Merrill Henry

Male5 September 1833–20 June 1864

Brief Life History of Merrill

When Merrill Henry was born on 5 September 1833, in Michigan, United States, his father, James Henry, was 32 and his mother, Huldah Minerva Murray, was 32. He married Hannah Melinda "Lucretia" Wolverton on 4 July 1855, in Tuscola, Tuscola Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Groveland Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Millington, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 20 June 1864, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

Merrill Henry
Hannah Melinda "Lucretia" Wolverton
Marriage: 4 July 1855
Sarah A Henry
Mary Ann Henry
Ada A Henry

Sources (22)

  • Merrell Henry in household of James Henry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Merrill Henry - Individual or family possessions: birth: 5 September 1833; Cambria, Niagara, New York, United States
  • Merrill Henry, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1855Tuscola, Tuscola Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 4

    Michigan is the 26th state.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 11

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, Walloon, and West Indian (mainly Jamaica and Haiti): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power, ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe. In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’ (compare Hain 2) as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. German Heinrich , and also their derivatives, e.g. Swedish Henriksson (see Henrikson ). Compare Henri .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

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

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