David Morrill

12 August 1798–6 October 1893 (Age 95)
Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of David

When David Morrill was born on 12 August 1798, in Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Reuben Morrill, was 33 and his mother, Miriam Smith, was 27. He married Comfort Morrill on 9 June 1825, in Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 6 October 1893, in Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 95.

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David Morrill
Comfort Morrill
Marriage: 9 June 1825
Sarah Coffin Morrill
William Adams Morrill
Lucian Morrill
Francis Eaton Morrill
William Henry Morrill
Oscar Smith Morrill
Charles Willard Morrill

Spouse and Children

9 June 1825
Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 10

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Morrell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Morrill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David Morrill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Morrill, "United States Census, 1880"

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