Mary C. KERR1 ID#7973, b. 2 February 1809, d. 24 August 1837
Father*William Alexander KERR1 b. a 1783, d. a 1857
Mother*Dorcas SHELBY1 b. a 1791, d. 5 Feb 1869
Birth*Mary C. KERR was born on 2 February 1809 in North Carolina.2 
She was the daughter of William Alexander KERR and Dorcas SHELBY.1 
Death*Mary C. KERR died on 24 August 1837 in Shelby County, Tennessee, at age 28.2 
Burial*She was buried in Raliegh Cemetery, Shelby County, Tennessee.2 
WillIn William Alexander KERR's will dated 6 September 1856 in Shelby County, Tennessee, Mary C. KERR was named as an heir; His will mentions his wife Dorcas and her brother John M. Shelby. His sons Milton, Harvey, Moses H. and his daughters Mary C. Rudisill and Margaret Ware. He also mentions his granddaughter Joanna Kerr (a minor) and his grandsons Rufus and William Rudisill. William Kerr signed with his mark, not a signature.1,3 



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  1. [S3547] Will of William A. Kerr - 6 September 1856, Probate 17 December 1857, Shelby County, Tennessee - Case #1788, unknown repository.
  2. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
  3. [S3251] Tennessee Wills & Probate Records 1779-2008,
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