Philando H Delong

Male 1839 - 1922  (82 years)


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  • Name Philando H Delong 
    Born 10 Dec 1839  Hammond, St Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jul 1922  Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15830  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Cornelis Delong, Jr,   b. 6 Mar 1808, Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1885, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy Hall,   b. 25 Oct 1805, Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1870, Danube, Herkimer, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Mar 1828  Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary D. Sweet,   b. 28 Mar 1845,   d. 15 Mar 1897  (Age 51 years) 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, December 31, 1885 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Boylston - On Wednesday evening, December 16th, about sixty of the friends and relatives of Philando Delong were invited to his home to witness the marriage of his only daughter, Alice, to Mr. Edward Mead, of this town. The occasion was an enjoyable one. The bride received some very valuable presents, of which the following are a few: Set silver knives and forks, Edward Mead; clock, A. Scherrnerhorn; set glass ware, V. Delong and wife; set silver tablespoons, R. Mead; side lamp, I. Vanauken and wife; silver pickle castor, Grant Delong; hanging lamp, D. P. Mead and wife; photograph album, F. O. Delong; bed spread, Mrs. A. Schermerhorn; white linen tablecloth, Nettie Robbins; pair of damask towels, Mrs. R. Fuller; colored tablecloth, Mrs. U. Mead; white tablecloth, Mrs. W. McDougall; butter knives, May Vanauken; bed spread, Mrs. B. F. Whitford; smoking set, E. D. Lester, syrup pitcher, Sarah Cogswell; china cup and saucer, Olin Delong; china cream pitcher, Mrs. F. Slater; silver tablespoons, Mrs. P. Delong; pair towels, Mrs. N. Lounsbury; china cup and saucer, F. W. Slater; napkin ring, C. Snyder; glass water pitcher, Bert Mead; pair towels, Martha McDougall; pair fruit dishes, J. and O. Delong; butter knife, George Mead; pillowcase, Mrs. E. Rude. Elder W. Hancock officiated.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Grant Ellis Delong, Sr.,   b. 1868,   d. 2 Jan 1913  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Howard Burton Delong,   b. 16 Jun 1884,   d. 19 Mar 1958  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     3. Olin P. Delong,   b. 1878,   d. 1897  (Age 19 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Alice L. Delong,   b. 14 Apr 1866, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1967, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F7193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The son of Cornelius and Nancy DeLong, in 1853 the family moved to Boylston, Oswego county, the conveyance being an ox team. It took three days to make the journey, the first night being spent at Pamelia Four Corners and the second at Adams. When the Hagan corner was reached the route lay east to the Wart tavern and then south to the Archer Corners. From this to Smartville, where the DeLongs settled was an unbroken wilderness with but one family, that of David McDougal, who lived on the Jennings hill. A.W. Fuller was the nearest neighbor on the the north.

      Mr. DeLong's parents settled on a farm just this side (west of) of Smartville, now owned by Ward Mead. At least two
      trips were necessary, by ox team, from the North Country to secure the household effects. Mr. DeLong and his sons, Charles H., aged 19, Philando, aged 16 and Vincent, aged 11, had come to their new homestead of the mother and daughters, and erected a log house, leaving their ox team and boarding at the David McDougal home on the brow of Jennings hill. At this time there was no family residing east of what is now known as Smartville, except possibly a Frenchman who was located where the LeNore mill stood later. He made shingles and had several ponies which he drove singly on slips and he would come down with several of these slips one trailing behind- the other, loaded with shingles, which he would sell for isix shillings a thousand. The wood and timber were of no account and this was logged and burned. This section wa s
      very heavily timbered with hard wood and ridges of hemlock.

      Philando DeLong recalled that it was among the heaviest he ever saw. One birch with arms extending sixty feet each way when cut opened up the forest on all sides. The first winter the DeLongs cleared eighteen or nineteen acres, and with an ax, corn was put into the ground and grew immense crops. Large stands of timothy and grain were later cut on this new land in the first years, which recompensed for the hard labor andgave promise of abundant yields in years to come, which, however, have in later years failed to materialize. Now we are liable to blame the climate and say it is impossible to raise abundant crops in this section,
      owing to the early frosts.

      *Taken from his brother, Vincent, obituary, Sandy Creek News, Dec 1913