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Bristol County
Rhode Island

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bristol County

Index to Locations

  • Barrington Prince's Hill Cemetery
  • Bristol Bristol Town Common
  • Bristol Colt State Park
  • Bristol De Wolf Family Cemetery
  • Bristol East Burial Ground
  • Bristol Juniper Hill Cemetery
  • Bristol North Cemetery
  • Warren Unknown location
  • Warren Kickemuit Cemetery
  • Warren South Cemetery


    Prince's Hill Cemetery
    Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick Stanhope Peck (1868-1947) — also known as Frederick S. Peck — of Barrington, Bristol County, R.I. Born in 1868. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Rhode Island, 1918-32. Died in January, 1947 (age about 78 years). Interment at Prince's Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary B. Peck (1873-1958).
      Mary B. Peck (1873-1958) — of Barrington, Bristol County, R.I. Born in 1873. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924, 1928. Female. Died October 13, 1958 (age about 85 years). Interment at Prince's Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Frederick Stanhope Peck (1868-1947).


    Bristol Town Common
    Bristol, Bristol County,
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Bradford (1729-1808) — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Plympton, Plymouth County, Mass., November 4, 1729. Physician; lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1764-65; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1798-1802; Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1764-65, 1766-67, 1780, 1780-86, 1787-88, 1789-90, 1791-93; Deputy Governor of Rhode Island, 1775-78; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1793-97. Slaveowner. Died in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., July 6, 1808 (age 78 years, 245 days). Original interment at Bristol Town Common; reinterment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Bradford (1683-1740) and Sarah (Gray) Bradford (1697-1770); father of Nancy Bradford (1770-1838; who married James De Wolf); great-grandfather of James DeWolf Perry; second great-grandfather of LeBaron Bradford Colt (1846-1924).
      Political family: Bradford-DeWolf-Butler-Perry family of Bristol, Rhode Island (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Colt State Park
    Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      John Lester Hubbard Chafee (1922-1999) — also known as John H. Chafee — of Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 22, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1957-63; Governor of Rhode Island, 1963-69; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1976-99; defeated, 1972; died in office 1999. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion. Died, of heart failure, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., October 24, 1999 (age 77 years, 2 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Kent County, R.I.; statue at Colt State Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Sharpe Chafee (1896-1984) and Janet Malise 'Jay' (Hunter) Chafee (1897-1977); married to Virginia Coates; father of Lincoln Davenport Chafee; grandnephew of Charles Warren Lippitt and Henry Frederick Lippitt; great-grandson of Henry Lippitt; first cousin once removed of Frederick Lippitt; first cousin seven times removed of William Greene (1695-1758); second cousin thrice removed of Andrew Clark Lippitt; third cousin twice removed of Costello Lippitt.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Greene-Lippitt family of Providence, Rhode Island; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Houghton family of Corning, New York; Beakes-Greene-Witter family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    De Wolf Family Cemetery
    Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      James De Wolf (1764-1837) — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., March 18, 1764. Democrat. Slave trader; built an early cotton mill; manufacturer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1800; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1819-21; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1821-27. Slaveowner. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 21, 1837 (age 73 years, 278 days). Original interment at De Wolf Family Cemetery; reinterment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mark A. De Wolf and Abigail (Porter) De Wolf; married to Nancy Bradford (1770-1838; daughter of William Bradford); grandfather of James DeWolf Perry (1815-1876); great-granduncle of LeBaron Bradford Colt.
      Political families: Butler-Perry-Belmont-Slidell family of Edgefield, South Carolina; Bradford-DeWolf-Butler-Perry family of Bristol, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The World War II Liberty ship SS James De Wolf (built 1942-43 at Providence, Rhode Island; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    East Burial Ground
    Wood Street
    Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island
    See also Findagrave page for this location.


    Juniper Hill Cemetery
    Sherry Avenue
    Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island
    Founded 1877
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      LeBaron Bradford Colt (1846-1924) — also known as LeBaron B. Colt — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., June 25, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1879-81; U.S. District Judge for Rhode Island, 1881-84; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1884-1913; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1913-24; died in office 1924. Died in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., August 18, 1924 (age 78 years, 54 days). Interment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Colt and Theodora G. (DeWolf) Colt; married, December 17, 1873, to Mary Louise Ledyard; great-grandnephew of James De Wolf (1764-1837); second great-grandson of William Bradford.
      Political family: Bradford-DeWolf-Butler-Perry family of Bristol, Rhode Island (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Bradford (1729-1808) — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Plympton, Plymouth County, Mass., November 4, 1729. Physician; lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1764-65; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1798-1802; Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1764-65, 1766-67, 1780, 1780-86, 1787-88, 1789-90, 1791-93; Deputy Governor of Rhode Island, 1775-78; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1793-97. Slaveowner. Died in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., July 6, 1808 (age 78 years, 245 days). Original interment at Bristol Town Common; reinterment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Bradford (1683-1740) and Sarah (Gray) Bradford (1697-1770); father of Nancy Bradford (1770-1838; who married James De Wolf); great-grandfather of James DeWolf Perry; second great-grandfather of LeBaron Bradford Colt (1846-1924).
      Political family: Bradford-DeWolf-Butler-Perry family of Bristol, Rhode Island (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James De Wolf (1764-1837) — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., March 18, 1764. Democrat. Slave trader; built an early cotton mill; manufacturer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1800; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1819-21; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1821-27. Slaveowner. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 21, 1837 (age 73 years, 278 days). Original interment at De Wolf Family Cemetery; reinterment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mark A. De Wolf and Abigail (Porter) De Wolf; married to Nancy Bradford (1770-1838; daughter of William Bradford); grandfather of James DeWolf Perry (1815-1876); great-granduncle of LeBaron Bradford Colt.
      Political families: Butler-Perry-Belmont-Slidell family of Edgefield, South Carolina; Bradford-DeWolf-Butler-Perry family of Bristol, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The World War II Liberty ship SS James De Wolf (built 1942-43 at Providence, Rhode Island; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Bourne (1755-1808) — of Rhode Island. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., September 9, 1755. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1789-90; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island at-large, 1790-96; U.S. District Judge for Rhode Island, 1796-1801; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1801-02. Died in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., September 17, 1808 (age 53 years, 8 days). Interment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Hope Child (1759-1811); father of Julia Bourne (1790-1842; who married Albert Collins Greene (1791-1863)).
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Greene-Lippitt family of Providence, Rhode Island; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis M. Dimond (1796-1859) — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., June 6, 1796. Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1853-54; Governor of Rhode Island, 1853-54. Died, of Bright's disease, in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., April 12, 1859 (age 62 years, 310 days). Interment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Maria Eustis Parker.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Byron Diman (1795-1865) — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., August 5, 1795. Delegate to Whig National Convention from Rhode Island, 1839; Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1840-42, 1843-46; Governor of Rhode Island, 1846-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1856. Died, of apoplexy (stroke), in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., August 1, 1865 (age 69 years, 361 days). Interment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jonathan Russell Bullock (1815-1899) — also known as J. Russell Bullock — of Alton, Madison County, Ill.; Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., September 6, 1815. Lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1844-46; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1849-53; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1859-60; Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1860-61; justice of Rhode Island state supreme court, 1862-64; U.S. District Judge for Rhode Island, 1865-69; resigned 1869. Died, of heart disease, in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., May 7, 1899 (age 83 years, 243 days). Interment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Bullock (1777-1867) and Ruth (Smith) Bullock (1792-1829); married, September 6, 1840, to Susan Amelia DeWolf (died 1866); married, December 23, 1868, to Emma W. Westcote (1834-1916); great-grandnephew of Stephen Bullock; fourth cousin of Richmond Martin Bullock, Alexander Hamilton Bullock, Benjamin Kimball Bullock and Isaac Bullock.
      Political family: Bullock family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Finney Usher (1792-1877) — also known as George F. Usher — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., October 22, 1792. U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Cape Hatien, 1842-46; Port-au-Prince, 1849-53; Haitian Consul in New York City, 1859-67. Died in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., August 16, 1877 (age 84 years, 298 days). Interment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hezekiah Usher and Sarah (Finney) Usher.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Babbitt (1809-1862) — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., May 9, 1809. Democrat. Banker; cotton manufacturer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1850; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1860; major in the Union Army during the Civil War. Shot and wounded (in a "friendly fire" accident) during the Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Va., and died ten days later, in Mansion House Hospital, Alexandria, Va., December 23, 1862 (age 53 years, 228 days). Interment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Babbitt (1769-1850) and Bathsheba (Stoddard) Babbitt (1773-1852); married, October 7, 1826, to Abby Eliza Briggs (1808-1882); first cousin once removed of Elijah Babbitt (1795-1887) and George Henry Babbitt; first cousin twice removed of Francis Sanford Babbitt.
      Political families: Fairbanks-Adams family of Massachusetts; Greene-Lippitt family of Providence, Rhode Island; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Witter family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "Know this, if I fall, it will be in defense of our beloved Constitution."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Algernon Sidney De Wolf (1822-1879) — also known as Algernon S. De Wolf — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., October 11, 1822. U.S. Collector of Customs, 1875-79; died in office 1879. Suffered a heart attack and died, in the vestibule of the Park Theatre, New York, New York County, N.Y., October 24, 1879 (age 57 years, 13 days). Interment at Juniper Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John De Wolf (1786-1862) and Sylvia (Griswold) De Wolf (1800-1834); married, June 30, 1847, to Clara Ann Diman (1828-1913).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    North Cemetery
    Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Laurence Leahy (1886-1953) — also known as Edward L. Leahy — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., February 9, 1886. Democrat. State court judge in Rhode Island, 1910; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1911; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1949-50; federal judge, 1951. Died July 22, 1953 (age 67 years, 163 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island


    Kickemuit Cemetery
    Serpentine Road
    Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island
    Politicians buried here:
      Josias Lyndon (1704-1778) — of Newport, Newport County, R.I.; Warren, Bristol County, R.I. Born March 10, 1704. Governor of Rhode Island, 1768-69. Died, of smallpox, March 30, 1778 (age 74 years, 20 days). Interment at Kickemuit Cemetery.
      Nathan Miller (1743-1790) — of Rhode Island. Born in Warren, Bristol County, R.I., March 20, 1743. Delegate to Continental Congress from Rhode Island, 1786; delegate to Rhode Island state constitutional convention, 1790. Died in Warren, Bristol County, R.I., May 20, 1790 (age 47 years, 61 days). Interment at Kickemuit Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography


    South Cemetery
    Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Goodwin Turner (1810-1875) — also known as Thomas G. Turner — of Warren, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Warren, Bristol County, R.I., October 24, 1810. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1857-59; Governor of Rhode Island, 1859-60; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1860; member of Republican National Committee from Rhode Island, 1866-68. Died January 3, 1875 (age 64 years, 71 days). Interment at South Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Sidney Dean (1818-1901) — of Thompson, Windham County, Conn.; Warren, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Glastonbury, Hartford County, Conn., November 16, 1818. Minister; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1854-55; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1855-59; newspaper editor; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1870-71. Died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., October 29, 1901 (age 82 years, 347 days). Interment at South Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

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