Selleck, Charles Melbourne. Norwalk

(Norwalk, Conn. :  The author,  1896.)



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LeGrand Lockwood, Jr., died in New York City, April i, 1887.

Williston Benedict, son of LeGrand and Ann Louisa Lockwood, married October,
1869, Janet Isabel, daughter of Jas. Wm. and Alar)- Day (Wells) Dominick,' and had :
Louise, born Aug. 15,  1870, (Airs. Aldred Warren).
Bertha Day, born Feb. 18, 1872.
Isabel Dominick.

Henr)- Benedict, son of LeGrand'*'- and Ann  Louisa Lockwood, married Aug. 17,
1885, Rosa Cooper, daughter of J. P. and Emily (Gray) McCay, of Baltimore, and had:
Violet, born Jan. 2, 1887.

Edwin Lockwood, uncle of LeGrand and son of Ebenezer and Mary (Godfrey)
Lockwood, born Sept. 8, 1799, was a genial gentleman. He married, first, Oct. 22, 1829,
Emily Ives, of New Haven, and had Emily Ives, born Oct. 12, 1830, who only passed
eleven summers. Mr. Lockwood married, second, August 2, 1832, Emily, daughter of
Henry and Eleanor (Burr) Olm.stead, of Ridgefield, and had :

Elizabeth A., born April 29, 1833.   Ebenezer, born Nov. 23, 1837.

(Died Feb. 27, i,S38.)                                             (Died Jan. 26, 1857.)

Edwin F., born June 14, 1834.          Charles Edwin, born June i, 1841.

(Died March 7, 1838.)                                           (Married Mary Amelia Smith.)

Eliza J., born Dec. 12, 1836.            Ellen E. born Aug. 5,  1846.

(Died June 17, 1838.)                                            (Died Nov. 28, 1847.)

PLlvira, born March 17,  1849.     (1^'«1 f"eb. 19, i8.i;8.)
The second Airs. Edwin Lockwood's (Emily Olmstead) admirable nature and man¬
ners endeared her to a large circle of relatives and friends.

'The Dominicks were formerly Norwalk visitors,
as were also branches of the Corning and Delavan
families. The first were New Yorkers, the last two
were of .Mbany association. Mr. Williston B. Lock-
wood here met his Dominick bride. Edward Corn¬
ing, who spent a brief portion of his childhood in
Norwalk, inarried a Dominick. Himself and a son of
Ceo. W Betts (Geoi-ge) were brothers-in-law. The
sons of Edward C. Delavan, John S. and William M.,
are fondly Norwalk-remembered. William M. died
young and John S. (M.D.) in early life. Words in¬
adequately portray the grand qualities of these roval-
natured brothers. With their sister Mary (Mrs. Al¬
bion Ransom, deceased), one of the best'of women,
they were children, bv his first marriage, of the emin¬
ent philanthropist, Edward C. Delavan. Delavan is
a iKuiseliold .Mbany name and a loftv Aroany mem¬
ory. Edward C. Delavan spent his life and employed
his large wealth for the benefit of his fellow men. He
was a humanitarian not alone in profession but in
practical performance. Standing, Mav 27 1854 on
the edge of  Ballston Lake, which was bordered by his

extensive Saratoga County property and summer
home, a startling shout arose from a company of
school boys (a grandson of LeGrand Cannon was one
of the number) there bathing, " Jimmie Perry is luiss-
ing." In a moment the aged man was waist deep in
water and a second afterward was diving beneath the
surface. Rising to the level he held aloft the lad's
stiffened form and, exhausted, left to another to com¬
plete the heroic deed and bear the rigid body to the
lake-bank w-here, after altnost herculean efforts, the
youth was restored. Mr. Delavan had walked across
his rolling acres to show a Norwalk party the roman¬
tic spot when the depicted scene occurred. He was
one of God's noblemen. His second wife was Miss
Harriet Schuyler, of Ballston, N. Y., by whom he
had one daughter. His son-in-law, Albion Ransom,
(Ransom & Co., Albany,) was the uncle of the wife of
the Rev. Richard P. H. Vail, D. D., pastor, in 1896, of
the Stamford Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Vail,
the Delavan boys, LeGrand C. Cramerand the rescued
young Perry (son of Hon. Amos S. Perry, of Park
Place, Troy, .N. V.,) were former school mates.
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