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Joseph Merrifield/Merryfield b. 1780-1782 PA, and wife Elizabeth b. 1781-1783 VA

Joseph Merrifield/Merryfield b. 1780-1782 PA, and wife Elizabeth b. 1781-1783 VA

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 3:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Merrifield, Merryfield, Kendall
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.

Re: Joseph Merrifield/Merryfield b. 1780-1782 PA, and wife Elizabeth b. 1781-1783 VA

Posted: 3 Jan 2010 7:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Merrifield/Merryfield, Davis, Duggan, Kelly, Beck
Some more records of Joseph Merrifield/Merryfield (Sr.) and probable additional children:

1820 Census, Union Twp., Clermont Co., Ohio, p.47.
--Joseph Merryfield 2 males under 10, 3 males 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 3 fem. under 10, 1 fem. 10-15, 1 fem. 26-44, 1 in Agriculture.
Also listed in Union Twp. in 1820 were Isaiah Prickett, John Prickett, Isaiah Prickett Junr. and Nicholas Prickett.

1840 Census, Gratis Twp., Preble Co., Ohio, p.65.
--Joseph Merryfield 1 male 15-19, 1 m 20-29, 1 m 30-39, 1 m 60-69, 1 fem. 20-29, 1 fem. 50-59, 3 in Agriculture.

--Fielding Merryfield (listed on same page above Joseph, probable son) 1 male 20-29, 1 fem. 20-29, 1 in Manufacture or Trade.
Fielding Merryfield married 2nd Martha Davis 3 Jun 1843 in Randolph Co., Indiana.

Two more likely daughters of Joseph and Elizabeth:
--1. Phebe Merryfield married Joseph Kelly 20 Feb 1837 in Preble Co., Ohio. She apparently died early as Joseph Kelly married Malvina Swisher 28 May 1845 in Preble Co.

--2. Delila Maryfield married James W. Duggan (listed as Duggans in mar. rec.) 20 Jun 1839 in Preble Co., Ohio.

1850 Census, White River Twp., Randolph Co., Indiana, p.64.
--James Duggan 34 OH
--Delila 24 OH
--Amos 9 OH
--John 7 OH
--Thomas 3 OH
Mary Elizabeth 1 OH

1910 Census, Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co., Oklahoma, p.200.
--Delilah Duggan, head, 82, Widow, 6 children, 6 living, OH PA VA.

The fact that Joseph Merryfield Sr. was born in Pennsylvania and also had a son named Fielding makes me wonder if he could be a previously unidentified grandson of Samuel Merrifield (1720-1781) and his wife Mary (died abt. 1787-1788 Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA).

Samuel and Mary lived in Springhill Twp., Bedford/Westmoreland/Fayette Co., PA as early as 1773. Their son John was living in Springhill Twp., probably with them, in 1776 when he volunteered during the Revolutionary War. (he would have been 16-17 years old at that time).

Samuel Merrifield Jr. was in Springhill Twp. by 1785 and was in Greene Twp., Washington Co., PA in 1790. His brother Richard in was living in Fayette Co. in 1784. Samuel and Mary's daughter Dinah and her husband Jeremiah Beck lived in Springhill Twp. in 1773 and later, 1785-1787, near Beasontown/Uniontown in Georges Twp. Samuel and Mary's son Thomas Merrifield was most likely living in Fayette County, PA before his move to Kentucky in 1784-1785.

I don't know of records of other Merrifields in PA during the period 1780-1782 when Joseph Merryfield was born.

Re: Joseph Merrifield/Merryfield b. 1780-1782 PA, and wife Elizabeth b. 1781-1783 VA

Posted: 1 May 2010 7:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Merryfield/Merrifield, Strawhover, Eldridge, Kendall, Davis, Kelly, Duggans, Miller
Based on the information in my two previous posts and information from the probate records of Fielding R. Merryfield the following family group is confirmed. (I am using the most commonly found spelling for this branch of Merrifields)

Joseph Merryfield
b:1780-1782 PA
d:Aft 1856 Keokuk Co., IA
b:1781-1783 VA
d:Aft 1856 Keokuk Co., IA

Mariah Merryfield
Henry A. Strawhover

Drucilla Merryfield
Mar. 8 Dec 1822 Clermont Co. OH
John Eldridge

Jane E. B. Merryfield
Mar. 17 Mar 1836 Warren Co., IL
Francis G. Kendall

Fielding R. Merryfield
d.Abt Oct 1845 Randolph Co., IN
Mar. 1st ?
Mar. 2nd 3 Jun 1843 Randolph Co., IN
Martha E. Davis
(Apparently, Fielding had no children)

Phoebe (Phebe) Merryfield
Mar. 20 Feb 1837 Preble Co., OH
Joseph Kelly

Delila Merryfield
Mar. 20 Jun 1839 Preble Co., OH
James W. Duggans

Joseph Merryfield Jr.
Mar. 28 Oct 1843 Preble Co., OH
Eliza Ann Miller

Randolph County, Indiana probate records (important entries),
--Bk.3, p.196, 8 Nov 1845, Martha E. Merryfield appt. Administratrix of Fielding R. Merryfield.
--Bk.3, p.256, 16 May 1846, Names father Joseph Merrifield, brother Joseph Merrifield Jr., sister Phebe Kelly and Joseph Kelly her husband.
Sisters (not residents of Indiana) Drusilla Eldridge and John Eldridge her husband, Jane Kendle and Francis Kendle her husband, Mariah Strohover (Strawhover) and Henry Strohover (Strawhover) her husband, Delila Dugans and James Dugans her husband.
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