Benjamin Perry James Merrell

Male2 September 1836–1 June 1906

Brief Life History 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

Sources (8)

  • B P Merrill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin P Merrill, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Benjamin Perry Merrell, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1854Ellis, Texas, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries 1841: Nacogodoches, Republic of Texas 1846: Dallas, Texas, United States


    Age 10

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

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

    Age 25

    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merrill .

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

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