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Origin of the surname “Kerrick/Carric:”

 

Old Scotish name from the Cunningham District in Ayshire.

 

 

Generation

 

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5   Frederick Karrick/Carric/Karic

 

    A. Biograpical notes:

 

Believed to be born in either western Germany or Holland in 1759, probably Holland, since many from there were emigrating to the Americas at that time.   In or before 1783 emigrated to New Jersey from Germany and settled on the Delaware River near Bushkill, Pike County, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River.  Was a member there of the Dutch Reformed Church.  Veteran of the Revolutionary War.

 

    B. Wife: (?)

 

    C. Children: (probably among others)

 

1. Frederick K. Kerrick: See generation 4, below.

 

2. Jacob Kerrick: Born 1786.  Died 1810, unmarried.

 

3. Daughter.

 

    d. US Census

 

1790: Frederick Carick was heading a household in Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania that included one male over 16 years old, two males under 16, and 2 females.

 

Of interest, James and John Carrick were heading households in the same township of York County, Pennsylvania.  James’ household included 1 male over age 16, 2 males under age 16, and 4 females.  John’s household included 1 males over age 16.

 

1800: No record found.  However, of interest, there was a George Carric in Beaver Township, Pennsylvania, who could be related.

 

4   Frederick "Fred" K. Kerrick/Karrick

 

    A. Biograpical notes:

 

Born in 1784/(or about 1779) near Bushkill, Pike County, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River.  Later moved to South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania about the time the North Branch Canal was being built from Towanda to Athens.  Since many of those involved in construction of the canal settled at South Creek, Frederick may have been among them.  He died at Ridgebury.

 

1800 US Census: No record found for Frederick Kerrick/Carrick, though, of interest, there was a George Carrick listed for Beaver Township, Pennsylvania.

 

1810 US Census: Frederick Kerrick was heading a household at Bushkill in Middle Smithfield Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania that included 3 males under age 10, one male 16 to 26 years old, one male 26 to 45 years old, two females under age 10, and one female 26 to 45 years old.

 

1820 US Census: Frederick Carric was heading a household in Middle Smithfield Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania that included: one male under age 10, two males 10 to 16, one male 16 to 25, 1 male 26 to 45, 2 females under 10, 2 females 10 to 16, and one female 26 to 45.

 

1830 US Census: Frederick Carrick was heading a household in Middle Smithfield Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania that included one male under age 5, one male 10 to 15, one male 15 to 20, one male 50 to 60, 2 females under 5, one female 5 to 10, 1 female 15 to 20, 1 female 20 to 30, and 1 female 40 to 50.

 

1840 US Census: No record found.

 

1850 US Census: Frederick Kerrick (age 71; farmer with property valued at $1000; b. PA) was heading a household in South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Eleanor (age 67; b. PA); son, Frederick, Jr. (age 21; b. PA); daughter, Caroline (age 18; b. PA); daughter, Matilda (age 13; b. PA); and son, Samuel C. (age 11; b. PA).

 

    B. Wife: Eleanor Delong (also seen: DeLong)

 

Born 1784/3; daughter of John DeLong.  Died 15 December 1855, age 72 years, 6 months, 16 days; interred in an old cemetery near Centerville, South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  That cemetery is two or three miles north of Bentley Creek, located across the creek to the east, approached by crossing a bridge and proceeding on the north side of the road up a high knoll and into a cow pasture.  It was reported in 1968 to be very dilapidated.  Eleanor’s gravestone is marked: “Eleanor Carick, wife of Frederick.”  Married Frederick K. Kerrick on 17 August 1803.  There’s an adjacent stone with her daughter, Caroline’s name on it.  An adjacent, unmarked field stone may mark Frederick Kerrick’s grave.

 

1800 US Census: John Daylong was heading a household in Northhampton County, Pennsylvania that included 2 males age 10 to 16, one male over age 45 (John), 1 female age 10 to 16 (probably Eleanor), and one female age 26 to 45.

 

    C. Children:

 

1. John Delong Kerrick: Born 17 August 1804/3 at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1888.  Married Margaret/Mary “Peggy” Marie/Maria/Mariah Decker (b. 8 Aug 1807/06, bapt. 4 Sep 1807 at Walpack Dutch Reformed Church, d. 1888/89; interred at Gillett Church Cemetery, Bradford Co. – gravestone near church, not far from front of cem.), daughter of Thomas and Susan/Susannah (Shoemaker) Decker, and had the following children:

 

a. Mahlon/Malon Kerrick: Born 26 January 1827.  Baptized 1 July 1827 at the Walpack Dutch Reformed Church, Walpack, New Jersey.  Was a farmer residing at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 3 March 1865 (in the Army during the Civil War) at Patrick Springs, Patrick County, Virginia; interred Gillett, Bradford Countya.  Married Elizabeth Southerd/Southard and had the following son:

 

(1. Jane Kerrick: Born 1 June 1851.  Married James Ameigh.

 

(2. Ann/Anna Kerrick: Born 10 February 1854.  Married George Ameigh.

 

(3. Nelson John Kerrick: Born 25 September 1855 at Gillett, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Resided at and died at Gillett on 31 March 1941; interred there.  Married Eunice Stilson (b. 15 Nov 1866, d. 22 Feb 1955 at Gillett), daughter of Nehemiah Stilson and had the following son:

 

(a. Harry Wellington Kerrick: Born 10 August 1887 at Gillett, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Ora Barnes (b. 22 Jul 1893), daughter of Simeon and Etta (?) Barnes, on 10 September 1912 and resided at Gillett (in 1969 almost across the road from the Gillett Cemetery).  Harry was a justice of the Peace for more than 33 years and was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge # 930 at Gillett for more than 51 years.  Likewise, Ora was a member of the Rebecca Lodge of Gillett for more than 50 years.  He and Ora had the following children:

 

(1) James Nelson Kerrick: Born 1920.  Married Elvira Davis.

 

(2) Fremont Kerrick: Born 1923.  Married Pherbia Meade.

 

(3) Jeanne Esther Kerrick: Born 1929.  Married Sheldon Robinson.

 

(4) Harry Wellington Kerrick, Jr.: Born 1932.  Married Elizabeth McInnis, but they were divorced in 1968.

 

(b. Lena Kerrick: Born 13 July 1889.  Married Dolson J. Craig, son of Isaac Craig of Ireland, on 14 July 1912 and had the following children:

 

(1) Eunice Mae Craig: Born 18 December 1916.  Married Fred Hulslander.

 

(2) Glenn LeRoy Craig: Born 14 November 1919.  Married Emily Seymour on 27 August 1941.

 

(3) Dolson J. Craig, Jr.: Born 1914.  Died 1918.

 

(c. Emma Kerrick: Born 16 January 1892.  Married Ross H. Smith on 19 December 1923 and had the following children:

 

(1) LaRue Nelson Smith: Born 1928.  Married Jeanette Rynearson in 1954 and had the following son:

 

(a) Dale LeRue Smith: Born 1955.

 

(b) Donna L. Smith: Born 1959.

 

(c) Debrah Smith: Born 1966.

 

(2) Claribel Smith: Born 1930.  Married Karl Margerson in 1953 and had the following children:

 

(a) Katherine Mae Margerson: Born 1955 at Pen Yan, New York.

 

(b) Carol Ann Margerson: Born 1959 at Elmira, New York.

 

(d. Samuel Nelson Kerrick: Born 25 August 1898 at Gillett, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Resided and died there 10 May 1961; interred at Gillett.  Married Mildred A. Wheeler (b. 30 Jan 1901, d. 21 Aug 1961) on 30 September 1920 and had the following children:

 

(1) Alice Mae Kerrick: Born 1921.  Married George F. Wilson.

 

(2) Elizabeth Jane Kerrick: Born 1926.  Married George D. Watson.

 

(3) John Nelson Kerrick: Born 1937.

 

(4) Winifred Ann Kerrick: Born 1942.  Married Charles William Jackson.

 

(4. Rachel Kerrick: Born 7 December 1857.  Married Daniel Watson.

 

(5. Malon Kerrick, Jr.: Born 1 October 1859.  Never unmarried.

 

(6. Emma Kerrick: Born 24 April 1864.  Married David Watson.

 

b. Cornelius Kerrick: Born 1828.  Resided at Canton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and Corning, Steuben County, New York.

 

c. Frederick Kerrick: Born 1831.  Died 19 November 1919.  Married Melvina Berry and had the following children:

 

(1. Fremont Kerrick.

 

(2. Arthur Kerrick.

 

(3. Sarah Kerrick.

 

(4. Amy Kerick: Married Alfred Johnson on 27 September 1879 and had the following children:

 

(a. Bessie Johnson.

 

(b. Harry Johnson.

 

(c. Charles Johnson.

 

d. Nelson Kerrick: Born 1833.  Died 29 April 1919, age 88.  Married (perhaps Sarah) and had the following children:

 

(1. Clarence Kerrick.

 

(2. Florence Kerrick.

 

(3. Charles Kerrick.

 

(4. Stanley Kerrick.

 

(5. Leslie Kerrick: Lost a leg and died.

 

(6. Sam Kerrick: (female?) Died young.

 

e. Sarah Kerrick: Born 29 December 1837.  Died 19 November 1920; interred Gillett Cemetery.  Married Samuel B. Pettengill (b. 25 Aug 1825, d. 14 Apr 1884) in Gillett, South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had at least the following son:

 

(1. Harry Pettengill: Born 7 March 1860.  Died 13 May 1869.

 

f. Maria Kerrick: Died 1887 from complications of cancer.

 

g. John H. Kerrick: Resided at the intersection of 2nd Street and 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

h. Thomas “Tom” Kerrick.

 

2. Rachel Kerrick: Born 29 March 1806 at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1888.  Married Michael Walters and had the following children:

 

a. John Walters.

 

b. Monroe Walters: Resided at Canton.

 

c. Gratton Walters: Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Daughter: Married (?) Fairchild, and (perhaps)a resided at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

d. Belinda Walters.

 

e. Levina/Lovina Walters.

 

3. Rebecca Kerrick: Born 13 November 1808 at Bushkill, Pennsylvania.  Married Nicholas DePue/Depuis and resided at Palmer, above Bushkill Church.  Nicholas became an elder of the Dutch Reformed Church of Smithfield.

 

4. Jacob Kerrick: See generation 3, below.

 

5. Elizabeth Kerrick: Born 15 March 1813 at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 3 February 1897.  Married Benjamin Place (b. 5 Oct 1813, d. 4 Apr 1897) (Para. 7.c. of gen 2 of the Place Annex) on 5 February 1832.

 

6. Maria/Mariah "Mary" Kerrick: Born 5 November 1815 at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Baptized 3 March 1816 at the Walpack Dutch Reformed Church, Walpack, New Jersey.  Died 1892.  Married Solomon Seafuse/Sefuse and had the following children:

 

a. Jacob Kerrick Sefuse:  Born about 1836 in Pennsylvania.  Died 4 February 1885 at Reeder, Missaukee County, Michigan; interred Old Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, Missaukee County, Michigan.  Employed as a merchant.  Married Sarah Stirton.  See findagrave.com.

 

b. Aaron Sefuse: Resided at Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

 

c. Horace Sefuse.

 

d. Samuel Sefuse.

 

7. Frederick “Fred” Kerrick: Born 11 February 1819/19 November 1816 at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (note: does not conform with 1850 Census).  Married Eunice/Melvina Stilson Benjamin/Berry and had the following children:

 

a. Reverend Fremont Kerrick.

 

b. Arthur Kerrick.

 

c. Sarah Kerrick.

 

d. Amy Kerrick: Married Alfred Johnson and had the following children:

 

(1. Bessie Johnson: Married J.H. McClelland and had the following children:

 

(a. William McClelland.

 

(b. Esther McClelland.

 

(c. Amy McClelland.

 

(d. Francis McClelland.

 

(2. Harry Johnson: Married Florence Walters.

 

(3. Charles Johnson.

 

8. Caroline Kerrick: Born 28 August 1821/20 at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (note: does not conform with 1850 Census).  Died 25 January 1856, age 35 years, 4 months, and 28 days; interred beside her mother, Eleanor, and Caroline’s surname is spelled “Carick” on the gravestone.  Never married.

 

9. Infant. Born 17 April 1824 at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died young.

 

10. Matilda Kerrick: (photos) Born 20 August 1826 at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (note: does not conform with 1850 Census).  Died 10 January 1879; interred with her husband in the Bentley Creek Cemetery.  Married Samuel Dudley Tubbs (d. 12 Nov 1879) on 12 February 1854 and had the following children: (all b. Ridgebury Twp, Bradford Co., PA)

 

a. Infant: Born 9 September 1855.  Died young.

 

b. Infant: Born 17 April 1857.  Died young.

 

c. Monroe Tubbs: Born 31 August 1858.  Died 22 January 1859.

 

d. Alta “Altie” Tubbs: Born 12 April 1860 (date on back of a photo).  Resided at 219 Ann St., Elmira, New York.

 

e. Andrew Tubbs: Born 20 June 1862.  Married Anna Stait on 19 April 1893.

 

f. Charles Tubbs: Born 8 December 1863.  Died 30/31 May 1893.  Married Rose Campbell on 15 May 1889 and had at least the following son:

 

(1. Raymond Edward Tubbs: Born 17 April 1890.  Died 24 July 1891.

 

g. William Tubbs: Born 2 March 1865.  Married Minnie Wallace on 1 September 1891 and had the following son:

 

(1. Dudley Ware Tubbs: Born 4 July 1892.

 

11. Samuel Consanly (perhaps Cornelius?) Kerrick: Born 8 January 1829 at South Creek Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (note: does not conform with 1850 Census).  Married (1st) Hannah Harkness and had the following children:

 

a. Stella Kerrick.

 

b. Frank Kerrick.

 

c. Eva May Kerrick.

 

Samuel Kerrick married (2nd) Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hess and had the following children:

 

d. Claud Kerrick.

 

e. Maude E. Kerrick: Born November 1883.  Married (?) Gardner.

 

f. David Kerrick.

 

g. Jacob Kerrick: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(1. Glenn Kerrick: In 1967 resided at Millerton.

 

3   Jacob/Jacop “Jake” Madison Kerrick (photos)

 

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A. Biographical notes:

 

Born 5 July 1810 near Bushkill, Pike (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Baptized across and up the Deleware River about 6 or 7 miles in the Walpack Dutch Reformed Church, Walpack Center, Sussex County, New Jersey, on 2 June 1811.  Died 30 August 1888 (age 78) at Kerrick Hill in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Frenchtown.  Moved from Monroe County to Kerrick Hill, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in March 1837/38.

 

Per Marian Elizabeth Biles in 1969: “On 12 January 1965 J. Garfield Kerrick of Camptown said the old Jacop Kerrick place was about ¼ mile down the hill, on the road from top of hill to the creek – westerly from the road beyond Wilson Kerrick’s house, to the South.  It was down the hill in back of Wilson Kerrick’s place.  There is still a house there.  He said you go in from the Braund place, but can’t go all the way down.  This is the lane down to the old spring where grandfather had to take his cows for water in dry weather.  On 15 July 1969 Meade Knights took me to see the Jacob Kerrick house, which still was there, but abandoned and sad – a good half mile from the main road.  Mrs. Knights lived there until she was 5 years old.”

 

1870 US Census: Jacob Kerrick (age 52; farmer; b. PA) was heading a household in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Hettie (age 53; housekeeper; b. PA); son, George (age 24; b. PA); son, Jacob, Jr. (age 22; b. PA); son, Frederick (age 19; b. PA); and son, Brooks (age 18; b. PA).

 

1880 US Census: Jacob Kerrick (age 59; farmer; b. PA, as were his parents) was heading a household in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Hetty (age 59; b. PA, as were her parents); son, George (age 34; farmer; b. PA, as were his parents); son, Brooks (age 27; b. PA, as were his parents); and grandson, Joseph Kerrick (age 21; b. PA, as were his parents).

 

B. Wife: Hester/Esther “Hettie” Place (photos) paragraph 6.a. of generation 2 of the Place Annex.

 

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Born 17 August/April 1810/12 at Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylania.  Died 5 February 1892 at Kerrick Hill; interred Frenchtown.  Daughter of John and Martha "Pattie/Polly" (Bunnell) Place (paragraph 10 of generation 3 of the Bunnell Annex).  Married Jacob Madison Kerrick on 8 December 1831.

 

C. Children:

 

1. Wilson Kerrick: See generation 6, below.

 

2. Martha Kerrick #1: Born 7 October 1836.  Died 11 August 1837.

 

3. Mary Ann Kerrick: (photos) Born 11 September 1838.  Died 20 January 1908.  Married John F. Carcuff/Carkuff (photos) on 26 February 1857 and had the following children:

 

a. Ella Carcuff: Married Edgar Mingos.

 

b. Margaret “Maggie” Carcuff: Born about 1861.  In 1870 was 9 years old and living with her parents.  Married Robert Pruyne and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Claudia Pruyne:  Married (?) Day and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Margaret Day.

 

c. Hettie/Hattie/Hetty: Born about 1863.  In 1870 was 7 years old and living with her parents.  In 1800 was 17 years old and living in the household of her Uncle Frederick D. Kerrick.  Died 1885.  Never Married.

 

d. George Carcuff: Died young.  Never married.

 

d. Fremont Carcuff: Died young.  Never married.

 

f. Frank Carcuff: Died young.

 

g. Daughter: Died young.

 

1870 US Census: J. F. Carkuff (age 38; farmer; b. PA) was heading a household in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Mary Carkuff (age 31; housekeeper; b. PA); daughter Martha (age 11; b. PA); daughter Margaret (age 9; b. PA); daughter Hattie (age 7, b. PA); son, Wilson (age 5; b. PA); and daughter, Olive (age 1; b. PA).

 

4. John Place Kerrick: Born 7 June 1840.  Died 3 December 1840.

 

5. Elizabeth Kerrick: (photos) Born 1 December 1841.  Died 29 December 1874.  Never married, but had the following son:

 

a. Joseph “Joe” Benjamin Kerrick: Perhaps married Clara DuFour.  Attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Wilson & Eliza (Emery) Kerrick in 1907.

 

6. Benjamin Place Kerrick: (photos) Born 1843.  Died 1920/19.  Had a farm near Spring Lake close to Old French Road, ½ mile north of Doan Pools Corner.  Dug a thorn from his thumb an got blood poisoning; eventually the arm had the be amputated at the shoulder.  Could not farm anymore, so he moved to Frenchtown.  Married Ellen E. Horton (photos) (d. 25 Jun 1919) on 28 July 1864 and adopted the following children:

 

a. Dee Kerrick.

 

b. Lena Kerrick.

 

1880 US Census: Benjamin Kerrick (age 37; farmer and butcher; b. PA, as were his parents) was heading a household in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Ellen E. (age 38; b. PA, as were her parents); and brother, Jacob Kerrick, Jr. (age 31; farmer; b. PA, as were his parents).

 

7. George Kerrick: (photos) Born 8 August 1845 in Pennsylvania.  Died 4 November 1912/11.  Married Catherine “Kate” Hagerman (b. about 1856), daughter of F. H. Hagerman, on 14 March 1888 and had the following children:

  

1880 US Census: F.H. Hagerman (age 57; farmer and grain mill operator; b. PA; both parents b. N.J.) was heading a household in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Julia A. (age 52; b. PA, as were her parents); daughter, Kate (age 24; b. PA, as were her parents); son, Frank (age 13; b. PA, as were his parents); and son, Justin (age 7; b. PA, as were his parents).

 

a. Floyd Kerrick: Born 21 December 1888.  Died the same day.

 

b. Lena Mildred Kerrick “Mildred”: (more info) Born 18 December 1889.  Graduated Towanda High School in 1910.  Married (1st) George Kingsley and resided at Durell, Pennsylvania.  Lena and George had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Son.

 

(2. Daughter: Married Gerald H. Chubbuck and resided at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

Mildred (Kerrick) Kingsley married (2nd) Frank D. Vaughan of Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and subsequently resided there.  She married (3rd) Meade C. Knights (more info) (b. 17 Apr 1891 in Troy Twp, Bradford Co., PA, d. 1978, age 87, at the Bradford Co. Manor; interred Glenwood Cem., Troy), son of Fred and Grace (Clark) Knights, and resided at RD 2, Troy, Pennsylvania 16947.  Meade was employed as a rural mail carrier.  From a previous marriage Meade had the following children:

 

(1. A. LaRue Knights: In 1978 resided at RD #2, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Everett Knights: In 1978 resided at RD #2, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

8. Jacob Madison Kerrick, Jr.: (photos) Born 3 December 1846.  In 1880 was living with his brother, Benjamin.  Died unmarried.

 

9. Martha Eleanor/Ellen Kerrick “Ellen”: (photos) Born 1 May/3 Mar 1848.  Died 22/21 August 1899/98.  Married, as his 1st wife, Orrin/Oren Braund/Brannd (photos) (b. 19 Jul 1845, d. 1918), son of William Braund, on 17 October 1867 and had the following children:

 

a. Grant Ulyssus Braund: Married Sallie Wythe and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Edna Braund: Married (?) Massey.

 

(2. Ava Braund (perhaps): Married (?) Lane and had the following son:

 

(a. William Lane.

 

b. Frederick “Fred” J. Braund: Born 1872.  Died 1945.  Married Alice C. Jacoby (b. 20 Apr 1871) and had the following children:

 

(1. Ruth Braund.

 

(2. Bernard Braund.

 

(3. Orrin Braund.

 

c. Benjamin Place Braund: Married Alice Ward on 18 December 1895 and had the following son:

 

(1. Ward Braund.

 

d. Bertie Braund: Died 1 March 1880, age 2 years and 6 months.

 

Orrin Braund married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Etta (Taylor) Bush.

 

10. Frederick “Fred” D./N. Kerrick: (photos) (youngest) Born 6 June 1850/46.  Died 5 December 1934 at Durell, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Frenchtown, Asylum Township, Bradford County.  Married Charlotte “Lottie” E. Wenck/Wancke/Wanck (b. 4 Feb 1853, d. 13 Mar 1932; interred Frenchtown) of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania on 5 November 1874 and had the following children:

 

a. Gratton/Graton/Grafton Leslie Kerrick: Born 18 August 1875 at Asylum Township.  Died 17 February 1932; interred Frenchtown.  Married Dora Ellen Scott (b. 6 Apr 1876), daughter of Charles (b. 31 Jan 1839. d. 10 Mar 1910) and Mary Jane (Hollon) (b. 12 Aug 1848, d. 21 Nov 1930) Scott on 19 December 1900 at Liberty Corners.

 

Gratton owned and operated a general store at Durell, which burned with all contents about 1912.  He was also a cattle dealer and was active in local politics as a Republican.  Gratton and Dora had the following children:

 

(1. Mabel Charlotte Kerrick: Born 10 November 1902 in Durell Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Leonard Timothy Kelly (b. 5 Oct 1895, d. 12 Sep 1953), son of William Peter and Jane (Collins) Kelly, on 8 June 1927 and resided at Towanda, Bradford County.  Mabel and Leonard had the following children:

 

(a. Edward Leonard Kelly: Born 1928.  Married Margaret Louise Mullaney (b. 29 May 1929) in 1950 and had the following children:

 

(1) Michael Edward Kelly: Born 1951.  Married Suga Borre Kromann. (perhaps some problems here)

 

(2) Kari Shannon Kelly: Born 1954.

 

(3) Carl Bretten Kelly: Born 1955.

 

(b. Mary Margaret Kelly: Born 1933.  Married Robert Allen Brown in 1957 and had the following children:

 

(1) Kathryn Ann Brown: Born 1960.

 

(2) Lawrence Scott Brown: Born 1962.

 

(2. Lawrence Scott Kerrick: Born 22 December 1904 at Durell.  Married Dorothy C. Wenck (b. 13 Sep 1903) on 17 May 1926 and had the following children:

 

(a. Doris Lorraine Kerrick: Born 1926 at Lower Elk, Kentucky.  Married Aloysius John Kelly (b. 1926 at Philadelphia, PA) in 1948 and had the following children:

 

(1) John Kelly: Born 1948 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Lawrence Scott Kelly: Born 1953 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Barbara Ann Kerrick: Born 1930 at Topton, Pennsylvania.  Married Clabon Whitaker Watkins (b. 28 Oct 1922 at Wichita, KS) in 1956 and had the following son:

 

(1) Scott Allan Watkins: Born 1967 (could this be 57?) at Mexico Beach, Florida.

 

(3. Charles Kenneth Kerrick “Ken”: Born 12 October 1908 in Durell Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Ava P. Ellis (b. 10 Dec 1910) on 3 September 1936 and resided at Towanda, Bradford County.  Charles and Ava had the following children:

 

(a. Charles Kenneth Kerrick, Jr.: Born 1943 at Durell.  Married Donna Lee Stevens (b. 18 Jul 1942) in 1961 and had the following children:

 

(1) Charles Kenneth Kerrick, III: Born 1962.

 

(2) Wendy Lee Kerrick: Born 1964.

 

(b. Terry Ellis Kerrick: Born 1950 at Durell.

 

(4. Frederick Byron Kerrick: Born 11 July 1911 at Durell.  Married Margaret Blocher (b. 2 Dec 1912) on 28 August 1937 and had the following children:

 

(a. Kirsten S. Kerrick.

 

(b. Mary C. Kerrick: Born 1943.

 

(c. John F. Kerrick: Born 1946.

 

(d. Margaret A. Kerrick: Born 1949.

 

(5. Wilbur “Bill” Gratton Kerrick: (more info) Born 12 January 1914 at Durell in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 21 April 1979, age 65 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford County; interred French Asylum Cemetery.  Employed as a farmer.  Married Louise Landon on 26 November 1936 and had the following children:

 

(a. Betty L. Kerrick: Born 1937.  Married Romaine Sechrist and resided at RD1, Canton, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. John Wilbur Kerrick: Resided at RD1, Roaring Branch, Pennsylvania.

 

(6. Marjorie Jane Kerrick “Jane”: Born 26 November 1917 at Durell.  Married (1st) George J. Pinto on 23 February 1942.  George was killed in action in Belgium on 1 January 1944 during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge.  Marjorie (Kerrick) Pinto married (2nd) George W. Hoppe (b. 26 Jan 1911) of New Jersey and resided at Mahway, New Jersey.  Marjorie and George raised the following children:

 

(a. David Leslie Hoppe: Adopted.  Born 1950 in New York City.

 

(b. Stephen Scott Hoppe: Born 1956 at Suffern, New York.

 

(7. Helen Winifred Kerrick: Born 23 July 1919 at Durell.  Resided at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

b. Francis “Frank” Nelson Kerrick: Born 8 October 1877 in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a school teacher.  Married (1st) (?), but they were divorced.  Married (2nd) Sadie/Saidee Elliott/Elliot.

 

c. James Abraham Garfield Kerrick “Garfield”: (more info) Born 4/5 June 1880 in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1972 (perhaps Apr or  May) at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Bradford County.  Attended the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute in Towanda; did not graduate.  Taught school for 1 term at Kerrick Hill, Asylum Township.  Subsequently employed as a dairy farmer, first on his father's farm, but after marriage he took over his father-in-law's large farm.  He operated several other farms, but the last was a small farm on Water Street in the Village of Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Garfield also sold insurance for many years.  Married Emily/Emma Laporte (d. 5 Aug 1951; interred Frenchtown Church Cemetery), daughter of George and Amanda (Piatt) LaPorte, in October (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. John Kerrick: Born October 1904.  Died 1904.

 

(2. Eleanor Ruth Kerrick: Born 6 Aug 1908.  Graduated from Towanda High School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of “The Oriole.”  Married Byron W. Wilbur, an employee of Gillett and Company, on 28 April (?) at Owego, New York.  In 1967 Eleanor and Byron resided with Eleanor’s father at Camptown.  Eleanor and Byron had the following son:

 

(a. Garfield Wilbur.

 

d. Brenton W. Kerrick: (more info) Born 7 July 1885 in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Louise Fisher (b. 30 Dec 1884 at Standing Stone, d. 28 Jul 1951 at Durell; interred Frenchtown Cemetery), daughter of Philip and Dora (Chamberlain) Fisher of Standing Stone, on 12 February 1908 at Standing Stone.  In 1967 Brenton was residing at Perth Amboy, New Jersey with his daughter, Janet.  In 1972 Brenton resided at Durell.  Brenton and Louise had the following children:

 

(1. Jeane Isadore Kerrick: Twin.  Born 7 July 1911.  Died 15 December 1911.

 

(2. Janet Isabelle Kerrick: (more info) Twin.  Born 7 July 1911.  Married, as his 2nd wife, Lee Eugene Emery on 3 September 1938 and in 1967 were residing at Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  Janet and Lee had the following son:

 

(a. Calvin B. Emery: Was a US Army officer.

 

e. Howard L. Kerrick: Born 13 November 1887 at Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Resided at 520 Main Street, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 19 February 1976, age 88, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda; interred in the Frenchtown Cemetery.  In 1972 resided at Towanda.  Married (1st) Amanda Mingos, but they were divorced.  Married (2nd) Ellarene Heath and had the following son:

 

(1. Eldon D. Kerrick: Married Emilie Elizabeth Bart, daughter of Edward A. Bart (see Para. 2.a.(6.(c.(3)(a) of gen 2 of the Homet Annex), on 17 September 1955.

 

1880 US Census: F.D. Kerrick (age 29; farmer; b. PA, as were his parents) was heading a household in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Lettie (age 27; b. PA, as were her parents); son, Grafton (age 5; b. PA, as were his parents); son, Frank (age 3; b. PA, as were his parents); and niece, Hattie Carkuff (age 17; b. PA, as were her parents).

 

11. Ralph Brooks Kerrick “Brooks”: (photos) Born 30 October 1852/50/53.  Died 4 April 1925 at home in Asylum Township (Frenchtown) Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred there.  Resided on a large farm in Asylum Township.  Married Susan/Susannah “Sue” Hagerman (b. 10 Mar 1858 at Portland, Northampton Co., PA, d. 24 May 1950; interred Frenchtown), daughter of Francis Henry and Julia A. (Weidman) Hagerman of Northampton County, Pennsylvania (who moved to Asylum in 1871), on 22 September 1881 at the Methodist Episcopal Parsonage at East Canton, New York by Reverend M. S. Kymer and had 10 children, including:

 

a. Sheldon Hagerman Kerrick: Born 18 May 1887.  Married Gertrude Mae Taylor “Mae”, daughter of John Taylor of Herrick, Pennsylvania, on 15 October 1914 and resided at Frenchtown (Asylum), Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Sheldon and Mae had the following children:

 

(1. Ralph Kerrick: Resided at Libety Corners, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. George Kerrick: Resided at Frenchtown (Asylum), Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

b. Francis Brooks Kerrick: Born 19 August 1895/6.  Married Nellie Bardsley on 23 October 1948 and resided at Frenchtown (Asylum), Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

12. Caroline Kerrick: Born 11 May 1854.  Died 22 July 1854.

 

2   Wilson Kerrick (photos) (more info)

 

Kerrick, Wilson and Eliza (Emery)  1909 Aug. full pic #.jpg

 

A. Biographical notes:

 

Born 22 May 1834 on the old Solomon Bunnell homestead (his maternal great grandfather) at Middle Smithfield, Pike (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Moved to Bradford County when quite young (1837).  Died 19 November 1912 (age 78) in Durell (now Asylum) Township, Pennsylvania; interred near the front fence of the Frenchtown Cemetery (right side, not too far out from the entrance, no gravestone or marker); Mildred (Kerrick) Knights showed Marian Elizabeth Biles the location during a visit in the late 1960s..

 

1870 US Census: Wilson (age 36; farmer with property valued at $3500; b. PA) was heading a household in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Eliza (age 33; b. PA); daughter, Sarah (age 12; b. PA); and son, Emery (age 8; b. PA).

 

1880 US Census: Wilson (age 46; farmer; b. PA, as were his parents) was heading a household in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Aliza (age 42; b. PA; parents b. NJ); daughter, Sarah (age 22; b. PA, as were her parents); and son, Emery J. (age 18; b. PA, as were his parents).

 

B. Wife:  Eliza “Liza” Emery (photos)

 

1. Biographical Notes:

 

Born 22 May 1837 in Durell (now Asylum) Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Daughter of Jacob Ross (b. 3 Apr 1806 at Sandyston, Sussex Co., N.J.) and Sarah Ann (Ennis/Ennes) Emery of Asylum Township.  Married there 25 February 1857 at her parents’ home in Frenchtown by Reverend Levi Wood.  Anecdotally from Clarence Emery Biles, via Marian Biles: Wilson and Eliza “were so anxious to begin their new life together that they went out and planted a garden in March, after having an abnormally warm few weeks, but cold weather returned and it didn’t work out, which gave the neighbors something to talk about.”

 

Eliza died at Kerrick Hill, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on 2/3 April 1915 (age 77) and interred beside Wilson Kerrick (no marker left) in the Asylum (Frenchtown) Church cemetery (up front at right of church as you go in).

 

C. Children:

 

1. Sarah Ellen Kerrick:  See generation 5, below.

 

2. Emery Jacob Kerrick: (photos) Born 16/15 January 1862 at Kerrick Hill, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 February 1916 at St. Petersburg, Florida; interred Homet Cemetery.  Married Augusta “Gussie” A. Homet (photos) (b. 26 Aug 1867 at Towanda, d. 20 Sep 1927; interred Homet Cem.), daughter of Joseph Albigence (b. 18 Jun 1840) and Adelia “Delia” “Addie” “Adell” (Gordon) Homet (b. 20 Sep 1847), at Towanda, Pennsylvania on 24 December 1891 (application 23 Dec) with Reverend John S. Stewart officiating.  Both Emery and Augusta were interred in the Homet Cemetery, Homet’s Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

Emery Kerrick graduated from LaFayette College in 1891 with a degree majoring in civil engineering.  Among the many projects he worked on, Emery supervised construction of the original 69th Street Reading Railroad Terminal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Widener Memorial Home for Crippled Children at Upper Darby, Pennsylvania; Chestnut Hill Park and the P.A.B. Widner Residence at Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; and Willow Grove Park in Philadelphia.  He and Gussie resided for a period of time at 228 W. Horter Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Emery and Augusta had the following children:

 

a. Joseph Homet Kerrick: (photos) Born 20 February 1893 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 September 1950/51.  Married Mabel Ziegler Ashton (b. 19 July 1893, d. 1951), daughter of E. Harris Ashton of 313 Buskill Street, Easton, Pennsylvania, on 17 February 1917 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Easton (engaged 18 Nov 1915) and subsequently resided at Boothwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  Joseph and Mabel had the following children:

 

(1. Ann Ashton Kerrick: Born 1918.

 

(2. Josephine Ashton Kerrick: Born 1921.

 

b. Dorothy Frances Kerrick: Born 1 October 1894.  Died 14/15 December 1894, age 2 months, at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

c. Helen Augusta Kerrick: (photos) Born 1 October 1895 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Married Harvey Haven Franck/Frank (d. 1963) on 7 October 1922 and resided at Germantown, Pennsylvania.  Helen and Harvey had the following children:

 

(1. Jane Gordon Franck: Born 1923.  Married R. A. Garrabrant of Wyndmer, Pennsylvania in the early 1960s.

 

(2. Harvey Haven Franck, Jr.: Born 1927.  Resided at Germantown, Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Helen Argonne Franck: Born 1928.  Married L. C. Krusein, Jr. of St. Louis in the early 1960s.

 

1880 US Census: Gussie Homet (age 12; b. PA, as were her parents) was living in her parents’ household in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included her father, Joseph Homet (age 40; farmer; b. PA, as were his parents); mother, Delia (age 37; housekeeper; b. PA, as were her parents); and sister, Fanny (age 9; b. PA, as were her parents).

 

1   Sarah Ellen Kerrick

 

Born 20 June 1858 in Asylum Township, Pennsylvania.  Died 18 February 1932 (age 73) in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married John Addison Biles, Biles generation 9, on 21 October 1884.

 

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