Francis Merritt

30 October 1800–10 July 1854 (Age 53)
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Francis

When Francis Merritt was born on 30 October 1800, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Consider Merritt, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Beal, was 44. He had at least 6 sons and 8 daughters with Clarissa Litchfield. He lived in Norwell, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. He died on 10 July 1854, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in First Parish Church, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Francis Merritt
Clarissa Litchfield
Francis Merritt
James Merritt
Charles Henry Merritt
Elisha Litchfield Merritt
Clarissa Merritt
Madeline Merritt
Adaline L Merritt
Martha Roselthe Merritt
Loring Merritt
Mary Elizabeth Merritt
Priscilla H. Merritt
Ella L Merritt
Ellery L. Merritt

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World Events (7)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

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. 

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Francis Merritt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francis in entry for Melvin W. Stetson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Francis in entry for Melvin W. Stetson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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