My great grandfather was listed on the 1880 Knox County Census with the following children:
Volume 18, Edition 54, Sheet 31, Line 26.
Merida, William-39, b. VA; Parents b. VA
Eliza C., wife, (Hammonds) 36, b. KY; Father b. TN; Mother, b. N.C.
Daniel, son, 14, b. KY
Mary T., dau, 12,b. KY
Anthony, 10, b. KY
John, 7, b. KY
James, 5, b. KY
Martha D., dau, 3, b. KY
Elizabeth, dau, 10 mos, b. KY
My grandfather Adison was born in 1882, so did not make this census. Adison married Rhoda Smith, and from these two, my mother, Lucy Merida Hendrickson, was born. Mom passed away on Aug 6, 1999. She was the last survivor of Adison and Rhoda's children.
I am looking for the parents/siblings of William Merida, Sr. I believe he had siblings Adison Merida, b. 1855?, John, b. unknown, and James, b. unknown. If anyone can be of help, I would appreciate it.
Brenda Hendrickson Cota