Remember me in the family tree--
my name, my days, my strife;
Then I'll ride upon the wings of time
and live an endless life.
Alexander Orr, born before 1755, location and parents unknown is our oldest ancestor found to date. He married a woman named Martha about 1770, who was also born before 1755.
Alexander, Martha and their young family are first found in research data obtaining a land warrant survey in 1779 in Tryon County, North Carolina. Buy the time the grant is issued in 1782, the county has changed to Rutherford County. The 200 acres on the Cashlands Branch of the Second Broad River is later sold in 1798. However, in 1790 Alexander and his family purchase 170 acre plantation in Pendleton County, South Carolina, which is later sold in 1800.
In 1800, the family, including married children and spouses, all migrate to Christian County, Kentucky, later changing names to Livingston County then Caldwell County. Alexander died in Caldwell County Kentucky in 1821, leaving a will which named his wife and children.
The children of Alexander and Martha Orr married and raised families of their own and continued the migration tradition, spreading out into former Chicksaw Indian lands known in Kentucky as the Jackson Purchase, Illinois and Iowa to name a few.
As more research data is found, I will post on this site, and hope that all the descendants of Alexander and Martha Orr will have an opportunity to share in their lives and travels.