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James "Jim" "Redhead" Messer
James "Jim" "Redhead" Messer, born October 1858 in Wayne County, WV, Died November 1923 in Mingo County, WV.
He was the only child of Morgan Messer born 1837 in Perry County, KY; died March 16, 1897 in West Virginia (Morgan was a Civil War Veteran) and Elizabeth "Bettie" Williamson born about 1840 in Lawrence County, KY.
James Messer married five times:
1) July Ann White married Jan. 18, 1877 in Logan County, WV
2) Surrilda Spaulding married Jan. 15, 1881 in Logan County, WV
3) Cordelia Abbott married October 7, 1888 in Logan County, WV
4) Elizabeth "Bettie" Jackson married March 24, 1907 in Mingo County, WV
5) Haney Messer (daughter of Bryant Messer) married Aug. 16, 1923 in Mingo County, WV
Submitted by Drema Colangelo, great great granddaughter