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Peter Mercer (Musser, Mercier) of Bledsoe Co. TN was born in Granger Co. TN. Feb 11, 1834. 1st married Sara Shelton/Sheldon. Children of this marriage, Matilda (Tilda), Prior Lee, Mary Ann (Annie) & James David, who's line I am searching. Married 2nd, Tibitha/Bytha Pryor, children: Sara, Harrison, Forrester, Clementine, Jane, Floyd & Eli. Peter served with the 8th Cavalry of Tennessee of the Union Army during the Civil War.
1870 Grainger Co., TN Census shows Peter, wife Tibitha, children, Mary, Tilda, Prior Lee, James, Sarah, William, Peter & Elizabeth. Came to Bledsoe Co. around 1878 and stayed until 1893. 1893 he went to Bells, Grayson Co., TX where he remained until his death in 1913.

Grainger County, TN 1880 Census shows fa. b. in VA; mother b. in NC. Peter is the furtherest I am able to find.

RODRIQUEZ/RODRIGUEZ, South Texas, Cameron County, Northern Mexico.
TORRES/TORREZ, South Texas, Hildalgo, Cameron and surrounding counties, Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico.


I am an implanted Texan. Planted in the heart of the Sequatchie Valley of Bledsoe County, TN.


Genealogy has been an ongoing project for many years 28. Photography plays a big part in my life, nature and special events (Civil War reenactments with my little boys (grandsons)),
always looking for that great hard to get picture.
Traveling, prefer to drive.
Hiking short trails, will try long ones.
Fishing for leisure and dinner.
Computing with Jesse, he keeps our hardware operating.

Updated September 17, 2005

S. R. Mercer

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