My great-great-great grandfather Hugh LaLone (Lalond)was born in 1813 South Mountain, Ont. and emigrated to St. Lawrence Co., NY where he married Margaret Market. He established a life-lease on an island in the St. Lawrence River adjacent to Red Mills, NY and across the river from Point Cardinal, Ont.in 1843. The deed was recorded in 1855. He pastured sheep and cattle on the island and it became known as LaLone Island. The island disappeared when it was combined with several other islands during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
In 1868, he deeded the Northeast half of the island to Hugh LaLone, Jr. (my great-great-grandfather) and the Southwest half of the island to his second son, John LaLone. He had preveiously conveyed the land, in part, to Joseph and Samuel Smithers. The LaLones and the Smithers jointly operated a grist mill, a sawmill, and a shingle factory on the island. a man named James O'Neil was also a partner.
Hugh Sr. and Margaret Market had 11 children; Hugh Jr., John, Sarah, Mary Ann, Emeline, Caroline, George A. (b.1849), James S., David, Francis A., and Amelia. Hugh Jr. married Mary Ann Lynch and they had nine children; William, Andrew, Mary Ann, Ida Alice, James Franklin, Judson Hugh, John H. (my great grandfather), Nora, and George A. (b.1872).
I find no mention of a George Sanford LaLone.
Willis and Willard LaLone (twin brothers) are the descendants of John LaLone and still live on the family home established by Hugh LaLone Sr. and Margaret Market near Lisbon, NY. Several members of the families of Hugh LaLone Sr., and Hugh LaLone, Jr. are buried in the Red Mills Cemetery and in the White Church Cemetery, both in the Town of Lisbon.
Norman Floyd Bloss
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