Born: December 16, 1769, Halifax County, North Carolina.
Died: September 6, 1841, Washington, Georgia.
Jesse was the son of Reverend Silas Mercer and husband of Sabrina Chivers.
He was ordained a Baptist minister November 7, 1789. He served pastorates at Hutton Fork (now Sardis); Indian Creek (1793–?); Sardis (1788–1817); Phillips’ Mill (1796–1835); Whatley’s Mill (now Bethesda) (1796–1827); Eatonton (1820–26); and Washington (1827–41), all in Georgia.
Mercer edited The Index of Georgia Baptist Convention, and wrote many articles on theology, Baptist history, and ecclesiology.
His other works include:
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