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Written in Stone

Stone Monument to the Bodman family in Riverside Cemetery on William Street, just south of the Oswegatchie River, in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York. This boulder is something of a mystery. Find-a-Grave lists only one occupant of this 8-person family plot: Charles S. Bodman, Jr. According to a cemetery tour book, Charles S. Bodman, Sr. was a prominent local farmer and gardener. He married Ann Leary and their son became a lawyer. They also had a daughter named Mary.

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There is a second field stone labeled Bodman with a date of 1925 elsewhere in the cemetery, but no confirmed burials.

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About the author Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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