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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOHN C. KERR, manufacturer of saddle-trees, was born in Carmichaels, Penn., December 28, 1832.  He is a son of William and Elizabeth (Curl) Kerr, being the third in their family of eight children.  He was reared in Greene County, and early in life learned his trade with his father, who still resides near Carmichaels, where John C. has worked for many years.  In 1859 Mr. Kerr married Caroline, daughter of Amos Horner.  They were the parents of two children—Mary Ellen, wife of John Bell, and Margaret, wife of John Mossburg.  Their mother died in 1865.  Mr. Kerr was a second time united in marriage, February 9, 1869, with Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Rice) Sharpnack.  Her parents were of Welsh and English descent.  Mr. and Mrs. Kerr have four children, all boys—William Henry, George S., Robert O. and Jesse F.  Mr. and Mrs. Kerr are devoted members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  In politics Mr. Kerr is a Republican, and has been a member of the town council of Carmichaels, where he has resides for over twenty-five years.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 2 July 2007

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