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.

Pearl Merritt1

#2687, b. January 1898
Last Edited18 Oct 2017
Father*James B. Merritt1 b. 18 Jan 1857, d. 4 Nov 1944
Mother*Elizabeth Skipper1 b. 26 Jun 1858, d. 1 Feb 1932
Birth*January 1898Alabama, 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. [S382] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Permilla Merritt1

#2682, b. September 1881
Last Edited18 Oct 2017
Father*James B. Merritt1 b. 18 Jan 1857, d. 4 Nov 1944
Mother*Elizabeth Skipper1 b. 26 Jun 1858, d. 1 Feb 1932
Birth*September 1881Alabama, 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. [S382] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

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. February 1886, d. 1958
Last Edited18 Oct 2017
Father*Henry Lenton Merritt1 b. Sep 1854, d. 27 Jan 1936
Mother*Catherine Elizabeth Baxley1 b. 14 Sep 1862, d. 3 Aug 1934
Birth*February 1886Alabama, USA1,2 
(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 42.2 
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.
  2. [S382] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

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.

Sarah Merritt1

#2684, b. February 1885
Last Edited18 Oct 2017
Father*James B. Merritt1 b. 18 Jan 1857, d. 4 Nov 1944
Mother*Elizabeth Skipper1 b. 26 Jun 1858, d. 1 Feb 1932
Birth*February 1885Alabama, 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. [S382] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

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.

Spicey Merritt1

#2675, b. February 1880
Last Edited18 Oct 2017
Father*Thomas William Merritt1 b. 27 Jan 1852, d. 14 Jul 1906
Mother*Lucy Annalee Nora Hall1 b. 1850, d. 1927
Birth*February 1880Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census9 June 1900(Head of Household) Thomas William Merritt; Center, Precinct #3, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; Thomas W. Merritt household:
Thomas, head, age 48, farmer, born Georgia;
"Lucy A" wife age 49, born Alabama, married 31 years, 11 children;
"Spicey" daughter age 20;
"Thomas" son age 18;
"Ellen" daughter age 16;
"Jeremiah" son age 14;
"Esther" daughter age 7.
Immediate neighbor was Henry Merritt and family (brother) and down the road was brother James B. Merritt and family.1 

Citations

  1. [S382] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Tempy Jane Merritt1

#2526, b. say 1794
Last Edited15 Oct 2015
Father*Gabriel Merritt1 b. b 1765, d. c 1820
Mother*Sally (?)1 b. s 1770
Birth*say 17941 
(Heir) 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.1 

Citations

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

Theophilus Merritt1

#2631, b. before 1775
Last Edited3 Feb 2017
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 
Cen-Head*1790Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Theophilus Merrett", head, age 16+, with 2 males u16 and 4 females.1 

Citations

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

Thomas Merritt1

#2676, b. December 1881
Last Edited18 Oct 2017
Father*Thomas William Merritt1 b. 27 Jan 1852, d. 14 Jul 1906
Mother*Lucy Annalee Nora Hall1 b. 1850, d. 1927
Birth*December 1881Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census9 June 1900(Head of Household) Thomas William Merritt; Center, Precinct #3, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; Thomas W. Merritt household:
Thomas, head, age 48, farmer, born Georgia;
"Lucy A" wife age 49, born Alabama, married 31 years, 11 children;
"Spicey" daughter age 20;
"Thomas" son age 18;
"Ellen" daughter age 16;
"Jeremiah" son age 14;
"Esther" daughter age 7.
Immediate neighbor was Henry Merritt and family (brother) and down the road was brother James B. Merritt and family.1 

Citations

  1. [S382] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Thomas William Merritt1

#2604, b. 27 January 1852, d. 14 July 1906
Last Edited19 Oct 2017
Father*Jacob Henry Merritt1 b. 22 Jun 1830, d. 15 Aug 1864
Mother*Angeline Woodcock1 b. c 1836

Family

Lucy Annalee Nora Hall b. 1850, d. 1927
(Groom) Marriage*(Bride) Lucy Annalee Nora Hall2 
Children 1.William Francis Merritt2 b. 1869, d. 1950
 2.Spicey Merritt3 b. Feb 1880
 3.Thomas Merritt3 b. Dec 1881
 4.Ellen Merritt3 b. Dec 1883
 5.Jeremiah Merritt3 b. Apr 1886
 6.Wright Merritt3 b. Jul 1887
 7.Esther Merritt3 b. Jan 1893
Name VariationWilliam T. Merritt 
Birth*27 January 1852Georgia, USA; date from Find A Grave and census1,2 
(Resident) Census9 June 1860(Head of Household) Jacob Henry Merritt; Calhoun County, Georgia, USA;
"Henry Merritt" age 29, farm laborer, born North Carolina;
"Angeline Merritt" age 24, born Georgia;
"William T. Merritt" age 8, born Georgia;
"Henry L. Merritt" age 6, born Georgia;
"James B. Merritt" age 3, born Georgia

Households of Wright Merritt (age 43), Peggy Merritt (age 40), and Lewis Bowen (age 38) all of Sampson Co NC were within 2 census pages.1 
(Groom) Marriage*(Bride) Lucy Annalee Nora Hall2 
(Neighbor) 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.3 
(Head of Household) Census*9 June 1900Center, Precinct #3, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; Thomas W. Merritt household:
Thomas, head, age 48, farmer, born Georgia;
"Lucy A" wife age 49, born Alabama, married 31 years, 11 children;
"Spicey" daughter age 20;
"Thomas" son age 18;
"Ellen" daughter age 16;
"Jeremiah" son age 14;
"Esther" daughter age 7.
Immediate neighbor was Henry Merritt and family (brother) and down the road was brother James B. Merritt and family.3 
Resident: Lucy Annalee Nora Hall
Resident: Spicey Merritt
Resident: Thomas Merritt
Resident: Ellen Merritt
Resident: Jeremiah Merritt
Resident: Wright Merritt
Resident: Esther Merritt
Neighbor: Henry Lenton Merritt
Resident: James B. Merritt
(Neighbor) 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 42.3 
Death*14 July 1906Geneva County, Alabama, USA; tombstone inscription2 
Burial*Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Malvern, Geneva County, Alabama, USA2 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Calhoun County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S425] Find A Grave Website, online <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Submitter Don Atwell. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S382] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Treecy Merritt1

#2628, b. say 1781
Last Edited3 Feb 2017
Father*Nathial Merritt1 b. b 1755
Mother*Sarah (?)1 b. s 1760
Birth*say 17811 
(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.