NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The descendants of the Pilgrim ancestor, Philip De Lano, have the satisfaction of tracing their ancestry in the old country for a dozen centuries. They have established the full right to bear the arms of the De Lano family, which could be of no better stock, and which embraces a host of distinguished men in its numbers.
The name is derived from the town of Lannoy, a few miles from Isla, now Lille, France. Away back in A.D. 863, this town was called Alnetum, later L'Annois and Lannoy. The meaning of the word is unknown, it has been spelled L'Annois, L'Annoe, L'Aulmaiss, L'Auloy, but more often Alnetum. Today, Lannoy is a small manufacturing town, seven miles from Lille, with a population at the last census of 1,904.
The first Lord of Lannoy, progenitor of the family, was Hugues de Lannoy, mentioned as a knight of Tournai D'Auclin in 1096. On the same list was Simon de Alneto. A charte des Chanoines (cannon) de St. Pierre at Lille mentions Gilbert de Lannoy in 1171 and Hughes de Lannoy is mentioned in 1186. It is impossible to present in this place an extended history of the family in its early days in France. That hs been done with remarkable care and apparent accuracy in the genealogy, which is authority for all said here about the origin and early history of the family. There seems to be no flaw in the following pedigree in the direct male line of the immigrant, Philip Delano, or Delanoy.
(I) Arnulphe de Franchmont.
2. Conrad de Franchmont.
3. Hellin, Marquis de Franchmont, married Agnes, daughter of Othon, Duke of Bavaria.
4. Hellin II de Franchmont, married Agnis de Duras.
5. Jean de Franchmont, married Mahienne de Lannoy.
6. Hugues de Lannoy.
7. Hugues de Lannoy.
8. Guillebert de Lannoy.
9. Baudoin "Le Begue."
12. Jean, born about 1511, died May 25, 1560; was made chevalier de la Toison d'or in 1546; chamberlain to the emperor Charles V. from 1519 to 1556; governor de Haymont and captain general of same province of Flanders in 1559; married Jeanne de Ligne, de Barbancon, daughter of Louis de Ligne, seigneur de Barbancon and his wife Marie de Berghes.
13. Gysbert de Lannoy, born at Rourcoing, 1545, of Roman Catholic parents, but became a Protestant and was disinherited by his father.
14. Jean of Leyden, was born 1570, died at Leyden, 1604. He married at the Walloon church (Tornai), Jan. 13, 1596, Marie le Mahieu, of a Brabant family.
15. Philip, the American emigrant, see below.
It is shown that the Delanoy family for all these centuries remained pure Norman and Flemish blood, never intermarrying with the French race. The following lines of descent show some of the royal ancestors of Philip Delano.
(I) Huolf, first Duke of Normans, a Viking, A.D. 860.
2. William Longsword, Duke of the Normans.
3. Richard, the Fearless.
4. Richard the Good.
5. Robert I, the Devil.
6. William, the Conqueror, King of England, Duke of Normandy.
7. Henry I, "Beauclerc."
8. Matilda, married Geoffrey Plantagenet.
9. Henry II, King of England.
10. Matilda, married Henry V, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria.
11. Henry VI, married Agnes, daughter of Conrad, son of Frederick I, a descendant of Alfred the Great (849), Cerdic (495) and other ancient English noble and royal personages.
12. Agnes, marrie Othon, Duke of Bavaria.
13. Agnes, married Hellin de Franchmont.
14. Hellin II.
15. Jean de Franchmont, born about 1300.
16. Hugues de Lannoy, born 1311, died 1329.
18. Baudouin, Le Begul.
21. Jean, died 1560.
22. Gysbert, born 1545.
23. Jean, of Leyden.
24. Philippe, the emigrant mentioned below.
The line of Philip Delano is traced to Charlemagne and his ancestors to the year A.D. 611, viz:
1. St. Arnoul (611).
2. Ansegise, A.D. 679.
3. Pepin, Le Gros, 714.
4. Charles Nartel, Duke of the Franks, 768. [?Martel?]
5. Pepin, "the short" King of France, 768.
6. Emperor Charlemagne, 800.
7. Pepin, King of Italy.
8. Bernard, King of Italy.
9. Pepin II.
10. Pepin, Compte de Vermandois.
11. Beatrix, married Robert, Duke of France.
12. Hugue the Great.
13. Hugue Capet, King of France.
14. Robert the Saint, King of France.
15. Alix de France, married Boudouin, fifth count of Flanders.
16. Judith, married Guelph, Duke of Bavaria.
17. Henry III.
18. Henry IV.
19. Henry V.
20. Henry VI, where the line connects with the previously given.
Another pedigree connects Philip Delano with Priam, King of the Franks, in 382, and still another with Guelph, Prince of the Scyrri, A.D., 476. Of course the royal ancestors of any family are legion in case any connection is established, for the constant intermarriages connect the ruling families of all nations to some extent. The royal and some of the noble family genealogies are aviailabe, of course.
(I) Philip Delano, immigrant ancestor, was born in Leyden, Holland, 1602, and baptized there 1603. His parentage and ancestors are given above. The Delano family went to Leyden to escape persecution in France, where the Catholic party was in power the the Inquisition active. They were French Protestants or Huguenots. Philip grew up under the teachings of the separatists of the established church of England, who fled to Holland in 1608 to abide in Leyden. Thus he became affiliated with the Pilgrims who came over in the "Mayflower," and it is believed that he started in the first company that came to Plymouth in that vessel. He is supposed to have come in the companion ship, the "Speedwell," which sailed from Southampton for America, but had to put into Dartmouth on account of a leak. She sailed again, Aug. 31, after repairs were mae, but sprung a leak once more, and returned to Plymouth, England, where the voyage was abandoned and eighteen of the passengers who could not be accomodated on the "Mayflower," including Robert Cushman, remained in England until the "Fortune" sailed next summer. At any rate, Philip Delano came to America on the ship "Fortune" in 1621, then aged nineteen years. In 1624 he had an acre of land granted him at Plymouth, but gave it up as he settled in Duxbury. Winslow is authority for the statement that the name was formerly De La Noye. The records also give five more spellings: Dillanee, Dillnoe, Dilnow, Dillno and Delanoy. The correct form of the name given by genealogist is Delano de Lannoy. The arms of the family: Argent, a chevron between three boars' heads, sable.
Philip was admitted a freeman Jan. 1, 1632-33. His farm at Duxbury, granted Oct. 2, 1637, was north of Stoney or Mill brook, below the site of the late tack factory. It was bounded by lands of Morse Bumpas and Alden and comprised forty acres. He was often employed in the early days as surveyor of lands, and frequently served on the grand jury. He was a volunteer in the Pequot war, June 7, 1637. He died at Bridgewater, Mass. about 1681, aged seventy-nine years. The probate court was not established until 1685 and his estate was settled according to the records in the registry of deeds, July 5, 1682. He died intestate, but left a memorandum expressing his wishes and intent, and this noncupative will was allowed July 7, 1682.
He married (first) at Duxbury, Dec. 19, 1634, Hester Dewsbury, of Duxbury. He married (second) at Duxbury, 1657, Mary Pontus, widow of James Glass, daughter of William Pontus.
Children of first wife:
1. Mary, born 1635; married Jonathan Dunham.
2. Esther, 1638.
3. Philip Jr., about 1640; married Elizabeth Clark.
4. Thomas, doctor, March 21, 1642; married Mary Alden.
5. John, about 1644.
6. James, died unmarried.
7. Lieutenant Jonathan, mentioned below.
8. Rebecca, about 1651; married John Churchill.
Child of second wife:
9. Samuel, 1659; married Elizabeth Standish.
(II) Lieutenant Jonathan, son of Philip Delano, was born in Duxbury, died in Dartmouth, now Fairhaven, Dec. 23, 1720, aged seventy-three years. He married, Feb. 28, 1678, in Plymouth, Mercy, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Walker) Warren, son of Richard and Elizabeth Warren, of the "Mayflower." She was born Feb. 20, 1658, died at Dartmouth, after 1727.
Lieutenant Jonathan Delano removed to the township of Dartmouth, Bristol county, and was one of the original proprietors of the latter town. His name is among the thirty-six shareholders who received their titles from the Indians. He was chosen deputy to the general court, June, 1689, and in December of the same year was re-elected. He held many offices besides constable, selectman, etc. Dec. 25, 1689, he as commissioned lieutenant by Governor Hinckley, served in the Indian war of 1675-76, and was with Captain Benjamin Church at Mount Hope, the stronghold of King Philip, Aug. 22, 1676.
1. Daughter, born Nov. 25, died Nov. 28, 1678.
2. Jonathan Jr., Jan. 30, 1680.
3. Jabez, Nov. 8, 1682.
4. Sarah, Jan. 9, 1684, died Feb. 7, 1690.
5. Mary, Oct. 27, 1686.
6. Nathan, Oct. 29, 1688.
7. Bethia, Nov. 29, 1690, died July 19, 1693.
8. Susanna, Sept. 3, 1693.
9. Son, born and died Oct. 22, 1694.
10. Nathaniel, Oct. 29, 1695.
11. Esther, April 4, 1698.
12. Jethro, July 31, 1701.
13. Thomas, May 10, 1704.
(III) Jonathan (2), son of Lieutenant Jonathan (1) Delano, was born Jan. 30, 1680, died in Tolland, Connecticut, March 25, 1752. He married, June 20, 1704, Amy, daughter of Joseph Hatch, of Falmouth, Mass. The Hatch records of Falmouth mention a Joseph Hatch, born in 1652, who had a daughter Amy (probably her father). His father was Jonathan, born in England, in 1626.
Jonathan Delano removed from Dartmouth to Tolland, May 9, 1722, as shown by a deed to him of that date. He was town clerk in 1724-36, and selectman 1724=35.
1. Sarah, born March 18, 1705.
2. Joan, Dec. 16, 1706.
3. Jabez, Jan. 12, 1708.
4. Nathan, March 1, 1711, mentioned below.
5. Amy, Aug. 11, 1713.
6. Jonathan, Dec. 2, 1715.
7. Barnabas, April 11, 1718.
8. Sylvanus, May 17, 1720.
9. Elizabeth, May 15, 1722.
10. Susanna, June 23, 1724, Tolland.
11. Thomas, Dec. 24, 1726.
12. Timothy, Nov. 4, 1729.
13. Jethro, Oct. 29, 1732.
(IV) Nathan, son of Jonathan (2) Delano, was born March 1, 1711, in Dartmouth, died in Walpole, New Hampshire, before 1744. He married, Sept. 3, 1731, in Tolland, Ruth _____. With his brothers Jonathan, Sylvanus, Thomas, Timothy and Jethro, he went to the western part of Connecticut, and eastern New York, some settling in Litchfield county, Conn., and others in Dutchess county, N.Y. In 1743 his daughter Ruth was baptized in Litchfield county. The church records show that he lived in Kent, Conn.; also April 28, 1763, he appears as church clerk in Walpole.
His wife Ruth survived him, according to the records of Walpole; "agreement of heirs of Nathan Delano, of Walpole, 1774, widow Ruth." Abisha is here named as eldest son.
1. John, Dec. 3, 1732.
2. Jabez, Feb. 10, 1734.
3. Nathan, Jan. 5, 1739.
4. Ruth, baptized Litchfield county, May 15, 1743.
5. Sarah, married, Oct. 13, 1774, Eli Snow, in Walpole.
6. Olive, married Feb. 2, 1775, John Snow, in Walpole (Nicholas Snow, of Massachusetts, 1623).
7. Abisha, 1746, mentioned below.
(V) Abisha, son of Nathan Delano, was born in 1746, in Walpole, died Aug. 25, 1802, in Cornwall, Vermont. He married, Sept. 9, 1773, Joanna or Hannah, daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail Hovey. She married (second) Mr. Munger, of Whiting, Vermont. She was descended from Daniel Hovey, who came to Massachusetts in 1637, was married in 1625, and had six sons. She was born and probably died in Vermont. The first knowledge of Abisha Delano is in Walpole in the settlement of his father's estate. It is supposed that he lived at one time in Dummerstown, Vermont, and that some of his children were born there.
June 28, 1777, he was a private in Colonel Benjamin Bellows' regiment of militia, and went to re-enforce the garrison at Ticonderoga.
Children, the first three recorded in Walpole:
1. Nathan, Jan. 10, 1774, mentioned below.
2. Jabez, 1776.
3. Abigail, June 26, 1778.
4. Ichabod, May 8, 1783, Cornwall.
5. Ashbell, Feb. 19, 1784.
6. Olive, 1785.
7. Asa, 1786.
8. James, 1787.
9. Clark, 1792.
10. Sarah, May 25, 1793.
11. Nancy, Dec. 15, 1794.
12. Buell, 1796, died 1810.
(VI) Lieutenant Nathan (2), son of Abisha Delano, was born Jan. 10, 1774 , in Walpole, died May 9, 1855, at Wadhams Mills, New York. He was a farmer, manufacturer of lumber; moved to Ticonderoga in 1800.
He married (first) in Shoreham, Lois, daughter of Joseph and ____ (Phelps) Robinson. She was born Dec., 1780, in Coventry, Conn., died Jan. 29, 1844 in Wadhams. He married (second), 1851, at Wadhams Mills, Rebecca Lawrence, widow of Francis Laws and Nathan Mason. She was born, 1788, in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, died in Cambridge, Aug. 25, 1872.
Nathan Delano was first lieutenant of a company of cavalry, War of 1812, and was at the battle of Plattsburgh, New York.
Children of first wife:
1. Joseph Robinson, Dec. 24, 1801, Ticonderoga, N.Y.; merchant and manufacturer; postmaster; died aged sixty-five.
2. Benjamin Phelps, mentioned below.
3. Electa, 1806; accidentally killed March 15, 1811.
4. Asa Potter, March 13, 1811; removed to Mexico; farmer and merchant.
5. Thomas, June 12, 1813; farmer, Ticonderoga.
6. James Milton, Nov. 8, 1824; farmer.
7. George, May 20, 1825.
(VII) Benjamin Phelps De Lano, [note: In this generation the origianl form of the name, De Lano, is restord] son of Nathan (2) Delano, was born March 4, 1804, in Ticonderoga, died there Dec. 11, 1892. He was an extensive land owner, having four large farms amounting to six hundred acres.
He married (first), Jan. 19, 1834, in Ticonderoga, Amanda, daughter of Joshua and Mittie (Palmer) Harris, She was born Dec. 11, 1809, in Kingsbury, N.Y., died July 1, 1871. He married (second), Jan. 1, 1879, Georgiana, daughter of Charles and Lucinda Armstrong. She was born Nov. 12, 1859.
Children of first wife:
1. Clayton Harris, born Feb. 8, 1836, mentioned below.
2. Mary Jane, April 16, 1838.
3. Volney Harris, May 26, 1840, died May 31, 1843.
4. Rollin W., Dec. 11, 1842, died aged thirty years; graduate of Middlebury; was an editor at St. Cloud, Minnesota; married Hattie Bacon.
5. Antoinette Louisa, Dec. 14, 1845, died aged twenty-one.
6. Annie Maria, Oct. 15, 1848, died aged thirty years.
7. Arthur Le Roy, Aug. 3, 1852; farmer on homestead.
Child of second wife:
8. Hattie Amanda, Oct. 17, 1879.
(VIII) Hon. Clayton Harris DeLano, son of Benjamin Phelps De Lano, was born at Ticonderoga, N.Y., Feb. 8, 1836. He attended the public schools, the Fort Edward Institute and the Albany Law School. He was admitted to the bar. Instead of following the profession of law, however, he returned to his native town and engaged in farming until 1872, except the year 1864, when he was in a mercantile venture. He removed to the village of Ticonderoga in 1872 and entered partnership with Clark P. Ives in the lumber business. After four years the firm sold the business to Champlain Manufacturing Company, and Mr. De Lano retained a third interest until its dissolution in 1880. In 1878 he assisted in organizing the Ticonderoga Pulp Company, the original capital of which was thirty thousand dollars, and became its manager and treasurer. Three years later he was elected president and general manager. The business developed and grew rapidly, new factories were added to the pulp plant, a fibre plant was built and paper and ground wood mills added. The present capital is seven hundred thousand dollars, and between two hundred and fifty and three hundred hands are employed. The conern is the largest and most prosperous in this line of business in this section. Mr. De Lano is also president of the Mountain Lumber Companyof Plattsburgh, the National Chemical Company of New York City, the Essex County Pulp and Paper Company, the Ticonderoga Railway Company and the Mount Hope Cemetery Association. He is a director in the LIght and Power Company, and the Ticonderoga Machine Company. He has been president and general manger of the Piscataquis Falls Pulp and Paper Company since July 1, 1897, and of the Penobscot Chemical Fibre Company of Maine. Most of his time is spent of late at the Boston office, 35 Federal street, Boston, and at his Ticonderoga home.
Norwithstanding his advanced years, Mr. De Lano maintains an oversight of his large interests, which include some of the most important industrial establishments of Essex county. In politics he is a Republican. For eight years he was a supervisor of the town and he was a member of the assembly of New York for two years. He is a member of the Congregational church, and is one of the board of trustees. He is a member of Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Masons, of Ticonderoga, and of the local grange, Patrons of Husbandry.
He married, Jan. 1, 1867, Annie Maria, born Aug. 20, 1839, daughter of George and Betsey (Barlow) Thompson.
Children, born at Ticonderoga:
1. Kate Bessie, March 8, 1868; graduate of Claverack College; married June 29, 1892, Elmer Willis Hyde, of 772 St. Nicholas avenue, New York City; he was born at Swanton, Vermont, March 1, 1863; now secretary of the International Paper Company, New York City; they have no children.
2. Nora Belle, May 15, 1870; educated at Greenfield, Mass.
3. Florence, May 16, 1877; graduate of the State Normal School, Oneonta, N.Y.
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