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Mary Gregg was born 1793. The 1850 PA Census gave
her age as 56 and that she was born in Pennsylvania.
I believe her father was Isaac Gregg and
her mother Emey Allen.
youngest son age 26, Samuel
Missimer was found on the 1860 PA Census living
with Allen Gregg,
age 62, born PA and his family. I would think it
very likely that this could be his uncle, and Mary's
brother. There were many Greggs both in Chester county PA and
Castle County Delaware.
I found on Ancestry
World wide web a listing for Isaac Gregg born 1770
with children: Allen,
Mary, Hannah, Benjamin, and Lydia Grey. Isaac Gregg died
1822/3 in New
Garden Chester County PA. He left a will in
the Chester County
Archives #7327 He names his wife, but
it is hard to read, Emy??
and the five children mentioned above, plus Ann. In 1872, Allen Gregg died,
leaving no will, also in New Garden. His Administration File #16912
is also in the Chester county Archives.
Missimer on March 18, 1814. Her birth name is on
their tombstone. Look below. By the 1850 Pa Census, M 432_764,
page 127, the family is living in London Britian,
Chester County PA just next to New
is a farmer. There are still 2 children at home, Margaret age 18 and Samuel D. age
16. Their son
William J. had married in 1849 and was living
with his wife's family in Delaware.
Bible Records from the
Missimer Bible, published by John B. Perry in
Philadelphia FHL #896755 item 1, help establish
their children and birth years.
The known family of Mary and Cassimer Missimer were: However, there are 3 graves in the London Track Baptist Cemetery, see below that I
John Missimer born 1820, married Hannah believe are also their children: There were probably children born before 1820.
William J. Missimer born 1825, married Martha Ann Devlin
Thomas Missimer born 1827, married Sarah Elizabeth Missimer, born July 1, 1820, died Aug 13, 1822 (John's twin???)
Margaret Missimer, born 1832 Susanna Missimer, born 1822, died 1880,became Susanna Russell
Samuel D. Missimer, born 1834 Joseph Missimer, born Nov. 28, 1823, died July 29, 1824
In 1860 there was a Chester
Orphans Court Document, a letter of Administration for
Casimer Missimer #13721, dated April 2, 1860. It
was found at the Chester County Archives.
The letter names William
Missimer of New Castle County Delaware
Administrator for the estate of Cassimer Missimer of New Castle County,
Delaware. There had been no will for Cassimer found by that
time. However, there is a New Castle County,
Delaware Probate record held at the Delaware Archives dated
1858 #RG2545.001 on roll #303. It state
that an inventory was made of the estate for Cassimer
Missimer on May 31, 1858, "late of Mill Creek
Hundred". William Missimer sold the land
listed in 1861. It was at the intersection of
Newport Gap Pike next to Brackin property. I
don't know how he came by this property. I cannot
find where he purchased the property - but he did owe a
mortgage of $3000.
I believe that Mary Gregg Missimer died Jan 19, 1853. Cassimer died in 1858. After her death Cassimer moved in with his son, William. Both Mary and Cassimer are buried at London Track Baptist Cemetery in Kemblesville Chester County PA. Find a Grave has photos of both stones. Mary's reads "Mary Missimer wife of Cassimer Missimer Departed this life January 19,1853"
died May 11, 1883 and is buried in New London
Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
What is really nice is their tombstone tells their story. There is a photo of it at Find A Grave Memorial# 38583263
It is a large stone and reads "William Missimer son of
Cassimer and Mary Gregg Missimer
June 11, 1825 - May 11, 1883
Martha Ann Missimer daughter of
Charles and Hannah Devlin
March 9, 1830 - October 4, 1908
On the reverse side is an inscription "In memory of their Daughter Elizabeth Haines".
The New London Presbyterian Church was constructed in
1844. It is still a lovely active church on Rt. 896
near Church Road.
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