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Surnames: MESSER and all variant spellings; PARTON, WARREN, RUSSELL, BOWMAN, LOUDY, MYERS, PRICE, COANRD, HIOLMAN, WILLIAMS, JOHNSON, DAVIS, CARPENTER, MILLER
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Hello I hope that the following information will be helpful to you and as always, please double check the information as some of the data may contain errors as I did get some of the information from other people.


Ancestors of Thomas MESSER


Generation No. 1

1. Thomas MESSER, born May 1825 in SC. He was the son of 2. Stephen MESSER and 3. Sarah "Sally" GREGORY. He married (1) Lucy BROWN. She was born January 1842 in KY.

Notes for Thomas MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Perry County, KY, Dwelling #123, Family #132, Aug 27, 1850, page 847
MESSER, Sally, w/f, age 40, b. KY; Thomas, w/m, age 17, farmer, b. SC; Jess, w/m, age 15, farmer, b. SC.

1860 Perry County, KY, Hazard PO, June 18, 1860, page 709
MESSER, Thomas, w/m, age 27, farmer, b. KY, REValue, $100, PPValue $27, cannot r/w; Sally, w/f, age 66, b. KY, housekeeping, cannot r/w; Elijah, w/m, age 19, laborer, b. KY.

1870 Perry County, KY, Hadand Township, Dwelling #33, Family #37, Aug. 6, 1870, page 555
MESSER, Thomas, w/m, age 40, farmer, REValue, $100, b. KY, cannot r/w; Lucy, w/f, age 28, b. KY, cannot r/w; Elijah, w/m, age 8, b. KY; Matison, w/m, age 6, b. KY; Miley, w/f, age 4, b. KY; Gincie, w/f, age 2, b. KY; Marion, w/m, age 1, b. KY.

1880 Perry County KY, 9th Civil District, ED #82, Dwelling #596, Family #601, June 23, 1880, page 570B
MESSER, Thomas, w/m, age 43, married, farmer, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; Lucy, w/f, age 40, wife, keeping, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; Maisen, w/m, age 15, son, laborer, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; Milly, w/f, age 13, Dau, at home, at home, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; Jincy, age 11, age Dau, at home, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; Mariah, w/f, age 9, Dau, at home, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; Bijah, w/m, age 7, son, at home, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; James, son, age 3 months, born March 1880, at home, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY.

1900 Perry County, KY, Hazard Managerial District #5, Family #232, Page 288B
MESSER, Thomas, head, w/m, age 75, b. May 1825, farmer, married 17 years, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; Lucy, w/f, age 58, wife, married 17 years, 13 children / 9 living, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; Nancy A., w/f, age 15, b. Jan 1885, Dau, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY; Sally, w/f, age 12, b. Jul 1887, Dau, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. KY.

Generation No. 2

2. Stephen MESSER, born 1787 in VA. He was the son of 4. John James MESSER and 5. Agnes ?. He married 3. Sarah "Sally" GREGORY May 10, 1812 in Knox County, KY1,2.
3. Sarah "Sally" GREGORY, born 1784. She was the daughter of 6. Thomas GREGORY and 7. Jeriah MESSER.

Notes for Stephen MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1820 Knox County, KY
two sons
and two daughters under the age of 10 along with him and his wife.

1850 Logan County, VA, Dist. 32, Dwelling #459, Family #459,, Sep. 6, 1850, page 303
MESSER, Stephen, w/m, age 63, farmer, REValue $100, b. VA; Franky, w/f, age 50, b. VA; Bryant, w/m, age 23, b. VA; Morgan, w/m, age 14, b. VA; Margaret, w/f, age 14, b. VA; Patsy, w/f, age 11, b. VA.

Notes for above:
Stephen Messer 1787
Franky / Frances 1800
Bryant 1827(m1. Martha/Patsy d/o Mary Newsome & m2. Martha Workman m2.1898)
Morgan 1836(m. d/o Spaulding)
Margaret 1836
Patsy 1839
Calvin Brewer is living next to Stephen in the 1850 by 1860 Stephen is living with Calvin Brewer and his daughter Martha Jane.

Stephen Messer is indeed living in the Logan Co., VA, (WV) census of 1860, born abt.1787. The census gives his place of birth as South Carolina. In the '60 census he is ? with his son-in-law, Calvin
Calvary Brewer, b.abt. 1830, the son of Isaac Brewer, Sr.,b.abt.1789 Va., and his wife, Elizabeth Meade, b. N.C., abt.1789. This Isaac Brewer, Sr. was the son of Sallie Roark and an unknown Mr. Brewer.
Sallie was from Roark's Gap in Va. (maybe Tazewell Co.Va.) J.R."Sammy" Hall Logan, WV. Aug.10, 2000

Stephen lived in Knox County, KY in 1816 and was listed on the tax list for that period. He was involved in a court case, charges filed for trespass, assault and battery against Elizabeth GREGORY MESSER on January 10, 1833 in Knox County, Kentucky. He later moved to Logan County, Virginia.

He also made a court appearance in a debt collection proceedings against John C. MILLER in May 1839 in Harlan County, Kentucky.

Notes for Sarah "Sally" GREGORY:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Perry County, KY, District # 2, Dwelling #110, Family #118, August 26, 1850, page 847
MESSER, Sally, w/f, age 40, b. KY; Thomas, w/m, age 17, farmer, b. SC; Jess, w/m, age 15, farmer, b. SC.

Marriage Notes for Stephen MESSER and Sarah GREGORY:
B. HOPPER performed the ceremony of Stephen and Sarah. Stephen's name per the marriage register was listed as MERCER.

Children of Stephen MESSER and Sarah GREGORY are:
i.Haney MESSER, born 1813 in KY.

Notes for Haney MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Perry County, KY, District #2, Dwelling #23, Family #24, August 21, 1850, page 828
SUTHERN, William, head, w/m, age 29, farmer, b. VA; Haney, w/f, age 27, b. KY; MESSER, Elijah, w/m, age 9, b. KY; Alexander, w/m, age 7, b. KY; SUTHERN, Jane, w/f, age 4, b. KY; William, age 1, b. KY.

1870 Perry County, KY, Troublesome Precinct, Dwelling #91, Family #91, Aug. 18, 1870, page 597
MESSER, Haney, head, w/f, age 50, farmer, REValue $50, b. KY; William, w/m, age 20, b. KY; Washington, w/m, age 18, b. KY; Sallyan, w/f, age 16, b. KY; Robert, w/f, age 14, b. KY; Granville, w/m, age 14, b. KY; Burton, w/m, age 11, b. KY.

1880 Perry County KY, 9th Civil District, ED #82, Dwelling #195, Family #201, June 3, 1880, page 545B
MESSER, Haney, w/f, age 60, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Elizabeth, w/f, age 25, married, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Haney, w/f, age 3, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Robert, w/m, age 6, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY.
{Note: The relationships of Elizabeth and her children are not given to Haney MESSER, nor is Haney's marital relationship. Elizabeth was the daughter-in-law of Haney. She was married to Haney, the son of Haney and the children are of course, her grandchildren. As in previous census data, it is assumed that she is single}.

ii.Eliza MESSER, born 1825 in VA; married (1) Jacob MARCUM; born 1809 in VA; married (2) ? BURMLY.

Notes for Jacob MARCUM:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Logan County, VA, Dist. #473, Dwelling #473, Sep. 6, 1850, page 152
MARCUM, Jacob, w/m, age 41, farmer, REValue $1300, b. VA; Eliza, w/f, age 25, b. VA; James, w/m age 9, b. VA; BUMLY, John, w/m, age 6, b. VA; MESSER, Wash, w/m, age 25, b. VA; Clary, w/f, age 15, b. VA; ALLEN, Maria, w/f, age 8, b. VA; MESSER, Telitha, w/f, age 4, b. VA; Amanda, w/f, age 1, b. VA.

iii.Reuben MESSER, born 1825 in Knox County, KY; married Sarah LAWS January 30, 1839 in Harlan County, KY; born 1826 in KY.

Notes for Reuben MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Perry County, KY, District # 2, Dwelling #85, Family #91, August 24, 1850, page 841/842
MEPER, Reuben, w/m, age 25, farmer, b. KY; Sally, w/f, age 24, b. KY; John, w/m, age 9, b. KY; Sythia, w/f, age 8, b. KY; Milly, age 6, b. KY; William, w/m, age 3, b. KY; Preston, w/m, age 1, b. KY.

1880 Logan, County, WV, Hardee Township, Dwelling #17, Family #22, June 4, 1880, Page 253C
MESSER, Rheuben, w/m, age 55, divorced, laborer, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY

Notes for Sarah LAWS:
CENSUS RECORDS
1880 Logan, County, WV, Hardee Township, Dwelling #57, Family #69 June 9, 1880, Page 255C
MESSER, Sarah, w/f, divorced, age 57, keeping house, b. WV father b. KY mother b. KY; James, w/m, age 20, son, Jane Ellen, w/f, age 17, Dau, b. WV father b. KY mother b. KY.

1iv.Thomas MESSER, born May 1825 in SC; married Lucy BROWN.
v.Bryant MESSER, born 1827 in KY; married (1) Martha "Patsy" NEWSOME; born 1836 in Knox County, KY; met (2) Jane WORKMAN; born 1858 in WV.

Notes for Bryant MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1880 Logan, County, WV, Hardee Twp., Dist. #73, Dwelling #53, Family #64, June 9, 1880, Page 255C
MESSER, Bryant, w/m, age 50, married, laborer, b. ky, father b. KY mother b. KY; WORKMAN, Jane, w/f, age 22, servant, [no birth place is given for Jane or parents]; Nandy, w/f, age 3, dau, b. WV father b. WVm other b. WV; Melvina, w/f, age 2, dau, b. WV father b. WVm other b. WV; Pattie, w/f, age 9 months, b. Aug 1879, dau, b. WV father b. WV; MESSER, Reece, w/m, age 18, son, b. wv, father b. KY mother b. KY;
Daniel, w/m, age 16, son, b. wv, father b. KY mother b. KY; Washington, w/m, age 12, son, b. wv, father b. KY mother b. KY; Clora, w/f, age 14, dau, b. wv, father b. KY mother b. KY; Isom, w/m, age 7, son, b. wv, father b. KY mother b. KY; Gideon, w/m, age 5, son, b. wv, father b. KY mother b. KY.

Baptism {LDS - Jan 3, 1968]
Endowment [LDS - Jan 6, 1968]
Sealed to Parents [LDS -May 17, 1991]
Sealed to Spouse [LDS - Aug 8, 1968]

In the 1850 Logan Co census #459
Stephen Messer 1787
Franky/Frances 1800
Bryant 1827(m1. Martha/Patsy d/o Mary Newsome & m2.Martha Workman m2.1898)
Morgan 1836(m. d/o Spaulding)
Margaret 1836
Patsy 1839
Calvin Brewer is living next to Stephen in the 1850 by 1860 Stephen is ? with Calvin Brewer and his daughter Martha Jane.

Notes for Martha "Patsy" NEWSOME:
Baptism {LDS - Jan 14, 1992]
Endowment [LDS - Jan 17,1992]

vi.George Washington MESSER, born 1828; married Clarissa "Clara" ALLEN; born 1825 in WV.

Notes for George Washington MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Logan County, VA, Dist. #473, Dwelling #473, Sep. 6, 1850, page 152
MARCUM, Jacob, w/m, age 41, farmer, REValue $1300, b. VA; Eliza, w/f, age 25, b. VA; James, w/m age 9, b. VA; BUMLY, John, w/m, age 6, b. VA; MESSER, Wash, w/m, age 25, b. VA; Clary, w/f, age 15, b. VA; ALLEN, Maria, w/f, age 8, b. VA; MESSER, Telitha, w/f, age 4, b. VA; Amanda, w/f, age 1, b. VA.

1880 Logan, County, WV, Hardee Township, Dwelling #62, Family #76, June 12, 1880, Page 255D
MESSER, George, w/m, age 52, laborer, b. KY, father b. -- mother b. --; Clary, w/f, age 55, wife, keeping house, b. WV father b. VA mother b. WV; Polley, w/f, age 18, Dau, b. WV father b. KY mother b. WV; Alpha, w/f, age 15, Dau, b. WV father b. KY mother b. WV.

Notes for Clarissa "Clara" ALLEN:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Logan County, VA, Dist. #473, Dwelling #473, Sep. 6, 1850, page 152
MARCUM, Jacob, w/m, age 41, farmer, REValue $1300, b. VA; Eliza, w/f, age 25, b. VA; James, w/m age 9, b. VA; BUMLY, John, w/m, age 6, b. VA; MESSER, Wash, w/m, age 25, b. VA; Clary, w/f, age 15, b. VA; ALLEN, Maria, w/f, age 8, b. VA; MESSER, Telitha, w/f, age 4, b. VA; Amanda, w/f, age 1, b. VA.

vii.Martha Jane MESSER, born 1832; married Calvin BREWER; born 1831.

Notes for Calvin BREWER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Logan County, VA, Dist. #460, Dwelling #460, Sep. 6, 1850, page 303
BREWER, Calvin, w/m, age 19, farmer, b. VA; Martha J., w/f, age 18, b. VA; Lydia, w/f, age 2, b. VA; Jane, w/f, age 8 months, b. VA.

viii.Jesse MESSER, born 1835 in SC; married Martha COMBS April 13, 1859 in Perry County, KY; born January 1829.

Notes for Jesse MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Perry County, KY, District #2, Dwelling #123, Family #123, Aug. 27, Page 423
MESSER, Sally, w/f, age 40, farmer, b. SC; Thomas, w/m, age, 17, farmer, b. SC; Jesse, w/m, age15, farmer, b. SC.

Notes for Martha COMBS:
CENSUS RECORDS
1880 Perry County, KY, page 570B
MESSER, Martha, w/f, age 45, widow, keeping house, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Benjamin, w/m, age 19, son, single, laborer, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Rubin, w/m, age 17, son, laborer, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Susan, w/f, age 15, Dau, at home, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Emaline, w/f, age 12, Dau, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY.

1900 Perry County, KY, Hazard Managerial District #5, Family #207, Page 287A
MESSER, Reuben, head, w/m, age 37, b. Aug, 1862, married 14 years, farmer, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Nancy, w/f, wife, age 39, b. Jan 1861, married 14 years, 7 children / 6 ?, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Robert, w/m, age 14, son, b. Sept 1885, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Annie, w/f, age 12, Dau, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Martha, w/f, age 7, b. Jul 1892, Dau, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Mary, Dau, age 7, b. Jul 1892, Dau, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Olly M., w/f, age 5, Dau, b. Jul 1894, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; Elly J., w/f, age 3, b. Mar 1897, day, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY; MESSER, Martha, w/f, age 61, b. Jan 1821, mother, widow, 9 children / 5 ?, b. KY father b. KY mother b. KY.


Generation No. 3

4. John James MESSER, born Abt. 1755; died Abt. 1815 in Knox County, KY. He was the son of James MESSER. He married 5. Agnes ?.
5. Agnes ?

Notes for John James MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
The following census records need to be evaluated for John to determine which might be his family:
John MESSER
1790 NC, page 147
John Messer 4 males under 16, [family group matches].

1790 SC, page 65
John Messer 1 male over 16, 4 males under 16, 1 female

1820 Knox County, KY
John MESSER, 1 male [0-10], 1 male [26-45]; 5 females [0-10], 2 females [16-26]

"Darlington County Memorialized Records", The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Volume VII, 1979, page 74-75.
An Administration on the Estate of John MESSERS granted to Benjamin WRIGHT, Junior, May Intermediate Court, 1794. Securitys to bond - Jacob BUCKHOLT and David GOODWIN, penalty - One hundred pounds Sterling.

John received a land grant for his service in the Revolutionary War.

Children of John MESSER and Agnes ? are:
i.William MESSER, born 1782.

Notes for William MESSER:
William MESSER testified at the trial of and in behalf of, Elizabeth GREGORY MESSER in a court case against Stephen MESSER and Francis LAWS on January 10, 1833. He moved to Lawrence County, Kentucky and later to Carter County, KY.


ii.John MESSER, Jr., born 1786 in VA; died Bef. 1850; married Elizabeth GREGORY September 12, 1811 in Knox County, KY3; born Bet. 1801 - 1805 in NC.

Notes for Elizabeth GREGORY:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Knox County, KY, Family #154, Dwelling #156, August 6, 1850, page 330
MESSER, Elizabeth, w/f, age 49, b. NC; Sarah, w/f, age 27, b. KY; Lucinda, w/f, age 17, b. KY, Oston W., w/m, age 4, b. KY.

1860 Knox County, KY, Barbourville District, Barbourville PO, Dwelling #380, Family #380, June 26, 1860, Page 72
MESSER, Elizabeth, w/f, age 55, REValue $150, PPValue $100, b. NC; Sally, w/f, age 35, b. KY; Ofs, w/m, age 15, b. KY.

Elizabeth GREGORY owned land received via a land grant for 50 acres on September 13, 1828 in Moore's Creek, Bell County, KY. She also owned another 50 acres received October 13, 1830 on Moore's Creek, Bell County, KY.

On January 10, 1833, Elizabeth was in court battling against Stephen MESSER and Francis LAWS of Knox County on charges of trespass and battery of Elizabeth. Sion, Polly and William testified on
Elizabeth's behalf (Per court records of 1833 and 1834}

William MESSER testified at the trial of and in behalf of, Elizabeth GREGORY MESSER in a court case against Stephen MESSER and Francis LAWS on January 10, 1833. He moved to Lawrence County, Kentucky and later to Carter County, KY.

The above information was shared with me by with Cassy SOMMERS []

2iii.Stephen MESSER, born 1787 in VA; married (1) Frances "Franky" LOWE; married (2) Sarah "Sally" GREGORY May 10, 1812 in Knox County, KY.
iv.Jacob MESSER, born 1785 in SC; married (1) Polly "Mary" MORGAN February 5, 1807 in Knox County, KY4; married (2) Priscilla GALLAHUE March 17, 1844 in Lawrence County, KY; born Abt. 1796.

Notes for Jacob MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Lawrence County, KY, Dwelling #, Family #983
WMSON, Shadrack, w/m, age 30, farmer, REValue $800, b. KY; Sarah Ann, w/f, age, 28, b. KY; Amos, w/m, age, 10, b. KY; Jasper, w/m, age 8, b. KY; Asa, w/m, age 4, b. KY; Joseph, w/m, age3, b. KY; Abasha, w/m, age 1 month, b. KY MESSER, Jacob, w/m, age 65, common laborer, b. SC.
WILLIAMSON is abbriviated as WMSON

v.Moses Edward S. MESSER, Sr., born Bet. 1790 - 1795 in KY; married Winnie GOLDEN April 9, 1812 in Knox County, KY5,6; born 1795 in TN.

Notes for Moses Edward S. MESSER, Sr.:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Knox County, KY, Dwelling #82, Family #85, Page 325B
MESSER, Moses, w/m, age 60, b. KY; Winny, w/f, age 55, b. KY; Elizabeth, w/f, age 12, b. KY; Sarah, w/f, age 24, b. KY; Anderson, w/m, age 10, b. KY.

1860 Knox County, KY, Stinking Creek District, Flat Lick PO, Dwelling #600, Family #600, July 7, 1860, Page 90
MESSER, Edwar S, w/m, age 65, REValue $300, PPValue $500, "disabled", b. TN; Winna, w/f, age 60, b. KY; Andrew, w/m, age 21, b. KY.

1870 Knox County, KY, Flat Lick, Dwelling #3, Family #3, Aug. 1, 1870, page 410
MESSER, Moses, w/m, age 79, farmer, PPValue $100, b. SC; Winny, w/f, age 55, b. TN.

Marriage Notes for Moses MESSER and Winnie GOLDEN:
M. FOLEY performed the marriage ceremony of Winnie and Moses.

vi.Sarah MESSER, born Abt. 1793; married Benjamin JOHNSON July 28, 1811 in Knox County, KY7,8.

Marriage Notes for Sarah MESSER and Benjamin JOHNSON:
James MCNEILL performed the marriage ceremony of Sarah and Benjamin.

vii.Sion MESSER, born Abt. 1794 in Edgefield County, SC; died November 2, 1857 in Knox County, KY9; married (1) Mary "Polly" Ann GREGORY April 30, 1815 in Knox County, KY10; born 1796; died 1843 in Knox County, KY; married (2) Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" BRACKETT March 17, 1844 in Knox County, KY10; born 1805 in SC.

Notes for Sion MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Knox County, KY, Family #172, Dwelling #174, August 8, 1850, page 331B
MESSER, Sion, w/m, age 55, farmer, b. SC; Eliza, w/f, age 45, b. KY; Pleasant, w/m, age 13, b. KY; Patsy, w/f, age 17, b. KY; Tiler, w/m, age 8, b. KY; Tilford, w/m, age 6, b. KY; Sion, w/m, age 5, b. KY.

MESSER, Sion
Acres: 50 Book: D
Survey Date: 12-18-1818 County: Knox
Watercourse: Fk Stinking Cr Page:
Township: Range:
Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
volume 1
Part 1
Chapter VI Kentucky Land Warrants (1816-1873)
The Counties of Kentucky
page 641


viii.Prudence MESSER, born Abt. 1797; married James CROSS March 10, 1816 in Knox County, KY11.

Notes for Prudence MESSER:
Prudence moved to Logan County, Virginia. She was still living there when it became Logan County, West Virginia


Marriage Notes for Prudence MESSER and James CROSS:
R. HOPPER performed the marriage ceremony of Prudence and James.

ix.Benjamin MESSER, born 1800 in KY; married (1) Sallie CARNES Bef. 1827; born 1802 in KY; married (2) Nancy Jane LAWS April 28, 1836 in Knox County, KY; born 1802 in SC.

Notes for Benjamin MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1820 Knox County, KY
Benj. MESSER
1 male of 10 & under 16; 1 male of 18 & under 26; 1 female 45 & over.

1850 Knox County, KY, Dwelling #119, Family #121, page 328A
MESSER, Benjamin, w/m, age 50, b. KY; Nancy, w/f, age 48. b. SC; Ambrose, w/m, age 21, b. KY; Nelson, w/m, age 19, b. KY; Jefferson, w/m, age 15, b. KY; Tiltha, w/f, age 12, b. KY; Ewel M, w/m, age 11, b. KY; Marinda, w/f, age 9, b. KY.

1860 Knox County, Stinking Creek District, Glatticke PO, Family #502, Dwelling #505, page #76, June 5, 1860
MEFSER, Ben, w/m, age 61, b. KY; Nancy, w/f, age 59, b. SC.

x.Samuel MESSER, born Abt. 1804 in KY; died Abt. 1837 in Knox County, KY; married Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" BRACKETT May 11, 1824 in Knox County, KY12; born 1805 in SC.

Notes for Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" BRACKETT:
CENSUS RECORDS
1860 Knox County, KY, Flat Creek District, Flat Creek PO, Dwelling #1011, Family #1011, August 30, 1860, Page 154
MESSER, Eliza, w/f, age 52, farmer, REValue $300, PPValue $200, b. KY; Hiram, w/m, age 23, b. KY; Tyler, w/m, age 18, b. KY; Tilford*, m, age 17, b. KY; Silas*, m, age 15, b. KY; Martha*, f, age 8, b. KY.
Could it be that Silas was actually Sion?

At the end of dwelling # 1007 [Conard HAME and family] there is a statement that reads "Clearly Creek Descendants," written by the census taker, W. H. BRAFFORD. Dwelling # 1007 was on of the few dwellings where there was not at least one child in the household with a slash mark out beside the name indicating a person of color*.

Elizabeth was first married to Samuel MESSER and then after his death she married his brother, Sion MESSER.


6. Thomas GREGORY, died in Roane County, TN. He was the son of William GREGORY and Sally GRAVES. He married 7. Jeriah MESSER.
7. Jeriah MESSER

Children of Thomas GREGORY and Jeriah MESSER are:
i.Mary "Polly" Ann GREGORY, born 1796; died 1843 in Knox County, KY; married Sion MESSER April 30, 1815 in Knox County, KY13; born Abt. 1794 in Edgefield County, SC; died November 2, 1857 in Knox County, KY14.

Notes for Sion MESSER:
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Knox County, KY, Family #172, Dwelling #174, August 8, 1850, page 331B
MESSER, Sion, w/m, age 55, farmer, b. SC; Eliza, w/f, age 45, b. KY; Pleasant, w/m, age 13, b. KY; Patsy, w/f, age 17, b. KY; Tiler, w/m, age 8, b. KY; Tilford, w/m, age 6, b. KY; Sion, w/m, age 5, b. KY.

MESSER, Sion
Acres: 50 Book: D
Survey Date: 12-18-1818 County: Knox
Watercourse: Fk Stinking Cr Page:
Township: Range:
Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
volume 1
Part 1
Chapter VI Kentucky Land Warrants (1816-1873)
The Counties of Kentucky
page 641


3ii.Sarah "Sally" GREGORY, born 1784; married Stephen MESSER May 10, 1812 in Knox County, KY.



Endnotes

1. Compiled by James Edward Smith, "The Descendants of John Messer *-*."
2. Index to Vital Statistics, Marraiges, Knox County, KY.
3. Compiled by James Edward Smith, "The Descendants of John Messer *-*."
4. Index to Vital Statistics, Marriages, Knox County, KY.
5. Compiled by James Edward Smith, "The Descendants of John Messer *-*."
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Regards

Brenda Messer

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