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.

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.

Unity Merritt1

#2629, b. say 1782
Last Edited3 Feb 2017
Father*Nathial Merritt1 b. b 1755
Mother*Sarah (?)1 b. s 1760
Birth*say 17821 
(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.

Wilie Merritt1

#2521, b. between 1776 and 1794
Last Edited15 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1776 and 17941 
Cen-Head*1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Wilie Merritt", head, males 1 u10, 1 10-16, 1 26-44 (Wilie), females 3 u10, 1 26-44. 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.

William Francis Merritt1

#2638, b. 1869, d. 1950
Last Edited5 Feb 2017
Father*William T. Merritt1 b. 27 Jan 1852, d. 14 Jul 1906
Mother*Lucy Annalee Nora Hall1 b. 1850, d. 1927
Birth*18691 
Death*19501 

Citations

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

William T. Merritt1,2

#2604, b. 27 January 1852, d. 14 July 1906
Last Edited5 Feb 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
Child 1.William Francis Merritt3 b. 1869, d. 1950
Name VariationThomas William Merritt 
Birth*27 January 1852Georgia, USA; date from Find A Grave and census1,3 
(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 Hall3 
Death*14 July 1906Geneva County, Alabama, USA; tombstone inscription3 
Burial*Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Malvern, Geneva County, Alabama, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Calhoun County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S416] Ancestry Database On-Line, ancestry.com, user sms36526. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Database.
  3. [S425] Find A Grave Website, online <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Submitter Don Atwell. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Wright Merritt1

#2525, b. say 1792
Last Edited15 Oct 2015
Father*Gabriel Merritt b. b 1765, d. c 1820
Mother*Sally (?) b. s 1770
Birth*say 17921 
(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.

Wright Merritt1

#2608, b. circa 1816
Last Edited29 Jan 2017
Birth*circa 1816Sampson 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 
Census*16 December 18503d 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. 
Neighbor: Sarah Merritt
Neighbor: Jacob Henry Merritt
Neighbor: David Merritt
(Neighbor) Census16 December 1850David Merritt; 3d 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 
Census6 June 1860Calhoun County, Georgia, USA; "Wright Merritt", age 43, farmer, born North Carolina;
"Mary Merritt", age 44, born Georgia;
"Tempy J. Merritt", female age 17, born Georgia;
"Mary E. Merritt", age 14, born Georgia;
"Jesse Merritt", male age 12, born Georgia;
"Benj C. Merritt", age 11, born Georgia;
"Kitty E. Merritt", age 7, born Georgia.2 
Neighbor: Jacob Henry Merritt
(Neighbor) 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.2 
Census9 June 1880District 1123, ED# 8, Calhoun County, Georgia, USA; "Wright Meritt", age 66, farmer, born North Carolina, parents born NC;
"Polly Meritt", wife age 68, born Georgia, parents born Georgia;
"Tempy J. Meritt", daughter age 36;
"Benjamin F. Meritt", son age 30.3 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Baker County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Calhoun County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Calhoun County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Aletha F Miller1

#2415, b. October 1873
ChartsDescendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Last Edited7 Nov 2013
Birth*October 1873Alabama, USA1 
Marriage*3 October 1895John Wesley Baldwin; Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Name:      John W Baldwin
Spouse:      A F Miller"

I'm not sure the John Baldwin and A. F. Miller from marriage records are the John W. Baldwin and Aretha Baldwin in the 1900 census2,1 
Married Name3 October 1895Baldwin2,1 
(Resident) Census1 June 1900John Wesley Baldwin; Precinct 9 Echo, ED#66, hh#12, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John W. Baldwin", head, age 38, born August 1861, married 4 years, farmer, born Alabama, parents born Georgia;
"Aletha Baldwin", wife age 26, born October 1873 in Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"James P. Baldwin", son age 3;
"Ora Ethel Baldwin", daughter age 2;
"Mamie Baldwin", daughter age 4 months.

Lived next to William T. Baldwin family.1 
Census*19 April 1930John Wesley Baldwin; E.D. 25, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Baldwin", head, renting home, age 68, born Alabama, parents born Alabama, laborer in cotton mill;
"Alethia Baldwin", wife, age 56, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Hugh Baldwin", son, age 24, laborer in cotton mill.

They were listed among several pages of workers at the cotton mill so the probably lived in company housing.3 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, ED#66, sheet 2, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S326] Jordan R. Dodd, compiler, Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800-1920 (Provo, UT: Myfamily.com, Inc, 1999). Hereinafter cited as American Marriage Collection: Alabama.
  3. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Dale County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Elizabeth Miller1,2

#511, b. circa 1822
Last Edited13 Dec 2001

Family

Moses H. Baldwin b. c 1814
Children 1.Martha Baldwin1 b. c 1843
 2.John W. Baldwin1 b. c 1845
 3.William R. Baldwin1 b. c 1847
 4.Amd J. Baldwin1 b. c 1847
 5.Lewis P. Baldwin1 b. c 1849
Birth*circa 1822Georgia, USA1 
Marriage*21 October 1841Moses H. Baldwin; Randolph County, Georgia, USA1,2 
Married Namecirca 1842Baldwin1 
Cen-Enum*1850GA Randolph Co Census 1850; 5th District, Randolph County, Georgia, USA; as a 28 year old female, born in Ga, and living with her husband, Moses H., and their four sons and one daughter on their farm.1 
Witness: Moses H. Baldwin

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Randolph County, Georgia, page 367., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S135] Max Tatum, compiler, Randolph County, Georgia Marriage Records, 1828-1922.). Hereinafter cited as Randolph County, Georgia Marriage Records.

J. A. Miller1

#1151, b. circa 1793
Last Edited17 Feb 2002
Birth*circa 1793Georgia, USA; entered only because several Mathews lived in his household in the Crawford Co 1850 census year.1 
Cen-Head*7 September 1850GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; age head of the household where several Mathews lived|| He was 57 years old, a planter, real estate $12000, born in Georgia, wife A. J. Miller age 44, also born in Georgia.1 
(Witness) Cen-Enum7 September 1850William A. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; age 39, physician, real estate $6000, born in Georgia|| Three minor children lived with him in the household.1 
(Witness) Cen-Enum7 September 1850M. A. H. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; female age 9, attending school, born in Georgia.1 
(Witness) Cen-Enum7 September 1850J. W. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; male age 7, born in Georgia1 
(Witness) Cen-Enum5 October 1850J. R. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; male age 4, born in Georgia.2 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 408B hh 414, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 409A hh 414, Ancestry.com.

Mary Ann Miller

#1253, b. before 1825
Last Edited31 Dec 2001
Birth*before 1825 
Marriage*24 December 1839William A. Mathews; Crawford County, Georgia, USA1 
Married Name24 December 1839Mathews1 

Citations

  1. [S143] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Crawford County Georgia Marriage Records 1823-1953 (10166 Clairmont Dr; St Louis, MO 63136: n.pub., 1985). Hereinafter cited as Marriages Crawford Co GA 1823-1853.

Nancy Ann Miller1

#2419, b. 15 March 1847
Last Edited14 Sep 2009

Family

William Eldridge Mathews b. 9 Nov 1844, d. a 1903
William Eldridge Mathews; eight children: Johnny born June 28, 1871 - died July 24, 1872; James Edward born Oct 24, 1872; Whitfield born March 28, 1874 - died Sept 26, 1898, Co. H, 3rd Ga. Vol. Inf;, Mary Virginia born June 9,1876; Emma born May 19, 1878, Ernest born March 6, 1880, Lucy born July 27, 1882, Robert born Sept 1, 1884.1 
Birth*15 March 1847Stewart County, Georgia, USA1 
Marriage*6 May 1870William Eldridge Mathews1 
Married Name6 May 1870Mathews1 

Citations

  1. [S348] Autobiography of William Eldridge Preston, s1905, USGenWeb Archives, http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/dale/bios/gbs696prestonn.txt, File contributed by Christine Thacker.

Anna Mims1

#1330, b. 18 June 1862
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited31 Dec 2001
Birth*18 June 18621 
Married NameBrannon1 
Marriage*Jesse Brannon1 

Citations

  1. [S151] Researcher J. Riley, reference date 29 April 2001.

Jane Adeline Moore1,2

#1207, b. circa 1811
Last Edited31 Dec 2001

Family

Joel Franklin Mathews b. c 1800, d. 3 Apr 1882
Children 1.William Washington Mathews1 b. 11 Sep 1837, d. 29 Dec 1906
 2.Thomas Franklin Mathews1 b. c 1841
 3.Joel Mathews1 b. c 1845, d. 3 Apr 1882
 4.Nancy Mathews1 b. c 1847
Birth*circa 1811York County, South Carolina, USA1,2 
Married NameMathews1 
Marriage*Joel Franklin Mathews1 
(Resident) Census5 September 1850Joel Franklin Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 372, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Joel Mathews" age 50, planter, $500 real estate, born in South Carolina. Living in the household with the Mathews family were Ellen Horn age 36 and George Moore age 4, both born in SC. The households of Philip/Priscilla Mathews and James/Martha Mathews also of SC were close. Household:
Jane age 39;
W. W. male age 12;
T. F. male age 9;
Joel age 5;
Nancy age 3.
All were born in South Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford Co GA, p406A, hh372, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S181] Researcher G. Mathews, 29 Dec, 2001.

Susannah Mullis1

#1651, b. circa 1818, d. 1890
Last Edited28 Mar 2011
Birth*circa 1818Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA; Oldest daughter of Blackstone Mullis.1,2,3 
Married Namebefore 1838Baucom1,2 
Marriage*say 1838John Baucom; North Carolina, USA1,2,3 
Migrationcirca 1840John Baucom; Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA; "They removed there with her parents and lived there about six or seven years when they moved to Lowndes County."3 
Migration*circa 1840John Baucom; Georgia, USA; Date estimated based on children birth locations. 
Comment*circa 1840Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA; They moved there with her parents and lived there about six or seven years when they moved to Lowndes County.3 
Comment13 February 1847Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; She was a member of Union Primitive Baptist Church into which she was received by letter from Cool Springs church in Wilkinson County.3 
Cen-Enum*29 October 1850GA Lowndes Co Census 1850; 53rd Division, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; female age 32, born in NC2,1 
Witness: John Baucom
Death*1890Berrien County, Georgia, USA; In Vol 5 of the reference, section Additions and Corrections (John Balcom), "His wife, Susan, did not die a member of Union Church as was stated, but transferred her membership by letter to Pleasant Church in Berrien County, Jan 4, 1860. She apparently died a member there."3 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Lowndes Co, GA page 413, image 108, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  3. [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.

Alice M. Murphy1

#264, b. 11 July 1842, d. 16 January 1929
Last Edited1 Jan 2002
Birth*11 July 18421 
Death*16 January 19291 
Burial*Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA; Alice M. Murphy and James D. Murphy are buried next to James and Mary Balkcom1,2 

Citations

  1. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Tombstone, Jerry Balkcom, held in files.
  2. [S182] Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub., 1993). Hereinafter cited as Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records.

Amanda Murphy1

#421, b. circa 1849
Last Edited5 Dec 2001
Father*James Murphy1 b. c 1811
Mother*Jane P. (?)1 b. c 1820
Birth*circa 1849Georgia, USA1 
Cen-Enum*30 July 1860AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, Dale County, Alabama, USA; an 11 year old girl, attending school and living in the household of her parents and siblings.1 
Witness: James Murphy

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.582, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Ambrose Murphy

#497, b. circa 1843, d. 12 November 1861
Last Edited28 Dec 2000
Birth*circa 1843based on reported age at enlistment 
Military*12 September 1861Eufala, Barbour County, Alabama, USA; 15 Alabama Infantry in Company K as a Private|| He was 18 years old. Company K was the Eufala City Guard (Barbour County)1,2,3 
Death*12 November 1861of disease 3 months after enlistment.3,2,1 

Citations

  1. [S47] Oates, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers, Cullman and Dale Counties (.
  2. [S50] Researcher Dr. Kenneth W. "Ken" Jones, http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/
  3. [S42] Web, 15th Alabama Infantry Muster Roll, http://www.mindspring.com/~redeagle/