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Council Bryant MESSER
Sarah [FRANKLIN?]
Husband:  Council Bryant MESSER
Birth:  ca. 1805, NC
Death apparently:  1870-80, Tippah Co., MS
Occupation:  blacksmith, farmer
Father said to be:  William MESSER
Mother said to be:  Mary "Polly" BARBER
Marriage:
Wife:  Sarah [FRANKLIN?]
Birth:  1808/9, TN
Death apparently:  1870-80, Tippah Co., MS
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:
born in Lincoln Co., TN:
  1.  (Son A) MESSER, b. 1825-30
  2.  Franklin MESSER, b. 1830/1 f/o William Anderson MERCER
  3.  Marion MESSER, b. 1832/3; d. 5 Nov 1899, Gregg Co., TX
  4.  Rachael / Rachel MESSER, b. 12 Jan 1835; d. 19 Jan 1898
  5.  Jesse MESSER, b. 1835/6 or 22 Oct 1838; d. 21 May 1914
  6.  (Daughter A) MESSER, b. 1835-40; d. by 1850
  7.  Elijah MESSER, b. 4 Apr 1841; d. 14 Aug 1898 

born in Tippah Co., MS:
  8.  Sarah Caroline MESSER, b. 1841/2
  9.  Mary Elizabeth "Jenny" MESSER, b. Mar 1844
10.  William Council "Bose" MESSER, b. 4 Dec 1847
11.  Briant Louis / Bryant Lewis MESSER, b. Feb 1850

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

3.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #197-198 of 204; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 TN Lincoln Co. Civil Dist. No. 25 Roll 531 pp. 99-100 Ln. 1 C B Messer 221 001 - 110 010 no slaves 0101000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Elijah? (b. 1840/1)
= Jesse (b. 1835/6)
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = Marion (b. 1832/3)
= Franklin (b. 1830/1)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = C.B. "Tony" (b. ca. 1829)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = C.B. (b. ca. 1805)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Daughter A
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Rachel (b. 1834/5)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Sarah (b. 1808/9)
1 person employed in agriculture
1 person employed in manufactures and trades

4.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 194):  Dist. No. 2, Tippah Co., MS, Roll M432_381, p. 392B, 88/88, enumerated 2 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
C B Messer 45 M   Black Smith 500 NC
Sarah 41 F       Ten
Franklin 19 M   Farmer   "
Marion 17 M   "   "
Racheel 15 F       "
Jessee 14 M       "
Eligah  9 M       "
Caroline  8 F       Miss
Mary  6 F       "
Councel  2 M       "
Briant 3/12 M       "

5a.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #51 of 215):  Ripley P.O., Southern Subdivision, Tippah Co., MS, Roll M653_592, p. 699, PN 51, 350/343, enumerated 2 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Council B Messer 54 M   Blk Smith 400 300 NC
Sarah       " 51 F         Tenn
Elijah      " 19 M   Farm Laborer     "
Sarah       " 17 F         Miss
William     " 12 M         "
Lewis       "  9 M         "

5b.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #51 of 215):  Ripley P.O., Southern Subdivision, Tippah Co., MS, Roll M653_592, p. 699, PN 51, 351/344, enumerated 2 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Amos Lokey 25 M   Farmer   228 Tenn
Mary E  " 15 F         Miss
Jessee Messer 23 M   Farm Laborer    80 Tenn

6.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 30 indexed "O.B. Meiser"):  "Range Four (4) Township Five (5)" [R4E.T5S], Tippah Co., MS, Roll 593_750, p. 222A, PN 7, 50/50, enumerated 10 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Messer C B 65 M W Farmer 340 300 N Carolina
______ Sarah 62 F W Keeping House     Tennessee
Lokey M E 24 F W House keeper     Mississippi
_____ Mary  8 F W       Mississippi
_____ A S  4 M W       Mississippi
M.E. is their widowed daughter, Mary Elizabeth (MESSER) LOKEY.

7.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but at least some of the children are still in Tippah Co., MS.  Daughter Mary (MESSER) LOKEY DUNSON has remarried and moved to AR.

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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