I have been researching this line for the past 45+ years.According to some letters from grandchildren of Mathew/Matthew KERR/KARR/CARR, he was born in Ireland (probably Northern Ireland) about 1776, married about 1799 in Washington Co, Pennsylvania, and died in Franklin Co, Indiana 14 December 1826 (not proven).We do know that Letters of Administration were filed in Franklin Co, Indiana 2 January 1827.His son, William A., said that Matthew was "raised to be a Presbyterian minister", but I cannot prove that.I do know that the PEES and KARR families attended two of the Presbyterian churches in Washington Co, PA.
Matthew married to Hannah PEES, daughter of Nicholas and Hannah PEES.We have searched for the marriage date for years and have been unable to find it so far.We believe the information on the children below is pretty well proven.There is much more info.
The children of Matthew and Hannah were:
1.Mary, b. before 1802 in Washington Co,PA; d. bef 1830; bur beside her father.
2.Catherine, b. 25 Jan 1801 Washington Co, PA; d. 2 Jul 1881 Marion Co, IA; marr to Elihu ALLEY, Sr.
3.James, b. abt 1804 Washington Co, PA; d. 4 Oct 1890 Miami Co, KS; marr (1) Hester DOTY, (2) Mrs Jane (Mc CALLIP) COSBY, (3) Mrs. Hannah WISE - divorced, (4) Jane RAINS - divorced, (5) Mrs. Elizabeth (JOHNSTON) RICHARDS.We have proofs for all marriages and divorces.
4.Isabel, b. 1804-1810 PA; d. 10 Apr 1848 Bartholomew Co, IN; marr (1) William HENDERSON, (2) Caleb CASTEEL.
5.Andrew Pees, b. Dec 1808 PA; d. 28 Feb 1879 unk, marr (1) Mary CASTEEL, (2) Phebe Ruth ROSS.
6.George Washington, b. 2 Sept 1812 Mercer Co, PA; d. 28 May 1898 Marion Co, IA; marr Eliza DICKEY.
7.William A. "Heineke Bill", b. 24 Mar 1813 Washington Co, PA; d. aft 1888 KS; marr (1) Amanda Peace HOPKINS, (2) Mrs. Margaret Hidy (YEAGER) ARBOGAST - divorced.
8.Eliza, b. 19 Mar 1815 Franklin Co, IN; d. 4 Apr 1900 Marion Co, IA; marr John DICKEY.
9.John, b. 14 Nov 1818 Franklin Co, IN; d. 8 Aug 1902 Polk Co, IA; marr (1) Caroline JONES, (2) Annie CLARK, (3) Mary E. SMITH.
10.Martha Jane, b. 14 Mar 1825 Franklin Co, IN; d. 20 Sept 1913 Shawnee Co, KS; marr Andrew Jackson HOPKINS.
Could I please ask a few questions?Where did you find the marriage information for Matthew CARR and Hannah PEES?What led you to the parents of Matthew CARR?Do you have any idea where they may have lived in Northern Ireland?Because of my age, I am planning a trip to Northern Ireland & Scotland in the next year/year and a half.Any help that you can give me which would point to the location of their place of residence in Ireland and/or Scotland would certainly help me to find the information we are all seeking.
I would be willing to share what I have.