Biography of John W. Crandall
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Crandall, John Wm., Kendall. - John W. Crandall, Sr., son of Caleb. was born June 4, 1796, in Washington county and married, February 12, 1816, Phoebe Clements, who was born August 15, 1799. They came to Kendall about 1822 and settled where their son John W., jr., now lives, where they both died. They moved into town with all their goods on a sled drawn by a yoke of oxen, and upon his arrival Mr. Crandall had a solitary sixpence in money. He served as commissioner of highways a number of years. Their children were Louisa (Mrs. E. J. Farnsworth), born February 25, 1818, of Michigan; Caroline (Mrs. Albert G. Ralph), born April 3, 1822, died July 3, 1860; Melissa (Mrs. Benjamin Wheeler), born October 17, 1824, died April 12, 1846: Caleb, born January 19, 1826, died in February, 1832; Mary Ann (Mrs. Sylvester Barton), born May 29, 1829, died January 16, 1850; John J., born March 21, 1831, died June 30, 1842; William F., born August 11, 1833, died May 23, 1853, and Lucy Elizabeth (Mrs. Alonzo Egelston), born September 14, 1836. Mrs. Crandall died March 26, 1842. and he married, second, Mrs. Mary Wheeler, nee Smith, June 8, 1842. She was born Juoe 15, 1800, and died March 19, 1885. They had one son, John W.,jr., born March 14, 1843, who married, August 13, 1865, Mary H. Jennings, who was born December 6, 1842. Mr. Crandall died May 27, 1864. With two others he brought the first plow into the west part of the town, carrying it on their backs all the way from the ridge. His brother Samuel came to Kendall about 1823. Their parents also came here late in life and died in Hartland, N. Y., Caleb, Deeember 26, 1863, aged 104 years, and his wife Mary Holmes, June 18, 1838. John W. Crandall, Jr., who resides on the homestead, has been highway commissioner nine years and constable four years and county central committee three years and charter member of Social Lodge No. 713 of F. & A. M. Stephen S. Jennings, his wife's father, was born in Fulton county December 6, 1814, came to Kendall in 1843, and died January 31, 1889, his wife dying February 1, 1891. His son, Henry C., resides near West Kendall.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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