Check out Ogle Co, IL. This is the only place that I know of where there were Merrifields & Agnews.A William Merryfield m Emma Agnew 22 Jan 1873 Ogle Co. Am sure that I have seen other Merryfield marriage there also. Seems like a Ryal Justice Merryfield (who goes back to the Merryfields of ME-that is the only place I have seen that Merrifield/Merryfield name) is there also. IL marriages is on line at the IL State Library site as well as the Il Land Index- both very searchable. I live in IL and use it all the time. The Mgs is to 1900 so your Merryfield should be there. It is in the marriages where I saw the names spelled Merrefield too.
Check for census but remember the Merryfield name can be Merrifield, Maryfield, Merefield, Merrefield, Marifield, Moorefield, Murifield, Murrayfield, Miryfield, Minnifield Meryfield, where the i in field changes to y with any of the spellings & a host of other spellings. Have researched the family for over 35 years & no spelling surprises me BUT it makes the people VERY hard to find!!!
If you can put it together-would be so pleased if you would let me know.I have oodles of these people in my d/base, have many files from other researchers that I try to add missing dates, documentation to where they are missing. In other words- I am trying to prove all of the files that the person who sent them to me didn't have & these files are the "accepted" genealogy of the family & some of my records contradicts the data.It isn't good enought to put down a birth date without a place; a death date without a place; a marriage date with a place. That way they can be easily checked for accuracy. PROVEN is the key word here.