William J Richard Orr

September 1842–about 1917 (Age 74)
Georgia, United States

The Life of William J Richard

When William J Richard Orr was born in September 1842, in Georgia, United States, his father, Matthew Orr, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Baccus, was 22. He married Sarah Angelena Few on 2 December 1875, in Morgan, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1880. He died about 1917, in Madison, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75.

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William J Richard Orr
Sarah Angelena Few
Marriage: 2 December 1875
Carrie Orr
Thomas Orr
William E Orr
James Jackson Orr
Susan Elizabeth Orr
Fannie L Orr
John Kenneth Orr

Spouse and Children

2 December 1875
Morgan, Georgia, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Orr


    Elizabeth Baccus




    Noah Orr


    Sarah A. Orr



    John Orr


World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 19

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Richard Orr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Orr, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William J Orr, "United States Census, 1880"

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