|Posted By:||Cynthia Oetting|
|Subject:||Kerr Branches From Ireland-Ulster and Tyrone|
|Post Date:||September 28, 2012 at 10:21:06|
|Forum:||Ireland Genealogy Forum|
I am having a hard time finding records for Kerr branches. I will begin with Eliza Kerr Kerr she married Henry Kerr and her maiden name was Kerr. This is what may be her ancestors but there is very little out there-L Kerr family tree matches this branch but not able to contact. Also some one has called asking about the Kerr/Carr branch a year or so ago person who answered had no idea. Eliza's info
Eliza Jane Kerr b Feb 13, 1849 Mifflin Co., PA d Feb 1, 1930 Lincoln Co., Ks. Marriage: Henry Kerr March 21, 1865 at Lewistown, PA. Her death certificate reads her father is Robert Henry Kerr b 1815 in Honey Brook,Mifflin Co., PA (I do not know if this was given correctly-is in Chester County)her mother Matilda Cochran b 22 Jul 1826 same place as the father. This checks out on the census records and about 3 family trees from 4 diffo sites. Very little info. One of the trees lists Robert's father as Robert Kerr born 1792 in Ireland, and I also found info for him in Iredell, North Carolina and an 1880 census record for Coddle Creek, Iredell, NC and an immigration record referencing Tyrone County, NC and Tyrone, Ireland for Nathaniel Kerr's wife Nancy Provans. Robert Kerr b1792 has his father listed as Nathaniel J Kerr b Sept 1 1776 in Ballbeeny, Donagheady Parish, Ireland. Yes these records are prob a little messed up but I can find nothing except a few census records prior to marriage and some stories and immigration records. This is my husband's family and mine is much easier!
The Henry Kerr branch Henry b1843 Lancaster County,PA-from his obit d Feb 25, 1927, Lincoln Co., Ks.-Where they left PA to homestead in 1877. His death certificate lists his father as unknown and his mother both born in PA.I find trees listing his father as William Kerr b 1813 PA and his mother Barbara Gabel and they married 10 Mar 1840 in Lancaster County, PA. This William is listed as dying in 1891 at Honey Brook, Chester County, PA. The trees are obviously mixed up some list he immigrated in 1834 from Liverpool. His father listed as Joseph Kerr born 1782 Ulster, Ireland. Came in 1805-Philadelphia, PA. In 1810 began residence in Chester Co., PA some show went back to Ireland in 1833 married Elizabeth Lemmon and some show Joseph had a son thomas born in 1809 Ireland although father is said to come in 1805. Immigration records lists too many Kerrs! Help, email@example.com