Sarah (Knight) Mercer

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Sarah Amanda "Manda" Mercer formerly Knight
Born in Missouri,USAmap
Wife of — married in Missourimap
Died about in Coloradomap
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  • Email from Great-Grandaughter
    • "I've been searching some time for information about Sarah Amanda Knight, my great-grandmother, and hadn't found a thing until I came upon your work. I have later information: She married Terry Axley Mercer in Missouri in 1888 (name on marriage record is Amanda Knight), and they had several children including Elmo, Beulah Marie (my grandmother, who marked Asa Everette Sanner), and Naomi. They lived in Colorado, though Naomi inexplicably was born in Oregon (1902). So excited! --Patricia"
  • History of Ray County, Missouri circa 1881
    • "Was born in the county of Mayo, Ireland, May 16, 1817. Came to the United States in 1840, landing at Baltimore. He settled in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, where he lived until 1855, and then removed to Boone county, Kentucky. From Kentucky he came to Missouri, in 1857 or '58, and stopped first in Macon county, where he secured a contract on the Hannibal & St. Joe railroad. He worked on the railroad also in Platte county, and then engaged in building a turnpike road. He came to Vibbard, this county, where he now lives, in 1876. Mr. Knight was married in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in 1850, to Miss Catharine Jenkins, a native of Shenandoah county, Virignia, born in 1830. They became the parents of nine children, six of whom are now living: Mary J., born May 16, 1852; William, born December 16, 1853; Ellen, born December 26, 1856; Michael and Amanda, twins, born June 4, 1860; and Annie, born November 11, 1868."
  • US Census 1870
    • name: Sarah M Knight
    • estimated birth year: 1861
    • gender: Female
    • age in 1870: 9y
    • color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
    • birthplace: Missouri
    • home in 1870: Missouri, United States
      • John Knight M 42y Iowa
      • Catharine Knight F 39y Virginia
      • Mary J Knight F 18y Virginia
      • Will Knight M 16y Virginia
      • Ellen Knight F 13y Missouri
      • Michael Knight M 9y Missouri
      • Sarah M Knight F 9y Missouri
      • Maggie Knight F 4y Missouri
      • Bridget A Knight F 1y Missouri
  • US Census 1880
    • name : Manda Knight
    • event: Census
    • event date: 1880
    • event place: Plattsburg, Clinton, Missouri, United States
    • gender: Female
    • age: 20
    • marital status : Single
    • occupation :
    • race or color (original) :
    • ethnicity (standardized) : American
    • relationship to head : Daughter
    • birthplace : Missouri, United States
    • birthdate : 1860
    • spouse's name :
    • spouse's birthplace :
    • father's name : John Knight
    • father's birthplace : Ireland
    • mother's name :
    • mother's birthplace : Virginia, United States
    • page : 548
    • page character : A
    • entry number : 203
    • nara film number : T9-0682
    • gs film number : 1254682
    • digital folder number: 004241879
    • image number: 00280
      • self John Knight M 63 Ireland
      • son William Knight M 27 Virginia, United States
      • daughter Ellen Knight F 22 Missouri, United States
      • daughter Manda Knight F 20 Missouri, United States
      • son Mike Knight M 20 Missouri, United States
      • daughter Annie Knight F 12 Missouri, United States
      • other Chas. Quinn M 35 Ireland
      • other Chas. Collins M 50 Ireland
      • other Chris Evans M 40 Norway
  • US Census 1900
    • name: Sarah A Mercer
    • event date: 1900
    • event place: ED 9 Precincts 1-5 San Luis, San Pedro, Chama, San Francisco, La Costilla San Luis & San Pedro town, Costilla, Colorado, United States
    • birth date: Jun 1861
    • birthplace: Missouri
    • relationship to head of household: Wife
    • father's birthplace: Ireland
    • mother's birthplace: Virginia
    • race or color (standardized): White
    • gender: Female
    • marital status: Married
    • years married: 12
    • estimated marriage year: 1888
    • mother how many children: 5
    • number living children: 4
    • page: 3
    • sheet letter: A
    • family number: 66
    • reference number: 32
    • film number: 1240120
    • digital folder number: 004118992
    • image number: 00292
      • head Terry A Mercer M 38 Illinois
      • wife Sarah A Mercer F 39 Missouri
      • son Elmo E Mercer M 11 Missouri
      • daughter Marie B Mercer F 9 Missouri
      • daughter Thelma A Mercer F 6 Missouri
      • son Herbert Mercer M 2 Missouri
      • lodger Perley Haley M 21 Missouri
      • lodger Joseph Ashley M 21 Kentucky
      • lodger William Williamson M 21 Missouri
      • lodger Joseph Ewing M 31 Massachusetts
      • servant Emily Malmberg F 16 Sweden
  • Rootsweb
    • 25. TERRY AXLEY5 MERCER (WILLIAM EMERSON4, TEMPERENCE3 WEST, HEZEKIAH2,JOHN1) was born October 28, 1861 in Johnson County, Illinois. He married (1) SARAH AMANDA KNIGHT. He married (2) DORA COOK.
    • Children of TERRY MERCER and SARAH KNIGHT are:
      • i. ELMO EMERSON6 MERCER, b. March 04, 1889.
      • ii. BEAULAH MARIE MERCER, b. July 07, 1891, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
      • iii. THELMA ANN MERCER, b. December 16, 1894, Dexter, Missouri.
      • iv. HERBERT MERCER, b. October 04, 1898.
    • v. NAOMI MERCER, b. October 05, 1901, Portland, Oregon.
      • Children of TERRY MERCER and DORA COOK are:
      • vi. CHARLES WESLEY6 MERCER, b. October 31, 1908, Ft. Scott, Kansas.
      • vii. OLIVE FRANCES MERCER, b. August 14, 1910, College Mound, Missouri.

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