David Kerr

ID # 6964, (1832-)
BirthDavid Kerr was born on 6 December 1832 at Shotts, Lanark, Scotland. 
MarriageHe married Catherine Duncan on 21 December 1860 at Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.
Familysearch provides a database, transcription only, entitled Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919

Event Marriage, date 21 December, 1860,
David Kerr and Catharine Duncan
Event place Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

 
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Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

David Kerr, male, born 06 Dec 1832
Birth place and Christening place Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Parents William Kerr and Christian Miller.

The above date agrees (to the degree that it is readable) with the birth date of David Kerr as shown in the 1901 census at Richmond, Quebec.

A passenger list showing the Kerr family has not been found, but they likely crossed the seas in the 1866-1867 era. Son David was born in Scotland in January of 1866 and daughter Catharine was born in Vermont in March of 1868. The family was in Quebec, near Sherbrooke, by the time their son Joseph was born in February of 1870.

A problem with the 1871 census at Sherbrooke is that David's name is shown as Daniel. (Later census years show him quite clearly as David.) This will be an enumerator's error, for comparing family members with later census years it becomes quite clear that they are the family of David and Catherine. David (Daniel) is shown as a fireman with the G.T.R. (Grand Trunk Railroad.)

The family was Presbyterian and, with the odd anomaly, the children were baptized in Presbyterian churches in or near Sherbrooke. Ancestry presents a remarkable archive of images made available to them by way of the Drouin Collection.

By the time of the 1881 census, the family is in, or near, Richmond, Quebec. This is in the Township of Cleveland. The 1891 census shows them in Richmond Town. 

Children of David Kerr and Catherine Duncan

Last Edited2 Apr 2019