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Calvin Merritt

Posted by sgmerritt 
Calvin Merritt
April 18, 2013 10:52PM
My great grandfather was Calvin Merritt. He was born in Marion county in 1824 and I believe he died there in 1865. That was the same year my grandfather Miles Wilford Grant Merritt was born. From census record Miles, or Grant as my father knew him to be called, was born in 1865 in Indiana. His mother Elizabeth Hall Merritt may have had family there. I believe Calvin's father's name was Thomas or Alexander Thomas Merritt. He also lived in Marion during the 1860's but was born in Virginia. If anyone knows of any Merritts or Merrits in Marion county that might have any knowledge about what happened to Thomas or how Calvin died, I sure would appreciate any help. Last summer I traveled to Marion county and visited the library to do research but found little more than what I knew from ancestry.com.