The Merritt Cemetery
Submitted by Robie M. Loriaux
One lone grave marker stands alone on a beautiful hill on the property that my GGG grandfather, John Merrit, once
owned. Thus there is a good possibility that other Merritt ancestors are also buried there. The lone marker is
four sided with the followin g inscriptions:
01/24/1804 to 12/26/1886
(maiden name: Tibbs)
07/24/1809 to 10/1890
(daughter of John and Nancy)
11/24/1843 to 06/09/1864
"In My Father's House Are Many Mansions."
Directions: Highway 56 north from Smithville to Silver point. Cross railroad tracts and take road to the
left, do not get on I-40. Go 5-6 miles and pass the Wolf Creek Baptist Church and after you go over the bridge,
turn left (Hellum Hollow Road ). Take 1st road on the left (Propular Flat Road). Go up the hill. Go until you see
a farm on the right side called "Somerset Farms". The gate to the right is the entrance to the cemetery.
Mt. Holly Cemetery
William Hanley Merritt and Sarah Francis Johnson are my GG grandparents and are buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery. Their
graves were moved to Mt. Holly during the Center Hill Lake Dam Project.
03/02/1838 to 12/29/1912
S. F. Merritt
10/13/1839 to 01/23/1913
My Line Of Descent:
William Hanley Merritt
Benjamin H. Merritt
William Franklin Merritt
Marvin Scott Merritt
For more information about this family, contact Robie M. Loriaux . Visit Robie's
Merritt Home Page.
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