When Mary Polly Orr was born in February 1795, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Orr, was 34 and her mother, Caty Walker, was 30. She married John Kerr on 14 August 1810, in Maury City, Crockett, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fifth District, Marion, Tennessee, United States in 1860. She died on 9 June 1881, in Celina, Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Scott Cemetery, McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States.
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.
As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.