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MERRIAM Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
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Maryam, Maryham, Mereham, Meriam, Meriham, Merream, Merriam, Merriham, Merrihem, Merryam, Merryham, Meryham, Miriam, Mirian, Mirrhiam, Mirriam, Myriam, Myrriam, Myryam
Origin
English :
Derived from the Saxon words merry and ham, meaning merry or pleasant, and a home, dwelling or village.

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chg • BAILEY, Vernon Orlando [1864-1942] – American naturalist MERR299 5C3
  • Wife: ¤MERRIAM, Florence Augusta [1863-1948] American pioneer naturalist
chg • MERRIAM, Augustus Chapman [1843-1895] – American classical scholar and archaeologist ::> 900: Historians, classicists, archaeologists, anthropologists, librarians ::> MERR182 4C4
chg • MERRIAM, C. Hart [1855-1942] – American naturalist MERR296 5C3
Esteemed, yet controversial, Clinton Hart Merriam, was the first chief of the USDA’s Division of Economic Ornithology and Mammalogy, an agency that preceded the National Wildlife Research Center.
  • Sister: ¤MERRIAM, Florence Augusta [1863-1948] American pioneer naturalist
chg • MERRIAM, Charles [1806-1887] – American publisher MERR74 5C4
His father, Dan Merriam, with his uncle Ebenezer published a newspaper in West Brookfield, Mass., 1789-92, and they also conducted a printing business and book store, and became widely known as the publishers of law books, Perry's Dictionary and an octavo Bible.

Charles attended the district schools of West Brookfield and worked on the farm until 1820; was apprenticed to William Goodwin, a printer in Hartford, Conn., 1820-23, and on his father's death in 1823, returned to West Brookfield and completed his apprenticeship with the firm of E. & G. Merriam. He attended the academies at Monson and Hadley, Mass., 1826-27, taught school in South Brookfield, and worked at his trade in Philadelphia, Pa., 1827-29, and was a journeyman printer and afterward foreman in the office of T. R. Marvin, Boston, 1829-31. In the latter year his brother George sold his interest in the West Brook field firm, and with his brother Charles established the book-printing and bookselling business of G. & C. Merriam in Springfield, Mass. Among other books they published Webster's Dictionary, having bought the copyright of J. S. and C. Adams, of Amherst, Mass., in 1845. They issued the dictionary first in 1847 and sold it for $6.00, and made such a success of the enterprise that between 1845 and 1895 the Webster heirs received nearly $300,000 as royalties. He retired and sold out his share in the firm in 1877. He gave $50,000 to missions and other philanthropic subjects, a public library and book fund to West Brookfield, his native place, and contributed $5,000 toward the establishment of a public library in Springfield. He was married, Aug. 11, 1835, to Sophia, daughter of Col. Solomon Warriner, of Springfield, who died in 1858, and secondly, to Mrs. Rachel Gray, the widow of Dr. James Harrison Gray. He died in Springfield, Mass., July 9, 1887. [Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans]

  • Brother: ¤MERRIAM, George [1803-1880] American publisher: Merriam-Webster dictionaries
chg • MERRIAM, Florence Augusta [1863-1948] – American pioneer naturalist MERR298 5C3
  • Brother: ¤MERRIAM, C. Hart [1855-1942] American naturalist
  • Husband: ¤BAILEY, Vernon Orlando [1864-1942] American naturalist
chg/ • MERRIAM, George [1803-1880] – American publisher: Merriam-Webster dictionaries MERR72 5C4
  • Brother: ¤MERRIAM, Charles [1806-1887] American publisher
chg • MERRIAM, Henry Clay [1837-1912] – American soldier, inventor (infantry pack), Congressional Medal of Honor MERR363 6C4
He was the inventor of the infantry pack that bears his name.

 

Candidates Work List

This is my working list of candidates to include -- I'm not yet sure if they are related to me! As candidates are eliminated (proven not related) they are marked appropriately (THUS) and an explanation included. They are kept in the list in case future research proves they can be included. (And to keep them from popping up on the list again!) Never discard good research!

Proven candidates' names are marked with an asterisk (*) until they can be added to the database.

MERRIAM, Charles W. [L.1924-1931]
American state legislator (NY)
MERRIAM, Cinton L. [1824-?]
American merchant, banker, congressman
MERRIAM, DeWitt H. [L.1923-1942]
American jurist (MI)
MERRIAM, Frank Finley [1865-1955]
American journallist, state legislator (IA, CA), governor (CA)
MERRIAM, George [L.1927-1932]
American diplomat
MERRIAM, George Spring [1843-?]
American writer, biographer
MERRIAM, Harold Guy [1883-?]
American professor and editor
MERRIAM, John Campbell [1869-1945]
American paleontologist
MERRIAM, John L. [1828-?]
American state legislator (MI)
MERRIAM, William Rush [1849-1931]
American state legislator (MI), governor (MI)
MERRIAM, William W. [L.1856-1861]
American diplomat
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