Searching for parents of William Harvey Messick born Jan. 1866 in Delaware. This is my great-great grandfather. Known family is:
Wm. Harvey Messick married Stella (born 1873 in DE)
Twin sons born 1891 in DE:
Otis H (my line)
Son Ray C. W. born in 1892
Daughter Iva born in 1900 in MD.
My grandfather remembers that there was a falling out between Wm Harvey (known to my grandfather as Harvey) and his family to the extent that he never told his wife who his parents were. Census data confirms DE birth.
Potentially related to a Gene Messick in DE. According to my grandfather, he went mule trading to DE and was early for his appointment. Gene's father (don't know name) came out to chat, Pop-Pop asked if he knew Harvey Messick, the gentleman turned and walked away without saying a word.
Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks, Ann