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Descendants of Richard Mercer

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. RICHARD1 MERCER was born Abt. 1630, and died Aft. 1652. He married ANN Bef. 1652. She was born Abt. 1630, and died 1694 in Adderbury, Oxford, England.

Notes for RICHARD MERCER:

may also be named Edward

Notes for ANN:

buried 12/12/1694 St Mary

may also be named Elizabeth

 

Child of RICHARD MERCER and ANN is:

2. i. THOMAS2 MERCER, b. Abt. 1652, Adderbury, Oxford, England; d. Bef. September 13, 1716, (Chester) Thornbury, PA.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. THOMAS2 MERCER (RICHARD1) was born Abt. 1652 in Adderbury, Oxford, England, and died Bef. September 13, 1716 in (Chester) Thornbury, PA. He married MARY GREENAWAY 1684 in England, daughter of JOHN GREENAWAY. She was born January 20, 1665/66 in Portsmouth, St Thomas, England, and died Bef. August 03, 1723 in (Chester) Westtown, PA.

Notes for THOMAS MERCER:

emigrated to america about 1681

may also be named George

Notes for MARY GREENAWAY:

Must have been married previous to Thomas. Last name also listed at Perry in info from janice

 

Child of THOMAS MERCER and MARY GREENAWAY is:

3. i. THOMAS3 MERCER, b. Abt. October 20, 1694, (Chester) Westtown Twp.PA; d. Bef. January 28, 1758, (Chester) Westtown Twp. PA.

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. THOMAS3 MERCER (THOMAS2, RICHARD1) was born Abt. October 20, 1694 in (Chester) Westtown Twp.PA, and died Bef. January 28, 1758 in (Chester) Westtown Twp. PA. He married HANNAH TAYLOR January 26, 1710/11 in (Chester) PA, daughter of JOSIAH TAYLOR and ELIZABETH PENNELL. She was born Abt. 1691, and died Bef. 1758.

Notes for THOMAS MERCER:

possibly born in BAnbury, Oxfordshire, England

 

Child of THOMAS MERCER and HANNAH TAYLOR is:

4. i. ROBERT4 MERCER, b. September 28, 1716, (Chester) Westtown Twp. PA; d. September 08, 1785.

 

Generation No. 4

 

4. ROBERT4 MERCER (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, RICHARD1) was born September 28, 1716 in (Chester) Westtown Twp. PA, and died September 08, 1785. He married OLIVE PYLE September 01, 1734 in (Chester) PA, daughter of WILLIAM PYLE and OLIVE BENNETT. She was born January 27, 1716/17 in PA, and died 1780.

 

Child of ROBERT MERCER and OLIVE PYLE is:

5. i. ROBERT5 MERCER, b. July 19, 1741, (Chester) PA; d. May 13, 1820, (Monogalia) Morgantown, WV.

 

Generation No. 5

 

5. ROBERT5 MERCER (ROBERT4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, RICHARD1) was born July 19, 1741 in (Chester) PA, and died May 13, 1820 in (Monogalia) Morgantown, WV. He married ELIZABETH BROWN February 17, 1766, daughter of JOHN BROWN and ELIZABETH MERCER. She was born 1748 in (Chester) PA, and died May 18, 1833 in (Berkeley) VA.

Notes for ROBERT MERCER:

Provided patriotic service in the Revolutionary War - supplied horses and gave other material aid to Colonial Army

Notes for ELIZABETH BROWN:

aka Betsy

 

Children of ROBERT MERCER and ELIZABETH BROWN are:

6. i. JOSEPH6 MERCER, b. April 07, 1770, (Fayette) Redstone, PA; d. Bef. September 19, 1833, (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH.

ii. JOHN MERCER, b. October 10, 1768; d. 1865, (Belmont) OH; m. MARY ANN BABB, September 12, 1792, (Frederick) VA.

Notes for JOHN MERCER:

Buried in Pleasant Grove (Belmont) OH

iii. ROBERT II MERCER, b. Abt. September 05, 1772, (Chester) PA; d. Bef. July 01, 1851, (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH; m. HANNAH MERCER?, November 18, 1797, (Frederick) VA.

iv. LEVI D MERCER, b. July 18, 1780, VA; d. March 21, 1850, (Ashland) OH; m. SARAH MARTIN, March 20, 1800, (Monongolia) WV.

v. ABNER MERCER, b. December 26, 1787, (Monongolia) WV; d. 1830; m. AGNESS NANCY BRAND, October 26, 1814, (Monongolia) VA.

 

Generation No. 6

 

6. JOSEPH6 MERCER (ROBERT5, ROBERT4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, RICHARD1) was born April 07, 1770 in (Fayette) Redstone, PA, and died Bef. September 19, 1833 in (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH. He married COMFORT NOTTINGHAM September 09, 1790 in (Frederick) Winchester, VA, daughter of JONATHAN NOTTINGHAM and MARY HALL. She was born 1766 in Delaware, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH.

Notes for JOSEPH MERCER:

buried: Mercer Cemetery (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH

Info from history book provided by Janice Harrison

They were in present Beaver county, PA by 1802

death date may be 7 Aug 1835 or 2 Aug 1835 or 1834

Notes for COMFORT NOTTINGHAM:

buried: Mercer Cemetery (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH

 

Children of JOSEPH MERCER and COMFORT NOTTINGHAM are:

i. MARY "POLLY"7 MERCER, b. Abt. 1797; d. November 23, 1869; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON CLAAR, JR, March 07, 1821, (Beaver) PA; b. March 12, 1798, (Bedford) PA; d. July 07, 1890, (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH.

Notes for MARY "POLLY" MERCER:

buried: Four Mile Cemetery, Jackson County, OH

Pictures of tombstone from Jance Harrison

72 yrs. 10ms at death

 

Story told to the family - this was a scam to get money from the family:

For many years the Mercer relatives took up money at renuions to pay lawyers to try to get a claim to Manhattan settled as they thought they had settled there and owned a part of Manhattan. The claim was never resolved.

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON CLAAR, JR:

buried: Four Mile Cemetery, Jackson County, OH

Pictures of tombstone from Jance Harrison.

Served in war of 1812 in Pennsylvania Militia in Wm Calhoun's Company

ii. NOTTINGHAM MERCER, b. Abt. April 04, 1789, (Monongolia) VA or WV; d. September 27, 1875, (Mercer) Washington Twp, OH; m. HANNA TREXLER, December 01, 1814, Scioto County, OH.

Notes for NOTTINGHAM MERCER:

buried: Macedon Cem (Mercer) Washington Twp, OH

Info from history book provided by Janice Harrison

Nottingham and his uncle Levi were in Ohio before Jackson County was erected in 1816.

iii. ROBERT MERCER, b. November 25, 1795, (Beaver) PA; d. May 20, 1853, (Beaver) Racoon Twp, PA; m. ELIZABETH SMITH, (Beaver) PA.

iv. PHOEBE MERCER, b. February 14, 1800, (Beaver) PA; d. 1892, (Beaver) PA; m. WILLIAM CAMPBELL, (Beaver) PA.

v. SARAH "SALLY" MERCER, b. March 07, 1802, (Fayette) or (Beaver) PA; d. August 15, 1850, (Beaver) PA; m. ARTHUR CAMPBELL, (Beaver) PA.

vi. JOSEPH MERCER, b. November 06, 1806, (Beaver) PA; d. November 17, 1862, (Jackson) OH; m. ANNA DAY, April 28, 1831, (Jackson) OH.

Notes for JOSEPH MERCER:

had 13 children, 10 born in Ohio

vii. ELIZABETH MERCER, m. EZEKIEL BOGGS, 1835, (Jackson) OH.