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Kerr Family


 

Descendants of Charles Kerr

 

Complied by Eileen Thomas

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Charles1 Kerr  He married Jane McNulty.  She was born Abt. 1765 in Maryland.

 

Notes for Charles Kerr:

Charles Kerr, a farmer, carpenter and hunter, lived for several years in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. He married Jane McNulty. In 1821 he moved his family to Newport Township. He died on the east fork of Newell's Run, which was named of after him, Kerr's Hollow. Charles built a cabin in Kerr's Hollow on the same flat where Bert Pritchett's home is located. He and Jane had ten children. Jonathan married Elizabeth Kinsor and prior to 1871, they lived in Newport Township. Margaret Kerr married George Reese, of Newell's Run. Samuel was a cooper and farmer. He built flatboats at Brown's landing and made five trips to New Orleans with local merchandise, walking back. Samuel married first to Margaret Kinsor and second to Hannah Brown He was the father of six children. Barbara married Joshua Britton and Hannah married David McKibben, both of Newell's Run.

 

 

       

Children of Charles Kerr and Jane McNulty are:

+      2                 i.    Hannah2 Kerr, born Abt. 1812 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died Bef. 1840.

+      3                ii.    Jonathan Kerr, born Abt. 1797 in Pennsylvania.

+      4               iii.    Margaret Kerr, born August 21, 1800 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania; died September 28, 1885.

+      5               iv.    Samuel Kerr, born Abt. 1805 in Pennsylvania; died August 10, 1872.

+      6                v.    Barbara Kerr, born October 15, 1806 in Pennsylvania; died January 03, 1867 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

+      7               vi.    Jane Kerr, born May 26, 1802 in Pennsylvania; died September 01, 1885 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

        8              vii.    Mary Kerr.

        9             viii.    Unknown Kerr.

        10             ix.    Unknown Kerr.

        11              x.    Unknown Kerr.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Hannah2 Kerr (Charles1) was born Abt. 1812 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio, and died Bef. 1840.  She married David M McKibben September 23, 1830 in Washington Co OH, son of David McKibben and Elizabeth Sharp.  He was born April 06, 1808 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About David M McKibben:

Occupation: Boatbuilder

       

Child of Hannah Kerr and David McKibben is:

        12               i.    Jonathan3 McKibben, born Abt. 1835.

 

 

        3.  Jonathan2 Kerr (Charles1) was born Abt. 1797 in Pennsylvania.  He married Elizabeth Kinsor, daughter of Jacob Kinsor and Ellen Hanlin.  She was born Abt. 1808 in Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for Jonathan Kerr:

 

       

Children of Jonathan Kerr and Elizabeth Kinsor are:

+      13               i.    James3 Kerr, born Abt. 1827.

        14              ii.    Charles Kerr, born Abt. 1830.

        15             iii.    Samuel Kerr, born Abt. 1833.

+      16             iv.    Caroline Kerr, born Abt. 1836.

+      17              v.    Catharine Kerr, born Abt. 1838.

        18             vi.    Marietta Kerr, born Abt. 1841.  She married William Seevers August 24, 1864 in Washington Co., Ohio.

        19            vii.    Hannah Kerr, born Abt. 1842.  She married James Parscel May 03, 1862 in Washington Co., Ohio.

        20           viii.    Virginia Kerr, born Abt. 1846.  She married William Chambers November 29, 1864 in Washington Co., Ohio.

 

 

        4.  Margaret2 Kerr (Charles1) was born August 21, 1800 in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, and died September 28, 1885.  She married George Reese August 02, 1825 in Washington Co., Ohio.  He was born December 03, 1795 in Pennsylvania, and died May 16, 1885.

 

More About Margaret Kerr:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About George Reese:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Margaret Kerr and George Reese are:

        21               i.    David3 Reese, born Abt. 1828.

        22              ii.    George Reese, born Abt. 1832.

        23             iii.    Elizabeth Reese, born Abt. 1834.

        24             iv.    Samuel Reese, born Abt. 1835.

        25              v.    Charles Reese, born Abt. 1837.

        26             vi.    William Reese, born Abt. 1841.

        27            vii.    Stephen Reese, born Abt. 1842.

        28           viii.    Sarah Reese, born Abt. 1847.

 

 

        5.  Samuel2 Kerr (Charles1) was born Abt. 1805 in Pennsylvania, and died August 10, 1872.  He married (1) Margaret Kinsor May 06, 1827.    He married (2) Hannah Brown March 31, 1842 in Washington Co., Ohio.  She was born 1822 in Ohio, and died February 09, 1853.

 

Notes for Samuel Kerr:

Samuel built his home farther up Kerr Run. James lived still further on the Run, below the creek crossing but moved into Samuel's house upon his death.

 

More About Samuel Kerr:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Samuel Kerr and Hannah Brown are:

        29               i.    Mary J3 Kerr, born April 21, 1844 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died February 17, 1882.  She married Emanuel Smith April 28, 1881 in Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Mary J Kerr:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

+      30              ii.    James W Kerr, born 1845 in Washington Co., Ohio; died 1920.

+      31             iii.    Charles Hugh Kerr, born August 1849 in Washington Co., Ohio; died in Of Parkersburg, WV.

+      32             iv.    Sarah Julia Kerr, born September 1847 in Ohio.

+      33              v.    Leroy Cornelius Kerr, born September 1851 in Washington Co., Ohio; died 1907 in Washington Co., Ohio.

        34             vi.    Fannie Kerr, born 1863.

 

 

        6.  Barbara2 Kerr (Charles1) was born October 15, 1806 in Pennsylvania, and died January 03, 1867 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  She married Joshua Britton May 18, 1841.  He was born Abt. 1817 in Ohio, and died 1899.

       

Children of Barbara Kerr and Joshua Britton are:

        35               i.    Charles3 Britton, born Abt. 1846.

        36              ii.    Cornelia Britton, born Abt. 1847.

        37             iii.    Henry Britton, born Abt. 1848.

        38             iv.    Ava Britton, born Abt. 1850.

        39              v.    Joshua Britton, born Abt. 1852.

 

 

        7.  Jane2 Kerr (Charles1) was born May 26, 1802 in Pennsylvania, and died September 01, 1885 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  She married Leonard Brown June 07, 1843 in Washington Co OH.  He was born September 02, 1819 in Ohio, and died September 01, 1908 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Jane Kerr:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Child of Jane Kerr and Leonard Brown is:

        40               i.    Eliza3 Brown, born September 1848 in Washington Co., Ohio.  She married John C Beardsley November 21, 1880; born January 1846 in Ohio.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        13.  James3 Kerr (Jonathan2, Charles1) was born Abt. 1827.  He married Rachel Mathena April 12, 1850 in Washington Co., Ohio. 

       

Children of James Kerr and Rachel Mathena are:

        41               i.    Naoh4 Kerr, born Abt. 1857.

        42              ii.    Pearson Kerr, born Abt. 1858.

        43             iii.    Marietta Kerr, born Abt. 1860.

        44             iv.    Matilda Kerr, born Abt. 1866.

        45              v.    Franklin Kerr, born Abt. 1869.

 

 

        16.  Caroline3 Kerr (Jonathan2, Charles1) was born Abt. 1836.  She married John Seevers.  He was born Abt. 1830.

       

Children of Caroline Kerr and John Seevers are:

        46               i.    Lorenzo4 Seevers, born Abt. 1852.

        47              ii.    Elvira Seevers, born Abt. 1855.

        48             iii.    Charles W. Seevers, born Abt. 1859.

        49             iv.    John W Seevers.

 

 

        17.  Catharine3 Kerr (Jonathan2, Charles1) was born Abt. 1838.  She married Uriah Geiger March 20, 1856 in Washington Co., Ohio, son of John Gieger and Eliza.  He was born 1827, and died 1905.

       

Children of Catharine Kerr and Uriah Geiger are:

        50               i.    Samuel4 Geiger, born Abt. 1858.

        51              ii.    Phebe J Geiger, born Abt. 1860.

        52             iii.    Mariah Geiger, born Abt. 1862.

        53             iv.    Joseph Geiger, born Abt. 1865.

        54              v.    John Geiger, born Abt. 1867.

        55             vi.    Lydia Geiger, born Abt. 1869.


 

        30.  James W3 Kerr (Samuel2, Charles1) was born 1845 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1920.  He married Hattie Jewell December 01, 1868 in Washington Co., Ohio.  She was born 1848 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1934.

 

Notes for James W Kerr:

James W. Kerr was a stock broker and farmer. He took his cattle to Baltimore, Maryland, up Green's Run what is now Route 50 in West Virginia. He owned a farm of 220 acres of land in section five. He held the office of township treasurer in 1879, 1880, and Township Clerk in 1872.

       

Children of James Kerr and Hattie Jewell are:

        56               i.    Harry4 Kerr, born Abt. 1870.

+      57              ii.    Fred J. Kerr, born April 1872 in Washington Co., Ohio; died 1961 in Washington Co., Ohio.

+      58             iii.    Frank D. Kerr, born May 1874 in Washington Co., Ohio; died 1951 in Washington Co., Ohio.

+      59             iv.    Charles L. Kerr, born September 1878 in Washington Co., Ohio; died 1956.

        60              v.    Albert Kerr, born September 1880.

        61             vi.    George Kerr, born October 1882.

        62            vii.    Archie Clyde Kerr, born April 1885 in Washington Co., Ohio; died September 25, 1886 in Washington Co., Ohio.

 

 

        31.  Charles Hugh3 Kerr (Samuel2, Charles1) was born August 1849 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died in Of Parkersburg, WV.  He married Lily M. Adkinson April 24, 1879 in Ohio.  She was born November 1855 in Ohio, and died in Of Parkersburg, WV.

       

Children of Charles Kerr and Lily Adkinson are:

        63               i.    Hugh4 Kerr, born March 1880 in Indiana; died Bef. 1900.

        64              ii.    Raymond E. Kerr, born February 1883.

        65             iii.    Lillian B. Kerr, born March 1886.

        66             iv.    Bonnie E. Kerr, born January 1889.

 

 

        32.  Sarah Julia3 Kerr (Samuel2, Charles1) was born September 1847 in Ohio.  She married Abram O'Bleness May 29, 1866 in Washington Co., Ohio.  He was born December 1843 in Ohio.

       

Children of Sarah Kerr and Abram O'Bleness are:

        67               i.    Minnie A.4 O'Bleness, born March 1867.

        68              ii.    Mary Josie O'Bleness, born February 16, 1872; died July 13, 1872.

        69             iii.    Della O'Bleness, born Abt. 1874.

        70             iv.    McClure O'Bleness, born Abt. 1876.

 

 

        33.  Leroy Cornelius3 Kerr (Samuel2, Charles1) was born September 1851 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1907 in Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Susan Mackey May 20, 1880, daughter of James Mackey and Susan Corner.  She was born August 1857 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1916 in Washington Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for Leroy Cornelius Kerr:

Leroy C. Kerr was born in Newport Township, Washington County, Ohio on September 20, 1851, the son of Samuel and Hannah Brown Kerr. His mother died when he was just three years old. He received a common school education and was reared on his father's farm where he obtained considerable knowledge of stock dealing. When he grew to manhood, he engaged in stock buying and shipping for seventeen years. In the spring of 1898 he established a fine livery sale and feed stable.

 

Leroy married Susie Mackey, a daughter of James Mackey of Marietta Township. They had four children: Carrie H. and Katherine M. Anna born October 28, 1883 died December 16, 1184, and Edith born August 22, 1882 died October 31, 1884. He was a fine Newport Resident

 

More About Leroy Cornelius Kerr:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Susan Mackey:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Leroy Kerr and Susan Mackey are:

        71               i.    Carrie4 Kerr, born February 1881.

        72              ii.    Edith M. Kerr, born August 22, 1882; died October 31, 1884.

 

More About Edith M. Kerr:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

        73             iii.    Anna M. Kerr, born October 28, 1883; died October 16, 1884.

 

More About Anna M. Kerr:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

        74             iv.    Katherine Kerr, born July 1900.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        57.  Fred J.4 Kerr (James W3, Samuel2, Charles1) was born April 1872 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1961 in Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Esther Dye October 06, 1897 in Washington Co., Ohio, daughter of Daniel Dye and Mary Smith.  She was born April 1872 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1958 in Washington Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for Fred J. Kerr:

Fred owned the general store located on the northwest corner of Greene Street and State Route 7, Newport, Ohio,

 

More About Fred J. Kerr:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Esther Dye:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Fred Kerr and Esther Dye are:

        75               i.    Howard5 Kerr, born Abt. 1903.

        76              ii.    Mildred D. Kerr, born Abt. 1904.

        77             iii.    Dorothy Kerr, born Abt. 1907.

        78             iv.    Winifred Kerr, born June 1908.

 

 

        58.  Frank D.4 Kerr (James W3, Samuel2, Charles1) was born May 1874 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1951 in Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Ada L. Haight January 31, 1899 in Washington Co., Ohio.  She was born May 1876 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1960 in Washington Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for Frank D. Kerr:

Frank Kerr owned the Marietta Country Club before coming back to Newport.

 

More About Frank D. Kerr:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Ada L. Haight:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Frank Kerr and Ada Haight are:

        79               i.    Dean H.5 Kerr.

+      80              ii.    Norman Eldon Kerr, born September 10, 1907 in Williamstown, West Virginia.

 

 

        59.  Charles L.4 Kerr (James W3, Samuel2, Charles1) was born September 1878 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1956.  He married Louella B. Jennings 1905.  She was born 1873, and died 1946.

       

Child of Charles Kerr and Louella Jennings is:

        81               i.    Jeanette5 Kerr, born Abt. 1907.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        80.  Norman Eldon5 Kerr (Frank D.4, James W3, Samuel2, Charles1) was born September 10, 1907 in Williamstown, West Virginia.  He married Beatrice Porter  

 

Notes for Norman Eldon Kerr:

Norman Eldon Kerr was a graduate of Marietta High School, Class of 1925. He was an engineer inspector in Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of American Union Lodge No. 1, FSAM and Sigma Chi Fraternity and a member of the Newport Methodist Church.

       

Children of Norman Kerr and Beatrice Porter are:

        82               i.    Timothy H.6 Kerr.

        83              ii.    Dean H. Kerr.