James Parris Merritt

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

The Life 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 1870
Nodaway, Missouri, United States
children

(12)

    Female1871–Female

    John M Merritt

    Male1874–Male

    Charles Andrew Merritt

    Male1875–Male

    Royal William Merritt

    Male1878–1937Male

    Female1878–Female

+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:1. habitational name from Merriott in Somerset, named in Old English as ‘boundary gate’ or ‘mare gate’, from (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ or miere ‘mare’ + geat ‘gate’. 2. variant (as a result of hypercorrection) of Marriott , or of Marryat , which is from a Middle English personal name, Meryet, Old English Mǣrgēat, composed of the element mǣr ‘boundary’ + the tribal name Gēat ( see Joslin ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Merritt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Merritt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James P Mint(Merit) (Merritt) in household of George Mint (Merritt), "United States Census, 1850"

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