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William Council MESSER
Lucinda CHILDERS
Husband:  William Council "Bose" MESSER
Birth:  4 Dec 1847, Tippah Co., MS
Death:  25 Apr 1903, MS
Disposition:  buried Jacob's Chapel Cemetery, Tippah Co., MS
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Council Bryant MESSER
Mother:  Sarah FRANKLIN
Marriage:  5 Sep 1867, Hardeman Co., TN
Wife:  Lucinda "Cinda" / "Cindy" CHILDRESS / CHILDERS
Birth:  12 Jun 1850, MS 
Death:  29 Sep 1945, Tippah Co., MS
Disposition:  buried Jacob's Chapel Cemetery, Tippah Co., MS
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Stephen Henry Harrison CHILDERS (1818-1894)
Mother:  Mary Elizabeth ALLEN (1825-1866)
Children born in Tippah Co., MS:
  1.  William Alexander "Bill" MESSER / MERCER, b. 19 Sep 1868
  2.  Viola MESSER, b. 21 Sep 1870; d. 3 Nov 1961
  3.  Sarah "Sallie" E. MESSER, b. 6 Nov 1872
  4.  Stephen B. "Steve" MESSER, b. 26 Aug 1876
  5.  John Lynn MESSER, b. 15 Jan 1879; d. 10 Sep 1975
  6.  Berry Washie MESSER, b. 25 Aug 1881; d. 7 Jul 1883
  7.  Walter Murry MESSER / MERCER, b. 18 Aug 1883
  8.  James Monroe "Jimmy" MESSER, b. 15 Jan 1886; d. 8 Feb 1923
  9.  Martha V. "Mattie" MESSER, b. Aug 1888; d. 1961; m. 3 Sep 1921, Tippah Co., MS, James Albert TOMLINSON (1874-1945)
10.  Frances "Fannie" MESSER, b. 23 May 1891; d. 20 Dec 1971
11.  Emeline "Emily" MESSER, b. Aug 1895 or 7 Aug 1894; d. 26 Jun 1919; m. 22 Feb 1912, Tippah Co., MS, Carl W. ROWLAND (1890-1967)
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Mississippi, Tennessee

Sources (n.b., Tippah Co., MS, is just across the state line from Hardeman Co., TN):

1a.  Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: William C Messer
Spouse: Lucinda Childress
Event: Marriage
Event Date: Sep 1867
Event Place: Hardeman, Tennessee

1b.  Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: W. C. Messer
Bride's Name: Lucinda Childress
Marriage Date: 05 Sep 1867
Marriage Place: Hardeman, Tennessee
Source Film: 989284

2.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 30):  Ripley P.O., "Range Four (4) Township Five (5)" [R4E.T5S], Tippah Co., MS, Roll M593_750, p. 229B, PN 22, 166/166, enumerated 11 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Messer W C 22 M W Works on farm   200 Mississippi
______ Cinda 20 F W Keeping house     Mississippi
______ Wm  2 M W       Mississippi
Kernel Polly 17 F W Domestic Servant     Mississippi
Listed one household before William's brother, Elijah MESSER, and one household after William's brother, Jesse MESSER, who is one household after their brother, F. [Franklin] MESSER.

3.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 49):  Third Supervisors Dist., Tippah Co., MS, Roll 666, p. 433A, PN 11?, SD 1, ED 191, enumerated 7 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
99 99 Messer Wiliam C W M 33     / Farmer       MS SC  
    ______ Lucinda W F 30 Wife   / Keeping house   / / MS TN TN
    ______ William A W M 12 Son /   Works in farm / / / MS MS MS
    ______ Viola W F  9 Dau       /     MS MS MS
    ______ Sallie E W F  9 Dau       /     MS MS MS
    ______ Stephen B W M  4 Son             MS MS MS
    ______ John W W M  1 Son             MS MS MS
    Cox William H W M 15 Farm Laborer /   Farm Laborer /     AL MS  

4.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 23 indexed "Miner"):  Falkner Pct., Tippah Co., MS, Roll 829, p. 64A, SN 7, SD 1, ED 106, enumerated 15 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28
120 120 Messer William C Head W M Dec 1847 52 M 34     MS NC TN Farmer 0   Y Y Y R F 120
    ______ Lucinda Wife W F Jun 1850 49 M 34 11 10 MS TN TN House Keeper     Y Y Y      
    ______ John L Son W M Jan 1879 21 S       MS MS MS Day Labor 4   Y Y Y      
    ______ Walter M Son W M Aug 1883 16 S       MS MS MS At School   6 Y Y Y      
    ______ James M Son W M Jan 1886 14 S       MS MS MS At School   6 Y Y Y      
    ______ Mattie Dau W F Aug 1888 11 S       MS MS MS At School   6 Y Y Y      
    ______ Fannie Dau W F May 1891  9 S       MS MS MS       Y Y Y      
    ______ Emeline Dau W F Aug 1895  4 S       MS MS MS       Y Y Y      

6.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 25):  Beat 2, Tippah Co., MS, Roll T624_757, p. 164B, SN 9B, SD 2, ED 96, enumerated 5 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
174 174 Mercer Lucinda? Head F W 62 Wd 11 10 TN TN TN Eng Farming General Farm OA N 0 Y Y   O F F 179
    ______ Mattie Dau F W 21 S     MS TN TN Eng none         Y Y N        
    ______ Fannie Dau F W 18 S     MS MS TN Eng none         Y Y N        
    ______ Emeline Dau F W 17 S     MS MS TN Eng none         Y Y Y        
    Mercer William Son M W 39 Wd     MS MS MS Eng Black Smith
Farming
own shop
General Farm
Emp N 0 Y Y         180
    ______ William GSon M W 18 S     MS MS MS Eng Farmer Home Farm W N 0 Y Y Y        
This enumerator's handwriting was barely legible, so my extraction may not be entirely accurate.  Listed between two CHILDERS households.

7.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Lucinda C. MURCER (æ 68, b. TN; widow) is living in Ripley, Tippah Co., MS (p. 82A), with her widowed son-in-law, Carl W. ROWLAND (æ 28, b. MS), his two children, and her unmarried daughter, Mattie MURCER (æ 28, b. MS).

8.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Lou S. MERCER (æ 80, b. MS; widow) is living in Tippah Co., MS (p. 161B), with her married daughter, Martha V. (MESSER) TOMLINSON (æ 41, b. MS), son-in-law, James A. TOMLINSON (æ 55, b. MS), and their children.

9.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Lucinda MERCER (æ 89, b. MS; widow) is living in Tippah Co., MS (p. 116A), with her married daughter, Mattie (MESSER) TOMLINSON (æ 51, b. MS), her son-in-law, James A. TOMLINSON (æ 65, b. MS), and their children.

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

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

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