1751 - 1841 (90 years)
||John Kearn [2, 3, 4, 5] |
||4 Jan 1751
||Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland 
||24 Jan 1841
||Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York [4, 5, 7]
||Fairview Cemetery, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York [5, 7]
- Evelyn Kern Patterson's 1900 Census record indicates immigrated to US in 1810
AE: 90 years
Alternate: John Kearin
John Kern and his son George were natives of Ireland. They came to America in 1806. Sailing up the Hudson in a keel-boat to Albany, they there took teams for Madison County, then mostly a forest-covered wilderness with a few scattered inhabitants. Uncleared land was for sale at ten shillings per acre. The family camped in the pine woods while John looked for a farm. He finally secured a tract of timber-covered land in the northeast part of what is now the town of Eaton. He built a log cabin as a temporary home for his wife and children. Like other pioneer farmers, he raised flax, as well as a variety of food products and kept cattle and sheep. His wife cooked and carded, spun and wove, made butter and cheese, and attended to other domestic details. The Kerns came from the north of Ireland.
John (Kearn) Kern (1751-1841), farmer and owner of fishing smacks; from Ire., 1806, with 8 children to avoid British Army draft for W.I. service; purchased 400 acres timber land at Pine Wood, Eaton, Madison Co., NY; m. Nancy Killen (1760-1858)
Arrived in US 2 Jun 1806
Clara Kern made the statement that she had heard her father say that the Kern family was from Holland and as soldiers came to Ireland with Wm. Prince of Orange and settled in County Wicklow. [3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10]
||15 Feb 2017 |
||Nancy Ann Killion, b. Abt 1760, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland , d. 7 Mar 1858, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York (Age ~ 98 years) |
||12 Aug 1786
||County Wicklow, Ireland
| ||1. John Kern, II, b. 3 May 1787, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland , d. 25 Mar 1873, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York (Age 85 years)|
| ||2. Edward Kern, b. 1790, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland , d. 29 Jan 1876, London, Ontario, Canada (Age 86 years)|
| ||3. Jane "Junny" Kern, b. Abt 1790, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland , d. 2 May 1875, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York (Age ~ 85 years)|
| ||4. Margaret Kern, b. 1793, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland |
| ||5. William Kern, b. 30 Oct 1795, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland , d. 8 Aug 1866, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois (Age 70 years)|
| ||6. Sarah Kern, b. 1798, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland , d. 4 May 1850, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan (Age 52 years)|
| ||7. George C. Kern, b. Abt 1800, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland , d. 23 Jul 1878, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York (Age ~ 78 years)|
| ||8. Evelyn Kern, b. 8 Jul 1802, County Wicklow, Ireland , d. 8 Jan 1901, Buffalo, Erie, New York (Age 98 years)|
||14 Mar 2017 |
- [S1860] Marjorie Anderson GEDCOM, August, 2003.
- [S1912] Genealogical Office, Dublin, Ireland, Registry of Deeds, Marriage License August 12, 178?, Parish of Arklow. Names given as John Kearin of County Wicklow and Anne Killen..
- [S1861] Records of Alice Kern.
- [S1909] Letter from Helen Tooke Butler to Alice Kern Harker.
- [S1878] Fairview Cemetery Transcript by Helen Tooke Butler.
- [S3180] p. 109.