James Parris Merritt

Brief Life History 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
1871–1947
Merritt
1880–1900
Merritt
1882–1900
John M Merritt
1874–
Charles Andrew Merritt
1875–1946
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

Sources (25)

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

World Events (8)

1845

Historical Boundaries: 1845: Gentry, Missouri, United States

1846

Iowa is the 29th state.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

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