Sen. Joseph Kerr (DemRep - Ohio)

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Joseph Kerr

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Cumberland County, Province of Pennsylvania
Death: August 22, 1837 (72)
Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Kerr and Mary Kerr
Husband of Nancy Kerr
Father of Susan Blair Prescott; James D. Kerr; Aletha Kerr; Chambers Kerr; Joseph Kerr and 4 others

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About Sen. Joseph Kerr (DemRep - Ohio)

Joseph Kerr (1765 – August 22, 1837) was a Democratic-Republican politician from Ohio. He served in the United States Senate.

Born in Kerrtown, Pennsylvania (now Chambersburg), Kerr (pronounced "car") moved to Ohio in 1792. He served in a number of positions as clerk, judge and justice of the peace in the Northwest Territory. After statehood was declared, he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1808, 1816, 1818, and 1819 and the Ohio State Senate in 1804 and 1810. He also served as a brigadier general of Ohio Volunteers during the War of 1812, in charge of supplying provisions to the Army of the Northwest. Kerr was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1814 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Thomas Worthington. Kerr served from December 10, 1814, to March 3, 1815. He did not seek re-election. Kerr's extensive farm went bankrupt in 1826, and he moved to Memphis, Tennessee and then to rural Louisiana, where he purchased a homestead.

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Sen. Joseph Kerr (DemRep - Ohio)'s Timeline

Cumberland County, Province of Pennsylvania
June 7, 1805
Age 40
Ohio, United States
Age 45
Ohio, United States
August 22, 1837
Age 72
Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, United States