Elizabeth Courter

F, b. 1817, d. after 1847
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Courter was also known as Coulter.
Married NameHer married name was Franklin.
  • Elizabeth Courter was born in 1817 at New York.
  • She married Aaron Burr Franklin before 1824.
  • Elizabeth Courter died after 1847 at Wisconsin.
Census DateLocation
16 September 1850Mansfield, Cattaraugus, New YorkElizabeth Courter was listed in Aaron Burr Franklin's household on the 1850 Census at Mansfield, Cattaraugus, New York.1

Children of Elizabeth Courter and Aaron Burr Franklin

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 78.

William Henry Merritt

M, b. 22 November 1909, d. 4 February 1978
Father*William Henry Merritt b. 29 Jun 1880, d. 17 Oct 1918
Mother*Rosa Leigh Scholl b. 27 Nov 1881, d. 6 Sep 1945
Census DateLocation
5 January 1920Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaWilliam Henry Merritt was listed as a grandson in Susan Emily Bell's household on the 1920 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 57.

Leonora Hale Suter

F, b. 29 April 1915, d. 15 November 2003
Father*John Wesley Suter b. 28 Jul 1888, d. Jul 1969
Mother*Essie Arzelia Woolsey b. 13 Sep 1896, d. 6 Aug 1970
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name8 February 1937As of 8 February 1937,her married name was Merritt.
Married Nameafter 1978As of after 1978,her married name was Lukkar.

William Henry Merritt

M, b. 29 June 1880, d. 17 October 1918
Father*Lucius Manlius Merritt b. 23 Jul 1824, d. 4 Jan 1893
Mother*Susan Emily Bell b. 25 Apr 1842, d. 24 Sep 1922
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaWilliam Henry Merritt was listed as a son in Susan Emily Bell's household on the 1900 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.1
18 April 1910Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaWilliam Henry Merritt was listed as a son-in-law in James Lawrence Scholl's household on the 1910 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.2

Children of William Henry Merritt and Rosa Leigh Scholl

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25. Dwelling 93.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED18. Dwelling 19.

Rosa Leigh Scholl

F, b. 27 November 1881, d. 6 September 1945
Father*James Lawrence Scholl b. 29 Oct 1852, d. 5 May 1919
Mother*Rosa Leigh Jones b. 12 Mar 1859, d. 1 Apr 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 April 1907As of 17 April 1907,her married name was Merritt.
Census DateLocation
18 April 1910Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaRosa Leigh Scholl was listed as a daughter in James Lawrence Scholl's household on the 1910 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.1
5 January 1920Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaRosa Leigh Scholl was listed as a daughter-in-law in Susan Emily Bell's household on the 1920 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.2
     Rosa Leigh Scholl had 2 with 2 living in 1910 children.

Children of Rosa Leigh Scholl and William Henry Merritt

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED18. Dwelling 19.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 57.

John Wesley Suter

M, b. 28 July 1888, d. July 1969
Father*John J. Suter b. Mar 1850, d. c 1910
Mother*Georgia A. Reed b. c 1861

Child of John Wesley Suter and Essie Arzelia Woolsey

Essie Arzelia Woolsey

F, b. 13 September 1896, d. 6 August 1970
Father*William Johnson Woolsey b. 20 Feb 1857, d. 1934
Mother*Mary Hugene Etheridge b. 15 Nov 1867, d. 17 Sep 1939
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name19 January 1914As of 19 January 1914,her married name was Suter.
Married Name9 January 1923As of 9 January 1923,her married name was Soden.

Child of Essie Arzelia Woolsey and John Wesley Suter

John J. Suter

M, b. March 1850, d. circa 1910
Father*Daniel Suter b. 1821
Mother*Mary R. (?) b. c 1831

Child of John J. Suter and Georgia A. Reed

Georgia A. Reed

F, b. circa 1861
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Suter.

Child of Georgia A. Reed and John J. Suter

Daniel Suter

M, b. 1821
  • Daniel Suter married Mary R. (?).
  • Daniel Suter was born in 1821 at Maryland.

Child of Daniel Suter and Mary R. (?)

Mary R. (?)

F, b. circa 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Suter.
  • Mary R. (?) married Daniel Suter.
  • Mary R. (?) was born circa 1831 at Maryland.

Child of Mary R. (?) and Daniel Suter

William Johnson Woolsey

M, b. 20 February 1857, d. 1934
Father*Jeremiah E. Woolsey b. 5 Jul 1828, d. 9 Nov 1872
Mother*Susan Stearns b. 19 Feb 1833, d. 16 Jan 1907

Child of William Johnson Woolsey and Mary Hugene Etheridge

Mary Hugene Etheridge

F, b. 15 November 1867, d. 17 September 1939
Father*John Franklin Etheridge b. 5 Nov 1831, d. 7 Sep 1907
Mother*Martha Jane Compton b. 1 Nov 1839, d. 31 Aug 1907
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name23 October 1889As of 23 October 1889,her married name was Woolsey.

Child of Mary Hugene Etheridge and William Johnson Woolsey

James Lawrence Scholl

M, b. 29 October 1852, d. 5 May 1919
Father*Jacob Scholl b. 15 Mar 1822, d. 31 Aug 1862
Mother*Bridget Sweeny b. 1823, d. a 1870
Census DateLocation
18 April 1910Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaJames Lawrence Scholl was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.1

Children of James Lawrence Scholl and Rosa Leigh Jones

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED18. Dwelling 19.

Rosa Leigh Jones

F, b. 12 March 1859, d. 1 April 1930
Father*George Layfayette Jones b. 1823, d. 1870
Mother*Susan Hall
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1 April 1877As of 1 April 1877,her married name was Scholl.
Census DateLocation
18 April 1910Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaRosa Leigh Jones was listed as wife in James Lawrence Scholl's household on the 1910 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.1
10 January 1920Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaRosa Leigh Jones was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.2
     Rosa Leigh Jones had 9 with 7 living in 1910 children.

Children of Rosa Leigh Jones and James Lawrence Scholl

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED18. Dwelling 19.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 74.

George Layfayette Jones

M, b. 1823, d. 1870
  • George Layfayette Jones married Susan Hall.
  • George Layfayette Jones was born in 1823.
  • He died in 1870.

Child of George Layfayette Jones and Susan Hall

Susan Hall

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Jones.

Child of Susan Hall and George Layfayette Jones

Jacob Scholl

M, b. 15 March 1822, d. 31 August 1862
  • Jacob Scholl married Bridget Sweeny.
  • Jacob Scholl was born on 15 March 1822 at Pennsylvania.
  • He died on 31 August 1862 at Virginia at age 40.

Children of Jacob Scholl and Bridget Sweeny

Bridget Sweeny

F, b. 1823, d. after 1870
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Scholl.
  • Bridget Sweeny married Jacob Scholl.
  • Bridget Sweeny was born in 1823 at Ireland.
  • She died after 1870 at Florida.

Children of Bridget Sweeny and Jacob Scholl

Lucius Manlius Merritt

M, b. 23 July 1824, d. 4 January 1893
Father*Noah Merritt b. 13 Mar 1792, d. Sep 1839
Mother*Isetle Matilda Shaw b. c 1795
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLucius Manlius Merritt was also known as L. M.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1860Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaLucius Manlius Merritt was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.1
31 October 1870Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.2
17 June 1880Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.3
     In 1828, as the tumultuous election between Andrew Jackson and the defeated John Quincy Adams ended, the United States was on the move.
Noah Merritt and his family, like many other Americans, took advantage of recent advancements in transportation and moved from a small Massachusetts town to the bustling southern seaport of New Orleans. Noah bought a small house for his 4-year-old son, Lucius, and his sisters, Mary Merritt and Betsy (Elizabeth) Merritt.
Shortly thereafter, Mary married William Bagley, Noah’s new business partner, and the tight-knit family began to grow.
In 1852, Lucius, 28, married Eliza “Lizzie” McGaughy, a Canadian-born Louisiana resident. The young couple lived in New Orleans for six years and had several children. In 1858, Lucius decided to move his growing family to Pensacola and enter the thriving lumber industry. The growth of their family, along with recent wealth, prompted the Merritts to acquire a black slave called Aunt Lucy.
Just as Lucius Merritt was becoming a successful businessman, and Lizzie was settling into their new home, tragedy struck. In April 1859, 2-year-old Sammie died of a cold. Newborn mortality was one of many problems facing the infant population in the United States.
The following year, Florida became the third state to secede from the Union, making the future unclear for the Merritt family and Southerners as a whole. In 1861, Union forces gained control of Pensacola, forcing Confederate sympathizers to flee. Lucius sent Lizzie, her Irish-immigrant mother, Jane McGaughy, and the Merritt children to Montgomery, Ala., while he stayed behind to protect his lumber investments.
The Pensacola residents who stayed behind were given an ultimatum: sign an oath of allegiance to the Union, or become political prisoners within the brick walls and iron bars of Fort Pickens. Lucius refused to sign the oath. While Lucius was detained in Fort Pickens, the Merritt couple wrote numerous letters to each other, exhibiting the despair found in the often-forgotten side of war beyond the battlefield.
In one letter, Lizzie laments: “Oh Dear Lucius, My Dear Lucius, I wish you were here with me ... when will we be able to get home again? I am beginning to realize our situation and I can see nothing comforting to look forward to.” Lucius did not stay in prison long. He was released before the war ended and reunited with Lizzie and the children in New Orleans.
A few days before Christmas 1868, tragedy struck again. Lizzie, whose health had been waning throughout the war, died. She was 38. After the war, although much of the South was in ruin, Pensacola’s shipping industry was booming. Lucius, while still grieving, moved back to Pensacola where he thrived in shipping.
Lizzie’s body was exhumed from a New Orleans cemetery and laid to rest in St. Michael’s near her child, Sammie.
All of the following family members lived in Lucius’ North Hill home until their deaths: William Bagley died in 1871 at age 82. Jane McGaughy died in 1881 at age 80. Elizabeth Merritt died in 1887 at the astounding age of 98. Mary Merritt Bagley died in 1891 at age 91. Between 1861 and 1865 at U.S. Civil War Soldier, Florida, Name: Lucius Merritt Side: Confederate Regiment State/Origin: Florida Regiment Name: 1 Florida Cavalry. Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, Florida Cavalry COMPANY: G, Rank In: Bugler Rank In Expanded: Bugler Rank Out: Private Rank Out Expanded: Private Alternate Name: Lucius/Merrett.

Children of Lucius Manlius Merritt and Elizabeth Harriet McGaughy

Children of Lucius Manlius Merritt and Susan Emily Bell

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 13.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 57. Dwelling 399.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0127 Page Number 78C.

Susan Emily Bell

F, b. 25 April 1842, d. 24 September 1922
Father*John Bell b. 1782, d. 1844
Mother*Mary McClennan b. 1793, d. 1845
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSusan Emily Bell was also known as Emily Susan.
Married Name28 December 1871As of 28 December 1871,her married name was Merritt.
Census DateLocation
17 June 1880Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaSusan Emily Bell was listed as wife in Lucius Manlius Merritt's household on the 1880 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.1
5 June 1900Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaSusan Emily Bell was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.2
6 May 1910Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaShe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.3
5 January 1920Pensacola, Escambia, FloridaShe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.4
     Susan Emily Bell had 4 with 4 living in 1900 children. She had 5 with 4 living in 1910 children.

Children of Susan Emily Bell and Lucius Manlius Merritt

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0127 Page Number 78C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25. Dwelling 93.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED21. Dwelling 100.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 57.

Noah Merritt

M, b. 13 March 1792, d. September 1839
Father*(?) Merritt
  • Noah Merritt married Isetle Matilda Shaw.
  • Noah Merritt was born on 13 March 1792 at Massachusetts.
  • He was the son of (?) Merritt.
  • Noah Merritt died in September 1839 at Louisiana at age 47.

Child of Noah Merritt and Isetle Matilda Shaw

Isetle Matilda Shaw

F, b. circa 1795
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Merritt.
  • Isetle Matilda Shaw married Noah Merritt, son of (?) Merritt.
  • Isetle Matilda Shaw died at Louisiana.
  • She was born circa 1795 at New Hampshire.

Child of Isetle Matilda Shaw and Noah Merritt

John Bell

M, b. 1782, d. 1844
  • John Bell married Mary McClennan.
  • John Bell was born in 1782.
  • He died in 1844.

Child of John Bell and Mary McClennan

Mary McClennan

F, b. 1793, d. 1845
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bell.
  • Mary McClennan married John Bell.
  • Mary McClennan was born in 1793.
  • She died in 1845.

Child of Mary McClennan and John Bell

Jeremiah E. Woolsey

M, b. 5 July 1828, d. 9 November 1872
  • Jeremiah E. Woolsey married Susan Stearns.
  • Jeremiah E. Woolsey was born on 5 July 1828 at New York.
  • He died on 9 November 1872 at Florida at age 44.

Child of Jeremiah E. Woolsey and Susan Stearns

Susan Stearns

F, b. 19 February 1833, d. 16 January 1907
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Woolsey.
  • Susan Stearns married Jeremiah E. Woolsey.
  • Susan Stearns was born on 19 February 1833 at Florida.
  • She died on 16 January 1907 at Florida at age 73.

Child of Susan Stearns and Jeremiah E. Woolsey

John Franklin Etheridge

M, b. 5 November 1831, d. 7 September 1907
  • John Franklin Etheridge married Martha Jane Compton.
  • John Franklin Etheridge was born on 5 November 1831 at Alabama.
  • He died on 7 September 1907 at Alabama at age 75.

Child of John Franklin Etheridge and Martha Jane Compton

Martha Jane Compton

F, b. 1 November 1839, d. 31 August 1907
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Etheridge.
  • Martha Jane Compton married John Franklin Etheridge.
  • Martha Jane Compton was born on 1 November 1839 at Alabama.
  • She died on 31 August 1907 at Alabama at age 67.

Child of Martha Jane Compton and John Franklin Etheridge

Elizabeth Bode

F, b. 5 April 1869, d. October 1935
Father*Joseph Bode b. 25 Mar 1834, d. 10 Oct 1911
Mother*Anna Weber b. 16 Sep 1848
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1888As of circa 1888,her married name was Roth.
  • Elizabeth Bode was born on 5 April 1869 at Wisconsin also reported as July 1868.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Bode and Anna Weber.
  • Elizabeth Bode married Adam Roth circa 1888.
  • Elizabeth Bode died in October 1935 at age 66 Elizabeth (Bode) Roth obituary.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald October 31, 1935 - Elizabeth (Bode) Roth obituary
Census DateLocation
7 June 1900Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinElizabeth Bode was listed as wife in Adam Roth's household on the 1900 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1
     Elizabeth Bode had 6 with 6 living in 1900 children.

Children of Elizabeth Bode and Adam Roth

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 53.