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Handfor Newell Kerr

Posted: 21 Apr 2006 9:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Descendants of Hanford Newell Kerr


Generation No. 1

1. HANFORD NEWELL4 KERR (JAMES3, GEORGE2, MATTHEW1) was born Sep 1820 in Ohio1, and died Abt. 1909 in Wyandotte County, Kansas. He married SARAH ANN MORRIS 31 Dec 1840 in Monroe Twp, Miami County, Ohio. She was born Feb 1821 in Ohio1, and died Abt. 1905 in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Notes for HANFORD NEWELL KERR:
1850 Census - Monroe Twp, Miami County, Ohio - Family 1885 (age 30)
Occupation: Farmer

1860 Census - Shawnee Twp, Kansas Territory, Kansas - Dwelling 622 Family 633 (age 39)
Occupation:Farmer Value of Real Estate: $1,00 Value of Personal Property $250
Indexed as HW Kerr
There is a GA or CA living with them age 20.

1870 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 219 Family 230 (age 49)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $2,500 Value of Personal Estate: $5,700
Indexed as "Perr"

1880 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 34 Family 35 (age 59)
Occupation: Farmer
Indexed as Thomas Kerr

1900 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 12 Family 12 (age 79)
Occupation:None Marrried: 59 years Children: 8 Still living: 4
Living next door to son Hanford.

Notes for SARAH ANN MORRIS:
1850 Census - Monroe Twp, Miami County, Ohio - Family 1885 (age 30)
1860 Census - Shawnee Twp, Kansas Territory, Kansas - Dwelling 622 Family 633 (age 40)
1870 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 219 Family 230 (age 49)
1880 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 34 Family 35 (age 59)
1900 Census - Wyandott Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 12 Family 12 (age 79)

Marriage Notes for HANFORD KERR and SARAH MORRIS:
Sarah's info and date of marriage is from Linda Ducharme lducha1067@aol.com www.ancestry.com

Children of HANFORD KERR and SARAH MORRIS are:
i. SARAH ANN5 KERR, b. 14 Jun 1847, Monroe Twp, Miami County, Ohio; m. T.W. COOMBS.

Notes for SARAH ANN KERR:
1850 Census - Monroe Twp, Miami County, Ohio - Family 1885 (age 5)
1860 Census - Shawnee Twp, Kansas Territory, Kansas - Dwelling 622 Family 633 (age 15)

ii. JAMES WAYNE KERR, b. Abt. 1848, Monroe Twp, Miami County, Ohio.

Notes for JAMES WAYNE KERR:
1850 Census - Monroe Twp, Miami County, Ohio - Family 1885 (age 1)
1860 Census - Shawnee Twp, Kansas Territory, Kansas - Dwelling 622 Family 633 (age 13)

1870 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 219 Family 230 (age 22)
Indexed as James W Perr

1880 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 34 Family 35 (age 32)

iii. LAURA L. KERR, b. Apr 1850, Monroe Twp, Miami County, Ohio; d. Abt. 1889, Oklahoma; m. JOHN MILLER.

Notes for LAURA L. KERR:
1850 Census - Monroe Twp, Miami County, Ohio - Family 1885 (age 5 months)
1860 Census - Shawnee Twp, Kansas Territory, Kansas - Dwelling 622 Family 633 (age 9)
1870 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 219 Family 230 (age 19)

iv. EMMA KERR, b. Abt. 1852, Ohio; d. Abt. 1880; m. DAVID TAYLOR.

Notes for EMMA KERR:
1860 Census - Shawnee Twp, Kansas Territory, Kansas - Dwelling 622 Family 633 (age 8)

1870 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 219 Family 230 (age 17)
Indexed as Enna Perr

v. CORYDON WEED KERR, b. Abt. 1856, Illinois.

Notes for CORYDON WEED KERR:
1860 Census - Shawnee Twp, Kansas Territory, Kansas - Dwelling 622 Family 633 (age 4)

1870 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 219 Family 230 (age 14)
Indexed as Coradon Perr

1880 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 34 Family 35 (age 23)

vi. ABIGAIL KERR, b. Bef. 1860.
vii. INFANT KERR, b. Bef. 1860.
2. viii. HANFORD LESTER KERR, b. 19 Jun 1860, Johnson County, Kansas.


Generation No. 2

2. HANFORD LESTER5 KERR (HANFORD NEWELL4, JAMES3, GEORGE2, MATTHEW1) was born 19 Jun 1860 in Johnson County, Kansas. He married NETTIE CASH 30 Nov 1883 in Kansas. She was born Feb 1862.

Notes for HANFORD LESTER KERR:
1870 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 219 Family 230 (age 9)
Index as Handord L Perr

1880 Census - Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co., Kansas - Dwelling 34 Family 35 (age 19)
Indexed as Luster

1900 Census - Wyandott Twp, Wyandott Co., Kansas - Dwelling 13 Family 13 (age 39)
Occupation: Fruit Farmer Married: 18 years Children: 4 Still Living: 2

1910 Census - Kansas City Typ, Wyandotte Co, Kansas - Dwelling 245 Family 247 (age 49)
Occupation: Fruit Farmer Children: 5 Still Living: 2


HANFORD LESTER KERR, a well known real estate dealer of Kansas City, is a citizen of the type the state likes to call representative and is a native Kansas. He is conspicuous not alone of his own achievements, but as the son of that well remembered gentleman, Hanford Newell Kerr, the prominent Democratic statesman, banker and good citizen, whose admirable and striking personality has left its mark in many ways.

Mr. Kerr, of this review, was born in Johnson county, Kansas, June 19, 1860, and is the son of Hanford Newell and Sarah Ann (Morris) Kerr. Both father and mother were natives of Miami county, Ohio, the father having been a farmer and stock dealer in the vicinity of the little city of Troy. About 1856 they followed the tide of migration westward and took up their residence in Bloomington, Illinois, where they remained for about two years, subsequently removing to Wyandotte county, Kansas. Hanford Newell Kerr rented land and engaged in agricultural pursuits for a short time, then going on to Johnson county, where he remained until 1864, and about that year returning to Wyandotte county. Here he purchased one bundred and five acres of land from an Indian named Jacob Whitechaw, for this good sized tract paying what seems now the infinitesimal sum of thirty-three and one-third dollars in gold. This land is now within the city limits of Kansas City, Kansas.

Mr. Kerr's father was one of the most conscientious and industrious of men, and with enough of the practical about him to be successful. He was prominent and popular in Democratic politics and served one term in the state legislature. He was progressive in many lines and he and three other prominent men organized the first bank in Wyandotte county, known as the First National Bank. In 1873 the bank met with reverses on account of the financial panic of that year, but it is characteristic of the elder Mr. Kerr that all obligations were faithfully met, the bank suspending business. In matters religious Mr. Kerr was a free thinker; he was noted for his charity and benevolence; and by all his associates was held in high esteem. It was the fortune of this worthy man to live to ripe old age, his demise occurring at the age of eighty-nine years, while the mother's span of life was almost equal, her years being eighty-five when she was sommoned[sic] to the Great Beyond.

The children of H. N. Kerr and his wife were eight in number, the subject being the youngest in order of birth. Sarah Ann, now resident in Florida, became the wife of T. W. Coombs, now deceased. James Wayne, who passed his life in this vicinity, died some twelve years ago, leaving a wife and five children. Laura married John Miller, resided for a time in Brown county, then came with her husband to this locality, and then to Oklahoma, where she died in 1889, the mother of five children. Emma became the wife of David Taylor, of Wyandotte county, and died in 1880. Corydon Weed is now in the real estate business in Kansas City, Kansas. One daughter, Abigail, died at the age of eight years and another died in infancy.

As previously mentioned, Hanford Lester Kerr was the youngest of his father's children. He received a common school education and found play for his youthful energies in the manifold duties to be encountered upon the farm. On the 30th day of November, 1883, he assumed the dignity and responsibilities of a married man by his union with Miss Nettie Cash, a resident of Wyandotte county. Their two children are Kenneth, who graduated from the high school of Kansas City, and is now at home, assisting his father in his business, and Orrel, the daughter, is still in attendance at the high school.

Mr. Kerr is fortunate in owning thirty acres of the original homestead, the circumstance of whose purchase has been told. He has erected a beautiful and picturesque residence, one of the most attractive hereabout, which is so situated as to command a fine view of Kansas City and the surrounding country. On his valuable little tract he has engaged very successfully in the raising of fruit and has eleven acres in grapes. For many years he has been buying and selling real estate and has built and sold many beautiful residences in the city. He and his family enjoy popularity and esteem. In religious conviction he, like his father before him, is a free thinker.



Notes for NETTIE CASH:
1900 Census - Wyandott Twp, Wyandott Co., Kansas - Dwelling 13 Family 13 (age 38)
1910 Census - Kansas City Typ, Wyandotte Co, Kansas - Dwelling 245 Family 247 (age 48)

Children of HANFORD KERR and NETTIE CASH are:
i. KENNETH C6 KERR, b. Nov 1888, Kansas.

Notes for KENNETH C KERR:
1900 Census - Wyandott Twp, Wyandott Co., Kansas - Dwelling 13 Family 13 (age 11)
1910 Census - Kansas City Typ, Wyandotte Co, Kansas - Dwelling 245 Family 247 (age 21)

ii. ORREL M. KERR, b. Nov 1889, Kansas.

Notes for ORREL M. KERR:
1900 Census - Wyandott Twp, Wyandott Co., Kansas - Dwelling 12 Family 12 (age 2)
1910 Census - Kansas City Typ, Wyandotte Co, Kansas - Dwelling 245 Family 247 (age 12)



Endnotes

1. 1900 Census.

Re: Handfor Newell Kerr

Posted: 22 Apr 2006 12:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Renee for this information. I have not followed this family any further than Hanford, so now I have the "rest of the story." For anyone interested, here is the beginning of the story. If anyone has additions or corrections please let me know.

Descendants of : Page 6 of 6
Matthew Kerr


1st Generation

1. Matthew Kerr died 1791 in Killed by indians on Kerr's Island near Marietta Ohio. He married Margaret Unknown .
Other events in the life of Matthew Kerr
War Record : 1776 in 6th Pa Regiment


Children of Matthew Kerr and Margaret Unknown:
i. Mathew Kerr.
ii. 2. Daniel Kerr.
iii. 3. Agnes Kerr.
iv. James Kerr.
v. Thomas Kerr.
vi. 4. Hamilton Kerr was born 1764 in Philadelphia Pa and died Between 1820 and 1830 in Gallia Co Ohio.
vii. 5. Jane Kerr was born 1764.
viii. 6. George Kerr was born April 10, 1768 in Philadelphia and died 1838 in Thomas Cemetary Troy Miami Co OHIo.
ix. 7. John M Kerr was born October 15, 1772.
x. William Kerr was born Between 1775 and 1796.



2nd Generation (Children)

2. Daniel Kerr. He married Sarah Curry August 30, 1803 in Adams Co Ohio.
Other events in the life of Daniel Kerr
Census : 1800 in Washington Co Pa
Census : 1808 in Adams Co Ohio
Census : 1810 in Adams Co Ohio


Children of Daniel Kerr and Sarah Curry:
i. John Kerr.
ii. 8. Martha Kerr was born 1804.
iii. James Kerr was born 1807.
iv. 9. Ellen Kerr was born 1810.
v. 10. Sarah Kerr was born 1815.
vi. 11. Tabitha Kerr was born 1816.


3. Agnes Kerr. She married Solomon Shoemaker May 17, 1804 in Adams Co Ohio.

4. Hamilton Kerr was born 1764 in Philadelphia Pa and died Between 1820 and 1830 in Gallia Co Ohio. He married Susannah Nisewonger January 10, 1793 in Marietta, Washington, OH. She was born 1773, daughter of John Nisewonger and Margaret Good.
Other events in the life of Hamilton Kerr
Census : 1806 in Gallia Co Tax List
Census : 1790 in OH 1790 (NW Territory) Census Index
Census : 1808 in Gallia Co Tax List
Census : 1810 in Gallia Co Tax List
Census : 1820 in Gallia Co Ohio


Children of Hamilton Kerr and Susannah Nisewonger:
i. Thomas Kerr.
ii. Salle Kerr was born 1797.
iii. William Kerr was born 1798 and died in lived in Salisbury Twp Gallia Co Ohio.
iv. 12. Hamilton Kerr was born June 30, 1800 in Gallia Co Ohio and died November 17, 1873 in Wyandot Co., Ohio.
v. Margaret Kerr was born 1801.
vi. Sophia Kerr was born 1804.
vii. 13. Mariah Kerr was born 1809.
viii. 14. John Neiswonger Kerr was born 1811.
ix. Charles Mills Kerr was born 1814.


5. Jane Kerr was born 1764. She married Peter Nyghswonger . He was born 1755 in Frederick Va .

Children of Jane Kerr and Peter Nyghswonger:
i. Rebecca Nyghswonger.
ii. Malinda Nyghswonger.
iii. Jefferson Nyghswonger.
iv. Clary Nyghswonger.
v. Reisen Nyghswonger was born 1785.
vi. Hamilton Nyghswonger was born 1785.
vii. Jerry Achen Nyghswonger was born 1785.
viii. Peter Nyghswonger was born 1790.


6. George Kerr was born April 10, 1768 in Philadelphia and died 1838 in Thomas Cemetary Troy Miami Co OHIo. He married Martha Newell About 1795 . She was born About 1765, daughter of Hugh Newell and Margaret Bentley.
Other events in the life of George Kerr
War Record : 1782 in Defense of Fort Henry at Wheeling
Census : 1816 in 1816 Miami Co Ohio
Census : 1806 in Warren Co Ohio Tax List
Census : 1820 in Miami Co Ohio
Census : 1835 in Miami Co Ohio


Children of George Kerr and Martha Newell:
i. Mary Kerr.
ii. Samuel Newell Kerr.
iii. 15. James Kerr was born September 10, 1796 in Warren co Ohio and died July 17, 1863 in Miami Co Ohio.
iv. 16. Hamilton Kerr was born 1802 in Ohio and died 1869.
v. 17. Harvey Kerr was born April 19, 1803 and died 1855 in 28 Jan 1856 Estate filed.
vi. 18. George Washington Kerr was born 1807.


7. John M Kerr was born October 15, 1772. He married Christina Nisewonger March 8, 1804 in Meigs Co Ohio. She was born 1785 and died April 26, 1858 in Raccoon Twp, Gallia, OH, daughter of John Nisewonger and Margaret Good.
Other events in the life of John M Kerr
Census : 1806 in Gallia Co Tax List


Children of John M Kerr and Christina Nisewonger:
i. John Niswonger Kerr was born December 15, 1804.
ii. Richard Speer Kerr was born January 16, 1807.
iii. Maria Dougherty Kerr was born January 15, 1809.
iv. William Sprague Kerr was born November 7, 1810.
v. Sara Mills Kerr was born August 18, 1812.
vi. Joseph Hamilton Kerr was born March 21, 1814.
vii. Harriet Newell Kerr was born January 1, 1816.
viii. Susan Mills Kerr was born July 18, 1818.
ix. James Charles Kerr was born January 19, 1821.
x. Samuel Kerr was born May 31, 1824.
xi. Jacob Sprague Kerr was born August 8, 1826.



3rd Generation (Grandchildren)

8. Martha Kerr was born 1804. She married John Daulton 1838 in Brown Co Ohio.

9. Ellen Kerr was born 1810. She married Jocob Hawk 1838 in Brown Co Ohio.

10. Sarah Kerr was born 1815. She married Phillip Hawk 1842 in Brown Co Ohio.

11. Tabitha Kerr was born 1816. She married Andrew Thomas 1842 in Brown Co Ohio.

12. Hamilton Kerr was born June 30, 1800 in Gallia Co Ohio and died November 17, 1873 in Wyandot Co., Ohio. He married Mary Brown August 1827 in Wyandot Co., Ohio.

13. Mariah Kerr was born 1809. She married Elijah William Bent March 9, 1829 in Washington Co OHio ? parentage of Mariah.

14. John Neiswonger Kerr was born 1811. He married Mary Wright .

15. James Kerr was born September 10, 1796 in Warren co Ohio and died July 17, 1863 in Miami Co Ohio. He married Sarah Sally Thompson August 28, 1818 in Miami Co Ohio. She was born 1800 in Pennsylvania? and died August 28, 1883 in Miami Co Ohio, daughter of Jonathan Thompson and Olive.
Other events in the life of James Kerr
Census : 1835 in Miami Co Ohio


Children of James Kerr and Sarah Sally Thompson:
i. 19. George Kerr.
ii. Hamilton Kerr died 1847 in Miami Co.
iii. 20. Hanford Kerr was born 1820.
iv. 21. Margaret Kerr was born 1826.
v. 22. Jonathan Thompson Kerr was born March 11, 1828.
vi. 23. Rebecca Ann Kerr was born 1830.
vii. 24. William Kerr was born November 18, 1831 in Miami Co Ohio and died May 10, 1873.
viii. 25. James Jr Kerr was born 1834 in Miami Co Ohio and died July 7, 1884 in Miami Co Ohio.
ix. 26. John C Kerr was born October 18, 1836 in Miami Co Ohio and died March 8, 1911 in Miami Co Ohio.
x. 27. Perry Kerr was born 1841.
xi. Sally Ann Kerr was born 1845.


16. Hamilton Kerr was born 1802 in Ohio and died 1869. He married Rhoda Furnas 1825 in Miami Co Ohio. She was born 1803 in South Carolina, daughter of Thomas Wilkinson Furnas and Rachel Coate.
Other events in the life of Hamilton Kerr
Source 1 : Marriage record confirmed
Census : 1835 in Miami Co Ohio


Children of Hamilton Kerr and Rhoda Furnas:
i. 28. Newell Kerr was born 1827 in Miami Co Ohio and died 1876 in Miami Co Ohio.
ii. 29. John M Kerr was born 1829.
iii. 30. George Kerr was born July 16, 1831.
iv. 31. Furnas Kerr was born February 22, 1833.
v. 32. Francis Kerr was born 1841.


17. Harvey Kerr was born April 19, 1803 and died 1855 in 28 Jan 1856 Estate filed. He married Sabra Miller February 28, 1824 in MIami Co Ohio. She was born 1803 and died August 25, 1841 in Thomas Cemetary Troy Miami Co OHIo 12/1218--illegible.
Other events in the life of Harvey Kerr
Census : 1835 in Miami Co Ohio


Children of Harvey Kerr and Sabra Miller:
i. 33. George Kerr.
ii. 34. Mary Ann Kerr was born 1824 and died January 19, 1881 in Tippacanoe Indiana.
iii. 35. Elizabeth Kerr was born 1827.
iv. 36. Lucretia Kerr was born 1829.
v. 37. William Kerr was born 1834 and died April 25, 1921 in Miami Co OHio.
vi. 38. Joseph Kerr was born 1838 and died November 25, 1875 in Hershey Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.


18. George Washington Kerr was born 1807. He married Nancy Collins 1834 in Miami Co Ohio.
Other events in the life of George Washington Kerr
Census : 1835 in Miami Co Ohio


Children of George Washington Kerr and Nancy Collins:
i. Harriet Kerr was born 1835.
ii. 39. Aletha Kerr was born 1838.
iii. Jasper Kerr was born 1842.
iv. Martha Kerr was born 1844.
v. Mary Kerr was born 1848.



4th Generation (Great-Grandchildren)

19. George Kerr. He married Susan Kessler .

20. Hanford Kerr was born 1820. He married Sarah Morris December 31, 1840 in Miami Co Ohio verified. She was born 1824 .

21. Margaret Kerr was born 1826. She married Adam Sesseman 1855 in Miami Co Ohio verified.

22. Jonathan Thompson Kerr was born March 11, 1828. He married Matilda Westlake 1851 in Miami Co Ohio. She, daughter of Josiah Westlake and Sallie Williams.

23. Rebecca Ann Kerr was born 1830. She married Harvey Houston 1859 in Miami Co Ohio verified.

24. William Kerr was born November 18, 1831 in Miami Co Ohio and died May 10, 1873. He married Rachel Kessler March 17, 1851 . She was born December 20, 1831 and died May 12, 1896.

25. James Jr Kerr was born 1834 in Miami Co Ohio and died July 7, 1884 in Miami Co Ohio. He married Mary Elizabeth McPherson March 19, 1858 . She was born March 1, 1838 in Logansport, Indiana, daughter of Adam D McPherson and Rachael Morris.

26. John C Kerr was born October 18, 1836 in Miami Co Ohio and died March 8, 1911 in Miami Co Ohio. He married Sarah A Stewart 1858 in Miami Co Ohio. She was born October 27, 1837 in Miami Co Ohio and died September 5, 1912 in Miami Co Ohio, daughter of Elijah Stewart and Mary Ann Julien.
Other events in the life of John C Kerr
Census : 1850 in Miami Co Ohio

Other events in the life of Sarah A Stewart
Census : 1850 in Miami Co living with John C Winans


27. Perry Kerr was born 1841. He married Susannah Kessler March 28, 1876 in Miami Co Ohio.

28. Newell Kerr was born 1827 in Miami Co Ohio and died 1876 in Miami Co Ohio. He married Martha Fowler 1851 in Miami Co Ohio. She, daughter of John D Fowler and Nancy.

29. John M Kerr was born 1829. He married Sarah Coates 1867 in Miami Co Ohio. She was born in Warren Co Ind .

30. George Kerr was born July 16, 1831. He married Nancy J Culbertson 1853 in Miami Co Ohio. She was born March 8, 1836 .

31. Furnas Kerr was born February 22, 1833. He married Anna Skilier 1870 . She, daughter of David Skilier and Annie Unknown.

32. Francis Kerr was born 1841. She married David W Pearson March 26, 1858 in Miami Co Ohio.

33. George Kerr. He married Maria Brenlinger .

34. Mary Ann Kerr was born 1824 and died January 19, 1881 in Tippacanoe Indiana. She married Jacob Lesley . He was born February 5, 1824 .

35. Elizabeth Kerr was born 1827. She married Marilla Virgin 1847 .

36. Lucretia Kerr was born 1829. She married Oliver P Russell 1845 in Miami Co Ohio.

37. William Kerr was born 1834 and died April 25, 1921 in Miami Co OHio. He married Mahala Swailles March 10, 1861 in Miami Co Ohio. She was born October 1830, daughter of William Swailles and (unknown).

38. Joseph Kerr was born 1838 and died November 25, 1875 in Hershey Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He married 1st Mary Unknown . He married 2nd Emeline Bowen .

39. Aletha Kerr was born 1838. She married George P Slade .

Re: Handfor Newell Kerr

T. Ammon (View posts)
Posted: 2 May 2006 12:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have information regarding Emma Kerr's line. Also, she died after 1880 because she had children after that time.
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