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Troy N.Y. – Oakwood Cemetery – George Tibbits Grave 01
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George Tibbits was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. He was born in Warwick, Rhode Island on January 14, 1763. He pursued classical studies and engaged in business in Lansingburgh, New York in 1784. He moved to Troy, New York in 1797 and became engaged in extensive mercantile pursuits. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1800.
George Tibbits was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress, which met from March 4, 1803 to March 3, 1805. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1804. He served as a member of the New York State Senate from 1815 to 1818, and he was an unsuccessful Federalist candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1816.
He was a member of the commission on state prisons, which rendered a favorable report on the Auburn Prison system in 1824. He was a member of the commission which had charge of the construction of Sing Sing Prison. He was the mayor of Troy, New York from 1830 to 1836. He died in Troy, New York in Rensselaer County on July 19, 1849. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.
Oakwood Cemetery is one of America’s larger rural cemeteries, overlooking 100 miles of the Hudson Valley and the heart of Troy in upstate New York. The Troy Cemetery Association, Inc. is charged with preserving and maintaining hundreds of acres, 10-12 miles of roads, nearly 60,000 gravesites, as well as the historic Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium, the Queen Anne Victorian Lower Gatehouse and the Upper Gatehouse.
Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematory A cemetery is a history of people, a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. Oakwood Cemetery is about preserving this history. Since 1848 this nonsectarian rural cemetery has become the final resting place for many Americans. Among the many trees, winding roadways, and silent hills are the graves of
* "Uncle Sam" Wilson, the most world-famous person to ever live in New York State. Samuel Wilson of Troy was recognized by Congress in 1961 as the progenitor of the "Uncle Sam"icon which has represented us around the world for over a century and a half.
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