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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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EMMETT ORR was born in Carroll County, Ky., August 11, 1858. He is the son of J. J. Orr and Rowena (Saunders) Orr. J. J. Orr is a native of Carroll County, Ky., is a lawyer by profession, and is a graduate of the Kentucky Law School at Louisville. He was admitted to the bar in 1857, and began practice at Carrollton, Ky. In 1863 he was elected county attorney for Carroll County, and was re-elected to the same office. In 1875 he removed to Owenton where he is still engaged in the practice of his profession. J. B. Orr, the grandfather of Emmett Orr, was a native of Culpeper County, Va., and came to Kentucky at an early day. In 1827 he married Eliza Scott, daughter of John Scott, the noted Baptist divine. He died in 1830. The maternal grandfather of our subject, Samuel Saunders, was born in Virginia, and was one of the pioneer settlers of Carroll County, Ky., which county he afterward represented in the State Legislature. Emmett Orr was reared in Carroll County, and educated at Carrollton and Ghent; was deputy clerk from 1876 to 1878, and in 1880, in connection with George S. Lee, Jr., bought the Owen News. He went to Dakota in 18825 however, and after conducting a newspaper there until 1887, returned to Owenton and resumed his place on the News. Mr. Orr is a Democrat, and an active factor in the politics of this part of Kentucky.

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This family biography is one of 55 biographies included in the Owen 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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