Cemetery on Clip Hill


This cemetery is located south of Old State Road in the town of Johnstown.  These inscriptions were copied September 15, 1947 by Dr. R. M. Palmer, Former Fulton County Historian.

This transcript can be found at the Johnstown Historical Society, William Street, Johnstown, New York.  It was sent in to the Fulton County GenWeb site by James Morrison, archivist for Johnstown Historical Society, and transcribed by Linda Jasztal,  March 5, 2000.


Name Death Birth/Age Comments
Elizabeth Lasher Died Feb. 19, 1853 Born Nov. 5, 1790 She sleeps in Jesus
Cornelius Wemple Died Jan. 5, 1835 In the 28 yr. of his age  

Friends nor physicians could not save
My mortal body from the grave
Nor shall the grave confine me here
When Christ my Saviour doth appear.

Richard Bronk Died Aug. 22, 1857 Aged 53 yrs., 7 mos. 17 days  

His fight is fought, his faith has reached the end
True to the Heavens, his glance, his heart ascends
There with the Judge he sees his crown remain
And if to live be Christ, to die is gain.

Phebe Wemple Died Sept. 7, 1844 Aged 37 yrs. wife of Henry G.

I would be gone, O let me fly
Beyond the confines of the sky
Where dwells in that sweet clime above
A lasting, pure and heavenly love.

Margaret L. Died March 30, 1837 Aged 7 mos. and 26 days dau. of Henry and Phebe Wemple
Garrett Died Oct. 9, 1841 Aged 21 yrs. and 5 mos. son of Cornelius and Margaret Wemple
Margaret Died Oct. 28, 1845 In the 25 yr. of her age dau. of Cornelius  and Margaret Wemple
Rebeca E. Died Nov. 28, 1845 Aged 25 years  dau. of Barna  C. and S. Wemple
Margaret A. Died Aug. 20, 1859 Aged 24 yrs., 7 mos. and 23 days dau. of B. C. and   S. Wemple

This Languishing head is at ress
Its thinking and aching are o're
This quiet im----ble breast
Is heaved by affliction no more.

Barney C. Wemple Died Sept. 19, 1856 Aged 60 yrs. and 19 days  
Silva Wemple Died Sept. 13, 1863 Aged 66 yrs., 7 mos. and 17 days wife of Barney C.  Wemple
Margaret E. Bronk Died May 7, 1860 Aged 20 yrs., 6 mos. and 17 days dau. of Richard and Nancy Bronk
D. B. W. Bronk Died Oct. 12, 1863 Aged 26 yrs., 6 mos. and 18 days  
Catherine Emily Died Aug. 10, 1837 Aged 2 mos. dau. of Jacob and Margaret Cole
John Wemple Died July 4, 1816 In his 47 year  
Barbara Died Sept. 12, 1837 Aged 2 yrs., 11 mos. and 18 days dau. of Richard and Nancy Bronk

Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven

Catherine M.

Died Feb. 20, 1859

In her 32 year

wife of Joseph Bowler

Mary Wemple

Died April 30, 1847

In her 76 year

wife of John Wemple;

George H. Wemple

Died July 29, 1866

In his 34 year

Asleep in Jesus



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