Mary Kerr

1818–1861 (Age 43)
Sequatchie Valley, Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Kerr was born in 1818, in Sequatchie Valley, Marion, Tennessee, United States, her father, James N Kerr, was 20 and her mother, Caledonia, was 15. She married John William Pinegar on 3 January 1839, in Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died in 1861, in Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

John William Pinegar
Mary Kerr
Marriage: 3 January 1839
William Jefferson Pinegar
James Harrison Pinegar

Spouse and Children

3 January 1839
Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Andrew Kerr


    Catherine Elizabeth Kerr


    Archibald Kerr


    James D Kerr


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of wet ground overgrown with brushwood, northern Middle English kerr (Old Norse kjarr). A legend grew up that the Kerrs were left-handed, on theory that the name is derived from Gaelic cearr ‘wronghanded’, ‘left-handed’.2 Irish: see Carr .3 This surname has also absorbed examples of German Kehr .

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

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Story Highlight

Birth: Dec. 7, 1819 Smithville DeKalb County Tennessee, USADeath: Feb. 20, 1906 Smithville DeKalb County Tennessee, USA Died at age 86. John was a Private in Company C 1st Battalion (Colm's) Infantry …

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