Saddlemire Family Burying Ground

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photo by Harold Miller, 2009

Location

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.

Driving Directions Google map

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.>

Burials

  • NANCY SADDLEMIRE - Daughter of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire
“In memory of Nancy, daughter of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire, who died Sept. 28, 1826 (?) aged 1 year, 9 months”
  • JOHN SADDLEMYER (II)
“Died December 17, 1853, in his 89th year”
  • EMILY SADDLEMIRE
Emily, wife of John Jost Saddlemire, died Dec. 28, 1863, aged 30 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
  • ELIZABETH SADDLEMIRE
In memory of Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire, who died Sept. 25, 1854, aged 43 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
  • ELON SADDLEMIRE
In memory of Elon, son of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire

Died 31 Dec. 1863 age 17

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
Died Nov. 2, 1878, aged 68 years, 4 months, 5 days.
  • CHRISTINA SADDLEMIRE
Wife of Chas Saddlemire, died April 6, 1901, aged 92 years.
  • AMELIA SADDLEMIRE
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 SADDLEMIRE
Wife of Jacob H. Saddlemire, died March 23, 1885, aged 50 years, 2 months and 11 days.
  • HIRAM SADDLEMIRE
In memory of Hiram, son of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire, who died July 4, 1834, aged 5 years, 8 months and 13 days.
  • CATHERINE ANN SADDLEMIRE
In Memory of Catherine Ann, Daughter of John and Elizabeth Saddlemire who died Aug 2 1823 aged 24 mos.
  • ELIZABETH SADDLEMIRE
Elizabeth, wife of John Saddlemire Died March 19 1882
Aged 90 Years 7 Mos & 17 D’s
  • JOHN SADDLEMIRE

died Feb. 12, 1877, Aged 86 Years, 4 months & 10 days

  • MARY SADDLEMIRE
MARY wife of John Saddlemire, died May 10, 1857 Aged 88 years & 16 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.

Gallery

Restoration

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."

Transcription

  • 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.