Martinsburg Gazette Feb.20,1845In Darkesville after a long and painful illness on the 16th Mrs. Sarah Likens, wife of Joseph Likens aged 51.She was a member of the Methodist Churchfor 25 years and has left a large family and friends to mourn her loss. Joseph and Sarah's children: Henry Mann Likens(1836-1897) married June 28,1859 to Mary Susan Miller He committed sucide in Mechanicsburg Pa Sept 26,1897 They were my great grandparents.I have his obituary and it is really gorry., Catherine Likens b 1827 who married James Butler Jan 27,1848, and Harriet Likens (1821-1892) She married John Hastings (Constable) July 1839 and had 2 children Francis b.1844and Lucy b.1852They lived in Darkesville Berkeley6 Co WVThere are 2 children buried in Brucetown Cemetery that may have been their children : Eliza Jane 1822-1824 Isaac Merchant (1756-1814) Married 1st Mary Bull nov.5,1780 Children Sarah 1794-1845 M Joseph Likens 11/29/1819 Jacob b.1795Mary b.1797 m.Robert McKee Isaac married 2nd Nancy Schuman11/24/1897 Children: Hiram 1802-1890 wife Rachel 1804-1880 William b.1804 m.Roshannah Schoppert Nancy b.1807Washington b.1809 Peter b.1811Elizabeth b.1813 According to my record from Morgan Chapel and thr Bergan Papers William Merchant (1725-1772) son of Richard and Mary SweetingPriscilla ?? was wife Children: Richard b.1850 married SarahWilliam b.1852 Jacob b.1854Isaac 1856or60-1814)m Mary I think Mary and Sarah were "BULL" sisters Another Mary 1757 m David Lewis III Frances 1765Elizabeth 1767 Rebecca 1748 mJames Stewart Abraham 1763 m Sarah Bull moved to Ohio John 1765or69 mMary Sarah Bishop moved to Washington Co Va and Mary 1819-1924 In the 1860 census Joseph was living in the house next door with the Hastings family.
Mary Sweeting was a widow. Her husband Edward Sweeting died in 1716. Her father was William Ebden and mother Jane.Records come from Baltimore County. Children: Williamb1772 who married Priscilla Elinor b 1727Married Benjamin Barrett Mary 1734Married Jonathan Taylor Richard jr who sold the estate and moved to SCin1771