New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Chazy, Clinton County, New York
DIRECTIONS: On "Ridge Road" running north and south from the
Miner Farm northward.
- This cemetery was visited and copied by Hugh McLellan with Jay Gelder, June 13, 1940.
- 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.
Jonathan TALFORD / Died / May 21, 1858, / In his 57th year. /
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, /
from henceforth, Yea saith the spirit, that they /
may rest from their labours, and their works do follow /
Sophia, / wife of / Jonathan TALFORD. / Died / June 25, 1875. / AE. 70. /
For what is our hope. /
Harriet / Daughter of / Jonathan & Sophia / TALFORD. / Died Sept. 22, 1856.
/ AE. 30 Y'rs. 5 Mo's. / & 12 days.
Farewell dear friends a long farewell /
For we shall meet no more /
Till we are raised with thee to dwell /
On Zion's happy shore. /
Sophia T. (?) / Daug'h. of / J. & S. TALFORD, / Died / Nov. 2, 1867, / AE. 30 ys. & 3 ms.
Asleep in Jesus. /
Emma TALFORD / Born / Jan. 24, 1832. / Died / Aug. 20, 1898. / I his sheep. /
Polly TALFORD / Died / May 28, 1881, / AE. 42 Ys. /
In God we trust. /
George TALFORD / Born / June 24, 1845. / Died / Sept. 16, 1902. /
Source: McLellan Cemetery Records