- Born September 20, 1853 in Brasher, New York.
- Parents were CHRISTOPHER ORMSBEE and LAURA CHAFFEE.
- Married ALICE FLORENCE CHAFFEE in October, 1876 in Dayton, Berrien County, Michigan. Alice was born February 5, 1855 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York. Her parents were JOHN CHAFFEE and EUSEBIA MIRANDA BINGHAM.
- JOHN C. ORMSBEE, born in 1877.
- MABEL L. ORMSBEE, born in 1879.
- FLORENCE L. ORMSBEE, born in 1881.
- JESSIE E. ORMSBEE, born in 1883.
- ALICE ORMSBEE, born in 1886.
- The Chaffee genealogy, by William H. Chaffee, New York: the Grafton Press, 1909. Page 457