Biography of Albert Crandall
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Crandall, Albert, was born in 1769, and was one of the original settlers of Trumansburgh, coming here from Owego in 1806. His son, Minor, was born May 9, 1802, and was four years old when he arrived here. He well remembers the journey, especially the latter part of it. They encountered many dangers through the wilderness, and when about half way from Ithaca to Trumansburgh they were enveloped in almost total darkness caused by the great solar eclipse of that year. Mr. Crandall and ins father before him were anxious for the growth and prosperity of Trumansburgh for the greater part of this century. His father died in 1845. aged seventy six years. S. Minor Crandall was identified with the shipping interests of the lake port of Trumansburgh (now Frontenac), and, held the confidence and respect of all who came in contact with him in business, or in social life. In politics he was a lifelong Democrat, and from early manhood a devoted Mason. December 20, 1820, he married Eliza Belknap, of this village, formerly of Orange county, and they had seven children: Margaret L., who married L. D. Rich of Tioga county; Ann E., who married J. Parker King; Susan C., who married Algeruon C. Belcher, of Woodstock, Ill. Antoinette A., who married Wm. Peirson; and L. Elizabeth, who resides with Mrs. Peirson. Two died young. Mr. Crandall died October 24. 1893, and Mrs. Crandall died February 19, 1884. Mrs. Peirson's husband, William Peirson, was born at Mount Hope, Orange county, May 8, 1816, was educated in the common schools, and was a constant reader and a deep thinker. He came to reside in Ulysses at an early day, and to Trumansburgh in 1858, from Jacksonville. He married twice, first September 20, 1840, Jane Luckly, and went to reside in Tioga count. He was supervisor, also member of assembly one term. For his second wife, on December 16, 1858, he married Antoinette A. Crandall of Trumansburgh. Mr. Peirson was a merchant in company with Mr. David Dumont fourteen years. He died January 1 1888.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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