John Ormsby

11 August 1756–3 April 1833 (Age 76)
Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of John

When John Ormsby was born on 11 August 1756, in Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Ezra Ormsbee, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Cole, was 18. He died on 3 April 1833, in his hometown, at the age of 76.

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Ezra Ormsbee
Elizabeth Cole
John Ormsby

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World Events (8)


Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 20

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 24

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Orm, Orme, "s," indicating a genitive, and by, a termination denoting habitation or dwelling, meaning habitation of Orme

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  • John Ormsby, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • John Ormsby, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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