Person:Henry Karr (1)

Georg Heinrich 'Henry' Karr, of South Branch, Potomac River
m. 12 Jul 1718
  1. Georg Heinrich 'Henry' Karr, of South Branch, Potomac River1721 - 1814
  • HGeorg Heinrich 'Henry' Karr, of South Branch, Potomac River1721 - 1814
  • WSara Petersonest 1730 - 1800
m. Abt 1749
  1. Enoch Karr
  2. Jacob Karr1750 - 1814
  3. Joseph B Karr1752 -
  4. Conrad Karr1755 - 1814
  5. Christina KarrAbt 1756 -
  6. Michael Karr1757 -
  7. Henry B Karr1760 - 1814
  8. John Karr1765 -
  9. Solomon Karr1766 -
  10. Leonard Karr1771 -
  11. Martin Luther Carr1772 - 1844
Facts and Events
Name Georg Heinrich 'Henry' Karr, of South Branch, Potomac River
Alt Name Henry Carr
Alt Name Georg Heinrich Gehr
Alt Name Henry Kerr
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Sep 1721 Schwaigern, Württemberg, Germany
Immigration? 10 Sep 1731 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesPA Merchant
Religion? 1740 Ardmore, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Other[3] 1740's Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Other[4] 1748 Dry Branch Gap, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Marriage Abt 1749 Petersburg, Hardy, Virginia, United Statesto Sara Peterson
Other? 1750 Augusta, Virginia, United StatesTax List
Other? 1752 Augusta, Virginia, United StatesUnknown
Other? 1781-1782 Hampshire, Virginia, United StatesTax List
Census[1] 1782 Hampshire, Virginia, United StatesVirginia State
Other? 1782 Hampshire, Virginia, United StatesTax List
Other? 1784 Hampshire, Virginia, United StatesJob Welton Tax List
Other? 1786-1788 Hardy, West Virginia, United StatesTax List
Census? 1790 Virginia, United Statesstate
Other? 1790-1791 Virginia, United StatesFairfax Lease - ? 215 acres Land
Other[5] 1802
Death? 4 Nov 1814 Hardy, West Virginia, United States
Reference Number? 21

Georg Heinrich 'Henry' Kerr was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition on Northern Neck, VA

  • Henry Carr (Kerr) is listed as acquiring 215 acres on South Branch of the Potomac River in the "Northern Neck", most of which is now Hampshire County, Virginia. [Source: "Early Fairfax Land Grants Along the South Branch of the Potomac", by Charles Morrison, pub. in "West Virginia History", Vol. 37: 1-22 (Oct. 1976)].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 24, 1749. - (264) William Parks's 2464 acres on So. Br. Potomac to be valued by Geo. Sea, Martin Stroup, John Knight Owells (O'Neils), Henry Kerr, John Skelton, John Patton, Jr., James Rutledge and John Smith.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 28, 1750. - (421) Benj. Skoot, John Knowles, Joel Hornback, John West, Thomas Crawford, George Baffenbarger, John Christian Carlock, David Craig, John Walker, Jr., George Say, George Say, Jr., Simon Say, John Cunningham, Wm. Cunningham, Henry Landcisco, John Colley, Burket Reager, Henry Carr, Daniel Richardson, Nathaniel Clearey, added to list of tithables.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 24, 1752. - (360) Daniel Richardson, Joel Hornback, John Cunningham, and Henry Carr--appraisers of George Sea.
  • Page 457.--15th November, 1752. George Zee's appraisement by John Cunningham, Daniel Richardson, Henry Kearr.
  • Page 28.--28th June, 1758. Peter Moser's estate settlement, by Michael Mallow, allowed 19th May, 1761--To Cathron Moser, Jno. Hopkins, Danl. Love, James McDole, Jno. Wright, Fardrick Kestor, Jacob Harper, Andrew Arewen, Powl Shaver, Eaform Love, Nickles Hofman, Edward McGary. (2nd vendue held 8th November, 1758?) To Alex. Miller, James McGill, Jno. McCoy. (3d vendue held 3d October, 1760.) Credit by Patterkole money received on Peter Moser's account. From Jno. Madison, from George Caplinger, from Henry Carr, from Captain Cartley (Keartley), Capt. Abraham Smith (patterole money), from Captain Smith, for provender; from Captain Smith, on account of Wm. Wood; from Jno. Hogleer; from Capt. Ephraim Love, for provender and paterrole (patrol) money; from Capt. Smith, patterole money. Paid Jacob Rolman, paid Daniel Smith for clorking, paid Fredk. Opp for schooling, paid Fredk. Easter for salt and store goods, paid Johnson Hill for weaving, paid John Hughes, paid Stephen Conrad, the blacksmith.
  • Vol. 1 - Copy of the will of Samuel Woods, dated 8th January, 1781. I, Samuel Woods, of the County of Amherst, Rockfish Settlement. To wife, Sarah, land purchased of Thomas Patton. To eldest son, James, 350 acres in Albemarle, joining Henry Kerr and Alexander Fretwell. To son, William (infant), two tracts in Amherst, joining Rockfish Meeting House, formerly the property of William Patton and William Crow; and mill property, formerly belonging to Robert and Edward Stephenson, David Black (Clack, Clark?), William Clark, and Langsdon Depriest. To three youngest daughters, to be schooled. To five daughters. Executors, Gabriel Penn, Francis Merriweather, James Brooks, James Woods, Jr., and William Woods. Leaves Jane, Hannah, Elizabeth, and William Dunon (Drenon), to his wife. Test: James Brooks, Alexander Reid, Jr., William Small, John Davis, Joseph Smith. Proved in Amherst, 5th February, 1781.
  • Vol. 2 - DISTRICT COURT. - SEPTEMBER, 1793 (G to Z). - Henry Kerr vs. James McDowell--A. and B. Rockbridge. Writ, 7th August, 1792.

Information on Henry Kerr

buried in Boggs cemetery

look for information on the Shobe family

  1. DFree/1782 Virginia State Census, p. 26 Hampshire Co., Virginia, 1782.
  2. West Virginia Revolutionary ancestors, whose services were non-military and whose name, therefore, do not appear in Revolutionary indexes of soldiers and sailors, 19, 1930.

    listed as Henry Carr Hampshire County - Public Service Claim

  3. somehow connected to families living there
  4. visited
  5.  ? signed his name on land record