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Tredwell Graveyard

Beekmantown, Clinton County, New York
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TREDWELL
Grave No. 1
Sacred / to the memory of / The Hon. / Thomas TREDWELL / who / departed this / life / Dec. 30. / 1831 / aged 84 years. /

TREDWELL
Grave No. 2
Sacred to the memory of / Mrs. Ann TREDWELL, / wife of the Hon. Thom- / as TREDWELL, who / departed this life / Jan'y 5th, 1798, aged / 56 years. /
Lo! where this silent marble weeps, /
A Friend, a Wife, a Mother sleeps; /
A heart within whose sacred cell, /
The peaceful virtues lov'd to dwell. /
(NOTE: In a small cemetery on the campus of Hamilton College at Clinton, N.Y., the following stone stands in the Davis lot: Mary / Relict of Hon. Thomas TREDWELL / of Plattsburg / died Oct 31, 1838 / Aged 94 years / )

TREDWELL
Grave No. 3
Sacred to the memory of / Miss Elizabeth / TREDWELL, daughter / of the Hon. Thomas / TREDWELL, who died / June 8th, 1822, in / the 52nd year of / her Age. /
Ye sacr'd sisters of the plaintive verse, /
Now let the stream of fond affection /
flow; /
O pay your tribute o'er the slow drawn /
hearse, /
With all the manly dignity of woe. /

TREDWELL
Grave No. 4
Sacred to the mem- / orey of Miss Mary P. / TREDWELL, daughter of / the Hon. Thomas TRED- / WELL, who departed this / life June 5th, 1826, / aged 59 years. /
In green wood shades, where murmuring /
breezes sigh, /
Where burning sunbeams never dare to /
peep; /
Let me erect with sorrows tearful eye, /
A tomb to worth, which all must ever weep. /
Here, as the wandering stranger listless /
strays, /
Perchance this humble stone may meet /
Perchance too, he may weep, and weeping /
gaze, /
And mourn, that worth, and virtue, e'er /
should die. /

STRATTON
Grave No. 5
In memory of / Joel STRATTON, / son of / John & Esther STRATTON / who died Dec. / 28th, 1798, / aged 19 years /
The rising morning can't assure /
That we shall end the day /
For death stands ready every hour /
To snatch our lives away. /

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Grave No. 6 (placed across the foot of Thomas TREDWELL's grave)
PHYLLIS. /
Old Phyllis the slave /
was of African birth, /
And she died long ago, long /
ago, and her last sad req- /
uest, ere she passed to her /
rest, was lay me at /
old Massa's feet. /



Source: McLellan Cemetery Records