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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
ounty), S. C., on May 12, 1822. His great-grandfather, Robert Orr, emigrated from Ireland in 1730, and settled in Bucks county, Pa., from whence he and his son, Jehu Orr, volunteered in the Continental army, and fought through the Revolutionary war, Jehu Orr attaining the rank of captain. Jehu Orr married Jane Butcher ClinkscaleJehu Orr attaining the rank of captain. Jehu Orr married Jane Butcher Clinkscales, and settled in the upper part of South Carolina; and his son, Christopher Orr, who married Marthe McCann, was the father of James Lawrence. James L. Orr worked on the farm and kept books in his father's store between the school terms, until he went to the labor school, near Pendleton, and thence to the university of Virginia, Jehu Orr married Jane Butcher Clinkscales, and settled in the upper part of South Carolina; and his son, Christopher Orr, who married Marthe McCann, was the father of James Lawrence. James L. Orr worked on the farm and kept books in his father's store between the school terms, until he went to the labor school, near Pendleton, and thence to the university of Virginia, where he took a literary course and commenced studying law. He completed his law course and was admitted to the bar in 1843, beginning at once the practice, and editing the Anderson Gazette. In 1844 he was elected to the legislature, at the head of his delegation, re-elected in 1848 and he gained prominence at once by his opposit