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Marcus Fenton Merrill
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1840
East Randolph
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1903
East Randolph
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA

He served in Company E, 9th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry for four years of the Civil War. He enlisted in October 1861 and mustered with the Regiment at Westfield, NY. Along with his unit, he took part in the Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas). A member of his regiment was credited with firing the opening shot at the Battle of Gettysburg. They took part in many battles, including the bloody battle at Spottsylvania Court House where the regiment conducted a dismounted attack, and Appomattox Court House the day General Lee surrendered to General Grant. Marcus F. Merrill was honorable discharged when the unit muster out in late 1865.

Marcus F. Merrill was a second generation undertaker in East Randolph, his father having started Merrill Undertaking Company at East Randolph on 7 Jun 1862.
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 Parents:
  Archibald Croswell Merrill (1812 - 1885)
  Emily Caroline Goodwin Merrill (1818 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Mae DeLapp Merrill (1843 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Edwin Fenton Merrill (1869 - 1933)*
  Herbert Goodwin Merrill (1872 - 1953)*
  Adah L. Merrill Borland (1878 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary S Merrill French (1838 - 1913)*
  Marcus Fenton Merrill (1840 - 1903)
  Lucyette E. Merrill Benson (1845 - 1878)*
  Clara C. Merrill Hazard (1860 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Randolph Cemetery
East Randolph
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Chuck Metcalfe
Originally Created by: Phyllis Meyer
Record added: Aug 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40754630
Marcus Fenton Merrill
Added by: Chuck Metcalfe
 
Marcus Fenton Merrill
Added by: Phyllis Meyer
 
Marcus Fenton Merrill
Added by: Phyllis Meyer
 
 
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