Emily Merritt

3 November 1833–27 May 1888 (Age 54)
Hendricks, Indiana, United States

The Life of Emily

When Emily Merritt was born on 3 November 1833, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States, her father, John Merritt, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Scott, was 23. She married John H Holbert on 6 August 1855, in Fox River Township, Davis, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fox River Township, Davis, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 May 1888, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

John H Holbert
1830–1862
Emily Merritt
1833–1888
Marriage: 6 August 1855
Sarah Holbert
1856–
James Thomas Holbert
1858–
John Halbert II
1859–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 August 1855
Fox River Township, Davis, Iowa, United States
children

(3)

    Sarah Holbert

    Female1856–Female

    James Thomas Holbert

    Male1858–Male

    John Halbert II

    Male1859–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 18

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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)

  • Emily Garner in household of Henry Garner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emly Garner in household of Henry Garner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emily Merit in household of John Merit, "United States Census, 1850"

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