Perren Merritt

20 March 1843–15 May 1916 (Age 73)
Sullivan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Perren

When Perren Merritt was born on 20 March 1843, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States, his father, George Merritt, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Scott, was 27. He married Emaline Bragg on 10 October 1863, in Schuyler, Missouri, United States. He lived in High Point Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Clinton Township, Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 15 May 1916, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Perren Merritt
Emaline Bragg
Marriage: 10 October 1863

Spouse and Children

10 October 1863
Schuyler, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 17

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Merriott in Somerset, named in Old English as ‘boundary gate’ or ‘mare gate’, from (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ or miere ‘mare’ + geat ‘gate’. 2. variant (as a result of hypercorrection) of Marriott , or of Marryat , which is from a Middle English personal name, Meryet, Old English Mǣrgēat, composed of the element mǣr ‘boundary’ + the tribal name Gēat ( see Joslin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Perrin Mint in household of George Mint, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Copy of George Mint (Merit) "Merritt" & Elizabeth, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Perry Merritt in household of George Meritt, "United States Census, 1860"

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