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 surname Randles was originally identical with Randle and Randall. This branch of the family, however, has followed the spelling Randles for many generations. The first settlers, according to the best knowledge at hand, were William and Hugh Randles, undoubtedly brothers, who located in Hamptontown, Washington county, New York. In 1790 the federal census shows that William had two males over sixteen, one under sixteen and two females in his family. Hugh had the same size of family, recorded in the same figures. Theirs were the only names spelled in this way in that census.
(I) Andrew Randles, son of William Randles, mentioned above, was born at Salem or West Hebron, Washington county, N.Y., about 1770-75, died in Lisbon, N.Y. He married Phoebe McKnight.
William Henry, mentioned below.
(II) William Henry, son of Andrew Randles, was born in 1798 in Washington county, N.Y., at Salem or West Hebron. He removed to Lisbon with his father, who was one of the pioneers of the section, and with him cleared land and followed farming as an occupation.
He married Margaret B. Rowan, born in 1803, died in Lisbon, March 21, 1878.
1. Sarah Agnes, wife of Artimus Jones, of Lisbon.
2. Harriet, wife of William Connor, of Lisbon, died there in 1908.
3. William Armstrong, mentioned below.
4, Frank B., lieutenant in the civil war, in the One Hundred and Forty-sixth Regiment; was taken prisoner, was confined in Salisbury and Libby prisons, and died from the effects of starvation undergone in the latter place.
(III) William Armstrong, son of William Henry Randles, was born Dec. 25, 1840, in Lisbon. He was educated in the schools of the town, and took up farming as an occupation. He also bought, sold and raised high class horses. In politics he was a Republican, and in religion a member of the Congregational church, of which he was also a trustee. He and his father held the latter office for seventy-five years. He was an active man to the time of his death. He died suddenly of heart failure, Dec. 3, 1900.
He married Rachel L., daughter of George and Betsey (Riley) Chambers. She was born Aug. 31, 1839, in Lisbon, died Jan. 28, 1910 in Ogdensburg, N.Y.,
1. Charles Delbert, mentioned below.
2. Minnie Electa, married James S. Slater of New York.
3. Lulu, married Frank C. Andrews of Worcester, Mass.
4. Cora, married John Coons, farmer of Louisville, N.Y.; children: Orlof, Riva, Clare.
5. Grace L., teacher in Hackensack, New Jersey.
6. Frank G., traveling salesman, lives in Ogdensburg; married Jennie Stevens; child, Frances.
(IV) Charles Delbert, son of William Armstrong Randles, was born March 15, 1863, in Lisbon. He was educated in the district schools, Ogdensburg Free Academy, and Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He traveled on the road for seven years, and in 1894 went into business for himself in Ogdensburg, in the manufacutring of ladies' garments. He has continued in that line ever since. He is a director of the St. Lawrence County Savings Bank, Ogdensburg, and secretary of the same. He is also a director in the Fleming & Sovie Company, Ogdensburg.
In politics he is a Republican, and has been treasurer of the Republican city committee for years. He is a member of Acacian Lodge, No. 705, F. and A.M., and a member of St. Lawrence Council, No. 276, U. C. T., he is also a member of the Ogdensburg Club and secretary of the same. He is an attendant of the Presbyterian church.
He married, July 26, 1893, Ella May, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Doyle Jameson, of Lisbon.
1. Dana Allen, born Aug. 25, 1894.
2. Earl Clement, May 10, 1897.
3. Alta Irene, June 1, 1899.
4. Merritt Emmett, Nov. 9, 1904.
5. Elva Marion, Oct. 16, 1907.
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