MERCER Family

First Generation

1. Solomon F1 Mercer(3704) was born in Medina Co, Ohio 1796.(3705)

He married Mary unknown about 1818. Mary was born in Medina Co, Ohio 1796. (Additional notes for Mary unknown(3706)) In the 1850 census Village Twp, VanBuren Co, Iowa page 356, Solomon (age 54) is listed with Mary (age 54). Solomon was born in Ohio and is a Cooper.

In the 1860 census Pittsburg P.O. , VanBuren Co, Iowa page 523, Solomon (age 63) is listed with Mary (age 61), Mary E McCrea (age 10), Emily McCrea (age 6), and David McCrea (age 4).. Solomon was born in Ohio and is a farmer. Have to assume that the 3 children are related in some way probably grandchildren.

In the 1870 census Keosauqua, VanBuren Co, Iowa page 349, Solomon (age 74) is living next door to his son Solomon. He is noted as widowed.

In the 1880 census Des Moines, Mahaska, Iowa page 431, Solomon (age 83) is noted as a carpenter living with Phebe Krouse and her 3 children.

Solomon F Mercer and Mary unknown had the following children:

child 2 i. Mary2 Mercer(3707) was born in Medina Co, Ohio 1820. In the 1850 census Village Twp, VanBuren Co, Iowa page 356, Mary (age 30) is recorded with Narcipus (age 2). Mary was born in Ohio. She is living with most of her siblings and parents.

child 3 ii. Joseph Mercer(3708) was born in Medina Co, Ohio 1820. He married Susan unknown about 1849. Susan was born New York 1839. (Additional notes for Susan unknown(3709)) In the 1850 census Village Twp, VanBuren Co, Iowa page 356, Joseph (age 30), is recorded with Susan (age 21) and Mary (age 6m). Joseph was born in Ohio and is a farmer.

child + 4 iii. John Mercer was born May 1821.

child + 5 iv. Elijah Mercer was born 1824.

child + 6 v. Solomon R Mercer was born June 28, 1830.

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