Biography of Myron Van Orman
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Van Orman, Myron, was born November 1, 1840, was educated in the district schools and finished at the Lancasterian School under Professor D. L. Burt. He is a Democrat, and takes an active interest in school and political matters. His father lived on the same homestead during his life time. He was born May 11, 1811, and died January 29, 1890. Mr. Van Orman has a beautiful farm lying at the foot of Buttermilk Falls, on which he raises large quantities of vegetables and makes a specialty of Havana tobacco, which he buys and sells, handling most of the crops raised in his neighborhood. Mr. Van Orman's grandfather came to the town of Ithaca about 1790, and first bought a military title from a soldier of the Judge Gere farm, but the title proving faulty, he took a journey to Albany on horseback, and returning home he gave up his first purchase and removed to the east side, taking up the apple trees on the judge's farm, and resetting them on the farm where he spent his life.

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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