Thursday, April 30, 2015

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #17 Gabriel Kerr --Putting Together The Pieces Of His Story

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition:  Gabriel Kerr --Putting Together The Pieces Of His Story

Amy Johnson Crow, the author of the blog No Story Too Small, is the host of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Blog Prompt series. If you are not familiar with the project please click on the following link:  Announcing 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.

Week 17 (April 23-29) – Prosper. Which ancestor has a rags-to-riches story? Which ancestor prospered despite the odds?

Still working on my Sampson County, NC kin here. Gabriel Kerr's story I've begun to uncover. It's not the perfect rags to riches story but Gabe definitely came a long way in his lifetime.

Gabriel Kerr was my 2nd great grandfather Henry Kerr's brother and another child of Jacob and Clara Kerr, my 3rd great grandparents. Based on his age shown on the 1870 Federal Census, he was born around 1847 in Franklin township, Sampson County. Back in 1870, Franklin was part of New Hanover County, NC.

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition:  Gabriel Kerr --Putting Together The Pieces Of His Story
Source Citation Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, New Hanover, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1151; Page: 212B; Image: 136; Family History Library Film: 552650Source InformationAncestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Now eight short years after the end of the Civil War, Gabe Kerr and his father Jacob Kerr were able to pay off a bond that was owed to the estate of James Kerr, a wealthy Sampson County farmer. The were issued a deed to land they owned jointly on March 6, 1873 to 577 acres of land. (Click here to see a copy of the deed.) This wouldn't be the only property purchased by Gabe that year. 

My 2nd great granduncle made another purchase of land on March 20th 1873 from a man named Edward Rich and his wife Terasy of Bladen County. The deed for this purchase and others I will transcribe in future posts. For now, I will summarize that this particular purchase was for 3 separate pieces of land amounting to approximately 227 acres, all located in Sampson County for $498.50. This I find to be absolutely amazing considering again that it was just eight years after the end of the Civil War. But of course there's more. 

On July 8, 1887, Gabe purchased from a W. B. Murphy and Marianna Murphy 88 acres of land in Sampson County for $176.00.

I am so glad that I started reviewing through the deeds of various Kerr family members. Initially when I started looking through deeds on the Sampson County Register of Deeds Remote Access Site, I was just looking for the deeds of 3rd great grandfather and 2nd great grandfather, Jacob and Henry Kerr. Then I became curious about Henry Kerr's siblings and then before you know it I was scrolling through the names of their descendants in the online index. (Can you tell I have an attention deficit issue?) Anyway, I don't recall how I got to this particular deed but it was the impetuous that made me take a closer look at Gabe Kerr. 

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition:  Gabriel Kerr --Putting Together The Pieces Of His Story


This is the part that really got my attention.


Gabe Kerr had a son! Which means he probably had a wife too. Who was she? I found out what her name was on another deed.

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition:  Gabriel Kerr --Putting Together The Pieces Of His Story

Aha! Her name was Julia Ann. Don't know what her maiden name was but hey it's a name, so I'll take it. This was from a deed dated May 25, 1889.  Gabe Kerr sold to J. D. Johnson 42 1/2 acres for the price of $106.25 cents. Remember that name J. D. Johnson. It's going to show up again later. 

Gabe may or may not have had another wife by the name of Sarah. I found this marriage record in the North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 on-line database on Ancestry.com

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition:  Gabriel Kerr --Putting Together The Pieces Of His Story
Source Information Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Microfilm. Record Group 048. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.

The last name is spelled differently here but alternate spellings are always something to keep in mind when doing research. I'll have to keep digging to see if this is in fact referring to my Gabriel.

I learned that my 2nd great grand uncle had a charitable heart. On April 28, 1890, Gabriel and his wife Julia Ann sold 3/5 of an acre of land for the sum of $2.00 to the trustees of St. Stephen's African Zion Methodist Episcopal Church in Garland, NC.

Here's an excerpt from that deed.

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition:  Gabriel Kerr --Putting Together The Pieces Of His Story

"to have and to hold the aforesaid tract or lot of land and all privileges and appurtenances whereto belonging In Trusts that said premises shall be used kept maintained and disposed of as a place of Divine Worship for the use of the ministry and membership of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America."

I have to do some research on St Stephen's AME Zion Church in Garland, NC now. Sounds like to me that this was the family's place of worship.


Sadly, it appears that as time went on Gabriel Kerr had some mental health issues.

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition:  Gabriel Kerr --Putting Together The Pieces Of His Story
 The Sampson Democrat, July 11, 1895, Page 3

I immediately felt bad for Gabe and the rest of the Kerr family when I read this. It seems to me that he was suffering from some form of paranoid schizophrenia or something to that effect. Since he was able to function in society pretty well prior to this, I bet he would have benefited from the medicines and counseling we have available nowadays for mental health issues. 

Did you catch the mention of "Justice J. D. Johnson of Garland" here? I believe that this is the same J. D. Johnson that Gabriel sold land to in May of 1889. In any event my 2nd great grand uncle was sent to jail, an environment which probably didn't help his condition. Or did it?

Why might I say that?  It looks like Gabe's health improved enough that in a few short months after the newspaper article was published, he was well enough to sell two pieces of property.

On November 2, 1895, he sold 3 1/8 acres in Lisbon Township, Sampson County, NC to J Z Rich for $15.00. On the same day he sold 3/4 acre of land also located in Lisbon Township to E. C. Herring for $3.75. These are the last records I've come across mentioning Gabe Kerr. This snippet from a Wilmington newspaper may give an indication of how and when my 2nd great grand uncle died.

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition:  Gabriel Kerr --Putting Together The Pieces Of His Story
 The Semi-Weekly Messenger, Apr 30,1896, Page 8





**All deed information I was able to access online via the Sampson County Register of Deeds Access Site.**

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Can You Spot The Superhero?

I took this picture at a friend's birthday party. 
Can you spot the superhero?


52 Ancestors --2015 Edition: #16 Sidney Bryant Hester

Sidney Bryant Hester --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey

Amy Johnson Crow, the author of the blog No Story Too Small, is the host of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Blog Prompt series. If you are not familiar with the project please click on the following link:  Announcing 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.

Week 16 (April 16-22) – Live Long. Time to feature a long-lived ancestor. Any centenarians in the family?

Okay, I've fallen a little behind on my 52 Ancestors posts so this one is going to be a quick one so I can move on the to the next prompt. At a glance, I haven't come across any centenarians in the family tree yet but there are some who lived on into there 90's. 

I've chosen my maternal 2nd great grandmother's sister, Sidney Bryant Hester, to highlight in this post. Sidney Bryant Hester was born according to her death certificate on December 12, 1877 in North Carolina. 


Source Information Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line].
 Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: North Carolina State Board of Health, 
Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. 
Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Now the day and month of her birth may in fact be correct but I know that she was about 10 years older than this document indicates.

Here's she is shown listed with her family in the 1870 Federal Census for the town of Beaufort in Carteret County, NC. 

Source Citation Year: 1870; Census Place: Beaufort, Carteret, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1127; 
Page: 188A; Image: 407; Family History Library Film: 552626. Source Information
Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:
 Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

This census page was recorded on July 13, 1870 and it indicates that little Sidney was just a year old. This makes me think that her birth date was more than likely December 12, 1868. 

She married Mott Hester on July 26, 1888 and they had eight children together. One of these children died before 1900. Here are the names of the other seven.

Caroline Hester Jones (January 21, 1891--February 16, 1975)
Mott Moore Hester Jr. (February 16, 1894--1932)
Nannie Hester Jones (March 23, 1896--February 14, 1976)
Rosa Lee Hester (August 5, 1898--January 14, 1967)
Thomas Henry Hester Sr. (August 11, 1900--1959)
Cecil Hester (March 25, 1906--May 17, 1911)
Alice Hester Walker (July 30, 1910--May 18, 2004) 

She raised her family at 1112 Avery St. in Morehead City, NC. Her husband Mott and her owned the property together. The house is no longer standing but you can see a view of the neighborhood and learn more about one of her children on my post, A Little Boy's Story.

Besides being a homemaker, she also worked outside the house. Her husband was a fisherman and boat captain. On the 1920 Federal Census Sidney's occupation was listed as "Opening Oysters" just like her husband. 


Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Morehead, Carteret, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1284; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 857 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Sidney Bryant Hester was buried next to her husband at Bayview Cemetery in Morehead City, NC.
For more about Sidney Bryant Hester, check out these posts:

Another Piece Of The Puzzle

Tombstone Tuesday: Sidney Bryant Hester and Mott Hester



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Murchison Kerr Is Back From The Dead!

Murchison Kerr Is Back From The Dead --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey


Okay, well he's not exactly back from the dead. He's still dead. He just died later than I initially thought. I had an "oops my bad moment" and now I would like to set the record straight.

I am still digging into my Kerr family line from Sampson County, NC. I am telling you this branch of the family tree is turning out to be quite interesting. One thing I have learned from all of this is that when you can't find your ancestor in the census or city directories, don't forget to check land records. This can be especially helpful for finding people born between 1880 and 1900. (Darn that 1890 census fire! Argghhh!)

Murchison Kerr was my great grand uncle. He was born most likely some time in January 1880 to my 2nd great grandparents, Henry and Tina Murphy Kerr  and was a brother to my great grandmother Ella Kerr Smith Dixon, all of whom I have written about before on this blog. 

Now up until the other day the only record I was able to find on Murchison Kerr was on the 1880 Federal Census.


Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Franklin, Sampson, North Carolina; Roll: 981; Family History Film: 1254981; Page: 67B; Enumeration District: 192; Image: 0596

I checked the 1900 census on forward and there was no sign of Murchison anywhere. I thought he more than likely died sometime before 1900.

Until...

If you recall in my post  I Had An "I'm A Dummy Moment", I realized that there were quite a few more index pages showing deeds for my Kerr ancestors on the Sampson County Register Of Deeds website. I've been slowly reviewing through each deed and What do you know?

Image courtesy of Sampson County Register of Deeds 

It appears that Murchison was alive and well at least through July 1919.

Here's a deed that can be found by going to the Sampson County Register of Deeds Online Access Site. 

From Book 332 Pages 12-14


Image courtesy of Sampson County Register of Deeds.

    Murchison Kerr and wife to W. H. Carter and others 
          North Carolina, Sampson County.
          This Deed, Made and executed this 3rd day of July 1919 by and between Murchison Kerr and Everlenear Kerr, his wife, parties of the first part and W. H. Carter and J. C. Carter trading as Carter & Carter, parties of the second part, all of the state and county aforesaid.
          Witnesseth:  That the parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred Fifty Six and 75/100 Dollars, ($156.25) to there in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain, sell, and convey unto the parties of the second part their 


Image courtesy of Sampson County Register of Deeds.

heirs and assigns all of their right title interest and estate, the same being a 1/4 undivided interest in and to the following lands and premises to art:
          All of that certain tract or parcel of land situate in the State and County aforesaid in Lisbon Township and lying partly within the corporate limits of the town of Garland adjoining the lands of Henry Carter, E. C. Herring, J. D. Johnson, William Sloan and others lying on the East side of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, formerly the C. F. & Y. V. Railroad right of way and bounded and described as follows:


Image courtesy of Sampson County Register of Deeds.

          Beginning at a stump the extreme northerly corner of lot #7 in the division of the lands of Jacob Kerr deceased which lot was apportioned to Daniel Kerr and running thence N. 42 W. 30 poles to a dead pine thence N. 50 E. 28 poles to a pine, thence N. 15 W. 40 poles to a pine thence N. 69 W. 61 poles to a corner in the line of Lot #9, of the Jacob Kerr division, thence with the line of said

Image courtesy of Sampson County Register of Deeds.

Lot #9, S. 54 W. 90 poles to a stake, thence  S. 61 E. 107 poles to a stake thence S. 28 W. 27 poles to a stake thence S. 62 E, 48 poles to a stake, a corner of Lot #7, above refferred to, thence N. 22 E. 55 poles to the beginning containing 67 acres more or less: and being lot #8 in the division of the lands of Jacob Kerr deceased as surveyed and plotted by J. D. Johnson, Esq, on August 31st, 1898, which tract of land was allotted to Henry Kerr, the father of

Image courtesy of Sampson County Register of Deeds.

Murchison Kerr, party of the first part, 
     To Have and to Hold the above described tract of land, together with all of the rights, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto thence the said parties of the second part their heirs and assigns in fee-simple forever.
     And the parties of the first part do covenant and agree to and with the parties of the second part their heirs and assigns that they are lawfully seized of a 1/4 undivided


Image courtesy of Sampson County Register of Deeds.

interest in and to the lands above described and that they have a good right to make this deed, that there are no liens or encumbrances upon said lands and that they and each of them will forever warrant and defend the title to the same against the lawful claims and demands of any and all persons whomsoever.
     In Testimony whereof the parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.
                                                    Murchison Kerr {Seal}
                                                                    her
                                                  Everlenear x Kerr{Seal}
                                                                   mark


Image courtesy of Sampson County Register of Deeds.

North Carolina, Sampson County
     The due execution of the foregoing deed was this day acknowledged before me by Murchison Kerr and Everleaner Kerr, his wife, and for the uses and purposes therein expressed and the said Everleaner Kerr, being by us privately examined, seperate and apart from her said husband touching her voluntary execution of the same, date state that she signed the said deed freely and voluntarily and without any fear or compulsion on the part of her said husband or any other persons, and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto.
     Witness my hand and notarial seal, this July 3rd 1919.
{N.P. Seal}                               J. L. Carter, Notary Public

Image courtesy of Sampson County Register of Deeds.

North Carolina, Sampson County
     The foregoing certificate of J. L. Carter, a Notary Public of Sampson County, duly authenticated by his notarial seal, is adjudged correct sufficient and in due form or prescribed by law, Let said instrument, together with the certificates, be recorded, 
This July 5th 1919.
                                                                           W. F. Sessoms,
                                                        Clerk Superior Court.
Filed July 5th 1919 at 5: P.M.
Recorded July 9th 1919.
                                                        J. B. Williams,
                                                            Register of Deeds.

I don't know exactly when Murchison Kerr died yet but when I find out I will provide an update.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #15 Caledonia Kerr Barnhill --How Do You Spell That?

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition:  #15 Caledonia Kerr Barnhill --How Do You Spell That?

Amy Johnson Crow, the author of the blog No Story Too Small, is the host of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Blog Prompt series. If you are not familiar with the project please click on the following link:  Announcing 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.

Week 15 (April 9-16) – How Do You Spell That? What ancestor do you imagine was frequently asked that? Which ancestor did you have a hard time finding because of an unusual name?

Lately, I've been absolutely obsessed with researching my Kerr ancestors of Sampson County, NC. I didn't want to change direction in my research so luckily, I was able to come across an ancestor from this line that was suitable for this week's theme.

Caledonia Kerr Barnhill was my paternal 2nd great grand aunt. She was born around 1858 in Franklin Township, Sampson County, NC. Her parents were Jacob Kerr and Clara Kerr, my 3rd great grandparents. I am a descendant of her brother Henry Kerr who was my 2nd great grandfather. 

The name Caledonia I wasn't familiar with so I of course looked up it's meaning. The following definition I found on a website called ThinkBabyNames.com.

Caledonia:  as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Caledonia is "the Scottish highlands". Originally the name of the people conquered by the Roman general Agricola in that area around 80 AD. 

This name undoubtedly must have been picked up from the family of John D. Kerr who my Kerr relatives purchased land from. John D. Kerr's grandfather, Daniel Kerr Jr., was born in Scotland and settled in Sampson County, NC.  

Caledonia Kerr Barnhill wasn't the only girl named Caledonia in the family. Caledonia Kerr Barnhill had a brother who happened to also be named Daniel Kerr. My 2nd great grand uncle Daniel Kerr chose the name Caledonia for one of his daughters.

Caledonia married Hardy Washington Barnhill sometime around 1886 based on information provided on the 1900 Federal Census.

Source Information Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Lake Creek, Bladen, North Carolina; Roll: 1183; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0012; FHL microfilm: 1241183

As far as I can tell this appears to be her first marriage and Hardy Barnhill's second. So far, I've identified two daughters that Caledonia had with Hardy, Lillie Barnhill Boykin and a Rosa Barnhill. They owned their own land. Caledonia kept house while her husband Hardy ran the farm. Caledonia and her family lived in the Lake Creek, Bladen County for a number of years before returning to Sampson County by 1920. The 1920 Federal Census shows that they were living in Lisbon Township at that time.

Source Information Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Lisbon, Sampson, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1322; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 88; Image: 254

Caledonia Kerr Barnhill died on April 24, 1924. The cause of death listed on her death certificate was an abdominal tumor. She was buried at the "Jacob Kerr Burial Ground." One day I hope to find this burial ground so I can pay respect to my Kerr ancestors.


Source Information Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.

**Important to note that her birth date is listed here as March 11, 1861. The year may not be entirely accurate. Caledonia's age on the 1870 Federal Census was listed as 13. That would make her birth year 1858.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: A Day At The Park --April 2015

Here's some pictures from our family outing to Arnold Park in Vestal, NY this past Sunday. We finally have started to have some weather that resembles Spring in my area. Here's hoping it lasts.



Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey



Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey



Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey




Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey




Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey




Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey



Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey




Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey




Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey



Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey




Wordless Wednesday:  A Day At The Park --April 2015  How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Time to go home.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I Had An "I'm A Dummy Moment"

I Had An "I'm A Dummy Moment" --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey


I had to share this "I'm a dummy moment" with you. If you have been following my blog as of late, you know I have been working on my Kerr line from Sampson County, NC. I have been doing all sorts of reading on Sampson County history, reviewing land maps, and figuring out how all these Kerrs from Franklin Township in Sampson County were connected. I kept going back to the Sampson County Register of Deeds Online portal and staring at the index page I pulled up for surname Kerr and knew that there was something I wasn't seeing. I know my Kerr ancestors must have been shouting at me as I stared at the computer screen. They were probably saying, "It's right there...just click that dang button already." I just wasn't seeing it, that is until the other night. 

Let me explain. First, if you happen to have any ancestors of your own who came from Sampson County, NC you should take yourself over to the following link:  Sampson County Register Of Deeds Remote Access Site

Once you go there you will see a screen that looks like this:



Click on where it says "Acknowledge Disclaimer 
to Begin Searching Records"


For older records, go to "Scanned Index Books (Imaged Index)" 
and click on that.




When this screen comes up, click on the drop down window and choose the date range you wish to search. For this example I chose "2-Land (Inception of County--1977)" After you make your selection, click on where it says "Next."




A "Sub-Type" drop down window will appear. 
You can choose whether you want to search by "1-Grantor, 2-Grantee or 3-Trustee (Grantee)." For this example, I chose "1-Grantor." Then click "Next"

"Select Year Range" window pops up. For this example, I used "Inception of County -1940." Then click "Next."

"Input Name" field will come up. There's only one
 choice for this first drop down window and that's "Human/Corporation." The field that pops up just
 to the right of that is where you type in the 
name you wish to research. This is where 
I typed in "Kerr." Then click on "Search."


So this is what comes up.  If you look at the left side 
of the screen you will see a listing of surnames. I have "Kerr" 
noted with the red arrow. Click on the surname 
you are looking for. I clicked on "Kerr."


This takes you to an index page for those with the surname Kerr. 
I have noted with the red arrow where I found the listing 
for my 3rd great grandfather Jacob Kerr and his son Gabe Kerr. 
The yellow arrow is next to the book number and page number the deed can be found in. 


Once you have the book number and page page number,
 you type in that information up where it says "View Image."
 Then you click on "View."

This is when the "Document View Page" comes up. This allows you to see scanned copy of the deed you chose. This page can be maximized so you can view the deed in full screen.


Once you've maximized this window, you can scroll 
down the document. I've noted on the left with a red arrow 
where you can find the "Previous Page" and "Next Page" buttons. This comes in handy when the deed you are looking at continues on to the next page. 

So finally, I get to my "I'm A Dummy Moment." I think I chalk this up to the fact that I was so happy to find my 3rd great grandfather's deed that it temporarily shut down part of my other brain functions.

For some reason, it never dawned on me that there was more than one index page of Kerrs. I'll try to explain this further using one of my earlier screen shots.

Somehow I missed this area on the left on my earlier perusals.

That's right Page 1 of 14.

For now, let's just say I have a few more deeds I need to transcribe.
A few of these deeds involve my 3rd great grandfather Jacob Kerr. Then there are a few that involve a couple of Jacob Kerr's sons. At least for a while, it looks like these Kerrs will be keeping me busy. 

To be continued...

**All screen shots were courtesy of  the Sampson County Register of Deeds Remote Access Site.
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