States: Illinois: Edgar
He would be a brother to my g-g-grandfather, William Oscar Ormiston.
David Ormiston, Jr., farmer, Paris, IL came to Edgar Co. IL with his parents in 1844; born in Washington Co. Ohio, Nov. 24, 1830, and is the son David and Jane (Bell) Ormiston, natives of Scotland; were married in Scotland, having emigrated to America in about 1827; landed in Philadelphia; then to Washington Co. OH, being among the early settlers of this county; David Ormiston was b. Feb. 15, 1800; married twice; first wife, Jane Bell, who died in OH; then he married second wife, Eliza Pond, and with wife and family moved to Edgar Co. IL in 1844; second wife died in 1876. Mr. Ormiston is at the good old age of 78 years; he is living with his son, David Ormiston Jr. The subject of this sketch was brought up on his father’s farm. In 1862, he enlisted in Co. A, 7th Regiment Illinois Cavalry, Quartermaster Sergeant; participated in some of the prominent battles during the war – Corinth, Ft. Hudson, with General Grierson’s raid through Tennessee into Louisiana, etc; Mr. Ormiston was engaged in over 50 battles and skirmishes during his enlistment, and never received, but a very slight wound; only sick 18 days; with this exception, he served full time, always ready for duty; was mustered out at Huntsville, AL.; final discharge was at Nashville, TN., at the close of the war; he returned home, and has been engaged in farming ever since. Married Miss Harriet Hall Oct. 20, 1850; she was born in Washington Co. OH, Aug. 20. 1829; daughter of Mitchell Hall b. in Ireland Feb. 15, 1795 and Frances Hall b. in Ireland, Dec. 19, 1809; have two adopted children – Emma L. and Elmer P. Mr. Ormiston is a Republican in his politics and a member of the M.E. Church.
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