New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Murray Grave - Perrys Mills
Champlain, Clinton County, New York
- This cemetery was transcribed by Hugh McLellan in 1941.
- McLellan wrote: "Top and bottom parts of this stone were in field on one side of road, and middle portion in field on the other side of the road--on the road leading north from Perrys Mills into Canada. Copied by H McL with Luther Bick in 1941. Middle portion now (1963) in office of the Moorsfield Press.)
- McLellan also wrote: "Note: Catherine MURRAY Rec'd Pres. Church, Champlain, Sept. 13, 1819 And Baptised same day. Dismissed from the Church July 22, 1837)"
- 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.
Sacred / to the memory of / Catharine, / Daughter of Joseph / & Lovicy MU[RRAY] / [died] / Dec. 15th AD. 1838. / In the 31st year of / her age. /