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John Kearn[1]

Male 1751 - 1841  (90 years)


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  • Name John Kearn  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 4 Jan 1751  Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jan 1841  Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Notes 
    • 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]
    Person ID I19555  Mindrum
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2017 

    Family Nancy Ann Killion,   b. Abt 1760, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1858, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 98 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1786  County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Kern, II,   b. 3 May 1787, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1873, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Edward Kern,   b. 1790, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1876, London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Jane "Junny" Kern,   b. Abt 1790, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1875, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     4. Margaret Kern,   b. 1793, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William Kern,   b. 30 Oct 1795, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1866, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Sarah Kern,   b. 1798, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1850, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     7. George C. Kern,   b. Abt 1800, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1878, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     8. Evelyn Kern,   b. 8 Jul 1802, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1901, Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F13511  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Irish Settlement marker
    Irish Settlement marker
    Marker at Fairview Cemetery, Pratt's Hollow, New York

    Documents
    Kearn, John naturalization document
    Kearn, John naturalization document

    Headstones
    Kearn, John
    Kearn, John
    Kearn, John and Nancy Killion
    Kearn, John and Nancy Killion
    Learn, John and Nancy Killion
    Learn, John and Nancy Killion

  • Sources 
    1. [S1860] Marjorie Anderson GEDCOM, August, 2003.

    2. [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..

    3. [S1861] Records of Alice Kern.

    4. [S1909] Letter from Helen Tooke Butler to Alice Kern Harker.

    5. [S3159]

    6. [S7476]

    7. [S1878] Fairview Cemetery Transcript by Helen Tooke Butler.

    8. [S3080]

    9. [S3180] p. 109.

    10. [S4656]