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Sidney Glover

Female abt. 1770 -


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  • Born  abt. 1770  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Buried  Nashville, Davivdson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I13  Nashville
    Last Modified  11 Dec 2007 

    Family  Abram Glover 
    Children 
    >1. Nelson Grover Merry,   b. 10 Jul 1824, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1884, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Liverpool Napoleon Merry,   b. abt. 1826, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. E. Merry
    Last Modified  8 Dec 2007 
    Family ID  F5  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1850 TN Census: Nelson Merry
    1850 TN Census: Nelson Merry
    Enumeration Date: 18 Sep 1850
    Page: 78
    Location: Nashville, Davidson County, TN

    Dwelling #542
    1. Mat?, George - M, B, age 31, born in KY
    2. Lula Morgan? - F, B, age 53, born in MD
    3. Nelson Merritt - M, B, age 25, born in TN
    4. Mary Merritt - F, B, age 23, born in TN
    5. Sidney Merritt - F, B, age 80, born in NC
    6. John W Merritt - M, B, age 1, born in TN

    Note: family incorrectly enumerated as Merritt.

    Link to full image.
    1870 TN Census: Nelson & Mary Merry
    1870 TN Census: Nelson & Mary Merry
    Enumeration Date: 22 Jun 1870
    Page No: 9
    Location: Nashville Ward 4, Davidson County, Tennessee

    Dwelling #40
    1. Nelson Merry - M, B, married, Minister, $3000 real estate, $200 personal estate, born in KY
    2. Mary Ann - F, B, age 40, born in TN
    3. Lizzie - F, B, age 15, attending school
    4. Nancy - F, B, age 14
    5. Idella - F, B, age 10
    6. James - M, B, age 5
    7. Sidney - F, B, age 80, born in VA

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    Headstones
    Sidney Merry is buried in the Old City Cemetery
    Sidney Merry is buried in the Old City Cemetery

  • Notes 
    • Sydney was born in the Carolinas because being a Cherokee she was forced to move west. She got as far as Tennessee and she then said: "They have pushed me as far as they are going to push me. I am staying here!" -- per email from Eve L. (dec 2007) as told to her by her mother.

    Born:
    • Sidney is listed as being 80 years old in both the 1850 and the 1870 census. In 1850 it says she was born in NC. In 1880 it says she was born in Virginia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Old City Cemetery: Grave Search, (Nashville Public Library), http://0-www.library.nashville.org.waldo.library.n..
      Buried on Nelson G. Merry lot.