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John was born in Berne, NY on March 3, 1840, a son of George W. Merrihew and Ruth Norton.
Marriage & Children
He married at about 1864, Lydia Streeter, who was born at about 1846 in New York. They had one child, Edward J. Merrihew, who was born at about 1865. They lived in West Turin, Lewis Co., NY
|Residence at Enlistment:||Berne|
|Place of Birth:||Berne, NY|
|Date of Birth:||8? Mar 1840|
|Names of Parents:||George W (Merrihew) and Ruth Norton|
|Term of Enlistment:||1 year|
|Enlistment Date:||26 Jul 1864|
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Muster Out Date:||10 Jun 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Washington, DC|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 20
Born in Berne, NY on March 3, 1840, Age 20, Laborer Carpenter, Blue eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'3" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
His widow, Lydia, received her pension from his Civil War service on March 11, 1908.
Additional Research Notes
Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War