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Homer NY Pioneer Database


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picture Henry David Rumsey

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 24 Sep 1824 - Howard, Steuben County, New York, USA 3320
        Baptism: 
          Death: 13 Mar 1903 - Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 3320
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 3320
 Cause of Death: 

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• Find-A-Grave: 5184187. 3320 "Died age 79 - Age 54 in 1880 Census. Henry David Rumsey is buried with his wife, Christianna Woodmancy. Henry was a photographer in Homer, NY, a newspaper editor, and invented a camera, stereopticon, screen loom, etc. It is said he assisted his son Charles Benjamin Rumsey in inventing the Rumsey Gasoline Engine. Daughters; Mary Esther Beebe, and Emma Durand are also buried at Glenwood Cemetery.

Other children of Henry and Christianna:
Wm Henry Rumsey 2853-1934 d.NJ
Chas Benj Rumsey 1857 1950 d.FL
Kath Eliz Rumsey 1865-1925 d.FL
Katherine married Fred J. Welch 1875-1961"
• He worked as a Photographer. 3320
• He worked as a Newspaper Editor. 3320
• He worked as an Inventor - Camera. 3320


Spouses and Children
1. *Christianna Woodmancy (9 Sep 1828 - 10 Oct 1906) 3321 
       Marriage: 23 Nov 1848 3321
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       Children:
                1. Charles Benjamin Rumsey (1857-1949) 3319 (Father:  3319 ) (Mother:  3319 )


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Mary Esther Rumsey

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 25 Dec 1849 - Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA 1245,1246
        Baptism: 
          Death: 12 May 1889 - Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 1245,1246
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 1245,1246
 Cause of Death: 

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• Find-A-Grave: 5184167. 1246


Spouses and Children
1. *Ira E. Beebe (Jul 1839 - Apr 1903) 1243,1244 
       Marriage: 
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Andrew F. Russell

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1883 705
        Baptism: 
          Death: 1960 705
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 705
 Cause of Death: 

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• Find-A-Grave: 39234566. 705


Spouses and Children
1. *Mabel M. [Russell, Andrew] (1886 - 1962) 704 
       Marriage: 
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Barzilla Russell

      Sex: M

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• Barzilla Russell was elected Homer [Tax] Collector and Constable on 5 April, 1796. 1096


picture David Russell

      Sex: M

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• David Russell arrived in Homer in 1793. "In 1793, Darius Kinney, Roderick Owen, John Ballard and Captain David Russell came into the town." 823
• David was a Homer Commissioner of Highways in 1795. 1249
• David Russell was a Homer Town Assessor 5 April 1796.
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• David Russell is sworn as Homer Town Supervisor for 1797 at a Town Meeting. 1101


picture Florence Grace Russell

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 11 Sep 1893 1040
        Baptism: 
          Death: 2 Feb 1949 1040
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 1040
 Cause of Death: 


Spouses and Children
1. *George W. Babcock (5 Aug 1880 - 2 Apr 1958) 1039 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Henry H. Russell

      Sex: M

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• 1800 Census: 1800, Homer, Onondaga County, New York, USA. 3322 Free White Males Under 10: 2
Free White Females 10 to 15 : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16 : 3
Number of Household Members: 3


picture John Russell

      Sex: M

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• 1830 Census: 1830, Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3323 Name: John Russell
Home in 1830: Homer, Cortland, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4


picture Sarah Russell

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 1786 3324
        Baptism: 
          Death: 8 Aug 1830 - Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 3324
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 3324
 Cause of Death: 

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• Find-A-Grave: 71872643. 3324


Spouses and Children
1. *Elisha Webb (14 Nov 1786 - 17 Feb 1846) 3325,3326 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Widow Russell

      Sex: F

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Spouses and Children
1. *Zadoc Strong (       -       ) 904 
       Marriage: Bef 1800 - Homer, Onondaga County, New York, USA 904
         Status: 


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William Russell

      Sex: M

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• 1820 Census: 7 Aug 1820, Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3327 Free White Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Males - 16 thru 18: 2
Free White Males - 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 16: 5
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 9
• He had a residence in 1820 in Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3327


picture Amanda A. Salisbury

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 10 Oct 1819 2746
        Baptism: 
          Death: 5 Dec 1905 2746
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 2746
 Cause of Death: 

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• Find-A-Grave: 85716937. 2746


Spouses and Children
1. *Cyrus S. Kellogg (7 Sep 1821 - 18 May 1894) 615 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Benjamin Salisbury

      Sex: M

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• 1820 Census: 7 Aug 1820, Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3328 Free White Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Females - 45 and over: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 4
• He had a residence in 1820 in Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3328


picture Burdette J. Salisbury

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 30 Oct 1828 - Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 1052,1058,1059
        Baptism: 
          Death: 29 Aug 1905 - Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 1058,1059
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 1058,1059
 Cause of Death: 

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• Biography: 1052 BURDETTE J. SALISBURY is a resident of Little York, town of Homer, this county, who may be regarded as a true example of the best class of American citizenship. His name has come down to him through a long line of patriotic ancestors, who bore full well their part in all the struggles that have resulted in the liberties and freedom which we now enjoy. The family is of English extraction, the original head of the American branch coming to this country about the year 1640, in company with two younger brothers. Being opposed to the political and religious tendencies of King Charles I, they were obliged to leave their home by stealth, with no word to their friends and relatives as to their ultimate destination. They came into the colonies directly from North Wales, where they had sojourned for a time. One of the brothers, John, was killed by the Narragansett Indians near Mt. Hope in 1665, and this act, if not an immediate cause, did much to hasten King Phillip's War.

The great-grandfather of the subject of this article was a resident of Warwick, and later of Cranston, Rhode Island. His wife was a Miss Pierce, and to them were born seven children: Peleg, known as the "big man of Warwick;" Martin; Job; Urial; Nathan, grandfather of Burdette J.; Rebecca; and Phoebe.

Nathan Salisbury, Sr., was born December 1, 1751, and at the age of twenty married Abigail Stone, who was two years his junior. She was the only daughter of Deacon James Stone of Cranston, a descendant of Hugh Stone, the stolen boy, and ancestor of the Stone family in America. The mother of Abigail (Stone) Salisbury was of the celebrated Brown family, of which John Brown, the founder of Rhode Island College, now Brown University, at Providence, R. I., was a member. Nathan Salisbury, Sr., was lieutenant of the company of men under the command of Captain Burgess, that fired into the British Frigate Gaspie a short time prior to the opening of the Revolutionary War. This, it will be remembered, was one of the series of events that led up to the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Salisbury resided at Cranston until 1795, when he removed to Providence; he lived in the latter city until 1803, when he betook himself to Hartford, Washington County, N. Y., and purchased a farm. After a three years' residence he removed to Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y., and in the year following came to Homer, Cortland County, in the fall, buying a farm on Cold Brook, and moving on to it. He resided on the latter place until his death, November 4, 1817. Mr. Salisbury and his honored wife were the parents of twelve children: Waity; Sally; John; Joseph; Martin, who died on a return voyage from China; Anna; Mary; Lucinda; Ambrose; Cynthia; Nathan, Jr., father of our subject; and Phoebe. At the time Mr. Salisbury settled on Cold Brook, the stillness of night was not infrequently broken by the cries of wolves and other wild animals, and it became a quite common occurrence for deer to come out into the clearing almost to the very doors of the cabin. Game of all sorts was abundant, and the cool, sparkling waters of the streams fairly teemed with trout and others of the finny tribe.

Nathan Salisbury, Jr., was born at Cranston, October 10, 1793. He came into the new country with the family, and in 1813 was baptized and received into the Baptist Church of Homer by the Rev. Alfred Bennett. Subsequently he changed his membership to the Baptist Church of Scott, where a large and flourishing society existed for many years. Always interested in the welfare of the young, Mr. Salisbury, though scarcely more than a youth himself, devoted much time to organizing and conducting Sabbath Schools. Alive to temporal matters, he, in 1815, bought a farm on Lot 95 of Scott township; this estate has ever since been known by the euphonious name of Evergreen Terrace, and is the home-gathering place of the Salisbury family. When Mr. Salisbury first purchased the tract, it was covered with a dense, unbroken forest, but as soon as the second summer he had cleared enough so as to be able to raise two acres of corn, and in 1818 he was able to harvest thirty acres of fine wheat. Thus gradually, the forest retreated, and fertile, arable land came forth, but it was not without the hardest kind of labor and serious drawbacks that it was accomplished. Lucretia Babcock became the wife of Nathan Salisbury, June 21, 1818. She was a daughter of James and Mary (Gibbs) Babcock, who came into Scott township from Blandford, Mass., about the year 1815. Mrs. Salisbury was born September 30, 1792, and spent all her married life at Evergreen Terrace, dropping into that last final sleep which knows no waking, in 1889. Her husband was not long separated from her by death, but followed her the next year, and rejoined her on the other shore. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Salisbury all grew up on the homestead; they were named: Amanda A.; Charles B.; Dr. James H., a prominent and well-to-do physician of New York City; Milton L., deceased; Burdette J., subject of our history; Charlotte O.; William W.; and Nathan, Jr., a farmer of the town of Scott, whose life history may be found on another page of this work.

Our subject's father was above all a man, who could be trusted, and he enjoyed the love and esteem of all who had the good fortune to know him. Possessed of good judgment and endowed richly with perseverance, he carried through to a successful termination his every undertaking. Despite the hard, grinding labor of the pioneer, he found time to look after the gentler and more refined side of life. He loved flowers, and seldom could his beds produce too many. He liked cattle and sheep of fine breeds, and his estate was noted for the extra quality of its fruit. Several excellent varieties of seedling pears were originated on his farm. As an agriculturist, his fields were handled with skill, hence good crops and full granaries resulted. Loving the natural sciences, he collected and arranged in the home a cabinet of rocks, fossils and minerals, than which few private collections could be better; this cabinet is now the prized possession of his son, James H. All in all, Nathan Salisbury was a true gentleman of the old school, ---intelligent, courteous and refined, he was the kind of a man to make a lasting impression of good on all societies, which were so fortunate as to number him among their members.

Burdette J. Salisbury was born and reared at Evergreen Terrace. He came into this life October 30, 1828. He was trained in scholastic lines at the time-honored Homer Academy. Completing his education at the age of twenty-four, he engaged in farming and stock-buying. Especially fortunate was he in the latter business during the war. He also had money invested in the manufacture of shoe pegs, having a factory at Little York, on Little York Lake, where he made pegs by the thousand bushels; a unique but nevertheless an exceedingly useful industry. He retired from this business in 1878, and has latterly devoted himself to the care of his farms. In addition to the home place, he owns a farm in Little York, and one in Cayuga County. He has a herd of fine Holsteins, of which any man might well be proud, and is also a breeder of valuable horses. Always active in public affairs, he is a leading member of the Democratic party in his section, and has most acceptably filled many offices of trust. He is a member of the Little York Grange, and takes great interest in the welfare of the agricultural classes.

His wife, whom he married in 1862, was before her union to him Elmira Ellsworth, daughter of Daniel Ellsworth of Venice, Cayuga County, N. Y. They have two children: Orlando B., a druggist of New York City, and a graduate of the College of Pharmacy of the same city; and Frank N., a farmer and produce dealer, whose wife is Jennie (Squires) Salisbury.

Our subject is a man, wherever he is known, who is respected for his sterling qualities. He has, like all men, had opportunities, but unlike the most of men, he has made the most of them. He takes a broad, expansive view of life, in this respect very similar to his honored father. He has knowledge of many other interests than the one with which he is intimately connected, and in all matters his judgment is known to be sound. He is the heir to a good name, and that same good name he proposes to hand down to posterity with no tarnish or mar to detract from its lustre. On a preceding page we present the portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Burdette J. Salisbury.
• Find-A-Grave: 45285691. 1059


Parents
         Father: Nathan Salisbury Jr. (1793-1887) 1052,1056,1057 (Relationship  1052 )
         Mother: Lucretia A. Babcock (1792-1881) 1052,1053,1054 

Spouses and Children
1. *Elmira L. Ellsworth (23 Feb 1835 - 28 May 1921) 1052,2104,2105 
       Marriage: 1862 1052,2105
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Orlando B. Salisbury (1864-1944) 2106


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Charles B. Salisbury

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 20 Aug 1821 3329
        Baptism: 
          Death: 17 Aug 1888 3329
         Burial: Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 3329
 Cause of Death: 

Events
• Find-A-Grave: 45285627. 3329


picture Cornelia Salisbury

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 12 Sep 1848 2677
        Baptism: 
          Death: 15 Oct 1916 - Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 2677
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 2677
 Cause of Death: 

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• Find-A-Grave: 23065911. 2677 "Cornelia E. (Salisbury) Pratt was the daughter of Stephen F. and Mary E. (Jacobs) Salisbury. She was the wife of Melvin J. Pratt."


Parents
         Father: Stephen Fiske Salisbury (1815-1892) 706 
         Mother: Mary Emeline Jacobs (1818-1882) 2221 

Spouses and Children
1. *Melvin J. Pratt (2 Dec 1843 - 11 Apr 1916) 3214 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Elisha Salisbury

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 18 Dec 1778 - Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA 2319
        Baptism: 
          Death: 9 Mar 1848 - Cortland, Cortland County, New York, USA 2319
         Burial: 
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• 1820 Census: 7 Aug 1820, Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 2776 Free White Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
• He had a residence in 1820 in Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 2776


Spouses and Children
1. *Alice Kinne (16 May 1774 - 14 Jun 1859) 2319 
       Marriage: 1805 2319
         Status: 


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John Salisbury

      Sex: M
AKA: John Sailsbury 3331
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        Baptism: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 
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• 1820 Census: 7 Aug 1820, Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3330 Free White Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Females - 45 and over: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 5
Free White Persons - Over 25: 3
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
• He had a residence in 1820 in Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3330
• 1830 Census: 1830, Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3331 Name: John Salisbury
Home in 1830: Homer, Cortland, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 5
Total Free White Persons: 14
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 14


picture June Salisbury

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 1896 3332
        Baptism: 
          Death: 1899 3332
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 3332
 Cause of Death: 

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• Find-A-Grave: 45285670. 3332


picture Mason Salisbury

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 
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• 1820 Census: 7 Aug 1820, Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3333 Free White Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
• He had a residence in 1820 in Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA. 3333


picture Melissa F. Salisbury

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: Cal 1841 2678
        Baptism: 
          Death: 30 Aug 1845 2678
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 2678
 Cause of Death: 

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• Find-A-Grave: 80601894. 2678


Parents
         Father: Stephen Fiske Salisbury (1815-1892) 706 (Relationship  2678 )
         Mother: Mary Emeline Jacobs (1818-1882) 2221 (Relationship  2678 )


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Nathan Salisbury

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1 Dec 1751 1052,3334,3335
        Baptism: 
          Death: 4 Nov 1817 - Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 1052,3334,3335
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 3335
 Cause of Death: 

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• Biography: See Grandson Burdette Salisbury.
• Find-A-Grave: 17800789. 3335


Spouses and Children
1. *Abigail Stone (16 Oct 1753 - 15 Dec 1836) 1052,3336,3337 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Nathan Salisbury Jr. (1793-1887) 1052,1056,1057


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Nathan Salisbury

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1836 3338
        Baptism: 
          Death: 1900 3338
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 3338
 Cause of Death: 

Events
• Find-A-Grave: 45285653. 3338


picture Nathan Salisbury Jr.

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 10 Oct 1793 - Cranston, , Rhode Island, USA 1052,1056,1057
        Baptism: 
          Death: 16 Jul 1887 - Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 1056,1057
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 1056,1057
 Cause of Death: 

Events
• Find-A-Grave: 45285594. 1057


Parents
         Father: Nathan Salisbury (1751-1817) 1052,3334,3335 
         Mother: Abigail Stone (1753-1836) 1052,3336,3337 

Spouses and Children
1. *Lucretia A. Babcock (30 Sep 1792 - 4 Mar 1881) 1052,1053,1054 
       Marriage: 21 Jun 1818 1052,1053,1057
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Burdette J. Salisbury (1828-1905) 1052,1058,1059 (Father:  1052 )


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Orlando B. Salisbury

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1864 2106
        Baptism: 
          Death: 1944 - Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 2106
         Burial: in Glenwood Cemetery-Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA 2106
 Cause of Death: 


Parents
         Father: Burdette J. Salisbury (1828-1905) 1052,1058,1059 
         Mother: Elmira L. Ellsworth (1835-1921) 1052,2104,2105 


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