Merritt O. Cagwin

  • Born May 14, 1828 in Brockport, Monroe County, Illinois.
  • Married MARY JANE WHEELER on September 6, 1849. They apparently had no children.
  • Married AMBROSIA HIGGINBOTHAM on January 8, 1852. Ambrosia was born October 1, 1834 in Joliet, Cook County, Illinois (now Will County). Her parents were HENRY T. HIGGINBOTHAM and REBECCA WHEELER.
  • Died March 30, 1906 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois.


  1. ALBERT E. CAGWIN, born in December, 1852 in Illinois; died February 23, 1940 in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington. Married HELEN STEPHENS on November 20, 1878 n Grundy County, Illinois.
  2. ALMEDA EUDORA CAGWIN, born about 1856 in Illinois; died December 24, 1906 in La Junta, Otero County, Colorado. Married WILLIAM HENRY KINNEY on February 2, 1881 in Will County, Illinois. Married WINFIELD PRITZ.
  3. HELEN R. CAGWIN, born in September, 1857 in Illinois.
  4. FREDERICK CAGWIN, born October 4, 1860 in Illinois; died in August, 1919 in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana. Married L. BURTON.
  5. HARLOW THOMAS CAGWIN, born in 1863 in Illinois; died in 1940. Married D'ETTA LAMPHERE on December 17, 1891 in Will County, Illinois.


1870 Will County, Illinois Census
1900 Will County, Illinois Census