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William MARCHANT, Jr.

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  • Name William MARCHANT 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Bef 17 Jan 1814  Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 17 Jan 1814  Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1888  Tecumseh, Johnson County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Congestion of the lungs 
    Buried Mount Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975:

      name: William Marchant
      gender: Male
      baptism/christening date: 17 Jan 1814
      baptism/christening place: Sevenoaks, Kent, England
      birth date:
      birthplace:
      death date:
      name note:
      race:
      father's name: William Marchant
      father's birthplace:
      father's age:
      mother's name: Elizabeth
      mother's birthplace:
      mother's age:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01915-4
      system origin: England-EASy
      source film number: 1473692
      reference number: yr 1813-1834 p 11

      (2) A household headed by William MARCHANT is listed in the 1841 census of Bessells Green, Chevening Parish, Kent, England.

      William is listed in the 1841 census as a bricklayer who was then 25 years of age. However, because of the way ages were rounded in the 1841 census, he could have then been as old as 29 years of age. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Kent, England.

      Listed with William is his wife, Susanna, who was then 25 years of age. However, because of the way ages were rounded in the 1841 census, she could have then been as old as 29 years of age. There is no indication in the 1841 census as to whether she was then engaged in any profession, employment or employment, or as to whether she was then of independent means. According to the 1841 census, she was born in Kent, England.

      Also listed with William is his son, William, who was then 1 day old; therefore, according to the 1841 census, he was born on about June 5, 1841. According to the 1841 census, he was born in Kent, England. [The name of this son, William, as listed in the 1841 census, appears to have been a name of convenience; he was christened as Henry MARCHANT on July 4, 1841.]

      Also listed with William is Sarah FLETCHER, who was then 50 years of age. However, because of the way ages were rounded in the 1841 census, she could have then been as old as 54 years of age. There is no indication in the 1841 census as to whether she was then engaged in any profession, employment or employment, or as to whether she was then of independent means. According to the 1841 census, she was not born in Kent, England. The relationship between William MARCHANT and Sarah FLETCHER is not listed in the 1841 census.

      * * *

      The 1841 Census for England was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested:

      • Name of street, place, road, etc.
      • House number or name
      • Name of each person that had spent the night in that household
      • Age*
      • Sex (indicated by the column in which the age is recorded)
      • Profession or occupation
      • Where born**

      *The ages of people over 15 years old were usually rounded down to the nearest 5 years. Therefore, someone who was actually 24 years would have their age listed as 20, and someone who was actually 27 years old would have their age listed as 25.

      **The "Where Born" column only asked two questions - 1) whether born in same county, and 2) whether born in Scotland, Ireland, or Foreign Parts. Possible answers and abbreviations to question #1 include: Yes (Y), No, (N), or Not Known (NK). For question #2, the following abbreviations were used: Scotland (S), Ireland (I), and Foreign Parts (F).

      (3) William MARCHANT is listed in the Register of Baptisms in the Parish of Chevening, Kent, England, as of July 4, 1841, in Baptism Record No. 641, as the father of Henry MARCHANT and the husband of Susanna MARCHANT. According to this record, William was then a bricklayer, and his abode was Chevening.

      (4) William MARCHANT is listed in the Register of Baptisms in the Parish of Chevening, Kent, England, as of September 24, 1843, in Baptism Record No. 693, as the father of Grace MARCHANT and the husband of Susannah MARCHANT. According to this record, William was then a bricklayer, and his abode was Chevening.

      (5) A household headed by William MARCHANT is listed in the 1851 census of Maidstone, Kent, England. The census, which was taken as of March 30, 1851, shows that the family resided at 42 Springfield Cottages in Maidstone.

      William is listed in the 1851 census as a journeyman bricklayer who was then 37 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1814. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

      Listed with William is his wife, Susannah, who was then 35 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1816. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Westerham, Kent, England.

      Also listed with William was his son, Henry, who was a scholar who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, he was born in about 1841. According to the 1851 census, he was born in Chevening, Kent, England.

      [William's daughter, Grace, who was born in 1843 in Chevening, Kent, England, was not listed in this household in the 1851 census. The compiler believes that Grace died before March 30, 1851, the date of the 1851 census.]

      Also listed with William was his daughter, Martha, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1845. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

      Also listed with William was his daughter, Amelia, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1847. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Maidstone, Kent, England.

      Also listed with William was his daughter, Susannah, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1851 census, she was born in about 1850. According to the 1851 census, she was born in Maidstone, Kent, England.

      * * *

      The 1851 Census for England was taken on the night of 30 March 1851. The following information was requested:

      • Name of street, place, road, etc.
      • House number or name
      • Name of each person that had spent the night in that household
      • Relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family
      • Person's marital status
      • Age at last birthday (sex is indicated by column in which age is recorded)
      • Person's rank, profession, or occupation
      • Person's place of birth (if outside of England or Wales, only the country may be given)
      • Whether blind, deaf, or idiot

      Enumeration forms were distributed to all households a couple of days before census night and the household members were required to complete the forms themselves. The next day, the enumerators collected the completed forms. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 30 March 1851 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into enumerators' books, which are the records we can view images of today. The original householders schedules from 1841 to 1901 were destroyed.

      The clerks who compiled and reviewed the census data made a variety of marks on the returns. Unfortunately, many of these tally marks were written over personal information and some fields, such as ages, can be difficult to read as a result. More useful marks include a single slash between households within a building and a double slash separating households in separate buildings.

      (6) New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891 [database online], Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003:

      Name: William Marchant
      Arrival Date: 12 Aug 1852
      Estimated Birth Year: 1814
      Age: 38
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: London, England
      Destination: United States of America
      Place of Origin: England
      Ship Name: American Congress
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Line: 1
      Microfilm Roll: 118
      List Number: 1146

      (7) A household headed by William MERCHAT is listed in the 1860 census of the 3rd Ward of Toledo, Lucas County, OH. [The compiler believes that William MERCHAT was William MARCHANT.]

      William is listed in the 1860 census as a mason who was then 46 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1814. According to the 1860 census, he was born in England.

      Listed with William is his wife, Susan, who was then 44 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1816. According to the 1860 census, she was born in England.

      Also listed with William is his son, Henry, who is listed as a lather [the compiler assumes that this means that he was a lathe operator] who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1842. According to the 1860 census, he was born in England.

      Also listed with William is his daughter, Martha, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1845. According to the 1860 census, she was born in England.

      Also listed with William was his daughter, Amelia, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1847. According to the 1860 census, she was born in England.

      Also listed with William was his daughter, Susan, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1849. According to the 1860 census, she was born in England.

      Also listed with William was his daughter, Emily, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1850. According to the 1860 census, she was born in England.

      Also listed with William was his daughter, Clemis?, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1857. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH. [The compiler believes that Clemis? was Clara Elizabeth MARCHANT.]

      (8) The compiler has not found William MARCHANT in the 1870 census.

      (9) Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo, OH, Baptisms, Marriages & Burials; Also Confirmations & Communicants (1858-1874):

      William MARCHANT was "bcc" [baptized, confirmed and a communicant].

      William MARCHANT, communicant no. 284, transferred his membership to this church from St. John's Episcopal Church, Toledo, OH, in 1870.

      (10) Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo, OH, Baptisms, Marriages & Burials; Also Confirmations & Communicants (1874-1891):

      William MARCHANT, communicant no. 209, removed to IA in 09/1876.

      (11) William MARCHANT was listed in the Toledo City Directory, beginning with the 1873-74 edition and ending with the 1875-76 edition. In each such edition, William was listed as residing at 148 Floyd. In the first such edition, William was listed as a brick mason. In the second such edition, William was listed as the sexton at Trinity Church. In the third edition, no occupation was listed for William.

      (12) A household headed by William MARCHANT is listed in the 1880 census of Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County, IA.

      William is listed as a farmer who was then 67 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1813. According to the 1880 census, he was born in England, and both of his parents were born in England.

      Listed with William is his wife, Susan, who was then 62 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1818. According to the 1880 census, she was born in England, and both of her parents were born in England.

      Also listed with William was his daughter, Susan, who was then supposedly 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was supposedly born in about 1860. According to the 1880 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with William was his son, John W., who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1880 census, he was born in OH.

      (13) Clipping from an unknown newspaper [not a St. Joseph, MO newspaper, possibly a Lincoln, NE newspaper], September 1888:

      A SUDDEN CALL

      A gentleman by the name of Merchant, about seventy-five years old, with his wife and son, left over the A. & N. for St. Joseph on Monday. At Tecumseh he stepped out on the platform of the coach and stood looking at the city and watching the people as they hurried from one tram to another, when without a moment's warning he dropped on the floor. His friends rushed to see what was the matter, and found that he was dead. His body was taken to an undertaking establishment, where it was prepared for, and a medical examination held. He was found to have died from congestion of the lungs. His body will be taken to St. Joseph today for interment.

      (14) Rand McNally's Pioneer Atlas of the American West has routings of all the early day railroads including all the short lines. On page 49, its Nebraska Railroads Table indicates that the Atchison & Nebraska Railroad operated a route from Lincoln, NE through Tecumseh, NE. The Atchison & Nebraska Railroad is now part of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe System.
    Person ID I226  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father William MARCHANT, Sr.,   b. Bef 25 Feb 1787, Chevening, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Jan and 31 Mar 1867, Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth BRISTOW,   b. Abt 1791, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Jul and 30 Sep 1842, Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 May 1811  St. Margaret, Lee, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F9721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah SMITH,   b. 11 May 1816, Westerham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1891, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1840  Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. William MARCHANT, III,   b. 9 Dec 1856, Toledo, Lucas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Toledo, Lucas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     2. Emily MARCHANT,   b. Nov 1851, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Jan 1920  (Age ~ 68 years)  [natural]
     3. John William MARCHANT,   b. Dec 1860, Toledo, Lucas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1934, Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
     4. Clara Elizabeth MARCHANT,   b. 23 Aug 1857, Toledo, Lucas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1931, Martinsburg, Keokuk County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     5. Susannah MARCHANT,   b. 20 Oct 1849, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1935, Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     6. Grace MARCHANT,   b. Bef 24 Sep 1843, Chevening, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Mar 1851, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 7 years)  [natural]
     7. Henry MARCHANT,   b. Abt 5 Jun 1841, Chevening, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1866, Toledo, Lucas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)  [natural]
     8. Amelia K. MARCHANT,   b. 29 Sep 1847, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1943, La Grande, Union County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
     9. Martha MARCHANT,   b. Bef 15 Jun 1845, Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1928, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 82 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) England, Marriages, 1538-1973: groom's name:William Marchant groom's birth date: groom's birthplace: groom's age: bride's name: Elizabeth Bristow bride's birth date: bride's birthplace: bride's age: marriage date: 23 May 1811 marriage place: Saint Margaret, Lee, Kent, England groom's father's name: groom's mother's name: bride's father's name: bride's mother's name: groom's race: groom's marital status: groom's previous wife's name: bride's race: bride's marital status: bride's previous husband's name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01650-2 system origin: England-ODM source film number: 288423 reference number:.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) The Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of March 22, 2010, Batch No.: M012506, Type: Film: William Marchant Male Parents: Father: William Marchant Marriages: Spouse: Susannah Smith Marriage: 07 MAR 1840 Sevenoaks, Kent, England.