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John MERCER

Male 1830 - 1904  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name John MERCER 
    Born CA 1830  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Birth date on headstone is Jun 9 1826, and the 1900 Census also shows it as June 1826, with birthplace Pennsylvania. But age 40 in the 1870 Census, and age 50 in the 1880 Census, put it in about 1830, with birthplace Ohio in both cases.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Monroe Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880, 1900  Centerville District, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [1, 2, 3
    Residence Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 26 Feb 1904  Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Riggs Chapel, Josephs Mills, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I82918  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2016 

    Family Lucetta Ann THOMAS,   b. 8 Aug 1843, Malaga, Monroe Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1928, Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 13 May 1865  Monroe Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • 1870 Census, Monroe Co, Ohio (Malaga Township), enumerated on Jul 28 1870:
      John Mercer (or Messer), 40, farmer, value of real estate $990, value of personal estate $490; Lucetta, 26; Elizabeth A, 5; Jonathan, 2; unnamed male infant, 8 months, born in September; John M. Mercer, 12, works on farm. All born in Ohio.

      1880 Census, Tyler Co, WV (Centerville District), enumerated on Jun 5 1880:
      John Musser, 50, b. Ohio, farmer; wife Lucetta, 35, b. Ohio, cannot read/write; dau Elizabeth, 14, b. Ohio; son Johnson, 11, b. Ohio; son Steward, 8, b. Ohio; son Tilden, 5, b. WVa; dau Margaret, 2, b. WVa.

      1900 Census, Tyler Co, WV (Centerville District), enumerated on Jun 30 1900:
      John Mercer, 73, b. Jun 1826 in Pa, farmer, married 35 yrs; wife Luzettia, 56, b. 1843 in Ohio, married 35 yrs, mother of 9 children (all still living); son Orton, 17, b. Dec 1882 in WVa, day laborer; son Otto, 14, b. Sep 1885 in WVa.

      1910 Census, Tyler Co, WV (Centerville District), enumerated on Apr 22 1910:
      Lucetta Mercer, 65, farmer, widowed, mother of 9 children (6 still living); grandson William George, 15, b. WVa.

      1920 Census, Tyler Co, WV (Centerville District), enumerated on Jan 14/15 1920 at Camp Mistake Run:
      Lucettia Mercer, 76, b. Ohio, widowed; dau Woodie Mercer, 39, b. WVa, divorced, farm manager; grandson Willie George, 25, b. WVa, single, telephone lineman; grandson Williard Underwood, 14, b. WVa. [6, 7, 8]
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ann MERCER,   b. 31 Aug 1865, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1904  (Age 39 years)
    +2. Jonathan MERCER,   b. 1 Sep 1867, Malaga, Monroe Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1948, Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. James Calvin MERCER,   b. 6 Jan 1870, Malaga, Monroe Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1954, Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Stewart MERCER,   b. 25 Apr 1872, Monroe Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1944, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Tilden MERCER,   b. 1 Apr 1875, Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1957, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Margaret J. "Maggie" MERCER,   b. 2 Nov 1877, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1957, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +7. Woodie MERCER,   b. 19 Jun 1880, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1957  (Age 77 years)
    +8. Orton MERCER,   b. 14 Dec 1882, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1967, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. Otto MERCER,   b. 13 Sep 1885, Centerville, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1904, Centerville, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Family ID F35474  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1904 - Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Spring Hill Cemetery, Riggs Chapel, Josephs Mills, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1972] 1870 Census.

    2. [S2126] 1880 Census, Tyler County, WV.

    3. [S2136] 1900 Census, Tyler County, WV.

    4. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    5. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    6. [S1570] Obituary of son.

    7. [S1604] Death record of son.

    8. [S1567] Marriage record of son.