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Augustin Merly1816

Augustin Merly
Given names
Birth 1816

MarriageJoséphine DumortierView this family

(on the date of death)

Historical Event
Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 14 years)
Note: The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. In 1831 the Choctaw were the first to be removed, and they became the model for all other removals. After the Choctaw, the Seminole were removed in 1832, the Creek in 1834, then the Chickasaw in 1837, and finally the Cherokee in 1838. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 16 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://goo.gl/0602J7
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 19 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://goo.gl/4B84q9
Birth of a daughter
Clara Josephe Merly
1841 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 30 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://goo.gl/dGxJ1k
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 41 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 45 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 51 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 51 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 53 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Death of a daughterClara Josephe Merly
December 1, 1872 (Age 56 years)
Residence 1872 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 82 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://goo.gl/AZzZyH

  1. Generation 1
    1. Augustin Merly, journalier, was born in 1816. He married Joséphine Dumortier. She was born in 1814.

      Children of Augustin Merly and Joséphine Dumortier:

      1. Clara Josephe Merly (18411872)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Clara Josephe Merly, ménagère (in 1872), daughter of Augustin Merly and Joséphine Dumortier, was born in 1841 in Wallers, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais and died on December 1, 1872 in Hasnon, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais at the age of 31. She married Benoit Cousin. He was born in 1836.

      Children of Clara Josephe Merly and Benoit Cousin:

      1. Elie Cousin (1870)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Elie Cousin, employé de commerce (in 1912), son of Benoit Cousin and Clara Josephe Merly, was born on March 5, 1870 in Hasnon, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais. He married Laure Dutouquet, daughter of Alphonse Dutouquet and Philomène Chirez, on April 18, 1895 in Hasnon, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais. She was born in 1873.

      Children of Elie Cousin and Laure Dutouquet:

      1. Elie Cousin (1892)