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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Family Time Line

Adam Billings Kern
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–
Annie Kern
1789–1824
William Kern
1791–1846
Adam Kern Jr
1792–1876
Conrad Kern
1797–1861
Sarah Kern
1799–1873
Susannah Kern
1801–1859

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1785
Rowan, North Carolina, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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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