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Jane Hallowell KERR

Female 1824 - 1905  (80 years)


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  • Name Jane Hallowell KERR 
    Born 28 Oct 1824  Bradshaw Creek, Cornersville, Giles Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Mar 1905  Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Jane wrote a short story about her life and it is contained in McLean Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas, Volume VI.

      Jane's cousin, J.N.McDonald Thompson, was one of the unlucky prisoners of the Mier Expedition who drew a black bean and was executed.

      Jane is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, TX.

      5/20/2002. From the 1906 family genealogy notes by daughter, Lucy Amanda Hill. Certified from the DRT Library at the Alamo:
      "Jane Hallowell Hill (nee Kerr) was born in Giles County near Cornerville, Tennessee, October 28, 1824. She was the daughter of Hugh and Lucy Kerr and came to Texas with her parents in 1831 and resided with them in Washington County near Union Hill and BUrton until her marriage to James M. Hill September 14, 1843. Afer which her home was in Fayette County, until she removed with her husband and the two remaining unmarried daughters, Lucy and Nola, to Austin, Texas in 1885 where she lived the remainder of her life. She died March 18, 1905. Her four living sons and their famlies had all made their homes in Austin to be near their parents in their declining years which caused much gratification. One daughter remained in the home with them (note: this would be the writer, Lucy Hill Jones), it was her privilege to minister to them in their last days, which had a peaceful happy ending: after a blessed sojourn in this world, God called them to a High Home."
    Person ID I0112  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2016 

    Father Merwin Lee ANDERSON,   b. Private 
    Family ID F0005  Group Sheet

    Family Living YORK 
    Family ID F0030  Group Sheet