Merriam Family Tree
 Genealogy Pages

MERRIAM, George

MERRIAM, George

Male 1803 - 1880  (77 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name MERRIAM, George   [1
    Born 19 Jan 1803  Worcester, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Accomplishments 1832  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    CO-FOUNDER
    With brother Charles MERRIAM (I5750) was co-founder of G & C Merriam Company; a publishing company in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1847 the company published the first Merriam-Webster Dictionary. 
    Occupation Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PRINTER - PUBLISHER 
    Died 22 Jun 1880  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I5749  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2021 

    Father MERRIAM, Dan,   b. 21 Sep 1771, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1823, Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother CLAPP, Thirza,   b. 19 May 1781, Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1871, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Alt. Marriage 31 Jan 1802  Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 28 Feb 1802  Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 LITTLE, Abigail Willis,   b. 6 May 1808, New Braintree, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1841, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Alt. Marriage 13 Apr 1828  Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Intention to marry 
    Married May 1828  New Braintree, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. MERRIAM, George Dan,   b. Jun 1829, Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1832, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     2. MERRIAM, John Fiske,   b. Aug 1830, Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1836, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     3. MERRIAM, Charles Edward,   b. Nov 1831,   d. 24 Mar 1836, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
     4. MERRIAM, Hannah Little,   b. 22 Jan 1835, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1927  (Age 92 years)
     5. MERRIAM, Henry Martyn,   b. Sep 1838,   d. 4 Apr 1839, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F1478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 FISKE, Abigail,   b. 28 Feb 1812, New Braintree, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1875, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1842 
    Children 
     1. MERRIAM, George Spring,   b. 13 Jan 1843, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1914, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. MERRIAM, James Fiske,   b. 2 May 1845, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1918  (Age 73 years)
     3. MERRIAM, Edward Fiske,   b. 5 May 1847, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1896, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +4. MERRIAM, Susan Raymond,   b. 5 Apr 1849, New Braintree, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1937, Great Neck, Nassau Co, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. MERRIAM, Abigail Little,   b. 6 Jun 1851, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1874, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. MERRIAM, Celia Campbell,   b. 27 Jun 1855, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1933  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F2094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1803 - Worcester, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Marriage - Intention to marry - 13 Apr 1828 - Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - May 1828 - New Braintree, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAccomplishments - CO-FOUNDER With brother Charles MERRIAM (I5750) was co-founder of G & C Merriam Company; a publishing company in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1847 the company published the first Merriam-Webster Dictionary. - 1832 - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - PRINTER - PUBLISHER - - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1880 - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Photo: MERRIAM, George, b 19 Jan 1803
    Photo: MERRIAM, George, b 19 Jan 1803
    Illustration from King's Handbook of Springfield, Published in Springfield, MA 1884

    Histories
    MASSACHUSETTS: A brief biography of MERRIAM, George b 19 Jan 1803
    MASSACHUSETTS: A brief biography of MERRIAM, George b 19 Jan 1803
    Excerpt from: Personal Memoirs Related to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams, Editors,, Vol. II, New York, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY 1910

  • 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 180, 304 (616). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S142] WEBSITE: Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=merriam&GSfn=george&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=21&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=53848705&df=all& (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S910] VITAL Record: Massachusetts, USA - Brookfield, (http://ma-vitalrecords.org) (Reliability: 2).