Benjamin Delano Merrill

27 April 1814–1834 (Age 19)
North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Benjamin Delano

When Benjamin Delano Merrill was born on 27 April 1814, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Abel Merrill, was 36 and his mother, Dorcas Delano, was 37. He died in 1834, in At Sea, at the age of 20.

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Abel Merrill
Dorcas Delano
Edward Chandler Merrill
Joan Merrill
Benjamin Delano Merrill
Daniel Merrill
David Sweetser Merrill

Parents and Siblings


    Dorcas Delano




World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 6

Maine is the 23rd state.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with the Old English elements myrige ‘pleasant’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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  • Benjamin Delano Merrill, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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