1. Edward Messick was born on Oct 8, 1788 in Delaware, died on May 12, 1844 in Seaford, DE at age 55, and was buried in Messick Family Cemetery, 2 mi E of Reliance, Sussex, DE.
General Notes: Hudson & Tatnall records show age as 55-7-4 on date of death May 12, 1844.
1840 Census for NW Fork Hd, Sussex, DE: Edward Messick household included 1 fem. age 40-50 [Eliza]; 1 male age 40-50 [Edward]; 1 male under 5 [Jacob]; 1 male 5-10 [Julian (Bayard should be included)]; 2 males 15-20 [Stansbury + another son]; 1 male 20-30 [William].
Edward married Eliza Ann, daughter of Unknown and Unknown,. Eliza was born in 1798 in Maryland, died on Nov 25, 1867 in Seaford, DE at age 69, and was buried in Messick Family Cemetery, 2 mi E of Reliance, Sussex, DE.
General Notes: Hudson & Tatnall cemetery records state her age as 71 yrs on 11-25-1867, indicating she was born in 1796.
16 July 1850 Census for 11th Subdivision, Sussex, DE: Eliza Messick, 49 (born 1800 with Dec. b'day); Stansbury, 25; Jacob, 12; Bayard Potts(Messick?), 17; Julia[n], 15, female -- all were born in DE. Bayard Potts was a household member, but was he a Messick?
Children from this marriage were:
+ 2 M i. William Messick Sr. was born on Jan 5, 1819, died on Aug 20, 1897 at age 78, and was buried in Seaford Odd Fellows Cmtry.
+ 3 M ii. Stansbury Messick was born on Feb 14, 1825 in Seaford, DE.
+ 4 M iii. Bayard Potts Messick was born in 1833 in Seaford, DE.
+ 5 F iv. Juliann Messick was born in 1835 in Seaford, DE.
+ 6 M v. Jacob Messick was born on Oct 27, 1836 in Seaford, DE, died on Jan 25, 1898 in Seaford, DE at age 61, and was buried in Seaford Odd Fellows Cmtry.