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WILKES-CAMPGROUND CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE-CULLEOKA



The Josephus (Joe) Jerome Kerr family ((made appproximately 1900) From left to right: James E. (Jim) Kerr (son), Elizabeth Violet (Ausban) Kerr (wife), Josephus (Joe) Jerome Kerr (husband), Alice Kerr Stacey (daughter), Claude Stacey (grandson), Aunt May Kerr (daughter), Lizzy Stacey Moore (grandaughter), horse (Old Nag) not pictured is Otie Eva (Kerr) Austin (daughter & Paul Austin's mother)


J.J. Kerr in early manhood probably at marriage. Josephus Jerome Kerr. He was so frail the Confederate Army rejected him because he was young and they also thought him sick, but he was a strong & resilient man.

Elizabeth Violet Ausban Kerr in early years photo in bad shape but still clear enough to see.
 
KERR, E. V. Elizabeth Violet Ausban), 12 Feb. 1848 - 6 Mar. 1923 ”Mother”
KERR, J. J. (Joseph Jerome), 26 Oct. 1844 - (Dec 2, 1929) Death Date not inscribed (Family records of Wayne Austin say the date is Dec 2, 1929, agrees with CMCT book), “Father”. Elizabeth Violet Ausban was the daughter of James & Elizabeth Jemima Crockett Ausban. Josephus Jerome Kerr was the son of John B. & Priscilla A. Warden Kerr Wells. The Kerrs are the parents of Otie Austin, James E. Kerr, May J. Kerr & Alice Stacy all interred here in the Wilkes cemetery. They all lived in a house on the Covey Hollow Road about 1/2 way up hte hill on the south side of the road in the curve. The house no longer stands, Fish ponds have been there in recent years about where the clap board siding house stood.
Tombstone Photo by Suzanne Davison, May 2003. Personal photos and information by Wayne Austin. Added here 3 Jun 2010.