Elizabeth Mercer

1786–23 February 1858 (Age 72)
Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Mercer was born in 1786, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Job Mercer Sr, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Rebecca Gordon, was 38. She died on 23 February 1858, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 0
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state
Age 2
On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
Age 22
Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a merchant, from Old French mercier, merchier (see Mercier ). 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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  • Ancestors and Decendants of William Mercer and Lucinda Hays by Lyman Foster Reynolds (page 2-3)

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