Forest Hill Cemetery (Utica, New York)
Forest Hill Cemetery is a rural garden style cemetery in Utica, New York founded in 1850. Forest Hills Cemetery is located at 2201 Oneida Street, Utica and it is a non-sectarian cemetery, which means anyone of any religion can be buried here. Over the years some nationally and locally recognized people have been buried here, some of the local people are Theodore Faxton, the Proctor Family, and nationally are some politicians such as Ellis Roberts, Ward Hunt and many more. Ezekiel Bacon, represented Massachusettss 12th congressional district from 1807 to 1813, william J. Bacon, represented New Yorks 23rd congressional district from 1877 to 1879. Samuel Beardsley, represented New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1831 to 1836, john Warren Butterfield, founder Butterfield Overland Express. Alfred Conkling, represented New Yorks 14th congressional district from 1821 to 1823, roscoe Conkling, represented New York in the United States Senate from 1867-1883. James G. Grindlay, Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, thomas Hill Hubbard, represented New Yorks 17th congressional district from 1817 to 1819, and from 1821 to 1823.
Ward Hunt, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1873 to 1882, joseph Kirkland, represented New Yorks 16th congressional district from 1821 to 1823. James H. Ledlie, general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, represented New Yorks 20th congressional district from 1849 to 1851, and from 1853 to 1859. Miller, represented New Yorks 17th congressional district from 1836 to 1837, Ellis H. Roberts, served in the United States House of Representatives from 1871 to 1875. John Savage, Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1823 to 1836, horatio Seymour, Governor of New York from 1853 to 1855 and from 1863 to 1865. James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States from 1909-1912, charles A. Talcott, represented New Yorks 27th congressional district and New Yorks 33rd congressional district from 1911 to 1915. Mayor of Utica from 1902 to 1906, edward W. Townsend, represented New Jerseys 6th congressional district from 1911 to 1913, and the 10th district from 1913-1915.
Benjamin Walker, represented New Yorks 9th congressional district from 1801 to 1803, jedediah Sanger, founder of New Hartford and Sangerfield, first judge of Oneida County. Forest Hill Cemetery at Find A Grave Forest Hill Cemetery at Forest Hill Cemetery
The new party controlled the presidency and Congress, as well as most states, from 1801 to 1825, during the First Party System. It began in 1791 as one faction in Congress, and included many politicians who had opposed to the new constitution. They called themselves Republicans after their ideology Republicanism and they distrusted the Federalist commitment to republicanism. The party splintered in 1824 into the Jacksonian movement and the short-lived National Republican Party, the term Democratic-Republican is used especially by modern political scientists for the first Republican Party. It is known as the Jeffersonian Republicans, historians typically use the title Republican Party. An Anti-Administration faction met secretly in the capital to oppose Hamiltons financial programs. Jefferson denounced the programs as leading to monarchy and subversive of republicanism, Jefferson needed to have a nationwide party to challenge the Federalists, which Hamilton was building up with allies in major cities.
Foreign affairs took a role in 1794–95 as the Republicans vigorously opposed the Jay Treaty with Britain. Republicans saw France as more democratic after its revolution, while Britain represented the hated monarchy, the party denounced many of Hamiltons measures as unconstitutional, especially the national bank. The party was strongest in the South and weakest in the Northeast and it demanded states rights as expressed by the Principles of 1798 articulated in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions that would allow states to nullify a federal law. Above all, the party stood for the primacy of the yeoman farmers, Republicans were deeply committed to the principles of republicanism, which they feared were threatened by the supposed monarchical tendencies of the Hamiltonian Federalists. The party came to power in 1801 with the election of Jefferson in the 1800 presidential election, the Federalists—too elitist to appeal to most people—faded away, and totally collapsed after 1815. The Republicans dominated the First Party System, despite internal divisions, the party selected its presidential candidates in a caucus of members of Congress.
They included Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, by 1824, the caucus system had practically collapsed. After 1800, the party dominated Congress and most state governments outside New England, by 1824, the party was split four ways and lacked a center, as the First Party System collapsed. The emergence of the Second Party System in the 1830s realigned the old factions, one remnant followed Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren into the new Democratic Party by 1828. Another remnant led by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay formed the National Republicans in 1828, the precise date of founding is disputed, but 1791 is a reasonable estimate, some time by 1792 is certain. The elections of 1792 were the first ones to be contested on anything resembling a partisan basis, in most states the congressional elections were recognized, as Jefferson strategist John Beckley put it, as a struggle between the Treasury department and the republican interest
William J. Bacon
William Johnson Bacon was an American politician and a U. S. Bacon was born the son of Ezekiel Bacon and Abigail Smith Bacon, and he moved with his family to Utica, New York, in 1815. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1822, he studied law at Litchfield Law School, and studied for a year in the law office of Joseph and Charles P. Kirkland. He was admitted to the bar in 1824, and commenced practice in Utica and he married Eliza Kirkland on October 23,1828. and subsequent to her death in 1872, he was married to Susan Gillette on an unknown date. Bacon was appointed City Attorney of Utica in 1837, and was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1850 and he was elected a trustee of Hamilton College in 1851, and he was trustee of Hamilton College from 1856 until his death. He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1854 to 1869, elected as a Republican to the 45th United States Congress, Bacon served as U. S. Representative for the district of New York from March 4,1877. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law, Bacon died in Utica, Oneida County, New York, on July 3,1889.
He is interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, New York, biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough Court of Appeals judges
New York State Assembly
The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature. The Assembly is composed of 150 members representing a number of districts. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits, the Assembly convenes at the State Capitol in Albany. The Speaker of the Assembly presides over the Assembly, the Speaker is elected by the Majority Conference followed by confirmation of the full Assembly through the passage of an Assembly Resolution. In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker has the leadership position. The minority leader is elected by party caucus, the majority leader of the Assembly is selected by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Speaker. The current Speaker is Democrat Carl Heastie of the 83rd Assembly District, the Majority Leader is Joseph Morelle of the 136th Assembly District. The Minority Leader is Republican Brian Kolb of the 131st Assembly District, the Assembly is dominated by the Democrats, who currently hold a 62-seat supermajority in the chamber.
The Democrats have controlled the Assembly since 1975, †Elected in a special election Prominent past Assembly members include U. S. Senator Chuck Schumer, U. S. presidents Millard Fillmore and Theodore Roosevelt, U. S. vice presidents Aaron Burr and George Clinton, and New York governors George Pataki and Al Smith
Samuel Holten was an American physician and statesman from Danvers, Massachusetts. He represented Massachusetts as a delegate to the Continental Congress and a member of the United States House of Representatives, Holten was born in Danvers, Massachusetts on June 9,1738. He was educated locally, studied medicine and established a practice in Gloucester and he soon returned to Danvers, where he continued the practice of medicine. During the American Revolution Holten supported the Patriot cause, Holten served in the militia as a major in the First Essex County Regiment. He was a member of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress from 1774 to 1775 and he served in the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1780 and in the United States in Congress Assembled,1783 to 1785, and again in 1787. He was elected Chairman of the United States in Congress Assembled on August 17,1785, ″His Excellency the president, being, by indisposition, prevented from attending the House, Congress proceeded to the election of a Chairman, the ballots being taken, the honble.
Samuel Holten was elected. ″ Holten was a member of the constitutional convention in 1779. From 1780 to 1782 Holten served in the Massachusetts Senate, and he served again in 1784,1786,1789, in 1787 he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. From 1780 to 1782 Holten was a member of the Massachusetts Governors Council, and he served again in 1784,1786,1789 to 1792,1795, in 1792 Holten was elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress. Holten served as judge of the Essex County Court and he was appointed judge of the Essex County Probate Court in 1796, and he served until his resignation in 1815. He died in Danvers on January 2,1816, and was buried at Holten Cemetery in Danvers, biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Thomson J. Skinner
Thomson Joseph Skinner was an American politician from Williamstown, Massachusetts. Thomson J. Skinner was born in Colchester, Connecticut on May 24,1752, the son of Reverend Thomas Skinner and Mary Thomson, the second wife of Thomas Skinner. Skinner was educated in Colchester, his father died when he was 10 years old, at age 21 Skinner moved to Williamstown, Massachusetts with his brother, where they went into the construction business as partners in a firm they named T. J. and B. The Skinner brothers were involved in other ventures, including a successful tavern. Thomson Skinner was a member of the militia, including service during, in the summer of 1776 he carried messages between units in Berkshire County and General Horatio Gates, commander of the Continental Armys Northern Department in upstate New York. He served as adjutant of Berkshire Countys 2nd Regiment, adjutant of the Berkshire County 3rd Regiment, Skinner remained in the militia after the war, and rose to the rank of major general.
During the Revolution he served as a member of the court-martial which acquitted Paul Reveres conduct during the unsuccessful Penobscot Expedition and he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1781,1785,1789, and 1800. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate from 1786 to 1788,1790 to 1797, from 1788 to 1807 he was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Berkshire County, and he was chief judge from 1795 to 1807. In 1788 he was a delegate to the convention that ratified the United States Constitution. From 1791 to 1792 he served as Berkshire County Sheriff, in 1792 Skinner, recognized as a Federalist, was a presidential elector, and supported the reelection of George Washington and John Adams. Skinner was a trustee of Williams College, served on the board of trustees from 1793 to 1809. Skinner represented Massachusettss 1st congressional district in the U. S. House for part of one term and all of another, January 1797 to March 1799. He was again elected to the U. S.
House in 1802, this time from the renumbered 12th District, and served from March 1803 until resigning in August 1804. Skinner, by now identified with the Jeffersonian or Democratic-Republican Party, lost to John Quincy Adams, from 1804 to 1807 Skinner served as U. S. From 1806 to 1807 he was Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts, Skinner died in Boston on January 20,1809. After Skinners death, an 1809 audit revealed that his accounts as state treasurer were in arrears for $60,000, while his estate was valued at only $20,000. Several of the individuals who had posted surety bonds to guarantee his performance as treasurer paid portions of the remaining $40,000 obligation in order to satisfy Skinners debt, in 1773 Skinner married Ann Foote. Their children included Thomson Joseph, Thomas, Eliza and his wife had known each other as children because Skinners mother had married Ann Footes father following the deaths of Skinners father and Footes mother
It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named for the Massachusett tribe, which inhabited the area. The capital of Massachusetts and the most populous city in New England is Boston, over 80% of Massachusetts population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution, during the 20th century, Massachusetts economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a leader in biotechnology, higher education, finance. Plymouth was the site of the first colony in New England, founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, in 1692, the town of Salem and surrounding areas experienced one of Americas most infamous cases of mass hysteria, the Salem witch trials. In 1777, General Henry Knox founded the Springfield Armory, which during the Industrial Revolution catalyzed numerous important technological advances, in 1786, Shays Rebellion, a populist revolt led by disaffected American Revolutionary War veterans, influenced the United States Constitutional Convention.
In the 18th century, the Protestant First Great Awakening, which swept the Atlantic World, in the late 18th century, Boston became known as the Cradle of Liberty for the agitation there that led to the American Revolution. The entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts has played a commercial and cultural role in the history of the United States. Before the American Civil War, Massachusetts was a center for the abolitionist, temperance, in the late 19th century, the sports of basketball and volleyball were invented in the western Massachusetts cities of Springfield and Holyoke, respectively. Many prominent American political dynasties have hailed from the state, including the Adams, both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, have been ranked among the most highly regarded academic institutions in the world. Massachusetts public school students place among the top nations in the world in academic performance, the official name of the state is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
While this designation is part of the official name, it has no practical implications. Massachusetts has the position and powers within the United States as other states. Massachusetts was originally inhabited by tribes of the Algonquian language family such as the Wampanoag, Nipmuc, Pocomtuc and Massachusett. While cultivation of crops like squash and corn supplemented their diets, villages consisted of lodges called wigwams as well as longhouses, and tribes were led by male or female elders known as sachems. Between 1617 and 1619, smallpox killed approximately 90% of the Massachusetts Bay Native Americans, the first English settlers in Massachusetts, the Pilgrims, arrived via the Mayflower at Plymouth in 1620, and developed friendly relations with the native Wampanoag people. This was the second successful permanent English colony in the part of North America that became the United States, the event known as the First Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World which lasted for three days
Born in Sheffield, Dewey attended Yale College. He was admitted to the bar in 1787 and commenced practice in Williamstown and he was treasurer of Williams College, Massachusetts from 1798 to 1814. He served as member of the Massachusetts Governors Council 1809-1812, Dewey was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress and served from March 4,1813, until February 24,1814, when he resigned, having been assigned to a judicial position. He was appointed by Governor Caleb Strong an associate judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on February 24,1814 and he was interred in West Lawn Cemetery. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress and this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http, //bioguide. congress. gov
Daniel Webster was an American politician who twice served in the United States House of Representatives, representing New Hampshire and Massachusetts, served as a U. S. Senator from Massachusetts and was twice the United States Secretary of State, under Presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler and he and James G. Blaine were the only two people to serve as Secretary of State under three presidents. Webster sought the Whig Party nomination for President three times, in 1836,1840 and 1852. As a diplomat he is best known for negotiating the Webster–Ashburton Treaty of 1842 with Great Britain, Webster was an outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made him a key Whig leader. He spoke for conservatives and led the opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and he was a spokesman for modernization and industry, but not for the common people who composed the base of his opponents in Jacksonian democracy. He was a thoroughgoing elitist, and he reveled in it, chiefly recognized for his Senate tenure, Webster was a key figure in the institutions Golden days.
Webster was the Northern member of the Great Triumvirate, with his colleagues Henry Clay from the West and his Reply to Hayne in 1830 has been regarded as one of the greatest speeches in the Senates history. As with his fellow Whig Henry Clay, Webster wanted to see the Union preserved and they both worked for compromises to stave off the sectionalism that threatened war between the North and the South. Websters support for the Compromise of 1850, devised in part by Clay, in 1957, a Senate committee selected Webster as one of the five greatest U. S. Senators with Clay, Robert La Follette, and Robert A. Taft, Daniel Webster was born on January 18,1782, in Salisbury, New Hampshire, the present-day city of Franklin. He was the son of Abigail and Ebenezer Webster and he and his nine siblings grew up on their parents farm, a small parcel of land granted to his father. His ancestors were among the settlers of Salisbury. Webster attended Phillips Exeter Academy, a school in Exeter. He was chosen Fourth of July orator in Hanover, the town, in 1800.
After he graduated from Dartmouth, Webster was apprenticed to the lawyer Thomas W. Thompson in Salisbury, in 1802 Webster began as the headmaster of the Fryeburg Academy, where he served for one year. When Ezekiels education could no longer be sustained, Webster returned to his apprenticeship, in 1804 he left New Hampshire and got a position in Boston under the prominent attorney Christopher Gore. Clerking for Gore – who was involved in international, national, in 1805 Webster was admitted to the bar. He returned to New Hampshire to set up a practice in Boscawen and he began to speak locally in support of Federalist causes and candidates
Barnabas Bidwell was an author and politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, active in Massachusetts and Upper Canada. Educated at Yale, he practiced law in western Massachusetts and served as treasurer of Berkshire County and he served in the state legislature as representative and senator, in the US Congress as spokesman for the administration of Thomas Jefferson. Bidwell paid the $63.18, plus fines, which he attributed to a Berkshire County clerk while he was away on duties in Boston. Nonetheless, the controversy, exaggerated in the press by his Federalist Party enemies, in Canada, he won a seat in the provincial assembly but his political opponents managed to expel him on charges of having his American citizenship, being a fugitive, and having immoral character. Bidwell was son of American Revolutionary War Patriot Adonijah Bidwell, Yale 1740,1, and he graduated from Yale College in 1785. Through his mother, he was descended from John Haynes, 5th Governor of Massachusetts and 1st Governor of Connecticut and he attended the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in Providence, Rhode Island.
He studied law under judge Theodore Sedgwick of Stockbridge, Sedgwick, a prominent member of the House of Representatives and a senator, was an important spokesman for the Federalist Party. He was admitted to the Massachusetts state bar in 1805 and commenced practice in Stockbridge, Bidwell broke with the Federalists and became the leading spokesman of the Democratic-Republican administration of President Thomas Jefferson in the US Congress. Bidwell was a Massachusetts state senator from 1801 to 1804 and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1805 to 1807, Bidwell was elected as a Democratic-Republican and served in the Ninth and Tenth Congresses. In the House of Representatives, Bidwell displaced John Randolph of Roanoke, as administration leader and he successfully defended the president’s policy of imposing economic sanctions in response to British violations of neutral rights at sea. He directed the campaign to purchase Florida and was the advocate for passage of the bill that abolished the slave trade in the US.
He was Attorney General of Massachusetts, when his opponents found in a minor discrepancy in the Berkshire County books. The charge was forwarded by his enemies in the Federalist Party, apparently to halt his rise of this Democratic-Republican. At the time, he has been under consideration by President James Madison for a position on the US Supreme Court. The final judgment of the Berkshire court against him, which he paid in 1817, amounted to only $330.64 damages, since Bidwell was promptly able to pay both amounts, he fled not because of the judgment. He fled, he claimed, out of fear of his political enemies, after an unusually long debate, Bidwell was expelled from the House by a vote of 17-16. Bidwell remained in Canada until his death, Bidwell died in Bath, Upper Canada, and his remains are interred in Kingstons Cataraqui Cemetery. His son, Marshall Spring Bidwell, successfully sat in the seat from 1824 to 1836
Utica, New York
Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The tenth-most-populous city in New York, its population was 62,235 in the 2010 U. S. census, located on the Mohawk River at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, Utica is approximately 90 miles northwest of Albany and 45 miles east of Syracuse. Formerly a river settlement inhabited by the Mohawk tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy, Utica attracted European-American settlers from New England during and after the American Revolution. In the 19th century, immigrants strengthened its position as a city between Albany and Syracuse on the Erie and Chenango Canals and the New York Central Railroad. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the citys infrastructure contributed to its success as a manufacturing center, Uticas 20th-century political corruption and organized crime gave it the nicknames Sin City, and later, the city that God forgot. Like other Rust Belt cities, Utica had a downturn beginning in the mid-20th century.
Several theories exist about the history of the name Utica, prior to construction of the fort, the Mohawk and Oneida tribes had occupied this area south of the Great Lakes region as early as 4000 BC. The Mohawk were the largest and most powerful tribe in the part of the Mohawk Valley. Colonists had a fur trade with them, in exchange for firearms. The land housing Old Fort Schuyler was part of a 20, since the fort was located near several trails, its position—on a bend at a shallow portion of the Mohawk River—made it an important fording point. The Mohawk called the bend Unundadages, and the Mohawk word appears on the citys seal, during the American Revolution, border raids from British-allied Iroquois tribes harried the settlers on the frontier. George Washington ordered Sullivans Expedition, Rangers, to enter Central New York, more than 40 Iroquois villages were destroyed and their winter stores, causing starvation. In the aftermath of the war, numerous European-American settlers migrated into the state, in 1794 a state road, Genesee Road, was built from Utica west to the Genesee River.
That year a contract was awarded to the Mohawk Turnpike and Bridge Company to extend the road northeast to Albany, the Seneca Turnpike was key to Uticas development, replacing a worn footpath with a paved road. The village became a rest and supply area along the Mohawk River for goods, the boundaries of the village of Utica were defined in an act passed by the New York State Legislature on April 3,1798. Utica expanded its borders in subsequent 1805 and 1817 charters, on April 5,1805, the villages eastern and western boundaries were expanded, and on April 7,1817, Utica separated from Whitestown on its west. After completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, the growth was stimulated again. The municipal charter was passed by the legislature on February 13,1832