Orsmus Taft

1 January 1795–8 July 1880 (Age 85)
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Orsmus

When Orsmus Taft was born on 1 January 1795, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jacob Taft, was 43 and his mother, Mary Mercy Taft, was 36. He married Margaret Smith on 14 October 1821, in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 8 July 1880, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Orsmus Taft
Margaret Smith
Marriage: 14 October 1821
Royal Chapin Taft Sr
Charlotte Elizabeth Taft
John Read Taft
James Woodbury Taft
Adolphus Baylies Taft
Daniel Waldo Taft
Minerva Slater Taft
Minerva Lucretia Taft
Orsmus Augustine Taft
Margaret Amy Taft
Walter Adolphus Taft

Spouse and Children

14 October 1821
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: topographic name or habitational name from a dialect variant of Old and Middle English toft ‘curtilage’, ‘site’, ‘homestead’, also applied to a low hillock where a homestead used to be. Compare Toft .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Osman Taft, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Osmas Taft, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Osmus Taft, "United States Census, 1850"

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