WATSON KERR, Company "B"

Rescued from the Greenbrier River by Colonel Henry Capehart on 22 May 1864.
Capehart received the Medal of Honor.

1850 Census, East Finley, Washington County, Pa.
Walter Kerr, 68, Farmer, b PA
Watson Kerr, 22, Laborer, b PA
Barbary Kerr, 16, b PA
Isaiah Kerr, 14, b PA
Walter Kerr, 13, b PA

1860 Census, East Finley, Washington County, Pa.
Walter Carr, 78, Farmer, $1500, $200, b NJ
Isaha Carr, 23, Farmer, b PA
Barbara Carr, 26, b PA
Charles Carr, 16, Blind, b PA
Watson Carr, 30, Laborer, b PA

1880 Census, District 74, Jackson, Greene County, Pa.
Watson Karr, 50, Farmer, PA PA PA
Mary Karr, Wife, 32, Housewife, PA PA PA
William Karr, 8, son, PA PA PA
Jesse Karr, 5, son, PA PA PA
Catharine Karr, 3, daughter, PA PA PA
Thomas Karr, 10 months b Aug, son, PA PA PA

1900 Census, Jackson, Greene County, Pa.
Watson Keer, 69, b July 1830, Married 28 yrs., Farmer, PA PA PA
Mary E. Keer, Wife, 52, b Oct 1847, PA PA PA
Jesse Keer, Son, 25, b Apr 1875, PA PA PA
Thomas Keer, Son, 20, b Aug 1879, PA PA PA
David W. Keer, Son, 19, b Apr 1881, 19, PA PA PA
India Keer, Dau, 15, b July 1884, PA PA PA
Metta F. Keer, Dau, 13, b Apr 1887, PA PA PA
Lucy E. Keer, Dau, 10, b Oct 1889, PA PA PA
Mary O. Keer, Dau, 7, b Mar 1893, PA PA PA

OBITUARY - The Waynesburg Republican, October 18, 1906.

WATSON KERR ---Watson Kerr. of near Nettle Hill , died suddenly at his home, Thursday evening, aged 76 years of heart trouble. He was a member of Company B, First West Virginia Calvary and served throughout the Civil war. He was a consistent member of the Church of God. He leaves a wife and four sons and four daughters to mourn his death. The funeral services were held at the Centennial church on Saturday, conducted by Rev. Rush, assisted by Rev. J. M. Murray.

Submitted by Cindy Kerr. [Thanks to the Cornerstone Genealogical Society in Waynesburg, PA for locating and printing this obituary.]