The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


GARDNER, Orange - Burlington

Orange GARDNER, son of Nicholas and Russil Gardner, was 
was born on the farm where he now resides in Burlington, Otsego 
Co., N.Y., Aug. 16, 1831. His father was a native of Pownell, Vt., 
born in January, 1787, and removed to this county about the year 1800. 
He settled on the farm now owned by his son Orange, and where he 
continued to reside till his death. He married Miss Sally VANE, a 
native of Vermont, by whom three children were borne; one only, 
Stephen Gardner, is now living in Oswego county. Mr. Nicholas 
Gardner married for his second wife Miss Russil SEWELL, a native 
of this town, and who was born in 1793, by whom the following 
children were borne, namely, Aaron, Sally, Wm. Sewell, Emeline, 
Albert, Orange, and Harmon, four of whom still live. Mr. Nicholas
Gardner was a farmer by occupation, and owned about 150 acres of 
good land. In politics, a Whig. He died Jan. 22, 1863. Mrs. Gardner 
died Jan. 15, 1869. Orange is the youngest living son of this family. 
He was reared a farmer, which business he still follows. He received 
common-school advantages for an education. He was married to 
Miss Margaret CHISHOLM, April 26, 1868. She is the daughter 
of Geo. and Catharine Chisholm, and was born in this town June 3, 1835.
Her parents were natives of Scotland, and emigrated to America in 
1833, and settled in Burlington, Otsego Co., N.Y. They had eight 
children, - Jane, Margaret, Ellen, Janette, Andrew, Elizabeth, Robert, 
and George. Andrew was a soldier in the Rebellion, in the 121st Reg. 
N. Y. Vol., and lost his life by sickness; the rest survive. Mrs.
Chisholm died in October 1870. Mr. Orange Gardner lived with his
parents till their death, and has since continued to reside on the "Old
Homestead" where he was born, and where his two sons Sewell and Andrew were born, the former July 22, 1869, and the latter June 28, 1871. A view of his residence, with portraits above of himself and wife, may be 
seen elsewhere. Mr. Gardner is one of the substantial farmers of 
Burlington. He owns some 275 acres. In politics, a Republican. He 
has never sought any political positions, preferring the quiet of home. 
He is now in the prime of life, surrounded by all the comforts of a
happy home.

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 107


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