Eleazer Orvis

Male8 January 1808–1863

Brief Life History of Eleazer

When Eleazer Orvis was born on 8 January 1808, in Ward Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jesse Orvis, was 35 and his mother, Susannah Holden, was 32. He married Celestia Rich about 1835, in Sullivan Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sullivan Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died in 1863, at the age of 55, and was buried in Mainesburg, Sullivan Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Eleazer Orvis
Maranda Wilkens
Marriage: 1845
William R Orvis
Ezra Orvis
Hester Orvis
Ernest Orvis
Everett E. Orvis
Eulahia Orvis
Edwin Orvis

Sources (4)

  • Eleazer Orvis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eleazer Orvis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eleaster Orvis in entry for Everett C Orvis, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1845Sullivan Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 4

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 17

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English (Suffolk): probably a habitational name of Norman origin, from Orvaux in Normandy, France.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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