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The DELANO KINDRED was founded in 1991 for the purpose of exploring the ancestry and genealogy of our common ancestor, Philippe de Lanoy. Philippe was born to Jan and Marie de Lanoy around 1602 in Leiden, Holland, and was baptized there on the 6th of November, 1603. In 1621, Philippe arrived in Plimoth (now Plymouth, Massachusetts) on the ship Fortune and some time later changed his name to Philip Delano. He is the progenitor of the Delano family in America.

The latest DELANO KINDRED NEWS items are displayed below. The menus above and on the side lead to a lot more information about the DELANO KINDRED and this web site. Are you already a Delano Kindred member? There is more news and a lot more for members to see on this web site, so CLICK HERE to log in!

We hope that you find the site useful and enjoy your visit.

NL #74, March 2014

In this issue of the Bonnes Nouvelles we provide the details about the 2014 Reunion and Annual Membership Meeting in Portland ME—June 12 to June 15. Those of you who have visited Portland, perhaps on the occasion of our 2008 Reunion, know of the city’s many charms. Our Reunion Committee has highlighted many of its scenic places and neat things to do and see while you are there. We thank Cousins Elizabeth Clark and Arden Clarke for making the arrangements. This Reunion will be centered at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn, in South Portland, which is just a few miles north of the upscale and exclusive Delano Park neighborhood. It is very near the location of Barzillia Delano’s blacksmith shop and lies on the south border of park that includes Fort Williams and the iconic Portland Head lighthouse. This is a Reunion you will not want to miss.
Also included in this issue are articles about the Federal Reserve Centennial and the DELANO Connection, the early DELANOs of Maine, news about some of our members–as well as new and departed members, the Annual Charitable Drawing, DELANO Board happenings, and a recent book by the well-known photographer, James Whitlock Delano.

Warren Delano III Photo Album

The family photo album from Warren Delano III is now online and available to members. The album contains 165 photographs of Warren and his family. At this point, we have not identified the people shown in these pictures. The original photo album has been given to the Roosevelt Library (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538).

2014 Reunion Details Announced!

Our 2014 reunion will be held in Portland, Maine, from Thursday, June 12 to Sunday, June 15, at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. May 12th is the deadline for registration, so it isn’t too soon to get started. Remember, you do not have to be a Delano Kindred member to attend our reunions. So SAVE the DATES, MAKE your RESERVATIONS, and JOIN US in PORTLAND! Click here for all the REUNION DETAILS and the Registration Form! You will need to make your own lodging reservations with the Merry Manor Inn (see REUNION DETAILS for our group rates) in addition to sending your reservation form in to the Delano Kindred prior to May 12th. If you would like to know a little bit more about where we’re staying, click here to check out the Merry Manor Inn website.

Index to 2013 Newsletters Published!

The index to all Bonnes Nouvelles newsletters published in 2013 is now available. Check out the new “VIEW NEWSLETTER INDEXES” in the menu on the right side of the page.

NL #73, November-December 2013

In this issue we have included a long delayed article about the DELANO Cemetery near the south end of Sconticut Neck in Fairhaven, MA. Highlights of the 2013 Reunion and Annual Membership Meeting with photos are also included. Also included is an article about the arrival of the FORTUNE at Plymouth in 1621 and, in keeping with the holiday season, we have included an article about primary sources telling of the First Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation in the fall of 1621 and a reprint of Christmas in 1620. Details about organizational changes resulting from the Annual Meeting Elections are provided. We hope you have an enjoyable Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

Early Texas Delanos

Some Early Texas DELANOs

by George B. DeLano

 We have at least 10 families of Texas DELANOs who are currently members of our Society, but how many DELANOs came to Texas before 1900?  We scanned the GHAAHD (the second book of the 1899 DELANO Genealogy) and found about 10 entries of DELANOs who are listed as being in Texas before 1899.  We also checked the Republic of Texas Army and Claims listings and other sources to find more “Early DELANOs.”  As some say, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.”

1830 -1850

The earliest DELANOs settled in the eastern portion of the Texas Republic in what are now Jasper, Polk, Tyler, Jefferson and Orange Counties; located north and east of Beaumont.  Brothers Marvin DELANO, Oliver H. DELANO and Norman DELANO all emigrated from Ohio to Texas in the 1830s (GHAAHD pgs 427 and 428).  Texas land grants show that Oliver was granted land in Jasper County in 1835 and Marvin was granted land in the same county on 21 August 1845. Marvin and Norman also received land grants in Jefferson and Orange counties in the period from 1837 to 1848.  Republic of Texas Army records show that Marvin served as a private and Oliver was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.  There is no record to document the GHAAHD assertion that Oliver held the rank of Lt. Colonel.  After the War for Texas Independence Oliver was the Surveyor for Jasper County.

Thomas DELANO (probably Thomas Cornelius DELANO, GHAAHD pg 408) was born in Wilkes Barre, PA. He arrived in Texas in the 1830s and also served in the Republic of Texas Army.  He purchased land in Bell County (south of Killeen and Temple) in 1850.  In 1851 he purchased land in Karnes County (southeast of San Antonio). The GHAAHD indicates he married and died in Texas.


John DELANO (GHAAHD pg 430) was born in Clinton OH in 1824. He served in the 1st Kentucky Infantry in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).  He married Elizabeth J. Stanton in Georgetown Texas (north of Austin) in 1850.  They had three children settling in Copperas Cove (just west of Killeen), Adina in Lee County (east of Austin) and Houston.  John DELANO died in Houston in 1858.

Horace Frank DELANO (GHAAHD pg 385-386), a graduate of West Point in 1849, was a 2nd Lt. in the 2nd Regiment Dragoons. After graduating he married Marie Covert of Shrewsbury, New Jersey in 1849.   He was later stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico on “frontier duty.”  Apparently he had a health problem and traveled south along the Rio Grande River to Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas. He died there in 1854.


Oliver Joseph DELANO (GHAAHD pg 428–son of Oliver H. DELANO) served in Company G of the 13th Texas Confederate Cavalry, with his brother-in-law James Haralson.  A Charles DELANO (possibly a son of Marvin DELANO) served in Company I of the same cavalry organization.


There is a record of another Thomas DELANO who married Sophia Chasson in Orange County in 1893.

Although not mentioned in the GHAAHD, according to the Orange County Texas Marriage Records there were four DELANO marriages there between 1870 and 1918.

NL #72, July-August 2013

Reminder: The 2013 Delano Kindred Reunion will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on September 19-22 at the famous Crockett Hotel. The dinner will be Friday evening, September 20, and the annual business meeting will be held at 9 A.M. on Saturday morning, September 21. Reservations for accommodations at the Crockett should be made directly with the Crockett Hotel at (210) 225-6500 by August 19 to be guaranteed the Delano Kindred group rate.

As announced in the “Reunion Extra” newsletter mailed in early July, the 2013 Reunion and Annual Meeting will be held at the Crockett Hotel in San Antonio Texas during 19 to 22 September.  We have included details of the many interesting sights of this colorful city that played a major role in the history of Texas and our nation.  Also included are some details about DELANOs who immigrated to the Texas—some who are not included in the GHAAHD.  News about Cousin Frederic D. Grant’s speech at the Committee of 100 on the Federal City, Vision Awards Ceremony is included.  Some of the events of the 4th of July celebration at Fairhaven, MA are included as well as a note about DELANO Cousins visiting Delano, California. We have included a tribute to two of our departed Cousins and other information about our new members and a new order from..   We tried to include the article about the DELANO graves at Sconticut Neck that was cut at the last minute from NL #71, but again space limitations would not allow including it in this issue.  We plan to include it in NL # 73.

2013 Reunion Information

WHERE: San Antonio, Texas, at the Crockett Hotel

WHEN: September 19 – 22, 2013

The 2013 Reunion Extra newsletter contains the information you need to know about the 2013 DELANO KINDRED Reunion that will be held in San Antonio, Texas 19 to 22 September at the historic Crockett Hotel. You will note that the 2013 Annual DELANO KINDRED Membership Meeting will be held in conjunction with the reunion at 9:00 AM in the hotel on Saturday, 21 September 2013. We thank Cousin Elizabeth Clarke and the Reunion Committee for providing the information enclosed in this newsletter.

Many DELANOs came to Texas. At least one (Oliver H. DELANO) fought for the “Independence of Texas” under General Sam Houston. Some served in the Texas contingents of Confederate States Army. Others came after the Civil War—and today they are still coming to the Lone Star State.

San Antonio is loaded with things to do and see. We are fortunate that the Reunion Committee was able to secure group reservations at the Crockett Hotel, located near the Alamo and also close to the San Antonio Trolley Tour Office. You can conveniently arrange to take a tour of San Antonio or a tour of the surrounding countryside. You will find the hotel is located in the center of many of the city’s attractions.

San Antonio should be a very exciting city in which to hold a reunion. Please note that hotel reservations should be booked by 19 August to secure the special room rate.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Get all the details!

Click here to view the REUNION EXTRA NEWSLETTER

Click here to view or print the REUNION REGISTRATION FORM

NL #71, March-April 2013

At press time we have not received the final word and details concerning the 2013 Reunion which will likely be held on 19 through 21 September in San Antonio Texas.  We expect to issue a “Reunion Extra” when this information is firm—probably in the later part of May.  In this issue we have included articles about FDR’s favorite warship—the U.S.S. HOUSTON (CA-30).  Known as the “Galloping Ghost of the Asian Coast,” FDR made four voyage trips on her in the 1930’s.  In response to several comments and queries from our members we include information about the marriage of Stephanie de Lannoy of Belgium to Guillaume of Luxembourg.  We often make reference to the GHAAHD, an acronym we frequently use in our genealogical references, which may not be understood by many of our newer members. Another genealogical reference acronym we frequently reference—the DFIP—is also briefly discussed.  We note the achievements and awards received by two of our members in our KUDOs article.  We understand that there are a few “Kindred Spirit” coins still available, so we repeat the article that was included in the 2012 Membership Directory in case you missed it. We appreciate the information sent in by our members and we have included some of them in this issue—the WWII letter of Lt. John Delano to a Canteen Girl, The Prairie States Forestry Project,   and some of the activities at the DELANO Farm, near Kalamazoo, MI.


The DELANO KINDRED is pleased to offer this beautiful “challenge” coin as a member benefit to raise awareness and pride for the Kindred organization. This special coin, 1 1/2 inches in diameter, will be a great keepsake for years to come. A limited number of these coins are available and it is hoped that you will be delighted with our decision to promote our family organization in this way.

The theme of this coin is Kindred Spirits, which is defined as “people who share a common bond or experience that joins them together on a higher level of consciousness.” Being related by direct descent from the Delano family is that common bond. It is felt that this is an appropriate message to send to our members and friends.

Challenge Coin, The Fortune in 1621

Solid Brass “Challenge” Coin depicting the ship Fortune in 1621. Actual diameter of coin is 1.5 inches.

The front of the coin depicts the ship Fortune, from an original design by Jeremy Dupertius Bangs. We are indeed fortunate to have such a wonderful friend and scholar with such artistic capabilities. Philippe de Lanoy arrived in America aboard the Fortune in 1621, “a lusty lad of 17.”

The reverse side of the coin depicts the Delano Anchor Logo adopted several years ago and designed with the help of one of our members. Displayed prominently on this side  are the Delano name and the Kindred Spirits theme. We have also included our website address.

The use of “challenge” coins dates back to World War 1. Manufactured by SymbolArts, our coins are of the highest quality and are custom-made to our own specifications: die-struck in solid brass, highly polished with fine detail and vivid colors. Owning and carrying such a coin promotes identification and pride of affiliation of a member with the issuing organization as well as reinforcing the core values of that organization. For more information about SymbolArts and to read the fascinating story behind these coins, click here.

The cost of the Delano Kindred Challenge Coin is $12.00. Postage and handling is $2.50 for the first coin, and $0.50 for each additional coin in the same order shipping to the same address ($6.00 maximum).

Coins can be ordered from Delano Kindred, P.O. Box 773, Schoolcraft, MI. 49087 (Email: RCPRO55555@aol.com)