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Andrew Kerr b.1807 Crawford Co., PA
Posted by: Denise Perkins Ready (ID *****0767) Date: September 29, 2012 at 13:27:13
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Source: History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania; containing a history of the county; its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc.; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; biographies; history of Pennsylvania; statistical and miscellaneous matter, etc., etc. Chicago, Warner, Beers, 1885 (1885)
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ANDREW KERR, retired farmer, P.O. Titusville, was born April 8th, 1807, in Oil Creek Township, this county. His father, James Kerr, a native of Ireland, came to America at ten years of age. He married Miss Margery Alcom, also a native of Ireland. They moved from Frankstown, PA, to Oil Creek Township, about 1800. James Kerr died in 1842, his widow in 1866, aged eighty-six. They were noble pioneers and rendered valuable service in the settlement of this county. Our subject married Anna Shelmadine in 1836. She died in 1841, leaving four children; John Wesley Kerr; James Henry Kerr, a soldier of the Fifty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, killed at the battle of Fair Oaks, Va; William Jasper Kerr and Mrs. Anna (Kerr) Kitlinger. Mr. Kerr next married, in 1843, Anna Baldwin, a native of Oil Creek Township, this county, born in 1825, daughter of Daniel and Roxanna Baldwin. Their children were; Hannah Kerr (deceased); Mrs. Juline (Kerr) Bates; Mrs. Perrilla (Kerr) Hummer; Daniel West Kerr; Mrs. Emma (Kerr) Carroll; Andrew T. Kerr (deceased); Mrs. Mary L. (Kerr) Sodiman and Cassius Kerr. Mr. Kerr has divided his land liberally among his sons, and has still 200 acres of fine land left. In his quiet old age he is deprived entirely of his eye-sight. He and his worthy wife are members of the United Brethren Church. In politics he is a stanch Republican.
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*NOTE* I am NOT related to this family and cannot provide any further information. The source of where this information was obtained from is listed at the top of this article.



Sincerely,
Denise Perkins Ready
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