Wednesday, July 30, 2014

KERR FAMILY in the Eastern Townships, Quebec


Outline of our KERR Family in Quebec.

SURNAMES in this family tree:

Ball, Carbee, Clark, Coty, Elliott, Fuller, Henderson, Humphrey, Keer, Kerr

McKee, Nutbrown, Peaogen, Veale

Place names mentioned:

Compton Township, North Hatley, Lennoxville, Waterville

Addtional names:
Barkley, Berry, Boychuck, Bremner, Chase, Christie, Desrosiers, Doucette,

Hough, Irvine, Johnson, Leslie, Maclean, Matthews, McClughan, McQuire,

Mehon, Meyers, Miller, Patterson, Renaud, Robertson, Semeniuk, Sinden,

Smith, Wilson, Woodland, Wright

Descendants of James KERR

Generation No. 1

JAMES KERR was born 1804 in Ireland, and died 1873 in Waterville,

Compton Twnshp, PQ. He married JANE HENDERSON in Ireland. She was

born 1810, and died 1885 in Coaticook, Standstead County, Quebec.

Notes for JAMES KERR:
Cobbler, Farmer.
Bought Lot 28, 1st. Range. Compton township, Quebec in 1854. 50 acres.

More About JAMES KERR:
Comment 1: ‘Keer’ on tombstones in Quebec

Children of JAMES KERR and JANE HENDERSON are:
i. *JAMES KERR, b. ABT 1834; d. Lennoxville, PQ married Catherine

MCCUEN COCHRAN. James Kerr’s Civil War Service: Served Maine Enlisted D

Co. 5th Inf Reg. ME disch disability (Discharged in 1863, date unknown)
ii. CATHERINE KERR, b. ABT 1835; married SAMUEL MCKEE
iii. JEMIMA KERR, b. ABT 1837; married 1) WILLIAM ELLIOTT 2)

ALPHONSO CARBEE
iv. WILLIAM KERR, b. 1841, Compton, PQ; d. 1924, Compton, PQ.
v. SARAH JANE KERR, b. 1847 Quebec; married JOSEPH FULLER

*CIVIL WAR VET: James Kerr b. abt 1834., enlisted as a private at age 27 on

24 June 1861 in D Co. 5th Infanty Regiment Maine, discharged due to disability

in 1863. He fought at the battle of Bull Run in Virginia.

Generation No. 2

WILLIAM2 KERR (JAMES1) was born 1841 in Compton, PQ, and died 1924

in Compton, PQ. He married MARIA BALL. She was born 1850 in

Waterville, PQ, and died Nov 18, 1887 in North Hatley, PQ.

Children of WILLIAM KERR and MARIA BALL are:
i. FREDERICK JAMES3 KERR, b. 1874; d. 1930.
ii. HOMER WILLIAM KERR, b. Jan 3, 1881, North Hatley, PQ; d. Mar 15,

1965, Saskatoon, SK.
iii. BERTHA KERR, b. 1885; d. Idaho; m. UNKNOWN.

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