Facts and Events
Jacob Kerr was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of Jacob Kerr
- Pages 66-67. Will of Jacob Ker of Augusta County being very sick and weak in body, dated 18 April 1745.
- To the Revd. John Craig on e yearling colt dark bay colour.
- To Charles Lewis son to Colo. John Lewis a small yearling colt.
- To William Hutchinson son to John Hutchinson one yearling colt and my sadle.
- To John Hutchinson, Elinor Hutchinson wife to George Hutchinson, and Margaret Spear, 55 yards of 900 linnen, to be equally divided.
- To Margaret Spear one mare.
- To Margaret Pickins £1 Pennsylvania currency.
- To William Henderson £1 Pennsylvania currency.
- To Gabriel Home one buckskin.
- To David Craig eight yards of linen cloth.
- To George Hutchinson my great coat and linen jacket and breeches.
- To Ann Perry two bushels of corn.
- To George Hutchinson my straight coat and the remainder of the corn in the crib after Margaret Pickens and Ann Pery is paid their part.
- To David and Hugh Ker my dear brothers or their children four mares with the colts the have or may have this spring, to be disposed of to the best advantage, to be divided if any of them shew for it within four years after the date hereof. If they do not shew then the executors shall indeavor to send what remains by a safe hand to these my heirs.
- For paying my funeral charges and debts I leave one horse four years old, £1.14. - due by Robert Renex, and £1 due by Michael Dockarty.
- My truly and well beloved friends George Hutchison and William Henderson, executors.
- (signed) Jacob (X) Ker
- Wit: Andrew Rusel, William Lewis.
- 22 Aug. 1745. Presented in Court by William Henderson. Proved by Andrew Russel. Certificate granted executor for probate with James Patton, Gent., his security.
- [Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 11-12].
Records of Jacob Kerr in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 55.--22d April, 1763. George Rodgers and Elisabeth to Robert Rodgers, of Augusta, and Robert Wallace, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, £200, two tracts in Beverley Manor: 1st, containing 540 acres conveyed by Beverley to George, 28th February, 1749; cor. George Anderson, Cathies River, Christian's Creek; Jacob Carr's cor.; James Crawford's cor; 2d tract, 135 acres conveyed to George by Daniel Kidd, 20th September, 1763; Christie's Creek, George Hutcheson's line.