Biography of Henry H. Merriman





Merriman, Henry W., was born in Byron, N. Y., July 12, 1844. He is a son of Josiah and Mary (Wheeler) (daughter of Simeon) Merriman, and grandson of Robert. Josiah Merriman was a native of Massachusetts and came to Genesee county in 1826. He is a man much respected and has lived a life of usefulness. One of the greatgrandfathers of Henry W. was a member of General Washington's staff, and in the possession of the family is a cloak presented by the general to the staff officer's wife. Henry W. Merriman is a farmer, making a specialty of stock raising. He stands high in the esteem of his fellow townsmen, as is evidenced by the fact that he has served them as assessor six years and one term as supervisor. In 1868 he was married to Lillian A., daughter of Charles Benham. To them have been born six children. as follows: Mrs. Jennie E. Schofield, Mrs. Carro P. Vrooman, Roy J., Ruth L., Josiah C. and Clark D. Mrs. Mary Merriman, the mother, died August 4, 1896.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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