Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Lucius Jared Ormsbee, is the only son of my 3rd greatgrandfather, Jacob ORMSBEE (see previous posts), so he is my 2nd granduncle.  Lucius was born 31 Aug 1825 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, the eldest of 5 children.  My direct ancestor is the second child, Harriet "Hattie" Philena ORMSBEE, b. 28 May 1827.

Lucius married Caroline C. Coombs on 13 May 1847 in Jordan, Onondaga, New York, and they had 3 children:  Lucius "Frank" Ormsbee, Henry Jerome Ormsbee, and Caroline "Carrie" Ormsbee.  Lucius died 29 July 1911, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, 9 years after his wife died in 23 Jan 1902.

I'm sharing this photo from the Syracuse Journal, July 29, 1911, the day of his death;  newspaper article found searching through Old Fulton NY Post Cards (& Newspapers).

I have no photo of his father Jacob, or of his mother, Sabra/Sally TOWERS, so this is the closest I can get to an image.

If you are a relative, or know more about his ancestors - father Jacob, and grandfather Arnold - do contact me, I'd love to share any details or information I do have on the Ormsbee family.


Family, friends, and others - I hope you enjoy these pages about our ancestors and their lives. Genealogy has become somewhat of an obsession, more than a hobby, and definitely a wonderful mystery to dig into and discover. Enjoy my writing, and contact me at celia.winky at gmail dot com if you have anything to add to the stories. ... Celia Lewis