Ezra S Merrill

20 November 1815–25 August 1881 (Age 65)
Bergen, Bergen, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Ezra S

When Ezra S Merrill was born on 20 November 1815, in Bergen, Bergen, Genesee, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Merrill, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Sanford, was 19. He married Mary Hitchcock on 22 April 1847, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Byron, Byron, Genesee, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 25 August 1881, in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in North Byron Cemetery, Byron, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Ezra S Merrill
Mary Hitchcock
Marriage: 22 April 1847
Milan Daniel Merrill
Ellen I. Merrill
Abner J. Merrill

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  • Marriage
    22 April 1847New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 12
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: from a female personal name of Celtic origin, found in Welsh as Meriel and Meryl and in Irish as Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel (‘sea-bright’).English: habitational name from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge) + hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll), including two places called Merry Hill in Staffordshire and a third in Hertfordshire.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Ezra Merill, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ezra S. Merrill in entry for Milan D. Merrill and Clara L B Rosecrantz, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • Ezra Merrill, "United States Census, 1860"

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