In the 20 Mar 1885 edition of the Decatur Daily Republican newspaper in Decatur, Macon Co., IL, there is an article about a killing in Shelby County, IL. John and William Kerr quarreled about the guardianship of an orphan niece. John Kerr shot and killed his brother William Kerr. It says these brothers had a brother that was a member of the Legislature from Sangamon County. No information was provided about the niece.
This may be nothing or something.Happy researching. Not related. - Pam