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)
SILAS KERR, farmer and lumberman, P.O. Titusville, was born April 9th, 1824, in Oil Creek Township, this county. His father, David Kerr, whose parents emigrated from County Tyrone, Ireland, was born in Frankstown, PA, and came to this county soon after with his parents. Here, having lived the life of a pioneer's son in the new county, he married Miss Esther Shelmadine. He died in 1833, leaving five children; Silas Kerr; Mrs. Jane (Kerr) Tubbs; Mary Kerr (deceased); Robert R. Kerr and Mrs. Susan (Kerr) Tubbs, (deceased). Mrs. Kerr died June 6th, 1874. Our subject married Miss Mary Tubbs, July 1s, 1847, and they have remained in Oil Creek Township, this county, ever since, with the exception of a few years spent lumbering in adjoining townships in Warren County. In about 1871 they located on their present farm. To Mr. and Mrs. Kerr have been born eight children: Mrs. Esther A. (Kerr) Whitford; Mrs. Lina (Kerr) Fish, (deceased); David T. Kerr; Mrs. Mary (Kerr) Perkins; Gary Kerr; and Ina Kerr, and two infants (deceased). Mr. Kerr now owns property to the amount of 900 acres besides extensive lumber mill interests. In politics he is a Democrat.
*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.
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