Timothy Mershon

Timothy Mershon

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 1859 (aged 65–66)
Jackson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Jackson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 113371649 · View Source
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His name is sometimes given as Marshon and Marchand.
One reference says the family descended from Henri Marchand (1648-1685) (not verified).

A family tree gives his death as 1869 but is apparently incorrect as he was not in the household on the 1860 census.
The date and place of birth also is unsourced.

He married Mary Ann Manzon 11 July 1822, Madison Co., AL. and afterwards Hannah Isbell.

Minutes of Orphans Court, Madison Co., 1821-23, Book 2, p.282:
July 25, 1822. In the case of Timothy Mershon vs. Robert S. Valiant.
On motion of the parties, Court orders that matters in controversy in this case be referred to Henry Minor & Ebenezer Titus, Esquires, with power to choose and umpire, further ordered that the award of said referees shall be the Judgment of the Court in this behalf.

According to local legend, he died of an unknown disease which so alarmed the people that they would not allow him to be buried in the Sikes/ Pigeon Hill Cemetery across the road, so they buried him alone on the other side of the road.

In 1870 his widow Hannah Isbell Mershon lived near Big Coon. When she died 30 years after him, she apparently was buried by him, the only two graves on that side of the road.
Timothy Mershon's grave appears to be the oldest looking unmarked grave in the small Mershon Cemetery, with the grave of his wife next to him (marked with a rock), and their son George's grave next (the newest of the three and the only carved stone).
The unmarked spot is right above the rock just past a rotten stump; probably a cedar originally marked his grave.


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  • Created by: Ray Isbell
  • Added: 5 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113371649
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Timothy Mershon (1793–1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113371649, citing Mershon Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Ray Isbell (contributor 47188697) .