Biography of Gilbert C. De Clercq
Madison County, NY Biographies





De Clercq, Gilbert C., was born in Cazenovia, November 29, 1846, a son of Peter and Laura (Mason) de Clercq, and a lineal descendant in the ninth generation of (1) Pieter de Clercq, (9) Lucas, (3) Pieter, (4) Pieter, (5) Jacob, (6) Peter, (7) Hendrick, (8) Peter, (9) Gilbert C. Portraits of Lucas (2) de Clercq and Feryntze Steenkiste, his wife (1635), by Frans Hals, are found in the national gallery at Amsterdam. Hendrick (7) de Clercq, born in Amsterdam, October 30, 1776, was one of the earliest settlers in the town of Cazenovia, locating on land just south of the farm now owned by Gilbert C. de Clercq. He was a large farmer and a man of prominence in his time. He married at Cazenovia, February 10 1799. Mary Ledyard, a daughter of the brave Captain Ledyard, whose tragic death in defense of Fort Griswold during the Revolutionary war is indissolubly connected with the history of our country. Their children were Peter, Charles, Eliza, Youngs, Julia, Rebecca, Hendrick, Mary and Louisa. Peter (8) de Clercq. father of the subject of this notice, was all his life a farmer in Cazenovia. He was born July 19, 1800, and died June 16, 1873, honored and respected by all who had known him. March 21, 1826, he married Laura Mason of Whitestown, and ten children were born to them: Gysbert, Augustus Hervey, Sarah Louisa, Susah Rebecca, Isaac Ledyard, Arnold Mason, Julia Katherine, Caroline Amelia, Mary Elizabeth and Gilbert Coman. The latter was educated in Cazenovia Seminary and has always been a farmer. In polities he is a Republican. He married, November 17, 1869, Nancy Richmond, daughter of Wells Richmond of New Woodstock; six children have been born of this union: Laura Mason. Caroline B., Harriet May (who died in infancy), Nathan Ray of Lebanon, Wells Richmond and Clarence E., both of whom reside at home.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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