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John Orr
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1781
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1868
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

Excerpt from the Proceedings and Collections of the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, 1900, page 174 Dallas Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; personal account of Abram S. Honeywell given in 1885 at the age of 95:

"I have a very distinct recollection of many things that occurred about the time my father (William Honeywell) moved into this country (Dallas). We came [1814] from Nolton (Knowlton) Township, near Greensburg, New Jersey. Many of the early settlers of Dallas came from there....Most of the settlers were Jerseymen, though there were a few Connecticut Yankees among them. Peter Ryman came in about 1814. He was from Greensburg, Warren County, New Jersey. John Honeywell, my father's brother, came in the year before we did. Richard Honeywell, another brother, came in soon after we did. They all came from Warren County, New Jersey. My brothers were Joseph, Thomas and Isaac. I had one sister, Elizabeth, who married Eleazor Swetland, brother of William Swetland of New Troy. JOHN ORR came here about the time we did. He was a blacksmith, and used to sharpen plowshares. He would not shoe horses much. The only plow in use then was the old fashioned shovel plow. The only iron about it was the blade....."

From an August 16, 2001 correspondence from Charlie Vanderhoff:

Children of John Orr:

John Orr b: Sep-21-1781 in Mt Bethel Twp, Northampton Co, PA d: Jan-18-1868 in Jackson Twp, Luz Co PA
+Sarah b: Feb-09-1787 in Warren Co NJ d: May-20-1880 in Jackson Twp, Luz Co PA

1. Daniel Orr b: Oct-21-1806 d: Aug-01-1829
2. Rachel Orr b: Feb-27-1808
3. Margaret Orr b: Sep-09-1811
4. Elizabeth Orr b: Oct-23-1813
+Jonathan Bulkeley Worthington
5. Dorothy Orr b: Aug-21-1816
+Barney Riley
6. Jacob Orr b: Apr-08-1818 d: Apr-11-1818
7. Mary Orr b: May-21-1820
8. Sarah Orr b: Jan-07-1823
9. John Orr b: May-10-1825
10. Caroline Orr b: Aug-04-1827 in Kingston Twp, Luz Co. PA d: Oct-06-1892 in Luzerne, Luzerne Co, PA
+Sextus E. Parsons b: Aug-28-1826 in Lockport, Niagara Co. NY
Family links: 
  Joseph Orr (1750 - 1826)
  Sarah Brown Orr (1787 - 1880)
  Caroline Orr Parsons (1827 - 1892)*
  John Orr (1781 - 1868)
  Joseph Orr (1792 - 1853)*
*Calculated relationship
Huntsville Cemetery
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Gregg Freese
Record added: Sep 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97202916
John Orr
Added by: Gregg Freese
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