New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Ellenburg, Clinton County, New York
- This cemetery was transcribed by Hugh & Woody McLellan on May 28, 1939.
- McLellan wrote "
On the old Military Turnpike, near the Altona line, directly south of Ellenburg Depot. In field, and abandoned."
- From Hurd's History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, page 315: "The old Hammond Hotel, about three miles east of Ellenburg Corners, long a landmark in the town, was kept at an early day by a Mr. Alvord. James Hatch was proprietor in 1844, and kept it many years. His widow and her sons, William and John H., kept it a long time afterwards."
- 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.
- 3 Stones, 3 Persons
In memory of / Benj. HAMMOND, / who died Oct. 22, 1831. / aged 44 years. /
In faith he di'd, in dust he lies; /
But faith foresees that dust shall rise, /
Whom Jesus calls, while hope assumes, /
And boasts her joys among the tombs. /
In memory / of / James HATCH, / who died / July 13, 1851. / AE 72 Yrs. /
In Memory of / Mary, / Wife of / James HATCH / died Jan. 17, 1858, / Aged 72 Yrs. /
Not dead but gone before. /
Blessed are the dead who die in /
the Lord. /
Source: McLellan Cemetery Records