Born: March 14, 1857, Clay County, North Carolina.
Died: February 22, 1913, Texas City, Texas.
Buried: La Marque Cemetery, La Marque, Texas.
Marion was the son of William and Caroline Kerby. He married twice, to Donia Easterling (1887, Bell County, Texas), and Sallie Munson (1892, Hope, Texas).
The 1880 census of Coryell County, Texas, listed him as a farmer.
He attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky (1890–91).
He served as pastor of the Little River Baptist Church, Jones Prairie, Texas (1895–99), then went back to seminary (1899–1901), earning Bachelor and Master of Theology degrees.
Kerby was pastor for part of 1908 at the Alta Loma Baptist Church, then at the Baptist Church of La Porte, Texas (1908–10). He was a missionary in the field in 1909, then pastor of the of First Baptist Church, Texas City, Texas (1911–13).
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