New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Au Sable, Clinton County, New York
DIRECTIONS: This cemetery is located on Route 9N, just southwest of the intersection with the Cold Springs Road. The cemetery cannot be seen from Route 9N. It is located on private property, currently owned by Rev. Dr. Robert Svenson. Please obtain permission before attempting to visit.
COORDINATES: N 44° 28.543' W 073° 33.838'
- This cemetery was transcribed by H. & W. McLellan on July 13, 1940.
- 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 24, 2004. McLellan used a / to represent a line break. That formatting has been retained in this transcription.
- On 28 November 2008, I visited the cemetery with Bryce Colwell and photographed the remaining stones. Many thanks to Bryce for meeting me and guiding me to the site!
- Click here to see general photographs of this cemetery.
(on the left side)
Jehial / BEARDSLEY, / Born / Nov. 6, 1772, / Died Sept. 25, 1851. /
(on the right side)
Jane, / Wife of / J. BEARDSLEY, / Born / Aug. 6, 1781, / Died June 24, 1842. /
(on the back)
Dearest Parents thou hast left us /
And your loss we deeply feel /
But tis God who has bereft us, /
He can all our sorrows heal. /
Mary B. / Wife of J. L. BEARDSLEY, / Died / May 19, 1865, / Æ 39 Y'rs. /
Effie, / Daughter of / J. L. & M. B. BEARDSLEY, / Died / Jan. 2, 1872, / Æ 13 Y'rs. 6 Mos. /
Edward W. / BEARDSLEY / Born / Apr. 11, 1813 / Died / Apr. 11, 1860 /
Lucinda L. MACOMBER / His Wife / Born / Aug. 8, 1816 / Died / Sept. 11, 1898 /
Henry C. / Born / Apr. 26, 1841 / Died / Nov. 15, 1864 /
Benjamin M. / Born / Mar. 18, 1838 / Died / Oct. 14, 1897 /
Isabella M. / Wife of / G. W. FLINT. / Died / Oct. 31, 1862. / Æ. 43 Years & 1 Mo. /
Betsey, / Wife of / Seymour HOWARD, / Died / Aug. 1, 1861; / Æ. 39 Years. /
Roscoe A. HOWARD, / Died / Sept. 2, 1870; / Æ. 21 Years. /
Sylvia D. BEARDSLEY / Wife of / J. B. MACOMBER, / Died June 11th / 1863, / Aged 46 Y'rs. /
Source: McLellan Cemetery Records