Mark, this was sent to me asking for info on this person. I thought it was interesting that the name Merica was sought by two people. It may be nothing but thought I would forward it on.
I am Ellen Bishop in Rapid City SD, I am working on the Sylvanus Merica family for a family here, not mine. We need land records, Grantor Grantee Index for Merica's in the 1890's, we know a Jeremiah was married in Sharp County in 1892, we know his sisters left Cheyenne CT KS to go to Sharp County about that time, we don't know why, they never went back to that part of KS, by 1900 Jeremiah is in KS, and they are here in Rapid City. They lived in the small town of Kings Mills which I understand doesn't exist any more. Can you tell me what kind of place it was? Farming, ranching, mining? Thanks for what ever help you might be.