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Descendants of Guilford Merritt
Generation No. 1
1. GUILFORD1 MERRITT was born 1805 in North Carolina, and died Aft. 1860 in Alabama. He married MARY SHIREY 25 Feb 1830 in Bibb County Georgia, daughter of CHARLES SHIREY and RACHAEL UNKNOWN
Notes: Migrated to Crawford Co GA before 1836, Macon County Ga by 1850, Dale County AL by 1860
Children of GUILFORD MERRITT and MARY SHIREY are:
2. i. GILFORD A.2 MERRITT, b. Abt. 1831, South Carolina or Georgia.
ii. ANN MERRITT, b. 1833, Georgia.
Notes for ANN MERRITT:
3. iii. CHARLES MERRITT, b. 1834, Georgia; d. 04 Oct 1862, Near Knoxville Tennessee.
iv. ELEANOR MERRITT, b. 1836, Georgia; m. UNKNOWN UNKNOWN, Abt. 1850.
4. v. LEROY M. MERRITT, b. 29 Jun 1837, Houston County Alabama; d. Aft. 1910, Houston County Alabama.
vi. CAROLINE MERRITT, b. Bet. 1841 - 1842, Georgia.
vii. VIRGIL A. MERRITT, b. 1845, Georgia; d. Bef. 1860, Alabama.
Generation No. 2
2. GILFORD A.2 MERRITT (GUILFORD1) was born Abt. 1831 in South Carolina or Georgia. He married FRANCES E. UNKNOWN Abt. 1866.
Child of GILFORD MERRITT and FRANCES UNKNOWN is:
i. MARY L.3 MERRITT, b. 1867, Georgia.
3. CHARLES2 MERRITT (GUILFORD1) was born 1834 in Georgia, and died 04 Oct 1862 in Near Knoxville Tennessee. He married ANGELINA NEWMAN 17 Nov 1854 in Barbour County Alabama, daughter of HILARY NEWMAN.
Children of CHARLES MERRITT and ANGELINA NEWMAN are:
5. i. SARAH ANN JANE3 MERRITT, b. 01 Mar 1856, Alabama; d. 09 Aug 1949, Alabama.
6. ii. MARY ANN "DOLL" MERRITT, b. 1859, Coffee County Alabama.
7. iii. CHARLES (M.) RODDEN/REDDING MERRITT, b. Feb 1862, Alabama; d. Alabama.
4. LEROY M.2 MERRITT (GUILFORD1) was born 29 Jun 1837 in Houston County Alabama, and died Aft. 1910 in Houston County Alabama. He married UNKNOWN RACHAEL 1859.
Children of LEROY MERRITT and UNKNOWN RACHAEL are:
i. NANCY J.3 MERRITT, b. 1862, Alabama.
ii. LEROY MERRITT, b. 1864, Alabama; d. Bef. 1880, Henry County Alabama.
iii. MARY E. MERRITT, b. 1867, Alabama.
iv. WILLIAM H. MERRITT, b. 02 Feb 1871, Henry County Alabama; d. 23 Jan 1953, Houston County v.
v. LILLY A. MERRITT, b. 1873, Henry County Alabama.
vi. CHARLES D. MERRITT, b. 1876, Henry County Alabama.
vii. ALICE MERRITT, b. 1877, Henry County Alabama.
viii. JOSEPHINE MERRITT, b. 1879.
Generation No. 3
5. SARAH ANN JANE3 MERRITT (CHARLES2, GUILFORD1) was born 01 Mar 1856 in Alabama, and died 09 Aug 1949 in Alabama. She married (1) UNKNOWN SHEETS 1874 in Alabama. She married (2) JACK DEESE 1883 in Probably Alabama, son of LEONARD DEESE and SARAH UNKNOWN.
Children of SARAH MERRITT and UNKNOWN SHEETS are:
i. RETTA4 SHEETS, b. Oct 1876; m. CHARLES GLOVER, Bef. 1900.
ii. ANNIE SHEETS, b. Oct 1878; m. DELTER GLOVER, Bef. 1900.
Children of SARAH MERRITT and JACK DEESE are:
9. iii. SARAH4 DEESE, b. Mar 1884, Alabama.
iv. FRANCES "FANNY" DEESE, b. May 1891, Alabama.
10. v. COLEY CLARE O'NEAL DEESE, b. 03 Oct 1894, Geneva County Alabama; d. 13 Feb 1975, Houston County Alabama.
6. MARY ANN "DOLL"3 MERRITT (CHARLES2, GUILFORD1) was born 1859 in Coffee County Alabama. She married LOMAX STEPHENS 1876 in Barbour County Alabama.
Child of MARY MERRITT and LOMAX STEPHENS is:
i. WILLIAM4 STEPHENS, b. 1877, Barbour County Alabama.
7. CHARLES (M.) RODDEN/REDDING3 MERRITT (CHARLES2, GUILFORD1) was born Feb 1862 in Alabama1, and died in Alabama1. He married SUSAN CASSIE MANDY PATIENE YOUNG 1881 in Possibly Dale or Coffee County Alabama. She was born Aug 1857 in Georgia1, and died Jul 1939 in Alabama1.
Children of CHARLES MERRITT and SUSAN YOUNG are:
11. i. ELIZABETH "LIZZIE"4 MERRITT, b. Aug 1882.
12. ii. CHARLES JOHN MERRITT, b. Mar 1887.
iii. FANNY PEARL MERRITT, b. Dec 18901.
iv. DAVIS MERRITT, b. Apr 18911.
v. JAMES HOSIE MERRITT, b. 09 Oct 1892, Geneva County Alabama1; d. 28 Jul 1896, Geneva County Alabama.
3. vi. LEE ONDER MERRITT, b. 09 Feb 1894, Geneva County, Alabama; d. 01 Feb 1951, Houston County Alabama.
vii. HILERY MERRITT, b. Feb 18981.
8. WILLIAM H.3 MERRITT (LEROY M.2, GUILFORD1) was born 02 Feb 1871 in Henry County Alabama, and died 23 Jan 1953 in Houston County Alabama. He married LILLA V. SELLERS 1895 in Henry County Alabama.
Children of WILLIAM MERRITT and LILLA SELLERS are:
i. GUILFORD H. "LITTLE HAMP"4 MERRITT, b. 17 Mar 1896, Henry County Alabama; d. 14 Aug 1911, Houston County Alabama.
ii. RACHAEL C. MERRITT, b. 1900, Henry County Alabama.
iii. CARABELLE MERRITT, b. 1902, Henry County Alabama.
iv. ANTON MERRITT, b. 1905, Houston County Alabama.
Generation No. 4
9. SARAH4 DEESE (SARAH ANN JANE3 MERRITT, CHARLES2, GUILFORD1) was born Mar 1884 in Alabama. She married MARVIN SCOTT 24 Dec 1907 in Geneva County Alabama.
Children of SARAH DEESE and MARVIN SCOTT are:
i. MALE, b. Aft. 1908
ii. FEMALE. SCOTT, b. Aft. 1908.
iii. MALE SCOTT, b. Aft. 1908.
iv. MALE. SCOTT, b. Aft. 1908
v. MALE SCOTT, b. Aft. 1908.
vi. FEMALE SCOTT, b. 05 Feb 1918
10. COLEY CLARE O'NEAL4 DEESE (SARAH ANN JANE3 MERRITT, CHARLES2, GUILFORD1) was born 03 Oct 1894 in Geneva County Alabama, and died 13 Feb 1975 in Houston County Alabama. He married (1) JESSIE DUNN 21 Dec 1919 in Geneva County Alabama. He married (2) MALZIE LEE JEWEL BLACKMON 1937, daughter of BRANT BLACKMON and ANNA GENRTY.
Children of COLEY DEESE and MALZIE BLACKMON are:
i. JACK5 DEESE, b. 09 Nov 1940, Alabama; d. 23 May 1976, Houston County Alabama.
ii. MILLARD MAXTON DEESE, b. 15 Jun 1944, Alabama; d. 07 Jun 1999, Houston County Alabama
iii. BRYANT SHERWOOD DEESE, b. 23 Oct 1947, Alabama; d. 13 Aug 1990, New Orleans, Louisiana.
11. ELIZABETH "LIZZIE"4 MERRITT (CHARLES (M.) RODDEN/REDDING3, CHARLES2, GUILFORD1) was born Aug 18821. She married GEORGE FRANKLIN GLOVER 16 Dec 1904 in Geneva County Alabama, son of NATHAN GLOVER and EMMA GRAY. He was born 24 Dec 1879 in Taylor County Georgia, and died 25 Mar 1924 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Children of ELIZABETH MERRITT and GEORGE GLOVER are:
i. Female GLOVER, b. 1913.
ii. Male GLOVER, b. Aug 1918.
12. CHARLES JOHN4 MERRITT (CHARLES (M.) RODDEN/REDDING3, CHARLES2, GUILFORD1) was born Mar 18871.
Child of CHARLES JOHN MERRITT is:
i. RAMSEY5 MERRITT, d. 04 Feb 1954, Coffee County Alabama
13. LEE ONDER4 MERRITT (CHARLES (M.) RODDEN/REDDING3, CHARLES2, GUILFORD1) was born 09 Feb 1894 in Geneva County, Alabama1, and died 01 Feb 1951 in Houston County Alabama1. He married (1) ALMA LUCY DESHAZO. She was born 24 Jun 1900 in Barbour County Alabama, and died May 1978 in Birmingham, Alabama. He married (2) ROSIE DUNN.
Children of LEE MERRITT and ALMA DESHAZO are:
i. EWELL LEE5 MERRITT, b. 22 Feb 1919, Alabama1; d. Jul 2002, Bonifay, Holmes
ii. CHARLES WILSON MERRITT, b. 23 Sep 1921, Dale County Alabama1; d. 01 Jan 1958, Fedela, Morocco, Africa
iii. Living Female MERRITT