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Wayne County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wayne County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Hamlin Old Klopp's Church Cemetery
  • Honesdale Glen Dyberry Cemetery
  • Indian Orchard Indian Orchard Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Wayne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Meredith (1741-1817) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1741. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1786-88; Treasurer of the United States, 1789-1801. Died near Pleasant Mount, Wayne County, Pa., February 10, 1817 (age about 75 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Reese Meredith (1708-1778) and Martha (Carpenter) Meredith; brother of Elizabeth Meredith (who married George Clymer); married, May 19, 1772, to Margaret Cadwalader (1752-1820; brother of Lambert Cadwalader); father of Martha Meredith (who married John Read); grandfather of John Meredith Read (1797-1874); great-grandfather of John Meredith Read Jr..
      Political family: Read family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Klopp's Church Cemetery
    Hamlin, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Guy Jacob Swope (1892-1969) — also known as Guy J. Swope — of Pennsylvania. Born in Meckville, Berks County, Pa., December 26, 1892. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1937-39; defeated, 1938 (19th District), 1956 (16th District); Governor of Puerto Rico, 1941. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., July 25, 1969 (age 76 years, 211 days). Interment at Old Klopp's Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Glen Dyberry Cemetery
    Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Greig Rutherford (1879-1941) — also known as Albert G. Rutherford — of Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa. Born in Watford, Ontario, January 3, 1879. Republican. Candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 14th District, 1922; candidate in primary for superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1932; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1937-41; died in office 1941. Died in Washington, D.C., August 10, 1941 (age 62 years, 219 days). Interment at Glen Dyberry Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Harrison Dimmick (1815-1861) — also known as William H. Dimmick — of Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa. Born in Milford, Wayne County (now Pike County), Pa., December 20, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 10th District, 1845-47; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1857-61. Died in Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa., August 2, 1861 (age 45 years, 225 days). Interment at Glen Dyberry Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Milo Melankthon Dimmick (1811-1872).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Cornelius Comegys Jadwin (1835-1913) — also known as Cornelius C. Jadwin — of Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa. Born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., March 27, 1835. Republican. Civil and mining engineer; druggist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1880; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1881-83. Died in Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa., August 17, 1913 (age 78 years, 143 days). Interment at Glen Dyberry Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Rhamanthus Menville Stocker (1848-1917) — also known as R. M. Stocker — of Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa. Born in Salem Township, Wayne County, Pa., October 5, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; historian; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1894, 1895; postmaster at Honesdale, Pa., 1914-17. Died in Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa., April 21, 1917 (age 68 years, 198 days). Interment at Glen Dyberry Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Stocker (1811-1878) and Lydia Rebecca (Peet) Stocker (1813-1890); married 1893 to Maretta Brown (1871-1956); first cousin thrice removed of Andrew Adams; second cousin thrice removed of Henry Perkins Smith III; second cousin four times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan Stratton; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington (1731-1796), Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of John Leslie Russell, Philo Fairchild Barnum, Phineas Taylor Barnum and Charles Willoughby Dayton.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Roosevelt family of New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Myron E. Simons — of Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Interment at Glen Dyberry Cemetery.


    Indian Orchard Cemetery
    Indian Orchard, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1829
    Politicians buried here:
      Howkin Bulkley Beardslee (1820-1886) — also known as Howkin B. Beardslee — of Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa.; Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Mt. Pleasant Township, Wayne County, Pa., May 28, 1820. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; postmaster at Honesdale, Pa., 1858-59; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1864-66 (8th District 1864, 10th District 1865-66). Died in Indian Orchard, Wayne County, Pa., March 11, 1886 (age 65 years, 287 days). Interment at Indian Orchard Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bulkley Beardslee (1791-1872) and Lucretia (Kimble) Beardslee (1795-1882); married 1846 to Charlotte Clark; fifth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin once removed of Samuel Austin Gager; third cousin of Daniel Parrish Witter; third cousin twice removed of Aaron Burr; fourth cousin of Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg and David Munson Osborne; fourth cousin once removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Elijah Babbitt and Thomas Mott Osborne (1859-1926).
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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