Mary Ella Merrill

12 July 1827–1 July 1912 (Age 85)
Covington, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Ella

When Mary Ella Merrill was born on 12 July 1827, in Covington, Alabama, United States, her father, William Merrill, was 24 and her mother, Susanah McDade, was 17. She married James E Taylor about 5 August 1847, in Covington, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Trinity, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 2, Trinity, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 1 July 1912, in Trinity, Trinity, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Trinity, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James E Taylor
1822–1874
Mary Ella Merrill
1827–1912
Marriage: about 5 August 1847
Sarah Ann Taylor
1845–1935
William Windal Taylor
1847–
Hillary Lee Taylor
1848–1937
Rebecca Taylor
1854–
John Henry Taylor
1858–1937
James Taylor
1861–
Daniel Taylor
1867–
Robert Taylor
1869–1939

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 5 August 1847
Covington, Alabama, United States
children

(8)

    Sarah Ann Taylor

    Female1845–1935Female

    William Windal Taylor

    Male1847–Male

    Hillary Lee Taylor

    Male1848–1937Male

    Rebecca Taylor

    Female1854–Female

    John Henry Taylor

    Male1858–1937Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1803–1867Male

    Susanah McDade

    Female1810–1875Female

siblings

(7)

    Sarah Ann Merrill

    Female1824–1869Female

    Female1827–1912Female

    William John Merrill

    Male1830–1904Male

    Robert Pierce Merrill

    Male1834–1913Male

    Male1836–1921Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 17

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 23

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with the Old English elements myrige ‘pleasant’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Taylor, "United States Census, 1880"
  • M E Taylor in household of Robert A Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marie Taylor in household of James Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"

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