Thomas Orr

Male1 November 1797–1 October 1853

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Orr was born on 1 November 1797, his father, William Orr, was 36 and his mother, Caty Walker, was 32. He died on 1 October 1853, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Old Bear Creek Cemetery, Marshall, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Orr
Caty Walker
Jennett Orr
James L Orr
Philip Orr
Mary Polly Orr
Thomas Orr
Ebenezer Walker Orr
William McGee Orr
Robert Orr
Elizabeth Orr

Sources (1)

  • Thomas Orr, "United States Census, 1850"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


Age 15

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

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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