Sally Merry

Femaleabout 1810–6 October 1839

Brief Life History of Sally

When Sally Merry was born about 1810, her father, John Merry, was 26 and her mother, Clarinda Davis, was 22. She married Harvey Norton about 1830, in German, Chenango, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 October 1839, in Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Harvey Norton
Sally Merry
about 1810–1839
Marriage: about 1830
Stephen Norton
Cyrene Norton
Catherine Norton
John N Norton

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Sally Mercy - Published information: Family genealogies: birth:
  • Sally Merry Norton, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    about 1830German, Chenango, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 2

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 9

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English merie, mirie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge). Compare Merriman .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh, Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach, a descendant of Meardha’, personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively, wild, or high-spirited’. Where Irish dh has been Anglicized as g, there is possible confusion with Merrick .

    French: variant of Mery 1.

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

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