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Lillian Bell Chaffin was born 15 Sep 1875 or 1878in Adams Town, Jefferson County, NY. Her parents were Frank A "Leen" Chaffin and Mary A Elliott. Soon after Lilly Bell's birth, the family moved to Harlan County, Nebraska with Mary's parents, Patrick and Catherine Hawksby Elliott, . Mary Elliott Chaffin died in Jan 1877 or 1878 and "Leen" returned to Jefferson County where Lilly was raised by her grandmother, Margaret Ann Trowbridge Chaffin.

Lillian married John DeAlton Crandall on 22 Nov 1893. Their children were;

Aldro J (1895-1897),
Mary A (1897- ),
Vivian E (1900 - ),
Merritt T (1901-1901),
and Aldro J (1907- ).

Following Lillian's death, John Crandall married Lora Grace Belcher. They moved to Blaine in Whatcom County Washington, where John died in 1951 and Lora in 1952.

Jim Almquist in “beautiful downtown Denver)

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From: Lisa Cunningham

Petty, John son of Capt. John Petty and Mary Phippen was born in Rockingham,VT. 16 Oct 1779. Died 12 Dec 1857 in Jefferson Co NY He married Lorinda Coffeen in Dorset Hollow in Feb 1800. Lorinda, daughter of Michael Coffeen and Sarah Preston , born 10 Feb 1785 in Oxford MA. Died in near Antwerp, Jefferson Co NY 1845. After Lorinda's death he married Diadama (Wilcox) Richardson.

John Petty was a member of the 108th Regiment of the New York State Militia called out in the war of 1812. He was at the Battle of Sackets Harbor under Gen Jacob Brown. John Petty  (lot 672)in Philadelphia purchased from James Le Ray Dr Chamont. "Alphoso Petty  told Weston A Goodspeed that after his father (John Petty) partly cleared this first place, sold it and located near Black Creek where his brothers, Moses and Levi Petty also located. He was on this first land about five years.

  According to Cordelia Petty Goodspeed "Time passed and about the year 1810, or near the beginning of the War of 1812, they began to be afraid of the Indians and John either sold or traded his land for a farm near or between  Watertown and Sacketts Harbor, a more thickly settled region. They built a large frame hotel and "kept tavern " during the War of 1812. It was the Half Way House between Sacketts Harbor and Watertown. Many American soldiers stopped with them. The soldiers would put up their tents and sleep in them, while the officers went to the tavern... Here in this house most of their children were born, Charilla being the last one born here. They lived here until about 1823 and until Charilla was a few months old before they moved."

(I believe this Half Way House may have been standing on the 4 acres purchase by Stephen Blanchard 28 April 1823 according to an deed in the county clerk's office. Col. Elisha Camp and his wife Sophia, of Sackets Harbour, REPRESENTING the original Hounsfield and Sackets landholders, who I believe were John and Lorinda Petty. Which became East Hounsfield Library. Whether Stephen Blanchard added to it, tore it down and rebuilt?)

Cordelia Petty Goodspeed continues...
"The boys were getting large and John concluded they needed more land to work, so he bought land two miles from Carthage and three miles south of Antwerp."

John and Lorinda Coffeen Petty's children:

1 Hiram b 16 Jan 1801 d 1880 m. Mary Gillespie
2 Willard b 14 Sept1804 d in Flushing, MI 1866 m Nancy Perry
3 Alfonso b 20 Jan 1806 m Melissa Taylor
4 Asenath b23 Sept 1813 d 29 April 1886 m Foster Leonard Cunningham
5 John b 29 June 1812 m Louisa Sheldon in 1837
6 Sarah b 24 Sept 1813 d 3 May 1869 m John Ferguson Allen21 Nov 1830
7 Laura b 23 Jan 1815 d 9 Dec 1906 m
Albert Williston 1 Oct 1838
8 Vincent b 16 Mar 1820 died ? St Louis Mo unmarried.
9 Charilla b 11 Nov 1822 d 1882 m Charles Van Ostrand
10 Cordelia b 6 Jan 1825 d 31Jul1906 m Marshall Godspeed 1847.
11 Colin Michael b 26 Sep 1827 d 1900 unmarried at the Mankato Hosp, in MN.

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