James Parris Merritt

29 December 1844–6 April 1904 (Age 59)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of James Parris

When James Parris Merritt was born on 29 December 1844, in Missouri, United States, his father, George Merritt, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Scott, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Rohrer on 12 May 1870, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Dallas Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Center Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 6 April 1904, in Albany, Gentry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Albany, Gentry, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Parris Merritt
1844–1904
Mary Elizabeth Rohrer
1851–1892
Marriage: 12 May 1870
Margaret Elizabeth Merritt
1871–
Baby Merritt
1880–1900
Miss Merritt
1882–1900
John M Merritt
1874–
Charles Andrew Merritt
1875–
Royal William Merritt
1878–1937
Lillie Merritt
1878–
Lucy Merritt
1879–
Samuel Jefferson Merritt
1880–1951
George Merritt
1882–
Merritt
1885–
Benjamin Merritt
1888–1961

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 May 1870Nodaway, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846
    Age 2
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    1860
    Age 16
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merriott , Marriott , or Marritt. The last of these is most often a variant of Merriott or Marriott , but possibly in some instances from Middle English Marret or Merret, a syncopated form of Margaret, Mergeret.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Merritts
    Merriett
    Meritt
    Merrett
    Merrit
    Merriott

    Sources (22)

    • James Merritt, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James P Merritt, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • James Merritt, "United States Census, 1900"

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