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James Kerr
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Birth: 1725
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1812
Fort Defiance
Augusta County
Virginia, USA

James (Jr.) birth year is listed on headstone as 1725. DAR has date as circa 1737. His father, James Kerr (Sr.), was one of the first Justices of the Peace for the first court held in Staunton, Virginia.

James married Jane Robertson between 1752-1756.


********* 2 Dec 1811 - Will **********
I James Kear of the County of Augusta and State of Virginia being weak in body but I am in the full possession of reason and judgment, believe it duty I owe to my family to make my last Will and Testament.
In the first place I desire all my just debts to be paid without delay.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, JAne Kear her bed furniture and a comfortable maintainance during her life and to be paid to her from time to time by my Executors,
thereby to my grandson James Kear Johnson I give and bequeath that tract of parcel of land known by the name of the Big Meadow adjoining his fathers containing by estimation twenty three acres to him and his heirs forever, but t is to distinctly understood his father John Kear is to enjoy the profits of it until he is twenty one years of age.
Fourthly to each of my daughters, Elizabeth Givens, Margaret Ramsey, and Jane Leard, I give and bequeath one hundred pounds out of the first money which may be rec'd of sales of my property -
Fifthly to each of my grandsons which have been named for me (James Kear) I give and bequeath one hundred dollars to be put to interest until they are twenty one years of age and then paid over to them its further my will and desire the plantation on which I reside and all other lands in which I am interested be sold at any time after my decease may think proper and titles made to the same by them its also my desire my negros stock and furniture be sold immediately after my decease the whole money arising from the sale of all my property I desire it to be equally devided among my sons except so much thereof as may necessary for the comfortable support of my wife which is to be retained in the hands of my Executors to this my last Will and Testament I constitute and appoint my son John Kear, Alexander Kear, and John Johnston my Executors Witness my hand and seal this 2nd say of December 1811.

24 Feb 1812 - Will Probated

(Name is found spelled both Kerr and Kear on documents.)
Monument was erected November 11, 1930, by V.B. Kerr and Nephews.
Family links: 
  James Kerr (1680 - 1770)
  Jane Robertson Kerr (1739 - 1824)
  John Kerr (____ - 1830)*
  Jane Kerr Laird (1781 - 1824)*
  David Kerr (1719 - 1804)*
  Letice Kerr Robertson (1724 - 1775)*
  James Kerr (1725 - 1812)
*Calculated relationship
Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Fort Defiance
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
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Record added: Dec 06, 2012
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James Kerr
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- Linda Doyle Bow Ash of Kentucky USA
 Added: Sep. 10, 2013
In honor of my 5th great grandfather, an American Revolutionary War Soldier. Thank you for your service and contributing to this great nation in it's fight for independence.
- Cindy
 Added: Mar. 7, 2013

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