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Joseph Kerr

senator

Background

In 1792 Joseph Kerr moved to Ohio. In 1801 he moved to Chillicothe, O. There he farmed a tract of land which he later lost to a prior claimant.

He moved to Tenn., engaged in farming, nr. Memphis, until 1828.

Then he moved to La., purchased a homestead and plantation.

Education

Joseph Kerr was privately tutored.

Career

In 1801 he was apptd. judge 1st Quarter Session Ct. of Adams County;

dep. surveyor Va. mil. lands in Ohio;

industrialist, engaged in shipping produce on Mississippi River;

operated hotel, slaughter house, salting bus., cooperage, boat bldg. works, gen. mdse. bus.;

supplied provisions to Army of N.W. during War of 1812;

mem. U.S. Senate (Democrat) from Ohio, Dec. 10, 1814-15;

propr. of an inn, Chillicothe;

went into bankruptcy.