|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1821|
William Swayze Aye had a stone moved from East of Claridon to the Claridon Cemetery to be used as a family plot marker. The stone is nearly 8 feet square on the bottom and almost 8 feet tall and probably weighs close to 15-20 tons.
"William Swazey Aye had a big stone moved from east of Claridon to the Claridon Cemetery. When I say a big stone I mean a BIG STONE. It is a huge conglomerate stone made up of fragments of other stones but perfectly cemented together by nature. It is nearly 8 feet square on the bottom and almost 8 feet tall but not as square on top being a trifle pentagonal. I calculated that it must weight 15-20 tons. How they were able to get in on a sled and move it with horses across land and down and through the Whetstone river and back up to the Cemetery is beyond my imagination. I understand that the sled did break down in the river and they had quite a time getting it fixed but there is an article somewhere about the moving...They had this stone as a plot marker with the name 'Aye' chiseled into it. It is a stone carried down from Canada by the glacier and left in a field where the glacier melted back. This is from memory and may not be exact.
While I was at the Cemetery I copied down the following Aye tombstone data. W.S. Aye 1821-1908 soldier of 1861."
by Kensel Clutter.
Jacob Aye (1793 - 1871)
Rebecca Hyde Aye (1792 - 1871)
Sarah Jane Mitchell Aye (1829 - 1906)
Maria Aye Campbell (1845 - 1932)*
Emily B Aye (1847 - 1861)*
Morris Jacob Aye (1849 - 1884)*
Melville C Aye (1851 - 1928)*
William Mitchell Aye (1854 - 1932)*
Elmore Y Aye (1858 - 1870)*
Lura/Laura Florence Aye Myers (1866 - 1957)*
Almon N. Aye (1869 - 1869)*
A SOLDIER OF 1861
Maintained by: Nancy Purchase
Originally Created by: Margaret Gunn
Record added: Oct 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16245039