John Merriman, The Immigrant

Male 1614 - 1674  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name John Merriman 
    Suffix The Immigrant 
    Born 0___ 1614  Monkton Manor, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As John Merryman  [4
    Died 0___ 1674  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Person ID I25800  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2015 

    Family Audrey Heynes,   b. 0___ 1627, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1663, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married PRIOR 1649  (Lancaster County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Charles Merriman, Sr.,   b. 0___ 1657, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1725, Saint Pauls Parish, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F9170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1614 - Monkton Manor, Herefordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - PRIOR 1649 - (Lancaster County, Virginia) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1674 - Lancaster County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Descendants of John MERRYMAN

      There were a number of Merrymans in Colonial Virginia between 1638 and 1650.

      The name Merryman and Merriman shows up early on Virginia Records. Merryman in The Chancery Patent Rolls of 12 Charles I, part 23, (1636/1637) Merryman in Port Book of London, Waiters Overseas (1637/1638)

      The relationship of John Merryman to there others is not certain. These others include a John Merryman and John Merryman Jr. who settled around Isle of Wight Co. VA. John, the father of Charles, is thought to been related to Richard Merryman who also settled in Lancaster Cp VA and lived close by to John. There is evidence of several men named Merryman coming to Maryland prior to Charles Merryman. In Skordas' "Early Settlers of Maryland" There is a John Merryman listed as being transported prior to 1677 (l.15/f.448) and prior to 1679 (l. WC/f.108) and a William Merryman transported before 1663 (l.6/f.214). Also a James Merriman was among the early settlers of Anne Arundel Co MD, being a justice in 1650. James Merryman assigned his grant of 500 acres of land in 1662 to John Browne of New England.
      Charles Merryman of Baltimore Co has long been known to come from Lancaster Co., VA, as he was styled Wheelwright of Crototoman River, Virginia as grantee of the 300 acre tract "East Humphreys"on the north side of Patapsco River dated 30 March 1682 from Thomas Everset, planter and wife Hannah, alias Hanah Bale.1 Also many of the genealogies that address the family, identify records in Lancaster Co that show he was the son of John and Audrey Merriman. However, what seems to be missing from most of the material on the family is the fact that his first wife, Mary, was the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Hale/Heale and the widow of Henry King. He had a second wife Mary who appears to be the mother of his daughter, while his three sons are by Mary Hale. The Henry King who left a will dated 18 Jan 1717 in Baltimore Co appears to have been the step-son of Charles Maerryman. Also in the Virginia records we find the likely reason why Charles Merriman left Virginia and came to Maryland

      The trail of evidence for the identity of Mary, wife of Charles Merryman starts with the court of 12 Nov 1672 in Lancaster Co in an action concerning the estates of Nicholas HALE and Mary Hale. A suite was filed by Henry King, who married Mary, the daughter of Nicholas Hale against George Hale, the Administrater of Mary Hale who was the administrix of the estate of Nicholas Hale. The court ordered that one-third part of the two third part of Nicholas Hale's estate and a one-third part of the estate of Mary Hale be delivered to Henry King. This action shows that Mary Hale, daughter of Nicholas and Mary married Henry King. It also indicates she had two sibblings. At the 12 March 1672/3 Court there is further action about the suite of Henry King, the husband of Mary daughter of Nicholas Hale against George Hale, administrator of Mary Hale who has been administrix of Nicholas Hale in which Thomas Martyn, Nicholas George, Thomas Bickley, and John Arnold on the 15th Instant were to divide the estate into three equal parts.

      On 8 March 1681/82 a suite was filed in Lancaster Co Court by Nicholas George and George Heale, securities for the Estate of Henry KING. The Court order that since Charles MERRYMAN, who had married the widow and relict of the said KING, had clandestinely departed the Country, that for the security of Nicholas GEORGE and George Heale, an Inventory of the whole Estate belonging to Charles Merriman in this County be forthwith taken by Robert PRITCHARD and Thomas PARFIT and exhibited to the next Court. This is the time of course at which Charles Merryman purchased the 300 acre track "East Humphreys" in Baltimore County (30 April 1682).

      For further data on Charles Merryman in Virginia, researchers are encouraged to look at the Court Order books for Lancaster County, VA that have been extracted by the Sparacios. , & the series Cavaliers and Pioneers of Virginia. [6]
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      From: Bashak@aol.com

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

      To: schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net

      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 immigrate. 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

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    • The Descendants of John Merryman England, Virginia, Maryland


      0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 John Merryman (1625-1674) +Audrey ( )

      William Merryman (1652-1697)
      +Mary ( )
      Elizabeth Merryman (b. 1654)
      Charles Merryman Sr (Captain) (1657-1725)
      +Mary ( )
      . Charles Merryman Jr (1678-1722)
      . +Jane Long
      . . William Merryman
      . . Kedemoth Merryman (b. 1717)
      . . Mary Merryman (b. 1719)
      . . +William Hall
      . . John Charles Merryman
      . . Ann Merryman
      . . +Benjamin Richards
      . . Elizabeth Merryman
      . . +Joseph Cross
      . . Jemima Merryman
      . . +Henry Stevenson
      . Samuel Merryman Sr (1682-1754)
      . +Mary Boone (1686-1728)
      . . Rebecca Merryman
      . . +John Price (1690-1790)
      . . . Mary Price (1726-1793)
      . . . +John Parrish (1720-1796)
      . . . . Hannah Parrish (b. 1748)
      . . . . +Leonard Belt Sr (?-1808)
      . . . . : Leonard Belt (b. 1773)
      . . . . : +Catherine Almack (1790-1829)
      . . . . : . Caroline Belt (1808-1903)
      . . . John Price (1729-1809)
      . . . +Mary Parrish (1729-dec.)
      . . . +Urith Cole (1731-dec.)
      . . . Mordecai Price (1731-1807)
      . . . +Mary Hyatt (1725-1770)
      . . . +Tabitha Tipton (1747-1827)
      . . . Leah Price (b. 1733)
      . . . Aquilla Price (1735-1773)
      . . . +Ann Griffith (b. 1752)
      . . . Elizabeth Price (b. 1738)
      . . . Keturah Price (b. 1739)
      . . . +Richard Belt (1739-1788)
      . . . Isabella Price (1742-1836)
      . . . Agnes Price (b. 1745)
      . . . Benjamin Price (b. 1748)
      . . . Ann Price (b. 1749)
      . . . +Mr Stevenson
      . . . Rebecca Price (b. 1749)
      . . . +John Moore (b. 1749)
      . . . Rachel Price (b. 1751)
      . . . +Mr Wooden
      . . Ketura Merryman (1717-1789)
      . . +Thomas Price (1711-1741)
      . . . Benjamin Price (b. 1733)
      . . . +Millicent Vaughn (?-1788)
      . . . . Christopher Price (1750-1833)
      . . . . Edith Price (1760-dec.)
      . . . . +John Busby (1760-1791)
      . . . . : Rachel Busby (1780-1863)
      . . . . : +Daniel Bossom (b. 1780)
      . . . . : . Abraham Bossom (1814-1886)
      . . . . : Elizabeth Busby
      . . . . : +Dennis Mallonee
      . . . . : +Matthew Wisner
      . . . . : +John Coffield
      . . . . : John Busby Jr
      . . . . : +Agnes Wisner
      . . . . : Abraham Busby (b. 1792)
      . . . . : +Deborah Kemp
      . . . . : Mary Busby
      . . . . : +Samuel Shawl
      . . . . : Mehudy Busby
      . . . . : Melinda Busby
      . . . . : +Sheridan Cox
      . . . . : Dorcas Busby
      . . . . : +John Ford
      . . . . : Benjamin Busby
      . . . . : +Anne Caples
      . . . . : Edith Busby
      . . . . : +John Pitts
      . . . . John Price
      . . . . +Susanna Hatfield
      . . . . Mordecai Price
      . . . . Thomas Price
      . . . . Benjamin Price Jr
      . . . . +Nancy Ann Wheeler
      . . . . Melinda Price
      . . . . +William Wheeler
      . . . . Gist Price
      . . . . Rachel Price
      . . . . +Aquilla Carr
      . . . Samuel Price
      . . . Thomas Price Jr
      . . . Rebecca Price (b. 1741)
      . . +William Parrish Jr (1718-1788)
      . . Samuel Merryman Jr (1721-1809)
      . . +Jane Price (1722-1771)
      . . Nicholas Merryman (1727-1770)
      . . +Avarilla Raven
      . Elizabeth Merryman (1700-1770)
      . +Jacob Cox (1700-1724)
      . . Merryman Cox (b. 1722)
      . . +Honour Hall
      . . Jacob Cox Jr (1725-1798)
      . . +Elizabeth Gain (1728-dec.)
      . . . Diana Cox (1750-dec.)
      . . . +John Murray (Captain) (1751-1833)
      . . . . Elizabeth Murray (1769-1789)
      . . . . +Michael Armacost (1763-1840)
      . . . . : Johann "John" A Armacost (1789-1883)
      . . . . : +Mary Ella Wheeler (1793-1882)
      . . . . Jabez Murray (1771-1847)
      . . . . +Sarah Richards (1782-1868)
      . . . . : Joshua Murray (1804-1892)
      . . . . : +Minerva Beasman
      . . . . : . John Thomas Murray (1832-1857)
      . . . . : . Mary E Murray (b. 1834)
      . . . . : . Sarah Ann Murray (b. 1836)
      . . . . : +Mary Bennett (1805-1888)
      . . . . : . Almira Murray (b. 1842)
      . . . . : . Ann M Murray (b. 1843)
      . . . . : Maria Murray (1807-1874)
      . . . . : +Evan Garner
      . . . . : . Jabez F Garner (b. 1831)
      . . . . : . Richard W Garner (b. 1832)
      . . . . : . Sarah E Garner (b. 1835)
      . . . . : . Keziah Garner (b. 1836)
      . . . . : . Evan H Garner (b. 1839)
      . . . . : +Amos Williams
      . . . . : . Christopher C Williams (b. 1842)
      . . . . : . Joshua M Williams (b. 1844)
      . . . . : Nancy Murray (b. 1809)
      . . . . : Elizabeth Murray (1811-1894)
      . . . . : Kezia Murray (1814-1901)
      . . . . : +Moses Barnes
      . . . . : Sarah Murray (1819-1863)
      . . . . : +David Shrieves
      . . . . : Diann Murray (1822-1834)
      . . . . Rachel Murray (b. 1774)
      . . . . +Mr Boring
      . . . . Belinda "Lindia" Murray (1776-dec.)
      . . . . +Christophel Armacost (Arbegast) (1769-1835)
      . . . . : Diana Armacost (1796-dec.)
      . . . . : +Joseph Peregoy (1786-1860)
      . . . . : . Michael A Peregoy (1818-1881)
      . . . . : . Amelia Peregoy (1820-1903)
      . . . . : . Elizabeth Peregoy (b. 1822)
      . . . . : . John H Peregoy Sr (1825-1873)
      . . . . : . Joseph A Peregoy (1827-1896)
      . . . . : . Henry Peregoy (1828-1894)
      . . . . : . Linday Peregoy (b. 1829)
      . . . . : . William Peregoy (1831-1836)
      . . . . : . Maryann Peregoy (b. 1833)
      . . . . : . Stophel Armacost Peregoy (1836-1915)
      . . . . : . Robert Peregoy (1838-1904)
      . . . . : . Arietta "Ary" Jane Peregoy (b. 1840)
      . . . . : John Murray Armacost (1798-1855)
      . . . . : +Arianna "Ara" Cullison (b. 1800)
      . . . . : Caleb Murray Armacost (1799-1878)
      . . . . : +Mary Fowble (1803-1859)
      . . . . : +Harriet Ebaugh
      . . . . : Michael Murray Armacost (1801-1876)
      . . . . : +Barbary "Barbara" Zouck (1801-1873)
      . . . . : . John Henry Armacost (1831-1920)
      . . . . : Elizabeth Armacost (b. 1803)
      . . . . : +Luther A Martin
      . . . . : Mary Armacost (1805-1890)
      . . . . : +Richard Richards III (1801-1863)
      . . . . : +John Morfoot (b. 1803)
      . . . . : Christopher Murray Armacost (1807-1886)
      . . . . : +Sarah Hoover (1812-1902)
      . . . . : . Eli Hinkel Armacost (1838-1914)
      . . . . : . Henry H Armacost (1840-1867)
      . . . . : . Amanda Susanna Armacost (b. 1842)
      . . . . : . Louisa Armacost (b. 1843)
      . . . . : . John Armacost (1846-1846)
      . . . . : . Sarah Elizabeth Armacost (1847-1864)
      . . . . : . Lydia Armacost (b. 1849)
      . . . . : . Mary Permelia Armacost (1851-1932)
      . . . . : . Katherine Margaret Armacost (b. 1854)
      . . . . : . James Buck Armacost (1857-1940)
      . . . . : William Murray Armacost (b. 1811)
      . . . . : +Elizabeth Curtis
      . . . . : Jacob Murray Armacost (b. 1814)
      . . . . : +Kezia Murray (b. 1817)
      . . . . : Margaret Emily Armacost (1816-1849)
      . . . . : +Daniel Bush (b. 1808)
      . . . . : . Jabez A Bush (b. 1834)
      . . . . : . Mary E Bush (b. 1835)
      . . . . : . Sarah I Bush (b. 1837)
      . . . . : . John M Bush (b. 1838)
      . . . . : . William A Bush (b. 1840)
      . . . . : . Margaret E Bush (b. 1843)
      . . . . : . Cecilia Bush (b. 1845)
      . . . . : . Alice V Bush (b. 1847)
      . . . . : Jabez "Jaby" Murray Armacost (1817-1893)
      . . . . : +Maria Showers (1820-1889)
      . . . . John Murray Jr (1778-1835)
      . . . . +Sarah Beasman (1781-1846)
      . . . . : Ketura B Murray (1806-1893)
      . . . . : +William T Chenoweth (1802-1876)
      . . . . : Sarah B Murray (1808-1884)
      . . . . : +John Baxter Chenoweth (b. 1795)
      . . . . : . Asbury Chenoweth (b. 1832)
      . . . . : . Dianah Chenoweth (b. 1834)
      . . . . : . Maryetta Chenoweth (b. 1835)
      . . . . : . Susannah Chenoweth (b. 1837)
      . . . . : . Ann Eliza Chenoweth (b. 1839)
      . . . . : . John M Chenoweth (b. 1841)
      . . . . : . Sarah Chenoweth (b. 1842)
      . . . . : . Richard M Chenoweth (b. 1844)
      . . . . : . Samuel Chenoweth (b. 1846)
      . . . . : . Christian E Chenoweth (b. 1848)
      . . . . : . Thomas B Chenoweth (b. 1850)
      . . . . : Eliza Murray (b. 1809)
      . . . . : +Samuel Kerlinger
      . . . . : Thomas B Murray (1809-1850)
      . . . . : +Catharine A Maurer (1817-1864)
      . . . . : . Eleanor Murray (b. 1838)
      . . . . : . John Murray (b. 1839)
      . . . . : . Charles Murray (b. 1841)
      . . . . : . Hanson Murray (b. 1843)
      . . . . : . Whitfield Murray (b. 1845)
      . . . . : . William C Murray (b. 1848)
      . . . . : Susan Murray (1812-1880)
      . . . . : +James Benson
      . . . . : Diana Murray (1814-1900)
      . . . . : +Christian Eby (?-1892)
      . . . . : Rebecca Murray (1817-1880)
      . . . . : +John M Hendrix
      . . . . : Elizabeth Murray (b. 1818)
      . . . . : +Andrew C Fowble
      . . . . : Harriett Murray
      . . . . : +Wesley W Garner
      . . . . : Isabella Jane Murray (1820-1909)
      . . . . : +Adam Hendrix
      . . . . : Joshua Murray (b. 1821)
      . . . . : +Rebecca Hendrix
      . . . . : +Hattie Hall
      . . . . : +Maria Cox
      . . . . : John Westly Murray (1824-1915)
      . . . . : +Keziah Cox (1824-1861)
      . . . . : . Sarah E Murray (b. 1846)
      . . . . : . John O Murray (b. 1849)
      . . . . : +Rachel E Kelbaugh (1823-1917)
      . . . . : +Keziah Murray
      . . . . Jacob Murray (1780-1852)
      . . . . Nancy Murray (1782-1821)
      . . . . +John Nace (b. 1780)
      . . . . Joshua Murray (b. 1784)
      . . . . Caleb Murray (b. 1786)
      . . . . Dianah Murray (b. 1788)
      . . . . +Christopher Avey
      . . . . William Murray (1789-1850)
      . . . . +Charlotte ( ) (1791-1844)
      . . . . Keziah Murray (b. 1792)
      . . . Rachel Cox
      . . . +William Marshall
      . . . Zebediah Cox
      . . . Elizabeth Cox
      . . . +Mr Davis
      . . . Jacob Cox II
      . . . Rebecca Cox
      . . . +Mr Boring
      . . . Elijah Cox
      . . . +Elizabeth Gill
      . . . Elisha Cox (?-1837)
      . . . +Avarilla Murray
      . . . . Ephraim Cox
      . . . . +Maria Foster
      . . . . : Harriet Cox (b. 1824)
      . . . . : +Christian Kelbaugh (1820-1903)
      . . . . : . Thomas Kelbaugh (1849-1900)
      . . . . : . Surge Kelbaugh (b. 1851)
      . . . . : . John Kelbaugh (1853-1937)
      . . . . : . Lewis Kelbaugh (1855-1937)
      . . . . : . Richard Kelbaugh (1857-1942)
      . . . . : . William H Kelbaugh (1858-1936)
      . . . . : . George Kelbaugh (b. 1859)
      . . . . : . Joseph Franklin Kelbaugh (1865-1925)
      . . . . : . Ida Rebecca Kelbaugh (b. 1865)
      . . . . : . Frances J Kelbaugh (1866-1866)
      . . . William Cox
      . . . +Susannah Bosley
      . . . John Cox (?-1825)
      . . +Keziah Peregoy (1750-1828)
      . . . Jesse Cox (b. 1798)
      . +Samuel Smith
      . . Samuel Smith Jr (b. 1728)
      . . Elizabeth Smith (b. 1730)
      . . Sophia Smith (b. 1732)
      . . +Mr Greenfield
      . . Charles Merryman Smith (b. 1734)
      . . Abner Smith (b. 1737)
      . John Merryman (?-1749)
      . +Martha Bowen
      . . Moses Merryman
      . . John Merryman Jr (1703-1777)
      . . Joana Merryman
      . . Rebecca Merryman
      . . Mary Merryman
      . . Temperence Merryman
      . . Charles Merryman
      . . Joseph Merryman [7]
    • 24 Jul 2007

      http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=merriman

      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 111 of England, who reigned from 1327 to 1377.

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      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.

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      Re: Where did Merryman surname originate?
      Posted by: tcc

      Date: February 16, 1999 at 05:55:42

      In Reply to: Where did Merryman surname originate? by Sue Jorgenson
      of 1015


      The name is from the Old English- Merry Ham- "happy home" from England originally - today found in Ireland and can be associated with several hundred years in Ireland- mine were from Co. Longford moving to America post famine- also found in Colonial New England 1600's as Merriam- various spellings. tcc
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      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"

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