|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1789, England|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1873|
Midshipman United States Navy
1st Lieutentant 36th
United States Infantry
His remains were removed from an unknown location in Omaha, Nebraska and reburied at Arlington National Cemetery in 1916.
Numerous news articles at the time of his death claimed he was the son of King George IV and Maria Fritzherbert who married on December 15, 1785. The couple was said to have had two daughters and a son. The son was thought to have been sent to Spain and then to America in the care of the Ord family. The two daughters were thought to be Mrs. Fitzherbert's adopted daughters, Minney Seymour and Maryanne Smythe.
It was said that James Ord bore a striking resemblance to King George IV and that his Georgetown University tuition and fees were paid by the British Legation.
He and his wife lived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania until 1819. Their three eldest children were born in Allegheny County. They lived in Washington, D.C. until 1837 where he was employed in the Subsistence Department of the United States Army. From 1837 to 1847 he was Indian Agent at Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.
San Francisco Bulletin February 1, 1873
Death of General Ord's Father
James Ord, father of General E.O.C. Ord, the present commander of the Department of the Platte, died at the residence of General Ord in Omaha on Saturday last. He was well known in California having been a resident of this State nearly eighteen years. The deceased leaves as surviving children, Dr. James L. Ord, now in Mexico; Judge Pacificus Ord of San Francisco; Robert Ord of Santa Barbara, California; John Ord of Santa Cruz, California; Marcelus Ord, also a resident of California, though he is now in Washington. He was a member of Wheeler's expedition last summer. There is only one daughter [Georgiana Catherine Ord], who is the wife of S.W. Holladay, a prominent lawyer of San Francisco. Two sons of the deceased, Major Pacificus Ord and General E.O.C. Ord reside in Omaha.
Mr. Ord was born in London in 1786, but was educated in Georgetown College, District of Columbia and graduated in 1808. He then entered the Navy, where he served as passed midshipman till 1811, when he was transferred to the Army and served as Lieutenant till 1814. He then resigned and married Miss R.R. Cressup of Cumberland, Maryland. Mr. Ord after retiring from the Navy resided many years at Washington and occupied positions of trust under every administration from Jefferson to Taylor. He came to California in 1855, where he remained until he went to Omaha in May last.
Rebecca Ruth Cresap Ord (1794 - 1860)
Pacificus Ord (1816 - 1900)*
Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818 - 1883)*
Placidus Ord (1821 - 1876)*
James Lycurgus Ord (1822 - 1898)*
Robert Brent Ord (1827 - 1889)*
William Marcellus Ord (1829 - 1882)*
John Stephen Ord (1832 - 1911)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 2, Lot 982.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Sep 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41558262