Does anyone have information on Joseph Merrifield/Merryfield born 1780-1782 in Pennsylvania and his wife Elizabeth born 1781-1782 in Virginia. I would like to find out where in PA he was born and who his parents were. Joseph and his famly lived in Ohio, Indiana and then Iowa.
Some records of Joseph:
1850 Census, White River Twp., Randolph Co., IN, p.85.
--Joseph Merryfield 70 PA
--Elizabeth " 69 VA
1854 Iowa State Census, Wapello Twp., Louisa Co.
--Joseph Merryfield 1 male, 1 fem., 1 voter, 2 total.
1856 Iowa State Census, Benton Twp., Keokuk Co., p.808.
--Joseph Merryfield 74 PA, yrs. resident in state: 2
--Elizabeth " 73 VA, yrs. resident in state: 2
Two known children of Joseph and Elizabeth:
--1, Jane E. B. Merrifield born 18 Aug 1816 in Ohio, possibly Brown Co. She married Frances G. Kendall 17 Mar 1836 in Warren Co., IL. They ended up in Keokuk Co., IA.
--2, Joseph Merryfield born abt. 1822 in Ohio. He married Eliza. They ended up in Keokuk Co., Iowa. Joseph and Eliza had children Martha b. OH, John F. b. IN, Vienna b. IN, William J. b. IN, Emiline b. IN, Caroline b. IA, Josephine b. IA, Frank b. IA, Susan b. IA, Nancy b. IA, Charles and Cora both b. IA.
Some records of Joseph Merryfield (Jr.):
1850 Census, Winchester, Randolph Co., IN, p.92.
--Joseph Merryfield 28 OH
--Eliza " 25 PA
--also 4 children in household
1856 Iowa State Census, Marion, Henry Co.
--Joseph Merryfield 33 OH
--Eliza H. " 31 PA
--6 children in household
1870 Census, Benton Twp., Keokuk Co., Iowa, p.272.
--Joseph Merrifield 45 OH
--Eliza " 43 PA
--10 children in household
1880 Census, Benton Twp., Keokuk Co., Iowa, p.244.
--Joseph Merryfield 58 OH PA VA
--Eliza A. " 56 PA PA PA
--5 children, 3 grandchildren, 1 dau.-in-law
1895 Iowa State Census, Hedrick, Keokuk Co., p.80.
--Joseph Merryfield 71 OH
Some records of Francis G. Kendall and his wife Jane E. B. Merrifield:
1846 Iowa State Census, Louisa Co.
--Francis G. Kendall 3 males under 21, 1 male above 21, 4 fem. under 21, 1 fem. over 21
1850 Census, Grandview Twp., Louisa Co., Iowa, p.72.
--Francis G. Kendall 39 PA
--Jane E. " 35 OH
7 children in household
1870 Census, Washington Twp., Keokuk Co., Iowa, p.505.
--F. G. Kendall 59 PA
--J. E. " 54 OH
3 children in household
1880 Census, Washington Twp., Keokuk Co., Iowa, p.120A.
F. G. Kendall 69 TN TN TN
J. E. " 64 OH TN VA
1900 Census, Washington Twp., Keokuk Co., Iowa, p.222B.
--Jane E. Kendall 83, widow, mother of 3, 3 living, born Aug 1816, VA Unk. Unk.
Living in the household of her son-in-law and dau. Wm. and Louisa T. Colbert.
Rice Cemetery, What Cheer, Keokuk Co., Iowa (www.findagrave,.com
Jane E. Kendall
b. 16 Aug 1816
d. 12 Mar 1901
Francis G. Kendall
b. 11 May 1811
d. 16 Dec 1896
I'm hoping to find additional information on Joseph Merryfield (Sr.) - where in PA he was born and who his parents were. I am also interested in info. on any other children of Joseph and his wife Elizabeth.