John Merrill was born around 1822 and worked as a carpenter in Franklin. Merrill lived in the Hard Bargain neighborhood. He was a leader in the community; he was a member of organizations such as the Mosaic Templars of America. He moved to Nashville around 1909 but upon his death in 1923 was buried in Franklin’s Toussaint L’Ouveture Cemetery.
b. 1922, death April 25, 1923
|Robert Murdic, Jr|
|Photograph of Tuskegee airmen - including Robert Murdic Jr - attending a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945|
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
John Merrill's great-great- grandson Tom Murdic was past president of the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County.