New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Fort Covington, Franklin County, New York
DIRECTIONS: This private cemetery is located at the intersection of County Rte. 4 and County Rte. 3 (Cooks Corners Road). It is in a farmer's field and is visible from the road.
COORDINATES: N 44° 56.864'
W 074° 27.696'
- This cemetery was originally compiled by Harland R. Horton, Franklin County Historian, on July 17, 1967. Photographs were taken on 4 December 2000 by Joyce M. Ranieri.
- This cemetery was restored and is maintained by the Ft. Covington Comets 4-H Club.
- Elizabeth MOUNT, co-historian of the Town of Fort Covington in 2003, was told there were 7 people buried in this cemetery.
- Click here to read an article about the cemetery which appeared in the Massena N.Y. Observer on Tuesday, November 25, 1980.
In Memory of
Jan. 9, 1853
AE 91 (94?) Yrs. & 5 Ms.
Jan. 2, 1855,
AE 27 yrs.
Sweet is the scene when virtue dies
When sinks a trusting soul to rest
(NOTE: The rest of the inscription is illegible.)
In Memory Of
MAR. 31, 1851
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE
DIED MAR. 31, 1866
AGED 79 YEARS
We yield thee beloved as thou wert
Back to thy Maker's hand.
And though the mandate wrings the heart
We bow at his command.