Person:Isabel Kerr (2)

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  1. Isabella KerrAbt 1740 - 1816
  2. Martha Ann Kerr1743 - 1841
  3. Andrew Kerr1744 - 1792
  4. James Kerr1745 - 1816
  5. Thomas Kerr1747 -
  6. William Kerr1751 - 1829
  1. William Gilbraith Falls1763 - 1837
  2. Rosannah Falls1765 - 1834
  3. Ann Falls1767 - 1860
  4. Jane FallsAbout 1769 - 1859
  5. John Falls1771 - 1838
  6. Margaret Falls1772 - 1845
  7. Martha Falls1777 - 1843
  8. Isabella Falls1780 - 1874
  • HHugh TorranceAbout 1743 - 1816
  • WIsabella KerrAbt 1740 - 1816
m. 1783
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Name Isabella Kerr
Gender Female
Birth? Abt. 1740 prob. Orange/Augusta County, Virginia
Baptism? 19 OCT 1740 Tinkling Spring Church, Augusta County, Virginia
Unknown? June 12, 1760
Marriage 1783 Rowan County, North Carolinato Hugh Torrance
Marriage License 29 MAY 1783 Rowan County, North Carolinato Hugh Torrance
Death? February 1, 1816 Huntersville, Iredell County, North Carolina
Burial? Huntersville, Iredell County, North Carolina

Some researchers believe that the Isabella Kerr that married William Gilbreath Falls was the daughter of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens, but based upon other information (some circumstantial)including some family "tradition" and information passed down to descendants, in addition to the naming pattern of Isabella and William's children, it is considered by several researchers more likely that Isabella was the daughter of William Kerr and Rosanna Jane Smith, rather than John Kerr and Lucy Pickens. William Gilbreath Falls and Isabella Kerr named their first two children "William" and "Rosanna", most likely after William Kerr and Rosanna Jane Smith, and NONE of their five daughters were named Lucy, which (during those days) would have been somewhat unusual, had she been the daughter of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens. In addition, other sources have indicated that Isabella Kerr, daughter of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens married Samuel Hinds, which further strenghtens the case for this Isabel marrying William Gilbreath Falls.

Obviously, if a will from either John Kerr or his brother William Kerr were to be found, naming a daughter "Isabella Falls", this would provide compelling proof, which would solve the dilemma of which set of parents to place Isabella. But in the absence of this proof, several researchers have decided to most likely place her as a daughter of William Kerr and Rosanna Jane Smith.

There are several internet sites claiming that Isabella is the daughter of John and Lucy Kerr, and several claiming she is the daughter of William Kerr and Rosanna Jane Smith, fueling the speculation on her parentage.


Other information on Isabella Kerr(from calgrups376@yahoo.com):

Probably listed in the 1800 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Census in the Hugh Torrance household as: 1 female age 45 and over.

Probably listed in the 1810 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Census in the Hugh Torrance household as: 1 female age 45 and upward.