Biography of Clark L. Ormsby
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Ormsby, Clark L., was born in Petersburgh, March 8, 1837. He is a son of Christopher and Polly (Sanders) Armsby, she a native of Grafton and he of Petersburgh. The grandfather of John Armsby was born in 1753 in Rhode Island and emigrated to Petersburgh in pioneer times when they had to go by marked trees; he was a farmer by occupation, and died in Petersburgh in 1845; he was a soldier of the Revolutionary war. His wife, Priscilla, was born in new Bedford, Mass., in 1756 and died in 1849. Christopher Armsby was a harnessmaker in Petcrsburgh and was successful in business. He was born in 1793. He died in 1853, and Mrs. Armsby (born in 1796) died in 1884. Clark L. commenced his business career as teacher in winter and farming in summer, which he followed for about ten years; he gave up teaching and has since devoted his time to agricultural pursuits, at which he has been very successful. In 1878 he bought the Greene farm of 146 acres at North Stephentown, where he has since resided and made a specialty of dairy farming. In 1865 Mr. Armsby married Mary M. Tilly of Grafton, by whom he has three children: John D., who is manager of the home farm; Frank N., who attended the Albany Business College and prepared for telegraph operator; and Charles E also in Albany Business College.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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