I am looking for descendants of Clara Finicum/Finnicum and of her mother Mrs. Sarah (?) Mercer Finicum. My great-grandmother was Lucy Finicum, Mark S. Finicum's daughter.
I would love to find records of the family of Sarah (?) Mercer. I suspect that Clara, and maybe other members of my family, may have lived with Sarah's family after Mark S. Finicum died after 1870.
Clara’s mother appears to have been a Mrs. Sarah Mercer. I believe that it is Sarah and her daughter, O A Marcer, who were recorded in this 1865 Kansas Census. The entry is from Jefferson Co., Oskaloosa Twp., Cook's Ford, dwelling #31, family #33. Finnicum MS is age 65, male, a Trader, born in PA, and married. S is age 49, female, born in OH, and married. Marcer OA is age 16, female, born in OH. Finnicum C is age 2, female, born in KS.
I believe that the marriage of Mark and Sarah is recorded in this entry from "Marriage Licenses of Record Jefferson Co. KS 1855-1930 by the Jefferson Co. Gen. Soc.". FINNICAN, N.L. Oct 10 1861 MERCER, Sarah WINCHESTER, KANSAS Note that the 16 year old in the Kansas census entry has the surname Marcer, therefore her mother was S (Unknown) Marcer before she married N.L. Finnican/Mark S. Finnicum.
The last record that I have seen for Clara is the entry for Mark's family recorded in Jasper Co. by the 1870 U.S. Census. The entry is from Georgia Twp., Jasper Co., Missouri, dwelling #96, family #104.
Finnicum, M.S. is age 70, a druggist, born in PA. Sarah is age 52, born in OH. Clara A. is age 7, born in KS.
I do have a picture that was taken in Independence, KS. I believe that Clara Finicum is the subject of the picture.