Biography of Robert Merriman of Byron, NY

Robert Merriman, a native of Connecticut, married Lucina Woodruff, and in 1826 settled in the northwestern part of Byron, where he died. His father was a soldier in the Revolution. Robert worked hard to establish himself on his farm, and being a cooper as well as a farmer succeeded in business. Their children were Harry, Josiah, Lucina M., Marietta, and Lydia. Josiah was born in Massachusetts, January 8, 1811, came to Byron with his parents at the age of 15 years, and resided with them until 26 years of age. He married Mary Wheeler, of Ogden. N. Y., January 5, 1837, and about a year later settled on a farm of his own. He now owns 231 acres in Elba, and about 700 acres in this town. He is very successful, possesses more than ordinary ability, and is universally respected. His son Harry W. married Lillian A. Benham, December 23, 1868, and owns a farm of 282 acres east of Byron Center. Sheldon J., another son, was born January 8, 1851, married Minnie E. Harris, of Batavia, and now lives in Elba on the farm with his father.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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