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View Tree for Delevan De LanceDelevan De Lance (b. July 15, 1818, d. October 16, 1898)

Delevan De Lance (son of John De Lance and Betsey Chandler) was born July 15, 1818 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co, NY, and died October 16, 1898 in Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY. He married (1) Sarah Palmer on Bef. 1840 in Potsdam, New York. He married (2) Eliza Ruth Noble on May 25, 1875 in Canton, St Lawrence, New York.

 Includes NotesNotes for Delevan De Lance:
Delevan Delance, the son of John and Betsey Chandler Delance, was born on July 15, 1818 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. He married Sarah Palmer before 1840. They are found in the 1850 and 1860 US Censuses of Potsdam. He moved to Morley P.O., Canton, St. Lawrence Co. NY sometime between 1860 and 1870. He is found there in the 1870 and 1880 US Censuses. He lived there the remainder of his life. He died on 16 October 1898.

1850 US CENSUS Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co, NY 8 Aug 1850
Delivan Delance 31 M $8,970 NY
Sarah 28 F Canada
Elizabeth 9 F NY
John 8 M NY
Ellen 5 F NY (This is Helen)
Sarah 3 F NY
Dean 1 M NY
Next household is Chandler Delance, brother of Delevan
Chandler Delance - 38 M Farmer $6,000 NY
Lucinda 38 F CT
Amelia 8 F NY
Polly A 6 F NY (This is Mary Almeda)

State: NY Year: 1860 (10 Aug 1860)
County: St. Lawrence County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Potsdam Page: 894
Database: NY 1860 Federal Census Index
Delivan Delance 42 M $16,000 $1,000 NY
Sarah 38 F Canada
John M. 18 M NY
Helen M. 16 F NY
Sarah E. 14 F NY
Dean 12 M NY
Julia 9 F NY
Chandler 7 M NY
Wm E. 5 M NY
Elizabeth 3 F NY
Ella A. 1 F NY
Marian P?? 17 F Private Teacher NY (believe this is John M. Delance's future wife Marian, one year younger)

1870 US Census Canton, St Lawrence NY PO Morley (2 Aug 1870)
1 305 305 DeLance Delivan 52 M W Farmer 7,300 700 New York
2 305 305 DeLance Sarah 49 F W Keeping House Canada
3 305 305 DeLance Jane 19 F W New York
4 305 305 DeLance Chandler 17 M W At School New York
5 305 305 DeLance Willie 15 M W At School New York
6 305 305 DeLance Elizabeth 13 F W At School New York
7 305 305 DeLance Ellie 11 F W At School New York
8 305 305 DeLance Carrie 7 F W New York

1879. Eliza Ruth, b. July 20, 1824; m. May 25, 1875, Delevan Delance, a farmer of Canton.

1880 United States Census Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Delivan DELANCE Self M Male W 61 NY Farmer NY VT
Elvia N. DELANCE Wife M Female W 58 NY House Keeper NH NH [Eliza, 2d wife of Delevan]
Carrie E. DELANCE Dau S Female W 16 NY At School NH VT
Census Place Canton, St. Lawrence, New York

DEATH: Will of Delevan Delance of Canton, New York, dated 5 March 1884:
In the name of God, Amen
I, Delevan Delance, being of sound mind & memory do make, publish & declare this to be my last will and testament as follows, to wit.
First, I direct my executor herinafter named to pay all my just debts & fueral expenses and to place at my grave a suitable stone, such as my said executor shall deem fit & proper, the debts, expenses & grave stone to paid from my personal property & if there should not be sufficient of my personal property, then I direct my said executor to sell & transfer & convey sufficient of the real estate, which I may leave to meet the same expenses.
Second: I having heretofore given unto my four sons, namely John M. Delance, D.D. Delance [NOTE: Delevan Dean Delance], Chandler P. Delance & W. E. Delance [NOTE: William E. Delance], their respective shares of my property and they having received the same do direct my said executor.
Thirdly: That my eldest daughter Helen have my two wood lots of which I have made a deed. d. Helen Bullis had her 5 cows in the fall of 1888 [NOTE: This must be an error, since this is dated 5 March 1884.] My daughter Ella [NOTE: This is Sarah Ella Delance] has a deed of the lot formerly given to Chandler the one hundred acres lying between W. E. Delance & Alex Pickert. I deed & bequeath to my four daughters Emma, Jennie, Elizabeth & Carrie E. making them livenly[? perhaps evenly] five acres apiece.
Fourthly, I give bequeath & devise all my real estate & personal property of whatever kind or nature, of which I shall died possessed which is not thus disposed of to my six daughter namely, Helen Bullis, Jennie Jackson, Emma Pickert, Elizabeth Weatherhead, Ella Smith & Carrie Delance, to be equally divided amount my six daughters share & share alike. Also.
Fifthly: My property of which my wife Eliza W. D. has a lease at her decease is to be shared in like manner to my six daughters.
Sixthly: I hereby appoint James Paul, executor of this my last will & testament and hereby revoke all the wills by me before made.
In Witness whreof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this fifth day of March, 1884. Delevan Delance L.S.

DEATH: Date of death 16 October 1898 from Petition to County of St Lawrence Surrogate's Court by executor James Paul [son-in-law of brother Chandler Delance] concerning probate of estate of Delevan Delance. Names listed on petition, dated 2 Dec 1898, are as follows:
John M. Delance, son, Crookston, Minn.
Chandler P. Delance, son, Boone, Iowa
Elizabeth Weatherhead Daughter East Battleboro, VT
Dean Delance, Son, Canton, NY
William E. Delance , son, Canton, NY
Helen Bullis, daughter, Canton, NY
Winnie Mahan, granddaughter, Canton, New York
Jessie Pickert, granddaughter, Canton New York
[NOTE: Winnie Mahan and Jessie Pickert are daughters of Sarah Emma, who is not listed, and therefore must have died between 1884, the date of the will, and 1898, the date of the petition]
Ella Smith, Daughter, Canton New York
Carrie Gibson, Daughter, Canton New York
Eliza W. Delance, Widow, Canton, New York

DEATH: Names listed on Probate of Last Will and Testament of Delevan Delance late of Canton, deceased, dated 3 December 1898, James Paul, executor are as follows: John M. Delance of Crookston, Minn., Chandler P. Delance of Boone, Iowa. Elizabeth Weatherhead of East Battleboro, VT., Dean Delance, William E. Delance, Helen Bullis, Winnie Mahan, Jessie Pickert, Jennie Jackson, Ella Smith Carrie Gibson, Eliza W. Delance of Canton New York.

DEATH: There is a record of Gilmore Funeral Home, Canton, noting burial arrangements for Delevan Delance on 18 October 1898, showing the date of death as 16 October 1898, ae 83. The funeral was to be held at his house.

DEATH: A list of persons buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Canton NY shows the following:
Delevan d. 10/17/1898 ae. 80 yrs [NOTE: according to probate and funeral homes he died 16 Oct 1898, and was ae. 83]
#1 wife Sarah P. d. 4/29/1874 ae. 52
#2 wife Eliza Noble d. 4/3/1910 in 86th yr.
Elizabeth dau. of D. & S.P. d. 8/25/1852 ae. 12 yrs.

BIOGRAPHY: Below is an entry in a book by the Society of the Sons & Daughters of Pilgrims - The Sons & Daughters of Pilgrims, Vol II surnames J, page 112 (information recorded in 1938). This entry shows the ancestry of Delevan Delance of Potsdam, New York, back to John Alden and Priscilla Mullins who arrived in America on the Mayflower.
1. Miss Harriett DeLance Jackson
2. David L. Jackson (1831-1911) m. 1871 Julia Jane DeLance (1851-1905)
3. Delevan DeLance (1818-1898) m Sarah Palmer (1822-1874)
4. John DeLance (1775-1840) m Betsy Chandler (1793-1857)
5. Jonathan Chandler (1762-1830) m 1784 Pilly Marvin (1766-1830)
6. John Marvin (1726-) m. 1747 Sarah Brooker (1726-)
7. John Brooker (1668-1740) m. 1717 Sarah Grinnell
8. Daniel Grinnell (1668-1740) m 1683 Lydia Pabodie (1667-1748)
9. Wm Pabodie (1620-1707) m. 1644 Elizabeth Alden (1634-1717)
10. John Alden m. Priscilla Mullins
11. Wm Mullins

BIOGRAPHY: D. Delance were mentioned as trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton in History of St. Lawrence Co., New York, by H. Everets, published in 1878. "The trustees of the society are A. S. Robinson, D. Delance, H. Bullis, M. D. Packard..." Some of the "benevolent work of the church is not forgotten. Religious services are conducted in the poor-house and jail, and a Sabbath-school is conducted in the children's home."

Delance, D., Farmer and Dairy, b. St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., s. 1818, p.o. add Canton.

More About Delevan De Lance:
Burial: October 18, 1898, Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
Census 1: 1850, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
Census 2: 1860, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
Census 3: 1870, Morley PO, Canton, St. Lawrence, NY.
Record Change: March 02, 2004

More About Delevan De Lance and Sarah Palmer:
Marriage: Bef. 1840, Potsdam, New York.

More About Delevan De Lance and Eliza Ruth Noble:
Marriage: May 25, 1875, Canton, St Lawrence, New York.

Children of Delevan De Lance and Sarah Palmer are:
  1. Elizabeth De Lance, b. Abt. 1840, Potsdam, St Lawrence Co., NY, d. August 25, 1852, Canton, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
  2. +John M. De Lance, b. Abt. 1841, Potsdam, St Lawrence Co., NY, d. September 06, 1917, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York206.
  3. +Helen Mary De Lance, b. July 03, 1844, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. NY, d. December 05, 1900, Canton, St. Lawrence, New York.
  4. +Sarah Emma De Lance, b. Abt. 1846, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. NY, d. Bef. December 03, 1898, Canton, St. Lawrence, New York.
  5. +Delevan Dean De Lance, b. October 25, 1848, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. NY, d. Bet. 1920 - 1930, Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY.
  6. +Julia Jane De Lance, b. October 1851, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. NY, d. 1905, Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY.
  7. +Chandler Palmer De Lance, b. Abt. 1853, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. NY, d. 1932, Mallot Pct, Okanogan Co., Washington.
  8. +William E. De Lance, b. August 1854, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. NY, d. Bet. September 1917 - 1920, Canton, St. Lawrence Co, NY.
  9. +Elizabeth M. De Lance, b. May 1857, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. NY, d. Aft. 1920, Brattleboro, Windham, VT.
  10. +Ella A. De Lance, b. Abt. 1859, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. NY, d. Aft. 1930.
  11. +Carrie E. De Lance, b. 1863, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. NY, d. Aft. 1920, Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY.
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