Emeline Hammack

Jones, Georgia, United States

The Life of Emeline

Emeline Hammack was born in 1822, in Jones, Georgia, United States. She married Green B Merritt on 12 November 1836, in Jones, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Tallapoosa City, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Election Precinct 13 Oldham Place, Bibb, Alabama, United States in 1860.

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Emeline Hammack
Green B Merritt
Marriage: 12 November 1836
Wiley Merritt
Green B Merritt Jr
Loamer Merritt
Sarah Frances Merritt
Rutha Merritt
Mary C Merritt
Amanda M Merritt
George W Merritt

Spouse & Children

  • Female1822–Female

  • Green B Merritt


12 November 1836
Jones, Georgia, United States


  • Wiley Merritt


  • Green B Merritt Jr


  • Loamer Merritt


  • Sarah Frances Merritt


  • Rutha Merritt


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 10

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 39

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a harness maker, from a shortened form of Middle Dutch haemmaker. Compare German Hamacher .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Emaline Merrett in household of Green B Merrett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emaline Meritt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emeline Hammack, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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