Carlton/Carleton MERRY 2
- Born: 30 Jun 1817, Belmont Co, OH 2
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth WEEKLEY on 8 Nov 1836 in Morgan Co, OH 1
- Died: 27 Jun 1878, OH at age 60 2
INFO FROM WALTER H. WILLIAMS:
Carleton Merry was b. 17 Sep 1817 in Noble Co, OH; d. 27 Sep 1817; m. Elizabeth Weekley, dau. of Benjamin.
MORGAN CO, OH MARRIAGE RECORDS:
"Canton" Merry married Elizabeth Weekley 8 Nov 1836.
1850 OH CENSUS, Monroe Co, Union Twp:
Caeton(?), 33, farmer, $1000 real estate, b. OH;
Elizabeth, 32, b. OH;
Mary M., 13, attended school, b. OH;
Margaret, 11, attended school, b. OH;
Sarah, 9, attended school, b. OH;
"Jocephus", 7, male, attended school, b. OH;
Andrew J., 5, b. OH;
Abigail, 3, male, b. OH.
1860 OH CENSUS, Noble Co, Center Twp, McCleary P.O.:
Calton Merry, 43, farmer, $2000 real estate, $400 personal property, b. OH, cannot read/write;
Elizabeth, 42, domestic, b. OH, cannot read/write;
Josephine, 16, farm hand, b. OH, attended school;
"Abagail", 12, b. OH, attended school;
Levi, 10, b. OH, attended school;
Adaline, 7, b. OH, attended school;
"Meriah", 4, b. OH;
Jacob M., 2, b. OH.
(Listed near Henry Everly on census.)
History of Noble Co, OH, 1887, Center Twp, p. 340:
Calton Merry, youngest child in the family of Ambrose Merry, was born in Belmont Co, OH, September 27, 1817, and died June 27, 1878. The elder Merry immigrated from the state of New York to Belmont County in the spring of 1817. The journey was made by wagon. The family consisted of nine children - Rufus, Rouse, Benson, Calton, Samantha, Maranda, Amanda, Betsey and Hannah - all born in New York State excepting Calton. For a time he was employed upon the national pike, then being constructed, and in 1819 came to this township, settling south of Perryopolis where he lived until his decease, which occured in 1864, at the age of ninety-four. He was a typical pioneer and it is said that he had the first bearing orchard in what is now Noble County. The Merry family are noted for longevity; his father-in-law died at the age of one hundred and six; his second marriage was at the age of one hundred and two.
History of Ohio, Vol. IV, p. 44:
William Duncan Merry. Representing a family that has been prominent in Noble County for a century, William Duncan Merry in his individual career - - - .
Mr. Merry, who is president of the bank, was born on a farm near Sarahsville, Noble County on August 1, 1867. His grandfather, Ambrose Merry, was born in New York in 1762 and in 1817 came West, overland, to Belmont County, Ohio, and in 1823 settled in Noble County. He was a farmer and stock raiser, entering Government lands in Center Township and was one of the influential pioneers who permanently impressed their character upon the county. He lived to the remarkable age of one hundred and six years, dying in 1868. As a boy he experienced the War of the Revolution, and he lived through three other wars, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and saw the Civil War fought to an end. Ambrose Merry married Samantha Wickham, whose brother, William Wickham, was a Revolutionary soldier.
Calton Merry, father of the Caldwell banker, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, June 30, 1817, was reared from childhood in Noble County, and became a prosperous farmer in Center Township. - - - - - -
Carlton/Carleton married Elizabeth WEEKLEY, daughter of Benjamin WEEKLEY and Unknown, on 8 Nov 1836 in Morgan Co, OH.1 (Elizabeth WEEKLEY was born about 1818 in OH 3.)