Benjamin Perry James Merrell

2 September 1836–
Missouri, United States

The Life of Benjamin Perry James

When Benjamin Perry James Merrell was born on 2 September 1836, in Missouri, United States, his father, David Merrell, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Garrison, was 37. He married Melvina L. Boyd on 7 September 1854, in Ellis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1850.

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Benjamin Perry James Merrell
Melvina L. Boyd
Marriage: 7 September 1854
David Bolivar Merrell
Mary Elizabeth Merrill
William A. Merrell
Margarett J Merrill

Spouse and Children

7 September 1854
Ellis, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 2

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 8

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 31

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merrill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • B P Merrill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin F Merrell in household of David Merrell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin P Merrill, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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