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James Thomas Merritt
1832 - 12/23/1862
James Thomas Merritt was born about 1832 in Richmond, Virginia and died on December 23, 1862 in Richmond, Virginia. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 30 years old.

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7 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
12 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
21 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
24 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
27 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
2 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
29 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
30 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
3 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
5 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
8 1840 Oregon Trail is established
10 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
23 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
28 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
30 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
1 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Clarissa Sasser
Born about 1837 and died about 1894
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William Bartow Merritt
Born in an unknown place on July 1, 1862 and died in Whigham, Georgia on September 9, 1932. He was 70 years old.

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