Hugh Kerr

27 April 1797–16 September 1876 (Age 79)
Hall, Georgia, United States

The Life of Hugh

When Hugh Kerr was born on 27 April 1797, in Hall, Georgia, United States, his father, William Hartin Kerr, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Denton, was 27. He married Sarah Wilson on 18 March 1820, in Hall, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870. He died on 16 September 1876, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Kerr
Sarah Wilson
Marriage: 18 March 1820
William Earles Kerr
Joseph Wilson Kerr
William Kerr
Benjamin Craven Kerr
Nancy Ann Kerr
Calaway Denton Kerr
Mary E Kerr
Elisabeth Amira "Betty" Kerr
Elizabeth Kerr

Spouse and Children

18 March 1820
Hall, Georgia, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    Isaac A. Karr


    Benjamin Cravens Kerr or Karr


    Andrew Terry Kerr


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 21

Historical Boundaries: 1818: Hall, Georgia, United States

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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Sources (3)

  • Hugh Kerr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hugh Kerr, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"
  • Hugh Kerr, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

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