15 July 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Capt. Edward Everett (1739-1815)

Captain of 
N. H. Volt

Buried in Quaker Cemetery, Au Sable, Clinton County, New York, USA
      "This is a large, uncared for cemetery, enclosed by an iron and wire fence. In front of it, on the corner, formerly stood a Quaker Meeting House, which has been removed, partly incorporated in a nearby house. The ground around the old Meeting House have many poplars growing in it; not many years ago traces of the location of the building, and of the drives, could be seen. The gate to the cemetery was behind the Meeting House.
      "Although in the Town of Au Sable, it stands just south of the northern bounds of the Town, and is usually thought of as in the Town of Peru. Location shown on map of Au Sable in Beers' Atlas. The Meeting House stood on the south-east corner of the road running from Peru to Keeseville, west of the main highway, and a cross a road running east. The fine old Keese house stands a little south of it, on the west side of the road.
      "The graveyard is overgrown with wild roses, etc.; there are many graves marked with flat field stones, some of which bear crude initials. Many of the stones have fallen and many are broken." 
-- M. N. McLellan, 1929, "McLellan Cemetery Records," Plattsburgh (NY) Public Library
Capt. Edward Everett was my 5xg-grandfather on my father's maternal side.

Copyright © 2014 by Kevin W. Walker

1 comment:

  1. Hey! I guess you and I are distant cousins. He is my 6th Great Uncle. I am a descendant of his younger brother, David Everett