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Started by Jeani Brewer Oct 6, 2014. 0 Replies

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Comment by Jeani Brewer on October 6, 2014 at 10:43am

Hi, I'm Jeani and am wondering if we can search comments for names? I search for an Andrew Kerr who came to America in 1880.  He was born in Northern Ireland in 1843 or 1846.  Married Sarah Ann McConnell who was born in Glasgow in 1862.  Yes, lots of years difference in their ages.  Story was that she was a maid in the Kerr home when Andrew fell in love with her.  Andrew was also a Doctor.  Possibly a druggist?  Any one missing an Andrew in their Kerr line?  contact me.  Thanks!  think I will enjoy this site.

Comment by Loretta P. Lisowski on October 8, 2010 at 1:26pm
Looking for the descendants of Carleton Kerr and his wife Laura Pencil. I am a Pensyl family descendant. Laura Pencil's parents were John Pencil, Jr. of Fredericksburg and Fanny Jackson of Richmond. We believe Laura was born circa 1817-1819. Not sure when she married Carleton Kerr or who her children were.
The original German surname was Bentzel prior to the Revolutionary War. When Laura'a grandfather became a Loyalist in Fredericksburg, Ont., He went mostly by John Pencil, Sr. but I have seen this name in Canada by Pencille, Pensyl Pensel, etc. etc.
Comment by Ben Kerr on September 26, 2010 at 12:57pm
Hello, I am trying to trace back my father's line, my grandfather was walter kerr, born around 1920 in saskatchewan. I believe he was one of 13 children. if anyone has any information on a family that had a walter as a son that meets the above description that would be great! walter lived in victoria, BC for approximately 1950-2002
Comment by Carolyn Worthington Biester on August 15, 2010 at 12:13am
My Kerr line is from Berkshire Cty, MA with my grandmother's mother, Marion E. Kerr. Her parents were Thomas M. Kerr b1856 Scotland, and Jessie (SMITH) Kerr b1860. Their first child, Thomas N., was born in Scotland, and their other children, Marion, Jean, James and Robert were born in MA and NJ.

There are so many Thomas and Jessie data pieces from the surrounding two years of birth, or travel through Canada, that I'm getting confused. There is a cemetary in Canada with all of the right names, but I'm not convinced that it is the same family.

My grandmother was passionate about the Colquhoun Clan, so I am assuming that the line came from around the Clan territory of Loch Lomond?
Comment by Joan Miller on July 20, 2010 at 8:48pm
Hi, our Kerrs immigrated from Ireland to Quebec around 1841. Names are James Kerr married to Jane Henderson. Children - James, Catherine, Jemina, William born in Ireland. Last child Sarah born in Quebec.

I'm trying to trace this family back to a specific place in Ireland. Any one missing a James Kerr in their Irish family tree? Maybe we connect :)
Comment by Linda Steele Winter on February 19, 2010 at 2:08pm
Hi, I am brand new to this site. My great great grandfather's mother was Elizabeth Kerr. She was married to James Steele. Her father was Archibald Ker and her mother was Elizabeth Hyslop. She was born in Kirkconnell, Scotland. That's about all the info I have on them except her 2 children's info.
Comment by Kathy Kerr on December 5, 2009 at 12:42pm
John, we had the Kerr YDNA done on my husband at the Clan Gathering in Edinburgh this August. It was interesting how many ties to Irvine came up, but research showed a long association between clan Kerr and the Irvines in the past (mutual defense, maybe?). I'll look up your website and see about posting his YDNA results.
Comment by Kathy Kerr on December 5, 2009 at 12:39pm
Hi Renee! We've traced that our Andrew Jackson Kerr was the son of Joseph Perry Kerr who was born in 1828 in Fairfield SC and died in 1912 in lufkin, TX. His father was William Joseph Kerr, who was born in 1790 in Scotland, we think in Ayrshire. Perhaps your William was actually the grandfather, in which cse we're directly related. We also think we know who William Joseph's father was, but we're not sure at this time - records past 1790 aren't as easy to come by. They appear to have fled Scotland for Ireland due to religious persecution.
Comment by Renee Kerr on December 5, 2009 at 11:43am
Hi Kathy
I have a Andrew Jackson Kerr whose father was William - no other info
Comment by John Carr on December 5, 2009 at 11:22am
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