woman Martha A‏‎
Born ‎ Mar 3, 1827 at Bourbon Co., KY, died ‎ Mar 31, 1889 at Cooper Co., MO‎, 62 years, buried ‎ Mar 31, 1889 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO
Cemetery: Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Cemetery
Description: "The year before Missouri became a state, Mt. Nebo Baptist Church was organized in a little log school house near Bunceton, Mo. The date was June 3, 1820. The first church was built near the old Dublin School site. In 1827, the Mt. Nebo membership divided on the question of paying the ministers and sending missionaries among the heathen nations. The anti-mission-ary group retained the house of worship, and the missionary group worshipped in school houses and homes until 1838 when a new church was built on a site one-half mile east of the present church building. To accomodate the large membership, arms or missions were established. Two of these still exist; Providence Baptist Church and Flat Creek Baptist Church, both in Pettis County. The present church was built in 1856; it was intended to be built of bricks. A kiln was built, the bricks burned and the walls started up. They were found to be unsafe, the walls torn down, and the present frame building built. A partition through the center section of the pews separated the "Men's side from the women's side". A gallery was built in the back, so that the Negro slaves could worship with their masters. The gallery remained until 1885, when it was torn away. Between 1946 and 1951, the interior of the church building underwent extensive change. The old wood burning stoves were taken out; and the middle partition removed, along with general modernizing. In 1970, the church marked its sesqui-centennial with an all day celebration. In 1971, an educational building was built and a well drilled. The first services were held in this addition, February 6, 1972. Kenneth Oglesby and Miss Irene Brannum have been called as missionaries to serve in the foreign mission field. Ordained to the gospel ministry were Thomas Riggs, 1835; Jesse G. Birkley, 1841; James A. Brumfield, 1899; Kenneth Oglesby, 1903; Roy Williams, 1936; Ralph Branum, 1946; and the present pastor, Dannie L. Fisher, in 1971" From "Pilot Grove Centennial Book, 1873-1973" Mt. Nebo Cemetery - The graveyard committee was directed in 1871 to lay off lots to be recorded on the church record. The cemetery adjoins the church grounds. The trustees of the church over-see the up-keep of the graveyard and report to the church regularly.
Cemetery Records of Cooper County, Missouri Volume III

Name: Martha A. Downing
Birth Date: 1846
Death Date: 1921
nee' Paxton, wife of Robert E. Downing, Jr.; dau. of Thomas and Margaret (Orr) Paxton
Cemetery: Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Cemetery

Married/ Related to:

man James H Orr‏‎, son of John Orr and Nancy Steerman Orr‏.
Born ‎ Aug 4, 1824 at Nicholas Co., KY, died ‎ Mar 15, 1884 at Cooper Co., MO‎, 59 years, buried ‎ Mar 15, 1884 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO
1850 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Harrison > District 1>20 Jul 1850>by A L Thomson
36-36 James H Orr 25 M $1800 KY
Martha A 23 F KY
Pamelia F 3 F KY
Mary E 1 F KY
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1860 Census > Kentucky > Nicholas > District 2>2 June 1860>PO Carlisle>by Oscar F Orr>Page 1
9-9 James H Orr 36 M $1440 $1500 KY
Martha A 32 F KY
Pamelia F 13 F KY
Mary E 11 F KY
Thomas J 8 M KY
Franklin 6 M KY
Wm V 4 M KY
1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules > Kentucky > Nicholas > District 2
16 Male Black James H Orr District 2, Nicholas, Kentucky
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1870 Census > Missouri > Cooper > Kelly>29 July 1870> by John M Steele>Page 14
91-91 James H Orr 45 M W Farmer $2000 KY
Martha A 43 F W KY
Thomas 18 M W Works on farm KY
Frank 16 M W Works on farm KY
William 14 M W Works on farm KY
Addie 11 F W KY
Harvey 8 M W MO
Mattie 1 F W MO
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1880 Census > Missouri > Cooper > Pilot Grove > District 135>11 June 1880>by Samuel Roe>Page 13
118-118 James H. Orr W M 55 Head M Farmer KY PA PA
Martha A. Orr W F 50 Wife M KY KY KY
John T. Orr W M 28 Son S Farmer KY KY KY
Frank P. Orr W M 26 Son S Farmer KY KY KY
William V. Orr W M 24 Son S Farmer KY KY KY
Adda L. Orr W F 19 Dau S KY KY KY
Harry B. Orr W M 16 Son S KY KY KY
Matta L. Orr W F 9 Dau S MO KY KY
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Children:

1.
woman Permelia F Orr‏
Born ‎ 1847 at KY, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎
Morton: Wallace L.; son of Robert and Permelia Frances (Orr) Morton.
2.
woman Mary E Orr‏‎
Born ‎ 1849 at KY, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎
3.
man John T "John T Orr, John T. Orr" Orr‏
Born ‎ May 7, 1851 at KY, died ‎ Jan 5, 1943 at San Diego, California‎, 91 years
1900 Census>Missouri >Saline >Blackwater >District 120>18 June 1900>by Wm B VanDyke>Sheet 10A
172-172 John T Orr Head W M May 1853 47 Wd KY KY KY Farm
Minnie Dau W F Aug 1883 16 S MO KY IA
Elmer Son W M Feb 1895 15 S MO KY IA
Earl Son W M Sep 1897 12 S MO KY IA
Mattie Dau W F Jul 1889 10 S MO KY IA
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1910 Census > New Mexico > Santa Fe > San Pedro > District 232>25 Apr 1910> by Wm H Davis> 6A
102-105 John T Orr Head M W 59 Wd KY KY KY Farm
Minnie Orr Dau F
Mattie Orr Dau F W 21 S MO KY KY
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4.
man Frank P. "Franklin Orr" Orr‏
Born ‎ 1854 at KY, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎
1900 Census>Missouri >Saline >Blackwater >District 120>18 June 1900>by Wm B VanDyke>Sheet 10A
172-172 John T Orr Head W M May 1853 47 Wd KY KY KY Farm
Minnie Dau W F Aug 1883 16 S MO KY IA
Elmer Son W M Feb 1895 15 S MO KY IA
Earl Son W M Sep 1897 12 S MO KY IA
Mattie Dau W F Jul 1889 10 S MO KY IA

173-173 Frank P Orr Head W M Aug 1853 46 M14 KY KY KY Farmer
Rebecca Wife W F May 1862 38 M14 5
Joseph H Son W M Oct 1888 11 S MO KY MO Farm labor
Willie L Dau W F Oct 1889 10 S MO KY MO
Mary E Dau W F Dec 1891 8 S MO KY MO
Frank C Son W M Dec 1894 5 S MO KY MO
5.
man William V Orr‏‎
Born ‎ 1856 at KY, died ‎ 1932 at Cooper Co., MO‎, 75 or 76 years, buried ‎ 1932 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Cemetery,Cooper Co., MO
6.
woman Adda L. "Addie Orr" Orr‏
Born ‎ 1859 at Kentucky, died ‎ Oct 24, 1946 at Cooper Co., MO‎, 86 or 87 years, buried ‎ 1946 at Pilot Grove Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO
7.
man Harvey B "Harry B. Orr" Orr‏‎
Born ‎ 1863 at Kentucky, died ‎ 1944 at Cooper Co., MO‎, 80 or 81 years, buried ‎ 1944 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO
8.
man Joseph Johnson Orr‏‎
Born ‎ Apr 18, 1866 at MO, died ‎ May 30, 1870 at Cooper Co., MO‎, 4 years, buried ‎ 1870 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO
9.
woman Matta L. "Mattie Orr" Orr‏‎
Born ‎ 1869 at MO, died ‎ UNKNOWN‎