Julia Meldrum1

b. 12 October 1833, d. 20 October 1886
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Wesley Meldrum3 b. 27 Apr 1811, d. 6 May 1841
Mother*Nancy Valentine2,3 b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Birth*12 October 1833Julia Meldrum was born on 12 October 1833 in Illinois.1,2
(Stepdaughter) Census US 18501 November 1850Julia appeared on the 1850 census taken on 1 November 1850 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Nancy and Thomas G. Lofton, in Macoupin County, Illinois. Julia was 17 years old and had attended school within the year. We learned later that Julia would marry her stepbrother Thomas G. Lofton Jr. two years later and, after his death, Charles K. Harrington, who was also residing with the Lofton family in 1850.2
Marriage*27 May 1852She married first Thomas G. Lofton Jr., son of Thomas G. Lofton and Betsey Heaton, on 27 May 1852 in Macoupin County, Illinois.4,1,5
(Wife) Death26 July 1869Julia became a widow when Thomas G. Lofton Jr. died on 26 July 1869 at age 37.4
Census US 1870*21 July 1870Julia Lofton appeared on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in Township 10, Range 6, Macoupin County, Illinois. She was 36 years of age, keeping house and enumerated with her children. Nannie was 17 years old, Thomas was 11, James 8, Sherman 6 and Frank L. only 4. All of the children had attended school within the year. The next household on the census form was bachelor farmer Charles K. Harrington who would become Julia's second husband.6
Marriage*She married second Charles K. Harrington.7
Census US 1880*2 June 1880Julia and Charley Harrington were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in Shaws Point, Macoupin County, Illinois. Charley was 38 years of age and a farmer, and Julia was 46 years of age. Julia's three Lofton sons resided in the household with their mother and stepfather in 1880. James was 18, Sherman 16, and Frank L. was 13. All the boys had attended school within the year and worked with their stepfather on the farm. Also residing in the home in 1880 was Melinda Casady, who was 21 years of age and a servant, and her infant daughter Pearl.7
Death*20 October 1886She died on 20 October 1886 at age 531
Burial* and was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County.1

Family 1

Thomas G. Lofton Jr. b. 9 Sep 1831, d. 26 Jul 1869
Children1.Nannie Lofton6 b. 1853
2.Thomas Lofton6 b. 1859
3.James Lofton7 b. 1862
4.Sherman Lofton7 b. 1864
5.Frank L. Lofton7 b. 1867

Family 2

Charles K. Harrington b. 1842

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Julia Ann Meldrum Harrington, Memorial# 11665487. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas G. Lofton, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M432_118; Page: 273A; Image: 303. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Westley Meldrum and Nancy Valentine on 25 November 1831 in Greene County, citing FHL Film# 1310037. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas G. Lofton, Jr., Memorial# 11665486.
  5. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas G. Lofton Jr. and Julia Meldrum on 27 May 1852 in Macoupin County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Julia Lofton, Township 10 Range 6, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M593_250; Page: 42A; Family History Library Film: 545749. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charley and Julia Harrington, (their surname transcribed as "Warrington"), Shaws Point, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: 232; Page: 293C; Enumeration District: 124. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Mary Meldrum1

d. 1 June 1841
Father*Wesley Meldrum1 b. 27 Apr 1811, d. 6 May 1841
Mother*Nancy Valentine1 b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Birth*Mary Meldrum was born probably in Greene County, Illinois,1
Death*1 June 1841 and died on 1 June 1841.1
Burial*She was buried in Meldrum Cemetery, Wrights, Greene County. The inscription on her memorial recorded her age as either 1 year, 8 months and 15 days or 4 years, 8 months and 15 days.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Meldrum, Memorial# 44907218. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Mary Ann Meldrum1

b. 13 March 1812, d. 1 April 1889
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*13 March 1812Mary Ann Meldrum was born on 13 March 1812, probably in Shelby County, Kentucky.1,2
Marriage*9 February 1837She married William E. Smith on 9 February 1837 in Greene County, Illinois.1,3,2,4
(Wife) Death26 March 1886Mary became a widow when William E. Smith died on 26 March 1886 at age 77.2,4
Death*1 April 1889She died on 1 April 1889 at age 772
Burial* and was buried in Plot 1-3-19 of Buckeye Cemetery, Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois.2

Family

William E. Smith b. 7 Nov 1808, d. 26 Mar 1886

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ann Smith, Memorial# 66644971.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William E. Smith and Mary Ann Meldrum on 9 February 1837 in Greene County, citing FHL film# 001310037. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Smith, Memorial# 66644919.

Wesley Meldrum1

b. 27 April 1811, d. 6 May 1841
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum2 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald2 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*27 April 1811Wesley Meldrum was born on 27 April 1811, probably in Shelby County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*25 November 1831He married Nancy Valentine on 25 November 1831 in Greene County, Illinois.1,3
Death*6 May 1841He died on 6 May 1841 in Greene County, Illinois, at age 301
Burial* and was buried in Meldrum Cemetery, Wrights, Greene County.1

Family

Nancy Valentine b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Children1.Julia Meldrum+3 b. 12 Oct 1833, d. 20 Oct 1886
2.Mary Meldrum4 d. 1 Jun 1841

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev Wesley Meldrum, Memorial# 44907222. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Westley Meldrum and Nancy Valentine on 25 November 1831 in Greene County, citing FHL Film# 1310037. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Meldrum, Memorial# 44907218.

Charles Melrose1

b. 31 May 1916, d. 12 November 1916
Father*Erick Melrose1
Mother*Mary Jane Crawford1 b. 4 Mar 1894, d. 4 Sep 1981
Birth*31 May 1916Charles Melrose was born, as calculated from his age at death, on 31 May 1916 in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia,1
Death*12 November 1916 and died of double pneumonia on 12 November 1916 in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, at the age of 5 months and 12 days.2
Burial*He was buried in Peninsula Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.2

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Crawford) Fernandez, Memorial# 178320538. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Melrose, Memorial# 237592152.

Erick Melrose1

Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Mary Jane Crawford, daughter of Harry Crawford and Ida Roberta Ashby, in West Virginia.1
Death*He died leaving his wife and three young children.1

Family

Mary Jane Crawford b. 4 Mar 1894, d. 4 Sep 1981
Children1.Margaret Melrose+2,3 b. 20 Jul 1911
2.Charles Melrose1 b. 31 May 1916, d. 12 Nov 1916
3.Lewis Glen Melrose4 b. 26 Dec 1917, d. 21 Apr 1994

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Crawford) Fernandez, Memorial# 178320538. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ida Johnson, Year: 1920; Census Place: Wheeling Ward 2, Ohio, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1967; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 77. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Margaret Melrose of Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio, age 16 years on 20 July 1927, Student, her first marriage, born in Elyria, Ohio, daughter of Erick Melrose, deceased, and Mary Crawford, and Fred Shook of Wakeman Township, Ohio, age 21 years on 15 November 1927, so reporting his year of birth as 1906, Mill Worker, his first marriage, born in Leroy, West Virginia, son of Cyrus Shook and Dora Sholder, consent for Margaret to marry given by her mother, Mary Fernandez, her father deceased, married on 19 March 1928 in Huron County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000410269. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lewis Glen Melrose, Memorial# 57097813.

Lewis Glen Melrose1

b. 26 December 1917, d. 21 April 1994
Father*Erick Melrose1
Mother*Mary Jane Crawford1 b. 4 Mar 1894, d. 4 Sep 1981
Birth*26 December 1917Lewis Glen Melrose was born on 26 December 1917 in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 193026 April 1930Lewis was enumerated with the surname Fernandez on the 1930 census taken on 26 April 1930 in the household of his mother and stepfather, Mary and Joseph Fernandez, at 2157 Boliver Road, Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Lewis was 12 years old, had attended school within the census year and was able to read, write and to speak English.2,3
Death*21 April 1994He died on 21 April 1994 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, at age 76.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lewis Glen Melrose, Memorial# 57097813. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Mary Fernandez, (their surname spelled "Frandez" by the census taker), Year: 1930; Census Place: Canton, Stark, Ohio; Page: 34A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2341603. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Fred Ray Shook of Lorain County, Ohio, age 25 years on 15 November 1933, so born in 1908, truck driver, not previously married, born in Leroy, West Virginia, son of Cyrus Shook and Dora Showalter, and Flossie Isabell Hand of Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, age 19 years on 21 May 1934, not previously married, born in Kipton, Ohio, daughter of Clarence Hand and Cassie Cox, on 18 August 1934 in Delaware County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 001955845. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.

Margaret Melrose1

b. 20 July 1911
Father*Erick Melrose1,2
Mother*Mary Jane Crawford1,2 b. 4 Mar 1894, d. 4 Sep 1981
Birth*20 July 1911Margaret Melrose was born on 20 July 1911 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio.1,2
(Granddaughter) Census US 192022 January 1920Margaret Melrose was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 22 January 1920 in the household of her maternal grandmother, Ida R. Johnson, in the rear at 1024 Chapline Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. Margaret was 7 years old and had attended school within the census year. Her mother and brother, Lewis, who was 2 years old, were enumerated in Smith, Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1920 in the household of Joseph Fernandez, their mother's second husband.1,3
Marriage*19 March 1928She married, as his first wife, Fred R. Shook, son of Cyrus Shook and Dora Showalter, on 19 March 1928 in Huron County, Ohio. Fred reported his age as 21 years, although he was likely only 19 years old, and Margaret, who signed her name as "Margaret R. Melrose", was age 16. Her mother, Mary Jane (Crawford) Melrose Fernandez, signing her name as "Mary Freandes", gave her consent for the marriage and reported that Margaret's father was deceased. Fred and Margaret were married by A. M. Beattie, Justice of the Peace.2
(Married Daughter) Census US 193026 April 1930Margaret was enumerated with her one-year-old son on the 1930 census taken on 26 April 1930 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Mary and Joseph Fernandez, at 2157 Boliver Road, Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Margaret was 19 years old, able to read, write and to speak English, and was employed for wages as a Packer in a Bearing Factory. She was recorded as married, although her husband was not with her. We suspect they had separated and were planning to divorce, as her husband, Fred Ray Shook, married his second wife in August 1934.4,5
Divorce*Margaret (Melrose) Shook and Fred Ray Shook were divorced before 18 August 1934, the date Fred married his second wife.5

Family

Fred R. Shook b. 15 Nov 1908, d. 27 Oct 1978
Child1.Fred Ray Shook Jr.6 b. 3 Feb 1929, d. 6 Sep 1956

Citations

  1. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ida Johnson, Year: 1920; Census Place: Wheeling Ward 2, Ohio, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1967; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 77. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Margaret Melrose of Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio, age 16 years on 20 July 1927, Student, her first marriage, born in Elyria, Ohio, daughter of Erick Melrose, deceased, and Mary Crawford, and Fred Shook of Wakeman Township, Ohio, age 21 years on 15 November 1927, so reporting his year of birth as 1906, Mill Worker, his first marriage, born in Leroy, West Virginia, son of Cyrus Shook and Dora Sholder, consent for Margaret to marry given by her mother, Mary Fernandez, her father deceased, married on 19 March 1928 in Huron County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000410269. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Adolph Johnson, Memorial# 228478377. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Mary Fernandez, (their surname spelled "Frandez" by the census taker), Year: 1930; Census Place: Canton, Stark, Ohio; Page: 34A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2341603. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Fred Ray Shook of Lorain County, Ohio, age 25 years on 15 November 1933, so born in 1908, truck driver, not previously married, born in Leroy, West Virginia, son of Cyrus Shook and Dora Showalter, and Flossie Isabell Hand of Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, age 19 years on 21 May 1934, not previously married, born in Kipton, Ohio, daughter of Clarence Hand and Cassie Cox, on 18 August 1934 in Delaware County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 001955845.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fred Ray Shook Jr., Memorial# 152230430.

Benjamin Melvin1

ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Marriage*25 November 1845Benjamin Melvin of Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts married Mary Ann Sanderson, daughter of Isaac Sanderson and Eunice Bolton, in 25 November 1845.1
Residence*1882Benjamin and Mary Ann Melvin lived in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in 1882.1

Family

Mary Ann Sanderson b. 4 Apr 1823

Citations

  1. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Anna Mendenhall1

b. 6 May 1806
Birth*6 May 1806Anna Mendenhall was born on 6 May 1806 in North Carolina.2,3
Marriage*20 January 1828She married, as his first wife, William Garrett on 20 January 1828 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Her name was spelled "Anne Mendinghall."1
Children*Quaker records from the Monthly Meeting in White Lick, Morgan County, Indiana, list the following children for the couple: Many Ann was born on 16 October 1828, Madison was born on 8 February 1830, Daniel B. was born on 4 October 1832, John M. was born on 18 November 1833, Samuel was born on 13 June 1836 and Isaac was born on 22 November 1837.3
Census US 1850*27 August 1850Anna and William Garrett were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 27 August 1850 in Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana. William was 50 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $300, and Anna was 45. Five of the couple's children, all sons, lived with their parents: Madison was 20, born in North Carolina and worked as a chain maker, Daniel was 19, born in Indiana and worked as a carpenter, John M. was 17, born in Indiana and worked as a farmer, Samuel was 14 and William 6, and both were born in Indiana. Also living in the household was Elisa Jane Mendenhall, age 21 and born in Indiana.4
Census US 1860*22 July 1860Anna and William Garrett were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 22 July 1860 in Randolph, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. William was 59 years of age and a farmer, and Anna was 54. Also in their household were James Garrett, age 29, born in North Carolina and a farmer, and William Garrett, age 14, born in Indiana. Young William had attended school within the year.2

Family

William Garrett b. 28 Feb 1801

Citations

  1. [S1589] North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004, online at www.ancestry.com, citing Guilford County Court records, FHL Film# 0536823-0536828. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Anna Garrett, Randolph, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Roll: M653_300; Page: 350; Family History Library Film: 803300. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1502] Hinshaw Index to Selected (U.S.) Quaker Records, 1680-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, citing Indiana, White Lick Monthly Meeting. Hereinafter cited as Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Anna Garrett, Westfield, Hamilton, Indiana; Roll: M432_148; Page: 25A; Image: 375. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Elizabeth Mendenhall1

Father*Stephen Mendenhall1
Marriage*5 April 1768She married Edward Thornburgh, son of Walter Thornburgh and Margaret (___?___) Thornburgh, on 5 April 1768 at a Meeting of Friends, Rowan County, North Carolina. The couple had been given their parents consent to marry, so were likely under age. Among those in attendance at their marriage were the groom's parents, Margaret and Walter Thornburgh, and his brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Rachel (Moon) Thornburgh.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900, page 57. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Stephen Mendenhall1

Family

Child1.Elizabeth Mendenhall1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900, page 57. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Mary Mercer1

Father*Thomas Mercer2 d. c 1716
Mother*Mary __?__2 d. 1723
Birth*Mary Mercer was born probably at Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northamptonshire, England.2
Marriage*26 October 1710She married William Pennell, son of Robert Pennell and Hannah __?__, on 26 October 1710 at a Concord Meeting of Friends, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3,4
Residence*They settled on land William's father had purchased in 1685 in Middletown, Chester County.5

Family

William Pennell b. 11 Oct 1681, d. 1757
Child1.William Pennell Jr.1,5 b. 27 Jan 1725/26, d. 5 Sep 1783

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Pennell, page 679. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Mercer, page 655.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Pennell, page 679, the date written as "8, 26, 1710" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 231-232, the date written as "8 mo. 26, 1710" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 231-232.

Thomas Mercer1

d. circa 1716
Marriage*He married Mary __?__.1
Residence*They lived in Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northamptonshire, England.1
Immigration*After immigrating to America with their family, Mary and Thomas Mercer settled in Westtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1
Death*circa 1716He died circa 1716 in Westtown.1

Family

Mary __?__ d. 1723
Child1.Mary Mercer+1

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Mercer, page 655. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

William Merchant1

Residence*He lived in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*24 December 1747He married Sarah Dennie, daughter of John Dennie and Sarah Webb, on 24 December 1747.1,2

Family

Sarah Dennie b. 2 May 1725, d. b 1783

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."

Charles Matthews Meredith1

b. 12 May 1843
Father*James Meredith1 b. 29 Oct 1803, d. 18 Aug 1876
Mother*Sarah Price1 b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Birth*12 May 1843Charles Matthews Meredith was born on 12 May 1843 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

Elizabeth Price Meredith1

b. 15 February 1839
Father*James Meredith1 b. 29 Oct 1803, d. 18 Aug 1876
Mother*Sarah Price1 b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Birth*15 February 1839Elizabeth Price Meredith was born on 15 February 1839 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

Howard Malcom Meredith1

b. 28 August 1845
Father*James Meredith1 b. 29 Oct 1803, d. 18 Aug 1876
Mother*Sarah Price1 b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Birth*28 August 1845Howard Malcom Meredith was born on 28 August 1845 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

James Meredith1

b. 29 October 1803, d. 18 August 1876
Birth*29 October 1803James Meredith was born on 29 October 1803.1
Marriage*11 April 1838He married Sarah Price on 11 April 1838.1
Death*18 August 1876He died on 18 August 1876 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at age 72.1

Family

Sarah Price b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Children1.Elizabeth Price Meredith1 b. 15 Feb 1839
2.Thomas Wesley Meredith1 b. 17 Jan 1841, d. 1900
3.Charles Matthews Meredith1 b. 12 May 1843
4.Howard Malcom Meredith1 b. 28 Aug 1845

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

Letitia Meredith1

Marriage*She married Benjamin Mathews.1

Family

Benjamin Mathews
Child1.Joseph Mathews+1 b. 4 Mar 1823, d. 17 Oct 1906

Citations

  1. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Joseph Mathews, certificate# 96578, age 83, married, farmer, born on 4 March 1823 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, died of heart disease on 17 October 1906 in New Britain, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Benjamin Mathews and Letitia Meredith, informant Emma C. Mathews, burial on 20 October 1906 in New Britain. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.

Olive Meredith1

b. 13 January 1888, d. 30 January 1987
Birth*13 January 1888Olive Meredith was born on 13 January 1888 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.2
Name VariationHer full name was Olive Maud Meredith.2
Marriage*1908She married Vernon C. Nichols in 1908 in Webster County, West Virginia.1,3,2,4
(Wife) Death21 January 1943Olive became a widow when Vernon C. Nichols died on 21 January 1943 at age 59.3
Census US 1950*11 April 1950Olive (Meredith) Nichols was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1950 census taken on 11 April 1950 on Bell Street, Addison, Webster County, West Virginia. She was 63 years of age, a widow, and worked as a cook in a privately owned cafe. She had worked 48 hours the week before the census was taken. Her son, Harold V. Nichols was enumerated with her in 1950. He was 35 years of age, divorced, and worked as a plumber in his own Plumbing Shop. He had worked 24 hours the week before the census was taken. A lodger, Madison Carr, was also enumerated in the Nichols household in 1950. He was 36 years of age, recorded as married, although his wife was not with him, and worked as a bus driver for a privately owned Transportation Company. He had worked 48 hours the week before the census was taken.5
Death*30 January 1987She died on 30 January 1987 in Webster Springs, Webster County, West Virginia, at age 992
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Miller Cemetery, Webster Springs.2

Family

Vernon C. Nichols b. 3 Dec 1883, d. 21 Jan 1943
Child1.Harold V. Nichols1 b. 11 Jun 1914, d. 4 Dec 1955

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Betty Alice Moore, age 30, daughter of Joseph Fernandez and Mary Jane Crawford, and Harold V Nichols, age 30, son of Vernon C. Nichols and Olive Meredith, on 7 March 1952 in Stark County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 002251846. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Olive Maud (Meredith) Nichols, Memorial# 199027133. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Vernon Calvin Nichols, Memorial# 199027180.
  4. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Vernon C Nichols and Olive Meredith in 1908 in Webster County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  5. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Olive M. Nichols, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Addison, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 4761; Sheet Numbers: 13-14; Enumeration District: 51-1. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.

Thomas Wesley Meredith1,2

b. 17 January 1841, d. 1900
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*James Meredith2 b. 29 Oct 1803, d. 18 Aug 1876
Mother*Sarah Price2 b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Birth*17 January 1841Thomas Wesley Meredith was born on 17 January 1841 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2
Name VariationHe was called Wesley.1,3
Marriage*1872He married Rebecca Heaton, daughter of William Heaton and Elizabeth Stockdale, in 1872.1,3,4,2
Death*1900He died in 1900 at about age 593
Burial* and was buried in Beulah Cemetery, New Britain.3

Family

Rebecca Heaton b. 24 Feb 1842, d. 29 Apr 1876

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 653. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, T Wesley Meredith, Memorial# 61639548. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca Meredith, Memorial# 28851679.

Jane Meridith1

Father*Rees Meridith1
Marriage*She married Thomas Lewis of Haverford, son of Ralph Lewis and Mary __?__, in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Thomas Lewis b. 11 Mar 1687

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Ralph Lewis, page 635. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Rees Meridith1

Residence*He lived in Radnor, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Child1.Jane Meridith1

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Ralph Lewis, page 635. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Anna M. Merrill1

b. 10 December 1861, d. 14 July 1950
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*10 December 1861Anna M. Merrill was born on 10 December 1861 in New York.1,2
Name VariationShe was called Annie.2
Marriage*3 February 1886She married William Isaac Gillham, son of James A. Gillham and Martha P. Price, on 3 February 1886 in Cook County, Illinois.1,3
(Wife) Death1947Annie became a widow when William Isaac Gillham died in 1947 at about age 87.4,1
Death*14 July 1950She died on 14 July 1950 in San Diego, San Diego County, California, at age 881,2
Burial* and was buried with her husband in the Southern Addition, Block M, Lot 3, of Brighton City Cemetery, Brighton, Macoupin County, Illinois.2,1

Family

William Isaac Gillham b. Dec 1860, d. 1947
Child1.Rose Gillham5,2 b. 26 Feb 1887, d. 19 Dec 1977

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Isaac Gillham, Memorial# 67846394. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Dr. Anna M. "Annie" (Merrel) Gillham, Memorial# 67846321.
  3. [S1821] Cook County, Illinois, U.S., Marriages Index, 1871-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William I. Gillham, age 25, and Anna M. Merrill, age 24, on 3 February 1886 in Chicago, Cook County, referencing FHL film# 1030153. Hereinafter cited as Cook County, Illinois, U.S., Marriages Index, 1871-1920.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James A Gillham, Memorial# 67828845.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rose (Gillham) Gent, Memorial# 67872210.

Ann Marie Merritt1

b. 6 December 1758, d. 12 February 1835
Birth*6 December 1758Ann Marie Merritt was born on 6 December 1758 in North Carolina.1
Marriage*1774She married John Whitney Sr. about 1774 in Pendleton County, South Carolina.1,2
(Wife) Death20 March 1818Ann became a widow when John Whitney Sr. died on 20 March 1818 at age 67.2
Death*12 February 1835She died on 12 February 1835 in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky, at age 76.1

Family

John Whitney Sr. b. 23 Mar 1750, d. 20 Mar 1818
Child1.Samuel Whitney1,3 b. 1793, d. 6 Apr 1857

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/9H52-XS8. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KJ5W-LB4
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KJ5W-LYD

Priscilla Merritt1

b. 7 June 1744, d. 1837
Birth*7 June 1744Priscilla Merritt was born on 7 June 1744 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage Intention3 December 1763An intention of marriage for Priscilla Merritt and Luther Wade was recorded on 3 December 1763 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Priscilla was identified as "Priscilla Merritt Jr."4
Marriage*January 1764She married Luther Wade in January 1764.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 23 March 1769Priscilla became a widow when Luther Wade died before 23 March 1769.1
Marriage*23 March 1769She married Benjamin Pierce Jr., son of Benjamin Pierce Jr. and Charity Howard, on 23 March 1769 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5
Death*1837She died in 1837.1

Family 1

Luther Wade b. 5 Apr 1741, d. b 23 Mar 1769

Family 2

Benjamin Pierce b. 1 Mar 1746, d. 1809
Child1.Charity Pierce6 b. 24 Dec 1769

Citations

  1. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214, her date of birth stated as "1743."
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume I, Births, page 250, referencing C.R.1: citing a church record, First Parish, and records from Rev. John Lothrop’s original manuscript. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  4. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 317.
  5. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 231, his surname spelled "Peirce."
  6. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214, her father stated as Benjamin's father Benjamin.

Mariah Lucretia Mertz1

b. February 1850, d. 12 July 1881
Birth*February 1850Mariah Lucretia Mertz was born in February 1850 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*14 November 1868She married, as his first wife, George F. Chiles, son of William Chiles and Jane English, on 14 November 1868 in Auglaize County, Ohio.1,2,3
Death*12 July 1881She died on 12 July 1881 in Uniopolis, Auglaize County, Ohio, at age 311
Burial* and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Wayne Township, Auglaize County.1

Family

George F. Chiles b. 20 Nov 1843, d. 4 Sep 1909

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mariah Lucretia (Mertz) Chiles, Memorial# 23147212. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Fenimore Chiles, Memorial# 23146549.
  3. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George F. Chiles and Marie L. Mertz on 14 November 1868 in Auglaize County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000963056. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.

Mary (Polly) Messenger1

b. circa 1765, d. 1865
Birth*circa 1765Mary (Polly) Messenger was born circa 1765, probably in Annapolis, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia Province, Canada.1
Marriage*She married Jonathan Hooper, son of Thomas Hooper and Ann __?__, probably in Annapolis, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia Province.1
Residence*Mary (Polly) and Jonathan Hooper had a farm among the hills of the beautiful Annapolis Valley.1
Death*1865She died "a centenarian" in 1865, probably in Annapolis, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia Province.1

Family

Jonathan Hooper b. 18 Mar 1753
Children1.Ann Hooper1
2.Maria Hooper1
3.Thomas A. Hooper1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Reverend Henry Messinger1

Marriage*5 January 1719/20He married Esther Cheever, daughter of Israel Cheever and Bridget Woodward, on 5 January 1719/20.1

Citations

  1. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), page 509. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.