Biography of Amos Ormsbee
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Ormsbee, Amos, Louisville. was born in Louisville. October 16. 1844, a son of Peter, whose parents were Samuel and Hannah Ormsbee of Vermont. Peter was born in Vermont, May 16, 1800, and came to Louisville about 1830, and settled on a farm, part of which our subject now owns. He was three times married, first to Sallie Hackett, in 1822, by whom he had five children, She died in 1833, and he married second. Eliza Tracey of Massena, in 1834, and they had five children. She died June 6, 1855, at the age of forty one, and Mr. Ormsbee then married Phoebe Chamberlain, May 25, 1856, and she died in Madrid. Mr. Ormsbee died April 28, 1872. Our subject was reared on the farm he now owns, and was educated in the common schools. October 22, 1861, be enlisted in Co. K, 92d N. Y. Vols., and served three years and two months. He was at Fair Oaks, Petersburg, Fort Anderson and in several engagements. He was also in the hospital nine months. At the close of the war he returned to Louisville and engaged in farming, having over 100 acres and keeping a dairy of fifteen cows. He also breeds Hambletonian horses. Mr. Ormsbee is a Republican, and has served as overseer of the poor two years. He is a member of the G. A. R., Anderson Post No. 425, and also of the Massena Grange No. 704. October 31, 1872, he married Jenette Ferguson, a native of Canada, born November 20, 1853, daughter of John and Frances Ferguson, of Scotland and Canada respectively. Our subject had one son, Daniel P, who died aged five months.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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