New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Beckwith Graveyard (SC-1)
Schuyler Falls, Clinton County, New York
DIRECTIONS: Back from the road, near the house of W. Weaver (1869), in School Dist #6, Town of Schuyler Falls, north of a brook (Lot 62). It is in a pasture, in wretched condition; most of the stones down or broken.
- This cemetery was copied June 2, 1946 by C. W. McLellan and Hulda Bredenberg.
- 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.
- It was transcribed on August 27, 2001 by Marvin M. Connor from records held by Town Clerk in Town of Schuyler Falls. McLellan used a / to represent a line break. That formatting has been partially retained in this transcription.
- Transcriber note: More current directions to graveyard/cemetery are forthcoming.
Daniel BECKWITH / Died Unk 2, 1810 / Age Unk 6th yr
Description: Gray slate marker
Daniel BECKWITH / Died Sep 7, 1851 / AE 59 Ys. 1 M. & 25 days
Worth like thine needs no eulogy.
Description: Marble marker is broken and fallen.
Huldah BUCK / Wife of Daniel BECKWITH. / Died Dec 6, 1836 / Age 42 yrs. 1 Mo.
Affliction sore long time I bore
Physicians strove in vain
But God was pleased to call me hence
And free me from my pain.
Description: Gray marble marker, broken & fallen.
Robins BECKWITH / Died Unk 1841 / In his 38th yr.
Description: Gray slate marker, broken.
Olive / Wife of Kinner NEWCOMB & Relict of Robins BECKWITH. / Died Jun 1, 1854 / In her 74 yr.
Description: White marble marker.
Clarry / Wife of Benniah HUNTLY. / Died Feb 3( ), 1833 / Age 23 yrs.
Description: Marble marker.
Susan M. / Daughter of Prescott & M?aria? WELLS. / Died Mar 8, 1832 / Age 11 mo. & 26 days.
Scarce the dawn of life began
Ere I meashured out my span.?
Description: Mother's first name much battered. Marble marker, fallen.
Source: McLellan Cemetery Records