Orr Cemetery
North of Selma, Indiana on Orr Road
by Mark Sean Orr
James Orr Tombstome Marker at Orr Cemetery in Indiana
James Orr Sr.
Born October 18, 1782
Died August 27, 1858
James Orr, Sr., purchased land and settled in
Delaware Township in Delaware County in
1838, and his sons Joseph and Samuel
purchased land in Liberty Township in 1838.
James Orr Sr's daughter Martha Orr married
John Lewellen,  4 February 1841 in Delaware
Township, Delaware County, Indiana. She
was born 16 June 1816 in Omagh, County
Tyrone, Ireland, the daughter of James and
Elizabeth (Jameson) Orr, Sr. Martha died in
Delaware Township, Delaware County,
Joseph Orr Grave Site
Joseph Orr Sen.
Born in County of Tyrone Ireland
October 16, 1809
Died March 28, 1881
71 yrs 6 mo and 12 days
Mary Hopping
Wife of Joseph Orr Sr.
Born in Creek County, Ohio
Died August 26, 1885
Elizabeth Orr Grave
Elizabeth Orr
Wife of James Orr Sr.
Age 22 Yrs. (Could be 72 Yrs)
James and Elizabeth had 6
James D. Orr 1841-1903
James D. Orr 1841-1873
Mary L.  Baldridge Orr    1837-1903
He was a farmer by occupation, served in the late
war in the One hundred and Thirty-fourth Indiana
infantry, and married December 20, 1864, Mary L.
Baldridge, who bore him two children.
Julia Anne Hopping
Wife of James Orr Jr.
Died April 30 1869
Age 51 Yrs. 4 Mo.
Born ca. 1818
!st wife of James.
James and Julia had 8 children.
Julia Anne Hopping Orr
Martha J. Campbell Orr
Martha J. Campbell Orr
Wife of James Orr
2nd wife of James.
Daughter of Samuel G. and Elizabeth
Campbell, old citizens of the town of Selma.
James Orr 1815-1895
James Orr
Son of James and Elizabeth Orr
February 25, 1815
March 1 (?) , 1895
Colonel William Orr
Colonel William Orr (on right)
Born in 1838
Died January 14, 1867
Son of James and Julia Hopping Orr
Married Margaret Small in 1862
Maggie Orr (on left)
Wife of Col. William Orr
Colonel Samuel Orr Gravesite
Colonel Samuel Orr
84  Reg Ind.
Died November 19, 1876
Age 63 Y. 5 M. 10 D.
Born ca. 1813
Jane Eliza Moore Orr
Jane Eliza Moore
Wife of Col. Samuel Orr
Died August 7 1878
Age 62 Y 1 Mo 23 d.
Born ca 1816
Robert Orr
Robert Orr
Son of S. & J.E. Orr
Died March 16, 1845 (?)
James W. Orr Grave Site
James W. Orr
Son of J&M Orr
Died April 6, 1847
Elizabeth M. Orr Grave Site
Elizabeth M. Orr
Daughter of J&M Orr
Died August 25 1840
James Orr was born in Ireland on October 18, 1782, and died on August 27, 1858. He was married to Elizabeth Jameson who died in
1843. They had six children. Their eldest son James was born on February 25, 1815, married Julia Ann Hopping, January 11, 1838,
who died in 1869. In 1870 he married Martha Jane Campbell. James and Julia Ann were the parents of eight children. James was
active in civic and religious affairs and served two terms in the Indiana house of representatives and one term in the Indiana senate. He
died in 1895. The eldest son, William, born in 1838 married Margaret Small in 1862, who died in 1865, and he died on January 14,
1867. Three of James's sons served in the Civil War.

William was commissioned as a second lieutenant on July 29, 1861, as a first lieutenant on August 23, 1862, and as a captain on to
the 20th regiment, Indiana volunteers. On October 14, 1864 he was promoted to colonel and on May 15, 1865 received an honorable

Samuel and James David were privates in the 19th regiment of Indiana volunteers. All three sons wrote letters to their father, mother
and other members of the family, but William's letters were more numerous.
The letters describe battles and other topics related to the Civil War and politics.

Other subjects covered are the Presbyterian Church; the smallpox epidemic in 1850; railroads; postal service on Sunday, 1852; and
payment of indemnities of the Mexican War. Included are the minutes and other pertinent information on the Sharon congregation; a
memorandum book of James Orr, 1829-1834; a daybook of Williams and Norris, 1856-1861; a land grant issued to Ila Lake, July 20,
1837; naturalization document of James Orr, April 7, 1842; and some printed matter.

Some of the material is in an oversize folder. The first folder in the collection contains biographical and genealogical material on the Orr
family. Collection size: 472 items. For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services
Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call(812) 855-2452
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