Biography of Mrs. Armenia Orchard


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Orchard, Mrs. Armenia. -The late Benjamin Orchard was born in Dorsetshire, England, March 19, 1804. He came to the United States in 1832, locating in the town of Houndsfield, where he bought a farm, and in process of time erected a fine residence thereon. June 7, 1838, he married Armenia, daughter of Rev. Enock Barnes, and they had twelve children, eight of whom grew to maturity: Mary M., Sarah S., Elsie J., Julia A.. Martha A., Effie E. Ada R. and Ida M. Mary M. married D. Esting Moore; Sarah S. married John B. McMullen, and they have four children: George, Charles, Ettie and Sadie; Elsie J. married Marcellus Read, and they have one daughter, May; Julia A. married Myron Holden, and they have three children: Flora, Orilla and Benjamin 0.; Martha A. married Jefferson Brockway; EflIe B. married Dyer Harris, and they have two daughters: Pearl and Ethel; Ada R. married Emmet Holden, and they have three children: Cloid, Avis and Floyd; Ida M. married J. D. Phillips, and they have two children: De Wayne and Ella. Mrs. Phillips died February 19, 1891. Benjamin Orchard died September 11, 1890, in his eighty-seventh year. Mrs. Orchard's father, Enock Barnes, was born in Little Falls, in 1791; he was educated in their schools and was a Methodist Episcopal misister; he married Anna Hazen and came to this county when his daughter Armenia was less than two years old. They had four children that grew to maturity: Luke H., William H. T., Armenia and Julia. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 at Sackets Harbor, and died in 1877, his widow in 1881.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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