Amasa Edwin Merriam Sr.

25 October 1832–1 February 1897 (Age 64)
New Hartford, New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Amasa Edwin

When Amasa Edwin Merriam Sr. was born on 25 October 1832, in New Hartford, New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Edwin Parker Merriam, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Blakesley Finch, was 21. He married Olive Diana Lytle on 27 May 1858, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 1 February 1897, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Amasa Edwin Merriam Sr.
Olive Diana Lytle
Marriage: 27 May 1858
Amasa Edwin Merriam Jr.
Hannah Ellen Merriam
Olive Cyrena Merriam
Loretta Merriam
Rosetta Merriam
Julia Caroline Merriam
Andrew Lytle Merriam
Orissa Merriam

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  • Marriage
    27 May 1858Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 7
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 18
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    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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    24.0 AMASA EDWIN MERRIAM, SR Born: October 25, 1832, New Hartford (near Utica), Onside County, New York Married: 27 May 1858, Olive Diana Lytle Died: Feb. 1, 1897, Manti, Sanpete, Utah Chi …

    Sources (23)

    • Amasa Merriam, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Amasa E Merriam in entry for Joseph E Anderson and Rosetta Merriam, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Amasa Muriana in entry for Olive Cyrena Madsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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