M   Reuben Gardner Merrill I

b Oct 23, 1785, Connecticut            Married Mercy/Marcia Page/Paige  
b July 16, 1792 Vermont  
d Jan 22 or Mar 2, 1878 New York
Mercy Buried in Mottville, New York
Donít know for sure her parents.  Could be Issac Little (M1) sister.

M1       Mercy Anne (Merrill) Little
M2       Reuben Gardner Merrill II  (see below)

M3       Charles Ferdinand Merrill

M4       Fernando Cortez Merrill 


M2 Reuben Gardner Merrill II

b Aug 2, 1821 Marcellino, Onondaga County, New York per Tombstone or b Aug 29, 1822 Marceilius, Onondago County, New York
d Jan 22, 1864 Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa  42 yrs 4 mo 25 days per Tombstone
d Jan 17, 1865 Hazelton, Buchanan Co, Ia While home on leave per Military Records & History of Buchanan Co

Marriage Date Oct 18, 1840 St James Episcopal Church, Skanelateles, Onondago County, New York

Married Prudena or Prudence Randall 

      b Mar 9, 1821 Spafford, Onondago County, New York
      d Mar 9. 1893 Hazel Twp., Buchanan County, Iowa From Paralysis for 10 days
             Buried Fontana Cemetery, Buchanan County, Iowa
             Prudence Nationality was German;   In 1880, she had springfoot disease
             Parents  Father born in Rhode Island    Mother born in Connecticut


Reuben enlisted into the 27th Iowa Infantry, Company C on Aug 9, 1862. He was mustered in Aug 28, 1862 and was discharged for disability on Jul 14, 1863 at Moscow, Tenn.                   

Then he enlisted in Company H; Iowa Volunteers First Calvery on Jan 24, 1864 and was mustered Jan 24, 1864. He died on furlough on Jan 17, 1865 at Hazelton, Iowa


 M21 Cordelia "Delia" Anner (Merrill) Vargason     

b 1838 Upper Canada
or Jun 14, 1839 Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York
d Dec 21, 1898 Hazelton, Buchanan County, Ia
Marriage Date Dec 27, 1857 Buchanan County, Iowa

Married Charles S Vargason
b. 1836
d Nov 2, 1859 Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa, 23 years old
Parents Hiram and Harriet Vargason
Buried Fontana Cemetery, Hazelton, Iowa


M22 Mary E (Merrill) Lawrence Married William Lawrence

Mary's sister, Cecelia, married William's brother, Francis;
Mary's brother, Clarence, married Williams's sister, Ida.

2 sisters and 1 brother married two brothers and a sister;

M23  Charles H Merrill

b Jan 6, 1843 Spafford, Onondaga County, New York
d Feb 14, 1844 Spafford, Onondaga County, New York

M24 Cecelia Hannah (Merrill) Lawrence 

b Sept 7, 1845 Niles, Onondaga County, New York
d Mar 27, 1867 Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa   21 years 6 months 20 days
Buried Fontana Cemetery, Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa
Marriage Date Feb 18, 1865 Buchanan County
Married Francis S Lawrence, b 1847 Ohio
d Mar 26, 1892 Allegan County, Mich;
Parents Amos and Priscilla (Erkanbrach) Lawrence
Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Allegan County, Mich
In 1870 they lived in Black Hawk County, Iowa

M25     Reuben Gardner Merrill III

b Mar 4, 1848 Harmony, Chautaugus County, NY
d Dec 20, 1907 Iowa Soldiers Home, Marshalltown, Iowa
Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Occ Farmer; Well driller; Pump dealer; Lived in Buchanan County, Iowa
He enlisted at age 18 in the Civil War in Co. H 1st Calvary Volunteers, Iowa on Jan 24, 1864
and was mustered Jan 24, 1864. Mustered out Feb 15, 1866 at Austin, Texas.
He reenlisted into Company G of Great Army of Republic.

Marriage Date Jul 4, 1868 Buchanan County, Iowa
Married Cordelia Adelia (Jackson) Engleman
b Aug 10, 1850 Hamilton, Toronto, Canada
d Apr 28, 1936 Winnett Petroleum County, Mont
Parents James and Mercy Caroline (Chase) Jackson
James was born in Ireland and Mercy was born in Canada
She was previously married to Frank Engleman
Buried Lewiston Cemetery, Lewiston, Montana

From History of Buchanan County, Iowa pg 346


R. G. Merrill Jr., was born in New York in 1848. In the spring of 1854 his father located in Hazleton township, where the family has since resided. His father died January 17, 1865. Mr. R. G. Merrill enlisted in company H, First Iowa cavalry, in 1864, at the age of sixteen, and served until he was discharged on account of the war being over, the business of the cavalry being principally skirmishing, they had a full share of that to do, which was almost of daily occurrence. He is glad to say that he was slightly wounded, just enough to give him a token of the war. After his return from army life he engaged in farming three years, since which time he has been in the well-boring business. Mr. Merrill was married in 1868 to Miss Cordelia Jackson, born in Canada in 1850. They have five children-Estella, age eleven; Annitta, age ten; Ralph, age eight; Gardner, age three; and Cordelia, born July 16, 1879. Mr. Merrill is one of the first settlers of this county, and one of its solid men today and one of the supporters of the Greenpack party.


M26     Henry Eugene Merrill 

b Jun 23, 1850 Sherman, New York, d Nov 11, 1919 Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa
Marriage date Oct 10, 1869 Hazelton, Iowa
Married Mary Lucinda Gillet
b Mar 1851 New York
d Oct 19, 1906;  
Buried Fontana Cemetery, Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa

M27     Lyman Adrian Rosaldo Merrill  

b Nov  6, 1853 Pittsfield, Warren County, Penn                                                                    
d Dec 14, 1915 Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa From Heart Trouble
Occ: Car barn of Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway.
He was injured in 1913 and unable to do manual labor

Marriage Date Oct 19, 1878 Black Hawk County, Iowa
Married Helen Eliza Elizabeth Schott
b Oct 6, 1860 Madison, Wisc.
d Nov 26, 1942 Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
From complications of Hip fracture;
Parents William and Sarah Schott
Buried Fontana Cemetery, Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa

M28     Purity Merrill    

b & d Jun 14, 1855 Superior, Buchanan County, Iowa

M29     Wallace Fremont Laverne Merrill

b Oct 28, 1856 Hazelton Township, Buchanan County, Iowa
d May 5, 1931 Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa From Coronary Occlusion, 74 years 7 months 7 days
Occ Well driller, Painter, Laborer
Marriage Date Jun 18, 1881 Buchanan County, Iowa
Married Cristina Wilhelmina Nibeck,
b 1862 Germany, d Apr 7, 1897
Parents Henry and Paulena (Schachtzabel) Nibeck
Buried Fontana Cemetery, Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa



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