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
1797–1876
Sarah Wilson
1795–1865
Marriage: 18 March 1820
William Earles Kerr
1820–1863
Joseph Wilson Kerr
1822–1849
William Kerr
1824–
Benjamin Craven Kerr
1826–1865
Nancy Ann Kerr
1830–1870
Calaway Denton Kerr
1831–1907
Mary E Kerr
1833–1929
Elisabeth Amira "Betty" Kerr
1835–1911
Elizabeth Kerr
1837–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 March 1820
Hall, Georgia, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Female1793–1839Female

    Male1797–1876Male

    Isaac A. Karr

    Male1821–1900Male

    Benjamin Cravens Kerr or Karr

    Male1826–1865Male

    Andrew Terry Kerr

    Male1828–Male

+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.
1803

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1818

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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