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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JESSE ORNDURF, retired farmer, White Cottage, Penn., was born in Franklin Township, this county, May 20, 1816.  His father and mother were Jesse and Catharine Orndurf, who were natives of Virginia, but came to Greene County, Penn., and spent their later life.  Mr. Orndurf departed this life in 1816, and after his death Mrs. Orndurf was united in marriage with John Gordon.  Both are now deceased.  Jesse Orndurf was united in marriage the first time with Isabella Mooney, who was a daughter of Thomas and Cassandra Mooney, the former a native of Ireland, and the latter of Pennsylvania.  By this marriage Mr. Orndurf is the father of four children, only one of whom is living—Mary J., wife of Silas Fordyce.  Mrs. Orndurf departed this life in 1851.  In 1853 Mr. Orndurf married for his second wife Susan Wear, born in West Virginia, November 21, 1826.  Mrs. Orndurf is a daughter of William and Sarah Wear.  Her father died in Portsmouth, Ohio, and her mother in West Virginia.  By the second marriage Mr. and Mrs. Orndurf have six children—Elizabeth, wife of S. R. Fordyce; William, who married Eliza Mitchell; Inghram, the husband of Sidney White; Jesse B., who married Mollie L. Hughes; Sarah A, wife of C. V. Smith, and Sidney, wife of Thomas Stewart.  Mr. Orndurf has been engaged in farming all his life, and has given his children a great deal of property.  He owns at present 400 acres of land in Greene County.  He and wife are zealous members of the Methodist Protestant Church.  In politics he is a Democrat.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 13 June 2007

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