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 grandfather of the present generation of the Dence family was David Dence, who married Margaret De Wandler.
(II) John De Wandler, son of David and Margaret Dence, was born in Fonda, Feb. 16, 1829, died June 29, 1898. He was a farmer of Lewis county, a prominent Republican in politics and actively interested in all matters that pertained to the welfare of the community in which he lived.
He married, in Jefferson county, N.Y., Oct. 14, 1867, Harriet, born in that county, Oct. 16, 1831, died Sept., 1905, daughter of Zalaman (2) and Harriet (Prindle) Pool, granddaughter of Zalaman (1) AND Mary (Corp) Pool, on the paternal side, and granddaughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Joy) Prindle, on the maternal, and great-granddaughter of Moses and Christine Prindle. Moses Prindle was born in 1742 in Massachusetts, and died in Herkimer county, N.Y. in 1785. Christine, his wife, was born 1726, died in Herkimer county, Oct. 20, 1817. Joseph, son of Moses Prindle, was born in Mass., March 7, 1771, died in Herkimer county, N.Y., Aug. 13, 1861. He married Elizabeth Joy, Nov. 15, 1785. Joseph and Elizabeth (Joy) Prindle came from Massachusetts to Herkimer county on horseback, settled on a tract of land and built the first frame barn ever built in the town of Russia, of that county. Harriet, born in Russia, Herkimer county, N.Y., Nov. 24, 1796, died July 29, 1872, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Joy) Prindle, married, June 25, 1815, Zalaman Pool, born in Oneida county, N.Y. Sept. 26, 1783, died Sept. 26, 1866, at Theresa, Jefferson county, N.Y. He was one of the first supervisors of Jefferson county. His father, Zalaman Pool (1) was born Aug. 25, 1767; married Mary Corp, born in Oneida county, N.Y. Feb. 26, 1769.
John De Wandler and Harriet (Pool) Dence had children:
1. Lillian, born Feb. 20, 1865; married George B. Hollbrook, Feb. 24, 1886, and died in March, 1902.
2. John D., see below.
(III) John Doig, only son of John De Wandler and Harriet (Pond) Dence, was born in Lowville, Lewis county, N.Y., July 25, 1873. He was educated in the Lowville public schools, and was graduated from Ives Seminary, at Antwerp, N.Y., class of 1891. He began his business life soon after his graduation, entering the employ of V. L. Waters & Company, at Lowville, as salesman, remaining with them about four years. He then associated himself with Leroy Crawford and assumed the position of manger of his general store at Chase's Lake, N.Y. He had made a successful, efficient manager, and still occupies that position with Mr. Crawford.
He is a Republican politically and reprsents the town of Watson on the Lewis county board of supervisors, receiving his first election in 1907, and re-election in 1909. He is a member of Lowville Lodge, No. 134, Free and Accepted Masons; Lowville Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Watertown Commandery, Knights Templar, and the Lowville Club.
He married, in Lowville, N.Y., June 28, 1898, Mary E., born in that town, Aug. 26, 1868, daughter of Michael and Ellen (McGrath) Phalon. Michael Phalon is a veteran of the civil war, enlisting in 1862 in Company L, Fifth Regulars, New York Heavy Artillery. Ellen McGrath was born in Tipperary, Ireland, near the village of Golden, June 5, 1840.
Children of Mr. & Mrs. Phalon: John Edward, Mary E., married John D. Dence; Elizabeth, married Burnham L. Schermerhorn.
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