Robert Joshua Merryman

4 July 1875–16 December 1961 (Age 86)
Campbell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Joshua

When Robert Joshua Merryman was born on 4 July 1875, in Campbell, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Merton Merryman, was 31 and his mother, Mary Catherine Perrow, was 26. He married Josephine Roxie Hughes about 1903, in Campbell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Rustburg Magisterial District, Campbell, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 16 December 1961, in Rustburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States.

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Robert Joshua Merryman
Josephine Roxie Hughes
Marriage: about 1903
Josephine Frances Merryman
Kathryn Elizabeth Merryman
Emory Hughes Merryman
Dorothy Jane Merryman

Spouse and Children

about 1903
Campbell, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Merton Merryman


    Mary Catherine Perrow




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 19

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merriman .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robt J Merriman in household of Robert M Merriman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert J Merryman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Merryman Jr., "United States Census, 1920"

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