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Mary Jane and Monroe Pierce Kerr
Posted by: Ted Kerr Date: January 07, 2000 at 18:53:58
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Were my great-great grandparents, through their son William Augustus (Willie Gus), his son Theodore Arthur, and his son Theodore Arthur, Jr. I am seeking information on Monroe, who moved to Eddy County/Carlsbad about 1890, was mayor for a year or so, then served as County Superintendent of Schools. He died in 1908 and is buried there. His wife died in 1912 and is buried beside him.
I have some information on their life in Brenham (Washington Co., TX), then in Cotulla (LaSalle County, TX), where my family is from. However, I know nothing about his service in New Mexico during the Civil War (5th TX Calvary, Sibley's Brigade), about why he moved back to New Mexico after having great success in his home of Brenham (mayor/alderman for 4 terms) and Cotulla, where he was a founding father of the school system. Nor do I have any information on what became of the children who went with him (Arthur Crozier, Mary Antionette Kerr, aka Mary Nett, Monroe Thompson Kerr, Moses Baine Kerr, and Theodore Low Kerr). I do have a great deal of information on my ggrandfather, Willie Gus Kerr, and on Roberta Florence Crozier, who was the sister of Arthur Crozier (both were children of Mary Jane Baine Crozier Kerr by her first husband, Arthur Crozier, who seemingly died in the Civil War, perhaps as a comrade of Monroe Pierce.), which I would be only too glad to share.
I have been told that there is a large house on the east side of Carlsbad on the Hobbs highway build by Mr. Kerr, on what is called Kerr Hill.
Anyone with any information, I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance. Ted Kerr


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