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John L. MISER

Male Abt 1805 - 1860  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name John L. MISER 
    Born Abt 1805  Blount County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name John L. MIZER 
    Died May 1860  Pea Ridge, Benton County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Consumption (tuberculosis) 
    Buried Buttram Chapel Cemetery, Pea Ridge, Benton County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Meiser, Jr., Joseph A., "A Genealogy of the Meisser Family (Meiser, Miser, Mizar, Mizer, Myser)," Revised, From the Founding in America by Immigrant Ancestors to the Present Time, Lancaster, PA : Meisser Genealogy Association, 1975, p. 289:

      JOHN L. MISER . . . , son of John Miser . . . and Elizabeth Hale, was born in Blount County, Tennessee. ca. 1805.

      He married Polly Hale. According to the United States census records, he lived in: Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 1830; Meigs County, Tennessee in 1840; Bradley County, Tennessee in 1850; and Benton County, Arkansas in 1860.

      According to Wilson L. Miser . . . , John L. Miser . . . lived in a log house south and cast of the big Miser Spring near the home of his brother George W. Miser. . . . The land on which he lived belonged to George and was deeded later to the first Methodist Church. However, it was not part of the land that was given later to Buttram's Chapel.

      The Confederate soldiers raided the home of John L. Miser and while making off with a large barrel of molasses, broke the barrel thus forming a large puddle. The soldiers came back for several days to dip up the sorghum. Tradition has it that the soldiers burned the log house while John was away.

      John L. Miser . . . died ca. 1865 and was buried near the location of the old log house. Dr. Wilson L. Miser . . . had the grave of his uncle moved to the Buttram's Chapel Cemetery and a monument erected. It reads "John L. Miser, 1805 E. Tennessee - About 1865 - wife, Polly Hale".

      DESCENDANTS: . . .

      [i] Anderson Mizer. . . .

      [ii] Margaret Mizer, born ca. 1832; 1st married Will Buckston; 2nd _____ Rettick. . . .

      [iii] Eliza Mizer, born ca. 1834. . . .

      [iv] Elizabeth Mizer, born ca. 1836; married Wilson Ferrell. . . .

      [v] Sarah Mizer. . . .

      [vi] Mary Mizer. . . .

      [vii] Martha Mizer. . . .

      [viii] Mahaler Mizer, born ca. 1845; married Josiah Burris. . . .

      [ix] John Mizer. . . .

      [x] Phebe Miser, born ca. 1854.

      (2) A household headed by John MISER is listed in the 1830 census of Bledsoe County, TN, near a household headed by Robert HALE. [John MISER's surname is listed as MISES in the index to the 1830 census.]

      Listed in John's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that John is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, he would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that John's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, she would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other person in John's household is a child of John and/or his wife, that child would have consisted of a son (which son would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1830 census).

      (3) A household headed by John MIZER is listed in the 1840 census of Meigs County, TN. [John's surname is listed as MEZER in the index to the 1840 census.]

      Listed in John's household are 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 1 free white female under 5 years of age; 3 free white females between 5 and 10 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that John is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, he would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that John's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, she would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in John's household are children of John and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 1 son (which son would have been born between 1830 and 1835, according to the 1840 census) and 4 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1835 and 1840, and 3 of which daughters would have been born between 1830 and 1835, according to the 1840 census).

      (4) A household headed by John L. MIZER is listed in the 1850 census of Subdivision 26, Bradley County, TN, next to a household headed by Susan MYZER.

      John L. is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 45 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1805. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN.

      Listed with John L. is his wife, Mary, who was then 35 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1815. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with John L. is his son, Anderson, a farmer who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1830. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN.

      Also listed with John L. is his daughter, Margarett, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1832. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with John L. is his daughter, Eliza, who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1834. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with John L. is his daughter, Elizabeth, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1836. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with John L. is his daughter, Sarah, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1840. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with John L. is his daughter, Mary, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1842. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with John L. is his daughter, Martha, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1844. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with John L. is his daughter, Mahaha, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1845. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with John L. is his son, John, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1849. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TN.

      (5) U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999:

      Surname: Ohn Miser [Note by compiler: The compiler believes that the decedent's first name was really John.]
      Year: 1860
      County: Benton Co.
      State: AR
      Age: 62
      Gender: M (Male)
      Month of Death: May
      State of Birth: TN
      ID#: 126_7626
      Occupation: None Listed
      Cause of Death: Consumption

      [Note by compiler: Part of the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1850-1880 included a mortality schedule enumerating the individuals who had died in the previous year. Because each of the censuses from 1850-1880 began on June 1, "previous year" refers to the 12 months preceding June 1, or June 1 (of the previous year) to May 31 (of the census year).

      Thus, according to the federal census mortality schedule for the year 1860, John MISER died in May 1860.]

      (6) www.findagrave.com:

      John L. Miser
      Birth: 1805, Tennessee, USA
      Death: 1865 [?]

      Wife Polly Hale

      Burial: Buttram Chapel Cemetery, Pea Ridge (Benton County), Benton County, Arkansas, USA

      Created by: Annette Shaw
      Record added: Jul 16, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 28329981
    Person ID I28992  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 

    Father John MISER,   b. 1779, Northumberland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1884, Benton County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 105 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth HALE,   b. Abt 1779,   d. Abt 1837, McMinn County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary HALE,   b. Abt 1811, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Hornet, Newton County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married Abt 1829 
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F12618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart