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Martha A "Mattie" Orr Black
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Birth: May 11, 1839
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1922
Ward County
Texas, USA

Martha A. "Mattie" Orr was a daughter of William Gillespie Orr and Jane Harris of Cass Co., TX. The 1860 Marion Co. TX census has Mattie Orr age 21 born in GA living with her widowed mother Jane Orr. Martha's twin sister Mary was married prior to this census. Their birth date is from the research of Ruth Bridges Early in the 1970s but I do not know her original source.

In the settlement of the estate of William G. Orr dated Feb. 1861 in Cass County, Martha A. Orr received $486.57 including a note on W.A. Orr for $389.93 and a note on James H. Orr for $97.00, her part taken as cash.

Mattie A. Orr married Edward M. Black Oct. 25, 1870 in Marion co. TX. [Marriage Books of Marion County, Texas, Book 'A'].

1909, biography of William A. Orr in which he gives the names of his siblings; "Martha and Mary (twins) the former of whom married E.M. Black and lives in Barstow, Texas,.." [History of Greater Dallas and Vicinity" 1909 by Philip Lindsley, contains biography of William A. Orr].

In Oct. 1918, obit of brother William A. Orr states he is survived by "one sister, Mrs. Mattie Black, of Barstow, Texas". [copy of obit in my William A. Orr biorgraphy folder]. ~ provided by: Susan Holman (
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  Edward Madison Black (1842 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Barstow Cemetery
Ward County
Texas, USA
Created by: Diane & John
Record added: Oct 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22426960
Martha A Mattie <i>Orr</i> Black
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