Sarah Dacus & Benjamin Merrell - Family Group Sheet

Name: Benjamin Merrill
Information Source
Born: 18 Jan 1802 Place:Either Tennessee or North Carolina * * Jane Geneva Simpson submission to LDS records, Duane Clark "Clark Family Tree" at, and Lisa Knight - for TXHILL-L Archives Salem Cemetery cont. and Wm B & Wiley Merrell in United Daughters of Confederacy p. 138 for the information on this sheet unless otherwise noted *
Married: About 1823 Place: Lincoln Co, TN Estimate from location of Sarah's parents and birth of the first child
Died:29 Jan, 1855 Place: Jasper Co, TX *
Buried at: unknown  
Occ: FarmerChurch:  
Father: Jonathan MerrellMother: Nancy Elliott *
Other Spouse:   
Spouse: Sarah Dacus
Born: 20 Dec, 1804Place: Georgia Birth Date quoted from TXHILL-L Archives Salem Cemetery cont. Place from 1900 census, sons Alexander and William
Died:March 18, 1870 Place: Hill Co, TX Salem Cemetery cont. TXHILL-L Archives
Buried at: Salem CemeteryLisa Knight - Salem Cemetery record TXHILL-L Archives
Father: Alexander Dacus Mother:Jane Duprey *
Other Spouse:  

Date & Place
Date & Place
Married: Date,
Place & Partner
James MerrellLincoln Co, TN 24 Feb 1825Before 1859 - Jasper Co, TXMary Ann Seale
Syntha MerrellLincoln Co, TN 12 Mar 1827 4 August 1887 Hill Co, TXThos. Harrison Green
William B. MerrellLincoln Co, TN 11 Feb 18293 Feb 1912 Hill Co, TNMargaret (1900 census - Hill Co, TX)
Alexander MerrellLincoln Co, TN 23 Jun 183218 Feb 1906, Hill Co, TXSarah Elizabeth Black 29 Nov 1857 Jasper Co, TX
Jane MerrellLincoln Co, TN 2 Dec 183514 Jan 1916, Tolar, Hood Co, TX Austin Musick - 29 Nov 1850 - Union Parish, LA
Wiley MerrellLincoln Co, TN 22 Dec 18373 Apr 1864 - Camp Morton, Indianapolis, IN (Confederate) 
Richmond Merrell12 Dec 1839 Alabama?In Angelina Co, TX 1860? 
Nancy Merrell22 Sep 1841 Shelby Co, AL8 June 1856 Texas 
John Merrell28 Oct 1843 Alabama14 Jan 1854 Texas 
Willis Merrell19 Feb 1846 Alabama10 Jun 1859 Texas 

The family moved from Lincoln Co, TN to Shelby Co, AL by 1839, appeared in the 1850 census in Union Co, LA then moved on to Texas first to Jasper Co and then to Hill Co. A number of Merrell descendants are buried in Salem Cemetery in Hill Co, TX.

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