Editha Melissa Merrill

10 July 1833–7 February 1876 (Age 42)
Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Editha Melissa

When Editha Melissa Merrill was born on 10 July 1833, in Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States, her father, Justin Jared Merrill, was 27 and her mother, Annie Lavina Manchester, was 25. She married Sixtus Ellis Johnson on 3 August 1851, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 7 February 1876, in Johnson, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Johnson, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sixtus Ellis Johnson
Editha Melissa Merrill
Marriage: 3 August 1851
Anna Lovina Johnson
Sixtus Ellis Johnson
Melissa Editha Johnson
Phoebe Noble Johnson
Sarah Sophia Johnson
Mary Elizabeth Johnson
Nephi Johnson
Seth Merrill Johnson
Amy Johnson
Ada Johnson
Lulu Loa Johnson
Son Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1851Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 13
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Mills, Iowa, United States

    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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    Sources (29)

    • Edith E Johnson in household of S E Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mervill in entry for Annie L. Hilton, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Editha Johnson in household of Sixtus Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"

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