Peru, Clinton County, New York
- This cemetery was transcribed Aug. 11, 1940 by Woody McLellan.
- McLellan wrote: "This graveyard is shown in Beers Atlas, in the Town of Peru, in School District No. 5. Although enclosed in wire fence, it is entirely neglected and overgrown. The roads leading to it, though shown on the map, are little used and overgrown."
- 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.
- 12 stones, 12 names
- Many thanks to Ron Allen, Peru Town Historian, for his assistance in making these records available online.
Rev. Jared LOBDELL, / Died / August / 28, / 1846, / AE. 79 Y'rs. /
Companion dear though I am gone, /
And left you here on earth to mourn, /
Trust in the Lord and he will be, /
A kind companion unto thee. /
Betsey / Wife of / Rev. Jared LOBDELL, / Died / Nov. 8, 1858, / In the 90 Year / of her age. /
Helen M. SMITH / July 9, 1931, / Apr. 16, 1891. /
Daniel THEW, / Mar. 11, 1792. / Aug. 8, 1870. /
Eunice, / Wife of / Daniel THEW, / Died / Dec. 6, 1848, / AE. 56 Years. /
Lecta, / Wife of / Daniel THEW / died Aug. 31st / 1842, / aged 50 years. /
Betsey LOBDELL, / Wife of / Daniel THEW, / Nov. 11, 1810. / Mar. 16, 1894. /
Hannah P., / Wife of / Robert THEW, / Died / June 8, 1852, / AE. 33 Y'rs. & 9 M'os. /
Hellen / daughter of / Robert & Hannah P / THEW / died May 29, / 1844, / Aged 1 year / 7 mo. & 13 days. /
A second time relentless death has come /
And called my little Hellen to the silent tomb. /
Melinda E. / daughter of / Robert & Hannah P. / THEW, / died Sept. 10, / 1842, / Aged 1 year / 4 m. & 26 d's. /
Weep not for me my parents dear, /
For in God's kingdom I've a share. /
Eliza Jane / daughter of / Gilbert & Jane / THEW. / died Sept. 14th / 1844, / Aged 1 year / 11 mo. & 6 days. /
Electa A, / Daughter of / Garret & Maryetta / THEW, / Died / April 19, 1858, / AE. 4 years & 4 mo. /
Source: McLellan Cemetery Records
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