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SPRING HILL CEMETERY, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Spring Hill Cemetery looking at the Kerr Rodgers & Glenn Memorials and open areas where unmarked graves abound. We believe some Kerr relative are interred in the near area of the photo perhaps to the right of the round top Rodgers & David Kerr memorials.  In fact the spots or areas of darker grasses in the above photo tend to occupy sunken areas which depict these graves.

There is a David S. Kerr buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, but it is David Spear Kerr Jr., 1828 - 1888. The old man David Spear Kerr was born in 1792 according to my records and died in 1871. That according to my research means he is buried in an unmarked grave unless the stone fell and is lost. Mr. Frank Kerr McDaniel's in "Kerr Family History Project" says David Sr. and David Jr. died in the same year.  My records do not concur with that as mentioned above David Sr. died during 1871. This is definitely a simple error that needs to be cleared up.

Mr. Frank Kerr McDaniel (now deceased) of New Hall California in his book "Kerr family History Project" visited Spring Hill at one time. I doubt if he found the graves of David Kerr Sr. and David Jr. among 800 stones.  Perhaps he found David Jr.'s memorial . It is Kerr family knowledge that David Spear Sr. is interred there. However interment may be in the Jackson College Cemetery in an unmarked grave as that is where the remains of his parents were laid to rest.  David S. Kerr Jr. was Civil War age and like so many fought for the South. I have seen him listed in the Civil War Records. At least I saw the name David Kerr somewhere in the records but it may have been another David Kerr as there were many.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name:David Kerr - Age:53 - Birth Year: abt 1797 - Birthplace: North Carolina - Home in 1850:District 23, Maury, Tennessee - Gender:Male - House Hold Family Number:123

Name - Age-State of birth
David Kerr 53 NC
Sarah Kerr 49 Tenn
James Kerr 26 Tenn
Robt Kerr 19 Tenn
Andrew Kerr 17 Tenn
Sarah Kerr 14 Tenn
Mary Kerr 11 Tenn
Susan Kerr 7 Tenn
 
1870 Census Maury County Tennessee, Dist 22 (Spring Hill)
Name:David Kerr - Age in 1870:74 - Birth Year: abt 1796 - Birthplace: North Carolina - Home in 1870:District 22, Maury, Tennessee - Race: White - Gender: Male - Post Office: Columbia

Name - Age-State of birth, Status, Value
James B Kerr 48 NC, Farmer $1,200
David Kerr 74 Tenn Retired Farmer $2,000
Sarah Kerr 70 Tenn keeps house
David S Kerr 41 Tenn Farm Hand $200
Robert M Kerr 24 Tenn Farm Hand $300
Susan C Kerr 23 Tenn Keeps house
Sarah A Patton 18 Tenn At Home
Allice J Patton 18 Tenn At Home
James B Kerr 7 Tenn At Home
Eliza Turner 35 Tenn Domestic Servant
Mary Turner 7 Tenn At Home
Ben Turner 2 Tenn At Home

[Wayne Austin 24 Aug 2007, revised 4 Feb 2008 to include research from Spring Hill Cemetery, Revised to add censuses 14 Jun 2014.]