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Justin Jared Merrill
Original name: Justin J. Merrill
Birth: Feb. 18, 1804
Byron
Genesee County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1889
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of Samuel Merrill and Phoebe Odell

Married - Annie Lovina Manchester, 23 Sep 1826, Henriette, Monroe, New York. She died abt 1840.

Children - Mortimer Merrill, Ferdinand Daniel Merrill, Editha Melissa Merrill, William Wallace Merrill, Mandana Rebecca Merrill

Married - Camilla Wirick, 1840, Paw Paw, Lee, Illinois

Children - George Gee Merrill, Justin Jared Merrill, Maryetta Merrill, Jacob Merrill, Lucy Ann Merrill, Julia Merrill, James Merrill, Jedediah Merrill, Samuel Jared Merrill, Morgan Merrill, Permenio Merrill, Emily Merrill, Parmelia Merrill

History - His father and mother come to Utah in 1847 and settled in the 19th ward of Salt Lake City. He came to Utah in September 1848 in the Willard Richards Company. His eldest son Ferdinand, and his brother Philemon were members of the Mormon Battalion. Philemon was a general in the Mormon Battalion. His sister Phoebe Lodemia accompanied it part of the way as a washerwoman and cook, although she was only fourteen. His mother died in 1863 and his father died 1877. His father is buried in Salt Lake Cemetery. He died at his father's home in Salt Lake City

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 18, p. 134

Justin Merrill was born February 18, 1806, at Byron, Genessee County, New York. He and his wife Camilla Wirick Merrill came to Utah September 1848, with the Willard Richards Company. They established a home at Smithfield, Cache County, Utah and helped to pioneer this area. He was called to the Las Vegas Mission in 1856 where his knowledge of farming and raising fine horses was needed. Upon his release he returned to Smithfield where he died January 14, 1887.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Willard Richards Company (1848); Age at departure: 42

His name appears on a non-contemporary list in Journal History (Supplement after 31 Dec. 1848, 19). The names of his wife and a 7-year-old son (George) also appear on that list with him but it is highly unlikely that they traveled with him to Utah in 1848. The evidence to believe that Justin Merrill came to Utah in 1848 comes from his name appearing on the list of those filing for lots in Salt Lake in 1848. He likely came in 1848 and returned that fall to his family in Iowa and then brought all of them to Utah in 1849.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Silas Richards Company (1849), Age at departure: 43

He went to Utah in 1848, returned to Iowa, and brought the rest of his family to Utah in 1849. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Merrill (1780 - 1878)
  Phoebe Odell Merrill (1788 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  Camilla Wirick Merrill (1813 - 1886)
 
 Children:
  Ferdinand Daniel Merrill (1830 - 1894)*
  Editha Melissa Merrill Johnson (1833 - 1876)*
  William Wallace Merrill (1835 - 1915)*
  Mandana Rebecca Merrill Johnson (1838 - 1921)*
  George Gee Merrill (1841 - 1915)*
  Justin Jared Merrill (1843 - 1920)*
  Maryetta Merrill Owens (1846 - 1926)*
  Jacob Merrill (1848 - 1918)*
  Lucy Ann Merrill Ricks (1850 - 1928)*
  Samuel Jared Merrill (1856 - 1911)*
 
 Siblings:
  Justin Jared Merrill (1804 - 1889)
  Emily Phelps Merrill Dustin (1804 - 1890)*
  Samuel Bemis Merrill (1812 - 1891)*
  Polly Matilda Merrill Colton (1817 - 1891)*
  Philemon Christopher Merrill (1820 - 1904)*
  Albina Mariam Merrill Williams (1826 - 1914)*
  Phoebe Lodema Merrill Thompson (1832 - 1909)*
  Phoebe Merrill Rushforth (1863 - 1954)**
  Rebecca Ruby Merrill Ostler (1866 - 1954)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Smithfield City Cemetery
Smithfield
Cache County
Utah, USA
Plot: B_40.5_2
 
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Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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