Sarah Orr

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Orr was born on 26 September 1810, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Orr, was 49 and her mother, Ann 'Annie' Smith, was 26. She married William Sims about 1829, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 5 Swann, Calloway, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 4 March 1899, in Lynn Grove, Calloway, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Graves, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sims
Sarah Orr
Marriage: about 1829
James Harvey Sims
William Tatum Sims
Jemima Ann Sims
Sarah E Sims
Marion D Sims
Bartlett Lafayette Sims
Philip Washington Sims
Jackson Ewing Sims
Robert Jeptha Sims
Margaret Sims

Sources (8)

  • Sally Sims in household of William Sims, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah D Orr Sims, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sallie ... in entry for Jackson Ewing Simms, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Name Meaning

English: from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Orre (Old Norse Orri, originally a byname meaning ‘black grouse’).

Scottish (southwestern): nickname from Scottish Gaelic odhar ‘dun, of sallow complexion’. This surname is also common in Ireland. It was brought to Ulster from Scotland in the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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