My husband is the great grandson of James William Merchant and Elizabeth Harris Merchant.His grandfather was James M. Merchant, older brother of Carroll Lynn Merchant. We would love to hear from other descendants of James William, including those decended from Caroll Merchant, Sarah Ann, Elizabeth, Mary Jane (m. Charles), Anna (m. Garrett), Martha (m. Burt), Cauzada/Cansada (m. Padgett), Hasentina (?), Ada, George Murphy, Henrietta and Mollie (m. Briggs).
Friends and other relatives are also welcome to correspond, or anyone having information about this family.
My husband, Donald J. Merchant, never knew anything about his Merchant kinfolk, because his father died when Don was just 5 years old. No one was around to pass on stories--or he was too young to understand and value any stories that were told. Can you help us, and our newly discovered kinfolk, learn about the Merchant heritage?