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Benson William Kerr
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Birth: 1830
Death: Aug. 30, 1865
Harrison Township
Gallia County
Ohio, USA

Benson was the son of Andrew & Susannah (Houck) Kerr. On May 27, 1852 he married Miss Martha Perkins in Gallia Co., Ohio and together they had six children; Mary Francis, William Benson, Florida E., Tartus Monroe, Price S., and John Wesley Kerr who was sadly born just seven days after his father's death.

Benson was in the Civil War, joining Sept 15 1862, and was transferred to 193rd Reg. Co. B O.V.I on Feb 20th 1865. He was mustered out May 16, 1865, probably due to injuries or illness. He died in 1865. The story goes that Benson developed "bealing" where his knapsack rubbed his armpit. He died within three months of returning home from Baltimore. The cause of death was probably an infection which couldn't be controlled.
Family links: 
  Martha Perkins Kerr Niday (1830 - 1894)*
  Martha Perkins Kerr (1830 - 1894)*
  Mary Francis Kerr Shavor (1853 - 1928)*
  William Benson Kerr (1854 - 1936)*
  Tartus Monroe Kerr (1857 - 1930)*
  Florida E Kerr Hulbert (1859 - 1888)*
  Price S. Kerr (1861 - 1866)*
*Calculated relationship
Dickey Chapel Cemetery
Harrison Township
Gallia County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Candy
Record added: Nov 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31221552
Benson William Kerr
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Benson William Kerr
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- Steve
 Added: Jan. 30, 2012

- helen
 Added: Apr. 22, 2011
Benson is my gg grandfather
- David Rich
 Added: Sep. 11, 2010
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