Generation One

Generation Two

Generation Three

Generation Four

Generation Five

Richard Ormsby

Thomas Ormsby

Ezra Ormsbee

Joshua Ormbee

Isaac Ormsbee

Generation Six

Isaac Ormsbee, Jr.

Isaac Ormsbee, Jr.

1803 - 1894

Father: Isaac Ormsbee
Mother: Patience Chase
Date of Birth: 15 Mar 1803
Place of Birth: Greenfield, NY
First Marriage: Feb. 10, 1827, Anna Wasson Blackmar, Greenfield, NY
Date of Death: 10 June 1894
Place of Death: Hamburg, New York

Spouse: Anna Wasson Blackmar
Father: Martin Blackmar
Mother: Mary Wasson
Date of Birth: 5 July 1803
Place of Birth: Greenfield, New York
Date of Death: 15 May 1893
Place of Death: Hamburg, New York


  1. Sarah S. Ormsbee, born Sept. 3, 1832
  2. Ira M. Ormsbee, born Mar. 13, 1835
  3. Mary W. Ormsbee, born Aug. 8, 1840
  4. James Albert Ormsbee, born Feb. 8, 1844

Additional Facts:

From (GR) in old Cole Road cemetery, near West Falls, N.Y.
"Sarah S., oldest daughter of Isaac and Anna Ormsbee, died Feb. 27, 1876 aged 43-5-24." In the 1865 census she was living with her parents aged 32 yrs.

In the obituary of Ira M. Ormsbee, it is stated that Ira M. was the eldest son of "the late Isaac Ormsby, who came to the Ormsby farm in 1827 from Saratoga County, N.Y."

It was not uncommon for settlers on the "Holland Purchase" in Erie Co., N.Y. to choose a farm and live on it before the deed was made and recorded.

From: Erie County Deed Book 19 p. 164, we find the first record. A deed dated Dec. 14, 1833 from Wilhelm Willink, Agent for the Holland Land Co. to Isaac Ormsbee for 45 1/2 acres in Township 8 Range 7 part of Lot 62. This is in the Town of Boston, Erie Co., N.Y. It is on "The Hill", now locally called "Chestnut Ridge". From this hill a beautiful view of blue Lake Erie is seen.

From: Albert E. Pierce
1962 - 1968
25 E. 22d St., Tulsa, Okla., 74114
It is probable that Isaac came to Erie County about the time he was married and all his children were born there. Several other families came from the Town of Greenfield, Saratoga Co. about the same time and settled near by. The completion of the Erie Canal had made it easier for the transportation of whole families, rather than by wagons.

When Isaac finally sold his farm and left "The Hill", he moved into the Village of Hamburg and followed the carpenter's trade. This must have been about 1880. A letter dated Apr. 7, 1878 by Mary W. Deuel says, "Mother and Father will be alone on the farm"

About the time of great grandfather's death in Hamburg, I was a little over 4 years old and living with my grandparents, who also lived in the Village of Hamburg, My Grandfather, J. Albert Ormsbee, took me to see his father who was in bed at the time. He had snow white hair and a long white beard, and when he raised up to speak to me in a deep voice, I was so frightened that I have never forgotten the incident.
My mother has told me she remembered her grandmother sitting by the fireplace smoking a little clay pipe.
In our home, we have an old, old clock which was made by Riley Whiting of Winchester, Conn. It bears his number "10". The working parts are made of wood, and it is powered by weights. It requires winding each 24 hours and keeps perfect time. In the back of the clock, written with pencil and now very dim, "Bought of Dutee Williams 1822". Dutee Williams was a neighbor boy near the Ormsbees in Greenfield, N.Y. Later, he also moved to Erie County, N.Y. not far from the Ormsbees. He became a doctor.
The old clock has been keeping time for the family 144 years. Moving from Isaac, on his death, to the oldest son, Ira M. and at his death to my grandfather, Albert Ormsby, then to my mother, and now to me.
Other heirlooms from the family include hand spun and woven linen sheets and pillow cases with the initials "A.W.B. 1822" woven in. (For Anna W. Blackmar, Isaac's wife). We also have hand woven woolen sheets.

Ormsby Family Tree