Descendants of Peter Orum


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1. Peter Orum was born about 1785 in Maryland, died on 28 Jul 1852 in Sherrard, Marshall County, Virginia about age 67, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Peter married Hannah Unknown. Hannah was born about 1783, died on 11 Aug 1835 about age 52, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Peter Orum Jr. was born in 1805, died on 23 Sep 1873 in Marshall County, West Virginia at age 68, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

+ 3 F    ii. Catherine Orum was born about 1806 in Pennsylvania, died on 27 Aug 1873 in Marshall County, West Virginia about age 67, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

+ 4 F    iii. Lydia Orum was born from 1810 to 1814, died before 1880, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

+ 5 M    iv. William Orum was born on 20 Jun 1816 in Pennsylvania, died on 15 Nov 1874 in Marshall County, West Virginia at age 58, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

   6 M    v. Charles Orum was born from 1820 to 1870, died about 1840 in Schuyler County, Illinois about age 20, and was buried Ridgeville Cemetery in Bader, Illinois.

Charles married Sarah Stroop on 18 Feb 1836 in Marshall County, Virginia. Sarah was born on 8 Apr 1817 and died on 27 Nov 1880 in Schuyler County, Illinois at age 63.

+ 7 M    vi. George Orum was born in 1822 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died on 14 Nov 1903 in Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers at age 81.

+ 8 F    vii. Elizabeth Orum was born about 1831 and died in Jan 1873 in Marshall County, West Virginia about age 42.

Peter next married Margaret McHenry on 28 Jan 1836 in Marshall County, Virginia. Margaret was born in 1782, died on 25 Jan 1867 at age 85, and was buried possibly McHenry Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

General Notes: Margaret was the daughter of Edward and Betsy McHenry.


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2. Peter Orum Jr. (Peter1) was born in 1805, died on 23 Sep 1873 in Marshall County, West Virginia at age 68, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Peter married Sara McCombs on 15 Nov 1827 in Ohio County, Virginia. Sara was born on 18 Sep 1808 and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

   9 U    i. H. Orum was born in 1828.

   10 F    ii. May Orum was born in 1831.

+ 11 M    iii. James Orum was born on 24 Jul 1832 in Marshall County, Virginia and died on 8 Mar 1903 in Ohio County, West Virginia at age 70.

   12 M    iv. Ellis Orum was born in 1834.

   13 M    v. William Orum was born in 1837.

   14 M    vi. Lloyd Orum was born in 1839.

   15 F    vii. Sarah Orum was born in 1842.

   16 F    viii. Catherine Orum was born in 1846.

   17 M    ix. Joseph Orum was born in 1850.

   18 M    x. Peter Orum was born in 1851.

3. Catherine Orum (Peter1) was born about 1806 in Pennsylvania, died on 27 Aug 1873 in Marshall County, West Virginia about age 67, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Catherine married Lloyd Criswell on 18 Feb 1827 in Ohio County, Virginia. Lloyd was born about 1799 in Maryland and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

   19 F    i. Hannah Criswell was born about 1828.

   20 M    ii. Richard Todd Criswell was born in 1829.

   21 M    iii. Samuel Criswell was born about 1833.

   22 F    iv. Elizabeth Ann Criswell was born in 1834.

   23 M    v. Peter Criswell was born in 1835.

   24 M    vi. John Criswell was born about 1838.

   25 F    vii. Sara Jane Criswell was born about 1841.

   26 M    viii. Oliver Criswell was born about 1843.

   27 M    ix. Nelson Criswell was born about 1848.

   28 M    x. William G. Criswell was born about 1851.

4. Lydia Orum (Peter1) was born from 1810 to 1814, died before 1880, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Lydia married John Criswell on 16 Dec 1839 in Ohio County, Virginia. John was born about 1807 in Pennsylvania.

General Notes: John was the brother of Catherine Orum's husband, Lloyd. John was elected Justice of the Peace in Marshall County in Feb 1842.


Children from this marriage were:

   29 M    i. Peter O. Criswell was born in 1831.

   30 M    ii. Lewis Criswell was born in 1834.

   31 M    iii. Elijah Criswell was born in 1835.

   32 F    iv. Elizabeth H. Criswell was born about 1839.

   33 M    v. John William Criswell was born in 1840.

   34 M    vi. Isaac B. Criswell was born in 1842.

   35 F    vii. Catherine P. Criswell was born in 1844.

   36 M    viii. Daniel S. Criswell was born in 1849.

   37 M    ix. George C. Criswell was born in 1851.

   38 M    x. Charles W. Criswell was born in 1856.

   39 M    xi. James K. Criswell was born in 1861.

5. William Orum (Peter1) was born on 20 Jun 1816 in Pennsylvania, died on 15 Nov 1874 in Marshall County, West Virginia at age 58, and was buried Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

General Notes: Death record, based on age at death, gives birth year as 1819.

William married Mary Dowler on 13 Feb 1840. Mary was born on 7 May 1816 in Pennsylvania, died on 27 Oct 1898 at age 82, and was buried probably Orum Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

General Notes: Daughter of George Dowler, a Methodist Episcopal Minister, and Mary Barto.


Children from this marriage were:

   40 M    i. Charles Orum was born in 1841.

   41 M    ii. George Orum was born in 1842.

   42 M    iii. Joseph Orum was born in 1844.

+ 43 M    iv. Peter Orum was born about 25 Mar 1845, died from 0004 to 5 Oct 1884 about age 39, and was buried McHenry Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

   44 F    v. Josephine Orum was born in 1849.

   45 F    vi. Unnamed Orum was born on 24 Jul 1854 and died in 1854.

   46 M    vii. Isaac Orum was born in 1858.

   47 M    viii. John Orum was born in 1860.

7. George Orum (Peter1) was born in 1822 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died on 14 Nov 1903 in Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers at age 81.

General Notes: Note: George died 14 Nov 1903 at the Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers, per pension file #385220.

Orum, Oram, Orem Descendants in America
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by Arthur M. Orum, 1979.

Note: George Orum died George Orum, born 1822 Washington County, Pa., died ----(still living in 1880 census), m. 1 April 1847 Marshall Co., W.Va., Matilda Eskey b. 1823 Ohio, d. 6 Feb 1898 Marshall Co., W.Va. In her death record her name was spelled Orem. George was a cooper and storekeeper by trade. In the 1880 Federal Census George is listed as a cooper and Matilda lists her birthplace as Ohio, her father's as Indiana and mother's as Pennsylvania. About 1852 George built a drover inn and tavern in Sherrard, W.Va., and on 20 Nov 1857 he became Sherrard's first postmaster and was postmaster until 8 June 1868. The post office was located in his home or "tavern," on the land he inherited from his father, who died in 1852. The home is still standing across the street from Vic Orum's garage. In 1910 the first consolidated school in W.Va. was built on the land George inherited from his father. George was a Sgt. of Capt. Richard Radcliff Co. K, 1st Regiment, W.Va. Volunteers, Infantry, Army of the United States in the Civil War..... According to his certificate of disability for discharge...... dated 13 Dec 1862 at North Mountain, Va., he was 6 feet tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a storekeeper. He had been disabled for 60 days from "disease of kidneys caused by sprain of the back which occurred since his enlistment." .....George was the Administrator of his father's estate from 1852 to 1855. Children: (1)John, b 1848 (2) Albert, b 1850 (3) Theodore, b 1854/1855 (4) Lavinia, b 1858 - all born Marshall County.

George married Matilda Eskey on 1 Apr 1847 in Marshall County, Virginia. Matilda was born in 1823 in Ohio County, Virginia and died on 6 Feb 1898 in Marshall County, West Virginia at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

   48 M    i. John Orum was born in 1848.

   49 M    ii. Albert Orum was born in 1850.

   50 M    iii. Theodore Orum was born in 1854.

General Notes: Died as an infant.

   51 M    iv. Theodore Orum was born in 1855.

   52 F    v. Lavinia Orum was born in 1858.

8. Elizabeth Orum (Peter1) was born about 1831 and died in Jan 1873 in Marshall County, West Virginia about age 42.

General Notes: Died of smallpox.

Elizabeth married John Bird. John was born on 2 Jul 1823 in Marshall County, Virginia, died on 27 Jan 1908 in Cherryville, Kansas at age 84, and was buried Liberty Cemetery in Kansas.

General Notes: John Bird, 42, and his son, Rosebury Bird, 17, enrolled at Cameron, Marshall County, W. Va. and mustered in with the 1st Infantry 19 Feb 1864. At the time of enlistment, John was a farmer and Roseberry was working as a cooper. Because they still had time to serve after the 1st Infantry mustered out, they served in Company "D" 2nd Veteran Infantry, formed from the consolidation of the the 1st and 4th West Virginia Infantry regiments.


Children from this marriage were:

   53 M    i. Rosebury Bird was born in 1846.

   54 F    ii. Hanna M. Bird was born in 1848.

   55 M    iii. Charley Bird was born in 1850.

   56 M    iv. William Bird was born in 1852.

   57 F    v. Kate Bird was born in 1854.

   58 F    vi. Sara Bird was born in 1855.

   59 M    vii. Peter Bird was born in 1856.

   60 M    viii. John Bird was born in 1859.

   61 M    ix. Joseph Bird was born in 1862.

   62 M    x. James Milton Bird was born in 1866.

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11. James Orum (Peter Jr.2, Peter1) was born on 24 Jul 1832 in Marshall County, Virginia and died on 8 Mar 1903 in Ohio County, West Virginia at age 70.

General Notes: James was a cooper.

James married Loremma H. Shaw on 5 Mar 1863 in Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, Marshall County, West Virginia. Loremma was born on 8 Nov 1835 in Pennsylvania and died from 0029 to 30 Jan 1907 at age 72.

General Notes: She was the daughter of Isaac and Hannah Shaw.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 63 M    i. Joseph E. Orum was born on 31 Dec 1863 in Boggs Run, Marshall County, West Virginia, died on 6 Mar 1922 at age 58, and was buried Allen Grove Presbyterian Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

   64 F    ii. Sarah Marie Orum was born in 1864.

   65 M    iii. Hiram Orum was born in 1865.

   66 F    iv. Hannah Orum was born in 1867.

   67 M    v. Peter Orum was born in 1869.

   68 M    vi. Isaac Orum was born in 1871.

   69 M    vii. John Orum was born in 1874.

   70 F    viii. Alice Orum was born in 1877.

General Notes: James was her twin brother.

   71 M    ix. James Dallas Orum was born in 1877 and died in 1877.

43. Peter Orum (William5, Peter1) was born about 25 Mar 1845, died from 0004 to 5 Oct 1884 about age 39, and was buried McHenry Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

General Notes: During the Civil War, Peter served in Company "H" 17th Regiment West Virginia Infantry.

He died of Colera Morbis.

Peter married Esther (Hester) P. McHenry on 3 May 1866 in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Esther was born in 1846.

Children from this marriage were:

   72 M    i. George Milton Orum was born about 1867.

+ 73 M    ii. Newton Scott Orum was born on 14 Jul 1868, died on 3 May 1926 in Boggs Run, Marshall County, West Virginia at age 57, and was buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Marshall County, West Virginia.

   74 F    iii. Salena Orum was born in 1874.

   75 F    iv. Elizabeth Orum was born in 1876.

+ 76 M    v. Ira Lawson Orum was born on 3 Dec 1879 in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia and died on 4 Dec 1947 in Richmond, Ohio at age 68.

   77 F    vi. Nora Orum was born on 20 Dec 1881.

   78 M    vii. Clarence Sidney Orum was born on 23 May 1885.

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63. Joseph E. Orum (James11, Peter Jr.2, Peter1) was born on 31 Dec 1863 in Boggs Run, Marshall County, West Virginia, died on 6 Mar 1922 at age 58, and was buried Allen Grove Presbyterian Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

General Notes: Joseph was a blacksmith. He also worked as a truck gardener.
He died of chronic nephritis.

Joseph married Sarah "Emma" Southworth. Sarah was born in 1861, died in 1941 at age 80, and was buried Allen Grove Presbyterian Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 79 F    i. Edna Estelle Orum was born on 18 Aug 1890 in Little Grave Creek, Marshall County, West Virginia and died in Feb 1983 in Toronto, Jefferson County, Ohio at age 92.

   80 M    ii. George James Orum was born on 19 Nov 1896 in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia and died on 14 Mar 1974 in Wheeling, West Virginia at age 77.

George married Bonnie Spurlock on 14 Sep 1916. Bonnie was born on 19 Apr 1896 in Grayson, Kentucky and died on 9 Feb 1971 in Wheeling, West Virginia at age 74.

73. Newton Scott Orum (Peter43, William5, Peter1) was born on 14 Jul 1868, died on 3 May 1926 in Boggs Run, Marshall County, West Virginia at age 57, and was buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Marshall County, West Virginia.

Newton married Maria Fuchs.

The child from this marriage was:

   81 M    i. Earl Scott Orum was born on 22 Nov 1894 in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia, died on 22 Jan 1965 in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia at age 70, and was buried Halcyon Hills Cemetery in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.

76. Ira Lawson Orum (Peter43, William5, Peter1) was born on 3 Dec 1879 in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia and died on 4 Dec 1947 in Richmond, Ohio at age 68.

Ira married Edna Estelle Orum, daughter of Joseph E. Orum and Sarah "Emma" Southworth, on 26 Sep 1908 in Marshall County, West Virginia. Edna was born on 18 Aug 1890 in Little Grave Creek, Marshall County, West Virginia and died in Feb 1983 in Toronto, Jefferson County, Ohio at age 92.

Children from this marriage were:

   82 F    i. Hilda Marie Orum was born on 3 Apr 1910 in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia, died on 21 Jul 1996 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio at age 86, and was buried Fort Steuben Cemetery in Wintersville, Jefferson County, Ohio.

Hilda married John Robert Eimer on 20 Oct 1934 in Wheeling, West Virginia. John was born on 29 Aug 1911 in Triadelphia, Ohio County, West Virginia, died on 9 Oct 1994 in Wintersville, Jefferson County, Ohio at age 83, and was buried Fort Steuben Cemetery in Wintersville, Jefferson County, Ohio.

   83 F    ii. Dorothy Marguerite Orum was born on 13 Sep 1913 in Hudson, Ohio, died on 13 Jul 2004 in Bowerstown, Ohio at age 90, and was buried in Jewett, Ohio.

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79. Edna Estelle Orum (Joseph E.63, James11, Peter Jr.2, Peter1) was born on 18 Aug 1890 in Little Grave Creek, Marshall County, West Virginia and died in Feb 1983 in Toronto, Jefferson County, Ohio at age 92.

Edna married Ira Lawson Orum, son of Peter Orum and Esther (Hester) P. McHenry, on 26 Sep 1908 in Marshall County, West Virginia. Ira was born on 3 Dec 1879 in Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia and died on 4 Dec 1947 in Richmond, Ohio at age 68.

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