Simeon Rinehart Fordyce Biography

S. R. FORDYCE, farmer, Rogersville, Pennsylvania, was born in Center Township August 7, 1841. He is a son of Jacob and Martha Fordyce who were natives of Greene County and now deceased. On June 22, 1867 S. R. Fordyce married Elizabeth Orndoff, who was born in Greene County on March 13, 1850. She is a daughter of Jesse and Susan Orndoff (nee Wear). Mr. Orndoff was born in Franklin Township May 20, 1816, and Mrs. Orndoff in West Virginia November 21, 1826 and they reside in Center Township. Mr. and Mrs. Fordyce are the parents of two children, Archibald and Edison. Mr. Fordyce was born and reared on his present farm and has been engaged in farming the most of his life. He owns about 111 acres of land where he and his family reside. In politics he is a Republican. During the late Rebellion he enlisted in the service of his country in Company I, eight P.R.V.C. and was in the service almost three years, passing through many serious engagements. Mr. and Mrs. Fordyce are faithful members of the M.P. Church.

Bates History of Greene County, 1888, Page 579

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