Biography of Johnston Kerr
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JOHNSTON KERR, deceased, born March 11, 1810, in Pennsylvania, is a son of James Kerr, who came to Knox County, Ohio, with his family in 1812. Early in life our subject learned the blacksmith's trade, which he plied twelve years, his wife working in the shop with him, "blowing and striking." He married Miss Celinda Moore March 11, 1833, she being the daughter of John and Mary Moore, and by this marriage the children were Loreuzo, Caroline (wife of J. C. Lynch), Orville, Eli, Oregon and La Fayette; four others are deceased. He removed to Marion County, and entered 160 acres, on which he resided twenty years, dealing extensively in stock. In 1856, he sold. his possessions in Marion County, and removed to this, purchasing 400 acres, and owning 900 at the time of his death. He still engaged in stock dealing, and at his death left an estate of $85,000 to $90,000. He died August 20, 1873. His widow still resides in Little Sandusky. She was born June 14, 1813.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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