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John David Kerfoot
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1835
Clarke County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1903
Mullins Crossing
Tom Green County
Texas, USA

PIONEER RESIDENT OF DALLAS.
Judge Kerfoot Came to This Place When Both Were Young
In the death of Judge J. D. Kerfoot, one of the pioneer residents of Dallas passes away, a man who was one of the moving spirits in this city in the early days, a contemporary of and one of the leaders among such historical names as John Henry Brown, John McCoy, Rip Harwood, Nat Burford, the Ervays, the Eakins, Ben Long, Gens. Cabell and Gano, S. W. S. Duncan, Judge Hurt, Judge Hoard and Jack Smith.

Judge Kerfoot was born in Virginia in 1831 and came to Dallas in 1853, where he practiced law up to the war between the States. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in this city and served as a Captain until 1865, when he returned to Dallas and immediately resumed his practice.

In 1876 he was elected Mayor of this city, and, it is said, made an enviable record as the city's chief executive. He was the head of the old firm of Kerfoot and Hereford one of the first insurance firms organized in Dallas.

About ten or twelve years ago Judge Kerfoot retired from active business and went to Tom Green County, where he resided to the time of his death.

He was an attorney, judge and headed an early insurance firm. He served as Mayor of Dallas, Texas 1876- 1877.
Source: Dallas Morning News, 2 Apr 1903,p. 6 
 
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 Parents:
  Franklin James Kerfoot (1810 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Eliza Carr Kerfoot (1844 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  Katherine Kerfoot Carleton (1874 - 1955)*
  Randolph Tucker Kerfoot (1878 - 1963)*
  Emily Kerfoot (1887 - 1888)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Franklin Kerfoot (1832 - 1915)*
  Henrietta Elizabeth Webb Kerfoot (1834 - 1851)*
  John David Kerfoot (1835 - 1903)
  Hattie F. Kerfoot (1856 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Cliff Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Barbara Ware
Record added: Feb 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33689919
John David Kerfoot
Added by: Barbara Ware
 
John David Kerfoot
Added by: Barbara Ware
 
John David Kerfoot
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