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    Date: 04/09/99
    Subject: James Kerr of Augusta County VA
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    Descendants of James Kerr
     

     

    Descendants of James Kerr

     

     

    Generation No. 1

     

    1.  JAMES1 KERR1 was born WFT Est. 1682-1687 in Scotland/Northern Ireland?, and died 1770 in Augusta County, Virginia2.  He married MARTHA BALL3. 

     

    Notes for JAMES KERR:

    Note: this report contains some unproven information, some based upon circumstantial evidence and much is based upon the records of early Augusta County, Virginia (Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia records) and over 30 years of genealogical research (some secondary sources).  If you have PROVEN information on any of these lines, which contradicts any of this information, or can add information or documentation, please contact me at: Delijim@aol.com    Thank yoiu:)

     

    James Kerr, d. 1770 in Augusta County, Virginia.  Unfortunately, the only child named in his Administration Papers was his son, John, who was named co-administrator of his estate.  Circumstantial evidence exists to support William, Andrew, Samuel, Elizabeth, James and David as other children of James, there may be other, yet unproven children.  More research is necessary.  He and his family migrated from Scotland to Pennsylvania before 1728-1730, when his sons were married, probably in Chester/Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Lancaster was formed in 1729 from part of Chester County).  Many researchers believe that this Kerr family came from Paxton Township, in Chester/Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and this has been at least partially corroborated by a statement of Lt. General Andrew Pickens (The Pickens family was very close to the Kerr family, and intermarried several times):

     

    1811 letter by Gen. Andrew Pickens to General Light Horse Harry Lee in which Gen. Pickens states that he was born in Paxton  township (located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).  It's transcribed in Sharp's history of the Pickens family, p. 135.

     

     "I was born in PA, Paxton Township, on the 19th Sept. 1739.  My father removed with his family when I was very young to Virginia, and settled for a few years west of where Staunton now stands about 8 miles, and in the year 1752 or 3, removed to the Waxhaws and was amongst the first settlers of that

    part of South Carolina.  My father and mother came from Ireland.  My father's progenitors emigrated from France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes."

     

    In 1738/9, James Kerr purchased land in the Orange/Augusta County, Virginia area, where they migrated with several other prominent Scotch families (Buchanan, Steele, Pickens, Anderson, Allison, Campbell, Robertson and Hays just to name a few).

     

    There was a James Ker of Augusta County, who left a will in Orange County, Virginia (the predecessor county of Augusta County) in Will Book 2, 66-7, dated 18 April 1745, proved 22 August 1745.  This will mentions brothers DAVID and HUGH KERR; Charles Lewis, son of Col. John Lewis; William, son of William Hutchison; Elinor, wife of George Hutchison, MARGARET SPEAR, MARGARET PICKENS, William Henderson, Gabriel Home and DAVID CRAIG.  It was witnessed by Andrew Russell and William Lewis.  NOTE: In 1761, Andrew Russell witnessed a deed of John and Lucy Kerr to John Allison.  Note, too the PICKENS reference.   This James Kerr, COULD be a father of the James Kerr that died in 1770 in Augusta County.  With the Pickens, Spear and Craig references, he is undoubtedly related, more research is necessary to prove a relationship.

     

    James Kerr was one of the first settlers of Augusta County, Virginia, and built a large log house on Middle River between 1738-1740.  This house, was used as an early meeting and court-house for the newly formed county of Augusta (formed in 1738-1745).  This house was a rather large house, needed to house his large family that recently arrived from Pennsylvania.  It is depicted and discussed in detail in the book "Kerrs and Kin, 1730-1930", by Vincent Brown Kerr, published 1930 in Staunton, Virginia.

     

    This house is also pictured and described in Old Homes of Augusta County, The Pioneer Home of the Kerr Family, by Gladys B. Clem, Ninth of Landmark Series, pp. 53-56.

     

    Also from "Kerrs and Kin", pg. 8:

     

    The first Kerr who settled in the Valley of Virginia must have been James Kerr, who died in 1770, and his eldest son, John administered on his estate, and James Kerr, my great grandfather, must have been a son of the first James and brother of John, who had two sons, William and James, and a daughter Elizabeth McClure, and John, Samuel, William and Andrew Kerr all owned land on Middle River, and all had children baptized by Rev. John Craig from 1740-1749, and their land adjoined on Middle River from New Hope to Stone Church, and are the same family.

     

    Thus, James Kerr appears to be the progenitor of several sons that were in early Augusta County, Virginia records.  He is most probably the grandfather of the following children baptised in Augusta County by the Rev. John Craig between 1740-1749:

     

    "Augusta Co, Virginia Baptismal Records, 1740-1749", and it is described as "a record of baptisms by the Rev. John Craig, D.D., 1740-49, pastor of Augusta Church for thirty years".  It has the following KERR baptisms:

     

    Name of Father         Name of Child          Date of Baptism         Place/Notes

     

    KERR, John              Isabel                      Oct. 19, 1740             N/A

       "       John              Margaret                  Aug 2, 1747               N/A

       "       John              Elizabeth                 Feb 6, 1743               N/A

       "       John              Letitia                     Sept 22, 1745             N/A

       "       John              Mary                       Feb 27, 1749              Timber Grove

     

    KERR, William          Thomas                   Oct 11, 1747              N/A

       "       Wm               Andrew                   Sept 16, 1744             N/A

       "       Wm               James                    Apr 13, 1746               N/A

     

    KERR, Samuel          Lucia                       Dec 13, 1747             N/A

        "      Samuel          Samuel                    Nov 29, 1741             N/A

        "      Samuel          Agness                    Mar 20, 1743             N/A

        "      Samuel          William                    May 5, 1745              N/A

     

    KERR, Andrew          John                        Mar 27, 1748             N/A

       "       Andrew          Jennet                     Aug 24, 1746             N/A

     

     

    One researcher, Nita Rhodes (NRhoads@MSB.Mat-Su.k12.ak.us) believes that James Kerr MAY have been a brother of Gustavus Kerr, who had family that migrated to Augusta County, VA, and possibly to Rowan County, NC.  This pretty much mirrors the migration of the family of James Kerr.  More research is necessary in order to make a connection.

     

    James Kerr was named one of the original Justices of the Peace in Augusta County, Virginia when the first Augusta County Court was formed on December 9, 1745.  Also named as Justices of the Peace were John and Andrew Pickens.   Several of the Pickens family intermarried with the Kerr's and other prominent Augusta County families.  The family of James Kerr were members of Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, the first church formed in Augusta County, Virginia, near present day Staunton, Virginia. (Source: "The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Freedom", by Howard McKnight Wilson, pub. 1954.

     

     

    Another Relation in Lancaster County, PA:?

     

    AN INDEX TO THE WILL BOOKS AND INTESTATE RECORDS OF LANCASTER COUNTY,

    PENNSYLVANIA 1729-1850

    INDEX to the WILL BOOKS OF LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 1729 - 1850

    Paxton Township

    page 26

    Name: Kerr, James

    Year: 1748

    Book: J

    Volume: 1

    Page: 116

     

     

    Pennsylvania Marriages: (Note: James Kerr's family had already migrated to Orange/Augusta County, Virginia in 1728)

     

    1769, Feb. 24. Hathorn, James, and Martha Kerr.

    1767, Dec. 10. James, Mary, and Henry Kerr

    1770, May 16. Kerr, James, and Mary Landy.

    1775, Jan. 5. Kerr, James, and Rebecca Simpson.

    1769, Feb. 24. Kerr, Martha, and James Hathorn.

    1770, Jan. 5. Kerr, Mary, and James Young.

     

    Info on Robert Kerr of Augusta County, VA  Possible relation?:

    The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume

    94

    page 81

    Mrs. Laura L. Hurd Ross.

    DAR ID Number: 93253

    Born in Monroe County, Mo.

    Wife of A. C. Ross.

    Descendant of Robert Kerr, Capt. Drury Ragsdale, and Robert Hannah, as

    follows:

    [p.81] 1. John Wesley Hurd (1848-1908) m. 1872 Mary Greening (b. 1854).

    2. Thomas Washington Hurd (1820-1902) m. 1845 Margaret Isabel Kerr

     (1825-96); Isaac Greening (b. 1829) m. 1851 Martha Elden Ragsdale (b.

    1834).

    3. John Kerr (b. 1792) m. 1815 Susan Hannah (b. 1798); James Ragsdale

    (1803-50) m. 1st 1832 Sallie Deaver (1816-91).

    4. Daniel Kerr (1764-1837) m. 1790 Polly Kirkpatrick (1764-1810)

    (parents of John); William Hannah (1775-1852) m. 1796 Mary Buchanan

    (1773-1843); Drury Ragsdale m. 1790 Sophia Waller (1776-1862).

    5. Robert Kerr m. 1763 Elizabeth Bailey; Robert Hannah m. 1773 Mary

    Kilpatrick (b. 1755).

    Robert Kerr (1720-1808) served as private in Captain Chamber's company,

    Col. Moses Hazen's regiment, Continental troops. He was born in

    Scotland; died in Augusta County, Va.

    Drury Ragsdale (1755-1820) served as captain, 1777-80, in Col. Charles

    Harrison's 1st regiment of artillery, Continental troops. He was born

    and died in Virginia.

    Robert Hannah (1750-1825) served as private under Captains Brent and

    Reddick, Colonels Elliott and Lawson, 4th Virginia regiment. He was born

    in Virginia; died in Augusta County, Va.

     

     

    10 Mar. 1730 (359) History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1883

    James Cunningham was one of the pioneers who settled near Donegal meeting-house in 1723. He took up several hundred acres of land adjoining the glebe land on the north. On the 10th day of March, 1730, he sold to John Gass, whose executors, in 1736, sold to William McClelland and Michael McCleery, who, in 1739, sold to James Kerr, who sold to Andrew Kerr, William Wilson, and William Kerr.

     

     

    CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF KERR FAMILY IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA

    Scotch-Irish in Virginia, Augusta County Court Records

     

    7 JULY 1743

    District court list of deeds recorded in Orange Co VA executed by Benjamin Border

    … to John Carr.

     

    9 DECEMBER 1745.

    County Court formed--First Justices: James Patton, John Buchanan, Peter Scholl,

    Robert Campbell, Robert Poage, Thomas Lewis, Robert Cunningham, Richard Woods,

    Robert Craven, Adam Dickinson, John Anderson, John Lewis, George Robinson, James

    Bell, John Brown, John Pickens, Hugh Thomson, John Finla, John Christian, James

    Kerr, Andrew Pickens.

     

    10  DECEMBER 1745.

     Robert Young---Constable---vice John Kerr in Richard Woods's Co.

     

    10 FEBREAURY 1745/6.

     Daniel Griffeths committed by James Kerr for stealing a horse from Edward

    Franklin of Orange, acquitted.

     

    11 FEBRUARY 1745.

     John Carre (Kerr) spec. bail for Hugh Martin.

     

    29 JULY 1745

    Hugh Ross, 100 Acres on Walker’s Run between place called McCaden’s and Samuel

    Carr’s.

     

    15 APRIL 1746.

     Carr vs. Smith -- £4 Penna. Curcy.== £3 Cur. Money, Va.

     

    13 JUNE 1746

    John Kerr witnessed land transaction between Samuel Henderson and George

    Hutchinson.

     

    22 NOVEMBER 1746

    John Kerr witnessed land transaction between Samuel Norwood and John Gilmer on

    Tees Creek.

     

    7 MARCH 1747

    Thomas Stevenson and David Edmiston processioned for John Kerr .&. James Kerr.

     

    21 MAY 1747.

     Grand Jury Presentments: Col. Thomas Chew, common swearer; John Bramham,

    sheriff, common swearer; John O'Neal and Mary Corbit, alias Smith, adultery; James

    Kerr, disturber of common peace by carrying lies and as a common lyer; Valentine Sevear,

    swearing six oaths; Ro. Harper, being drunk and swearing three prophane oaths;

    John Bramham, for prophanely desiring God to damn George Robinson and his company;

    Robert Young, breach of Sabbath; James Kerr, breach of Sabbath; James Burk, common

    swearer.

     

    JUNE 1747

    William Carr appointed constable.  Vice constable, James Gillespy.

     

    17 MARCH 1748

    John Carr owed estate of David Moore.  James Fulton, John Montgomery, Patric Hays

    took inventory.

     

    19 MAY 1748

    William Kerr witnessed land transaction of Robert Black and John  Miller.

     

    13 SEPTEMBER 1748

    Richard Kerr owed estate of Col James Patton.

     

    23 JUNE 1748

    James Kerr, 400 Acres between his son William’s land and Beverly Manor.

     

    FEBRUARY 1749 (A).

    John Hind vs. John Kerr.--In consideration of marriage by plaintiff of Jane,

    daughter of defendant, defendant promised plaintiff land. Married 1749. Writ dated 4th

    December, 1749. Defendant refused to make conveyance and suit.

     

    26 FEBRUARY 1749

    John Kerr to John Hind, 100 A’s in loop neck of Cathey’s River near Thomas Story

    line.  Dower released by Lucy, wife of John Kerr.

     

    28 JUNE 1749

    Jean Kerr married John Hinds, Augusta Co VA.  [marriage records]

     

    16 AUGUST 1749

    John Pickens, 400 Acres between Kerr’s land and Hamilton’s old place, and 400

    Acres between John Keer’s land and John Carr.

     

    24 AUGUST 1749.

    264) William Parks's 2464 acres on So. Br. Potomac to be valued by Geo. Sea,

    MartiStroup, John Knight Owells (O'Neils), Henry Kerr, John Skelton, John Patton, Jr.,

    James Rutledge and John Smith.

     

    NOVEMBER 1749

    Valuation of improvements on 2464 Acres belonging to William Parks on Southern

    Border Potomac, viz … John Kerre’s improvements …

     

    17 NOVEMBER 1749

    Petition for road from Joseph Long’s  mill to James Young’s mill and by William

    Hall’s on the North River and into the Great Road on James Thompson’s plantation,

    … it is our course to meeting, market and mill.  John Kerr [signed].

     

    5 MARCH  1750

    John Carr, where he lives on Middle Creek ….

     

    2 APRIL  1750

    John Allison, 100 Acres adjoining John Kerr, Robert Dickson, James Henderson.

     

    18 MAY 1750

    James Patton, Gentleman,  to James Carre, late of Lancaster Co PA, 474 Acres

     

    22 MAY 1750

    Borden to David Carr, 368 Acres on Kennedy’s Mills Creek, adjoining corner of John

    Kerr.

     

    20 AUGUST 1750

    David Carr, John Wilson, William McCutchen, appaised estate of James Shields,

    cordwainer.

     

    28 AUGUST 1750

    Henry Carr … added to list of tithables.

     

    27 AUGUST 1751

    John Robinson , wife Jean, to William Kerr along corner of James Kerr.

     

    20 MAY 20 1752.

    Elizabeth Perkins and her two sons, George and William Skillern, bound to peace

    towards James Carr.

     

    19 AUGUST 1752

    James Edmiston, son and heir of and adm of  David Edmiston and Isabella Edmiston,

    relict and heir and adm.    Witness, Andrew Kerr.

     

    28 NOVEMBER 1752

    James Patton, Gent, to Richard Carr, 240 Acres on Welsh Run of Roanoke River.

     

    21 MARCH 1752

    David Kerr and Kathrine, to Robert Gray, 200 Acres along Kennedy’s Mill Creek adj

    John Kerr’s line.

     

    21 MARCH 1753.

    (415) Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young, Joseph Long,

    Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford,

    George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington, Wm. Brown, James Moore,

    John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, James Todd, James Young, Patrick

    Young, John Carr and James Campbell--keep the road from Joseph Long's Mill to

    James Young's Mill, thence to the Great Road on James Thompson's Plantation.

     

    23 MARCH 1753

    Richard Kerr … made evaluations of improvements of William Carravin property on

    waters of Roanoke.

     

    13 AUGUST 1753

    John Kerr and Ann to Francis Beatty, 336 Acres adj David Kerr on Kennedy’s Mill

    Creek.  David Kerr, witness.

     

    15 AUGUST 1753

    to … William Carr … appraisement of Michael Rady by James Bell, William Long, and

    Thomas Stuart.

     

    AUGUST 1753

    William Kerr to Edward Rutledge, Flag Spring on Middle River.  Wit, John Hind,

    Andrew Kerr, John Pickens, and William Kerr.

     

    OCTOBER 1753

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 75

    Page 205. -  James Kerr

     

    24 NOVEMBER  1753.

     Road ordered--Wm. Carravan, overseer--from Charles Millicons to Wm.

    Carravan's, with these workers: Wm. Ralston and his sons, Charles Millicon, James,

    Joseph and Edward McDonald, Joseph and David Robinson, James Galliad, Archd.

    Graham, David Miller, Hugh Mills, Richard Kerr, Wm. Miller, Wm. Graham, David and

    Joshua McCormick, Tobias Smith, Steven Rentfro.

     

    20 AUGUST 1754

    John Kerr, yeoman, and Margaret (her mark) to John McNee, yeoman, on Tees Creek.

     

    29 AUGUST 1754

    David Kerr and Catherine, plantationer, to Arthur Kennedy, on Kennedy’s Mill

    Creek.

     

    1755

    Samuel Given processioned for James Carr … for John Carr… for Andrew Carr

     

    15 APRIL 1755

    Richard Carr, Hugh Mills, William Carravin appraised property of William Miller.

     

    4 AUGUST 1755

    Estate of John Glass owed … William Carr.

     

    1755 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    James Carr, delinquent

    Samuel Carr

    Andrew Carr

    Richard Carr

    John Keer

     

    27 NOVEMBER  1755

    …subscribers have processioned all the patroned land within bounds of Cap’t

    Christian’s Co … from William Kerr.

     

     

    1756

    Processioned by James Allen, for John Carr.

     

    18 NOVEMEBER 1757

    Michael Riley’s estate owed William Kerr.

     

     

    MARCH, 1758 (B).

    Alexr. Wright vs. Andrew Kerr.--June 14, 1754. To Rutherford, on faith. Henry, on

    sacrament.

     

    20 MAY 1758

    Jane Thompson, d/o Alexander Thompson, bound to William Kerr.

     

    28 JUNE 1758

    Henry Carr owed estate of Peter Moser.

     

    29 JULY 1759

    Martha Fruit’s will (widow) left to William Care one bed and one horse.

    Everything else left to Jean Logan.

     

    18 AUGUST 1759

    John Kerr of Rowan Co NC to James Hamilton, on Middle River at mouth of

    Christian’s Creek between Long Meadow Run and Christian’s Creek.   James Kerr,

    wit.

     

    26 APRIL 1760

    page 328

    Samuel Bell vs. James Kerr, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; John

    Hind, and Edward Rutledge.--Bond by defendants, 26th April, 1760.

     

    20 MAY 1760

    Processioned by John Malkem and Alexander Blair for John Keer.

     

    2 JUNE 1760

    Original patent by Frau Fauquier to William Carr on Cathey’s River, corner Beverly

    Main line.

     

    19 NOVEMBER 1760

    Samuel Carr and Margaret, to James Hughes and Anrew Greer, 224 Acres on Big Meadow

    Run.

     

     

    24 NOVEMBER 1760

    William Kerr, George Trout, Geo Patterson appraised property of Thomas Cadden.

     

    17 FEBRUARY 1760

    Samuel Bell and Margaret, to James Kerr, blacksmith, 300 Acres at mouth of

    Christian’s Creek on Middle River,

     

    17 FEBRUARY  1761

    James Carr … hog and cow mark and horse brand recorded.

     

    19 MAY 1761

    John Kerr and Lucie to Hugh Botkin, 174 Acres on a draught of North River of

    Shanadoe.  Wit, William Kerr.

     

    19 MAY  1761

    John Kerr and Lucie to William Mathers 275 Acres on a branch of Middle River. Wit,

    James Kerr and John Hind.

     

    19 MAY 1761

    John Hind and wife Jean, to Hugh Allen, 100 A in loop neck of Cathey’s River adj

    William Kerr’s line.

     

    20 MAY 1761

    John Kerr and Lucie to John Allison, 10 Acres on East side of Shanando betwixt

    land of John Kerr and Andrew Kerr.

     

    NOVEMBER, 1761.

    Kerr vs. Kennedy.--John Kerr, of Carlisle, and County Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

     

    1761 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    James Carr, blacksmith.

     

    17 FEBRUARY 1762.

     Catherine Brown to be bound to John Kerr.

     

     Rob. Armstrong is appointed guardian of Lydia, James and Jane Armstrong

    orphans of James Armstrong. William Wilson, orphan of John Wilson, chose Roger

    Keys his guardian. Church Wardens to bind out John and Christian Stiffey, Walter, James

    and Francis Dunn. Children of Philip Hoofman to be bound out. Commission for

    examination of Rachel, wife of Andrew Kerr. John Stuart, orphan of James Stuart, to be bound out.

     

    FEBRUARY, 1762.

     Samuel Bell vs. James Kerr, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; John Hind, and

    Edward Rutledge.--Bond by defendants, 26th April, 1760.

     

    FEBRUARY, 1762

    James Kerr vs Bell …. James Kerr in Cumberland Co PA.

     

    24 FEBRUARY 1762.

    Wm. Carr, assignee, vs. John Chambers--Defendant having made oath that he is

    not the person indebted—dismissed

     

    FEBRUARY 1762

    Andrew Kerr and Rachel to John Allison, 77 Acres on Middle River on Shanandoe.

     

    17 AUGUST 1762

    James Kerr of Roanoke Co NC to Patrick Hays in Derry Twsh, Lancaster Co PA. 272

    Acres in Beverly Manor.

     

    18 AUGUST 1762

    Richard Kerr to Israel Christian, 240 Acres on Welsh Run, a branch of Roan Oak.

     

    22 APRIL 1763

    Jacob Carr’s corner referred to in land transaction on Cathey’s River  of George

    Rodgers and Elizabeth, Robert Rodgers, of Augusta Co VA.

     

    15 NOVEMBER 1763.

    451 acres of John Kerr's land added to tithables. 190 acres of Wm. Kerr's land

    added to tithables. 375 acres of Saml. Hind's land added to tithables. 112 acres

    of Wm.  Mather's land added to tithables.

     

    17 MARCH 1764

     George Skillern and Elisabeth to James Kerr

    , £1.10, 1 acre, 3 roods, 10 perches, in fork of Christian's Creek and

    Middle River of Shanandore, part of 180 acres patented to John Kerr, 5th

    September, 1749, and by John to James Hamilton, and conveyed to George,

    on Christian's Creek. Teste: Jno. Anderson, Robert Wilson, William Kerr.

    Delivered: James Kerr, 10th June, 1771.

     

    17 MAY 1764

    James Carr to William Robertson, 3 tracts on Long Meadow of Middle Creek

     

    AUGUST, 1764

    Kerr vs. Bell & Hamilton.--James Kerr, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Bond,

    1760, conditioned to sell land on Christian's Creek by Bell & Hamilton to Kerr.

     

    17 AUGUST 1764

    Andrew Kerr and Rachel to Timithy Coll, 153 Acres on Middle River adj William

    Kerr’s line.

     

    20 NOVEMBER 1764.

    Dabney Carr qualified Attorney.

     

    20 MAY  1767.

    Hugh Allen appointed surveyor of highway from James Given's Mill, by his house,

    to Stone Meeting House, and the following to work the road: Saml. Hinds, Robt.

    Stevenson, Wm. Kerr, John Stewart, John Campbell, James Allen, John Anderson, Hugh

     

    Allen, William McClure, James Allen, Saml. Bell, Andrew Lockhart, John Burnside,

    Saml.

     

    McKee, James Searight, Thos. Storey.

     

    19 AUGUST 1764

    Hugh Allen appointed surveyor of highway from James Given’s Mill by his house to

    Stone Meeting House and  the following  to work the road … William Kerr…

     

    24 AUGUST  1767.

    Gilbert Carr, returned no inhabitant.

     

    17 NOVEMBER  1767.

     Thos. Carr, runaway servant of James McGill.

     

    20 NOVEMBER  1767.

     Witnesses: Thos. Kerr, Wm. Long, Saml. Wright.

     

    1767 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    William Kerr, Middle River.

     

    MARCH 1768

    James Karr and Mary of Bedford Co VA to Henry Cartmill, 120 Acres on Purgatory

    Creek.

     

    18 MAY 1768

    John Kerr and Lucy, and William Kerr and Martha to James Laird adj John Allison.

     

    18 MAY 1768

    William Carr and Martha to Andrew McClure, 164 Acres on  Middle Creek.

     

    16 AUGUST 1768

    John Carr and Lucy to William McClure, 150 Acres in Beverly Manor on branch of

    Middle Creek.

     

    1768 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    William McClure, Middle River (from Kerr).

    James Kare, New River.

    John Wiley, Carr’s Creek.

    James Carr, blacksmith.

     

    17 AUGUST 1769.

    Benj. Carr--witness from Culpeper.

     

    1769 AUGUSTA CO VE FEE BOOK

    James Carr, North River

    James Kerr, blacksmith.

     

    20 MARCH 1770.

    John Kerr, eldest son of deceased, qualifies admr. of James Kerr.

     

    20 MARCH 1779

    …of Kerr’s Creek,  formerly called Tee’s Creek, partly in Botetourt and part in

    Augusta.

     

    23 MARCH 1770

    John Kerr, bond, for administrator of James Kerr.

     

    1770 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    James Kerr, blacksmith.

     

    1771 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    William Kerr, Middle River

    John Kerr, Middle River

     

    24 MARCH 1772.

    John Kerr's death abates suit

     

    19 MAY 1772

    James Kerr appraised John Stewart’s estate.

     

    19  AUGUST  1772.

    John Karr to be bound to Isaac Morrison.

     

    1772 AUGSUTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    James Kerr, Pennsylvania

     

    30 JANUARY 1773

    James Kerr, William Robertson, John Ramsey, appraised estate of Robert Turk.

     

    23 MARCH 1773.

     Samuel Kerr--no inhabitant.

     

    23 MAY 1773.

    William Kerr--a witness from Botetourt.

     

    18 AUGUST 1773.

     John Kerr, orphan, formerly bound to Isaac Morris, to be bound out.

     

    1773 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    James Kerr, delinquent.

     

    28 JULY 1774

    William Kerr, along with Edward Rutledge and Samuel Bell,  wit will of Thomas

    Story.

     

     

    1774 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    James Kerr, blacksmith. Page 95.

    James Kerr, blacksmith. Page 131.

     

    5 OCTOBER 1775

    Will of James Lessley names wife Mary, and dau Agnes, under age 18.  James Kerr

    and Robert Kenny are listed as executor.

     

    19 MARCH  1776.

     John Kerr, orphan, to be bound to John Henton.

     

    20 AUGUST 1776.

    Alexr. Robertson, James Kerr and Robert Kenney are appointed guardians of

    Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel, Mary and Agnes Lessley, orphans of James Lessley, Jr.

     

    1776 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    Michael Carr of Bedford Co VA.

     

    19 MARCH 1777

    Will of Anne Needham, wife of the late John Needham, --- to son, John Car; to dau

    Caterian Warren; to dau Sniah Needham, …….

     

    8 APRIL  1777.

    Called Court on John Carr.--Acquitted.

     

    1777 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    William Kerr, Middle River.

    James Kerr, Middle River.

     

    16 AUGUST 1778

    William Blackwood’s will.  Wife Eloner and her 7 children.  Executor was wife and

    Joseph Kerr.  Wit was Alexander Long, Samuel Blackwood and Mary Kerr.

     

    9 FEBRUARY 1779

    Col Charles Lewis,  will.  Wife, Mary.  Children; Howell, Susannah, Warner, Mary,

    Jane, Sarah.  Widow married Charles Wingfield.

    Susannah married Joel Franklin.  Both died bef 1779.

    Sarah married Benjamin Brown.  Jane married John Carr.  Both died bef 1779.

         Children of Jane Lewis and John Carr, Lewis, John, Jane, Warner, Willis,

    Garland, Lucy.

          Lewis died bef 1779, leaving widow and one child in Albemarle.

          Mary married Edward Carter.  Mary died bef 1779, leaving children, Charles,

    Robert, Edward.

     

    17 AUGUST 1779

    William Kerr appraised estate of William Blackwood.

     

    1779 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    James Kerr, blacksmith.

    David Carr, delinquent, … gone to Holstein.

    William Kerr, delinquent, … gone to Holstein.

     

    DECEMBER 1780

    Jailer’s account ….for keeping:   … John Care, treason.

     

    1781

    Petition to court of Augusta Co Va from inhabitants in the bounds of Cap’t Longs

    Co of Militia … stating that Capt Long behaved himself at the battles of Hot Water

    and Jamestown and was a good soldier and noble officer and he should be

    re-instated to his post.  …. Thomas Kear, Benjamin Carr, Joseph Kerr.

     

    1781

    Tithable, James Kerr, and son James Kerr …. Alexander Robertson’s list.

     

    MAY 1782

    William Kerr is about to move to other parts.

     

    SEPTEMBER 1782

    William Carr and Martha to Andrew McClure, original patent.

     

    14 NOVEMBER 1782

    William Kerr will.  Wife Mary, executrix, children, un-named.   Gilbert Carr was a

    witness.

     

    1782 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    Jacob Coar, not found, delinquent.

    Joseph Kerr, not found, delinquent.

     

    9 APRIL 1783

    James Kerr appraised estate of Christian Clemon’s

     

    1783

    Tithable, James Kerr and son James … Cap’t Rankins Company.

     

    1784

    William Kerr died intestate, leaving 4 sons and 1 dau.  Thomas Kerr listed as

    heir-at-law.

     

    9 APRIL, 1784

    Tithable, Joseph Kerr, father, and brother, William Kerr … Cap’t Long’s Company.

     

    1785 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK

    John Kerr, delinquent from A. Mustoe’s list.

     

     

     

     

    Notes for MARTHA BALL:

    This researcher cannot verify that the wife of James Kerr of early Orange/Augusta County, Virginia was named Martha Ball.  There appears to be some "family tradition" to support this contention, but this researcher has seen no early records or documents to prove it.

           

    Children of JAMES KERR and MARTHA BALL are:

    2.                i.       JOHN2 KERR, b. WFT Est. 1705-1712, Scotland; d. September 12, 1777, Rowan County, North Carolina.

    3.               ii.       ELIZABETH KERR, b. WFT Est. 1707-1717, Scotland or Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1752.

    4.              iii.       SAMUEL KERR, b. WFT Est. 1715-1725.

    5.              iv.       WILLIAM KERR, b. WFT Est. 1716-1723; d. Probably Rowan County, North Carolina.

    6.               v.       ANDREW KERR, b. WFT Est. 1718-1723; d. 1782, Rowan County, North Carolina.

    7.              vi.       DAVID KERR, b. 1719; d. March 1804, Guilford County, North Carolina.

    8.             vii.       ELEANOR KERR, b. Abt. 1720; d. Abt. 1781.

    9.            viii.       LETITIA KERR, b. January 07, 1723/24, Pennsylvania.

    10.             ix.       JAMES KERR, b. Bet. 1725 - 1726, Pennsylvania; d. December 1811, Augusta County, Virginia.

     

     

    Generation No. 2

     

    2.  JOHN2 KERR (JAMES1)3 was born WFT Est. 1705-1712 in Scotland, and died September 12, 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina3.  He married LUCY PICKENS3,4,5 March 27, 1730 in Chester/Lancaster County, Pennsylvania6, daughter of WILLIAM PICKENS and MARGARET PIKE.  She was born 1702 in Ireland7,8, and died September 02, 1782 in Montgomery County, Virginia9,10.

     

    Notes for JOHN KERR:

    John Kerr was the only one of the children of James Kerr, who died in Augusta County, Virginia in 1770, who was mentioned in his administration papers as "qualifying as eldest son", and was named administrator of his father's estate.  He married Lucy Pickens on March 27, 1730 in Chester County, Pennsylvania (marriage records not located by this researcher).  John Kerr and his family are mentioned many times in Augusta County, Virginia records.  John Kerr is listed as having property next to several of his brothers in early Augusta County, Virginia records.  John Kerr MAY have died either in Augusta County, Virginia, or possibly in Rowan County, North Carolina, where some of his brothers migrated and left large families (there are records of a John Kerr in Rowan County, North Carolina in the late 1750's and 1760's).  No will for John Kerr has been located by this researcher, nor has a will for his wife Lucy (Pickens) Kerr, who is said to have died in Montgomery County, Virginia in 1782.  Some sources list the date of death for John Kerr as September 12, 1777, and others list it as "abt. 1772".  Although it is not known exactly when and where he died, the following entry in Chalkley's indicates that he died before 1794:

     

    (Note: It is not clear that he died in Augusta County, or another location.  His will at this time has not been located.:

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV.

    page 406

    Commonwealth vs. John Dixon.--Trespass for cutting down James Kerr's

    corner trees 31st May, 1794. John Allison was grandson of John Kerr,

    deceased, 1794. This suit involves title to land of James Kerr and John

    Dixon in 1792.

     

     

    His parentage is established in the following entry, unfortunately, his father James Kerr died intestate, and most his other children have only been circumstantially placed at this point:

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XIV.

    page 160  (March 1770) (65) John Kerr, eldest son of deceased, qualifies admr. of James

    Kerr.

     

     

    Other references of John Kerr and his family in Augusta County, Virginia records:

     

     

    This entry from Orange County, Virginia establishes the importation of John Kerr and his family into Orange (Later Augusta) County, Virginia:

     

    Notes from the County Court Records of Orange Co. Va. Order Book #2 1739 to

    1741. Importations pg. 138

            "John Carr made oath that he imported himself, Lucy his wife, his

    children Jane, William, Barbara, Lucy & Martha Carr & Margaret Gilasby &

    Mathew Gilasby at his own charge into the colony, & that this is the first

    time of proving their rights in order to obtain land." March 27th. 1740.

    Found at the  Va. Historical Society in Richmond, Va. on 6 / 7/ 2000.

     

     

    In 1740, John Kerr was listed as a member of John McDowell's Militia Co. (see Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 140.)  The company also included Ephraim McDowell and John Allison.  Note that this McDowell family married into the family of Michael Woods of Albemarle County, VA, whose son Archibald with his family settled in the Long Cane settlement by the Kerr's in the 1760's.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 2.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 277

    Page 405.--26th February, 1749. John Kerr to John Hind, 100 acres in a

    loop neck of Cathey's River; Thomas Storey's line. Dower released by

    Lucy, wife of John Kerr. Delivered: William Hinds, December, 1754.

    Teste: Francis Beaty, John Pickens.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 9.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 369

    Page 267.--19th May, 1761. John Ker and Lucie ( ) to Hugh Botkin,

    £13.10, 174 acres on a draft of North River of Shanando; cor. Robert

    McMahan. Teste: John Botkin, William Kerr, William ( ) Mathers, John

     Reburn. Delivered: John Botkin, 5th June, 1762.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 9.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 369

    Page 270.--19th May, 1761. Same to Willam Mathers, £10, 112 acres, part

    of a survey of 275 acres surveyed for John Kerr in Beverley Manor on a

    branch of Middle River; Manor line. Teste: William and Jes. Kerr, John

     Hind. Delivered: Henry King per order of Wm. Mathers, 29th December,

    1774.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 9.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 371

    Page 353.--20th May, 1761. John Kerr and Lucie ( ) to John Allison, £2,

    10 acres on east side Shanandoe betwixt land of said Ker and Allison,

    part of 400 acres; Andrew Ker's line. Teste: Andrew Russell, Edward

    Rutledge, William Ker. Delivered: John Allison, February, 1768.

     

     

    FEBRUARY 17, 1762.

      (154) Saml. Mousey, witness to a deed.

      (155) Joseph Lion exempted from County levy.

      (155) Catherine Brown to be bound to John Kerr.

     

     

    NOVEMBER 16, 1763.

      (342) 451 acres of John Kerr's land added to tithables. 190 acres of

    Wm. Kerr's land added to tithables. 375 acres of Saml. Hind's land added

    to tithables. 112 acres of Wm. Mather's land added to tithables.

     

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 11.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 412

    Page 638.--17th March, 1764. George Skillern and Elisabeth to James Kerr

    , £1.10, 1 acre, 3 roods, 10 perches, in fork of Christian's Creek and

    Middle River of Shanandore, part of 180 acres patented to John Kerr, 5th

    September, 1749, and by John to James Hamilton, and conveyed to George,

    on Christian's Creek. Teste: Jno. Anderson, Robert Wilson, William Kerr.

    Delivered: James Kerr, 10th June, 1771.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 14.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 467

    Page 331.--18th May, 1768. John Kerr and Lucy ( ) and William Kerr and

    Martha ( ) to James Laird, £50, 124 acres on Middle River of Shanando,

    100 of which is part of 400 joining Beverley Manor and patented to said

    John 30th July, 1742, the other 24 acres patented to said William 2d

    June, 1760, joining the former tract; corner John Allison. Teste: Edward

    Rutledge, Alexander Walker, Wm. ( ) Mathers. Delivered: James Laird,

    February, 1770.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XIV.

    page 160  (March 1770) (65) John Kerr, eldest son of deceased, qualifies admr. of James

    Kerr.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV.

    page 400

    William Kerr vs. John Dixon.--Trespass on land involving title. John

    Allison appeared as agent for William Kerr and was William's nephew.

    William Rankin is about to remove to Kentucky, 16th September, 1789.

    William and James Kerr were sons of John Kerr. Jury finds special

    verdict; patent to Wm. Kerr 2d June, 1760. William Kerr and Martha, his

    wife, 17th May, 1768. Deposition of Elizabeth McClure, 5th August, 1789.

    She was the daughter of John Kerr. William Allison, son of John Allison,

    Sr. See some papers of above suit in the papers Samuel Hunter vs.

    Torbett and Mitchell.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 2.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 286

    Page 769.--22d May, 1750. Borden to David Carr (Kerr) 368 acres, survey

    of James McNutt, late deceased, Kennedy's Mill Creek; corner John Kerr.

    Delivered: Francis Beaty, 29th May, 1753.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 4.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 303

    Page 272.--20th March, 1752. John Buchanan, miller, to Samuel Braford,

    planter, 410 acres. In Beverley Manor on head Christian's Creek; corner

    James Cowan. Patrick Campbell's line; John Mitchel's corner. Teste:

    Charles Campbell, John Kerr.

     

     

     

    Marriages--Virginia to 1800

    FieldSearchMatches[Any]KERR32[Any]JAMES3128

     

    5 Combined Matches

    Marriage

    Date

    Context

    Kerr, JamesRodes, Mrs Susanna Nov 20,1795, Amhearst County, VA

    Huston,Patience Kerr, James Jan 16,1786, Augusta County, VA          

    Kerr, Mary  Ramsay, James Oct 22,1794 , Augusta County, VA

    Kerr, Mary   Peters, James Mar 11,1796, Faquier County, VA

    Kerr, Elizabeth   Withers, James Jul 05,1797, Faquier County, VA

     

    Subj:       Re: John Kerr Query

    Date:       98-07-06 23:20:27 EDT

    From:        alby6@juno.com (Agnes B Yount)

    To:        Delijim@aol.com

     

    Dear Jim,

     

    I just found the following in my notes that may be of interest:

     

    >From the book; "Tinkling Springs - Headwater of Freedom"  (Tinkling

    S[prings Presbyterian Church in Augusta Co, VA) in Appendix B -

    Importations to Orange County, principally from Great Britain through

    Pennsylvania:

     

    Joh Carr, Lucy his wife, Margaret Gilaspy and Mathew Gilaspey, his wife's

    children, and William, Barbara, Lucy, and Martha Carr, his children.  27

    Mar 1740.

     

    I interpret this to mean that this John Carr's wife, Lucy, had previously

    been married to a Gilaspy.  (For what it's worth, a Mathew Gillespie

    shows up in NC).

     

    Regards.

    Ray

     

     

    There was another  John Kerr in Augusta County, established in the following references:

     

    Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

    Volume I

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.

    ORDER BOOK No. XIV

    MARCH 24, 1772

    (350) John Kerr's death abates suit.

     

    AUGUST 18, 1773.  (perhaps a son of John Kerr who died in 1772)

    (152) John Kerr, orphan, formerly bound to Isaac Morris, to be bound out

     

    MARCH 19, 1776.

    (105) John Kerr, orphan, to be bound to John Henton.

     

     

    Following account of John Kerr and Margaret?????: (another John Kerr, perhaps the one that died in 1772 in Augusta County, VA)

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 6.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 328

    Page 376.--19th August, 1754. John Kerr, yeoman, and Margaret (her mark)

    to John McKee, yeoman (signed Carr), £200, 280 acres conveyed to John

    Carr by Borden, 8th July, 1743, part of 92,100 acres, on Tees Creek.

    Teste: Samuel Norwood, James Goodfellow, Wm. Woods. Delivered to James

     Lockart, 17th May, 1757.

     

     

    Notes for LUCY PICKENS:

    Information from the internet on Pickens line. (http://www.genealogy.org/~mfincher/pickens/pickens.desc)

     

    Says progenitor was Robert Andrew Pickens (1644-1699), and Esther Jane Benoit (1644-    ).

           

    Children of JOHN KERR and LUCY PICKENS are:

                       i.       WILLIAM3 KERR, b. 1731, Pennsylvania11; d. Bef. 1793; m. MARTHA ???; d. Aft. 1768.

     

    Notes for WILLIAM KERR:

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 3.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 298

    Page 482.--27th August, 1751. John Robinson to Jean, to Wm. Kerr, 188

    acres in Beverley Manor, part of above. By Beverley to Wm., and by Wm.

    to Jno. Robinson; Col. James Patton's line.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 5.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 319

    Page 520.-- ---- 1753. William Kerr to Edward Rutlidge. Flag Spring on

    Middle River. Teste: John Hind, Andrew Kerr, John Pickens, Wm. Kerr.

     

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT.

    WILL BOOK NO. 2.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 47

    Page 219.--18th November, 1757. Michael Reiley's estate, vendue--To

    William Bishop, Ezekiah Inman, Wm. Kerr, Jacob Gray, Thos. Sheils,

    Robert Campbell, of No. Mountain. Amounts sworn off said Rieley's estate

    according to law by these persons. Charles Dalhouse and many others.

    Paid Joseph Love for venduing the estate. Paid Secretary Nelson for

    recording Rieley's certificate. Paid James Lockhart by order of John

    Flood. Paid Robert Gibson for making the grave.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XI.

    page 137 - August 19, 1767

    Page (220) Hugh Allen appointed surveyor of highway from James Given's

    Mill, by his house, to Stone Meeting House, and the following to work

    the road: Saml. Hinds, Robt. Stevenson, Wm. Kerr, John Stewart, John

    Campbell, James Allen, John Anderson, Hugh Allen, William McClure, James

    Allen, Saml. Bell, Andrew Lockhart, John Burnside, Saml. McKee, James

    Searight, Thos. Storey.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. WILL BOOK NO. V.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 149

    Page 530.--28th July, 1774. Thomas Story's will, well stricken in

    years--To wife, Mary; to son, Thomas; to son, James, 175 acres joining

    John Stuart and Samuel Hinds; to son, John, 150 acres joining John

    Givens and Pat. Crawford; to daughters, Rebecca, Martha, Sarah, Elinor,

    Elizabeth, Mary. Executors, wife Mary and son James. Teste: Edward

    Rutledge, William Kerr, Samuel Bell. Proved, 20th August, 1777, by Bell

    and Rutledge. James Story qualifies.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV.

    page 400

    William Kerr vs. John Dixon.--Trespass on land involving title. John

    Allison appeared as agent for William Kerr and was William's nephew.

    William Rankin is about to remove to Kentucky, 16th September, 1789.

    William and James Kerr were sons of John Kerr. Jury finds special

    verdict; patent to Wm. Kerr 2d June, 1760. William Kerr and Martha, his

    wife, 17th May, 1768. Deposition of Elizabeth McClure, 5th August, 1789.

    She was the daughter of John Kerr. William Allison, son of John Allison,

    Sr. See some papers of above suit in the papers Samuel Hunter vs.

    Torbett and Mitchell.

     

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    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DELINQUENTS.

    ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

    page 422

    Delinquents, Augusta County Levy for 1779: Mathew Huston, gone; William Kerr, gone to Holstein;

     

    AUGUST, 1793 (D to M).

    William Kerr vs. John Dixon.--Trespass on land involving title. John

    Allison appeared as agent for William Kerr and was William's nephew. (note: John Allison m. Lucy2 Kerr (John1))

    William Rankin is about to remove to Kentucky, 16th September, 1789.

     

    William and James Kerr were sons of John Kerr. Jury finds special verdict;

    patent to Wm. Kerr 2d June, 1760. William Kerr and Martha, his wife,

    17th May, 1768. Deposition of Elizabeth McClure, 5th August, 1789. She

    was the daughter of John Kerr. William Allison, son of John Allison, Sr.

    See some papers of above suit in the papers Samuel Hunter vs. Torbett and

    Mitchell.

     

     

     

    11.             ii.       JANE KERR, b. 1732, Pennsylvania; d. 1782, Prob. Augusta County, Virginia.

    12.            iii.       JAMES KERR, b. Abt. 1734, Prob. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1797, Prob. Washington or Greene County, Tennessee.

                     iv.       BARBARA KERR, b. Abt. 1735, Pennsylvania11.

    13.             v.       LUCY KERR, b. Abt. 1736, Pennsylvania.

                     vi.       MARTHA KERR, b. Abt. 1738, Pennsylvania11.

     

    Notes for MARTHA KERR:

     

     

     

                    vii.       ISABELLA KERR, b. January 02, 1739/40.

     

    Notes for ISABELLA KERR:

    Some researchers have claimed that this Isabella, daughter of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens, who was among the first children to be baptized by Rev. John Craig, in Augusta County, Virginia (source: "From Tinkling Spring, Headwaters of Freedom") in October 19, 1740, was the Isabella Kerr that married William Gilbreath Falls and Hugh Torrance.   Other researchers strongly claim (based primarily upon family information) that Isabella Kerr, daughter of William Kerr and Rosannah Smith was the Isabella Kerr that married William Gilbreath Falls, who died in the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780, then married 2nd, Hugh Torrance. 

     

    Although no records have been seen by this researcher to prove the existence of this Isabella Kerr, based upon naming patterns used in the 1700's, it appears that William Kerr is the more likely father of Isabella.   Certainly, if a will for William Kerr (or this brother John Kerr), naming a daughter, "Isabella Falls" could be produced, it would put this issue to rest.

     

    14.          viii.       ELIZABETH KERR, b. Abt. 1742, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 1824, Augusta County, Virginia.

    15.             ix.       LETITIA KERR, b. Abt. 1745, Staunton, Orange (Augusta) County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1788.

    16.              x.       MARGARET KERR, b. 1747, prob. Augusta County, Virginia; d. Bef. 1775.

                      xi.       MARY KERR, b. 1749, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia12; m. JAMES PETERS13, March 11, 1796, Fauquier County, Virginia13.

     

     

    3.  ELIZABETH2 KERR (JAMES1) was born WFT Est. 1707-1717 in Scotland or Pennsylvania, and died Bef. 1752.  She married WILLIAM PICKENS14,15 1735 in Pennsylvania, son of WILLIAM PICKENS and MARGARET PIKE.  He was born Abt. 1705 in Ireland16, and died 1783 in Montgomery County, Virginia.

     

    Notes for ELIZABETH KERR:

    Elizabeth Kerr MAY be a daughter of James Kerr.  More research is necessary to establish this relationship. James Kerr apparently died intestate (without will) in 1770, and his son's John and William are the only ones proven through Augusta County, VA records.  John Kerr is mentioned in James Kerr's administration papers as being "eldest son" and qualifying as co-administrator of his estate.  William Kerr is mentioned as having land "adjoining his brother John Kerr" in Chalkley's records.

     

    Notes for WILLIAM PICKENS:

    From Chalkleys' Augusta County, Virginia Court Judgements:

     

    FEBRUARY, 1761.

    Scot vs. Scot.--Jane Scot, an infant, by Daniel Smith, her guardian, daughter of Samuel Scot, of Augusta, deceased, in 1749. Jane had a sister and brother. The widow Scot intermarried with William Pickins. Jane's oldest sister was Mary.

           

    Child of ELIZABETH KERR and WILLIAM PICKENS is:

    17.              i.       MARGARET3 PICKENS, b. 1745; d. WFT Est. 1787-1840, Abbeville, SC.

     

     

    4.  SAMUEL2 KERR (JAMES1) was born WFT Est. 1715-1725.  He married MARGARET ???. 

     

    Notes for SAMUEL KERR:

    Samuel Kerr has not been  "proven" to be a son of James Kerr, but there is strong and compelling evidence to make the assumption.   In addition to land records indicating ownership of land adjoining James Kerr and/or his other sons, he was in Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia about 1741-1747, when he had four children baptized "in the congregation" : (source: "From Tinkling Spring, Headwaters of Freedom")

     

    Samuel, bapt. 11/29/1741

    Agness, bapt. 3/20/1743

    William, bapt. 5/5/1745

    Lucia, bapt. 12/13/1747

     

    He is being placed as a son of James Kerr based upon his being in Augusta County at the same time as John Kerr, Andrew Kerr, and William Kerr, all listed as having children baptized in Tinkling Spring Church, near Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia between 1740-1749.  John Kerr and William Kerr are mentioned in Augusta County records as being sons of James Kerr, John qualified as "eldest son" and therefore "co-adminstrator of the estate" of James Kerr's, who died in Augusta County in 1770.  Unfortunately, it appears that James Kerr died intestate (without a will), and other records in Augusta County do not mention Samuel as frequently as other Kerr ancestors.   There were several OTHER Kerr families that moved into the Augusta County from 1749-1760, but Andrew Kerr, John Kerr, Samuel Kerr and William Kerr were the only ones listed in the earliest records, shortly after Augusta County was formed about 1739.   James Kerr has been mentioned as one of the earliest settlers in the Orange (later Augusta) County area.  He purchased 473 acres of land in the Beverly Patent, Orange County, Virginia on February 29, 1739 (source: "From Tinkling Spring", pg. 418, and "Annals of Augusta County, Virginia"), almost right next door to John Pickens, brother of Lucy Pickens, who married John2 Kerr (James1).  This area was to fall into the newly formed Augusta County a few years later.   James Kerr is said to have built one of the first homes in the area (source: "Old Homes of Augusta County, The Pioneer Home of the Kerr Family", Gladys B. Chen).

     

     

    From Kerr Homepage:

     

    Date: 05/08/99

    Subject: Georgia Kerr's

    From: "mike hardage" ahardage@bellsouth.com

    To: hamkarr@hctc.com

    Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 19:38:30 -0700 (PDT)

     

    location: smyrna, ga.

     

    comments: Genealogy: My gggrandfather, John Thomas Hardage b.SC 1794

    married Margaret Kerr in Hall Co. Ga 8/20/1819. She was dau

    of William Kerr, Lt. (B. Augusta Co, VA 5/7/1744) and Elizabeth

    Denton (b. 1777 d. Benton Co,AL 9/16/1839) They were Married

    Oct,1792, York Dist. SC. There were 2 children, Hugh Kerr, b

    4/27/1797 Hall Co. Ga and Margaret b. 5/2/1793, SC.

      William was son of Samuel Kerr b. c1710-20; wife unknown.

     Children were Samuel Kerr, Jr b. 1741

                   Agnes Kerr b. 1742

                   William

                   Lucia Kerr b. 1747.

     

    I'm really trying to find info on the Hardage Line but had this

    info and thought I'd send it to you for comments.

      Your site is really great, especially the music. Thanks

    Mike Hardage

     

    email: ahardage@bellsouth.com

     

     

     

    August County land records, prior to Botetourt's formation, include these significant entries (abstracts):

    Nov. 19, 1760, Samuel Carr, or Kerr, and wife Margaret, conveyed to James Hughes and Andrew Greer for 120 pounds, 224 acres on Big Meadow Run by patent Aug. 16, 1756, Beverly Manor line (Deed Book No. 9, p. 18).

     

     

     

    The following reference in Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia records indicates a Samuel Kerr was no longer an inhabitant of Augusta County in 1773.  This seems to support the migration from Augusta County, VA to Rowan County, NC (similar to that of some of his brothers and sisters):

     

    MARCH 23, 1773.

      (56) Samuel Kerr--no inhabitant.

     

    source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~chalkley/volume_1/or15_169.htm

     

     

     

     

    Kerr's in Rowan County, NC 1790 Census:

     

    1790 ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA FEDERAL CENSUS=0DFields:

    NAME -- Head of the household

    1    -- Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of famil=ies

    2    -- Free white males under 16 years

    3    -- Free white females including heads of familes

    4    -- All other free persons

    5    -- Slaves

    Order of entry -- Order in which the names were transcribed=0D

     

    =0DName       1        2      3      4        5        Order_of_entry_#

     

    "KERR, David"        2      0      4        1      6      629

    "KERR, James"        3      1      5        0      0      2349

    "KERR, James"        1      0      0        0      0      27

    "KERR, John"        1      1      3        1      0      2347

    "KERR, John"        1      0      0        0      0      7

    "KERR, Joseph"        1      2      2        0      5      2399

    "KERR, Margret"        2      0      2        0      0      2346

    "KERR, Samuel"        2      0      1        0      6      2400

           

    Children of SAMUEL KERR and MARGARET ??? are:

    18.              i.       SAMUEL3 KERR, b. Abt. November 29, 1741, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 1781, Revolutionary War.

                      ii.       AGNES KERR, b. 1742, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia17.

     

    Notes for AGNES KERR:

    Might be the Agnes Kerr that married James Graham, Jr. on 11/27/1771 in Rowan County, North Carolina

     

    19.            iii.       WILLIAM KERR, b. May 04, 1744, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia; d. September 1835, Benton County, Alabama.

                     iv.       LUCIA KERR, b. 1747, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia17.

     

    Notes for LUCIA KERR:

    From Jo Kerr (jokerr@bellsouth.net)

     

    Samuel Kerr was father of Lucia Kerr. .

    In 1779, Lucia's brother married Isabella Ledgerwood, dau of John

    Ledgerwood, and Lucey Kerr is listed as a witness to that marriage.

    In 1784, Lucia was mother to Annie Ledgerwood, by John Ledgerwood,

    Botetourt Co Va.  {I had seen in other references that Samuel was the

    son of William Kerr.

     

     

    5.  WILLIAM2 KERR (JAMES1)18 was born WFT Est. 1716-1723, and died in Probably Rowan County, North Carolina.  He married ROSANNA JANE SMITH Bef. 1740.  She was born Bef. 1723.

     

    Notes for WILLIAM KERR:

    William Kerr came with his father, James Kerr from the Chester/Lancaster, Pennsylvania area to Augusta County, Virginia.  He was more than likely just a child when his father, James Kerr arrived in Pennsylvania from Ireland/Scotland, somewhere around 1728.  He appeared in several early records there that confirm his relationship as a son of James Kerr, the progenitor of the earliest Kerr family in Augusta County: (from Chalkley's Augusta County, VA records)  William Kerr appears to have migrated to Rowan County, North Carolina with his brother Andrew around 1751-1754.  William Kerr is listed in early Rowan County, North Carolina records as settling next to John Dickey in 1751.

     

     

    William Kerr was father of some of the following children baptised in Augusta County at Tinkling Spring Church, by the Rev. John Craig between 1740-1749:

     

    "Augusta Co, Virginia Baptismal Records, 1740-1749", and it is described as "a record of baptisms by the Rev. John Craig, D.D., 1740-49, pastor of Augusta Church for thirty years".  It has the following KERR baptisms:

     

    Name of Father         Name of Child          Date of Baptism         Place/Notes

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    KERR  William         Andrew                    Sept 16, 1744             N/A

       "       Wm               James                      Apr 13, 1746               N/A

               Wm                Thomas                   Oct 11, 1747              N/A            

     

    KERR, John              Isabel                      Oct. 19, 1740             N/A

       "       John              Margaret                  Aug 2, 1747               N/A

       "       John              Elizabeth                 Feb 6, 1743               N/A

       "       John              Letitia                     Sept 22, 1745             N/A

       "       John              Mary                       Feb 27, 1749              Timber Grove

     

    KERR, Samuel          Lucia                       Dec 13, 1747             N/A

        "      Samuel          Samuel                    Nov 29, 1741             N/A

        "      Samuel          Agness                    Mar 20, 1743             N/A

        "      Samuel          William                    May 5, 1745              N/A

     

    KERR, Andrew          John                        Mar 27, 1748             N/A

       "       Andrew          Jennet                     Aug 24, 1746             N/A

     

    In "Kerr's and Kin", author Vincent Brown Kerr states that James Kerr, the first Kerr settler in the Orange/Augusta County, VA area (in 1738/9), is undoubtedly the grandfather of all of the children baptized above.  This researcher, after exhaustively studying the early records in Augusta County can find no reason to doubt Mr. Kerr in his conclusion, in fact, there are many records in Augusta County, VA listing William Kerr's land adjoining his brother John Kerr, no doubt some of the original land purchased by his father, James Kerr in 1738-1739 in the Borden Tract.

     

     

    Records of William Kerr in Augusta County, Virginia (Chalkley's Augusta County, VA records):

     

    June 1747

    William Carr appointed constable.  Vice constable, James Gillespy.

     

    19 May 1748

    William Kerr witnessed land transaction of Robert Black and John Miller.

     

    23 June 1748

    James Kerr, 400 acres between his son William's land and Beverly Manor.

     

    27 August 1751

    John Robinson, wife Jean to William Kerr along corner of James Kerr.

     

     

    Other Augusta County, VA records:

     

    FEBRUARY 24, 1762.

    (198) Wm. Carr, assignee, vs. John Chambers--Defendant having made oath that he is not the person indebted--dismissed.

     

    AUGUST 19, 1767.

    (220) Hugh Allen appointed surveyor of highway from James Given's Mill, by his house, to Stone Meeting House, and the following to work the road: Saml. Hinds, Robt. Stevenson, Wm. Kerr, John Stewart, John Campbell, James Allen, John Anderson, Hugh Allen, William McClure, James Allen, Saml. Bell, Andrew Lockhart, John Burnside, Saml. McKee, James Searight, Thos. Storey.

     

     

     

    Subj:       William Kerr Family of NC

    Date:       12/30/98 10:27:52 AM Pacific Standard Time

    From:        alby6@juno.com (Agnes B Yount)

    To:        delijim@aol.com

     

    Dear Jim,

     

    I recently found some information on the children of a William Kerr, said

    to be from Chester County, PA, who came to the Rowan County area of NC.

    The information was from  Mrs. Edwin Constable, about twenty eight years

    ago.  She gave the following children:

     

    1.     James Kerr, born 1743, died Jan 16, 1816.  He married May 3,

    1773 Jane         Davidson in NC.

     

    2.     Andrew Kerr married Jane Neill in December 1761 (another

    account says         3 Nov 1774 in NC).

     

    3.     William Kerr (1751-1829) married Rosannah Neill 28 Oct 1779 in

    NC.

     

    4.     Isabella Kerr, b ca 1749, d 1816,  married Gilbreath Franklin

    Falls.

            (according to Revolutionary Pension records of their son William,

    they        were marrried in Chester Co., PA)

     

    5.     Martha Kerr, born 1743, died 1841, married Gilbreath Neill, son

    of Andrew     Neill in Chester Co. PA 15 Nov 1774.

     

    All the children were in NC.  The marriage dates and locations suggest

    they did not all come to NC at the same time.  I don't know if the father

    ever came to NC.  Have you seen any information on this William in

    Chester County, PA records?

     

     

     The  above five children were closely associated in NC

    records, so it seems quite reasonable to me they were siblings.

     

    Best Regards,

    Ray

     

     

    Subj:       Re: William Kerr Family of NC

    Date:       1/2/99 8:35:40 PM Pacific Standard Time

    From:        alby6@juno.com (Agnes B Yount)

    To:        Delijim@aol.com

     

    Dear Jim,

     

    The information you have on William Kerr seems to be basically what I

    have.  I have a 1-page document put together by an NC researcher from

    earlier sources.  Here is the basic information.

     

    The source was said to be Mrs W. C. Taylor who got it from Mrs. Edwin

    Constable, who got it from the papers of the late Rev. G. L. Kerr, son of

    William and Annie Lawson Kerr.  It was copied by Eleanor M. Kerr of

    Charlotte, NC.  The compilation was put together about 1967 by Philip

    Leonard.  He is not a Kerr researcher, but had the material because he

    thought at the time that it might relate to his Neill family.

     

    "William Kerr, the pioneer settler was the progenitor of the following

    family:

     

    1.  James Kerr married Jane Davidson, daughter of General George

    Davidson, who was amember of the Rowan County Committee of Safety in

    1761.  He was born 1743, died Jan 16, 1816.  He married on May 3, 1773.

     

    2.  Andrew Kerr married Jane (Jean is probably correct) Neill in

    December, 1761/  She or he died in 1841.  They had 8 sons and 3

    daughters.  .....Jean Neill, "daughter of Andrew Neill who lived near

    Shepherd's Cross Roads."

     

    3.  Willaim Kerr (1751-1829) m. Rosannah Neill.  He had a large family.

            1.  His youngest son was Gilbreath Franklin Kerr, m. Eliza

    Torrentine

                    a.  William Alexander m. Annie Lawson, a great

    granddaughter of                 the Revolutionary soldier Thomas

    Lawson, who fought under                 Francis Marion.   William

    Alexander was their oldest son            (Gilbreath and Eliza T.)

     

                    b.  Nancy Elmira married J. Lee Waugh.  Children: Fannie,

    Neil,                Annie, Frank, Robert, Grier.

     

                    c.  Elizabeth married Robert J. Willis, Jr.  Children:

    Lanniette,

                    Walter Melvin, Vers Isabel, Augusta, Lela, Brice Lester.

     

    4. Isabella Kerr married Gilbreath Franklin (?) Falls, who was killed in

    the battle of Ramsour's Mill.  His sword is now in the possession of

    Isabella Furr.  She married Hugh Torrenc after the Revolutionary War.

     

     

    5.  Martha Keerr (1743-1841) married Gilbraith Neill (1752-Jan 29, 1834),

    son of Andrew Neill.

     

    I have a book of Will Abstracts of Lancaster County.  Here is the

    abstract for James, will dated 14 May 1748, probate 27 July 1748.  The

    wife was not mentioned by name.  Children were:  John,  Joseph, William,

    Mary, James, Nathaniel.  Executors were James Morrison and Thomas Elder.

    Thgis was in Paxton twp.

     

    For John Kerr of Derry twp, will dated 16 Sept 1754, probate 4 Nov 1754.

    Children:  Sarah Carothers, James Kerr.  Grandchildren: John, Robert,

    Esther Carothers.  Executors James Kerr and Seth Rogers.

     

    There were a few other early ones which I will send later since it's

    getting late.

     

    Best Regards,

    Ray        

     

           

    Children of WILLIAM KERR and ROSANNA SMITH are:

    20.              i.       ISABELLA3 KERR, b. Abt. 1740; d. 1816.

    21.             ii.       MARTHA ANN KERR, b. 1743, Pennsylvania; d. 1841, Iredell County, North Carolina.

    22.            iii.       ANDREW KERR, b. Abt. 1744, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 1792, Iredell County, North Carolina.

    23.            iv.       JAMES KERR, b. 1745, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia; d. January 16, 1816, Iredell County, North Carolina.

                      v.       THOMAS KERR, b. October 11, 1747, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia19.

     

    Notes for THOMAS KERR:

     

     

    Reference to Thomas Kerr in the following passage, possible clue:

     

    THOMAS WALTON PATTON. He was for several years editor of the Asheville Citizen, during which time its columns were open to all public spin ted causes. He was born at Asheville, May 8, 1841, his father, James W. Patton, having been a son of James Patton, one of the pioneers of Asheville. His mother was Miss Clara Walton of Burke, and his grandmother on his father's side was a daughter of Francis Reynolds of Wilkes county. His mother's father was Andrew Kerr of Kelso, Scotland. He was educated by Col. Stephen Lee, from whose school he was graduated in 1860, after which he went to Charleston, S. C., and entered the office of his uncle, THOMAS KERR, a cotton factor. He enlisted in the Buncombe Rifles in April, 1861, and at the expiration of the six months' enlistment, he reenlisted, becoming captain of company "C" of the Sixtieth North Carolina Infantry, in which he served till the surrender of Johnston's army. In 1862 he married at Greensboro, Ala., Miss Annabella Beaty Pearson. In 1866 he removed to Alabama, where his wife and child soon afterwards died. He returned to Asheville and went into co-partnership with the late Albert T. Summey, in the mercantile business, for a short time. In 1871 he married Miss Martha Bell Turner, a daughter of James Calder Turner, a civil engineer who aided in the laying out and construction of the Western North Carolina railroad to Asheville. He and his sister, Miss Frances L. Patton, soon became active in all charitable and philanthropic work. He was elected a county commissioner in 1878, when he made it his first business "to visit the county paupers, whom he found 'farmed out' to the lowest bidder and living in huts far from the public road or any possibility of public inspection," which system he immediately abolished. He also visited the jails regularly, keeping up the practice of visiting prisoners and paupers till his death. "When, in 1893, he considered that the city administration was extravagant, if not actually corrupt, he did not hesitate one instant but declared himself an independent candidate for mayor, and was overwhelmingly elected. His two terms as mayor $25 a month as a salary, resulted in much "economy honesty, progressiveness and effiuiency" which reduced "expenses one-half without in the least diminishing the efficiency of the public service." In April, 1898, he enlisted in the First North Carolina regiment, and served in Cuba, as adjutant. His object was to influence the younger men for good, and the survivors of that war have named the local camp in his honor. He did much, with his sister, Miss F. L. Patton, to establish and operate the Mission Hospital, the Children's Home and other works of benevolence. He died at Philadelphia, November 6, 1907, and was buried at Asheville with every mark of respect.

     

     

     

    24.            vi.       WILLIAM KERR, b. November 27, 1751; d. August 14, 1829, Rowan County, North Carolina.

     

     

    6.  ANDREW2 KERR (JAMES1) was born WFT Est. 1718-1723, and died 1782 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  He married (1) RACHEL ??? Abt. 1740.  She died Abt. 1762.  He married (2) MARY HAMILTON Aft. 1762.  She died Abt. 1805 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

     

    Notes for ANDREW KERR:

    Andrew Kerr is most probably a son of James Kerr, who died in Augusta County, Virginia in 1770.  He is mentioned in early records of Augusta County in " Augusta Co, Virginia Baptismal Records, 1740-1749", and it is described as "a record of baptisms by the Rev. John Craig, D.D., 1740-49, pastor of Augusta Church for thirty years":

     

    Name of Father         Name of Child          Date of Baptism         Place/Notes

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    KERR, Andrew          John                        Mar 27, 1748             N/A

       "       Andrew          Jennet                     Aug 24, 1746             N/A

     

    In addition, he is mentioned in land records as having adjoining property to his brother, John Kerr (listed below).  Andrew Kerr left records in Augusta County, Virginia, then was listed as one of the early settlers in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1754.  His first wife, Rachel appears to have died in 1762, most likely after complications of childbirth, as a son, Joseph Kerr was born in 1762.  Andrew married, 2nd, Mary Hamilton sometime after his first wife died, but no records of any children of his second marriage have been located to this point.

     

     

    From Chalkley's Augusta County Court Records:

     

    MARCH, 1758 (B).

    Alexr. Wright vs. Andrew Kerr.--June 14, 1754. To Rutherford, on faith. Henry, on sacrament

     

    Page 150.--__ February, 1762. Andrew Kerr (Carr) and Rachel ( )

    to John Allison, £45, 77 acres, part of 230 acres patented to Andrew, 5th

    September, 1749, on Middle River Shanando; cor. said Allison's other

    land. Delivered: Jno. Allison, February, 17G8. (Note: this John Allison was most probably John Allison, who married Lucy Kerr, daughter of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens.  John Kerr was Andrew Kerr's brother)

     

    17 February 1762:

    Commission for examination of Rachel, wife of Andrew Kerr.

    (It appears that Andrew's wife Rachel had some sickness, perhaps as a result of childbirth.  There is a Joseph Kerr, b. 1762, d. 3/24/1829, buried in Thyatira Church Burial Ground, Rowan County, North Carolina, that is most probably the same Joseph named in the will below)

     

    Bean, E.H. (1914), Rowan Co. (N.C.) Records Early Settlers: Kerr, David, 1758. First Kerr was Andrew in 1754.

     

    8 August 1769 - Rowan County, North Carolina

    Deed between Andrew Kerr and his wife Mary Kerr, and John Foster

     

    1782 Rowan County, North Carolina

    Will of Andrew Kerr, named wife MARY, daughter Ann and sons Joseph and Samuel. 

     

     

    From TNGenweb - Tennessee's Land Disputes with North Carolina

    Duplicate Entries

    In May of 1784 North Carolina passed another act relating to its western reserve. This one stated that if an entry had been made in John Armstrong’s office and the enterer afterwards discovered someone else had already entered on that same piece of property, it would be permissible for that second person to take his original entry number and apply it to an entirely different piece of land.37

    As an example, an entry was made out to Andrew Kerr in May of 1784 and assigned entry number 2222. Kerr entered on 5,000 on the east side of the Mississippi River.38 (This is in what is today extreme West Tennessee.) When the grant was issued, it was based on an entirely different parcel. It was for 5,000 acres, just as in the first entry number 2222, and it even mentioned number 2222. But, this time the property was in Greene County on the north side of the Tennessee River on Swift Creek, in what is today EAST Tennessee.

     

    ENTRY:

     

     

    “#2222 Andw. Kerr, May 21st 1784 5000 acres lying on east side of Mississippi joining James Stewart's entry on the third little Chickasaw bluff said bluff... running out from the river for complement. Warrant issued 12 January 1785.”39

     

    GRANT:

     

    “State of North Carolina No. 108 Know ye that we have granted unto Andrew Kerr 5,000 acres of land in the County of Greene upon the north side of Tennessee River on Swift Creek beginning at a dogwood and white oak dated November 1st 1786.[Signed] J. Glasgow, Sec. Rd. Caswell.

    Warrant No. 2222, surveyed by J. Taylor, John Ray, Wm. Moore, Quinton Moore, and Willm. Buckingham chain carriers.”40

     

    In other words, with this law speculators who had overlapped their entries in their rush for the land got a second chance to locate somewhere else, even though the Hillsboro office had been closed.

     

     

     

    IGI Database: (Possible Relation?)

     

    Family Group Record FamilySearch® Ancestral File™

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     Husband's Name

     Andrew KERR (AFN:HQM2-DB)   

     

     Born:  < 1730  Place:  <, , North Carolina>

     Married:  1750  Place:  

     

     Father:   

     Mother:   

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     Wife's Name

     Margaret SIMONTON (AFN:HQM2-54)   

     

     Born:  Abt 1734  Place:  , , North Carolina

     Died:  Bef 1790  Place:  

     Married:  1750  Place:  

     

     Father:  Robert SIMONTON (AFN:HQM2-3R)   

     Mother:  Margaret (AFN:HQM2-4X)  

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

     

     

     

    Notes for MARY HAMILTON:

    It is possible that Mary's maiden name was McConnaughey, based upon the will of her father dated 1/27/1785, in Rowan County, NC, citing his daughter, Mary Kerr.

     

    Mary left a will dated 28 July 1801, probated 1805.  She named sons Joseph and Samuel and mentioned brother Arcibald Hamilton in South Carolina.  An Archibald Hamilton was administrator of the estate of James Kerr in Augusta County, Va in 1770.  John Kerr's land is mentioned.

           

    Children of ANDREW KERR and RACHEL ??? are:

    25.              i.       DAVID?3 KERR, b. Abt. 1740; d. 1812, Jefferson County, Tennessee.

    26.             ii.       JENNETT (JANE) KERR, b. Abt. 1746, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia.

                     iii.       JOHN KERR, CAPT., b. Abt. 1748, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia19; d. May 20, 1772, Rowan County, North Carolina; m. ELIZABETH ???; d. December 20, 1776, Rowan County, North Carolina.

     

    Notes for JOHN KERR, CAPT.:

    John Kerr, b. abt. 1748 is probably the John Kerr that died and was buried in Thyatira Church Burial site,  Rowan County, North Carolina with the following inscription:

     

    Here Ly's the Body of John Kerr, who departed this life May 20th, 1772, aged 24 years.

     

     

     

    Thyatira Church Burial Ground, Rowan County, North Carolina:

     

    John Kerr, d. 9-16-1774, 35y

    John Kerr, d. 5-20-1772, 24y [and] Elizabeth Kerr, d. 12-20-1776

     

     

     

    This record in Augusta County, Virginia may also be refering to this John Kerr that died in 1772:

     

     

    MARCH 24, 1772.

     

    Page

      (346) Samuel Clark--no inhabitant.

      (350) JOHN KERR's death abates suit.

      (354) William McNabb-no inhabitant.

      (354) Andrew Fitzpatrick--no inhabitant.

      (361) William Gwinn's death abates suit.

      (361) Mary Kettle to be bound.

      (351) Sheriff to advertise repairing of jail and making a ducking stool.

     

    The following may indicate that this John Kerr had a young son John at the time of his death:

     

    AUGUST 19, 1772

    John Karr to be bound to Isaac Morrison.

     

     

                     iv.       ANN KERR, b. WFT Est. 1753-1759.

                      v.       SAMUEL KERR, b. WFT Est. 1756-1759.

     

    Notes for SAMUEL KERR:

    1790 Census, Rowan County, North Carolina:

     

    Samuel Kerr: 2 free white males over 16 including head of family

                          1 free white female including head of family

     

    27.            vi.       JOSEPH KERR, b. Abt. 1760; d. March 24, 1829, Rowan County, North Carolina.

     

     

    7.  DAVID2 KERR (JAMES1) was born 1719, and died March 1804 in Guilford County, North Carolina.  He married CATHERINE HUNTER Bef. 1745, daughter of JOHN HUNTER and AGNESS ???.  She was born WFT Est. 1720-1725, and died Bef. May 1816 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

     

    Notes for DAVID KERR:

    David Kerr is most probably a younger son of James Kerr, who died in Augusta County, Virginia in 1770.  He is listed in early Augusta County, VA records as selling 200 acres of land to Robert Gray, on March 21, 1753 in Augusta County that was adjoining John Kerr, his older brother.   Certainly, this transaction must have been in preparation for his move to Rowan County, North Carolina, where David Kerr was listed as an early settler in 1758, a few years after his brother, Andrew in 1754.  David and Katherine were listed in records in both Augusta County, Virginia and later in Rowan County, North Carolina, all but proving the migration of his family, and of his brother, Andrew Kerr.

     

    The following e-mail seems to further establish this relationship:

     

     

    Subj:       David Kerr, Augusta, Va

    Date:        04/09/2001 9:50:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time

    From:        dlkarr@hotmail.com (Denalee Karr)

    To:        delijim@aol.com

     

    Jim,

    By the way, the David Kerr found in Augusta, VA, married to Katherine, who moved to NC, was born in 1714.&nbsp; His tombstone has an interesting monument which reads:

     

    David Kerr/1714-1804/Son of James, Jr. and Martha Ball/Father of David Jr., Isabella Donnell, Agnes Brown, John, Nancy Gorrell, Eleanor Thom and Catherine Wiley/Wife Kathrine buried Augusta Co., VA/Uncle of Nathaniel Greene Kerr.

     

    Would this prove he was a son of your James Kerr, one of the early settlers to Augusta VA?&nbsp; If so now there is a wifes name, too.

    Denalee

     

     

    David is mentioned in some early records in Augusta County, but not specifically with James or his other family members.    There is also another David Kerr, supposedly from Augusta County, Virginia, born apparently about 1740.    The identity of David Kerr's wife, Catherine,  is not known, but some researchers believe that her maiden name was Catherine Hunter. 

     

     

    Information from the following site of Judith Gennett: (http://www.angelfire.com/or2/judithagennett/davker.htm)

     

     

    203. David[9] Kerr (A468). Born, ca. 1719. Buried in Alamance Cem.,

     

    Guilford Co., NC, age 82[188]. Birth(2): circa 1720 (?)[188]. Extra 0: 1762, in

     

    Rowan Co., NC. Prob of Est: 1804, in Guilford Co., NC.

     

     

    David Kerr, Sr. was listed in the 1790 census with one male over 16, one female, and 5 slaves. In the 1800 census, "David Carr's" household contained one male and one female over 45 and 5 slaves.

     

    Chalkey (1966), Augusta Co., VA: "21st March, 1753. "David Kerr and Katherine, to Robert Gray, 200 acres of 92100, in Borden's Tract; Joseph Kennedy's Mill Creek; McNutt's Line; John Kerr's Line."

     

    "20th August, 1754, David Kerr and Catherine, plantationeer, to Arthur Kennedy, taylor, £57, 168 acres on Joseph Kennedy's Mill Creek, part of 368 acres purchased by David from Kerr [?]; corner to Robt. Gray, who possesses the other part of the tract; McNutt's line; corner Francis Beatty. Teste: John Wardlaw, William Gray."

     

    "18th Nov., 1760, Robert Gray, of Rowan County, North Carolina, by John Tate, to James Craige, 5 shillings, 200 acres in Borden's tract, corner to tract sold by Francis Beaty on Flat Spring Run; corner Thomas Berry; conveyed by Borden, Jr., to David Kerr, and by David Kerr and Kathrine to Robert. Teste: Gabriel Madison, John Frogg, Luke Bowyer."

     

    Bean, E.H. (1914), Rowan Co. (N.C.) Records Early Settlers: Kerr, David, 1758. First Kerr was Andrew in 1754.

     

    Partridge (1973), Paisley and Allied Lines: "From Mrs. Lillian Jones, Lebanon, Tenn. Route #4. David Kerr lived near Alamance Church. A member of that Congregation."

     

    Wiley (1880): "It is impossible to furnish a list of 'The Elders of the Church' from want of early records. I give the following names...David Kerr..."

     

    Hughes (1988): Received or purchased land in 1759, 1762, 1778, 1784.

     

    Rowan Co. Abstracts of Wills/ Land Records/Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions:

     

    9 Jun 1755: Isabel & James Huggins bought land adj. David Karr

     

    22 Aug 1759: Granville to David Kerr for 10 sh sterl 637A on S. Buffalo Creek adjacent Adam Luckey, Witnesses W. Churton, Thos. Jones. (Rowan Deed Book 4, p. 295-6)

     

    11 Jun 1761: Granville to Benj. Starratt 10 sh. 684 A on both sides of Buffalo Creek adj. David Kerr.

     

    15 Feb 1762: Deed of sale from Adam Carruth and wife Elizabeth for 333 acres.

     

    18 Oct 1762: Witnessed sale from Thomas Cook and Margaret to Stephen Potts.

     

    1764 Wm. Matthew bought land from Benjamin Starratt 200 A on Buffalo Creek adj. David Karr.

     

    23 Oct 1762: Claims due by the county to the following persons paid David Kerr for 1 venirey ticket £1 2 4.

     

    15 Oct 1763: Overseer of roads from Indian Path to Mr. Carruth Creek.

     

    1 March 1764: Benj. Starratt to David Karr for £20 NC money, 547 A adj. John McAdoo granted by Granville 26 Aug 1762. Wit. James Carter, Hugh Forester. (Rowan Deed Book 5, p. 553-4)

     

    1 March 1764: Benjamin Starratt sold to David Kerr for 20 pounds proc. money 684 acres on South Buffalo granted by Granville August 26, 1762.  Witness: Jas. Carter, Hugh Forster, proved October Court, 1764 (Rowan Deed Book 5, p. 554)

     

    9 Jan 1765: Overseer of roads from Mr Carrath Creek to the Indian Path.

     

    8 Apr. 1765: David Karr sold to Benjamin Starrett, all of Rowan for 5 shillings sterling, 200 acres in Rowan county on both side of south Buffalo adjoining David Karr.  Witness: John Stuart, Frances McBride, Ralph Gorrel (Rowan Deed Book 6, pg. 129)

     

    10 Apr 1765: Benj. Starratt sold 200 A on n. side of Buffalo adj. to David Karr to Wm. Matthews.

     

    1766: David Karr witnessed sale from Benj. Starret to John Hall, Buffalo Creek.

     

    16 Jun 1768: David Karr and wife Catron (X) to Ralph Gorrell for £50 proc 300A adjacent William Matthews, Benjamin Starratt, John Karr. (Rowan Deed Book 6, pg. 591)

     

    8 Feb 1769: David Kerr witnessed will of Walter Carruth.

     

    Guilford Co. Deeds: Grant to David Karr, 16 Dec 1778, 100 acres, 50s for every 100 acres: "...North side of South Buffalo on Adam Lackeys line on a Spanish oak Runing thence West along Samuel Duffs line two hundred and fifteen poles to Black oak on William Duffs line thence South along Duffs line seventy five poles to post Oak thence East along his own deeded line two hundred and fifteen pole to White Oak Elm and Ash thence North along Adam Lackey's line seventy five pole the Beginning.

     

    Guilford Co. Court of Common Pleas (exerpt): Aug 1781 Term, David Kerr, Sr. is appointed assessor in Mr. Gorrell's District. Nov 1781 Term, David Kerr is appointed assessor in Mr. Gorrel's district; Deed David Kerr to William Clark.

     

    Guilford Co. Deeds: David Kerr to James Starret, both of Guilford Co., 1782, £2,050, 100 acres of land "...lying on the North side of South Buffaloe in the County aforesaid, being a Part of a Tract of Land deeded to the sd David Kerr for six hundred and thirty seven Acres by Deed by John Earle Granville, the seventeenth day of September 1744. Beginning at a white oak runing thence East one hundred and one Poles to a Red Oak, thence South one hundred and fifty nine Poles in a Hickory in Ralph Gorrels line, thence West one hundred and Ten poles with Gorrels line, thence West one hundred and Ten poles to a stake, thence North one hundred and fifty nine Poles to the Beginning, containing one hundred Acres..." Etc. David Kerr (seal) Witness: William Clark

     

    David Kerr to William Clark, both of Guilford Co., 17 Feb 1782, £100. "...On the North side of South Buffaloe being the whole of a tract of land deeded by me the said David Kerr fore One hundred Acres by deed the sixteenth day of December..." 1778 "Beginning on the North Side of South Buffaloe on Adam Lecky's line on a spanish oak runing three N West along Saml Duffs line two hundred and fifteen poles to a black oak On William Duffs' line thence South along Duffs Line Seventy five Poles to a post Oak thence East along his Own Deeded Line two hundred and fifteen poles to a White Oak Elm & Ash thence North along Adam Lockeys line Seventy five poles to the Beginning containing one hundred Acres..." Etc. David Kerr (seal) Witnesses: Ann her X mark Kerr, Isbell her X mark Kerr.

     

    Grant to David Kerr, 14 Oct 1783 50 s per 100 acres: "A Tract of Land containing five hundred and Twenty acres lying and being in the County of Guilford on both Sides of South Buffalo Beginning at a White Oak In Wm Donneals line thence North eight hundred and four poles to a red oak in Donneals line thence East two hundred and four poles to a post oak thence South four hundred and eight poles crossing South Buffaloe to the first Station.

     

    Guilford Co. Deed Index: Kerr, David & wife to Walter McCunnell, book beginning 1788.

     

    From State of North Carolina to David Kerr, 2 grants 1785 book. Minutes, Guilford Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Abstracts): 3rd Monday Nov 1784- Estate of Alexander Caldwell, surity, David Kerr.

     

    21 Feb 1786- Francis McNary vs James Buchanon, jury included David Kerr.

     

    21 Aug 1786- Administration of estate of John Dobson, David Kerr, Security; Charles Bruce vs John Smith- land claimed as estate of Henry Eustace McCullock, jury included David Kerr.

     

    20 Nov 1786- John Odeneal vs James Leak, jury included David Kerr.

     

    19 Feb 1787- State vs John Marrs, jury included David Kerr; Peter O'Neal vs John Thomerson, jury included David Kerr.

     

    20 May 1787- David Kerr vs Samuel Duck, Kerr awarded £37.1 & cc; David Kerr witness pd £2.8.0.

     

    20 Aug 1787- State vs John Craton petit larceny, jury included David Kerr; State vs Thomas Winslow, trespass, jury included David Kerr; State vs David Kerr, Kerr guilty of misdemenor, fined 20/#.

     

    "In the name of God Amen I David Kerr of the County of Guilford in the State of North Carolina...[mostly illegible]...I give and bequeath my loving wife Catherine Kerr my dwelling house and all the household furniture a negro woman named Sall and her two children and my wife to have the choice of all my stock of horses mares that I...[illeg.] two cows and two calves t--- bushels of grain such that she shall make choice of each & every year during her life... the said mare or horse her cows and calves is to be kept on the plantation ---- of the twenty bushels of grain yearly and the said negro woman Sall and her two children the cow and calves her mare or horse to be at her disposal---she shall think proper.

     

    "...I give to my son William Kerr the plantation whereon I now live and all my working tools and one hundred dollars...I give to my son-in-law Ralph Gorrell one hundred dollars...to my son-in-law John Tom one hundred dollars...to my son-in-law David Wiley one hundred dollars...to my son-in-law Thomas Brown one hundred dollars...to my son-in-law William Wiley one hundred dollars...to my son-in-law George Donnell one hundred dollars- after each --- is discharged according to what I have above mentioned my wife is to have disposal of it as she thinks most proper and equitable.

     

    "..I do hereby further constitute and appoint my loving wife Catherine Kerr Ralph Gorrell and John Tom to be my executors...--- day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two

     

    George Donnell Daniel Kerr (Seal)

     

    Thomas Wiley

     

    John Thom

     

    William Wiley"

     

    Proved by John Thom and William Wiley May 1804.

     

    Monument, Alamance Churchyard: "David Kerr/ 1714-1804/ Son of James, Jr. & Martha Ball/ Father of David Jr., Isabella Donnell, Agnes Brown, John, Nancy Gorrell, Eleanor Thom & Catherine Wiley/ Wife Katherine- Buried Augusta Co., VA. Uncle of Nathaniel Greene Kerr."

     

    George Atkinson: "...the Kerrs were Scotch-Irish who came from Ireland along with the Wileys, Gorrells, Thoms, Donnells etc. to Chester or Lancaster Co., PA early in the 1700s and then moved to NC about 1760."

     

    Partridge (1973), Paisley and Allied Lines: "Treesearcher v. 11, n 4 Oct 1969 p 112-100 proof. 'There were three brothers...Kerr brothers, Robert, John and David, who arrived at the Port of Philadelphia early in the spring of 1708. These brothers came from Londonderry, Ireland, but were pure Scotch, having sojourned at Londonderry for a few weeks only.' Gallia Co. Ohio Pioneer Families copied from Ohio recs. of Pioneer Families X:3:139."

     

     

     

     

    He married Catherine Hunter or Wiley (204) (A469). Children:

     

     

     

     

    i. Mary[8] Kerr. Born, 1745[189]. Died, 1816[189]. Burial in

     

    Alamance Pres., Guilford Co., NC. She married Ralph Gorrell,

     

    circa 1763[189].

     

    ii. David Kerr. Born, after 1745. He married Unknown.

     

    iii. Elinor Kerr. Born, 1752[190]. Died, 1816[191]. She married John

     

    Thom, 1770[191].

     

    iv. Catherine Kerr. Born, circa 1755[192]. Died, 11 Oct 1805[193].

     

    Burial in Alamance Cem., Guilford Co., NC[188]. She married

     

    David Wiley, son of William Wiley, 16 Nov 1774, in Guilford Co.,

     

    NC[194].

     

    154 v. William Kerr.

     

    vi. John Kerr.

     

    vii. Agnes Kerr. She married Thomas Brown, son of Nathaniel Brown,

     

    1793[195].

     

    viii. Isabella Kerr. Extra 4: 1804, in Wilson Co., TN. Burial in Tater

     

    Peeler C, Lebanon, TN[188]. She married George Donnell, son of

     

    Thomas Donnell and Jane Latham, 5 Aug 1784, in Guilford Co., NC.

     

    ix. Ann Kerr. Born, circa 1764[194]. Died, after 1846, in Dickson

     

    Co., TN[194]. She married William Charles Wiley, circa 1785, in

     

    Guilford Co., Nc.

     

     

     

     

     

    The following Augusta County, Virginia record most likely establishes David Kerr as purchasing property adjoining John Kerr, possibly the older brother of David.  Several other children of James Kerr owned adjoining property near Middle River in Augusta County, and certainly David's presence in the same area, in lots adjoining the other Kerr family members adds credible evidence to support a relationship.

     

    CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE

    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 2.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 286

    Page 769.--22d May, 1750. Borden to David Carr (Kerr) 368 acres, survey

    of James McNutt, late deceased, Kennedy's Mill Creek; corner John Kerr.

    Delivered: Francis Beaty, 29th May, 1753.

     

     

    From Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Court Judgements:

     

    MAY, 1779 (G).

    David Kerr vs. William Russell.--Writ, 15th April, 1778. Defendant

    lives in Rockbridge.

     

    From IGI:

     

    Family Group Record FamilySearch® Ancestral File™ v4.19

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     Husband's Name

     David KERR (AFN:19X6-RTH)   

     

     Born:  < 1732  Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn>

     Died:  Bef May 1804  Place:  

     

     Father:   

     Mother:   

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    Wife's Name

     Catherine KERR(MNU) (AFN:19X6-RVP)   

     

     Born:  < 1736  Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn>

     Died:  Bef May 1816  Place:  

     

     Father:   

     Mother:   

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     Children

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     1.  Sex  Name 

     F  Ann KERR (AFN:19X6-S0H)   

     

     Born:  Abt 1764   Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn> 

     Died:  Aft Aug 1846   Place:  , Dickson Co., TN 

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     2.  Sex  Name 

     M  William KERR (AFN:19X6-RWW)   

     

     Born:  < 1758   Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn> 

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3.  Sex  Name 

     F  Mary KERR (AFN:19X6-RX4)   

     

     Born:  < 1760   Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn> 

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     4.  Sex  Name 

     F  Ellinor KERR (AFN:19X6-RZB)   

     

     Born:  < 1762   Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn> 

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     5.  Sex  Name 

     F  Catherine KERR (AFN:19X6-S1P)    

     

     Born:  < 1766   Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn> 

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     6.  Sex  Name 

     M  John KERR (AFN:19X6-S2W)   

     

     Born:  < 1768   Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn> 

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     7.  Sex  Name 

     M  David KERR (AFN:19X6-S34)   

     

     Born:  < 1770   Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn> 

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     8.  Sex  Name 

     F  Agnes KERR (AFN:19X6-S4B)   

     

     Born:  < 1772   Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn> 

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     9.  Sex  Name 

     F  Isabella KERR (AFN:19X6-S5J)   

     

     Born:  < 1774   Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn> 

    pakennedy@uswest.net

    Date: 11/20/99

    Subject: Querie: 1954-59

    From: Pat Kennedy

    To: CARR-L@rootsweb.com

    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 00:11:09 -0800

     

    As this is such an older querie.....it may have some info to

    help someone.

     

    Carr, Dickson, Goff, Karr, Kerr, McEwen, Miller

    Wm. McEwen  b:  1744 s of james & Isabella (miller) McEwen

    md:  24 Oct 1779, Sarah Kerr/Karr/carr dau of David Kerr of

    Rowan Co, NC   David, daniel & Wm. McEwen settled in

    Williamson Co, TN in 1798, arriving there before their

    mother, their bro.  James & sis.  Margaret, wife of Gen.

    Joseph Dickson.   Wm. McEwen was a citizen of KY. on 9 jul

    1789, but a citizan of Davidson Co, TN on 10 Sep 1799

    (Davidson Co. Deed  Book A, p. 344)    His wife sarah was a

    member of the Pres. Church of Franklin, TN. as early as

    1811.  After the death of her husband in 1847, Sarah McEwen

    went with her  son Cyrus, to Oxford, Miss., where she is

    buried.  Wm.McEwen, his dau,  Jane Goff and his son James

    are buried on his old home "Springland,"  2 miles east of

    Franklin, TN. on Spencer's Creek.  The settlement of Wm.

    McEwen's est. is recorded in   Will Book  1819-1825, p. 36,

    Williamson Co, TN.  Their children were David, Margaret,

    Jane,  Cyrus,  James & Ephraim.  Would like the maiden name

    of her mother & would like to cor. with des.    Sarah was

    sis. of Mary Kerr, who md her cousin James

    Kerr, 1776, in Rowan Co, NC.  James & Mary Kerr, later

    settled in Logan Co, KY  where he died  13 Mar 1823.

     

    I'm not sending the person name or address...that wrote this

    querie...as I'm not sure that would be the right thing to do

    on a web site.  You can e-mail me and I will send.  I hope

    this helps some one.

     

     

     

    Notes for CATHERINE HUNTER:

    From web site of Judith Gennett (http://www.angelfire.com/or2/judithagennett)

     

    204. Catherine[9] Hunter or Wiley (John, 247) (A469). Died, 1816. Extra 4:

     

    1800, in Guilford Co., NC. Census: 1790, in Guilford Co., NC. Prob of Est:

     

    1816, in Guilford Co., NC.

     

     

     

     

    "In the name of God Amen I Catherine Kerr widow and relict of David Kerr ---of Guilford County and State of North Carolina....I give my son William Kerr fifty dollars...and ...daughter Kettrin I leave my little negro wench called ---- and if she should -----of Kettrin by stealth then...[illeg.]

     

    "...son Thomas I leave my --- bible and to my son John Kerr's heirs I leave ten dollars and to my son David Kerr's heirs I leave ten dollars and to his son David I leave fifty dollars and I have to my son-in-law Thomas Brown and his wife Agnes fifty dollars and I leave to my son-in-law George Donnal and his wife Isabella fifty dollars and if there is any money belonging to my estate at my decs after paying off the sums mentioned in the will I leave it to be expressly divided to my son William and all my daughters. my body clothes of every kind I leave to be equally divided amongst all my daughters and I do hereby appoint Ralph Gorrel and John Thom to be executors of this my last will and Testament.

     

    William Wiley her

     

    John Thom (-------) Catherine X Kerr (seal)

     

    mark

     

    Proved May 1816 by John Thom.

     

     

     

     

    She married David Kerr (203) (A468).

     

     

     

           

    Children of DAVID KERR and CATHERINE HUNTER are:

    28.              i.       MARY "NANCY"3 KERR, b. October 14, 1745; d. April 25, 1816, North Carolina.

                      ii.       DAVID KERR, b. WFT Est. 1745-1752.

     

    Notes for DAVID KERR:

    Possible daughter of David Kerr:

     

    Subj:     Kerr Rowan County

    Date:       9/27/01 8:24:08 AM Pacific Daylight Time

    Reply-to:       junea@gis.net

    To:       Delijim@aol.com

     

    Hello,

    I have been told that my ancester Eleanor Kerr (born 1770 and married

    May 17,1792) was the daughter of David Kerr of Coddle Creek, Rowan

    County, NC.

    If you have any information on this family, I would really, really

    appreciate hearing from you.

    Thank you very much.

    June Albritton

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Possible marriage for an Eleanor Kerr:

     

    marriage in Augusta County, VA:

     

    Elenor Carr to Lewis Sorrells 3 May 1792, this may be a possible daughter of David Kerr, son of David Kerr, b. 1719.

     

                     iii.       SARAH KERR, b. WFT Est. 1745-1752.

                     iv.       AGNES KERR, b. WFT Est. 1747-1753; m. (1) JAMES GRAHAM, November 27, 1771, Rowan County, North Carolina20; b. WFT Est. 1738-1753; m. (2) THOMAS BROWN, 179321; b. WFT Est. 1750-1776.

    29.             v.       ELLINOR KERR, b. 1752; d. 1816.

    30.            vi.       CATHERINE KERR, b. Abt. 1755; d. December 13, 1804, Guilford County, North Carolina.

    31.           vii.       WILLIAM KERR, b. June 02, 1756; d. January 01, 1843, Dearborn, Indiana.

                   viii.       JOHN KERR, b. Abt. 1759; d. September 16, 1774, Rowan County, North Carolina.

     

    Notes for JOHN KERR:

    Possibly the John Kerr that is buried at Thyatira Graveyard in Rowan County, North Carolina:

     

    THYATIRA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GRAVEYARD

                 Abstracted by Mary Bondurant Warren

           Published in "Carolina Genealogist" Summer 1972

        Placed on the WWW by David W. Morgan with permission

     

    John Kerr, d. 9-16-1774, 35y

     

     

                      ix.       ISABELLA KERR, b. WFT Est. 1760-1767; m. GEORGE DONNELL, August 05, 1784, Guilford County, North Carolina21,22; b. WFT Est. 1756-1766.

                       x.       ANN KERR, b. Abt. 176423; d. Aft. August 1846, Dickson County, Tennessee; m. WILLIAM CHARLES WILEY, Abt. 1785, Guilford County, North Carolina; b. Abt. 1750; d. January 01, 1842, Dickson County, Tennessee.

     

    Notes for WILLIAM CHARLES WILEY:

    From IGI:

     

    Family Group Record FamilySearch® Ancestral File™ v4.19

     

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    Husband's Name

     William Charles WILEY (AFN:19X6-MTS)   

     

     Born:  Abt 1750  Place:  <, Guilford Co., Nc>

     Died:  1 Jan 1842  Place:  , Dickson Co., TN

     Buried:    Place:  , Dickson Co., TN

     Married:  Abt Oct 1785  Place:  , Guilford Co., NC

     

     Father:   

     Mother:   

     

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    Wife's Name

     Ann KERR (AFN:19X6-S0H)   

     

     Born:  Abt 1764  Place:  <, Dickson Co., Tn>

     Died:  Aft Aug 1846  Place:  , Dickson Co., TN

     Married:  Abt Oct 1785  Place:  , Guilford Co., NC

     

     Father:  David KERR (AFN:19X6-RTH)   

     Mother:  Catherine KERR(MNU) (AFN:19X6-RVP)  

     

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    Children

     

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    1.  Sex  Name 

     M  Jonathon WILEY (AFN:19X6-N11)   

     

     Born:  21 Sep 1794   Place:  , Guilford Co., NC 

     Died:  Bef Mar 1831   Place:  , Carroll Co., TN 

     

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    2.  Sex  Name 

     M  Josiah WILEY (AFN:19X6-R3X)   

     

     Born:  9 Oct 1788   Place:  , Guilford Co., NC 

     Died:  Aft 21 1839 May   Place:  

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    3.  Sex  Name 

     M  Jesse WILEY (AFN:19X6-MZM)   

     

     Born:  20 Sep 1790   Place:  , Guilford Co., NC 

     Died:  Bef 21 1839 May   Place:  

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    4.  Sex  Name 

     F  Elizabeth WILEY (AFN:19X6-NFH)   

     

     Born:  15 Dec 1799   Place:  , Guilford Co., NC 

     Died:  Aft 1 1846 Aug   Place:  

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    5.  Sex  Name 

     M  Ebenezer WILEY (AFN:19X6-RM8)   

     

     Born:  31 Jan 1802   Place:  , Guilford Co., NC 

     Died:  Bef 21 1839 May   Place:  

     

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    6.  Sex  Name 

     F  Isabella Ann WILEY (AFN:19X6-NHW)   

     

     Born:  12 Nov 1792   Place:  , Guilford Co., NC 

     Died:  Bef 21 1839 May   Place:  

     

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    7.  Sex  Name 

     M  Allen WILEY (AFN:19X6-MW7)   

     

     Born:  16 Sep 1787   Place:  , Guilford Co., NC 

     

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    8.  Sex  Name 

     M  David WILEY (AFN:19X6-N27)   

     

     Born:  4 Aug 1796   Place:  , Guilford Co., NC 

     Died:  Aft 29 1836 Dec   Place:  , Dickson Co., TN 

     

     

     

    8.  ELEANOR2 KERR (JAMES1) was born Abt. 172024, and died Abt. 178124.  She married JOHN PICKENS25,26 1738 in Pennsylvania27,28, son of WILLIAM PICKENS and MARGARET PIKE.  He was born Abt. 1710 in Ireland29, and died 1769 in Abbeville District, South Carolina.

     

    Notes for ELEANOR KERR:

    According to one source, Eleanor's father MAY have been James Kerr, father of John Kerr, who married Lucy Pickens.

    She may have also been a sister to Elizabeth Kerr, who married William Pickens, brother of Lucy.

    More information is necessary to establish the relationship.

     

    Notes for JOHN PICKENS:

    From http://www.Pickensplace.com

     

    John Pickens Sr.

     

    Born Abt. 1710 in Ireland

    Died Abt. 1769-1773 in South Carolina

     

     

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         John Pickens, the fifth son of William and Margaret Pickens, was born about 1710 in Ireland. He moved with his parents to Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1719, where he united with the Bensalem Presbyterian Church by certificate. In 1737 he married Eleanor Kerr.  Records show he signed a road petition in Paxton Township, Pennsylvania in 1735.

     

         At a court in Orange County, Virginia, on Thursday, July 24, 1740, John Pickens made an oath that he imported himself, Margaret Pickens, "ye elder" (most likely his mother), Eleanor, Margaret "ye younger", Gabriel Pickens and William Baskin from Ireland to Philadelphia and from thence to this colony at his own expense and that this is the first time of proving his and their right to obtain land. (Under Virginia law at that time, a man was allowed certain additional acres of land for each person he had transported into the colony at his own expense.) He was granted land in what is now Augusta County, Virginia on February 27, 1740. Other records show he made a court declaration on July 24, 1740. In 1742, he was appointed a Captain in the militia. He owned a mill in 1744 and was appointed a Justice in 1745. There are many references to John in Augusta County, Virginia from 1745 to 1754. His children were baptized by the Reverend John Craig from 1741 to 1749.

     

         In October, 1746, John Pickens, William Baskin, James Leslie, and 30 others signed the following petition to the Governor and Council of South Carolina:

     

    (The following is from the Journal of the South Carolina Council, October 10, 1746.)

     

    "His Excellency laid before the Board the following petition he had received from sundry inhabitants of the back parts of Virginia, humbly showing that the petitioners have had a great expectation to hear by John Turk that the lands, granted at Ninety six, was purchased as Thomas Turk has informed them; that the Council did promise them that such a purchase should be obtained last March. That the petitioners trusting to his word have fully resolved to remove their families but as no certain account had been brought them of the purchase having been made, the same put a stop to their moving. Wherefore, if the Governor will soon make a real purchase of that land laid a part for them and then communicate the same to Thomas Turk, so that they may be informed of the truth thereof, if they can with safety then they will remove and come there. That the petitioners are informed that there are many loose persons who bear a bad character in some of those back parts and hope the Council will give them no manner of encouragement by letting them settle on any of that land, and pray that the Government would not grant away the best of that land, until they have time to hear of the purchase, and then to come and have their lot amongst us, they rely on the Clemency of the government in granting their request.

     

    Signed: John Pickens, William Baskins, James Leslie and above 30 others."

     

    On October 9, 1754, John and Elenor sold their land and by November 21, 1754 had left the county. The 1758 Augusta County records list John as "Gone".

     

     

     

    Scotch-Irish in Virginia, Augusta County Court Minutes:

     

    MARCH 10, 1745/6.

     

      (19) Ordinary Rates Regulated.

      (20) Mark Evans, William Kervine, John McFarron, James McGomerie appd.

    Overseers of Road Blazed by Orange Co. from inhabitants of Roanoke to

    top Blue Ridge at bounds of Brunswick Co. and Cap. Robinson and John

    Mills are to lay off precincts and tithables.

      (20) James Patton, John Lewis, John Pickens, Recd. Sheriff.

    Page 15

     

    1745

    Edward Herndon vs. John Pickens.--"Major" John Pickens's note. Dated 27th July, 1744. George Taylor, witness.

     

    AUGUST, 1747 (B).

    John Pickens vs. John Graham.--In June, 1747, and several years before, John Pickens was a trader and cattle dealer. Slander. Defendant said plaintiff ran away from Paxton Township, Pennsylvania (where plaintiff formerly lived), for debt.

     

    1751

    Loden vs. John Pickens.--May Court, 1750. Sheriff having returned, John not found

     

    Elizabeth and Catherine KING who, in Augusta Co, VA, 1751, chose John PICKENS as their guardian

     

    1752

    Page 199.--John Pickens and Ellinor, to Anthony Strother, of King

    George, from Beverley, 27th February, 1740; Robert Poag's, now Gordon's;

    corner on Lewis Creek; corner land sold by Jno. Pickens to Wm. Baskins,

    552 acres, part of 764 acres, conveyed by Beverley to John, 27th February,

    1740. Teste: Danl. Richeson, Thos. and Andrew Lewis, Robert Bratton.

     

    JUNE, 1752.

    Fulton vs. Pickens.--John Pickens, of Augusta County, obligor to James Fulton. Dated 1746.

     

    MARCH 18, 1753.

     

      (453) Duncan McFarland and his son, William.

      (453) Ephraim Vance, qualified Capn. of Horse.

      (454) John Pickens vs. James Price } Dedimus to Anson Co. No. Co. to

    take deposition of Henry Jones.

     

    MARCH, 1754 (A).

       John Smith vs. John Pickens.--Motion, To judgment obtained in Orange County, 1743.

     

    MAY, 1755 (C).

    Andrew Lewis vs. John Pickens.--John Pickens had removed himself out of the County, 1754, 21st November.

     

    AUGUST, 1758

    Breckinridge vs. John Pickins.--John Pickens was gone January, 1758

     

    MAY, 1758.

    Robert Breckinridge vs. John Pickens.--Attachment 18th January, 1758. John has removed

           

    Children of ELEANOR KERR and JOHN PICKENS are:

                       i.       JOHN3 PICKENS, JR., b. Abt. 173830; d. September 22, 1795, South Carolina30; m. SARAH SWERINGEN.

                      ii.       FRANCES PICKENS, b. Aft. 173830; m. WILLIAM GILLESPIE; b. WFT Est. 1725-1745.

                     iii.       ELIZABETH PICKENS, b. January 1739/40, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia30; m. JAMES CANNON.

                     iv.       WILLIAM GABRIEL PICKENS, b. 1742, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia31; d. February 03, 1833, Marion, Livingston, Kentucky 32.

    32.             v.       ISRAEL PICKENS, b. August 24, 1744, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia; d. February 11, 1828, Anderson, South Carolina.

                     vi.       ELEANOR PICKENS33,34, b. December 1746, Augusta County, Virginia35,36; d. November 01, 1803, Pendleton District, South Carolina37,38; m. JOSEPH PICKENS39,40, December 01, 1760, Anson County, North Carolina41,42; b. February 01, 1736/37, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania43,44; d. June 17, 1781, Abbleville District, South Carolina45,46.

     

    Notes for JOSEPH PICKENS:

    [Pickenswft15.FTW]

     

    [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 15, Ed. 1, Tree #2478, Date of Import: Oct 1, 1998]

     

    CAPTAIN IN REVOLUTION.  KILLED AT THE SEIGE OF OLD FORT 96 NEAR ABBEVILLE.

     

                    vii.       ROBERT PICKENS, b. 1749, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia47; d. May 02, 1835, Blount County, Tennessee48.

    33.          viii.       ANDREW PICKENS, b. January 06, 1753, Virginia; d. September 15, 1844, Fayette County, Tennessee.

                      ix.       WILLIAM GABRIEL PICKENS, b. October 18, 176049; d. Aft. 183349; m. REBECCA CALDWELL.

     

     

    9.  LETITIA2 KERR (JAMES1) was born January 07, 1723/24 in Pennsylvania50.  She married WILLIAM ROBERTSON January 14, 1748/49 in Augusta County, Virginia50, son of JAMES ROBERTSON and REBECKAH ROYSTON.  He was born February 06, 1718/19 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland50, and died 1812 in Augusta County, Virginia51.

     

    Notes for LETITIA KERR:

    Letitia MAY be a daughter of James Kerr (b. c1685-1770).  More information is necessary to prove the relationship.  The Kerr family had very close ties with the Robertson and Rankin families, and they migrated from Lancaster/Chester Pennsylvania area to Augusta County, Virginia at about the same time.  James Kerr died intestate (without will), and the only children mentioned in Augusta County, Virginia are his sons, John (named eldest son and co-administrator of estate), and William.  He was known to have been the first Kerr settler in Augusta County, and built a large house on Middle River.

     

     

     

    LETITIA KERR b abt 1724

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    Posted by Robert Baxter (rexbaxter@csi.com) on January 19, 1999 at 17:56:22:

     

    Letitia Kerr born about 1724 married William Robertson born about 1741. Children included Matthew, Jane, Alexander, Thomas, Sarah, Mary "Polly", Elizabeth, Letitia, Margaret, James, Rebecca, Isabel, and Ann.

     

    Letitia Robertson married William Rankin. Children were Wm. M. Rankin, James Rankin, and Frances Rankin. Wm. M. married Martha Warren dtr of John Warren and Martha Dubose.

    Frances Rankin married John Gill.

     

    I am looking for the parents of Letitia Kerr

    Robertson.

     

     

     

     

     

    Subj:       Kerr

    Date:       7/9/02 6:44:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time

    From:      Arty921

    To:        alpha26@cfl.rr.com

    CC:  Delijim, rhmicar@earthlink.net, SBr6136087

    CC:  Woodchippy

     

    William, Jim, Mary, Sally, and Edna;

            I came across your names and addresses and especially the name KERR.

    I thought hopefully at least one of you would have the answer to my dilemma.

     

            My grt.grt.grt grandfather, William Robertson, b. ca 1724 (Ireland) d. 1812 in Augusta Co. VA, married a gal named Lettice ?.   I have been told her

    surname was Kerr or Carr. It could be either or neither.

            There are two land transfer deeds in Augusta Co., VA naming

    her as Letis. And, her tombstone reads Letice Robertson b. Jan. 07.1723

    d. July 14.1773. She was buried in the churchyard of the Augusta Stone

    Presbyterian Church in Fort Defiance, Va.

            If any one can document her surname I would be very grateful.

            If you have questions re: the Robertsons, I'll be glad to give you what

    I have recorded.

     

    Note:

            This couple is not to be confused with the William Robertson,

    son of his brother, Matthew, bap. in Augusta 1748 and married 1st to Letitia Kerr,

    bap. in Augusta in 1745 and who later married Ann Crawford.

     

    Art Simpson  (arty921@aol.com)

    Fort Wayne, IN   

           

     

    Notes for WILLIAM ROBERTSON:

    From Rootsweb:

     

    1920 total entries, last updated Sun Mar 19 06:02:32 2000

    All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on

    this page should be addressed to: William Collier <wcollier@swbell.net>

     

    ID: I00394

    Name: Letticia Kerr

    Sex: F

    Birth: 7 JAN 1723/24 in Pennsylvania

    Death: 15 JUL 1773 in Augusta Co., Staunton, VA

     

    Father: James Kerr b: 1695 in Scotland, Ireland

    Mother: ??? Kerr b: 1695

     

    Marriage 1 William Robertson b: 6 FEB 1719/20 in Coleraine, N. Ireland

    Married: 14 JAN 1748/49 in Augusta Co., Staunton, VA

    Children

     Elizabeth R. Robertson b: 6 APR 1761 in Augusta Co., Staunton, VA

     

     

     

    From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Judgements:

     

    William Robertson vs. James Anderson (Long Meadow).--Trespass,

    James killed Robertson's fowls and hogs with ratsbane in 1767. James

    Meek's deposition, November 1, 1768. He was at James Anderson's house

    on Long Meadow. James wife was Elizabeth, and they had a daughter Jean.

    William Robertson's wife was Lettice. Elizabeth was sister of William

    Skillem and George Skillem(?). Verdict for plaintiff.

     

    Page 165 - - 29th May, 1809.  William Robertson's will - - To son, Mathew; son-in-law, Robt. Givens; to son, James; son-in-law, Thos. Downey; estate to be divided into equal shares, and one share to each, viz: son, James; daughter, Jane, wife to John Givens; daughter, Isabella, wife to George Givens; daughter, Elizabeth, wife to Robt. Douglass; daughter, Lettice, wife to William Rankin; grandson, Edward Downing, son to Thomas; daughter, Rebecca, wife to David White; to Lettice and Ann Robertson, daughters; to son, Alexander; to Dorcas and Phoebe Allison, daughters.  Teste: Wm. Patrick, John Porterfield, Chas. Patrick.  Proved, 26th October, 1812.  Givens and Robertson qualify.  Patrick refuses.

           

    Children of LETITIA KERR and WILLIAM ROBERTSON are:

                       i.       MATTHEW3 ROBERTSON, b. Aft. 1749.

                      ii.       JANE ROBERTSON, b. September 14, 1750, Augusta County, Virginia52; d. November 13, 1823, Augusta County, Virginia; m. JOHN GIVENS, JR.; b. Abt. 1756, Augusta County, Virginia52; d. November 13, 1812, Augusta County, Virginia.

                     iii.       ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, b. Aft. 1749.

                     iv.       THOMAS ROBERTSON, b. Aft. 1749.

                      v.       SARAH ROBERTSON, b. Aft. 1749.

                     vi.       MARY "POLLY" ROBERTSON, b. Aft. 1749.

    34.           vii.       LETITIA ROBERTSON, b. Aft. 1749.

    35.          viii.       MARGARET ROBERTSON, b. July 31, 1761; d. Abt. 1794, Lincoln County, Kentucky.

                      ix.       JAMES ROBERTSON, b. Aft. 1749.

                       x.       REBECCA ROBERTSON, b. Aft. 1749; m. DAVID WHITE; b. WFT Est. 1738-1755.

    36.             xi.       ISABEL ROBERTSON, b. Abt. 1754, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 1813, Harrison, Kentucky.

                     xii.       ANN ROBERTSON, b. Aft. 1749.

                    xiii.       ELIZABETH R. ROBERTSON, b. April 06, 1761, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia53; m. ROBERT BUSON DOUGLASS, December 28, 1784, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia53; b. March 10, 1758, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia53.

     

    Notes for ROBERT BUSON DOUGLASS:

    From Rootsweb:

     

    1920 total entries, last updated Sun Mar 19 06:02:32 2000

    All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on

    this page should be addressed to: William Collier <wcollier@swbell.net>

     

     

     

    ID: I00537

    Name: Elizabeth R. Robertson

    Sex: F

    Birth: 6 APR 1761 in Augusta Co., Staunton, VA

    Death: AUG 1838 in McMinn Co., Cogs Hill, TN

     

    Father: William Robertson b: 6 FEB 1719/20 in Coleraine, N. Ireland

    Mother: Letticia Kerr b: 7 JAN 1723/24 in Pennsylvania

     

    Marriage 1 Robert Buson Douglass b: 10 MAR 1758 in Augusta Co., Staunton, VA

    Married: 28 DEC 1784 in Augusta Co., Staunton, VA

    Children

     John Douglass b: 9 MAR 1793

     William B. Douglass b: ABT. 1785

     Elizabeth Douglass b: ABT. 1786

     Mary (Polly) Douglass b: 1788

     James S. Douglass b: 9 JUN 1790 in Jefferson, Tennessee?

     William Robertson Douglass b: 24 OCT 1796 in Blount Co., Tennessee

     Lettitia Douglass b: 26 MAY 1800

     Matilda Douglass b: 9 SEP 1803

     

     

    10.  JAMES2 KERR (JAMES1) was born Bet. 1725 - 1726 in Pennsylvania54, and died December 1811 in Augusta County, Virginia55.  He married JANE ROBERTSON January 13, 1762 in Augusta County, Virginia56, daughter of JAMES ROBERTSON and ELIZABETH CRAWFORD.  She was born 1739 in Virginia57,58, and died 1824 in Augusta County, Virginia59,60.

     

    Notes for JAMES KERR:

    This James Kerr was believed to be a son of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens by this and several other researchers, but after much research into Augusta County, Virginia records, appears to be a BROTHER of John Kerr, due to his birthdate of 1726, which would have been too early to have been a son of John.  This information appears to be further corroborated in a publication "Francois Benin & His Descendants & Allied Families" by Benning, 1981 (deceased), edited by Neblock.  It has the following:

     

    III-1-1. Jane (Jean) Robertson, born 1739, baptized 22 Feb., 1741, married

    James Kerr, born 1725/6, son of James Kerr, Sr.

     

     

    It seems to be further corroborated by the following momument that was erected in Augusta County, Virginia, near Stone Church.  (Source:  Brief History of Kerr's and Kin, written by Vincent Brown Kerr)

     

                      KERR MONUMENT TO ANCESTORS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA

     

                     (North Side)                                                                                (West Side)

     

                          Kerrs                                                                                         GRAND

                          Great                                                                                FATHER-MOTHER

                      Grandfather                                                                             (of 12 children)

                            and                                                                                           KERR

                           Great                                                                                   JOHN KERR

                     Grandmother                                                                          Died July 1830

                                                                                                                           his wife

                     JAMES KERR                                                                   ELIZABETH HOGSHEAD

                  Died 1812, Age 86                                                                          died 1842

                                                                                                             Children         Born-Died

                          his wife                                                                       Joseph        1794-1831

                                                                                                             Sara            1805-1866

                       JANE KERR                                                                   Alex            1807-1833

                   Died 1824, Age 85                                                            Jane                  - 1833

                                                                                                             Hiram           1808-

                Children - James, John,                                                       Nathaniel     1801-1888

                 Alexander, Nathaniel,                                                         John            1803-1895

                 Betsy, Margaret, Jane                                                        Elizabeth      1813-1889

                                                                                                            James          1793-in Mo.

                  James Kerr died 1770                                                       Thomas        1796-1845Mo.

                  John Kerr died 1772                                                          Amaziah      1798-1877 Ill.

                  John Kerr died 1794.

                                                                                                             These Kerr's Hope to Meet in

                       SCOTCH-IRISH                                                                 Heaven with Christ and

                                                                                                                            Saviour

               Kerr's of Augusta County, VA

                          1730-1930

     

    The Above Monument was Erected in the Old Graveyard at Stone Church, November 11, 1930.

     

    I ommitted the East and South sides because they were for the Revercomb families.

     

     

    Also on page 7 of "Kerr's and Kin":

     

    My great grandfather, James Kerr was born 1726, and died 1812, and his wife Jane, born 1739 and died 1824.  When this James Kerr, father of John, Alexander, James, Nathaniel, Betsy, Margaret, and Jane, died January 5, 1812.

     

     

    It should be noted that among some researchers in the past, there has been some dispute with James Kerr's birthdate.  His birthdate on a DAR Application has been changed from 1726 to 1737.  It is not known on what basis or information that this is based on, but there seems to be much evidence to the contrary.  There was another James Kerr, probably son of John2 Kerr (James1) and Lucy Pickens, that was probably born in the same approximate time period, that may be confused with this James Kerr.  Little is known of this other James Kerr, except that the other James Kerr may have been the James Kerr married in 1764 (two years after this James Kerr's marriage), with no wife listed in Augusta County, Virginia records.

     

     

    Will of James Kerr:

     

    I James Kear of the County of Augusta and State of Virginia being weak in body but am of opinion I am in the full possession of reason and judgement, believe it duty I owe to my family to make my last Will and Testament. in the first place I desire all my just debts to be paid without delay secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane Kear her bed furniture and a comfortable maintainance durring her life and to be paid over to her from time to time by my Executors, thereby to my grandson James Kear  Johnsson I give and bequeath that tract or parcel of land known by the name of the big meadow adgoining his fathers containing by estimation twenty three acres to him and his hears for ever, but it is

    to distincly understood his father John Kear is to enjoy the profits of it untill he is twenty one years of age. fourthly to each of my daughters, Elizabeth Givens, Margaret Ramsey, and Jane Leard, I give and bequeath one hundred pounds out of the first money which may be rece'd of sales of my property - fifthly to each of my grand sons which have been named for me (James Kear) I give and bequeath one hundred dollars to be put to  interest until they are twenty one years of age and then paid over to them its further

    my will and desire the plantation on which I reside and all other lands in which I am interested be sold at any time after my decease may think proper and titles made to the same by them its also my desire my negros stock and furniture be sold immediately after my decease the whole money arising from the sale of all my property I desire it to be equally devided among my sons except so much thereof as may necessary for the comfortable support of my wife which is to be retained in the hands of my Executors to this my last Will and Testament I constitute and appoint my son John Kear, Alexander Kear, and John

    Johnston my Executors Witness my hand and seal this 2nd day of December 1811.

    Teste Mathew Robertson James Kear - (Seal) John Trotter Sally Trotter

     

    At a Court held for Augusta County the 24th of February 1812. The last will and testament of James Kerr deceased being presented in court and proved by the oaths of Matthew Robertson and Sally Trotter two witnesses therto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of John Kerr and Alexander Kerr two of the Executors named in the said will who made oath thereto and together with Andrew Allison Francis Gilkeson and Jacob Crish his securities entered into and acknowleded their bond in the penalty of

    $20.000 conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate therof in due form Liberty is reserved for John Johnston the other Executor named in said will to join in the probate whenever he shall think fit Teste Chester Kenney C.C.

     

     

    From "Brief History of Kerrs and Kin, 1730-1930", by Vincent Brown Kerr, pub, 1930, Augusta County, Virginia:

     

    My great grandfather, James Keer was born 1726, and died 1812, and his wife Jane, born 1739 and died 1824.  When this James Kerr, father of John, Alexander, James, Nathaniel, Betsy, Margaret, and Jane, died January 5, 1812, he owned about 600 acres of land, and had deeded 619 acres from 1790 to 1810, and his sons, John and Alexander), bought all of his land except twenty-three acres, which he had willed to his grandson, James Kerr (John's son), and John Kerr's division part of this land included a mill and house with about 300 acres of land on Middle River and Christian's Creek.  This land has been owned by Nathaniel Kerr (John's son) by purchase of the interest of his brothers, James, Joseph, Thomas, Amaziah, John, Alex., Hiram and sisters, Sarah and Elizabeth, and after Nathaniel Kerr died in 1888 at the age of eighty-seven, his heirs, John, Mary, Zachary, James, Sarah, Cornelia, Margaret, Harriet, and Vincent, had these 300 acres divided in seven parts and James (Kerr), Margaret, Harriet, and Vincent bought the north part, which was seventy-five acres, on Middle River and Christian's Creek.  James sold his share, and vincent sold his part to Walter Lee Kerr (a nephew).  Margaret Kerr owns the land with the old house, nearly 200 years old, built when first settlement of Kerrs on Middle River, Christian's Creek, and Meadow Run, at the union of the three streams in one, near the corner of the beginning of the Beverly survey, in forks of said branch waters of the Shenandoah River.  The above children of Col. Nathaniel Kerr (whose mother was Elizabeth Hogshead, daughter of James Hogshead), and James Patterson Revercomb, whose grandmother was Jane Patterson (kin to Bettie Patterson, who married Jerome Bonaparte), are descendants of the Kerrs, Hogsheads, Revercombs and Forrers.  The Kerrs and Hogsheads were Presbyterians, and their first church was the Old Stone Church, which they helped to build, and their women carried sand from Middle River on horseback, several miles distant, and helped the men to build this church, shich we are told was a fort, too, to flee and bar out the Indians.  My great-grandfather, James Kerr, deeded 145 acres of land to his son, John, on Big Meadows, in 1803, formerly owned by John2 Kerr (James1), from William Beverly, of 275 acres in 1752.

     

    In 1803, James Kerr deeded 145 acres of land to his son, Alexander, across the river, adjoining his old home tract of 300 acres.  James Kerr's children married as follows:  In 1792, John Kerr married Elizabeth, daughter of James Hogshead, and they had twelve children - - James, Joseph, Thomas, Amaziah, John (a deceased baby), Nathaniel, John, Sara G., Alexander, Hiram, Jane and Elizabeth.  Joseph died in 1831; aged thirty-seven.  Alexander died 1800, aged twenty-six.  Jane died 1833.  James married Nancy Thornton, 1818; Thomas married Margaret Calbreath, 1823, and James and Thomas went to Missouri.  Amaziah married Jane Rutledge, 1825, and went to Illinois.  Nathaniel married Jane P. Revercomb, 1840, and resided on the "Old Farm".  John married Eliza Jackson about 1850 and resided on Big Meadow farm.  Sara married Charles Armentrout and lived on Middle River.  Hiram married Mary Ann Robertson and lived on Middle River.  Elizabeth, unmarried, born 1813, died 1889, aged seventy-six.

     

     

     

    Date: 04/27/99

    Subject: James Kerr of Augusta Co, VA

    From: "Bob Dubel" rvdubel@email.msn.com

    To: hamkarr@hctc.com

    Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 13:07:39 -0700

     

    I am seeking parents and genealogy regarding:

     

    1st generation: James KERR, b 1737 PA?, d 1812 Augusta Co VA, bur. Old Stone

    Presbyterian Church Cem, m 1762 Augusta Co VA to Jane (Jean) --- (thought

    Robertson but not proven), she b 1739 Augusta Co VA, d 1824 Augusta Co VA.

    He served in Revo War.  His will 1811, spelled James Kear, and inventory of

    estate 1812, both in Augusta Co VA.  7 children.  We want to know Jane

    (Jean)'s maiden name.

     

    2nd generation: John KERR, b 1765 Augusta Co VA, d 1830 Augusta Co VA, m

    Elizabeth HOGSHEAD, d/o James HOGSHEAD, Jr. & Sarah GORDON, she b ca 1775

    Augusta Co VA, d 1843 Augusta Co VA.  John served in Revo War.  2 children.

     

    3rd generation: Thomas Gordon KERR, b 1796 Augusta Co VA, d 1834 Pike Co MO,

    m 1823 Augusta Co VA, Margaret Johnston CALBREATH, d/o Thomas CALBREATH &

    Jennet (Jane) HUTCHINSON, she b 1802 Augusta Co VA, d 1887 Ashley Twp, Pike

    Co MO, bur. Ashley Twp, Pike Co MO.  Margaret's 1st husband was Thomas

    Gordon Kerr.  She m 2nd 1850 Pike Co MO, Benjamin ELMORE, Jr., s/o Benjamin

    ELMORE, Sr. & Mary "Polly" COBB.  Margaret had 5 children by Mr. Kerr and

    none by Mr. Elmore.

     

    Zelda Dubel.  rvdubel@email.msn.com

     

     

     

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    WILL BOOK NO. XI.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 238

    Page 81.--2d December, 1811. James Kear's will--To wife, Jean; grandson, James, son to son John; to daughters, viz: Elizabeth Givens, Margaret Ramsey, Jane Leard; to each grandson named for testator. Executors, son John Kear, Alex. Kear, John Johnston. Teste: Mathew Robertson, Jno. Trotter, Sally Trotter. Proved, 24th February, 1812. John and Alexander qualify

     

     

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    MARRIAGE LICENSES, MARRIAGE BONDS, AND MARRIAGES.

    1793-1794.

    page 333

    1799--December 4, James Laird and James McGongal, surety. James Laird

     and Jane Kerr, daughter of James Kerr (consent). Teste: Alex. Kerr,

    Jacob Hershaw.

     

     

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    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. I.

    page 28 - May 1747

    Page (199) Grand Jury Presentments: Col. Thomas Chew, common swearer;

    John Bramham, sheriff, common swearer; John O'Neal and Mary Corbit,

    alias Smith, adultery; James Kerr, disturber of common peace by carrying

    lies and as a common lyer; Valentine Sevear, swearing six oaths; Ro.

    Harper, being drunk and swearing three prophane oaths; John Bramham, for

    prophanely desiring God to damn George Robinson and his company; Robert

    Young, breach of Sabbath; James Kerr, breach of Sabbath; James Burk,

    common swearer.

     

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    MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY.

    page 276

    1762--January 11, James Arbuckle; January 13, James Kerr; January 18,

    Edward Long; February 7, James Moffett; February 16, John Reaburn;

    February 17, John Patterson; February 18, John Carlile; February 25,

    Samuel Cowdon;

     

    Early Virginia Marriages

    Augusta County

    page 86

    January 13, 1762, James Kerr

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    page 277

    1764--January 6, William Black; February 17, James Kerr; February 25,

    Robert Lusk; January 27, James Fowler; March 8, William Hides; March 20,

    Christopher Any; March 21, William Givens; May 16, James Young;

     

     

     

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    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XX.

    page 246 - August 1786

    Page (83) Following recommended as Captains, viz: Thomas Turk, Jr.,

    James Crawford and James Bell, Jr. As Lieutenants, viz: John Stuart,

    James Rankin and John Trimble. As Ensigns: David Henderson, James Kerr,

    Michael Kellar.

     

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    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV.

    page 406

    Commonwealth vs. John Dixon.--Trespass for cutting down James Kerr's

    corner trees 31st May, 1794. John Allison was grandson of John Kerr,

    deceased, 1794. This suit involves title to land of James Kerr and John

    Dixon in 1792.

     

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    CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I."

    DISTRICT CIRCUIT COURT EXECUTIONS.

    page 6

    Commonwealth vs. James Kerr, Alexander Kerr, Nathaniel Kerr and John

    Bratton--Indictment for trespass on land of John Dixon, 1793. John

    Allison is about to go to Kentucky, 12th October, 1792.

     

    AUGUST, 1793 (D to M).

      John Dixon vs. James Kerr and Robert Campbell.--Deposition of James

    Kerr taken in Lexington, Kentucky, second Tuesday in June, 1793. Son of

    James, defendant John Campbell's deposition at same place. John Dixon

    was drafted to go into service under McIntosh, but persuaded Kerr to sell

    him a servant as a substitute.

     

    William and James Kerr were sons of John Kerr. Jury finds special verdict;

    patent to Wm. Kerr 2d June, 1760. William Kerr and Martha, his wife,

    17th May, 1768. Deposition of Elizabeth McClure, 5th August, 1789. She

    was the daughter of John Kerr. William Allison, son of John Allison, Sr.

    See some papers of above suit in the papers Samuel Hunter vs. Torbett and

    Mitchell.

     

     

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    CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I."

    JUDGMENTS.

    page 244

    Rutledge vs. Kerr's representatives--O. S. 336; N. S. 121--Bill, 1812,

    by James Rutledge. On 31st March, 1797, he bought land in Augusta from

    James Kerr of Augusta, on Long Meadow, 6 acres. Kerr died 1811 without

    having made title. His heirs are, viz: James Kerr, Thos. Givens and

    Elizabeth, John Alexander Kerr, James Ramsey and Margaret, James Laird

    and Jane, Nathaniel Kerr; all, except John and Alexander and Laird and

    wife, live out of Commonwealth.

     

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    FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT.

    ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

    page 406

    1770--Page 2, James Anderson. Long Meadow; page 9, James Buchanan S. M.;

    page 21, John Stuart, Middle River; page 27, James Kerr. blacksmith;

     

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    TITHABLES.

    ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

    page 430

    Tithables, 1781; Alexander Robertson's List: Samuel Hind and son John,

    Patrick Crawford and sons George and John, Robert Craig and sons John,

    Robert, and James, James and George Crawford, brothers Robert, John, and

    William, John Givens and sons Samuel, James, and William, Richard Rankin

    and sons Isaac and Richard; William Patterson and son William; James

     Givens and sons Samuel, Robert, and James, George Campbell and son

    John, Samuel Henderson and sons James, William, and David, John Lemons

    and son John, James Kerr and son James, George Anderson and son James,

    Andrew Russell and son Mathew, Robert Rogers and Father, John Allison

    and son Andrew, Timothy Coll and son Thomas, Adam Donlap and son

    William, James Alexander and sons Andrew and James, David White and ----

    James and Gordon, Henry Liner and son Henry, Ro. Stephen and son James,

    James Shackelford and son Reuben, Samuel Bell and son Samuel, Robert

    McColley and son Joseph, Jno. Patterson and son Robert, Mrs. Jane

    Wallace and son William, John Richey and son John, Col. George Mathews

    and son John, Jno. Brooks and son Moses, George King and son Robert,

    John Surfice and sons Martin, John, and Jacob, Thomas Hick and son

    Thomas.

     

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    TITHABLES.

    ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

    page 431

    1783, in Capt. Rankin's Company, all above 16: James Alexander and sons

    John, Andrew, James, William Brooks, shoemaker; Patrick Crawford and

    sons George, John, Timothy Cole and son Thomas, Audley Hamilton and son

    Archebald, James Kerr and son James, Andrew Russell and son Mathew,

    James Shackleford (Shackelford) and son Reuben, David White, weaver.

     

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    ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. WILL BOOK NO. V.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 127

    Page 58.--30th January, 1773. Robert Turk's estate appraised by James

    Kerr, William Robertson, John Ramsey.

     

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    DEED BOOK NO. 19.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 526

    Page 14.--12th November, 1772. George Skillern and Elizabeth, of

    Botetourt, to James Kerr, blacksmith, patent to John Kerr, 5th April,

    1749 (1 acre, 1 R., 10 P., formerly conveyed by George to said James,

    17th March, 1764. Teste: Nicholas Salles (Sollas, Sally, Sallas), John

    Cox, George Eliot. Delivered: James Cochran, 3d January, 1788. [p.526]

     

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    Tithables, 1781;  James Kerr and son James

           

    Children of JAMES KERR and JANE ROBERTSON are:

    37.              i.       JAMES3 KERR, b. 1763, Augusta County,  Virginia; d. 1833, Prob. Kentucky.

    38.             ii.       JOHN KERR, b. Abt. 1764, Augusta County, Virginia; d. July 08, 1830, Augusta County, Virginia.

    39.            iii.       ALEXANDER KERR, b. 1767, Augusta County, Virginia; d. Augusta County, Virginia.

    40.            iv.       ELIZABETH (BETSEY) KERR, b. 1769, Virginia; d. February 1826, Hopkins County, Kentucky.

                      v.       NATHANIEL KERR, b. 1772, Augusta County, Virginia61; d. Kentucky; m. MARY PARRISH, April 23, 1794, Bedford County, Virginia61.

     

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    DELINQUENTS.

    ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

    page 426

    Insolvents and Delinquents, 1794: James Curry, removed to Kentucky;

    William Henderson, to Kentucky; James Kirtland, Sr. and Jr., and Samuel

    Kirtland, to Redstone; Nathaniel Kerr, to Kentucky.

     

     

     

    Guilford County, NC wills (probably no relation)

     

    B:0568. Nathaniel KERR - 23 Oct 1821 - prob. Feb 1826. Wife Margaret KERR. Son

    Samuel KERR, William KERR, James KERR, Nathaniel KERR. Dau. Peggy GILBREATH &

    her children [not in Guilford Co], Polly MCLEANE. Exrs. Elisha WHARTON, Son

    Samuel KERR. Wits. John FINLEY, Marshall McLEAN.

     

    B:0623: Nathaniel KERR 22 Mar 1830-Prob May 1830. Wife Hannah KERR. Dau.oldest

    Malinda KERR, 2nd dau. Louisa KERR, 3rd dau. Elizabeth KERR, son Samuel KERR.

    Exrs: Bro. Samuel KERR, friend Col. James DENNY. Wits. John MITCHELL, Joseph A

    McLEAN.

     

    41.            vi.       MARGARET (PEGGY) KERR, b. August 06, 1775, Augusta County, Virginia; d. March 23, 1818, Hopkins County, Kentucky.

    42.           vii.       JANE KERR, b. 1778, Augusta County, Virginia; d. February 11, 1824, Augusta County, Virginia.

     

     

    Generation No. 3

     

    11.  JANE3 KERR (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1732 in Pennsylvania62, and died 1782 in Prob. Augusta County, Virginia.  She married JOHN HIND June 28, 1749 in Great Valley, Augusta County, Virginia63,64, son of WILLIAM HIND and MARGARET ???.  He was born Abt. 1721, and died February 1782 in Great Valley, Augusta County,  Virginia65.

     

    Notes for JANE KERR:

    From Chalkley's Augusta County Abstracts:

     

    February 1749:

    John Hind vs. John Kerr -- In consideration of marriage by plaintiff of Jane, daughter of defendant, defendant promised plaintiff land. Married 1749.  Writ dated 4th December, 1749.  Defendant refused to make conveyance and suit.

     

    26 February 1749:

    John Kerr to John Hind, 100 acres in loop neck of Cathey's River near Thomas Story line.  Dower released by Lucy, wife of John Kerr.

     

    Page 228 - - 18th March, 1782.  Jean (mark) Hind, ditto of her husband, John Hind, and nominates son, Wm. Hind.  Teste: James Dickey, John Alexander.

     

    Zabludover@aol.com

    Date: 05/31/99

    Subject: Jean KERR Hinds

    From: "James M. Friedlander" Zabludover@aol.com

    To: hamkarr@hctc.com

    Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 18:38:19 -0700 (PDT)

     

    location: Brunswick, Maine

     

    comments: Seekingancestry of Jean KERR Hinds, m. to John Hinds.

    Jean Kerr Hinds d. 1782, prob. Augusta County, VA

     

    email: Zabludover@aol.com

     

     

    Notes for JOHN HIND:

    From Genforum.com post:

     

    John Hind of Augusta County, VA

    Posted by: Bill LaBach (ID *****2272) Date: April 06, 2002 at 13:10:19

       of 159 

     

     

    The following is a brief genealogy of John Hind of Augusta County, Virginia and some of his descendants. I believe this genealogy to be correct. If anyone has any additions or finds any errors, please let me know. The name Hind may be found variously spelled as Hind, Hinds, Hines, Hynes, Hynds and perhaps other spellings. Bill LaBach in Lexington, Kentucky.

    1. John Hinds, son of William Hind and Margaret, was born ca 1721. John died between April 10, 1781 and March 18, 1782 in Augusta Co., VA, at approximately 60 years of age.

    He married Jane Kerr Augusta Co., VA, June 28, 1749. Jane was born in PA 1732. Jane was the daughter of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens.

    John Hinds and Jane Kerr had the following children:

    2. William Hinds. William died in Indiana. He married Ann Francis. Ann was the daughter of John Francis and Mary Erwin.

    William was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Jessamine Co., KY. William Hinds is listed in the 1810 Census for Jessamine Co., KY with 1 white male under 10, 1 45 up, 3 white females 10-16, 3 16-26, 1 45 up, and 6 slaves.

    3. Alexander Hinds. He married Martha Francis Augusta Co., VA, August 23, 1787. Martha was the daughter of John Francis and Mary Erwin.

    Alexander was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Jessamine Co., KY. Alexander Hinds is listed in the 1810 Census for Jessamine County, Kentucky with 1 white male 10-16, 2 16-26, 1 26-45, 2 white females under 10, 1 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 26-45, and 1 slave.

    4. Israel Hinds. Israel died in Indiana. Israel was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Jessamine Co., KY. Israel Hinds is listed in the 1810 Census for Jessamine Co., KY with 2 white males under 10, 2 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 26-45, 1 white female under 10, 1 10-16, 1 16-26, and 1 26-45.

    Israel was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Washington Co., IN. Israel Hinds is listed in the 1820 Census for Washington Co., Indiana with 2 white males 10-16, 1 19-26, 1 45 up, 1 white female under 10, 1 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 45 up, and 1 person engaged in agriculture. There is a record in early Fayette County, Kentucky showing he was a shoemaker.

    5. Nancy Hinds. She married James Carlisle. James was born August 13, 1756. James died 1802 at 45 years of age.

    6. Mary "Molly" Hinds. Mary died 1820 in Fayette Co., KY. She married John Alexander. John died 1809 in Fayette Co., KY.

    Mary was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Fayette County, Kentucky. Mary Alexander is listed in the 1810 Census for Fayette County, Kentucky with 1 white male 16-26 and 1 white female 45 up.

    7. Jane Hinds. She married Mr. Wilson.

    8. Samuel Hinds was born before 1766. (see below for more information)

    Second Generation

    8. Samuel Hinds was born Augusta Co., VA before 1766. Samuel died circa 1828 in Jefferson Co., IN.

    He married twice. He married Jane Francis in Augusta Co., VA, August 7, 1787. Jane was born in Virginia ca 1765. Jane was the daughter of John Francis and Mary Erwin. Jane died before 1810 in Fayette Co., KY. He married Margaret Hill in Fayette Co., KY, December 30, 1816. Margaret was born circa 1772. Margaret died March 1, 1846 in Fayette Co., KY, at 73 years of age. Her body was interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY.

    Samuel's occupation: Farmer. Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Fayette County, Kentucky. Samuel Hinds is listed in the 1810 Census for Fayette County, Kentucky with 2 white males 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 over 45, 4 white females under 10, 1 10-16, 3 16-26, and 4 slaves.

    Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Fayette Co., KY. Samuel Hinds is listed in the 1820 Census for Fayette County, Kentucky under the name Samuel Hynes with 1 white male under 10, 1 19-26, 1 45 up, 2 white females 10-16, 4 16-26, 1 45 up, 3 male slaves under 14, 1 14-26, 2 female slaves under 14, 1 14-26, and 1 45 up. Samuel Hinds first appeared on the 1793 tax list for Fayette County, Kentucky. This may have been about the time he came to Kentucky. In 1798 he purchased 192.5 acres on the waters of Hickman Creek in Fayette County, Kentucky. I believe this is land now on the DeLong Pike. It was eventually purchased by a Young.

    Samuel Hinds and Jane Francis had the following children:

    9. Mary Ann Hinds was born in Kentucky.

    10. Rhoda Hinds was born in Kentucky. She married Joseph Mitchell.

    11. John Hinds was born circa 1789. (see below for more information)

    12. Sarah (Sally) Hinds was born in Kentucky January 12, 1790. Sarah died August 30, 1834 at 44 years of age. She married Ninian Riley in Fayette Co., KY, December 30, 1816.

    13. Mary "Polly" Hinds was born in Kentucky before 1793. She married Samuel Rankin in Fayette Co., KY, September 22, 1813. Samuel was born Augusta Co., VA February 17, 1784. Samuel was the son of Adam Rankin and Martha McPheeters. Samuel died September 23, 1842 in Routersville, Fayette Co., TX, at 58 years of age.

    14. Francis Hinds was born in Fayette Co., KY September 21, 1797. Francis died October 16, 1847 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 50 years of age. His body was interred in Valley Cemetery, Jefferson Co., IN. He married Elizabeth Bell in Fayette Co., KY, December 23, 1818.

    Francis's occupation: Postmaster. Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Jefferson Co., IN. Francis Hinds is listed in the 1830 Census for Jefferson Co., IN with 1 male white under 5, 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 30-40, 2 white females under 5, 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 20-30, and 1 30-40.

    15. Samuel Hinds, Jr. was born before 1801. (see below for more information)

    16. Jane Hinds was born in Kentucky before 1802. She married Moses McIlvain in Fayette Co., KY, March 30, 1822. Moses was born ca 1789. Moses was the son of John McIlvain and Elizabeth Hodge. Moses died in Henry Co., IN.

    17. Nancy Hinds was born after 1803. (see below for more information)

    18. Matilda Ann Hinds was born in Fayette Co., KY February 26, 1805. Matilda died August 31, 1837 in Rush Co., IN, at 32 years of age. She married John Huddleson in Fayette Co., KY, May 24, 1824. John was born in Millersburg, Bourbon Co., KY January 1, 1800. John was the son of John Montgomery Huddleson and Catherine Irwin. John died October 18, 1873 in Rush Co., IN, at 73 years of age.

    Third Generation

    11. John Hinds was born in Kentucky circa 1789. John died 1827 in Harrison Co., KY, at 38 years of age.

    He married Margaret McMillan in Montgomery Co., KY, December 21, 1815. Margaret died after February 12, 1827.

    John Hinds and Margaret McMillan had the following children:

    19. Edmond Hinds.

    20. Franklin Hinds.

    21. Eleanor Hinds.

    15. Samuel Hinds, Jr. was born in Fayette Co., KY before 1801. Samuel died 1832 Camargo, Montgomery Co., KY, at 31 years of age.

    He married Eleanor Dinwiddie in Jessamine Co., KY, February 16, 1824. Eleanor was born in Jessamine Co., KY circa 1803. Eleanor was the daughter of James Dinwiddie and Eleanor Lockridge. Eleanor died circa 1837 Camargo, Montgomery Co., KY. Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Montgomery County, Kentucky. Samuel Hinds is listed in the 1830 Census for Montgomery County with 1 white male under 5, 1 30-40, 2 white females under 5, 1 10-15, 1 20-30, and 1 male slave under 10.

    Samuel Hinds, Jr. and Eleanor Dinwiddie had the following children:

    22. Tilford Dinwiddie Hinds was born in Kentucky December 25, 1825. Tilford died December 10, 1894 in Fayette Co., KY, at 68 years of age. His body was interred in Lexington Cemetery. Tilford's occupation: Texas Ranger. Tilford was never married and died without issue.

    23. Eleanor Jane Hinds was born in Kentucky circa 1828. Eleanor died January 22, 1883 Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, at 54 years of age. She married Perry Crosthwait, Jr. in Kentucky, circa 1851. Perry was born in Harrison Co., KY 1822. Perry died April 29, 1911 Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, at 88 years of age.

    24. Mary Helen Hinds was born Camargo, Montgomery Co., KY March 3, 1830. Mary died June 10, 1893 in Lexington, KY, at 63 years of age. Her body was interred in Lexington Cemetery. She married Tacitus Burgin Madison Co., KY, September 17, 1851. Tacitus was born Madison Co., KY February 7, 1829. Tacitus was the son of John Burgin and Mary (Polly) Howard. Tacitus died March 9, 1915 McIntosh, FL, at 86 years of age. His body was interred in Lexington Cemetery.Tacitus was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Fayette County, KY. Tacitus Burgin is listed in the 1870 Census for Fayette County, Kentucky as a farmer, age 37, born in Kentucky with real estate worth $16,560 and personal property worth $1,850. Also listed are Mary, 55; Perry, 18, farm hand; Bettie, 16; John, 14; Clifton, 11; Frank, 7; and Helen, 2. All were born in Kentucky.

    Mary Helen Hinds and Tacitus Burgin had the following children:

    27. Helen Jennie Burgin.

    28. Perry Burgin was born Madison Co., KY August 22, 1852. Perry died April 7, 1919 at 66 years of age. He married Sithey Hedges Gaitskill January 18, 1876. Sithey was born August 17, 1854. Sithey died August 26, 1926 at 72 years of age.

    29. Bettie Burgin was born Madison Co., KY August 14, 1854. Bettie died February 15, 1903 in Denver, CO, at 48 years of age. Her body was interred in Lexington Cemetery. She married Watts Parker in Lexington, KY, March 7, 1878. Watts was born in Athens, KY February 23, 1848. Watts was the son of John Evans Parker and Rebecca Shepherd. Watts died March 13, 1911 in Lexington, KY, at 63 years of age. His body was interred in Lexington Cemetery. Watts' occupation: Attorney and Judge in Lexington, KY. Watts was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Fayette County, Kentucky. Watts Parker is listed in the 1870 Census for Fayette County, Kentucky in the household of George Ryan with his age given as 22, born in Kentucky, with his occupation being assistant grocer. He had a personal estate of $300.

    30. John Burgin was born Madison Co., KY July 27, 1856. He married Webb Gaitskill.

    31. Clifton G. Burgin was born in Fayette Co., KY January 15, 1859. He married Sallie Johnston.

    32. Franklin H. Burgin was born in Fayette Co., KY February 13, 1861.

    33. Sallie Lou Burgin was born in Fayette Co., KY October 7, 1870. Sallie died April 23, 1894 at 23 years of age. She married William Wallace Roddick November 15, 1892.

    17. Nancy Hinds was born in Fayette Co., KY after 1803.

    She married Allen Burgin in Fayette Co., KY, November 12, 1825. Allen was born ca 1793. Allen was the son of Thomas Burgin and Lucy Deatherage.

    Nancy Hinds and Allen Burgin had the following children:

    25. Clayton Burgin was born ca 1831.

    26. Armelda Burgin was born ca 1837. Armelda died 1853 at 16 years of age.

     

     

     

     

     

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    MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY.

    page 275

    1749--June 17, John Buchanan and Margaret Patton; June 20, Archibald

    Huston and Mary Stevenson; June 28, John Hinds and Jean Kerr; July ----,

    Robert Boyd and Eleanor Porterfield; August ----, John Driskell and Jane

    Burnett;

     

    Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

    Volume I

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.

    ORDER BOOK No. XVII

    MAY 22, 1782

    (385) John Hind's and John Archer's deaths abate suits

     

    MAY, 1787 (D to H).

    Haslop and Blair vs. Hind's administrators.--Bond of John Hind, of

    Augusta County, to Isaac Hislop to David Blair of Fredericksburg, being

    dated 4th April, 1777.

     

     

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    DEED BOOK NO. 26.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 583

    Page 148.--17th June, 1788. William Hind, heir-at-law of John Hind,

    deceased, and Ann to John Dickson, part of patent to John Kerr, 30th

    July, 1742; also part of patent to William Kerr.

     

     

    Marriage in Faquier County, VA (possible son?, nephew, grandson)

     

    John Hinds m. Celia Furr, 15 Sept. 1789     

           

    Children of JANE KERR and JOHN HIND are:

                       i.       WILLIAM4 HIND, b. WFT Est. 1749-1759; d. Moved to Kentucky; m. ANN FRANCIS; b. WFT Est. 1755-1770.

     

    Notes for WILLIAM HIND:

    Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

    Volume I

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.

    ORDER BOOK No. XXI

    NOVEMBER 21, 1789

    (177) William Hind, administrator of John Hind, lives in Kentucky.

     

     

    Marriage in Augusta County, VA (possibly a grandson?)

     

    William Hinds m. Martha Hogshead, 3 May, 1819    

     

                      ii.       ALEXANDER HIND, b. WFT Est. 1749-1759; m. MARTHA FRANCIS, August 23, 1787, Augusta. County, Virginia65,66; b. Bef. 1770.

     

    Notes for ALEXANDER HIND:

    From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia records:

     

    1787--August 23, Alex. Hind and John Allison, surety. Alex. Hind and

    Martha France, daughter of Mary Francy (consent). Teste: William

    Alexander, Charles Campbel.

     

     

                     iii.       ISRAEL HIND, b. WFT Est. 1749-1759.

                     iv.       NANCY HIND, b. WFT Est. 1752-1762; m. JAMES CARLISLE, Abt. 1780; b. August 13, 1756, Bath County, Virginia67; d. 180267.

                      v.       MARY "MOLLY" HIND, b. WFT Est. 1752-1762; m. JOHN ALEXANDER; d. 1809, Fayette County, Kentucky67.

                     vi.       JANE HIND, b. WFT Est. 1754-1765; m. MR. WILSON.

    43.           vii.       SAMUEL HIND, b. WFT Est. 1756-1765, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 1828, Jefferson County, Indiana.

     

     

    12.  JAMES3 KERR (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1734 in Prob. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1797 in Prob. Washington or Greene County, Tennessee.  He married ISABELLA ROBINSON February 25, 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia68, daughter of JOHN ROBINSON and SARAH ???.  She was born 1736 in Rockbridge County, Virginia69, and died Bef. 1797 in Prob. Washington or Greene County, Tennessee.

     

    Notes for JAMES KERR:

    James Kerr that married Isabella Robinson has not been proven to be a son of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens, although this researcher believes it to be a very strong possibility. Little is known of this James Kerr.  It was thought that James Kerr, son of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens was the James Kerr that married Jane Robertson in 1762 in Augusta County, Virginia, but based on other evidence, that James appears to be a younger BROTHER of John Kerr.  There is a James Kerr that married two years later in 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia records, with an unnamed wife.  This is most likely this James Kerr, since other James Kerr's in early Augusta County, Virginia researched were not of marrying age in 1764. James Kerr's wife, Isabella Robinson was a daughter of John Robinson (1705-1789), of Rockbridge County, Virginia.  According to Robinson family history, much of this family migrated to nearby Greene County, Tennessee around 1790, shortly after John Robinson died.  This seems to mirror the migration of James Kerr, who was thought to be from the Augusta/Rockbridge County, Virginia area. Also, several other Augusta County, VA families migrated to the Greene County, TN area around the same time.  The residence(s) and location/dates of this James Kerr's death are unknown at this time, although he probably died in Washington or Greene County, Tennessee, (Greene County was created from Washington County in 1783) where most of the records of his family exist.  There is also a James KING Kerr listed in Greene County, Tennessee records, born in October 1739, but this appears to be a different person, since James King Kerr/Carr married a Hannah Hobbs (according to some researchers) .  Not sure where the "King" comes from, but thought it might be worth mentioning.  Much Additional research is necessary to conclusively prove this James Kerr's ancestry.

     

     

    From the Washington County, Tennessee Court Minutes:

     

    p 1192 Aug 18, 1784 Andrew Cowan plaintiff vs ELISHA OGELSBY, Hannah Kerr, James Kerr & Richard Kerr defendants. To be arbitrated by a committee appointed with the approval of the parties.

     

     

     

    A James Kerr appears on the list of Tennessee Land Grants in 1788, most likely for Revolutionary War Service.  Shortly thereafter, this James Kerr appeared on the Tax List of Greene County, Tennessee in 1791 and 1792 in the "Taxables of Robert Campbell's Company" with 150 acres, one white person (head of household) and no negroes.  He appeared again on the Tax List of Greene County, Tennessee of 1797 in the  "Taxables of Captain John Gibson's Company" with 150 acres, located at Holly's Creek, with one white poll, no black polls and no stud horses.

     

     

    Kerr Marriages in Greene County, Tennessee

    Possible grandchildren?:

     

    David Kerr m. Betsey Robinson 3/22/1809

    George Kerr m. Susanna Roberts 4/28/1800

    James Kerr, Jr. m. Polly Bell 3/27/1810

    Robert Kerr, Jr. m. Amy George 12/12/1786

    Robert Kerr, Sr. m. Agnes Wagoner 6/13/1786

    Martha Kerr m. Robert Allen 3/19/1791

    Elizabeth Kerr m. Hezekiah Ashmore 12/8/1786

     

    possible grandchildren:

     

    John R. Kerr m. Mary Green 8/13/1831

    William Kerr m. Peggy Williams 9/1/1831

    Isabel Kerr m. David Alexander 1/25/1827

    Louisa Vine Kerr m. Amaziah Morgan 5/25/1832

    Rebecka Kerr m. William Morgan 1/17/1834

    Milly Kerr m. John Peterson 7/16/1839

    Margaret Kerr m. Silas Marler 7/14/1842

    Matilda Kerr m. Grant Jones 10/31/1848

     

    Kerr Marriages in Washington County, Virginia:

     

    John Kerr m. Elizabeth Robinson 1/1/1805

    Phillip m. Nancy Comer 9/28/1790

     

    Kerr Marriage in Washington County, Tennessee:

     

    Mary Kerr m. Raleigh Travers 7/7/1794

     

     

    Listings of James Kerr in Washington County, Virginia court, April Court session:

    "Ordered that James Kerr be fined two hundred pounds for insulting Joseph Scott in open court"

    "Ordered that William Robinson be fined two hundred pounds for insulting Joseph Scott"

    "Ordered that Joseph Scott be fined two hundred pounds for flashing a pistol at James Kerr in the court yard"

    "Ordered that James Kerr be fined twenty pounds for insulting James Montgomery"

     

     

     

    From Genforum.com post:

     

    Posted by Joyce Kerr on November 03, 1998 at 21:00:28:

     

    Did James Kerr b abt 1755 marry Hannah Robinson? Was it their daughter, Rachel, that married William Edmiston? Another dau married David Edmiston?

    Sarah Robinson married Moses Edmiston?

    I need help sorting out this family. They were living in Greene Co TN late 1700's. May have come to TN from Augusta Co VA. Please help! Thanks Jo

     

     

    Records of a James Kerr in Washington County, VA (same James?):

     

    Subj:       James King Carr (Kerr)

    Date:        04/14/2001 3:56:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time

    From:        rracjw@charter.net (jerry carr)

    To:        delijim@aol.com (Jim Veregge)

     

    Jim,

         Have you ever heard of James Kerr who was one of the men in James Harrod's company who founded Harrodstown,KY.....March 1774, he began enlisting a company to claim land & establish a settlement in KY  32 men from the Monongahela Valley of Penn gathered at the mouth of Grave Creek in VA & departed for KY.....on June 16,1774 began laying out a town.

         I  found this James King Carr b: Oct 1739.....he was in Robert Doak's Militia Company on Jun 2 1774 in Washington Co.,VA.......was living from 1775 to 1782 in Washington Co....was granted land described as 200 acres on Moccasin Creek on Aug 20 1781....185 acres on Moccasin Ck Apr 28 1782.......died before  Aug 12 1782 in Houstons's Fort, Washington Co.,VA.

       ?  do you know where  fort was would it be today's Washington Co.

       His oldest son James b: Oct 6 1764 in Craven Co., SC.....he served in military from Oct 1 1776 to Apr 1 1777 in Wash. Co.,VA.....from Apr 1777 to Aug 77....from Sep78 to Mar 79....from Jun 81 to Oct 81...Dec81- Feb 82...........recieved US Veterans Pension from May 21 1833 to Aug 25 1840.

        Jim these are all I have found out any help to link  backwards .

     

    Thanks for information you sent Feb 3           jerry carr

     

     

     

     

    Greene County, Tennessee Tax List

     

    Taxables of Captain Robert Campbell's Company

    1791 and 1792

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                    1791                                                          1792                                                    Name                 Land               White             Negroes          Land            White            Negroes

                                                        Persons                                                    Persons

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    David Edmonson      300                 1                                           300                1

    John Hayes              150                  1                                          150                 1  

    James Hays             300                  1                       1                  300                1  

    Nichlos Hays            380                                                               380

    James Kerr               150                  1                                          150                 1

    David Rankin            900                 1                                           900                 1

    David Robinson        150                1                                             150                1  

    James Robinson      100                 1                                            100                 1  

    Samuel Robinson     200                 1                                           200                  1

     

     

    Greene County, Tennessee Tax List

    Taxables of Captain John Gibson's Company

    for the year 1797

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                            1797

    Name                              Land                    Situation of               White      Black          Stud

                                                                         each Tract                 Polls      Polls          Horse

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    James Kerr                      150                    Hollys Creek                  1   

     

     

     

    Notes for ISABELLA ROBINSON:

    Named in will of Rebecca (Robinson) Hay in will of 1797 in Greene County, Tennessee.   

           

    Children of JAMES KERR and ISABELLA ROBINSON are:

                       i.       MOSES4 KERR, b. Aft. 1773.

     

    Notes for MOSES KERR:

    Leads for information on Moses Kerr:

     

     

    Date: 10/31/98

    Subject: Re: KERR, WELLS, ZUMWALT, MO

    From: KathinWA@aol.com

    To: KERR-L@rootsweb.com

    Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 04:45:18 EST

     

    On Wed, 28 Oct 1998 21:17:07 -0700 John Minch  wrote:

     

    >> The following lines in Platte Co MO may be of interest to you.  They

    interlock Kerr, Wells, Wills, a Brown.  Some came from Carolina, The kerr's VA

    thru OH. There's more.  What do you need. Hope this helps. John Minch Try

    heath123@bellsouth.net for more info

     

    1. Moses Kerr

     1.1 James Kerr (1800 - May 1876) & Alice (1811 - 6 Aug 1879)

      1.1.1 Elizabeth J. Kerr (5 Jun 1830 - ) & Pembroke McComas (8 Aug 1833 - )

       1.1.1.1 Sarah McComas (25 May 1853 - ) & Isaac Missimer (14 Aug 1848 - )

     

    ----------------------------------------

    John,  Thank you for posting these KERRs.  Some of the names also fit in with

    the other KERRs, WELLS etc. that I'm researching.  I will need to digest this

    a bit before I can make any positive connections, but certainly sounds

    possible.  My KERRs  from PA to VA, WV, KY, MO, IL, TX and beyond.

     

       Kathy

     

    PS -  I've started quite a discussion over on the WELLS-L regarding

    ZUMWALT/KERR/WELLS connections.  Seem to be quite a few, but they are a very

    confusing bunch.  Anyone interested in the connections, please let me know.

     

     

     

     

    http://atlanna.com/mattie/d3225.htm

    SIXTH GENERATION

     

     

    23. Lydia (Shaver) Shaver was born WFT Est. 1755-1782. She died WFT Est. 1804-1872.

     

    She was married to Moses Kerr on 7 Feb 1799. Moses Kerr was born WFT Est. 1747-1779. He died WFT Est. 1804-1866.

     

     

     

    44.             ii.       SARAH KERR, b. Bet. 1774 - 1782.

    45.            iii.       RACHEL KERR, b. Bet. 1775 - 1783, prob. Tennessee; d. Bet. 1820 - 1826, Washington County, Virginia.

    46.            iv.       JAMES KERR, b. Bef. 1778.

                      v.       JOHN KERR, b. Bef. 1788; m. ELIZABETH "BETSY" ROBINSON, January 01, 1805, Washington County, Virginia70,71; b. 179072.

                     vi.       ISABEL KERR, b. Bef. 1797.

     

    Notes for ISABEL KERR:

    Subj:     Kerr in TN

    Date:       06/02/2001 11:13:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time

    From:       stulj@flash.net (Stu Neffeler)

    To:       Delijim@aol.com

     

    Jim:

     

        Saw your two year old note on TNGenWeb page.  I am seeking

    information on Isabel Kerr who was born in VA about 1805, married a

    David Alexander 1/25/1827 in Greene Co. TN.  They later moved to

    Indiana.  Might this Isabel be the child of James that you mention in

    your posing?

     

    Stuart Neffeler

     

     

    13.  LUCY3 KERR (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1736 in Pennsylvania73.  She married JOHN ALLISON, JR., son of JOHN ALLISON and JEAN ???.  He was born Abt. 1734 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died in prob. Kentucky.

     

    Notes for JOHN ALLISON, JR.:

    Records regarding John Allison, Jr. are very scarce.  He probably migrated to Kentucky with his family after living in Augusta County, VA.  He may have been married twice, conflicting accounts on his family. The placement of his children may not be positively established until his marriage dates are determined.

     

    The following entries may  give some evidence to his families migration:

     

    Kentucky Court of Appeals, Deed Books V-Z, vol. 3, by Michael L. Cook, 1985, pg. 481:

     

    Robert M. Allison and William C. Allison of Wilkes County, Georgia, appoint Cutherbert S. Anderson of Frankfort, Kentucky as their true and lawful attorney in fact, to take all lawful means to recover and establish their right and title to certain lands in Kentucky located for John Allison, their desceased father, on military warrants as compensation rendered for services to his country in the war of the revolution.  Said attorney to process patents, institute claims against adverse titles, to enter the lands for taxes, and do all matters relative.  February 10, 1820.  Wittnesses by William Lennard and John B. Lennard.  Acknowledged Wilkes County, Georgia, February 10, 1820 and recorded by the Kentucky Court of Appeals, March 2, 1820.

     

    Kentucky Court of Appeals, Deed Books V-Z, vol. 4, by Michael L. Cook, 1985, pg. 179:

     

    Whereas William C. Allison of Wilkins County, Georgia authorized Cuthbert S. Anderson, late of Frankfort, Kentucky to have surveyed and carried into grant, at Anderson's expense, five entries of land in the country west of the Tennessee River, in Kentucky, containing 1,200 acres and located under a military warrant in the name of his father, John Allison.  And whereas Anderson so effectuated the authority as to have surveyed three of the said tracts, viz., one beginning at the lower corner of George Gibson's entry, and on the Mississippi River, one beginning at the southeast corner of John Rodger's entry on Little O'Bion Creek, and one beginning at corner to Matthew Wright's 1,000 acres, John Martin's 1,000 acres and William Pennick's 1,666 2/3 acres on Red Stone Creek, and the said Anderson then departed this life, and since his death his administrator has caused the said to by duly registered.  And whereas the remaining two tracts, one beginning where George Wall's entry crosses Clarks River on the upper side, running up the river, entered August 11, 1784, and one of August 14, 1784, beginning where Thomas Clay's entry corners on land Lawrence Muse and others.  Now, for the purpose of continuing the objects for which the said Anderson had been appointed and for other purposes, William C. Allison appoints Richard Taylor, Jr. of Hickman County, Kentucky as his true and lawful attorney in fact.  November 6, 1824.  Recorded by the Kentucky Court of Appeals, November 6, 1824

     

     

    From Andrew T. Thomas'  Families of Washington County, Virginia

    (http://206.160.233.10/athomas/)

     

    First Generation

     

     

    1. John1 Allison(1) birth date unknown.

     

    He married Lucy Rutledge. (Additional notes for Lucy Rutledge(2))

     

    John Allison and Lucy Rutledge had the following child:

     

    + 2 i. Sarah2 Allison.

     

     

    From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Judgements:

     

     

    Page 252.__ _____, 1770. John ( ) Allison and Janet ( ) to William

    Ramsey, £130, 204 acres on North Branch of James; corner Andrew Hall;

    John Thomson's line; corner widow Alison. Delivered: John Ellison

    August. 1773.

     

    Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

    Volume I

    AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.

    ORDER BOOK No. XIX

    MAY 18, 1785.

    (38) John Allison, Jr., returned no inhabitant.

     

    NOVEMBER, 1787.

      John Allison, Jr., vs. John Dickson and Rebecca, his wife.--Writ, 13th

    June, 1787.

     

     

     

     

    Subj:       Re: Allison Book - taking to binder

    Date:        02/13/2000 2:03:59 PM Pacific Standard Time

    From:        AllisonGen

    To:  Delijim

     

    Jim, hi, here's the info I have on our earliest John Allison.  I've got so many queries going through my head I forget who I owe what, sorry!    I forget if your'e one of my kin folk...who is your dad and grandpa?

     

    Descendants of John Allison

     

     

    Generation No. 1

     

    1.  JOHN4 ALLISON  (?3 MCALLISTER, ?2, ?1) was born Abt. 1705 in Scotland, and died Aft. 1755 in Augusta Co, VA? or Rockbridge Co, VA?.  He married JEAN ? Abt. 1730 in Lancaster Co, PA.  She was born Abt. 1705, and died Unknown.

     

    Notes for JOHN ALLISON:

    Information on John Allison and Jean ? per Eric P Sprouls 6/21 1995 via Sandy Allison. Eric's address:  RR 1, Box 199, New Harmony, IN  47631

     

    - - -

    Note:  As shown in "Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants by Dennis Ray Hudgins, Volume 5 1741-1749, page 714:  "John Allison patented 250 acres of land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 25, 1745;  he settled in Augusta County, Virginia prior to 1755."    See "Immigrants to America before 1750, page 43 for more info on this John, who married Janet and had Robert, William, Henry, John.  NOTE: Can't be out line, as our John did not have a son, Henry, but:  our John did go to Augusta County, VA - cousins?

    - - -

    York Co, PA formed from Lancaster Co, PA.  1749 Adams Co was formed from York Co. 1800.

    - - -

    Note from "Annals of Augusta County", page 43:  "The inhabitants of the new county of Augusta discovered before long that living without payment of taxes was not desireable.  Poor people could not be provided for;  roads could not be cleared, nor bridges built; and, especially, the wolves were multiplying beyond all tolerance.  They, therefore, makde "humble suit" to the assembly, and in accordance with their wishes, in May, 1742, an act was passed for laying a tax on the inhabitants of Augusta County. ...each tithable should pay two shillings (33 1/3 cents) yearly..to be laid out by them in hiring persons to kill wolves, etc. in such manner as should be directed by the court-martial to be held annual in the county.  What the people had to sell, and where they sold their products, are questions we cannot answer.  Probably peltries and such livestock as they could raise and send to market were their only means of obtaining money."   "For more than a year a state of war existed between the Indians and whites, but peace was restored in 1744, by the treaty of Lancaster, Pennsylvania".  (Filed under Campbell)

    - - -

    Note from bevi_sue@yahoo.com (Beverly Plack).."Hi folks, I just received an obituary of my 3rd great-grandfather John T Allison.  I'm wondering if he ties in with this line:  John Allison born 1727 in Scotland, md in 1758 in Lancaster PA Jeanette Brownlee, dau of Archibald & Margaret Hamilton Brownlee.  Their children:  William - died young, Gavin, Archibald, William, James, Thomas, Ebenezer, Hugh, Matthew - boy these people are good at making boys!  John died ca 1789/90 in Chartiers Twn, Washington Co, PA.  Here's some of the obit:  John T Allison born 10/11 1803 near Mt. Pleasant, Ohio.  Spent boyhood there and then removed to Springfield, his father died during the war of 1812, at Springfield he learned the shoemaker's trade, moved to Cincinnati in 1822...there's quite a bit more.  Can you tell me if JOhn T's father is perhaps Thomas, son of John Allison, above?  Could the T stand for Thomas?  John Thomas Allison?" - NOTE:  We've included this information due to the timetales, location and names...William, James, John, which also flow through our tree...this may be a link!  Here's more info:   John Allison, born 1727 in Scotland, md in 1758 in Lancaster Co, PA, Jeanette Brownlee, dau of Archibald and Margaret (Hamilton) Brownlee.  Their children:  William, Gavin, Archibald, William, James, Thomas, Ebenezer, Hugh and Matthew.  John died ca 1789/90 in Chartiers Twn, Washington Co, PA.  Researchers on this line Pat Thomas PTTHOMAS@LUMINET.NET

    - - -

    Subj:       Re: Vague Allison info - from:        earthalive@earthlink.net (David H. Jones)

    I think that the web site that you are seeking contains Volume 1 of "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia" by Lyman Chalkley. It is now online at the following URL:   http://www.rootsweb.com/~chalkley/        Cordially, David H. Jones, Valley Village, CA, http://home.earthlink.net/~earthalive/  -Original Message----- From: PTstevin@aol.com <PTstevin@aol.com   I have been into a site, can't remember how I got there but it is about Agusta County, Virginia and the Scotch-Irish Settlement of people in the 1700's.  You might be interested in the following website  http://www.allisonclan.org/      They have a lot of Scotch-Irish info and that's probably the place you were referring to.  Pat P.S.  Always looking for anything on a one-L Alisons, especially Ross or Samuel.

    * * * *

    From: Cara Franklin [mailto:franklin@evansville.net] To: Thom Allison  Subject: Fw: African Slaves.  Hello Allison Cousins, I am posting this letter that I received from Thom Allison.  I thought that  among the entire group, we surely have the information that he needs to find his ancestors.  I have started through my files, trying to locate any mention of slaves with particular names.  It is slow going, and I have only found a few.  Wouldn't it be great to have a spot to send this information as we happen upon it. I'll bet Thom would be willing to compile a database, if we send our records to him.  Or perhaps we could find a more public way to compile them so other persons looking for their slave roots could find  them.  What do you think?

    * * * *

    Per "Kentucky Court of Appeals, Deed Books V-Z, Volume 3, by Michael L Cook, 1985; p 481  "p 480, Robert M Allison and William C Allison of Wilkes County, Georgia, appoint Cutherbert S Anderson of Frankfort, Kentucky as their true and lawful attorney in fact, to take all lawful means to recover and establish their right and title to certain lands in Kentucky located for John Allison, their deceased father, on military warrants as compensation rendered for services to his country in the war of the revolution.  Said attorney to process patents, institute claims against adverse titles, to enter the lands for taxes, and do all matters relative.  February 10, 1820.  Witnesses by William Lennard and John B Lennard.  Acknowledged Wilkes Co, Ga, February 10, 1820 and recorded by the Kentucky Court of Appeals, March 2, 1820.  (Note - The Allisons married into the Leonard family after they moved to Vermilion County, IL - is this same Lennards?)

    - - -

    Per "Kentucky Court of Appeals, Deed Books V-Z, Volume 4, by Michael L Cook, 1985,  p 179: " p 400 Whereas William C Allison of Wilkins County, GA authorized Cuthbert S. Anderson, late of Frankfort, KY to have surveyed and carried into grant, at Anderson's expense, five entries of land in the country west of the Tennessee River, in Kentucky, containing each 1,200 acres and located under a military warrant in the name of his father, John Allison.  And whereas Anderson so effectuated the authority as to have surveyed three of the said tracts, viz., one beginning at the lower corner of George Gibson's entry, on the Mississippi River, one beginning at the southeast corner of John Rodgers' entry on Little O'Bion Creek, and one beginning at corner to Matthew Wright's 1,000 acres, John Martin's 1,000 acres and William Pennock's 1,666 2/3 acres on Red Stone Creek, and the said Anderson then departed this life, and since his death his administrator has caused the said to be duly registered.  And whereas the remaining two tracts, one beginnning where George Wall's entry crosses Clarks River on the upper side, running up the river, entered August 11, 1784, and one of August 14, 1784, beginning where Thomas Clay's entry corners on land on Lawrence Muse and others.  Now, for the purpose of continuing the objects for which the said Anderson had been appointed and for other purposes, William C Allison appoints Richard Taylor Jr of Hickman County, Kentucky as his true and lawful attorney in fact.  November 6, 1824.  Recorded by the Kentucky Court of Appeals, November 6, 1824.  (note - is Richard Taylor a son of Alexander's wife Elizabeth's 3rd husband, Mr. _____ Taylor?)

    - - -

           

    Children of JOHN ALLISON and JEAN ? are:

            i.        FRANCIS5 ALLISON, b. Abt. 1730, Lancaster Co, PA; d. Aft. 1778, Tn?.

            ii.     ISABEL ALLISON, b. Abt. 1732, Lancaster Co, PA?; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM BURT, Abt. 1755, Augusta Co, VA or Rockbridge Co, VA?; b. Abt. 1732; d. Unknown.

            iii.    JOHN JR ALLISON, b. Abt. 1734, Lancaster Co, PA?; d. Unknown; m. JANET ?, Abt. 1757, Augusta Co, VA or Rockbridge Co, VA?; b. Abt. 1740; d. Unknown.

     

    Notes for JOHN JR ALLISON:

    "I looked at your 4 generations and noticed a clue!  Three of Lucy Kerr's siblings were married in Augusta County, Virginia.  It seems that your John Allison Jr was married abt 1757 in Augusta County, also.  John would have been 23 years old at the time of marriage and Lucy (b abt 1736) would have been 21 years old in 1757.  Could you check to see what your source on his marriage to Janet is?  Perhaps Janet was a second wife that my have been listed in John Jr's will?  Except for your reference to Janet, it appears that our information looks pretty promising!  Please let me know what sources you have.  I would appreciate any information that you may have.  Jim Veregge, 7762 Laurelwood Lane, La Palma, CA  90623.  Delijim@aol.com."

    * * *

    Subj: John Allison, Jr m. Lucy3 Kerr (John2, James1), Date: 1/10/99 From: Delijim

    CC: mcjar@micron.net - Hi Susan, I keep coming back to the same conclusion on the husband of Lucy Kerr (b. abt. 1736),  daughter of John2 Kerr (James1). She married John Allison, Jr., which I estimate was born between 1730-1740. This John Allison, Jr. according to Augusta County records removed to Kentucky.  I believe there is enough circumstantial evidence to support Lucy Kerr as a wife (perhaps a first wife?) of your John Allison, Jr.  You have John Allison, Jr., b. abt. 1734 as being married to Janet ??? in abt. 1757. Could you tell me what information that you have on this John Allison? and Janet? I just got a copy of the Map of the Borden grant from Joy Reeb (mcjar@micron.net), which shows Robert and John Allison purchasing land (Robert purchased in 1747, John Allison purchased in 1748) within 1 1/2 miles of property purchased by John Kerr, on Kerr Creek,  in 1743.  That property purchased by John and Robert was right next to property purchased by Halbert McClure (1746), Gilbert Campbell (1742), Samuel McClure (1752), Moses McClure (1748), and Nathaniel McClure (1747).  From Augusta County records:  MAY 21, 1747.  (200) John Allison have license to keep a ferry from his landing to  Herbert McClures.  John Kerr's daughter, Elizabeth (b. abt. 1742), married James McClure, son of Samuel McClure. 

    In addition, a John Allison had three children baptised in Tinkling Spring Church in Augusta County, VA:   Martha, bapt. 9/10/1746,  Jennet, bapt. 3/1/1748-9,   William, bapt. 4/9/1749.   Could these have been younger children of John Allison, Sr?  I show no other John Allison in the early records of Augusta County, none listed in the "importations" into Orange County, and no other Allison's that had children baptised at Tinkling Springs.  You show a William as a son of John, Sr, but you show a birthdate of abt. 1740.  You show William died in Kentucky. Would appreciate information (supporting or contradictory) on this early Allison family. Regards, Jim Veregge La Palma, CA."  (NOTE - Wrote him back 1/10/99 referring him to Eric P Sprouls...let's see what they come up with!).  Note:  Per "Records of Lexington Presbytery, Synod of Virginia" by Howard McKnight Wilson:  Appendex F - Record of Baptisms 1740-1749 - John Alison, Martha baptized 10 Sep 1746, Jennet 1 Mar. 1749, William 9 Apr 1749.  Francis Alison and Andrew 10 Sep 1746

     

    2.     iv.    ROBERT ALLISON, b. Abt. 1736, Lancaster Co, PA; d. Bef. April 26, 1792, Washington Co, TN.

    3.     v.        CHARLES ALLISON, b. Abt. 1737, Lancaster Co, PA; d. October 10, 1787, Bourbon Co, KY.

            vi.        MARTHA ALLISON, b. September 10, 1746, Rockbridge Co, VA; d. Unknown.

            vii.   JENNET ALLISON, b. March 01, 1748/49, Rockbridge Co, VA; d. Unknown.

            viii.        WILLIAM ALLISON, b. April 09, 1749, Rockbridge Co, PA; d. Unknown, Fayette Co, KY?.

     

    Notes for WILLIAM ALLISON:

    See email from TEvans8435@aol regarding William born Feb 1773 in NC, died 1854 in Hardin Co, TN, married Rosannah Kerr.  He had a brother Robert. - possible connection?

     

    Email from SOFRASER@aol.com 7/17/98:  A Robert Allison died in 1796 in Granville Co, NC was married to a Rachel who died after 1774 - married a second time to a Jennet Sprowl.  From first marriage he had 4 children and the second marriage 2.  All born in Granville, NC.  I do have further information on these children, but mostly on one Robert b 1740 moved to Bedford Co, TN where he married a Sarah Ogilvie.  Thanks, Scott.  (any connection??)

    .

     

     

     

    Sue Allison-Willmott - Vermilion County, Illinois Coordinator

     

           

    Children of LUCY KERR and JOHN ALLISON are:

                       i.       ROBERT M.4 ALLISON, b. WFT Est. 1754-1780.

     

    Notes for ROBERT M. ALLISON:

    Owned land in Hardin County, Tennessee

     

     

    47.             ii.       JOHN ALLISON, JR., b. Abt. 1754.

     

     

    14.  ELIZABETH3 KERR (JOHN2, JAMES1)74 was born Abt. 1742 in Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia75, and died 1824 in Augusta County, Virginia76.  She married JAMES MCCLURE76 May 18, 1773 in Augusta County, Virginia76, son of ANDREW MCCLURE and ELEANOR WRIGHT.  He was born May 16, 1748 in Augusta County, Virginia76, and died September 13, 1799 in Augusta County, Virginia76.

     

    Notes for ELIZABETH KERR:

    From Augusta County, VA Court Records:

     

    Deposition of Elizabeth McClure, 5 Aug., 1789.  She was the daughter of John Kerr.  William Allison was the son of John Allison.

     

    Chalkey vol 1 pg 400, Augusta Co VA Office Judgements,

    August (D to M) 1793

    William KERR vs. John DIXON. Trespass on land involving title. John ALLISON appeared as agent for William KERR and as Williams nephew. William RANKIN is about to remove to

    Kentucky, 16 Sept 1789. William & James KERR are sons of

    John KERR. Jury finds special verdict; patent to Wm. KERR 2 Jun 1760. Wm. KERR & Martha, his wife, 17 May 1768.

    Deposistion of Elizabeth MCCLURE, 5 Aug 1789. She was the daughter of John KERR. William ALLISON s/o John ALLISON,

    Sr.. "

     

     

    Notes for JAMES MCCLURE:

    From Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Court Judgements:

     

    COUNTY COURT CHANCERY DECREES DECIDED. 1823, 1824, 1825 (I to N).

    Andrew and John McClure, heirs of James McClure, deceased, vs. Bill

    for partition. James died, 13th September, 1799, intestate, leaving widow

    and eight children, viz, Elizabeth McClure, his widow; Andrew, John,

    Margaret, James, Samuel, Josiah, Eleanor and Elizabeth. His children, Eleanor

    and Elizabeth, are infants. Josiah died while infant.

     

    MISC PAPERS - PAGES 528-538

    File No. 927.--McClure vs. McClure. Andrew and John McClure, heirs

    (sons), of James McClure, complain that James died 13th September, 1799,

    intestate, leaving widow and eight children, viz: Widow Elizabeth, orators

    John and Andrew, and Margaret, James, Samuel, Jonah (Josiah), Eleanor

    and Elizabeth. (Eleanor and Elizabeth, infants.) Josiah died an infant.

    Bill for partition.

           

    Children of ELIZABETH KERR and JAMES MCCLURE are:

                       i.       ANDREW4 MCCLURE76, b. March 03, 1773, (nr. Charleston?) Augusta County, Virginia77,78; d. 1837, Greene County, Ohio79,80; m. MARY STEELE80, October 25, 1800, Augusta County, Virginia80; b. January 24, 1779, Augusta Co.?, VA81,82; d. November 05, 1862, Greene County, Ohio83,84.

                      ii.       SAMUEL MCCLURE84, b. WFT Est. 1774-178084; d. WFT Est. 1774-187484.

                     iii.       JOSIAS MCCLURE84, b. WFT Est. 1774-178084; d. WFT Est. 1774-1874, died as an infant84.

                     iv.       JOHN MCCLURE84, b. Abt. 177784; d. 182984.

                      v.       MARGARET MCCLURE84, b. Abt. 178084; d. WFT Est. 1781-187484.

                     vi.       JAMES P. MCCLURE84, b. Abt. 178284; d. WFT Est. 1812-187384; m. ELIZABETH STRONG84, 180684; b. WFT Est. 1768-179184; d. WFT Est. 1811-188084.

                    vii.       ELEANOR MCCLURE84, b. WFT Est. 1784-179084; d. WFT Est. 1774-187784.

                   viii.       ELIZABETH MCCLURE84, b. WFT Est. 1784-179084; d. WFT Est. 1774-187784.

     

     

    15.  LETITIA3 KERR (JOHN2, JAMES1)85 was born Abt. 1745 in Staunton, Orange (Augusta) County, Virginia86, and died Aft. 178887.  She married (1) JAMES LAIRD, ENSIGN87 Abt. 1765 in Augusta County, Virginia, son of JOHN LAIRD and AGNES ???.  He was born 1735 in Ireland, and died October 11, 1780 in at King's Mountain, Washington County, Virginia.  She married (2) SAMUEL MARRS88,89 August 05, 1788 in Washington County, Virginia90,91, son of WILLIAM MARRS and MUNDAY ???.  He was born December 01, 1740 in York County, Pennsylvania92, and died December 27, 1817 in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky92.

     

    Notes for LETITIA KERR:

    Related to Lord Baltimore.  LDS (AFN-9HTR-VK) says she was born ca 1741 in Scotland.  Don't know their source.

     

     

    From World Family Tree, Cd#12, #434:

    Christening date: 9/22/1745 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia.  Her death place is listed as Homeplace on Catnip Hill Rd, Jessamine County, Kentucky.

     

    Notes for JAMES LAIRD, ENSIGN:

    [LairdJohn.FTW]

     

    26 Nov 1771 Washington Co., VA

    Ordered that James LAIRD be Constable in Capt. Dunkin's Company.

    18 Nov 1778, 19 May 1779 and 20 Aug 1779 James LAIRD, jury duty Washington

    Co.

    22 Nov 1780 Estate of James LAIRD, Last Will and Testiment of James LAIRD,

    dec'd. exhibited in court and proven by oaths of Benjamin ESTIL and Hannah

    TRIMBLE. Codicil to said will proven by oath of Mercia ESTIL, Benjamin

    ESTIL &

    James PIPER, Executors - Arthur CAMPBELL & John KINCAID, Securities.

    p.47 22 Sep 1780 James LAIRD. His estate to his wife, Lettes and his

    children,

    John, Samuel and Jean. Executors: Benj. ESTIL & James PIPER; Witnesses:

    Benj.

    ESTIL, Catherine ESTIL & Hannah TRIMBLE. Probated 22 Nov 1780.

    16 May 1781 - Inventory of James LAIRD.

    16 Sep 1782 Lattice LAIRD, Executor of James - Claim for one rifle lost at

    King's Mountain - 6 pds 10 shillings.

    Killed in Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina, Revolutionary War.  5th Co., Washington Co. (VA) Reg't.

     

    DAR Vol. 98, pg. 122, #97389, Mrs. Mary DICKEY Landrum.  Aunt Mary said he married Lucy Pickens in 1760.(Letitia Kerr is Correct)

     

    Ensign James LAIRD, from Washington County, was killed in the battle at King's Mountain, 17 October 1780.

     

    James LAIRD, realizing the gravity of the situation (going into battle) made his will before leaving home.  This document is reproduced on pages 494-495 (Bicentennial History of Washington County, Virginia 1776-1976 (R975.5725 N341B)  Xerox copies made. 

     

    Will Book No. 1, pg. 47:  IN THE NAME OF GOD AMAN.  The Twenty Second Day of September one thousand seven hundred and eighty, I James Laird of Washington County & State of Virginia being in perfect Health of Body and of Sound mind and memory Thankss be given to God for the same.  Yet -- the Mortality of my Body, (and more Especially in this time of Present Danger) Knowing it is appointed all Men once to Die, Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, in form and manner following to wit and Principally and first of all I recommend my Soul into the Mercifull hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body Recommend to the Earth to be Buried at the discretion of my Friends and Countrymen as God and his Providence may please to Permit Nothing Doubting but I shall Receive the same again at the general resurrection of the dead by the Mighty power of God.  And as Touching my worldly Estat wherewith it has pleased god to Blefs me in this life, I give Devise & dispose the same in the following manner & form.   First I give & Bequeath to Lettes my well Beloved Wife the whole Disposal of all my moveable Estate during her Widowhood, that Shee may Keep her Family together, and that untill her Oldest Son comes of age in case Shee Marrieth before that time, Shee shall have one third of My moveables or the Value thereof, and in that Case I allow my Executors to apply the other Two Thirds of my moveables and the benefits of my lands for the maintenance of my childran.  I give my well beloved son JOHN his choice of my Two places the one wherein I now live and that on Clinch (river), and that my well beloved son SAMUEL the other place and if my Executors can obtain my two Entrys of land in Powel's Valley in Carolina State that the same be Equally divided and my son SAMUEL have his first choice and my son JOHN have the other.  I also allow my three well beloved Daughters (viz) JEAN, LETTES, and MARY, Thirty Pounds each.  Estimating the money as it pafsed(passed) in the year 1793.  And I constitue and appoint Benjamin Estill and James Piper of the County and state aforesaid whole and  Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament and in case of the Death or non-performance of either of these my Ex'rs, I then Constitute and appoint John Blackburn in stead of such delinquents. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.                      Jamess Laird S.S.

    Witness hereunto ]

    Benjamin Astill     ]

    Catherine Astill     ]  At a Court held for Washington County, Virginia, the 22nd

    Hannah Trimble    ]  day of November 1780, This last will and Testament of

                                     James Laird deceaed was proven in Court by the oath of

                                     Benjamin Estill and Hannah Trimble two of the witnesses

                                      thereto and ordered to be recorded.

                                                      Test.:  John Campbell C.W.C.

     

    From "The Patriots at King's Mountain," by Bobby Gilmer Moss, copyright 1990:

    pg. 151.  LAIRD, JAMES, Ensign.

                   b. 1735, Ireland

                   d. 08/12 October 1780

                   m. Letitia Kerr, 1760.(Listed incorrectly as Lucy Pickens)

                        James LAIRD, of Washington Co., Virginia, served as an ensign under Col. William Campbell in the battle at King's Mountain, where he was mortally wounded.  Letitia LAIRD (1765-1834), his daughter, married William WITTEN in 1790.  DAR, XCVIII, 122-123; Heitman, p. 338; Logan, II, 67; Draper, p. 304; White, p. 216; Annals of Southwest Virginia, p. 1396; Roster and Soldiers, p. 979; DAR Magazine, 1914; 3DD208,231; 8DD18; 1880 Monument; 1909 Monument.

     

    (James LAIRD was a Scotsman, born in Ireland, who migrated to America.  The transcription of his hand-written will (I have a Xerox copy) is as he wrote it, bad spelling and all.  I don't know what the "S.S." after his signature stands for, unless it's: Signed and Sealed.)

     

     

    CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE

    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 8.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 362

    Page 373.--10th June, 1760. James Laird, yeoman, to James Craig, yeoman,

    £60, 400 acres purchased by James from Wm. Downs, Smith's Creek; 500

    years; mortgage. Signed David ( ) Laird. Recital of deed and

    acknowledgment says James Laird. Teste: Isaiah Curry. Delivered: Craig,

    May, '61.

     

     

    CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE

    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 14.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 467

    Page 331.--18th May, 1768. John Kerr and Lucy ( ) and William Kerr and

    Martha ( ) to James Laird, £50, 124 acres on Middle River of Shanando,

    100 of which is part of 400 joining Beverley Manor and patented to said

    John 30th July, 1742, the other 24 acres patented to said William 2d

    June, 1760, joining the former tract; corner John Allison. Teste: Edward

    Rutledge, Alexander Walker, Wm. ( ) Mathers. Delivered: James Laird,

    February, 1770.

     

    CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE

    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    DEED BOOK NO. 16.

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    page 494

    Page 190.--20th March, 1770. James Laird to John Hinds, £50, mortgage,

    124 acres on Middle River of Shanando, part of 400 acres formerly John

    Kerr's; corner John Allison's land. Teste: Jno. Poage, Samuel Erwin,

    Alexander Walker.

     

    Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army

    L

    Fifteenth Virginia

    page 338

    Laird, James (Va). Ensign Virginia Riflemen; mortally wounded at King's

    Mountain, 7th October, 1780, and died 11th October, 1780.

     

    Mrs. Mary Dickey Landrum.

    DAR ID Number: 97389

    born in Washington County, Va.

    Wife of Dr. S. H. Landrum.

    Descendant of Capt. John Dickey, Rev. Manasseh Cutler, Josiah Waterman,

    and Ensign James Laird, as follows:

    [p.123] James Laird (1735-80) served as ensign under Col. William

    Campbell at Kings Mountain, where he was mortally wounded. He was born

    in Ireland.

     

     

    Notes for SAMUEL MARRS:

    Subj:       Query on Lancaster Co. Page

    Date:       1/12/99 7:02:55 PM Pacific Standard Time

    From:        JRWhiskey

    To:  Delijim

     

    Hi. I was searching on Marrs, and found your query. You have Samuel Marrs listed... but I'm not sure who his connected to from your listing. I have both surnames (McClure and Marrs) in my family, and I have a Samuel Marrs who was in Augusta Co. VA in the late 1700's. Samuel Marrs was married to Francina Bradshaw, probably in Chanceford, PA.

    Let me know.

    Julie

           

    Children of LETITIA KERR and JAMES LAIRD are:

                       i.       JEAN4 LAIRD93, b. WFT Est. 1765-1773, VA93.

    48.             ii.       JOHN LAIRD, b. August 20, 1768, Virginia; d. Abt. 1831, Near Pisgah, Tazewell County, Virginia.

                     iii.       JANE LAIRD, b. January 20, 1770, Virginia; m. SAMUEL WHITE, July 29, 1788, Tazewell County, Virginia94,95; b. Bef. 1771.

    49.            iv.       LETITIA LAIRD, b. May 07, 1772, Washington County, Virginia; d. August 24, 1837, Roane County, Tennessee.

    50.             v.       MARY LAIRD, b. March 22, 1776, Virginia; d. 1832, Logan County, Kentucky.

                     vi.       SAMUEL LAIRD, b. May 07, 1779, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH WATSON?.

                    vii.       JENNIE LAIRD, b. WFT Est. 1765-1773.

     

     

    16.  MARGARET3 KERR (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1747 in prob. Augusta County, Virginia96, and died Bef. 1775.  She married DAVID RANKIN 1765 in prob. Augusta County, Virginia, son of WILLIAM RANKIN and MARY AUSTIN.  He was born 1745 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and died 1802 in Greene County, Tennessee.

     

    Notes for MARGARET KERR:

    From World Family Tree, Cd#20, Tree #1417:

     

    She was of Middle River, Augusta County

    She was 21 when married

     

    Notes for DAVID RANKIN:

    Family Group Record FamilySearch® Ancestral File™ v4.19

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    Husband's Name

     David RANKIN (AFN:13W0-LJF)   

     

     Born:  1745  Place:  , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, America

     Died:  1802  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     Married:    Place:  , , , America

     

     Father:  William RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-WJM)   

     Mother:  Mary AUSTIN (AFN:1HF2-TRQ)  

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Wife's Name

     Ann CAMPBELL (AFN:13W0-LKM)   

     

     Born:  < 1760  Place:  , , North Carolina, America

     Married:    Place:  , , , America

     

     Father:   

     Mother:   

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     Children

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    1.  Sex  Name 

     M  Robert RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-WVP)   

     

     Born:  1773   Place:  , , Virginia, America 

     Died:  9 Feb 1837   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     2.  Sex  Name 

     M  James RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-XW3)   

     

     Born:  1768   Place:  , Chester Co., Virginia, America 

     Died:  1810   Place:  Sequatchie Vlly, , Tennessee 

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3.  Sex  Name 

     F  Mary RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-Z74)   

     

     Born:  1766   Place:  , , Pennsylvania, America 

     Died:  17 Oct 1848   Place:  

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     4.  Sex  Name 

     F  Elizabeth RANKIN (AFN:1HF3-00S)   

     

     Born:  1779   Place:  , , Virginia 

     Died:  30 May 1862   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5.  Sex  Name  

     F  Ann RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-ZTT)   

     

     Born:  20 Aug 1771   Place:  , , Virginia, America 

     Died:  22 Jan 1851   Place:  , Blount Co., Tennessee 

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    6.  Sex  Name 

     F  Jane RANKIN (AFN:13W0-LLT)   

     

     Born:  20 Sep 1782   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     Died:  12 Apr 1843   Place:  , Greene Co, Tenn 

     Buried:    Place:  Mt Bethel Cement, Greene Co, Tenn 

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     7.  Sex  Name 

     M  David RANKIN (AFN:13W0-M3W)   

     

     Born:  1 Nov 1775   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     Died:  7 Jun 1836   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     Buried:    Place:  Mt. Bethel Cem, Greeneville, Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

     

     

    From "Tennessee Cousins" by Worth S. Ray, pg. 79:

     

    David Rankin was appointed one of the first members of the County Court of Greene County, Tennessee by Governor Blount in February, 1791.

     

     

     

    CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE

    ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

    TITHABLES.

    ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

    page 430

    Tithables, 1781;  Richard Rankin and sons Isaac and Richard;

     

    Possibly, the David Rankin, b. 1745 in Virginia, and son of William Rankin, Sr.

     

     

    Query from Greene County, Tennessee web page:

     

    RANKIN

    Looking for info. on DAVID RANKIN my 3G grandfather.He is on 1783 tax list along with WILLIAM & THOMAS,brother and cousin. Wifes name unknown but childrens are. JOHN,1795 MARY, DAVID, SAMUEL, William, MARGARET and JAMES 1809. All were born in Green Co. He migrated Marion Co. Tn. year unknown.

    WILLIAM RANKIN

    rra1050242@aol.com

    Submitted on Fri Oct 30 21:13:59 EST 1998

     

     

    Subj:       David Rankin

    Date:       1/17/99 8:49:56 AM Pacific Standard Time

    From:        RRa1050242

    To:  Delijim

     

    Jim,

     

    Thanks for the mail. Some of us that are working on the Rankin Family believe that David Rankin was married 2 times. He was born in Cumberland Co. Pa. in 1745 and married 1765. He married Ann Campbell of N.C. in 1775 at that time he had 4 young children. Mary, James my ggggf, Ann and Robert. Other children were David Jr., Elizebeth and Jane. Robert and David Jr. were born in Campbell Co Va. Margaret Kerr could very well have been his 1st. wife. A man with 4 young children in those days would have to get a wife quick I would think. I will work on the Kerr name and see what turns up. David Sr. d. 1802 in Green Co. We have a copy of his will and there in no mention of his wife Ann in it so she must have passed before him. There are some Kerr's on the 1783 tax list for Green Co. Robert Sr., Robert, William and James. You can find a lot of info. at TnnGenWeb. Let me know if you turn up any more info. on Margaret. I will share any info. I have on the Rankin side.

    thanks again for the help, happy hunting.

     

    William Rankin

     

     

    Subj:       Re: David Rankin

    Date:       1/17/99 12:39:05 PM Pacific Standard Time

    From:        RRa1050242

    To:  Delijim

     

    Jim

     

    Ann Campbell's father was William from N.C. He was a Rev. War Vet. as was David Sr. I thought it strange that David was in Campbell Co. Va. for a while and that Co. was named for William Campbell a Gen. in the war and a hero. There could be some connection but I have not checked that yet. One of the William Campbell's died with heart trouble after The Battle Of Kings Mountain. I have the name of the Co. where he died while visiting relatives. I will try to find it and let you know.

     

    William

     

     

    Subj:        Margaret Kerr m. David Rankin

    Date:       6/28/99 6:18:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time

    From:        RRa1050242

    To:  Delijim

     

    Jim,

     

    My name is William Rankin. I saw a post you put in Chester Co. Pa. that had something in it I have been looking for. Margaret I think is my 4ggm. She m. David Rankin in about 1765 and had Mary b. 1766, James b. 1768 my 3ggf,  Ann b.1771, and Robert b. 1773. He m. Ann Campbell in 1775 and had David Rankin Jr. b.Nov. 6 1775, Elizibeth b.1779 and Jane b.Sept. 20 1782. David Rankin d. 1802 in Greene Co. Tn. James Rankin my 3ggf. m. Mary Brashear, he d. in The Sequatchie Valley Tn. which includes Bledsoe, Sequatchie and Marion Co. Tn. I live in Marion Co. and all of the Rankin's here are from James.

     

    I will share anything I have you can use. Thanks much.

     

    William Rankin

     

     

    Subj:       Kerr's of Chester/Lancaster Co., PA c1700

    Date:        03/14/2000 9:43:54 PM Pacific Standard Time

    From:        lealight@itiaccess.com (Mark Stewart)

    To:        Delijim@aol.com (Jim Veregge)

     

    Hi Jim,

    I am new to the Kerr family postings, so just saw yours this evening.  I only found out TODAY that my possible gggg/grandmother was Margaret Kerr who, this person told me, was the first wife of David Rankin b. 1745 in Cumberland Co., PA.  Now, I am really HOPING BEYOND HOPE that this man is right, since all of us doing research on the Rankin line are searching for this first wife.   He told me that Margaret was born abt. 1745 also and was the daughter of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens.  If she is the correct person, she and David Rankin had four children (Mary, my ggg/grandmother, James, Ann and Robert -- all born in Greene Co., TN).  Then, David Rankin's first wife (Margaret Kerr?) died, and David remarried Ann Campbell and had three more children (David, Elizabeth, and Jane -- also born in Greene Co., TN).  He told me,"There was a war going on and David was in the Military.  Margaret Kerr and David were about the same age and from the same area, the families were close friends.  There are Kerr files that mention David Rankin and Margaret as being married, but no date or place (I have seen Augusta Co, VA mentioned in some genealogy files).  No death date has been found for Margaret, but it probably is between 1773, when Robert was born and 1775 when David (Rankin) married Ann Campbell..."     Jim, PLEASE TELL ME YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS!    Thank you so, so much for responding!   Jodi in Texas   lealight@itiaccess.com 

     

           

    Children of MARGARET KERR and DAVID RANKIN are:

                       i.       MARY4 RANKIN, b. 1766; d. October 17, 1848; m. JOHN WILLIAMS, January 20, 1795, Greene County, Tennessee; b. 1766, Pennsylvania; d. September 1815.

     

    Notes for JOHN WILLIAMS:

    Family Group Record FamilySearch® Ancestral File™ v4.19

     

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    Husband's Name

     John WILLIAMS (AFN:1HF2-Z6W)   

     

     Born:  1766  Place:  , , Pennsylvania, America

     Died:  Sep 1815  Place:  

     Married:  20 Jun 1795  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     

     Father:   

     Mother:   

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    Wife's Name

     Mary RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-Z74)   

     

     Born:  1766  Place:  , , Pennsylvania, America

     Died:  17 Oct 1848  Place:  

     Married:  20 Jun 1795  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     

     Father:  David RANKIN (AFN:13W0-LJF)   

     Mother:  Ann CAMPBELL (AFN:13W0-LKM)  

     

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    Children

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    1.  Sex  Name 

     M  David Wilson WILLIAMS (AFN:1HF2-Z8B)   

     

     Born:  < 1796   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    2.  Sex  Name 

     F  Mary D. WILLIAMS (AFN:1HF2-Z9J)   

     

     Born:  < 1798   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    3.  Sex  Name 

     M  Robert R. WILLIAMS (AFN:1HF2-ZBQ)   

     

     Born:  < 1800   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    4.  Sex  Name 

     M  Harvey WILLIAMS (AFN:1HF2-ZCX)   

     

     Born:  < 1802   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    5.  Sex  Name 

     M  James H. WILLIAMS (AFN:1HF2-ZD5)   

     

     Born:  < 1804   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

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    6.  Sex  Name 

     M  Joseph WILLIAMS (AFN:1HF2-ZFC)   

     

     Born:  < 1806   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

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    7.  Sex  Name 

     M  Hugh WILLIAMS (AFN:1HF2-ZGK)   

     

     Born:  < 1808   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

     

                      ii.       JAMES RANKIN, b. 1768, Virginia; d. 1810, Sequatchie Valley, Tennessee; m. MARY BRASHEAR, August 16, 1794, Greene County, Tennessee97; b. Bef. 1773, of Greene County, Tennessee.

     

    Notes for JAMES RANKIN:

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    Husband's Name

     James RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-XW3)   

     

     Born:  1768  Place:  , Chester Co., Virginia, America

     Died:  1810  Place:  Sequatchie Vlly, , Tennessee

     Married:  16 Aug 1794  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     

     Father:  David RANKIN (AFN:13W0-LJF)   

     Mother:  Ann CAMPBELL (AFN:13W0-LKM)  

     

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    Wife's Name

     Mary BRASHEAR (AFN:1HF2-XX9)   

     

     Born:  < 1773  Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee>

     Married:  16 Aug 1794  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     

     Father:   

     Mother:   

     

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    Children

     

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    1.  Sex  Name 

     M  Wilson RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-Z23)   

     

     Born:  < 1801   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

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    2.  Sex  Name 

     F  Mary RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-XZH)   

     

     Born:  < 1795   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

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    3.  Sex  Name 

     M  David RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-Z1V)   

     

     Born:  < 1799   Place:  , Greene County, Tennessee 

     

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    4.  Sex  Name 

     M  John RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-Z0N)    

     

     Born:  < 1797   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

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    5.  Sex  Name 

     M  Samuel RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-Z39)   

     

     Born:  < 1803   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

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    6.  Sex  Name 

     M  William RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-Z4H)   

     

     Born:  < 1805   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

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    7.  Sex  Name 

     F  Margaret W. RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-Z5P)   

     

     Born:  < 1807   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

     

                     iii.       ANN RANKIN, b. 1771, Virginia; d. January 22, 1851, Blount County, Tennessee97; m. JAMES SHADDEN, 1805, Greene County, Tennessee97; b. Bef. 1767, of Virginia; d. 1805, Greene County, Tennessee.

     

    Notes for JAMES SHADDEN:

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    Husband's Name

     James SHADDEN (AFN:1HF2-ZSM)   

     

     Born:  < 1767  Place:  <, , Virginia, America>

     Married:  1805  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     

     Father:   

     Mother:   

     

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    Wife's Name

     Ann RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-ZTT)   

     

     Born:  20 Aug 1771  Place:  , , Virginia, America

     Died:  22 Jan 1851  Place:  , Blount Co., Tennessee

     Married:  1805  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     

     Father:  David RANKIN (AFN:13W0-LJF)   

     Mother:  Ann CAMPBELL (AFN:13W0-LKM)  

     

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    Children

     

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    1.  Sex  Name 

     M  Wallace Kelso SHADDEN (AFN:1HF2-ZV2)   

     

     Born:  < 1806   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

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    2.  Sex  Name 

     F  Margaret Ann SHADDEN (AFN:1HF2-ZW8)   

     

     Born:  < 1808   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

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    3.  Sex  Name 

     M  Robert Magill SHADDEN (AFN:1HF2-ZXG)   

     

     Born:  < 1810   Place:  <, Greene Co., Tennessee> 

     

     

                     iv.       ROBERT RANKIN, b. 1773, Virginia; d. February 09, 1837, Greene County, Tennessee; m. ELIZABETH DINWIDDIE, March 15, 1819, Greene County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1771, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1806.

     

    Notes for ROBERT RANKIN:

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    Husband's Name

     Robert RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-WVP)   

     

     Born:  1773  Place:  , , Virginia, America

     Died:  9 Feb 1837  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     Married:  15 Mar 1819  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     

     Father:  David RANKIN (AFN:13W0-LJF)   

     Mother:  Ann CAMPBELL (AFN:13W0-LKM)  

     

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    Wife's Name

     Elizabeth DINWIDDIE (AFN:1HF2-WWW)   

     

     Born:  Abt 1771  Place:  , Campbell Co, Virginia

     Died:  Aft 1806  Place:  

     Married:  15 Mar 1819  Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee

     

     Father:  James DINWIDDIE (AFN:1KHH-RGN)   

     Mother:  Isabella GALBREATH (AFN:1KHH-RHV)  

     

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    Children

     

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    1.  Sex  Name 

     F  Anna RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-WX4)   

     

     Born:  < 1820   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

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    2.  Sex  Name 

     M  James D. RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-X0H)   

     

     Born:  < 1834   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

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    3.  Sex  Name 

     F  Mary RANKIN (AFN:1HF2-X1P)   

     

     Born:  < 1836   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     

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    4.  Sex  Name 

     M  Robert RANKIN (AFN:1HF3-0BV)   

     

     Born:  1832   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     Died:  1866   Place:  

     

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    5.  Sex  Name 

     M  Thomas C. RANKIN (AFN:1GND-3B9)   

     

     Born:  1806   Place:  , Greene Co., Tennessee 

     Died:  1851   Place:  

     

     

     

    17.  MARGARET3 PICKENS (ELIZABETH2 KERR, JAMES1)98,99 was born 1745100,101,102, and died WFT Est. 1787-1840 in Abbeville, SC103,104.  She married JAMES BASKIN105,106 September 28, 1765 in Augusta County, Virginia107,108, son of WILLIAM BASKIN and MARY STUART.  He was born 1739 in PA or VA109,110, and died October 29, 1790 in Abbeville County, SC111,112.

     

    Notes for MARGARET PICKENS:

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    [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 9, Ed. 1, Tree #2896, Date of Import: Oct 3, 1998]

     

    Merged General Note: !BIRTH:  R. M. Bell, Enc #157 (Gen Helper Dec 1959);

    E. M. Sharp, 'Pickens Families of the South' pp 110-111, 113 (1963);

    Richard Blackmon (Pickens Allied Familes file).

     

    !MARRIAGE:  Sharp, as above, and in 'Pickens Notes' pg 5 (1961); Bell, as

    above; Blackmon, as above; Pursely, '7500 Marriages from 96 and Abbeville

    Dist SC 1774-1890' pg 11 (source: Bell), Enc #557.

     

    !DEATH:  Sharp, as above.  !RESIDENCE:  moved from Augusta Co VA to

    Abbeville Co SC.

     

           

    Children of MARGARET PICKENS and JAMES BASKIN are:

                       i.       ELEANOR4 BASKIN113,114, b. WFT Est. 1761-1786115,116; d. WFT Est. 1767-1870117,118.

    51.             ii.       WILLIAM BASKIN, b. January 06, 1768, Abbeville SC; d. January 27, 1838.

                     iii.       JAMES STUART BASKIN119,120, b. 1770, Abbeville, SC121,122; d. WFT Est. 1771-1860123,124.

     

    Notes for JAMES STUART BASKIN:

    [wft9-2896.FTW]

     

    [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 9, Ed. 1, Tree #2896, Date of Import: Oct 3, 1998]

     

    Merged General Note: !BIRTH:  E. M. Sharp, 'Pickens Families of the South'

    pg 111.  !MARRIAGE: Sharp, as above.

     

    to Wilkinson co GA.

     

     

                     iv.       JOHN BASKIN125,126, b. August 24, 1774127,128; d. January 22, 1853, Willington, SC129,130.

                      v.       ROBERT BASKIN131,132, b. 1776, Abbeville, South Carolina133,134; d. 1832, Hinds County, Mississippi135,136.

                     vi.       THOMAS STUART BASKIN137,138, b. September 02, 1782, Abbeville, SC139,140; d. August 29, 1846141,142.

     

    Notes for THOMAS STUART BASKIN:

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    [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 9, Ed. 1, Tree #2896, Date of Import: Oct 3, 1998]

     

    Merged General Note: !BIRTH:  E. M. Sharp, 'Pickens Families of the South'

    pg 112 (1963); Richard Blackmon (Pickens allied families file).

     

    !MARRIAGE:  Sharp, Blackmon, as above.  !DEATH:  Sharp, Blackmon, as

    above.

     

     

                    vii.       HUGH BASKIN143,144, b. July 03, 1785, Abbeville, SC145,146; d. October 28, 1854, Jasper, Ga147,148.

     

     

    18.  SAMUEL3 KERR (SAMUEL2, JAMES1) was born Abt. November 29, 1741 in Augusta County, Virginia, and died 1781 in Revolutionary War.  He married MARY CALHOUN, daughter of EZEKIAL CALHOUN and JANE EWING.  She was born Abt. 1743 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died Bet. January 21 - February 11, 1805 in Abbeville District, South Carolina.

     

    Notes for SAMUEL KERR:

    This Samuel Kerr MAY be the Samuel Kerr that married Mary Calhoun, daughter of Ezekial Calhoun and Jean Ewing of Lancaster County, PA, Wythe County, VA and Abbeville County, SC.  He was killed in service in the Revolutionary War in 1781, and is listed in "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution", by Bobby Gilmer Moss, pub. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1983, pg. 530. More research is necessary to establish this relationship.

    (Source: William Lindsey (e-mail: wlindsey@philander.edu))

     

    Note: another researcher, David C. Galloway is doubtful that the Samuel Kerr that married Mary Calhoun is this Samuel Kerr, as that Samuel Kerr appears to have been born in 1759, according to other sources.Subj:        Kerr-Pickens

    Date:        06/04/2000 2:50:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time

    From:        indsch19@idt.net (William D. Lindsey)

    To:        Delijim@aol.com

     

    Dear Jim,

     

    I've just seen your posting to the Kerr discussion group at Rootsweb about

    your Kerr line.  I believe we're researching the same family.

     

    My line is Samuel Kerr, who was killed as a Revolutionary soldier in

    1781.  He m. Mary Calhoun.  He and several other Kerrs--James, Andrew,

    William--settled among the Calhouns on Long Cane Creek in Abbeville Co.,

    SC, in the 1760s.  I have tracked Andrew with certainty back to Augusta

    Co., VA, in the region that became Botetourt.

     

    You probably know that the Calhouns and Pickens connect.  Mary Calhoun's

    sister Rebecca Floride Calhoun m. Gen. Andrew Pickens.  I find all these

    families clustered together in Augusta Co. in the 1730s and 1740s (Orange

    before Augusta), and all seem to have come from the Lancaster Co., PA, region.

     

    Will gladly swap information.  I don't have a complete account of my Kerr

    line, since I only discovered all this recently, but have been rapidly

    acquiring information.  Maybe my pieces will fit yours, and we can see a

    more complete picture.