Jefferson County, NY Pioneers



1. WILLIAM P. CRANDALL, son of JARED, was born in Stonington, Conn., in 1773. William P. and his brother Naboth were sons of a whaling captain in Stonington Connecticut.

Originally I believe WILLIAM P. and CONTENT were buried in a family cemetery Crandall-Hill or Freeman CR cemetery but I was once told that they were reburied in a city cemetery in Watertown. [Content Crandall's stone is still in the Crandall-Hill Cemetery. See click above. County Coordinator] Mr Crandall came to Jefferson County with his brother Naboth, in 1800, and took up 320 acres three and one-half miles south of Burr's Mills, where Reuben Crandall lately resided. He removed his family here in 1801. He died in 1843, and his wife in 1867.

He married
CONTENT BARSTOW, who was born in Leyden, Mass., in 1776. Mrs. Crandall was a daughter of Alpheus Barstow, who married a Miss Carter, by whom he had two sons, Alpheus and John, and four daughters. The Barstow family is a prominent one in Massachusetts.

Children, CRANDALL, 8 (4 known):

2          i   JOHN CRANDALL, b 1808 Watertown

3         ii   ISAAC N. CRANDALL, 1811-1839, Watertown

4        iii   JEREMIAH CRANDALL, 1815

5         iv   REUBEN CRANDALL, 1818 who occupied the old homestead until his death, was a wealthy and influential farmer. He received a common school education, and by industry and careful management accumulated a competency. He was an industrious and generous man, and died September 7, 1889, respected by all his neighbors (from Hamilton Child's Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y, published in 1890.

2. JOHN CRANDALL, son of WILLIAM P. & CONTENT (BARSTOW) CRANDALL was born in 1808 at Watertown NY.

Children, CRANDALL, 1 known:

    3          i   GEORGE CRANDALL.1852-1911

3. GEORGE CRANDALL, son of JOHN CRANDALL, was born in 1852. He moved to the town of Clayton and worked for US Customs and Immigration. George had one child with his first wife Nettie and five with his second wife (my grandmother) Minnie Eiss whose family was from the Town of Orleans.

They were:

6          i   JOHN "JACK" CRANDALL who lived in Aquebogue, Long Island and died at age ~98,

7         ii   MARY CRANDALL DICK who resided in Clayton until her death at 102 and was village historian

8        iii    ARTHUR CRANDALL who lived in Syracuse and died at age 96

9         iv   ESTHER CRANDALL BERTRAM who lived in the New York City

10        v   FRANK D. CRANDALL (my father) who lived in Clayton. He was only 9 months old when George W. died and was raised by his stepfather LAFAYETTE POLLEY.

For further information, contact:
Lee A. Crandall

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