1860's Lucinda Ayres Merriams CDV Photo, wife Flavel Merriam, OH & CT
On front: "Mrs. Flavel Merriams" is boldly handwritten in old period dip pen ink on photo front. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph, 1860's Civil War era. Photographer: Prescott & Gage Photographers, 368 Main Street, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. (known to be photographer Daniel Prescott, Daniel K. Prescott and Edwin Gage, Edwin P. Gage, who worked together from 1861-1865 in Hartford)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Lucinda Ayres Merriam 1835-1907 (also seen as Lucinda Ayers Merriam)Married in 1859 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio to Flavel Merriam
Born: Mar 18, 1835 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio
Died: Aug 19, 1907 in Ohio, and buried in Ohio
Her Father: Steven Ayres
Her Mother: Lucinda Spicer Ayres
Hiram Jefferson Ayres 1823-1907 (Hiram Ayers)
Allen T. Ayers 1830-1901 (Allen Ayers)
Flavel Granger Merriam (also seen as Flavel Graham Merriam, F.G. Merriam)
Born in West Hartland, Connecticut 1835, and died in New York City, NY
His Father: Munson Merriam, born 1807
His Mother: Melissa Stebbins Meriam, born 1809
Lent Benham Merriam born 1836
Dwight A. Merriam
Charlotte Merriam Vail, who married Benjamin E. Vail
Their 2 Children:
1. Lottie Melissa Merriam Houghton 1860-1931, married Harry Benjamin Houghton 1883. (probably named after her aunt Charlotte below)
2. Grant Steven Merriam 1864-1922, died in Garland, Arkansas
His 1st married to Alice Glaser Merriam, 1892 Buncombe County, North Carolina
His 2nd married to Louise Baron Merriam, 1911 Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass
Flavel Merriam in the Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books
Name: Flavel Merriam
Spouse: Lucinda Ayres
Child: Lottie Melissa Merriam Houghton
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 25, Page 97: Mrs. Lucinda Ayres Merriam, DAR ID Number: 24271
Born in Akron, Ohio. Wife of Flavel Meriam.
"Descendant of William Morgan of Connecticut. Daughter of Stephen Ayres and Lucinda Spicer Ayres, his wife. Granddaughter of Minor Spicer and Cynthia Allyn, his wife. Great granddaughter of Ephraim Allyn and Temperance Morgan, his wife. Great great granddaughter of William Morgan and Temperance Avery, his wife. William Morgan 1723-77, on account of ill health did not give active service, but advanced money to aid the colony. He was born in Groton, where he died."
Flavel Y Merriam in US Civil War Draft Registrations Records 1863-1865
Birth Year: abt 1835
Place of Birth: Connecticut
Age on 1 July 1863: 28
Marital Status: Married
Residence: Akron, Ohio.
Congressional District: 18th
FROM THE 1880 AKRON DIRECTORY: "Baker, Merriam & Co., (John W. Baker, Flavel G. Merriam, and John C. McMillen), Manufacturers of Cigar Boxes, enameled wood & clay smoking pipes, knobs, pail woods, etc., office & works at 107 Ash St. in Akron, Ohio."
Flavel G. Merriam is also listed in business directories as applying for patents and the owner of mills, and a milling business in Akron, and Peoria, Illinois in the 1880-1890's.
We found evidence of this family's connection to the early Benham line. This photograph is of a stunning young Victorian era woman, Lucinda Ayres, with large sleeves. She is about 25 years of age, and looks directly into the camera, an amazing shot. This surname is also spelled Ayers, Ayer, Ayr, Ayrs, Ayers and Ayer in census records.
This is an 1860's Civil War CDV era photo, around the time of their wedding. She is buried at Glendale Cemetery in Akron. We could not find her husband Flavel's grave. This photo was found in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. It is a beautiful photo of an early DAR family member with strong Revolutionary War ties.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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