Absalom Merritt1

#2506, b. between 1766 and 1774
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1766 and 17741 
Cen-Head*1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Absolam Merit", head, males 1 u10, 1 26-44 (Absolom); females 1 26-44. Image page 25.1 
Cen-Head1810Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Absalom Merrit", head, males 3 u10, 1 16-25, 1 26-44 (Absalom), females 1 u10, 1 16-26, 1 26-44. Census page 15. Neighbors Michael Merritt and Jacob Merritt, several other Merritts.

Note this may not be the same Absalom as in 1800, check Absalom Merritt will dated 1802.2 

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.

Alexander Merritt1

#2519, b. between 1776 and 1794
Last Edited15 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1776 and 17941 
Cen-Head*1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Alexander Merritt", head, males 1 10-16, 1 26-44, females 1 u10, 3 26-44, 1 45+, 2 slaves. Census page 2. In the general Balkcom and Merritt neighborhood.1 

Citations

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

Ann Merritt1

#2630, b. say 1783
Last Edited3 Feb 2017
Birth*say 17831 
(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.1

Citations

  1. [S418] Record of Wills, 1782-1965, Sampson County, North Carolina, Will of Nathial Merritt, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Ann Merritt1

#2685, b. April 1887
Last Edited18 Oct 2017
Birth*April 1887Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census8 June 1900(Head of Household) James B. Merritt; Center, Precinct #3, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; James B. Merritt household:
James age 43, born Georgia, father born North Carolina, mother Georgia;
"Elizabeth" wife age 42;
"Henry" son age 19;
"Permilla" daughter age 18;
"William" son age 17;
"Sarah" daughter age 15;
"Anna" daughter age 13;
"Mary" daughter age 11;
"Pearl" daughter age 2.
James' brothers Thomas William and Henry Lenton Merritt lived nearby.1 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Ann E. Merritt1

#2753, b. circa 1857
Last Edited1 Aug 2019
Name VariationNancy 
Birth*circa 1857Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 July 1860(Head of Household) Edward Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Merritt" head age 40, farmer;
"Rebecca Merritt" age 35;
"Julia Merritt" age 12;
"Dorothy Merritt" age 10;
"John W. Merritt" age 7;
"Edward A. Merritt" age 5;
"Anne E. Merritt" age 3;
"Christopher Merritt" age 1.
(census page 62).
Neighbors Ezzell, Merritt. Christopher W. Ezzell age 4 was in household of L. J. Ezzell age 33 and Ellen, page 69.1 
(Resident) Census20 June 1870(Head of Household) Edward Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Merritt" head, age 50, farmer;
"Abidmey Merritt" female age 34, keeping house;
"Julia Merritt" age 22;
"Jane Merritt" age 20 (Dorothy J. in other census);
"John Merritt" age 17;
"Edward Merritt" age 16;
"Nancy Merritt" age 13 (Ann E. in other census);
"Elizabeth Merritt" age 8.
(census page 9). Neighbors Ezzell, Kenan Merritt b. 18122 
(Neighbor) Census10 June 1880(Head of Household) Christopher W. Ezzell; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Christopher W. Ezzell" head, age 23, farming;
"Julia A. Ezzell" wife, age 30, housekeeping. Census page 13.
Next door neighbors were several of Julia's siblings.3 
(Resident) Census10 June 1880(Head of Household) Edward Amaziah Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward A. Merritt" head, age 23, unmarried, farming;
"Dorothy J. Merritt" sister age 29, unmarried, housekeeping;
"John W. Merritt" brother age 24, unmarried, working on farm;
"Nancy E. Merritt" sister age 20, housekeeping, unmarried. Census page 13.
Neighbors were their sister Julia and her husband Christopher Ezzell.3 
(Neighbor) Census15 June 1900(Head of Household) Christopher W. Ezzell; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Christopher W. Ezzell", head, age 44, Preacher, married 20 years, renting;
"Julia A. Ezzell", wife, age 51;
"Luther E. Ezzell", adopted son age 6. Census page 21.
They lived on the farm of Julia's siblings Edward, Dolly, and Nancy, probably all in the same house. A single dwelling was indicated and two families.4 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Duplin County, North Carolina, Southern Division, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Duplin County, North Carolina, Warsaw District, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Duplin County, North Carolina, Warsaw Township, District 79, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Duplin County, North Carolina, Magnolia Township, District 115, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Ava Merritt1

#2674, b. January 1884
Last Edited18 Oct 2017
Birth*January 1884Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census9 June 1900(Head of Household) Henry Lenton Merritt; Center, Precinct #3, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "Henry Merritt", head, age 46, farmer, born Georgia, parents born Georgia;
"Cathrine", wife age 37, married 23 years, 10 children, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Harriett", daughter age 22;
"Mitchell", son age 20;
"John", son age 18;
"Ava", daughter age 16;
"Cordelia", daughter age 14;
"Etta", daughter age 11;
"Marvin", son age 10;
"Ella", daughter age 7;
"Franklin", son age 5;
"Malcom", son age 2.
Immediate neighbors were Henry's brother Thomas W. Merritt age 48 and wife Lucy age 49; two census pages away were their brother James B. Merritt age 43 and wife Elizabeth age 42.1 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Bradley Merritt1

#2699, b. 1810, d. after 1870
Last Edited14 Aug 2018
Birth*1810Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
Death*after 18701 

Citations

  1. [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.

Burrell Merritt1

#2513, b. between 1775 and 1784
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1775 and 1784estimated 1773 by Merritt book1,2 
Cen-Head*1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Burrel Merit", head, male age 16-25, females 1 u10, 1 16-25. Census page 44. Neighbors Daniel Merritt and Jacob Merritt.1 
Cen-Head1810Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Burrell Merret", head, males 3 u10, 1 26-44, females 2 u10, 1 10-15, 1 26-44, 2 slaves. Census page 16. Neighbors Frederick, Sam, Gabriel, Levy Merritt.3 
Cen-Head1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Burwell Merritt", head, males 2 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 45+, females 2 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 26-45. Census page 1. In same area as all the other Merritts in the county, Lewis Bowen, and in the Balkcom neighborhood.4 
Migration*circa 1825Irwin County, Georgia, USA; brothers Burrell and Frederick moved to Georgia at about the same time.5 

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. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, Capt Mathis District, Maryland Historical Society.
  5. [S187] Folks Huxford, compiler, Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia (P. O. Box 595, Homerville, GA 31634: Huxford Genealogy Society, Inc., 1960), Part 2, page 200. Hereinafter cited as Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia.

Charlott Merritt1

#2496, b. between 1780 and 1790
Last Edited14 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1780 and 17901 
Cen-Head*1840Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Charlott Merritt", head, female age 50-60, with females 2 20-30 1 15-20, and 1 10-15, and 12 slaves: males 2 24-35, 2 10-24, 2 under 10, and females 2 24-35, 2 10-24, and 2 under 10. Lived next door to Harmon Balkcom, and nearby were John Balkcom and Nancy Balkcom.1 

Citations

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

Christopher Merritt1

#2754, b. circa 1859
Last Edited1 Aug 2019
Birth*circa 1859Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 July 1860(Head of Household) Edward Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Merritt" head age 40, farmer;
"Rebecca Merritt" age 35;
"Julia Merritt" age 12;
"Dorothy Merritt" age 10;
"John W. Merritt" age 7;
"Edward A. Merritt" age 5;
"Anne E. Merritt" age 3;
"Christopher Merritt" age 1.
(census page 62).
Neighbors Ezzell, Merritt. Christopher W. Ezzell age 4 was in household of L. J. Ezzell age 33 and Ellen, page 69.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Duplin County, North Carolina, Southern Division, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Daniel Merritt1

#2503, b. 9 October 1763, d. 12 February 1842
Last Edited14 Aug 2018
Birth*9 October 1763Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; between 1750 and 1760 per census. Daniel stated he was just over 16 years old when he entered Rev War service and was born in 1763.1,2,3 
Cen-Head*1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Daniel Merit", head, living alone. Census page 44. neighbors Jacob Merritt, Burrell Merritt, and Kedar Bryan.4 
Cen-Head1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Daniel Merritt", head, male 45+, with females 2 10-16, 1 26-44, 7 slaves. Census page 2 with the other Merritts and in Balkcom neighborhood.5 
Cen-Head1830Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Daniel Merritt", head, age 70-79, with females 1 40-49, 1 15-19, 1 5-9; 15 slaves. Neighbor to Hester Balkcom.1 
Neighbor: Hester Balkcom
Death*12 February 18426 

Citations

  1. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Sampson County, NC ancestry.com image pg 29, 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. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, Capt Mathis District, Maryland Historical Society.
  6. [S444] Sampson County Historical Society, Huckleberry Historian , Volume XXV, Number 4, 1 January 2004, "The Patriot", by Jerome Tew.

Daniel Merritt1

#2504, b. between 1794 and 1804
Last Edited14 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1794 and 18041 
Cen-Head*1820Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Daniel Merritt", head, age 26-45, with males 2 u10 and 1 10-16; females 1 45+. 1 u10, 1 10-16, 1 26-45. Neighbor to William Balkcom.1 

Citations

  1. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin County, NC ancestry.com image pg 22, Maryland Historical Society.

Daniel Merritt1

#2614, b. between 1780 and 1790
Last Edited21 Jun 2016
Birth*between 1780 and 17901 
Census*1830Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Daniel Merritt" age 40-50, with males 2 u5, 2 5-10, 2 10-15, 1 15-20; females 1 u5, 1 15-20.1 
Neighbor: Wiley Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

David Merritt1

#2501, b. circa 1762, d. after 1840
Last Edited14 Aug 2018
Birth*circa 17621,2 
Cen-Head1790Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "David Merrett", head, age 16+, with 2 females.3 
(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).3 
Cen-Head1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "David Merit", head, males 3 u10, 1 26-44 (David), females 2 u10, 1 10-15, 1 26-44. Census page 42. Neighbors were his father Robert Merritt Sr and brother Robert Merritt.4 
Neighbor: Robert Merritt Sr.
Neighbor: Robert Merritt Jr.
Cen-Head1810Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "David Merrit", head, males 4 u10, 1 10-15, 1 26-44 (David), females 2 10 15, 1 16-26, 1 26-44. Census page 14. Near Michael Merritt.5 
(Witness) 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.6
Cen-Head1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "David Merritt", head, males 2 10-16, 1 16-26, females 1 u10, 1 16-26, 1 45+. Daniel should be an older male in this census, and he appears here in 1830. Census page 1. Several Merritts in this district.7 
(Witness) 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.8 
Cen-Head*1830Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "David Merritt", head, age 60-70, with males 1 20-30, 1 15-20; females 1 50-60, 1 20-30, 1 10-15, 1 5-10, 1 under 5. Neighbor to Hester Balkcom.1 
Cen-Head1840Newton District, Baker County, Georgia, USA; "David Merritt" head of household, with a male age 5-10 and a female age 30-40.9 
Death*after 1840Baker County, Georgia, USA; not found after 1840.2,10 

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.
  3. [S173] Census, U.S. of 1790, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, 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.
  7. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, Capt Mathis District, Maryland Historical Society.
  8. [S418] Record of Wills, 1782-1965, Sampson County, North Carolina, Will of Gabriel Merritt, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Baker County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S445] Y-DNA Marriott Family Project, www.worldfamilies.net, Merritt Family Patriarchs. Hereinafter cited as Y-DNA Marriott Family Project.

David Merritt1

#2609, b. circa 1824
Last Edited18 Jun 2016
Birth*circa 1824Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Neighbor) Census16 December 1850(Head of Household) Sarah (?); household 14, District 3, census page 3, Baker County, Georgia, USA; "Sarah Merritt", head, age 50, real estate value $900, born Sampson Co NC;
"Henry Merritt", age 20, farmer, born Sampson Co NC;
"Garrison Merritt", age 17, farmer, born Sampson Co NC;
"Catherine Tipton", age 12, born Baker Co Ga;
"Susan Tipton", age 10, born Baker Co Ga;
"Thomas Tipton", age 40, born Burke Co Ga;
"Nancy Durence" age 34, born Bulloch Co Ga;
"Angeline Woodcock" age 15, born Bulloch Co GA (Henry Merritt and Angeline Woodcock married within the year);
"Cordelia Smith" age 3, born Early Co Ga.

Neighbors: Wright Merritt (b1816) and family born Sampson County; Kitty Ann Tipton (b1828) and family of Sampson County; David Merritt (b1824) and family of Sampson County, Lewis Bowen (b. 1815) of Sampson County.1 
(Neighbor) Census16 December 1850Wright Merritt; 3d District, Baker County, Georgia, USA; "Wright Merrit", male age 36, farmer, born Sampson Co NC;
"Mary Merrit", age 37, born Twiggs Co Ga;
"Tempa Merrit", female age 7, born Baker Co Ga;
"Mary E Merrit", female age 4, born Baker Co Ga;
"Jesse Merrit", male age 2, born Baker Co Ga;
"Benjamin Merrit", male age 4 months, born Baker Co Ga. 
Census*16 December 18503d District, Baker County, Georgia, USA; "David Merrit", age 26, farmer, born Sampson Co NC;
"Elizabeth Merrit", age 25, born Emanuel Co Ga;
"Sarah C Merrit", age 4, born Baker Co GA;
"Robert Merrit", age 2, born Baker Co Ga;
a 1 year not named;
"Everette Mathis", male age 20,born Sampson Co NC, married within the year.1 
Neighbor: Wright Merritt
Neighbor: Jacob Henry Merritt
Neighbor: Sarah (?)
(Witness) Marriagebefore 1852(Bride) Jacob Henry Merritt, (Groom) Angeline Woodcock; Baker County, Georgia, USA; Papers in a Civil War Widow's Pension application by Angeline (Woodcock) Merritt include affidavits (first dated Oct 18, 1875) supporting proof of marriage Henry Merritt to Rebecca A. C. Woodcock. The marriage date was stated by Angeline and others as variously 25 July, 1849, 25 July, 1850, and before 1852. Married at the house of Mr. David Merritt in Baker County (formerly) now Calhoun County, Georgia.
[If the date was actually 1849 or 1850 then the 1850 census was incorrect in listing Angeline's last name as Woodcock. Henry Merrritt and Angeline Woodcock lived in the same household in the 1850 census, under those names, and had their own household in the 1860 census in Calhoun County, Georgia.]2,3 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Baker County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S469] "Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Veterans Who Served in the Army and Navy Mainly in the Civil War and The War With Spain", Record Group 15; National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, DC, USA, Widow's Pension Application (#454842) by Angeline Woodcock Merritt based on service of Henry Merritt. Hereinafter cited as "Civil War Pension Appplications for Union Soldiers."
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Calhoun County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Dorothy Jane Merritt1

#2748, b. July 1850
Last Edited1 Aug 2019
Birth*July 1850Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census23 August 1850(Head of Household) Major Taylor; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Maj Taylor", head, male, farmer;
"Ewd. Merrit", male age 27, farmer;
"Rebecca Merrit" age 22;
"Lewis B. Merit" age 6;
"Julia Merrit" age 1;
"Dorothy J. Merrit" age 1 month;
""Martha Wells" age 70;
"Dorothy Strickland" age 21. All born Duplin Co. Census page 43.
Next door neighbors were Samuel (age 27) and Mary Ezzell whose household included Catherine Strickland age 60.
Neighbors on adjacent pages Emanuel (age 40) and Mary Merritt (b. Sampson County)1 
(Resident) Census18 July 1860(Head of Household) Edward Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Merritt" head age 40, farmer;
"Rebecca Merritt" age 35;
"Julia Merritt" age 12;
"Dorothy Merritt" age 10;
"John W. Merritt" age 7;
"Edward A. Merritt" age 5;
"Anne E. Merritt" age 3;
"Christopher Merritt" age 1.
(census page 62).
Neighbors Ezzell, Merritt. Christopher W. Ezzell age 4 was in household of L. J. Ezzell age 33 and Ellen, page 69.2 
(Resident) Census20 June 1870(Head of Household) Edward Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Merritt" head, age 50, farmer;
"Abidmey Merritt" female age 34, keeping house;
"Julia Merritt" age 22;
"Jane Merritt" age 20 (Dorothy J. in other census);
"John Merritt" age 17;
"Edward Merritt" age 16;
"Nancy Merritt" age 13 (Ann E. in other census);
"Elizabeth Merritt" age 8.
(census page 9). Neighbors Ezzell, Kenan Merritt b. 18123 
(Neighbor) Census10 June 1880(Head of Household) Christopher W. Ezzell; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Christopher W. Ezzell" head, age 23, farming;
"Julia A. Ezzell" wife, age 30, housekeeping. Census page 13.
Next door neighbors were several of Julia's siblings.4 
(Resident) Census10 June 1880(Head of Household) Edward Amaziah Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward A. Merritt" head, age 23, unmarried, farming;
"Dorothy J. Merritt" sister age 29, unmarried, housekeeping;
"John W. Merritt" brother age 24, unmarried, working on farm;
"Nancy E. Merritt" sister age 20, housekeeping, unmarried. Census page 13.
Neighbors were their sister Julia and her husband Christopher Ezzell.4 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Duplin County, North Carolina, South Division, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Duplin County, North Carolina, Southern Division, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Duplin County, North Carolina, Warsaw District, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Duplin County, North Carolina, Warsaw Township, District 79, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Drury Merritt1

#2520, b. between 1794 and 1804
Last Edited15 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1794 and 18041 
Cen-Head*1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Drury Merritt", head, male 16-26, with females 1 10-16, 1 26-45. Census page 2. In neighborhood with Balkcoms and Merritts.1 

Citations

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

Edward Merritt1

#2745, b. circa 1823
Last Edited1 Aug 2019
Birth*circa 1823Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*say 1843Rebecca (?); Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; inferred from census, date estimated from oldest child1 
(Resident) Census23 August 1850(Head of Household) Major Taylor; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Maj Taylor", head, male, farmer;
"Ewd. Merrit", male age 27, farmer;
"Rebecca Merrit" age 22;
"Lewis B. Merit" age 6;
"Julia Merrit" age 1;
"Dorothy J. Merrit" age 1 month;
""Martha Wells" age 70;
"Dorothy Strickland" age 21. All born Duplin Co. Census page 43.
Next door neighbors were Samuel (age 27) and Mary Ezzell whose household included Catherine Strickland age 60.
Neighbors on adjacent pages Emanuel (age 40) and Mary Merritt (b. Sampson County)1 
(Head of Household) Census*18 July 1860Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Merritt" head age 40, farmer;
"Rebecca Merritt" age 35;
"Julia Merritt" age 12;
"Dorothy Merritt" age 10;
"John W. Merritt" age 7;
"Edward A. Merritt" age 5;
"Anne E. Merritt" age 3;
"Christopher Merritt" age 1.
(census page 62).
Neighbors Ezzell, Merritt. Christopher W. Ezzell age 4 was in household of L. J. Ezzell age 33 and Ellen, page 69.2 
Resident: Rebecca (?)
Resident: Julia A. Merritt
Resident: Dorothy Jane Merritt
Resident: John W. Merritt
Resident: Edward Amaziah Merritt
Resident: Ann E. Merritt
Resident: Christopher Merritt
(Head of Household) Census20 June 1870Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Merritt" head, age 50, farmer;
"Abidmey Merritt" female age 34, keeping house;
"Julia Merritt" age 22;
"Jane Merritt" age 20 (Dorothy J. in other census);
"John Merritt" age 17;
"Edward Merritt" age 16;
"Nancy Merritt" age 13 (Ann E. in other census);
"Elizabeth Merritt" age 8.
(census page 9). Neighbors Ezzell, Kenan Merritt b. 18123 
Resident: Julia A. Merritt
Resident: Dorothy Jane Merritt
Resident: John W. Merritt
Resident: Edward Amaziah Merritt
Resident: Ann E. Merritt
Resident: Elizabeth Merritt
Resident: Abidmey Merritt
Note*1880not found in 1880 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Duplin County, North Carolina, South Division, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Duplin County, North Carolina, Southern Division, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Duplin County, North Carolina, Warsaw District, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Edward Amaziah Merritt1

#2752, b. circa 1855
Last Edited1 Aug 2019
Birth*circa 1855Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 July 1860(Head of Household) Edward Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Merritt" head age 40, farmer;
"Rebecca Merritt" age 35;
"Julia Merritt" age 12;
"Dorothy Merritt" age 10;
"John W. Merritt" age 7;
"Edward A. Merritt" age 5;
"Anne E. Merritt" age 3;
"Christopher Merritt" age 1.
(census page 62).
Neighbors Ezzell, Merritt. Christopher W. Ezzell age 4 was in household of L. J. Ezzell age 33 and Ellen, page 69.1 
(Resident) Census20 June 1870(Head of Household) Edward Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Merritt" head, age 50, farmer;
"Abidmey Merritt" female age 34, keeping house;
"Julia Merritt" age 22;
"Jane Merritt" age 20 (Dorothy J. in other census);
"John Merritt" age 17;
"Edward Merritt" age 16;
"Nancy Merritt" age 13 (Ann E. in other census);
"Elizabeth Merritt" age 8.
(census page 9). Neighbors Ezzell, Kenan Merritt b. 18122 
(Neighbor) Census10 June 1880(Head of Household) Christopher W. Ezzell; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Christopher W. Ezzell" head, age 23, farming;
"Julia A. Ezzell" wife, age 30, housekeeping. Census page 13.
Next door neighbors were several of Julia's siblings.3 
(Head of Household) Census*10 June 1880Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward A. Merritt" head, age 23, unmarried, farming;
"Dorothy J. Merritt" sister age 29, unmarried, housekeeping;
"John W. Merritt" brother age 24, unmarried, working on farm;
"Nancy E. Merritt" sister age 20, housekeeping, unmarried. Census page 13.
Neighbors were their sister Julia and her husband Christopher Ezzell.3 
Resident: Dorothy Jane Merritt
Resident: John W. Merritt
Resident: Ann E. Merritt
(Neighbor) Census15 June 1900(Head of Household) Christopher W. Ezzell; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Christopher W. Ezzell", head, age 44, Preacher, married 20 years, renting;
"Julia A. Ezzell", wife, age 51;
"Luther E. Ezzell", adopted son age 6. Census page 21.
They lived on the farm of Julia's siblings Edward, Dolly, and Nancy, probably all in the same house. A single dwelling was indicated and two families.4 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Duplin County, North Carolina, Southern Division, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Duplin County, North Carolina, Warsaw District, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Duplin County, North Carolina, Warsaw Township, District 79, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Duplin County, North Carolina, Magnolia Township, District 115, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Elizabeth Merritt1

#2549, b. 1814
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Birth*1814Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*4 January 1828Frederick Merritt; Irwin County, Georgia, USA; Burrell Merritt's son Frederick married his brother Frederick's daughter Elizabeth1 

Citations

  1. [S187] Folks Huxford, compiler, Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia (P. O. Box 595, Homerville, GA 31634: Huxford Genealogy Society, Inc., 1960). Hereinafter cited as Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia.