Ephriam Roler Mercer

M, b. 18 November 1890, d. 24 October 1983
Father*Samuel Mercer b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 8 Nov 1949
Mother*Emma Maria Rutherford b. 28 Jun 1854, d. 11 Jan 1964
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEphriam Roler Mercer was also known as Ephraim.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 November 1890Ephriam Roler Mercer was born on 18 November 1890 at Anthon, Woodbury, Iowa, draft registration listed birth date as 18 Nov 1891.
He was the son of Samuel Mercer and Emma Maria Rutherford.
Marriagecirca 1911Ephriam Roler Mercer married Desdemonia Estella Miller, circa 1911.
Death24 October 1983Ephriam Roler Mercer died on 24 October 1983 at Multnomah, Oregon, at age 92.
Burialafter 24 October 1983He was buried after 24 October 1983 at Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 June 1900Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, WisconsinEphriam Roler Mercer was listed as a son in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, Wisconsin.1
28 April 1910Kolls, Lyman, South DakotaEphriam Roler Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Kolls, Lyman, South Dakota.2
10 January 1920Lincoln, Hyde, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota, Next door to his father, Samuel Mercer..3
7 April 1930Quinn, Pennington, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Quinn, Pennington, South Dakota.4
  • Ephriam Roler Mercer obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.
  • On 5 June 1917 at World War I Draft Registration, Stanley, South Dakota, listed dependents as wife, child and blind brother.
  • He lived in June 1963 at Wall, Pennington, South Dakota.

Child of Ephriam Roler Mercer and Desdemonia Estella Miller

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Dwelling 12. Stamp 131.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED53. Dwelling 7.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 2A. ED197. Dwelling 28.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED52-17. Dwelling 35.

Desdemonia Estella Miller

F, b. January 1894, d. 21 October 1969
Father*William B. Miller b. Jul 1853, d. 1939
Mother*Desdemonia E. (?) b. Apr 1866, d. 1939
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDesdemonia Estella Miller was also known as Desdamonia.
NicknameDesdemonia Estella Miller also went by the name of Dessie.
Married Namecirca 1911As of circa 1911,her married name was Mercer.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJanuary 1894Desdemonia Estella Miller was born in January 1894 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of William B. Miller and Desdemonia E. (?).
Marriagecirca 1911Ephriam Roler Mercer married Desdemonia Estella Miller, circa 1911.
Death21 October 1969She died on 21 October 1969 at age 75.
Burialafter 21 October 1969She was buried after 21 October 1969 at Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 June 1900Arlington, Washington, NebraskaDesdemonia Estella Miller was listed as a daughter in William B. Miller's household on the 1900 Census at Arlington, Washington, Nebraska.1
1 May 1905Fairmount, Leavenworth, KansasDesdemonia Estella Miller appeared on the census of 1 May 1905 in the household of Desdemonia E. (?) at Fairmount, Leavenworth, Kansas; living with W. A. Barnard.
26 April 1910Pierre Ward 2, Hughes, South DakotaDesdemonia Estella Miller was listed as a daughter in William B. Miller's household on the 1910 Census at Pierre Ward 2, Hughes, South Dakota.2
10 January 1920Lincoln, Hyde, South DakotaDesdemonia Estella Miller was listed as wife in Ephriam Roler Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota; Next door to his father, Samuel Mercer.3
7 April 1930Quinn, Pennington, South DakotaDesdemonia Estella Miller was listed as wife in Ephriam Roler Mercer's household on the 1930 Census at Quinn, Pennington, South Dakota.4

Child of Desdemonia Estella Miller and Ephriam Roler Mercer

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 26.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED228. Dwelling 236.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 2A. ED197. Dwelling 28.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED52-17. Dwelling 35.

Joseph Amos West

M, b. 16 September 1866, d. 27 January 1934
Father*Joseph West b. Oct 1818, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Emma Mary Needham b. c 1827, d. b 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph Amos West was also known as Amos.
Name VariationJoseph Amos West was also known as J. Amos.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 September 1866Joseph Amos West was born on 16 September 1866 at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa, also reported as Sept 1865.
He was the son of Joseph West and Emma Mary Needham.
Marriage16 October 1889Jennie Caroline Mercer married Joseph Amos West at Dakota City, Dakota, Nebraska, on 16 October 1889.
Death27 January 1934He died on 27 January 1934 at age 67 Certificate of Death #C-97-342.
Census DateLocationDescription
7 June 1870Wyoming, Jones, IowaJoseph Amos West was listed in Joseph West's household on the 1870 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.1
1880Wyoming, Jones, IowaJoseph Amos West was listed as a son in Joseph West's household on the 1880 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.2
1885Maple, Ida, IowaJoseph Amos West appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Joseph West at Maple, Ida, Iowa.
7 June 1900Morgan, Woodbury, IowaJoseph Amos West was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Morgan, Woodbury, Iowa, Earl Mercer living next door (servant).3
21 April 1910Miller, Woodbury, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Miller, Woodbury, Iowa.4
19 January 1920Kedron, Woodbury, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Kedron, Woodbury, Iowa, living next door to brother-in-law Nels Eastman.5
12 May 1930Miller, Woodbury, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Miller, Woodbury, Iowa.6

Children of Joseph Amos West and Jennie Caroline Mercer

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 26. Dwelling 192.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0348 Page Number 401C.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED158. Dwelling 69.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 27.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED183. Dwelling 131.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED20. Dwelling 133.

Joseph West

M, b. October 1818, d. after June 1900
Life EventDateDescription
BirthOctober 1818Joseph West was born in October 1818 at England.
Marriagebefore 1848He married Emma Mary Needham before 1848 at England.
Deathafter June 1900Joseph West died after June 1900.
Census DateLocationDescription
1856Pierce, Jones, IowaJoseph West appeared on the census of 1856 at Pierce, Jones, Iowa.
14 July 1860Clay, Jones, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Clay, Jones, Iowa.1
7 June 1870Wyoming, Jones, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.2
1880Wyoming, Jones, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.3
1885Maple, Ida, IowaHe appeared on the census of 1885 at Maple, Ida, Iowa.
6 June 1900Maple, Ida, IowaHe was listed as father in Everett Anthony West's household on the 1900 Census at Maple, Ida, Iowa.4

Children of Joseph West and Emma Mary Needham

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 112. Dwelling 828.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 26. Dwelling 192.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0348 Page Number 401C.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED50. Dwelling 43.

Emma Mary Needham

F, b. circa 1827, d. before 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEmma Mary Needham was also known as Mary.
Married Namebefore 1848As of before 1848,her married name was West.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1827Emma Mary Needham was born circa 1827 at England.
Marriagebefore 1848She married Joseph West before 1848 at England.
Deathbefore 1900Emma Mary Needham died before 1900.
Census DateLocationDescription
1856Pierce, Jones, IowaEmma Mary Needham appeared on the census of 1856 in the household of Joseph West at Pierce, Jones, Iowa.
14 July 1860Clay, Jones, IowaEmma Mary Needham was listed in Joseph West's household on the 1860 Census at Clay, Jones, Iowa.1
7 June 1870Wyoming, Jones, IowaEmma Mary Needham was listed in Joseph West's household on the 1870 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.2
1880Wyoming, Jones, IowaEmma Mary Needham was listed as wife in Joseph West's household on the 1880 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.3
1885Maple, Ida, IowaEmma Mary Needham appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Joseph West at Maple, Ida, Iowa.

Children of Emma Mary Needham and Joseph West

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 112. Dwelling 828.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 26. Dwelling 192.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0348 Page Number 401C.

Emma Mae West

F, b. 5 March 1891, d. 16 February 1976
Father*Joseph Amos West b. 16 Sep 1866, d. 27 Jan 1934
Mother*Jennie Caroline Mercer b. 15 May 1873, d. 30 Apr 1906
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1 June 1919As of 1 June 1919,her married name was Berry.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 March 1891Emma Mae West was born on 5 March 1891 at Iowa also reported as Mar 1890.
She was the daughter of Joseph Amos West and Jennie Caroline Mercer.
Marriage1 June 1919Emma Mae West married Elmer L. Berry, on 1 June 1919.
Death16 February 1976Emma Mae West died on 16 February 1976 at South Gate, Los Angeles, California, at age 84.1
Census DateLocationDescription
7 June 1900Morgan, Woodbury, IowaEmma Mae West was listed as a daughter in Joseph Amos West's household on the 1900 Census at Morgan, Woodbury, Iowa; Earl Mercer living next door (servant).2
21 April 1910Miller, Woodbury, IowaEmma Mae West was listed as a daughter in Joseph Amos West's household on the 1910 Census at Miller, Woodbury, Iowa.3
2 April 1930Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CaliforniaEmma Mae West was listed as wife in Elmer L. Berry's household on the 1930 Census at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.4
  • Emma Mae West obtained US Social Security Card at California; last residence South Gate, Los Angeles, California.

Citations

  1. [S204] California Death Records (published).
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED158. Dwelling 69.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 27.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED380. Dwelling 15.

Elmer L. Berry

M, b. 10 December 1890, d. November 1979
Father*Charles Berry b. Aug 1857
Mother*Margaret (?) b. Feb 1868
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 December 1890Elmer L. Berry was born on 10 December 1890 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Charles Berry and Margaret (?).
Marriage1 June 1919Emma Mae West married Elmer L. Berry, on 1 June 1919.
DeathNovember 1979He died in November 1979 at age 88.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 June 1900Fairchild, Eau Claire, WisconsinElmer L. Berry was listed as a son in Charles Berry's household on the 1900 Census at Fairchild, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.1
1910Rapid Ward 4, Pennington, South DakotaElmer L. Berry was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Rapid Ward 4, Pennington, South Dakota.2
2 April 1930Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CaliforniaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.3
  • Elmer L. Berry obtained US Social Security Card at California; last residence Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED33. Dwelling 73.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED380. Dwelling 15.

Joseph William West

M, b. 8 November 1890, d. 11 April 1951
Father*Joseph Amos West b. 16 Sep 1866, d. 27 Jan 1934
Mother*Jennie Caroline Mercer b. 15 May 1873, d. 30 Apr 1906
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph William West married Emma Summeringer.
Birth8 November 1890Joseph William West was born on 8 November 1890 at Anthon, Woodbury, Iowa, also reported as Nov 1891.
He was the son of Joseph Amos West and Jennie Caroline Mercer.
Marriage17 November 1921Joseph William West married Charlotte Bell Taylor, daughter of Melvin Taylor and Maria Zahnd, on 17 November 1921 at Dakota City, Dakota, Nebraska.
Divorcebefore 1928Joseph William West and Charlotte Bell Taylor were divorced before 1928.
Marriage27 August 1929Joseph William West married Martha Elsie Anne Head, daughter of Harvey Whitfield Head and Lydia Irene Arnold, on 27 August 1929 at Greenfield, Missouri, Marriage License, 29 August 1929.
Death11 April 1951Joseph William West died on 11 April 1951 at Winslow, Arizona, at age 60; Certificate of Death #2417-34.
Census DateLocationDescription
7 June 1900Morgan, Woodbury, IowaJoseph William West was listed as a son in Joseph Amos West's household on the 1900 Census at Morgan, Woodbury, Iowa; Earl Mercer living next door (servant).1

Children of Joseph William West and Emma Summeringer

Child of Joseph William West and Charlotte Bell Taylor

Children of Joseph William West and Martha Elsie Anne Head

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED158. Dwelling 69.

Emma Summeringer

F, b. circa 1895
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph William West married Emma Summeringer.
Birthcirca 1895She was born circa 1895.
  • Children Herbert and Evertt were left with their mother's mother and later adopted out.

Children of Emma Summeringer and Joseph William West

Charlotte Bell Taylor

F, b. circa 1903
Father*Melvin Taylor
Mother*Maria Zahnd
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 November 1921As of 17 November 1921,her married name was West.
Married Namecirca 1928As of circa 1928,her married name was Nelson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1903Charlotte Bell Taylor was born circa 1903 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Melvin Taylor and Maria Zahnd.
Marriage17 November 1921Charlotte Bell Taylor married Joseph William West, son of Joseph Amos West and Jennie Caroline Mercer, on 17 November 1921 at Dakota City, Dakota, Nebraska.
Divorcebefore 1928Charlotte Bell Taylor and Joseph William West were divorced before 1928.
Marriagecirca 1928Charlotte Bell Taylor married Emil Nelson circa 1928.
Census DateLocationDescription
21 April 1930Pierre, Hughes, South DakotaCharlotte Bell Taylor was listed as wife in Emil Nelson's household on the 1930 Census at Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota.1

Child of Charlotte Bell Taylor and Joseph William West

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED33-13. Dwelling 60.

Melvin Taylor

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMaria Zahnd married Melvin Taylor.

Child of Melvin Taylor and Maria Zahnd

Maria Zahnd

F
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMaria Zahnd married Melvin Taylor.

Child of Maria Zahnd and Melvin Taylor

Martha Elsie Anne Head

F, b. 22 January 1894, d. 30 January 1972
Father*Harvey Whitfield Head b. 8 Feb 1854, d. 25 Jul 1937
Mother*Lydia Irene Arnold b. 27 Feb 1863, d. 1948
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMartha Elsie Anne Head was also known as Annie.
Name VariationMartha Elsie Anne Head was also known as Martha A.
Married Namebefore 1927As of before 1927,her married name was Doty.
Married Name27 August 1929As of 27 August 1929,her married name was West.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 January 1894Martha Elsie Anne Head was born on 22 January 1894 at Arkansas.
She was the daughter of Harvey Whitfield Head and Lydia Irene Arnold.
Marriagebefore 1927Martha Elsie Anne Head married Jessie Doty before 1927.
Marriage27 August 1929Martha Elsie Anne Head married Joseph William West, son of Joseph Amos West and Jennie Caroline Mercer, on 27 August 1929 at Greenfield, Missouri, Marriage License, 29 August 1929.
Death30 January 1972Martha Elsie Anne Head died on 30 January 1972 at age 78.
Census DateLocationDescription
29 June 1900Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasMartha Elsie Anne Head was listed as a daughter in Harvey Whitfield Head's household on the 1900 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.1
14 May 1910Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasMartha Elsie Anne Head was listed as a daughter in Harvey Whitfield Head's household on the 1910 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.2

Children of Martha Elsie Anne Head and Joseph William West

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED26. Dwelling 431.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED19. Dwelling 215.

Harvey Whitfield Head

M, b. 8 February 1854, d. 25 July 1937
Father*Charles Whitfield Head b. 1831, d. b 1860
Mother*Winney Caroline Grigsby b. 1832
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 February 1854Harvey Whitfield Head was born on 8 February 1854 at Georgia also reported as Arkansas or Tennessee.
He was the son of Charles Whitfield Head and Winney Caroline Grigsby.
Marriagecirca 1879Lydia Irene Arnold married Harvey Whitfield Head, circa 1879.
Death25 July 1937He died on 25 July 1937 at age 83.
Census DateLocationDescription
29 June 1860Birch Prairie, Shannon, MissouriHarvey Whitfield Head was listed in Winney Caroline Grigsby's household on the 1860 Census at Birch Prairie, Shannon, Missouri.1
18 August 1870Myatt, Fulton, ArkansasHarvey Whitfield Head was listed in Winney Caroline Grigsby's household on the 1870 Census at Myatt, Fulton, Arkansas.2
1880Myatt, Fulton, ArkansasHarvey Whitfield Head was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Myatt, Fulton, Arkansas, living 2 doors away from Winnie Head.3
29 June 1900Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.4
14 May 1910Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.5
20 January 1920Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.6
14 April 1930Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.7

Children of Harvey Whitfield Head and Lydia Irene Arnold

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 29. Dwelling 240.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 2. Page 68.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0045 Sheet 4D.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED26. Dwelling 431.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED19. Dwelling 215.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED19. Dwelling 256.
  7. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25-9. Dwelling 52.

Lydia Irene Arnold

F, b. 27 February 1863, d. 1948
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLydia Irene Arnold was also known as Lydia A.
Name VariationLydia Irene Arnold was also known as Liddia R.
Name VariationLydia Irene Arnold was also known as Liddie.
Married Namecirca 1879As of circa 1879,her married name was Head.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 February 1863Lydia Irene Arnold was born on 27 February 1863 at Arkansas.
Marriagecirca 1879Lydia Irene Arnold married Harvey Whitfield Head, circa 1879.
Death1948Lydia Irene Arnold died in 1948.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Myatt, Fulton, ArkansasLydia Irene Arnold was listed as wife in Harvey Whitfield Head's household on the 1880 Census at Myatt, Fulton, Arkansas; living 2 doors away from Winnie Head.1
29 June 1900Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasLydia Irene Arnold was listed as a daughter in Harvey Whitfield Head's household on the 1900 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.2
14 May 1910Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasLydia Irene Arnold was listed as a daughter in Harvey Whitfield Head's household on the 1910 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.3
20 January 1920Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasLydia Irene Arnold was listed as a daughter in Harvey Whitfield Head's household on the 1920 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.4
14 April 1930Mammoth Spring, Fulton, ArkansasLydia Irene Arnold was listed as a daughter in Harvey Whitfield Head's household on the 1930 Census at Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.5
  • Lydia Irene Arnold had 10 with 9 living in 1900 children.
  • She had 11 with 10 living in 1910 children.

Children of Lydia Irene Arnold and Harvey Whitfield Head

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0045 Sheet 4D.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED26. Dwelling 431.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED19. Dwelling 215.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED19. Dwelling 256.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25-9. Dwelling 52.

Herbert McQueen

M
Father*Joseph William West b. 8 Nov 1890, d. 11 Apr 1951
Mother*Emma Summeringer b. c 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Herbert McQueen was the son of Joseph William West and Emma Summeringer.
DeathHerbert McQueen died.

Evert West

M
Father*Joseph William West b. 8 Nov 1890, d. 11 Apr 1951
Mother*Emma Summeringer b. c 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Evert West was the son of Joseph William West and Emma Summeringer.
DeathEvert West died.

Joseph Melvin West

M, b. 19 October 1923
Father*Joseph William West b. 8 Nov 1890, d. 11 Apr 1951
Mother*Charlotte Bell Taylor b. c 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph Melvin West was also known as Melvin Axel West Nelson.
Life EventDateDescription
DeathJoseph Melvin West died.
MarriageJoseph Melvin West married Ida Ellen Vickery.
Birth19 October 1923Joseph Melvin West was born on 19 October 1923 at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.
He was the son of Joseph William West and Charlotte Bell Taylor.
Census DateLocationDescription
21 April 1930Pierre, Hughes, South DakotaJoseph Melvin West was listed as a step-son in Emil Nelson's household on the 1930 Census at Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED33-13. Dwelling 60.

Ida Ellen Vickery

F, b. 30 November 1926, d. 20 February 2002
Father*Russel V. Vickery b. c 1902
Mother*Sarah (?) b. c 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Nelson.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph Melvin West married Ida Ellen Vickery.
Birth30 November 1926She was born on 30 November 1926 at King, Washington.
She was the daughter of Russel V. Vickery and Sarah (?).
Death20 February 2002Ida Ellen Vickery died on 20 February 2002 at Malheur, Oregon, at age 75.

Jean West

F, b. 16 February 1932, d. 19 February 1932
Father*Joseph William West b. 8 Nov 1890, d. 11 Apr 1951
Mother*Martha Elsie Anne Head b. 22 Jan 1894, d. 30 Jan 1972
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 February 1932Jean West was born on 16 February 1932; twin with Lindy.
She was the daughter of Joseph William West and Martha Elsie Anne Head.
Death19 February 1932Jean West died on 19 February 1932.

Lindy West

F, b. 16 February 1932, d. 19 February 1932
Father*Joseph William West b. 8 Nov 1890, d. 11 Apr 1951
Mother*Martha Elsie Anne Head b. 22 Jan 1894, d. 30 Jan 1972
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 February 1932Lindy West was born on 16 February 1932; twin with Jean.
She was the daughter of Joseph William West and Martha Elsie Anne Head.
Death19 February 1932Lindy West died on 19 February 1932.

Johnie Ivan West

M, b. 16 March 1935
Father*Joseph William West b. 8 Nov 1890, d. 11 Apr 1951
Mother*Martha Elsie Anne Head b. 22 Jan 1894, d. 30 Jan 1972
Life EventDateDescription
DeathJohnie Ivan West died.
Birth16 March 1935He was born at Mammoth Springs, Fulton, Arkansas, on 16 March 1935; Delayed Certificate of Birth #1280, 16 March 1935.
He was the son of Joseph William West and Martha Elsie Anne Head.
Marriage7 January 1956Johnie Ivan West married Beulah Mae McIntyre at Great Bend, Kansas, on 7 January 1956; Marriage License #42451, 07 January 1956.

Beulah Mae McIntyre

F, b. 19 November 1938, d. 20 May 1996
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Jester.
Married Name7 January 1956As of 7 January 1956,her married name was West.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBeulah Mae McIntyre married (?) Jester.
Birth19 November 1938Beulah Mae McIntyre was born on 19 November 1938; Standard Certificate of Birth #273-1469, 19 Nov 1938.
Marriage7 January 1956Johnie Ivan West married Beulah Mae McIntyre at Great Bend, Kansas, on 7 January 1956; Marriage License #42451, 07 January 1956.
Death20 May 1996She died on 20 May 1996 at age 57.

Jane Swayne

F, b. 1733, d. 5 February 1815
Father*Edward Swayne b. 20 Jan 1702, d. 24 Apr 1776
Mother*Sarah Fincher b. 1708, d. 1 Nov 1804
Jane Swayne Mercer signature 1758
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name29 August 1753As of 29 August 1753,her married name was Mercer.
Married Name1763As of 1763,her married name was Calvert.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1733Jane Swayne was born in 1733 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania.
She was the daughter of Edward Swayne and Sarah Fincher.
Marriage21 August 1753Jane Swayne married Joseph Mercer, son of Joseph Mercer Sr and Ann Wickersham, on 21 August 1753 at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, license listed as Jane Swane and Joseph Mercer.
Marriage record of Joseph Mercer and Jane Swane (Swayne) - 21 Aug 1753 - Wilmington, DE
Marriage1763Jane Swayne married John Calvert, son of Thomas Calvert and Sarah Williamson, in 1763.
Death5 February 1815Jane Swayne died on 5 February 1815 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • On 30 March 1754 at New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, Jane Swayne reported for marriage by a priest and being with child.
    Jane Swayne reported for marriage by a priest and being with child - 30 Mar 1754 - New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA
  • On 27 April 1754 at New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, Jane Swayne (alias Messer) reported she will come back after making up with father.
    Jane Swayne (alias Messer) reported she will come back after making up with father - 27 Apr 1754 - New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, PA
  • On 29 June 1754 at New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, Jane Mercer acknowledgement to monthly meeting: To the monthly meeting of New Garden held 29th 6th month 1754 - Whereas I have been educated and brought up amongst frends but for want of giving diligent heed to the manifestation of truth in my own heart have so far erred as to have carnal knowledge of him who is now my husband before marriage and married him without my parents consent and accomplished my marriage by a priest, which misconduct I am sorry for and takes the blame to my self hoping through divine assistance to be more careful of my ways. As witness my hand, Jane Mercer.
    Quaker Meeting Record - New Garden Monthly Meeting - 29 Jun 1754 Chester county, PA - Jane (Swayne) Mercer declaration
  • Jane Swayne was listed as a beneficiary in Joseph Mercer's will on 13 December 1758 at Chester, Pennsylvania; Probate of Joseph Mercer estate - Jane Mercer rights to father.
  • 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.
  • On 12 January 1764 at Quaker Meeting Record for Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, Women friends informs this meeting that Jane Mercer is gone out in her marriage she being with child before marriage. Therefore Swithen Chandler and Caleb Peirce are appointed to join with women friends in treating with her and of the … not appear sensible of her misconduct so as to condemn the same they are to prepare a testimony against her and produce to the next meeting for approbation and inform her thereof.
    Quaker Meeting Record - Kennett Monthly Meeting - 12 Jan 1764 Chester county, PA - Jane Mercer married and with child before marriage
  • On 16 February 1764 at Quaker Meeting Record for Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, The friends appointed in Jane Colbert (Calvert) case report they have answered the direction of last meeting therein and returned of testimony which have follows: Whereas Jane Colbert (formerly Mercer a widow) made a profession of truth amongst us, but for want of giving due heed to us dictates thereof in her own heart as she ought, it appears she hath been guilty of fornication, and also accomplished her marriage out of the approved way of friends, and the appearing not capable to satisfy friends for her misconduct, therefore we accom… said Jane Colbert as member of our religion society, until she comes to a light of her error to as to make suitable satisfaction for the same, which that she may is our sincere desire, given forth from our monthly meeting of Kennett held at Center of 16th day of the 2 month 1764, signed by order of same by Caleb Peirce.
    Quaker Meeting Record - Kennett Monthly Meeting - 16 Feb 1764 Chester county, PA - Jane Mercer (now Calvert)
  • On 12 April 1764 at Quaker Meeting Record for Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, Friends documenting charges against Jane Colbert aka Calvert (formerly Mercer, a widow).
    Quaker Meeting Record - Kennett Monthly Meeting - 12 Apr 1764 Chester county, PA - charges against Jane Colbert aka Calvert (formerly Mercer a widow)
  • In 1765 at Quaker Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania, disowned for neglecting meetings.
  • Jane Swayne witnessed the will of Edward Swayne on 16 June 1775 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania; SWAYNE, EDWARD. East Marlborough. June 16, 1775. May 11, 1776. To wife Sarah plantation whereon I now dwell during life and at her decease to be sold, also all household goods. To son Edward 5 shillings. To son Jonathan £20. To daughters Jane Calvert and Hannah Yarnall 5 shillings each. To son Jesse £45. To daughter Sarah England £5. To son Robert £45. To daughter Elizabeth Ailes £25. To daughter Martha Swayne £30. Remainder to 3 daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and Martha. Executor: Friend William Swayne.
    Wit: Jesse Miller, Frs. Swayne.

Children of Jane Swayne and Joseph Mercer

Mary Mitchell Barnes

F, b. 3 November 1756, d. 28 June 1797
Father*James Enid Barnes
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell Lindley b. 1737
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name6 March 1775As of 6 March 1775,her married name was Mercer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 November 1756Mary Mitchell Barnes was born on 3 November 1756 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
She was the daughter of James Enid Barnes and Elizabeth Mitchell Lindley.
Marriage6 March 1775Mary Mitchell Barnes married Amos Mercer, son of Joseph Mercer and Jane Swayne, 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
Death28 June 1797Mary Mitchell Barnes died on 28 June 1797 at Mifflin, Pennsylvania, at age 40 also reported as 28 May 1797.
  • Mary Mitchell Barnes was Amos was forced out of the Quaker religion because he married Mary Barnes in 1775.

Children of Mary Mitchell Barnes and Amos Mercer

Amos Mercer Jr

M, b. 9 January 1776, d. 15 September 1802
Father*Amos Mercer b. 8 Mar 1755, d. Apr 1816
Mother*Mary Mitchell Barnes b. 3 Nov 1756, d. 28 Jun 1797
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAmos Mercer Jr married Mary (?).
Birth9 January 1776Amos Mercer Jr was born on 9 January 1776 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of Amos Mercer and Mary Mitchell Barnes.
Death15 September 1802Amos Mercer Jr died on 15 September 1802 at Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, at age 26.

David Mercer

M, b. 1777, d. 15 June 1857
Father*Amos Mercer b. 8 Mar 1755, d. Apr 1816
Mother*Mary Mitchell Barnes b. 3 Nov 1756, d. 28 Jun 1797
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1777David Mercer was born in 1777 at East Marlborough Township, Chester, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of Amos Mercer and Mary Mitchell Barnes.
Marriage1803David Mercer married Eve Kribbs, daughter of John George Kribbs and Anna Barbara Haines, in 1803 at Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Death15 June 1857David Mercer died on 15 June 1857 at Clarion, Pennsylvania.
Census DateLocationDescription
1800Wheatfield, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaDavid Mercer was referenced on Amos Mercer's household in the 1800 Census 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.
1840Red Bank, Armstrong, PennsylvaniaDavid Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Red Bank, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1.
12 September 1850Redbank, Clarion, PennsylvaniaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Redbank, Clarion, Pennsylvania.1
  • At History of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, Redbank Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, David Mercer settled the land west of the McKillip settlement. At his death the land was divided among his sons, Amos, George, Joseph, James, David, Johnson, Daniel, and Washington. Johnson still owns and resides on what is known as the old homestead.... The first saw mill was built by Henry Nolf, on Town Run. In 1830 John Shaffer built a mill on Pine Run, and as sawed lumber was in demand and timber land could be had by moving on it, others engaged in the same business. David Mercer built another mill on the same Run in 1835.

Children of David Mercer and Eve Kribbs

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 268. Dwelling 1860.

John Mercer

M, b. 3 June 1778, d. 1812
Father*Amos Mercer b. 8 Mar 1755, d. Apr 1816
Mother*Mary Mitchell Barnes b. 3 Nov 1756, d. 28 Jun 1797
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 June 1778John Mercer was born on 3 June 1778 at Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of Amos Mercer and Mary Mitchell Barnes.
Death1812John Mercer died in 1812 at in the War of 1812.
Census DateLocationDescription
1800Wheatfield, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaJohn Mercer was referenced on Amos Mercer's household in the 1800 Census 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.

Jane Mercer

F, b. 14 January 1783, d. 5 July 1865
Father*Amos Mercer b. 8 Mar 1755, d. Apr 1816
Mother*Mary Mitchell Barnes b. 3 Nov 1756, d. 28 Jun 1797
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name6 April 1802As of 6 April 1802,her married name was Kelso.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 January 1783Jane Mercer was born at Cumberland or Venango, Pennsylvania, on 14 January 1783.
She was the daughter of Amos Mercer and Mary Mitchell Barnes.
Marriage6 April 1802Jane Mercer married Robert Kelso, son of Daniel Kelso and Mary McAllister, on 6 April 1802 at Venango, Pennsylvania, also reported as Crawford county, PA.
Death5 July 1865Jane Mercer died on 5 July 1865 at Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, at age 82.
Burialafter 5 July 1865She was buried after 5 July 1865 at Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell, Illinois.
Census DateLocationDescription
1800Wheatfield, Westmoreland, PennsylvaniaJane Mercer was referenced on Amos Mercer's household in the 1800 Census 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.

Children of Jane Mercer and Robert Kelso

Robert Kelso

M, b. 26 December 1778, d. 21 October 1836
Father*Daniel Kelso b. 1743, d. 24 Dec 1816
Mother*Mary McAllister b. 1744
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 December 1778Robert Kelso was born on 26 December 1778 at New Boston, New Hampshire.
He was the son of Daniel Kelso and Mary McAllister.
Marriage6 April 1802Robert Kelso married Jane Mercer, daughter of Amos Mercer and Mary Mitchell Barnes, on 6 April 1802 at Venango, Pennsylvania, also reported as Crawford county, PA.
Death21 October 1836Robert Kelso died on 21 October 1836 at Rising Sun, Switzerland, Indiana, at age 57 also reported as 23 Oct 1832.
Burialafter 21 October 1836He was buried after 21 October 1836 at Log Lick Cemetery, Florence, Switzerland, Indiana.

Children of Robert Kelso and Jane Mercer