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Margaret Elizabeth (Houston) Ormsby (1844 - 1902)

Margaret Elizabeth "Belle" Ormsby formerly Houston
Born in Berleson, Texasmap
Wife of — married 2 Dec 1872 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in San Diego, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jan 2017
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'Margaret Elizabeth "Belle" Huston was born 1844 in Berleson, Texas; died 1902 in San Diego, California. Married Matthew Ezra Ormsby on December 2, 1872; born June 17, 1827 in Harrisville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; died July 10, 1903 in San Diego, California. Belle and Matthew Ormsby are buried in the San Marcos cemetery. [1]

In May 1868, Matthew Ormsby and his family had joined an emigrant wagon train organized in Northwest Arkansas and made the overland trip to Southern California. Belle Huston and her three nephews, Walter, William and John Huston had come west in the same wagon train. Matthew married Belle on December 2, 1872.

Seven children were born to Belle and Matthew Ormsby, and all were reared at Mount Fairview (Bonsall) where Ormsby farmed and operated a small General Merchandise store.

Children of Margaret Huston and Matthew Ormsby are: (i) Leander Oliver Ormsby. (ii) Anna Eliza Ormsby. (iii) Lemuel Matthew Ormsby. (iv) Edward Jerome Ormsby. (v) Margaret Belle Ormsby, born June 13, 1882 in San Diego, California; died June 29, 1936. Married Melville Delmar Allen, born 1883 in Missouri, died 1943. (vi) Milton Christy Ormsby. (vii) Wilton Christopher Ormsby.


  1. Entered by Jon Cunnyngham, Dec 8, 2012

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