Family History of William Henry AMSBURY


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07-Jan-1998                  Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Jeremiah ORMSBY   
    Born: 1760            in: Providence, RI                              
    Died: AFT 1790        in: Providence, RI                              
     Ref:                     Occupation: Cotton Industry                 
  Father:
  Mother:
                  Resided in Providence, RI 1760/????
                  **Slater was a young man from England responsible for building
                  the first cotton mill for manufacturing cloth in the United
                  States. The contact between Jeremiah ORMSBY and his sons and
                  Slater was to build the machinery for the mill. The industry was
                  originally started in the Pawtucket area of Rhode Island.**
                  [Ref. Brown Papers on the Slater Mill]

    Wife: Unknown ORMSBY   
 Married:                 in: Providence, RI                              
    Born:                 in:                                             
    Died:                 in:                                             
  Father:
  Mother:

M Child 1 Oliver AMSBURY  
    Born: ABT 1790        in: Providence, RI                              
    Died:                 in: Providence, RI                              
     Ref:                     Occupation: machinist                       
  Spouse: Unknown AMSBURY  
 Married:                 in: Providence, RI                              
M Child 2 Otis AMSBURY  
    Born: 1790            in: Providence, RI                              
    Died: AFT 1833        in: New Orleans, LA                             
     Ref:                     Occupation: Cotton Industry                 
  Spouse: Mary CARVER  
 Married: 27-Mar-1814     in: Marietta, WashingtonCo, OH                  

                             Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Otis AMSBURY   
    Born: 1790            in: Providence, RI                              
    Died: AFT 1833        in: New Orleans, LA                             
     Ref:                     Occupation: Cotton Industry                 
  Father: Jeremiah ORMSBY  
  Mother: Unknown ORMSBY  
                  Resided in Providence, RI 1790/???; Marietta, OH 1814/1818
                  Cincinnati, OH 1818/????; Flemingsburg, KY ????/????
                  Otis AMSBURY was born in 1790 at Providence, Rhode Island.
                  Otis AMSBURY married Mary CARVER [b. Feb./March 15, 1797 at Castleton, Vermont]
                  Otis AMSBURY died in 1821 of yellow fever in New Orleans, Louisiana when building a
                  cotton gin for Eli Whitney.
                  [Ref. Brown Papers on the Slater Mill]

    Wife: Mary CARVER   
 Married: 27-Mar-1814     in: Marietta, WashingtonCo, OH                  
    Born: 15-Feb-1797     in: Castleton, VT                               
    Died: AFT 1833        in: KY                                          
  Father:
  Mother:

F Child 1 Mary Eveline AMSBURY  age: 17 
    Born:  8-Jul-1815     in: Marietta, WashingtonCo, OH                  
    Died: 16-Jun-1833     in: Flemingsburg, FlemingCo, KY                 
  Buried:                 in: Flemingsburg, FlemingCo, KY                 
F Child 2 Adelia AMSBURY  age: 28 
    Born: 24-Dec-1816     in: Marietta, WashingtonCo, OH                  
    Died: 20-Dec-1845     in: StephensonCo, KY                            
  Spouse: Herman LOTT  
 Married:                 in:                                             
M Child 3 William Henry Harrison AMSBURY  age: 96 
    Born: 20-Dec-1818     in: Cincinnati, ClermontCo, OH                  
    Died: 11-Jun-1915     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
  Buried:                 in: Dwight Cemetery, Morris County, KS          
     Ref:                     Occupation: farmer                          
  Spouse: Matilda (BEEHIMER) BECKELHIMER  
 Married: 10-Sep-1840     in: Cincinnati, ClermontCo, OH                  

                             Family Group Sheet

 Husband: William Henry Harrison AMSBURY   age: 96 
    Born: 20-Dec-1818     in: Cincinnati, ClermontCo, OH                  
    Died: 11-Jun-1915     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
  Buried:                 in: Dwight Cemetery, Morris County, KS          
     Ref:                     Occupation: farmer                          
  Father: Otis AMSBURY  
  Mother: Mary CARVER  
                  William Henry AMSBURY
                  
                  20 Dec 1818--William Henry Harrison AMSBURY was born in
                  Cincinnati, ClermontCo, Ohio.
                  
                  10 Sep 1840--William AMSBURY married Matilda BECKELHIMER in
                  Cincinnati, ClermontCo, Ohio.
                  
                  1840--Resided in Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH.
                  
                  1849--William AMSBURY participated in the California Gold Rush.
                  
                  1860/1862--William H. AMSBURY was a veteran of the Civil War.  He
                  enlisted in OH, Company H, 1st KY Infantry.
                  
                  1864--Resided in Tipton, TiptonCo, Indiana.
                  
                  1872/1873--William and Matilda AMSBURY homesteaded in Morris
                  County south of what is now Dwight, Kansas.  Four daughters and
                  one son came with them.
                  
                  They became a part of the Slough Creek Community, where they
                  established a church, school and cemetery, along with the Chinns,
                  Swartz, Meyers and other families.
                  
                  William H. AMSBURY was a farmer.
                  Three daughters married and left the community.
                  
                  1885--They lived in Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas.
                  William H. AMSBURY was a Census Assessor.
                  
                  1885/1905--William and Matilda AMSBURY moved to Dwight, Kansas
                  where William contracted to dig water wells in the area.
                  
                  1880/1906--Later, their granddaughter, Emma Lamar, lived with
                  them in Dwight and kept house.
                  
                  1880/1906--Emma Lamar married Jim Balsh and continued to live
                  with them in Dwight.
                  
                  4 Apr 1905--Matilda AMSBURY age 83 years died at Dwight, Kansas.
                  Matilda AMSBURY was buried in Dwight Cemetery.
                  
                  AFT 1905--Jim and Emma Lamar Balsh moved to Edna, Kansas.
                  
                  1908--William H. Amsbury then lived with his son, Benjamin

                  Franklin (Frank) AMSBURY at Alta Vista, Kansas.
                  
                  9 Jun 1914 or 11 Jun 1915 (tombstone date)--William H. AMSBURY
                  age 96 died at Alta Vista, Kansas.  William H. AMSBURY was buried
                  in Dwight Cemetery.
                  
                  [Source: Dwight, Kansas (1887-1987) The First 100 Years, pg. 143]

    Wife: Matilda (BEEHIMER) BECKELHIMER   age: 83 
 Married: 10-Sep-1840     in: Cincinnati, ClermontCo, OH                  
    Born: 31-Mar-1822     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died:  4-Apr-1905     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
  Buried:                 in: Dwight Cemetery, Morris County, KS          
  Father:
  Mother:

F Child 1 Harriet AMSBURY  age: 67 
    Born:  2-Jan-1842     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died:  1-Jan-1910     in: Ponca City, OK                              
  Buried:                 in: Old Fellows Cemetery, Ponca City, OK        
  Spouse: David McClain  
 Married:                 in: ClermontCo, OH                              
  Spouse: Mr. McEWEN  
 Married:                 in:                                             
F Child 2 Mary Evelina AMSBURY  age: 82 
    Born: 12-Mar-1844     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died:  6-Mar-1927     in: New Kirk, OK                                
  Spouse: James LAMAR  
 Married: BEF 1873        in: IN                                          
  Spouse: Unknown  
 Married:                 in:                                             
M Child 3 William Otis AMSBURY  age: 58 
    Born: 25-Mar-1846     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died: 16-Mar-1905     in: Tipton, TiptonCo, IN                        
  Spouse: Emma BUNGE  
 Married:                 in: Marion County, IN                           
F Child 4 Unknown AMSBURY  
    Born: 1848            in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died: 1848            in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
F Child 5 Sarah Lavina AMSBURY  age: 73 
    Born: 23-Dec-1850     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died:  6-Mar-1924     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
     Ref:                     Occupation: Ladies Aid (1912)               
  Spouse: George SWARTZ  
 Married: 1875            in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
M Child 6 Oliver AMSBURY  age: 19 
    Born: 12-Aug-1856     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died: 27-Feb-1876     in: Marion County, IN                           
  Spouse: Jane FOX  
 Married:                 in:                                             
F Child 7 Laura Florence AMSBURY  age: 79 
    Born: 16-Jan-1858     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died: 17-Apr-1937     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
  Spouse: James REAMS  
 Married:                 in: Parkerville, KS                             
F Child 8 Ida May AMSBURY  age: 2 
    Born: 22-May-1861     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died: 10-Jan-1864     in:                                             
M Child 9 Benjamin Franklin (Frank) AMSBURY  age: 60 
    Born: 22-Feb-1864     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died: 12-Aug-1924     in: West Palm Beach, FL                         
  Buried:                 in: Swartz Cemetery,MorrisCo,KS                 
     Ref:                     Occupation: veterinarian/undertaker         
  Spouse: Amy CHINN  
 Married: 13-Sep-1888     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   

07-Jan-1998                  Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Benjamin Franklin (Frank) AMSBURY   age: 60 
    Born: 22-Feb-1864     in: Point Isabel, ClermontCo, OH                
    Died: 12-Aug-1924     in: West Palm Beach, FL                         
  Buried:                 in: Swartz Cemetery,MorrisCo,KS                 
     Ref:                     Occupation: veterinarian/undertaker         
  Father: William Henry Harrison AMSBURY  
  Mother: Matilda (BEEHIMER) BECKELHIMER  
                  22 Feb 1864--Benjamin Franklin (Frank) AMSBURY was born at Point Isabel, Ohio.
                  
                  1872/1873--Benjamin Amsbury came with his parents from Ohio to Indiana and
                  homesteaded in Morris County south of what is now Dwight, Kansas.
                  
                  They became a part of the Slough Creek Community, where they established a church,
                  school and cemetery, along with the Chinns, Swartz, Meyers and other families.
                  
                  1885--They lived in Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas.
                  
                  13 Sep 1888--Benjamin Franklin AMSBURY married Amy CHINN at Dwight, Kansas.
                  
                  Benjamin Franklin (Frank) and Amy (Chinn) AMSBURY settled near Dwight, Kansas.
                  
                  1890's--Frank AMSBURY was a veterinarian in and around Dwight, (first in partnership
                  with Jim Balsh-livery stable-shop), Alta Vista, and White City.
                  
                  Veterinarians - Those animals did need doctoring! Two early vets known were Doctor J.
                  L. Balch and Doctor B. F. AMSBURY who served in the first decade of this century.
                  They worked in partnership and separately at times.
                  
                  Frank also became an undertaker, practicing both professions.
                  
                  Blacksmiths did not need to advertise and often did not.  Early news items recorded
                  such establishments as George Boyd and B. F. AMSBURY.  Boyd and AMSBURY sold
                  McCormick machines and rakes.
                  
                  1908--Benjamin Franklin (Frank) and Amy (Chinn) AMSBURY moved to Alta Vista,
                  Kansas where Frank practiced veterinary medicine.  The house and barn at the
                  southwest edge of Alta Vista, Kansas where they lived.  ** We children loved that
                  wooden swing.  A rare antique if I had it now -- Source: Edith Langvardt **
                  
                  12 Aug 1924--Benjamin Franklin AMSBURY died at West Palm Beach, Florida.  The
                  last service held in Morris Church was Benjamin Franklin (Frank) AMSBURY's funeral.
                  Benjamin Franklin AMSBURY was buried in Swartz Cemetery south of Dwight, Kansas.
                  
                  1948--Amy (Chinn) AMSBURY was living in Parsons, Kansas.
                  
                  19 Aug 1952--Amy (Chinn) AMSBURY died at Alta Vista, Kansas.  Amy (Chinn)
                  AMSBURY was buried in Swartz Cemetery south of Dwight, Kansas.
                  
                  [Source: Dwight, Kansas (1887-1987) The First 100 Years, pg. 143]

    Wife: Amy CHINN   age: 88 
 Married: 13-Sep-1888     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
    Born: 27-Feb-1864     in: Solihull,WAR,ENG                            
    Died: 19-Aug-1952     in: Alta Vista,WabaunseeCo,KS                   
  Buried:                 in: Swartz Cemetery,MorrisCo,KS                 
  Father: Charles Frederick CHINN  
  Mother: Maria SHEARS  

M Child 1 Charles AMSBURY  
    Born:                 in:                                             
    Died:                 in:                                             
M Child 2 Oliver R. AMSBURY  
    Born: 1890            in:                                             
    Died:  7-Oct-1907     in:                                             
F Child 3 Charlotte (Lottie) AMSBURY  
    Born:                 in:                                             
    Died:                 in:                                             
  Spouse: Mr. LANGVARDT  
 Married:                 in:                                             
F Child 4 Mabel AMSBURY  
    Born:                 in:                                             
    Died:                 in:                                             
M Child 5 Paul AMSBURY  
    Born:                 in:                                             
    Died:                 in:                                             
F Child 6 Edith AMSBURY  
    Born:                 in:                                             
    Died:                 in:                                             
M Child 7 Benjamin (Bennie) AMSBURY  age: 0 
    Born:  7-Oct-1901     in:                                             
    Died: 31-Oct-1901     in:                                             
M Child 8 Leonard E. AMSBURY  
    Born:                 in:                                             
    Died:                 in:                                             
M Child 9 Allen AMSBURY  
    Born:                 in:                                             
    Died:                 in:                                             

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