Biography of Lemuel E. Merrill
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Merrill, Lemuel E., was born in Bergen, Genesse county, August 9, 1816, a son of Nathan, whose father Israel was a native of Connecticut. Three of his sons came to this State in 1812, and during that war Nathan served as a soldier. He and his brother Henry settled in Bergen, and Epephras, the other brother, in Barre. Nathan settled in Clarendon in 1834, and married Nancy Taylor. Their children were: Henry, who settled at Saratoga, and is a lawyer; William, who died at Elmira; Franklin, who died in early manhood; Nathan R., a farmer in Clarendon, who married Rebecca Templeton; Alvira, who married Ira Phillips; and Lemuel H. The latter taught school several years in his younger days, and has since been a farmer, also part of the time a traveling salesman. He married Eunice, daughter of Abner Hopkins, an early settler of Clarendon, and their children are: Abner, who graduated from West Point in 1866, and is a captain of the 1st Heavy Artillery, U. S. A.; Amy, who married Melville Brown, of Byron; Dr. A. C. Merrill, who is located in Harbor Springs, Mich.; Adella E., who married Warren Moore, of Michigan; Lemuel H., jr.; Florence, who married Merritt Moore; Eunice U.; and Lydia J., who married Bradley Lawton, of Oakfleld, N. Y.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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