Clarissa Merrick

31 May 1792–9 August 1837 (Age 45)
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa Merrick was born on 31 May 1792, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Gad Merrick, was 28 and her mother, Sybil Harrison, was 27. She died on 9 August 1837, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Gad Merrick
1763–1805
Sybil Harrison
1765–1842
Susanna Merrick
1785–1811
Austin Merrick
1788–1790
Julia Merrick
1790–
Clarissa Merrick
1792–1837
Deborah Merrick
1795–1795
Joseph Harrison Merrick
1796–1865
Gad Merrick
1799–1829

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808

Age 16

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Meurig, a form of Maurice, Latin Mauritius ( see Morris ).2 English: from an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements meri, mari ‘fame’ + rīc ‘power’.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Minigaff in the county of Dumfries and Galloway, so called from Gaelic meurach ‘branch or fork of a road or river’.

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

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