Campbell, William Wallace b. June 10, 1806 d. September 7, 1881 US Congressman. A member of the Native American Party (later known as the American or Know Nothing Party), he was elected to the US House of Representatives from New York's 6th district in 1844 and served for one term from March 1845 until March 1847. His father was a local judge and his paternal grandfather served as a colonel during the American Revolutionary War. He attended local schools and Union College in Schenectady, New York, graduating in 1827. He then took up the study of law and was...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cherry Valley Cemetery, Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, USA
Darling, Candy b. November 24, 1944 d. May 21, 1974 Actor. He was born a boy named James Lawrence Slattery, in New York City, where he adapted a throwback look to Hollywood glamour queens. He then adopted the first name of Candy because of his "love for sweets" and the last name of Darling from a friend. In 1967 he met Andy Warhol at an after-hours club called "The Tenth of Always". Warhol knew almost immediately that he represented Hollywood fantasy, something most of the stars of the '60s didn't want to portray anymore, and cast him in his...[Read More] (Bio by: Tanya Jackson) Cherry Valley Cemetery, Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, USA
Hammond, Jabez Delano b. August 2, 1778 d. August 18, 1855 US Congressman. Elected to represent New York's 15th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1815 to 1817. Also served as a Member of the New York State Senate for the Middle District from 1817 to 1821, and State Court Judge in 1838.