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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chautauqua County, New York published by John M. Gresham & Co. in 1891.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ORLANDO BOND is a son of Minor T. and Mary A. (Blood) Bond, and was born in Mayville, Chautauqua county, New York, November 28, 1835. His grandfather, Bethuel Bond, was a native of Scotland, emigrated to America and settled in the town of Ripley, Chautauqua county, New York, in 1807. He continued his residence here until 1813, when he removed to Mayville, lived out his days and died. By occupation he was a farmer and owned a large tract of land between Mayville and Westfield, which at his death became the heritage of his children. When but a mere boy he entered the Revolutionary struggle, served throughout that memorable contest and finally returned to civil life. He was united in marriage to Lydia A. Dolph, who bore him ten children, five sons and five daughters. Grandfather Blood, during his life time, resided in the vicinity of Mayville, New York, and died near the city of Buffalo. He was a farmer and had four children. Minor T. Bond, father of Orlando, was born in Chautauqua county, town of Chautauqua, in the year 1809 and died in the year 1859. He was a farmer, a large land owner, a democrat in politics and served a number of years as justice of the peace. He also at one time filled the office of deputy sheriff and warden for the county of Chautauqua. His marriage resulted in the birth of eight children: Charlotte, Bethuel (deceased), Orlando, Francis, Fernando, Phoebe, Silas W. and Mary S.

Orlando Bond was united in marriage to Allie M., daughter of George W. Newell, and has the following children: Frank C., married to Kitty M. Hovey, now living with his father at Mayville, New York, in the mercantile business; M. Gertrude; and Fred (deceased).

Orlando Bond was educated in the common schools and commenced life as a clerk in the store of W. W. Crafts of Mayville, whom he succeeded in business as proprietor. He tried farming for a while, but in 1867 returned to the mercantile business, and in partnership with Mr. Godard embarked in the grocery business, which he still pursues. In politics he is a democrat and served as justice of the peace for the borough of Mayville a term of four years. Mr. Bond is a member of the Royal Arcanum, Council No. 111 of Mayville.

He is a good business man, stands high in the estimation of his fellow townsmen and besides his mercantile interests, is a large owner of real estate.

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This family biography is one of 658 biographies included in Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chautauqua County, New York published in 1891. 

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