Almira Merrill

Female5 June 1807–8 January 1865

Brief Life History of Almira

When Almira Merrill was born on 5 June 1807, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel Merrill Jr., was 30 and her mother, Phebe Shepherd, was 24. She married Abel Lamb in 1826, in Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 January 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abel Lamb
Almira Merrill
Marriage: 1826
Lisbon Lamb
Horace Merrill Lamb
Omar Lamb
Edwin Ruthven Lamb
Brigham Young Lamb
Sarah Lamb
Joseph Smith Lamb
Almyra Lamb
Abel Lamb Jr
Aeneas Lamb
Levi Lamb
John Hyrum Lamb
William Miller Lamb
Zeruah Lamb

Sources (27)

  • Alvina Lamb in household of Abel Lamb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Aluryra Merrill in entry for Aluryra Hardy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Almira Lamb in household of Abel Lamb, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1826Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States
  • Children (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 5

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

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 18

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Merrill, Almira, Notes on the Life of

    OCCUPATION: School Teacher, Cooper (barrel maker) BIOGRAPHY: "Joseph Smith was born in Sharon, Vermont, when Abel Lamb was not yet five years old. Abel had begun his earthly mission eighty miles a …

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