Helen Merriam

Female13 February 1834–16 October 1906

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Merriam was born on 13 February 1834, in Goshen, Goshen, Orange, New York, United States, her father, Henry Guernsey Merriam, was 31 and her mother, Ann Eliza Reeve, was 23. She died on 16 October 1906, at the age of 72, and was buried in Slate Hill Cemetery, Goshen, Orange, New York, United States.

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Henry Guernsey Merriam
Ann Eliza Reeve
Helen Merriam
Henry Guernsey Merriam
Charles Edward Merriam
James Reeve Merriam
Isaac Reeve Merriam
Frank Augustus Merriam
Alexander Ross Merriam
Alma Eveleth Merriam
Catie Merriam

Sources (9)

  • Hellan Merriam in household of Henry Merriam, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Helen Merriam, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Helen Merriam in household of Henry Merriam, "United States Census, 1860"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (10)

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.


Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 29

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from an unidentified place called Meryham, apparently in east Sussex but now lost. The placename may derive from Old English myrig ‘merry, pleasant’ + hām ‘village, homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

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