In Salter's History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is the following information regarding Kerr:
Ker, Kerr -Walter Kerr had 30 acres of land deeded to him 1688 by Thomas Farr, brickmaker, servitor to Gawen Laurie, late governor. In 1689 James Johnston deeded 50 acres to Walter Kerr. In 1691 James Johnston deeded land to Walter Kerr in right of his second son, James Kerr. Walter Kerr, the first of his name in Monmouth, was banished from Scotland Sept. 3, 1684, and it is supposed that he and w. Margaret and children came in the ship Henry and Francis, which arrived in this country December, 1685. Shortly after his arrival he settled in Freehold. He was one of the founders of the Presbyterian Church 1705. In 1746 William and Samuel Ker were deancons in the Presbyterian Church and Joseph and Walter Ker were elders same year. Many members of old Monmouth families went to Chester, Lancaster and counties in Eastern Pennsylvania, from 1715 to 1730 and in the next generation there was quite an exodus from these families to the valley of Virginia and Western North Carolina, and it is possible that amont the number were descendants of Walter Kerr, of Freehold. The epitaph on the tombstone of his w. is as follows:
"Here lies what's mortal of Margaret, wife of Walter Ker, who departed this life October ye first Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and thirty-four, in the seventy-third year of her age."
The inscription on the third headstone shows that Margaret, wife of Joseph Kerr, died in the year 1745, aged 33 years. About half a mile to the east of the Tennet Church, on the summit of a wooded hill belonging to the estate of the late Sheriff Perrine, is an old family burying ground which was originally owned and used for burial purposes by the Ker of Carr family. There are only three persons interred there, namely; Walter Kerr, Margaret, his wife, and Margaret, wife of Joseph Kerr.
I'm not researching this family, just thought the info might be of help to you - good luck - Barb
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