Biographical Sketch of Dorrance L. Kirtland

Dorrance L., son of Daniel and Huldah (Stevens) Kirtland, was born in Durham, Greene county, New York, December 16, 1818, died in Phelps, Ontario county, New York, August 11, 1885. He received his education in the public schools and at the high school in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. He came to Phelps in 1839. and after working on a farm there for a short while, returned east, where he remained until 1842. He then came to the western part of the town of Phelps, where he bought a farm on which he lived for seven years, when he settled on his final location near Oaks Corners. He was a trustee and the treasurer of the church at Oaks Corners for many years and one of its most generous supporters. He married Victoria, daughter of Colonel Asahel Bannister, who died September 13, 1881. Children : Irving W.; Caroline M.; Daniel Pratt; Orlando B.; Mary B.

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