RAMSEY, Thomas
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RAMSEY, THOMAS, was born near York. Pa., on the 15th of June, 1784. With a limited education acquired during his early years, he learned the trade of blacksmithing, at that period an important occupation. About 1806 he located at Hummelstown, Dauphin county, and there carried on business. In 1814 he was a corporal of Captain Moorhead's company of the First regiment, Colonel Kennedy, which marched to the defense of Baltimore. Mr. Ramsey died at Hummelstown on the 4th of May, 1826, at the age of forty-two years. He married Elizabeth Kelker daughter of Henry Kelker and Elizabeth Greenawalt, of Lebanon, born September 8, 1791, and died at Harrisburg 5th of February, 1858. Hon. Alexander Ramsey, former Secretary of War, is their son. Mr. Ramsey was an industrious, enterprising citizen, patriotic, generous, and held in great esteem by his fellow-citizens.