John Merriman

8 February 1758–1778 (Age 19)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Merriman was born on 8 February 1758, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Merriman, was 29 and his mother, Mabel Thorpe, was 34. He married Elizabeth Allen. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1778, in United States, at the age of 20.

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John Merriman
1758–1778
Elizabeth Allen
1770–1814
Marriage: unmarried
Mansfield Merriman
1802–1870

Spouse and Children

    Male1758–1778Male

    Elizabeth Allen

    Female1770–1814Female

MARRIAGE
unmarried
children

(1)

    Mansfield Merriman

    Male1802–1870Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (2)

1776

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 18

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname, an elaborated form of Merry 1.2 Irish: Anglicized form of an unidentified Gaelic name.

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Merriman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John Merriman, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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