KERR, WILLIAM (?–?). William Kerr was a partner of Peter Kerr as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists. They received title to a sitio in what is now Washington County on August 10, 1824. Peter Kerr, but not William, is listed in the colony census for 1826; so whether or not William Kerr actually became a Texas resident is not certain.
A William P. Kerr was listed as a taxpayer in Washington County in 1837. One William P. Kerr, a native of Pennsylvania, immigrated to Texas in 1831, took part in the Texas Revolution in 1836 and was still living in 1874. A William Kerr born in Virginia in 1803 was living in Shelby County in 1850. William Price Kerr, born in Tennessee in 1799, moved to Texas in 1839, settled at Berg's Mill on the Old San Antonio Road, married Rachel Oxley, later moved to Medina, and died in 1869.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Kerr, William," accessed April 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fke36.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles