Ashbel Upson Orton

Male 1811 - 1881  (70 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All

  • Name Ashbel Upson Orton  [1, 2
    Born 2 Oct 1811  Williamstown, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1881  Williamstown, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I981  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Baruch Orton,   b. 1786, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1827, Williamstown, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor Upson,   b. 18 May 1785, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1837, Williamstown, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Jun 1809  Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1848  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Bonney,   b. 1809, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1862, Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1834  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Brunson Orton,   b. 1835,   d. 28 Mar 1837  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     2. Baruch Orton,   b. 1832,   d. 17 Oct 1835  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
     3. William Orton,   b. 1835  [natural]
     4. Eleanor Orton,   b. 1836  [natural]
     5. Zipporah Orton,   b. 1838, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1904  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     6. Martha Orton,   b. 1844, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Ashbel Orton,   b. 1846,   d. 6 Jun 1848  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F10534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lovina Ingerson,   b. 23 Jul 1829, Evans Mills, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1917, Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1864 
    Children 
     1. Mary Lavina Orton,   b. 21 Sep 1868, Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Ellen Orton,   b. 25 May 1870, Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1872  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     3. Nellie Orton,   b. 1871,   d. May 1878  (Age 7 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, January 5, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Williamstown - We have just paid the last tribute of respect to one of nature's noblemen. Ashbel Orton, an old and much beloved resident of our town, passed from this life on the morning of the 27th, after a short but severe illness, and at 2 p.m. to-day the obsequies were observed at his residence. The deceased was born in Williamstown in the year 1811, and with the exception of about four years, spent his life in this town. He began life as a poor boy but being industrious and active had accumulated at the time of his death, a handsome property, not by being close or miserly, far from that. His life was characterized by liberality. For many years he has been an extensive dealer in lumbar, and had in his employ many men. To-day, one man was heard to say, "I went to Mr. Orton nine years ago and told him I had nothing in my house for myself or family to eat and asked him if he would give me work so that I could earn food for my wife and children. Mr. Orton drove at once to a store, bought flour, pork, potatoes and an axe. He carried provisions to my family and then said to me: "If you know of any place where you can get employment, you had better go there, as I do not need any more help, and pay me when you, if not, I will give you work." This is only one case out of many. Poor people were always sure to get help from him and the noblest feature of all was, it always did him so much good to give to them. One of his last remarks was, "What will the poor people in my employ do without me." In church affairs he was continually giving. When asked only a few days ago by one who wished aid for one of our churches if he had been begged to death, he replied, "No, I never can be begged to death." Rare are the men who act through life upon the principles which have so clearly characterized the life of him whose remains. We have just consigned to their last resting place. Williamstown, New York, December 30, 1881.
    • ASHBEL ORTON
      was born at Williamstown, New York, October 2, 1811. His father was eng wed in the hotel business, which he carried on in connection with farming. In June, 1826, his
      father died, and Ashbel lefi. home the same year and began
      the world for himself, and, after traveling four years, and
      gaining thereby considerable information, he returned to
      Williamstown. He then went on his grandfather’s farm,
      where he remained two years, and at the expiration of that
      time purchased a‘ farm from his own savings. In 1836
      his mother died, and he sold his farm, and bought of the
      heirs the old homestead. In 1831 he was joined in mar
      riage to Mary Bonney, by whom he had seven children,-
      four sons and three daughters. In August, 1862, his wife
      died. In December, 1864, he married Lovina Huntley,
      two daughters blessing this union, namely, Mary L. and
      Helen F. In 1852, he bought one thousand acres of land
      adjoining the homestead, and in 1875 bought the pleasant
      village-home where he now resides, enjoying the comforts
      his industry and enterprise have secured to him. He owns,
      in addition to the above, a fine farm of four hundred [acres
      in Iowa, on which is an extensive saw-mill, with general
      lumbering machinery and facilities. Mr. Orton is a gentle
      man very much respected by the community in which he
      resides, and is in every particular an honest and upright
      man and a good citizen. A fine illustration of the resi
      dence of Mr. Orton adorns our pages elsewhere, to the left
      of which appears that of W. M. Steele, Esq.

  • Sources 
    1. [S561] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Williamstown, Oswego, New York; Roll: 915; Family History Film: 1254915; Page: 309D; Enumeration District: 276; Image: 0621.

    2. [S1] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Tree.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=63642261&pid=163