Person:Samuel Kerr (7)

Samuel Kerr
b.Abt. 29 Nov 1741 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Bef. 1741
  1. Samuel KerrAbt 1741 - 1781
  2. Agnes Kerr1742 -
  3. William Kerr1744 - 1835
  4. Lucia Kerr1747 -
  • HSamuel KerrAbt 1741 - 1781
  • WMary CalhounAbt 1743 - Bet 1805
m. Est. 1761-1766
  1. Catherine KerrEst 1763-1773 -
  2. Ruth KerrEst 1763-1773 -
  3. Jane Kerr1768 -
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Kerr
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt. 29 Nov 1741 Augusta County, Virginia
Baptism[1] 29 NOV 1741 Tinkling Spring Church, Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage Est. 1761-1766 to Mary Calhoun
Death? 1781 Killed in Revolutionary War

This Samuel Kerr MAY be the Samuel Kerr that married Mary Calhoun, daughter of Ezekial Calhoun and Jean Ewing of Lancaster County, PA, Wythe County, VA and Abbeville County, SC. He was killed in service in the Revolutionary War in 1781, and is listed in "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution", by Bobby Gilmer Moss, pub. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1983, pg. 530. More research is necessary to establish this relationship. (Source: William Lindsey (e-mail:

Note: another researcher, David C. Galloway is doubtful that the Samuel Kerr that married Mary Calhoun is this Samuel Kerr, as that Samuel Kerr appears to have been born in 1759, according to other sources.Subj: Kerr-Pickens Date:06/04/2000 2:50:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time (William D. Lindsey)

Dear Jim,

I've just seen your posting to the Kerr discussion group at Rootsweb about your Kerr line. I believe we're researching the same family.

My line is Samuel Kerr, who was killed as a Revolutionary soldier in 1781. He m. Mary Calhoun. He and several other Kerrs--James, Andrew, William--settled among the Calhouns on Long Cane Creek in Abbeville Co., SC, in the 1760s. I have tracked Andrew with certainty back to Augusta Co., VA, in the region that became Botetourt.

You probably know that the Calhouns and Pickens connect. Mary Calhoun's sister Rebecca Floride Calhoun m. Gen. Andrew Pickens. I find all these families clustered together in Augusta Co. in the 1730s and 1740s (Oran before Augusta), and all seem to have come from the Lancaster Co., PA, region.

Will gladly swap information. I don't have a complete account of my Ke line, since I only discovered all this recently, but have been rapidly acquiring information. Maybe my pieces will fit yours, and we can see a more complete picture.

Hope to hear from you,

W.D. Lindsey

NOTE 1: Jane Kerr was daughter of Samuel Kerr and Mary Calhoun. Samuel Kerr was born abt. 29 Nov. 1741, when he shows up in the baptismal register of Rev. John Craig of Tinkling Springs Presbyterian church, Augusta (later Rockbridge) Co., VA, son of Samuel and Margaret Kerr. Samuel Kerr (younger) was killed as a Revolutionary soldier in 1781. Mary Calhoun was born abt. 1743 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died bet. Jan. 21 and Feb. 11, 1805, in Abbeville Co., SC. Mary Calhoun Kerr was daughter of Ezekiel Calhoun and Jane/Jean Ewing.

NOTE 2: On John Green, see James Lee Green's (P.O. Box 8301, Columbia, SC 29202) 27 Apr. 1992 article entitled "The Greens of Bibb Co., AL," pp. 1, 3. See also Rhoda Ellison, Bibb Co., AL, The First Hundred Years (Tuscaloosa: Univ. of AL P., 1984), pp. 48-9, 68; Alton Lambert, History of Tuscaloosa Co., AL, vol. 1 (Centre, AL: Stewart UP, 1977), p. 28; Family Adventures, Bibb Co., AL, Cemeteries, Graveyards, and Family Burial Plots (P.O. Box 290354, San Antonio, TX 78280-1754; 1988), pp. 84, 289; and Rhoda Ellison, Place Names of Bibb Co., AL (Brierfield, AL: Cahaba Trace Commission, 1993), p. 75. John and Jane Green married abt. 1788 in Abbeville Co., SC, and moved to Pendleton Dist., SC, in by 1790, settling on the east side of Keowee beside Jane's uncles Gen. Andrew Pickens (m. Rebecca Calhoun) and John Ewing Colhoun. In 1818, the family moved to Bibb Co. where they opened a plantation of 3400 acres and built a house, still standing, that was lived in by family members until 1939. The house was long known as Halfway House, on the Elyton-Selma Rd. The children of John Green and Jane Kerr were Samuel Kerr Green (b. abt. 1790, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. March 1860, Grimes Co., TX; m. 1]Eliza Jane Smith 2]Elvira Birdwell [Grammer]); Elizabeth B. Green (b. abt. 1791, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 1860-70, Ouachita Co., AR; m. James H. Thompson; Benjamin S. Green (b. abt. 1795, Pendleton Dist., SC; m. Lucinda); Ezekiel Calhoun Green (b. 22 Aug. 1795, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 6 Apr. 1851, Smithland, KY; m. 1]Mary Peet 2]Matilda Harrison 3]Anna Harrison 4]Louisa B. //); Mary Calhoun Green (b. 16 Dec. 1797, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 27 Nov. 1827, Bibb Co., AL; m. Robert W. Woods); Joscelin B. Green (b. abt. 1800, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 1850-60, Bibb Co., AL; m. Elizabeth Nichols); Lucinda Green (b. 10 Sept. 1801, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 13 March 1821, Bibb Co., AL); John Ewing Green (b. 6 Nov. 1803, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 3 March 1843, Bibb Co., AL); James H. Green (b. abt. 1806, Pendleton Dist., SC; m. 1] Sarah Echols James, 2]Sarah E. Randolph); Jane Caroline Green (b. 10 Oct. 1808, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 22 Feb. 1897, Ovilla, Ellis Co., TX; m. Thomas Keesee); and George Sidney Green (b. 2 Aug. 1817, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 10 Nov. 1853, Union Co., AR; m. Mary Ann Clardy).

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom. (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 477.