Person:David Kerr (51)

m. Abt. 1740
  1. David KerrAbt 1740 - 1812
  2. Jane 'Jennet' KerrABT 1746 -
  3. Capt. John KerrABT 1748 - 1772
  4. Ann KerrEst 1753-1759 -
  5. Margaret KerrABT 1755 -
  6. Samuel KerrEst 1756-1759 -
  7. Joseph KerrAbt 1760 - 1829
m. ABT 1762
  1. Rebecca Kerr1765 - AFT 1827
  2. Elizabeth Kerr1766 - AFT 1827
  3. Andrew H. Kerr1770 - 1804
  4. Jane Kerr1772 - AFT 1827
Facts and Events
Name David Kerr
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1740 prob. Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage ABT 1762 to Margaret Powell
Death? 1812 Jefferson County, Tennessee

David Kerr was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 391.--20th November, 1778. Andrew ( ) Cowan, Sr., and Mary ( ) to David Kerr and Robert Donaldson, plantation that Andrew and William Cowan lived on.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 403.--17th November, 1778. David Kerr to Robert Donaldson, 230 acres, part of the tract that Andrew Cowan lived on in Beverley Manor. (See deed Donaldson to Kerr in acquisitions)

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents, Augusta County Levy for 1779: David Carr, gone to Holstein. (note: listed among many others. "Holstein" was the area that later mostly became the State of Tennessee).

Information on David Kerr

From East Tennessee Kerr Project:

Descendants of David Kerr Endnotes that didn't make the transfer: Andrew Kerr, son of Andrew Kerr, attributed to Joyce Kerr. This is not Joyce's line, but she kindly shared this info with me and gave me permission to post it here.

Generation No. 1

1. DAVID1 KERR was born Abt. 17401, and died 1812 in Jefferson County, Tennessee2. He married MARGARET -- Abt. 17623.

Notes for DAVID KERR: David lived on Dumplin Creek, Jefferson County, Tennessee, near the Sevier County, Tennessee, line. He came from Augusta County, Virginia, and before that, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

In 1784, David was in Greene County, Tennessee (Land grant on the north side of Nolichucky), near and at the same time as Robert Kerr.

In 1787, he purchased land in Greene County. In 1800, David appeared on a tax list for Jefferson County, Tennessee, and made a land transfer in Greene County in 1807.

Children of DAVID KERR and MARGARET -- are:
i. REBECCA2 KERR, b. Abt. 1765; d. Aft. 1827; m. SAMUEL GASS.
ii. ELIZABETH KERR, b. Abt. 1766; d. Aft. 1827; m. HEZEKIAH ASHMORE, December 1786, Greene County, Tennessee8.
2. iii. ANDREW H. KERR, b. 1770, Virginia; d. 1804, Jefferson County, Tennessee.
iv. JANE KERR, b. Abt. 1772; d. Aft. 1827.

Notes for JANE KERR: Never married.

Generation No. 2

2. ANDREW H.2 KERR (DAVID1) was born 1770 in Virginia11, and died 1804 in Jefferson County, Tennessee12. He married CATHERINE STERLING March 08, 1794 in Jefferson County, Tennessee13, daughter of JOHN STERLING.

Notes for ANDREW H. KERR: Inventory of the Estate of Andrew Kerr; Jefferson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1

November 6, 1804

The following are a true inventory of the Estate of Andrew Kerr, dec'd, that is to say,

One still and still vessels, 1 Negro boy, 3 bedsteads, a bed and furniture, four head of horse beasts, thirteen pounds of feathers, 2 yd. of broadcloth, 1 dox and a half buttons, 2 hankerchiefs of silk, 1 stick of twist, 1 saddle, 2 bridles, 4 chairs, 1 table, 1 chest, and sundry articles therein, one hat brush, 1 looking glass, 3 small vials, 1 cupboard, half doz. teacups, and saucers, half doz. tea spoons, tea pot, 1 bowl, 1 doz. small pewter basons, 9 tin cups, 1 earthen dish, 1 earthen mug, 1 tin qyart, 1 black jack, a small cannister, 1 caffe pot, 1 decanter, 1 small decanter, 2 bottles, 1 glass tumbler, 1 honey pot, 1pr of mitts, 1 kinfe box, 7 earthen cricks, 3 butter kitts, 1 pickling tub, 1 washing tub, 1 water piggin, 2 pots, 3 pr pot hooks, 1 oven, 1 kittle, 1 skillet, 1 pot rack, 1 fire shovel, half doz tablespoons, half doz knives and forks, 1 candlestick, 2 bags, 2 pr weaving gears, 1 sifter, i churn, 1 pr wool shears, 1 hoe, 1 mattock, 1 axes, 3 pr of plough irons, 1 plough stocks, 2 clevises, 1 link, 2 pr drawing chains, and black band, 2 coulters, 8 head sheep, 8 head cattle 13 head hogs, 1 bee hive, and some bee gums. One note of Nine Dollars and thirty five cents on Mark Jordan. One note of thirty two dollars and eighty seven cents on Wm Henderson due 25th Dec 1804. Cash one Dollar and fifty cents, 2 bells, 1 brass top, 1 reel, 2 spindles, 1 large spinning wheel, 4 books, one set of large spools.

i. DAVID3 KERR, b. 1795; d. 1861, Henry County, Indiana15.

Notes for DAVID KERR: David moved to Henry County, Indiana about 1830.

iii. JOHN A. KERR, b. Abt. 1800; d. Aft. 1840.

Notes for JOHN A. KERR: Birthdate based on 1830 Sevier County, Tennessee, census where a John A. Kerr appears.

v. JANE KERR, b. Abt. 1797; d. Aft. 1860, Hamilton County, Tennessee19; m. JOSEPH GASS, February 10, 1817, Jefferson County, Tennessee20.
vi. ANDREW KERR, b. Abt. 1803.
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 - Records of Joyce Kerr.
5, 11 - Records of Thomas Hamm.
16. 1830 Federal Census of Sevier County, Tennessee.


From post:

Re: Family of James Kerr, c1680-1770 Augusta Posted by: Steve Foster (e-mail: Date: November 03, 1999 at 17:52:42 In Reply to: Family of James Kerr, c1680-1770 Augusta by James A. Veregge of 1168

Saw your posting on David Kerr from Augusta County, VA. Thought this might be of interest, maybe a connection? Unless there is another David Kerr from Augusta County, VA? My line includes him. He married Margaret Powell in 1749. I have some Kerr's in my line that are located in Jefferson County, TN. Theres a David Kerr from August County, VA who moved to NC and married Mrgaret Powell.


Elizabeth Rebecca Jane Andrew (My Line)

Andrew Kerr Married Catherine Sterling June 18, 1794


David Jane John L. (My line) Margaret Catherine Andrew H.

John L. ????


Lousia Jane Samuel Andrew Jackson (My Line) Catherine Mary E. Margaret

Samuel Andrew Jackson (Jack) born 1824, died 1879 in Jefferson County, TN. Married Harriet Lowery (Born 1883 NC), died 1882 Jeferson County ( Harriet is my line).

Hope this helps

Subj:Kerr's in Augusta County, Virginia Date:6/17/01 10:08:17 AM Pacific Daylight Time From:IRISHALLEN To:Delijim

David Kerr is being placed as a possible son of Andrew Kerr, based upon some circumstantial evidence from Denalee Kerr (, more research is necessary to prove this relationship.

Jim, I am researching David Kerr who was born abt. 1740, but I do not know where at this time. He married Margaret Powell abt. 1760 in Augusta County, Va. He sold his land holdings there between 1779 to 1782 prior to moving to Jefferson County, TN. He had substantial land holding in both Jefferson and Greene County, TN. He evidently was a man of means. His children known to me at this time are:

Rebecca Kerr married Samuel Gass
Elizabeth Kerr married Hezekiah Ashmore
Jane Kerr
Andrew Kerr married Catherine Sterling

I am trying to find Davids ancestors and where he came from, etc. I was wondering if this family shows up in your Kerr database. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Allen Gass