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Downs Graveyard

Champlain, Clinton County, New York
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DOWNS
James DOWNS / Died / Mar. 23, 1865, / AE. 72 Years. / Erected / by his Wife / Elizabeth DOWNS. / (1812 Veteran)

DOWNS
Freedom / wife of / James DOWNS / died April 4, 1862, / AE. 67 years. /

DOWNS
Alvira, / who was drown,d / died Sept. 1, 1844 / AE. 14 years 3 d. /
Catherine D. / who was drown,d / Sept. 1, 1844 / AE. 11 years 6 m. 6 d. /
Children of James / & Freedom DOWNS /
Brittle is lifes briliant (sic) thread, /
& soon we are numbered with the dead /
But in the morn our days were bright, /
& deah (sic) appeared before it was night. /

DOWNS
Peter Y. / son of / James & Freedom / DOWNS died in sure and certain hope of a glorious / immortality March 6, 1853 / aged 24 years 5 m's 6 d's. /
Christian thy labor is o'er /
Thy term of probation is done /
Thy steps are now bound for the untrdden (sic) shore /
And the race of immortals begun. /
Christian no fetters can bind /
No wicked have power to molest /
There the weary like thee, the mourner shall find /
A heaven a mansion of rest. /

DOWNS
Elliot M. / son of / Daniel & Ann / DOWNS, / died Nov. 25, 1889, / AE. 10 y'rs. 1 mo. /

DOWNS
(next to above, top missing)
Died / Aug. 2, 1864, / AE. 17 Ys. 6 ms. & 17 ds. /
God my Redeemer lives /
And ever from the skies /
Looks down and watches all my dust /
Till he will bid it rise /

RIDER
Abel RIDER / Died / Oct. 14, 1860. / AE. 68 Yrs. /
He has gone to a mansion of rest, /
From a region of sorrow and pain; /
To the glorious land of the blest, /
Where he never can suffer again; /
The pangs of affliction and sickness are oer; /
The cloud on his spirit will darken no more. /
(NOTE: Abel RIDER is on Taylor's list of Soldiers of the War of 1812.)

RIDER
Susannah / wife of / Abel RIDER / died April 2, / 1842, aged 41 years. /