Historic home of Abraham Kerns, possible son of Philip Karns
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Philip Karns Sr. had five sons, Peter, Jacob, Philip Jr., Henry, and Abraham. Peter's descendants include the Bottenfield families. Jacob's descendants include John Heft Karns, ancestor of much of our Karns lines as well as Mearkles. Philip Jr.'s descendants include the Benner families. We have no records on the family of Henry. Abraham married a woman named Naomi, and they had three children, all of whom died early and, as far as we know, left no descendants. The Abraham Kerns home in Bedford, now on the Tour of Historical Homes there, may be the home of this Abraham. We have no proof that it is, and equally little evidence that it is not. At the very least, it is a fine building in an area in which early Karns families lived.