New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Beekmantown, Clinton County, New York
- This cemetery was completely copied by Hugh & Charles Woodbury "Woody" McLellan May 28, 1939.
- McLellan wrote: "In the southwest part of the Town, north of West Plattsburgh; on the south side of the road running east and west on the line between lots 130 and 131, Beekman Patent. Shown on Beer's Atlas, 1869. This graveyard is directly on the road, but is almost completely hidden in a thick grove of young maples. Stones are scattered and fallen. There are indications that many disinterments have been made."
- 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.
- 8 Stones, 8 Persons
Mary, / Wife of / Zebulon COMSTOCK / Died / Apl. 24, 1864, / AE. 59 Years. /
Alfred M. /
Craig / son of / Samuel & Hattie / CRAIG / died May 18, / 1873 AE. 1 yr 10 mo / 5 da /
William GUYNUP / Died / Feb. 15, 1864, / AE. 61 y'rs. /
Aurlia (sic) / wife of / William GUYNUP / Died / Feb. 4, 1884, / AE. 80. / (NOTE: Notice of death in Pl. Republican Feb. 15, 1884)
Wm GUYNUP Jr. / Died / July 11, 1866, / AE. 31 Yrs. 5 Mo. / & 28 Days. /
He made home happy. /
Our Little / Wallace. /
Son of / Loranzo (sic) & Phebe A. / GUYNUP, / Died / Dec. 6, 1866. / AE. 6 Mos & 29 D /
Our Little / Herbert W. /
Son of / L. & P. GUINUP (sic) / Died / May 15, 1867, / AE. 2 yrs 1 mo / & 9 dys. /
Source: McLellan Cemetery Records