Margaret Cooper

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  • Name Margaret Cooper 
    Born 1815  MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1850  Pultney, Belmont, Ohio; Margaret Mercer, age 35 with George and merged family Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1860  Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Margaret Mercer, age 46 with George and Pinkney, Loinda, John A and Rachel E. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1880  Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio; Margaret C Mercer, age 65, with George and 4 children: Pinckney, Samuel, Rachel, and Lucinda Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Censuses for 1850 and 1880 show Margaret Cooper Allender as born in Pennsylvania but in Ohio on the 1860 Census. She is probably born in Maryland as shown on the 1880 Census entry for her daughter, Julia Milligan.
      After the death of her husband, Robert Allinder, in 1842, Martha marries George Mercer, 12 Apr 1849. He is a shoemaker, b. 1809 in Pennsylvania, and on the 1850 Census they are living in Pultney Township, Belmont County. George is also a widow and two of the nine children in the household are from his first marriage. They are Martha Mercer born in 1830, and Charles Mercer born in 1835. Five of the other 7 children show with the Mercer name but from their ages and first names, they are clearly from Margaret's earlier marriage: Mary, age 17, Julia Ann, age 15, Nicholas, age 12, Lucinda, age 11, and Jane, age 9. Margaret, age 6 months, would have to be a child of Margaret and George. Mathilda, age 5, may be a grandchild of either George or Margaret. She does not show up on later censuses. It appears that any child in the household has the name Mercer whatever the relationship, on the later censuses as well, as on the 1850 Census.
      On the census for 1860, only Mercer children are shown with George and Margaret, but two of the children, Loinda, age 5 (probably is a Lucinda), and John A., age 6, do not reappear on the 1880 Census and it is likely they are grandchildren of George or Margaret, and may not even be Mercers. Samuel E., age 25, on the 1880 Census is probably Samuel Milligan, a grandson of Margaret. He is not shown on earlier Censuses in the Mercer household, but is missing from the Milligan household for 1880. Lucinda reappears on the 1880 Census in the household as Lucinda Allender, age 29 (should be 39), stepdaughter, along with Pinckney J., age 27, coal miner; Samuel E (Milligan?), age 25, gardener, and Rachel E., age 22. Both George and Margaret designate themselves as widowed on the 1880 Census, the first Census that provides for the factoring of marriage status.
    Person ID I0495  Maryland Tree
    Last Modified 29 May 2008 

    Family 1 Robert Allender,   b. 1802, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1842, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1832  Belmont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 George Mercer,   b. 1809, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Apr 1849 
    Family ID F353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
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      Online publication - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880.T9, 1,454 rolls. Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, ED 23, roll T9_994, page 147.2000, image 0508.

    2. [S01800] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850.M432, 1,009 rolls. Pultney, Belmont, Ohio, roll M432_661, page 246, image 796.

    3. [S01816] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Pease, Belmont, Ohio, post office Bridgeport, roll M653_937, page 276, image 98.