J. Levada "Lee" Merriman

Male 1872 - 1902  (~ 29 years)


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  • Name J. Levada "Lee" Merriman 
    Born June 1872  Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 0___ 1900  Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Also Known As Lee Merriman  [2
    Died 17 Apr 1902  Gage, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4672  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2014 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah J(ane) "Sally" Thomas,   b. 5 Dec 1827, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1907, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married (C. 1853)  (Bledsoe County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1860  Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1880  Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Faitha Melinda "Pink" Hobbs,   b. 30 Dec 1875, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1932, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1896  Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Claude Mills Merriman,   b. 10 Jan 1898, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1976, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Ruth Mae Merriman,   b. 21 Sep 1900, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1977, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - June 1872 - Sequatchie County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1896 - Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1900 - Sequatchie County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1902 - Gage, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1880 Seq, 10 years, name listed J. L. "Lee" short for Levida...
      1900 Seq born June, 1872
      Murdered by Ben Hicky...Judy Ogren

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      Excerpted from "The Sequatchie Valley News",

      "April 17, 1902 Dunlap

      ...The other crime was committed on the mountain near Gage, Lee Merriman and Ben Hicky, two prominent young men in that section. Hicky pulled his pistol shooting Merriman in the right breast killing him instantly."

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  • Sources 
    1. [S47607] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSZ3-ZPD.

    2. [S267] Judy Ogren | MERRIMAN Researcher | 6 Sep 2000 | bearinthetree@email.msn.com | 770.507.3226.

    3. [S3025] "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDWH-WN8 : accessed.

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

    5. [S10882] "S J Merriman", Cemetery Profile, revisited, recorded & uploaded to this website, Friday, April 21st, 2017, by David A.

    6. [S3024] "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8T7-2DG : accessed 27 Sep 2014.

    7. [S424] FamilySearch.org.