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Andrew A. Kerr b.1812 Crawford Co., PA
Posted by: Denise Perkins Ready (ID *****0767) Date: September 29, 2012 at 13:36:01
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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)

ANDREW A. KERR, farmer, P.O. Gresham, was born in Aug., 1812, in Oil Creek Township, this county. His parents, Andrew and Nancy (Mars) Kerr, natives of Ireland, came from Lancasater County, PA, in 1801. Here they endured the hardships incident to pioneer life, and cleared up and developed a farm. Their children were, Jane Kerr; Mrs. Margaret (Kerr) McGinnett; Mary Ann Kerr; Samuel Kerr; Mrs. Nancy (Kerr) Root; William Kerr; Mrs. Sarah (Kerr) Ashton; Mrs. Susan (Kerr) McGlaughlin and Andrew A. Kerr Jr., all deceased except William Kerr and Andrew A. Kerr Jr.. Our subject married Miss Mary Mars, of Mercer County, PA, Jan. 14th, 1840, and they then settled where they now live, and developed a comfortable home. Their children were, William Kerr, of Crawford County; Andrew A. Kerr Jr., of Vinton, Benton Co., IA; Mrs. Nancy (Kerr) Mars; Mrs. Jane (Kerr) Mack, of Indiana County, PA; Isabel Kerr, (deceased); James A. Kerr, (deceased); Susan Kerr and Samuel B. Kerr. Mrs. Kerr died March 8th, 1867. She was an earnest Christian, and her loss was mourned by a large circle of friends. Mr. Kerr and his entire family are consistent members of the United Presbyterian Church, and he has been a member of its session since he united with that denomination in 1859. He is an enthusiastic Prohibitionist; one of the worthy and representative citizens of Oil Creek Township, Crawford Co., PA.


*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.

Denise Perkins Ready

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