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Algernon Merryweather
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1814, England
Death: Apr. 28, 1864
Ontonagon County
Michigan, USA

Algernon Merryweather was the son of George Merryweather and Mary Whitaker. He married Catherine and had the following children:

* Emma A. Merryweather (b. 1841)

* Clara E. Merryweather (b. Nov. 1842 in Michigan; m. Dr. Godfrey Vivian in 1861; d. 1929 in Alameda, CA)

* Eliza Merryweather (b. abt. 1845)

* Mary Augusta Merryweather (b. Aug 1850)

* George Frederick Merryweather (b. bef. 1855)

* Catherine Merryweather (b. 1855)

Algernon Merryweather emigrated to the United States in 1832, arriving at the port of Philadelphia. He was in Michigan as early as 1840. He held the following positions:

* Oakland County Deputy Surveyor (for Hervey Parke), 1840
* U.S. Deputy Surveyor, 1845
* Elected, Oakland County Surveyor, 1845, 1847
* U.S. Deputy Surveyor, 1851

He surveyed the boundaries of Township 42 North, Range 21 West (Whitefish River deer yard north of Rapid River, Michigan) on the 9th day of September 1842, and wrote the following:

"The greater part of this township lies in the valley of White Fish and Rapid Rivers, which valley is enclosed by a bluff in the East from 70 to 100 feet high and on the west side from 40 to 50 feet. The first of these bluffs is very springy and generally runs into cedar swamp extending to the river. The land rises higher in the middle of the Valley where there are some fine ridges of sugar, elm and basswood, but the larger portion of the valley is hemlock, cedar, tamarack, spruce, birch and poplar…"

He was also involved in copper mining, and was associated with the following mines for which he was the Company Agent.

Merryweather Mining Co., (which became the Eureka in 1863)
Gogebic Mining Co.
Magnetic Mining Co.
Metropolitan Mining Co.

"Algernon Merryweather, of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan" also owned 4,000 shares in the Clifton Mining Co. (1853)

The following is from:
"The Mining Magazine," ed. by William J. Tenney, Volume Three, from July to December 1854, page 151:

Lake Superior Mines
"Merryweather Mine—This is the most western location on the mineral range that has been opened. It was pre-empted by Algernon Merryweather, Esq., and when the company was organized it was named in compliment to the pre-empter. A vein was discovered upon it 3 feet wide. Explorations only have been made upon it. The difficulties attendant upon the transportation of supplies and necessaries for carrying on the operation, have alone prevented the opening of the mine. Upon completion of suitable communications to the mouth of the Ontonagon, operations will be commenced here. It has 640 acres of land, 1 1/2 miles west of Gogebec lake."

 
 
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 Parents:
  George Merryweather (1769 - 1852)
 
 Children:
  Emma A. Merryweather (1841 - 1843)*
  Clara Elizabeth Merryweather Vivian (1842 - 1921)*
  Eliza Merryweather (1845 - ____)*
  George Frederick Merryweather (1849 - 1855)*
  Mary Augusta Merryweather Ball (1850 - 1910)*
  Catharine Merryweather (1854 - 1855)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Merryweather (1794 - 1870)*
  Myrtilla Merryweather Barrett (1797 - 1881)*
  Horatio Merryweather (1800 - 1895)*
  Maria Blanche Gough (1802 - 1893)*
  Laura Merryweather (1807 - 1879)*
  Lucy Anna Merryweather (1811 - 1906)*
  Algernon Merryweather (1814 - 1864)
  Juliet Merryweather (1816 - 1886)*
  Eliza Merryweather (1822 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Ontonagon
Ontonagon County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Ray Henry
Record added: May 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52311833
Algernon Merryweather
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"After death the Soul becomes again a spirit; that is to say, it returns into the world of spirits, which it had quitted for a short time." Taken from "The Spirits' Book", by Allan Kardec: www.geae.inf.br/en/books/codification/sb.pdf
- MPM77
 Added: Jun. 29, 2012

- Ray Henry
 Added: Aug. 2, 2011
Yorkshire born, so we leave the White Rose, our County Flower.Brother of Myrtilla Merrryweather who married William BARRET, lawyer of Otley, son of Johh who is my wife's ancestor
- Mark Andrew
 Added: Dec. 3, 2010
 
 
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