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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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JAMES P. ORR, a native of New Liberty, Owen Co., Ky., was born April 5, 1835, and is a son of James P. and Jane (Bond) Orr, natives, respectively, of Owen County, Ky., and Culpeper County, Va. Robert Bond, the maternal grandfather of our subject, a native of Virginia, was one of the early settlers of Owen County, Ky., and William H. Orr, his paternal grandfather, first settled in Scott County, and afterward moved to Owen County. James P. Orr, the father of our subject, was a merchant in New Liberty; he also served one term in the State Senate and one or two terms in the Lower House; he was born in 1804, and died in March, 1882. Until 1869 our subject was engaged in mercantile business at New Liberty, when he removed to Covington, Kenton County, and leased a hotel, which he conducted three years. Subsequently he associated himself with a National Board of Underwriters in Cincinnati, Ohio, one year, and in 1874 was elected city auditor of Covington, of which office he is the present incumbent. In April, 1861, he married Miss Lucy Ritchey, of New Liberty, who bore him three children, viz.: Irene, Jennie and Lula. Mr. Orr is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and casts his vote with the Democrats.

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This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Kenton 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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