Re: [jacksongenealogy] Messer
- I have Sarah Bynum's ancestry back to James Bynum b. 1666 in Surry Co., Va.
w. Elizabeth Mizell children William b. 1690, James b. 1692 and John b. 1700
I have membership at Ancestry.com, I am seeking parentage of William Messer
b. 1823-28 in supposedly Hawkins Co., Tn.
Date: Monday, September 09, 2002 20:52:40
Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] Messer
You mentioned that Catherine Messer and John Shelton who are ancestors
of mine were your connection to the Messer line. How about Sarah Bynum?
Was she a descendent of the original John Baynhum who came to the Jamestown,
VA area prior to 1616? The first Bynums appear to have come to Jackson Co.
between 1757 and 1845. I would estimate early 1800s since AL became a state
Also, the following is from an apparently authenticated site on
Ancestry.com: Catherine's father was Christian Sargent Messer b. ABT 1760
(FamilySearch says 1754) in Orange Co. N.C.; her mother was named Sally (no
last name) b: ABT 1758. Other Messers in Hawkins Co., TN in the early 1800s
when John and Catherine were married were Michael Messer and Thomas Messer.
William Messer lived in Jackson Co., AL and was born in TN in 1823.
The Messer information was material I found while looking for Shelton
ancestors. FamilySearch shows links back for parents of Christian Messer
and Sally Messer (nee UNKNOWN).
Hope this gives some leads. Membership in Ancestry.com is about $90 per
year and has a lot of benefits. FamilySearch.com is free, but is obviously
being converted over to sales of genealogy CDs and doesn't seem to be adding
any new records. Also, you have to take them with a grain of salt because
of numerous contributions which change data slightly but significantly.
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