He would be a brother to my g-g-grandfather, William Oscar Ormiston.
David Ormiston, Jr., farmer, Paris, IL came to Edgar Co. IL with his parents in 1844; born in Washington Co. Ohio, Nov. 24, 1830, and is the son David and Jane (Bell) Ormiston, natives of Scotland; were married in Scotland, having emigrated to America in about 1827; landed in Philadelphia; then to Washington Co. OH, being among the early settlers of this county; David Ormiston was b. Feb. 15, 1800; married twice; first wife, Jane Bell, who died in OH; then he married second wife, Eliza Pond, and with wife and family moved to Edgar Co. IL in 1844; second wife died in 1876.Mr. Ormiston is at the good old age of 78 years; he is living with his son, David Ormiston Jr.The subject of this sketch was brought up on his father’s farm.In 1862, he enlisted in Co. A, 7th Regiment Illinois Cavalry, Quartermaster Sergeant; participated in some of the prominent battles during the war – Corinth, Ft. Hudson, with General Grierson’s raid through Tennessee into Louisiana, etc; Mr. Ormiston was engaged in over 50 battles and skirmishes during his enlistment, and never received, but a very slight wound; only sick 18 days; with this exception, he served full time, always ready for duty; was mustered out at Huntsville, AL.; final discharge was at Nashville, TN., at the close of the war; he returned home, and has been engaged in farming ever since.Married Miss Harriet Hall Oct. 20, 1850; she was born in Washington Co. OH, Aug. 20. 1829; daughter of Mitchell Hall b. in Ireland Feb. 15, 1795 and Frances Hall b. in Ireland, Dec. 19, 1809; have two adopted children – Emma L. and Elmer P.Mr. Ormiston is a Republican in his politics and a member of the M.E. Church.