Orum, Oram, Orem Descendants in America.
by Arthur M. Orum, 1979.
Note: George Orum died George Orum, born 1822 Washington County, Pa., died ----(still living in 1880 census)[Note: George died 14 Nov 1903 at the Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers, per pension file #385220.], 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.