Jesse Merritt1,2

#2500, b. between 1800 and 1810
Last Edited19 Jun 2016
Father*David Merritt2 b. c 1762, d. a 1840
Birth*between 1800 and 18101 
Cen-Head*1830Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Jesse? (legibility) Merritt", head, household consisted of a male 20-30 (prob Jesse), a boy under 5, 2 girls under 5, and a female 30-40. Neighbor to Hester Balkcom.1 
Neighbor: Hester (?)

Citations

  1. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Sampson County, NC ancestry.com image pg 29, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S444] Sampson County Historical Society, Huckleberry Historian (, Volume XXV, Number 4 .. 1 January 2004, "The Patriot", by Jerome Tew.

Jesusha Merritt1

#2523, b. between 1776 and 1794
Last Edited15 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1776 and 17941 
Cen-Head*1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Jesusha Merritt", head, male 1 u10, females 2 u10, 1 26-44 (Jesusha). Census page 2, adjacent to Daniel Merritt and Sarah Merritt.1 

Citations

  1. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, Capt Mathis District, Maryland Historical Society.

John Linton Merritt1

#2621, b. 10 January 1882, d. 23 September 1947
Last Edited1 Feb 2017
Father*Henry Lenton Merritt1 b. c 1854, d. 27 Jan 1936
Mother*Catherine Elizabeth Baxley1 b. 14 Sep 1862, d. 3 Aug 1934
Birth*10 January 1882information per tombstone inscription1 
Death*23 September 1947information per tombstone inscription1 
Burial*Rehobeth Cemetery, Houston County, Alabama, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S425] Find A Grave Website, online <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Submitter Elma Ruediger Tew. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Levi Merritt1

#2509, b. circa 1775
Last Edited3 Feb 2017
Cen-Headbefore 1775Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Levi Merrett", head, age 16+, with 1 female.2 
Birth*circa 17751,3 
Cen-Head*1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Levi Merit", head, males 1 u10, 1 16-25, females 1 u10, 1 16-25. Census page 37. Adjacent to Nathiel Merritt and Michael Merritt.1 
Cen-Head1810Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Levy Merret", head, males 1 16-25, 1 26-44 (Levy), female 1 26-44. Census page 16. Neighbors Frederick Merritt, Burrell Merritt, Sam Merritt, Gabriel Merritt.4 
Cen-Head1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Levi Merritt", head, males 1 10-16, 1 45+ (Levi), females 1 26-44, 1 45+, 3 slaves. In general Merritt area and Balkcom neighborhood.3 

Citations

  1. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S173] Census, U.S. of 1790, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, Capt Mathis District, Maryland Historical Society.
  4. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Michael Merritt1

#2508, b. before 1755
Last Edited15 Oct 2015
Birth*before 17551 
Cen-Head*1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Michael Merit", head, males 2 16-25, 1 45+ (Michael), females 3 16-25, 1 45+. Nearby were Nathiel Meritt and Levi Merritt.1 
Cen-Head1810Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Michael Merrit", head, males 1 u10, 1 45+ (Michael), females 2 u10, 2 10-15, 1 16-26. Census page 15. Neighbors Jacob Merritt, Absalom Merritt.2 
Cen-Head1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Michael Merritt", head, males 1 16-26, 1 45+ (Michael), females 2 10-16, 1 26-45. Census page 1. In area with all the other Merritts and also Lewis Bowen.3 

Citations

  1. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, Capt Mathis District, Maryland Historical Society.

Milla Merritt1

#2497, b. between 1770 and 1780
Last Edited14 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1770 and 17801 
Cen-Head*1840Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Milla Merritt", head, female age 60-70, with 2 females age 20-30, and a boy under 5.1 

Citations

  1. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Mitchell Garfield Merritt1

#2620, b. 1880, d. 1970
Last Edited5 Feb 2017
Father*Henry Lenton Merritt1 b. c 1854, d. 27 Jan 1936
Mother*Catherine Elizabeth Baxley1 b. 14 Sep 1862, d. 3 Aug 1934
Birth*1880"G. Mitchell" Merritt per tombstone inscription2 
(Groom) Marriage*2 September 1918(Bride) Linnie Bell Gibson; information from findagrave entry for husband Garfield Merritt2 
Progeny*Linnie Bell Gibson; Angeline, Floy Bell, Gatrell, Carnell, Mildred Mozell. Information from findagrave entry for father Garfield Merritt2 
(Neighbor) Census5 January 1920(Head of Household) Henry Lenton Merritt, (Resident) Catherine Elizabeth Baxley; Mehern, Geneva County, Alabama, USA;
"Henry L. Merritt", head, age 65, farmer, born Georgia, parents born Georgia;
"Catherine Merritt", wife age 58, born Alabama, father born Georgia, mother born Alabama;
"Moody Merritt", son age 18, born Alabama, father born Georgia, mother born Alabama.3 
(Head of Household) Census*5 January 1920Mehern, Geneva County, Alabama, USA;
"Mitchell G. Merritt", head, age 39, farmer, born Alabama, father born Georgia, mother born Alabama;
"Linnie B. Merritt", wife, age 24, born Alabama, parents born Georgia;
"Flory A. Merritt", daughter under age 1, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.4 
Death*1970information from tombstone inscription2 
(Interred) Burial*Memory Hilll Cemetery, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama, USA2 

Citations

  1. [S425] Find A Grave Website, online <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Submitter Elma Ruediger Tew. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S425] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Submitter Judy Sampson-Shealy.
  3. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Mehern, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Mehern, Enumeration District 99, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.

Moody Merritt1

#2635, b. circa 1902
Last Edited5 Feb 2017
Father*Henry Lenton Merritt1 b. c 1854, d. 27 Jan 1936
Mother*Catherine Elizabeth Baxley1 b. 14 Sep 1862, d. 3 Aug 1934
Birth*circa 1902Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census5 January 1920(Head of Household) Henry Lenton Merritt, (Resident) Catherine Elizabeth Baxley; Mehern, Geneva County, Alabama, USA;
"Henry L. Merritt", head, age 65, farmer, born Georgia, parents born Georgia;
"Catherine Merritt", wife age 58, born Alabama, father born Georgia, mother born Alabama;
"Moody Merritt", son age 18, born Alabama, father born Georgia, mother born Alabama.1 

Citations

  1. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Mehern, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Nathial Merritt1

#2507, b. before 1755
Last Edited4 Feb 2017
Father*Robert Merritt Sr.2 b. s 1730, d. c 1805

Family

Sarah (?) b. s 1760
Marriage*say 1780Sarah (?); marriage and wife's name are from published member trees.4 
Children 1.Gabriel Merritt+6 b. b 1765, d. c 1820
 2.Patrick Merritt6 b. bt 1776 - 1794
 3.Treecy Merritt6 b. s 1781
 4.Unity Merritt6 b. s 1782
 5.Ann Merritt6 b. s 1783
Name VariationNathanial Merritt3 
Birth*before 17551 
Marriage*say 1780Sarah (?); marriage and wife's name are from published member trees.4 
Census*1790Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Nothiel Merrett", head. 1 male 16+ (Nothial), 2 males u16 (probably Gabriel and Patrick), 4 females (say wife, Sally, and daughters Treecy, Unity, and Ann).5 
Neighbor: Frederick Merritt
Neighbor: Jacob Merritt
Neighbor: Theophilus Merritt
Neighbor: David Merritt
Neighbor: Philip Merritt
Name Variation1790Nothial Merritt; spelling "Nothiel" in 1790 census5 
Cen-Head*1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Nathiel Merit", head, males 2 16-25, 1 45+ (Nathiel), females 1 10-15, 2 16-25, 1 45+, 3 slaves. Census page 37. Neighbors Michael Merritt and Levi Merritt, and William Robinson not far away.1 
Will*18 August 1819Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; see attached copy. In his will, Nathial names sons Gabriel and Patrick, and daughters Treecy Merritt, Unity Merritt, and Ann Merritt. Son Patrick and friend John Bryan were named executors. Witnessed by John Bryan, David S. Merritt, and Lewis Bowen.6
Witness: David Merritt
Executor: John Bryan
Witness: Lewis Bowen
Heir: Gabriel Merritt
Heir: Patrick Merritt
Heir: Treecy Merritt
Heir: Unity Merritt
Heir: Ann Merritt

Citations

  1. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S402] Edward Merritt and Leora Hiatt McEachern, compiler, The Merritts of Sampson and Duplin Counties North Carolina (North Carolina: Self Published, 1968). Hereinafter cited as The Merritts of Sampson and Duplin Counties North Carolina.
  3. [S444] Sampson County Historical Society, Huckleberry Historian (, Volume XXV, Number 4 .. 1 January 2004, "The Patriot", by Jerome Tew.
  4. [S416] Ancestry Database On-Line, ancestry.com, public member family trees. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Database.
  5. [S173] Census, U.S. of 1790, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S418] Record of Wills, 1782-1965, Sampson County, North Carolina, Will of Nathial Merritt, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Patrick Merritt1

#2517, b. between 1776 and 1794
Last Edited15 Oct 2015
Father*Nathial Merritt2 b. b 1755
Mother*Sarah (?)3 b. s 1760
Birth*between 1776 and 17941 
(Heir) Will18 August 1819Nathial Merritt; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; see attached copy. In his will, Nathial names sons Gabriel and Patrick, and daughters Treecy Merritt, Unity Merritt, and Ann Merritt. Son Patrick and friend John Bryan were named executors. Witnessed by John Bryan, David S. Merritt, and Lewis Bowen.2
Cen-Head*1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Patrick Merritt", head, males 4 u10, 1 16-26, 1 26-44, females 1 u10, 2 16-26, 1 26-45, 3 slaves. Census page 2. In neighborhood with Balkcoms and Merritts.1 
(Executor) Will3 June 1820Gabriel Merritt; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; In his will he names his wife Sally, son Wright, daughter Tempy Jane. Brother Patrick is named executor. Witnessed by John Bryan and David Merritt. In a petition to the court in February 1821, after Gabriel's death, wife Sally declared that the amount provided her (165 acres, goods, and a slave) was insufficient and that she was entitled to dower, identifying specific land.4 

Citations

  1. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, Capt Mathis District, Maryland Historical Society.
  2. [S418] Record of Wills, 1782-1965, Sampson County, North Carolina, Will of Nathial Merritt, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S416] Ancestry Database On-Line, ancestry.com, public member family trees. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Database.
  4. [S418] Record of Wills, 1782-1965, Sampson County, North Carolina, Will of Gabriel Merritt, Ancestry.com.

Philip Merritt1

#2632, b. before 1775
Last Edited3 Feb 2017
Cen-Head*before 1775Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Philip Merrett", head, age 16+, with 2 males u16 and 4 females.1 
Birth*before 17751 
(Neighbor) Census1790Nathial Merritt; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Nothiel Merrett", head. 1 male 16+ (Nothial), 2 males u16 (probably Gabriel and Patrick), 4 females (say wife, Sally, and daughters Treecy, Unity, and Ann).1 

Citations

  1. [S173] Census, U.S. of 1790, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Richard Merritt1

#2634, b. before 1775
Last Edited3 Feb 2017
Cen-Head*before 1775Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Richard Merritt", head, age 16+, with 1 male u16 and 2 females.1 
Birth*before 17751 

Citations

  1. [S173] Census, U.S. of 1790, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Robert Merritt1

#2499, b. between 1800 and 1810
Last Edited19 Jun 2016
Father*David Merritt2 b. c 1762, d. a 1840
Birth*between 1800 and 18101 
Cen-Head*1830Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Robert Merritt", head, age 20-30, with a boy under 5 and a girl 5-10; 5 slaves. Neighbor to Hester Balkcom.1 
Neighbor: Hester Balkcum

Citations

  1. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Sampson County, NC ancestry.com image pg 29, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S444] Sampson County Historical Society, Huckleberry Historian (, Volume XXV, Number 4 .. 1 January 2004, "The Patriot", by Jerome Tew.

Robert Merritt Jr.1

#2511, b. between 1755 and 1774, d. circa 1805
Last Edited19 Jun 2016
Father*Robert Merritt Sr.2 b. s 1730, d. c 1805

Family

Children 1.Burrell Merritt+2 b. bt 1775 - 1784
 2.Samuel Merritt2 b. bt 1776 - 1784
 3.Frederick Merritt+2 b. 1783
Birth*between 1755 and 17741753 per Merritt book1 
Cen-Head*1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Robert Merit", head, males 2 u10, 3 10-15, 1 26-44 (Robert), females 1 u10, 1 26-44. Census page 42. Adjacent to Robert Merritt Sr, this is probably Robert Merritt Jr. David Merritt is nearby.1 
Death*circa 18053 

Citations

  1. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S402] Edward Merritt and Leora Hiatt McEachern, compiler, The Merritts of Sampson and Duplin Counties North Carolina (North Carolina: Self Published, 1968). Hereinafter cited as The Merritts of Sampson and Duplin Counties North Carolina.
  3. [S444] Sampson County Historical Society, Huckleberry Historian (, Volume XXV, Number 4 .. 1 January 2004, "The Patriot", by Jerome Tew.

Robert Merritt Sr.1

#2510, b. say 1730, d. circa 1805
Last Edited19 Jun 2016

Family

Children 1.Nathial Merritt+4 b. b 1755
 2.Jacob Merritt4 b. b 1755, d. 30 Mar 1815
 3.Robert Merritt Jr.+4 b. bt 1755 - 1774, d. c 1805
 4.Frederick Merritt4 b. 1758, d. b 1805
 5.David Merritt+2 b. c 1762, d. a 1840
 6.Daniel Merritt4 b. 9 Oct 1763, d. 12 Feb 1842
Birth*say 1730bought land in Sampson County in 1757 so an adult. Merritt book estimates between 1725 and 1730.1 
Progeny*daughters, names not known2 
Cen-Head*1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Robert Merit Sr.", head, males 2 u10, 1 10-15, 1 45+, females 2 u10, 2 10-15, 1 26-44. Census page 42. Neighbors Robert Merritt Jr. and David Merritt.1 
Neighbor: Robert Merritt Jr.
Death*circa 1805Sampson County, North Carolina, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S444] Sampson County Historical Society, Huckleberry Historian (, Volume XXV, Number 4 .. 1 January 2004, "The Patriot", by Jerome Tew.
  3. [S445] Y-DNA Marriott Family Project, www.worldfamilies.net, Merritt Family Patriarchs. Hereinafter cited as Y-DNA Marriott Family Project.
  4. [S402] Edward Merritt and Leora Hiatt McEachern, compiler, The Merritts of Sampson and Duplin Counties North Carolina (North Carolina: Self Published, 1968). Hereinafter cited as The Merritts of Sampson and Duplin Counties North Carolina.

Salley Merritt1

#2502, b. between 1800 and 1810
Last Edited25 Jan 2017
Birth*between 1800 and 18101 
Cen-Head*1830Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Salley Merritt", head, male age 20-29 with males 1 u5, 1 5-10, 1 10-15; females 1 u5, 1 10-14; one slave. Neighbor to Hester Balkcom.1 

Citations

  1. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Sampson County, NC ancestry.com image pg 29, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Samuel Merritt1

#2515, b. between 1776 and 1784
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Father*Robert Merritt Jr.2 b. bt 1755 - 1774, d. c 1805
Birth*between 1776 and 17841 
Cen-Head*1810Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Sam Merrit", head, male 26-44, females 1 u10, 1 16-26. Census page 16. Neighbors Burrell Merritt, Frederick Merritt, Gabriel Merritt, Levy Merritt.1 
Cen-Head1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Samuel Merritt", head, males 1 u10, 1 26-44, females 3 u10, 1 10-16, 1 26-44. Census page 1. In the Balkcom family area. Adjacent to Lewis Bowen, other Merritts.3 

Citations

  1. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S402] Edward Merritt and Leora Hiatt McEachern, compiler, The Merritts of Sampson and Duplin Counties North Carolina (North Carolina: Self Published, 1968). Hereinafter cited as The Merritts of Sampson and Duplin Counties North Carolina.
  3. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, Capt Mathis District, Maryland Historical Society.

Sara Cordelia Merritt1

#2622, b. 1886, d. 1958
Last Edited1 Feb 2017
Father*Henry Lenton Merritt1 b. c 1854, d. 27 Jan 1936
Mother*Catherine Elizabeth Baxley1 b. 14 Sep 1862, d. 3 Aug 1934
Birth*18861 
Married NameEllis 
Death*19581 

Citations

  1. [S425] Find A Grave Website, online <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Submitter Elma Ruediger Tew. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Sarah Merritt1

#2522, b. before 1775
Last Edited16 Jun 2016
Birth*before 17751 
Cen-Head*1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Sarah Merritt", head, age 45+. Male 1 u10, females 1 u10, 1 26-44, 1 45+ (Sarah), 1 slave. Census page 2 with other Merritts and in Balkcom neighborhood.1 

Citations

  1. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, Capt Mathis District, Maryland Historical Society.

Solomon Merritt1

#2633, b. before 1775
Last Edited3 Feb 2017
Birth*before 17751 
Cen-Head*1790Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Solomon Merrett", head, age 16+, no one else in household.1 

Citations

  1. [S173] Census, U.S. of 1790, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.