Idella Maude Merritt1

F, #8058, b. 12 August 1884, d. 19 November 1917
FatherIsrael Merritt b. 1 Jan 1832, d. 22 Jul 1893
MotherFrances Ann Palmer b. 16 Jan 1848, d. 19 Apr 1918
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor
Descendants of William I
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Descendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett
Descendants of Richard le Fort
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger
Descendants of Silas Tito
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson
Last Edited28 Nov 2021
Name-ComIdella Maude Merritt is commonly known as Maud Merritt.2 
Birth*She was born on 12 August 1884 in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.3 
She was the daughter of Israel Merritt and Frances Ann Palmer
(Daughter) Census HeadHouseholdMaud Merritt was enumerated on the census of 10 April 1891 in the household of Israel Merritt, as a daughter, in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enumerated in the household of Israel (age 57) were his wife Frances Palmer (age 42), their children, Othniel (age 13), Alice (age 10), Gladstone (age 8), Maud (age 6), Norman (age 4) and Charles (age 2). Israel was a trader. The family religion was Free Christian Baptist.2 
(Daughter) Census HeadHouseholdMaud Merritt was enumerated on the census of 1901 in the household of James A. Bell, as a daughter, in Kent Parish, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enumerated in the household of James Bell (age 63) were his second wife, Frances Palmer (age 52), her children by her first marriage, Othniel Merritt (age 22), Alice Merritt (age 19), Gladstone Merritt (age 18), Maude Merritt (age 16), Norman Merritt (age 13), Charles Merritt (age 12) and Talmage Merritt (age 9). The family religion was Baptist.4 
Marriage*Idella Maude Merritt married Charles Henry McCormack, son of William McCormack and Mary, on 30 November 1904, in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Charles was 28 years old, a bachelor, bridge builder, Methodist, living in Woodstock. Maude was 20 years old, a spinster, Baptist, living in Bristol.1 
(Wife) Census HeadHouseholdMaud Merritt was enumerated on the census of May 1911 in the household of Charles Henry McCormack, as his wife, in Upper Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 36) were his wife, Maude Merritt (age 26), their children Juanita (age 5), Aubrey (age 3) and George (age 1 month). Charles was a labourer. The family religion was Methodist, except for Maude who was a Baptist.5 
Death*Idella Maude Merritt died on 19 November 1917, at age 33.3 

Children of Idella Maude Merritt and Charles Henry McCormack

Citations

  1. [S16738] Idella Maude Merritt & Charles Henry McCormack, (30 November 1904), New Brunswick, Canada, Marriages, 1789-1950, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; New Brunswick, Canada Certificate Number: 002373, Record ID: 61511::90061571. Hereinafter cited as New Brunswick, Canada, Marriages, 1789-1950.
  2. [S16737] 1891 Canada Federal Census for Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; Enumeration District: 12, household #65 of Israel Merett, 10 April 1891, digital copy of original document, LAC Roll: T-6297, Page 15. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  3. [S1208] David Alexander Moore, "David Alexander Moore, compiled records" (San Ramon, California, U.S.A.). . Hereinafter cited as "David Alexander Moore, compiled records."
  4. [S16768] 1901 Canada Federal Census for Kent Parish, Carleton County, New Brunswick, household #29 of James Bell, 1901, digital copy of original image, LAC Rolls T-6428-T-6556, Record ID: 8826::14846736. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  5. [S16743] 1911 Census of Canada, Upper Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick, household #79 of Charles McCormack, digital copy of original census document, Microfilm Reels T-20326 to T-20460, Page 7, Record ID 8947::3329787. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  6. [S16739] New Brunswick, Canada, Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906, S Mary Juanita Mccormack, digital copy of original document Registration Number: 801538 (File Date: 10 October 1961),.
  7. [S16742] Late Registration of Birth, New Brunswick, Canada, Aubrey James McCormack, digital copy of original document File Number 801912 (filed 3 April 1926), Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Isaac Merritt

M, #8065, b. 6 July 1839, d. 11 December 1863
FatherGilbert Robinson Merritt b. 11 Sep 1807, d. 7 Oct 1857
MotherLydia Golding b. 5 Oct 1809, d. 11 Oct 1885
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Isaac Merritt was born on 6 July 1839. 
He was the son of Gilbert Robinson Merritt and Lydia Golding
Death*Isaac Merritt died on 11 December 1863, at age 24, in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada

Isaac Merritt

M, #8079, b. 15 March 1802, d. 14 February 1834
FatherGilbert Merritt b. 16 Nov 1765, d. 16 Oct 1846
MotherPhoebe Birdsill b. 14 Sep 1771, d. 27 Feb 1869
Last Edited11 Apr 2017
Birth*Isaac Merritt was born on 15 March 1802. 
He was the son of Gilbert Merritt and Phoebe Birdsill
Death*Isaac Merritt died on 14 February 1834, at age 31, in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
Burial*He was buried in Merritt and Slipp Cemetery, Queenstown, Queens County, New Brunswick.
Inscription: In / Memory of / Isaac Merritt / Died / 14th Feb. 1834 / Aged 31 years.1

Tombstone, Isaac Merritt (1802-1834). Merritt and Slipp Cemetery, Queenstown, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Citations

  1. [S11846] Cemetery Marker, Merritt and Slipp Cemetery, Queenstown, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada. Isaac Merritt, tombstone inscription & photograph; David A. Walker, 2 August 2001.

Isaac Merritt

M, #8240, b. 3 May 1688
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Isaac Merritt was born on 3 May 1688 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Israel Merritt

M, #190, b. 1 January 1832, d. 22 July 1893
FatherGilbert Robinson Merritt b. 11 Sep 1807, d. 7 Oct 1857
MotherLydia Golding b. 5 Oct 1809, d. 11 Oct 1885
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne (#1)
Descendants of Charlemagne (#2)
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor (#1)
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor (#2)
Descendants of William I (#1)
Descendants of William I (#2)
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun (#1)
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun (#2)
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker (#1)
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker (#2)
Descendants of Edward Cottle (#1)
Descendants of Edward Cottle (#2)
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay (#1)
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay (#2)
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten (#1)
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten (#2)
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet (#1)
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet (#2)
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett (#1)
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett (#2)
Descendants of Richard le Fort (#1)
Descendants of Richard le Fort (#2)
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor (#1)
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor (#2)
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere (#1)
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere (#2)
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum (#1)
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum (#2)
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet (#1)
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet (#2)
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger (#1)
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger (#2)
Descendants of Silas Tito (#1)
Descendants of Silas Tito (#2)
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson (#1)
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson (#2)
Last Edited25 Feb 2022
NoteIsrael Merritt. m. 1st Sarah Emma Palmer. b. ca. 1835 at Hampstead,Queens Co., N.B. 2nd m. Frances Ann Palmer. b. ca. 1848-49 at Hampstead,Queens Co., N.B. (13 at 1861 Census). 
Birth*Israel Merritt was born on 1 January 1832 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada; the Late Registration of Birth for his son Charles recorded his birthplace as Queenstown.1 
He was the son of Gilbert Robinson Merritt and Lydia Golding
(First) Marriage*Israel Merritt married first Sarah Emmer Palmer, daughter of Stephen Palmer and Phebe E. Coy, on 4 September 1867 There were no children. In The Index to Marriage Bonds, Israel Merritt is listed as being of Carleton County, and James Robinson, also of Carleton County, is listed as a co-signer. Sarah Emmer Palmer is listed as Emma Palmer. Witnesses were David F. Merritt and Frances A. Palmer.2 
(Second) Marriage*Israel Merritt married second Frances Ann Palmer, daughter of Stephen Palmer and Phebe E. Coy, on 19 July 1877 in Hampstead Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Frances was living in Hampstead Parish, Queens County, Israel in Carleton County.3 
Census HeadHousehold*Israel Merritt was head of the household in the census of 10 April 1891 in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enumerated in the household of Israel (age 57) were his wife Frances Palmer (age 42), their children, Othniel (age 13), Alice (age 10), Gladstone (age 8), Maud (age 6), Norman (age 4) and Charles (age 2). Israel was a trader. The family religion was Free Christian Baptist.4 
Death*He died on 22 July 1893, at age 61, in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada
Burial*He was buried in Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.
Inscription: MERRITT / Israel Merritt / Died July 22, 1893 / Aged 64 yrs. / His Wife / Frances A. / Died April 19, 1918 / Aged 71 yrs.
Left: Norman I. / Merritt / 1887-1938.5

Tombstone, Israel Merritt (1832-1893), his wife Frances A. Palmer (1847-1918), their son Norman I. Merritt (1887-1938). Free Will Cemetery, Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.
Left inscription.

Family: Israel Merritt and Sarah Emmer Palmer

Children of Israel Merritt and Frances Ann Palmer

Citations

  1. [S976] Florence Cecelia Estabrooks, Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family (Saint John, New Brunswick: self published, 1935). Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family.
  2. [S1850] PANB, Fredericton, New Brunswick, PANB - Index RS551A - Index to Marriage Bonds, 1810-1932 , Microfilm: F-9097
    Reference: 1867-25. Hereinafter cited as PANB - Index RS551A - Index to Marriage Bonds, 1810-1932.
  3. [S1221] R. Wallace Hale, Queens County, New Brunswick Marriages, Vol. A 1812-1861 (Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Heritage Books, 1986). Hereinafter cited as Queens County, New Brunswick Marriages, Vol. A.
  4. [S16737] 1891 Canada Federal Census for Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; Enumeration District: 12, household #65 of Israel Merett, 10 April 1891, digital copy of original document, LAC Roll: T-6297, Page 15. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  5. [S11248] Cemetery Marker, Free Will Cemetery, Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Israel Merritt family plot, photograph & inscription; read by David A. Walker, 26 August 2001.

Israel Merritt

M, #8112, b. 1769, d. 4 April 1829
FatherRobert Merritt b. 10 Mar 1731, d. Dec 1802
MotherElizabeth Robinson b. 1742, d. 1825
Last Edited6 Jun 2009
Birth*Israel Merritt was born in 1769 in Long Island, New York
He was the son of Robert Merritt and Elizabeth Robinson
Immigration*Israel Merritt immigrated to Shelburne, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, in 1783.  
Death*He died on 4 April 1829. 

James Robert Merritt

M, #1466
FatherJames Robert Merritt Sr. b. 13 Mar 1923, d. 24 Sep 1995
Relationship3rd cousin of David Arthur Walker
Last Edited28 Nov 2021
James Robert Merritt was the son of James Robert Merritt Sr. 
Name-ComJames Robert Merritt is commonly known as Jim Merritt. 

James Robert Merritt Sr.1

M, #1464, b. 13 March 1923, d. 24 September 1995
FatherCharles Ernest Edmund Merritt b. 25 Nov 1888, d. 24 Oct 1966
MotherMary Grace Findlen b. 22 Mar 1893, d. bt 1930 - 1940
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor
Descendants of William I
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Descendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett
Descendants of Richard le Fort
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger
Descendants of Silas Tito
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson
Last Edited29 Nov 2021
Name Variation James Robert Merritt Sr. is also known as James Merritt.2 
Birth*He was born on 13 March 1923 in Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
He was the son of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt and Mary Grace Findlen
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdJames Merritt was enumerated on the census of 20 April 1930 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a son, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 41) were his wife Grace Findlen (age 37), their children Edna (age 13), Mildred (age 9), Mabel (age 8), James (age 7), John (age 5), Phillip (age 4) and Grace's mother Catherine (McCallan) Findlen (age 72). Charles was a building contractor.2 
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdJames Merritt was enumerated on the census of 19 April 1940 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a son, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 52), now widowed, were his children Edna (age 23), Mildred (age 20), Mabel (age 18), James (age 17), John (age 15), Phillip (age 14), Fred (age 8) and Alice (age 6). Also enumerated was Alice R. Peters (age 59), sister of Charles, listed as a housekeeper, now widowed. Charles was a carpenter.3 
Death*James Robert Merritt Sr. died on 24 September 1995, at age 72.1 

Child of James Robert Merritt Sr.

Citations

  1. [S16748] Transcription, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, . Hereinafter cited as U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S16749] 1930 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 20 April 1930, digital copy of original census document, FHL Microfilm: 2340563, Page 20A, Record ID: 6224::1105423139. Record ID: 60901::38858792. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..
  3. [S16763] 1940 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 19 April 1940, digital copy of original census document, Roll: m-t0627-01471, Page 4B, Record ID: 2442::1661262. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..

Jane Merritt

F, #8239, b. 7 November 1666
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Jane Merritt was born on 7 November 1666 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Jessie Margaret Merritt1

F, #7946, b. 2 May 1911, d. 1980
FatherOthniel Robinson Merritt2 b. 15 Apr 1878, d. 14 Mar 1960
MotherLuella Alice Boyer2 b. c 1882, d. 4 Dec 1967
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor
Descendants of William I
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Descendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett
Descendants of Richard le Fort
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger
Descendants of Silas Tito
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson
Last Edited3 Dec 2021
Name-ComJessie Margaret Merritt is commonly known as Jessie Merritt.3 
Birth*She was born on 2 May 1911 in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada; the informant for her Late Registration of Birth was her mother, Luella Alice (Boyer) Merritt, dated 10 January 1941 at Edmonton, Alberta.1 
She was the daughter of Othniel Robinson Merritt and Luella Alice Boyer.2 
(Daughter) Census HeadHouseholdJessie Merritt was enumerated on the census of 1 June 1921 in the household of Othniel Robinson Merritt, as a daughter, in Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Enumerated in the household of Othniel Merritt (age 43) were his wife, Luella Boyer (age 39), their children, Frank (age 11), Donald (age 8), George (age 5), William (age 1), Alice (age 13), Jessie (age 10) and Helen (age 7). Othniel was a storekeeper. The family religion was Baptist.3 
Marriage*Jessie Margaret Merritt married Samuel Moore.2 
Death*Jessie Margaret Merritt died in 1980, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.2 

Family: Jessie Margaret Merritt and Samuel Moore

Citations

  1. [S16784] New Brunswick, Canada, Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906, Jessie Margaret Merritt, digital copy of original record Registration Number: 801970. PANB microfilm F23410, Code-1911-801970 (filed 29 January 1941), Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.
  2. [S255] David Moore, online http://www.geocities.com/david_al_moore. Hereinafter cited as David Moore.
  3. [S16785] 1921 Census of Canada, Battleford, Saskatchewan, household of O. R. Merritt, 1 June 1921, digital copy of original census document, Reference Number RG 31, Folder Number 150, Page 3. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Joanna Merritt

F, #8249, b. 18 November 1672
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Joanna Merritt was born on 18 November 1672 in Rye, New York, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

John Merritt

M, #8130, b. 4 May 1766, d. 1795
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*John Merritt was born on 4 May 1766 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*John Merritt died in 1795. 

John Merritt1

M, #8140, d. after 1 July 1753
FatherSergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt b. 31 Jan 1669/70, d. 30 Jan 1718/19
MotherMartha Marshall b. 1680
Last Edited9 Oct 2002
Birth*John Merritt was born in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt and Martha Marshall
Death*John Merritt died after 1 July 1753.1 

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

John Merritt

M, #8235, b. 10 October 1657, d. 10 April 1726
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*John Merritt was born on 10 October 1657 in England.1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane
Death*John Merritt died on 10 April 1726, at age 68, in Rye, New York, U.S.A..1 

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

John Charles Merritt1

M, #114325, b. 12 November 1924, d. 28 November 2006
FatherCharles Ernest Edmund Merritt1 b. 25 Nov 1888, d. 24 Oct 1966
MotherMary Grace Findlen1 b. 22 Mar 1893, d. bt 1930 - 1940
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor
Descendants of William I
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Descendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett
Descendants of Richard le Fort
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger
Descendants of Silas Tito
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson
Last Edited29 Nov 2021
Name-ComJohn Charles Merritt is commonly known as John Merritt.2 
Birth*He was born on 12 November 1924 in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt and Mary Grace Findlen.1 
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdJohn Merritt was enumerated on the census of 20 April 1930 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a son, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 41) were his wife Grace Findlen (age 37), their children Edna (age 13), Mildred (age 9), Mabel (age 8), James (age 7), John (age 5), Phillip (age 4) and Grace's mother Catherine (McCallan) Findlen (age 72). Charles was a building contractor.2 
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdJohn Merritt was enumerated on the census of 19 April 1940 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a son, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 52), now widowed, were his children Edna (age 23), Mildred (age 20), Mabel (age 18), James (age 17), John (age 15), Phillip (age 14), Fred (age 8) and Alice (age 6). Also enumerated was Alice R. Peters (age 59), sister of Charles, listed as a housekeeper, now widowed. Charles was a carpenter.3 
Marriage*John Charles Merritt married Vivian Amanda Sandstrom, daughter of Carl Sandstrom and Lillian Oberg, on 22 June 1949, in Maine, U.S.A..4 
Death*John Charles Merritt died on 28 November 2006, at age 82.1 
Burial*He was buried in Stockholm Cemetery, Stockholm, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A..
Inscription: John Charles Merritt Sr. / Tec 5 US Army / Nov 12 1924 - Nov 28 2006.5

 

Family: John Charles Merritt and Vivian Amanda Sandstrom

Citations

  1. [S16759] Transcription, Record ID: 60901::31895120, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, SSN: 048169726 , John Charles Merritt). Hereinafter cited as U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S16749] 1930 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 20 April 1930, digital copy of original census document, FHL Microfilm: 2340563, Page 20A, Record ID: 6224::1105423139. Record ID: 60901::38858792. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..
  3. [S16763] 1940 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 19 April 1940, digital copy of original census document, Roll: m-t0627-01471, Page 4B, Record ID: 2442::1661262. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..
  4. [S16761] John C Merritt & Vivian A Sandstream, (22 June 1949), Maine, U.S., Marriage Index, 1892-1996, Record ID: 6904::450622. Hereinafter cited as Maine, U.S., Marriage Index, 1892-1996.
  5. [S16760] U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record ID: 60525::29095149, Memorial ID: 80044078. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

Joseph Merritt

M, #8237, b. 6 June 1662, d. 12 May 1754
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited1 Sep 1997
Birth*Joseph Merritt was born on 6 June 1662 in England.1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane
Death*Joseph Merritt died on 12 May 1754, at age 91.1 

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Joshua Merritt

M, #8064, b. 19 July 1835, d. 5 May 1836
FatherGilbert Robinson Merritt b. 11 Sep 1807, d. 7 Oct 1857
MotherLydia Golding b. 5 Oct 1809, d. 11 Oct 1885
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Joshua Merritt was born on 19 July 1835. 
He was the son of Gilbert Robinson Merritt and Lydia Golding
Death*Joshua Merritt died on 5 May 1836, in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada

Joshua Merritt

M, #8070, b. 20 April 1847, d. 22 June 1914
FatherGilbert Robinson Merritt b. 11 Sep 1807, d. 7 Oct 1857
MotherLydia Golding b. 5 Oct 1809, d. 11 Oct 1885
Last Edited5 Nov 1999
Birth*Joshua Merritt was born on 20 April 1847. 
He was the son of Gilbert Robinson Merritt and Lydia Golding
Death*Joshua Merritt died on 22 June 1914, at age 67. 

Mabel Elizabeth Merritt1

F, #114317, b. 8 October 1921
FatherCharles Ernest Edmund Merritt1 b. 25 Nov 1888, d. 24 Oct 1966
MotherMary Grace Findlen1 b. 22 Mar 1893, d. bt 1930 - 1940
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor
Descendants of William I
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Descendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett
Descendants of Richard le Fort
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger
Descendants of Silas Tito
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson
Last Edited29 Nov 2021
Name-ComMabel Elizabeth Merritt is commonly known as Mabel Merritt.2 
Birth*She was born on 8 October 1921 in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.; she was the fourth child.1 
She was the daughter of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt and Mary Grace Findlen.1 
(Daughter) Census HeadHouseholdMabel Merritt was enumerated on the census of 20 April 1930 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a daughter, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 41) were his wife Grace Findlen (age 37), their children Edna (age 13), Mildred (age 9), Mabel (age 8), James (age 7), John (age 5), Phillip (age 4) and Grace's mother Catherine (McCallan) Findlen (age 72). Charles was a building contractor.2 
(Daughter) Census HeadHouseholdMabel Merritt was enumerated on the census of 19 April 1940 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a daughter, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 52), now widowed, were his children Edna (age 23), Mildred (age 20), Mabel (age 18), James (age 17), John (age 15), Phillip (age 14), Fred (age 8) and Alice (age 6). Also enumerated was Alice R. Peters (age 59), sister of Charles, listed as a housekeeper, now widowed. Charles was a carpenter.3 

Citations

  1. [S16746] Maine, U.S., Birth Records, 1715-1922, Maine State Archives, Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084, Mabel Elizabeth Merritt entry, digital copy of original record 1908-1922 Vital Records, Roll 38, Record ID: 1960::1093223 (8 October 1921),.
  2. [S16749] 1930 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 20 April 1930, digital copy of original census document, FHL Microfilm: 2340563, Page 20A, Record ID: 6224::1105423139. Record ID: 60901::38858792. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..
  3. [S16763] 1940 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 19 April 1940, digital copy of original census document, Roll: m-t0627-01471, Page 4B, Record ID: 2442::1661262. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..

Mary Merritt

F, #8083, b. 1 December 1816, d. 27 May 1907
FatherGilbert Merritt b. 16 Nov 1765, d. 16 Oct 1846
MotherPhoebe Birdsill b. 14 Sep 1771, d. 27 Feb 1869
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Mary Merritt was born on 1 December 1816 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
She was the daughter of Gilbert Merritt and Phoebe Birdsill
Death*Mary Merritt died on 27 May 1907, at age 90, in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada

Mary Merritt

F, #8111, b. 1768
FatherRobert Merritt b. 10 Mar 1731, d. Dec 1802
MotherElizabeth Robinson b. 1742, d. 1825
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Mary Merritt was born in 1768 in Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
She was the daughter of Robert Merritt and Elizabeth Robinson
Immigration*Mary Merritt immigrated to Shelburne, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1783.  

Mathilda Jane Merritt1

F, #92889, b. 16 May 1863
Last Edited20 Mar 2011
Birth*Mathilda Jane Merritt was born on 16 May 1863.1 
Marriage*She married William Frederick Austin, son of William Austin and Mary Ann Hitchcock, on 21 April 1884.1 
Burial*Mathilda Jane Merritt was buried in St. Alban's Anglican Church, Medford, New Brunswick.1 

Children of Mathilda Jane Merritt and William Frederick Austin

Citations

  1. [S2068] Marlene Hitchcock, , Marlene Hitchcock (Aylmer, Québec), downloaded 7 July 2003.

Mercy Merritt

F, #8141, b. circa 1706, d. 6 May 1721
FatherSergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt b. 31 Jan 1669/70, d. 30 Jan 1718/19
MotherMartha Marshall b. 1680
Last Edited9 Oct 2002
Birth*Mercy Merritt was born circa 1706 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.; Birth year suggested, as she was 'under age 6' when she died.1 
She was the daughter of Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt and Martha Marshall
Death*Mercy Merritt died on 6 May 1721, in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A..1 

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Mildred Helena Merritt1

F, #114308, b. 23 May 1920
FatherCharles Ernest Edmund Merritt1 b. 25 Nov 1888, d. 24 Oct 1966
MotherMary Grace Findlen1 b. 22 Mar 1893, d. bt 1930 - 1940
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor
Descendants of William I
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Descendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett
Descendants of Richard le Fort
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger
Descendants of Silas Tito
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson
Last Edited29 Nov 2021
Name-ComMildred Helena Merritt is commonly known as Mildred Merritt.2 
Birth*She was born on 23 May 1920 in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt and Mary Grace Findlen.1 
(Daughter) Census HeadHouseholdMildred Merritt was enumerated on the census of 20 April 1930 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a daughter, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 41) were his wife Grace Findlen (age 37), their children Edna (age 13), Mildred (age 9), Mabel (age 8), James (age 7), John (age 5), Phillip (age 4) and Grace's mother Catherine (McCallan) Findlen (age 72). Charles was a building contractor.2 
(Daughter) Census HeadHouseholdMildred Merritt was enumerated on the census of 19 April 1940 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a daughter, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 52), now widowed, were his children Edna (age 23), Mildred (age 20), Mabel (age 18), James (age 17), John (age 15), Phillip (age 14), Fred (age 8) and Alice (age 6). Also enumerated was Alice R. Peters (age 59), sister of Charles, listed as a housekeeper, now widowed. Charles was a carpenter.3 

Citations

  1. [S16735] Maine, U.S., Birth Records, 1715-1922, Maine State Archives, Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084, Mildred Helena Merritt entry, digital copy of original record 1908-1922 Vital Records, Roll 38, Record ID: 1960::1093209 (23 May 1920), Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine, U.S.A.
  2. [S16749] 1930 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 20 April 1930, digital copy of original census document, FHL Microfilm: 2340563, Page 20A, Record ID: 6224::1105423139. Record ID: 60901::38858792. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..
  3. [S16763] 1940 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 19 April 1940, digital copy of original census document, Roll: m-t0627-01471, Page 4B, Record ID: 2442::1661262. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..

Miles E. Merritt1

M, #49370
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Marriage*Miles E. Merritt married Margaret J. MacDonald

Child of Miles E. Merritt and Margaret J. MacDonald

Citations

  1. [S30] Dawn Cruickshank, Family history records, unknown location.

Nathan Merritt

M, #8246, b. after 1673
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Nathan Merritt was born after 1673 in Rye, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Nathaniel Merritt

M, #8122, b. 4 January 1732/33, d. 10 April 1746
FatherThomas Merritt b. 1694, d. 1748
MotherMary Underhill b. 1698, d. 10 Apr 1735
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Nathaniel Merritt was born on 4 January 1732/33 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Mary Underhill
Death*Nathaniel Merritt died on 10 April 1746, at age 13. 

Nehemiah Merritt

M, #8133, b. 1 December 1770, d. 25 March 1842
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited9 Oct 2002
Birth*Nehemiah Merritt was born on 1 December 1770 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*Nehemiah Merritt died on 25 March 1842, at age 71, in Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada

Norman Israel Merritt1

M, #8289, b. 3 May 1887, d. between 29 November 1938 and 2 December 1938
FatherIsrael Merritt b. 1 Jan 1832, d. 22 Jul 1893
MotherFrances Ann Palmer b. 16 Jan 1848, d. 19 Apr 1918
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor
Descendants of William I
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Descendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett
Descendants of Richard le Fort
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger
Descendants of Silas Tito
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson
Last Edited2 Dec 2021
Name Variation Norman Israel Merritt is also known as Norman Isaac Merritt.2 
Name-ComHe is commonly known as Norman Merritt.3 
Birth*He was born on 3 May 1887 in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.1 
He was the son of Israel Merritt and Frances Ann Palmer
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdNorman Merritt was enumerated on the census of 10 April 1891 in the household of Israel Merritt, as a son, in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enumerated in the household of Israel (age 57) were his wife Frances Palmer (age 42), their children, Othniel (age 13), Alice (age 10), Gladstone (age 8), Maud (age 6), Norman (age 4) and Charles (age 2). Israel was a trader. The family religion was Free Christian Baptist.4 
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdNorman Merritt was enumerated on the census of 1901 in the household of James A. Bell, as a son, in Kent Parish, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enumerated in the household of James Bell (age 63) were his second wife, Frances Palmer (age 52), her children by her first marriage, Othniel Merritt (age 22), Alice Merritt (age 19), Gladstone Merritt (age 18), Maude Merritt (age 16), Norman Merritt (age 13), Charles Merritt (age 12) and Talmage Merritt (age 9). The family religion was Baptist.5 
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdNorman Merritt was enumerated on the census of 1911 in the household of James A. Bell, as a son, in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enumerated in the household of James Bell (age 33) were his second wife, Frances Palmer (age 63), her children by her first marriage, Alice Merritt (age 29), Norman Merritt (age 24), Charles Merritt (age 22) and Talmage Merritt (age 18). The family religion was Baptist.6 
Milit-Beg*Norman Israel Merritt began military service on 5 June 1917 in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A..2 
ResidenceLast*The former residence of Norman Israel Merritt was in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A., in 1938; he was a carpenter and painter.1 
Death*He died between 29 November 1938 and 2 December 1938, in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada; cause of death was by suicide (carbon monoxide poisoning) at the C.P.R. yard in Bristol. He had been visiting in Bristol, possibly with his brother Gladstone, for two days from his home in Fort Fairfield, Maine. The informant for this Registration of Death was his brother Gladstone.1 
Burial*He was buried on 4 December 1938 in Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.
Inscription: MERRITT / Israel Merritt / Died July 22, 1893 / Aged 64 yrs. / His Wife / Frances A. / Died April 19, 1918 / Aged 71 yrs.
Left: Norman I. / Merritt / 1887-1938.1,3

Tombstone, Israel Merritt (1832-1893), his wife Frances A. Palmer (1847-1918), their son Norman I. Merritt (1887-1938). Free Will Cemetery, Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.
Left inscription.

Citations

  1. [S11249] Certificate of Registration of Death, New Brunswick, Canada, digital image of original page unknown number (filed 21 December 1938, at Woodstock), Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada. Hereinafter cited as Death registration.
  2. [S16770] "U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Aroostook County, Maine, Record ID: 6482::25146998; Ancestry (USA); http://www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as "U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  3. [S11248] Cemetery Marker, Free Will Cemetery, Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Israel Merritt family plot, photograph & inscription; read by David A. Walker, 26 August 2001.
  4. [S16737] 1891 Canada Federal Census for Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; Enumeration District: 12, household #65 of Israel Merett, 10 April 1891, digital copy of original document, LAC Roll: T-6297, Page 15. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  5. [S16768] 1901 Canada Federal Census for Kent Parish, Carleton County, New Brunswick, household #29 of James Bell, 1901, digital copy of original image, LAC Rolls T-6428-T-6556, Record ID: 8826::14846736. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  6. [S16769] 1911 Census of Canada, Bristol, Carleton, New Brunswick, household #33 of James Bell, digital copy of original census document, Microfilm Reels T-20326 to T-20460, Page 4, Record ID 8947::3283684.

Othniel Robinson Merritt

M, #1460, b. 15 April 1878, d. 14 March 1960
FatherIsrael Merritt b. 1 Jan 1832, d. 22 Jul 1893
MotherFrances Ann Palmer b. 16 Jan 1848, d. 19 Apr 1918
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor
Descendants of William I
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Descendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett
Descendants of Richard le Fort
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger
Descendants of Silas Tito
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson
Last Edited3 Dec 2021
Name-ComOthniel Robinson Merritt is commonly known as Othniel Merritt.1 
Note*Othniel Merritt researched the Merritt ancestry for both sides of his parents family, his father Israel Merritt and his mother Frances Ann Palmer. He researched back to when they arrived in the U.S.A. from England, their moving to Canada as Loyalists, and up through his parents' and sibilings' families. He completed this and sent a copy to his sister Alice dated April 1958. During his travels Othniel said that they were remodeling one of the ancestral homes in Saint John, New Brunswick for records of the Loyalists. On the bottom of the last page of many that Othniel sent to his brother Charles E. Merritt was the following: 'From here (Marcus Palmer (Sr) of Hampstead you already have all the Palmer data I have been able to find. It's all the result of 2 years hard work and the writing of over 100 letters of inquiry and the spending of over $100.00 cash to get all the data I did on the Palmers & Merritts. You now have full data on both the Merritts and the Palmers right back from yourself to England without a single break in it. (O.R.)' 
Birth*He was born on 15 April 1878 in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada; the informant for his Late Registration of Birth was his mother-in-law, Amelia C. Boyer, dated 10 December 1940, at the village of Morrin, Alberta.2 
He was the son of Israel Merritt and Frances Ann Palmer
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdOthniel Merritt was enumerated on the census of 10 April 1891 in the household of Israel Merritt, as a son, in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enumerated in the household of Israel (age 57) were his wife Frances Palmer (age 42), their children, Othniel (age 13), Alice (age 10), Gladstone (age 8), Maud (age 6), Norman (age 4) and Charles (age 2). Israel was a trader. The family religion was Free Christian Baptist.1 
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdOthniel Merritt was enumerated on the census of 1901 in the household of James A. Bell, as a son, in Kent Parish, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enumerated in the household of James Bell (age 63) were his second wife, Frances Palmer (age 52), her children by her first marriage, Othniel Merritt (age 22), Alice Merritt (age 19), Gladstone Merritt (age 18), Maude Merritt (age 16), Norman Merritt (age 13), Charles Merritt (age 12) and Talmage Merritt (age 9). The family religion was Baptist.3 
Marriage*Othniel Merritt married Luella Alice Boyer on 23 September 1903, in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. They were married by license. Othniel was 25 years old, bachelor, carpenter, Baptist, living in Bristol. Luella was 21 years old, spinster, Baptist, living in Bristol. Witnesses were Luella's father, D.V. Boyer, of Bristol, and W. H. Smith of Florenceville.4 
Census HeadHousehold*Othniel Robinson Merritt was head of the household in the census of 1 June 1921 in Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Enumerated in the household of Othniel Merritt (age 43) were his wife, Luella Boyer (age 39), their children, Frank (age 11), Donald (age 8), George (age 5), William (age 1), Alice (age 13), Jessie (age 10) and Helen (age 7). Othniel was a storekeeper. The family religion was Baptist.5 
Death*He died on 14 March 1960, at age 81, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.6 
Burial*He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.7 

Children of Othniel Robinson Merritt and Luella Alice Boyer

Citations

  1. [S16737] 1891 Canada Federal Census for Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; Enumeration District: 12, household #65 of Israel Merett, 10 April 1891, digital copy of original document, LAC Roll: T-6297, Page 15. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  2. [S16771] New Brunswick, Canada, Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906, Othniel Robinson Merritt, digital copy of original document Registration Number: 1878-M94 (File Date: 10 December 1940), Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.
  3. [S16768] 1901 Canada Federal Census for Kent Parish, Carleton County, New Brunswick, household #29 of James Bell, 1901, digital copy of original image, LAC Rolls T-6428-T-6556, Record ID: 8826::14846736. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  4. [S11869] Marriage Registration, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada, Othniel R. Merritt & Luella A. Boyer, , Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick microfilm F15907, Code B4/1903, Number 2613.
  5. [S16785] 1921 Census of Canada, Battleford, Saskatchewan, household of O. R. Merritt, 1 June 1921, digital copy of original census document, Reference Number RG 31, Folder Number 150, Page 3. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  6. [S16776] British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990, Othniel Robinson Merritt entry. Registration Number: 1960-09-003975, BCA Number: B13246, GSU Number: 2033303. British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia. Hereinafter cited as British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990.
  7. [S16777] Canada, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record ID: 60527::378533, Memorial ID: 35301001. Hereinafter cited as Canada, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current.
  8. [S255] David Moore, online http://www.geocities.com/david_al_moore. Hereinafter cited as David Moore.

Phebe Merritt

F, #8081, b. 10 January 1811, d. 9 March 1885
FatherGilbert Merritt b. 16 Nov 1765, d. 16 Oct 1846
MotherPhoebe Birdsill b. 14 Sep 1771, d. 27 Feb 1869
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Phebe Merritt was born on 10 January 1811 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
She was the daughter of Gilbert Merritt and Phoebe Birdsill
Death*Phebe Merritt died on 9 March 1885, at age 74, in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada

Pheobe Merritt1

F, #105832
Last Edited15 Aug 2015
Marriage*Pheobe Merritt married James Slipp in New Brunswick.1 

Child of Pheobe Merritt and James Slipp

Citations

  1. [S10191] Certificate of Registration of Death, New Brunswick, Canada, digital image of original page Registration Number 90221 (PANB microfilm F18993, Vol 90) (filed 29 December 1930), Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada. Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate.

Phillip Merritt1

M, #114334, b. circa 1926
FatherCharles Ernest Edmund Merritt1 b. 25 Nov 1888, d. 24 Oct 1966
MotherMary Grace Findlen1 b. 22 Mar 1893, d. bt 1930 - 1940
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne
Descendants of Malcolm III Caenmor
Descendants of William I
Descendants of Humphrey de Bohun
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Descendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Sir Reginald de Courtenay
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of William Dyer & Mary Barrett
Descendants of Richard le Fort
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Geoffery de Mandeville & Rohese de Vere
Descendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Geoffrey IV Plantagenet
Descendants of Thomas Saint Leger
Descendants of Silas Tito
Descendants of William White & Susanna Jackson
Last Edited29 Nov 2021
Birth*Phillip Merritt was born circa 1926 in Maine, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt and Mary Grace Findlen.1 
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdPhillip Merritt was enumerated on the census of 20 April 1930 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a son, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 41) were his wife Grace Findlen (age 37), their children Edna (age 13), Mildred (age 9), Mabel (age 8), James (age 7), John (age 5), Phillip (age 4) and Grace's mother Catherine (McCallan) Findlen (age 72). Charles was a building contractor.1 
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdPhillip Merritt was enumerated on the census of 19 April 1940 in the household of Charles Ernest Edmund Merritt, as a son, in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, U.S.A.. Enumerated in the household of Charles (age 52), now widowed, were his children Edna (age 23), Mildred (age 20), Mabel (age 18), James (age 17), John (age 15), Phillip (age 14), Fred (age 8) and Alice (age 6). Also enumerated was Alice R. Peters (age 59), sister of Charles, listed as a housekeeper, now widowed. Charles was a carpenter.2 

Citations

  1. [S16749] 1930 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 20 April 1930, digital copy of original census document, FHL Microfilm: 2340563, Page 20A, Record ID: 6224::1105423139. Record ID: 60901::38858792. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..
  2. [S16763] 1940 United States Federal Census, Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, household of Charles E Merritt, 19 April 1940, digital copy of original census document, Roll: m-t0627-01471, Page 4B, Record ID: 2442::1661262. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., U.S.A..

Phoebe Merritt

F, #8067, b. 16 January 1843, d. 15 December 1918
FatherGilbert Robinson Merritt b. 11 Sep 1807, d. 7 Oct 1857
MotherLydia Golding b. 5 Oct 1809, d. 11 Oct 1885
Last Edited5 Nov 1999
Birth*Phoebe Merritt was born on 16 January 1843. 
She was the daughter of Gilbert Robinson Merritt and Lydia Golding
Death*Phoebe Merritt died on 15 December 1918, at age 75. 

Phoebe Merritt

F, #8131, b. 22 July 1768, d. 31 May 1855
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Phoebe Merritt was born on 22 July 1768 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
She was the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*Phoebe Merritt died on 31 May 1855, at age 86. 

Robert Merritt

M, #8107, b. 10 March 1731, d. December 1802
FatherThomas Merritt b. 1694, d. 1748
MotherMary Underhill b. 1698, d. 10 Apr 1735
Last Edited3 Feb 2012
Note*Some notes list him as born 1740 and/or dead 1822 This is a history of that Merritt Branch descended from Robert Merritt, a Loyalist of Westchester County New York State, who, early in 1783, went to Nova Scotia to establish for himself and his family a New Home under the British Crown. Like several thousand other Loyalists, he went first to Port Roseway (now Shelbume) in present day Nova Scotia. There he filed on two land claims -- one on the mainland, the other (50 acres) on McNutts Island in Shelbume Harbor. After a very discouraging winter of extreme cold, gales and storms, and on discovering, upon clearing much of the land, that the Shelburne soil was very rough and rocky and ill-fitted for profitable farming, the migrants proceeded to petition the British Government to be moved elsewhere. By June 1784, more than 8,000 of the 9,000 people at Shelburne and environs pulled up stakes and moved away. Some went to Halifax, others to Digby. Most of these 8,000 went to Parr Town (now Saint John) at the mouth of the Saint John River. Some few of these settled in Parr Town; the most of them, however, went on up the Saint John River to settle along its banks and its largest tributaries on lands assigned to them by the British Government. This was done to recompense them for the confiscation by the Americans of their American property. So by determination and hard work they attained contentment and success. Here they found peace. In the 1600's Champlain landed French settlers at the mouth of the St. John River and also on an island not far off from the present Town of St. Andrews. A year later he came back from France with fresh supplies for these settlements and with new settlers whom he landed in the Annapolis Valley and nearby points in present Nova Scotia. This was repeated in the following years. Under the French rule all that is now New Brunswick and also Nova Scotia was named Acadia. This name they both held till 1713 when Acadia was ceded by France to Great Britain. Once under the British Crown, Britishers began to come there from both the Old Country and from the American Provinces. Since many of these from Britain were from Scotland, the name Acadia was replaced by the name Nova Scotia. All Acadia bore this new name (Nova Scotia) till August 8, 1784 when the British Parliament separated the northem half of the Province from the southern half, giving to the northern half the name New Brunswick. To New Brunswick it also gave a Parliament and a Governor of its own. Fredericton became its Capital. After that date Nova Scotia meant only the southern half and the Halifax government no longer held jurisdiction over New Brunswick or its people. During 1783 and the first half of 1784 more than 20,000 Loyalists came direct to New Brunswick. In early 1784 more than 8,000 more Loyalists came there from Shelbome. Thus the new Province of New Brunswick started with around 30,000 people of British stock. Our Robert Merritt was among those who left Shelbome early in 1784 and came to Parr Town and settled on farms up along the St. John River, on land assigned to them by the British Govemment. Here hope and courage began to tum the dense forests into tillable fields with comfortable homes for its people. Robert Merritt took up a land grant on the Long Reach, the part of that country between where the Bellisle and Kennebecosis Rivers emptied into the St. John River. His holdings were forty odd miles up the St. John River on the west side at, what a few years later, becameHampstead, Queens County. Later he added to his land grant. Robert's brother Thomas IV went to St. John and lived there the balance of his live. He died in 1821 aged 92 years and is buried in Kings Square Cemetery. Two of Thomas' sons, David D. and Nehemiah, also lived the balance of their lives in St. John, becoming wealthy merchants there. His oldest son, Thomas V, went to St. Catherines, Ontario in 1796 and settled there and there raised his family. When the war ended, notice was posted that all rebels who wished to do so could return to their homes and property unmolested. Believing in the sincerity of that proclaimation Thomas IV and two of his sons, Thomas V and Shuball, went back to Bedford their former home. Soon after their return a riot broke out in Bedford with the Whigs fighting the retumed (former) rebels and in this riot, Shuball was shot down in the street in front of his wife's parents' home, and killed. Immediately following that, after Thomes IV and his son David gave Shuball decent burial, Thomas IV and 3 of his sons -- Thomas V, David and Nehemiah -- left Bedford, never to retum, and went to New York City. There they joined the first shipload of Loyalists leaving for the St. John River Country. Mary Hamilton joined her husband (Thomas V) in the exodus. During the stay in New York waiting for the ship to sail she gave birth to a daughter who soon died. When winter came to Parr Town (later St. John city) all found its cold and foggy weather very trying, especially Mary Hamilton Merritt, bom and raised in the Carolinas. Before the spring of 1784 she gave birth to another daughter and it too soon died there. With the coming of the 1784 summer Thomas V and his wife Mary returned to New York City and later to Bedford, Westchester County where they lived for a few years. Then in the late 1794 she again gave birth to another daughter. Colonel Simcoe made a trip overland in 1795 to Upper Canada to try to secure land grants for his Rangers. His visit proved successful so he returned to New York State and proclaimed to his old soldiers that they could get fine land, free in Ontario. Result -- hundreds took his advice. Thomas Merritt V and his wife Mary with their two young children joined these and 1796 they all went to Ontario -- overland. The Merritts settled at what is now St. Catherines, Ontario where more children were bom to them. Thomas V died there in 1842. A Robert listed in ref'd book, arrived on the ship Cy (Cyrus?). Robert Merritt, Probate, 1801 [Abstract] Robert Merritt of the parish of Hampstead in the County of Queens and province of New Brunswick. After the payment of all my just debts and funeral charges, I give to my wife Elizabeth the whole of my lands, cows, sheep, hogs, house and household furniture during her natural life. To my son Caleb the sum of ten shillings. To my granddaughter Anna ____ one cow and three sheep and one bed and bedding and six chairs, one pot and one kettle and six knives and forks and six spoons and whatever may remain of my estate after my time comes shall be equally divided among my three sons and five daughters only, with the provision that there shall be paid to my grandson and granddaughter ____ _____ and Elizabeth Merritts the sum of six pounds five shillings each. I do hearby ordain John Golding Esq. And my sons Gilbert and Jorael [spelling unsure] executors. Witnesses: Stephen Golding Thomas Golding Robert Merritt Sr. and his wife Elizabeth lived and raised their 6 children in Hampstead, Long Island, NY. After the Revolutinonary War between the U.S. and Great Britain, the British Govt. offered to transport all Loyalist to Canada and give them tracts of land. Robert of Westchester Co., N.Y. early in 1783 with his brother and his own wife and their 6 children along with 10,000 other Loyalist went to Port Roseway (now Shelborne) Nova Scotia, Can. They were transported and given land by the British Government. He filed land claims on the mainland & McNutt Island. Dissatisfied, 8000 of the 9000 Loyalist including Robert moved to N.B. in 1784. It was a harsh very cold winter and the soil was not suitable for farming. Until Aug 8, 1784 New Brunswick was part of Nova Scotia. At this date the new Province of New Brunswick was established with Fredricton as its Capitol. Robert Merritt took a land grant 40 miles up the St.John river on the West side. This land is called 'Long Reach' which is between where the Bellesile and Kennebecosis Rivers empty into the St. John River. Later his district became Hampstead and the surrounding County, Queens County. Some Loyalists went to Halifax, a few to Digby, most of them to Parr Town (Now St.John) and up the river to farms assigned to them by the British Government. Robert lived at Long Reach, N.B., Canada. Robert, from Queen's County, NY listed in the 'Returns of derelict Property within the British Lines assigned or leased by His Excellency, Lt. Gen. Robertson for His Majesty's use or for the relief of his Loyal Subjects driven from their Habitations by the Rebels.' 'The King's Loyal Americans: The Canadian Fact' Passenger Lists. By B. Wood-Holt (1991), p. 281. 
Birth*Robert Merritt was born on 10 March 1731 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Mary Underhill
Marriage*Robert Merritt married Elizabeth Robinson before 1763, in Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
Immigration*Robert Merritt immigrated to Shelburne, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1783.  
Death*He died in December 1802, at age 71, in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada.1 

Children of Robert Merritt and Elizabeth Robinson

Citations

  1. [S260] Ed. Peter Bela Merey, compiler, Loyalist Families of the Grand River Branch, U.E.L. (Toronto, Canada: Pro Familia, 1991). Hereinafter cited as Loyalist Families of the Grand River Branch, U.E.L.
  2. [S6548] Correspondence with Debbie Mountain, by David A. Walker (Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker).

Robert Merritt

M, #8248, b. 19 January 1689/90
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Robert Merritt was born on 19 January 1689/90 in Rye, New York, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Robert Jr. Merritt

M, #8117, b. 14 September 1771, d. 22 February 1865
FatherRobert Merritt b. 10 Mar 1731, d. Dec 1802
MotherElizabeth Robinson b. 1742, d. 1825
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Robert Jr. Merritt was born on 14 September 1771 in Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Robert Merritt and Elizabeth Robinson
Immigration*Robert Jr. Merritt immigrated to Shelburne, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1783.  
Death*He died on 22 February 1865, at age 93. 

Rose Merritt

F, #8247, b. 17 April 1674
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Rose Merritt was born on 17 April 1674 in Rye, New York, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Samuel Merritt

M, #8242, b. 21 August 1672
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Samuel Merritt was born on 21 August 1672 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Sarah Merritt

F, #8078, b. 15 December 1800, d. 6 June 1840
FatherGilbert Merritt b. 16 Nov 1765, d. 16 Oct 1846
MotherPhoebe Birdsill b. 14 Sep 1771, d. 27 Feb 1869
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Sarah Merritt was born on 15 December 1800 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
She was the daughter of Gilbert Merritt and Phoebe Birdsill
Death*Sarah Merritt died on 6 June 1840, at age 39, in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada

Shuball Merritt

M, #8126, b. 4 January 1762, d. April 1783
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Shuball Merritt was born on 4 January 1762 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*Shuball Merritt died in April 1783, at age 21, in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.

Stephen Merritt

M, #8244, b. 26 February 1676/77
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Stephen Merritt was born on 26 February 1676/77 in Rye, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Thomas Merritt

M, #8119, b. 1694, d. 1748
FatherSergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt b. 31 Jan 1669/70, d. 30 Jan 1718/19
MotherMartha Marshall b. 1680
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Note*Their three children were bom and grew up at Rye, Westchester County, New York. After the death of his wife Mary, in 1735, Thomas III secured the services of an Aunt of his to keep house for him and his sons. She continued this task till 1749, one year after Thomas III died (at Rye), when failing health compelled her to go back to her relatives for care for herself. Since Nathaniel, the youngest of these three brothers, had died in 1746*, Thomas IV and Robert closed up the home and they each went their own way thereafter. * NOTE: This is inconsistent with other statements that Nathaniel came to New Brunswick with his two sons. 
Birth*Thomas Merritt was born in 1694 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt and Martha Marshall
Marriage*Thomas Merritt married Mary Underhill, daughter of Samuel Underhill and Mary, before 1729, in Rye, New York, U.S.A..1 
Death*Thomas Merritt died in 1748, in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.

Children of Thomas Merritt and Mary Underhill

Citations

  1. [S260] Ed. Peter Bela Merey, compiler, Loyalist Families of the Grand River Branch, U.E.L. (Toronto, Canada: Pro Familia, 1991). Hereinafter cited as Loyalist Families of the Grand River Branch, U.E.L.

Thomas Merritt

M, #8121, b. 12 April 1729, d. 23 March 1821
FatherThomas Merritt b. 1694, d. 1748
MotherMary Underhill b. 1698, d. 10 Apr 1735
Last Edited12 Dec 2021
Note*RMR has birth as 24 Apr 1736 Arrived on the ship Cy (Cyrus?). Thomas and one of his sons immigrated to Canada as 'Loyalists' (Loyal to the English Queen - at this time Loyalists were given transportation and free tracts of land in Canada) early in 1783 and settled permanently in Parr Town (now the city of Saint John) at the mouth of the St.John River. 
Birth*Thomas Merritt was born on 12 April 1729 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Mary Underhill
Marriage*Thomas Merritt married Amy Purdy
Emigration*Thomas Merritt emigrated in 1783 from New York, U.S.A.
Death*He died on 23 March 1821, at age 91, in Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada

Children of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy

Thomas Merritt

M, #8125, b. 28 October 1759, d. 12 May 1842
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited9 Oct 2002
Birth*Thomas Merritt was born on 28 October 1759 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*Thomas Merritt died on 12 May 1842, at age 82, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Thomas Merritt

M, #8142, b. May 1634, d. 10 November 1725
FatherHenry Merritt b. 1590
MotherDeborah b. c 1595
Last Edited24 Nov 2010
Note*The first American ancestor of our (Hampstead, N.B.) Robert Sr. was Thomas Merritt. In 1662 Thomas came over from England to Massachusetts. He brought over with him his wife Jane and their three young children -- John, Alice and Joseph. Jane was the daughter of Thomas and Alice (Seabrook) Sherwood. They lived in Massachussetts only a few months, at Watertown -- then moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut where they lived for eleven years. During that eleven years, five more children were bom to them. In 1673 Thomas and his family moved to Rye, Westchester County, New York Province where still five more children were bom to them. Jane and Thomas died at Rye. 1662 is when he first appears in records at Wethersfield, Conn. It is supposed that this was about the time, or a little beforebefore, when he immigrated from England. According to various Merritt genealogies, it has been said that Thomas, his wife Jane, and their three oldest sons Immigrated from England about 1662. This is the year that he first shows up in Wethersfield, Connecticut--having purchased land here from Thomas Standish. The lot is adjoined by other Standish land on the north, the land of Robert Francis on the west, and the road to the south (Vol. 2, p30, Wethersfield town records). 
Note*This note is from Jim Merrit, descendant of Charles E. Merritt (1888-1966). This Jane is not Jane Sherwood, as a number of genealogies have it listed. Who exactly Thomas Merritt's first wife was, I don't know. Following is part of an e-mail I wrote to other Merritt decendants, with the evidence as to why Jane Sherwood is not Thomas Merritt's wife (as I see it). Thomas Sherwood, the father to Jane Sherwood, came from Ipwich England in 1636, with his wife and their four youngest children. According to a Sherwood genealogy (Daniel Sherwood and his paternal Ancestors), Thomas Sherwood's older children 'were left behind to come later, it is thought with Robert Seabrook, in 1638/9--namely: Jane, Tamsen... Mary, and Sarah;  though we have seen it stated that Jane [Sherwood] married (in England), a Mr. Thompson, or Thomasine.  The date Jane is thought to have come over from England his about 24 years before the Merritt records have it.  If this were to follow, Jane would have been about 2 according to the date we have her born, and hardly married to Thomas Merritt, or a Mr Thompson/Thomasine (as listed in the Sherwood source above).  So, Jane must have either: been born much earlier than the date we have her born at (since she was one of the older four of eight children), or, she must have come much later, around the time we thought Thomas Merritt immigrated. If she was born much earlier, and did come to America around 1638/39, it seems more doubtful that she would have been married to Thomas, and had so many children with him.  Since she must have been older that Thomas Sherwood Jr., who was 10 in 1636.  He was the oldest of the Sherwood children to come over from Ipwich with his father and wife.  So, Jane would have had to be at least about 12 in 1636, which puts her at 36 when she married Thomas Merritt in 1656.  That's a little old to start having a dozen kids. Not a reasonable possibility. If she came over later with Thomas Merritt, somewhere between 1650-1662, that does not seem right either.  Thomas Sherwood came over in 1636. That's a fact.  I think it must be, as the Sherwood genealogy says, that Thomas Sherwood left his oldest four children in England to come later.  We have Jane Sherwood as being born in 1636.  I'm sure that her mother and father would not have left an infant in England while they packed up and moved to America. So, where does that leave us?  Either Jane was born much later, and possibly Thomas Merritt, as we really don't know for sure when he was born. Though it is possible, I doubt that back then a 22 year old Thomas Merritt would  have married a women much older than him.  More support for this is all the children he had with his first wife.  She couldn't have been much older than him to have all these children.  From the way this is starting to look, according to my logic anyway, is that Thomas Merritt's first wife was *not* Jane Sherwood, as the Revised Merritt Records state.  This is who my great uncle Othneil Merritt had as his first wife as well, though I don't know where he got the information.  I don't think he got his information from the Revised Merritt records, as a number of dates are different, and Othneil's records are lacking many dates. I guess this leaves me wondering if we really have any evidence that Jane Sherwood was the first wife of Thomas Merritt. It appears very unlikely, given the above. I tend to believe his first wife was another Jane, who's maiden name remains unknown.1 
Birth*Thomas Merritt was born in May 1634 in England.2 
He was the son of Henry Merritt and Deborah
Marriage*Thomas Merritt married Jane, daughter of Thomas Sherwood and Alice Seabrook, on 3 December 1656. 
Emigration*Thomas Merritt emigrated circa 1662 from England
Death*He died on 10 November 1725, at age 91, in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A..2 

Children of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S258] Interview with Jim Merritt,. Unknown repository (Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker).
  2. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt

M, #8241, b. 31 January 1669/70, d. 30 January 1718/19
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1694
Last Edited10 Oct 2002
Birth*Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt was born on 31 January 1669/70 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane
Marriage*Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt married Martha Marshall, daughter of John Marshall and Sarah Webb, before 1694, in Rye, New York, U.S.A..2 
Death*Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt died on 30 January 1718/19, at age 48, in Rye, New York, U.S.A..1 

Children of Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt and Martha Marshall

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.
  2. [S280] LL.B. Spencer P. Mead, Ye Historie of ye Town of Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Conn. (Harrison, New York: Reprinted by Harbor Hill Books, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ye Historie of ye Town of Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Conn.

Victor Carman Merritt1

M, #111124, b. 6 April 1944, d. August 2006
FatherVictor Palmer Merritt1 b. 31 Aug 1912, d. 23 Aug 2006
MotherAlva Jean Walker1 b. 21 Jul 1915, d. 1 Dec 1997
Relationship4th cousin of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of David Walker & Margaret Hetherington
Last Edited25 Feb 2019
Name-ComVictor Carman Merritt is commonly known as Carman Merritt.1 
Birth*He was born on 6 April 1944.1 
He was the son of Victor Palmer Merritt and Alva Jean Walker.1 
Marriage*Victor Carman Merritt married Gladys May Glass on 12 October 1968.1 
Death*Victor Carman Merritt died in August 2006, at age 62, in Leask, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 

Family: Victor Carman Merritt and Gladys May Glass

Citations

  1. [S2502] Interview with Marlene (Walker) McLean , by David Walker. (Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker).

Victor Palmer Merritt1

M, #72662, b. 31 August 1912, d. 23 August 2006
FatherHarry C. Merritt3 b. c 1885, d. 1913
MotherIzella Lillian Palmer2 b. 4 Nov 1888, d. 26 Nov 1979
ChartsDescendants of David Walker & Margaret Hetherington
Last Edited17 May 2020
Name-ComalsoVictor Palmer Merritt is also commonly known as Victor Merritt.4 
Birth*He was born on 31 August 1912 in Baileyville, Washington County, Maine, U.S.A..5,6 
He was the son of Harry C. Merritt and Izella Lillian Palmer.2,3 
Alt-Birth DateAn alternate recorded birth date is in 1914 in New Brunswick, Canada.2 
(Son) Census HeadHouseholdVictor Palmer Merritt was enumerated on the census of 1916 in the household of Izella Lillian Palmer, as a son, in Harris, Saskatchewan, Canada. Enumerated in the household of Lillian Merritt (age 28), now widowed, were her sons, Harold (age 7), Gorham (age 5) and Victor (age 3). The family religion was Anglican. They lived in the adjacent home of her brother Harold, their mother, Rebecca Price and sister Evelyn Isabel.4 
(step-son) Census HeadHouseholdVictor Palmer Merritt was enumerated on the census of 1921 in the household of Roy Parker, as a step-son, in Harris, Saskatchewan, Canada; Enumerated in the household of Roy Parker (age 28) were his wife, Lillian (age 33), her sons by a previous marriage, Harold Merritt (age 11), Gorham Merritt (age 9) and Victor Merritt (age 7). Roy was a farmer.2 
Marriage*Victor Palmer Merritt married Alva Jean Walker, daughter of Ira David Walker and Bessie Whitehead, on 14 June 1941.1,5 
Death*Victor Palmer Merritt died on 23 August 2006, at age 93, in Harris, Saskatchewan, Canada.5 
Burial*He was buried in Harris Cemetery, Harris, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Inscription: MERRITT / Alva Jean / July 21, 1915 / Dec. 1, 1997 / Victor Palmer / Oct. 31, 1912 / Aug. 23, 2006 / Married / June 14 / 1941.7

Tombstone - Victor Palmer Merritt and Alva Jean Walker, Harris Cemetery, Harris, Saskatchewan. Photo courtesy of Lois (Corscadden) Andrews.

Child of Victor Palmer Merritt and Alva Jean Walker

Citations

  1. [S362] Harold Cairns, Electronic Family File, Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island.
  2. [S13892] 1921 Canada Census, Harris, Saskatchewan, household of Roy Parker, digital copy of original census document, LAC Reference Number RG 31; Folder Number 152; Census Place: Harris, Saskatchewan; Page 5. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  3. [S13891] Marriage Registration, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada, Harry C. Merritt & Lillian Izella Palmer, , 12 August 1908, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada. Public Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Microfilm F15931, Code B4/1908, Number 2558.
  4. [S13896] 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; Harris, Saskatchewan, household #75 of Lillian Merritt, digital copy of original census document, LAC Roll T-21937, Page 7. Library & Archives Canada, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  5. [S2502] Interview with Marlene (Walker) McLean , by David Walker. (Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker).
  6. [S13898] Interview with Arla (Merritt) Driver , by David Walker. Unknown repository (Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker).
  7. [S2498] Lois Anne (Corscadden) Andrews, "Personal Communication," e-mail message to David A. Walker. Hereinafter cited as "Personal Communication."