Benjamin Perry James Merrell

2 September 1836–1 June 1906 (Age 69)
Lewis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Perry James

When Benjamin Perry James Merrell was born on 2 September 1836, in Lewis, Missouri, United States, his father, David Merrell, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Garrison, was 37. He married Melvina L. Henry 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. He died on 1 June 1906, at the age of 69, and was buried in Gray Mule, Floyd, Texas, United States.

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1854Ellis, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1841: Nacogodoches, Republic of Texas 1841: Burnet, Republic of Texas 1842: Nacogodoches, Republic of Texas 1845: Nacogodoches, Texas, United States 1846: Dallas, Texas, United States. [Spreads across Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties]
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant spelling of Merrill .

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

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    Sources (8)

    • 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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