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Descendants of Christopher MERCER/MESSER

Generation No. 1 

1. Christopher1 MERCER/MESSER was born in England, and died 1671 in Barbados, West Indies.

 Notes for Christopher MERCER/MESSER:

Mercer/Messer Research of: Mary Markley With her permission.
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Child of Christopher MERCER/MESSER is:

+ 2 i. Joseph2 MERCER/MESSER, born ca 1650 in England; died Aft. 1718 in VA, probably Norfolk Co, VA.

Generation No. 2

 2. Joseph2 MERCER/MESSER (Christopher1) was born ca 1650 in England, and died Aft. 1718 in VA, probably Norfolk Co, VA.

Notes for Joseph MERCER/MESSER:
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Child of Joseph MERCER/MESSER is:

+ 3 i. John3 MERCER/MESSER, born ca 1685 in VA; died 1751 in VA.

Generation No. 3 

3. John3 MERCER/MESSER (Joseph2, Christopher1) was born ca 1685 in VA, and died 1751 in VA.

Notes for John MERCER/MESSER:
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Child of John MERCER/MESSER is:

+ 4 i. Samuel4 MERCER/MESSER, born ca 1718 in VA; died Bet. 1760 - 1764 in Bladen Co, NC. 

Generation No. 4

4. Samuel4 MERCER/MESSER (John3, Joseph2, Christopher1) was born ca 1718 in VA, and died Bet. 1760 - 1764 in Bladen Co, NC.

 Notes for Samuel MERCER/MESSER:
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Child of Samuel MERCER/MESSER is:

+ 5 i. Peter5 MERCER/MESSER, born ca 1738; died Bet. 1786 - 1796 in Cumberland Co, NC.

 Generation No. 5

5. Peter5 MERCER/MESSER (Samuel4, John3, Joseph2, Christopher1) was born ca 1738, and died Bet. 1786 - 1796 in Cumberland Co, NC.

 Notes for Peter MERCER/MESSER:
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Child of Peter MERCER/MESSER is:

+ 6 i. William6 MERCER/MESSER, born 1762 in Cumberland Co, NC; died Dec 1817 in Jasper Co, GA.

Generation No. 6

6. William6 MERCER/MESSER (Peter5, Samuel4, John3, Joseph2, Christopher1) was born 1762 in Cumberland Co, NC, and died Dec 1817 in Jasper Co, GA. He married Martha. She died Aft. 1818.

 Notes for William MERCER/MESSER:
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Children of William MERCER/MESSER and Martha are:

7 i. Charity7 MERCER. She married David KING.

8 ii. Joseph MERCER, born Bet. 1780 - 1790; died 1823 in Henry Co, GA. He married Never married.

+ 9 iii. Patience MERCER, born 1781 in SC; died Aft. 1860.

+ 10 iv. Elizabeth MERCER, born 1787 in Edgefield Dist,S.C.; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Carroll Co,GA.

11 v. Martha MERCER, born 1788 in Edgefield Co, SC; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Lauderdale Co, MS. She married John HAND; born 1795 in SC.

+ 12 vi. James MERCER, born Bet. 1790 - 1800 in SC; died 1850 in Henry Co, GA.

+ 13 vii. William MERCER, born 1790 in SC; died Bet. 1861 - 1870 in Randolph Co, AL.

14 viii. Samuel MERCER, born 1792 in SC; died Dec 1842 in Henry Co. GA had 6 children, John HAIL Adm.. He married Mary?.

+ 15 ix. John W. MERCER, born ca 1797 in Orangeburgh Dist, Edgefield Co, SC; died 31 May 1865 in Franklin Co, AL.

  

Generation No. 7

9. Patience7 MERCER (William6 MERCER/MESSER, Peter5, Samuel4, John3, Joseph2, Christopher1) was born 1781 in SC, and died Aft. 1860. She married Rueben HAND Bef. 1809. He was born Bet. 1780 - 1790.

Children of Patience MERCER and Rueben HAND are:

16 i. female8 HAND, born Bet. 1810 - 1815.

17 ii. male HAND, born Bet. 1810 - 1815.

18 iii. female HAND, born Bet. 1820 - 1825.

19 iv. male HAND, born Bet. 1825 - 1830.

10. Elizabeth7 MERCER (William6 MERCER/MESSER, Peter5, Samuel4, John3, Joseph2, Christopher1) was born 1787 in Edgefield Dist,S.C., and died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Carroll Co,GA. She married Dennis M. KNOWLES 22 Mar 1810 in Jasper Co, GA, son of Zachariah KNOWLES and Anastasia. He was born ca 1785 in Somerset Co, MD ( Sussex Co, Delaware), and died 17 Apr 1877 in Carroll Co,GA.

 Notes for Elizabeth MERCER:

Notes for Dennis M. KNOWLES:

Children of Elizabeth MERCER and Dennis KNOWLES are:

20 i. Mary Ann8 KNOWLES, born 19 Jan 1811 in Jasper Co,GA; died 24 Aug 1878 in Clay Co, AL. She married Christopher Edward JORDAN 23 Sep 1834 in Newton Co, GA; born 21 Jun 1809 in Edgefield Co, SC; died 07 Nov 1895 in Tina, Cleburne Co, AR.

 Notes for Mary Ann KNOWLES:

 Notes for Christopher Edward JORDAN:

  21 ii. George W. KNOWLES, born ca 1813 in GA; died Aft. 1880. He married (1) Mary A.B. SIVELY; born 1830 in GA. He married (2) Luville ca 1835; born 1817 in GA.

Notes for George W. KNOWLES:

Notes for Mary A.B. SIVELY:

Last name furnished by Juanita L. Miller

  22 iii. Martha M. KNOWLES, born ca 1815; died Aft. 1878. She married William KEY 07 Nov 1833 in Newton Co, GA; born ca 1808 in GA.

 Notes for William KEY: 

23 iv. Zachariah KNOWLES, born ca 1817 in GA; died Aft. 1878. He married (1) unknown name. He married (2) Levine ca 1839; born ca 1815 in GA.

 Notes for Zachariah KNOWLES:

24 v. Andrew Jackson KNOWLES, born 1820 in GA; died Aft. 1887 in Randolph Co, AL. He married Susan MOON 01 Jun 1843 in Carroll Co,GA; born 1826 in GA. 

Notes for Andrew Jackson KNOWLES: 

25 vi. John William KNOWLES, Rev., born 13 Feb 1822 in Jasper Co, GA; died 13 May 1912 in Clay Co, AL. He married (1) Mary Jane SMITH ca 1842; born 21 Oct 1821 in Jasper Co, GA; died 04 Nov 1876 in Clay Co, AL. He married (2) Margaret Fletcher MINTER 04 Feb 1876 in Clay Co, AL, at the residence of Sarah Minter by John R. Scott, MG, Bond by J.W. Knowles and R.F. Minter Bk A p 239; born 1849 in GA. 

Notes for John William KNOWLES, Rev.:
Research of Dianne Vickers Reed  

26 vii. Elizabeth C. KNOWLES, born 1825 in GA; died in living 1881. She married Jeffery BECK 09 Jul 1844 in Carroll Co,GA; born 29 Jul 1826 in GA.

27 viii. Angeline"Ancey" KNOWLES, born ca 1827 in GA; died Bef. 1881. She married George W. EVANS 11 Aug 1844 in Carroll Co,GA; born 1825 in GA.

28 ix. Dennis M. KNOWLES, Jr., born 1829 in GA; died Aft. 1881. He married Mary A.Wilkerson SMITH 09 Oct 1848 in Carroll Co, GA; born 1829 in GA; died Aft. 1880.

29 x. Ephraim M. KNOWLES, born 1831 in GA; died 05 Jun 1896 in Graham, Randolph Co, AL. He married (1) Melissa Mary SIMS. He married (2) P. Jane ca 1857; born 1832 in GA. 

Notes for Ephraim M. KNOWLES: 

30 xi. Harriet Frances KNOWLES, born 1832 in GA; died Aft. 1881. She Never married 

Notes for Harriet Frances KNOWLES: 

12. James7 MERCER (William6 MERCER/MESSER, Peter5, Samuel4, John3, Joseph2, Christopher1) was born Bet. 1790 - 1800 in SC, and died 1850 in Henry Co, GA. He married Martha. She was born Bet. 1790 - 1800.

Children of James MERCER and Martha are:

31 i. Female8 MERCER, born Bet. 1820 - 1825.

32 ii. male MERCER, born Bet. 1825 - 1830.  

13. William7 MERCER (William6 MERCER/MESSER, Peter5, Samuel4, John3, Joseph2, Christopher1) was born 1790 in SC, and died Bet. 1861 - 1870 in Randolph Co, AL. He married Ursula. She was born 1802 in SC.

Children of William MERCER and Ursula are:

33 i. Jeremiah8 MERCER, born 1826.

34 ii. John Clark MERCER, born 1825 in GA. He married Martha; born 1827 in GA. 

15. John W.7 MERCER (William6 MERCER/MESSER, Peter5, Samuel4, John3, Joseph2, Christopher1) was born ca 1797 in Orangeburgh Dist, Edgefield Co, SC, and died 31 May 1865 in Franklin Co, AL. He married (1) Unknown HAND ca 1818. She was born Bet. 1795 - 1804, and died Bef. 1839 in GA. He married (2) Ann M. STRICKLAND ca 1838 in GA, daughter of Eli STICKLAND. She died 14 May 1880 in Clark Co, AR. 

Notes for John W. MERCER:
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Children of John MERCER and Unknown HAND are:

35 i. Ellenora Edwards8 MERCER, born ca 1819. She married Isaac McBRIDE 11 Nov 1834 in Henry Co, GA.

36 ii. Unknown MERCER, born Bef. 1820.

37 iii. Unknown MERCER, born Bef. 1820. She married James? A. McDONALD.

38 iv. Elizabeth MERCER, born ca 1823. She married Eli BOHANNON 04 Mar 1841 in Henry Co, GA.

39 v. John Clark MERCER, born ca 1824 in GA; died 1873 in Itawamba Co, MS. He married Sarah STRICKLAND 05 Jun 1842 in Henry Co, GA.

40 vi. Mary Ann MERCER, born ca 1825; died ca 1870 in Arkadelphia, Clark Co, AR. She married (1) Abel F. HEATH 09 Sep 1843 in Henry Co, GA. She married (2) Joel STATON 25 Mar 1847 in Henry Co, GA.

41 vii. William C. MERCER, born 23 Apr 1827 in GA; died 12 Jun 1883 in Itawamba Co, MS. He married Emily Ann Francis GRANT 02 Oct 1850 in Henry Co, GA.

42 viii. Callie Adline MERCER, born ca 1830. She married William WOOD.

43 ix. James? M. MERCER, born ca 1832 in GA; died 1862 in AR. He married Lydia C. BOHANNON 10 Jul 1851 in Newton Co, GA.

44 x. Alfred Bray MERCER, born 11 Feb 1834 in GA; died 10 Aug 1902 in Etta, Union Co, MS. He married Mary Ann ROGERS Bef. 1854.

45 xi. William W. MERCER, born Aug 1836 in GA; died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in FL. He married (1) Mary Caroline PATTERSON 30 Dec 1857 in Itawamba Co, MS. He married (2) Adele L. TUCKER 06 Jan 1875 in Hillsborough Co, FL.

Children of John MERCER and Ann STRICKLAND are:

46 i. Thomas Jefferson8 MERCER, born 14 Dec 1840 in Henry Co, GA; died 27 Jul 1908 in Hall Co, TX. He married America Elizabeth DISHEROON 14 Aug 1860 in Franklin Co, AL.

47 ii. Samantha Ann MERCER, born 11 Nov 1842 in Henry Co, GA; died 13 Jun 1908 in Miller Co, AR. She married James Franklin Shaw, Rev. 23 Nov 1863 in Franklin Co, AL.

48 iii. Hilliard Polk MERCER, born 11 Sep 1844 in Henry Co, GA; died 26 Dec 1913 in Valliant, McCurtain Co, OK. He married Salida Octavia DISHEROON 25 Oct 1863 in Pleasant Site, Franklin Co, AL.

49 iv. Adeline MERCER, born 1847 in GA; died Aft. 1884 in AR.

50 v. Palmyra Cass MERCER, born 1849 in GA; died in AR. She married George Mark SHAW ca 1867 in AL.

51 vi. Andrew Columbus MERCER, born 10 Jan 1851 in GA; died 14 Sep 1918 in Lawrence Co, AL. He married Nancy Cornelia STOCKTON 10 Oct 1871 in Franklin Co, AL.

52 vii. Jessie F. MERCER, born ca 1854 in AL; died 05 Nov 1884 in Clark Co, AR. He married never married.

53 viii. Sarah Ann MERCER, born 04 Sep 1856 in AL; died 08 Sep 1900 in Fannin Co, TX. She married Robert Anderson Harvey BOLDING Mar 1870 in Franklin Co, AL.

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