin Eyre.
      Political family: Eyre family of Chester, Pennsylvania.
      Robert S. Gawthrop (1878-1944) — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Newlin Township, Chester County, Pa., October 20, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; Chester County District Attorney, 1909-11; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1915-19; superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1922-33; defeated, 1932 (primary), 1932 (Liberal). Died in 1944 (age about 65 years). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Darlington (1804-1879) — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born October 19, 1804. Lawyer; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837, 1873; chief burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1847, 1862-65. Died December 6, 1879 (age 75 years, 48 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Darlington (1757-1844) and Susannah (Chandler) Darlington (1760-1849); brother of Isaac Darlington and Esther Darlington (1793-1877; who married James B. Roberts); married, March 19, 1829, to Catharine Paxson (1806-1886); nephew of Edward Darlington (1755-1825); great-granduncle of Darlington Hoopes (1896-1989); first cousin of William Darlington and Edward Darlington (1795-1884); first cousin once removed of Edward C. Darlington and Smedley Darlington; first cousin thrice removed of Smedley Darlington Butler.
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      Herman G. Hutt (1872-1952) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born July 11, 1872. News dealer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Philadelphia County, 1901-06; burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1922-25. Died, from prostate cancer, in Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Chester County, Pa., June 13, 1952 (age 79 years, 338 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Hutt (1847-1904) and Catherine Hutt (1849-1880); married 1891 to Rose Louise Keller (1872-1927).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Andrew's Cemetery
    West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Owen Josephus Roberts (1875-1955) — also known as Owen J. Roberts — Born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 2, 1875. Lawyer; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1930-45. Episcopalian. Died in West Vincent, Chester County, Pa., May 17, 1955 (age 80 years, 15 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier


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