Rowet moved from Pennsylvania to Freeport Twp., Harrison Co. in 1816 with his brother-in-law James Stewart and family. They jointly entered the northeast quarter of section 34. The first year they fled an Indian alarm to the fort at Freeport. Instead of returning after the alarm they went back to Pennsylvania and spent the winter there. The next spring they returned and permantly settled.
Rowet Kerr was married to Susan Stewart in Washington Co., Pennsylvania. Rowet and Susan Kerr had six children together.