McKisson Clarinda

Female 1826 - 1908  (82 years)


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  • Name McKisson Clarinda 
    Born 19 May 1826  "Banks O'Dee" Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
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    _FSFTID L4QP-8JL 
    _UID 03E5C872CEAE454CBB665BBD3B7B66951908 
    Died 1 Jul 1908  Ottumwa, Wapello Co. Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 3 Jul 1908  Lenox, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • 1880 census says Clarinda's parents were both born in Ohio - does not match later info.

      Religion: M.E., source 1895 Iowa State Census.

      Date, place from Wiegle's Broomhall Genealogy website.
      Birth date came from tombstone.

      Varying info in birth years from census records: 1880 Census says she was 52, and 1885 says 57, and 1895 Iowa State Census says 68.

      We have death certificate in McKisson file, Iowa # 90 1724.
      William was the informant; instead of listing Clarinda's parents on the certificate, he listed his own parents (Clarinda as his mother and William as his father), so we do not have Clarinda's parents' names.

      Death date came from tombstone. We have her death cert. She died in Ottumwa, Wapello Co. Iowa

      We have death certificate, State of Iowa, #90 1724, in McKisson file. Clarinda is buried in Lenox East Cemetary, sharing a tombstone with William Mercer.


      Abstracted Newspaper Index compiled by Pat O'Dell, usgenweb.org, Taylor county IA:
      Mercer, Clarinda, probate. Bedford Free Press 06 Aug 1908
      State of Iowa, Taylor County, ss.
      To whom it may concern:
      You, and each of you, are hereby notified to appear at the Court House in Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa on the 29th day of September, 1908, at 10 o'clock A.M., to attend the probate of an instrument purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Clarinda Mercer deceased, late of Taylor County, Iowa, at which time and place you will appear and show cause, if any, why said Will should not be admitted to probate. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said office, on this 16th day of July, 1908. T.G. Stewart, Clerk of District Court.

      Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1884-5; Volume III, page 641:
      Clarinda Mercer is listed as a grocer: Page, A L & Co (Adelia L Page, Clarinda Mercer), grocers.
      www.ancestry.com


      Email to Taylor County, Iowa courthouse requesting a look-up for a probate/will for William, January 2011:
      "I received your letter regarding William Mercer. There is no probate indexed for William Mercer that I can find. There is a probate filed for Clarinda Mercer, but there is no will with it." A follow-up email from me: "Is thre any relevant paperwork connected with the probate for Clarinda?" Response: "There doesn't seem to be a will; application to sell real estate. etc."
      Emails, Carol Petranek to Karen Shields (Karen Shields@iowacourts.gov), January 28, 2011.

      Received Clarinda's probate record:
      Lenox, Iowa, January 7th, 1898
      I Clarinda Mercer first being mindful of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make this my last will and testament while in health and of sound mind revoking all former wills made by me.

      First, I give and bequeath to my daughter in law, Hannah I Mercer, Fifty dollars. ($50).

      Second, I give and bequeath my daughter, Ella J. Rhodenbaugh, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

      Third, I give and bequeath my son William Mercer mh property consisting of house and one lot in the city of Ottumwa, Iowa.

      Fourth, and the rest of my prsonal property after paying all debts and funeral expenses to be equally divided between my three sons, Eugene Mercer, Oscar Mercer and William Mercer. I also desire what real estate I may then be owning to be divided equally with the personal property among the three sons above named, Eugene, Oscer & William. I Apoint William Mercer Adn,

      I make this my last will and testament.
      Clarinda Mercer
      Witnesses: E. Wright; R. Frank Wilkin

      (Mercer, Clarinda 47-002406; received from Darlene Wise (DARW@lisco.com)
    Person ID I243  Petranek-Mercer
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2014 

    Father McKisson Samuel,   b. 20 Feb 1802, , Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1883, "Banks O'Dee" Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Broomhall Joannah,   b. 3 Feb 1801, , Bedford, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1847, "Banks O'Dee" Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1824  St. Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Genealogical Records in Belmont County, Vol. V, (Abstracts from Belmont County Marriages, 1822-1825), p. 17:
      Samuel McKisson & Joanna Broomhall, both of Wheeling Township, date of Marriage Apr 1, 1824 by Sterling Johnson JP; vouchers names not given.
    Notes 
    • Copy of marriage certificate in Samuel McKisson file.
      Married in St. Clairsville. Disowned July 22, 1824 by Plainfield MM for marriage contrary to discipline.

      Marriage date from: Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 - Belmont, Ohio.
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet

    Family Mercer William,   b. 14 Feb 1824, , Washington, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1895, Near Bedford, Taylor Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1845  Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Mercer, William & Clarinda Mar Lic
    Mercer, William & Clarinda Mar Lic
    Notes 
    • Marriage: Date came from Wm. Mercer's bio in History of Taylor Co . We assume he met and married Clarinda when he lived in Ohio, as that is the Buckeye State. Certified copy of marriage certificate in possession of Gary Petranek. Place is
      assumed to be Ohio since Clarinda was born there and Wm. lived there.

      Marriage date from: Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 - Belmont, Ohio.
    Children 
     1. Mercer Lemon Eugene,   b. 29 Jun 1846, Goshen, Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1917, Ventura, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Mercer Elmirah Joanah,   b. 6 Mar 1848, Goshen, Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1906, Lenox, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Mercer Samuel Osker,   b. 26 Dec 1850, "Banks O'Dee" Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1917, Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Mercer Benjamin G.,   b. 11 May 1857, Rock Island, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1882, Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     5. Mercer William, Jr,   b. 31 Oct 1863, Orin, Henry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1942, Lenox, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mercer, William & Clarinda
    Mercer, William & Clarinda

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] www.springhillfarm.com/broomhall.

    2. [S9] Tombstone.

    3. [S6] Death certificate or recorded in book of deaths, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XV3V-XLS.

    4. [S6] Death certificate or recorded in book of deaths.

    5. [S22] Belmont County Ohio Marriage Record, Belmont County, Ohio, Marriage Records, Volume 1, Page 197..

    6. [S12] History of Taylor County (Iowa).

    7. [S22] Belmont County Ohio Marriage Record, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDWF-9NY.


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