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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Merritt Symonds
Mary Bates
Marriage: 5 September 1855
William Elijah Symmonds
Charlotte E. Symmonds
Charles Ebon Symmonds
Ruby E. Symmonds

Spouse and Children


    Mary Bates


5 September 1855
Trenton, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States



    Charlotte E. Symmonds


    Charles Ebon Symmonds


    Ruby E. Symmonds


Parents and Siblings



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.

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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