John Orr

17 October 1826–28 April 1914 (Age 87)
Marshall, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Orr was born on 17 October 1826, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert A Orr, was 25 and his mother, Susannah March, was 21. He married Nancy Jane Neill on 10 August 1849, in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Civil District 5, Marshall, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 3, Marshall, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 28 April 1914, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Head Springs Cemetery, Belfast, Marshall, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Orr
Nancy Jane Neill
Marriage: 10 August 1849
Robert Samuel Orr
Joseph Carpenter Orr
John Alfred Orr
Margaret Ann Orr
Susan Catherine Orr
Frederick Orr
Mary Caledonia Orr
William Orr
Barbara Clementine Orr
Fannie Rebecca Orr

Spouse and Children

10 August 1849
Cleveland, North Carolina, United States


    Robert Samuel Orr


    Joseph Carpenter Orr


    John Alfred Orr


    Margaret Ann Orr


    Susan Catherine Orr


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert A Orr


    Susannah March





    Samuel Carpenter Orr


    Fredrick M Orr


    Joseph Henry Orr


    William C Orr


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 9

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.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 36

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: from the Old Norse byname Orri ‘blackcock’ (the male black grouse).2 Scottish: nickname for someone with a sallow complexion, from Gaelic odhar ‘pale’, ‘dun’.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived on a shore or ridge, from Old English ōra ‘shore’, ‘hill-slope’, ‘flat-topped ridge’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word ( see Ore ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Orr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Orr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Orr, "United States Census, 1900"

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