James Merrill

Maleabout 1780–17 February 1845

Brief Life History of James

James Merrill was born about 1780, in Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He married Hannah Coffin on 27 December 1809, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 17 February 1845, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

James Merrill
1780–1845
Hannah Coffin
1784–1859
Marriage: 27 December 1809
Luther Coffin Merrill
1810–1871
Hannah Merrill
1812–
Harriet Merrill
1817–
John Merrill
1820–1859
James Merrill
1820–

Sources (3)

  • James Merrill in entry for Luther C. Merrill, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • James Merrill in entry for John Merrill, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • James Merrill, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1809Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 1

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 3

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 20

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: from a female personal name of Celtic origin, found in Welsh as Meriel and Meryl and in Irish as Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel (‘sea-bright’).

    English: habitational name from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge) + hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll), including two places called Merry Hill in Staffordshire and a third in Hertfordshire.

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

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