William Merriman, Sr.

Male 1798 - 1860  (62 years)


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  • Name William Merriman 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1798  Stanton, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation laborer  [5
    Also Known As William A Merriman  [2
    Also Known As William Marymon 
    Also Known As William Merriman, Senior  [6
    Census Name William Allen Merryman  [7, 8
    Census Name William Merryman  [9
    Died 1860  Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Person ID I3417  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2019 

    Father DeMarcus Merriman,   b. 1765, Lancaster County, Colony of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1848, (Pikeville), Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth (Fleshman),   b. 1772, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years) 
    Married 1793  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 12
    Residence (Family) 1800-1820  Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14
    Residence (Family) 1830  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 15
    Family ID F2501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Malitia Margaret Kirby,   b. 15 Apr 1806, (Surry County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1823  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence (Family) 1850  Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 17
    Children 
     1. William C(urby) Merriman,   b. 26 Aug 1827, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1890, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Owen Milton "Milton" Merriman,   b. 1829, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1879, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. Lewis Walter Merriman,   b. 31 Aug 1831, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1901, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Allen Rufus "Rufus" Merriman,   b. 1834, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0May 1886, Grundy County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     5. Caroline Merriman,   b. 1836, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Louise Jane "Jane" Merriman,   b. 0Apr 1838, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     7. Wiley F(loyd) Merriman,   b. 27 Jul 1842, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1909, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Adaline Merriman,   b. 1842, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1896, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     9. Lowry Monroe Merriman,   b. 6 Feb 1844, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1925, Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F1336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Nov 1823 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1850 - Bledsoe County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1860 - Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Name: William Merryman
      Event Type: Census
      Event Year: 1850
      Event Place: Bledsoe county, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 52
      Race: White
      Race:
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1798
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Household ID: 179
      House Number: 179
      Line Number: 30
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: M432
      Affiliate Film Number: 870
      GS Film Number: 24561
      Digital Folder Number: 004191096
      Image Number: 00176


      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      William Merryman M 52 North Carolina
      Matilia Merryman F 44 North Carolina
      William C Merryman M 23 Georgia
      Owen M Merryman M 21 North Carolina
      Lewis W Merryman M 19 North Carolina
      Rufus Merryman M 16 North Carolina
      Caroline Merryman F 14 Tennessee
      Jane Merryman F 12 Tennessee
      Wiley Merryman M 10 Tennessee
      Adaline Merryman F 8 Tennessee
      Lowry Merryman M 5 Tennessee
      Eliza Kerby F 81 Virginia

      Citing this Record
      "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCD7-XGZ : 12 April 2016), Eliza Kerby in household of William Merryman, Bledsoe county, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States; citing family 179, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

      end of this census record [17]
    • 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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      eath Year:
      ilm Number: 24561
      igital GS Number: 4191096
      mage Number: 00176
      ine Number: 30
      welling House Number: 179
      amily Number: 179
      arital Status:
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      ollection: United States Census, 1850 [17]
    • 9 Jul 2004

      Home: Surnames: Merriman Family Genealogy Forum

      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 [8]

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    2. [S13051] "Donald Merriman", Pedigree, merrimand@yahoo.com, https://www.familytreedna.com/my/family-tree/Share?k=WZTKXtf%2FGi4T1l7.

    3. [S13963] 1850 Bledsoe Co.,TN Census, transcribed by Willis Reed Hutcherson, copyright, 1963, by Pollyanna Creekmore, Second Print.

    4. [S14167] "W C Merriman United States Census, 1880", "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familys.

    5. [S1882] "Population Schedule of the United States Census of 1850 for Bledsoe County,, p. 25.

    6. [S14494] "1812 Warren Co, Tennessee Tax List of Christopher Shell", http://www.combs families.org/combs/records/tn/warren/tl12a.h.

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    8. [S13965] "Re: Looking for info on Merrimans from Bledsoe Co., TN.

    9. [S50035] "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCD7-XG3 : accessed.

    10. [S6992] FamilySearch.org Pedigree Resource File.

    11. [S1075] Thomas Alex Beavert (1924-2007) Genealogist and historian who concentrated on Sequatchie Valley families and who very h.

    12. [S15008] William Merryman, Parents & Children, compiled by Donald Merriman, merrimand@yahoo.com, https://www.familysearch.org/ark.

    13. [S13851] "DeMarcus Merriman", Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C., "Looking for info about Mark Merriman from Wilkes Co. N.C. Was there.

    14. [S13852] "DeMarcus Merriman", Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C., "Looking for info about Mark Merriman from Wilkes Co. N.C. Was there.

    15. [S13853] "DeMarcus Merriman", Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C., http://genforum.genealogy.com/merriman/messages/426.html, abstra.

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    17. [S14158] "William Merryman United States Census,1850", https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCD7-XL1, Abstracted or parsed by Da.