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RE: Reply Kerr line
Great. I have enjoyed the things that I have found about my Richard Kerr ancestor. Good luck with their research.
Added by Cheryl on Dec 07, 2016 9:44 AM
Reply Kerr line
My Kerr line is from Missouri and Illinois.
They also migrated to Texas.

We are decedents of James and Patience (nee Wells) Kerr of Pennsylvania who migrated to Missouri via Kentucky.

Their son Richard Kerr was a politician and lawyer.
Richard Kerr's immigrant ancestor was the Rev. James Kerr, Sr., a Northern Ireland Presbyterian minister, who settled in Pennsylvania where he married a widow, Mrs. Susan Hyde in 1746. Their son, the Rev. James Kerr, Jr, a practical Baptist minister, was the first Protestant to preach west of the Mississippi. He married Patience Wells, the daughter of Col. Richard Wells and Nancy Brown. They were the parents of ten children. Their eldest son, Major James Kerr III was the first American to settle on the Guadlupe River. He was the founder of Gonzales, Texas, the capitol of Green DeWitt's colony, and Kerr County, Texas was named for him.

Richard Kerr, in addition to serving in the Illinois Legislature, as stated in the article, served eight years in the House of Representatives in Missouri. At one time was also the sheriff of Pike County, Missouri and an Indian Agent. He married his first cousin Ruth Wells and they were the parents of Zerilda Wells, Margaret Wells Cannon, Patience Wells Smith/McElfresh, Elizabeth Jane Wells, Mary Wells Steele and Carolyn Wells Duncan.

Submitted by Charlott Wells Jones
Pike County Republican - February 15, 1961 / Article written by Milo Pearson, Jr.

Added by Cheryl on Dec 06, 2016 6:51 PM
Charleen Spalding
Henry Metcalf
I've added the information. Thank you.
Added by Charleen Spalding on Dec 06, 2016 11:21 AM
Dianne McGregor Taylor
RE: Edward T. Metcalf
I'm glad my photo was found by family. Notes like this one make the work very rewarding!
Keep digging! D
Added by Dianne McGregor Taylor on Nov 30, 2016 12:48 PM
140347560 Elijah Bartly
I have received your request to change Bartly to Bartlett.
The stone is inscribed Bartly. Please give info as to your resource to verify this change.

Thank you.

Added by Mae on Oct 20, 2016 8:48 AM
RE: Solomon Watts
I am sorry, but i can not assume that his stone is not standing, I don't know if there ever was one. You would need to contact the office to find out if there was ever one.

This cemetery is very large (470 Acres, 400,000 internments), and has provided maps to those Find a gravers that come in asking for them. Plus they have an online search database so that we can find locations without bothering them. We get 40-60 photo requests per month. We don't go into the office, unless we have to.

The office is helpful so you can give them a call.

Happy hunting
Added by Kathie on Aug 15, 2015 9:30 PM
Lynda White
Sarah Easterling
I am looking for Judy Metcalf Sweets who lived on Treetop in Fayetteville N.C,
I corresponded with you in 1983. I would like to hear from you again.
Lynda George White
Dallas, Texas
Added by Lynda White on Apr 18, 2015 9:11 AM
Phyllis Townsley
RE: Jobe Stockton stone
You're quite welcome. PT
Added by Phyllis Townsley on Aug 08, 2014 7:31 PM
Wendi Bevitt
Burrell Brown
Thank you so much for adding the additional info to Burrell's memorial! :)
Added by Wendi Bevitt on May 12, 2014 8:57 PM
And posted one more when I looked at my photos.

Margaret Monteith Nelson (wife of WH Nelson.)
Added by evolk on May 14, 2013 7:42 PM
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