Enoch Elijah Colvin Merritt

Male24 May 1855–

Brief Life History of Enoch Elijah Colvin

When Enoch Elijah Colvin Merritt was born on 24 May 1855, in Maynardville, Union, Tennessee, United States, his father, James M. Marriott, was 30 and his mother, Lavina Colvin, was 25. He married Carolina in 1875, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Russell, Russell, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Dunk's Ferry, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America in 1900.

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Enoch Elijah Colvin Merritt
Marriage: 1875
Edward Merritt
Bismark Merritt
Viola Merritt

Sources (5)

  • Enoch E Merrite in household of Levinia Merrite, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enoch Merritt in entry for Iola Volmer Merritt, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Enoch Merritt, "United States Census, 1900"

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  • Marriage
    1875Kansas, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

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


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1871: Russell, Kansas, United States


    Age 31

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merriott , Marriott , or Marritt. The last of these is most often a variant of Merriott or Marriott , but possibly in some instances from Middle English Marret or Merret, a syncopated form of Margaret, Mergeret.

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

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