Mercer Family Genealogy, 1766-1933 A&M.3161

Mercer Family Genealogy, 1766-1933 A&M.3161


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.3161
Title
Mercer Family Genealogy1988-1995
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/805
Quantity
0 Linear Feet Summary: 16 pages
Creator
Mercer Family
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
<language langcode="eng" encodinganalog="041">English</language>
Abstract
A family history and genealogical record of the Mercer family of Monongalia County, WV with mention of the allied families of Brown and Campbell. Robert Mercer was the first of the family to settle in what is now West Virginia near Morgantown in 1766. He was the son of Gideon Mercer and the grandson of John Mercer, the earliest known family member in America. John Mercer was a Quaker merchant of New York City and an extensive landowner of Manhattan Island. Also noted is the movement and settlement of the family, particularly of the line of Robert Mercer's son Joseph, into Pennsylvania and Ohio. Noted are the frontier activities of Joseph Mercer's children: Phoebe and Nottingham, the latter being a veteran of the War of 1812. Two sons of Phoebe, Henry Marshall Campbell and James Campbell, served in the PA 46th Volunteer Infantry, Company F during the Civil War with James being killed in Virginia at the battle of Cedar Mountain. Material covers the years 1766-1933.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 3161, Mercer Family Genealogy, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Brown family
  • Campbell family
  • Campbell, Arthur.
  • Campbell, Phoebe Mercer.
  • Campbell, Sarah Mercer.
  • Campbell, William.
  • Genealogy
  • Mercer family - Genealogy
  • Mercer, Gideon.
  • Mercer, John.
  • Mercer, Joseph.
  • Mercer, Nottingham.
  • Mercer, Robert.
  • Monongalia County (W. Va.)
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- War of 1812

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Campbell, Arthur.
  • Campbell, Phoebe Mercer.
  • Campbell, Sarah Mercer.
  • Campbell, William.
  • Mercer, Gideon.
  • Mercer, John.
  • Mercer, Joseph.
  • Mercer, Nottingham.
  • Mercer, Robert.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Monongalia County (W. Va.)
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- War of 1812