Person:Albert Crandall (4)

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Name Albert B. Crandall
Gender Male
Birth[3] 8 Dec 1810 Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States
Marriage 11 Mar 1832 New York, United Statesto Fanny Stillman
Death[2][3] 15 Feb 1881 Allegany, New York, United States
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References
  1.   1865 Genesee, NY census.

    Albert B. Crandall, 52, b. Chenango Co.

  2. Minard, John Stearns, and Georgia Drew Merrill. Allegany County and its people: a centennial memorial history of Allegany County, New York. (Alfred, N. Y.: W. A. Fergusson & Co., 1896)
    892.

    Albert B. Crandall [son of Sanders Crandall] married Fanny, daughter of Ethan Stillman. He was a farmer and lumberman, conducted a large business, and hed the first sawmill in the Deer creek part of the town. He was supervisor for several terms, justice of the peace and assessor. He died Feb. 15, 1881, his wife died Aug. 13, 1880. Of their ten children only two survive, Albert K. and Elnora (Mrs. A. J. Armstrong of Alfred). Marcus M. was a sergeant in Co. C, 85th N. Y., died at Fair Oaks, Va. J. M. Crandall was a soldier in same regiment and company and died in Andersonville Prison; F. M. Crandall was with his brothers engaged in his country's defense and died in Florence, S. C.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Sabbath Recorder
    37:8, 3 Mar 1881.

    Mr. Albert B. Crandall, of West Genesee, N. Y., died of congestion of the lungs, at his own home on Deer Creek, Feb. 15th, 1881, aged 70 years; having survived his wife only about six months. He was born in Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., Dec. 8th, 1810, where he lived until he arrived at manhood. March 11th, 1832, he was married by Eld. Daniel Coon to Miss Fannie S. Stillman, with whom he lived until about six months ago. They both professed religion when young, and were members of the Third Church of Brookfield, as it was then known.
    In 1833 he removed with his family to the wilds of Allegany county, on the Holland Purchase, on the Allegany river, now known as West Genesee, and selected a location that has been his earthly home for many years, where he built a log house and commenced subduing the forest. He was the first settler in Deer Creek Valley. He raised a large family of children, of whom but two are now living. He lost three sons in the late rebellion, two of them in Andersonville Prison.
    At the organization of the Church on Dodges Creek (West Genesee), he removed his membership from Brookfield, and was one of the constituent members, and one of its principal supporters until removed by death. In the neighborhood he will be greatly missed. He was a counselor to many, and a father and benefactor to the poor.
    He had been prospered in business until he was in possession of a competency, and his benevolence was in proportion to the things that he possessed, as may be seen in his liberal contributions to the benevolent institutions of his own denomination, and the Church to which he belonged, and whenever he saw an opportunity of doing good. In his bequests the church and the cause have not been forgotten. "He being dead yet speaketh."
    His sickness was of but a few days duration. He retained his reason until the last moment, trusting in God, in whom he believed. It may truly be said of him, his house was set in order. He was buried on the 17th, sermon by Eld. M. S. Wardner.
    He was in the habit of reading the Scriptures and praying in his family every morning. The mark where he had last read was at the 8th chapter of Romans. Says his son, "That chapter never appeared so precious as now, being the father's last Bible lesson, and his last message to his family out of God's holy book." Though dead he will live again. W. B. G.