|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1880|
|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1957|
Nellie was born to Andrew Jackson & Sarah Elizabeth (Baldwin-Brown) Barrett in Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois. By age 9, Nellie along with her parents & siblings are residing at 1640 N 2nd Street, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana until age of 16; moving to 304 N 14th Street. Nellie is living at 1718 N 5th street when she marries.
Justice of the Peace Basil Brown married Nellie to Joseph Henry Merritt Wednesday, June 5, 1904 in Vigo County, Indiana. She & Joseph lived their entire married life in Vigo County, Indiana on land & on water between West Terre Haute & Terre Haute; always close to family. For several years they lived on a house boat on the Wabash River.
Nellie & Joseph had 5 children; 4 known & living to adulthood:
Sarah Elizabeth Merritt Johnson
Andrew Jackson "Jack" Merritt Sr
Gertrude "Gerty" Merritt Quinn
Nellie loved her family & was a sweet natured woman. Always tending to & living close to family. She could read & write with a 5th grade education. Nellie was a laundress with her best customers being the Red Light District in Terre Haute. She enjoyed playing horseshoes, chewed tobacco, smoked a corn cob pipe & enjoyed hearing The Bible read every evening on her front porch while relaxing in her rocking chair.
Terre Haute Tribune Pg 2 15 Dec 1957 - Mrs Nellie Merritt 77, 3340 North Twenty-Fourth Street, died at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Wallace Nursing Home. Surviving are two sons Joe and Jack Merritt; two daughters, Mrs Sarah Johnson and Mrs Gertrude Quinn; and one brother, Oscar Barrett; all of Terre Haute, and several grandchildren. The body was taken to the Ball-Porter Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Sunday and where services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery.
Andrew Jackson Barrett (1844 - 1922)
Sarah Elizabeth Baldwin Barrett (1844 - 1923)
Joseph Henry Merritt (1876 - 1941)
Sarah Elizabeth Merritt Johnson (1905 - 1973)*
Joe Merritt (1917 - 1998)*
Andrew Jackson Merritt (1918 - 1997)*
Gertrude Louise Merritt Quinn (1921 - 2008)*
Melissa Elizabeth Barrett Cook (1870 - 1947)*
Infant Barrett (1874 - 1874)*
George Washington Barrett (1875 - 1948)*
Mary Ollie Barrett Anderson (1878 - 1943)*
Nellie Barrett Merritt (1880 - 1957)
Oscar B Barrett (1883 - 1958)*
Albert Barrett (1887 - 1953)*
West Terre Haute
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