James Monroe MERRYMAN Frances Jane MERRYMAN Julia Ann MERRYMAN Mary Caroline MERRYMAN Martha S MERRYMAN David Colbert MERRYMAN John Scott MERRYMAN Lethi Ann Amanda MERRYMAN Anny SCOTT Caroline KREBBS Mini tree diagram

William P MERRYMAN1,2,6,6,3,2,4

18th Jun 18211,2,1,3,4 - 27th Jan 18811,1,5,4

Life History

18th Jun 1821

Born in Tennessee.1,2,1,3,4


Married Anny SCOTT in Parson, Texas.2,6

14th Jan 1844

Birth of son James Monroe MERRYMAN.7

2nd Dec 1846

Birth of daughter Frances Jane MERRYMAN.7

12th Jan 1847

Birth of daughter Julia Ann MERRYMAN in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,7,3

7th Jan 1849

Birth of daughter Mary Caroline MERRYMAN in Skullyville, Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.8,7

7th Mar 1851

Birth of daughter Martha S MERRYMAN.7

15th Feb 1853

Birth of son David Colbert MERRYMAN in Skullyville, Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.9,10,11,12,13,7,8

14th Jun 1855

Birth of son John Scott MERRYMAN in Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,7,4,3,14

29th Jul 1856

Birth of daughter Lethi Ann Amanda MERRYMAN.1,7

17th Jan 1863

Death of daughter Martha S MERRYMAN.5

19th Dec 1866

Death of Anny SCOTT in Skullyville, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,6,5,4

16th Dec 1876

Death of son James Monroe MERRYMAN.5

27th Jan 1881

Died in Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,1,5,4

after 27th Jan 1881

Buried in Skullyville Cemetery, Skullyville, Le Flore County, Oklahoma.1,1

Other facts


Married Caroline KREBBS in Oklahoma.2


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    Leo Earl Merryman and Oda N. Reynolds

    My Great-Grandfather Leo Merryman, born in Kully Chaha (Kulli Cha ha),Sugar Loaf Co., Moshulatubbee Dist., Choctaw Nation, Ind.Ter., (nearpresent Poteau, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma) and later married Oda N.Reynolds.  I have put numerous postings on the Internet in my searchfor some long lost elder who may know a bit of family tree informationabout relatives to my great-grandfather or descendants of his siblingsor those of his aunts and uncles with not much success with contacts.

    My Great-Grandfather (Leo) was born in 1891 and his father before himwas David C. Merryman born also in the Choctaw Nation in 1853; whilehis grandmother Anny Scott-Merryman (and David's mother) was born inMississippi before the 'Trail of Tears' removal to the new ChoctawNation there in what of course became Oklahoma (aka land of the "redpeople").  Other spellings in past generations on Merryman - Merriman.
    --  Russ Merryman choctawSonaol.com, Oklahoma Chahta Clan ofCalifornia, accessed 19 January 2015,http://www.oklachahta.org/Smoke%20Signals.htm

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Annie Scott
    Birth Place MS
    Spouse Name William P Merryman born TN
    Marriage 1843

    In the 1860 census of Choctaw Nation, WIlliam is enumerated as thesole name in his household.  Only heads of homes were enumerated forthis census in Indian Territory.

    1860 Federal Census, Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation, 29 October, PO Skullyville, page 20, Hse #229, Fam #227
    William Merriman 39 M Farmer No Real Estate or Personal Rptd bTennessee [b abt 1821]

    William P. Merryman
    He was born in 1820, in Tennessee. His ancestry is not known, but heis thought to have been mostly French. He lived in Kentucky andGeorgia for a time, came to Indian Territory in 1844. Following thedeath of his first wife, Anny Scott, William Merryman married CarolineKrebs, a daughter of Stephen (Etienne) Krebs, brother of PlacideKrebs. He died at Skullyville, Choctaw Nation, January 27, 1881, andwas buried in Skullyville Cemetery

    Anny Scott Merryman
    She was born in the Choctaw lands in Mississippi in 1821. She was thedaughter of John Scott, a white man, and a Choctaw woman, whose nameis not known. Family tradition has it that Anny's Choctaw mother diedduring the trek to Indian territory, in 1832, when Anny was but 10.Anny Scott Merryman died Dec. 19, 1866, and was buried in SkullyvilleCemetery.

    Anny Scott and William Merryman were married in Parson, Texas, andmoved to Indian territory in 1844.

    Their children were:
    1. James Monroe
    2. Francis Jane
    3. Julia Ann
    4. Mary Caroline
    5. Martha S. (she died young)
    6. David C.
    7. John S. Merryman (Buried in Skullyville Cemetery, #117)
    8. Leathiann Amanda
    --  Skullyville, http://www.skullyville.com/239.html

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    William P Merryman
    Gender Male
    Spouse Name Caroline Krebbs
    Marriage State OK
    [No marriage date in this index record]

    I submitted additional detail from my research to Wililam's memorialon Find a Grave.  Here is the updated memorial.

    William P Merryman
    Birth Jun. 18, 1821 Tennessee
    Death Jan. 27, 1881 Skullyville, Le Flore County, Oklahoma
    Thought to be of French extraction. Died on his farm located threemiles from Spiro, LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
    Spouse Anny Scott Merryman (1821 - 1866)
    Julia Ann Beard (1847 - 1912)
    Lethi Ann Amanda Merryman Daggs (1854 - 1886)
    John Scott Merryman (1855 - 1914)
    Inscription: PATRIARCH
    Burial Skullyville Cemetery, Skullyville, Le Flore County, Oklahoma
    Maintained by Keete (Clark) Giovanazzi, Originally Created by jeffedwards Feb 23, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #24844666,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24844666


  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation
    • 29 October, P O Skullyville, page 20, Hse #229, Fam #227
  • 4. History of Indian Territory, by D C Gideon
  • 5. Anny Scott's Bible Death Entries
  • 6. Skullyville
  • 7. Anny Scott's Bible Birth Entries
  • 8. U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
  • 9. 1900 Federal Census, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 7 June, Township 4, District 94, Page 16B, House/Family #4
  • 10. Kinard Choctaw Marriage Records 1890-1907
  • 11. Oklahoma Chahta Clan of California
  • 12. Lawmen and Outlaws, RootsWeb
    • Name: Name: http://marti.rootsweb,com/law/pic/lterry.htm;;
  • 13. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 14. U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes,1895-1914

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