Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark
Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a historic rural cemetery in the North Ward of  Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is located on the west bank of the Passaic River in Newark's Broadway neighborhood, opposite Kearny. It occupies approximately 40 acres (162,000 m²) and was designed by Horace Baldwin. The cemetery is listed on both the  New Jersey Register (ID #1284, since 1987) and the National Register of Historic Places (Reference #87000836, since 1988). 
The graves of some of Newark's most eminent citizens are within Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The cemetery is dominated by the marble mausoleum of
John Fairfield Dryden, the founder of Prudential Financial. Other notable interments include Marcus Lawrence Ward, Governor of New Jersey; Seth Boyden, inventor of patent leather; and Mary Stillman, first wife of Thomas Edison. Mount Pleasant also contains graves of members of the Kinney, Ballantine, and Frelinghuysen families.
The cemetery itself was opened and incorporated in 1844, but there are graves that date back to the mid-17th century, which were moved from older graveyards that were crowded out due to development.
Peter Ballantine (1791-1883)
Seth Boyden (1788-1870), inventor of patent leather 
Joseph Philo Bradley (1813-1892), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, served on the Electoral Commission that decided the disputed 1876 presidential election 
Amanda Minnie Douglas (1831-1916), writer
John F. Dryden (1839-1911), United States Senator and founder of Prudential Financial 
Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1817-1885), member of the United States Senate representing New Jersey and a United States Secretary of State
Charles Alling Gifford (1860-1937), architect
Edward W. Gray (1870-1942), represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district from 1915-1919 
George A. Halsey (1827-1894), represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1867-1869 and 1871-1873 
Augustus A. Hardenbergh (1830-1889), represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1875-1879 and 1881-1883 
Franklin Murphy (1846-1920), 31st Governor of New Jersey
Thomas Baldwin Peddie (1808-1889), Mayor of Newark 
Alexander C.M. Pennington (1810-1867), represented from 1853-1857 New Jersey's 5th congressional district 
William Pennington (1796-1862), 13th Governor of New Jersey and Speaker of the House during his single term in Congress
Nehemiah Perry (1816-1881), member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, Mayor of Newark
Theodore Runyon (1822-1896), Civil War general, Newark mayor, and U.S. ambassador to Germany Marcus Lawrence Ward (1812-1884), 21st Governor of New Jersey and represented the state in Congress for one term
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Joseph P. Bradley at Find A Grave, accessed December 3, 2006
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George Armstrong Halsey, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 26, 2007.
Augustus Albert Hardenbergh, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 13, 2007.
Thomas Baldwin Peddie, Find A Grave. Accessed September 24, 2007.
Alexander C.M. Pennington, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Coordinates: 40°45?50?N 74°09?50?W / 40.7639°N 74.1640°W