DeMarcus Merriman

Male 1765 - 1848  (83 years)


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  • Name DeMarcus Merriman 
    Born 1765  Lancaster County, Colony of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth (1774-1780)  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alt Birth 1760-1770  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Possessions Wilkes County, North Carolina  [5
    Residence 1840  Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Also Known As Demarcus "Mark" Merryman  [7
    Also Known As Marcus Merimon 
    Also Known As Mark Merrimon  [3
    Died 14 Mar 1848  (Pikeville), Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 8
    Person ID I6812  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2019 

    Father William Merryman,   b. 1738, Virginia, a British Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1778, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Margaret LNU,   b. ~1740, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Baltimore, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F20313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [1, 9, 10
    Residence (Family) 1800-1820  Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 12
    Residence (Family) 1830  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Briant Merriman,   b. 1794, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1880, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 87 years)
     2. Virginia Jane "Jennie" Merriman,   b. 28 Feb 1796, (Wilkes County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1821, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. William Merriman, Sr.,   b. 1798, Stanton, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Nancy Merriman,   b. ~1800, (Wilkes County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850  (Age ~ 49 years)
     5. Elizabeth Merriman,   b. 1805, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Owen Merriman,   b. 1807, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, (Wilkes County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Allen Merriman,   b. 1811, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Lewis D. Merriman,   b. 4 Oct 1812, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1885, (Greenwood, Abbeville County) South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Wiley Merriman,   b. 1818, (Wilkes County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860-1870, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F2501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - (1774-1780) - Lancaster County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 1760-1770 - Lancaster County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1793 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1800-1820 - Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1830 - Wilkes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Bledsoe County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • 20 Dec 2019 - Emailed and asked Don Merriman, merrimand@yahoo.com, http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I51661&tree=hennessee, to send source citation for DeMarcus' antecedents.

      5 Oct 2019 - DeMarcus is probably a NPE (Non-Parental-Event) which would explain our lack of knowlege regarding his ancestry...DAH

      10 Feb 2012, 26 Dec 2019 - Still looking for evidence of his blood-line to William Merriman of Maryland and his HAILE antecedents. There is still no proof that DeMarcus comes from this family even though there are many researchers citing such...DAH

      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

      end of commentary [13, 14]
    • 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] Editor's note: FMarch 25th, 2019, neither email or phone appear active

      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

      end of this notation [15, 16]
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

      end of query [20]
    • 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

      end of this notation [21]
    • 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"

      ____ [22]
    • 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

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    • 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

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    • Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C.
      By genealogy.com user May 15, 2000 at 12:48:04
      In reply to: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C.
      5/11/00

      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.

      end of comment [4]
    • 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.

      Copyright: Name Orgin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 - 2007

      end of this notation

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