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  • ID: I17204
  • Name: Johnene Michael (Hans Ulrich) MESSMORE (MÖESSMER) 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 JUL 1732 in Mutternz, Basle, SWITZERLAND 1 6 2 4 5
  • Death: 14 FEB 1813 in German Township, Fayette Co, Pennsylvania 1 2 7 5
  • Burial: Messmore Cemetery, German Township, 5
  • Note: 1 1 1 REVOLUTIONARY WAR He joined the Virginia troops under Washington and took part in the disastrous Braddock campaign. The MESSMOREs have been for nearly a century and a half prominent in Fayette county life. From the days of their hardy Swiss ancestors there have been prosperous farmers, public officials and professional men of the name in every generation. The first of the name went to defeat under Washington at Braddock's Field, while in the present three of the name of this branch alone are engaged in the practice of medicine in Fayette county. The grandfather of the present generation was a sheriff of Fayette county, and the record could be indefinitely extended. The village of Messmore in Fayette county obtains its name from the family. John Messmore (Johnene Miöpmore), the emigrant ancestor, was born in 1733 in Basle, Switzerland, being a son of a silk manufacturer, and emigrated about the time of the French and Indian war to this country, settling in Virginia. He joined the Virginia troops under Washington and took part in the disastrous Braddock campaign. He remained in western Pennsylvania, taking a location in German township, Fayette county, married Susan Wise, and followed farming until his death, February 14, 1813 . In the first county court of Fayette county, in December, 1783, his name appears as one of the viewers appointed by the court to lay out the first road extending from Uniontown to Rabb's Mill, and on to the Monongahela river at the mouth of Brown's run. He also appears among the list of taxables in the first assessment of that township in 1785 . He accumulated a large acreage of land before his death. Children: 1. Abraham , settled in Canada , where he died, near Montreal . 2. Jacob , married Naomi Sutton , and moved to Ohio , where they lived and died. 3. John , settled in Fayette county, Ohio , where he lived and died. 4. David , moved to Indiana . 5. Adam , never married, died in Wayne county, Ohio . 6. Solomon , married - Overturf , lived and died in Fayette county. 7. Joseph, married Sarah McWilliams , lived and died in Fayette county. 8. Isaac, of further mention. 9. George, the youngest son, married Nellie McWilliams, moved to Wayne county, Ohio, where they lived and died; he was a sergeant in Captain James A. McClelland 's company of twelve-month volunteers, Light Dragoons, during the war of 1812, in which company his brother Solomon was also a private. 10. Susannah, died May 9, 1834, aged sixty-three years; married George Poundstone, who died August 2, 1845, aged seventy-seven years; lived and died in German township; many of the Poundstones are descendants of this family. 11. Katherine , married - Whitehill . 12. Elizabeth, married William Nolan; moved to Wayne county, Ohio, where they lived and died.
  • Change Date: 18 JAN 2009

    Father: Johannes MESSMORE (MÖESSMER) b: 2 NOV 1704 in Muttenz, Basle, SWITZERLAND
    Mother: Catharina GYSIN b: 14 FEB 1694 in Laufelfingen, SWITZERLAND

    Marriage 1 Susannah WEISS (WISE) b: ABT 1764
      1. Has Children Abraham MESSMORE b: in Fayette Co, Ohio
      2. Has Children Jacob MESSMORE b: 1784 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
      3. Has Children John MESSMORE b: ABT 1768 in Pennsylvania
      4. Has Children Susannah MESSMORE b: 1771 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
      5. Has No Children Adam MESSMORE b: 30 DEC 1774 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
      6. Has Children Isaac MESSMORE b: 7 MAY 1777 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
      7. Has Children Solomon MESSMORE b: 10 JUL 1781 in Pennsylvania
      8. Has Children Joseph MESSMORE b: 19 MAR 1789 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
      9. Has Children Mary Elizabeth MESSMORE b: 5 MAY 1788 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
      10. Has Children George MESSMORE b: 25 APR 1791 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
      11. Has Children Katherine MESSMORE b: ABT 1793 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
      12. Has Children David MESSMORE b: ABT 1795 in Fayette Co, Pennsylvania

      1. Type: Book
        Title: Genealogical & Personal History, Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
      2. Type: Monument
      3. Type: E-Mail Message
        Media: GEDCOM
      4. Type: GEDCOM File
        File: GEDCOM T M LARSON
      5. Type: GEDCOM File
      6. Type: Book
        Title: History of Wayne County, Ohio
        Author: Ben Douglass
        Publication: Robert Douglass
        Date: 1878
      7. Type: GEDCOM File
        File: GEDCOM T M LARSON
        Text: 1/14/1833?
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