Cornelius Vincent Delong

Male 1843 - 1913  (70 years)


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  • Name Cornelius Vincent Delong  [1, 2
    Born 2 Feb 1843  Ballston, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Dec 1913  Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5347  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 1 Elizabeth Taylor "Libby" McDougall,   b. 18 Oct 1843, , St Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1900, Boylston, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1864  Ogdensburg, St Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anna Delong,   b. 23 Dec 1868, Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1869, Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Grace M Delong,   b. Apr 1884, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Charles Vincent Delong,   b. 12 Jul 1870, Boylston, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1943, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     4. Ann Delong,   b. Dec 1862,   d. 27 Jun 1863  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    Married: 4x5. William Henry Harrison Willie Delong,   b. 15 Mar 1873, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1956, Evergreen Nursing Home, Williamstown, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     6. Nora Ann Delong,   b. 1 Aug 1875, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1965  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x7. John Edwin Delong,   b. 22 Jan 1867, Oswego, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1924, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     8. Cornelius Oliver Delong,   b. 24 Jul 1865, Oswego, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1939, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x9. Clara Jane Delong,   b. 16 Oct 1877, Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1955, Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rose Rude,   b. Abt 1842, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1902 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1681  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • VINCENT DELONG

      Vincent DeLong, who has been seriously ill since the 19th of July, died at his home on Sunday. The funeral was held at the house at 1 o'clock Wednesday. Burial at the Wesleyan cemetery, his pastor, Rev. C.E. Woodly, officiating.

      Vincent DeLong was the youngest child of Cornelius and Nancy DeLong and was born in Hammond, St. Lawrence county, February 2, 1843. Of his father's family only one brother, Philando H. DeLong of this, village, survives.

      When Vincent was eleven years of age 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. Ttte 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. Mr. Philando DeLong recalls 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.

      When Mr. DeLong was eighteen years of age, in 1861, he enlisted in the Twenty-fourth infantry under Capt. W.P. Ferguson who is the Maj. Ferguson, now a resident of Fulton.
      In the second battle of Bull Run, he was wounded and later discharged from Alexandria hospital. In 1862, while on a furlough, he was married to Miss Elizabeth McDougal. Two years after his first enlistment the 24th went out as a cavalry regiment. Having enlisted for only two years, he rejoined the regiment and in making the charge on the works about Petersburg, he was wounded. He, however, recovered and remained in the service till the close of the war.

      For several years after the close of this enlistment he remained on the home farm. To Mr. and Mrs. DeLong were born seven children, six of whom are living: Oliver, of Belleville; John, of Pratham; Charles, of Orwell; William, St. Lawrence county; Mrs. Nora Tilton; Sandy Creek, and Mrs. Jesse Shafty of Boylston.

      Later Mr. Delong bought the farm where Frank Robbins now resides, but unfortunately received a forged for this property, and lost this investment. This was a severe blow to Mr. DeLong. Later he bought the Henry Shoecraft farm south of Archer Corners which he held till recently. His wife died about 1900, and a couple of years later he married Mrs. Rose Rude, of Pulaski, and for some years now they have made their home in this village, occupying what was formerly the Taylor home on Railroad street, and there the funeral was held on Wednesday at 1 o'clock, his pastor Rev. C. E. Woodley officiating. Burial in the Wesleyan cemetery among his kindred.

      Mr. DeLong was an ardent church man, and constant attendant upon divine service, when health would permit. He was highly esteemed in his home town where most of his life was spent as one of the its substantial citizens.

      Source: Sandy Creek News, Dec 25, 1913

  • Sources 
    1. [S561] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Boylston, Oswego, New York; Roll: 913; Family History Film: 1254913; Page: 45B; Enumeration District: 230; Image: 0090.

    2. [S549] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Boylston, Oswego, New York; Roll: M593_1072; Page: 410B; Image: 107; Family History Library Film: 552571.