Henry Merrill

about 1822–
Byron, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Merrill was born about 1822, in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States, his father, Levi Merrill, was 43 and his mother, Clarissa Fuller, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Levi Merrill
1779–1842
Clarissa Fuller
1783–1842
Watson Merrill
1812–
Henry Merrill
1822–
Clarissa Amanda Merrill
1826–1842
Wadsworth Levi Merrill
1814–1890
Esther Ann Merrill
1815–1832
William P. Merrill
1820–1894
Willis G. Merrill
1825–1894

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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