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MERRIAM, Francis Jackson

MERRIAM, Francis Jackson

Male 1837 - 1865  (28 years)

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  • Name MERRIAM, Francis Jackson   [1
    Born 18 Mar 1837  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Sep 1865 
    Notes 
    • Note: There are slight discrepancies with birth and date dates between the National Park's Service listing and the Pope book, but we are positive the same person is being referenced:

      This note from National Park Service: November 17, 1837 - November 28, 1865

      "Despite his frailty and blindness in one eye, Meriam's hatred of slavery made him determined to join Brown. He served as Brown's rear guard in Maryland and escaped Harper's Ferry. During the Civil War, he served as captain in the Third South Carolina Colored Infantry."

      This note from Pope book: "Aroused by the barbarism of slavery in his early manhood, he adopted the antislavery principles of his mother's father, the renowned abolitionist. He sympathized with, and contributed a considerable sum of his patrimony to John Brown, and was a companion of his at Harper's Ferry; escaped, having been on duty at a distance from the place where Brown and the majority were, at the crisis." [2]
    Person ID I4412  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father MERRIAM, Charles Danforth,   b. 17 Apr 1814, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1845  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother JACKSON, Eliza F,   b. 31 Jan 1816, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1881, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1836  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F2038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CALDWELL, Minerva,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F3101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Mar 1837 - Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Photo: MERRIAM, Francis Jackson, b 18 Mar 1837
    Photo: MERRIAM, Francis Jackson, b 18 Mar 1837

    Histories
    MASSACHUSETTS: MERRIAM, Francis Jackson, b 18 Mar 1837 - Biographical notes
    MASSACHUSETTS: MERRIAM, Francis Jackson, b 18 Mar 1837 - Biographical notes
    A brief biography of Francis Jackson Merriam written by Kit Cutting.

  • Sources 
    1. [S255] GENEALOGY: MERRIAM GENEALOGY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, Pope, Charles Henry - 1906, (Reprint compiled by John Merriam Kingsbury through Bullbrier Press - 1986), pages 250, 381 (880). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S419] HISTORY: Harper's Ferry, National Park Service, (United States Dept of Interior), Online reference is needed (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S205] MARRIAGE Record: Massachusetts, USA, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FH8V-L6D (Reliability: 2).