Reference to the Contents within the South Side Pages
“THE ORMSBY LIBRARY”
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203
A Series of South Side History
By Ed Vidunas and pittsburghbrewers.com
June 20, 2020


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Reference & Notes
(My apologies to Kate Turabian)


The reference material listed below contain a wealth of information and history of the Ormsby family and the many families what intermarried.

Albert, George Dallas,
History of the county of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, L. H. Everts & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.
John Ormsby left Virginia for Pittsburgh with Forbes. He was 38. Arrived in 1758.

Baldwin, Leland Dewitt,
Pittsburgh: The Story of a City, 1750-1865, University of Pittsburgh Pre, 1937. On page 246

Boehmig, Stuart P.
Pittsburgh's South Side Arcadia Publishing, 2006.
Reference for Sidneyville.

Branson, Susan,
Dangerous to Know: Women, Crime, and Notoriety in the Early Republic, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
A focus on Ann and captain Carson.

Carson, Ann Barker & Clarke (ghost writer), Mary,
The Memoirs of the Celebrated and Beautiful Mrs. Ann Carson: Daughter of an Officer of the U.S. Navy, and Wife of Another, Whose Life Terminated in the Philadelphia Prison, Philadelphia, 1838.
Information on Mary Carson, who married James O’Hara, who was friends with Nathaniel Bedford. Ann Barker Carson’s writing is very difficult to follow and seems fragmented.

Chrostwaite, T. F.
Pennsylvania Municipal Law Reporter, Volume 15, T. F. Chrostwaite, Hanover, Pa. 1924.
Reference for Sidneyville.

Dobson, Allegheny County Pa. Land Records Books 57 to 85.
Duncan Research files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson the Genealogy Bug, last revised February 15, 2013.

Fleming, George Thornton,
History of Pittsburgh, Volume 3, American historical society, Incorporated, 1922.

Hopkins, G. W. Map Collection of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Library System.

Kamprad, Water T., John Ormsby,
Pittsburgh’s Original Citizen,

McAllister, Mary Catharine,
Descendants of Archibald McAllister, of West Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pa: 1730-1898, Scheffer's Print. & Bookbinding House, Harrisburg, Pa. 1898; 178 pages.
McAllister, on page 36, identifies five children of John and Jane: John Jr, Oliver, Jane, Sidney and John Blakeney.

Lockhart, Bill, et. al.
Cunningham Family Glass Holdings, 2014.
Bottle collectors, South Side historians, et. al. will find this paper very interesting.

Page, Oliver Ormsby,
A Short Account of the Family of Ormsby of Pittsburgh, J. Munsell's Sons, 1892.
Describes the death of Joseph Blakeney Ormsby.

Rupp, Israel Daniel,
Early History of Western Pennsylvania: And of the West, and of Western Expeditions and Campaigns, from MDCCLIV to MDCCCXXXIII., D. W. Kaufman, 1846

South Pittsburgh Reporter, “
Mt. Oliver founder John Ormsby had an interesting past” August 1, 2017.

Thurston, George Henry,
Allegheny County’s Hundred Years, A. A. Anderson & Son, book and job printers, 1888.

Westmoreland County
https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/DocumentCenter/View/6573/THE-BIRTH-OF-WESTMORELAND-COUNTY?bidId=
This is a great work in not only the founding of the County but all of western Pennsylvania.