Brick Wall: Mercy Stedman
November 2, 2012: I am here posting the death certificate of Diantha Butler, daughter of Luke Hall and Mercy Steadman. To date this is the only written record I have unearthed verifying Mercy Steadman [Stedman], my brick wall.
John J. Steadman (1849-1941) The following is an excerpt from Biographies and Portraits of the Progressive Men of Iowa: Leaders in Business, Politics and the Professions (Benjamin Gue and Benjamin Franklin Shambaugh, 1899). I am including because John J. Steadman is the son of Reverend John Judson Steadman, a founding Methodist Episcopalian minister, mentioned in [...]
The following is an excerpt from History of Erie Conference (1907) by Jason Nelson Fradenburgh. I am posting as part of my research in determining the background of Mercy Stedman, wife of Luke Hall. She is here alluded to, but not by name. She is surrounded by people who are most likely part of her [...]