Stephen Dillard Messer

1788–1860 (Age 72)
Edgefield, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Stephen Dillard

When Stephen Dillard Messer was born in 1788, in Edgefield, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, his father, John James Messer, was 33 and his mother, Agnes Dillard, was 33. He married Sarah "Sally" Gregory on 5 October 1812, in Knox, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1860, in Logan, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Dillard Messer
1788–1860
Sarah "Sally" Gregory
1795–1861
Marriage: 5 October 1812
Stephen Messer
1812–1868
William Messer
1828–
Sarah or Sally Messer
1835–
Lucinda Messer
1837–
Austin W. Messer
1844–
Rueben Thurson Messer
1818–
Haney Messer
1820–1900
Minerva Messer
1822–1880
Eliza Messer
1823–
Thomas Messer
1825–1900
Joanna Messer
1827–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 October 1812
Knox, Kentucky, United States
children

(11)

    Stephen Messer

    Male1812–1868Male

    Rueben Thurson Messer

    Male1818–Male

    Haney Messer

    Female1820–1900Female

    Minerva Messer

    Female1822–1880Female

    Eliza Messer

    Female1823–Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 0

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1808

Age 20

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle High German mezzer ‘knife’, from Old High German mezzirahs, mezzisahs, a compound of maz ‘food’, ‘meat’ + sahs ‘knife’, ‘sword’. The Jewish name is from German Messer ‘knife’ or Yiddish meser.2 German: occupational name for an official in charge of measuring the dues paid in kind by tenants, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mezzen ‘to measure’.3 English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who kept watch over harvested crops, Middle English, Older Scots mess(i)er, from Old French messier ( see Messier ).

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

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