Old Documents

1874 Mercer County Births – Volume 1 of 3

Isn’t it amazing what you sometimes find?  While searching for information on Obediah W. Taylor, January 16, 1874-October 6, 1903, I found these birth records for Mercer County for the year 1874.  Some of the names were very difficult to read – if you find a mistake let me know.  Here are the first five pages:

  1. Born August 9, 1874, no name given, female, white, dead, born Mercer County, father – A. P. Young, mother – Willia Jacobs, residence of parents Mercer County, father born in Washington County, mother born in Mercer County.
  2. Born August 12, 1874, Smith H. Peavler, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Jack Peavler, mother Elizabeth Westerfield (?), residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  3. Born September 20, 1874, Mary L. Wright, female, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Andy S. Wright, mother – Lucy J. Patterson, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  4. Born November 23, 1874, Elizabeth Martin, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – John C. Martin, mother – Nancy Dickinson, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Washington County.
  5. Born February 11, 1874, Richard H. Lester, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – William H. Lester, mother – Nancy J. Matherly, residence Chaplain River, parents born Mercer County.
  6. Born January 12, 1874, Samuel S. Raney, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Samuel J. Raney, mother – Sarah C. Russell, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Boyle County.

 

  1. Born 1874, Lena T. Hudson, female, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Robert Hudson, mother – Jessie Edwards, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  2. Born July 1874, George L. Phillips, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – David Phillips, mother – Sarah Katron, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  3. Born July 30, 1874, Johnson L. Bottoms, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – John T. Bottoms, mother – Eliza Harmon, residence of parents Mercer County, father born Mercer County, mother born Washington County.
  4. Born August 12, 1874, John W. Russell, male, white, alive, born Washington County, father – Henry Russell, mother – Clarice (?) Samuels, father born Mercer County, mother born Boyle County.
  5. Born May 4, 1874, William Horst (?), male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – John Horst, mother Sarah F. Wright, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  6. Born March 14, 1874, Charles Powell, male, white, alive, born Washington County, father – John Powell, mother – Nancy D. Mullins, residence of parents Mercer County, father born Washington County, mother born Mercer County.

  1. Born July 3, 1874, Norma (?) F. Watts, female, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – William R. Watts, mother – Zelda Williams, residence of parents Mercer County, father born Washington County, mother born Mercer County.
  2. Born April 1874, William A. Coslow, female (?), white, alive, born Mercer County, father – William Coslow, mother – M. H. Dean, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  3. Born August 1874, no name given, male, white, dead, born Mercer County, father – Robert, mother – Mary J. Peavler, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  4. Born October 1874, no name given, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Enoch Godfrey, mother – Nancy Clark, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  5. Born May 1874, Martin Condor, male, white, alive, Mercer County, father – Thomas Condor, mother – Margaret J. Yeast, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  6. Born September 1874, William David, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – J. T. David, mother – R. F. Cummins, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.

  1. Born February 16, 1874, Obediah W. Taylor, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Henry Taylor, mother – Elizabeth A. Lester, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County. Remarks – Proud of its being a boy.
  2. Born November 10, 1874, Nancy E. Prewitt, female, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – James B. Prewitt, mother – Meccha E. Cave, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Boyle County.
  3. Born April 12, 1874, Matical O. Bonta, female, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – John Bonta, mother Nancy P. Prewitt, residence of parents Boyle County, father born Mercer County, mother born Boyle County.
  4. Born September 10, 1874, Jeanet Hatchell, female, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – William Hatchell, mother – Nancy B. Hantla, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.
  5. Born January 29, 1874, William T. Randolph, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Thomas J. Randolph, mother – Mary E. Graves, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County. Remarks – I’m very proud it was a boy.
  6. Born September 5, 1874, William O. Powell, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – William J. Powell, mother – Nancy B. Carpenter, residence of parents Mercer County, father born Mercer County, mother born Boyle County.

  1. Born August 5, 1874, Rachael F. Cummins, female, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – M. A. Cummins, mother Alex Dean, residence of parents Mercer county, parents born Mercer County.
  2. Born December 19, 1874, Willard Vandavier, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – William H. Vandavier, mother – Lydia Peach, residence of parents Mercer County, father born Mercer County, mother born Simpson County.
  3. Born December 12, 1874, Margaret A. Neff, female, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – George Neff, mother – Mary Tewmey, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County, Remarks – married.
  4. Born August 20, 1874, Morgan K. Eastland, male, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Benson A. Eastland, mother – Alice C. Bonta, residence of parents Mercer County, father born Green County, mother born Mercer County.
  5. Born August 26, 1874, William Huff, female (?), white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Richard J. Huff, mother – ? Panter, residence of parents Mercer County, father born Mercer County, mother born Casey County.
  6. Born April 23, 1874, Bessie Vanarsdall, female, white, alive, born Mercer County, father – Merritt C. Vanarsdall, mother Mary E. Mitchell, residence of parents Mercer County, parents born Mercer County.

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