James MERCER
Elizabeth "Betsey" HOLMES


Husband:  James MERCER
Birth:   14 Jan 1807, Ballard Farm, London Beach, England 
Death:  5 Sep 1880, East Otto, Cattaraugus Co., New York 
Burial:  Sep 1880, East Otto Cemetery, East Otto, Cattaraugus Co., New York
Father:  William MERCER
Mother:  Mary DOBELL

Marriage:   23 Sep 1830, New York Mills, Oneida Co., New York 

Wife:  Elizabeth "Betsey" HOLMES
Birth:   14 Mar 1811, Whitesboro, Oneida Co., New York 
Death:   16 Dec 1895, East Otto, Cattaraugus Co., New York 
Burial:   Dec 1895, East Otto Cemetery, East Otto, Cattaraugus Co., New York 
Father:  Isaac HOLMES 
Mother:   Abigail GALUSHA 

Children:
1. Mary Eliza MERCER, b: 8 Sep 1831, New York Mills, Oneida Co., New York
2. James Clark MERCER, b: 22 Oct 1833, New York Mills, Oneida Co., New York
3. Elizabeth MERCER, b: 31 Mar 1839, Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York
4. Ann Louisa MERCER, b: 29 Aug 1842, Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York
                                        d: 19 Apr 1844, Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York
5. Ann Louisa MERCER, b: 17 Mar 1845, Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York
6. Martha Maria MERCER, b: 26 Sep 1848, Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York
7. Philanna Sarah MERCER, b: 4 Dec 1850, Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York
8.William Alfred MERCER, b: 11 Sep 1855, Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York
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Notes:

1840 Federal Census Data (M704_0267, Page 163), Otto, Cattaraugus Co., New York

 NAME

 

< 5

5-9

10-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-99

 MERCER, James

Males

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Females

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Indicates:

 

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 

 1 Male

< 5

1836 1840

  =  Unknown

 

 1 Male

5 9

1831 1835

  =  James                (b: 1833)

 

 1 Male

20 29

1811 1820

  =  James                (b: 1807)  ?

 

 1 Female

< 5

1836 1840

  =  Elizabeth            (b: 1839)

 

 1 Female

5 9

1831 1835

  =  Mary                   (b: 1831)

 

 1 Female

20 29

1811 1820

  =  Betsey                (b: 1811) 

 

1850 Federal Census Data (M432_0479, Page 312), Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York,
                                                                                                                            Enumeration Date: 9-Aug-1850, Family #188

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Occupation
or Trade

Real
Estate

POB

Attend
School

Cannot
R / W

D, D, B, I,
I, P, or C

 MERCER, James

43

M

W

 Farmer

$3,900

Eng

 

 

 

                 Betsey

39

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                 Mary E

18

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                 James C

16

M

W

 Farmer

 

NY

 X 

 

 

                 Elizabeth

11

F

W

 

 

NY

 X

 

 

                 Ann

5

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                 Martha

1

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

1860 Federal Census Data (M653_0726, Page 989), East Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York,
                                                                                                                                   Enumeration Date:
17-Jul-1860, Family #444

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation
Or Trade

Real
Estate

Per.
Estate

POB

Attend
School

Cannot
R / W

D, D, B, I,
I, P, or C

 MERCER, James

53

M

W

 Farmer

$7,800

 $1,995

Eng

 

 

 

                 Betsey

49

F

W

 Domestic

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                 Clark

26

M

W

 Joiner

 

$1,000 

NY

 

 

 

                 Elizabeth

22

F

W

 Domestic

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                 Ann

15

F

W

 Domestic

 

 

NY

  X 

 

 

                 Martha

11

F

W

 

 

 

NY

 X

 

 

                 Filandor

9

F

W

 

 

 

NY

 X

 

 

                 William A

4

M

W

 

 

 

NY

 

 

 

1870 Federal Census Data (M593_0908, Page 122B), East Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York,
                                                                                                                                      Enumeration Date:
21-Jul-1870, Family #93

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation or Trade

Real
Estate

Per.
Estate

POB

Attend
School

Cannot
R / W

 MERCER, James

63

M

W

 Farmer

$33,600

$6,000

Eng

 

 

                 Elizabeth

59

F

W

 Keeping House

 

 

NY

 

 

                 Anne L

25

F

W

 At Home

 

 

NY

 

 

                 Martha

22

F

W

 School Teacher

 

 

NY

 

 

                 Philanna

19

F

W

 At Home

 

 

NY

X

 

                 William

14

M

W

 At Home

 

 

NY

X

 

By 1880, James & Betsey were living with their daughter, Philanna, and her family.
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