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- Born: 25 December 1819 in Pittsburgh, PA
- Married: 12 July 1849 in Montgomery, AL
- Died: 31 July 1891 in Louisville, KY
- Burial: Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, KY
Elijah Mount Kerr was the son of ? KERR and ?.
Montgomery's True Blues, CSA
Enlisted c. 1 March 1861 in Montgomery, AL
(See Montgomery Weekly Mail, 1 March 1861 -- Article shows rank, private, occupation lawyer, etc.)
Discharge date: unknown
- In Montgomery, AL he was apparently in practice with __________ GAYLE as there are newpaper advertisement for GAYLE & KERR.
- Both men servied in Montgomery's True Blues.
- Mary T______ KERR b: Sep 1850 d: Bef. 1860
- Joseph Saffold KERR b: 1851 d: 05 May 1911 in Charleston, WV
m. Elizabeth WILLIAMS
- Laura Blanche "Muddo" KERR b: 09 Oct 1852 in [Montgomery?], AL d: 06 Oct 1935 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL
m. John Newton COWAN b: 07 Jan 1843 in Pleasant Hill, AL d: 06 Jan 1900 in Pleasant Hill, AL
- Theodora KERR b: 10 Aug 1855 in AL d: 17 Jan 1925 in Louisville, KY
- Elijah Mount KERR, Jr. b: 08 Apr 1859 d: 01 Feb 1934 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
m. Mary Rose CALLAHAN b: Nov 1862 in KY d: 14 Jul 1940 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
- William C______ KERR b: 21 Oct 1862 in Louisville, KY d: 27 Feb 1939 in Seattle, King Co., WA
m. Hannah Alford CAUFIELD b: 15 Feb 1865 in Louisville, KY d: 08 Jun 1942 in Seattle, King Co., WA
- Martha Virginia KERR b: Jul 1857 in AL d: 23 Feb 1946 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
- James Andrew KERR b: 20 Feb 1867 in KY d: 25 Jul 1926 in San Diego, CA
m. Minnie Barrington JOHNSTON b: 15 Jan 1870 in Louisville, KY d: 27 Aug 1946 in San Diego, CA
- Laura Blanche Kerr’s unfiled DAR Application
- Theodora Louise Kerr TULLY’s unfiled DAR Application
- Dodd, Jordan R., Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920, Orem, Utah
Elijah M. KERR m. Martha A. CLOPTON at Montgomery County, Alabama 12 July 1849, by H. Talbird
- Louisville Courier Journal, August 2, 1891
KERR – On Friday, July 31, 1891 at 11 o’clock a.m., Elijah M. Kerr in the 74th year of his age. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. from 2007 Bank Street
Montgomery, Ala. and Pittsburgh, Pa. papers please copy.
- 1850 Census (Montgomery County, AL … Ward 1, roll M432_12, 30 November 1860, pg 125, #884/907)
Elijah Mount KERR and wife, Martha Ann CLOPTON (with 1 month old, Mary T. Kerr).
(J. R. Chappel … 3 houses away.)
- 1860 Census (Montgomery County, AL … 1st Division , roll M653_19, 22 August 1860, pg 125, image 269, #1190/1154)
Mary T. “Polly” CLOPTON is in the home of Elijah Mount KERR, wife, and 4 children.
- E M Kerr 40, PA
- Martha A, 30, AL
- Joseph S, 9, AL
- Laura B, 7, AL
- Theodocia, 5, AL
- Elijah M, 2, AL
- Mary T. Clopton, 55, GA
- WA Grant, 38, NC (Male)
- 1870 Census, Jefferson County, KY, City of Louisville, Township 11 W. Louisville, July 18 1870, sheet 496, line 12, dwelling #1226, family #1602, roll M593_476, image #200
KERR, Elijah family (with names supplied above ... except William is shown as Willie; and James A is shown as Jimmie)
- 1880 Census, Jefferson County, KY, City of Louisville, Supervisor's District #2, June 3 1880, sheet 10, image #663, line 1, 165 26th Street, dwelling #3, family #3, roll T9_424, ED 151 (All of 12th Ward from Ohio River to Main St. & from 18th - 26th Sts.)
KERR, Elijah family (all children still at home ... with names supplied above)
- Death Certificate
- Notes from Card File at Alabama Department of Archives and History
Elijah M. Kerr
b. Pennsylvania, Age 41
Member Montgomery True Blues, Ordered into Service 9 January 1861
(See Montgomery Weekly Mail, 1 March 1861) Article shows rank, private, occupation lawyer, etc.
Later Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery [This part of card is wrong, as E M KERR died & is buried in Louisville, KY per obit and tombstone.)
- Alabama Department of Archives and History, Civil War Service Records
- Tombstone at Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, KY
- Filson Society, Louisville, KY ... Eastern Cemetery records
- Names of Elijah Mount Kerr's parents
- Did he participate in the Indian Wars in Alabama as part of Montgomery's True Blues, which saw service during that period as well as the Civil War?
- Where did he get his law "degree" or did he read law? A number of his Civil War unit had college degrees and he married into the Clopton family, many of which had degrees as well.