New York Tombstone Transcription Project
New Sweden Cemetery
Au Sable, Clinton County, New York
DIRECTIONS: Near the former community of New Sweden, north of Clintonville, in the Town of Au Sable.
- This cemetery was transcribed by H. & W. McLellan on July 13, 1940.
- McLellan wrote: "Cemetery on high hill, wire fence enclosure--quite neglected and many stones down and broken. Traces of the old road can be seen."
- 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.
Harriet A. / Wife of / S. K. BAGLEY / died June 24, 1842 / in her 29 yr.
Mary K. PIERCE / Wife of / D. D. DEUEL / Died / May 24, 1858 / Aged 42 Yrs. / Our
Two Infants / Children of D. D. & M. K. DEUEL
Eliza Ann / Wife of / Joshua C. FINCH / Died / Aug. 27, 1848. / Aged 39 years. /
Blessed are the dead which die / in the Lord.
Timothy J. / son of / J. W. & A. LENNON, / Died / Feb. 3, 1844, / aged 6 yrs. & / 20 days.
John T. / son of / J. W. & LENNON, / Died / Feb. 3, 1844, / aged 6 yrs. 7 mos. / & 12 days. /
Sacred to the memory of / Earl PIERCE / who died Sunday Oct. / 30, 1836, Aged
51 years, / 2 month & 25 days. /
Unveil thy bosom faithful tomb, /
Take this new treasure to thy trust, /
And give these saced (sic) relics room /
To seek a slumber in the dust. /
So Jesus slept--God's dying Son! /
Passed thro the grave and blest the bed, /
Rest here, blest saint, till from his throne, /
The morning break and piere (sic) the shade. /
Catharine / BOYNTON / wife of / W. C. PIERCE, / fell asleep / Apr. 17, 1852, /
AE 30 y'rs.
Maria Louise / dau't. of B. C. & C. R. / PIERCE, / Died / Aug. 14, 1843, /
AE 18 days.
Source: McLellan Cemetery Records