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02-Simon Karns
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Simon Karns, oldest child of John Heft and Rachel (Hixson) Karns, was born 16 June 1847 in Clearville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He died 9 Mar 1913. He married Englebert "Bertie" Mearkle on 20 July 1871 in Bedford County. This photo, selected from a larger family picture, was taken about 1907. (Photo courtesy of Peg Kerchner in July 2003.) Simon, as well as all the children of John and Rachel, is related to our branch of the Karns family by both the Karns and the Hixon family lines. The Karns line is this: Simon < John Heft < Jacob < Philip Karns, Sr., b. abt. 1750-60. The Hixon [or Hixson] line is: Rachel < John < Timothy < Timothy < Matthew < John < William < William Hixon, born about 1625 in Kent, England.
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