Adam Billings Kern

2 June 1762–24 May 1838 (Age 75)
Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Adam Billings

When Adam Billings Kern 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 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, Van Buren Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bloomington, Perry Township, 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
    1785Rowan, North Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1767 · Tryon Palace
    Age 5
    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
    Age 14
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Church
    Kirn
    Keirn
    Churn

    Sources (22)

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

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