Philemon Christensen Merrill[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]

Male 1820 - 1904  (83 years)


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  • Name Philemon Christensen Merrill 
    Born 12 Nov 1820  Byron, Genesee, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Endowed (LDS) 21 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 03, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 1849  Mill Branch, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Died 18 Sep 1904  Safford, Graham, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized (LDS) 30 Oct 1967  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence Pottawattamie, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Person ID I11578  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father Samuel Merrill,   b. 24 Sep 1783, Londoner, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1878, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Phoebe Odell,   b. 22 Apr 1787, Cambridge, Washington, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1862, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1802  Whitestown, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 21 Apr 1893  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5569  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Cyrena Dustin,   b. 6 Jan 1814, Le Roy, Genesee, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1906, Safford, Graham, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [17
    Married 20 Sep 1840  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Sealed S (LDS) 4 Nov 1993  ARIZO Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Children 
     1. Alosandria Merrill,   b. Abt 1839
     2. Lucy C. Merrill,   b. 7 Apr 1846
     3. Sabrina L. Merrill,   b. 21 Aug 1841
     4. Mandana Merrill,   b. Abt 1837
     5. Editha Merrill,   b. Abt 1833
    Family ID F8301  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Jane Smith 
    Family ID F8302  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Rhoda Sylvia Collett,   b. 20 Apr 1837,   d. 2 Dec 1927, Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Family ID F5530  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1840 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1847 - Winter Quarters Ward No. 03, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      Kimball 1st: Block 1, Lot 79, S part of the N/2
      Kimball 1st: Block 2, Lot 70, S part of the N/2

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register pg 173
      Nauvoo Marriage pg,49
      Hancock County Marriage Register Record pg 30
      70 Book B pg 46
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol : VOL 30, pg. 768-75
      Nauvoo Legion
      Mormon Battalion

      HISTORY:
      Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, pp 72, 1035
      Autobiography
      LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, p 602 and 753-754
      Treasures of Pioneer History, Vol 4, p 465; and Vol 6, 60-61
      Life Of Philemon C. Merrill by John W. Merrill
      Life Sketch of Philemon Christopher Merrill

      OTHER RESOURCES
      Treasures of Pioneer History

      NAME VARIANT: Philemon Christopher MERRILL

      Name transcribed from Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848. Taken from a variety of historical sources. They are not complete, and because of the difficulty reading handwriting, may not be entirely accurate. Most of the lists seem to be from the winter of 1846 - 47, but some are from later. In addition, people often moved to better housing, thus changing wards. Sources for these lists are: bishop's reports, high council meeting minutes, tithing records, and 'census' reports of widow, soldier's wives and other unassigned members of wards. The original records are available at the Historical Department, Archives Division, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Utah.
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      Name transcribed from the Iowa Branches Members Index 1839 - 1859, Volumes I & II by Ronald G. Watt. Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991. Copyright by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Note: Stated in record above, "V. 1 p. 92"

      Note: Stated in record above, "27 years old, removed to the valley"

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] USA - Illinois - Hancock County Marriage Index, 1829-1849, Tri-County Genealogical Society, compiler, (1983), pg 30.

    2. [S34] Book - History of the Nauvoo Legion in Illinois, Sweeney, John, Jr., (MA Thesis, Brigham Young University).

    3. [S58] Book - LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4 vols, Jenson, Andrew, (Andrew Jenson History Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, 1901), , p 602 and 753-754.

    4. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol : VOL 30, pg. 768-75.

    5. [S82] Book - Mormon Battalion: US Army of the West, 1846-1848, Ricketts, Norma Baldwin.

    6. [S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), pg 173.

    7. [S19] Book - Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 2 vols, Esshom, Frank, (Salt Lake City: 1913), , pp 72, 1035.

    8. [S11] Book - Treasures of Pioneer History, 6 vols., Carter, Kate B., Compiler, (Daughers of the Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1952-1957), , Vol 4, p 465; and Vol 6, 60-61.

    9. [S10] Periodical - The Nauvoo Journal, (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1989-1999), Silas Richards Company, 1849.

    10. [S10] Periodical - The Nauvoo Journal, (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1989-1999), Phileon C. Merrill Company, 1856.

    11. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

    12. [S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

    13. [S11733]

    14. [S39] Book - Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848, Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    15. [S3] LDS - Iowa Branches Members Index 1829 - 1859, Volumes I and II, Watt, Ronald G., (Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991,).

    16. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    17. [S28] LDS - Nauvoo Marriage Record, Nauvoo Restoration Incorporated, es; Lyndon Cook p. 90.
      2 SOUR S10
      3 PAGE p. 90
      3 NOTE by Caleb Baldwin
      Gives date of marriage as 20 October 1840

    18. [S54074] Internet Link - Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, (Illinois State Archives).

    19. [S544] LDS - Times and Seasons, 6 vols., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Early LDS Periodical published in Nauvoo, Illinois, 1839-1846).
      As referenced in Nauvoo Marriages; Lyndon Cook p. 90