ORVIS ANNEX

 

George Edward Orvis Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Orvis:”

 

 

Generation

 

4  

 

3   Samuel Orvis

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1778 in New York State.  Died .  Employed as a farmer near Felts Mills, Jefferson County, New York.

 

2. Wife: Sally (?)

 

Born about 1882 in Massachusetts.  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Chester Orvis: See generation 2, below.

 

b. Sally Orvis: Born about 1805.

 

c. Almira Orvis: Born about 1818 in New York State.

 

2   Chester Orvis (photos)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 11 September 1823 in New York State.  Died 19 March 1898.  Employed as a farmer in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

 

1860 U.S. Census: Chester Orvis, age 35 and employed as a farmer, lived in the household of William Merrill, age 53, and was employed as a farmer in southern Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  William Merrill's real estate was valued at $4,000 and his personal property was valued at $600.  Chester was credited with $500 of real estate and $100 of personal property.  Other members of the household included Chester's wife, Esther A. (Ware), age 28; their son, Frank C. Orvis, age 4; son, Albert H. Orvis, age 3; son, Arthur W. Orvis, age 1; and a Mary Ann McBride, age 20, who was a servant. 

 

Of interest, there was also a Samuel Orvis, age 82 and employed as a farmer living in the same general area in 1860.  He had living with him a wife named Sally, age 78; daughter, Sally Orvis, age 55 and employed as a domestic; and daughter, Almira Orvis, age 42.  Samuel and his daughter, Sally, were born in Connecticut.  Sally, Sr. was born in Massachusetts, and Almira was born in New York State, indicating the Orvis move to New York was before 1818 and after 1805.

 

1870 U.S. Census: Chester Orvis, age 45, was a farmer heading a household in Rutland Township.  Other members of the household included his wife, Esther, age 35; son, Frank C., age 14; son, Albert, age 11; son, George, age 1; Francilia Cotton, age 23 and a domestic servant; and Mary Foster, age 73.  All were born in New York State except Mary Foster, who was born in Massachusetts.

 

1880 U.S. Census: Chester Orvis, age 56 and a farmer, was head of a household in Rutland Township.  Other members of the household included his wife, Esther, age 48; son, Arthur W., age 21; and son, George E., age 11.  All were born in New York State, as were Chester's parents.  Esther's parents were born in Massachusetts. (ref 35ee)

 

2. Wife: Esther A. Ware

 

Born 30 July 1831 in New York State.  Died 12 April 1898.  Her parents were born in Massachusetts.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Frank C. Orvis: Born 20 November 1855.  Died 1 May 1896; interred Felts Mills Cemetery, sharing a gravestone with his parents.  Married Katherine Williams (b. 18 Sep 1855, d. 5 Jun 1940) and, apparently, had the following children:

 

(1. Grace E. Orvis: Born 1880.  Died 1957.

 

(2. Pearl M. Orvis: Born 1888.  Died 1969.

 

b. Albert H. Orvis: Born about 1857.

 

c. Arthur W. Orvis: Born about 1859.

 

d. George Edward Orvis: See generation 1, below.

 

1   George Edward Orvis:

 

Born 1869.  Died 1945.  Married Nellie E. Drake, paragraph 4.d.(1.(b. of the Almond Drake page about 1892.

 

 

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