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Daniel Hopkins Orvis on left. William Orvis, James Orvis on right.
See the Legend of Santa Claus Hollow abut brother Clark Orvis
Looks like a whole family of Santa Clauses
The family of Elcy Clark and her husband Eber Orvis lived in Tompkins County NY and in Steuben County NY. Their son, Clark Orvis, joined second cousins and other relatives in Sullivan Township late in his life.
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Orvis-Clark Family Record  
Births Date
Eber Orvis 28 Aug. 1790
Elcy Clark 15 June 1794
Children of Eber & Elcy (Clark) Orvis  
Hiram Orvis 20 Jan. 1818
Mary Orvis 2 Oct. 1819
Martha Orvis 9 May 1822
David Orvis 15 Feb. 1825
Clark Orvis 1 Nov. 1827
Daniel Orvis 6 Jan. 1830
William Orvis 13 Oct. 1831
James Orvis 8 July 1835
Eber Orvis & Elcy Clark 13 Feb. 1817
Hiram Orvis (no spouse listed) 6 Feb. 1840
Elcy Clark Orvis 28 Dec. 1846
Mary Orvis 6 Jan. 1844
Daniel Hopkins Orvis
Dordanna Kennedy
Daughter in law of Elcy Clark - wife of Daniel H. Orvis
Polly Clark
Mother of Dordanna Kennedy
Drake Family History  
James Drake married Susanna Sargent  
Children-  Cornelia, Asa, Elloitt, Melvin, Bodwell, Ellsworth, George, Della
Asa Drake married Ethelinda Prentice  
Clem, Francis, Orson, Silas, Prentice, Elloitt  
Grace Drake married George Van Skiver  
Alice Drake married Ray Van Fleet  
Angie Drake (twin of Alice) died in infancy
Rose Drake married Ferdinard Harrison Rose was blind for many years
Clem Drake married Grace Orvis in 1900  
Elcy Drake married Raymond Burr  
Ethel Drake married Wayne Mayo  
Burdett Drake  
Robert Drake  
Orvis Family History  
Eber Orvis married Elcy Clark 13 Feb. 1817
Children- Hiram, Mary, Martha, David, Clark, Daniel, William, James
Daniel Hopkins Orvis b. 16 Jan 1830 Groton, NY; d. 26 May 1920, Hornell, NY
Daniel Orvis married Dordania Washburn Kennedy married 13 Jan. 1853, Hartsville, NY; dau. of Francis Kennedy & Polly Clark
Dordania Kennedy Orvis b. 13 Jan. 1831, Hartsville, NY; d. 24 Apr. 1908, Canisteo, NY
Children of Daniel & Dordania Orvis- Elbert, Mary, Frank, Fred, Mabel, Arden, Ward, Grace (b. 1 Oct. 1873)
In June 1964 Ethel Drake Mayo contacted her cousins (grandchildren of Daniel & Dordania Orvis) and requested info and small contribution for grave marker.. The stone was set (Call Hill) the autumn of 1964.
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Chemung County NY
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