Don Carlos Merriman

Male 1912 - 1939  (27 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Don Carlos Merriman was born 17 Feb 1912, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (son of Rufus Virgil Merriman and Eula Mae Brown); died 7 May 1939, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 9 May 1939, Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Store Clerk

    Don married Mary Honey (Bledsoe County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rufus Virgil Merriman was born 7 Apr 1876, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (son of Allen Rufus "Rufus" Merriman and Margaret Roberson); died 2 Jul 1963, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Rufus married Eula Mae Brown (Bledsoe County, Tennessee). Eula was born 7 Jun 1878, Lincoln County, Tennessee; died 9 Dec 1952, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Eula Mae Brown was born 7 Jun 1878, Lincoln County, Tennessee; died 9 Dec 1952, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. James Willie Merriman, Sr. was born 6 Feb 1898, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 1 Sep 1948, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried 3 Sep 1948, Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Eulah H. Merriman was born 0___ 1900, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    3. Etta E. Merriman was born 0___ 1901, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    4. Elvira Merriman was born 0___ 1901, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    5. David P. Merriman was born 0___ 1903, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    6. Maggie B. Merriman was born 24 May 1904, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 16 Jun 1937, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    7. 1. Don Carlos Merriman was born 17 Feb 1912, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 7 May 1939, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 9 May 1939, Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    8. Virgil M. "Mitchell" Merriman was born 23 Nov 1914, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 16 Nov 1997, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    9. Effie O. "Olivia" Merriman


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Allen Rufus "Rufus" Merriman was born 0___ 1834, North Carolina (son of William Merriman and Malitia Margaret Kirby); died 0May 1886, Grundy County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Allen Rufus Merriman
    • Military: CSA Veteran
    • Residence: 0___ 1870, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    CSA Veteran...Judy Ogren

    Posted By: Donald Merriman
    Email: merrimand@yahoo.com
    Subject: Rufus Allen Merriman b.1834 in NC, lived
    Post Date: July 08, 1999 at 00:53:35
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/merriman/messages/238.html
    Forum: Merriman Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/merriman/


    Rufus Allen Merriman was born 1834 in NC? Lived in Bledsoe Co. Tn., w Margaret (Roberson) Merriman of TN. They had 11 children, Almira J., Alice E., Elza A., Florida J., Florence M., James W., Isaac R., Margaret O., Virgil R., Nola, and Walter P.. I believe his parents were William and Matilda Merryman from North Carolina but, I am not sure of this. Please Help if possible.




    Allen married Margaret Roberson (~ 1858), (Bledsoe County, Tennessee). Margaret was born 0___ 1840, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 0Apr 1909. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Margaret Roberson was born 0___ 1840, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 0Apr 1909.
    Children:
    1. Almira Tennessee Merriman was born 0___ 1857, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Alice Elizabeth Merriman was born 27 Jan 1860, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 31 Jan 1941, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    3. Eliza A. Merriman was born 1861, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee.
    4. Florida Jane Merriman was born 25 Jul 1863, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 28 Dec 1941, Texas County, Oklahoma; was buried Union Center Cemetery, Texas County, Oklahoma.
    5. Florence Matilda Merriman was born 14 May 1866, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 28 Nov 1932, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    6. James William "Jim" Merriman was born 0Mar 1867, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1944, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Howard Walker Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    7. Isaac R(ufus) Merriman was born May 1870, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee.
    8. Margaret Ollie Merriman was born 0___ 1873, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    9. 2. Rufus Virgil Merriman was born 7 Apr 1876, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 2 Jul 1963, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    10. Walter Poe Merriman was born 0___ 1885, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1949, (Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee); was buried Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    11. Nola Merriman was born 0___ 1880, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; was buried Collier Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Merriman was born 0___ 1798, (Wilkes County) North Carolina (son of DeMarcus "Mark" Merriman and Elizabeth LNU); died 0___ 1860, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: laborer
    • Also Known As: William Marymon
    • Census Name: William Allen Merryman
    • Census Name: William Merryman

    Notes:

    Eliza Kerby, born in Virginia in 1769 is listed with his family in 1850.
    1830 Middle Tennessee (Lincoln Co.) p. 71:Meriman,William:0120101-11111.
    1840 Bledsoe Co.,TN,p.9:"Meramon,William"122001/0200010001".

    No proof that it is the same William Merriman who married Lorena Page...DAH

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCD7-XL1
    ame: William Merryman
    esidence: Bledsoe county, Bledsoe, Tennessee
    ge: 52 years
    alculated Birth Year: 1798
    irthplace: North Carolina
    ender: Male
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    ilm Number: 24561
    igital GS Number: 4191096
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    ollection: United States Census, 1850

    9 Jul 2004

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    Re: Looking for info on Merrimans from Bledsoe Co., TN
    Posted by: Debbie Ellison Carson (ID *****2848)
    Date: October 18, 2003 at 15:35:40
    In Reply to: Re: Looking for info on Merrimans from Bledsoe Co., TN by David Songer of 1002

    David,

    Yes, I have a Ida Jane listed as a child of Lowra Monroe Merriman. I will give you all I have - this info came from my great aunt who is still living in Bridgeport, AL

    William Alan Merriman married Malita Curby and they had the following children:
    Lowra Monroe; William; Rufus; Milton Owen; Walter Lewis; Carolyne; Jane and Adeline.

    Lowra Monroe Merriman married Martha Ann McGarr and they had the following children:
    John Floyd; William Luther (my gg-grandfather); Tom Polk; Charles Richard; Homer Sewell; Annette Loyd; Ida Jane; Lillie Mae; Ethel Lee; Mollie Edna; Mattie Lowra and Josie. ** the date 1873 showes up beside Ida Elliott's name. . . could this be her birth year?

    The father of William Alan Merriman was a Demarcus Merriman born about 1760-1770 in Lancaster Co., VA. He died in 1850 in Bledsoe Co. TN. He married Elizabeth (ukn) who was born about 1772 in N. C. So far nothing on Demarcus' parents.

    I do have a tidbit on Martha Ann McGarr. . . her father William Issac McGarr came to America from Ireland as a stowaway during the potato famine. He married a Susan Shumake and Martha Ann was born in Pikeville, TN April 1852 and died on Feb. 13, 1925.

    I hope this helps you. Debbie

    William married Malitia Margaret Kirby 13 Nov 1823, Burke County, North Carolina. Malitia (daughter of William Kirby and Eliza LNU) was born 15 Apr 1806, (Surry County) North Carolina; died 0Mar 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Malitia Margaret Kirby was born 15 Apr 1806, (Surry County) North Carolina (daughter of William Kirby and Eliza LNU); died 0Mar 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Letty Kerby
    • Also Known As: Malila Kerby

    Notes:

    Her mother,Eliza Kirby(81),is listed in her household in Bledsoe/1850 Census.
    Judy Ogren notes, 'Her marriage license is recorded as William Marymon and Malila Kerby.'

    27 May 2007

    http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=ancestorsearchresults.asp

    30 Sep 2007

    Posted By: Lori
    Email: buckspoeketchick@charter.net
    Subject: Re: Bailey Kerby of NC and GA
    Post Date: August 27, 2001 at 05:37:15
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kirby/messages/2165.html
    Forum: Kirby Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kirby/

    A very kind researcher forwarded a will abstract to me some months ago for John Kerby of Burke/Wilkes County, NC. In that will, John names the children of his brother, William, and his sister, Sarah?, as well. Apparently, John and his wife never had children and he left everything to his nieces and nephews. Among his nephews, a boy by the name of Bailey Kerby. A girl, Lettie, is who I am hoping is my Malitia. She would have been Bailey's sister and I know that my Malitia was born around 1806. So it is very probable that Bailey Kerby, the person listed in John Kerby's will, is one in the same. AND IF Bailey is my Malitia's brother, that would make their parents William and Eliza Kerby. Notice, Bailey Kerby named his second daughter Eliza. Just thought I'd share my donated tidbits with you!

    Posted By: Lori
    Email: buckspoeketchick@charter.net
    Subject: Re: Thomas Kerby III /immigrate/ Eng. VA.
    Post Date: October 19, 2000 at 10:21:33
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kerby/messages/231.html
    Forum: Kerby Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kerby/

    Dorothy, do you have anything on a Malitia Margaret Kerby, whose mother was named Eliza. She was born 1806 in the Surry County, NC, area. She married William Merriman in Burke County, NC in the early 1820's. He was from Wilkes County, NC. They moved, with her mother, to Bledsoe County, TN, around 1830. I suppose I'm looking for a will or deed that names her and her father. Thanks!
    Lori









    Children:
    1. William C(urby) Merriman was born 26 Aug 1827, North Carolina; died 28 Nov 1890, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Owen Milton "Milton" Merriman was born 0___ 1829, North Carolina; died Aft 1879, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    3. Lewis Walter Merriman was born 0Aug 1831, Wilkes County, North Carolina; died 27 Sep 1901, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. 4. Allen Rufus "Rufus" Merriman was born 0___ 1834, North Carolina; died 0May 1886, Grundy County, Tennessee.
    5. Caroline Merriman was born 0___ 1836, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    6. Louise Jane "Jane" Merriman was born 0Apr 1838, Tennessee; died Aft 1900, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    7. Wiley F(loyd) Merriman was born 27 Jul 1842, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 21 Aug 1909, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    8. Adaline Merriman was born 0___ 1842, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died Bef 1896, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    9. Lowry Monroe Merriman was born 6 Feb 1844, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 30 Jan 1925, Jackson County, Alabama; was buried Rocky Springs Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  DeMarcus "Mark" Merriman was born (1774-1780), Lancaster County, Virginia; died 14 Mar 1848, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Possessions: Wilkes County, North Carolina
    • Also Known As: Marcus Merimon
    • Also Known As: Mark Merrimon
    • Residence: 0___ 1840, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    19 Mar 2012 - Could "DeMarcus" be his middle name? i.e., "William or Ervin DeMarcus Merriman"...DAH

    10 Feb 2012 - Still looking for evidence of his blood-line to William Merriman of Maryland and his HAILE antecedents. There is no proof that DeMarcus comes from this family.

    26 Apr 2013 - William Merriman, Senior is enumerated in the 1812 Warren Co, Tennessee Tax List of Christopher Shell...http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/tn/warren/tl12a.htm. Who is this?

    24 Jan 2018 - I think it possible, given dates & locations, that DeMarcus may be a sibling of Charles Merriman (1780-1863), http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I45838&tree=hennessee

    Who is this Ervin Merryman? He is enumerated in the household of Allen & Eliza Merryman. It doesn't seem likely that it is a corruption of "DeMarcus". The census record also enumerates Ervin's wife as, "Elizabeth" same spouse name and birth year as Mark's wife. Could he be an unknown uncle?

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCD7-VX3
    ame: Ervin Merryman
    esidence: Bledsoe county, Bledsoe, Tennessee
    ge: 76 years
    alculated Birth Year: 1774
    irthplace: North Carolina
    ender: Male
    ace (original):
    ace (expanded):
    eath Month:
    eath Year:
    ilm Number: 24561
    igital GS Number: 4191096
    mage Number: 00178
    ine Number: 10
    welling House Number: 190
    amily Number: 190
    arital Status:
    ree or Slave:
    ollection: United States Census, 1850

    From: Bashak@aol.com [Bill & Barb Kelley | Family Group Records | 16 Feb 1998 | 6227 20th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 | 813.525. 0628 | Bashak@aol.com]

    Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 13:45:06 EST

    To: schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net
    Mime-Version: 1.0

    Subject: MERRIMAN info.

    Dear David,

    Your information came in the mail today. Thanks ever so much.

    I am sending part of the information we have now as an attachment. I will get the information together, that we have, starting with Owen MERRIMAN and send it later. My asthma & allergies are bothering me & I didn't get it all ready. Hope some of this is helpful. Bill & Barb Kelley


    MERRIMAN/MERRYMAN


    Info from Evelyn J. Russeff that she copied from records in Salt Lake Library [Did she mean LDS library in Utah?]

    Records of Bledsoe Co., TN. Chancery Court Minute Book. 1847-1856 Pg 378--

    James A Tulloss & Thomas N. Frazier Executors of Alexander H. Montgomery--vs--Lewis D. Merriman, Jesse Colbert, Nancy Colbert, Levi Green, Elizabeth Green, Owen Merriman, Allen B. Carrolton, Evaline Saxton, & Willie & Allen Merriman administrators on the estate of Mark Merriman deceased.

    Be it remembered that this cause came on again to be heard on this 14th day of March 1848 before the honorable B. L. Ridly Chancellor & C (?) upon the report of Stephen Hicks the special Commissioner here to fore ordered in this cause & the exceptions filed by the defendants thereon which exception being since heard & understood by the court are ordered to be overruled & said report in all things confirmed from which it appears that the defendant Lewis D. Merriman was indebted to the complainants for principal & interest on the 15th day of March 1848 in the sum of $692.34 & that the distributive share of the said Lewis D. Merriman in the personal estate of his father Demarcus Merriman deceased in the hands of his administrators. Willie & Allen Merriman amounts to the sum of $350.38 & it further appears from said report that commissioners were appointed by the Circuit Court of Bledsoe County who assigned to the widow of the said Demarcus Merriman deceased dower in his real estate & also to the defendant Lewis D. Merriman his distributive share of residue of said estate unencumbered with the dower distinguished in the commissioners report as lot No. 9 & described as follows.

    Beginning at the forked dogwood & corner to corner Levi Green in William Haskews line thence with Haskews line north 70 poles due west 50 poles to a stake in the line of lot No. 8. Thence South 67 degrees east to the beginning. (I didn't copy the rest).

    Signed Thomas N. Frazier, Guardian of David H. Spring Exparte.

    Pg. 414--Tues Mar 13, 1849 William Merriman to be allowed to file a cross bill in this same cause.

    Pg. 427--Tues 12th Mar 1850--

    John Thurman vs William Merriman. John Spears, James D. Spears, Tho. Sutherland & Allen Merriman Adms. of D. Merriman & Wiiliam Merriman vs John Thurman, James G. Spears & others appearing to the court that deft. William Merriman is justly in debt to complainant Thurman as follows-by judgement remembered by Elijah M. Hale & Johnathan Whiteside------ note with interest sum of $109.82 (about estate earlier).

    Elizabeth Merriman vs Allen Merriman et als. Continued later.
    (I didn't copy.)

    [1]
    Sept 1853--

    Eliz Merriman vs James Robinson & William Gardener. About negro ownership-bill it is ordered & decreed that the bills of complainant be dismissed & that complainant pay the costs for which execution may ? sue at law against sd. complt. & her security Bryant Maryman.

    Bryant Merriamn adm. of Eliz Merriman deceased. William Merryman, Elizabeth Green, Mary Merryman, Allen Merriman, Wyley Merriman, Wyly M. Colvert son of Nancy Colvert decd. Owen Merriman, Benton A. Carlton & the children of Eveline Lastor names.

    Pg 590--Tues Mar 13, 1855

    Unknown said Eveline being sister to said Benton A now deceased & Lewis D. Merriman.

    Mary Merryman mentioned.

    (There was so much on these Merriman's in the court record that I just gave up writing it down. At that time I didn't recognize any names. I was in Salt Lake Library & was trying to get as much information that I could on my lines.) Now I wish I had.

    I gathered all my information that I have collected over the years & for at least a month, I have been trying to piece it all together.

    We all descend from John & Audrey Merryman, John the immigrant. Came in early 1600's to VA then they went on to MD. All of that information is in MD Hist. Mag. by Culver. I have that.

    1st generation was John & Audrey.
    2nd generation was Charles Merryman Sr.
    3rd generation was Charles Merryman Jr.
    4th generation was John Charles Merryman, called Charles, he married Millicent Haile.MERRIMAN/MERRYMAN

    I don't know from which of John Charles children we descend from, but I think it was a Charles that had a wife Elizabeth. He died and the family eventually moved to Bledsoe Co., TN, remarried. I descend from his second wife. He had about 4 children under 10 when wife Betsy Cook died. Elisha, Malachia Merryman and a few others followed him to IL. Others stayed in Bledsoe Co., TN.

    They say most of Bledsoe Records had been destroyed, but I know that the one I just typed off is still available, think it was on film. They all originated from Granville, NC, They were in Lancaster, VA. They may never had moved, when the states redid their state lines. They may have been just over the line.

    So many in those days couldn't read or write and names spelled as they sounded.

    [2]


    Children of John Charles & Millicent [HAILE] Merryman:

    Charles b. Balto. Co., MD 27 May 1733;
    Mary b. Balto. Co., MD 28 Jan 1734;
    Millicent b. Balto. Co., MD 7 Dec 1736;
    William;
    Benjamin.

    Evelyn J. Russeff
    10534 Witter Springs Road
    Witter Springs, CA 95493
    [End of info from Evelyn Russeff]

    Orlando, FL Public library

    Book: Marriage Records 1765-1810 Mecklenburg Co., VA
    By: Katherine B. Elliott Copyright 1963, reprint 1984

    Notes on Marriage Records
    In compiling this volume of early marriage records of Mecklenburg County, it was deemed advisable to examine the marriage records of Granville County, NC, because of the close association of the early families in the two counties.

    Many of the early residents of Granville County had settled first in Mecklenburg & later moved to Granville. Colonial Granville County was established in the same year, 1746, in which Lunenburg County was created. Warren, Vance & the present Granville, all boarding on Mecklenburg County, were a part of Colonial Granville County. Many of the early Mecklenburg County people owned land on both sides of the state line dividing the two counties; & in many of the early wills reference is made to land owned in North Carolina.

    1840 census TN, Bledsoe Co.

    Merimon, Markus: 5-10 10-15 20-30 60-70
    Males: 1 0 1 1
    Females: 0 1 1 1
    Merimon, William: under 5 5-10 10-15 30-40 70-80
    Males: 1 2 2 1 0
    Females: 0 2 0 1 1

    Book: Court Minutes of Granville County, NC 1746-1820.
    By: Zae Hargett Gwynn 1977
    Author states no dates given--just page numbers.

    Abstracts of Granville County, NC [Court Minutes 1789-1791]
    43- Administration of estate of CHARLES MERRYMAN, deceased, granted to MELICAI MERRYMAN, with bond of 500 pounds secured by MALACHIA MERRYMAN & JOSEPH WALLER, securities.

    [Court Minutes 1796-1799]

    146- Estate of MILLISON MERRYMAN, deceased, administered by MALACHI MERRYMAN, with bond secured by BENJ. MOORE.

    179- MALACHI MERRYMAN, administrator of CHARLES MERRYMAN, deceased, returns inventory.
    [3]
    Book: Abstracts of the Wills & Estate Records of Granville County, NC 1746-1808 By: Zae Hargett Gwynn 1973

    Book 2, 1787-1792
    100,101 [p. 100-101]- 8, 1786-proved May Court 1789-CHARLES MERRYMAN wills to wife MILLISON all land on north side of Leeder branch for her lifetime;

    to son WILLIAM, all remaining land between Cedar & Pichter branch;

    to grandson MALIRE MERRYMAN, the Indian grave tract containing 120 acres;

    to my son BENJAMIN, the bed he lies on & a cow & calf after his mother's death to be in the care of MALICE MERRYMAN;

    to my wife, all household goods & stock of all kinds &, at her death, all movable property to be divided to my son, 1/2 to WILLIAM & the rest of other half to the other children.

    Wts: HENRY COOK, HENRY GREEN

    [Is Malice suppose to be Malachi?]

    194- Inventory of Estate of CHARLES MERRYMAN, deceased, Aug 1790, by MILLISON MERRYMAN.

    Book 4, 1796-1799

    79- Inventory of Estate of CHARLES MERRYMAN by MAT MERRYMAN, administrator, Feb Court 1796.

    LDS Micro-fiche [Largo Library] State of MD

    Millicent HAILE married [Balto., Co., MD 02 Feb 1730] Charles John MERRYMAN [sometimes referred to as John Charles].

    Millicent HAILE b. 1711. Father: Nicholas HAILE Mother: Frances GARRETT.

    Nicholas HAILE married [1700] Frances GARRETT.

    State of NC

    William MERIMAN married Lorana PAGE 10 Dec 1818 Wilkes Co., NC.
    Briant MARYMON married Matha FERGUSIN 16 or 18 Sept 1818 Wilkes Co., NC.

    Micro-fiche [Tampa Library] Marriages of NC

    MERRIMAN, Nancy & COLVARD, Jesse 12 Nov 1834 Bondsman: Thornton Kilby; Witness: D. Grey. Wilkes Co., NC. #104-01-054

    MERRIMON, Elizabeth & GREEN, Levi 14 Feb 1830 Bondsman: Owen Merrimon; Witness W. Davenport. Wilkes Co., NC. #104-01-098

    MERRYMAN, Jenney & CARLTON, Thomas 26 Mar 1813 Bondsman: George Crouch; Witness: A. Nesbitt. Wilkes Co., NC. #104-01-043

    Date: November 17, 2003 at 12:30:55

    The information that I have is the following.

    Demarcus [Mark] Merriman had land in Wilkes Co., NC in 1807/1810. He died before 1848 in Bledsoe Co., TN. There is a will or estate papers for him in Bledsoe Co., TN naming wife Elizabeth. Editor's Note: Bledsoe County Clerk cannot find any papers for DeMarcus - I contacted them in 2012 - DAH Children are:

    Briant/Bryant [b.c.1794 VA] married [Wilkes Co., NC Sept 1818] Martha Ferguson;
    William Allen [b.c.1798 NC]; Owen [b.c.1806 NC probably Wilkes] married [Nov 4, 1834 Wilkes Co., NC] Jane Colvard [Bill's line];
    Nancy married [Nov 12, 1834 Wilkes Co] Jesse Colvard;
    Elizabeth married [Feb 14 Wilkes Co.] Levi Green;
    Virginia "Jenny" married [Mar 26, 1813 Wilkes Co.] Thomas Carlton.

    There is a will/estate papers in Granville Co., NC for a Charles Merriman & wife Millicent & a Malachi is named there.

    I think it may have given the relationship of Malachi to Charles & Millicent but not sure. I've only seen the abstract info in a book. The will/estate info for both Charles & his wife Millicent are at the NC State Archives. We don't know what the relationship between Demarcus/Mark & Charles was [could have been parent or maybe grandparent]. This Charles & Millicent Merriman could be the John "Charles" Merriman who married Millicent Hale/Hail in Baltimore Co., MD. It is reported that they were in several counties in VA before going to GranvillCo., NC. There have been quiet a few people working on this Demarcus/Mark Merriman puzzle. Welcome to our club! If your Allen isn't the son of Demarcus, then he is probably the grandson. There is a marriage for a William Merriman married [Nov 13, 1823 NC]Malita Kirby. Some say that Malita is a misspelling. Looking forward to hearing from you.


    * Re: Demarcus Merriman Jean Beardmore 11/17/03


    Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. http://genforum.genealogy.com/merriman/messages/606.html

    Posted by: douglaswinters

    Date: March 09, 2001 at 19:03:16

    In Reply to: Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. by Judy Ogren of 1015

    _______

    WE think your Mark may be the father to our Nancy Merriman who married Henry Webb. We have found info that many of the Merrimans ended up in Caldwell Co. N.C.

    Dovie Meeriman married a Benjamin Gilbert in Caldwell.
    Lewis Merriman operated a stagecoach in Caldwell County about 1835.
    We also have an Augustus Merryman who was in Buncombe Co.
    There was also an Owen that ended up in Buncombe Co. that may be this Mark Merrimans son.

    We discovered most of these Merriman names you have listed have a mother named as Sally. She shows as a head of household from about 1830 to 1850 in Caldwell Co. We also have a Merriman that married an Isaac Green in Burke Co. N.C. We know that this hodgepodge of info ties together somehow, we just aren't sure how. Hope this helps and please pass on anything you have.
    _____

    Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C.

    Posted by: Judy Ogren

    Date: May 15, 2000 at 12:48:04

    In Reply to: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. by doug winters
    of 1015

    Mark Merriman also appeared in the 1830 Wilkes Co., NC Census. All Merriman cousins, including myself, believe this to be Demarcus Merriman who was born between 1760 - 1770 In Lancaster, VA. He married Elizabeth Unknown, born abt. 1772 in North Carolina. Demarcus died before 1850 in Bledsoe County, TN. Demarcus & Elizabeth had the following children:

    William,
    Allen,
    Nancy,
    Jenny,
    Mary (never married),
    Elizabeth M.,
    Briant,
    Lewis D. and
    Owen.

    Do you have any information on this Mark Merriman before he appeared on the 1810 Wilkes Co. Census? There is a missing link between him and the Merryman/Merriman families of Lancaster, VA. and Baltimore, Ann Arundel Counties, MD. Any thing you might add will be greatly appreciate.

    Re: Demarcus Merriman
    Posted by: ************* Kelley (ID *****2046) Date: November 17, 2003 at 12:30:55
    In Reply to: Demarcus Merriman by Jean Beardmore of 1272

    The information that I have is the following.

    Demarcus [Mark] Merriman had land in Wilkes Co., NC in 1807/1810. He died before 1848 in Bledsoe Co., TN. There is a will or estate papers for him in Bledsoe Co., TN naming wife Elizabeth.

    Children are:

    Briant/Bryant [b.c.1794 VA] married [Wilkes Co., NC Sept 1818] Martha Ferguson;
    William Allen [b.c.1798 NC]; Owen [b.c.1806 NC probably Wilkes] married [Nov 4, 1834 Wilkes Co., NC] Jane Colvard [Bill's line];
    Nancy married [Nov 12, 1834 Wilkes Co] Jesse Colvard;
    Elizabeth married [Feb 14 Wilkes Co.] Levi Green;
    Virginia "Jenny" married [Mar 26, 1813 Wilkes Co.] Thomas Carlton.

    There is a will/estate papers in Granville Co., NC for a Charles Merriman & wife Millicent & a Malachi is named there. I think it may have given the relationship of Malachi to Charles & Millicent but not sure. I've only seen the abstract info in a book. The will/estate info for both Charles & his wife Millicent are at the NC State Archives. We don't know what the relationship between Demarcus/Mark & Charles was [could have been parent or maybe grandparent]. This Charles & Millicent Merriman could be the John "Charles" Merriman who married Millicent Hale/Hail in Baltimore Co., MD.

    It is reported that they were in several ounties in VA before going to Granville Co., NC.

    There have been quiet a few people working on this Demarcus/Mark Merriman puzzle. Welcome to our club! If your Allen isn't the son of Demarcus, then he is probably the grandson.

    There is a marriage for a William Merriman married [Nov 13, 1823 NC]Malita Kirby. Some say that Malita is a misspelling. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C.
    Posted by: Judy Ogren Date: May 15, 2000 at 12:48:04
    In Reply to: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. by doug winters of 1272

    Mark Merriman also appeared in the 1830 Wilkes Co., NC Census. All Merriman cousins, including myself, believe this to be Demarcus Merriman who was born between 1760 - 1770 In Lancaster, VA. He married Elizabeth Unknown, born abt. 1772 in North Carolina. Demarcus died before 1850 in Bledsoe County, TN.

    Demarcus & Elizabeth had the following children:

    William,
    Allen,
    Nancy,
    Jenny,
    Mary (never married),
    Elizabeth M.,
    Briant, Lewis D. and
    Owen.

    Do you have any information on this Mark Merriman before he appeared on the 1810 Wilkes Co. Census? There is a missing link between him and the Merryman/Merriman families of Lancaster, VA. and Baltimore, Ann Arundel Counties, MD. Any thing you might add will be greatly appreciate.

    Do you know where in England John/Audrey came from?

    Also trying to find MISSING LINK/Unknown for father of Demarkus/Markus whose Gfather was William Merriman b-1731-or 1738, Baltimore Co MD whose father is John Charles/Married Mill.Haile.

    Thanks (Mark Merriman) 17 Oct 1999

    28 Nov 2013: Editor's Note: Tantalizing comment re DeMarcus' antecedents. Still looking for his lineage...DAH

    Re: JOHN & RICHARD MERRYMAN LANCSTR. VA 1650

    Posted by: Mark Merryman

    Date: November 23, 2001 at 11:59:52

    In Reply to: Re: JOHN & RICHARD MERRYMAN LANCSTR. VA 1650 by Judi Talbot of 447

    John Merryman (immigrant) born prior to 1635 Herefordshire, England. Died 1674 Lancaster County Virginia. Married in England prior to 1649. Wifes name Audry or Ardera. My G-G-G-G-G-G-G-G Grandfather through son Charles Merryman Sr. b. 1657/1659 Lancaster County, Virginia. Died 22 Dec 1725, Baltimore County MD. Charles Merrymans wife was Mary Humphries daughter of Thomas Humphreys and Mary Kinsey.

    _______________


    Abstracted by David A. Hennessee;

    From "The Originals List of Persons of Quality" (1600-1700), pp. 73-75;

    "Passenger Which Passed from Ye Port of London

    2 Maij 1635

    Theis under-written names are to be transported to ye Barbadoes imbarqued in the ALEXANDER (ship) Capt: Burche and Gilbert Grimes Mr p Cerificate from the Minister where they late dwelt the Men tooke the oaths of Alleg. (of) Supremacie die et A prd

    GEO: MERRIMAN age 41."


    ibid, pp. 124-125;

    21 Aug 1635

    "Theis under-written names are to be transported to Virginea, embarqued in the GEORGE (ship) JO: SEVERNE mr bound theither p examination of the Minister of Gravesend .

    JO: GOODSON age 25
    SARA MERRIMAN age 20"

    ____

    Also known as Demarkus/Demarcus. According to Bledsoe County, TN court records, Mark was deceased by March 1848.

    Have copy of land warrant from N C State Archives: County Wilkes; Name Merimon, Mark; Acers 50; Grant No . 2787; Issued 6 Dec 1810; Entry No. 495; Entered 20 Mar 1809; Book No. 1 27; Page No. 401; Location On waters of Beaver Creek.

    In the 1810 censu s his age was listed of 26 & under 45 [putting his birth year between 17 66 & 1774]. In the 1840 census his age was listed of 60 & under 70 [put ting his birth between 1771 & 1780]. With this info, he was probably bo rn 1774 & before 1780. The goal is to find the parents of Mark/Demarkus . William & Babara Kelly/Kelley

    DeMarcus' son, Allen Merriman, names his first son, "Isaac Mark Merriman". Could this imply that Demarcus' full name might be, "Isaac DeMarcus Merriman"? Just another clue...DAH

    Surname: Merriman

    Recorded in several forms including Merriman, Merryman, Merriment, Maryman, and the usually Irish, Marmon and Marmion, this ancient surname is found in most parts of the British Isles, although is never common. It is a derivative of the Olde English pre 7th century personal name 'Myrige', meaning merry, which in the medival period became a nickname surname given either to a person of 'honest' character, or a professional clown, one who took part in the theatres of the day. The suffix ending "man(n)" was in the context of a surname, a form of endearment meaning "friend of". The overall meaning is probably "Merry's friend". Given the robust humour of the medieval period as shown in the famous works of Geoffrey Chaucer, the alternative possibility exists, that the name could sometimes mean the very reverse of merry! Early examples of the recordings taken from authentic registers and charters of the period include John Meryman in the registers of Gloucester, known as the "Letter books", in the year 1359, whilst Adam Myryman is recorded in the 1379 Poll Tax rolls of the city of York. Later examples include those of Alice Merriman, who married Thomas Chalduke at St James church, Clerkenwell, London, on October 9th 1563, and John Meriment, christened at St Botolphs without Aldgate, also London, on October 17th 1686. The famous Irish poet Brian Merriman, was born in 1757, and died in 1810. The first recorded spelling of the surname is believed to be that of Adam Muryman, which was dated 1332, in the subsidy rolls of the county of Staffordshire, during the reign of King Edward III of England, who reigned from 1327 to 1377.

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    DeMarcus married Elizabeth LNU (North Carolina). Elizabeth was born 0___ 1772, North Carolina; died After 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Elizabeth LNU was born 0___ 1772, North Carolina; died After 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Enumerated in 1850 Bledsoe County,TN Census,Family 190:

    Allen MERRYMAN (m.y.) 37 Farmer 1200 NC
    Eliza E. 30 Tenn
    Elizabeth 78 700 NC
    Mary 46 400 NC Who is this?
    Ervin 76 Laborer NC........Ervin Merriman? Who is this? No "Ervin" in database...DAH

    Children:
    1. Briant Merriman was born 0___ 1794, Virginia; died After 1880, (Warren County, Tennessee).
    2. Virginia Jane "Jennie" Merriman was born 28 Feb 1796, (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died 10 Apr 1821, Wilkes County, North Carolina.
    3. 8. William Merriman was born 0___ 1798, (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1860, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).
    4. Owen Merriman was born 0___ 1807, Wilkes County, North Carolina; died Aft 1880, (Wilkes County) North Carolina.
    5. Allen Merriman was born 0___ 1811, North Carolina; died 0___ 1889, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).
    6. Lewis D. Merriman was born 4 Oct 1812, North Carolina; died 31 Aug 1885, (Greenwood, Abbeville County) South Carolina.
    7. Elizabeth Merriman was born 0___ 1805, North Carolina.
    8. Nancy Merriman was born (~ 1814), (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died Bef 1850.
    9. Wiley Merriman was born 0___ 1818, (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died 1860-1870, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

  3. 18.  William Kirby was born (CIRCA 1760), (Virginia); died (Burke County, North Carolina).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: William Kerby

    Notes:

    From: "James or Lori Bynum"
    To: "David Hennessee"
    Subject: Re: MERRIMAN
    Date: Sunday, July 08, 2001 11:12 PM

    I think that I've narrowed the Kerby line down to brothers John and William Kerby of Wilkes/Burke Counties, NC. Just going from memory here, but John didn't have children, but willed things to brother William's children. I think that William had a daughter referred to as Letty (Malitia?) and I don't have access to the necessary records to be sure that it's the right bunch. I didn't find this info, a kind gentleman posted the will and I just tried to fit the pieces together. If you have access to Wilkes/Burke NC and have the time, you may want to check it out! I will get around to it in time, but that it something I lack right now! Maybe when the kids return to school.........
    Take care, and I'll keep you posted!
    Lori
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: David Hennessee
    To: Lori Bynum
    Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2001 7:44 AM
    Subject: MERRIMAN

    Dear Lori - Noted you comments re MERRIMAN & KIRBY lines. I, too, come from William & Malitia. Have you made any progress on either of these lines? David Hennessee

    23 Feb 2007

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?malitia::kirby::2165.html

    Corraborating content...

    Re: Bailey Kerby of NC and GA
    Posted by: Lori email: buckspocketchick@aol.com Date: August 27, 2001 at 05:37:15
    In Reply to: Bailey Kerby of NC and GA by Ronald W. Fletcher of 3720

    A very kind researcher forwarded a will abstract to me some months ago for John Kerby of Burke/Wilkes County, NC. In that will, John names the children of his brother, William, and his sister, Sarah?, as well. Apparently, John and his wife never had children and he left everything to his nieces and nephews. Among his nephews, a boy by the name of Bailey Kerby. A girl, Lettie, is who I am hoping is my Malitia. She would have been Bailey's sister and I know that my Malitia was born around 1806. So it is very probable that Bailey Kerby, the person listed in John Kerby's will, is one in the same. AND IF Bailey is my Malitia's brother, that would make their parents William and Eliza Kerby. Notice, Bailey Kerby named his second daughter Eliza. Just thought I'd share my donated tidbits with you!

    29 Jun 2007

    Posted By: darlene green
    Email:
    Subject: Re: Burke County NC Kirby married Eliza 1800
    Post Date: July 23, 2001 at 20:23:06
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kirby/messages/2069.html
    Forum: Kirby Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kirby/

    Lori, I'm searching for a John Kirby who married Elizabeth Humphreys(ies). They married about 1800 in Burke Co I believe. This is where the Humphreys lived. Her sisters that I know about are Frances, (my ggggrandmother) Nancy and Rhoda. Her brothers were James, William and George.Her parents are William and Susannah Webb Humphreys. Frances was born in 1780. Maybe you can figure something out. Don't know anything about John or his family

    Darlene

    Editor's note: Corraborating Lori's notes regarding John & William KERBY...

    20 Sep 2009:

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/census/morgandis.txt

    This census is from Microcopy No. T-498 Roll 2

    "Kerby, Jno 1,0,0,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 9th Company Morgan District

    1 of 1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
    0 of 2nd # free white males under 16 years
    0 of 3rd # free white females and head of families
    0 of 4th # all other free persons (no other children)
    0 of 5th # slaves

    20 Sep 2009:

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/census/morgandis.txt

    This census is from Microcopy No. T-498 Roll 2

    "Kerby, Wm 1,5,6,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 9th Company Morgan District

    1 of 1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
    5 of 2nd # free white males under 16 years
    6 of 3rd # free white females and head of families
    0 of 4th # all other free persons (no other children)
    0 of 5th # slaves

    Oops, found two more candidates whose ages & issue appear more likely to be the William & John we are seeking...DAH

    "Kerby, Jno 1,0,2,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 15th Company Morgan District

    1 of 1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
    0 of 2nd # free white males under 16 years
    2 of 3rd # free white females and head of families
    0 of 4th # all other free persons (no other children)
    0 of 5th # slaves

    20 Sep 2009:

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/census/morgandis.txt

    This census is from Microcopy No. T-498 Roll 2

    "Kerby, Wm 2,1,2,0,2"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 15th Company Morgan District

    2 of 1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
    1 of 2nd # free white males under 16 years
    2 of 3rd # free white females and head of families
    0 of 4th # all other free persons (no other children)
    2 of 5th # slaves

    24 Jul 2007

    Surname: Kirby

    Recorded in many spelling forms including: Cerby, Cirby, Curby, Cerbee, Kirby, Kirkby, Kirkebye, Kerbey, Kerby, and Kurby this is an English surname. It is of locational origin from one of the numerous places named Kirby or Kirkby, as for example, Kirby le Soken in the county of Essex; Kirby Cane in Norfolk; Monks Kerby in Warwickshire; Kirby Hill in the North Riding of Yorkshire; Kirkby on Bain in Lincolnshire; and Kirkby Lonsdale, in Westmorland. These places, recorded variously as Chirchebi, Kerkeby and Kirchebi in the famous Domesday book of 1086 for the above counties, derive from the Northern Middle English word "kirk", meaning a church and ultimately from the Olde Norse word "kirkja," with "byr", a farm. The Olde English pre 7th Century "cyrice", also meaning "church," accounts for the initial "C" in some Domesday Book recordings. Early examples of the surname recording taken from surviving early registers include: Richard Kyrby in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1524, whilst on October 19th 1589, Ann Kirby was christened at the famous church of St. Dunstan's in the East, Stepney, and Nathaniel Curbee was christened at the church of Holy Trinity in the Minories, in the city of London, on February 21st 1647. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Godebold de Kirkebi. This was dated 1121, in the records of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, during the reign of King Henry 1st of England, 1100 - 1135. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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    William married Eliza LNU (CIRCA 1800), (North Carolina). Eliza was born 0___ 1769, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Aft 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Eliza LNU was born 0___ 1769, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Aft 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Eliza Kerby
    • Residence: 0___ 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Enumerated in household of her son-in-law, William Merriman during 1850 Bledsoe County Census,p.25...DAH

    Children:
    1. 9. Malitia Margaret Kirby was born 15 Apr 1806, (Surry County) North Carolina; died 0Mar 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Sarah Curby was born 0___ 1808, North Carolina.