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Subject: Re: [KERR] Collins/Caughey of Lancaster
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 09:57:45 EST


Thanks, here is the information on my Kerr line. Would appreciate any
information that ties into this line.

James Kerr, b. prob. bet 1682-1687 (Scotland/Ireland), d. 1770 Augusta
County, VA migrated to the Chester (later Lancaster County, PA) area sometime around
1719-1729. Some sources say his family was located in the Paxton Township,
Chester County, Pennsylvania area with several other Scotch-Irish families
(Pickens, Robertson, Allison, Buchanan, Steele, Campbell, Hays, Lewis and Craig
just to name a few) that later migrated to the Orange/Augusta County, VA area in
the early 1740's. He had several children that either migrated with him from
Scotland/Ireland or were born shortly after his migration. His wife's name
according to at least one source (apparently not proven) was Martha Ball.

James Kerr was one of the first settlers of Orange (later Augusta) County,
Virginia, and built a large log house on Middle River between 1738-1740. This
house, was used as an early meeting and court-house for the newly formed county
of Augusta (formed in 1738-1745). This house was a rather large house,
needed to house his large family that recently arrived from Pennsylvania. It is
depicted and discussed in detail in the book "Kerrs and Kin, 1730-1930", by
Vincent Brown Kerr, published 1930 in Staunton, Virginia. This house is also
pictured and described in Old Homes of Augusta County, The Pioneer Home of the
Kerr Family, by Gladys B. Clem, Ninth of Landmark Series, pp. 53-56. James Kerr
and his children are listed in many early Augusta County, Virginia records as
acquiring land there in the early 1740's. James Kerr was probably a brother
of Margaret Kerr, who married Robert Turk, an early settler of Augusta County,
Virginia.

Also from "Kerrs and Kin", pg. 8:

"The first Kerr who settled in the Valley of Virginia must have been James
Kerr, who died in 1770, and his eldest son, John administered on his estate, and
James Kerr, my great grandfather, must have been a son of the first James and
brother of John, who had two sons, William and James, and a daughter
Elizabeth McClure, and John, Samuel, William and Andrew Kerr all owned land on Middle
River, and all had children baptized by Rev. John Craig from 1740-1749, and
their land adjoined on Middle River from New Hope to Stone Church, and are the
same family".


There was a James Ker of Augusta County, who left a will in Orange County,
Virginia (the predecessor county of Augusta County) in Will Book 2, 66-7, dated
18 April 1745, proved 22 August 1745. This will mentions brothers DAVID and
HUGH KERR; Charles Lewis, son of Col. John Lewis; William, son of William
Hutchison; Elinor, wife of George Hutchison, MARGARET SPEAR, MARGARET PICKENS,
William Henderson, Gabriel Home and DAVID CRAIG. It was witnessed by Andrew
Russell and William Lewis. NOTE: In 1761, Andrew Russell witnessed a deed of John
and Lucy Kerr to John Allison. (John Kerr was the eldest son of my ancestor,
James Kerr) Note, too the PICKENS reference. This James Kerr, COULD be a
father of the James Kerr that died in 1770 in Augusta County. With the Pickens,
Spear and Craig references, he is undoubtedly related, more research is
necessary to prove a relationship.


Thus, James Kerr appears to be the progenitor of several sons that were in
early Augusta County, Virginia records. He is most probably the grandfather of
the following children baptised in Augusta County by the Rev. John Craig
between 1740-1749:

"Augusta Co, Virginia Baptismal Records, 1740-1749", and it is described as
"a record of baptisms by the Rev. John Craig, D.D., 1740-49, pastor of Augusta
Church for thirty years". It has the following KERR baptisms:

Name of Father Name of Child Date of Baptism Place/Notes

KERR, John Isabel Oct. 19, 1740
N/A
" John Margaret Aug 2, 1747
N/A
" John Elizabeth Feb 6, 1743
N/A
" John Letitia Sept 22, 1745
N/A
" John Mary Feb 27, 1749
Timber Grove

KERR, William Thomas Oct 11, 1747 N/A
" Wm Andrew Sept 16, 1744
N/A
" Wm James Apr 13, 1746
N/A

KERR, Samuel Lucia Dec 13, 1747
N/A
" Samuel Samuel Nov 29, 1741
N/A
" Samuel Agness Mar 20, 1743
N/A
" Samuel William May 5, 1745
N/A

KERR, Andrew John Mar 27, 1748
N/A
" Andrew Jennet Aug 24, 1746
N/A

One researcher, Nita Rhodes () believes that
James Kerr MAY have been a brother of Gustavus Kerr, who had family that migrated
to Augusta County, VA, and possibly to Rowan County, NC. This pretty much
mirrors the migration of the family of James Kerr. More research is necessary in
order to make a connection.

James Kerr was named one of the original Justices of the Peace in Augusta
County, Virginia when the first Augusta County Court was formed on December 9,
1745. Also named as Justices of the Peace were John and Andrew Pickens.
Several of the Pickens family intermarried with the Kerr's and other prominent
Augusta County families. The family of James Kerr were members of Tinkling Spring
Presbyterian Church, the first church formed in Augusta County, Virginia,
near present day Staunton, Virginia. (Source: "The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of
Freedom", by Howard McKnight Wilson, pub. 1954.


The following James Kerr, who left a will in Lancaster County, Virginia in
1748 may also have been related to the James Kerr of Augusta County:

Descendants of James Kerr

1 James Kerr b. bef. 1710 - d. 1748, Paxton Township, Lancaster
County, PA
. +Margaret ??? 1709 -
Children named in will:
........ 2 John Kerr WFT Est. 1733-1740 - 1789
............ +Janet ??? - 1775
........ 2 Joseph Kerr WFT Est. 1733-1750 -
........ 2 William Kerr WFT Est. 1733-1750 -
........ 2 Mary Kerr WFT Est. 1733-1750 -
........ 2 James Kerr WFT Est. 1733-1750 -
........ 2 Nathaniel Kerr WFT Est. 1733-1750 -



Also from Lancaster County, PA records:

10 Mar. 1730 (359) History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1883
James Cunningham was one of the pioneers who settled near Donegal
meeting-house in 1723. He took up several hundred acres of land adjoining the glebe land
on the north. On the 10th day of March, 1730, he sold to John Gass, whose
executors, in 1736, sold to William McClelland and Michael McCleery, who, in 1739,
sold to James Kerr, who sold to Andrew Kerr, William Wilson, and William
Kerr.


The following establishes John Kerr as the eldest son of James Kerr, who died
in 1770 in Augusta County, VA (Source: Chalkley's Augusta County, VA
records):

20 MARCH 1770.
John Kerr, eldest son of deceased, qualifies admr. of James Kerr.

23 MARCH 1770
John Kerr, bond, for administrator of James Kerr.

Family of James Kerr, who died in Augusta County, VA in 1770 (reconstructed
from Augusta County, Virginia records, "Kerrs and Kin, 1730-1930", by Vincent
Brown Kerr, and "The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Freedom", by Howard McKnight
Wilson (note: not all lines proven):

Descendants of James Kerr

1 James Kerr WFT Est. 1682-1687 - 1770
. +Martha Ball (source unknown for wife's name)

Children of James Kerr and Martha:

........ 2 John Kerr WFT Est. 1705-1712 - 1777
............ +Lucy Pickens 1702 - 1782 (John and Lucy were married
in 1730 in Chester County, PA according to sources not located by this
researcher)
........ 2 Elizabeth Kerr WFT Est. 1707-1717 - bef. 1752
............ +William Pickens 1705 - 1783
........ 2 Samuel Kerr WFT Est. 1715-1725 -
............ +Margaret ???
........ 2 William Kerr WFT Est. 1716-1723 - migrated to Rowan
County, NC.
............ +Rosanna Jane Smith 1723 -
........ 2 [1] Andrew Kerr WFT Est. 1718-1723 - 1782 (Rowan County, NC)
............ +Rachel ??? - 1762
........ *2nd Wife of [1] Andrew Kerr:
............ +Mary Hamilton - 1805
........ 2 David Kerr 1719 - 1804 (Guilford County, NC)
............ +Catherine Hunter WFT Est. 1720-1725 - 1816
........ 2 Eleanor Kerr 1720 - 1781 - migrated to Abbeville District,
SC
............ +John Pickens 1710 - 1769
........ 2 Letitia Kerr 1723/24 -
............ +William Robertson 1718/19 - 1812
........ 2 James Kerr 1725 - 1811 (Augusta County, VA)
............ +Jane Robertson 1739 - 1824



CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF KERR FAMILY IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA
Scotch-Irish in Virginia, Augusta County Court Records

7 JULY 1743
District court list of deeds recorded in Orange Co VA executed by Benjamin
Border
… to John Carr.

9 DECEMBER 1745.
County Court formed--First Justices: James Patton, John Buchanan, Peter
Scholl,
Robert Campbell, Robert Poage, Thomas Lewis, Robert Cunningham, Richard
Woods,
Robert Craven, Adam Dickinson, John Anderson, John Lewis, George Robinson,
James
Bell, John Brown, John Pickens, Hugh Thomson, John Finla, John Christian,
James
Kerr, Andrew Pickens.

10 DECEMBER 1745.
Robert Young---Constable---vice John Kerr in Richard Woods's Co.

10 FEBREAURY 1745/6.
Daniel Griffeths committed by James Kerr for stealing a horse from Edward
Franklin of Orange, acquitted.

11 FEBRUARY 1745.
John Carre (Kerr) spec. bail for Hugh Martin.

29 JULY 1745
Hugh Ross, 100 Acres on Walker’s Run between place called McCaden’s and
Samuel
Carr’s.

15 APRIL 1746.
Carr vs. Smith -- £4 Penna. Curcy.== £3 Cur. Money, Va.

13 JUNE 1746
John Kerr witnessed land transaction between Samuel Henderson and George
Hutchinson.

22 NOVEMBER 1746
John Kerr witnessed land transaction between Samuel Norwood and John Gilmer
on
Tees Creek.

7 MARCH 1747
Thomas Stevenson and David Edmiston processioned for John Kerr .&. James
Kerr.

21 MAY 1747.
Grand Jury Presentments: Col. Thomas Chew, common swearer; John Bramham,
sheriff, common swearer; John O'Neal and Mary Corbit, alias Smith, adultery;
James
Kerr, disturber of common peace by carrying lies and as a common lyer;
Valentine Sevear,
swearing six oaths; Ro. Harper, being drunk and swearing three prophane
oaths;
John Bramham, for prophanely desiring God to damn George Robinson and his
company;
Robert Young, breach of Sabbath; James Kerr, breach of Sabbath; James Burk,
common
swearer.

JUNE 1747
William Carr appointed constable. Vice constable, James Gillespy.

17 MARCH 1748
John Carr owed estate of David Moore. James Fulton, John Montgomery, Patric
Hays
took inventory.

19 MAY 1748
William Kerr witnessed land transaction of Robert Black and John Miller.

13 SEPTEMBER 1748
Richard Kerr owed estate of Col James Patton.

23 JUNE 1748
James Kerr, 400 Acres between his son William’s land and Beverly Manor.

FEBRUARY 1749 (A).
John Hind vs. John Kerr.--In consideration of marriage by plaintiff of Jane,
daughter of defendant, defendant promised plaintiff land. Married 1749. Writ
dated 4th
December, 1749. Defendant refused to make conveyance and suit.

26 FEBRUARY 1749
John Kerr to John Hind, 100 A’s in loop neck of Cathey’s River near Thomas
Story
line. Dower released by Lucy, wife of John Kerr.

28 JUNE 1749
Jean Kerr married John Hinds, Augusta Co VA. [marriage records]

16 AUGUST 1749
John Pickens, 400 Acres between Kerr’s land and Hamilton’s old place, and
400
Acres between John Keer’s land and John Carr.

24 AUGUST 1749.
264) William Parks's 2464 acres on So. Br. Potomac to be valued by Geo. Sea,
MartiStroup, John Knight Owells (O'Neils), Henry Kerr, John Skelton, John
Patton, Jr.,
James Rutledge and John Smith.

NOVEMBER 1749
Valuation of improvements on 2464 Acres belonging to William Parks on
Southern
Border Potomac, viz … John Kerre’s improvements …

17 NOVEMBER 1749
Petition for road from Joseph Long’s mill to James Young’s mill and by
William
Hall’s on the North River and into the Great Road on James Thompson’s
plantation,
… it is our course to meeting, market and mill. John Kerr [signed].

5 MARCH 1750
John Carr, where he lives on Middle Creek ….

2 APRIL 1750
John Allison, 100 Acres adjoining John Kerr, Robert Dickson, James Henderson.

18 MAY 1750
James Patton, Gentleman, to James Carre, late of Lancaster Co PA, 474 Acres

22 MAY 1750
Borden to David Carr, 368 Acres on Kennedy’s Mills Creek, adjoining corner of
John
Kerr.

20 AUGUST 1750
David Carr, John Wilson, William McCutchen, appaised estate of James Shields,
cordwainer.

28 AUGUST 1750
Henry Carr … added to list of tithables.

27 AUGUST 1751
John Robinson , wife Jean, to William Kerr along corner of James Kerr.

20 MAY 20 1752.
Elizabeth Perkins and her two sons, George and William Skillern, bound to
peace
towards James Carr.

19 AUGUST 1752
James Edmiston, son and heir of and adm of David Edmiston and Isabella
Edmiston,
relict and heir and adm. Witness, Andrew Kerr.

28 NOVEMBER 1752
James Patton, Gent, to Richard Carr, 240 Acres on Welsh Run of Roanoke River.

21 MARCH 1752
David Kerr and Kathrine, to Robert Gray, 200 Acres along Kennedy’s Mill Creek
adj
John Kerr’s line.

21 MARCH 1753.
(415) Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young, Joseph Long,
Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford,
George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington, Wm. Brown, James
Moore,
John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, James Todd, James Young,
Patrick
Young, John Carr and James Campbell--keep the road from Joseph Long's Mill to
James Young's Mill, thence to the Great Road on James Thompson's Plantation.

23 MARCH 1753
Richard Kerr … made evaluations of improvements of William Carravin property
on
waters of Roanoke.

13 AUGUST 1753
John Kerr and Ann to Francis Beatty, 336 Acres adj David Kerr on Kennedy’s
Mill
Creek. David Kerr, witness.

15 AUGUST 1753
to … William Carr … appraisement of Michael Rady by James Bell, William
Long, and
Thomas Stuart.

AUGUST 1753
William Kerr to Edward Rutledge, Flag Spring on Middle River. Wit, John
Hind,
Andrew Kerr, John Pickens, and William Kerr.

OCTOBER 1753
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 75
Page 205. - James Kerr

24 NOVEMBER 1753.
Road ordered--Wm. Carravan, overseer--from Charles Millicons to Wm.
Carravan's, with these workers: Wm. Ralston and his sons, Charles Millicon,
James,
Joseph and Edward McDonald, Joseph and David Robinson, James Galliad, Archd.
Graham, David Miller, Hugh Mills, Richard Kerr, Wm. Miller, Wm. Graham, David
and
Joshua McCormick, Tobias Smith, Steven Rentfro.

20 AUGUST 1754
John Kerr, yeoman, and Margaret (her mark) to John McNee, yeoman, on Tees
Creek.

29 AUGUST 1754
David Kerr and Catherine, plantationer, to Arthur Kennedy, on Kennedy’s Mill
Creek.

1755
Samuel Given processioned for James Carr … for John Carr… for Andrew Carr

15 APRIL 1755
Richard Carr, Hugh Mills, William Carravin appraised property of William
Miller.

4 AUGUST 1755
Estate of John Glass owed … William Carr.

1755 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
James Carr, delinquent
Samuel Carr
Andrew Carr
Richard Carr
John Keer

27 NOVEMBER 1755
…subscribers have processioned all the patroned land within bounds of Cap’t
Christian’s Co … from William Kerr.


1756
Processioned by James Allen, for John Carr.

18 NOVEMEBER 1757
Michael Riley’s estate owed William Kerr.


MARCH, 1758 (B).
Alexr. Wright vs. Andrew Kerr.--June 14, 1754. To Rutherford, on faith.
Henry, on
sacrament.

20 MAY 1758
Jane Thompson, d/o Alexander Thompson, bound to William Kerr.

28 JUNE 1758
Henry Carr owed estate of Peter Moser.

29 JULY 1759
Martha Fruit’s will (widow) left to William Care one bed and one horse.
Everything else left to Jean Logan.

18 AUGUST 1759
John Kerr of Rowan Co NC to James Hamilton, on Middle River at mouth of
Christian’s Creek between Long Meadow Run and Christian’s Creek. James
Kerr,
wit.

26 APRIL 1760
page 328
Samuel Bell vs. James Kerr, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; John
Hind, and Edward Rutledge.--Bond by defendants, 26th April, 1760.

20 MAY 1760
Processioned by John Malkem and Alexander Blair for John Keer.

2 JUNE 1760
Original patent by Frau Fauquier to William Carr on Cathey’s River, corner
Beverly
Main line.

19 NOVEMBER 1760
Samuel Carr and Margaret, to James Hughes and Anrew Greer, 224 Acres on Big
Meadow
Run.


24 NOVEMBER 1760
William Kerr, George Trout, Geo Patterson appraised property of Thomas
Cadden.

17 FEBRUARY 1760
Samuel Bell and Margaret, to James Kerr, blacksmith, 300 Acres at mouth of
Christian’s Creek on Middle River,

17 FEBRUARY 1761
James Carr … hog and cow mark and horse brand recorded.

19 MAY 1761
John Kerr and Lucie to Hugh Botkin, 174 Acres on a draught of North River of
Shanadoe. Wit, William Kerr.

19 MAY 1761
John Kerr and Lucie to William Mathers 275 Acres on a branch of Middle River.
Wit,
James Kerr and John Hind.

19 MAY 1761
John Hind and wife Jean, to Hugh Allen, 100 A in loop neck of Cathey’s River
adj
William Kerr’s line.

20 MAY 1761
John Kerr and Lucie to John Allison, 10 Acres on East side of Shanando
betwixt
land of John Kerr and Andrew Kerr.

NOVEMBER, 1761.
Kerr vs. Kennedy.--John Kerr, of Carlisle, and County Cumberland,
Pennsylvania.

1761 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
James Carr, blacksmith.

17 FEBRUARY 1762.
Catherine Brown to be bound to John Kerr.

Rob. Armstrong is appointed guardian of Lydia, James and Jane Armstrong
orphans of James Armstrong. William Wilson, orphan of John Wilson, chose
Roger
Keys his guardian. Church Wardens to bind out John and Christian Stiffey,
Walter, James
and Francis Dunn. Children of Philip Hoofman to be bound out. Commission for
examination of Rachel, wife of Andrew Kerr. John Stuart, orphan of James
Stuart, to be bound out.

FEBRUARY, 1762.
Samuel Bell vs. James Kerr, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; John Hind,
and
Edward Rutledge.--Bond by defendants, 26th April, 1760.

FEBRUARY, 1762
James Kerr vs Bell …. James Kerr in Cumberland Co PA.

24 FEBRUARY 1762.
Wm. Carr, assignee, vs. John Chambers--Defendant having made oath that he is
not the person indebted—dismissed

FEBRUARY 1762
Andrew Kerr and Rachel to John Allison, 77 Acres on Middle River on
Shanandoe.

17 AUGUST 1762
James Kerr of Roanoke Co NC to Patrick Hays in Derry Twsh, Lancaster Co PA.
272
Acres in Beverly Manor.

18 AUGUST 1762
Richard Kerr to Israel Christian, 240 Acres on Welsh Run, a branch of Roan
Oak.

22 APRIL 1763
Jacob Carr’s corner referred to in land transaction on Cathey’s River of
George
Rodgers and Elizabeth, Robert Rodgers, of Augusta Co VA.

15 NOVEMBER 1763.
451 acres of John Kerr's land added to tithables. 190 acres of Wm. Kerr's
land
added to tithables. 375 acres of Saml. Hind's land added to tithables. 112
acres
of Wm. Mather's land added to tithables.

17 MARCH 1764
George Skillern and Elisabeth to James Kerr
, £1.10, 1 acre, 3 roods, 10 perches, in fork of Christian's Creek and
Middle River of Shanandore, part of 180 acres patented to John Kerr, 5th
September, 1749, and by John to James Hamilton, and conveyed to George,
on Christian's Creek. Teste: Jno. Anderson, Robert Wilson, William Kerr.
Delivered: James Kerr, 10th June, 1771.

17 MAY 1764
James Carr to William Robertson, 3 tracts on Long Meadow of Middle Creek

AUGUST, 1764
Kerr vs. Bell & Hamilton.--James Kerr, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania,
Bond,
1760, conditioned to sell land on Christian's Creek by Bell & Hamilton to
Kerr.

17 AUGUST 1764
Andrew Kerr and Rachel to Timithy Coll, 153 Acres on Middle River adj William
Kerr’s line.

20 NOVEMBER 1764.
Dabney Carr qualified Attorney.

20 MAY 1767.
Hugh Allen appointed surveyor of highway from James Given's Mill, by his
house,
to Stone Meeting House, and the following to work the road: Saml. Hinds,
Robt.
Stevenson, Wm. Kerr, John Stewart, John Campbell, James Allen, John Anderson,
Hugh

Allen, William McClure, James Allen, Saml. Bell, Andrew Lockhart, John
Burnside,
Saml.

McKee, James Searight, Thos. Storey.

19 AUGUST 1764
Hugh Allen appointed surveyor of highway from James Given’s Mill by his house
to
Stone Meeting House and the following to work the road … William Kerr…

24 AUGUST 1767.
Gilbert Carr, returned no inhabitant.

17 NOVEMBER 1767.
Thos. Carr, runaway servant of James McGill.

20 NOVEMBER 1767.
Witnesses: Thos. Kerr, Wm. Long, Saml. Wright.

1767 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
William Kerr, Middle River.

MARCH 1768
James Karr and Mary of Bedford Co VA to Henry Cartmill, 120 Acres on
Purgatory
Creek.

18 MAY 1768
John Kerr and Lucy, and William Kerr and Martha to James Laird adj John
Allison.

18 MAY 1768
William Carr and Martha to Andrew McClure, 164 Acres on Middle Creek.

16 AUGUST 1768
John Carr and Lucy to William McClure, 150 Acres in Beverly Manor on branch
of
Middle Creek.

1768 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
William McClure, Middle River (from Kerr).
James Kare, New River.
John Wiley, Carr’s Creek.
James Carr, blacksmith.

17 AUGUST 1769.
Benj. Carr--witness from Culpeper.

1769 AUGUSTA CO VE FEE BOOK
James Carr, North River
James Kerr, blacksmith.

20 MARCH 1770.
John Kerr, eldest son of deceased, qualifies admr. of James Kerr.

20 MARCH 1779
…of Kerr’s Creek, formerly called Tee’s Creek, partly in Botetourt and part
in
Augusta.

23 MARCH 1770
John Kerr, bond, for administrator of James Kerr.

1770 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
James Kerr, blacksmith.

1771 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
William Kerr, Middle River
John Kerr, Middle River

24 MARCH 1772.
John Kerr's death abates suit

19 MAY 1772
James Kerr appraised John Stewart’s estate.

19 AUGUST 1772.
John Karr to be bound to Isaac Morrison.

1772 AUGSUTA CO VA FEE BOOK
James Kerr, Pennsylvania

30 JANUARY 1773
James Kerr, William Robertson, John Ramsey, appraised estate of Robert Turk.

23 MARCH 1773.
Samuel Kerr--no inhabitant.

23 MAY 1773.
William Kerr--a witness from Botetourt.

18 AUGUST 1773.
John Kerr, orphan, formerly bound to Isaac Morris, to be bound out.

1773 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
James Kerr, delinquent.

28 JULY 1774
William Kerr, along with Edward Rutledge and Samuel Bell, wit will of Thomas
Story.


1774 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
James Kerr, blacksmith. Page 95.
James Kerr, blacksmith. Page 131.

5 OCTOBER 1775
Will of James Lessley names wife Mary, and dau Agnes, under age 18. James
Kerr
and Robert Kenny are listed as executor.

19 MARCH 1776.
John Kerr, orphan, to be bound to John Henton.

20 AUGUST 1776.
Alexr. Robertson, James Kerr and Robert Kenney are appointed guardians of
Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel, Mary and Agnes Lessley, orphans of James Lessley,
Jr.

1776 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
Michael Carr of Bedford Co VA.

19 MARCH 1777
Will of Anne Needham, wife of the late John Needham, --- to son, John Car; to
dau
Caterian Warren; to dau Sniah Needham, …….

8 APRIL 1777.
Called Court on John Carr.--Acquitted.

1777 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
William Kerr, Middle River.
James Kerr, Middle River.

16 AUGUST 1778
William Blackwood’s will. Wife Eloner and her 7 children. Executor was wife
and
Joseph Kerr. Wit was Alexander Long, Samuel Blackwood and Mary Kerr.

9 FEBRUARY 1779
Col Charles Lewis, will. Wife, Mary. Children; Howell, Susannah, Warner,
Mary,
Jane, Sarah. Widow married Charles Wingfield.
Susannah married Joel Franklin. Both died bef 1779.
Sarah married Benjamin Brown. Jane married John Carr. Both died bef 1779.
Children of Jane Lewis and John Carr, Lewis, John, Jane, Warner, Willis,
Garland, Lucy.
Lewis died bef 1779, leaving widow and one child in Albemarle.
Mary married Edward Carter. Mary died bef 1779, leaving children,
Charles,
Robert, Edward.

17 AUGUST 1779
William Kerr appraised estate of William Blackwood.

1779 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
James Kerr, blacksmith.
David Carr, delinquent, … gone to Holstein.
William Kerr, delinquent, … gone to Holstein.

DECEMBER 1780
Jailer’s account ….for keeping: … John Care, treason.

1781
Petition to court of Augusta Co Va from inhabitants in the bounds of Cap’t
Longs
Co of Militia … stating that Capt Long behaved himself at the battles of Hot
Water
and Jamestown and was a good soldier and noble officer and he should be
re-instated to his post. …. Thomas Kear, Benjamin Carr, Joseph Kerr.

1781
Tithable, James Kerr, and son James Kerr …. Alexander Robertson’s list.

MAY 1782
William Kerr is about to move to other parts.

SEPTEMBER 1782
William Carr and Martha to Andrew McClure, original patent.

14 NOVEMBER 1782
William Kerr will. Wife Mary, executrix, children, un-named. Gilbert Carr
was a
witness.

1782 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
Jacob Coar, not found, delinquent.
Joseph Kerr, not found, delinquent.

9 APRIL 1783
James Kerr appraised estate of Christian Clemon’s

1783
Tithable, James Kerr and son James … Cap’t Rankins Company.

1784
William Kerr died intestate, leaving 4 sons and 1 dau. Thomas Kerr listed as
heir-at-law.

9 APRIL, 1784
Tithable, Joseph Kerr, father, and brother, William Kerr … Cap’t Long’s
Company.

1785 AUGUSTA CO VA FEE BOOK
John Kerr, delinquent from A. Mustoe’s list.



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