JESSE FORDYCE, deceased, was a resident of Center Township, Greene County, Penn., where he
was born May 28, 1831. He was a son of Jacob and Martha Fordyce, natives of Greene County,
now deceased. Jesse was united in marriage, November 10, 1859, with Rachel Orndoff. Mrs.
Fordyce was born in Center Township, this county, September 19, 1829, and is a daughter of
William and Salome Orndoff (nee Wisecarver). Mr. and Mrs. Fordyce are the parents of one
child - Ardella, born April 5, 1861. Mr. Fordyce was reared on a farm and engaged in
farming through life. At the time of his death he was the owner of ninety-six acres of
land, where his widow and daughter now reside. He belonged to the Methodist Protestant
Church, of which Mrs. Fordyce is also a devoted member. In politics, Mr. Fordyce was a
Republican. He departed this life April 14, 1885, and by his death the township lost a
good citizen, and his family a kind father and husband.
Bates History of Greene County, 1888, Page 579
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