Ebenezer Merriam

August 1840–April 1899 (Age 58)
Port Greville, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Merriam was born in August 1840, in Port Greville, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Walter Ratchford Merriam, was 30 and his mother, Rachel Morris, was 27. He married Emma Hatfield on 20 January 1862, in Parrsboro, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Parrsboro, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871. In 1891, at the age of 51, his occupation is listed as captain - sailing vessel in Port Greville, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. He died in April 1899, in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 58, and was buried in Port Greville, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Merriam
1840–1899
Emma Hatfield
1842–1876
Marriage: 20 January 1862
Clara Evelyn Meriam
1863–1895
Francis Fraser Merriam
1867–1885
Walter Ratchford Merriam
1868–1951
Mary Amelia Merriam
1870–
Helena or Lena Elizabeth Merriam
1872–
Ebenezer Kinsman Merriam
1874–1924
Amy Lauretta Merriam
1875–1877

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 January 1862
Parrsboro, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(7)

    Clara Evelyn Meriam

    Female1863–1895Female

    Francis Fraser Merriam

    Male1867–1885Male

    Male1868–1951Male

    Mary Amelia Merriam

    Female1870–Female

    Helena or Lena Elizabeth Merriam

    Female1872–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Ratchford Merriam

    Male1809–1877Male

    Rachel Morris

    Female1812–1893Female

siblings

(10)

    James Merriam

    Male1833–1875Male

    Margaret Ann Merriam

    Female1834–Female

    Robert William Merriam

    Male1836–Male

    Male1840–1899Male

    Walter Ratchford Merriam

    Male1842–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (2)

1869

Age 29

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1871

Age 31

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Merriams in Leeds, Kent.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Merriam, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Eben in entry for Walter R Merriam, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Allen Merriam in entry for Francis Fraser Merriam, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"

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