Zerilda Kerr

9 November 1815–3 September 1864 (Age 48)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Zerilda

When Zerilda Kerr was born on 9 November 1815, in Missouri, United States, her father, Richard Kerr, was 22 and her mother, Ruth Wells, was 22. She married Richard Wells on 30 June 1833, in Pike, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Pike, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Pleasant Hill Township, Pike, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 September 1864, in Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Perry Wells Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Wells
1804–1873
Zerilda Kerr
1815–1864
Marriage: 30 June 1833
Ruth A. Wells
1835–1841
Zerilda E. Wells
1839–1846
Mary Margaret Wells
1845–
Anna Zerelda Wells
1849–1926
Elizabeth E. Wells
1852–1852
Richard E Wells
1855–1856
Caroline P. Wells
1860–1887

Spouse and Children

    Richard Wells

    Male1804–1873Male

    Female1815–1864Female

MARRIAGE
30 June 1833
Pike, Missouri, United States
children

(7)

    Ruth A. Wells

    Female1835–1841Female

    Zerilda E. Wells

    Female1839–1846Female

    Mary Margaret Wells

    Female1845–Female

    Anna Zerelda Wells

    Female1849–1926Female

    Elizabeth E. Wells

    Female1852–1852Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1818

Age 3

Illinois is the 21st state.
1821

Age 6

Missouri is the 24th state
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 14

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

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)

  • P Wells in household of Richard Wells, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Zerilsa A Wells in household of Richard Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zarilda Wells in household of Richard Wells, "United States Census, 1850"

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