Ormsby, Joseph W.

Flourished: Scott County, Illinois

Alternate name: Ormsbee

Ormsby was a lawyer in Exeter, Illinois. He also represented Scott County from 1840 to 1842 in the Illinois House of Representatives, where he served alongside Abraham Lincoln. In 1840, he lived in Scott County and was engaged in commerce.

John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 209; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Scott County, IL, 146; Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas (Chicago: Goodspeed, 1889), 202.