Lucy Ann Merrill

25 July 1828–6 February 1879 (Age 50)
Byron, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Lucy Ann

When Lucy Ann Merrill was born on 25 July 1828, in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States, her father, Orrin Phelps Merrill Sr, was 23 and her mother, Emily Phelps Merrill, was 24. She married Lorenzo Pettit on 23 November 1845, in Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 6 February 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Pettit
Lucy Ann Merrill
Marriage: 23 November 1845
Jeremiah Euchlet Langford
William Ezekiel Winley Langford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1845Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 2
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 18
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Lucy Ann Merrill was born on 25 July 1828 in Byron, Genesee, New York to Orrin Phelps and Emily Phelps Merrill. She was the third of ten children, three girls and seven boys, all born in Byron, Genese …

    Sources (15)

    • Lucy Ann Pettit in household of Lorenzo Pettit, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lucy Ann Pettit, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Lucy Ann Pettit in household of Lorenzo Pettit, "United States Census, 1870"

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