James M. Mercer

2 April 1816–2 April 1876 (Age 60)
Wayne Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of James M.

James M. Mercer was born on 2 April 1816, in Wayne Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States. He married Susan Dunn on 24 August 1841, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 2 April 1876, in Wayne Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Wayne Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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James M. Mercer
Susan Dunn
Marriage: 24 August 1841
Jacob D Mercer

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 3
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 4
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 16
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, ‘merchandise’). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (11)

  • James M Mercer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James M Mercer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James M Mercer, "United States Census, 1850"

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