Mercer geneology *mystery*

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Hello,

In LDS records, I have two Mercer lines on my paternal side. I am wondering if this is the Solomon Mercer listed as my 7 great grandfather who was listed as married to Olive Pyle.

I am trying to get my leneage records correct but, I haven't taken a DNA test just yet. Ancestory.org seems to agree with these records but my paternal grandmother, Earlina Alvina Baugher's Cousin wrote a book that disagrees with these records via a written testament of a close relative of this listed persons grandchildren and listed for the Baugher family for the purpose of the Baugher family records only. Thank you for any help. #Baugherfamilyreunion #2020

The name's that are listed in the book and dates are as follows: (my direct line)

Parents: Ronald Edward Martin '57'  

               Sonja Mae Henderson '57'

Gp:        Carroll Wyatt Martin 1934-1991

              Earlina Alvina Baugher 1938-2005

1gp:     Bernie Benjamin Baugher 1915-1991

             Alvina Murriel Lenwell 1919-1967

2gp:    Charles Fredrick Baugher 1893-1976

           Iva Myrtle Mercer 1897-1970

 3gp:  George Wesley Mercer 1855-1922

          Mahalia Armenda Acord 1864-1916

4gp:  Solomon Robert Ream Mercer 1830-1900 C.W.U.

         Elizabeth Roberts 1831-1926

In the Baugher records it states that Solomans father was named Robert and he had a brother nambe henry. It states the brother's owned a large plot of land in the New Amsterdam settlement.(I assume in Pennsylvania...) They leased it for 99 years to the government and left for England leaving Solomon's wife and child behind. It also states that one of the brother's died on the way back but, doesn't state whom.

The maiden name is listed as Mary Elizabeth Ream/Redenbaugh and the dates of birth are unknown...

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Timimothy James Martin
WikiTree profile: Solomon Mercer
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2 Answers

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New Amsterdam was all of present New York City area, parts of Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.  No Pennsylvania.  There was a settlement also called New Amsterdam.
by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (268k points)
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Thanks for your answer Beaulah.

I forgot about that. Pennsylvania is where my other Mercer line is. My 9th great gparents on that line are:        

Ann Elizabeth Mercer 1663-1696

Rev. William Brown 1658-1746 (Quaker)

My Dyer, Mercer, Brown, Null, Luton line to my two Wyatt's lines.

I find it interesting how a lot of my leneage lines double or triple in a lot of cases on both my parents line's.

Martin, Henderson
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There may have been a New Amsterdam town in PA but it did not come up in Google search of New Amsterdam.  Living in New York, I was very
familiar with that usage before it became New Netherlands and eventually New York.  There was a date of 1664 on the google article but I couldn't see any reason for it.  Hope the answer helps you zero in on areas that may help you further your efforts.

Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its county seat is Trenton, the state capital.

Mercersburg is a borough in Franklin county Pennsylvania. Its 72 miles southwest of Harrisburg the state capital. 

I wonder if these places are connected to my Mercer line's. Still researching though.

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