Savil Orr

10 February 1828–30 November 1887 (Age 59)
Rush, Indiana, United States

The Life of Savil

When Savil Orr was born on 10 February 1828, in Rush, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Orr, was 26 and his mother, Susan Wilson, was 26. He married Elizabeth J. Eshom Orr on 17 March 1862, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 30 November 1887, in Lima, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Savil Orr
Elizabeth J. Eshom Orr
Marriage: 17 March 1862
Morris Orr
Levi Orr
Perry L. Orr
Carrie Etta Orr
Harry Orr

Spouse and Children

17 March 1862
Adams, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Orr


    Susan Wilson




    Hester Orr



    George Orr


    Lafayette M. Orr


    Napoleon Bonapart Orr Sr.


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Orr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Savil Orr, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Saril Orr in household of Joseph Orr, "United States Census, 1860"

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