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Union County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Union County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Buffalo Township Driesbach Church Cemetery
  • Lewisburg Lewisburg Cemetery
  • Winfield Old Winfield Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Union County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Maclay (1741-1811) — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. Born in Logan Township, Franklin County, Pa., June 17, 1741. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1787-91, 1797; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1792-95; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1795-97; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1798-1802; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1803-09; resigned 1809. Slaveowner. Died in Buffalo Township, Union County, Pa., October 5, 1811 (age 70 years, 110 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard; cenotaph at Driesbach Church Cemetery, Buffalo Township, Union County, Pa.
      Relatives: Brother of William Maclay; father of William Plunkett Maclay (1774-1842).
      Political family: Maclay family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Driesbach Church Cemetery
    Buffalo Township, Union County, Pennsylvania

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Samuel Maclay (1741-1811) — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. Born in Logan Township, Franklin County, Pa., June 17, 1741. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1787-91, 1797; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1792-95; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1795-97; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1798-1802; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1803-09; resigned 1809. Slaveowner. Died in Buffalo Township, Union County, Pa., October 5, 1811 (age 70 years, 110 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Union County, Pa.; cenotaph at Driesbach Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of William Maclay; father of William Plunkett Maclay (1774-1842).
      Political family: Maclay family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lewisburg Cemetery
    Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Kurtz Focht (1863-1937) — also known as Benjamin K. Focht — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. Born in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., March 12, 1863. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1893-97; member of Pennsylvania state senate 27th District, 1901-04; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1907-13, 1915-23, 1933-37 (17th District 1907-13, 1915-23, 18th District 1933-37); defeated, 1912; died in office 1937. Died in Washington, D.C., March 27, 1937 (age 74 years, 15 days). Interment at Lewisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Henlein Focht (1821-1864) and Susan (Brown) Focht (1831-1912); married 1887 to Florence Edith Wolf (1863-1940).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Funston Miller (1809-1885) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1809. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1865-69. Died in 1885 (age about 76 years). Interment at Lewisburg Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Franklin Lewis Dershem (1865-1950) — also known as Frank Dershem — of Pennsylvania. Born near New Columbia, Union County, Pa., March 5, 1865. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1900; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1913-15. Died in Lewisburg, Union County, Pa., February 14, 1950 (age 84 years, 346 days). Interment at Lewisburg Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew Hemphill Dill — also known as Andrew H. Dill — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1871-78 (14th District 1871, 17th District 1872-74, 27th District 1875-78); candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1878. Interment at Lewisburg Cemetery.
      William Cameron (1795-1877) — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. Born in Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., October 18, 1795. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876. Died in Lewisburg, Union County, Pa., September 10, 1877 (age 81 years, 327 days). Interment at Lewisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Simon Cameron (1799-1889); uncle of James Donald Cameron.
      Political families: MacVeagh family of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; Hornblower family of Newark, New Jersey; Cameron family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Old Winfield Cemetery
    Winfield, Union County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John McPherson (d. 1827) — of Northumberland County, Pa. Served in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1791-1813. Died August 9, 1827. Interment at Old Winfield Cemetery.

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