New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Au Sable, Clinton County, New York
- This cemetery was transcribed by H. & W. McLellan on August 27, 1938.
- McLellan wrote: "This small graveyard, entirely neglected and overgrown, when first visited in 1929 was surrounded by a clapboard fence. In 1938 there was no enclosure. Although just south of "The Union" in Peru, on the north side of the Harkness Road, east of the west road from Peru to Keeseville, the location is in the Town of Au Sable. It is on land now owned by the Keese family."
- These records are part of what is known as the McLellan Cemetery Records. Beginning in 1933, Hugh McLellan, his son, Charles Woodbury “Woody” McLellan, and his daughter-in-law, Hulda (Bredenburg) McLellan traveled to various cemeteries throughout Clinton County copying the inscriptions from cemetery stones. Upon his death, these records were to have been donated to Cornell University. However, Dr. Allan Everest of SUNY Plattsburgh convinced the McLellan family to keep the records locally, and they were eventually donated to SUNY Plattsburgh. Complete sets of these records are also available at the Plattsburgh Public Library, the Clinton County Historian's office in Plattsburgh, and the Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Keeseville, New York. Each Town Historian has a copy of their segment as well.
- It was typed by Joyce M. Ranieri on October 23, 2004. McLellan used a / to represent a line break. That formatting has been retained in this transcription.
Sacred to the / memory of / Robert BATTEY (sic) / who departed / this life Mar. 26, / 1836; aged 64 years / 6 months & 19 days. /
Sacred to the / memory of / Jemimah BATTY, (sic) / wife of Robert / BATTY, who depar- / ted this life 19th of / June 1811: aged 36 / years and 14 days. /
Sacred / to the Memory of / Robert BATTY Jur / Son of / Robert BATTY, / who departed this / life Janry 17th / 1821: / aged 1 year 11 mo. / & 23 days. /
Source: McLellan Cemetery Records