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Ebenezer MERRY
Elizabeth HUNT
(Bef 1755-Bet 1820/1830)
Ambrose Hunt MERRY
Margaret WICKHAM


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1. Sarah M. FOGLE

Rufus MERRY 1 2

  • Born: 23 Aug 1800, Milford, Otsego Co, NY 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Sarah M. FOGLE
  • Died: 17 May 1878, Enoch Twp, Noble Co, OH at age 77 2 3
  • Buried: Merry Cem, Duvall, Noble Co, OH 3

bullet  General Notes:

Name: Rufus Merry
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Sarah Fogle
Spouse Birth Year: 1812
Number Pages: 1

History of Noble County, Ohio - Published by L.H. Watkins & Co. of Chicago 1887 - Enoch Twp:
Rufus Merry settled on the place now occupied by his son, Ambrose, about 1818. His father, Ambrose, came to the county about that same time. They came from New York State. Rufus Merry was the father of nine children, several of whom are yet living. He was a member of the Christian church. He died in 1877.

1830 OH CENSUS, Morgan Co, Olive Twp:
"Rufas Merrey"
1 m. 30-39
2 f. under 5
1 f. 5-9
1 f. 20-29

Name: Rufus Merry
Land Office: Zanesville
Document Number: 7838
Total Acres: 50.67
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 10 Apr 1837
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: 24 Apr 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description: 1 SWNW OHIO RIVER SURVEY No 6 N 8 W 6

1840 OH CENSUS, Monroe Co, Enoch Twp:
Rufus Merry
1 m. under 5
1 m. 5-9
1 m. 30-39
1 f. under 5
2 f. 5-9
3 f. 10-14
1 f. 30-39
1 engaged in agriculture.
2 cannot read/write.

1850 OH CENSUS, Monroe Co, Enoch Twp:
Rufus "Marry", 49, farmer, $2500 real estate, b. NY;
Sarah, 45, b. OH;
Elijah, 17, farmer, b. OH, attended school;
"Elenor", 15, b. OH, attended school;
Lydia, 13, b. OH, attended school;
"Ambrais", 10, b. OH, attended school;
Elizabetg, 7, b. OH;
Caroline, 2, b. OH;
Rufus Preon, 6, b. OH.

1860 OH CENSUS, Noble Co, Enoch Twp, Enoch P.O.:
Rufus Merry, 60, farmer, $3000 real estate, $500 personal property, b. NY, cannot write;
Sarah M., 55, domestic, b. OH, cannot write;
Elizabeth, 17, b. OH, attended school;
"Carolin", 12, b. OH, attended school;
Rufus Pryer, 15, b. OH, attended school.
(Listed next to Ambrose Merry on census.)

1870 OH CENSUS, Noble Co, Enoch Twp, Berne P.O.:
Rufus Merry, 70, retired farmer, $5500 real estate, $1375 personal property, b. NY, cannot write;
Sarah, 65, keeping house, b. OH, father of foreign birth, cannot write;
Caroline, 20, helps mother, $450 personal property, b. OH.
(Listed next to Ambrose Merry on census.)

OH, COUNTY DEATHS, 1840-2001:
Name: Rufus Merry
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 17 May 1876
Event Place: Enoch Township, Noble, Ohio, United States
Residence Place: Enoch T. P.
Gender: Male
Age: 75
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Occupation: Farmer
Birth Year (Estimated): 1801
Birthplace: New York
Father's Name: Ambrose Merry

Name: Rufus Merry
Birth Date: 23 Aug 1800
Birth Place: Otsego County, New York, USA
Death Date: 17 May 1876
Death Place: Noble County, Ohio, USA
Cemetery: Merry Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Duvall, Noble County, Ohio, USA
Has Bio?: Y
Children: Elizabeth Bryan; Mary M Matheny


Rufus married Sarah M. FOGLE, daughter of Jacob FOGLE and Margaret WHITE. (Sarah M. FOGLE was born on 23 Oct 1804 in OH 4 5 and died on 17 Jan 1897 in Enoch Twp, Noble Co, OH 5.)



1 History of Noble Co, OH.

2 OH, County Death Records, 1840-2001.

3 Find A Grave.

4 1850 OH Census.

5 One World Tree.

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