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Kerr, Capt James 1754-1830 SCT>NY>NS

James Kerr was born December 1754 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on of Thomas Kerr. James' brother John was already living in Norfolk, Virginia when James left Scotland for there in 1773. When the "troubles" broke out. He served with the Queens Rangers, and was present for the surrender at Yorktown 19 October 1781. Elizabeth Brown, daughter of John Brown was to wed him on 10 July 1782 in New York.

The couple may have left quickly for Scotland from New York, as their earlier children were said to be born at Ecclefechan, Dumfries, but no records have been located. In 1786 they were preparing for a trip to Nova Scotia and must have arrived shortly thereafter settling in Cornwallis, Kings County. Some years later they took up residence at his original land grant in Parrsboro. James died in Amherst, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia on 6 June 1830.

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Table of Contents

Descendants of James Kerr
Generation One
Generation Two
Generation Three
Generation Four
Generation Five
Generation Six
Generation Seven
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index




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