The Lovelace or Loveless family settled in colonial days in New York. In the revolution there were in the American army from New York Benjamin, Elisha Jeremiah, John, Joseph, Joshua, William and George Loveless or Lovelace. The spelling was used interchangeably by the families. There was a Governor Lovelace in New York.
Six brothers, descendants of Governor Lovelace, resided during the revolution at or near Jessup's Falls, and one of them who lived near the Stiles place in the town of Wilton was in one of the last years of the war and executed at Schuylerville as a spy by order of General Stark, after a drumhead court marshall.
In 1790, according to the first federal census, Angus Lovelace was living at Rensselaerwyck, New York; George, Jeremiah, John, Joseph and Joseph Lovelace, Jr., were heads of families in Pittstown, Albany county. William Lovelace li (I) Daniel Dudley Loveless was born in Saratoga, formerly Albany county, and died at Hadley, 1868-69, aged sixty years. He married Prudence Jenkins.
Wesley, William D., Marietta, Joel, Fannie Frances, Edward J. and Susan.
(II) William D., son of Daniel Dudley Loveless, was born at Moriah, Essex county, March 17, 1831, died in West Burke, Vermont, 1831. He received a common school education. When a young man he went to Glens Falls and engaged in business in partnership with James Sisson. Later he was in partnership with a Mr. Fonda, to whom he eventually sold his business. In 1861 he removed to Potsdam, New York. He bought a water privilege there and built a mill in which he manufactured lumber. He also did a lumbering business in that section. In 1869 he sold his business there to Henry Watkins and C. W. Leete, and removed to Norwood, N.Y., having a controlling interest in the Racquette River Power Company and the Water Power at Norwood. He was in business at Norwood until 1875, when he removed to Norwich, Connecticut. After four years he went to Springfield, Mass., and embarked in the wholesale lumber business. From there he went to Florida a few years after and carried on an extensive lumber business. In 1893 he went to West Burke, Vermont, having extensive lumber interests in Canada and a sawmill in West Burke. He was actively engaged in the manufacture of lumber to the time of his death.
In politics he was a Republican and he served as excise commissioner in the town of Potsdam. He was president of the village of Norwood. He was always greatly interested in education, and he was intrumental in establishing the graded school system in Norwood.
He was a member of the Lodge of Free Masons at Glens Falls. In religion he was a Congregationalist.
He married, May 19, 1856, Cornelia A., born May 20, 1831, died in 1878, daughter of James and Gulielma (Wing) Sisson.
1. Frederick Wing, mentioned below.
2. George S., attorney-at-law at Muskegon, Michigan; married (first) Elizabeth Douglass and had a son William; married (second) Ida Ellison and had a son Frank.
3. William Curtis, born in Glens Falls, N.Y., engaged in the lumber business at Georgetown, South Carolina; children: Roy, Myrtis, Curtis, Irene, James and William.
4. Charles (twin to William Curtis), was burned to death at Potsdam when four years old.
5. James E., born in Potsdam, N.Y.; engaged in the lumber business at Central Falls, Rhode Island; married Florence Vaslette.
6. Helen Blanche, born in Potsdam, N.Y.; married George J. Weston, architect of Pawtucket, Rhode Island; children: Dorcas and Gifford Weston.
7. Daniel Dudley, born Norwood, N.Y.; is with the American Woodworking Company of Rochester, N.Y,; married Helen M. Lower and had Daniel Dudley Jr.
8. Meredith B., born Norwood, N.Y.; cashier of the American Woodworking Company of Rochester; married Minnie Byner.
(III) Frederick Wing, son of William D. Loveless, was born at Glens Falls, N.Y., Aug. 19, 1857. He removed with his parents to St. Lawrence county, and was educated in the public schools of Norwood and at the State Normal school at Potsdam. When a youth and young man he worked in his father's mill at Norwood. He was in Connecticut for two years and a half. In 1879 he went to Muskegon, Michigan, and lived there until 1890. Then he went to Wisconsin and Minnesota. In 1896 he returned east and spent a year in Vermont, then in March, 1897, entered the employ of the A. Sherman Lumber Company, remaining unti June, 1903, when he came to Tupper Lake, N.Y., as manager of the business of the A. Sherman Lumber Company in that section. he has held this position since that time [transcriber's note: this material was published in 1910] and has been since boyhood actively connected with the lumber business. In politics he is a Republican; in relgion a Presbyterian.
He married, May 18, 1880, Jessie Reynolds, of Stockholm, New York, daughter of Waite and Sarah E. (Rude) Reynolds.
1. Waite R., born at Muskegon, Michigan, March 6, 1881; educated at DeMoines high school and at Clarkson Technical Institute at Potsdam; now in Chicago; assistant electrical engineer of the Illinois Steel Company; married Juliette Pike, of Lynn, Mass.; child, Dorothy Grace, born Aug. 17, 1908. 2. Helen M., born at De Moines, Sept. 19, 1894; lives with parents at Tupper Lake.
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