Bowen, Marilee Ormsby advised me to contact you.I have traced, on my mother's side, back to George Ormsby in the 1700's. Documented purchase of over 600 acres in Craven Co, North Carolina in 1766 - purchased from Brice Dobbs from the Kingdom of Ireland(stated in deed). My George is listed as from Craven County, NC. George sold the land 4 years later, 1770 and at that time Sarah was noted as his wife.No wife listed at time of purchase. Cannot find him prior to 1766 - could he have been a recent immigrant?I did find something that listed a George Ormsby, Esquire, sponsoring some people that left from Sligo, Ireland.I believe that is how it was stated.Do not know year.Can you help?Thanks, Nita Phillips, Wilmington, North Carolina.