Biography of Robert Orr
Howard County, IN Biographies





ROBERT ORR, son of Joseph and Agnes Orr, was born near Vevay, Ind., September 6, 1826, and was reared on the home farm until 1843, and from eight until sixteen years of age attended the subscription schools. In 1843, both father and son took claims of 160 acres each, in Prairie Township, Tipton County, and when Robert attained his majority, only a few months before the land came into market, he entered his tract at Indianapolis. By hard work he has succeeded in clearing up his farm and has increased his possessions to 348 acres, in Howard and Tipton Counties, some two years ago purchasing the place where he now lives, west of West Middleton. February 25, 1848, he married Miss Jemima E. Fanchier, Frank Price, the first Clerk of Howard County, furnishing the license. To this marriage eleven children have been born - Louisa, Joseph F., Sarah A., Nancy C., John F., William H., Jennie, Lawrence, Laura E., Julia E. and Nora E. Mr. and Mrs. Orr are members of the New Light Christian Church, and Mr. Orr has always taken an active interest in public improvements.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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