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Benjamin Harrison Kerrick

Benjamin Harrison Kerrick served as a musician or fifer in the Revolutionary War.  He received a pension and a bounty land grant for service in Lynn’s company in the 6th regiment of the Maryland Line.  The land grant was in Allegany County, Maryland west of Cumberland in an area now part of Garrett County. 

After the war, Benjamin lived in Washington County, Maryland with his first wife, Mary Carrico.  In 1793, he sold the land in Maryland and moved to Shelby (now Spencer) County, Kentucky near the town of Taylorsville.  He was an early member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church.  Benjamin and Mary had eleven children.  Mary died in 1830 and is buried in St. Benedict’s Cemetery.  After Mary’s death, Benjamin married Theresa Carrico.  Benjamin died in 1838.  He is reportedly buried in St. Benedict’s Cemetery, but there is no marked grave.

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