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1860 Census record

8. John ZERBY, son of Jacob ZERBE and Elizabeth HAMEN OR HAMM , was born on 25 Oct 1808 in Probably in Buffalo Valley, Union, PA, died in Mar 1887 in Whitehall, Greene County, IL, at age 78, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Morgon, Ill.

John lived for twenty years or more in Allensville, Mifflin County, PA, where he was engaged in wool manufacturing. ( Vallentine)

He then migrated to near Corcord, Morgan County, Illinois with his family of eight children sometime around1852. Later one of his sons went further west. (1962 letter from Yance A. Zerby to Paul Zerby)

1880 Census for Morgan County, IL shows that John was a retired merchant and was living with a nephew, George W. Rentschler. George was the son of John's sister, Catherine.


John married Elizabeth HAMILTON on 6 Mar 1871.

Children from this marriage were:

4         i.   Lewis E. ZERBY (born on 19 Aug 1836 Allenville, Mifflin Co., PA - died on 10 Sep 1864 in Concord, Morgan Co., IL)

         ii.   William M. ZERBY (born on 26 Oct 1828 Allenville, Mifflin Co., PA - died on 11 Jul 1864 , buried in Concord Cemetery)

        iii.   Matilda Mary ZERBY (born in 1830 Allenville, Mifflin Co., PA - buried before 1858 in IL)

         iv.   Jacob ZERBY (born on 7 Apr 1832 Allenville, Mifflin Co., PA - died on 21 Nov 1893)

          v.   Ellenora ZERBY (born in 1834)

John next married Rachel KYISHER . Rachel was born in 1808 in PA, died in 1868 in Concord, Morgan Co., IL, at age 60, and was buried in Concord Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.   John F. ZERBY (born in 1841 Allenville, Mifflin Co., PA - died on 18 Jul 1868)

         ii.   Adam H. ZERBY (born in 1845 Allenville, Mifflin Co., PA)

        iii.   Jared ZERBY (born on 15 Oct 1847 Allenville, Mifflin Co., PA - died on 25 Dec 1935)


9. Elizabeth HAMILTON was born about 1809 and died about 1879 in Concord, Morgan Co., IL, about age 70.

Elizabeth married John ZERBY on 6 Mar 1871.

10. John BEELEY

John married Dorothy .

Children from this marriage were:

5         i.   Elizabeth BEELEY (born on 16 Apr 1839 Dover, England (Sheffield, York) - died on 26 May 1916 in Concord, Morgan Co., IL)


11. Dorothy

Dorothy married John BEELEY .

12. Francis BRANDOM, son of John Francis BRANDOM and Mary ASHER , was born in 1788.

Francis moved from Culpeper to Mason County, West Virginia between 1820 and 1830. Later he moved to Missouri, settling in Carroll County.

Francis married Elizabeth ? .

Children from this marriage were:

6         i.   Thomas BRANDOM (born on 6 Jan 1809 West Virginia - died on 11 Jan 1872 , buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Carolton, Mo.)

         ii.   Jacob BRANDOM

        iii.   Barbara BRANDOM


13. Elizabeth ?

Elizabeth married Francis BRANDOM .