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Meservy family


Biographical History

The Meservy family from the Salt Lake Valley consists of three main branches who helped determine the family's history from the 1400s: Jersey-born migrant Joseph Robert Meservy (1842-1924), American Albion Keith Parris Meserve (1833-1904), and Frenchman minister Monsieur Jacques Alfred Messervy (1859-1921).

The Meservy family who immigrated to the Salt Lake Valley in 1853 originated in three main branches who helped in tracing their family's roots back to the 1400s. The primary individual of the family was John Robert Meservy, who was born on the British Isle of Jersey and who, after joining the Church, sailed with his family from the Isle to New Orleans to join up with the Trail to the Salt Lake Valley. The other two individuals responsible for the family tree are Monsieur Jacques Alfred Messervy, a French Reformed Church minister from the region of Mantilly, Normandy, France, and Albion Keith Parris, who graduated from Medical School in Maine and served in his community's Genealogical Society.

UPB Files, May 17, 2016 (Family consists of three branches: Joseph Robert's family, Jacque Alfred's family, and Albion Keith Parris's family)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Meservy family letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233766]
Identifier: MSS SC 109
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten letters from friends and relatives of the Meservy family. The materials relate to family and personal matters and to happenings in Sacramento, California, and in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is a biographical sketch of Joseph Cordon Kingsbury.

Dates: 1876-1924

Robert and Meservy family records

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197232560323]
Identifier: MSS 8836
Scope and Contents Collection includes two family record books related to the Meservy and Robert families coming out of the Isle of Jersey. The first record is a copy of a book titled "Genealogie de la Famille Messervy," and is a record of the Messervy family line on the Isle of Jersey extending into France and England as far back as 1400. This genealogical record contains the history of Jersey and possible origins of the Messervy name. Adjacent to the published pedigree charts for the family are records of...
Dates: 1899-2015

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Latter Day Saints -- California -- Sacramento -- History -- Sources 1
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