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Samuel Merrill was born 24 September 1780 in Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut to Jared Merrill (1754-1832) and Abigail Phelps (1754-1831) and died 25 September 1878 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah of unspecified causes. He married Phoebe Odell (1788-1862) 10 September 1802 in Whitestown, Oneida County, New York. He married Anna Claudina Andersen (1820-1886) 8 November 1862 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.


Timeline

  • 1780 - Birth in Connecticut
  • 1802 - First Marriage in Whitestown, New York (age 22)
  • 1847 - Wagon trip to Salt Lake Valley (Age 67)- Edward Hunter - Jacob Foutz Company (1847)
  • 1862 - 2nd Marriage (age 82) : After Phoebe's death
  • 1878 - Died in Salt Lake Valley (age 98)

Biography

Samuel Merrill was born to Jared Merrill and Abigail Phelps. Samuel married Phoebe Odell on September 10, 1802 in Whitestown, Oneida, New York. Samuel, Phoebe and their son, Will, departed on June 17, 1847 from Winter Quarters, Nebraska under the leadership of Edward Hunter Capt. 2nd Hundred. The party arrived in Salt Lake Valley on Sep 29, 1847.


Marriage & Family

1st Marriage: Phoebe

Married (1) : Phoebe Odell (1788-1862) in Whitestown, NY.

  1. Emily Phelps Merrill (1804-1890)
  2. Justin Jared Merrill (1806-1889)
  3. Lucy Ann Merrill (1808-1884)
  4. Philemon Merrill (1810-1812) - Died young
  5. Samuel Bemis Merrill (1812-1891)
  6. Ferdinand Daniel Merrill (1814-1823)
  7. Polly Matilda Merrill (1817-1891)
  8. Melissa Ruth Merrill (1818-1831)
  9. Philemon Christopher Merrill (1820-1904)] - Mormon Btn Veteran and 1850 Mormon Pioneer Wagon Company Leader
  10. Daniel Morgan Merrill (1823-)
  11. Albina Mariam Merrill (1826-1914) - March in Mormon Btn with her husband and two small children, gave birth to a third in Pueblo CO.
  12. Phoebe Lodema Merrill (1832-1909) - Nurse in Mormon Btn

2nd Marriage: Anna

Children:

  1. Phoebe Merrill (1863-1854)
  2. Rebecca Ruby Merrill (1866-1954)



Children


Offspring of Samuel Merrill and Phoebe Odell (1788-1862)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Emily Phelps Merrill (1804-1890)
Justin Jared Merrill (1806-1889)
Lucy Ann Merrill (1808-1884)
Philemon Merrill (1810-1812)
Samuel Bemis Merrill (1812-1891)
Ferdinand Daniel Merrill (1814-1823)
Polly Matilda Merrill (1817-1891)
Melissa Ruth Merrill (1818-1831)
Philemon Christopher Merrill (1820-1904) 12 November 1820 Byron, Genesee County, New York 16 September 1904 San Jose, Graham County, Arizona Cyrena Dustin (1817-1906)
Mary Jane Smith (1833-1871)
Rhoda Sylvia Collett (1837-1927)

Daniel Morgan Merrill (1823-)
Albina Mariam Merrill (1826-1914) 25 July 1826 Byron, Genesee County, New York 28 November 1914 Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho Thomas Steven Williams (1827-1860)

Phoebe Lodema Merrill (1832-1909) 5 August 1832 Elba, Genesee County, New York 18 January 1909 Parker, Fremont County, Idaho Clark Stillman (1827-1867)
Parmino Adams Jackman (1822-1860)
William Adamson Thompson (1833-1896)
Sylvanus Collett (1835-1901)

Offspring of Samuel Merrill and Anna Claudina Andersen (1820-1886)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Phoebe Merrill (1863-1954)
Rebecca Ruby Merrill (1866-1954)

Siblings

Vital Records

1847 Wagon Company

Edward Hunter - Jacob Foutz Company 1847 Mormon Pioneer Wagon Company.

155 individuals and 59 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post on the Elkhorn River about 27 miles west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Departure 19 Jun 1847 / Arrival 01 Oct 1847.

  • Merrill, Phoebe Odell 60 22 April 1788 26 January 1862 (Samuel's wife)
  • Merrill, Samuel 63 25 September 1780 25 September 1878 (Do the math here - he is obviously turned age 67 midway thru the wagon trek.)
  • Merrill, William Wallace 12 10 December 1835 22 June 1915 (Most likely a grandson)

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