DeKalb John C., p.o. Ausable Forks. was born March 21, 1838; is a leading merchant in Ausable Forks: has been
in trade seven years in Middle Granville, Washington county, N. Y., and three years at Ausable Forks. He owns 265
acres of land in Jay. Was married Oct. 17, 1861, to Joan A. daughter of D. B. Stickney, of Jay. Mr. DeKalbs grandfather.
John DeKalb was a native born German. a shoemaker by tiade, and while living in Washington and Essex counties,
he pursued his calling from house to house, which was called "whipping the cat." He was a soldier of
the War of 1812. He came to Jay about 1800, and married Lydia, daughter of Zephoniah Palmer. They had one son,
John W., and three daughters, Caroline, Betsey, and Statira. John W. was married, April 17, 1832, to Submit, daughter
of Captain Jessee Tobey, of Jay, and they had nine children: Betsey A., now Mrs. Wesley Ferrin, of Jay; Ermina,
wife of W. W. Purmort, of Missouri, (deceased); Lydia P., Mrs. Augustus DeKalb, of Washington county; Martha, Mrs.
B. F. Broughton, of Poultney, Vt.; Mary, Mrs. H. A. Griffin, of Clevland, Ohio; William, Barron (deceased), and
John C., the subject of this.
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885
Essex County, NY
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