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Re: KERR in Pennsylvania - 1700s
Posted by: Cynthia Oetting (ID *****0828) Date: February 17, 2013 at 09:54:23
In Reply to: KERR in Pennsylvania - 1700s by Martha Murphy of 4939

Thank you for taking the time to put all this information on here for us! I am going back through my records and notes I have for Kerrs in PA, after I did another family search in the same area.I have a note here that a Kerr came on the James and Mary in 1767.the record can be found here
This ship is connected with the Rev William Martin and His Five Shiplaods of settlers. So this I believe is the ship that went to South Carolina one of these ships may of gone to Pennsylvania.
I have ran across Joseph Kerr and the Quakers also. I am looking for these Kerrs-I have a Kerr that married a Kerr Mar 21, 1865, at Lewistown, Pennsylvania. they are Eliza Jane Kerr, b 13 Feb 1849 Honey Brook, Mifflin county, PA who married Henry Kerr who was born 1843 West Caln, Chester County, PA.
Eliza's parents are Robert Henry Kerr b 1815 Honey Brook, a mistake in the death certificate record-Chester County, PA and died 1860 Mifflin County, PA married Matilda Cochran b Jul 22 1826 in Honey Brook, Mifflin County, PA. The father of Robert Kerr b 1815 is Robert Kerr b 1792 Ireland-and this is where I have a problem! I have that he died in 1875 Iredell, N.C and his father was Nathaniel Kerr b 1776 in Ballbenny, Donagheady Parish, Tyrone, Ireland. He married Nancy Provans and they both died in Irdell Co. N.C. and this is where I have their son Robert dying in 1875.
For Henry's parents I have William Kerr born 1813 PA and died 1891 Honey Brook, Mifflin Co., PA and he married Barabara Gabel who was born 1807 PA and did 1855 PA. I have William's parents as Joseph Kerr b 1782 Ireland and he died 1872 Honey Brook, Mifflin County, PA. he married Elizabeth? b 1790 Ireland and d 1881 Honey Brook, and again I have Chester, PA. I do know how the twp, county, and state boundaries changed so this may be it! I have gone through the Wakefield history in PA from Ireland. But I am now back on the Kerrs. Any suggestions for me or do you recognize these families?

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