The Jarvis Family and Other Relatives

If you have reached us from or another cached site,
please go to to see the latest version of this page.
We welcome comments and inquiries. Please write us.

Kearney Family

First Generation

John Kearney is the earliest we know in this family. Can anyone take us further back? He married Johanna Gertraut Hauser (1792-1859) in 1818 in Bethania, NC. The Moravian diaries note that he "does not belong to us". He doesn't appear in the 1850 census, so probably died before then.

Second Generation

Children of John Kearney and Johanna Gertraut Hauser
Ridelphia Kearney (1818-1875) m. Allen Timotheus Ackerman (1818-1862)
Alexander Kearney (1819-1894) m. Anna Carolina Rothrock (1817-1899)
Edwin Wesley Kearney (1823-1887) m. Mary Holder (1838-1914)
(Were there other children?)

Third Generation

Children of Alexander Kearney and Anna Carolina Rothrock
Mary C. Kearney (1847-1916) m. William Nathan Butner (1833-1899)
John C.W. Kearney (1849-1850)
Sarah A.E. Kearney (ca. 1852?-1869)
Emma Kearney (1854-1915) m. James A. Boose (ca. 1854-1926)
William Henry Tobias Kearney (1858-1859)

Cemetery records show Emma's and Sarah's birthdates as two months apart in 1854, clearly impossible if they are really sisters. In the 1860 Forsyth County census, Sarah is 8 and Emma P. is 6. In 1870 Emma is 16, and in 1880 she is 23. However, she may be duplicated in 1880; there is another Emma Kearny (Kerney) age 25, a servant in the home of Romulus Cox in Bethania. We suspect that Sarah is the older and that she was actually born a couple of years earlier.


Children of Edwin Wesley Kearney and Mary Holder
John H. Kearney (1867-1963) m. Alice L. Whitman (1871-1949), d/o James Whitman and Mary Elizabeth Long
Edwin (Edward?) Kearney (1869-1952) m. Laura Sprinkle (1875-1950)
Ellen Alvira Kearney (1872-1947) m. Victor Monroe Beroth (1875-1965), son of Alexander Wesley Beroth and Melvina Lydia Conrad
Estella D. Kearney (1877-1947) m. Julius E. Whitman (1874-1942), brother of Alice

Third Generation

Children of John H. Kearney and Alice Whitman
Ernest A. Kearney (1903-1985)

The card file at the Moravian Archives in Salem said they had three children. Can anyone identify the other two for us?


Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 12 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission.

Forsyth Co. NC census and cemetery Records

Holder family materials

This page was revised on May 17, 2001 and on March 1, 2004.

©, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran

Elizabeth Harris

Return to List of Family Names

Return to the Jarvis Family Homepage