Merrill Henry

5 September 1833–20 June 1864 (Age 30)
Michigan, United States

The Life 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, 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
1833–1864
Hannah Melinda "Lucretia" Wolverton
1837–1874
Marriage: 4 July 1855
Sarah A Henry
1858–
Mary Ann Henry
1860–1934
Ada A Henry
1862–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1855
Tuscola, Tuscola, Michigan, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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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.
1837

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

1 English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the 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 (German Heinrich, French Henri, Italian Enrico and Arrigo, Czech Jindřich, etc.). As an American family name, the English form Henry has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this ancient name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) 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.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.3 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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Merrell Henry in household of James Henry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Merrial Henry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Merrill Henry, "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934"

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