Biography of Orris Robertson
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Robertson, Orris, was born in Lansing, March 18, 1855, the son of Thomas Robertson, a native of Saratoga county, born January 2, 1798, whose parents were George and Mary (Smith) Robertson. Thomas spent his life on the farm, and was constable for Dryden twelve consecutive years. He was also collector and deputy sheriff several years. In the year 1829 he was elected sheriff. In 1830 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Mary Teeter, of Lansing, and they had ten children: Newton, born August 29, 1832: Olive. born July 15, 1824; Rome, born June 1, 1836 (deceased); Mary, born March 27, 1838; Jane, born February 7, 1840, wife of Stroud Bush, of Lansing; Fame, born February 11, 1842, wife of Samuel Smith, of Lansing; Paris, born July 2, 1844; Serene, born March 28, 1846, wife of J. B. Spaulding, of Ulysses; Homer T., born March 4, 1849 (deceased); and Orris, born March 18, 1855. In 1832 Mr. Robertson moved to Lansing, where he died in 1886, and his wife in 1884. Orris Robertson was educated in the district schools, and at the age of twenty one left home and spent some years in various enterprises. In 1882 he returned home and took charge of the farm, which became his at the death of his father. In 1883 he married Louise Jewell, born in 1866, daughter of Monroe and Hannah (Dixon) Jewell, of Danby. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson have had three children: Glen, born October 25, 1884; Elizabeth H., born June 27, 1889; Elma., born January 11, 1894. Mr. Robertson is a Republican.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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