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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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T. S. ORR, of Alexandria, Campbell Co., Ky., was born July 27, 1848, and is a son of Dr. John and Maria (Spilman) Orr. John Orr, a native of Virginia, immigrated to Bracken County, Ky., when a boy, and afterward moved to Alexandria, Campbell County, where he lived until his death, which occurred in 1877. The mother of our subject was born in Campbell County, and was a daughter of James Spilman, a farmer and large land owner. Dr. T. S. Orr was educated at Cold Springs, Campbell County, and at Danville College, where he graduated in 1866. He taught school for one year, when he began the study of medicine, and subsequently attended the Ohio Medical College, at Cincinnati, where he graduated in 1871. He first located in Newport, where he practiced two years. From there he went to Alexandria, and then to Augusta, but returned to Alexandria in 1877. In 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna White, daughter of H. Clay White, of Williamstown, Grant County. The Doctor is a Democrat in politics, and as a physician, enjoys a large practice, standing high in his profession.

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This family biography is one of 41 biographies included in the Campbell County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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