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Charles Merrill Squires

Male 1793 - 1844  (50 years)


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  • Name Charles Merrill Squires 
    Born 18 Apr 1793  Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1844  Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Newbury, Geauga,Oh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles Merrill Squires, son of John and Susanna, was born in Monson, Massachusetts in 1793. He moved with his sister Polly and her family to Newbury, Geauga County, Ohio as a young man in about 1817 or 1818. He married Charlotte Smith. He owned a farm in Newbury, and was engaged in farming. Newbury, being only a few miles from Kirtland, he came in contact with the Mormon Church during its early years and he was our first Squire ancestor to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He and his family joined about 1840, but no definite date is known. He went to Illinois and bought a farm in Hancock County, but died before he could move his family there. Administration of his estate was granted to his wife, Charlotte, in Newbury, on the 26th of March 1844, so he no doubt died early that year. His family moved to the farm in Hancock County and with the exception of Charles Porter and Charlotte, they lived out their lives there.

      Burgoyne, Charlotte Tillotson: "Squires Histories", 2002.
    • Of Puritan stock, they were pioneers of the mid 1820’s. Charles Merrill no doubt had heard stories of rolling, fertile plains in Ohio and then considered the far west frontier as the place he wanted to live. In sharp contrast to the difficult, heavily wooded land in Massachusetts, it beckoned Merrill and many of his family and friends westward. In Ohio they were caught in the “Gospel net” as they heard and accepted the Gospel and the fate and destiny of it’s people.

      It was a time of great persecution for the Church of Latter-day Saints in Ohio and Missouri. In mid-winter of 1838-1839, our great grandfather assisted in removing 12,000 saints beyond the power of their persecutors and murderous mobs. In stormy weather they made a perilous journey of 300 miles to the hospitable shores of Illinois.

      Great grandfather Squires owned a lot of property in Ohio and Illinois and also a lot of cattle, sheep, and horses. He was planning to take them to his home in Illinois when he died a martyr to the cause of Mormonism. Throughout the trials, he endured to the end as he remained true to his testimony.

      Charlotte Smith Squires with six of her children stayed in Ohio until she moved to Illinois in 1850. She died there in the home that her husband had bought for her before he died. After she died, the children scattered as only the eldest daughter, Charlotte, and their eldest son, Charles Porter went west with the saints.

      Burgoyne, Charlotte Tillotson: "Squires Histories", 2002.
    • ! SOURCES;
      1. Charles Porter Squires Family Records.
      2. Records of Charlotte Squires Tillotson.
      3. Lake and Geauga Co. Mar. Vol 2, pg. 19.
      4. Geauga Probate Rec. Vol. F, pg. 117, at Chardon, Ohio.
      5. History of Lorenzo Snow by Eliza R. Snow.

      The 1850 census of Geauga County states #4 was age 11; family records
      indicated born about 1830; 1860 cebsus of Hancock County lists his age as 30.

      ! SOURCES;
      1. Charles Porter Squires Family Records.
      2. Records of Charlotte Squires Tillotson.
      3. Lake and Geauga Co. Mar. Vol 2, pg. 19.
      4. Geauga Probate Rec. Vol. F, pg. 117, at Chardon, Ohio.
      5. History of Lorenzo Snow by Eliza R. Snow.

      The 1850 census of Geauga County states #4 was age 11; family records
      indicated born about 1830; 1860 cebsus of Hancock County lists his age as 30.
    Person ID I46  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2006 

    Father John Squire,   b. 13 Oct 1761, Ashford, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1839, Alexander, Genesee, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Susanna Riddell,   b. 1772, Monson, Hampden, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Alexander, Genesee, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1 May 1783  Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet

    Father John Squires, Jr.,   b. 13 Oct 1761, Ashford, Windham,Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1839, Alexander, Genesee,Ny Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Susanna Riddell,   b. Abt 1768, Monson, Hampden,Ma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 May 1783  Monson, Hampden,Ma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24581420  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Charlotte Smith,   b. 23 Apr 1807, Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1869, , Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1823  Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Charlotte Squires,   b. 19 Nov 1825, Bainbridge, Geauga,Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +2. Charles Porter Squires,   b. 22 Mar 1827, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1872, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Edward Squires,   b. 26 Aug 1829, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1890  (Age 60 years)
     4. Calvin Squires,   b. 1830, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1901  (Age 71 years)
     5. Laura Squires,   b. 1832, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1903  (Age 71 years)
     6. John Smith Squires,   b. 20 Jun 1834, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1910, Decatur, Burt, Ne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Albion Caleb Squires,   b. 12 Sep 1838, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1924  (Age 85 years)
     8. Clarinda Squires,   b. Oct 1840, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Charlotte Smith,   b. 23 Apr 1807, Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1869, , Hancock,Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1823  Newbury, Geauga,Oh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Charlotte Squires,   b. 19 Nov 1825, Bainbridge, Geauga,Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +2. Charles Porter Squires,   b. 22 Mar 1827, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1872, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Edward Squires,   b. 26 Aug 1829, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1890  (Age 60 years)
     4. Calvin Squires,   b. 1830, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1901  (Age 71 years)
     5. Laura Squires,   b. 1832, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1903  (Age 71 years)
     6. John Smith Squires,   b. 20 Jun 1834, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1910, Decatur, Burt, Ne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Albion Caleb Squires,   b. 12 Sep 1838, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1924  (Age 85 years)
     8. Clarinda Squires,   b. Oct 1840, Newbury, Geauga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F24581418  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    SQUIRES, Charles Merril & Charlotte Smith: History
    SQUIRES, Charles Merril & Charlotte Smith: History
    Burgoyne, Charlotte Tillotson. Squires Histories: Life Sketches of Charles Merrill Squires & Charlotte Smith Squires. 2002.