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1.  Thomas MERRITT, b. in ___________, d.  Jun 1719 in ___________.   Married in Rye, NY ? (Res. 1699), Martha __________, b. in ___________, d. in ___________.

                              Children:

         +  2        i.     John MERRITT.

 Next Generation

2.  John MERRITT, b. in ___________, d. 1753 in ___________.   Married in ___________, Mary __________, b. in ___________, d. in ___________.

                             Children:

        +  3        i.     Caleb MERRITT b. 1710.


Next Generation

3.  Caleb MERRITT, b. 1710 in ___________, d. 1780 in ___________.     Married in ___________, Elizabeth PURDY, b. in ___________, d. in ___________.

                             Children:

        +  4        i.     Daniel MERRITT b. 14 Aug 1742.

Next Generation

4.  Daniel MERRITT, b. 14 Aug 1742 in ___________, d. 15 Jul 1782 in ___________.   Married in ___________, Rebecca GREEN, b. 05 Mar 1740 in ___________, d. 26 Jul 1806 in ___________.

                             Children:

        +  5        i.     Ebenezer MERRITT b. 28 Mar 1764.

Next Generation

5.  Ebenezer MERRITT, b. 28 Mar 1764 in ___________, d. 31 Dec 1819 in ___________.     Married in ___________, Cynthia WILLIS, b. 29 Jul 1765 in ___________, d. 07 Mar 1834 in ___________.

                             Children:

        +  6        i.     John Willis MERRITT b. 04 Jul 1806.


Next Generation

6.  John Willis MERRITT, b. 04 Jul 1806 in New York City, NY,[1] d. 16 Nov 1878 in Possibly In Springfield, IL, buried in ___________.   Married 1827 in New York, NY,[2] Julia Anne DEFOREST, b. 14 Feb 1808 in NY, d. 11 Jan 1874 in ___________, buried in ___________.

                             Children:

        +  7        i.     Julia Cynthia MERRITT b. 30 May 1828.

        +  8        ii.    John Henry MERRITT b. 15 Jun 1830.

        +  9        iii.   Thomas Emmett MERRITT b. 29 Apr 1832.

            10      iv.   Wesley MERRITT, b. 16 Jun 1834 in New York City, New York, NY, d. 03 Dec 1910 in Natural Bridge, VA,[3] buried in Military Reservation Cem (Arlington Nat'l Cem).   (1) Married May 1871 in Germany, Carolyn WARREN, b. 1849 in Cincinnati, OH?, d. 12 Jun 1893 in St. Paul, MN, Chronic Diffuse Nephritis, buried in Mil. Reservation Cem., West Point, NY.   (2) Married Oct 1898 in Paris, France, Laura WILLIAMS, b. 1871 in Chicago, IL (daughter of Norman WILLIAMS and _____---    __________    __________), d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

            11      v.    Edward Livingston MERRITT, b. 25 Jun 1836 in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.   Married 1862 in ___________, Rebecca TONG, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

        +  12      vi.   Joseph Dean MERRITT b. 17 Jul 1838.

            13      vii.  William W. MERRITT, b. __ ___ 1842 in IL, d. __ ___ ____ in ___________.

        +  14      viii. Emily Osborn MERRITT b. __ ___ 1845.

            15      ix.   David MERRITT, b. __ ___ 1847 in St. Clair Co., IL, d. __ ___ ____ in ___________.

            16      x.    Charles W. MERRITT, b. __ ___ 1848 in IL, d. __ Dec 1879 in ___________.

Next Generation

7.  Julia Cynthia MERRITT, b. 30 May 1828 in New York City, New York, NY,[4] d. 25 Jan 1898 in ___________,4 buried in ___________.  

     (1) Married 28 May 1844 in St. Clair Co., IL,[5] David W. HOPKINS, b. Abt 1818 in VA,[6] d. 16 Oct 1856 in IL, buried in ___________.

                             Children:

        +  17      i.     Samuel Chandler HOPKINS b. 08 Apr 1845.

            18      ii.    James Montgomery HOPKINS, b. Aug 1846 in ___________, d. 02 May 1848 in ___________.

            19      iii.   Julius Raith HOPKINS, b. 03 Dec 1848 in ___________, d. 29 Sep 1849 in ___________.

     (2) Married 1857 in ___________,4 Thomas FAY, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

                             Children:

            20      iv.   Clara FAY, b. 03 Dec 1858 in ___________, d. 13 Jan 1863 in ___________, buried in ___________.

            21      v.    Wesley Merritt FAY, b. 30 Dec 1860 in ___________, d. 05 Jan 1863 in ___________, buried in ___________.

8.  John Henry MERRITT, b. 15 Jun 1830 in ___________, d. 03 Feb 1888 in ___________.     Married in Salem, Marion, IL, Margaret BUMGARDNER, b. in ___________, d. in ___________.

                             Children:

            22      i.     William Eaton MERRITT.

            23      ii.    __________ MERRITT.

            24      iii.   __________ MERRITT.

            25      iv.   __________ MERRITT.

            26      v.    __________ MERRITT.

9.  Thomas Emmett MERRITT, b. 29 Apr 1832 in New York City, NY,1 d. 25 Dec 1918 in Salem, Marion, IL.     Married 03 Feb 1862 in ___________, Alice McKENNEY, b. in ___________, d. in ___________.

                             Children:

            27      i.     Addis Dean MERRITT, b. 28 Jan 1862 in ___________, d. in ___________.

            28      ii.    Frank Fay MERRITT, b. 18 Apr 1865 in ___________, d. 1923 in ___________.

            29      iii.   John Willis MERRITT, b. 28 Feb 1867 in ___________, d. 28 Jul 1869 in ___________.

            30      iv.   Clara MERRITT, b. 23 Mar 1869 in ___________, d. in ___________.

12.  Joseph Dean MERRITT, b. 17 Jul 1838 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, d. 06 May 1923 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN, buried in ___________.     Married in ___________, Alice Louise RAHM, b. in ___________, d. 22 Feb ____ in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN, buried 25 Feb ____ in Oakland Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.

                             Children:

            31      i.     George R. MERRITT, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

            32      ii.    Mabel H. MERRITT, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

        +  33      iii.   Julia Ellen MERRITT.

            34      iv.   Louise MERRITT, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.    Married in ___________, Alfred E. LOGIE, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

14.  Emily Osborn MERRITT, b. __ ___ 1845 in St. Clair Co., IL, d. __ ___ ____ in ___________.     Married in ___________, _____   CHANCE, b. in ___________, d. in ___________.

                             Children:

            35      i.     Neone CHANCE, b. in ___________, d. in ___________.

 

Next Generation

17.  Samuel Chandler HOPKINS, b. 08 Apr 1845 in Belleville, St.Clair, IL, d. 23 Dec 1925 in Marfa, TX -- After Breaking His Hip,4 military U.S. Army - Civilian Clerk Served Various Locations*.[7]

       (1) Married Aug 1869 in ___________,[8] Ellen Jane BRADY, also known as Ellena BRADY, b. 22 Nov 1853 in San Antonio, Bexar, TX,[9] (daughter of Daniel MURPHY and Susan D. HINFEY), d. 27 Dec 1937 in Marfa, Presidio, TX,[10] buried in Marfa Cem., Sec 2, Lot 89, Grave A.[11]

                             Children:

        +  36      i.     Julia Fay HOPKINS b. 10 May 1870.

        +  37      ii.    Sarah Ellen HOPKINS b. 14 Jan 1872.

       (2) Re-Married 21 Dec 1896 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sherman, TX,[12] Ellen Jane BRADY, who had divorced Hopkins, married John D. Davis and had 5 children before divorcing him. 

                             Children:

            38      iii.   Maria DAVIS, b. 1878 in ___________,[13] d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

        +  39      iv.   Lila E. DAVIS b. Dec 1878.

            40      v.    John D. DAVIS, b. Sep 1879 in ___________,13 d. 19 Jan 1894 in ___________,[14] buried in ___________.

            41      vi.   Susan Charlotte DAVIS, also known as Carlotta Davis Or Lottie DAVIS, b. 17 Jun 1886 in Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, TX,[15] d. 1977 in Harris Co., TX,[16] buried in Marfa Cem., Section 2, Lot 89, Grave D.

            42      vii.  Llewelynn Edward DAVIS, also known as Louie DAVIS, b. Nov 1888 in Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, TX.15

        +  43      viii. Laura Marie Merrett HOPKINS b. 27 Aug 1900.

33.  Julia Ellen MERRITT, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.    Married in ___________, William Woods EMMERSON, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

                             Children:

            44      i.     Alice Louise EMMERSON, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

 

Next Generation

36.  Julia Fay HOPKINS, b. 10 May 1870 in Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, TX,[17] d. 11 Jun 1945 in Marfa, Presidio, TX,[18] buried 13 Jun 1945 in Marfa Cem., Sec 2, Lot 89, Grave B.[19],[20]

       Married 21 Jul 1891 in Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, TX,[21] John Joseph "Jack" SCANNELL, b. 08 Sep 1860 in Fermoy, County Cork, Ire,[22] (son of Timothy "Tate" SCANNELL and Catherine Frances GAHIGAN), d. 31 Mar 1935 in Hot Wells, Hudspeth, TX; Cardiac Insuff., buried in Marfa Cem, Marfa, Presidio, TX,[23] military U.S. Infantry - 5th Sgt. Co. I; (1881 and 1886).[24]

                             Children:   See Scannell page.

 

37.  Sarah Ellen HOPKINS, also known as Ella S. Hopkins and STELLA, b. 14 Jan 1872 in Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, TX, d. 17 Jan 1894 in ___________,14 buried in ___________.

       (1) Married 12 Oct 1889 in St. Mary's Church, San Antonio, TX,14 William M. CARAWAY, b. Mar 1868 in MS,[48] (son of E. B. CARAWAY and _____ _____ _____), d. in ___________.

                             Children:

            55      i.     Julia Fay CARAWAY, b. 05 Oct 1890 in Sherman, TX,14 d. in ___________.     Married 1908 in ___________, Roy TOWERY, b. in ___________.

            56      ii.    Chandler Michael CARAWAY, b. 16 Jul 1892 in Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, TX, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

       (2) Married 21 Jul 1891 in Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, TX, _____ _____   _____, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.


39.  Lila E. DAVIS, b. Dec 1878 in TX, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.     Married 06 Sep 1895 in St. Joseph's Cath. Ch., Fort Davis, TX,[49] William M. CARAWAY, b. Mar 1868 in MS,48 (son of E. B. CARAWAY and _____ _____ _____), d. in ___________.

                             Children:

            57      i.     Julia Fay CARAWAY, b. 05 Oct 1890 in Sherman, TX,14 d. in ___________.      Married 1908 in ___________, Roy TOWERY, b. in ___________.

            58      ii.    Chandler Michael CARAWAY, b. 16 Jul 1892 in Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, TX, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

            59      iii.   William B. CARAWAY, b. Oct 1896 in TX, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

            60      iv.   Davis John CARAWAY, b. Dec 1898 in TX, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

            61      v.    Elisha B. CARAWAY, b. Aft 1900 in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

 

43.  Laura Marie Merrett HOPKINS, b. 27 Aug 1900 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN, d. in ___________, buried in Marfa Cem., Sec 2, Lot 89, Grave C.

       (1) Married 07 Jan 1918 in Marfa, Presidio, TX,[50] Henry Hale CHESHIRE, b. 01 Jan 1892 in Des Moines, Polk, IA (son of Thomas Albert CHESHIRE and Harriet Louise _____), d. in ___________, buried in ___________, military Rank of Lieutenant  (Army??).

                             Children:

            62      i.     Harriett Jane CHESHIRE, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.       Married in ___________, __________ BROWN, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

       (2) Married in ___________, __________ HARVEY, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

                             Children:

            63      ii.    Helen Alva HARVEY, b. in San Antonio, Bexar, TX, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.      Married in ___________, __________ TOWREY, b. in ___________, d. in ___________, buried in ___________.

 


[1]  Source  1904 Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois edited by Newton B, 371.

[2]  Source  Pauline Scannell research notes.

[3]  Obituary: The Sunday Record - 04 Dec 1910.

[4]  Source  Genealogical notes written by Mary Ethel Scannell Harris, F.

[5]  Source  Illinois State Archives, Marriage Index 1763-1900 (interne.

[6]  Source  1950 Federal Census, Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL (date ca.

[7]  Source  Record from Memorial Funeral Home, Marfa TX.

[8]  Source  1870 Fed. Census, Ft. Quitman, El Paso, TX; Roll #593-1583.

[9]  1870 Fed. Census, Ft. Quitman, El Paso, TX; Roll M593-158.

[10]  Source  Obituary published in Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa, Presidio, C.

[11]  Source  Obituary and Record from memorial Funeral Home, Marfa TX  L.

[12]  Source  Grayson County Marriage Records, Sherman, TX.

[13]  Federal Census  Year calculated from 1880 Federal Census, Fort Davis, Presi.

[14]  Bible Record.  Hopkins (probably) Family Bible in possession of Bernice Harris Dishman, Sanderson, TX, 1992.

[15]  Source  Baptism record - St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Fort Davis.

[16]  Mary L. Young Farrell  e-mail from Mary Ferrell dated 15 Sep 2001.

[17]  Source  Birthdate verified on TX Death Certificate #27346.

[18]  Death Certificate #27346, Texas Dept of Health, BVS.

[19]  Headstone Photographs.

[20]  Obituary  Unknown newspaper.

[21]  Two mge licenses issued in Jeff Davis County - one canc., one used.  Photocopies in file.

[22]  Note on photo of Julia Hopkins Scannell by their dau. Mary Ethel.

[23]  Headstone Photographs.

[24]  TX Death Cert - W. G. Young, Undertaker in Marfa.

[25]  Source  Register of Deaths of Blessed Sacrament Church, 4015 Sherma.

[26]  Photocopy of Marriage Record, Persidio Co, TX.

[27]  Correspondence w/ Frances Swonke, August, 1991.

[28]  Source  Photocopy of Marriage Record (lists names as Marion Levi Ba.

[29]  Date calculated from Remembrance card at her death.

[30]  Remembrance card from funeral.  Original in posession of P. G. Harris, Odessa, Texas, 1996.  Bible entry.  Owned by Bernice Harris.

[31]  Source  Birth date taken from death certificate.  Conflicting famil.

[32]  Source  Death Certificate #46256, Texas Dept of Health, BVS.

[33]  Source  Entry in Family Bible in possession of Bernice Harris Dishm.

[34]  Headstone photos, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Sanderson, TX.

[35]  Correspondence w/ Ama Lee Lambert Harris, April, 1992.

[36]  Source  Cemetery plat.

[37]  Source  Texas Death Index on microfilm at Dallas Public Library:  C.

[39]  Source  Cemetery plat and photos.

[40]  Correspondence w/ Betty Phillips, 1992.

[41]  Source  Statements in other legal documents.  No conflicting inform.

[42]  Source  Photocopy of death certificate, will and estate papers.

[43]  Photographs of headstone.

[44]  Source  Original mge. rec.  Ceremony performed by Rev. E. Jerome Po.

[45]  Source  Birth Certificate.

[46]  Source  Personal Knowledge.  Death occurred at 11:10 a.m.  but doct.

[47]  Source  Services handled by Hubbard Kelly Funeral home at 2:00 p.m.

[48]  Federal Census  1900 Census, Texas, Grayson, Sherman.

[49]  Marriage Record  Photocopy of marriage record from St. Joseph Catholic Churc.

[50]  Source  Mge Record #362, Presidio Co., TX.  Ceremony by C. Palomo.



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