Merritt Symonds

1825–3 January 1892 (Age 67)
New York, United States

The Life of Merritt

Merritt Symonds was born in 1825, in New York, United States as the son of Henry Simmons and Merrit. He married Mary Bates on 5 September 1855, in Trenton, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and La Grange, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. He died on 3 January 1892, in Lincoln, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merritt Symonds
1825–1892
Mary Bates
1826–1892
Marriage: 5 September 1855
William Elijah Symmonds
1856–1938
Charlotte E. Symmonds
1860–1928
Charles Ebon Symmonds
1863–
Ruby E. Symmonds
1867–

Spouse and Children

    Male1825–1892Male

    Mary Bates

    Female1826–1892Female

MARRIAGE
5 September 1855
Trenton, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States
children

(4)

    Male1856–1938Male

    Charlotte E. Symmonds

    Female1860–1928Female

    Charles Ebon Symmonds

    Male1863–Male

    Ruby E. Symmonds

    Female1867–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1846

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Simon , with an excrescent -d.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Merritt S Simmons in household of Henry Simmons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Meritt Symons, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Merrit Symmonds, "United States Census, 1880"

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