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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bennington County

Index to Locations

  • West Arlington, Arlington West Arlington Cemetery
  • Bennington Unknown location
  • Bennington Bennington Center Cemetery
  • Bennington Bennington Village Cemetery
  • Bennington Old Bennington Cemetery
  • Bennington Old First Church Graveyard
  • Bennington Park Lawn Cemetery
  • Bennington Village Cemetery
  • Dorset Maple Hill Cemetery
  • Manchester Unknown location
  • Manchester Dellwood Cemetery
  • Shaftsbury Center Shaftsbury Cemetery
  • Shaftsbury Shaftsbury Center Cemetery
  • Sunderland Ira Allen Cemetery


    West Arlington Cemetery
    West Arlington, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
      Herbert T. Eaton (1851-1916) — of West Arlington, Arlington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Arlington, Bennington County, Vt., August 10, 1851. Republican. Merchant; marble and granite dealer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Arlington, 1888. Methodist. Died August 12, 1916 (age 65 years, 2 days). Interment at West Arlington Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
      Elijah Dewey — of Vermont. Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1796, 1800. Interment somewhere.


    Bennington Center Cemetery
    Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
      Hiland Hall (1795-1885) — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., July 20, 1795. Republican. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1827; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1833-43; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1846-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1856; Governor of Vermont, 1858-60. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., December 18, 1885 (age 90 years, 151 days). Interment at Bennington Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Hall and Abigail (Hubbard) Hall; married, October 27, 1818, to Dolly Tuttle Davis.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Bennington Village Cemetery
    Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Johnson Tiffany (1834-1906) — also known as Thomas J. Tiffany; "Henry Fullerton" — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt.; Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Pittsford, Rutland County, Vt., March 6, 1834. Republican. Postmaster at Bennington, Vt., 1872-84; in March, 1884, he was confronted by a postal inspector about a shortage in the post office accounts, he fled, also taking $2,000 in Bennington school funds; in October, 1885, he was arrested near Greeley, Colorado, where he was living under the alias "Henry Fullerton", and brought back to Vermont, where he plead guilty to federal charges, and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., June 26, 1906 (age 72 years, 112 days). Interment at Bennington Village Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arnold Johnson Tiffany (1803-1877) and Abigail (Drury) Tiffany (1805-1844); married, October 6, 1858, to Mary Frances Cook.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Bennington Cemetery
    Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
      Moses Robinson (1741-1813) — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Hardwick, Worcester County, Mass., March 26, 1741. Democrat. Justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1778-80, 1782-84, 1785-88; Governor of Vermont, 1789-90; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1791-96; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1802. Died in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., May 26, 1813 (age 72 years, 61 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Jonathan Robinson (1756-1819).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jonathan Robinson (1756-1819) — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Hardwick, Worcester County, Mass., August 11, 1756. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1789; state court judge in Vermont, 1795; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1801-06; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1807-15; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1816. Died November 3, 1819 (age 63 years, 84 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Moses Robinson; father of Mary Robinson (who married Orsamus Cook Merrill (1775-1865)).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Griffith McCullough (1835-1915) — also known as John G. McCullough — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Newark, New Castle County, Del., September 16, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 5th District, 1862-63; California state attorney general, 1863-67; member of Vermont state senate, 1898; Governor of Vermont, 1902-04. Congregationalist. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 29, 1915 (age 79 years, 255 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery.
      John Staniford Robinson (1804-1860) — also known as John S. Robinson — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., November 10, 1804. Democrat. Governor of Vermont, 1853-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1860. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 25, 1860 (age 55 years, 167 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery.
      Orsamus Cook Merrill (1775-1865) — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., June 18, 1775. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; lawyer; postmaster at Bennington, Vt., 1809-12; colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1817-20 (at-large 1817-19, 1st District 1819-20); delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1822; probate judge in Vermont, 1822-23; Bennington County State's Attorney, 1823-25; member of Vermont Governor's Council, 1824-27; member of Vermont state senate, 1836; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1839. Died in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., April 12, 1865 (age 89 years, 298 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Merrill (1751-1807) and Jerusha (Seymour) Merrill (1754-1827); brother of Timothy Merrill; married, August 18, 1805, to Mary 'Polly' Robinson (1781-1831; daughter of Jonathan Robinson); uncle of Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859); fourth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin of Jason Kellogg; second cousin once removed of Aaron Kellogg, Silas Dewey Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1846-1923); second cousin twice removed of William Pitt Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1898-1986); second cousin thrice removed of Charles Collins Kellogg and Henry Theodore Kellogg; second cousin four times removed of Irene Ellis Murphy; third cousin of Charles Kellogg (1773-1842) and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Josiah Cowles, Thomas Seymour, Moses Seymour, Luther Walter Badger, Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr., Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, John Russell Kellogg, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); third cousin twice removed of Orlando Kellogg, William Dean Kellogg, Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg, Selah Merrill, Rowland Case Kellogg, Arthur Burnham Woodford and Benjamin Baker Merrill; third cousin thrice removed of William Lucius Case, Frank Billings Kellogg, Clement Phineas Kellogg, Edward Russell Kellogg, Edward Stanley Kellogg, Franklin Warren Kellogg and Donald Barr Chidsey; fourth cousin of Daniel Chapin, Abel Merrill, Gaylord Griswold, Jeremiah Mason, Stephen Daniel Tilden, Morris Woodruff, Horatio Seymour (1778-1857), Elisha Phelps, Henry Seymour, Oliver Owen Forward, Daniel Upson, Walter Forward and Chauncey Forward; fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Hezekiah Case, Joseph Churchill Strong, Calvin Frisbie, Amaziah Brainard, DeGrasse Maltby, Samuel Clement Fessenden, Henry Taintor, Silas Wright, Jr., John Adams Dix, Marshall Chapin, Graham Hurd Chapin, David Lowrey Seymour, John Arnold Rockwell, Origen Storrs Seymour, Daniel Rose Tilden, George Catlin Woodruff, Norman A. Phelps, Thomas Henry Seymour, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), Hezekiah Cook Seymour, John Smith Phelps, George Seymour, Russell Sage, Howkin Bulkley Beardslee, McNeil Seymour, Ayres Phillips Merrill and Henry William Seymour.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jonas Fay (1737-1818) — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Hardwick, Worcester County, Mass., January 28, 1737. Justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1781-83. Died in Old Bennington, Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., March 6, 1818 (age 81 years, 37 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ruth (Child) Fay and Stephen Fay (1715-1781); married to Sarah Fassett and Lydia (Warner) Safford.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Howard Blackmer (1902-1951) — also known as Samuel H. Blackmer — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., March 2, 1902. Municipal judge in Vermont, 1929-32; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1933-35; Bennington County State's Attorney, 1935-37; executive clerk (personal counsel) to Gov. George D. Aiken, 1937-38; superior court judge in Vermont, 1938-49; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1949-51; died in office 1951. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Rotary; Zeta Psi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died, of a heart attack, in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., December 25, 1951 (age 49 years, 298 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Huling Blackmer and Fanny Laura (Abbott) Blackmer; married, July 18, 1925, to Katrina Roosevelt Schuyler.
      George Mordaunt Hawks (1878-1956) — also known as George M. Hawks — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., March 21, 1878. Republican. Real estate business; member of Vermont state senate from Bennington County; elected 1952. Congregationalist. Died in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., March 27, 1956 (age 78 years, 6 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Breard (1874-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old First Church Graveyard
    Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
      Ferdinand Lathrop Mayer (1887-1986) — also known as Ferdinand L. Mayer — of Indiana. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 25, 1887. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Minister to Haiti, 1937-40. Presbyterian. Died in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., 1986 (age about 99 years). Interment at Old First Church Graveyard.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Park Lawn Cemetery
    Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Edmund Howe (1870-1956) — also known as Frank E. Howe; "Ginger" — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Heath, Franklin County, Mass., October 2, 1870. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Bennington, 1908, 1910; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1908; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1912-15; postmaster at Bennington, Vt., 1923-33. Episcopalian. Died in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., July 20, 1956 (age 85 years, 292 days). Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edmund Perry Howe (1838-1885) and Laura A. (Worden) Howe; married, October 2, 1895, to Flora May Cummings; great-grandson of Gardner Howe; first cousin once removed of Marshall Otis Howe; first cousin thrice removed of Jonah Howe; second cousin of Arthur Otis Howe; third cousin once removed of Charles Augustus Eldredge (1820-1896).
      Political family: Howe family of Massachusetts.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Village Cemetery
    Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
    Isaac Tichenor Isaac Tichenor (1754-1838) — also known as Isaac Ticknor — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 8, 1754. Member of Vermont state legislature, 1781; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1791-95; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1796-97, 1815-21; Governor of Vermont, 1797-1807, 1808-09. Died in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., December 11, 1838 (age 84 years, 306 days). Interment at Village Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Men of Vermont (1894)


    Maple Hill Cemetery
    Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont
    Founded 1772
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Carleton G. Howe (1898-1993) — of Dorset, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Colorado, March 4, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Dorset, 1945-46; member of Vermont state senate from Bennington County, 1947-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1952 (alternate), 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Congregationalist. Died in 1993 (age about 95 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
      John Flournoy Montgomery (1878-1954) — of Manchester, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo., September 20, 1878. Democrat. President, John Wildi Evaporated Milk Co., 1914-25; chairman, International Milk Co., 1925-33; U.S. Minister to Hungary, 1933-41. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., November 7, 1954 (age 76 years, 48 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of James Albert Montgomery and Eudora Virginia (Meng) Montgomery; married, September 7, 1904, to Hedwig Wildi (1881-1953).
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Dellwood Cemetery
    Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
    Richard Skinner Richard Skinner (1778-1833) — of Manchester, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., May 30, 1778. Democrat. Lawyer; Bennington County State's Attorney, 1801-13; probate judge in Vermont, 1805-13; U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1813-15; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1815-16; chief justice of Vermont Supreme Court, 1823-28; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1818; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1818; Governor of Vermont, 1820-23. Injured when he fell from a horse-drawn carriage, and died soon after, in Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., May 23, 1833 (age 54 years, 358 days). Interment at Dellwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Fanny Pierpont (died 1843).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Men of Vermont (1894)
      Ahiman Louis Miner (1804-1886) — of Vermont. Born in Vermont, 1804. Member of Vermont state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1851-53. Died in 1886 (age about 82 years). Interment at Dellwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Center Shaftsbury Cemetery
    Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont
    Founded 1765
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Jonas Galusha Jonas Galusha (1753-1834) — of Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., February 11, 1753. Farmer; innkeeper; Bennington County Sheriff, 1781-87; member of Vermont Governor's Council, 1793-98, 1801-05; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1807-08; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1808, 1820, 1824, 1828; Governor of Vermont, 1809-13, 1815-20. Died in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., September 24, 1834 (age 81 years, 225 days). Interment at Center Shaftsbury Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Chittenden (1758-1794; daughter of Thomas Chittenden (1730-1797); brother of Martin Chittenden), Martha Sammons (1764-1797), Abigail Ward (1770-1809) and Abigail Atwater (1764-1831).
      Political family: Chittenden-Lyon family.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Men of Vermont (1894)
      Herbert Augustus Hulet (1861-1935) — also known as Herbert A. Hulet — of Arlington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., July 19, 1861. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1915; member of Vermont state senate from Bennington County, 1923. Baptist. Died in Arlington, Bennington County, Vt., October 4, 1935 (age 74 years, 77 days). Interment at Center Shaftsbury Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucina C. (Sampson) Hulet (1828-1907) and Hopkins Hulet (1829-1870); married to Mary Ellen 'Nellie' Sampson (1874-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Merle Bottum (1849-1921) — also known as Henry M. Bottum — of Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., January 18, 1849. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Shaftsbury, 1888. Baptist. Died in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., March 17, 1921 (age 72 years, 58 days). Interment at Center Shaftsbury Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Norman Bottum (1822-1870) and Helen Louisa (Ranney) Bottum (1829-1879); married to Fidelia E. Dunlap (1848-1906).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Shaftsbury Center Cemetery
    Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont
    Politicians buried here:
      Gideon Olin (1743-1823) — of Vermont. Born in Rhode Island, 1743. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1803-07. Died in 1823 (age about 80 years). Interment at Shaftsbury Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Abram Baldwin Olin (1808-1879); uncle of Henry Olin.
      Political family: Olin family of Shaftsbury, Vermont.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Ira Allen Cemetery
    Sunderland, Bennington County, Vermont
    Founded 1786
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Pettibone Bowen (1857-1929) — also known as Albert P. Bowen — of Sunderland, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Sunderland, Bennington County, Vt., July 16, 1857. Democrat. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Sunderland, 1890, 1910. Died in Sunderland, Bennington County, Vt., September 12, 1929 (age 72 years, 58 days). Interment at Ira Allen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lyman M. Bowen (1819-1863) and Harriet (Bentley) Bowen (1820-1872); married to Emma E. Warner (1862-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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