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Descendants of James Messer

Fourth Generation


41. Stephen Dilliard Messer (Stephen Dillard , John James , James ) was born in 1813 in Knox Co., KY. He died on 22 Oct 1866 in Knox Co., KY.

Stephen married Rebecca Woolum on 16 Aug 1836 in Harlan Co., KY. Rebecca was born in 1812 in KY. She died on 12 Jan 1886 in Knox Co., KY.

They had the following children:

  87 M i Harry Messer was born about 1836 in KY.
  88 F ii Louisa Messer was born about 1838 in KY.
  89 F iii Marinda Messer was born in 1844 in Ky.
  90 F iv Adaline Messer was born about 1849 in KY.
  91 M v Stephen D Messer was born on 25 Dec 1851 in Ky.
  92 F vi Mary Messer was born on 5 Jun 1855 in Ky.
        Mary married (1) Benjamin Franklin Rice on 31 Aug 1872. Benjamin was born in 1847 in KY.
        Mary married (2) Samuel A. Napier on 8 Aug 1875. Samuel was born in May 1850 in VA.

42. Reuben Messer (Stephen Dillard , John James , James ) was born in 1818 in Knox Co., KY. He died after 1880 in Logan Co., WV.

Reuben married Sally Laws on 30 Jan 1839 in Carter Co., KY. Sally was born in 1821.

They had the following children:

  93 M i John Messer was born in 1840 in Ky. He died on 4 Feb 1924 in Logan, WV. The cause of death was high blood pressure.
  94 F ii Millie Messer was born in 1844 in Ky.
  95 F iii Cynthia Messer was born in 1845 in Ky.
  96 M iv William Messer was born in 1847 in Ky.
  97 M v Preston Messer was born in 1849 in Ky.
  98 M vi James Messer was born in 1850 in Ky.
  99 F vii Jane Messer was born in 1851 in Ky.
+ 100 F viii Lucinda Messer was born in 1852. She died on 30 Mar 1944.

44. Moses Messer (Stephen Dillard , John James , James ) was born in 1828 in Knox Co., KY. He died in 1880/1900.

Moses married Margaret Stewart in 1851 in Letcher Co., KY. Margaret was born in 1834.

They had the following children:

  101 M i Henry Messer was born on 14 Oct 1852 in Ky.
  102 F ii Mary Messer was born on 14 Oct 1849 in Ky.
  103 M iii Hiram Messer was born on 18 Oct 1854 in Letcher Co., Ky.
+ 104 M iv William Messer was born on 12 Aug 1857. He died on 6 Apr 1939.
  105 M v Alexander Messer was born in 1859 in Ky.
  106 F vi Luanna Messer was born in 1863 in Ky.
  107 M vii James Messer was born in 1868 in Ky.
  108 F viii Margaret Messer was born in 1871 in Ky.
+ 109 F ix Eliza Belle Messer was born on 15 Jan 1876. She died on 23 Jan 1915.

45. Thomas Messer (Stephen Dillard , John James , James ) was born in 1833 in Knox Co., KY. He died after 1900 in Perry Co., KY.

Thomas married Lucy Brown. Lucy was born in Jan 1842.

They had the following children:

  110 M i Elijah Messer was born in 1862 in Ky.
+ 111 M ii Madison Messer was born on 17 May 1864. He died on 14 Oct 1939.
  112 F iii Millie Messer was born in 1866 in Ky.
  113 F iv Jince Messer was born in Feb 1867 in Ky.
  114 F v Mariah Messer was born in Nov 1869 in Ky.
  115 M vi A. Bige Messer was born on 12 Dec 1873 in Hazard, Kentucky. He died on 25 Feb 1934 in Perry Co., KY. The cause of death was Paralysis due to ruptured blood vessel in brain. Had high blood pressure..

His death certificate says his mother was Lucy McDaniel.
  116 F vii Judy Messer was born on 29 Oct 1875 in Ky.

46. Jessie Messer (Stephen Dillard , John James , James ) was born in 1834 in Knox Co., KY. He died before 1880 in KY.

Jessie married Martha Combs on 5 Jul 1859. Martha was born 1 in Jan 1839 in Kentucky. She died 2 after 1900. Martha was born in 1843 in KY.

Martha was on the 1900 Census with her son, Ruben, and his family.

They had the following children:

+ 117 M i Benjamin F. Messer was born on 15 May 1860. He died on 6 Mar 1936.
+ 118 M ii Ruben Messer was born in Aug 1862. He died on 20 Apr 1949.
+ 119 F iii Susan Messer was born on 3 Apr 1865. She died on 26 May 1944.
+ 120 F iv Emaline Messer was born on 30 Aug 1871. She died on 5 Mar 1931.

48. Edward Messer (Moses , John James , James ) was born 1 in 1816 in Knox Co., Kentucky.

Edward married Annabelle Anna Patterson.

They had the following children:

  121 M i William Messer.
  122 F ii Martha Messer.
+ 123 M iii Asa Messer was born on 22 Jun 1839. He died on 20 Jul 1899.
  124 F iv Dicey Messer.
+ 125 M v Allen Messer Dr. was born on 7 Jan 1844. He died on 22 May 1898.
  126 F vi Mary Messer.
+ 127 M vii Richard Messer was born on 2 Apr 1850. He died on 10 Aug 1933.

49. Moses Messer (Moses , John James , James ) was born 1 in 1822 in Knox Co., Kentucky. He died 2 on 17 Mar 1863 in St Louis, Missouri. The cause of death was chronic diarrhea.

Lived with Thomas Golden during the 1860 Census.

Name: Moses Messer
Enlistment Date: 30 Dec 1861
Enlistment Place: Camp Calvert, Kentucky
Side Served: Union
State Served: Kentucky
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 30 December 1861.
Enlisted in Company I, 7th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 31 Dec 1861.
Died Company I, 7th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 17 Mar 1863 at St Louis, MO.

Moses married Sally Gugeline on 14 Aug 1839. Sally was born about 1822 in KY. She died on 25 Nov 1859.

They had the following children:

  128 M i Edward Messer 1 was born 2 in 1844 in Knox Co., Kentucky.
  129 M ii Ebenezer Messer 1 was born 2 in 1845 in Knox Co., Kentucky.

Lived with William Messer during the 1870 Census.
  130 F iii Winney Messer 1 was born 2 on 27 Apr 1846 in Knox Co., Kentucky. She died 3 in 1936 in Knox Co., Kentucky.
  131 M iv John Messer was born on 2 Feb 1849 in Knox Co., Kentucky. He died on 14 Aug 1917 in Knox Co., Kentucky. The cause of death was hernia. He was buried in Evergreen.
  132 F v Elizabeth Messer was born on 15 May 1852 in Knox Co., Kentucky.
  133 M vi Thomas Messer was born on 30 Apr 1854 in Knox Co., Kentucky.
  134 M vii Ellis Messer was born on 7 May 1856 in Knox Co., Kentucky.

55. Andrew Messer (Moses , John James , James ) was born on 24 Oct 1838. He died on 2 Feb 1890. He was buried in Moses Messer Cem.

SOURCE: Will Book C, Knox County Kentucky

The last will and testament of Anderson Y Messer of Knox County
Kentucky,

I Anderson Messer consider the uncertainty of this mortal life and
being of sound mind and memory blessed by Almight God for the same do
make and publish this my will and testament in manner and form
following. I give and bequath unto my beloved wife Lucindy Messer all
of my real estate which ios my land with its appenterrances during her
natural life and at her death it is to be equaly divided amongh my
lawful heirs, Thommy Messer & James Messer and Moses Messer & Mary
Mills formerly Messer and Rubany Messer & John M. Messer & Rosey
Messer and Cosety (?) Messer and lastly as to all the real residue &
remainder of my personl estate goods & charte of what kind and nature
sever I give and bequeth the same to my said beloved wife Lucindy
Messer whom I hereby appoint sole executor of the last will and
testiment hereby revoking all former wills by me made, In witness of
hereof I have here unto set my hand & seal the 24 day December 1888 in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & eithy eight.


His
Anderson X Messer
Mark

Signed sealed published and declared by Anderson Messer to be his last
will and testiment in the presence of us who at his and in his
presence have subscribed our names as witness these unto.


C. T. Warren
A. B. Messer
Daniel Gambrell (his mark)
Caney Carnes (her mark)

I Anderson Y. Messer does hereby appoint James Mills my true and
lawful exector to have this my last will recorded within due time this
December 24, 1888.

Andrew married (1) Lucinda Gilliam. Lucinda was born in 1851.

They had the following children:

  135 F i Cordelia Messer.
  136 F ii Mary Messer.
        Mary married Unknown Mills.
  137 F iii Rosina Messer.
  138 F iv Rhuhama Messer was born 1 on 8 Sep 1871 in Knox Co., Kentucky. She died 2 on 10 Jun 1945 in Garrard Co., Kentucky. The cause of death was myocarditis.
        Rhuhama married J. A. Curry.
  139 M v John M. Messer was born 1 on 3 Jun 1873 in Kentucky. He died on 13 Feb 1949 in Knox Co., KY.

Andrew married (2) Carrie Polly Moore. Carrie was born in 1844. She died in 1867.

They had the following children:

  140 M vi Moses Messer.
+ 141 M vii James Messer was born on 23 Nov 1865. He died on 18 Oct 1930.
  142 F viii Euphemia Messer was born 1 on 27 Sep 1869 in KY. She died on 15 Dec 1939 in Austin, Travis Co., TX.
        Euphemia married Ed C Wilson. Ed was born about 1844 in Louisiana.

59. Daniel Messer (Sion , John James , James ) was born in Oct 1824 in Knox Co., KY. He died on 30 Dec 1904. Daniel was born in Oct 1824 in KY.

Daniel married (1) Martha Spry. Martha was born about 1847 in VA.

They had the following children:

  143 M i Pass Messer was born about 1868 in VA.
  144 M ii John Messer was born about 1870 in VA.
  145 F iii Polly Messer was born about 1872 in VA.

Daniel married (2) Nancy Hodge on 26 Jan 1876 in Logan Co., WV. Nancy was born in Nov 1854 in Carroll Co., VA.

They had the following children:

  146 F iv Nancy Messer was born on 27 Apr 1880 in Inez, KY. She died on 6 Sep 1950 in Lawrence Co., KY. She was buried in Larmon Cemetery.
        Nancy married James Franklin McComis. James was born on 30 Dec 1860 in Lawrence Co., KY. He died on 20 Jun 1948 in Boyd Co., KY. He was buried on 22 Jun 1948 in Rose Hill.
  147 F v Jautha Messer was born in Mar 1881 in KY.
  148 F vi Mandy Messer was born in Feb 1888 in KY.

62. Pleasant Messer (Sion , John James , James ) was born in 1837. He died before 1880.

Pleasant married Mahala Wright on 5 Jul 1854.

They had the following children:

+ 149 F i Margaret Messer was born about 1858. She died in 1911.

64. Tilford Messer (Sion , John James , James ) was born on 17 May 1844 in Knox Co., KY. He died on 14 Feb 1926.

Tilford married Martha Brackett.

They had the following children:

  150 M i James Messer was born about 1868 in KY. He died on 13 Apr 1954 in Craborchard, Lincoln Co., Kentucky.
  151 M ii Silas Messer.
+ 152 F iii Laura Messer was born on 12 Jun 1882. She died on 12 Oct 1950.
  153 M iv Levi Messer.
  154 M v Adam Pence Messer.

70. Ewell Messer (Benjamin , John James , James ) was born in May 1840.

Ewell married Elizabeth Baker.

They had the following children:

  155 F i Mary Messer was born about 1860. She died on 28 Jul 1943 in Knox Co., KY. The cause of death was heart dropsy.
        Mary married Unknown Epperson.
  156 F ii Laura Messer was born in 1874 in Knox Co., KY. She died 1 on 3 Dec 1912 in Knox Co., KY.
  157 F iii Maggie Messer was born in 1876 in Knox Co., KY. She died on 29 Jun 1938 in Knox Co., KY. The cause of death was apoplexy.
        Maggie married W M Collins.
  158 M iv Jake Messer was born on 16 Oct 1883 in Knox Co., KY. He died on 28 Mar 1952 in Knox Co., KY. The cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage.

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