PoliticalGraveyard.com
The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cumberland County

Index to Locations

  • Carlisle Unknown location
  • Carlisle Ashland Cemetery
  • Carlisle Carlisle Mausoleum
  • Carlisle Old Carlisle Cemetery
  • Mechanicsburg Chestnut Hill Cemetery
  • Mountrock Mt. Rock Methodist Churchyard
  • Newville Big Spring Presbyterian Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James William Marshall (1822-1910) — also known as James W. Marshall — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Clarke County, Va., August 14, 1822. College professor; U.S. Consul in Leeds, 1861-64; U.S. Postmaster General, 1874. Died in Washington, D.C., February 5, 1910 (age 87 years, 175 days). Interment somewhere.


    Ashland Cemetery
    Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Ramsey (1779-1831) — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Cumberland County, Pa., September 7, 1779. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1827-31; died in office 1831. Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., September 29, 1831 (age 52 years, 22 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank Eckels Beltzhoover (1841-1923) — also known as Frank E. Beltzhoover — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, Pa., November 6, 1841. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876, 1896; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1879-83, 1891-95. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died June 2, 1923 (age 81 years, 208 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lemuel Todd (1817-1891) — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1817. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1855-57, 1873-75 (16th District 1855-57, at-large 1873-75). Died in 1891 (age about 74 years). Interment at Ashland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Sterrett Ramsey (1810-1840) — also known as William S. Ramsey — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., June 12, 1810. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1839-40; died in office 1840. Died in Baltimore, Md., October 17, 1840 (age 30 years, 127 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Arthur Ringwalt Rupley (1868-1920) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Cumberland County, Pa., November 13, 1868. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1913-15. Died in 1920 (age about 51 years). Interment at Ashland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Wilbur Fisk Sadler (1840-1920) — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Adams County, Pa., October 14, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; candidate for Pennsylvania state senate, 1868; Cumberland County District Attorney, 1871; district judge in Pennsylvania 9th District, 1884-94, 1904-14. Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., July 4, 1920 (age 79 years, 264 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joshua S. Sadler (died 1862) and Harriet (Stehley) Sadler (died 1868); married, January 5, 1871, to Sarah E. Sterrett (1841-1895); father of Sylvester Baker Sadler (1876-1931).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Carlisle Mausoleum
    Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Sylvester Baker Sadler (1876-1931) — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., September 29, 1876. District judge in Pennsylvania 9th District, 1916-20; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1921-31; died in office 1931. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, of pneumonia, in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., March 1, 1931 (age 54 years, 153 days). Interment at Carlisle Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Son of Wilbur Fisk Sadler (1840-1920).


    Old Carlisle Cemetery
    Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bannister Gibson (1780-1853) — also known as John B. Gibson; John Banister Gibson — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Westover Mill, Cumberland County (now Perry County), Pa., November 8, 1780. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1810-12; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1816-27, 1851-53; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1827-51. Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 2, 1853 (age 72 years, 175 days). Interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Gibson and Anne (West) Gibson; married 1812 to Sarah Work; nephew of John Gibson (1740-1822).
      John Armstrong (1717-1795) — also known as "Hero of Kittanny" — of Pennsylvania. Born in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), October 13, 1717. Civil engineer; surveyor; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1778-80. Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., March 9, 1795 (age 77 years, 147 days). Interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Armstrong ; married to Rebecca Lyon; father of James Armstrong (1748-1828) and John Armstrong, Jr.; great-grandfather of John Jacob Astor III; second great-grandfather of William Waldorf Astor; third great-grandfather of William Astor Chanler and Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler (1869-1942).
      Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Armstrong County, Pa. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Montgomery (1722-1808) — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Ireland, 1722. Colonel, Pennsylvania militia, in Revolutionary War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1782-83; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1782-84; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1794. Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., September 3, 1808 (age about 86 years). Interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Montgomery (1764-1828).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Armstrong (1748-1828) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., August 29, 1748. Physician; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1793-95; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1808-28. Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., May 6, 1828 (age 79 years, 251 days). Interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Armstrong and Rebecca (Lyon) Armstrong (1719-1797); brother of John Armstrong, Jr.; granduncle of John Jacob Astor III; great-granduncle of William Waldorf Astor; second great-granduncle of William Astor Chanler and Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler (1869-1942).
      Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward MacFunn Biddle, Jr. (1865-1955) — also known as Edward M. Biddle, Jr. — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Irvine, Warren County, Pa., October 4, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1924; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 9th District, 1921-29. Died, from chronic myocarditis, in Carlisle Hospital, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., March 25, 1955 (age 89 years, 172 days). Interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward MacFunn Biddle (1832-1888) and Mary Lewis (Leiper) Biddle (1836-1915); grandnephew of Edward MacFunn Biddle (1808-1889); second great-grandnephew of Edward Biddle (1738-1779) and Charles Biddle; first cousin twice removed of John Macpherson Berrien; first cousin thrice removed of James Biddle, John Biddle (1792-1859) and Richard Biddle; first cousin four times removed of John Scull; second cousin of Boies Penrose and Spencer Penrose; second cousin twice removed of Charles John Biddle; third cousin once removed of John Biddle (1859-1936); third cousin twice removed of Charles Bingham Penrose, Edward Scull and Thomas Biddle; fourth cousin once removed of George Ross Scull, Robert Spencer Scull and Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr..
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Read family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Chestnut Hill Cemetery
    Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Theodore Frelinghuysen Singiser (1845-1907) — of Idaho. Born in Churchtown, Cumberland County, Pa., March 15, 1845. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; secretary of Idaho Territory, 1880; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1883. Died in Mercy Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 23, 1907 (age 61 years, 314 days). Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Rock Methodist Churchyard
    Mountrock, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Ritner (1780-1869) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Berks County, Pa., March 25, 1780. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1820; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1835-39; defeated, 1829, 1832, 1838; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856 (Convention Vice-President; speaker). Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., October 16, 1869 (age 89 years, 205 days). Interment at Mt. Rock Methodist Churchyard.


    Big Spring Presbyterian Cemetery
    Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Alexander Ahl (1813-1882) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Strasburg, Franklin County, Pa., August 16, 1813. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1857-59. Died in Newville, Cumberland County, Pa., April 25, 1882 (age 68 years, 252 days). Interment at Big Spring Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
    The Political Graveyard

    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/PA/CU-buried.html.  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
      More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
      If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

    Creative 
Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]