Cynthiann Record Merrill

10 November 1840–25 September 1909 (Age 68)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Cynthiann Record

When Cynthiann Record Merrill was born on 10 November 1840, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Bemis Merrill, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Gardner Runyan, was 22. She married William Mochrie Douglass on 9 November 1862, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Smithfield Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 25 September 1909, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Mochrie Douglass
Cynthiann Record Merrill
Marriage: 9 November 1862
Margaret Elizabeth Douglass
Eleanor Douglass
William Mochrie Douglass Jr
James Douglass
Samuel Douglass
George Douglass
Martha Ann Douglass
Phoebe Douglass
John Douglass
Laura Pearl Douglass
Nettie Douglass

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  • Marriage
    9 November 1862Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 21
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: from a female personal name of Celtic origin, found in Welsh as Meriel and Meryl and in Irish as Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel (‘sea-bright’).English: habitational name from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge) + hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll), including two places called Merry Hill in Staffordshire and a third in Hertfordshire.

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

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    Biography of William Mochrie Douglass

    Written in 1961 by James W. Kirkbride, a Historian of Smithfield, Utah (The late Mr. Kirkbride was Superintendent of Schools in Smithfield and knew William Mochrie Douglass.) William Mochrie Douglass …

    Sources (25)

    • Ann Douglass in household of William Douglass, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Cynthaner Merrelll Douglas, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Cyntha Douglass in household of William Douglass, "United States Census, 1870"

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