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Merrill Genealogy

A group for those interested in the surname Merrill and all variations, including: Merrell, Merill, Merle, Merell, Merel, Meril, Meryl, Merryl, Merryll, Meryll, Meryell, etc.

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Latest Activity: Sep 23, 2016

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Roswell Merrill

Started by Crystal Martin Sep 15, 2011. 0 Replies

Merrill Family of Newbury, Mass.

Started by Leah. Last reply by Sandra Prairie Mar 25, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by Karen Martin on September 23, 2016 at 1:23pm

My maiden name is Merrill. I'm descended from Rev. Sherman M Merrill, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and a scoundrel. I'd love to find other cousins related to this line.

Comment by Tom McFarland on August 29, 2009 at 3:01pm
Thank you, Molly. I have a good share of the vital records for Jonathan and Margaret's family, but I don't have the marriage record for Frank and Lucy. My real interest is in building a history of the family, so I am looking for any journals, etc. that might exist. George was the editor of the Lawrence American, so there is some information there. Tom
Comment by Molly McKinley on August 29, 2009 at 12:46pm
The following info was found on concerning Jonathan. You don't state here what exact info you are looking for. I do Merrill research all the time. I have over 500 pages of the Massachusetts family history that I have gathered over the years. I really only track the direct lines but if I know what you are missing, I can be on the look out as I do my own research.
Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850
Name: Jonathan, Jr. Merrill
Gender: Male
Spouse: Margaret Clark
Marriage Date: 26 May 1822
City: Methuen
County: Essex
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0760383 & 0887746.

Source Information:

Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: With some noted exceptions all marriage records in this collection can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and may be available through Family History Centers throughout the United States. See table below for information listed.
Comment by Molly McKinley on August 29, 2009 at 12:38pm
There is a lot of info on the Merrill's that came to Massachusetts in the 1500's. The site you mention Caren is a great one. If you have access to you can read the two volume set of Merrill family history. My Merrill blank wall is the time frame of 1700's. My branch moved to New Hampshire on the way to Vermont. If find quite a bit about them before New Hampshire and afterward in Vermont...the little lost sheep are roaming through Amherst, NH! LOL There are so many Nathaniels, Daniels, Johns and so forth it becomes a giant puzzle to pick the right one at the right time...glad someone added this group. Maybe we can put some pieces of our puzzles together.
Comment by Caren on August 25, 2009 at 2:18pm
Hey all. I suggest ya'll go to It's an extensive history of the Merrill family in America. Helped me alot in my Merrill research. Im descended from Nathaniel Merrill and Susan Wolterton. Who came to America in the early 1600's. My most recent Merrill is Eleanor (my great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother) who married Daniel Jackman in 1753.
Comment by Michael Talley on August 20, 2009 at 3:26pm
I am looking for any information including living descendents of John Daniel Merrell of Jefferson County Alabama. All that I have is his name in my grandmother's bible, a copy of his death certificate from 1909, a few misc. records such as city directories, and census/burial records for some of his children. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Descendants of John Daniel Merrell

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN DANIEL1 MERRELL was born Abt. 1855 in Tennessee, and died February 05, 1909 in Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama. He married ETTA BLACKMON October 04, 1887, daughter of N. BLACKMON and JULIA WHITMIRE.

Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama
Cause of Death: Fracture of Skull
Medical Information: Injury occurred about one week before death in Ensley.
Occupation: 1890, Carpenter
Residence 1: 1890, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Residence 2: 1891, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

Census: 1880, Blount County, Alabama

2. i. MAGGIE2 MERRELL, b. February 14, 1891; d. February 19, 1913, Alabama.
ii. EDDIE MERRELL, b. March 01, 1893; d. December 30, 1894.
3. iii. ROBERT ROSS MERRELL, b. February 10, 1896, Alabama; d. September 03, 1965.
iv. NELLIE MAE MERRELL, b. March 24, 1897; d. September 28, 1900.
v. MATTIE PEARL MERRELL, b. July 21, 1898; d. August 15, 1951.
vi. JONNY CLANCY MERRELL, b. June 14, 1900.

Census: 1910, ? Dallas County, Alabama

vii. ANNIE LOU MERRELL, b. June 19, 1902.

Census: 1920, ? Lowndes County, Alabama

viii. JESSIE GRAY MERRELL, b. August 14, 1904.
4. ix. LILLIE BELL MERRELL, b. February 23, 1906; d. November 13, 1970.
x. BERTHA ALLEN MERRELL, b. 1908; d. 1908.

Generation No. 2

2. MAGGIE2 MERRELL (JOHN DANIEL1) was born February 14, 1891, and died February 19, 1913 in Alabama. She married WILLIAM FREDRICK MELHORN Abt. 1909, son of GUSTAVUS MEHLHORN and MARTHA POWELL.

3. ROBERT ROSS2 MERRELL (JOHN DANIEL1) was born February 10, 1896 in Alabama, and died September 03, 1965. He married MAGGIE L. SALTER, daughter of WILLIAM SALTER and LOUIZA BUSBY.

4. LILLIE BELL2 MERRELL (JOHN DANIEL1) was born February 23, 1906, and died November 13, 1970. She married THOMAS A. HANDLEY.
Comment by Tom McFarland on August 19, 2009 at 5:08pm
I am interested in the Merrill family from Methuen, Massachusetts, Jonathan Merrill who married Margaret Clark and their children.
Comment by Rosemary Taylor on August 18, 2009 at 11:28pm
Interesting Merrill links:
Comment by Rosemary Taylor on August 10, 2009 at 1:37pm
My great-grandfather was named Dudley Merrill. He said he was born 1838, Ontario, Canada, and his parents were John Merrill and Mary Reed (b. VT). He lived in Furnas County, Nebraska in 1880, and Decatur County, Kansas until before 1900, when he disappeared. Great-grandmother said he died on a trip to visit his family. He is a mystery man, and any information on him is appreciated.

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