Adam Billings Kern, Sr

Brief Life History of Adam Billings

When Adam Billings Kern, Sr was born on 2 June 1762, in Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Leonard Conrad Kern, was 30 and his mother, Mary Magdaline Billings, was 6. He married Mary Lay in 1785, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States. He died on 24 May 1838, in Stanford, Van Buren Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Harmony Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Billings Kern, Sr
1762–1838
Katherine Ribelin
1762–1818
Marriage: 1785
Abraham Kern
1786–1858
Elizabeth Kern
1794–1820
Mary Magdalene Polly Kern
1800–1846
Kern
1801–
Infant Kern
1803–
Anna Kern
1789–1824
William Kern
1791–1846
Adam Kern Jr
1792–1876
Conrad Kern
1797–1861
Sarah Kern
1799–1873
Susannah Kern
1801–1859

Sources (23)

  • 1830 United States Federal Census
  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • Adam Kern, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kerne ‘kernel, seed, pip’; Middle Dutch kern(e), keerne; German Kern or Yiddish kern ‘grain’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a farmer, or a nickname for a physically small person. As a Jewish surname, it is mainly artificial.

English (southeastern): metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of milk churns, from Middle English kern, kirn, kurn, a side-form of chern ‘churn’. Compare Church .

Slovenian: nickname for a stunted person, from an old spelling of krn ‘stunted’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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