Adam Billings Kern

2 June 1762–24 May 1838 (Age 76)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Adam Billings

When Adam Billings Kern was born on 2 June 1762, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Leonard Conrad Kern, was 30 and his mother, Mary Magdaline Billings, was 26. He married Katherine Ribelin in 1785, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 24 May 1838, in Stanford, Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Adam Billings Kern
Katherine Ribelin
Marriage: 1785
Abraham Kern
Elizabeth Kern
Mary Magdalene Polly Kern
Infant Kern
Annie Kern
William Kern
Adam Kern Jr
Conrad Kern
Sarah Kern
Susannah Kern

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Rowan, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 14

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

Age 14

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1783 · A Free America

Age 21

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

1 Irish: reduced form of McCarron .2 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 small person. As a Jewish surname, it is mainly ornamental.3 English: probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hand mills, from Old English cweorn ‘hand mill’, or a habitational name for someone from Kern in the Isle of Wight, named from this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Adam Kern, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Adam Kern, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Adam Kern, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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