Hugh Mercer related to George Mercer?

Often asked. Here’s the scoop.

  • Hugh Mercer was born in 1726 in Scotland.
  • George Mercer was born in 1733 in Virginia.
  • George Mercer’s father John Mercer moved to Virginia in 1720.

From Wikipedia on Hugh Mercer:

Now to add to the confusion.

Interesting info on Hugh Mercer and Joseph Warren.

The Death of General [Hugh] Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777 by John Trumbull. George Washington is the figure on the horse: