James Merritt

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James Merritt

  • Birth 1 Oct 1823 Greene County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 20 May 1904 Greene County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Veazey, Greene County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 17441684

Father: Thomas W. Merritt b: 1795 in Nash County, North Carolina; d: 2 FEB 1860 in Greensboro, Greene Co, GA

Mother: Martha "Patsy" Rowland b: ABT. 1797 in Greene Co, GA; d: 8 NOV 1867 in Greensboro, Greene Co, GA

JAMES MERRITT was the third child born to THOMAS W. and MARTHA "PATSY" ROWLAND MERRITT. James was born 01 Oct 1823 and died 20 May 1904 all in Greensboro, Greene County, GA. He is buried at Walkers United Methodist Church Cemetery in Greensboro.

On 13 August 1843, at the age of 19, he married his first wife HARRIETT ANN MARIAH FLEETWOOD. She was the daughter of WILLIAM FLEETWOOD and MARIAH (BYRD) BIRD. Harriett was born about 1827 and died before 1861. She was only 34 years old. Harriett Ann and James Merritt had six(6) children.

On 12 December 1861, James married his second wife SARAH "SALLY" SIDWELL.

They had eight(8) children. SOURCE: Larry Moon.

In March 1862, during the War Of Northern Aggression, James MERRITT joined Company K, 44th Regiment, Georgia. In March 1863, he was in Company "G" 66th Georgia. James was discharged in 1865 in Greensboro, GA. He was wounded in the hand, face, lip and nose.
Official Records state the following:
MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY G, 66th REGIMENT - GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, ARMY OF TENNESSEE - C.S.A.
GREENE, MORGAN AND OTHER COUNTIES, GEORGIA
Merritt, James -- private in Co. K 44th Regiment Ga. Inf., March 1, 1862. In Chimborazo Hospital No. 5, Richmond, Va., July 8, 1862 Discharged, disability, February 24, 1863. Enlisted as a private in Co. G, 66th Regiment, Georgia Inf., August 15, 1863. Wounded July 20, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga. Died in Receiving and Distributing Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.; of gunshot wound July 25, 1864.

Obviously, he didn't die, but it's easy to make such mistakes in the middle of a war.

James MERRITT and 2nd wife Sarah "Sally" SIDWELL are my husband's great-great-grandparents.


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  • Originally Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
  • Added: 14 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17441684
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Merritt (1 Oct 1823–20 May 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17441684, citing Walker United Methodist Church Cemetery, Veazey, Greene County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by GenAngel (contributor 47430398) .