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Thomas Kerr
Highland Twp.

Thomas Kerr was born in Kane County, Ill., May 18, 1851. His parents were James and Elizabeth (Binney) Kerr. They came to Clayton County when he was but four years old, and located in Highland Township. Thomas was married on Dec. 10, 1879, to Ella Moats, who was born in Clayton County, Iowa, and was a daughter of David and Lydia A. (Clapper) Moats. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Kerr spent two weeks in Chicago, then settled upon their present farm. They have one child--Lulu, born Jan. 5, 1881. Mr. Kerr owns 100 acres of land, 85 under cultivation, and the remainder in timber. He is one of the enterprising and energetic men of Clayton County, and has been identified with it since his childhood. In politics he is a Republican, and cast his first vote for U.S. Grant.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 842


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