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Augustus Edwin MERRITT
Husband:  Augustus Edwin MERRITT
Birth:  19 Apr 1833, CT
Death:  6 Aug 1910, DC
Occupation:  Chief Clerk, Navy Dept., U.S. Government
Father:  Edwin MERRITT
Mother:  Clarissa Binn CLAPP
Marriage-1:  29 Sep 1859 or 5 Oct 1859 or 15 Oct 1859, Hartford, CT, or DC
Wife-1:  Anna "Annie" M. SCHALL
Birth:  23 Jan 1840, York Co., PA
Death:  27 Jan 1861, CT
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William SCHALL / SHAUL / SHAW, b. 1813/4, PA 
Mother:  Rebecca __?__, b. 1816/7, PA
Marriage-2:  22 Apr 1862, DC
Wife-2:  Josephine "Josie" BRASHEARS
Birth:  17 Aug 1837, MD
Death:  2 May 1909, DC
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Wilkinson BRASHEARS
Mother:  Mary Angeline "Ann" HOYE
Stepfather:  Joshua M. CARRICO
Child with Annie SCHALL born in Washington, DC:
1.  William E. H. MERRITT, b. 27 Nov 1860; d. 30 Nov 1923, DC; m. [Harriet?] "Hattie" __?__
Children with Josie BRASHEARS born in Washington, DC:
2.  Mary Elizabeth MERRITT, b. 8 Sep 1863
3.  Stella Louise MERRITT, b. 7 May 1866
4.  [Henry] Harry Brashears MERRITT, b. 1 Jan 1869
5.  Lillian Angela MERRITT, b. 5 May 1871
6.  Florence Adele MERRITT, b. 27 May 1874
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania


1a.  Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: Augustus E. Merritt Augustus E. Merritt
Spouse's Name: Annie M. Schall Annie M. Schall
Event Date: 15 Oct 1859 05 Oct 1859
Evente Place: Connecticut Hartford, Connecticut
Film Number: 3253 3300,3308,5259

1b.  District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: Augustus E Merritt Augustus E Merritt
Event Type: Marriage Marriage
Event Date: 29 Sep 1859 22 Apr 1862
Event Place: District of Columbia District of Columbia
Spouse's Name: Annie M Schall Josie Brashears
Film Number: 2079252 2079252
Digital Folder Number: 4539707 4539707

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Augustus E. MERRITT (æ 17, b. CT) is living in Hartford, CT, with his parents (q.v.).  Anna SCHALL (æ 10, b. PA) is living in York Borough (North Ward), York Co., PA (p. 17A), with her parents, William SCHALL (æ 36, b. PA; clerk) & Rebecca (æ 33, b. PA), plus siblings.  Joane CARRICO (æ 7, b. MD) is living in Washington, DC, with her twice widowed mother (q.v.).

3a.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #65 of 228):  Hartford P.O., Hartford (Dist. 3), Hartford Co., CT, Roll M653_78, p. 171, PN 83, 604/648, enumerated 19 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
Edwin Merrett 51 M   Master Builder 7000 5000 Conn
Maria L   " 46 F         Mass
George S  " 15 M         Conn
Mary A    " 10 F         "
Emma St Clair  4 F         "
Kate Driscoll 15 F   Servant     "
Orrin C Merrett 23 M   Joiner     "
Charlotte Stearns 44 F   Stra?? Store     Mass
Augustus Merrett 27 M   Clerk     Conn
Anna        " 20 F         Penn

3b.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  There is an Augustus Merritt (æ 28, b. CT; Clerk) boarding in Washington (Ward 4), DC (p. 200) and an Augustus MERRITT (æ 28, b. CT; Clerk) boarding in Washington (Ward 2), DC (p. 536).  It appears Augustus may have been "commuting" to his job in Washington, so has the distinction of having been enumerated three times in one census.  Anna's parents, Wm SHAW (æ 48, b. PA; Clerk) and his wife, Rebecca (æ 42, b. PA), are living in the City of Washington (Ward 2), DC (p. 449), with their children, et al., who jibe with the ones they had in 1850.  Josie BRASHEARS-CARRICO is living with her mother in Washington (Ward 4), DC (q.v.).

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #369 of 476):  Washington P.O., Washington (Ward 4), DC, Roll M593_124, p. 826A, PN 369, 2631/3007, enumerated 9 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Merritt Augustus 37 M W Clk Navy Dept 3000 500 Conn
   "    Josephine 33 F W Keeping house     Maryland
   "    William  9 M W At home     D.C.
   "    Mary  6 F W "   "      "
   "    Stella  4 F W "   "      "
   "    Harry  1 M W "   "      "
Carrico Ann 51 F W       Maryland
Lee Lizzie 14 F M Domestic     D.C.
William is our subject's son from his prior marriage.  Ann CARRICO is Josephine's mother.

5.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #44 of 68):  612 H St. NW, Washington, Washington Co., DC, Roll 123, p. 128B, PN 44, SD 17, ED 49, enumerated 10 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
* 612 356 485 Merritt Augustus E W M 45     /   Chf Clk Navy Dpt       Connecticut Conn Conn
      _______ Josie W F 41 Wife   /   Keeping House       Maryland Md Md
      _______ William E W M 19 Son /     At Home       Dist of Col Conn Md
      _______ Mary E W F 15 Dau /     At School /     Dist of Col Conn Md
      _______ Stella S W F 13 Dau /     At School /     Dist of Col Conn Md
      _______ Harry B W M 11 Son /     At School /     Dist of Col Conn Md
      _______ Lillian A W F  8 Dau /     At School /     Dist of Col Conn Md
      _______ Florence A W F  6 Dau /             Dist of Col Conn Md
      Carrico Angeline W F 61 M-in-law     / At Home       Maryland Md Md
      Zimms?/Simms? Alice B F 22 Servant /     Servant   / / Virginia Va Va
*H St. N.W.

6.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  Index to District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964 (online at FamilySearch.org):
Name: Augustus E. Merritt Josie Boashears Merritt William E.H. Merritt
Death Date: 06 Aug 1910 02 May 1909 30 Nov 1923
Death Place: District of Columbia District of Columbia  
Gender | Race | Age: Male | White | 77 Female | White | 71 Male | 63
Birth Date: 1833 1838 1860
Birthplace: Connecticut Md  
Marital Status: Widowed Married Married
Spouse:     Hattie Merritt
Father:     Augustus E. Merritt
Father's Birthplace: Connecticut Md  
Mother:     Anna M. Schall
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut Md  
Burial Date:   04 May 1909  
Film Number: 2115390 2115388 2115945

8.  Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934 (online at FamilySearch.org):
Name: Annie Merritt
Death Date: 27 Jan 1861
Death Place: Connecticut
Gender: Female
Film Number: 3169

9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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