New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Champlain, Clinton County, New York
- This cemetery was transcribed by Hugh McLellan on Nov. 24, 1935.
- McLellan wrote: "On the old Rider Farm (lot #99 of the Smith & Graves Patent), later the property of Orin E. Southwick, two and a half miles south of Perrys Mills, in the woods and near Beaver Creek, is this large monument over the grave of FRY CLARK. No stone to his wife was found in the Perrys Mills Cemetery."
- 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.
- 1 Stone, 2 Persons
Fry CLARK / Born June 17, 1809. / Died Feb. 18, 1882. /
His Wife / Cynthia M. HITCHCOCK / Born Jan. 27, 1814, / Died Jan. 9, 1874. / Buried at Perry's Mills. /
Source: McLellan Cemetery Records