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    James Kerr, farmer; P. O. Troy. is the first one of his name to give us information of his family history, and Monroe Township furnishes a list of family reminiscences equal perhaps to any in the county. A long historical sketch appears of Sal1y Kerr, the wife of James Kerr, and the parents of Hanford, Hamilton, George, Margaret, Jonathan, Rebecca, William, James, John, Perry and Sally A. Kerr. To avoid repetition, we here state that her children are nearly all represented in the biography of this work, and Aunt Sally's sketch will explain where and when they settled in the county. James was born in 1834; his education is a good one. In 1858, his marriage to Miss Mary E. McPherson was celebrated, and they purchased the farm upon which they now reside, in 1860. Their four sons were born and named in the following order: James M., born Jan. 16, 1859 William M., born Dec. 8, 1860; Wesley S., Nov. 13,1865 ; and Albert B., born Dec. 30, 1867. Under the able management of Mr. Kerr, assisted by his sons, the farm is a source of great revenue. The boys promise to make men of substantial character and intelligence. James Kerr is an honorable and upright Mason, is now Master of Franklin Lodge, No. 14, A.F.& A.M., and also is Master of Concord Grange, No. 144; both himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a Democrat in whom there is no guile; for many years he has been connected with the public schools, and is also Pike Superintendent in this district. He is a generous, hospitable host, and enjoys the confidence of every man who knows him.

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