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Priscilla Morea Church Mefford
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1858, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1911, USA

Wife of John Mefford and daughter of James Bryant Church and Mary Elizabeth Snelling. She is in an unmarked grave but sexton records show she is in Grave 24 Section A.
No Mefford family researcher has been able to find out what happened to Priscilla's husband, John S. Mefford. What IS known is that he was born Aug 8, 1857 in Scott Co., KY to father Elias Mefford and mother ___ Baker. (this would be Zerelda Baker)

1860 Stamping Ground, Scott Co., KY Federal Census
Elias Mefford age 22
Z 23
G. S. 3
Jno S. 1

1870 Stamping Ground, KY Federal Census
Elias Mefford head age 32
Surrelda 34
John 12
Laura 10
Hallina 8
William 6
Nancy 4
Carolina 1

1880 Stamping Ground, Scott Co., KY Federal Census
Elias Mefford head age 43
Surrelda wife 44 (this is Zerelda Baker)
John son 23
William son 16
Quincey son 13
Carrie dau 11
Ella dau 5
Emma dau 3

John S. Mefford marries Priscilla Morea Church on Dec 20, 1881 in Scott Co., KY (Scott Co., KY Marriage Book 1 # 1480) "J. T. Mefford and Tilla M. Church Dec 19, 1881 Scott Co., KY witnessed by Elias Mefford-This is to certify that on the 20 of Dec 1881 the rites of marriage were legally solemnized by me between Mr. J. T. Mefford and Miss Tiller Church at Mrs. Kate Mefford's in the county of Scott in the presence of John House and Elias Mefford - H.W. Ford"

1900 Bloomington, Franklin Co., KY Federal Census
John Mefford Aug 1857 age 42 farm laborer
Priscilla Nov 1859 40
Alma Nov 1882 17
Lillian Mar 1885 15
Jewell Nov 1888 13
Arthur Feb 1890 11 (this is Adrian)
Artie Jan 1891 9
Quincy Nov 1892 7
Russell Apr 1894 5
John W. Sep 1897 2

John S. Mefford and Priscilla Church go on to have children
1. Alma Mefford born Nov 1882
2. Lillian Lee Mefford born Jan 1885 d. April 13 1914
she marries James Alvin Purvis
3. Mary Jewel Mefford b. Nov 1888 d. 1919
she marries John L. Purvis brother to James Alvin Purvis
4. Adrian Mefford born Feb 1889 dies Aug 1910, drowned
(interesting the name Adrian NEVER shows up in either
Mefford or Church family either before or since)
5. Artie B. Mefford born June 19, 1892 died Dec 5, 1920
she marries Frank Thomas McClure
6. Quince Thomas Mefford born Nov 28,1892 died Aug 10, 1957
he marries Susan Katherine Shelton
7. Russell E. Mefford born Apr 13, 1895 died Dec 2, 1967
he marries Della Radcliff
8. John William Mefford born Sep 26, 1897 died Dec 25, 1941
he marries Isabelle Church (a relative of his mother's)
In 1910 Woodford Co., KY Federal Census
John L. Purvis head age 35
Jewell Purvis wife 23
Pricilla Mefford mother in law, 51 WIDOW 8 children born
7 still alive
(this must mean Alma probably died)

In 1910 Woodford Co., KY Federal Census
her sons: Quince, Adrion, Russell and William are all living as boarders with the John C. Wheeler family.
SO John S. Mefford died between Jan 1897 (9 months before last child born) and the taking of the 1910 census.

John S. Mefford's parents: Elias Thomas Mefford and Zerelda Baker died in 1909 and 1907 and are buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Scott Co., KY. As their son John was poor as a church mouse you would suspect he would be taken home to be buried but there is no stone in that cemetery for him (although there is plenty of room for unmarked graves. No one has turned up where he is buried. If anyone finds out please let me know. 
Family links: 
  John S Mefford (1857 - 1908)*
  Lillian Lee Mefford Purvis (1885 - 1914)*
  Adrian Mefford (1889 - 1910)*
  Artie B. Mefford McClure (1891 - 1920)*
  Quince Thomas Mefford (1892 - 1957)*
  Russell Everett Mefford (1895 - 1967)*
  John William Mefford (1897 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
unmarked grave
Midway Cemetery
Woodford County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Ann
Record added: Oct 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22502221
Priscilla Morea <i>Church</i> Mefford
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Priscilla Morea <i>Church</i> Mefford
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 Added: Oct. 31, 2014
- Everett Mefford
 Added: Jul. 14, 2012
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- Ann
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