Thanks to clues given on this message board, I have found clues to my Orand family. I am wondering if on the 1870 Census of Wilson Co., TN, District #14the famlly #104 of John and Mary Orand could be that of James Orand that married Mary Elizabeth Tribble February 1863 in Cannon Co., TN.The ages of this John and Mary are close to the ages of James Orand and Mary Elizabeth Tribble, the age of 2 for their son Matt is the age of my great grandfather James Matthew Oran (Orand).James Orand and Mary Tribble Oran moved to Kentucky,On the 1880 census of Caldwell Co., KY Fredonia District it list: Oran, James M, age 60 born TN Mary Eage 45 born TN James Mage 12 born TN Wm Gage 06 born KY Susanage 04 born KY Finis Lage 01 born KY On the 1900 census of Caldwell Co., KY it list James M Oran, age 80 (Mar 1820) widower living with his daughter Susan Felker and her husband Gid. The names of the older children of John and Mary Orand on the 1870 census of Wilson Co., TN are all unknown to my research.
On the 1870 census of Wilson Co., TNDistrict #14 family # 74 of Ace Orand, Margaret Orand, Victoria Orand, Amanda Orand, Robert Orand, and Margaret Rakes age 6. On the 1880 census of Webster Co., KY Dixon district listA.B. Orren age 66 born in NC, Margret age 63, born NC, Amanda, age 28, born in NC and is listed deft, dumb, idiot, and Robert H, age 20, born TN.
On tax list for Webster Co., KY they list A.B. Orand, Acy Oren, Asa Oran between the years of 1861 and 1864.Also listed in the Webster Co., Ky tax list are WJC Orand, WJC Oren, Wm J C Oran, J A Orun, James A Oran, James M Oran and J M Oran during the years of 1861 and 1866. There are no Oran (any spelling) families on the tax list of Webster Co., 1867-68-70-71-72-74. In 1873 the Webster Co., Tax list names Wm J C Orren and Acy B Orren, in 1875 the tax list names Wm J Orren.
There's no Orand-Oran family listed on the 1870 census of Webster Co., KY.
The above WJC Orand was known to family as Joseph, he married Jane Caroline Grimes February 1854 in Wilson Co., TN James Matthew Oran, son of James and Mary E Tribble Orand married Serena Eller "Ella" Oran daughter of WJC and Jane Caroline Grimes Orand in 1888 in Webster Co., KY.They said they were 2 or 3rd cousins. Wm