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In 1844 Merrell was dealing in real estate in the old city of Villa Rica.Carroll County deed records: 10 January 1844, Edmund W. Holland agent for David Clopton, Edward A. Broddus, Benjamin Chapman, Edw. W. Holland, Joseph Chambers, Jessie H. Chambers, and Clayton Williams to Merrell C. Awtry.$91.67.11/12 of four undivided town lots of Villa Rica, Georgia.Land lot #193, 6th Dist. Carroll Co.lots # 17, 18, 19, 21.60 feet in the front, 200 back of the Main Street.#18 north side, rest on south side.Attest: R. C. Williams, R.V.C. Ruffin, J.P. filed 22 January 1844.Merrell C. was received into the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church by emersion 25 May, 1839. He was on the 1842 tax digest of Carroll County, Georgia.Was in 1850 Census Carroll County, occupation merchant. He was dismissed by letter from New Hope Church 24 May, 1851.At about this time he and Sarah moved to Acworth, Cobb Co., Ga. where he is shown in the 1860 census of Acworth as a merchant.His real eastate value in 1860 was $2500 and his personal value was $20,000 .In 1870 Merrell and Sarah are now living in the Kenesaw Dist. and he is a dry goods merchant,and now after the Civil war his real estate value had fallen to $100 and personal value to $5,000 .Also living in the home are Millie Awtrey 30, a black woman employed as a cook and her three black children.