MERRIMAN, FRANKLIN H.
MERRIMAN, FRANKLIN H. (1813–1871). Franklin H. Merriman, farmer, state senator, and state representative, was born in Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut, in 1813, the son of Olcott and Sophronia (Hitchcock) Merriman. Merriman was raised in Connecticut where he married Harriet C. Blin in Weathersfield, Hartford County, on June 18, 1837. Merriman immigrated to Texas in November 1839, settling in Galveston County. Here he established himself as a farmer, receiving 320-acre plots of land in May 1841 and May 1845. In 1851 Merriman won election as senator for District Eighteen, which consisted of Brazoria and Galveston counties, to the Fourth Texas Legislature, serving in this position until 1853. In 1866 Merriman won election as representative for Galveston County to the Eleventh Texas Legislature. Merriman died in Galveston County in 1871.
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