Erza Zeigler married in approx. 1875 to Elizabeth Messex, 30 (Mesick).Her sister, Allie C. Messex, 17, lived with Erza and Elizabeth because Elizabeth died from Consumption around 1880. (She is listed in the 1880 census in Franklin County, Missouri.) Allie gave birth to a son, William H. Messex, in June, 1881.Ezra Zeigler was the father of Allie's child, but they never married, and she listed as single in1900 census. (Ezra Zeigler later married Fannie Cain in 1883.) Allie's son, William H. Messex married Annie Gray, and they had a son named Martin Luther Messex, 12/24/1921 - 10/27/2008 who had polio as a child.