Son of Col. Alexander Meroney and Mary Polly Hendricks, John was born in Davie County, North Carolina on December 9, 1829. At the age of 20, he worked as a clerk in Davie County. By 1860, he was a merchant, living in Camden, South Carolina and working on his own account, He married Katherine Reid sometime after 1860 and it's possible that John had suffered an injury, or illness, as he was listed in the 1880 census as not working, but his wife worked in millinery. His cousin, Kate, also lived in the home and worked as a milliner. The family had a housekeeper who lived in. In 1900, when John was 70 and his wife was 67, their widowed daughter, Alma Williams, and her son lived with them, along with their youngest daughter, Katherine. No one worked; but they also had a boarder. He is believed to have died in 1909.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina in February 1838
Col. John Alexander Meroney
Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on 22 May 1802
Died in Davie County, North Carolina on 26 August 1837
Mary Polly Hendricks
Born in Davie County, North Carolina on 28 September 2806
Died in Rowan County, North Carolina on 10 January 1885
Paternal Grandfather Rev. William Britton Merony
Born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland on 10 October 1769
Died in Person County, North Carolina on 1 August 1816
Paternal Grandmother Winifred Webb Clark
Born in Chatham, North Carolina in 1771
Died in Yancyville, North Carolina on 4 October 1817
Born in Rowan County, North Carolina on 19 January 1784
Died in Dyer County, Tennessee on 31 August 1863
Maternal Grandmother Isabell Penry
Born in North Carolina on 21 January 1777
Died in Dyer County, Tennessee on 5 March 1858
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