Saddlemire Family Burying Ground
STREET ROAD AND SADDLEMIRE ROAD, KNOX, NY
This cemetery is located on private property owned by Joseph Shahen who lives in the home nearest the cemetery. Shahen has been supportive of our efforts to restore the cemetery and generally does not object to visitors. Please notify Shahen that you want to visit the cemetery.
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Start address: Knox, New York 12107 End address: "Saddlemire Family Cemetery" Street Rd
Start at: Knox, New York 12107
1. Head northeast on Berne Altamont Rd/NY-156 toward County Rte-252/Knox Cave Rd - 82 ft<br.> 2. Turn left at County Rte-252/Knox Cave Rd - 0.9 mi<br.> 3. Turn left at Street Rd<br.> 4. Saddlemire Lane will be on the right - 0.6 mi<br.> 5. Shehan is the first drive on the left.<br.> 6. Saddlemire Family Cemetery is to the right of the drive along the fence line.<br.>
Died 31 Dec. 1863 age 17
P. Hood, Sch.
died Feb. 12, 1877, Aged 86 Years, 4 months & 10 days
There are several other markers which are illegible. Also found are eight (8) Foot Markers which are small stones with only initials engraved. They are scattered around, rather than to be at the foot of the grave of the person (initials) engraved.
Gerry Saddlemire: "A few years ago I encouraged some of the family who live in the area around Knox to do a restoration at the Saddlemire Cemetery. When I finally found the site in 2000 I was appalled that it had been so seriously neglected. A small group led by the late Wayne Saddlemire of Saratoga Springs spent the time to get it cleaned up in time for a family reunion in Knox in 2001."
- The above transcriptions were made by Gerry Saddlemire in 2001.
- There is now a second transcription and photos of 16 stones posted on the New York Gravestones site.
- In 1994 another set of transcriptions were made by an unknown person. They are listed below:
The Information in entries numbers 1-17 was copied from headstones in private burial plots in the Town of Knox in 1994. Because the deteriorated condition of some of the stones made the inscriptions difficult to read, this list may contain errors.
1. The Saddlemire burial site--Saddlemire Road, first hedge row on the left side
In memory of Nancy, daughter of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire, who died Sept 25, 1526(?), aged 1 year, 9 months
John Saddlemire, died Dec. 17, 1853, In his 69 year
Emily, wife of John Jost Saddlemire, died Dec. 25, 1863, aged 80 years, 4 months, 10 days
Peaceful in thy silent. slumber
Peaceful in the grave so low
Thou no more will join our number
Thou no more our songs shall know
John Saddlemire, died Feb. 12, 1877, aged 86 years, 11 months, 10 days
In memory of Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire, who died Sept. 25, 1854, aged 13 years, 10 months and 10 days
Asleep in Jesus far from thee
Thy kindred and their graves may be
But there is still a blessed sleep
From which none ever wakes to weep
In memory of Elon, son of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire, who died Dec. 31, 1865, aged 17 years, 9 months and 10 days
He died in Jesus and was blest
How sweet his slumbers are
Released from pain and suffering
And freed from all his cares
P. Hood, Sch.
Charles Saddlemire, dled Nov. 2, 1875, aged 66 years, 1 month, 5 days
Christina Saddlemire, wife of Chas. Saddlemire, died April 6, 1901, aged 52 years
Amelia, daughter of Charles and Christina Saddlemire, died Dec. 29, 1867, aged 3 weeks and 3 days
Jacob H. Saddlemire, born Aug. 23, 1826, died April 24, 1904
Mary Ann, wife of Jacob H. Saddlemire, died March 28, 1865, aged 50 years, 2 months and 11 days
In memory of Hiram, son of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire, who died July 4, 1884, aged 5 years, 8 months and 13 days