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Eliza Jane Kirk

Eliza Jane Kirk

Female 1818 - 1852  (33 years)

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  • Name Eliza Jane Kirk  [1, 2, 3
    Born 11 Nov 1818  Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Jun 1852  Highland Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I4230  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2015 

    Family Caldwell Kerr,   b. 14 Feb 1814, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1893, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Hillsboro, Highland Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Robert Alexander Kerr,   b. 23 Oct 1840, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1863  (Age 23 years)
     2. Anna Jane Kerr,   b. 9 Sep 1842, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1908, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Rebecca Kerr,   b. Sep 1844, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1911  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +4. Samuel Steele Kerr,   b. 24 Mar 1846, Highland Cnty, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1925, Americus, Lyon Cnty, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. Henry Caldwell Kerr,   b. 19 Sep 1847, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1916, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Mary Ellen Kerr,   b. Abt 1849, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Eliza and her husband Caldwell Kerr were thought by family descendants to have emigrated to the USA in 1842. (See notes by Sarah M. Croushorn) The family actually arrived in Philadelphia, PA, on 13 Sep 1843. According to the ship's manifest, they arrived on the ship North Star which sailed out of Liverpool England. Caldwell is listed as a 26 year old "Store Keeper." Eliza Jane is listed as a 25 year old "Lady." The children are listed as "Robt. Alex. Kerr," 3, and "Anne Jane Kerr," 9 months. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1800 - 1882, The National Archives, Washington, D.C. (Micropublication M 425, Roll 60).

      According to the 1850 census, Eliza J's husband Caldwell Kerr, a 33 year old farmer, born in Ireland, was living in Ohio with Eliza J, 32, also born in Ireland, and 6 children: Robert, 8; Ann J, 6 (both were born in Ireland); and Rebecca, 5 ; "Saml" [Samuel], 4; Henry, 2; and Mary E, 1 (all born in Ohio). 1850 U.S. Census, New Market Twsp, Highland Cnty, OH (M 432, Roll 694, stamped p. 222A).

  • Sources 
    1. [S573] OH Census 1850, Highland, Ohio, Highland Cnty, New Market Twsp, 1850 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M432, Roll 694, p. 222A).

    2. [S387] Rootsweb WC - New Market|, Joan Asche, "New Market Twp., Highland County, Ohio", (Rootsweb World Connect Project; Online database, http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=jasche ; Email: jasche45133@gmail.com ).

    3. [S395] Rootsweb WC - Cooper-Wilson|, Michael Cooper, Cooper-Wilson 20111207, (Rootsweb World Connect Project; Online database: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=msc20111207&recno=0 ; Email: m_s_cooper@yahoo.com).

    4. [S284] Croushorn, Sarah M.|, Sarah Margaret Croushorn, "Ancestral Notes", (Unpublished: notes compiled approx. mid-1960's).