Nancy Merriman
Birth: 19 December 1841
Mitchie, Illinois, USA
Death: 14 January 1954
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Age: 112 years, 26 days
Country: USA FlagUSA

Nancy Merriman (née Mitchell) (19 December 1841 – 14 January 1954) was a pending American supercentenarian who may have been the oldest living person in the world at the time of her death.


Nancy Merriman was born in Mitchie, Illinois as Nancy E. Mitchell. She married Sylvester Merriman in the 1870s and had seven children together with him. She became a widow in 1916.

At the age 108 she was reported as still being up and doing chores around the house. Nancy Merriman was the first known black person to become a supercentenarian when she turned 110 in 1951.

She had outlived 6 of her 7 children by the time she died on 14 January 1954, at the age of 112 years, 26 days.