There have been many Famous and Powerful Merrick Family members in America and around the world. Leadership has been debated by the social and psychological scientists for over a century now. Some say genius and leadership qualities are inherited and others say it is learned behavior. Doctors have been researching genetics for years to attempt to find the one gene or SNP that will tell them how a person got to be so rich, smart or powerful as an influence in society. With Royalty, we know you are born into the family or your marry into the greatness. We at Merrick Foundation Org like to think we are all really Kings and Queens at heart.
Still there are some notable Meyrick – Merrick family members who have had a mark on history and or have achieved a station in life as a famous person. Susan Myrick for example worked with Gone With The Wind as mentioned on the main page of this site. George Merrick of Florida was the founder of Miami Florida and has a foundation in His name there where every year they celebrate George Merrick Days. See the web site at:https://www.georgemerrick.org/
Did you know that there is a very famous Hollywood Family of Merrick lineage ? David Merrick was a actor and movie producer and his son, same name as our founder and executive director, Daniel W Merrick was also a movie maker who followed in his father David’s footsteps.
David Merrick Born November 27, 1911 Died April 25, 2000 (aged 88) His movies on IBID are linked below
What most don’t know about us Merrick Family Members is that according to the Genetic and ancestry calculator of descendants in America, about 1/3rd of the United States can trace back their family roots to at least one Merrick DNA member or descendant. That is about 120 Million people.
Even younger Merrick sons are getting into the act with Will Merrick who is a film editor:
Then we have the Famous Night Club Queen playing of her royal connection no doubt Kate Merrick
You may not have been keeping up with the news around the world with the famous Sir George Meyrick of Wales who just passed away shortly after he host this foundation members in a Family Reunion in 2018.
In the neck of the woods not far from here in Tioga County PA is the family graves of the Famous Civil War hero Major George Merrick who created the 187th Pennsylvania Volunteers a Army unit still in existence today.
Back in the 1800s there was actually a Supreme Court Justice that was a Judge Merrick. In the local Maryland Area a Senator Merrick and in Pennsylvania the 25th PA district had the first State Senator Walter T Merrick a Lawyer who was Dr. Merrick’s Great Grandfather’s Brother.
But what you may not have known is that Merrick Garland, Nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama is a descendant of the line of the Merrick Family thus his first name is Merrick.
Last but not least in our line up of the famous family is our director and author of our family genealogical collection Captain US Army Cavalry Retired Rev. Daniel Walter Merrick PhD.
A google search can lend you a long time in searches of the Merrick line of the historical and famous such as John Myrick and Captain John Myrick’s Rangers from Revolutionary war ear. We hope you enjoy the books and work we do here at Merrick Foundation Org and hope you will join us in supporting our mission to build a Merrick Library to continue our Genetic and Genealogical research. You might also want to check our our HISTORY MATTERS page and read about the famous JOHN MERRICK who helped to found BLACK WALL STREET. You also can get his story in book form at our book store on this site.
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