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Srearhing for my Dwyer-Simmons roots

Hi, I have been recently updating my "Indiana Ormsbys" web page at: http://www1.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl
I have added more data on my Dwyer-Simmons roots at:
http://www1.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl&view=6&pid=1149&rand=723371932
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http://www1.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl&view=70&pid=25&rand=939618571
These links cover the data I have from:
24. James Morris SIMMONS, Mr.. Born in 1805 in NY, USA.

On Oct 26 1826, when James was 21, he married Hester Jane MOORE, Ms..
They had the following children ...
12 i. John T. SIMMONS, Mr. (b.1828)
ii. Maria SIMMONS, Ms. (b.1832)
iii. Samuel N. SIMMONS, Mr. (b.1837)
iv. Jacob Nathanial SIMMONS (1840 - 1927)


25. Hester Jane MOORE, Ms.. Born in 1805 in South Carolina, USA. Hester died in IN, USA.


26. Jacob CROUSORE, Mr.. Born in 1805 in PA, USA.

Jacob married Anny ICE, nee.
They had one child ...
13 i. Eda `Edith` CROUSORE, Mrs. (b.1829)


27. Anny ICE, nee. Born in 1803 in VA, USA.

to my Aunt:
1. Katherine B. (nee. Dwyer)ORMSBY, Mrs. Born on Aug 06 1896. Katherine died in Kokomo, IN USA.

I would be interested in hearing from others who may also share some of these common roots.

Sincerely:
Char Ormsby


Ormsby coat of arms:

Ref. Links:
http://www.baronage.co.uk/classic1/herart11.html
Sir William de Ormesby ~ Gules a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy Or.
http://www.baronage.co.uk/bpgif-03/ormesby.gif
Together with Hugh de Cressingham's appointment as Chamberlain of Scotland, Edward I made Sir William de Ormesby the Justiciar. Scotland was in revolt during his term of office, so there was little he could achieve in the establishment of law and order. His family estates were in Lincolnshire and today it is based in Ireland.

http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.c/qx/ormsby-coat-arms.htm
Origin Displayed: English
Spelling variations include: Ormsby, Ormesby and others.<p>First found in Lincolnshire where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.<p>Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Richard Ormesby settled in Maine in 1630; George, Catherine, James, John, Joseph, Robert and William Ormsby all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
Motto Translated: He is brave who is prudent

http://www.shrule.com/_shrule/_display.php?fid=901&pid=929
Shrule
Sir Edward Ormsby moved to Shrulegrove after the departure of Pierce Lynch in 1655. Sir Edward was stated to be the head of that family. In 1658 a Richard Ormsby was sheriff of Galway, in 1671 the same was elected Major of Galway. A Robert Ormsby was chosen as representative for the parliament in 1695, about that period the Ormsbys seem to have left Galway and moved to Mayo. When Lord Clanricarde was reinstated, during the restoration, Sir Edward held Shrule by lease from the Earl.
It was him who built the elegant mansion in Shrulegrove, extending or demolishing and rebuilding Lynchs House, many of the older generation still among us will remember the extensive ruins which existed there. Shrulegrove is part of the Barony of Clare and County of Galway and some of the Ormsbys resented being referred to as of Shrule. Sir Edward died in 1683 and was succeeded by Gilbert Ormsby.

http://www.ormsby.org/genie/coat.html#anchor5535849
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http://www.ormsby.org/genie/Surname.html

Howard County Indiana USGenWeb Project Biographies, Ormsbys

REF: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhoward/data/bios/bios-o.html

George Joseph ORMSBY (My grandfather)
Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 207 Photo Plate 30
George Joseph ORMSBY, son of George E. and Bridget SMITH ORMSBY, was born in White Co. Ind 10 Dec 1890. He married May D. HALE. On 1 Aug 1918, he entered the army at Kokomo Ind. and was called to Indianapolis Ind. 15 Aug 1918, where he took medical instruction for two months. While at Fort Wayne, Detroit Mich., he was attached to the air service. His discharge was issued 28 Jan 1919.

NOTE: The following entry was found in the Social Security Death Index at Rootsweb http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
GEORGE ORMSBY - born 10 Dec 1890; died May 1975. Last Residence: Kokomo, Howard, IN. SSN: 308-09-1214 issued in Indiana.
The following information was found in the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library Genealogy & Local History Services Cemetery Database

ORMSBY, George J. Sr
Date of Birth 1889 Date of Death 31 MAY 1975 Date of Burial 31 MAY 1975
Age 85 Cemetery Memorial Park
Plot Section Terrace Lot [not given]
See: http://tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl&view=0&pid=3&rand=4789

Charles Francis ORMSBY (My father's uncle who was married to Katherine B. Dwyer)
Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 205-07 Photo Plate 48
Charles Francis ORMSBY, son of George E. and Bridget SMITH ORMSBY, was born in Elwood Ind., but when he entered the army 26 Apr 1918, he was living with his parents in Kokomo Ind. One month after he went to Camp Zachary Taylor Ky, he was ordered to Camp Sheridan Ala and ws transferred to Camp Upton L.I. 27 Jun 1918. There he entrained for Montreal, where on the following day, he began his voyage on the St. Lawence.
13 ships were in the convoy leaving Halifax N.S. and they were escorted by the battleship Devonshire. When the danger zone was reached, they were met by several destryoers or little "speed demons". After his arrival at Camp de Souge, France, his regiment practiced on the big guns on the range until 23 Sep 1915; then the left for the front lines and on 17 Oct 1918 he went into active service with Bat D. 136th F.A. His discharged was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor Ky, 8 Apr 1919.
SEE: http://tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl&view=0&pid=1&rand=83992

Ormsby/Tolen/Tolan common roots:

About Edward Tolen:
Ed Hughes, uncle lived in Benton county, 13 children. Sister of Papa. Bridget Sullivan, Dave, dead. Mary E. Tollen 3 boys. From Great Aunt Loretta K. Ormsbys letter.
REF: http://www.brookston.lib.in.us/WhiteCo/biographies-T.htm
Edward Tolen, was born on August 10, 1838 in County Cork, Ireland and died on March 18, 1929 when he was visiting my grandfather, Charles, in Minnesota. He is buried in St. Claras Cemetery, Clara City, MN. Info provided by Mary Moehring Blue Earth, MN. Also see: William, who is a merchant in Iowa, and married Geneva Hanna, whose people came from Wisconsin Thomas Tolen was born in Benton County, Indiana, December 10, 1873, a son of Edward and Mary Ellen (Ormsby) Tolen. His father was a native of Ireland and his mother was of Irish parentage. There were three sons in the family: William, who is a merchant in Iowa, and married Geneva Hanna, whose people came from Wisconsin; Charles, an Iowa farmer, who married Catherine OConnor of Iowa. Mr. Tolens father came to this section of Indiana in 1867, and after working at monthly wages finally bought a little land and entered upon his career as an independent agriculturist. On account of sickness he lost his first purchase, and then worked as a renter for ten years. He finally moved out to Iowa, and is still living in that state, prosperous and highly respected.
See: http://tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl&view=0&pid=85&rand=89029

About Ormsby, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Ormsby who was married to Edward Tolen were my great-grandparents. Edward and two of his sons spelled their last name Tolen. My grandfather, Charles, spelled it Tolan. I have quite a bit more info on the Tolan/Tolen descendants but not much at all on the Ormsby side so it would be great if we are related. My Mary Ellen Ormsby was born about 1850 in Indiana and died about 1879 in Indiana and is buried in St. Patricks Cemetery, Oxford, IN.
Her husband, Edward Tolen, was born on August 10, 1838 in County Cork, Ireland and died on March 18, 1929 when he was visiting my grandfather, Charles, in Minnesota. He is buried in St. Claras Cemetery, Clara City, MN. I know my Mary Ellen had two brothers, George and William. Are you descended from one of them? I havent had much time yet to study your website.
Mary Moehring Blue Earth, MN From: email dated Tue, 9 Mar 2004 20:09:05 -0600

I have Thomas and Winnie as being the parents of Mary Ellen Ormsby (born about 1850) who was my great-grandmother. She had at least two brothers - George (born in 1853) and William (born 1858). Mary Ellen Ormsby was married to Edward Tolen on November 5, 1872 in Benton County, Indiana. They had 3 children: Thomas Edward Tolen (born December 3, 1873 in Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana), William Tolen (born in 1876) and Charles Tolan (born September 8, 1878 in Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana. Apparently my Mary Ellen Ormsby Tolen died in 1879 as she was not listed in the 1880 census. Charles was listed as living with his uncle, George Ormsby.
From: Mary Moehring email dated Tue, 16 Mar 2004 20:26:54 -0800
See: http://tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl&view=0&pid=31&rand=75861

REF: http://www.brookston.lib.in.us/WhiteCo/biographies-T.htm
About Thomas Edward Tolen:
A recent addition to the sterling citizenship of Big Creek Township is Thomas Tolen, who spent part of his early life in White County and this district of Indiana, but who laid the foundation for his substantial prosperity as an Iowa farmer, and only about two years ago returned to White County and invested extensively in lands and is now one of the aggressive factors in carrying on the business of development and improvement in his section of the county.
Thomas Tolen was born in Benton County, Indiana, December 10, 1873, a son of Edward and Mary Ellen (Ormsby) Tolen. His father was a native of Ireland and his mother was of Irish parentage. There were three sons in the family: William, who is a merchant in Iowa, and married Geneva Hanna, whose people came from Wisconsin; Charles, an Iowa farmer, who married Catherine OConnor of Iowa.

Mr. Tolen's father came to this section of Indiana in 1867, and after working at monthly wages finally bought a little land and entered upon his career as an independent agriculturist. On account of sickness he lost his first purchase, and then worked as a renter for ten years. He finally moved out to Iowa, and is still living in that state, prosperous and highly respected.

Thomas Tolen received his education while living on a farm and assisting his father. He continued at home until the age of twenty-three, and then married Miss Caroline R. Mills, daughter of Herman and Elizabeth (Demerly) Mills, who were among the early settlers of White County. After his marriage Mr. Tolen located on a rented farm, remained there five years, and the results of his industry and the thrifty management on the part of himself and wife, enabled him to buy eighty acres in Webster County, Iowa. He improved that land, then bought 100 acres in the same section, and was soon recognized as one of the most substantial residents in the fine farming district around Fort Dodge. Mr. Tolen took an active part in local politics while a resident of Iowa, and his popularity is illustrated by the fact that while he is a democrat and lived in a republican district, he was elected township clerk by a majority of forty-seven, though normally the republican candidate would have had the office by at least sixty votes. To further show the esteem and respect paid Mr. Tolen whilst a resident of Iowa, the people of the Twenty-seventh Senatorial District, in 1912, urged him to become a candidate for state senator in this district, overwhelmingly republican, with a usual majority of 3,500, and he made the race and was defeated by only 800 votes. For two terms he also served on the school board and was twice president of the board, and his value in citizenship well matched his progressiveness and prosperity as a farmer.

In 1913 Mr. Tolen returned to White County, and bought his present farm, comprising a half section of land, in Big Creek Township. He has invested much money and has used the experience acquired in Iowa in developing this place, and is already well established as a general farmer and stock raiser. He is also instrumental in the building of a new gravel road in Big Creek Township. This road is now under construction and will be known as "The Tolen Road." He and his family are members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Reynolds, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Tolen have the following children: William Edward, Elizabeth Louise, Catherine Violet, Herman Leo, Mary Ellen, Thomas Vincent, Anna Josephine, Paul Joseph, and Lillian Irene.
See: http://tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl&view=0&pid=115&rand=34462

Collection of links to Ormsby headstones:

REF: http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/cemeteryDatabase/CrownPointTest.asp
ORMSBY, George J. Sr. 1889-31 MAY 1975
& ORMSBY, Mary D. 1884-9 JUL 1974, Memorial Park Kokomo IN USA
http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/cemeteryDatabase/DSC19042.JPG
ORMSBY, Edward H 10 SEP 1922-6 NOV 1992, Memorial Park Kokomo IN USA
http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/cemeteryDatabase/DSC19043.JPG
ORMSBY, Rose Mary 5 JAN 1920-30 NOV 2001, Memorial Park Kokomo IN USA
http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/cemeteryDatabase/DSC19040.JPG
http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/cemeteryDatabase/DSC19039.JPG
ORMSBY, Joseph Richard 1949-10 NOV 1962, Memorial Park Kokomo IN USA
http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/cemeteryDatabase/DSC19041.JPG

Ormsby/Dwyer common roots:

From post:Dwyer, Edmund and Sara Cary at: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Kokomo::in::7022.html Posted by: S. Broderick, Date: July 10, 2000 at 17:43:59 Edmund Dwyer(Dwier in Census-Edmund could not read or write) married Sara Cary (Carey, Kary) in Ireland and immigrated about 1857 or 1858. Looking for any information about where in Ireland these specific Dwyers originated and any possible relatives. Edmund and Sara settled in New Albany, Indiana and had children, Mary, Sara, Catherine, Anna, Dennis, John and Thomas(my great grandfather) after New Albany the family lived in Elwood Indiana and Kokomo, IN. Three of the girls became nuns. Most of family buried in Crown Point cemetery, Lake Co Indiana

My Uncle Charles F. Ormsby married Katherine B. Dwyer, the daughter from Thomas Dwyer's sencond wife Margaret after his first wife Ida died young.

About Ormsby, Charles F.
Honorable discharge 1919 See link: http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/genealogy/militarydischarges.html From: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhoward/data/bios/bios-o.html Charles Francis ORMSBY Howard County in the World War. C.V. Haworth, 1920. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, Printer and Binder. Page 205-07 Photo Plate 48 Charles Francis ORMSBY, son of George E. and Bridget SMITH ORMSBY, was born in Elwood Ind., but when he entered the army 26 Apr 1918, he was living with his parents in Kokomo Ind. One month after he went to Camp Zachary Taylor Ky, he was ordered to Camp Sheridan Ala and ws transferred to Camp Upton L.I. 27 Jun 1918. There he entrained for Montreal, where on the following day, he began his voyage on the St. Lawence. 13 ships were in the convoy leaving Halifax N.S. and they were escorted by the battleship Devonshire. When the danger zone was reached, they were met by several destryoers or little "speed demons". After his arrival at Camp de Souge, France, his regiment practiced on the big guns on the range until 23 Sep 1915; then the left for the front lines and on 17 Oct 1918 he went into active service with Bat D. 136th F.A. His discharged was issued at Camp Zachary Taylor Ky, 8 Apr 1919. NOTE: 13 entries for Charles ORMSBY were located in a basic search of the Social Security Death Index; birth date needed to identify correct entry. http://www.and.lib.in.us/cemetery/no.txt & http://www.and.lib.in.us/cemetery/cemeterysearch.asp NAME: ORMSBY, CHARLES FRANCIS BIRTH: JUN. 4, 1892 DEATH: APR. 19, 1977 CEMETERY: St. Joseph, S side of Co. Rd. 1050N, between St. Rd. 13 & Co. Rd. 1000W ELWOOD IN, USA

See Ormsby tree link:
http://tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl&view=0&pid=1&rand=38440

Transctipt of Great Aunt Loretta K. Ormsby’s family history letter:

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/CharOcfl/L.letter.doc
I have attempted to transcribe the scanned Copy of Great Aunt Loretta K. Ormsbys family history letter given to Cousin Bill (Norman W.) Ormsby. I attempted to make as exact transcription as possible form the copy that was a little better than the attached images.

Charlene M. Ormsby, Jan 16. 2004

Contents of pg. #1:

Ed Hughes, uncle lived in Benton county, 13 children.
Sister of Papa.
Bridget Sullivan, Dave, dead.
Mary E. Tollen 3 boys. (axtual spelling Tolen that may have been changed to Tolan in the USA)

Mrs. Mary Ferguson.
Aunt Virginia, 14 children
Gallagher { in Chicago
Sullivan {
Hughes {

Came from Ireland.
Barney cousin, from Ireland. First cousin.

Nephew Geo. Memphis Tenn. Worked for British Gov.

Pg. #2 contents:

Mommas people
West Maid Ireland. (I believe this shou;d be West Meath. Ire.)
Bridget Farley, Mother.
2 brothers _ng(sp?) fonass(sp?)
of Owen Farley. Benton. (this would be Benton Co. IN USA)
Harfar Mich. on farm
Phillip Farley, some part of Ohio, some family 2 daughters.

Someone who took care of Owen Farley & wife claimed money.

pg.#3

Contents of pg. #3
County Mayo-
Winifred Hughes.
Thomas Ormsby

Brothers of Thomas Ormsby
Geo. Died Memphis Tenn.
Worked for (English Government).

Bridget Ormsby- MacRohon-
Son Dominick MacRohon-
Bridget Callahan
Maryann Mellon
Born in, Tippecanoe County 6 miles from Lafayette on fathers place.

Mike Hughes uncle.
Anthony ______(cannot read) Sons killed in War.

About my Indiana Ormsby's roots:

Hi, I am interested in finding info the Ormsby clan, especially on my Great Granddad George Edward Ormsby who was born in Lafayette IN USA about 1851 & who married Bridget Smith/Ormsby. G. E. Ormsbys parents were Thomas & Winifred (Winnie Hughes) Ormsby, who were possibly from Co. Mayo, West Meath or West Mead/Maid Ireland.
I am in the process of researching this data now & would be interested in hearing from other Ormsbys, distant relatives, friends or anyone else who may have information to contribute &/or share on the Ormsby family history. I live & work in Cocoa FL & I also maintain a web page & guest book at: http://www.geocities.com/charopsj/

I have also attempted to transcribe the scanned Copy of my Great Aunt Loretta K. Ormsbys family history letter given to Cousin Bill (Norman W.) Ormsby. I tried to make the transcription as exact as I possible could form the copy of the hand written letter I had that was a little better than the scanned images. See the following link for image & my best transcription of her letter: http://mywebpage.netscape.com/CharOcfl/L.letter.doc

Looking for my Irish roots.

Hi, I have it a brick wall researching my great grand father Thomas Ormsby & his immediate family. I believe my Ormsby line originated in Co. Cork & they may have all been Roman Catholics. I would like to know where to look up official birth & marriage documents in Co. Cork.

What I have found so far is that he was born about 1803 in Co. Cork or West Meath & married Winifred (Winnie) Hughes or Hughs.

They had 4 daughters who were born in Ireland:
From my Indiana Ormsbys online family tree at:
http://tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=charocfl&view=0&pid=22&rand=97514
Mary Ellen Ormsby born about 1850 also possibly in Co. Cork IR.
Died 1879 in Indiana and is buried in St. Patricks Cemetery, Oxford, IN.
She was married to Edward/Edmund Tolen on Nov 05 1872.
Mr. E. Tolen was born Aug 10 1838 in County Cork, Ireland, died Mar 18 1929 & is buried in Claras Cemetery, Clara City, MN.
Virginia Ormsby married a Mr. Ferguson.
Bridget I, Ormsby born 1843 & married a Mr. Dave Sullivan on Aug 23 1871.
&
Bridget II, Ormsby married a Mr. MacRohon (sp?)

They had 2 sons born in Benton CO. IN, USA.
They had two sons born in the USA:
George Edward Ormsby (my grandfather) was born Aug 22 1851 in Lafayette IN USA died Jun 19 1940 in Kokomo IN USA & married a Bridget Smith
&
William (Willie) J Ormsby born Aug 1861 & married a Margaret Carroll on Feb 1872.

Does anyone know of any lookup services for Co. Cork Ireland?

Thanks:

Char O.