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2001 Philip R. Underwood-Sheppard

 

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Please take note of the researches and publications listed in the endnotes! If you use any of this material, please give credit where credit is due.

A special thanks goes to Linda Hoxit Raxter, whose research has helped fill in the gaps.

 

 

Descendants of Maclin Kerr

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. MACLIN1 KERR (JESSE "OLD JESSE"A, --B) was born May 08, 1810 in Tennessee1, and died Aft. 1884 in Jackson County, North Carolina (see note). He married LUCINDA DAVIS March 06, 1832 in Blount County, Tennessee2. She was born July 18, 1817 in South Carolina3, and died February 20, 1891 in Jackson County, North Carolina4.

 

Notes for MACLIN KERR:

Research of Linda Hoxit Raxter:

 

July 26, 1884, Jackson County, NC

McLin Kerr sold 400 acres, including his residence, to dtrs Mary E. Everett & Julian Patterson of Swain & Jackson Counties. The property was on Conley's Creek off the Tuckaseigee River.

 

On Maclin's gravestone the death date is readable only as far as "August 18th".

 

More About MACLIN KERR:

Burial: Kerr Cemetery, Jackson County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About LUCINDA DAVIS:

Burial: Kerr Cemetery, Jackson County, North Carolina

Children of MACLIN KERR and LUCINDA DAVIS are:

i. JESSE2 KERR, b. Abt. 1833, Blount County, Tennessee5.

ii. MARY C. KERR, b. Abt. 1837, Blount County, Tennessee5; m. -- EVERETT.

iii. WILL W. KERR, b. Abt. 1838, Blount County, Tennessee5.

iv. JOHN R. KERR, b. Abt. 1840, Blount County, Tennessee5.

v. VINY KERR, b. Abt. 1843, Blount County, Tennessee5.

vi. CLABURN KERR, b. Abt. 1846, Blount County, Tennessee5.

vii. EVELINE KERR, b. Abt. 1848, Blount County, Tennessee5.

2. viii. JULIA ANN "JULIE" KERR, b. May 08, 1851, Blount County, Tennessee; d. May 12, 1936, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JULIA ANN "JULIE"2 KERR (MACLIN1, JESSE "OLD JESSE"A, --B) was born May 08, 1851 in Blount County, Tennessee6, and died May 12, 1936 in Macon County, North Carolina6,7. She married JEREMIAH MONROE "JERRY" PATTERSON October 29, 1869 in Jackson County, North Carolina8, son of -- PATTERSON and ELIZABETH FINLEY. He was born January 19, 18369, and died May 18, 1902 in Macon County, North Carolina9.

 

Notes for JULIA ANN "JULIE" KERR:

Julia's death certificate (Macon County, North Carolina) lists her birth as March 8, 1851.

 

1900 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 178, w/husband Jerry, 11 children, 9 living.

 

1910 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 36, Shepherd Creek Road, head of household, 11 children, 9 living.

 

More About JULIA ANN "JULIE" KERR:

Burial: May 13, 1936, Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Macon County

Cause of Death: Mitral repurgitation, chronic nephritis

 

Notes for JEREMIAH MONROE "JERRY" PATTERSON:

Witnessed a deed, John and Catherine Gibbs to Mclin Kerr (Jerry's father-in-law), January 24, 1876, Jackson County Deed Book 6, p. 292.

 

1880 Jackson County, North Carolina census, p. 251, District 102, Dwelling 12, head of household

The original relationship between McLin Kerr and Jerry was erased and was "son" written in.

 

In 1895, Jerry moved with his wife and children through Leatherman Gap into the Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

1900 Macon County, North Carolina census, Cowee Township, Dewlling 178, head of household

Linda Hoxit Raxter: "This census record differs from others. Lists place of birth of Julia [Jerry's wife] and Jerry as North Carolina and Julia as literate. Since this information is not correct concerning Julia, this should be considered as the least reliable census."

 

More About JEREMIAH MONROE "JERRY" PATTERSON:

Burial: Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Children of JULIA KERR and JEREMIAH PATTERSON are:

i. MACLIN CLABURN "CLAYBE"3 PATTERSON, b. September 01, 1870, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina9; d. December 18, 1913, Texas9; m. MAGGIE JOHNSON; b. Tennessee.

ii. INFANT PATTERSON, b. October 31, 1872, Jackson County, North Carolina9; d. October 31, 18729.

3. iii. HORACE LON PATTERSON, b. November 20, 1873, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina; d. January 15, 1952.

iv. WILLIAM E. PATTERSON, b. December 03, 1875, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina9; d. December 15, 18999.

4. v. MARY E. PATTERSON, b. February 10, 1878, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina; d. December 26, 1964, C. J. Harris Community Hospital, Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina.

vi. JERRY MONROE PATTERSON, JR., b. March 23, 1880, Qualla Township, Swain County, North Carolina9; d. November 02, 1966, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for JERRY MONROE PATTERSON, JR.:

Never married. No death certificate has bee located in Macon or Jackson Counties, North Carolina.

 

1910 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 36, living with his mother, Julia A. Patterson.

 

More About JERRY MONROE PATTERSON, JR.:

Burial: Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Cowe Valley, Macon County

 

vii. JESSE CLEVELAND "JESS" PATTERSON, b. February 01, 1882, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina9; d. October 01, 1963, Dillsboro, Jackson County, North Carolina10; m. LELA GRANT, July 23, 1905, Macon County, North Carolina11; b. June 19, 1885, Macon County, North Carolina12; d. December 1941, Swain County, North Carolina13.

 

Notes for JESSE CLEVELAND "JESS" PATTERSON:

1900 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 178, living with his father Jerry Patterson.

 

More About JESSE CLEVELAND "JESS" PATTERSON:

Burial: October 03, 1963, Parris Cemetery, Jackson County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Duodonal ulcer with hemorrhage, encephalopathy, generalized arteriosclerosis

 

Notes for LELA GRANT:

Lela's surname on her husband's death certificate was listed as Gates, but the informant is unknown at this time.

 

More About LELA GRANT:

Burial: Parris Cemetery, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

viii. LUCINDA EVELYN "EVA" PATTERSON, b. April 14, 1884, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina14; d. September 22, 1972, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina15; m. JAMES L. GIBSON, Macon County, North Carolina; b. January 28, 1876, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 26, 1959, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina16.

 

More About LUCINDA EVELYN "EVA" PATTERSON:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About JAMES L. GIBSON:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

ix. MELVINA J. A. "VINA" PATTERSON, b. February 18, 1887, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina17; d. March 20, 1971, Grandview Manor Rest Home, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for MELVINA J. A. "VINA" PATTERSON:

Vina's death certificate (Macon County, North Carolina) lists her birth date as February 15, 1887.

 

1900 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 178, living with her father, Jerry Patterson. In this census, her birth was listed as April 1888.

 

1910 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 36, living with her mother, Julia A. Patterson.

 

More About MELVINA J. A. "VINA" PATTERSON:

Burial: March 22, 1971, Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Arteriosclerotic heart disease

 

x. JOHN H. "JOHNNY" PATTERSON, b. March 29, 1889, Macon County, North Carolina17; d. July 03, 194817; m. BETTY W. GUFFEY, December 14, 1908, Macon County, North Carolina; b. 189018.

 

Notes for JOHN H. "JOHNNY" PATTERSON:

1900 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 176, living with his father, Jerry Patterson.

 

xi. LANDON S. PATTERSON, b. November 29, 1891, Qualla Township, Swain County, North Carolina19; d. January 11, 1963, Macon County, North Carolina19.

 

Notes for LANDON S. PATTERSON:

Never married.

 

1900 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 176, living with his father, Jerry Patterson.

 

1910 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 36, Shepherd Creek Road, living with his mother, Julia A. Patterson.

 

Vina Patterson was listed as the informant on Landon's death certificate (Macon County, North Carolina) with the same address. It appears that they, both unmarried, were living in the old homepace (now torn down).

 

More About LANDON S. PATTERSON:

Burial: January 13, 1963, Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Hypertensive cardio vascular disease

Military service: World War I

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. HORACE LON3 PATTERSON (JULIA ANN "JULIE"2 KERR, MACLIN1, JESSE "OLD JESSE"A, --B) was born November 20, 1873 in Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina19, and died January 15, 195220. He married SALLY JONES November 26, 1893 in Barker Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina21, daughter of RICHARD JONES and SARAH NATIONS. She was born November 12, 1869 in Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina22, and died March 31, 1950 in Barker's Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina22.

 

More About HORACE LON PATTERSON:

Burial: Nations Creek Cemetery, Wilmot Community, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

More About SALLY JONES:

Burial: Nations Creek Cemetery, Wilmot Community, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

Marriage Notes for HORACE PATTERSON and SALLY JONES:

Bondsman: Wiley E. Conner

Witnesses: J. L. Nations, S. A. Bradley

Children of HORACE PATTERSON and SALLY JONES are:

i. ELLIS4 PATTERSON, m. MARY DAVIS.

ii. MYRTLE PATTERSON, b. October 15, 1894, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina22; d. February 15, 1899, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina22.

iii. RICHARD C. PATTERSON, b. January 14, 1897, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina23; d. November 1946, Port Angeles, Washington23; m. LEONA GUNTER; b. June 15, 1900, Jackson County, North Carolina23; d. February 15, 1927, Barker's Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina23.

iv. BEULAH LILLIE PATTERSON, b. March 29, 1899, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina23; d. January 12, 1941, Barker's Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina23; m. BEDFORD BRADLEY, June 21, 1919, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina23; b. October 28, 1895, Jackson County, North Carolina24; d. August 30, 1966, Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia25.

 

More About BEULAH LILLIE PATTERSON:

Burial: on a ridge above the Hensley Cemetery, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

v. ETTA PATTERSON, b. August 27, 1902, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina26; d. August 05, 1903, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina26.

 

More About ETTA PATTERSON:

Burial: Nations Creek Cemetery, Wilmot Community, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

vi. HARRY W. PATTERSON, b. May 20, 1909, Barker's Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina27,28; d. April 03, 1995, Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina29,30; m. IDA MAE NATIONS; b. December 13, 191930; d. January 14, 1941, Jackson County, North Carolina31,32.

vii. ANNIE PATTERSON, b. May 10, 1911, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina32; d. October 06, 1919, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina32.

 

More About ANNIE PATTERSON:

Burial: Nations Creek Cemetery, Wilmot Community, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

4. MARY E.3 PATTERSON (JULIA ANN "JULIE"2 KERR, MACLIN1, JESSE "OLD JESSE"A, --B) was born February 10, 1878 in Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina33, and died December 26, 1964 in C. J. Harris Community Hospital, Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina34. She married JAMES THOMAS "TOM" SHEPHERD December 20, 1898 in Macon County, North Carolina35, son of JOHN SHEPHERD and LOUISA DALTON. He was born January 23, 1879 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died September 20, 1966 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for MARY E. PATTERSON:

1910 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 36, Shepherd Creek Road, living with husband, Thomas Shepherd, Jr.

 

More About MARY E. PATTERSON:

Burial: December 27, 1964, Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of the right ovary

 

More About JAMES THOMAS "TOM" SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Children of MARY PATTERSON and JAMES SHEPHERD are:

i. INFANT SON4 SHEPHERD, b. November 16, 1899; d. November 16, 1899.

ii. WILLIAM DON SHEPHERD, b. March 31, 1901, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 24, 1974, York County, South Carolina; m. (1) ELSIE PENETTA GALLOWAY, December 24, 1920; b. December 01, 1900, Transylvania County, North Carolina36; d. November 29, 1923; m. (2) BEATRICE HUFFSTETLER, Abt. 1925; b. October 24, 1900, Gaston County, North Carolina; d. September 30, 1998, Gaston County, North Carolina.

 

More About WILLIAM DON SHEPHERD:

Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Gaston County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

More About ELSIE PENETTA GALLOWAY:

Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Gaston County, North Carolina

 

More About BEATRICE HUFFSTETLER:

Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Gaston County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Old age

 

iii. PAUL SHEPHERD, b. November 08, 1902, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 1987, North Carolina37; m. AZALEA HARRIS.

iv. PEARL SHEPHERD, b. November 08, 1902, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 05, 2000, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; m. CHRISTY LEE "DOC" ELMORE, May 18, 192138; b. June 20, 190038; d. September 15, 196038.

 

More About PEARL SHEPHERD:

Burial: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina

 

Notes for CHRISTY LEE "DOC" ELMORE:

Christy was nicknamed "Doc" because he was always a sickly child.

 

v. T. A. "BILL" SHEPHERD, b. October 16, 1904, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 1983, Gaston County, North Carolina; m. BERTIE ELLA GALLOWAY, February 24, 1923, York County, South Carolina; b. February 01, 1903, Transylvania County, North Carolina39; d. December 05, 1986, Gaston County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for T. A. "BILL" SHEPHERD:

Died at 9:30 AM at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina. His son, Thomas Arlen Sheppard, was present.

 

More About T. A. "BILL" SHEPHERD:

Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Gaston County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Cancer

Occupation: Laborer, Farmer

 

Notes for BERTIE ELLA GALLOWAY:

My grandmother, Bertie Ella Galloway, was born February 01, 1903, in Transylvania County, N. C. She lived in the area of the Davidson River in what is now Pisgah National Forest. (I have yet to discover exactly where the site of the Galloway home was.) Grandma was the seventh child of 11 born to Rufus McKellan Galloway and Susan Clerendy Butler Galloway.

 

About 1920, the family moved to Gastonia, N. C., for jobs in the cotton mills. Shortly thereafter, Grandma met my grandfather, T. A. "Bill" Shepherd (1904-1983). According to Louise Rigdon Myers, Bertie became pregnant and left Gastonia for Olive Galloway's in Rosman, Transylvania County. Senia and Roxie Galloway wrote the letter telling Bertie's father about the pregnancy. My Grandpa got a good talking to by his mill's walking boss (Mr. Queen). Grandpa went to get Grandma and on the way back to Gastonia, they married on February 24, 1923, in York County, S. C.

 

Seven more children were to follow (in all, six of the eight survived infancy), born in various places. Grandma worked on and off in the mills until she retired.

 

My father worked in Gastonia during his later years, and many days, at lunchtime, he would drive from his work to Grandma's house for a couple of tomato sandwiches that Grandma always had ready for him.

 

After the death of Grandpa, Grandma lived with my Aunt Marie in Gastonia and Uncle Buddy in Forest City until her death on December 05, 1986. She was buried beside her husband of 60 years in Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia, N. C.

 

Grandma's life had been very hard on her. I rarely saw her smile. She was a small woman, bent over from a life time of hard work in the home and the mill. Her small home was a two bedroom affair with a den and a kitchen. I did not see her often due to a rift between my father and Grandpa, but the times I did spend with her were special to me. It was through her occasional stories that I began a journey of falling in love with the county of her birth.

 

More About BERTIE ELLA GALLOWAY:

Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Gaston County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Cancer

Denomination: Baptist

 

vi. JOHN WILEY SHEPHERD, b. July 15, 1909; d. March 1986, Macon County, North Carolina40; m. (1) DAISY DENTON; m. (2) NANCY AIKEN, Bef. 1958; b. January 25, 1915.

 

More About NANCY AIKEN:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

vii. ANNE SHEPHERD, b. December 30, 1909, Macon County, North Carolina; d. Aft. December 2000; m. JOHN S. DONAHUE.

viii. EULA LEE SHEPHERD, b. November 11, 1911, Macon County, North Carolina; d. March 31, 1984; m. WILLIAM HALL.

 

More About EULA LEE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. Jerry Monroe Patterson Family Bible.

2. Blount County, Tennessee, Marriage 1795-1865, Will E. Parham, Southern Historical Press, 1982.

3. Jerry Monroe Patterson Family Bible.

4. Cemeteries of Jackson County, p. 209.

5. 1850 Federal Census of Blount County, Tennessee.

6. Jerry Monroe Patterson Family Bible.

7. Macon County, North Carolina, death certificate.

8. Marriage Bonds of Haywood and Jackson Counties, North Carolina, by J. E. and Vivian Woolley, Southern Historical Press, 1978.

9. Jerry Monroe Patterson Family Bible.

10. Jackson County, North Carolina, death certificate.

11. Macon County, North Carolina Marriages, 1829-1939, by James E. Wooley, Southern Historical Press, 1984.

12. Records of Libby Nations.

13. Records of Marvin A. Grant, Jr..

14. Jerry Monroe Patterson Family Bible.

15. Macon County, North Carolina Death Index, Book 41, p. 484.

16. Macon County, North Carolina Death Index, Book 37, p. 166.

17. Jerry Monroe Patterson Family Bible.

18. Macon County, North Carolina Marriages, 1829-1939, by James E. Wooley, Southern Historical Press, 1984.

19. Jerry Monroe Patterson Family Bible.

20. Cemeteries of Jackson County, p. 245.

21. Marriage Bonds of Haywood and Jackson Counties, North Carolina, by J. E. and Vivian Woolley, Southern Historical Press, 1978.

22. Cemeteries of Jackson County, p. 245.

23. Records of Libby Nations.

24. Jackson County, North Carolina, Delayed Birth Index.

25. Records of Libby Nations.

26. Cemeteries of Jackson County, p. 245.

27. Records of Libby Nations.

28. Cemeteries of Jackson County, p. 245.

29. Records of Libby Nations.

30. Cemeteries of Jackson County, p. 245.

31. Records of Libby Nations.

32. Cemeteries of Jackson County, p. 245.

33. Jerry Monroe Patterson Family Bible.

34. Jackson County, North Carolina, death certificate.

35. Macon County, North Carolina Marriages, 1829-1939, by James E. Wooley, Southern Historical Press, 1984.

36. Records of Bertie Galloway Shepherd.

37. Social Security Death Index.

38. Records of Andrea Guice Englehardt.

39. Records of Bertie Galloway Shepherd.

40. Social Security Death Index.