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John Hosea Kerr

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia, United States
Death: February 22, 1816 (62)
St. David's District, Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Caswell County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Kerr, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Kerr
Husband of Mary Kerr
Father of Nancy Kerr; William Kerr; Mary "Polly" Lea; John Kerr, US Congress; Alexander Kerr and 5 others
Brother of Susannah Taylor; Elizabeth Richey; Nancy Spencer; Martha Slade; Molley Spencer and 4 others
Half brother of John Kerr, Sr.

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About John Hosea Kerr


  • The following is from Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814 and 1814-1843 (Two Volumes In One), Katharine Kerr Kendall (1979 and 1983), Volume II at 161:

At the NC State Archives are wills of the following that do not appear in the will books, file No. CR 029.801. John Kerr - Will - written 13 May 1810. Wife Mary Kerr to have 1/2 of land and personal property for her life then to go to children. Son Solomon to have wife's land at her death and money for schooling. Daughters Nancy Lea and Mary Lea; daughters Ibby and Elizabeth,. Sons John, Barzillai and his heirs (land whereon he lives purchased of John Mallory), Alexander, and James. Grandson Zephaniah Kerr. Son Alexander to have land on Stony Creek which came from his father. Exec: sons John, James, Alexander. Test: Jere Lea, James Kerr.

(Note - At the July 1816 session of County Court, the will of John Kerr was contested. The court ruled the paper was not the last will of John Kerr. James Kerr and John Kerr were named administrators of the estate of John Kerr decd.)


  • Katharine Kerr Kendall in Graves--Twelve Generations, Louise Graves (1977).


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John Hosea Kerr's Timeline

January 29, 1754
Hanover County, Virginia, United States
December 18, 1774
Age 20
Orange County, North Carolina
December 1, 1776
Age 22
Orange County, North Carolina
October 12, 1779
Age 25
Caswell County, NC
August 4, 1782
Age 28
Caswell County, North Carolina, United States
August 31, 1784
Age 30
Caswell County, NC
Age 31
Caswell County, NC
August 17, 1788
Age 34
Caswell County, NC
June 12, 1790
Age 36
Stony Creek, Caswell County, North Carolina, United States