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
Mary Ella Merrill
Marriage: about 5 August 1847
Sarah Ann Taylor
William Windal Taylor
Hillary Lee Taylor
Rebecca Taylor
John Henry Taylor
James Taylor
Daniel Taylor
Robert Taylor

Spouse and Children

about 5 August 1847
Covington, Alabama, United States


    Sarah Ann Taylor


    William Windal Taylor


    Hillary Lee Taylor


    Rebecca Taylor


    John Henry Taylor


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Susanah McDade




    Sarah Ann Merrill



    William John Merrill


    Robert Pierce Merrill



+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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