Orning Root
29-Mar-1776, VT

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ORNING (ORNON) ROOT, born 29-Mar-1776 in Strafford, VT;
son of Levi ROOT born 1740 & Hannah BRISCO born 1744;
died 1813 at Honeoye Lake in Livingston County, NY.

Moved with other Roots to Livingston County, NY. Served as a soldier in the War of 1812. Killed by a falling log [tree?] about 1813.


Married c1808 in ?Livingston County, NY, to Elizabeth (Betsy) CHAMBERLAIN;
daughter of _____ CHAMBERLAIN & _____;
Betsy married (2) to John ROOT, a cousin who promised the dying Ornon Root to take care of his family. Betsy died 1865 in Washington County, OH.

Children of Ornon & Betsy:

  1. Levi Root, born 9-Apr-1809;
  2. Susan Root, born c1810; married Abe DUFER; moved to Clark County, IA;
  3. [female child] Root, born c1812;

Sources:

  • Family history information collected from living relatives by Mrs. Olive Root Meader;
  • Root family notes compiled by Captain Lloyd E. Root, CEC USN (Ret.), of Bellevue, WA, for the Root/Meader/Tuttle reunion, Sanbornton, NH, 1990;
  • Root family GEDCOM information retrieved from the Internet, 1998;
  • "Descendants of Thomas Roote", MS-Word report received Jan-2000 from Richard G. Nelson of California;

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[This page last updated 27-Apr-2011]

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