Recently, we have made a bit of a break through with an elusive Kerlin ancestor : we were able to find that his parents wereJane Carothers and Robert Kerlin, married in 1833, Jefferson County Ohio. Possibly Mt. Pleasant.
I have looked at some of the phenomenal resources on- line for the Carothers name and am overwhelmed. I believe that her parents were a Samuel and Hannah Carothers- which I can't seem to find . Siblings may have been Samuel, Mary, John, Hugh, Sarah, William, Barabara and Johnson Carothers.