Merchant, Iru

Birth Name Merchant, Iru
Gender male
Age at Death 77 years, 8 months, 15 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1806-09-20 Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Birth of Merchant, Iru  
Event Note

Iru Merchant's entry in the 1860 Federal Census says that he was born in Massachusetts, but his entry in the 1870 says that he was born in Connecticut.

Death 1884-06-05 LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, USA Death of Merchant, Iru  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Merchant, Samuel17731829-08-11
Mother Humiston, Yemma17771838-11-17
         Merchant, Iru 1806-09-20 1884-06-05


Family of Merchant, Iru and Bowell, Susan Evans

Married Wife Bowell, Susan Evans ( * 1814-11-24 + 1851-11-16 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Merchant, Alexanderabout 1840
Merchant, William1853-02-221914-06-30
Merchant, Nancyabout 1855
Merchant, Iruabout 1858


According to the black notebook from the Dale Gorden family, Iru Merchant had five children with his first wife, Elvira Seely: Harriet, Norman, George, Sarah Francis, and Elizabeth Wallace. His second wife was Susan Evans Bowell. His marriage date is listed as 3/1830 without specifying which wife is meant.