Family:James Kerr and Isabella Robinson (1)

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Marriage? 25 Feb 1764 Augusta County, Virginia
Children
BirthDeath
1.
Aft. 1773
 
2.
Bet. 1774 - 1782
 
3.
Bet. 1775 - 1783 Prob. Tennessee
4.
Bef. 1778 prob. Tennessee
 
5.
Bef. 1788 prob. Tennessee
 
6.
Bef. 1797 prob. Tennessee
 

Genealogy Report and Notes for James Kerr and Isabella Robinson:


Descendants of James Kerr


Generation No. 1

1. JAMES3 KERR (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1734 in Prob. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1797 in Prob. Washington or Greene County, Tennessee. He married ISABELLA ROBINSON 25 Feb 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia1, daughter of JOHN ROBINSON and SARAH ???. She was born 1736 in Rockbridge County, Virginia2, and died Bef. 1797 in Prob. Washington or Greene County, Tennessee.

Notes for JAMES KERR: James Kerr that married Isabella Robinson has not been proven to be a son of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens, although this researcher believes it to be a very strong possibility. Little is known of this James Kerr. It was thought that James Kerr, son of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens was the James Kerr that married Jane Robertson in 1762 in Augusta County, Virginia, but based on other evidence, that James appears to be a younger BROTHER of John Kerr. There is a James Kerr that married two years later in 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia records, with an unnamed wife. This is most likely this James Kerr, since other James Kerr's in early Augusta County, Virginia researched were not of marrying age in 1764. James Kerr's wife, Isabella Robinson was a daughter of John Robinson (1705-1789), of Rockbridge County, Virginia. According to Robinson family history, much of this family migrated to nearby Greene County, Tennessee around 1790, shortly after John Robinson died. This seems to mirror the migration of James Kerr, who was thought to be from the Augusta/Rockbridge County, Virginia area. Also, several other Augusta County, VA families migrated to the Greene County, TN area around the same time. The residence(s) and location/dates of this James Kerr's death are unknown at this time, although he probably died in Washington or Greene County, Tennessee, (Greene County was created from Washington County in 1783) where most of the records of his family exist. There is also a James KING Kerr listed in Greene County, Tennessee records, born in October 1739, but this appears to be a different person, since James King Kerr/Carr married a Hannah Hobbs (according to some researchers) . Not sure where the "King" comes from, but thought it might be worth mentioning. Much Additional research is necessary to conclusively prove this James Kerr's ancestry.


From the Washington County, Tennessee Court Minutes:

p 1192 Aug 18, 1784 Andrew Cowan plaintiff vs ELISHA OGELSBY, Hannah Kerr, James Kerr & Richard Kerr defendants. To be arbitrated by a committee appointed with the approval of the parties.


A James Kerr appears on the list of Tennessee Land Grants in 1788, most likely for Revolutionary War Service. Shortly thereafter, this James Kerr appeared on the Tax List of Greene County, Tennessee in 1791 and 1792 in the "Taxables of Robert Campbell's Company" with 150 acres, one white person (head of household) and no negroes. He appeared again on the Tax List of Greene County, Tennessee of 1797 in the "Taxables of Captain John Gibson's Company" with 150 acres, located at Holly's Creek, with one white poll, no black polls and no stud horses.


Kerr Marriages in Greene County, Tennessee Possible grandchildren?:

David Kerr m. Betsey Robinson 3/22/1809 George Kerr m. Susanna Roberts 4/28/1800 James Kerr, Jr. m. Polly Bell 3/27/1810 Robert Kerr, Jr. m. Amy George 12/12/1786 Robert Kerr, Sr. m. Agnes Wagoner 6/13/1786 Martha Kerr m. Robert Allen 3/19/1791 Elizabeth Kerr m. Hezekiah Ashmore 12/8/1786

possible grandchildren:

John R. Kerr m. Mary Green 8/13/1831 William Kerr m. Peggy Williams 9/1/1831 Isabel Kerr m. David Alexander 1/25/1827 Louisa Vine Kerr m. Amaziah Morgan 5/25/1832 Rebecka Kerr m. William Morgan 1/17/1834 Milly Kerr m. John Peterson 7/16/1839 Margaret Kerr m. Silas Marler 7/14/1842 Matilda Kerr m. Grant Jones 10/31/1848

Kerr Marriages in Washington County, Virginia:

John Kerr m. Elizabeth Robinson 1/1/1805 Phillip m. Nancy Comer 9/28/1790

Kerr Marriage in Washington County, Tennessee:

Mary Kerr m. Raleigh Travers 7/7/1794


Listings of James Kerr in Washington County, Virginia court, April Court session: "Ordered that James Kerr be fined two hundred pounds for insulting Joseph Scott in open court" "Ordered that William Robinson be fined two hundred pounds for insulting Joseph Scott" "Ordered that Joseph Scott be fined two hundred pounds for flashing a pistol at James Kerr in the court yard" "Ordered that James Kerr be fined twenty pounds for insulting James Montgomery"


From Genforum.com post:

Posted by Joyce Kerr on November 03, 1998 at 21:00:28:

Did James Kerr b abt 1755 marry Hannah Robinson? Was it their daughter, Rachel, that married William Edmiston? Another dau married David Edmiston? Sarah Robinson married Moses Edmiston? I need help sorting out this family. They were living in Greene Co TN late 1700's. May have come to TN from Augusta Co VA. Please help! Thanks Jo


Records of a James Kerr in Washington County, VA (same James?):

Subj: James King Carr (Kerr) Date: 04/14/2001 3:56:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time From: rracjw@charter.net (jerry carr) To: delijim@aol.com (Jim Veregge)

Jim,

    Have you ever heard of James Kerr who was one of the men in James Harrod's company who founded Harrodstown,KY.....March 1774, he began enlisting a company to claim land & establish a settlement in KY  32 men from the Monongahela Valley of Penn gathered at the mouth of Grave Creek in VA & departed for KY.....on June 16,1774 began laying out a town.
    I  found this James King Carr b: Oct 1739.....he was in Robert Doak's Militia Company on Jun 2 1774 in Washington Co.,VA.......was living from 1775 to 1782 in Washington Co....was granted land described as 200 acres on Moccasin Creek on Aug 20 1781....185 acres on Moccasin Ck Apr 28 1782.......died before  Aug 12 1782 in Houstons's Fort, Washington Co.,VA.
  ?  do you know where  fort was would it be today's Washington Co.
  His oldest son James b: Oct 6 1764 in Craven Co., SC.....he served in military from Oct 1 1776 to Apr 1 1777 in Wash. Co.,VA.....from Apr 1777 to Aug 77....from Sep78 to Mar 79....from Jun 81 to Oct 81...Dec81- Feb 82...........recieved US Veterans Pension from May 21 1833 to Aug 25 1840.
   Jim these are all I have found out any help to link  backwards .

Thanks for information you sent Feb 3 jerry carr



Greene County, Tennessee Tax List

Taxables of Captain Robert Campbell's Company 1791 and 1792


                                               1791                                                          1792                                                    Name                 Land               White             Negroes          Land            White            Negroes
                                                   Persons                                                    Persons

David Edmonson 300 1 300 1 John Hayes 150 1 150 1 James Hays 300 1 1 300 1 Nichlos Hays 380 380 James Kerr 150 1 150 1 David Rankin 900 1 900 1 David Robinson 150 1 150 1 James Robinson 100 1 100 1 Samuel Robinson 200 1 200 1


Greene County, Tennessee Tax List Taxables of Captain John Gibson's Company for the year 1797


                                                                       1797

Name Land Situation of White Black Stud

                                                                    each Tract                 Polls      Polls          Horse

James Kerr 150 Hollys Creek 1


Notes for ISABELLA ROBINSON: Named in will of Rebecca (Robinson) Hay in will of 1797 in Greene County, Tennessee.

Children of JAMES KERR and ISABELLA ROBINSON are:

  • i. MOSES4 KERR, b. Aft. 1773.

Notes for MOSES KERR: Leads for information on Moses Kerr:


Date: 10/31/98 Subject: Re: KERR, WELLS, ZUMWALT, MO From: KathinWA@aol.com To: KERR-L@rootsweb.com Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 04:45:18 EST

On Wed, 28 Oct 1998 21:17:07 -0700 John Minch wrote:

>> The following lines in Platte Co MO may be of interest to you. They interlock Kerr, Wells, Wills, a Brown. Some came from Carolina, The kerr's VA thru OH. There's more. What do you need. Hope this helps. John Minch Try heath123@bellsouth.net for more info

1. Moses Kerr

1.1 James Kerr (1800 - May 1876) & Alice (1811 - 6 Aug 1879)
 1.1.1 Elizabeth J. Kerr (5 Jun 1830 - ) & Pembroke McComas (8 Aug 1833 - )
  1.1.1.1 Sarah McComas (25 May 1853 - ) & Isaac Missimer (14 Aug 1848 - )
 

John, Thank you for posting these KERRs. Some of the names also fit in with the other KERRs, WELLS etc. that I'm researching. I will need to digest this a bit before I can make any positive connections, but certainly sounds possible. My KERRs from PA to VA, WV, KY, MO, IL, TX and beyond.

  Kathy 

PS - I've started quite a discussion over on the WELLS-L regarding ZUMWALT/KERR/WELLS connections. Seem to be quite a few, but they are a very confusing bunch. Anyone interested in the connections, please let me know.



http://atlanna.com/mattie/d3225.htm SIXTH GENERATION


23. Lydia (Shaver) Shaver was born WFT Est. 1755-1782. She died WFT Est. 1804-1872.

She was married to Moses Kerr on 7 Feb 1799. Moses Kerr was born WFT Est. 1747-1779. He died WFT Est. 1804-1866.


  • ii. SARAH KERR, b. Bet. 1774 - 1782; m. DAVID EDMONDSON, 29 Oct 1798, Greene County, Tennessee3; b. Abt. 1765, Virginia4; d. 1841, Washington County, Virginia.

Notes for SARAH KERR: Sarah was the eldest daughter of James Kerr, named so in will of Rebecca (Robinson) Hay, who died and left will in 1797 in Greene County, Tennessee

Notes for DAVID EDMONDSON: David Edmiston/Edmondson appeared on the 1797 Greene County, Tennessee Tax List with 1 white poll:

David Edmiston 1

  • iii. RACHEL KERR, b. Bet. 1775 - 1783, prob. Tennessee; d. Bet. 1820 - 1826, Washington County, Virginia; m. WILLIAM EDMONDSON, 06 Nov 1801, Greene County, Tennessee5,6; b. 1773, Washington County, Virginia7,8,9; d. 1847, Washington County, Virginia10,11.

Notes for RACHEL KERR: Rachel named in will of Rebecca (Robinson) Hay in 1797 in Greene County, Tennessee

  • iv. JAMES KERR, b. Bef. 1778, prob. Tennessee; m. HANNAH EDMONDSON, 09 Jun 1794, Greene County, Tennessee11; b. Abt. 1776, Washington County, Virginia12; d. Washington County, Virginia.

Notes for JAMES KERR: Possible migration for this James Kerr? Possibly migrated to Morgan County, Illinois with his brother John? More research necessary:

Subj: [KERR] James KERR b. 1770-1780; Elisha CARR b. 1790-1800; John CARR b. 1770-1780 from TN? Date: 5/24/2003 9:15:46 PM Pacific Standard Time From: kmeng@charter.net To: KERR-L@rootsweb.com Sent from the Internet (Details)


Does anyone recognize these people who are all near each other on the 1830 U.S. and 1835 Illinois Census? I have one reference that indicates that they might have been born in TN.

1830 Federal Census, Morgan Co, IL p. 56, line 3 James KERR (b. bet 1770-1780) 1 male 20-30 1 male 50-60 (James Kerr) 1 female 5-10 1 female 10-15 1 female 20-30 1 female 40-50 (James Kerr's wife, b. bet 1780-1790)

p. 56, line 27 Elisha CARR (b. bet 1790-1800) 1 male 5-10 1 male 30-40 2 females under 5 1 female 5-10 1 female 30-40

p. 57, line 2 John CARR (b. bet 1770-1780) 1 male 10-15 1 male 15-20 1 male 50-60 (John Carr/Kerr) 1 female 5-10 1 female 40-50 (John Carr/Kerr's wife, b. bet 1780-1790)


Possible record of James Kerr in Knox County, Tennessee IN 1796: http://www.danielhaston.com/daniel/daniel-timeline.htm

1796 April 26, 27, 29 Knox County, TN Jury Duty: Daniel Haston served on the jury for these cases: Reese Mordicia Mendenhall vs Alexander Carmichael & Joseph Janes (see note 1 below) and Annanias McCoy vs John Lusk and Elizabeth Ish Adm of John Ish, dec'd vs John McDowell and Mesheck Tipton vs JAMES KERR (see note 3 below) and McCormack & Liggett vs James Deal and John Steel vs William Lowry and John Lowry (John Finley was also on this jury) and John Null vs James Brock and George Mitchell vs Stephen Duncan and Stephen Duncan vs Joseph Beard and Samuel Gibson by his next friend & Richard Gooden vs Nathaniel Evans and Hugh Beard (see note 2 below). Source: Original pages 88, 90, 91, 92, 95, 96, 98?,106 from Knox County, TN Record Book No. 1, Vol., 1795-1799 (WPA transcriptions).


  • v. JOHN KERR, b. Bef. 1788, prob. Tennessee; m. ELIZABETH "BETSY" ROBINSON, 01 Jan 1805, Washington County, Virginia13,14; b. 179015.
  • vi. ISABEL KERR, b. Bef. 1797, prob. Tennessee.

Notes for ISABEL KERR: Subj: Kerr in TN Date: 06/02/2001 11:13:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time From: stulj@flash.net (Stu Neffeler) To: Delijim@aol.com

Jim:

   Saw your two year old note on TNGenWeb page.  I am seeking

information on Isabel Kerr who was born in VA about 1805, married a David Alexander 1/25/1827 in Greene Co. TN. They later moved to Indiana. Might this Isabel be the child of James that you mention in your posing?

Stuart Neffeler


Endnotes

1. Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts. 2. IGI Record. 3. Frances Cooke Chan, Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Farwell, Welby, Harwick & Martz, (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 44. 4. World Family Tree, Cd#12, Tree #1396. 5. Edmondson, Tom - 23075 Shakeridge Road, Volcano, CA 95689. 6. Frances Cooke Chan, Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Farwell, Welby, Harwick & Martz, (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 45. 7. Edmondson, Tom - 23075 Shakeridge Road, Volcano, CA 95689. 8. Frances Cooke Chan, Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Farwell, Welby, Harwick & Martz, (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 45. 9. Families of Washington and Smythe County, Virginia, (http://206.160.233.10/athomas/), "Electronic." 10. Edmondson, Tom - 23075 Shakeridge Road, Volcano, CA 95689. 11. Frances Cooke Chan, Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Farwell, Welby, Harwick & Martz, (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 45. 12. World Family Tree, Cd#12, Tree #1396. 13. Jones, Howard V., 18 Winter Ridge Rd., Cedar Falls, IA 50613. 14. GRS Marriage Records of Southern States, Early to 1850 (CD Version), Washington County, VA. 15. Wiese, Teresa W. - e-mail: tsww@ccp.com.