Christina Mercer

F, b. 24 November 1822, d. 24 November 1908
Christine Mercer Cushard
     Christina Mercer was born on 24 November 1822 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron. Christina Mercer married Henry Cushard, son of Peter William Cushard Sr. and Catherine (?), on 9 March 1844 at Posey Township, Switzerland, Indiana.2 Christina Mercer died on 24 November 1908 at age 86. She was buried after 24 November 1908 at Wallingford Cemetery, Flemingsburg, Fleming, Kentucky.
     Christina Mercer was also known as Christine. As of 9 March 1844,her married name was Cushard.2 She was listed in Henry Cushard's household on the 1850 Census at District 1, Pendleton, Kentucky.3 Christina Mercer was listed in Henry Cushard's household on the 1860 Census at Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky.4 Christina Mercer was listed in Henry Cushard's household on the 1870 Census at District 4, Pendleton, Kentucky.5 Christina Mercer was listed as wife in Henry Cushard's household on the 1880 Census at District 3, Pendleton, Kentucky.6 Christina Mercer had 9 with 5 living in 1900 children. She was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Magisterial District 3, Fleming, Kentucky; includes grandson William Cushard, born jun 1877.7
Father*Joseph Castard Mercer Sr b. 3 Jan 1781, d. 3 Aug 1864
Mother*Anna Barbara Milliron b. 17 Aug 1783, d. 24 Oct 1839

Children of Christina Mercer and Henry Cushard

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.
  2. [S2] Indiana, Indiana Marriages through 1850.
  3. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 378. Dwelling 397.
  4. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 665. Dwelling 1108.
  5. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 12. Dwelling 88.
  6. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0438. Page 396D. ED161. Dwelling 34.
  7. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Magisterial District 3, Fleming, Kentucky; Roll: 520; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1240520.

Henry Cushard

M, b. 1809, d. 18 April 1899
Henry Cushard 1809 - 1899
     Henry Cushard was born in 1809 at Ohio also reported as circa 1815. He was the son of Peter William Cushard Sr. and Catherine (?). Henry Cushard married Christina Mercer, daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron, on 9 March 1844 at Posey Township, Switzerland, Indiana.1 Henry Cushard died on 18 April 1899. He was buried after 18 April 1899 at Wallingford Cemetery, Flemingsburg, Fleming, Kentucky.
     Henry Cushard was also known as John Henry. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at District 1, Pendleton, Kentucky.2 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at District 4, Pendleton, Kentucky.4 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at District 3, Pendleton, Kentucky.5
Father*Peter William Cushard Sr. d. b 1860
Mother*Catherine (?) b. c 1770, d. b 1870

Children of Henry Cushard and Christina Mercer

Citations

  1. [S2] Indiana, Indiana Marriages through 1850.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 378. Dwelling 397.
  3. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 665. Dwelling 1108.
  4. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 12. Dwelling 88.
  5. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0438. Page 396D. ED161. Dwelling 34.

Stephen White

M, b. circa 1786, d. 1848
     Stephen White was born circa 1786 at Massachusetts. He married Orpha Mary Howe, daughter of Amasa Howe and Sarah Harrington, in 1811 at Rutland, Rutland, Vermont. Stephen White died in 1848 at Rising Sun, Indiana.

Children of Stephen White and Orpha Mary Howe

Orpha Mary Howe

F, b. 30 June 1791, d. 16 April 1864
     Orpha Mary Howe was born on 30 June 1791 at Rutland, Rutland, Vermont. She was the daughter of Amasa Howe and Sarah Harrington. Orpha Mary Howe married Stephen White in 1811 at Rutland, Rutland, Vermont. Orpha Mary Howe died on 16 April 1864 at Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, at age 72.
     Orpha Mary Howe was also known as Mary. As of 1811,her married name was White. She was listed in Stephen C. White's household on the 1860 Census at Township 19 N Range 9 E, Champaign, Illinois.1
Father*Amasa Howe b. 28 Jul 1765, d. 16 Jan 1853
Mother*Sarah Harrington b. 18 May 1768, d. 10 Apr 1840

Children of Orpha Mary Howe and Stephen White

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 19 N Range 9 E, Champaign, Illinois; Roll: M653_160; Page: 442; Image: 443; Family History Library Film: 803160.

Amosa Harrington Mercer

M, b. 30 July 1832, d. 30 June 1921
     Amosa Harrington Mercer was born at Grant, Indiana, on 30 July 1832. He was the son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White. Amosa Harrington Mercer married Ellen Connie Flora, daughter of George Kutch Flora and Mary Moser Butcher, on 1 October 1868 at Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois.1 Amosa Harrington Mercer died on 30 June 1921 at Rippey, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa, at age 88; also reported as 4 Apr 1921. He was buried after 30 June 1921 at Rippey Cemetery, Rippey, Greene, Iowa.
     Amosa Harrington Mercer was also known as Amos Harrington. Amosa Harrington Mercer was also known as Amasa H. Amosa Harrington Mercer was also known as A. Amosa Harrington Mercer also went by the name of Herbert. He was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1850 Census at Centre, Grant, Indiana.2 Amosa Harrington Mercer was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1860 Census at Tolono P.O., Township 18N Range 8E, Champaign, Illinois.3 Amosa Harrington Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.4 He appeared on the census of 1895 at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.5 He appeared on the census of 1905 at Rippey, Washington, Greene, Iowa. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.6 He and Ellen Connie Flora appeared on the census of 1915 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa. Amosa Harrington Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa; Next door to his son Henry E.7
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Children of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, volume D. Page 337.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 847.
  3. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 367. Dwelling 615.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  5. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 99. ED97.
  6. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 38.
  7. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 98.

Martin VanBuren Mercer

M, b. 24 October 1833, d. 26 September 1922
     Martin VanBuren Mercer was born on 24 October 1833 at Indiana or Ohio. He was the son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White. Martin VanBuren Mercer and Harriet Adela Herrick obtained a marriage license on 19 August 1862 at Livingston, Illinois.1 Martin VanBuren Mercer married Harriet Adela Herrick at Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, on 26 August 1862.2 Martin VanBuren Mercer died on 26 September 1922 at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa, at age 88. He was buried after 26 September 1922 at Correctionville Cemetery, Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa.
     Martin VanBuren Mercer was also known as Martin G. He was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1850 Census at Centre, Grant, Indiana.3 Martin VanBuren Mercer was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1860 Census at Tolono P.O., Township 18N Range 8E, Champaign, Illinois.4 Martin VanBuren Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Brown, Champaign, Illinois.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.6 He appeared on the census of 1885 at Rock, Woodbury, Iowa. He appeared on the census of 1895 at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Douglas, Ida, Iowa.7 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Akron, Washington, Colorado; living next door to Roscoe L. Mercer.8 He appeared on the census of 1915 at Rutland, Woodbury, Iowa. He was listed as father-in-law in William Nelson Hatfield's household on the 1920 Census at Rutland, Woodbury, Iowa.9
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Children of Martin VanBuren Mercer and Harriet Adela Herrick

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, volume C. page 332.
  2. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, volume C. page 334.
  3. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 847.
  4. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 367. Dwelling 615.
  5. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 1. Dwelling 1.
  6. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0341 Page Number 353D. ED99. Dwelling 231.
  7. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED44. Dwelling 52.
  8. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED259. Dwelling 153.
  9. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED193. Dwelling 188.

Harriet Adela Herrick

F, b. August 1845, d. before 1915
     Harriet Adela Herrick was born in August 1845 at Indiana. She was the daughter of James A. Herrick and Sarah A. (?). Harriet Adela Herrick and Martin VanBuren Mercer obtained a marriage license on 19 August 1862 at Livingston, Illinois.1 Martin VanBuren Mercer married Harriet Adela Herrick at Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, on 26 August 1862.2 She died before 1915.
     Harriet Adela Herrick was also known as Hearrick. Harriet Adela Herrick was also known as Hattie. She was listed in James A. Herrick's household on the 1850 Census at Gallatin, Kentucky; also included is Benjamin H. Herrick, age 19.3 Harriet Adela Herrick was listed in James A. Herrick's household on the 1860 Census at Broughtonville, Livingston, Illinois.4 As of 26 August 1862,her married name was Mercer. Harriet Adela Herrick was listed in Martin VanBuren Mercer's household on the 1870 Census at Brown, Champaign, Illinois.5 Harriet Adela Herrick was listed as wife in Martin VanBuren Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.6 Harriet Adela Herrick appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Martin VanBuren Mercer at Rock, Woodbury, Iowa. Harriet Adela Herrick appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Martin VanBuren Mercer at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa. Harriet Adela Herrick had 8 with 4 living in 1900 children. She was listed as wife in Martin VanBuren Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Douglas, Ida, Iowa.7 Harriet Adela Herrick had 8 with 4 living in 1910 children. She was listed as wife in Martin VanBuren Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Akron, Washington, Colorado; living next door to Roscoe L. Mercer.8
Father*James A. Herrick b. 1818, d. b 1895
Mother*Sarah A. (?) b. c 1825, d. a 1895

Children of Harriet Adela Herrick and Martin VanBuren Mercer

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, volume C. page 332.
  2. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, volume C. page 334.
  3. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 555.
  4. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 293. Dwelling 2056.
  5. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 1. Dwelling 1.
  6. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0341 Page Number 353D. ED99. Dwelling 231.
  7. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED44. Dwelling 52.
  8. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED259. Dwelling 153.

William Green Mercer

M, b. 25 August 1835
     William Green Mercer was born on 25 August 1835 at Marion, Marion, Indiana. He was the son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White.
     William Green Mercer was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1850 Census at Centre, Grant, Indiana.1 William Green Mercer was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1860 Census at Tolono P.O., Township 18N Range 8E, Champaign, Illinois.2 In 1903 excluded from the will of his mother due to "whose whereabouts is unknown for the last thirty years".
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 847.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 367. Dwelling 615.

John Howe Mercer

M, b. 4 March 1837, d. after 1930
     John Howe Mercer was born on 4 March 1837 at Indiana also reported as Ohio. He was the son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White. John Howe Mercer married Cinderella Darrah, daughter of William W. Darrah and Mary Melissa Graham, on 24 December 1861 at Urbana, Champaign, Illinois.1 John Howe Mercer died after 1930.
     He was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1850 Census at Centre, Grant, Indiana.2 John Howe Mercer was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1860 Census at Tolono P.O., Township 18N Range 8E, Champaign, Illinois.3 John Howe Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Salamanca, Cherokee, Kansas.4 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois.5 He was listed as member of the National Home for D. V. S. on the 1920 Census at Soldiers' Home, Danville, Vermilion, Illinois.6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana; surname listed as Merseer.7
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Children of John Howe Mercer and Cinderella Darrah

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Volume 2 / Page 375.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 847.
  3. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 367. Dwelling 615.
  4. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 56.
  5. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0226 Page Number 374C.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED151. Dwelling 15.
  7. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana; Roll: 635; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 437.0; FHL microfilm: 2340370.

Ephriam Mercer

M, b. 17 March 1841, d. 24 October 1861
     Ephriam Mercer was born at Ohio on 17 March 1841. He was the son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White. Ephriam Mercer died on 24 October 1861 at Rolla, Phelps, Missouri, at age 20 He died in Rolo, Missouri during the Civil War, probably of typhoid fever. He had started study to be a doctor.
     Ephriam Mercer was also known as Ephraham. He was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1850 Census at Centre, Grant, Indiana.1 Ephriam Mercer was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1860 Census at Tolono P.O., Township 18N Range 8E, Champaign, Illinois.2 Ephriam Mercer began military service before October 1861 Batallion 25, Illinois infantry. He was CENSUS 1890 in 1890 at 1890 Veterans Schedule, Sauk, Wisconsin; MERCER ADAH M. -MOTHER-
MERCER EPHRAHAM -DEC-
Page: 005, E.D. 243, Spring Green WI.
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 847.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 367. Dwelling 615.

Henry Mercer

M, b. 1842, d. before December 1849
     Henry Mercer was born at Illinois in 1842. He was the son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White. Henry Mercer died before December 1849.
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Sarah Ann Mercer

F, b. 2 August 1843, d. 9 July 1917
     Sarah Ann Mercer was born at Indiana on 2 August 1843. She was the daughter of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White. Sarah Ann Mercer married David E. C. Johnson at Champaign, Illinois, on 31 October 1863.1 Sarah Ann Mercer died on 9 July 1917 at Old Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, at age 73 Also reported as Lone Rock, Wisconsin.
     She was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1850 Census at Centre, Grant, Indiana.2 Sarah Ann Mercer was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1860 Census at Tolono P.O., Township 18N Range 8E, Champaign, Illinois.3 As of 31 October 1863,her married name was Johnson. Sarah Ann Mercer was listed in David E. C. Johnson's household on the 1870 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.4 Sarah Ann Mercer was listed as wife in David E. C. Johnson's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.5 Sarah Ann Mercer had 3 with 2 living in 1900 children. She was listed as wife in David E. C. Johnson's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to John B. Johnson.6
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Children of Sarah Ann Mercer and David E. C. Johnson

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Volume 2, page 508.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 847.
  3. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 367. Dwelling 615.
  4. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 13. Stamp 50. Dwelling 13.
  5. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED99. Page 10. Dwelling 94.
  6. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 74.

David E. C. Johnson

M, b. March 1839, d. after June 1900
     David E. C. Johnson was born in March 1839 at New York. He was the son of Thomas Johnson. Sarah Ann Mercer married David E. C. Johnson at Champaign, Illinois, on 31 October 1863.1 He died after June 1900.
     He was listed as a farm laborer with the Peter Stevenson family on the 1860 Census at Township 17 N Range 7 E, Champaign, Illinois.2 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.4 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to John B. Johnson.5
Father*Thomas Johnson b. c 1804, d. a 1880

Children of David E. C. Johnson and Sarah Ann Mercer

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Volume 2, page 508.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 62. Dwelling 459.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 13. Stamp 50. Dwelling 13.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED99. Page 10. Dwelling 94.
  5. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 74.

Eliza B. Mercer

F, b. 28 October 1845, d. after 1930
     Eliza B. Mercer was born at Indiana on 28 October 1845. She was the daughter of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White. Eliza B. Mercer married Ellwood B. Roberts circa 1866. Eliza B. Mercer died after 1930.
     She was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1850 Census at Centre, Grant, Indiana.1 Eliza B. Mercer was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1860 Census at Tolono P.O., Township 18N Range 8E, Champaign, Illinois.2 As of circa 1866,her married name was Roberts. Eliza B. Mercer had 3 with 3 living in 1900 children. She lived in 1903 at Redfield, Spink, South Dakota, location listed in probate records for Adah Miranda Mercer.
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Children of Eliza B. Mercer and Ellwood B. Roberts

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 847.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 367. Dwelling 615.

Robert Mercer Jr

M, b. 22 June 1847, d. after June 1900
     Robert Mercer Jr was born at Indiana on 22 June 1847. He was the son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White. Robert Mercer Jr married Emily Carter, daughter of Zephainah Carter and Francis (?), circa 1868. Robert Mercer Jr died after June 1900.
     He was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1850 Census at Centre, Grant, Indiana.1 Robert Mercer Jr was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1860 Census at Tolono P.O., Township 18N Range 8E, Champaign, Illinois.2 Robert Mercer Jr was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Jackson, Madison, Iowa.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Corwin, Ida, Iowa.4
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Children of Robert Mercer Jr and Emily Carter

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 847.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 367. Dwelling 615.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Jackson, Madison, Iowa; Roll: M593_407; Page: 36B; Image: 76; Family History Library Film: 545906.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Corwin, Ida, Iowa; Roll: 437; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0043; FHL microfilm: 1240437.

Henry Mercer

M, b. 4 December 1849, d. 21 November 1862
     Henry Mercer was born on 4 December 1849 at Tolona, Illinois, also reported as Indiana. He was the son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White. Henry Mercer died on 21 November 1862 at age 12 also reported as 1864.
     He was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1850 Census at Centre, Grant, Indiana.1 Henry Mercer was listed in Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr.'s household on the 1860 Census at Tolono P.O., Township 18N Range 8E, Champaign, Illinois.2
Father*Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 23 Apr 1897
Mother*Adah Miranda White b. 2 Mar 1812, d. 29 Sep 1903

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 847.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 367. Dwelling 615.

Amos Mercer

M, b. 8 March 1755, d. April 1816
Amos Mercer signature 1768
     Amos Mercer was born on 8 March 1755 at East Marlborough Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph Mercer and Jane Swayne. Amos Mercer married Mary Mitchell Barnes, daughter of James Enid Barnes and unknown (?), on 6 March 1775 at Chester, Pennsylvania, also reported as 16 Mar 1775.
16 Mar 1775 Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting - Chester, PA - Amos Mercer marriage
Amos Mercer died in April 1816 at Redbank Twp, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, at age 61.
     He was Quaker but Amos was forced out of the Quaker religion because he married Mary Barnes in 1775. Amos Mercer was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Rank: PRIVATE Service Source: PA ARCH 5TH SER VOL 6 P 245 Service Description: 1) CAPT JOHN WILLIAMS, 2ND CLASS 4TH BTTN 2) CUMBERLAND CO,MIL. "Amos Mercer served in the Revolution with the Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Militia as a private soldier in Lieutenant Graham's Company of the 4th Battalion Colonel James Wilson, 1777." On 20 December 1763 According to Orphan's Court records, John Calvert married Jane Swayne Mercer and became guardian of the two living Mercer children, Amos and Hannah.
20 Dec 1763 Chester County, PA Orphans Court for Amos and Hannah Mercer - John Calvert as guardian
16 Mar 1768 Chester County, PA Orphans Court for Amos Mercer - John Calvert appointed guardian
On 11 May 1775 Amos was reared as a Quaker but was expelled for taking part in the Revolution and marrying one that was not a member.
11 May 1775 Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting - Chester, PA - Amos Mercer removal
15 Jun 1775 Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting - Chester, PA - Amos Mercer no longer member
He began military service on 6 September 1777 at Private Second Class in First Company of the Fourth Battalion, Greenwood, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Commander: Captain John Fouts; Amos Mercer served in the Revolution with the Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Militia as a private soldier in Lieutenant Graham's company of the 4th Battalion, Colonel James Wilson, 1777. He was CENSUS 1790 in 1790 at Mifflin, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 3
Number of Household Members: 7. He was CENSUS 1800 in 1800 at Wheatfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; surname listed as Meser; living next door to Joseph Meser (Mercer); Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1.
1800 Wheatfield Westmoreland PA - Meser (Mercer), Amos
He was CENSUS 1810 in 1810 at Cherry Tree Township (Sugar Creek), Venango, Pennsylvania; 1810 Census page 462: Mercer, Amos - 1 free white male 45 & older, 1 free white female 45 & older.
1810 Sugar Creek (Cherry Tree Twp), Venango, Pennsylvania - Mercer, Amos
He left a will on 13 January 1816 at Redbank Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Will Book No. 1, Page 21, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Will of Amos Mercer died April 1816
Father*Joseph Mercer b. 8 Jun 1731, d. 14 Dec 1758
Mother*Jane Swayne b. 1733, d. 5 Feb 1815

Children of Amos Mercer and Mary Mitchell Barnes

Joseph Mercer

M, b. 8 June 1731, d. 14 December 1758
     Joseph Mercer was born on 8 June 1731 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania.
8 Aug 1731 Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting - Chester, PA - Joseph Mercer birth announcement
He was the son of Joseph Mercer Sr and Ann Wickersham. Joseph Mercer married Jane Swayne, daughter of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher, on 29 August 1753 at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Wilmington, Delaware. His estate was probated on 13 December 1758 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Probate of Joseph Mercer estate - Jane Mercer rights to father.
Probate of Joseph Mercer estate - Jane Mercer rights to father 13 Dec 1758
Joseph Mercer died on 14 December 1758 at Est Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 27; Prove date from will.
     On 11 February 1733 at Orphan's Court, Chester, Pennsylvania, Request for guardianship for children of Joseph Mercer by uncles Thomas Mercer and John Wickersham; also listed as 1734. On 2 February 1754 at Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting - Joseph Mercer compaint of carnal knowledge before marriage, and marriage by a priest. Then on 2 Mar 1754 Monthly Meeting Joseph Mercer addresses compaint of marriage by priest and requests forgiveness.
2 Feb 1754 Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting - Chester, PA - Joseph Mercer compaint of marriage by priest
2 Mar 1754 Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting - Chester, PA - Joseph Mercer addresses compaint of marriage by priest
He left a will before 14 December 1758 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Joseph Mercer of E. Marlborough. December 14, 1758. Adm. to Edward Swayne.1
Probate record inventory of Joseph Mercer died 1758 Chester PA
Father*Joseph Mercer Sr b. 1697, d. 5 May 1732
Mother*Ann Wickersham b. 27 Apr 1696, d. a 1759

Children of Joseph Mercer and Jane Swayne

Citations

  1. [S229] Pennsylvania Wills Chester County Wills, by Pennsylvania.

Joseph Mercer Sr

M, b. 1697, d. 5 May 1732
     Joseph Mercer Sr was born at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1697. He was the son of Thomas Mercer and Mary Greenaway. Joseph Mercer Sr married Ann Wickersham, daughter of Thomas Wickersham and Ann Grover, in April 1719 at Kennett Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania. Joseph Mercer Sr died on 5 May 1732 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania. He was buried after 5 May 1732 at Kennett Friends Burial Ground, Kennett Square, Chester, Pennsylvania.
     He was Quaker. On 4 March 1719 at Recommendation from Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting for Joseph Mercer, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Recommendation from Quaker Kennett Monthly Meeting for Joseph Mercer - 04 Mar 1719
He left a will before 5 May 1732 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Mercer, Joseph. May 5, 1732. Adm. to Ann Mercer.1
Father*Thomas Mercer b. Dec 1655, d. 13 Sep 1716
Mother*Mary Greenaway b. 20 Jan 1665, d. 3 Jun 1723

Children of Joseph Mercer Sr and Ann Wickersham

Citations

  1. [S229] Pennsylvania Wills Chester County Wills, by Pennsylvania.

Thomas Mercer

M, b. December 1655, d. 13 September 1716
     Thomas Mercer was born in December 1655 at Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northampton, England. He was the son of Edward Mercer and Elizabeth Whitcher. Thomas Mercer was christened on 15 January 1656 at Thorpe Mandeville, Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northampton, England; Thorpe Mandeville registers show the baptisms for all of Edward and Elizabeth's children, as well as this Edward's (son of Edward and Susanna) and his four sisters. He married Mary Greenaway, daughter of Major John Greene and Anne Agnes Almy, in 1687 at Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northampton, England. Thomas Mercer died on 13 September 1716 at Thornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 60 Prove Date from Will record. He was buried in 1716 at Old Caln Friends Meeting Burial Ground, Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania. His estate was probated on 12 November 1716 Inventory of the Personal Estate of Thomas Mercer, deceased.
Inventory of the Personal Estate of Thomas Mercer, deceased - completed 12 Nov 1716
His estate was probated on 12 May 1718 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Estate of Thomas Mercer - executrix Mary Mercer.
Estate of Thomas Mercer - executrix Mary Mercer - Chester, PA 12 May 1718

     He was Quaker. Thomas Mercer was also known as George Thomas. "Thomas and Mary and their children left England and came to Pennsylvania sometime before 1698. They settled in Chester County, west of Philadelphia, where Thomas was a yeoman (a farmer). In 1699 or 1700 they bought 238 acres near Thornbury and on September 22, 1701, he received a land grant of 500 acres near East Marlborough from William Penn, for which he paid a yearly rent of 5 shillings. The house they lived in at Thornbury, called "Springhouse" because of a running spring that still flows out of the cellar, is still there today, located on Street Road, near Shiloh Road, and is owned (as of 1982) by the Moody family."1 He emigrated circa 1698. He left a will on 17 March 1715 at Thornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania, Chester County will Book A page 40
Thomas Mercer of Thornbury. 3/17/1715. 9/13/1716. A. 40. Provides for wife Mary. To eldest son Thomas after wifes decease or marriage, my new dwelling plantation containing my estate 238 acres. To son Thomas' son Daniel 1/2 of 500 acres of land in Marlborough which lieth next to Nathl Newlins land. To son Joseph the other 1/2 said 500 acres whereon son Thomas now lives. To my 3 daughters, viz Mary, Elizabeth and Ann, £20 each. To sons in law Wm. Pennil, Joseph Woodward and Joshua Peirce one pistole each. Remainder of moveables to wife and son Thomas. Executors: wife Mary. Witnesses: Francis Pullen, Thomas Pierson, Rose Pierson.2
Father*Edward Mercer b. 3 Jun 1626, d. 1680
Mother*Elizabeth Whitcher b. 1630, d. 12 Dec 1694

Children of Thomas Mercer and Mary Greenaway

Citations

  1. [S182] Thomas L. Tabern, Mercer Ancestors.
  2. [S229] Pennsylvania Wills Chester County Wills, by Pennsylvania.

Edward Mercer

M, b. 3 June 1626, d. 1680
     Edward Mercer was christened on 3 June 1626 at Thorpe Mandeville, Northampton, England; Thorpe Mandeville registers show the baptisms for all of Edward and Elizabeth's children, as well as this Edward's (son of Edward and Susanna) and his four sisters. He was born on 3 June 1626 at Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northampton, England. He was the son of Edward Mercer and Susanna (?). Edward Mercer married Elizabeth Whitcher on 25 July 1648 at St. Gregory by St. Paul, London, England. Edward Mercer died in 1680 at South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, England.
Father*Edward Mercer b. 5 Apr 1609, d. 1660
Mother*Susanna (?) b. 1600, d. 1660

Children of Edward Mercer and Elizabeth Whitcher

Edward Mercer

M, b. 5 April 1609, d. 1660
Mercer coat of arms - England
     Edward Mercer was born on 5 April 1609 at St Botolph Bishopsgate, London, England, also reported as Ford, Kent, England. He married Susanna (?) in 1625 at Aynho on the Hill, Northampton, England. Edward Mercer died in 1660 at Banbury, Northamptonshire, England.

Children of Edward Mercer and Susanna (?)

Ellen Connie Flora

F, b. 10 March 1848, d. 23 November 1920
     Ellen Connie Flora was born on 10 March 1848 at Clear Lake, Monroe, Indiana, also reported as Nov 1848. She was the daughter of George Kutch Flora and Mary Moser Butcher. Ellen Connie Flora married Amosa Harrington Mercer, son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White, on 1 October 1868 at Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois.1 Ellen Connie Flora died on 23 November 1920 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa, at age 72. She was buried after 23 November 1920 at Rippey Cemetery, Rippey, Greene, Iowa.
     Ellen Connie Flora was also known as Ella C. Ellen Connie Flora was also known as Connie Ellen. She was listed in George Kutch Flora's household on the 1850 Census at Clear Creek, Monroe, Indiana.2 As of 1 October 1868,her married name was Mercer. Ellen Connie Flora was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.3 Ellen Connie Flora was listed as wife in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa. Ellen Connie Flora was listed as wife in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.4 Ellen Connie Flora had Ella has had 10 children. 7 are still living in 1900. children. She appeared on the census of 1905 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Rippey, Washington, Greene, Iowa. Ellen Connie Flora was listed as wife in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.5 Ellen Connie Flora and Amosa Harrington Mercer appeared on the census of 1915 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa. Ellen Connie Flora was listed as wife in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa; Next door to his son Henry E.6
Father*George Kutch Flora b. 18 Apr 1812, d. 8 Apr 1887
Mother*Mary Moser Butcher b. 22 Jan 1815, d. 2 Oct 1895

Children of Ellen Connie Flora and Amosa Harrington Mercer

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, volume D. Page 337.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 326. Dwelling 434.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 99. ED97.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 38.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 98.

Iva Lillie Mercer

F, b. 1 August 1870, d. 20 August 1956
     Iva Lillie Mercer was born on 1 August 1870 at Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois, also reported as Aug 1871; also reported as Missouri. She was the daughter of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora. Iva Lillie Mercer married George Jay McCain, son of John McCain and Mary Speidel, on 1 November 1893 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa.1 Iva Lillie Mercer and George Jay McCain were divorced before 1913. Iva Lillie Mercer married James M. Parr before 1920. Iva Lillie Mercer and James M. Parr were divorced before 1925. Iva Lillie Mercer died on 20 August 1956 at Sioux City, Plymouth, Iowa, at age 86.
     Iva Lillie Mercer was also known as Lily Iva. Iva Lillie Mercer was also known as Lillian Iva. She was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.2 As of 1 November 1893,her married name was McCain. Iva Lillie Mercer was listed as wife in George Jay McCain's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.3 Iva Lillie Mercer had 3 with 3 living in 1910 children. She was listed as a married daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.4 As of before 1920,her married name was Parr. Iva Lillie Mercer was listed as wife in James M. Parr's household on the 1920 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Township, Greene, Iowa.5 Iva Lillie Mercer appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa. She was listed as mother in Harold Truman McCain's household on the 1930 Census at Rippey Town, Washington, Greene, Iowa.6
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920

Children of Iva Lillie Mercer and George Jay McCain

Citations

  1. [S235] Iowa Marriages 1851-1900 Marriages, by Iowa.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 180. ED97. Dwelling 100.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 38.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 48.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37-19. Dwelling 1.

George T. Mercer

M, b. February 1872, d. 1954
     George T. Mercer was born in February 1872 at Madison, Iowa. He was the son of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora. George T. Mercer married Mary Elizabeth Galvin, daughter of John Galvin and Rachel R. C. Wadding, circa 1922. George T. Mercer died in 1954.
     He was listed as a son in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.1 George T. Mercer appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa. George T. Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.2 He and Edmon Henry Mercer appeared on the census of 1905 at Rippey Town, Washington, Greene, Iowa. George T. Mercer was listed as a son in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.3 George T. Mercer was listed as a son in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa; Next door to his son Henry E.4 George T. Mercer appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Township, Greene, Iowa; living next door to Ray Ferguson.5
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED97. Dwelling 102. Stamp 180.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 38.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 98.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37-23. Dwelling 112.

Edmon Henry Mercer

M, b. 23 May 1875, d. after June 1925
     Edmon Henry Mercer was born on 23 May 1875 at Missouri also reported as Wisconsin. He was the son of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora. Edmon Henry Mercer married Ella Florence Carothers, daughter of John Carothers and Caroline Augusta West, circa 1907 at first marriage for both. Edmon Henry Mercer died after June 1925.
     Edmon Henry Mercer was also known as Edward Henry. Edmon Henry Mercer was also known as Henry E. Edmon Henry Mercer was also known as Ed. Edmon Henry Mercer was also known as Edmond. Edmon Henry Mercer was also known as H. Edman. He was listed as a son in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.1 Edmon Henry Mercer appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa. Edmon Henry Mercer was listed as a Brother in George T. Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.2 Edmon Henry Mercer and George T. Mercer appeared on the census of 1905 at Rippey Town, Washington, Greene, Iowa. Edmon Henry Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.3 He and Ella Florence Carothers appeared on the census of 1915 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa. On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Greene, Iowa. Edmon Henry Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa; living next door to Amosa H. Mercer.4 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1925 at Anthon, Woodbury, Iowa.
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920

Children of Edmon Henry Mercer and Ella Florence Carothers

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED97. Dwelling 102. Stamp 180.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 267.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 99.

Etta Grace Mercer

F, b. 1877, d. after April 1930
     Etta Grace Mercer was born in 1877 at Missouri. She was the daughter of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora. Etta Grace Mercer married Charles E. Rogers, son of Joseph Rogers and Emma Chapin, on 22 August 1900 at Greene, Iowa.1 Etta Grace Mercer died after April 1930.
     Etta Grace Mercer was also known as Grace Etta. She was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.2 Etta Grace Mercer appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa. As of 22 August 1900,her married name was Rogers.3 Etta Grace Mercer was listed as wife in Charles E. Rogers's household on the 1910 Census at Maple, Ida, Iowa; living on Walnut Street.4 Etta Grace Mercer was listed as wife in Charles E. Rogers's household on the 1920 Census at Maple, Ida, Iowa; living on Walnut Street.5 Etta Grace Mercer appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Charles E. Rogers at Battle Creek, Ida, Iowa. Etta Grace Mercer was listed as wife in Charles E. Rogers's household on the 1930 Census at Maple, Ida, Iowa.6
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920

Children of Etta Grace Mercer and Charles E. Rogers

Citations

  1. [S235] Iowa Marriages 1851-1900 Marriages, by Iowa, listed as Claus E. Rogers.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  3. [S235] Iowa Marriages 1851-1900 Marriages, by Iowa.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED55. Dwelling 47.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED65. Dwelling 9.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47-15. Dwelling 188.

Ella K. Mercer

F, b. April 1879, d. after April 1930
     Ella K. Mercer was born at Missouri in April 1879. She was the daughter of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora. Ella K. Mercer married Ray B. Ferguson, son of Thomas B. Ferguson and Jane E. Kephard, circa 1902. Ella K. Mercer died after April 1930.
     Ella K. Mercer was also known as Ellie. Ella K. Mercer was also known as Elsie. She was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.1 Ella K. Mercer appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa. Ella K. Mercer was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.2 As of circa 1902,her married name was Ferguson. Ella K. Mercer was listed as a married daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa; Next door to his son Henry E.3 Ella K. Mercer is listed as sister on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Iva Lillie Mercer at Rippey, Greene, Iowa. Ella K. Mercer was listed as wife in Ray B. Ferguson's household on the 1930 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Township, Greene, Iowa; living next door to George T. Mercer.4
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 99. ED97.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 98.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37-23. Dwelling 111.

Emma Maria Rutherford

F, b. 27 June 1854, d. March 1961
Samuel Mercer and Emma Rutherford Mercer; circa 1872
mercers circa 1938
     Emma Maria Rutherford was born on 27 June 1854 at Sauk, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Andrew Stephenson Rutherford and Sarah Ann Simons. Emma Maria Rutherford married Samuel Mercer, son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White, on 27 January 1872 at Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin. Emma Maria Rutherford was buried after March 1961 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, tombstone lists death year as 1964. She died in March 1961 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, at age 106 Mrs. Emma Mercer is dead at the age of 106. The former West Spring Green woman, who rememberd the Civil War and who was married for more than three-quarters of a century, had been a resident of South Dakota for 60 years.
The former Emma Rutherford was born in Sauk County 2 years before the village of Spring Green came into being. She saw it develop, from the coming of the first train, to a thriving community. Her marriage to Sam Mercer took place at Arena January 27, 1872, when she was about 17. When he died in 1949 they had been married 77 years. The Mercers had lived in this area and in Iowa and Missouri before homesteading in South Dakota in 1901. They first lived at Willow Lake there, and later moved to Sioux Falls where they spent the rest of their lives. Mrs. Mercer is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Giles of Sioux Falls, with whom she had been living; another daughter, Mrs. Leo Foster of Southgate, Calif; and two sons, Herbert and Ephraim. Two other sons, George and Ambrose, are dead.
     As of 27 January 1872,her married name was Mercer. She was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Green, Nodaway, Missouri.1 Emma Maria Rutherford appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Samuel Mercer at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; Dwelling 99. Emma Maria Rutherford had 8 with 7 living in 1900 children. She was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, Wisconsin.2 Emma Maria Rutherford migrated in 1901 at Willow Lake, Clark, South Dakota. She was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Van Meter, Lyman, South Dakota.3 Emma Maria Rutherford was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota; living next door to son, Ephriam Mercer.4 Emma Maria Rutherford was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1930 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota.5 On 7 September 1957 Mrs. Emma Mercer Has Birthday - Spring Green - Sauk Birth, Early Marriage, Her Recipe for Life Until 103 - If you want to live to be 103, go get yourself born in Sauk county, get married in Arena at the age of 20 and live with the same man for 77 years. That's a few of the things that Mrs. Emma Mercer did and she celebrated her 103rd birthday this summer out in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Mrs. Mercer was born Emma Rutherford on June 27, 1854 in the southwest corner of Sauk county. She remembers the coming of the first railroad train to Lone Rock and as a child waved goodbye to Wisconsin soldiers leaving for the Civil War. She attended a Ringling Brothers circus in 1872 and thinks that this was the first year they were on the road. She likes to test her remarkable memory by telling the story of the red and blue shoes. Her mother bought these for her when she was only 2 1/2. She can verify her age by the fact that her younger sister had not been born yet. The Mercers were among the earliest settlers in the area that was to become Spring Green. Amos Mercer left the northwest with his wife and children and a few household goods in 1847 on account of hard-times in Illinois. They travelled overland with a team and light wagon by way of Peoria and Galena to Mineral Point. Mr. Mercer tried lead mining for three weeks, but failing to make a success of it, left his family at Mineral Point and walked north until he struck the Wisconsin river at Leech's Crossing, a short distance from old Richland City. He crossed the river on a log canoe furnished by Mr. Leech. Coming to the mouth of Bear Creek he spent the night with the McClouds and in the morning bargained for 80 acres which he improved and sold in 1852. It was then that he purchased the farm in the Spring Green area where he and his family lived for 58 years. There were only three ahead of the Mercers when they reached their new farm: Dalby on the D. E. Mead farm; Rodgers where Vet Peck later lived and Evan Jones at High Bank. The post office for this region was at Franklin known more recently as Highland. The village of Spring Green had not yet been born. Sam Mercer married Emma Rutherford at Arena on Jan. 27, 1872. At one time they were proclaimed the oldest married couple in the United States. They had been married 77 years at the time of Mr. Mercer's death in 1949. Mr. Mercer embraced his wife a few days before he died and observed, using his pet name for her: "Well, sweet Marie, if we had been put down on a bare rock we would have made a living." And the "rock" must have seemed mighty bare at times because years ago the Mercers took-off for Iowa and later moved on to Missouri by covered wagon. Here they were stopped and questioned by Frank and Jesse James and the mother of the desperadoes became their nearest neighbor when they settled at Whitman, Mo. They were in Marrville, Mo. the day President Garfield was shot. 1901 found them homesteading up at Willow Lake, South Dakota and, after living elsewhere in the state, they finally took up permanent residence at Sioux Falls. But Mrs. Emma Mercer still considers herself a Sauk County and Wisconsin girl even though she has been away so many years. She is particularly happy when her own relatives from Wisconsin are able to come to her birthday party. Clarence McCarthy and his family from Benton, Wis. were there this year. Mr. McCarthy is a nephew and used to farm in Bear Vally before moving to Benton and obtaining employment in Dubuque.6 Emma Maria Rutherford lived with Pearl Miranda Mercer in March 1961 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.
Father*Andrew Stephenson Rutherford b. 1831
Mother*Sarah Ann Simons b. 6 Feb 1835

Children of Emma Maria Rutherford and Samuel Mercer

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0706. Page 157A. ED258. Dwelling 251.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Dwelling 12. Stamp 131.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62. Dwelling 34.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 2A. ED197. Dwelling 28.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35-12. Dwelling 8.
  6. [S206] The Capital Times, 'The Capital Times', Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday, Sept. 7, 1957, by Harry Johnson.

Andrew Stephenson Rutherford

M, b. 1831
     Andrew Stephenson Rutherford was born in 1831 at Sauk, Wisconsin, also reported as Ohio. He married Sarah Ann Simons in 1852 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
     Andrew Stephenson Rutherford was also known as Andrew Stevenson.

Children of Andrew Stephenson Rutherford and Sarah Ann Simons