the names you requested. In some cases, I have added additional family
members and a bit of marriage information from the
apparent pronunciation of the surname was "Mez-ur-vay", as
reflected in the information on W. O. Meserve/Maserva
(below). I have heard it also spoken as Mez-ur-vee (
The family history (below) seems to skip over the Joseph born in 1841, who was married to Lucia C. (__). This is a puzzle. Perhaps you can come up with the solution.
Let me know if you have any questions regarding these names, or any of the other information.
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Joseph Meservey (d. 28 Mar 1872 aged 76-1-27).
Nathaniel P. Meservey, (26 Mar 1825-31 Jan 1896) s/o Joseph & Elizabeth Meservey.
Mary J. (__), w/o Nathaniel P. Meservey (30 Nov 1839-21 Oct 1904).
Lorena Meservey Harper (no dates given). See marriage below.
Fernando C. Meserve (d. 27 Apr 1864 aged 2-11-8) s/o Joseph & Lucia C. Meserve.
Herman H. Meservey (3 Jul 1886-21 Dec 1902) s/o Joseph & Melvina (Lavina?) Wilson Meservey. NOTE: The reference
on p. 406 to Herman Meserve is also this child, and gives the burial date, 22 Dec 1902).
Joseph Meserve (22 Jun 1821-14 Jul 1907).
Lucia C. (__), w/o Joseph Meserve (4 Sep 1827-8 Jan 1894).
Mary Meserve (19 Dec 1853-3 Nov 1892) w/o Phillip V. Morris & d/o Joseph & Lucia C. Meserve.
Clara M. Meservey (1866-1936) w/o Phillip V. Morris & d/o Joseph & Melvina (Lavina?) Wilson Meservey.
Phillip V. Morris (1849-1931) See both marriages below.
Melvina Jane (__), (24 Mar 1846-21 Nov 1913) w/o Joseph Meserve.
W. O. Meserve, Co. D 84th
p. 178: "Wilber O. Maserva, Private, Co. D., mustered out June 8, 1865, wounded."
Herbert H. Meservey (12 Nov 1883-8 Jan 1903) s/o Joseph & Melvina (Lavina?) Meservey.
Joseph Meservey (22 Jan 1841-20 May 1914) s/o Joseph & Lucia C. Meserve.
Melvina (or Lavina?)
Marguetita (or Marguerite) Meservey, (16 Jul 1874-12 Feb 1926) d/o Joseph & Melvina (Lavina?) Meservey.
HARPER, SHEPARD & MESERVEY, LORENA ESMA, 10/18/1899 (1A /236 2864) BROWN CO, IL
PHILIP & MESERVE, CLARA MAY, 05/15/1895 (1A /187
2266) BROWN co,
MORRIS, PHILIP V. & MESERVE, MARY E., 12/23/1880 (C /159 375) BROWN CO, IL
MESERVEY, JOSEPH & WILSON, LAVINA JANE, 06/15/1865 (C /30 363) BROWN CO, IL
"Joseph Meservey (1796-1872), the son of John Meservey and Sally Chesley, both
of the state of
On January 15, 1827, Joseph married Elizabeth Bell, and to this
union was born thirteen children, of whom two are of local interest.
The son, Joseph Meservey (1841-1914) was the owner
and operator of the Meservey
The family moved to
NOTE: From this point the relationships and some surnames are unclear. They do not readily connect with the previous paragraphs, but some are mentioned in the cemetery listings, so they must fit somewhere. (LH)
George O.was born Nov. 20, 1870 and married Mary E. Meats.
Elwood (1877-1970) married Emma Stewart (1875-1958) on September 21, 1895. They had ten children: Everett O., Blanche M. (Mrs. Chalres Johnson), Ronald A. and Raymond E., twins, Genar M., Bernadine (Mrs. Ted Speckhart), Loren E., Harlan H., Harold E., and Emil E.
Marguerite (1874-1926) died with typhoid fever. She was a practrical nurse.
(1879-1931) married Shepherd Harper on October 18, 1899. They had one son,
Lawrence, who died in
Herbert Harlan (1883-1903).
Herman Henry (1886-1902).
Amy A. (1890-1937) married Walter S. Cory, April 8, 1909. They had five children: Elizabeth, Meridon, William, Wayne, and George.
From: Ken Huffman [mailto:
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 9:51 PM
Subject: FW: Brown County Illinois Cemetery Lookup
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I found that some of my Meservey people are listed in the Brown County, Illinois Cemetery Book. I'm interested in the family of Joseph Meserve(y) who was born in approximately 1795. He had children Joseph, Florina, S A Meservey, Sarah Meservey, Matilda Meservey and a few others I don't have the names for yet. I found the names below on http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilbrown/Cemeteries-html/bccemme2o.html#Me
It looks like most of the people I'm intersted in are on Page 144 but there is another Joseph Meservey on Page 106.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your time.
Meserve, Fernando C.________ 144
Meserve, Herman________ 409
Meserve, Joseph________ 144
Meserve, Lucia C.________ 144
Meserve, Mary________ 144
Meserve, Melivna Jane________ 144
Meserve, W. O.________ 144
Meservey, Clara M.________ 144
Meservey, Herbert H.________ 144
Meservey, Herman H.________ 144
Meservey, Joseph________ 106,144
Meservey, Lorena________ 142
Meservey, Marguerita________ 144