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"Tl^e sarrie feelir\g ^l^ic]:\ iriade nqe rear a grave- 
stone to iT)y fathier, lA^oiild rqaKe rqe hjold iri rr\erri- 
ory all rriy fatl^ers, if I could, even to Hdarri," 




In submitting to those who bear the name of Merrick a volume 
bearing the title of this book, the author would anticipate the 
criticisms which will surely follow its examination, by the 
declaration that no one can possibly know its shortcomings as 
well as he who has put years of labor into the endeavor to fit 
together the hundreds of fragments which serve as a nucleus 
around wliich he has built the superstructure which he now pre- 
sents to the public under the above title. From nearly every 
state and territory of the United States, from Canada, Ireland, 
England, Australia, and Hawaii have come these fragments — 
sometimes the name of the writer and the name of liis father 
only, without dates or names of places to serve as guides in 
locating the family to whicli he or tiiey belonged, and it has 
been the work of the compiler to trace out and piece together 
these fragments, so far as was possible, and marshal them into 
families and lines of descent. In many cases this has been 
accomplished; very often it has failed, as a mass of vmassigned 
names, sometimes of one generation only , in many cases of sev- 
eral generations, will abundantly testify. The compiler has no 
apology to make, however, for these failures. Family records 
have not been kept, or if kept liave been lost or destroyed by 
accident or lapse of time. The same is true of public records. 
Outside the state of Massachusetts very little attention was paid 
to the preservation of vital statistics in the early years; and 
even in that state very many records have been worn out or lost 
during the two centurie s since the history of that state began to 
be written. 

It would be folly to claim absolute correctness in names or 
dates in this compilation. The name Merrick has been spelled 
in at least eight different ways in the old documents which enter 
into this work. Other names of people connected with the fam- 
ily by marriage have been found spelled differently in different 
documents. Very often two and three different dates of birth, 
death or marriage have been found referring to the same event. 
In such cases tlae author has been forced to decide from the best 
authority available ; very often he may have erred. It would 
be miraculous if he did not err at times. Interested parties are 
at liberty to decide such questions for themselves, and annotate 
the record according to such judgment. 

The endeavor of the author lias been to follow the lines orig- 
inating in the four brothers Merrick who landed at Charlestown, 
Mass., in 1636. In so doing he has not attempted to follow out 


two notable lines— that of Samuel Merrick, who came to Phila- 
delphia, Pa., in 1766, when a child, and from whom came Sam- 
uel Vaughn Merrick, the well known engineer and engine 
builder; and that of Thomas Duhurst Merrick, of Maryland, from 
whom came Hon. Richard Merrick, the great law^yer of Wash- 
ington, and Hon. William Matthews Merrick, Associate Justice 
of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. These lines 
will no doubt have their own liistorians; indeed, a member of 
tiie Philadelphia family is at this time engaged in compiling a 
history of that branch. 

The County Mayo, Ii-eland, branch (Roman Catholic), is rep- 
resented in America by hundreds of Merricks, whom the com- 
piler has found filling positions of responsibility in many of the 
leading cities, notably New York and Boston. They are in poli- 
tics, trade and commerce, and Rev. David Merrick, S. J., of New 
York city, occupies the pulpit of one of the leading Catholic 
churches of "uptown" New York. 

Again, the author has not attempted to list the belongings of 
the early heads of families. Most of them were farmers, and in 
nearly all cases were owners of their farms. Many were sailors, 
and followed whaling as an occupation, especially those of the 
Nantucket branch, and were part owners in the vessels in which 
they sailed. It might be a satisfaction to know that John Mer- 
rick, born 1675, died possessed of a copper kettle, valued at 5s. 
6d. ; but it is of far greater interest to know that John Merrick 
was your ancestor, six or eight generations removed, and that 
you are fairly entitled to believe that the record of such descent 
here presented is rea.sonably correct. With this thought in mind 
the writer has striven to compile a coherent sequence from each 
of the four brothers to such of his now living descendants as he 
has been able to locate. In tliis endeavor he has been reasona- 
bly successful in many cases ; as before admitted, in many other 
cases he has found it impossible to so connect the past with the 
present. With the forth-putting of this book he hopes and be- 
lieves that such an interest will be awakened that many who 
are not here included will take up the search and continue it 
until the "missing links" are found. He trusts that the records 
herein contained will be of some assistance in such work. 

The Merricks have been pioneers from the beginning. Their 
business was to hew out civilization from the wilderness and in 
the doing of it they neglected to write their own histories for 
the benefit of the generations which should follow. They have, 
however, left their impress upon the nomenclature of our 
country, indicating a certain priority either of settlement or of 
influence in tlie community, as is shown by the following list of 
names of counties and towns in the United States and Canada: 


Merrickville, Ontario, Canada. 
Merrick County, Nebraska. 
Merrick, Hampden County, Massachusetts. 
Myrick's, Bristol County, Massachusetts. 
Myrickville, Bristol County, Massachusetts. 
Merrick, Queens County, New York. 
Merrick's Corners, Oneida County., New York. 
Merrick, South, Queen's County, New York. 
Merrickville, Delaware County, New York. 
Merrickton, Queen Anne County, Maryland. 
Mount Merich, Preston County, Virginia. 
Myrick, Lafayette County, Missouri. 
Myrick, Jones County, Mississippi. 
Merrick, Point Coupee County, -Louisiana. 
Merrick, Merrick County, Nebraska. 
Myrick's, Shelby County, Texas. 
Myricks, Etowah County, Alabama. 
Myricks, Northampton, North Carolina. 
Meyrick, Bedford, Virginia. 

There is also a Cape Mirik, on the west coast of Africa, in 
longitude 16 W., lattitude lQ}i N. ; but whether this was named 
for one of our Yankee sailors, or for one of the freebooters who 
sailed from Anglesey in search of Spanish treasure ships, there 
is now no way of deciding. 

In closing I desire to acknowledge my indebtedness to the late 
Reverend James Lyman Merrick, of Amherst, Mass., whose 
monograph on the Thomas branch has been of great service in 
the compilation of this work, saving a great amount of labor in 
searching the t)riginal records. 

To the late Dr. George Washington Merrick, of Adrian, Michi- 
gan, I owe very much for his invaluable assistance in tracing the 
descendants of our common ancestor, Joseph*, down to the 
latest generation, in all its branches. I also wish to tender my 
thanks to Mr. Reuben Myrick, of Richmond, Indiana, and Miss 
Harriette Noyes, of Westville, N. H., for valuable assistance in 
tracing the James branch; to Miss Henrietta Amelia Mirick, of 
Boston, Mass., to Mr. George Pritchard Mirick, and his brother. 
Reverend Edward A. Mirick, of Drydeu, N. Y., for original re- 
search in the John branch, and to Mrs. C. L. Alden, of Troy, N. 
Y., for important additions to the William branch records. 

To Librarian Isaac S. Bradley of the State Historical Society, 
and his assistants. Misses Minnie M. Oakley, Florence E. Baker, 
Emma A. Hawley, Annie A. Nunns and Eve Parkinson, I am in- 
debted for the uniform courtesy with which my many calls have 
been responded to ; and also for the many valuable suggestions 


they have given me in my search for data relating to my work. 
Many others have given valuable assistance, and I desire that 
the many with wliom I have had pleasant correspondence, will 
arrogate to themselves full credit for the measure of service 
which they have rendered. 


Copies of this book, so long as the edition lasts, may be had 
only of George B. Merrick, Madison, Wisconsin. The price at 
present is $.5.00 per copy, postpaid to any part of the United 
States. The author reserves the right to advance the price at 
his pleasure. 


1. George Byron Merrick, - - - Frontispiece. 

2. Coat-of-Arms, - - - Facing page 1 • 

3. BoDORGAN Castle, - - - " 13 

. Charles Edward Mirick, ) ,, ,^„ 
Albert Augustus Mirick, \ 

5. South Hill, Residence of Charles E. Mirick, " 129' 

6. Laban Harriman Merrick, - - " 189 

7. James Loren Merrick, - - " 206 ' 

8. Samuel Whepley Merrick, - - " 238"' 

9. George Whelpley Merrick, - - " 240 

10. Ambrose Newell Merrick, - - " 314 

11. Judge Edwin Thomas Merrick, - " 316 
13. George Graves Merrick, - - - " 329 ^ 

13. Rev. Frederick Merrick, - - " 341. 

14. Timothy Merrick, - - - - " 352 

15. Edwin Thomas Merrick, - - " 362 ^ 


Pages 9 and 10. Weslyan should read Wesleyan. 

Page 13. Inscription under Bodorgan Castle should read "Mey- 
rick Family," instead of "Merrick Family," as printed. 

Page 28. Supply black letter number 20 before Isaac*. 

Page 3G. For "Moses" Haight, who married Lois Myrick, read 
"Morris" Haight. 

Page 163. Esther Powers, b. May 11, 1776. 

Page 167. Eighth line from top read "in the tone," instead of 
"on the tone." 

Page 173. Read Frances E. Watts, instead of Francis E. Watts. 

Page 281. Miner Merrick, b. 1772 instead of 1872. 

Page 233. Read Amador county, instead of Anador county. 

Page 282. Read Lovisa instead of Louisa. 

From page 144 to 2G4 the running headline should read "Merrick 
Genealogy — James. " 

From page 268 to 282 the running headline should read "Merrick 
Genealogy — Thomas. " 

Page 425. Where the name CAROLINE BROOKS Whitney appears, 
in two places, under John Smith^ and Thomas Henry 
Smith'', it should read Mary Brooks Whitney. 





That the Merricks of America are descended from the 
purest Celtic stock, is established upon the best of au- 
thorities, to- wit, Burke's Peerage. Without attempting 
to refer to the original authorities from which the editors 
of the "Peerage" compile their famil,y histories, an im- 
possibility to any one not acquainted with the ancient 
Welsh language, and not in touch with the British Mu- 
seum with its wealth of historical data, we may assume 
that whatever bears the imprint of "Burke" is histori- 
cally correct. It is the accepted authority in all matters 
relating to the ancient families of Great Britain. We 
shall therefore content ourselves with quoting from 
"Burke's Peerage," edition of 1887, page 946, et seq., 
as follows: 

"The Meyricks are of the purest and noblest Cambrian 
blood, and have possessed the same ancestral estate and 
residence at Bodorgan, Anglesey, Wales, without inter- 
ruption above a thousand years. They have the rare 
distinction of being lineally descended both from the sov- 
ereign Princes of Wales of the Welsh royal family, and 
from King Edward I., whose eldest son was the first 
Prince of Wales of the English royal family. 

Cad VAN (Catamanus), descended from a long line of 
regal ancestors, was King of North Wales at the end of 
the 6th century, and had his palace at Aberffraw. He 
fought at Bangor Iscoed, and is supposed to have been 
killed there, and buried at Bardsey. His grandson — 

King Cadwaladr, a chivalrous and illustrious Prince, 
founded the church of Llangwaladr, A. D. 650 — the 
parish church of Bodorgan, which is still the family 
seat, near Aberffraw, which became a sanctuary. He 
removed thither the remains of King Cadvan, which 
were re-buried in a stone coffin. The lid of the coffin 
with the following original description, still legible, is 
now affixed to the wall inside the church. — ''Catamanus 
Bex, sapientissimus , opinatissimus omnium Regum;^^ i.e. 


"King Cadvan, th; wisest and most famous of all 
Kings." Cadwaladr began his reign A. D. 680, and was 
tiie last crowned king of the British race. He died at 
Home, and was canonized. He was succeeded by his son — 

Idwal Twrch, who was succeeded by his son — 

Rhodvi Molwynog, a. D. 703, whose son — 

CONAX, was Prince of North Wales, A, D. 720. His 
only daughter and heiress — 

EssYLT, was married to Mervyn Vrych, King of 
Powys, and their son — 

Rhodri Mawr, (Rhoderick the Great), King of all 
Wales, began to reign A. D. 843, and fell in battle A. 
D. 876. From him were descended, (besides others,) 
Owen Gwynnedd, Prince of Wales, A. D. 1136, and — 

Llowarch ap Bran, Lord of Monau (Menai), and 
founder of the H. noble tribe of North Wales and 
Pow3's. They were brothers-in-law, their wives being 
sisters. Llowarch ap Bran was succeeded by his son, 
Meredydd, who married his cousin, Gwenillian, grand- 
daughter of Prince Owen Gwynnedd. 

Meredydd ap Llowarch, ap Bran, of Bodorgan, whose 
descendant — 

Eva, daughter of Meredydd «^j Cadwgan, of Bodorgan, 
his only child and heiress, married Einion Sais, the direct 
descendant and representative in the 6th degree from — 

Cydapael Ynnyd, lord of Cydewain, County Mont- 
gomery, and Judge of Powjs, /. e. regent under the 
Prince, of Central Wales, called Powys, or Powys-land. 
He was a lineal descendant from Urieu, Lord of Rhigid, 
A. D. 90, who is claimed to be a direct descendant from 
Coel Codebog, a British king, B^ C. 262. Cydafael mar- 
ried Arienweu, daughter of Jarwarth, the eldest son of 
Prince Meredydd ap Bleddvnn, who was Prince of 
Wales, A. D. 1063. 

In the year 1212, when the country was threatened by 
an invasion by the English, Cydafael seized a firebrand 
with which he ran from mountain to mountain, sum- 
moning the people to arms, whereby he gave such timely 
notice that the invaders were repulsed. For this service 
his kinsman Llewellyn the Great granted him a coat-of- 
arms, viz: 

•Sable (to indicate the night) three firebrands, or., 
fired ppr." This coat was augmented {temp. Henry V.), 
by a gi-ant to his descendant, Einion Sais, who married 
Eva of Bodorgan, of a — 


"Chevron arg., charged with a flenr-de-lis g,'ules, be- 
tween two ehonghs, sable, respecting each other." 
And a crest was added, viz: 

"A castle arg., surmounted by a chough (or Bran) 
holding in dexter claw a fleur-de-lis." 
This in allusion to castle Dinas-Bran, the principal fort- 
ress of his ancestor, Prince Bleddynn, and the place 
where Cydafael held his court as Judge of Powys. 

Between Cydafael and Einion Sais (omitted by Burke) 
the line was through — 

Samuel, sou of Cydafael; 

Madoc, son of Samuel; 

Tydyr, son of Madoc; 

Tor WORTH, son of Tydyr; 

Davydd, son of Torworth; 

BiNiON, son of Davydd. Einion Sais was usher, or 
chamberlain, of the Palace of Sheen (Richmond) to 
Henry VI. [temp. 1413 — 1471) and so was called "Sais," 
i. e. "Saxon," on account of his being so much in Eng- 
land. He fought in the wars of Henry V., by whom his 
coat-of-arms was augmented. He was succeeded by his 
son — 

Heylin, of Bodorgan, (Heylin ap Einiawn, Esq., was 
living 1465) whose son and successor — 

Llewellyn ap Heylin married Angharad, daughter of 
William ap Evan, another decendant of Prince Owen 
Gwynnedd. Llewellyn fought at the battle of Bosworth 
(1485) on the side of Henry VII., and his two-handed 
sword and saltcellar are still preserved at Bodorgan, 
where also his saddle was a few years back. 

Meyrick ap Llewellyn (Meuric) was a Captain of the 
Guard at the Coronation of Henry VIII., April 25, 1509. 
He was first High Sheriff of the County Anglesey, which 
office he held until his death. From him the name "Mey- 
rick," signifying "Guardian," is derived as a surname, 
in pursuance of an act of Henry VIII., requiring that the 
name of every man at the time should be borne by his 
descendants as a surname, there being no surnames be- 
fore that time in Wales. He married Margaret daughter 
of Roland, Rector of Aberffraw, Anglesey, Wales. His 
will is dated 30 Nov., 1538. His children were — 

(1) Richard Merrick, Esq., of Bodorgan, Anglesey, 
Wales, who succeeded Meyrick ap Llewellyn as High 
Sheriff of Anglesey County. 

(2) Rt. Rev. Roland Merrick, D. D., Bishop of Ban- 
gor, Wales, born, 1505. 


(3) Wiliara Merrick. Died unmarried. 

(4) Ov\ain Merriek. Died unmarried. 

(5) Rrv. 'Toliii ]*I<'rri<'k, Rector of Llandachya, Wales. 

(6) Kev. Edmund Merrick, L- L. D., Ai'ch-deaeon 
of Bantror, Wales. 

(7) Rev. Reynault Merrick, Rector of Llanlechid, 

All these except William and Owain were known to 
have married and left descendants in the male line, 

Meuric's three daughters, Alice, Sionedd, and Agnes, 
were also married." 

Roland, 2d son of Meyrick ap Llewellyn, was first 
Protestant Bishop of Bangor, and was buried in Bangor 
Cathedral ; from him are descended the Meyricks of Good- 
rich Court, and of Bush., of whom are the Philadelphia 
branch of the family in America. 

The Charlestown, Mass., branch is supposed to have 
been derived from Rev. John Meyrick, 5th son of Mey- 
rick ap Llewellyn, all evidence thus far obtainable indi- 
cating that source for the four brothers, William, James, 
John and Thomas, who settled in Massachusetts in 1636. 
Motto of the Welsh Meyricks: 

''Heh Dduw heh chlim: Dduir a digony 
"Without God nothing; God and enough." 

Of "Castell-Dinas Bran," noted in the foregoing as 
having been the principal fortress of Prince Meredvdd ap 
Bleddynn, Prince of Wales A. D. 1063, John Timbs, 
authoj- of "Abbeys, Castles and Ancient Halls of Eng- 
land and Wales," says: 

This fortress, of which there remains a remarkably 
picturesque ruin, was situated on an artificial plateau, 
on the top of a conoid hill, which rises about one thou- 
sand feet above the River Dee, in North Wales. The 
hill rises so suddenly, and is so completely detached from 
the surrounding heights, that it frowns savagely down 
upon the quiet glens of the neighborhood, and seems to 
overawe the valley of Llangollen, above which it stands. 
An earlier structure, on the same site, is said to have 
been destroyed by fire in the 10th century. The place, 
in its almost inacctessible seclusion, afforded a secure re- 
fuge from the infuriated Welsh, when Gryffydd ap Madoc 
Maelor — his sympathies weaned from his native Wales by 
his English wife— took part with Henry III. and Edward 
L in their endeavors to subjugate his countrymen. 

There is a tradition that the present castle sustained a 


siege at the eommeucemeut of the 15th ceutiiry, by Owen 
Glyndower, when held by Thomas Fitzalen, Earl of 
Arundel, a strenuous supporter of the House of Lancas- 
ter. "Dinas" signifies, beyond all doubt, a fortified 
place; but as regards the signification of "Bran," there 
seems to be a great difference of opinion. Some conjec- 
ture that the name was taken from Bran, the mountain 
stream which runs at the foot of its northern slope. It 
should be remembered, however, that ''Bran," in Welsh, 
means "crow," and the castle is called "Crow Castle" by 
the inhabitants of Llangollen, where there is an Inn with 
that sign. In Gough's "Camden," it is noted: "Dinas 
Bran is vulgarly called "Crow Castle" from Bran, a 
crow; but more probably derived by B. Lhuyd, from the 
brook Bran, which is crossed by a bridge near Llan- 

The principal approach was from the south-east, 
through Llandin farm, just below which a bridge once 
crossed the Dee on the road of communication between 
Castell-Dinas Bran and Castell Crogan (Chii-k Castle). 
This road doubtless formed a connecting link in the great 
chain of Border fortresses in the Welsh Marches. 

The walls were built chiefly of small slaty stones, im- 
bedded in a good mortar. In many places the walls of 
the enciente can scarcely now be traced, and it is only at 
those parts which appear to have been the principal 
entrance, and the "Keep," that any considerable mass of 
masonry is now standing. In no part does any upper 
floor remain; indeed the only portion of the ruins which 
is not open to the sky, is a chamber with three small, 
circular holes in its vaulted roof, near the principal en- 
trance, and which has proved an enigma to all recent 
engineers. The castle was in ruins in Leland's time 
(temp. King Henry VIII.), and the fragments that remain 
are falling rapidly into decay. In some places are to be 
found mutilated freestone voussoirs, bases of shafts, 
groins, sills and corbels, apparently of the stone of the 
neighborhood obtained at Cefu. The date of its aban- 
donment is unknown ; and in the time of Henry VIII . , 
Leland could only say of it: "The castelle of Dinas 
Bran was never by gge thing, but sett al for strougth as 
in a place half accessible for enemyes. It is now all in 
ruins and there bredith every yere an Egle — and the 
Egle doth sorely assault hym that distroith the nest, goyng 
down in one basket, and having a nuther over his head 
to defend the sore stripe of the Egle." 


To connect the Merricks of America with the Merricks 
of Wales is a task presenting no insuperable obstacles 
01- (linicnlties, to one having- time and means at his dis- 
posal to cnabli! him to visit Wales, and with such aid as 
he could readily secure there unearth the records of mar- 
riajifes and births l)etween the years 155G and 1620. The 
author has neither time nor means at his disposal, and 
has therefore left this interesting task to another hand. 
No people, unless it is the Hebrew, is more jealous of 
its genealogy than the Welsh. This fact is proverbial. 
It is true of all the people — not of a class alone. It 
ought, therefore, to be beyond a doubt that a family 
having among its members so many churchmen, whose 
duty it was to keep'these records for others, should not fail 
to keep the record of their own people. Rev. Edward 
A. Mirick of Dryden, N. Y., who has given much time 
and study to this question, has made deductions, based 
upon ancient Welsh records, family history and tradi- 
tion, and the church records of Wales to be found in the 
libraries of this country. Mr. Mirick says: 

"I do not claim that my conclusions are historically 
correct in every particular; but I do claim that nothing 
improbable is claimed. Very much is historically proven. 
In fact, the deductions are based upon recorded facts down 
to the 4th generation, John. From that point we have 
to assume possibilities, if not probabilities regarding the 
children of John, our forefathers of the New England 

(See Mr. Mirick's deductions, introduction to John 
Mirick branch.) 

The following is a literal translation from the ancient 
Welsh of one of the records to which Rev. Edward Mirick 
refers. "Morfil," in ancient Welsh, signifies "whale," 
i. e. "Whale Parish," of which this is a partial record. 
St. Davids, in Pembrokeshire, was a fishing village, and 
its "Whale Parish" is the equivalent of "Walnut Hills 
Church," or any cognomen, based upon local surround- 
ings. This document evidently accounts for the descent 
from "Meyrick the Saxon," to John, whom family tra- 
ditions, entirely unconnected with this document, and 
in the absence of any knowledge of it, have claimed as 
the ancestor of the American brothers. The greatest 
obstacle to the acceptance of this John as the father of 
tht^ f(nir brothers is based on the fact that the record 
here gives the date of birth of Thomas as prior to 1591. 
This is not, however, insuperable. It is possible that 


the Thomas born prior to the closing of this scrap of 
record may have died and a child born later, to-wit, in 
1620, have been given the name of the dead boy. That 
is the case in many instances in the records of the Amer- 
ican Merricks, and it is not improbable that it maj^ have 
been the case in this instance. While the record follow- 
ing is not proof of the parentage of the four American 
Merricks, it may be accepted as strongly pointing to the 
fact. The translation is as follows: 


From Lewis Boon's Visitation, of Pembrokeshire. 

MoRFiL Parish — Rev. William Mirick, ap Llewellyn, son of 
Heylin, son of Einion (the Saxon), of Bodorgan, Anglesey, mar- 
ried Angharad. daughter of William. Their son, Meyrick, mar- 
ried Margai'et, daugliter of Roland, son of Howel of Gaer Geilog, 
Esquire. Their son, Rev. John Meyrick, minister at Llanllechyd, 
married Sage, daughter of James Griffith, son of Howel, son of 
Thomas, son of David, son of Griffith, son of Gronwy the Red. 
(The mother of Sage was Maud, the daughter of Morgan Lloyd, 
son of leuen Lloyd, of Bant y Streimon, Esquire). The mother 
of Sage's father was Sage, daughter of Thomas, son of Griffith, 
son of Nikolas, sister to fatlier and mother of Sir Rys. 

The children of Rev. John Mirick and Sage, his wife, were: 
i. William Meyrick. 

ii. Owen Meyrick, minister at Llangyile. 
iii. Maud. (She married Roland Powel, sou of John Powel, 
Esqiure. ) 
Their children were : i. John Powel ; ii. Jan (Jane?) 

William Meyrick married 1st, Janet, daughter of 
lenen, son of John, son of lenen, son of Llewel- 
lyn of Trevillier. They have — 
iv. John Meyrick. 

William married 3nd, Joan, daughter of William, 
son of Rys, son of Howel Young. They have — 
V. Owen Meyrick (1591). 
vi. Robert Meyrick (1591). 
vii. Janet (1591). 

John Meyrick, marries Dorothy, daughter of Mat- 
thew Bishop. (Her nn ;her, Elizabeth, was 
daughter of Robert You ig, brother to Bishop 
Young.) (A footnote says "Bishop of St. Da- 
vids"). Their children as noted — 
viii. Thomas, 
ix. Jan (perhaps Jane). 


"Pr me, 

"Wm. Mevrick, 

"Dated this 13th day of October, in the 33rd year of Queen 
Elizabeth's reign, and in the year of our Lord 1591." 



The Eiiglisli deeeiidants of Meyrick ap Llewellyn had 
amoii}^ them many men of i)rominenee in the church, in the 
army and in letters. Sir Rhys Merrick's "Ancient Arms 
and Armour" is quoted as an authority the world over. 
Sir John Merrick represented England at the Russian 
Court as Ambassador in 1G17. Six were knighted, by 
different sovereigns of England. One, Sir Gelly Mer- 
rif'k was knighted on the field at the siege of Cadiz, for 
l)rilliaut and gallant services at the storming of that 

Inliabiting as they did the island of Anglesey, it is 
probable that many younger sons followed the sea for 
gold or glory. It is stated by one writer that Sir Henry 
Morgan, the Buccaneer, the "scourge of the Spanish 
Main," wrote his name "Morgan ap Meyrick," Morgan 
the sou of Meyrick. Certainlj-, later generations might be 
credited with an hereditary love of the ocean, hundreds 
of Merricks having followed the sea as an occupation; 
and no less than a score of them were lost at sea from 
the port of Nantucket alone, dying a "natural death," as 
it was reckoned by the hardy whalers of that seamans' 


That the men and women bearing the name of Mer- 
rick in its various forms have not been indifferent to the 
advantage .which a liberal education affords, is made 
evident by the following list of persons noted in this 
volume who have been graduated from one or more of 
the leading institutions of learning in this country. It 
is likely that this list might be multiplied, were a thor- 
ough search of college records made- The appended 
list was made as the names appeared in compiling this 




Tilley Merrick; 
Pliny Merrick. 


George Clarence Mer 


Jolm Merrick. 


Charles Sewell Merrick 


Pliiiy Merrick. 


William Merrick. 


John Mudge Merrick 


Robert Michael Merrick 


Charles Irving Merrick 


1725 Jonathan Merrick. 
1731 Noah Merrick. 
1783 Jonathan Merrick. 

1853 Henry Lewis Merrick. 
1858 John Dole Merrick. 
1886 Solomon G. Merrick. 



1890 George E. Merrick. 
1901 Fred Ickes Merrick. 

1903 Silas Clarence Merrick. 


1850 Ambrose Newell Merrick. 


1830 James L. Merrick. 


1807 John Merrick (honors), 
1838 David H. Mirick. 
1837 John Mudge Merrick 

1 847 George Merrick ( honors ) . 
1846 Samuel Vaughn Merrick 


1848 Charles Fiske Merrick. 


1830 James L. Merrick. 
1842 George H. Merrick. 
1860 Lucius L. Merrick. 

1814 Joseph Myrick. 

1815 Lot Myrick. 

1864 Edward A. Mirick. 
1879 Charles S. Merrick. 
1887 George A. Mirick. 


1857 ElHott T. Merrick. 
1873 Joshua T. Merrick. 


1842 Osborn Merrick. 


1866 Frank W. Merrick. I 1878 Harry Pierce Meyrick. 

1873 John A. M- <r;H- I 


1841 Dorcas M'i^^k. ^'o6 Catherine S. Merrick. 

1849 Caroline I Merrick Mabel E Merrick. 


1897 Florence V,. Merrick. 


1901 Eldridge 'lerry Merrick, C. E. 


1876 Origen Hal i Merrick | 1890 Euge. ,] ir Myrir>\- 

BOST( N XlVKR'-nv 

01 Frank Wilbur Merrick, PJi. D 


1832 Edwin Thomas Merrick. 

Frederick Merrick. 



1864 Frederick Merrick. ] 1864 Edward Merrick. 

1895 Walter Chapman Merrick. 
1897 Frederick Chapman Merrick. 


1882 Herbert Myrick. 


Clinton Victor Merrick. 


Frank Worman Myrick. 


1851 George CUntou Merrick. 


1869 Edward Augustus Mirick. 


1884 George Peck Merrick. 


1864 Cliarles Stephenson Merrick. 


1896 Hannah GUdden Myrick, A. B. 


1900 Hannah Glidden Myrick. M. D. 

Colby college. 
1899 Hubert James I»Iyrick I Ebenezer Mirick. 


1892 Henrietta A nielia Mirick, A. B. 

1892 Florence Ilann?ii Myrick. B. S. 
1898 May Halbert 'lirick, A. B. 


1893 Arth' .r Eug jne Myrick, A. B. 


1895 A' ohur F^igene Myrick, M. D. 


jouis A iibrose Merrick. 



The other niglit a stranger came 

To trace our pedigree ; 
He took the Bible records old, 

And nodded quick with glee ; 
His surname was the same as ours, 

And many years had he 
Been fond of i^oring over books, 

Of Genealogy. 

"This record clears up doubtful points — 

Pure Cambrain stock are we, 
See, in Burke's Peerage, traced at length, 

Our glorious family tree. 
Our ancestors were men of note. 

And here's the source, you see, 
Coel Codebog, a Briton king, 

262, B. C." 

He showed to us our Coat-of-Arms — 

A raven with a key, 
A tower, a scutcheon black as night, 

With firebrands, one, two, tJiree. 
"Each point stood for some noble deed, 

Of ancestors," said he. 
"And 'tis the crest that's borne to-day, 

By lords of Anglesey." 

But naught care I for Dukes and Earls, 

And all their heraldry ; 
That Briton king, he is of far 

More interest to me, 
A-roaming with his mighty club. 

Across the plains so free, 
Or going to a Druid feast, 

And dancing on the lea. 


So here's to you, old Codebog, 

Source of my ancestry, 
You wild and warlike Briton king, 

262, B. C. 

Florence Moulton Miriok. 
Worcester, Mass., Dec. 14, 1898, 





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1. William Merrick', the oldest of the four brothers 
who reached Charlestown in the good ship '\7ames'' in 
the spring of 1636, was born in Wales in 1603. Of his 
early life nothing is known. He was a farmer by occu- 
pation after reaching the Colony; what trade or avoca- 
tion he had followed in Wales is not known. That his 
instincts and tastes inclined him toward a military life 
appear in the fact that he served for six years, after his 
arrival in the colony, in the colonial militia under Cap- 
tain Myles Standish. He was spoken of first as an 
Ensign, and later as a Lieutenant. That he gave all his 
time and attention to his military duties seems to be 
indicated by the fact that he was not married until 1642, 
which was at the end of his six years' term of service. 
He appears to have had property both at Eastham and 
Duxbury. He was probably married at Eastham. but 
the destruction of a part of the first book of records of 
that town renders it impossible to determine this fact 
definitely. He certainly lived in both Eastham and 
Duxbury, within the decade from 1637 to 1647, as some 
of his ehildi-en were born at Eastham during that time, 
and yet he is reported as being a citizen of Duxbury. 
The records relate that he was a citizen of Duxbury in 
1636; was alloted 5A. of land "Next the Glade at Pow- 
der Point;" in 1637 he was allotted another 20A. at 
Great Head; he was one of the original proprietors of 
Bridge water. He was Surveyor of Highways in 1646, 
and Constable in 1647. He married at Eastham in 1642, 
Rebecca, whose surname is not known. He became a 
legal voter in Eastham Maj- 22, 1655, which is the time 
when he took up his permanent residence in that town, 
his other visits having probably been with his wife's 
family. He had ten children born to him bj' Rebecca, 
w^ho died in 1668 at Eastham. 

Paige, in his history of Hardwick, dwells upon the 
fact that he was so old as to seem rather the grandfather 
than the father of his own family. He says: "William 
Merrick, the father, was a Lieutenant, residing in East- 






ham. In liis will, dated December 3, 1686, and proved 
March 6, 1688-9, he is described as "about 86 years of 
age," by which it would seem that he was about 43 
years old when the first of his ten children was born, 
and he might seem to be the grandfather of this family 
rather than the father, were it not that he names his 
wife, Rebecca and his children, Stephen and William, 
in his will." The childi'en of William and Rebecca 
Merrick were — 

William, b. September 15, 1(543. 
Stephen, b. May 12, 1646. 
Rebecca, b. July 28, 1648. 
iv. Maey, b. November 4, 1G50; m. Stephen Hopkins, 

son of Stephen Hopkins of the '•Mayflower." 
V. Ruth, b. May 15, 1652; m. January, 1677, Edmund 
Freeman, son of Major John and Mercy (Prence) 
vi. Sarah, b. August 1, 1654; m. December 18, 1672, 
John Freeman, son of Major Jolm and Mercy 
(Prence) Freeman, 
vii. John, b. January 15, 1656-7. 
viii. Isaac, b. Januaiy 6, 1660-1. 
4. ix. Joseph, b. June 1, 1662. 
■yi 5. X. Benjamin, b. February 1, 1664-5. 


2. Ensign William^, son of {^YUliam'^) and Re- 
becca Merrick, born September 15, 1643, at Eastham, 
Mass. Married 1st, May 23, 1667, Abigail Hopkins, 
daughter of Giles and Catherine (Wheldon) Hopkins; 

she born October, 1644; died ; her father, Giles, 

was son of Stephen Hopkins, who came in the "'May- 
flower.''^ William married, 2nd., Elizabeth . He 

was admitted a legal voter of Eastham, 1675. About 
the end of the century he moved to Harwich, where he 
became a j^rominent citizen. The records of Harwich 
carry the name as "Myrick." On October 16, 1700, a 
church was gathered at Harwich, consisting of eight 
male members, of whom William Merrick was one. On 
February 9, 1704, the wife of Ensign William Myrick 
was also admitted to the church. At a town meeting 
assembled March 20, 1701, Ensign William Myrick was 
elected to represent the town as agent, as occasion might 
require, "that our town's bounds may be fully known." 
He represented the town in General Assembly in 1719. 
In 1722 he was Surveyor of HighAvays for the town. In 
1725 he is reported as having children of school age. 


He died October 30, 1732. His will was dated May 5, 
1723, and was proved November 9, 1732. His children, 
all bj' his first wife, Abigail Hopkins were — , .,r. 

i. Rebecca, b. November 28, 1668; m/' Sparrow; 

died before 1723. 

ii. William, b. August 1, 1670; died March 20, 1671. 

6. iii. Stephen, b. March 26, 1673. 

7. iv. Nathaniel, b. — ~, 1675. ^ j. 

,^. V. Hannah, b. ; m. John Snow, o^" ' '^•' ■ "■' pO ^ 

i22_ > Ti. Benjamin, b. — H-.r-j. (,-;;-c.c/v Don-e :h v-»< A-4>a.,.c.w-- 

8. vii. John, b ; m. Anna Sears. 

9. viii. Joshua, b. — , 1680. 

ix. Ruth, b. , 1684: m. 1st, November 4, 1710, 

Samuel Sears; he died and she m. 2nd., Chilling- 
worth Foster (his third wife) ; she died Febru- 
ary 18, 1766. 

3. Stephen^ son of {William^) and Rebecca Mer- 
rick, born May 12, 1646, at Eastham, Mass. Married 
1st. Mercy Bangs, dau. of Edward, Dec. 28, 1671. 
Within a year after his marriage Stephen joined the com- 
pany which left Plymouth Colony and settled at New 
London and Norwich, Connecticut. Caulkin's History 
of Norwich says of him: — "Stephen Merrick married 
Mercy Bangs Dec. 28, 1671, he being 25 and she 20 years 
of age. Mercy and Apphia Bangs were twin daughters 
of Edward Bangs, of Plymouth Colony, and were married 
the same day — Apphia to John Knowles. Stephen Mer- 
rick came to Norwich in 1672, where he bought a plan- 
tation. He was constable in 1681, and county sheriff in 
1685." The annals of Norwich Town record that a gate 
was maintained at Town charge at Stephen Merrick's, 
on Bean Hill. Mercy (Bangs) Merrick died, and Stephen 
married, 2ud., Anna Wilbore, at Taunton. Mass., to 
which place he had removed, at just what date is not 
known. He became one of the leading men of that town, 
and died therein 1705, leaving a large property, for that 
time. His will was made in 1696, as he was "about to 
go forth and fight the Indians." In his will he gives his 
wife his "plantation, with all the buildings, stock, etc., 
situated in Norwich, Connecticut." To a daughter, 
"200 acres of laud in Norwich. ' ' To his only son, Isaac, 
his "plantation etc., in New Jersey." It would appear 
that he survived his Indian campaign, and died at home 
in Taunton in 1705. His will reads: 

In the name of God, Amen. I Stephen Marick of Taunton, in 
the County of Bristol, in the Province of tlie Massachusetts Bay 
in New England, being of sound sence & memory & good health 
of body, but purposing to goe forth to ivalk in the present expedi - 


Hon on foot against the Indian enemy, do make this my last will 
and testament. My Soul I commit to God hoping in his mercey 
thro' Christ Jesus, as to my outward estate I dispose of as fol- 
loweth : — 

Imps. To my only "Son" Isaac Marick haveing allready given 
& granted to him a considerable estate by deed, bearing date the 
26 of December 1694 made unto Samuel Danforth & John Free- 
man Jun. [ . ] in trust for that & other concerned in the 
said instrument expressed, which is signed by me Stephen Marick 
and Anna my pre.sent wife. Doe yet furtlier give unto my sd 
son Isaac Marick my wearing cloathes, arms and all sorts of tools 
and tackUn jn-oper, either for husbandry or any other trade & 
silver buttons, silver buckles & staflfe with silver head. 

Secondly, As to my beding there being five feather beds, I 
give to my beloved wife Anna that bed which her father gave 
her particularly to be her own bed before his death, with all the 
furniture belonging thereto, viz: curtains, vallences, 2 pair of 
sheets with bolster & 2 pillows & pillow * * 

To my daugliter Mercey I give one bed & bedstead furnished 
compleatly as the afore.said that is given to her mother. 

To my daughter Maiy, allso one bed, bedstead with furniture 
completed as those above mentioned. 

To my daughter Sarah in like manner, one bed, bedstead & 
furniture as ye above expressed. My said daughters as they 
come of age to take their choice of the sd bedding as above given 
to them & the bed & furniture that is left (after they have made 
their clioice) to be & belong to my son Isaac Marick. To each 
of my sd daughters I give one long table cloath & halfe dozen of 
napkins when they * * of age & more if my wife soe cause 

Thirdlj-, As to all my land and priviledges lying within tlie 
Township of Norwich I give it to my three daughters & their 
heirs & assigns forever, in manner as foUoweth, viz: — the sd 
lands computed to consist of five parts. 

I give four parts to my two daughters, Mercy and Mary to be 
equally divided between them, and the remaining fifth part I 
give to my daughter Sarah. Allways provided that in case of 
necessity my beloved wife Anna shall & may sell any part or the 
whole of my lands in Norwich aforesaid and in such case my said 
daughters proportionably to abate of what is given them in said 

Fourthly, My land on the east side Quinipaug near Norwich, 
being 220 acres, I leave it wholly to my wif es dispose to sell it if 
their be need & make use of. 

Fifthly, To my son Isaac Mai-ick I give all my lands, rights, 
&, interest in a plantation called New Passataqua in New Jersey 
to him & his heirs & assigns forever. 

Sixly. To my cozen Joseph Wilbore his heirs and assigns for- 
ever, I give ten acres of land lyeing near Prospect Hill in Taun- 
ton, lyeing adjoyning to lands given to John Wilbore by Joseph 
Wilbore deceased, in his last will and testament. 

Seventhly. I give my cattell, sheep, swine, horses, both in 
Taunton and at Norwich, household stuff and moveables with 
all debts due to me both here and at Norwich to my beloved wife 
Anna during her life for tlie support of herself and familie and 
after her decease what remains unspent to be equally divided 
among my four children (excepting what is above expressed to 
be given to any of them and what exceptions are "are" now to 
be added). 


Eightly. To John Smith my prentice boy, I give the sum of 
five pounds besides what is mentioned in his indenture. 

Ninthly. What is j'ett coraeing to me from the estate of my 
Hon'rd father William Marick deceased, for the f ullfilling of his 
bequest to me in his last will and testament, I give it to my 
daughter Mercey Marick be it more or less. 

Tenthly, To the beloved Pastor Mr. Samuel Danforth I give 
the sum of five pormds. 

Eleventhly. My meaning & will is that my svhole estate which 
I am now possessed of whether in my own right or in right of 
my wife (excepting what is above mentioned to be given to per- 
ticular persons in this \vill) after my wife's decease be and 
belong to my said four children, Mercy, Mary, Sarah and Isaac, 
to their heirs and assigns forever in equal parts. 

Lastly, I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Anna 
Marick and my son Isaac Marick to be my executors in this my 
last will and testament. 

In witness whereof I, the said Stephen Marick have hereto 
set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of July 1696 declar- 
ing what is contayned in this & the other side to be my last will 
and testament. 

Stephen Marick, [Seal.] 

Signed, sealed and declared in the presence of us. 

Benja. Church 
Thomas Leonard 
Mary M. Staples her mark. 

Entered May ye 5 1705. 

By John Gary Register. 

Capt. Thomas Leonard, who was one of the witnesses 
of Stephen Merrick's will, was clerk of the original Iron 
Works in Taunton where annually for over one hundred 
years they dug the ore and made "charcoal iron" which 
passed as currency for the lack of monej'. This ore was 
mined within half a mile of said works, and yielded 
about 25 per cent iron and 75 per cent useless material 
— di'oss. 

In an old ledger of the ancient Iron Works of Taun- 
ton, in 1685-6-7, Stephen Merrick occupies two pages of 
items comprising a variety of transactions in which he 
received "iron as money," and the dividend of his share 
in said works usually in iron, as it is recorded. Dr. 
Benjamin Church, another of the witnesses to Stephen 
Merrick's will, then a young man, later became a Tory, 
and in 1776 was banished by the Colonial Court, left the 
country for England, and was lost at sea. 

Stephen's children, all by Mercy Bangs, were — 

i. Stephen, b. , 1673; died j^oimg. 

ii. William, b. ; died young. 

10. iii. Isaac, b. , 1678, Taunton, Mass. 

11. iv. Mercy, b. , 1680; m. John Mason. 

v. Mary, b. , 1685. 

vi. Sarah, b. , 1688 ; m. Nathaniel Grossman. 


4. Joseph '•'' , son of ( WiUinm ' ) and Rebecca Mer- 
rick, born Jnne 1, 1662, at Eastham, Mass. Married, 
^lay 8. 1C)S4, Klizal)eth Howes, danerhter of Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Mayo) Howes. Joseph Howes was born in 
Enghind, and was the son of Thomas and Mary (Burr) 
Howes. Elizabeth died and Joseph Merrick married 2nd. , 
Elizabeth (Freeman) Remiek, daughter of Samnel and 
Mercy (South worth) Freeman, and widow of Abraham 
Remiek. She b. June 26, 1671; she had two daughters 
— Elizabeth and Mercy Remiek. Elizabeth m. Cornelius 
Knowles, son of Samuel and Mercy (Freeman) Knowles. 
He was a brother of Samuel Knowles, whose son, Seth, 
m. Ruth Freeman, daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah 
(Myrick) Freeeman. Elizabeth Mayo (Howes), was 
daughter of Rev. John Mayo, of Yarmouth, Mass., for- 
merly of Eastham. Joseph Merrick was a legal inhabi- 
tant of Eastham in 1695, and died there June 15, 1734, 
aged 75 years. His childi'en, all by his first wife, were — 

i. Elizabeth, b. Jan. , 1685; m. Young. 

ii. Mary, b. July 7, 1687. 

iii. Joseph, b. March 8, 1689; m. Oct. 21, 1716, Eliza- 
beth Twining. 
12. iv. William, b. Jan. 26, 1692-3. 

V. Hannah, b. , 1695; m. Nathaniel Freeman, son 

of Nathaniel and Mary (Howland) Freeman, 
vi. Isaac, b. Aug. 12, 1697. 
vii. Phoebe, b. ; m. Richard Paine. 


5. Benjamin'' son of {William^, William'^) and 

Abigail (Hopkins) Merrick, born , 1674, at Eastham, 

Mass. Married 1st.. Rebecca Uoane, dau. of Daniel 
Doane, of Eastham; 2nd., Rachael Lincoln, widow of 
Thomas Lincoln. At a Town meeting assembled March 
20, 1701, at Harwich, Mass., Benjamin Merrick was 
chosen as Grand Juryman. In 1725 he is returned as 
having children of scfhool age in Harwich. His children, 
all by his first wife, were — 

i. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 23, 1714-15; m. Elizabeth Snow, 
ii. Benjamin, b. May 2, 1719; m. Hannah Chase. 

iii. John, b. . 

iv. Isaac, b. . 

V. Rebecca, b. . 

vi. Abigail, b. ; m. Dea. Joseph Mayo, son of John 

and Hannah (Freeman) Mayo; he b. Dec. 23, 
1696; their sou Joseph m. Sarah Cobb. 


6. Stephen^, son otiWilUam'^, WiUiam'^) and Abi- 
gail (Hopkins) Merrick, born March 26, 1673, at East- 
ham, Mass. Married November 21, 1706, at Eastham, 
Deborah Snow, daughter of Jabez and Constance (Hop- 
kins) Snow; Constance Hopkins was daughter of Stephen 
Hopkins, the '' Mayflower' ' pilgrim. He was a brick- 
layer. Moved to Harwich, where he worked at his trade. 
In 1721 he had lands "south of the road, at the foot of 
the Great Lots." In 1725 was returned as having chil- 
di-en of school age. He died at Harwich, March 11, 
1732. Children— 

i. JOSHUA, b. April 7, 1708. 

ii. Snow, b. Jan. 15, 1709-10. 

iii. Deborah, b. , 1712. 

iv. Samuel, b. Jan. 5, 1714-15. 

V. Oliver, b. Dec. 14, 1716. 

13. vi. Thomas, b. Dec. 12, 1718. 

vii. Simeon, b. April , 1721. 

viii. Jabez, b. Feb. , 1722. 

ix. Jethro, b. Aug. 1, 1725. 

7. Nathaniel^, son of {William'^, WiUimn'^) and 

Abigail (Hopkins) Merrick, born , 1673, at Eastham, 

Mass. Married Alice Freeman; she daughter of Samuel 
and Mercy (Southworth) Freeman, and a grand-daughter 
of Samuel and Apphia Freeman ; also of Constant South- 
worth, (b. about 1614; d. 1679,) and of Elizabeth (Collins) 
Southworth; Elizabeth Collins was daughter of William 
Cd. about 1651), and Jane, his wife. Constant South- 
worth was son of Edward Southworth, of Wiugdon, 
England, and Alice Carpenter, who afterwards married 
Grovernor Bradford. Nathaniel Merrick resided in Har- 
wich; was a Captain in the Colonial Militia; in 1722 he 
was appointed to answer for the town of Harwich to a 
presentment for not having a sufficient highway between 
Yarmouth and Chatham ; in 1725 he is returned as hav- 
ing children of school age; his will is dated October 18, 
1743, and he died at Harwich, November 13, 1743. 
Children — 

i. William, b. ; m. and had William and Gideon. 

ii. Gideon, b. . 

14. iii. Constant, b. about 1701. 

iv. Benjamin, b. March 20, 1717-18; m. Elizabeth Davis, 

V. Hannah, b ; m. John Snow. 

vi. Mercy, b ; m. Ebenezer King . 

15. vii. Ruth, b ; m. Thomas Hinckley. 

viii. Priscilla, b. ; m. Elisha Cobb. 


16. ix. Alice, b. ; m. Capt. Benjamin Ruggles,'Oct. 19, 

X. Sarah, b. July 5, 1720; m. Oct. 1744, Abner Lee, of 
New Rutland, (Barre.) 

8. John, ^ son of {William ^, William^) and Abi- 
gail (Hopkins) Merrick, born ; married January 

28, 1703, Ann Sears, daughter of Captain Paul and Deb- 
orah (Willard) Sears, of Yarmouth, Mass-; she b. 
March 27, 1675, at Yarmouth. She died November 14, 
1743, in her 71st year. Her gravestone is yet to be seen 
in the Truro graveyard, the inscription being still legi- 
ble. The.y had several children, the name of but one of 
whom is known — 

17. i. John, b. ; m. Frances Clark. 

9. Joshua ^ , son of ( William ^ , William ^ ) and 
Abigail (Hopkins) Merrick, born about 1680. Married 

, 1716, Lydia Mayo, daughter of Thomas and 

Barbara (Knowles) Maj'o. (Patience Brewster, daughter 
of Elder Brewster, of the ''Mayflower'^ married Gover- 
nor Prence; their daughter Hannah, married Nathaniel 
Mayo, son of Rev. John Mayo; Thomas, their son, 
married Barbara Knowles, and their daughter, Lydia 
Mayo, married Joshua Merrick, as above). He died in 
1740. Their children were — 

i. Thomas, b. Feb. 10, 1717. 

18. ii. Seth, b. May 13, 1720. 
iii. Joseph, b. June 6, 1732. 
iv. Abigail, b. July 10, 1724. 

V. Lydia, b. Sept. 20, 1726. 

19. vi. Barnabas, b. , 1728. 

•vii. Hannah, b. Oct. 9, 1731. 

viii. Mary, b. May 17, 1734. 

ix. Bezaleel, b. Nov. 12, 1736. 

10. Isaac*, son of {Sicphen'^, William^) and Mercy 
(Bangs) Merrick, born 1678, at Taunton, Mass. Mar- 
ried, 1st., Dighton, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
(Williams) Bird, of Dorchester; she b. Nov. 10, 1687; 
died . Isaac married, 2nd., Mehitable . Eliza- 
beth Williams, mother of Dighton Bird, was a daughter 
of Richard and Frances (Dighton) Williams, who were 
among the first settlers of Taunton. Isaac Merrick died 
at Taunton in 1748. His will, dated February 21st, 
1747, is as follows: 


In the name of God Amen. I, Isaac Marick of Taunton, in New 
England, gentleman, this eighteenth day of Febuaiy in the 
twenty-first year of his Majesties Reign, Annoque Domine 
"1747," being of sound memory and disposing mind, blessed to 
God therefore and knowing that it is appointed to man once to 
dye, and not knowing the day of my death, think it my duty to 
set my house in order and therefore first of all I give my soul to 
God in Christ, my body to the earth to be decently bm-ied by my 
executrix hereafter named, hoping and trusting that God through 
Christ will raise the .same again by his almighty power att the 
Resurrection of the just, and the worldly estate God has given 
me I dispose of in the manner and form following : 

Imps. I give to my beloved wife, Mehitable Marick the one 
half of all my indore moveables att her own dispose forever. I 
also give her the other half of sd indore moveables to improve 
duriDg her widdowhood in my dwelling house, and she not to 
alianate or dispose of any part of said last half mentioned. 

I also give said wife one third part of my live stock forever, 
and the other two-thirds to improve during the time she con- 
tinues my widdow, .said wife also to have the improvement of 
all my utensils or husbandry tools during her widowhood and no 
longer ; and then those things above mentioned that is given her 
to improve to be divided among my daughters as I shall here 
after order. I also give said wife the v%^hole and sole improve- 
ment of all my real estate during the time she continvies mj^ 
widdow, but she to make no ship nor mast of the wood and tim- 
ber on the land but from time to time to cut so much as may be 
necessary for fire wood and the repair of buildings and fences but 
on her intermarriage while my widdow, then to be endowed 
with one-third of my real estate as the law directs only. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Marick of Free- 
town all my lands and buildings in the County of Bristol, att 
time of wife's decease and if she shall intermarry, I give him 
two thirds of the same on her marriage day, the said Isaac to 
have and to hold the same dviring his life, and att time of his 
decease, if his son John survives him, then I give the same to 
said John during his natural life, att the time of said John 
decease, after the death of said Isaac and said John leaving issue 
lawfully begotten of his body, then the one half of said whole 
real estate to desend to the issue of the said John, their heirs and 
assigns forever; and to hold the same in fee simple and the otlier 
half to be equally divided among my daughters, hereafter named 
or their legall representatives leaving issue. 

To the children of Dighton Richmond, the wife of John Rich- 
mond, Jun., which Dighton is late deceased, and EHzabeth 
Winslow, wife of William Winslow of Freetown, Rebecca Hath- 
away, wife of Nicholas Hathaway of said Freetown, Marcy, wife 
of Samuel Ellis of Plj^mton, to have and to hold the other half 
their heires and assignes forever of said real estate, viz : — eacli 
daughter or her legal representatives one quarter part. 

Item, I give to the children of said Dighton the fourth part 
of ye half of that personal estate I give my wife to improve 
during her widdowhood. I also give Elizabeth one other quarter 
part of said personal estate. I also give Rebecah one quarter 
part of said personal estate. I also give to said Marcy one other 
part of said personal estate given my wife to improve during 
her widdowhood ; the said moveables to be divided among them 


att my wife's marriage, if she so do, if not att time of her de- 
cease. The husbandry tools only excepted, which my daughters 
is to have no shear in, nor wearing apparil or armory. 

Item, I also give to the children of said Dighton deceased 
thirty pounds old tenour. 

I also give to said Elizabeth thirty pounds old tenour and to 
sd Marcy thirty pounds old tenour, to be paid to them by my 
son Isaac Marick or his heirs or executors or administrators, 
within two years after juy wife's marrage if she so do, or within 
two years after my wife's decease. 

She dying my widdow, said Isaac to pay the same in publick 
bills of credit of the old tenour att the rate of coyned silver att 
thirty five shillings per ounce or in said silver as she shall think 

Item, I giv to my grand -daughter Annah Sumner, the daugh- 
ter of my said daughter Annah, the sum of four shillings old 
tenour to be paid her by my executrix within twelve months 
after my decease. The reason I give her no more is the consid- 
eration made her mother att time of marrage. 

Item. I give to my said son Isaac all my wearing apparril & 
all my military utensels and armorey. I constitute & appoint 
iny said wife to be sole executrix of this my last will and testa- 
ment and she to receive all my credits and have all the money 
I dye seized of to her own dispose and she to pay all my just 
debts and I do utterly disallow and revocke all former wills by 
me made as wills, as testaments, legacies and bequests, and all 
executors by me before named. Ratifying and confirming this 
and no other t > be my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 
day and year first before mentioned. 

Isaac Marick. [Seal.] 

Signed, sealed, published pronounced and declared to be the 
last will and testament of Isaac Marick in presence of us. 

John Wilbour 
Simeon Tisdale 

Allowed March 7 1 748 James Williams 

Children — 

20. i. Isaac, b. , 1712, Taunton; m. Hannah Hathaway. 

ii. Dighton, b. ; m. John Richmond; died before 


iii. Elizabeth, b. ; m. Jidy 7, 1743, William Wins- 
low, of Freetown; b. Sept. 24, 1718; he was gt. 
gr. son of Kenelm VVinslow. 

iv. Rebecca, b. ; m. Nicholas Hathaway, and had 

Stepiien, Elkanah, Isaac, and Rebecca, wlio m. 
Henry Paine. 
V. Mary, b ; m. Samuel-Ellis. 

vi. Anna, b. ; m. Samuel Sumner and had Anna 

Sumner, who m. Daniel Wilde, and they had 
Hon. Samuel Sumner Wilde, of Revolutionary 
fame, who for thirty-four years sat on the Su- 
preme Court of Massachusetts. 

11. Mercy^, dau. of {Stephen'^, William^ ) and Mercy 
(Bangs) Merrick, born , 1780, at Eastham, Mass. 


Married John Masou. John Mason made his will Feb. 
4, 1735, in which he gives his wife Mercy Mason all his 
personal estate, and to his three daughters minor be- 
quests, including a family Bible worth 4£. sterling. 
Also bequests to grandsons John Cobb and Jonathan 
Shaw. The date of his death is not known, but prob- 
ably was not far from the date of the will. Children— 

21. i. Mary (Mason) b. ,1704; m. Benjamin Cobb, 

and had Captain John Cobb, (in Revolution) 
born 1727, and Abiah Cobb, b. 1726, who m. Dr. 
Benjamin Sweeting. 

ii. Rebecca (Mason) b. ; m. Samuel Svimnei, and 

died July 26, 1771, of quick consumption. Sam- 
uel Sumner had m. 1st , Anna, dau. of Isaac and 
Digliton (Bird) Merrick, and had Anna, who m. 
Da'niei Wilde; they had Hon. Samuel Sumner 
Wilde. Anna Sumner died and he m. 2nd. 
Rebecca Mason, as above, by whom he had no 
children. At his death Rebecca m. Benjamin 
Cobb, after the death of her sister; this is tradi- 
tion onl3^ and is not verified. His will, dated 
July 12, 3771, speaks of his wife, Rebecca, his 
only dau. , wife of Daniel Wilde, and liis grand- 
son, Samuel Sumner Wilde. This grandson was 
the famous Revolutionary patriot, b. in Taunton 
Feb. 5, 1771 ; d. in Boston June 22, 1855. 

iii. Mercy (Mason) b. ; m. Jonathan Shaw, of 

Raynham, grandson of John Shaw of Plymouth, 
and Phebe (W^atson) Shaw. 

12. William ^, son of {Joseph"" William'^') and Eliza- 
beth (Howes) Myrick, born Jan. 26, 1692-3, at Eastham, 
Mass. Married, Oct. 20, 1715, at Eastham, Elizabeth 
Harding. William, the father, died about the 14th day 
of December, 1754, at Eastham. His will, as recorded 
in volumne 9, probate Records of Barnstable Co., Mass. , 
is as follows: 

In the name of God, Amen, I William Mirrick of Eastham in 
the County of Barnstable, being sick and weak of body, but of 
sound and disposing mind & memory blessed be God, therefor. 
Do this fourteenth day of December in the twenty-eight year of 
his Majesties Reign and the year of our Lord one thovisand seven 
hundred & fifty four make and publish this my last will & 
testament that is to say. 

Imprimis. My will is that all my just debts & funeral charges 
be first paid out of my Personal Estate. 

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved wife, Elizabeth in 
lieu of her Dower and Power of Thirds, one third part of all my 
buildings & the Improvement of one third of all my other Real 
Estate during her natural life, I also give to my said wife my 
young mare so long as she remains my widow together with one 
third of my Personal Estate forever after debts & funeral cliarges 
paid as aforesaid. 


Item. I give & bequeatli to my oldest son, William Myrick all 
m}' rights in my Buildings at the great neck so called which is 
one fifth part of the house he now dwells in & one fifth pai-t of 
the Barn & Corn house. 

Item. I give & bequeath to my son Josiah Myrick, one third 
part of my house & barn whei'e I now live together with my 
black mare. 

Item. My oldest pair of oxen and cart & plows, chains & other 
farming tools I give to my two sons Josiah & Heman equally 
between them. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Heman Myrick one 
tliird part of my house and barn where I now live together with 
all my Carpenter or Joyners Tools & my young mare if ray 
wife should marry. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my three sons namely William 
Myrick Josiah Myrick and Heman Myrick their Heirs & Assigns 
forever, equally to be divided between them all the Rest of my 
Real Estate lying & being in Eastham & elsewhere in this Prov- 
ince, saving what land I have at the great neck so called which 
came by my said wife & also the meads which came by my 
wife. My said three sons Willm. Myi-ick Josiah Myrick & He- 
man Myrick equally imying out to my two gran sous, sons of my 
son Joseph Myrick deceased, namely Joseph Myrick & John 
Myrick four [wunds lawful money to each of them. 

Item. I give to ray three sons William Myrick, Josiah Myrick 
& Heman Myrick all ray wearing clothes equally to be divided 
between them. 

Item. I give to all my children namely, To William Myrick, 
Josiah Myrick, Heraan Myrick, Bettj' Brown, Hannah Nicker- 
son, Rebecca Brown, Mary Mulford and Elizabeth Myrick and 
to tlieir Heirs and Assigns forever all my Land and meadow 
lying at great neck so called together with all my Personal 
Estate not heretofore disposed off in this my Will Equally to be 
divided between them after my Debts & funeral charges are 
paid as aforesaid. 

Item. M}'' will is that my five grandaughters Daughters of my 
.son Jo.sepii Deceased have paid to them out of my Personal 
Estate by niy Executors one shilling Lawful money to each of 
them, namely, to Bettj^ Meyrick one shilling To Rebecca Mey- 
rick one shilling To Hannah Meyrick one shilling Mary Myrick 
one shilling & to Elizabeth Myrick one shilling. 

Item. I hereby constitute & appoint my two sons William 
Myrick and Josiah Myrick sole Executors of this my Last will 
& Testament liereby Revoking all other and former wills what- 
soever. Signed sealed Published & Pronounced & Declared by 
tlie said William Myrick to be his last Will & Testament. 
In presence of 
Nathan'] Freeman 

Pliebe Paine William Meyriok (Seal) 

lier X mark 
Richard Paine. 

The records give the birth of three children to Wil- 
lium and Elizabeth; the names of the other children 
are taken from the will, but the dates of birth are not 
given. According to his will, four of his daughters 


were married; the records give the dates of marriage of 
two of these. His wife survived him. His children 

i. William, b. Jan. 15, ITlfi; died, 

ii. William, b. April 5, 1718. 

iii. Betty, b. June 6, 1720; m. — — Brown. 

22. iv. Joseph, b. ; m. and had : Betty, Rebecca, Han- 

nah, Mary and Elizabeth Meyrick; died prior 
to 1754. 

23. V. JosiAH, b. ; m. Rachael Doane. 

vi. Heman, b. . 

vii. Hannah, b. ; m. Hatsel Nickerson, March 22, 


Tiii. Rebecca, b. ; ni. Brown. 

ix. Mary, b. ; m. John Mulford, Nov. 23, 1749. 

X. Elizabeth, b. . 


13. Tiio:si AS*, son ot (Stephen^, William'^, William'^) 
and Deborah (Snow) Merrick, born Dec. 12, 1718, at 
Harwich. Mass. Married Oct. 8, 1741, Hannah Hop- 
kins. Thomas died and Hannah married 2nd., Jabez 
Nichols. [Note. — Thomas and Hannah had a number 
of children and among these tradition says was one 
named Giles, born between 1746 and 1750. After the 
most thorough search the record of the bii'th of Giles has 
not been discovered, and it is inserted here tentatively, 
and in the hope that sometime the record of Thomas' 
children will be discovered and the line from Giles be 
completed. Mead 0. Myrick, of Clinton, N. Y., and his 
descendants are particularly interested in this verification. 
They are here carried as having been descended from the 
traditional Giles, but the compiler cannot vouch for the 
correctness of the assumption.] 

24. i. Giles, b. about 1745-50. 

14. Constant \ son of (mdhameP, Wmiam\ Wil- 
liam^) and Alice (Freeman) Merrick, born about 1701, at 
Harwich, Mass. Married Sarah Freeman, dan. of John 
and Mercy (Watson) Freeman of Rochester, Mass., and 
sister of John Freeman, of Hardwick; pub. Feb. 11, 
1726-7. He removed from Rochester to Hardwick about 
the year 1735, and resided on the road to Barre at the 
place marked "F. Fay," on the Ruggles map of Barre. 
He was a wealthj^ farmer, and a very prominent citizen. 
Was Captain of militia, Selectman 11 years, Assessor 9 


years, and held other offices of trust in the town. Was 
a Deacon in the church, and very active in the work of 
the church. He died March 17, 1792, at the age of 91 
years. His name and that of his son Constant appears 
upwards of fifty times in the town records of Hardwick. 
Chiklren — 

25. i. William, b. April 22, 1728. 

26. ii. Nathaniel, b. May 22, 1730. 

iii. Sarah, b. Sei>t. 30, 1732; m. July 5, 1751, Timothy 

iv. Constant, b. Feb. 21. 1734-5; clied young. 
V. Alice, b. Aug. 28, 1737; m. Zebediah Johnson, Nov. 

25, 1756. 
vi. Constant, b. Sept. 13, 1740. 

27. vii. Elizabeth, b. 

15. Ruth*, dan. of {Fathaniel^ ,WiUiam'^ , William'^) 

and Alice (Freeman) Merrick, born , at Harwich, 

Mass. Married March 31, 1730, Thomas Hinckley, son 
of Thomas and Mercy Hinckley; he b. March 11, 1708-9. 
Ruth died and Thomas m. 2nd, Lydia Nickerson, of 
Chatham, March 7, 1765; and 3rd, Hannah Severance, 
of Harwich. He died in 1769, leaving a widow, Han- 
nah and minor son, Elijah; his widow m. perhaps in 
1771, John Burgess, of Yarmouth. Thomas and Ruth 
(Merrick) Hin(;kley had — 

28. i. Seth (Hinckley), b. Sept. 2, 1730. 

ii. Nathaniel (Hinckley), b. about July 30, 1738. 

iii. Mary (Hinckley), b. , 1741. 

iv. Ruth (Hinckley), b. , 1743. 

V. Mercy (Hinckley), b. , 1745. 

vi. Isaac (Hinckley), b. July 12, 1747. 

16. Alice"* , dau. of (Nathaniel^ , William'^, William^ ) 

and Alice (Freeman) Merrick), born , at Hardwick, 

Mass. Married Captain Benjamin Ruggles, at Hard- 
wick, Mass. They had, among other children — 

29. i. Mary (Ruggles), b. May 7, 1736. 

(And others. ) 

1 7. John •* , son of (John ^ , William ^ , William ^ ) and 

Ann (Sears) Merrick, born . Married Sei)tember 

11, 1729, at Harwich, Mass., Frances Clark. Children— 

i. John, b. May 3, 1731; moved to Carmel, N. Y., 

about 17.16. 
ii. Desiri:, b. Feb. 27, 1733; m. Nathaniel Stone, at 
Carmel, N. Y. 


iii. Rebecca, b. Dec. 21, 1735. 
iv. Phebe, b. Dec. 15, 1736. 

V. David, b. Jan. 11, 1738; m. Hannah ; was a 

captain in revolutionary war. 
30. vi. Isaac, b. March 17,1740; na. Sarah Hazen; d. 1812, 
and was buried in the old cemetery at Carmel, 
N. Y| 

Two of the above named children of John and Frances 
Merrick immigrated to Putnam county, New York, prior 
to 1755. John and Isaac are named in the records of 
that county, with dates of birth which definitely distin- 
guish them. A David Merrick is also mentioned, and 
he was probably the brother of John and Isaac. Miss 
Emma J. Foster, of Carmel, N. Y., writing Sept., 
1900, says: "Seth Merrick and David Merrick were ten- 
ants in 1762 of lands in what is now the town of 
Carmel. Seth Merrick and a John Merrick signed a call 
inviting Rev. Mr. Knibloe to become the pastor of the 
church in Carmel, in 1755; and John Merrick and 
Elizabeth Merrick signed articles of covenant in the same 
church in 1792. There w^as also an Isaac Merrick in the 
town, born 1740, died 1812, who married a Hazen; he 
is buried in the old cemetery in Carmel." 

18. Seth^, son ot iJoshiHi^ , William'^ , William'^) and 
Lydia (Mayo) Merrick, born May 13, 1720, at Harwich, 
Mass. Married Jan. 14, 1743, at Harwich, Elizabeth 
Brown. After the death of Seth, which occurred Oct. 
9, 1766, at Carmel, N. Y., Elizabeth married Peter- 
man, who died; she then married John Meyrick, and 
died, April 14, 1795, at Fredericktown (now Carmel), 
Putnam county, N. Y. Seth's name appears upon a call 
to Rev- Ebenezer Knibloe to become pastor of the church 
in Carmel in 1755; he is mentioned in Morgan's Field 
Book of Surveys as a tenant of land in what is now Car- 
mel as late as April 12, 1762. Children — 

31. i. Joshua, b. March 5, 1745, Harwich, Mass. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1747, Harwich, 

iii. Lydia, b. Oct. 20, 1749, Middletown, Conn, 

iv. Ruth, b. Aug. 12, 1751 ; d. April 4, 1753. 

V. Joseph, b. April 20, 1754; d. Aug. 17, 1777. 

vi. Ruth, b. April 7, 1756 ; bapt. June 27, 1756, Carmel. 

vii. Seth, b. Aug. 25, 1757. 

viii. John, b. April 15, 1759; d. Dec. 15, 1759. 

ix. John, b. May 8, 1760; settled in the northern part of 

Dutchess county, N. Y. 

X. Robert, b. Oct. 12, 1763. 

xi. Samuel, b. June 5, 1766. 



1 9. Barnabas*., sou of {Joshua ^ , William ^ , William ^ ) 
and Lydia (Mayo) Merrick, boru about 1728, at Harwich, 
Mass. Married Dec. 7, 1755, Ellis Bangs, at Harwich, 
Mass. Nothing definite is known of Barnabas after he 
left Harwich, but as several of his sons were prominent 
in the settlement of Vermont and eastern New York, it 
is likely that he also moved to Vermont, stopping on 
the way at Barre, Mass., where two of his sons found 
and married wives. Mr. Cyrus Guardner Mj'rick, of Le 
Seur, Minn., writing in 1899, says of the sons of Barna- 
bas: "Bezaleel Myrick, with his two brothers, Bar- 
nabas andZenas, moved from Barre, Mass., to Bridge- 
port, Vermont. Barnabas married Dolly Russell (at 
Barre), sister of Sarah Russell, who married Bezaleel. 
Zenas married at Bridgeport, Vermont, where all three 
left families. There was also another brother, William 
Myrick, who was County Judge of Addison county, Ver- 
mont, for several years, and who later moved to Illinois." 
Children — 

i. Joseph, b. Sept. 15, 1756, Harwich. 

34. ii. Bezaleel, b. July 20, 1758, Harwich. 

iii. Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1760, Harwich; m. 1st, ; 2nd, 

— — Gill; 3rd, Gilead Kimberly. 
iv. LoviSA, b. March 29, 1763, Harwich; m. Nov. 28, 

1782, Darius Stebbins; d. 1854, Monterey, Mass. 
V. Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1765, Harwich. 

35. vi. JosiAH, b. Sept. 26, 1766, Harwich. 

vii. Barnabas, b. ; m. Dolly Russell, at Barre, Mass. 

viii. William, b. ; was County Judge of Addison, 

county, Vermont, for several years; afterwards 
moved to Illinois. 
ix. Cata, b. , 1776; m. Nathan Piatt; d. 1859. 

36. X. Zenas, b. ; liv-ed in Vermont. 

xi. ICHABOD b. ; lived in Vermont. A grandson, 

Ralph Myrick, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Superinten- 
dent of Dining Car service on Chesapeake & 
Ohio Railroad, drowned from ferry boat, New 
York Harbor, 1901. 

Isaac"*, son of (Isaac/^, Stephen'^, William^) and 

Dighton (Bird) Merrick, born , 1712, at Taunton, 

Mass. Married, 1736, Hannah Hathaway. He was one 
of the founders of the First Church, Freetown. It wall 
be observed that Isaac and Hannah lost four children in 
the month of Dec, 1749, three of them dying the 
same daj-. In 1881 Col. Ebenezer W. Pierce wrote an 
article for the New Bedford Standard about the Merricks 
and Hathaways, in which he says: 


"The family of Isaac Merrick, who married Hannah 
Hathaway, was terribly afflicted with sickness in the 
month of Dec. 1749. The childi-en Dighton, Mary and 
Hannah died same day and the next day Isaac died, and 
thus were the distressed parents deprived by death of 
four children in two days. Another daughter was born 
to these parents a few years later who, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 
1750, they christened Dighton Merrick, and this their sec- 
ond daughter of that name became the wife of David 
Miller, Feb. 1, 1770. They were the parents of Capt. 
John Miller of Dartmouth, Mass., and also of Ebenezer, 
Job, Isaac, Merrick, David, Hannah, Abigail, and Polly 
Miller, several of whom lived in Dartmouth, and the 
three daughters married men whose surnames were 
Macomber and thus probably many of the lineal descend- 
ants at this date bear the name of Macomber. Isaac 
and Hannah had another son whom they named Isaac, 
born about 1749, who died April 25, 1829." 

Isaac Merrick's will, dated Dec. 5, 1762, is as fol- 
f ollows : 

In the name of God Amen. I, Isaac Merick of Taunton, in the 
County of Bristol, in New England, yeoman, this fifth day of 
December in the third year of ye reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George the Third, King &c. and in ye year of our Lord Chi-ist, 
1762. Being of sound memory & disposing mind, blessed be 
God therefor but labouring under sickness and indisposition of 
body and knowing that it is appointed for man once to die, and 
think it is my duty to set my house in order thei-efor, do there- 
fore make & ordain this to be my last will & testament and 
first of all, I commit my Soul to God in Christ relying on him 
above for Salvation and my body to the earth for decent & 
Christian burial at the discretion of my executors hereafter 
named, and the worldly esttate God hath blessed me with all in 
world I give and dispose of in manner and form following, viz : — 

First. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife, Hannah 
the one third part of ye improvement of my real estate, during her 
natural life I also give her (after just debts and funeral charges 
are paid) one third part of my personal estate forever and this 
is in right of her dower out of my estate. 

Secondly. I give and bequeath to my only son Isaac Merrick, 
his heirs & assigns forever, my now dwelling house and land 
on which the same stands & adjoining thereto ^vith all my 
lands in and near ye Pine Swamp in ye old Township of Taunton, 
with all other my real estate decending to me by the last will 
and testament of my Honored father Isaac Merick, deceased, 
with all the lands decending to me by the death of my son John 
Merick, all lying in the County of Bristol; he said Isaac his heirs 
& assigns to have & to hold the same his heirs and assigns 
forever, as an absolute estate in fee simple, my meaning is sd 
son Isaac, his heirs & assigns shall have & hold all the real 
estate I shall die seized of either in possession or revertion, to 


his heirs and assigns as aforesaid, no land or buildings excepted, 
viz: — two thirds at time of my decease, the other at the decease 
of his mother, my said wife. 

"Fourthly", I give Dighton Merick, Mary Merickand said Isaac 
to be equally divided between them, the whole of my personal 
estate, including movables within doors & without to be equally 
divided between them, after just debts are first paid that shall be 
left not other ways disposed of in this will to be equally divided 
between them, as all my money goods and chatties personal to be 
divided between sd three children, Isaac, Dighton and Mary. 

And I do constitute and a^jpoint my said wife & Thomas Cush- 
man excutors to this my last will & testament and they to receive 
my credits and pay just debts. I do also appoint and order that 
said Thomas Cushman b^ sole guardian to my said three children, 
Isaac, Dighton and Maiy, with full power of guardianship as 
though appointed by Law in all respects & I do ratify and con- 
firm this and no other to be my last and testament and do revoke 
and make void of testaments before this date and all executors 
heretofore named. Ratifying this and this only to be my last 
will and in testimony & in consideration whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. 

Isaac Marick. [Seal.] 

Signed, sealed, delivered, published, pronounced & declared to 
be ye last will and testament of Isaac Merick, in presence of 
us witnesses. 

Nathaniel Carver 
Stephen Maccomber 3d. 
Approved Oct. 30 1765 James Williams 

Children — 

i. Dighton, b. July 25, 1737, Freetown, Mass. ; d. Dec. 

ii. Mary, b. June 5, 1739; d. Dec. 1749. 
iii. John, b. Dec. 24, 1741; d. before 1762, unmarried, 
iv. Isaac, b. Nov. 18, 1744; d. Dec. 1749. 

V. Hannah, b. ; d. Dec. 1749. 

vi. Mary, b. , 

87. vii. Isaac, b about 1749. 

viii. Dighton, bapt. Sept. 9, 1750; m. Feb. 1, 1770, David 

21. Mary^, (Mason) dan. of John Mason and 
( Mercy ^) Myrick, {Stephen^, William'^) born 1704; mar- 
ried Benjamin Cobb ; she died and Benjamin married, 2nd, 
Rebecca, surmised to have been Rebecca (Mason) Sum- 
ner, but this is only a surmise. His second wife died 
April 6, 1789. His children all by his first wife, were — 
38. i. Abiah (Cobb), b. 1726; m. Dr. Lewis Sweeting. 

ii. John (Cobb), b. 1727; was a Captain in the War of 

the Revolution, 
iii. Benjamin (Cobb), b. 1729. 
iv. Abig.vil (Cobb), b. March 1731-3. 
V. Mercy (Cobb), b. 1734. 
vi. Mary (Cobb), b. 1738. 
vii. Mason (Cobb), b. 1739; d. young, 
viii. Rebecca (Cobb),b. 1739; d. young, 
ix. Silas (Cobb), b. 1743 
X. Rebecca (Cobb), b. 1746; m. Samuel Sumner. 


22. Joseph*, son of {William^, Joseph"^, William'^) 
and Elizabeth (Harding) Myrick, born about 1722, at 
Eastham, Mass. Married; died prior to 1754, vide will 
of his father, William (which see). Childi-en — 

i. Joseph, b. . 

ii. John, b. . 

iii. Betty, b. 

iv. Rebecoa, b. 

V. Hannah, b. 

vi. Mary, b. . 

vii. Elizabeth, b. - 

23. JosiAH*, son of (William^, Joseph"^, William^) 
and Elizabeth (Harding) Myrick, born about 1726, at 
Eastham, Mass. Married Oct. 18, 1754, at Eastham, 
Rachael Doane. He was an inn holder. His will is 
dated December 1, 1778, and proved Feb. 9, 1779. Fol- 
lowing is copy of his will: 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Josiah Myricks of Eastham 
in the County of Barnstable in the State of Massachusetts Inn- 
holder Being very sick and weak but of perfect mind and mem- 
ory, Thanks he given to God calling to mind the Mortality of my 
Body and knowing that is appointed for all men once to die, Do 
make and Ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say 
principally and first of all I Give and Recommend my soul into 
the Hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I Recom- 
mend to the Earth to be buried in A Decent Christian Burial at 
the discretion of my Executors hereafter named nothing Doubting 
but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by 
the mighty power of God and touching such worldly Estate 
wherewiih it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life I Give de- 
vise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form 

First I give and bequeath to Rachael my dear and loving wife 
the use and improvement of one half of my dwelUng house and 
barn and corn house and one third part of all my real estate in 
the town of Eastham and in the town of Harwich so long as she 
shall continue my widow and at her death or marriage to be 
equally to be divided to my four sons, William, Heman, Josiah 
and Joseph Myrick to them their Heirs and Assigns forever. 

I give to my Dear & loving wife Rachael Myrick one third 
part of all my personal estate to dispose of according to her will 
after my Just Debts and funeral charges are paid. 

I Give and bequeath to my Dear and loving sons to them their 
Heirs & assigns forever the one half of my Dwelling house & 
Barn and corn house and also two thirds of all my Real Estate in 
the town of Eastham and in the town of Harwich to be Equally 
to be divided to William, Heman, Josiah and Joseph Myrick. 

I Give Likewise unto my four sons above named after my Just 
Debts and funeral charges are paid two thirds of all my Personal 
Estate to them their Heirs and assigns forever, to be equally 


Lastly, I likewise constitute and ordain my Dear and loving 
wife together with my friend Edward Knowles to be my sole 
Executors of tliis my last will and testament and I do hereby 
utterlj' Disallow Revoke & disannul and Every former Testa- 
ments wills & Legacies and Executors by me in any wise Before 
named. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my 
last will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my Hand and Seal this first Day of December one thousand seven 
hundred and seventy eight. 
Signed sealed published pronounced 
and declared by tlie said Josiah Myrick 

as his last will and Testament in the Josiah Myeiok (L. S.) 
presence of us who in his presence 
and in the presence of each other have 
hereunto subscribed our names. 

Edward Knowles 

Eleazer Smith 

Marther x Smith 

Date of proof of will above, Feby 9, 1779. 

Rachael, the mother, survived Josiah. Theii* ehildi'en 

were — 

i. William, b. Sept. 22, 1755, at Eastham. 

ii. Heman, b. March 15, 1757; d. March 14, 1759. 

iii. Heman, b. April 28, 1761. 

iv. Joshua, b. May 18, 1768; d. Mav 31, 1763. 

39. V. Josiah, b. Sept. 20, 1769. 

vi. Joseph, b. Ajml 20, 1771. 

Dr. Percy Bryant, of Newcastle, Maine, is a direct 
descendant, in the eighth generation, of this Josiah My- 


24. Giles Myrick^, (traditional) sou of {Thomas'^, 

Stephen^, William'^, William'^) and M3 rick, born 

1746-50. Whom he married is not even a matter of tra- 
dition in the family. It is said that he had a numerous 
family of children, and that he died in Ohio at a date 
not known. His reputed child was — 

40. i. Joseph, b. March 5, 1782; m. Tryphora Butler, Sept. 

9, 1810. 

25. William^, son of {Gonstant* , NafhanieP, Wil- 
liam"^, William^) and Sarah (Freeman) Merrick, born 
, at Harwich. Married Sept. 7, 1749, Sarah Billings , 


daughter of Samuel Billings. Sarah died prior to 1778, 
as noted in her father's will of that date. The date of 
death of William is not known. Children— 

i. Gideon, b. Aug. 23, 1750. 

ii. William, b. July 7, 1752; m. Nov. 15, 1798, Hannah, 
dau. of Joseph Nye, and d. about 1803; his 
widow, Hannah, m. Aldrich Worley, of Boston, 
pub. July 8, 1805. 
iii. Sarah, b. April 9, 1754. 

26. Nathaniel", son of (Constant*, Nathaniel^, 
William^, William^) and Sarah (Freeman) Merrick, born 
May 22, 1730, at Harwich. He was married four times 
— 1st, to Susannah Lawrence, daughter of Ebenezer, by 
whom he had five children, this marriage taking place 
Feb. 13, 1755. On the death of Susannah he married, 
2nd, May 29, 1764, Lois Hammond, of Rochester, Mass., 
by whom he also had five children. His third wife was 
Elizabeth Haskell, of Rochester, to whom he was mar- 
ried June 26, 1775, and by whom he had two children. 
Elizabeth died Sept. 4, 1796, and he married, 4th, 
Susannah Taylor, of Athol, Mass. He was a wealthy 
farmer, and a trusted citizen of his town, having been 
elected to many offices of trust during his long life. He 
died at Hardwick, Mass., Feb. 5, 1799. His children, 
all born in Rochester, Mass., were — 

i. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 13, 1756 ; m. Jan. 19, 1775, John 

ii. Susannah, b. Feb. 16, 1758; d. j^oung. 
41. iii. Constant, b. Jan. 7, 1760. 

iv. Nathaniel, bapt. July 4, 1763; d. young. 
V. Nathan, b. March 13, 1763. 

43. vi. Isaac, b. , 1765. 

vii. Susannah, b. Sept. 24, 1766; m. Nov. 20, 1785, James 

viii. Phebe, b. Aug. 30, 1768. 
ix. Sarah, b. Dec. 19, 1769 ; m. Nov. 30, 1788, Heman 

X. Lois, bapt. May 1, 1773; m. June 10, 1803, Stephen 

xi. William, b. ; m. Hannah Nye. 

xii. Almira, b. . 

27. Elizabeth^ dau. of (Constanf^, Nathaniel^, 
William'^, WilUam^) and Sarah (Freeman) Merrick, 

born ; married John Pratt, and had among other 

children — 
43. i. John (Pratt), b, ; m. Ehoda Eobinson. 


28. Seth^ (Hinckley), son of Thomas Hinckley and 
Ruth'* My rick, dan. of {^iathanieP , William^, William^) 
born Sept., 1730, at Harwich, Mass. Married Feb. 
2, 1755, Sarah, daughter of Judah and Rebecca (Ham- 
lin) Berry; died April 18, 1831, at Hardwick, Mass. 
Seth, the father, died April 21, 1797, at Hardwick. 
Children — 

i. Samuel (Hinckley), b. May 16, 1757. 

ii. Seth (Hinckley), b. June 21, 1759. 

iii. Judah (Hinckley), b. Dec. 15, 1761. 

iv. Rebecca (Hinckley), b. Feb. 15, 1764; m. Jonathan 

Childs. Feb. 3, 1785 ; he lived in Barre. 

V. Mark (Hinckley), b. April 14, 1766. 

vi. Ruth (Hinckley), b. April 22, 1768. 

vii. SCOTTAWAY (Hinckley), b. April 10, 1771. 

44. viii. Barnabas (Hinckley), b. Jan. 23, 1773; m, Mary 


29. Mary^ (Ruggles), dau. of Captain Benjamin 
and Alice^ Myrick, {NatlianieV", William'^, William^) 
born May 7, 1738, at Harwich. Married Feb. 20, 1758, 
Daniel Billings, sou of Samuel and Hannah (Warner) 
Billings, at Hardwick, Mass. Daniel Billings was a 
Lieutenant of the Colonial Militia, and a selectman for 
seven yeai's in Hardwick; he died Dec. 23, 1778. Mary, 
the mother, died June 8, 1835. Mrs. Isabel F. Hinckley, 
of Bangor, Me., writes under date 1898: — "Here are two 
daughters of Nathaniel* Myrick, Alice and Ruth, who 
are ancestors of my children. I believe that Sarah 
Myrick, daughter of William, w^as also an ancestor of 
theirs, through their grandmother's grandfather, Stephen 
Gorham: but of this I am not certain." Children — 

i. Gideon (Billings), b. Jan. 9, 1759; m. Polly . 

ii. Mary (Billings), b. April 12, 1761; d. young. 

iii. Eunice (Billings), b. July 7. 1768; m. Dec. 26, 1784, 

Robert Dean; d. March, 1843. 
iv. Daniel (BiUings), b. July 9, 1765; d. in Island of 
Trinidad, 1808, unmarried. 
V. Barnabas (Billings), b. A])ril 16, 1769. 

45. vi. Mary (Billings), b, Sept. 25, 1771; m. Oct. 8, 1797, 

Barnabas Hinckley; d. March 11, 1847, at Ban- 
gor, Maine, 
vii. Timothy (BiUings), b. July 3, 1774. 
viii. Samuel (Billings), b. June 4, 1779. 

30. IsAAC^,son of {Joliu* . JoJin^, WilUani , Wil- 

li(im^) and Frances (Clark) Myrick, born , 1740, at 

Harwich, Mass. Emigrated to New York state, settling 
in Carmel, Putnam county, where he married Sarah 


Hazen, daughter of Caleb and Sarah (Hamlin) Hazen; 
she born 1742; died April 23, 1801, at Carmel; her grave 
is still distinguishable in the old cemetery at Carmel. 
Isaa died May, 1812, at Carmel. Childi-en — 

i. Elizabeth, b. d. in childhood. 

ii. Jemima, b. ; m. Enoch Green; had Allen and 

Eliza Green. 

46. iii. David, b. , 1768. 

47. iv. John, b. , 1770. 

48. V. Aristobulus, b. , 1774. 

49. vi. ISSAOHAR, b. . 

50. vii. Samuel, b. 1778. 

51. viii. Adah, b. Feb 22, 1780. 

ix. Mary, b. ; d. at age of 16, unmarried. 

52. X. Naomi, b. 1786. 

53. xi. Ezra, b. . 

54. xii. Sarah, b. March 13, 1788. 

31. J0SHUA% son of (Sefh'^, Joshua^, William^, 
William^) and Elizabeth (Brown) Meyrick, born March 
5, 1745, at Harwich, Mass. Married, 1st, Oct. 23, 1774, 

Mary Eliza ; she died Sept. 17, 1775; he married, 

2nd, Mrs. Jane Stockton, from Massachusetts; her 
maiden name unknown. Miss Emma J. Foster of Car- 
mel, N. Y., writing under date Sept., 1900, says: — 
"One Joshua Merrick occupied a farm adjoining our 
own during, and previous to, the Revolution. Later he 
seems to have moved to the south part of the town. I 
assume him to have been the son of Seth Merrick. He 
was an adjutant, serving in the war of the Revolution; 
his wife was a Stockton, from Massachusetts. He had 
a son, Samuel S., who married a daughter of Squire 
Abraham Smith, of this town and Ms daughter (grand- 
daughter of Joshua) married General Theodorus Annan. 
A son of Samuel S., Abram S. Meyrick, was prominent 
in journalism, and was a member of the State Prison 
Commission of New Jersey." Children — 

i. Mary; b. July 13, 1777; m. D. W. Clark, and had 
six children ; lived at Esopus, N. Y. 

ii. Fanny, b. April 36, 1779; m. Walter Grason, Sept. 
17, 1800; moved to New Jersey. 

55. iii. Samuel S., b. Aug. 35, 1780, at Fredericktown, N. Y. ; 

m. Sarah Smith. 

32. John ^ son of (Seth'^, Joshua^, William^, Wil- 
liam^) and Elizabeth (Brown) Meyrick, born May 8, 
1760, at Harwich, Mass. Married March 18, 1787, Lois 
Cook; she born Aug. 24, 1768; died July 19, 1838. He 


died July 20, 1834, at Washington, N. Y. His will is 
dated Jefferson county, N. Y., June 25, 1832, and is now 
in the possession of Mrs. H. R. Edwards, Roekford, 111. 
Children — 

56. i. Seth, b. March 18, 1788. 

ii. Asaph, b. Dec. 29. 1789; d. June 34, 1790. 
iii. Susannah, b. Oct. 16, 1791; m. Aug. 3, 1809, Thomas 

57. iv. John, b. Aug. 31, 1794. 

V. Sarah, b. July 36, 1796, Washington, Dutchess Co., 

N. Y. ; m. Oct. 35, 1815, Henrv Sheldon; d. 

April 19. 1830. 

vi. Lydia, b. Mav 37,1798; m. March 21, 1834, Joseph 

Piatt, at AVashington, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 14, 1835. 

58. vii. Charles Cook, b. April 26, 1800, at Wasliington, 

N. Y. 
viii. Lois, b March 11,1803, at Washington. N. Y. ; m. Oct. 
11, 1821, Moses Haight. Theron Haight and 
Elizabeth Haight Carr (Mrs. Walter Carr) were 
living, 1898, at Waukesha, Wis. 

59. ix. Robert, b. Dec. 36, 1803. 

X. Elizabeth, b. Sep. 7, 1805; m. Jan. 13, 1831, Seth 
Myron Eggleston, at Washington, N. Y. ; d. at 
Cairo, Green Co., N. Y. 

33. Robert^, son of iSeth'^, Joshua^, William'^, 
WiUiam^) and Elizabeth (Brown) Meyrick, born Oct. 

12, 1763; Married ; settled in the northern part of 

Dutchess Co., New York; was in Washington town- 
ship, in a settlement then called "Nine Partners," — 
modern name unknown. When a young man went to 
Jefferson county, New York; about the year 1800 moved 
to Paris Hill, Oneida Co. About 1837 moved to Caze- 
novia, and died there June 6, 1839, at the home of his son, 
Luther Myrick — so says Judge Milton H. Myrick, of 
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 1897. He had a large family, 
the names and records of but two of whom are known — 

i. Charles, b. 

60. ii. Luther, b Deo. 23, 1794. 

34. Bezaleel^ (or Barzilla), son of {Barnahas^, 
Joshua^, WiUi<(m-, William^) and Ellis (Bangs) MjTick, 
born July 20, 1758, at Harwich, Mass.; married July 10, 
1778, Sarah Russell, daughter of William and Cath- 
erine (Bent) Russell, of Barre, Mass.; she born Feb. 11, 
1759; died at West Point, N. Y., 1849. Bezaleel was 
one of the early settlers in Bridgeport, Vermont; his 
farm was two miles from Lake Champlain, opposite 
Crown Point, New York, which is 2}^ miles from Cream 


Hill, Vermont. He was a Captain in the Revolutionary 
War, enlisting at Barre, Vermont, May, 1775; was in 
the battles of Bunker Hill and White Plains. After a few 
years' residence in Bridgeport he removed to Middlebury, 
Vermont, aud lived with his son, Nathan Myrick, until 
a short time before his death. At the time of his death 
he was with his son Barnabas, in Westport, N. Y. 
Physically Captain Myrick was a giant, being six feet 
four inches in height, and broad in proportion, with 
strength and endurance in proportion to his size. He 
was a farmer by occupation. He died October 30, 1841. 
Childi-en — 

i. Polly, b. Sept. 7. 1780. 

61. ii. Nathan, b. May 12, 1784, at Middlebury, Vt. 

iii. GuARDNER, b. Jan. 26, 1786; moved to Westminster, 
Canada, where he d. leaving a family. 

iv. Levi, b. ; moved to Westminster, Canada, where 

he d leaving a family. 

V. Sarah, b. Dec. 10, 1788; m. Allen; d. at Shore- 
ham, Vt. 

vi. Ellis, b. March 11, 1791; m. Zophar Corry. 

vii. William, b. Jan. 8, 1793; d. July 29, 1834. 

62. viii. Barnabas, b. July 30, 1795, at Middlebury, Vt. 

ix. Ira, b. July 3, 1797 ; drowned- in Lake Champlain 
April 16, 1820. 

X. LuOY, b. Nov. .22, 1800 ; m. • Hunt, in Middlebury, 

Vt. ; living in Bo.ston, Mass., 1899. 

35. Captain Josiah^, son of {Barnabas^, Joshua^, 
William'^, William'^) and Ellis (Bangs) Myrick, born 
Sept. 26, 1766, at Harwich, Mass. Married Oct. 8, 1790, 
Martha Prindle, at West Haven, Conn.; she died Feb. 
26, 1840. In the fall of 1821 Captain Josiah, with his 
wife, his son Josiah Harvey and wife, and two unmarried 
sons, moved to Twinsburg, Ohio, making the trip in six 
weeks in an ox cart. He remained in Twinsburg about 
two years, when, becoming dissatisfied with the country, 
he started on his return trip in mid-winter, with horse 
and sleigh, his wife carrying his oldest grandchild, 
George Harvey, then only six months old. Before 
reaching Connecticut the sleigh had to be exchanged for 
a wagon. He bought a farm in Seymour, Connecticut, 
where he lived until his death, which took place June 12, 
1845. He is buried, with his wife, in the cemetery at 
Derby, Conn. Children— 

63. i. Joseph, b. June 25, 1792, at West Haven, Conn. 

64. ii. Lovisa, b. Feb. 12, 1795. 

65. iii. Josiah Harvey, b. April 1, 1798. 


66. iv. Elias. b. Jan. 1, 1801. 

67. V. Charles Dennis, b. , 1804. 

vi. Martha Emeline, b. , 1808; m. Harris Sand- 
ford; had eight children, 
vii. George, b , 1812: died 1813. 

36. Zenas'\ son of {Barnabas*, Joshua^, Wil- 
liam^, William^) and Ellis (Bangs) Myrick, born , 

at Barre, Vt. Married Eunice . Had among 

others — 

68. i. WiLLARD Franklin, b. July 11, 1809, at Addison, 

Addison Co.. Vt. 

37. Isaac", son of {Isaac'^ , Isaac^, Stephen^, Wil- 
liam^) and Hannah (Hathaway) Merrick, born , 

1749, at Freetown, Mass. Married Ruth Prav, , 17 — ; 

died 1829. Childi-en— 

09. i. John, b. Julj; 25, 1780; d. Aug. 1, 1851; no male 

line now living. 

70. ii. Isaac, b. March 2, 1784. 

71. iii. Ephraim. b. Feb. 8. 1786; no male line now living, 
iv. Ruth, b. Feb. 28, 1789. 

V. Mary, b. March 6, 1791; ni. Daniel Hathaway. 

38. Abl\h^ (Cobb), dau. of Benjamin and Mary 

(Mason) Cobb, born , 1726. Married Dr. Lewis 

Sweeting. Thej- had nine childi-en born in Norton, 
Mass. — two in Mansfield, Mass. — the last two — 

i. Zebadiah (Sweeting), b. . 

ii. Abiah (Sweeting), b. . 

iii. LuOY (Sweeting), b. . 

iv. Lewis (Sweeting), b. 

V. Eliphalet (Sweeting), b. 
vi. Anna (Sweeting), b. 

72. vii. Nathaniel (Sweeting), b. , 1758, at Norton, 


viii. Whiting (Sweeting), b. . 

ix. Mary (Sweeting), b. -. 

X. Mason (Sweeting), b . . 

xi. John (Sweeting), b. . 

39. JosiAH^, son of (Josiah'^, William^, Joseph^, 
William^) and Rachael (Doane) Myrick, born Sept. 20, 
1769, atEastham, Mass. Married, Sept. 24, 1789, xMary 
Paddock Clark, at Brewster, Mass.; she the daughter of 
Kimball Clark and Mary (Paddock) Clark, and born Oct. 
2, 1765, at Brewster. Soon after their marriage. Dr. 
Myrick and his wife moved to Newcastle, Lincoln [county, 









Maine, where he soon built up a largfe practice, and be- 
came one of the leading men of the place. He followed 
his profession for over 40 years, dying April 9, 1828, at 
Newcastle. Marv, the mother, died at Newcastle Sept. 
9, 1849. Their children were— 

Mary Paddock, b. ; d. young. 

Lot, b. Jan. 8, 1792. 
JosiAH. b. Aug. 11, 1795. 

Arlitta, b. Dec. 27, 1799 ; m. Gushing Bryant, Sept. 
25, 1821. 

76. V. Julia Ann, b. - — , 1801; m. Augustus F. Lash, 

, 1830. 

— Isaac ^ , son of ; married Mercy Knowles , 

she born April 2, 1755, died May 7, 1837; he died June 
8, 1829. Childi-en— 

77. i. Jesse, b. Sept. 4, 1779. 
ii. Mercy, b. Aug. 15, 1781. 

iii. Harding, b. July 31, 1783. 

iv. Sally, b. June 26, 1787. 

V. Isaac, b. June 22, 1789. 

vi. Daniel, b. July 22, 1792. 

vii. William, b. Feb. 21, 1796. 

viii. John, b. Sept. 26, 1798. 

— William^, son of ; married Sarah Billings, 

daughter of Samuel Billings, Sept. 7, 1749; she died 
before 1778, as noted in her father's will of that datd 
Childi'en — 

i. Gideon, b. Aug. 22, 1750. 

ii. William, b. July 7, 1752; m. Hannah Nye, dau. of 
Joseph Nye, Nov. 15. 1798; d. about 1803. His 
widow married Aldrich Morley, of Boston, pub. 
July 8, 1805. 

iii. Sarah,' b. April 9, 1754. 


40. Joseph^, son of {Giles% Thomas^, Stephen^, 

William^, William^') and Myrick, born March 5, 

1782, in Dutchess or Ulster county. New York. Set- 
tled in Clinton, Oneida county, New York. Married, 
Sept. 9, 1810, Tryphora Butler, daughter of Rufus 
Butler; she born July 20, 1789, in Oneida countv, N. 
Y.; died Sept. 25, 1864; buried at Woodworth, 'Wis. 
Joseph was a farmer, and very well-to-do; was also a 
tanner by trade; he died Nov. 23, 1851. Children — all 
born in Clinton, Oneida county, N. Y. — . 












Lydia Ann, b. Sept. 16, 1811 ; d. Sept. 25, 1828. 
Seth Butler, b. Mayl6, 1813; d. June 12, 1868. 
John Jesse, b. March 9, 1815; d. Feb. 21, 1865. 
Giles, b. July 14, 1818, d. June 23, 1822. 

Wealthy Jane, b. May 27, 1827; m. Harris; 

d. Aug. 7, 1897. 
Mead Obadiah, b. Dec. 7, 1824. 
Maby M., b. Dec. 7, 1824; d. April 7, 1849. 

41. Constant^, son of {Nathaniel^ , Constant^, Na- 
thaniel^, William", William^) 9indi Susannah (Lawrence) 
Myrick, born Jan. 7, 1760, at Hard wick, Mass. Mar- 
ried March 8, 1781, Sarah Hopkins, at Hardwick, Mass. 
Children — 

i. Prince, b. Dec. 14, 1781. 

ii. Barnabas, b. Jan. 2, 1783. 
iii. Polly, b. May 3, 1787. 
iv. Nathan, b. July 13, 17S9. 

V. Levi, b. June 23, 1797, in Vermont; ni. Cynthia 
Kneeland, 1820. 

42. Isaac®, son of [Nathaniel^ , Constant^ , Nathan- 
iel^ , William'^, William'^) and Lois (Hammond) Merrick, 
born 1765, at Hardwick, Mass. Married, 1st, Temper- 
ance Hall, 1787; she died May 17, 1804. Isaac married 
again, but died without issue from second marriage. He 
died, Feb. 1806. Children— 

i. Nathaniel Hall, b. Feb. 3, 1788. 

ii. Jane, b. Jan. 5, 1790. 

81. iii. Isaac, b. Feb. 23, 1792. 
iv. Sally, b. Jan. 15, 1794. 

V. Clara, b. Aug. 6, 1796. 

82. vi. James, b. April 17, 1798. 

vii. Temperance, b. Feb. 21, 1800; d. . 

viii. Godfrey, b. Dec. 17, 1801. 
ix. Temperance, b. Jan. 3, 1804. 

43. John® (Pratt), son of John and Elizabeth^ Mer- 
rick Pratt, CGoHstant,'^ Nathaniel^ , William'', William^) 
born Jan. 13, 1756, at Bennington, Vt. Married, Jan. 
19, 1775, Rlioda, daughter of Joseph and Rhoda (Hawks) 
Robinson, of Bennington, a descendant of Samuel Robin- 
son, the founder of Bennington; she died May 25, 1832, 
at S wanton, Vt. John Pratt was descended from Thomas 
Pratt, freeman, of Watertown, Mass., 1652. He died 
Oct. 11, 1814, at Swanton, Vt. Children— 

i. Elizabeth Serena (Pratt), b. Sept. 2, 1814, at Swan- 
ton, Vt. ; d. Oct. 12, 1814. 


83. ii. Polly Jewett (Pratt), b. April 14, 1816; m. 

Charles H. Bullard; d. April 11, 1898. 

iii. Calista Maria (Pratt), b. Dec. 11, 1817. 

iv. Hiram Robinson (Pratt), b. March 2, 1822; d. Jan. 

29, 1823. 
V. Hiram Robinson (Pratt), b. April 20, 1824; m. Char- 
lotte Brj'ant, Nov. 1, 1849. 

vi. Sophia Robinson (Pratt), b. Feb. 22, 1822; d. April 
29, 1828. 

vii. John Carleton (Pratt), b. July 20, 1829; m. Julia 

viii. Rhoda Hawks (Pratt), b. Sept. 24, 1834; m. April 
9, 1854, James Hathaway. 

45. Mary*' (Billings), dan. of Daniel and Mary 
(Ruggles) Billings, born Sept. 25, 1771, at Hardwick, 
Mass. Married Oct. 8, 1797, Barnabas Hinckley, [44] 
son of Seth and Sarah (Berry) Hinckley. Barnabas 
Hinckley lived in Hardwick, and was an ensign in the 
colonial militia. He died March 2, 1807. His widow, 
Mary, married Luther Paige, Sept. 4, 1816, at Hardwick, 
and died March 11, 1849, at Bangor, Me. Children— 

i. Seth (Hinckley), b. June 24, 1798, at Hard^^^ck; m. 
Autis Gorham, August 1822. 

84. ii. Daniel Billings (Hinckley), b. Sept. 13, 1800; m. 

Mary Ann Gorliam, 1830. 

85. iii. Mary (Hinckley), b. Jan. 24, 1803; m. 1826, Daniel 

iv. Sally (Hinckley), b. 1806; d. Dec. 11, 1810. 

46. David \ son of (Isaac^ , John^ , John^ , Wil- 
liam'^ , William^) and Sarah (Hazen) Merrick, born 

, 1768, at Carmel, N. Y. Married Feb. 8, 1799, 

at Carmel, Mary, daughter of Moses and Mary (Brun- 
dage) Fowler; she born April 11, 1773; died March 19, 
1857. He died Nov. 22, 1863, aged Bu.jtears; buried in 
"Baptist Burying Ground," Carmel, N. Y. Children — 

i. Addison, b. ; drowned in Lake Gleneida, in 


ii. Elizabeth, b. . 1800; m. 1st. Geo. E Cole; m. 

3nd. David Kelley; d. Sept. 29, 1841. 
iii. Henry, b, — — 1801; m. 1st, Marilda Mead; 2nd, 
Amanda Robinson; had children, Lucelia and 
Clara ; d. May 5, 1888. 

iv. Clarissa, b. ; m. Nathaniel Dunn Shaw; ch. 

Fowler, Nathaniel Dunn, Mary, Juliette and 
Victoria Shaw. 

V, Hannah, b ; m. Hymon Cole; ch. Addison and 

Amanda Cole. 

86. vi. Allen, b. Dec. 24, 1812, Carmel, N. Y, 

vii. George, b. ; m. Kelley; ch. Cecelia, Sarah, 

and others; moved to Farmington, la. 


47. John®, son of (Isaac^ , JoJm^ , JoJm^, William'^, 

William^) and Sarah (Hazen) Merrick, born , 1770, 

at Carmel, N. Y. Married Hannah Merritt. He lived 
on the George Hughson place, formerly occupied by his 
uncle, John° Merrick, in Carmel. He died May 14, 
1812, aged 42 j-ears; buried at Carmel, N. Y. Children 
— all born in Carmel, N. Y. — 

i. Jane, b. Nov. 24, 1793; d. March 28, 1882, at Carmel, 
N. Y., unmarried. 

Isaac, b. . 

Adah. b. Dec. 7, 179.5. 

Nehemiah, b. ; m. Abby Adelia Reed; d. Chau- 










taiiqua Co., N. Y. 

Mary, b. . 

Edwin, b. ; d. in Maj^ville, N.Y., unmarried. 

48. Aristobulus®, son of Clsaae^ , John'^, John^, 
William'^, William^) and Sarah (Hazen) Merrick, born 
Oct. 22, 1774, at Carmel, N. Y. Married Mary Hawley; 
she born May 6, 1783; died Jan. 22, 1849. He died Oct. 
17, 1850, at Carmel. Children, all born at Carmel — 


Charles, b. - 

; married ; lives in Brooklyn, N. Y 


Adeline, b. - 

— -; unmarried. 


Emily, b. — 

— ; unmarried. 


Susan, b. 

-; unmarried; lives in Brooklyn. 


Mary, b. 

; d. Feb. 27, 1886. 

49. IsSACHAR®,son of {Isaac^ , John'^ , John^ , Wil- 
liam'^, William^) and Sarah (Hazen) Merrick, born , 

at Carmel, N. Y. Married Mercy, daughter of Gen. 
James and Priscilla (Cole) Townsend. He lived on the 
Weeks place, formerly occupied by his uncle, David ^ 
Merrick. Children, all born at Carmel — 

i. Charles, b. 

ii. Maria, b. ; unmarried. 

iii. Alfred, b. . 

iv. Sarah Ann, b. ; m. Osmond M. Baxter, of Cold 

Spring, N. Y. ; d. 1852. 

V. William, b. . 

vi. John, b. ; unmarried. 

vii. Addison, b. ; unmarried. 

50. Samuel'"', son of [Isaac^ , John'^ , John^, Wil- 
liam'^, William^) and Sarah (Hazen) Merrick, born 1778, 
at Carmel, N. Y. Married in 1802, at Somers, N. Y., 
Letitia Weeks; she born June 10, 1782; died Jan. 25, 
1831. Children, all b. in Carmel- 


i, Nanoy, b. 1803; m. 1st., Charles Brower; 2nd., Ira 

ii. Orrin, b. . 

iii. Eliza, b. 1807. 
90. iv. Samuel, b. 1811 . 

51. Adah", daii. of (Isaac^, Jolin'^, John^ , William^, 
William^) and Sarah (Hazen) Merrick, born Feb. 22, 
1780, at Carmel, N. Y. Married, May 15, 1798, Thomas 
Smith; he born Feb. 28, 1776; died Sept. 15, 1825. 
Childi'en, born in Carmel — 

i. Julia (Smith), b. Aug. 23, 1800; m. Sept. 10, 1818, 

James Eaymond ; d. 1890. 
ii. George (Smith), b. April 16, 1803; m. Julia Hazen, 
April 19, 1823; died April 2, 1876. 

52. Naomi" , dau . of {Isaac'" , John* ,JoJi n ^ , William'^, 
William^) and Sarah (Hazen) Merrick, born 1766, at 
Carmel, N. Y. Married Foster Finch; he born 1761; 
died May 22, 1843. Husband and wife are buried in 
West township, Albany county, N. Y. Children — 

i. Jane (Finch), b. Aug. 10, 1787; m. John Garrison; 

d. May 10, 1867. 
ii. Sarah (Finch), b. Oct. 28, 1789; m. Michael Lee; d. 

May 7, 1845. 
iii. James (Finch), b. Nov. 21, 1791; d. Oct. 16, 1813, 

iv. Adah (Finch), b. March 27, 1794; m. John William- 
son ; d. Aug. 18, 1859. 
V. Ira (Finch), b. April 2, 1796; m. Nancy Tabor; d. 
April 27, 1891. 

vi. Jemima (Finch), b. ; m. David Warwick. 

vii. John (Finch), b. ; m. Nancy Wood, near Fair- 
fax C. H., Va. 
viii. Hannah (Finch), b. Feb. 8, 1805; m. Erastus Chap- 
man ; d. Sept. 19, 1878. 

63. Ezra**, son of {Isaac^ , John*' , John^ , William^, 

William^) and Sarah (Hazen) Merrick, born , at 

Carmel, N. Y. Married Fannie Hadden; she died Nov,, 
1850. Ezra died Aug., 1851. Children, all born in 
Carmel — 

i. James, b. April, 1807; d. March 31, 1873, unmarried, 
ii. DORINDA, b. March 7, 1809; m. Thorn Wright; d. 

Dec. 22, 1897. 
iii. Eliza, b. Feb., 1811; d. June, 1751, unmarried. 

iv. John, b. . 

V. Albert, b. . 

vi. Isaac, b. ; m. Ruth Ann Bailey. 



vii. David, b. ; m., 1st, Harriet Bailey; ch., Augus- 
tus A. and Chester; m., 2nd, Nellie ; is liv- 
ing in Carmel, N. Y. (1900), at an advanced age. 

54. Sarah ^ daii. of {Isaac\ John'^ , John^, Wil- 
lianr , William^) and Sarah (Hazen) Merrick, born March 
12, 1788, at Carmel, N. Y. Married, Nov. 17, 1808, 
James Fowler; he born Nov. 6, 1785; died Aug. 2, 
1824, in Herkimer county, N. Y. Children— 

i. Ammon (Fowler), b. Sept. 9, 1809; m. May 9, 1832, 
Charlotte Crane; d. June 8, 1885, in Poughkeep- 
ii. Isaac (Fowler), b. Sept. 19, 1811; m. Marj- Fowler; 

d. June 16, 1894, at Bedford, N. Y. 
iii. Rebecca (Fowler), b. Sept 14, 1813; m. Leonard 

Hallock ; d. March 4, 1884, Jersey City, N. J. 
iv. William Henry (Fowler), b. Aug. 11. 1816; d. Feb. 

15, 1882. Carmel, N. Y. 
V. Mary Elizabeth (Fowler), b. March 21, 1819; d. 

Feb, 17, 1882, at Carmel, N. Y., unmarried, 
vi. Charlotte Louisa (Fowler), b. May 8, 1821 ; d. May 
15, 1888, at Lake Mahopac, N. Y., unmarried. 

55. Sajviuel S.% son of iJoshua\ Setli^ , JosJma^ , 
William^, William^) and Jane (Stockton) Meyriek, born 
Aug. 25, 1780, at Frederickstown, N. Y. Married Sarah, 
eldest daughter of Abraham and Mary Smith, of Put- 
nam Valley, N. Y., Dec, 1806; she born Dee. 28, 1784; 
died March 3, 1851. Their children were— 

1. Lucy, b. Oct. 24, 1807; m. Feb. 15, 1834, Gen. Theo- 

dorus Annan, of East Fishldll, N. Y. 
ii. Jane, b. Feb. 5, 1809; m. Oct. 19, 1829, John Trow- 
bridge, of Truxton, N. Y. 
iii. Caroline, b. Jan. 8, 1811; d. Aug. 25, 1892, at Dobbs 

Ferry, N. Y., single, 
iv. Polly T., b. Dec. 23, 1812; m. March 6, 1833, James 

V. Catherine Smith, b. March 27, 1815; m. 1840, Isaac 
Margaret Purdy, b. April 6, 1818. 
Eliza Smith, b. Dec. 25, 1819; d. 1898, at Kingston, 

N. J. 
Helen, b. Jan. 8, 1822. 
Frederick Clemons, b. July 30, 1824. 
Emily, b. July 16, 1827. 
Abram S.. b. March 15, 1830. 

56. Seth« , son of (John ^ , Seth"^ , Joshua^, William^, 
Williaiu^) and Lois (Cook) Mvrick, born March 18, 

1788, at , N. Y. Married, Oct. 4, 1809, Polly Elmore. 

He died about 1858, at Colesville, N. Y., and his wife 










Polly, died about the same time, and at the same place. 
The name of but one of their children is known — 

i. Horace Elmore, b. 1810; m. April 38, 1836, Eunice 
H. Fairchild, at New Lisbon, N. Y. ; he d. about 
1888, at Canton, N. Y. ; his wife, Eunice, d. 
April 38, 1896, at Bath, N. Y. Nothing is known 
of their children, if auv. 

57. J oim^ , son ot CJohn^, Seth^, Josliua^, William'^, 
William^) and Lois (Cook) Myrick, born Aug. 21, 1794. 
Married, Jan. 25, 1815, Mary Ann Reynolds; she died 
Jan. 23, 1844, at Mt. Upton, Guildford, Chenango 
county, N. Y. John married, 2nd, Aug. 25, 1844, Adelia 
Harris. He died March 17, 1876, at Butternuts, Otsego 
county, N. Y. Children — 

93. i. Thomas, b. Nov. 18, 1815, at Washington, N. Y. 

ii. John, b. Aug. 16, 1817, at Cairo, N. Y. ; m. July 10, 

1839, Rosena Park ; had one child, AdeUa. 
iii. Daniel, b. Jan. 9, 1819, at Cairo, N. Y. 
iv. Ira, b. April 13. 1831 ; d. Jan. 17, 1837. 
V. Lois Ann, b. July 33, 1834, at Cairo; m. Jan. 1844, 

William Rockwell, 
vi. Joshua, b. May 6, 1827, at Cairo; ni. Helen Hyer. 
vii. Amasa Cook, b. March 3, 1845. 

viii. Ann Maria, b. . 

ix. Eliza, b. ; m. A. Jay Dixon. 

68. Charles Cook^, son of {John^, Seth/^ , Joshua^ , 
William'^, WilUam^) and Lois (Cook) Myrick, born 
April 26, 1800, at Washington, Dutchess county, N. Y. 
Married, June 27, 1827, Caroline, daughter of Daniel and 
Lucy (Holmes) Palmer; she died 1895. Charles Cook, 
when 16 years of age took a severe cold while working 
in the harvest field, being caught in a rain storm when 
heated, resulting in a fever which left him paralyzed in 
his lower limbs, so that he never walked again, using 
crutches until the end of his life. In this condition he 
learned the tailor's trade, at which he worked many 
years, finally going into business for himself. He was 
for many years a member in good standing in the Metho- 
dist Episcopal church. He died Nov. 16, 1876. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Caroline Lyda, b. Dec. 14, 1827, at Washington, 

N. Y. ; m. Dec. 14, 1856, Oliver E. Taylor, at 

Gilbertsville, N. Y. ; has one son, b. Oct. 12, 1863. 

94. ii. Charles Hiram, b. Jan. 11, 1830, at Washington, 

N. Y. 


59. RoBERT^ son of {John^, Seth^, Joshua^, Wil- 
liam"^, William^) and Lois (Cook) Myrick, born Dec. 26, 

1803, at Washington, N. Y. Married, , 1825, at 

Cato, N. Y., Nancy Jeflfers Winn Winters, daughter of 
Thomas and Luc}'' (Morehouse) Winters; she born Dec. 
12, 1807; died Oct. 2, 1859, at Pierrepont Manor, N. Y. 
Robert died Oct. 24, 1859, at Pierrepont Manor, surviv- 
ing his wife only twenty- two days. Their children 
were — 

i. Thomas W., b. Oct. 13, 1836; d. Oct. 24, 1826. 
ii. Lucy Jane, b. Oct. 16, 1827, atLoraine, N Y. ;in. 

John J. Myrick. 
iii. John, b. Oct. 4, 1829; d. Oct. 5, 1829. 
iv. Nancy L., b. Sept. 30, 1830; m. Alexander Williams. 
V. Caeoline, b. Aug. 21, 1832; m. George S. Cady, at 

Watertown, N. Y. 
vi. William, b. April 3, 1834; d. Nov. 28, 1834. 
95. vii. Julia Celestine, b. Feb. 7, 1836, at Pierrepont 
Manor, N. Y. ; m. March 24, 1864, Hugh R. Ed- 
wards, at Rockford, 111. 
viii. Mary A., b. Oct. 31, 1838, at Loraine, N. Y.; d. 
March 25, 1841. 
ix. Alberta., b. Oct. 18, 1840. 
X. Cornelia, b. Jan. 14, 1843, Loraine, N. Y. 
xi. Francis, b. June 7, 1844; d. Aug. 21, 1848. 
xii. Annita, b. Aug. 8, 1847; d. Sept. 9, 1849. 
xiii. George, b. Oct. 20, 1851 ; m. Lizzie Clendenning. 

60. Luther^, son of {Robert^, SetJi^ , Joshiur , Wil- 
liam"-, William'^) and Elizabeth (Shepard) MjTick, born 
Dec. 23, 1784, in Dutchess county, N. Y. Married, June 
27, 1816, Mary Eliza Hills, daughter of Elisha and Polly 
(Hart) Hills; the mother of Elisha Hills was Abigail 
Soper, and she, on her mother's side, was descended 
from Peter Brown, a ''Mayfloiver''' Pilgrim. Luther was 
a clergyman well known in central New York from 1825 
to 1843, when he removed to Jackson, Mich. He was 
one of the early abolitionists, a friend of Prof. Charles 
G. Finney and Gerrit Smith, as well as of many other 
abolitionists of note. He published two papers — one 
religious and one abolition. One was called 'The Union 
Herald." He died June 6, 1839, in Michigan. Chil- 
dren — 

Thomas Shepard, b. Jan. 1817; d. 1894. 

Milton Hills, b. ; died young, in 1825. 

Esther Eliza, b. . 

Robert Luther, b. 












Milton Hills, b. May 38, 1826. 

Phoebe Elizabeth, b. ; d. 1855. 

Mary Maria, b. ; d. 1849. 


viii. Charles Nash Finney, b. . 

ix. James Kennedy, b. ; d. 1838. 

X. Ellen Sophia, b. . 

xi. Frances Harriet, b. ; d. 1857, 

61. Nathan^ , son of ( Barzilla ^ , Barnabas'^ , Joshua^ , 
William'^, William^} and Sally (Russell) MjTick, born 
May 12, 1784, at Middlebiiry,' Vt. Married, March 5, 
1815, at Shrewsbury, Vt., Harriet Russell, daughter' of 
Nathan and Lida (Jones) Russell; she born Dec. 17, 
1793, at Shrewsbury, Vt.; died Jan. 1, 1882, at Shore- 
ham, Vt. Nathan Mj'rick was a merchant at Quebec, 
Canada, at the breaking out of the war of 1812. He 
left everything and started at night for the American 
lines, as, had he remained, he would have been drafted 
into the British service and been compelled to fight 
against his countrymen. He reached the American lines 
and joined the army, and fought in the battle of Platts- 
burgh. After the war closed, he married Harriet Rus- 
sell, of Shrewsbury, and they traveled on horseback to 
their new home in Bradford, Vt., where they lived one 
year on a farm. It was an exceedingly cold year, with 
frost and snow until June. The crops were a failure. 
This so discouraged him that he decided to give up farm- 
ing, and sold out and moved to Middlebury, where he 
engaged in the business of contracting and building. 
He was also a merchant in Middleburry, and owned land 
opposite the college. He built for himself a large house, 
where he lived until the time of his death, which took 
place Jan. 10, 1864. He was a man of means, shrewd, 
active and determined. Their children, all born in 
Middlebury, were — 

Cyrus Guardner, b. April 26, 1815. 
Orin D., b. 1817. 

Ira Lorenzo, b. Jan. 29, 1820; m. 1840, at Provi- 
dence, R. I. . Eliza Tower, and went to Calif or- 
niaby way of the Horn. Took a claim in the gold 
fields, where he remained a few years with varj-- 
ing success. From there he went to Chih, South 
America, where he went to the diamond mines, 
returning to New York in after years. A daugli- 
ter married a titled gentleman from Italy, where 
she now resides, 
iv. Albigence, b. Jan. 19, 1822 ; d. 1848, at Sacramento, 
Cal. ; unmarried. 
V. Adaline, b. July 1826; not married. 








vi. Nathan '' , sou of Nathan* Myrick; never married; 
was a broker in Boston ; went west and was a 
clerk in a store for his cousin, in Minnesota, 
where he remained one year. Not enjoying 
trading with the Indians, who were his princi 
pal customers, he returned to Middlebury and 
went into business for himself; lived with his 
sister Addie, who was a drawing and writing 
teaclier in th-^ graded school for many years. 
Emma L. Myrick (Kellogg) was also a teacher 
of writing and drawing, 
vii. Eliza H., b. April 25, 1836; d. Feb. 1871; unmar- 
102. viii. Emeline L., b. July 14, 1840; m. Aug. 14, 1861, 
Ransome Kellogg. 

62. Barnabas", son of {Bezaleel^ , Barnabas^, Josh- 
ua^, Willimn'^, William^) and Sarah (Russsell) Myrick, 
born July 30, 1795, at Middlebury, Vt. Married La- 
vinia Bigelow, of Brandon, Vt.; she died about 1848, 
at Brandon. Barnabas Myrick was the owner of a num- 
ber of Mills at Westport — a saw-mill, a woolen-mill, and 
a grist-mill — all of which he operated. He was a prom- 
inent citizen of the community, which he represented in 
the state legislature for a number of years- He died in 
1841, at his home in Westport. Children — 

Ira, b. Dec. 2, 1820. 
Nathan, b. July 7, 1822. 

Louise, b. 1824, at Westport, N. Y. ; m. Hiram Buck- 
land; d. 1896. 
iv. Abbie Lucinda, b. 1829, at Westport, N. Y. ; m. 

Stephen Goodall, 1849; d. 1875. 
v. Andrew, b. about 1849, at Westport, N. Y. He was 
killed by Indians at Yellow Medicine, Minn. , 1862 

63. Joseph", son of (Captain Josiah^ , BarnaMs* , 
Joshua^, William'^, William^) and Martha (Prindle) 
Myrick, born June 25, 1792, at West Haven, Conn. 
Married, July 11, 1819, at Stowe, O., Cornelia Kel- 
sey, daughter of Ashael and Anna (Johnson) Kelsey; 
she born Nov. 24, 1798, at East. Berlin, Conn.; died 
July 21, 1889, at Linden, N. J. Joseph immigrated 
from Connecticut with his father when a young man, 
settling in Twinsburg, Portage county, O. He was 
a captain in the Ohio state militia. All the children 
were born in a log house in the forests of Ohio. The 
family removed back east in 1832, traveling the whole 
distance by watei- — from Cleveland to New Haven — by 
packet di'awn by horses from Buffalo to Troy, and thence 












down the Hudson River and up the Sound to New Haven. 
They were about two weeks making the trip. Joseph 
died March 25, 1838, at New Haven, Conn. Childi-en — 

105. i. LoviSA, b. March 23, 1820. 

ii. Mari-a. Emeline, b. Aprill6, 1822; m. June 26, 1842, 
Linus L. Clarke, at New Haven, Conn. 
Walter Joseph, b. March 19, 1824. 
Charles Henry, b. July 3, 1826. 
Miles Frederick, b. Feb. 11, 1829. 

64. LoviSA% dau. of {Caiptnhi Josnth^ , Barnabas* , 
Josiali^ , William'^ WiUiani^) and Martha (Prindle) 
Myrick, born Feb. 12, 1795, at West Haven, Conn. 
Married, 1819, at Orange, Conn., Aaron Clark, junior, 
son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Fowler) Clark; he born 
Nov. 10, 1796, at Bethanj-, Conn. Aaron Clark was a 
mill-wright by occupation; was a member of the state 
legislature one term; deacon of the Orange church for 
over fifty years; was an honest, honorable and upright 
man, and it w^as said of him at his death that he left not 
an enemj- in the world. He died at Orange, Conn., in 
1886; Lovisa, his wife, had preceded him, dying Jan. 
6, 1873, at Orange. Their children, all born at Orange, 
Conn., were — 

i. Merritt a. (Clark), b. Nov. 4, 1820; m. Anna 

Smith, at Northfield, Conn. ; d. March 9, 1882. 
ii. Leverett J. (Clark), b. Sept. 9, 1822; m. Harriet 

W. Hine; d. March 24, 1891. 
iii. Betsey J. (Clark), b. July 5, 1824; m. Charles E. 

iv, Martha L. (Clark), b. Feb. 10, 1827; m. William 

E. Burns; d. March 21, 1886. 
V. William Fowler (Clark), b. April 7, 1829; m. May 
Penfield, at Northfield, Conn. 
109. vi. Joseph Merrick (Clark), b. Sept. 11, 1831. 

vii. Mary E. (Clark), b. June 23, 1834; m. Clark Stone, 

65. JosiAH Harvey'' Merrick, son of (Captain 
Josiah'' , Barnabas'^ , Joshua^, William'^, William^) and 
Martha (Prindle) Myrick, born 1798, at West Haven, 
Conn. Married, April 6, 1817, at West Haven, Melita 
Downs; she was a descendant from Governor Treat, 
first governor of Connecticut, who ruled the colony for 
thirty years. His daughter married Rev. Samuel An- 
di'ews, second president of Yale College. Mrs. Melita 
(Downs) Myrick was a grauddaughter, twice removed, 
from Rev. Samuel Andrews, and three times removed 
from Gov. Robert Treat; she died June 7, 1882, at New 


Haven, Conn. Josiali Harvey changed the spelling of 
his name from Myrick to Merrick between 1825 and 1830; 
he died at Berlin, Wis., in 1872. Children— 

110. i. George Harvey, b. 1818, at West Haven, Conn. 
110a. ii. Sarah Ann, b. 1820, at Huntington, Conn. ; m. Wil- 

Uam B. Bristol, 1838; d. Oct. 1889. 
iii. Martha Pkindle, b. Oct. 1823, at Twinsburg, O. ; 

m. Henry F. Andrus. 
iv. JosiAH Hart, b. April, 1828, at Seymour, Conn. ; d. 

Aug. 22, 1872, at Cincinnati, O. ; unmarried, 
V. Mary Eiieline, b. Jan., 1830, at Seymour, Conn.; 

m. 1st, William Thomas, Sept. 1849; 2nd, John 

Morton, Oct. 18G4. 

66. Blias^, sou of {Josiali^% Barnabas'^, Joshua^, 
William^, William^) and Martha (Prindle) Myrick, 

born Jan. 1, 1804, at West Haven, Conn. Married, 1st, 
Julia Treat, daughter of Joseph and Eunice (Newton) 
Treat; she born at Orange, Conn.; 2nd, Grace Ann 
Smith. Elias lived for some time after his marriage at 
Orange, Conn., afterward moving to Derbv Centre, Vt. 
He died in 1869. Childi-en— 

i. Julia Ann, b. Sept. 12, 1833, at Orange, Conn. ; m. 
Oct. 12, 1843, at Talmadge, Ohio, John Caruth- 
ers; d. June 27, 1888. 
ii. Mary Jane, b. 1834; m. Harvey Mosher; d. June 8, 

iii. Emily Smith, b. 1836; d. 1841. 
iv. Martha Ellen, b. 1838; d. 1841. 
V. Elias G., b. 1842; m. Marian Sweeney; one child, 

Mildred M. 
vi. Olive Josephine, b. 1842; m. Feb. 14, 1868, S. H. 
Brigham; has four children. She was born at 
Derby Centre, Vt. 

111. vii. Henry Clay, b. 1849. 

viii. Sarah E., b. 1852; m. Henry Reece. 
ix. Nelson M., b. Feb. 14, 1856, at Bui-nston, Prov. 

67. Charles Dennis", son of (Captain Joshili^ , Bar- 
nahds*, Joshua^, William''-, William^) and Martha 
(Prindle) Myrick, born Nov. 24, 1804, at West Haven, 
Conn. Married, , 1825, Lucinda Johnson, at Sey- 
mour, Conn. Children — 

i. Jane Lovisa, b. Jan. 1, 1828; d, young, 
ii. Harriet, b. Feb. 1, 1830. at Seymour, Conn.; m., 
1st, John Lee; 2d, John Petterson; 3d, Robert 
Kilgore; 4th, George Gouger. 
iii. Martha, b. July 2, 18:58, at Twinsburg. O. ; m., 1st, 
Cornelius Quick; 2nd, A. J. Rock. 
113. iv. Walter, b. March 15, 1841. 
113. V. Dennis N., b. Sept. 6. 1853. 


68. WiLLARD Franklin*^ , son of {Zenas^ , Barnabas^ , 

Joshua^, William^, William^) and Eunice ( ) My rick, 

born July 11, 1809, at Addison, Addison county, Vt. 
Married, July, 1839, in Chicago, 111., Jane A. Hill, daugh- 
ter of David and Betsey Hill, of Burlington, Vt. They ' 
had no children, but an adopted daughter, Mrs. D. W. 
Jackson, with her family of four daughters, is living on 
the old homestead in the southern limits of Chicago. 
Willard Merrick was one of the early settlers of Chicago 
in 1839. 

When he first arrived here Mr. Myrick bought a squat- 
ter's claim to a tract of land known as canal land, the 
present boundaries of which are Lake Michigan and 
South Park avenue, and Twenty-sixth and Thirty-first 
streets. This land Mr. Myrick purchased as soon as the 
canal commissioners offered it for sale. Near the lake 
shore, south of what is now Twenty-ninth street, stood 
a two- story frame dwelling, used as a hotel and called 
the Empire House. After his marriage Mr. Myrick and 
his bride took possession of the hotel, changing its name 
to the Myrick House, and offered entertainment to the 
traveling public, which moved by stage, wagon and 
horseback in those days. 

When the couple took up their residence in the hotel 
the road to the village of Chicago ran at random along 
the lake shore. The country north and west of the My- 
rick house was an open prairie. The nearest house to 
the north was the house of H. B. Clark on Michigan ave- 
nue, between Sixteenth and Eighteenth streets, which 
was removed to make room for St. Paul's Church. There 
was only one other house south of Van Buren street. 
On the west there were no houses east of Bridgeport. It 
was not an uncommon occurrence in that early day for 
persons starting from the village of Chicago for the My- 
rick house on dark nights to get lost on the prairie. On 
such nights, when her husband happened to be out, Mrs. 
Myrick would put a light in an upper window to show 
him where his home was. 

He was a lover of good horses, and had a private race 
track, as well as a stockyard on his place. It was said of 
him that he was one of the few men who were absolutely 
honest in horse trades. His wife, Jane Hill Myrick, was 
for over forty years a conspicuous figure in social, relig- 
ious and philanthropic circles in Chicago. During the 
whole of that time she was one of the directors of the 
first orphan asylum dedicated in the city and by her active 


personal interest in its affaii-s, and the liberal donations 
which she made to its support she was recognized as one 
of the mainstays of that institution. Old soldiers will 
remember her as one of the leading members of the Sol- 
diers' Relief Association, which during the war main- 
tained the Soldiers' Rest on Randolph street, where vol- 
unteers passing through the city for the front were cared 
lor. The relief association merged into the Soldiers' 
Home after the war, and for many years Mrs. Myriek was 
a member of the board of managers of the home. She 
was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and up 
to the time of her last illness was indefatigable in carry- 
ing on the work of the church. 

The family was small, but every day there would be 
food enough cooked for twenty or thirty persons, and 
earlj^ in the morning and at dusk in the evening could be 
seen a procession of decrepit men and women and chil- 
dren in the garb of jjoverty passing around back of 
the Myriek mansion and through the barn to receive 
what was supposed to be broken victuals left over by the 
family, but was in fact good nourishing food, heaps of 
potatoes and a profusion of beef, cooked specially for the 
poor families whose wants Mrs. Myriek had discovered. 

Mrs. Melissa Blood, of Sioux Falls, Dak., is a sister 
of the late Mrs. Jane (Hill) Myriek, who died June 17, 
1896, at her home in Chicago. 

69. John", son of {Isaac^, Isaac^ , Isaac^ , Stephen"' , 
William^) and Ruth (Pray) Merrick, born July 25, 
1780, at Freetown, Mass. Married . Children— 

i. Ruth, b. 1806; m. William Merrick; (she was his sec- 
ond wife.) 

ii. Adoniram, b. . 

iii. Clarissa, b. ; m. Benjamin Coombs. 

iv. Erastus, b. . 

V. Barney, b. . 

vi. Marous, b. ; never married; d. Aug. 1895, at 

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island, N. Y. 
A'ii. Polly, b. ; m. Major Jesse W. Nichols, of Dart- 
mouth, Mass. 

70. Isaac '^, son of {Isdac" , Isaac'* , Isnac^ , Stephen^, 
William^) and Ruth (Pray) Merrick, ))orn March 2, 
1784, at Assonnet, Mass. Married, May 11, 1806, at 
Assonnet, Susan Paine; she born Sept. 19, 1782, at 
Assonnet, Mass.; died March 2, 1865, at New Bedford, 
Mass. Isaac died Feb. 16, 1838. Children— 



114. i. William, b. July 7, 1807. 

ii. Harriet, b. July 7, 1811; d. Sept. 19, 1813. 

115. iii. John Pliny, b. April 26, 1814. 

71. Ephrl4lM®, son of {Isaac^ , Isaac*, Isaac^ , 
Stephen", William^) and Rnth (Pray) Merrick, born 
Feb. 8, 1786, at Freetown, Mass.; ran away to sea and 
changed his name to Monroe, and married, under that 

name, Margaret . They had a family. Ephraim 

Merrick (Monroe) died many years ago, just as the ship 
on which he was a seaman was entering the harbor of 
Manila, Philippine Islands. Children — 

i. Harriet, b. ; m. Worden Paine, son of Job 

Paine, of Freetown, Mass. They had Mary Vir- 
ginia, who m. Charles Hawkins, of Fall River, 
Slass. : Pulcheria, who m. Heniy Clay Cook, of 
Fall River; Etta, whom. 1st. Captain Estes; 2nd. 
George Fox, of Birmingham, England. George 
Fox was the English partner of A. T. Stewart, 
of New York; he owned a fine estate in Litch- 
field, Eng., formerly owned by Sir Michael Bid- 
dulph. The Yeomanry Guard were to have a 
three days' celebration in that county, and Mr. 
Fox loaned his house to the Diike of Sutherland 
in which to entertain the Prince of Wales dur- 
ing the meeting of the Guard. Mr. Fox, being in 
feeble health at the time went to London with 
his wife to avoid the excitement, and died there 
three daj's after his arrival. His daughter, Pul- 
cheria Fox, married the second son of Sir George 
Armstrong. Mrs. Harriet Paine cUed in Litch- 
field, Eng., at the home of her daughter, Mrs 

ii. A son, b. . 

72. Nathaniel (Sweeting), son of Dr. Lewis and 
Abiah (Cobb) Sweeting, born 1758, at Norton, Mass. 
Married Mary Tyrrell, daughter of Alexander and Mary 
(Tyrrell) Tyrrell, and had, in Mansfield, Mass., Lee, 
Mass., and Whitestown, (Oneida Co.,) N^ Y., the fol- 

i. Henry (Sweeting), b. . 

ii. Polly (Sweeting), b. 

ill. Nathaniel (Sweeting), 

116. iv. Chloe (Sweeting), b. in Whitestown, N. Y. 

v. Anna (Sweeting), b. . 

vi. Phillip Belin (Sweeting), b. . 

vii. Almon (Sweeting), b. . 

73. Dr. Lot\ son of {Josiah^ , Josiah* , William^, 
Joseph^, William^) and Mary Paddock (Clark) Myrick, 


born Jau.8, 1792, at Newcastle, Me. Married, March 8. 
1832, at Alna, Me., by Rev. Mr. Harris, Elizabeth Carl- 
ton , daughter of Judge John and Mary (Carlton ) Dole ; she 
born April 26, 1815, at Alna, Me.; died Sept. 18, 1849. 
Her father, Hon. John Dole, of Alna, was for many 
years Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Lincoln 
county, Me. He was born in Shirley, Mass., Dec. 25, 
1772, and died in Alna, April 3, 1842; he married 
Elizabeth Carlton, of Alna; they had nine childi'en; he 
was son of Amos and Molly (Page) Dole. Lot M^Tick 
was a physician; practiced in Newcastle imtil shortly 
after his marriage, when he removed to Augusta. He 
was a member of the Maine Medical Society (extinct), 
repi-esentative to state legislature, 1830. Died May 8, 
1863, in Augusta. Children — 

i. Angelletta Barten, b. Dec. 22, 1832, at New- 
castle; d. March 12, 1872; unmarried. 

117, ii. John Dole, b. Aug. 2, 1835, at Augusta. 

118. iii. Edward Edes, b. April 25, 1837, at Augusta. 

74. Josiah", son of {JosiaJi^, Joskili'^ , William'^, 
Joseph"^, William'^) and Mary Paddock (Clark) Myrick, 
born Aug. 11, 1795, at Newcastle, Me. Married, Feb. 
4, 1822, at Newcastle, Hannah Glidden, daughter of 
Joseph and Mary (Waters) Glidden; she born Feb. 15, 
1797, at Newcastle; died Sept. 18, 1849, at Newcastle. 
Josiah Myrick started in business in Damariscotta, Me., 
as a trader and shipl>uilder, in which latter occupation 
he was very successful, and in which business he con- 
tinued until his death, in Newcastle, Sept. 16, 1847. 
Selectman, town of Nobleboro, 1840. Their childi'en 
were — 

i. Mary Paddock, b. March 17, 1823, at Newcastle; d. 
April 19, 1828. 
110. ii. James Howe, b. Dec. 27, 1824. 

120. iii. Arlitta Bryant, b. June 2, 1829, at Newcastle; m. 

Feb. 22, 18G6. at Dorcliester, Mass., Benjamin 
Franklin Ford. 
iv. Mary Hannah, b. June 14, 1831, at Newcastle; d. 
Aug. 15. 1833. 

121. V. JosiAH, b. Feb. 17, 1833, at Nobleboro, Me. 

122. vi. Hannah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 28, 1839, at Nobleboro; 

m. Jan. 20, lSo9, at Newcastle, Edward Webb. 

75. Arlitta" ,dau. of ( Dr. Josiah^ , Josiah"^, William^ , 
Joseph'^ WiUiaw^) and Mary Paddock (Clark) Myrick, 
born Dec. 27, 1799, at Newcastle, Me. Married, Sept. 
25, 1821, by Rev. Kiah Bailey, Major Cushing Bryant, 


of Nobleboro. Arlitta Myrick died Dec. 18, 1861, atNo- 
bleboro, from diphtheria. During a prevailing epidemic, 
while ministering to the wants of the sufferers, she fell 
herself a victim to the disease. Major Bryant received 
early education at Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hamp- 
shire; was member of "Washington's Whites" while 
there. Commissioned Ensign 2d Mass. Inft., May 27, 
1816, Lieutenant, April 24, 1819, and Major, July 13, 
1819. Received full and honorable discharge April 29, 
1822. Engaged in shipbuilding. Was shipwrecked off 
Cape Hatteras in 1837, while bound for New Orleans on 
the brig "i/ope." His vessel was lost but the crew 
were rescued by the brig ''Sarah WiUiams," of Boston. 
During the Civil War he served as enrolling officer for 
the town, Nobleborough. He was always active in local 
and state politics and occasionally served on town and 
school committees. He died of pneumonia Oct. 6, 1863. 
He was an only son, born July 18, 1797. His father 
was Nathaniel Bryant, gentleman, a ship-builder who 
had yards at Newcastle and Nobleborough, and a trading 
post at Jefferson, Me. He built many vessels for the 
West India trade, and during the Napoleonic wars suf- 
fered heavy losses from French spoliations. Selectman 
and Treasurer, Newcastle, 1794. Served on various town 
and school committees for many years. Justice of Peace 
for Nobleborough. In 1794 was chosen agent to defend 
the town of Newcastle when threatened with prosecution 
"for not having the gospel statedly preached." He re- 
moved to Nobleboro in 1803. Married Betsey Wall, 
of Bristol, Me., Oct. 1, 1795. Children of Major Cush- 
ing Bryant and Arlitta Myrick — 

133. i. Nathaniel Gushing (Bryant), b. March 37, 1833. 

124. ii. Joseph Myrick (Bryant), b. July 1, 1835. 

iii. Edward Livingston (Bryant), b. June 3, 1838; d. 

May 23, 1851; unmarried, 
iv. Helen Maria (Bryant), b. May 2, 1830; d. March 

23, 1833. 
V. Charles Carroll (Bryant), b. Sept. 25, 1833, in 
Nobleboro, Me. ; went to California in 1855 in 
the ship "North America" where he m. Belle 

C , a young woman of Spanish parentage ; 

they had two daugliters, one of whom was 
named Mabel ; both died of diphtheria. Charles 
C. and wife are living at Portland, Oregon. 

76. Julia Ann", dau. of (Dr. JosiaJi\Josiah* , Wil- 
liam^, Joseph?i, William^) and Mary Paddock (Clark) 
Myrick, born" 1801, in Augusta, Me. Married, 1830, 


Augustus Frederick Lash. Prof. Lash was graduated 
from Bowdoin College, A. B., 1829, and in 1832 degree 
A. M. was conferred upon him. He was principal of 
Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, from 1829 to 1836, and 
afterward conducted a private school at Wiscassett, Me. 
He was born May 10, 1801, in Waldoboro, Me., and 
died in Newcastle, Aug. 23, 1847. Julia Ann, the 
mother, died of injuries received b}' being thrown from 
a carriage, April 19, 1836. Their children were — 

i. Augustus Frederick (Lash), b. 1831; contractor in 

ii. JosiAH Myrick (Lash), b. 1833; d. July 20, 1837. 
iii. Helen Arlitta (Lash), b. Aug. 1834; d. March 21, 

iv. Julia Ann (Lash), b. April 19, 1836; d. same day. 

77, Jesse'', son of (Isaac^) and Mercy (Knowles) 
Myrick, born at Eastham, Mass. Married Elizabeth 
Knowles, 1803; she born Aug. 5, 1784; died Aug. 4, 
1855. Jesse, the father, died 1869. All the children 
were born at Easthain, Mass- Mr. George Whitney 
Myrick, of Melrose, Mass., writing under date of 1899, 
saj^s: "I do not know where Jesse Myrick was born. He 
lived at Eastham, where my father, Elisha, was born. 
He moved to Harvard, Mass., with his family, about 
1825, and joined the Quaker colony, at which place he 
died about 1869. My grandfather on my mother's side 
was Gustavus Godbold; I think he was born in Boston 
about 1800; he died in Chelsea, Mass., in 1889." Chil- 
dren of Jesse Myrick — 

i. Joseph Mayo, b. Dec. 2, 1804. 

ii. Eliza, b. Oct. IS, 1806. 

iii. Susan Knowles, b. July 13, 1808. 

iv. Jesse, b. June .'50, 1810. 

V. Edwin, b. June 24, 1812. 

vi. Daniel, b. Sept. 14, 1814. 

vii. Lucy, b. Dec. 28, 1816. 

viii. Sally, b. Feb. 9, 1819. 

ix. Samuel Harding, b. Dec. 20, 1820. 

X. Elijah, b. Feb. 18, 1823; d. 1889-90. 

125. xi. Elisha, b. Sept. 19, 1825; d. 1892. 


78. Seth BuTLER^ son of {J()seph\ Giles^ (?), 
Thomas'^, Stephen''', William'^, William^) and Tryphora 
(Butler) Myrick, born May 16, 1813. Married Lucinda 


J. Carpenter; she born March 19, 1808. They moved 
to Kenosha connty, Wis, in 1837. Seth B. was a hardy 
pioneer, of sterling worth and integrity, of whom it 
was trnly said that his word was as good as gold. He 
was one of the first settlers in the town of Paris, he be- 
ing chosen by the people of the town to give it a name. 
He was a farmer, and amassed considerable wealth in 
that occnpation. He was an invalid for some fifteen 
years, unable to be about, and during a part of that 
time his three eldest sons were absent, serving in the 
Union armv. Their children were — 

126. i. Joseph Jesse, b. Sept. 13, 1838. 

ii. George E., b. Jan. 10, 1840; d. Aug. 31, 1841. 

127. iii. Seth Butler, b. April 13, 1842. 

iv. George Washington, b. Sept. 3, 1844; m. Mary J. 
Magill, Aug. 20, 1868; was living at Capriona, 
Kan., 1897. 

128. V. Mead Obadiah, b. Jan. 10, 1847. 

vi. Mary M., b. Aug. 4. 1840; d. Sept. 2, 1851. 
vii. Charles W., b, Sept. 8, 1851; d. July 2, 1866. 

129. viil. Edwin Josiah, b. March 31. 1858. 

79. John JESSE^ son of (Joseph^, Giles^ (?), 
Thornas'^, Stephen^, William'^, William'^) and Tryphora 
(Butler) Myrick, born March 9, 1815. Married in New 
York state and removed to Kenosha county. Wis., in 
1855 ; died Feb. 21, 1895, at Woodworth, Wis. Children— 

i. Mary Jane, b. . 

ii. Giles J., b. . 

iii. Cornelia, b. 

80. Mead OBADIAH^ son of (JosepJi\ Giles^ (1) , 
Thomas'^, Stephen^, Willimn^ , William'^) and Tryphora 
(Butler) Myrick, born Dec. 7, 1824, in New York state. 
Married, June 24, 1852, at Clinton, N. Y., Mary E. Wood. 
He is a prosperous groceryman in Clinton, N. Y., in 
July, 1897, and furnishes the data embodied in this 
sketch of his family . Children — 

i. Mary A., b. 1858; m. Francis H. Tompkins, of Ham- 
ilton, N. Y. 
ii. Harriette A., b. 1860, at Clinton, N. Y. 
iii. Sophia M., b. 1862. 
130. iv. Juliette A., b. April 8, 1864; m. Prof. Hiram A. 
Vance, of Nashville, Tenn. 
V. Charles M., b. 1865. 
vi. Anna A. , b. 1868 ; m. George G. Clarabut, Rome, N. Y. 

81. ISAAC\ son of (Isaac^, Nathaniel, Gonstanf^, 
Nathaniel, William^, William'^) and Temperance 


(Hall) Myrick, born Feb. 23, 1792, at Harwich, Mass. 
Married, March 4, 1819, Lucy Sears, daughter of Eben- 
ezer and Hannah (Gray) Sears, of Yarmouthport, Mass. ; 
she born March 22, 1798; died May 24, 1772, at Yar- 
mouthport, Mass. Isaac, the father, died May 3, 1869, 
at Yarmouthport. Children — 

i. Nathaniel, b. July 23, 1820; d. March 17, 1821. 
ii. Mary Jane, b. April 24, 1822, at Yarmouthport; 

living, Jan. — , 1900. 
iii. Lucy Ann, b. March 17, 1825; d. Aug. 30, 1826. 
iv. Lucy Ann, b. June 20, 1828, New York City ; living 

Jan. 19, 1900. 

131. V. Isaac, b. Oct. 13, 1831, Yorkville, N. Y. 

vi. George, b May 9, 1834, Yarmouthport, Mass. ; m. 
June 6, 1866, Carrie F. Whitney, at Boston, 
Mass. : d. Dec 26. 1877. Had one son, Whitney, 
w^ho d. at age of 11. George Myrick was on the 
staif of Gen. Foster during the war of the Re- 
bellion, and later was of firm of Hitchcock, 
Myrick & Co., wholesale grocers in Boston, 
vii. Clarissa, b. Jan. 13, 1837, at Yarmouthport; m. 
Aug. 10, 1869, Winthrop Sears, of Yarmouth- 
port; living, Jan. 1900. 

82. James'', son of (Jsaac'^ , N'atJianiel^ , Constant^, 
Nathaniel'^, William'^, WilUar)),^) and Temperance 
(Hall) Myrick, born April 17, 1798. Married Rebecca 
Miller, daughter of Matthias and Elizabeth (Ackeu) 
Miller; she born 1804; died Oct. 23, 1843, at Westfield, 
N. J. James, the father, died Nov. 24, 1860, at Brook- 
lyn, N, Y. Children— 

i. James Randall, b. July 13, 1827; m. and has three 

ii. Samuel M. C, b. Aug. 24, 1828; d. . 

iii. Elizabeth Jane, b. March 18, 1831; single, 

iv, Joseph Acken, b. Nov. 15, 1833. 

v. Azelia, b. July 19, 1835; d. single, 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 15, 1837; single, 

vii. Rebecca, b. May 2, 1840; m. W. A. Anderson. 

132. viii. John Reuchlein, b. Nov. 9, 1841. 

ix. Azelia, b. Oct. 14, 1843; d, in infancy. 

83. Polly Jewett'' (Pratt), dau. of John^ and 
Rhoda (Robinson) Pratt, born April 14, 1816, at 
Swanton, Vt. Married, March 21, 1838, at Swanton, 
Vt., Charles Hammond Bullard, son of Daniel and 
Achsa (Hammond) Bullard; he born April 13, 1811, at 
Swanton Vt.; he was descended from Benjamin Bullard, 
who drew land in Watertown, Mass., in 1637, (see Abner 
Morse's "Ancient Puritans") and Thomas Hammond 


and Rose Tripp, his wife, of Lavenham, England. (See 
Bond's "Watertown.'O He died Aug. 1, 1871, at Swan- 
ton, Vt. Polly Jewett Pratt died April 11, 1898, at St. 
Paul, Minn. Children, all born in Swanton, Vt. — 

i. Mary Caroline (Bullard), b. Jan. 18, 1839; m. George 
Greene Blake. 

ii. Son , b. Sept. 5, 1843; d. a few days later. 

iii. Alice Calista (Bullard), b. April 27, 1845; m, 

Myron C. Dorman. 
iv. John Hamhond (Bullard) b. Dec. 31, 1847. 
133. V. William Hawks (Bullard), b. Dec. 6, 1852; m. June 

8, 1880, Clara Failing, at Watertown, N. Y. 
vi. Clara Louise (Bullard), b. May 14, 185G; ni. June 
17, 1890, Charles Gray Lawrence, at St. Paul, 

84. Daniel Billings' (Hinckley), son of Barna- 
bas'', and Mary (Billings) Hinckley, born Sept. 18, 
1800, atHardwick, Mass. Married, 1830, Mary Ann Gor- 
ham, daughter of Elnathan and Edith (Farwell) Gorham; 
she born Aug. 7, 1808; died July 10, 1883, at Bangor, Me. 
Daniel B. was an iron founder, and was the senior part- 
ner of the well known firm of Hinckley & Egery. He 
was a good business man, and accumulated a large 
fortune. He was a tall, fine looking man, and was pos- 
sessed of a genial temperament which won him many 
friends in all classes. His wife had a singularly sweet 
disposition, and was a pattern of the domestic virtues. 
Daniel B. died Aug. 21, 1864, at Bangor. They had six 
children, all born in Bangor, except the first, Daniel, who 
was born in Bucksport, Me. 

i. Daniel (Hinckley), b. June 4, 1831; m. Eva Blake; 
d. Aug. 27, 1892. 
ii. Frederick (Hinckley), b. March 26, 1834; d. Nov. 29, 

iii. Frederick (Hinckley), b. Nov. 25, 1835; d. June 18, 

iv. Samuel Billings (Hinckley), b. June 7, 1837; d. 

Feb. 15, 1892. 
V. Harry (Hinckley), b. March 19, 1839; d. June 25, 
184. vi. Frank (Hinckley), b. July 9, 1844. 

85. Mary'' (Hinckley), dan. of Barnabas and Mary 
(Billings) Hinckley, born Jan. 24, 1803, at Hardwick, 
Mass. Married, Nov. 23, 1826, Daniel Wheeler, of Hard- 
wick. They had four children, all born in Hard^dck; 
soon after the birth of the last child they moved to Ban- 
gor, Me., where the mother's brother of Mrs. Wheeler 



then lived. Daniel, the father, died in Bangor, Me., July 
13, 1886, aged 65 years. Mary, the mother, died in 
Brewer, Me., Nov. 19, 1858. Children— 

135. i. Mary Ann (Wlieeler). b. Sept. 20, 1837. 

ii. Daniel Hinckley (Wheeler), b. June 7, 1829; d. 
July 23, 1880. 

iii. Susan (Wheeler), b. Nov. 11, 1830; m. Nov. 28, 1850, 
Rev. George W. Dunmore, and went as a mission- 
ary to Turkey. After some years they returned, 
and Mr. Dunmore was killed in the Civil War, 
while ser\dng as chaplain. Susan m. Sept. 23, 
1867, Wilham C. Crosby, a lawyer of Bangor. 
No children. 

136. iv. Ad aline Billings (Wheeler), b. Oct 24, 1833. 

86. Allen'', son of {David^ , Isaac^ , John^ , John^ , 
William'^, William^} and Mary (Fowler) Merrick, born 
Dec. 24, 1812, at Carmel, N. Y. Married, Feb. 13, 1833, 
at Carmel, Caroline, daughter of Joseph and Jane (Bal- 
lard) Hopkins; she born Jan. 2, 1810, at Carmel, N. Y. 
Childi'en — 

i. Amanda, b. Oct. 7, 1834; never married. 

137. ii. Harrison H., b. Jan. 23, 1841. 

87. ISAAC^, son of CJohn^, Isaac/', John^ , John^ , 
William'^, William^) and Hannah (Merritt) Merrick, 

born , 18 — , at Carmel, N. Y. Married, , 18 — , 

Eliza Barnes. Children — 

i. LUCRETIA, b. ; m. Delavan. 

ii. James, b. . 

iii. Richard Barnes (Myrick), b. ; m. Carrie 

Knapp; has one son, Richard, m. Florence 
Mabie. Richard, the father, lives at Paterson, 
N. J. 

iv. Catharine, b. ; m. Wilham Tallmadge; has 

one daughter, Lydia Jane. 

V. Susan Raghael, b. ; m. Knickerbocker. 

vi. Helen, b. ; m. William Washburn. 

vii. John, b. . 

viii. William, b. . 

88. ADAH',dau. of (John'^ , Isaac^ , John*, John^ , 
William'^, William'^) and Hannah (Merritt) Merrick, 
born Dec. 7, 1795, at Carmel, N. Y. Married David 
Sunderlin; lived near Lake Mahopac, N. Y. Children — 

i. John (Sunderlin), b. June 33, 1819; d. same day. 
ii. Hester Jane (Sunderlin), b. July 5, 1820; d. Aug. 
10, 1827. 


iii. Hannah Elizabeth (Sunderlin), b. Aug. 34, 1822; 
m. April 10, 1845, William A. Hopkins; ch. 
Francis, Emma, Edwin Mortimer (Prof. Eng. 
Lit., Kansas State University). Hannah Hop- 
kins still living in Carmel, N. Y. 

iv. Susan (Sunderlin), b. April 20, 1825; d. Aug. 15. 

V. John Jacob (Sunderlin), b. Nov. 11, 1830; d. Aug. 
8, 1835. 

vi. George Edwin (Sunderlin), b. Aug. 25, 1836; m. 
Jan. 26, 1862, Amanda A. Pinckney ; one child, 
Clara. George Edwin still living in Carmel. 

88a. Nehemiah'', son of {John''', Isaac'"', John*, 
John^, William'^, Williatn^) und Hannah (Merritt) Mer- 
rick, born Sept. 3, 1806, at Carmel, N. Y. Married, 
Oct. 24,1821, at Cold Spring, N. Y., Abigail Delia, 
daughter of Moses and Hannah Reed; she born Jan. 16, 
1814, at Middlesex, Conn.; died 1901, at Sherman, N, Y. 
Nehemiah and his wife, Abigail, moved from Cold Spring, 
N. Y. to Chautauqua in 1837; the trip occupied three 
weeks, coming by canal boat from Albany to Buffalo, and 
from the latter place to Barcelonia by boat on Lake Erie. 
He was an industrious and successful farmer, and also 
engaged in mercantile business for a time with success, 
and he accumulated quite a property; he was honest and 
upright in all his dealings, and his word was taken by 
all who knew him; he was much respected in the com- 
munity where he lived. In politics he was a strong 
abolitionist, and lived to see what he most desired — the 
slaves emancipated. He was always interested in the 
welfare of the community is which he lived, and his in- 
fluence was always felt on the side of right and morality. 
He died 1876, at Sherman, N. Y. Changed spelling to 
Myrick. Children — 

137a. i. Sylvanus Haight, b. June 5, 1833, Cold Spring, 

N. Y.; d. June 26, 1895. 
137b. ii. Elmore, b. March 10, 1836, Chautauqua, N. Y. 

iii. Miriam E.. b. Dec. 9, 1840, Chautauqua. 
137c. iv. Cornelius Warren, b. May 31, 1846, Chautauqua. 

89. Mary\ dan. of {John'^, Isaac^ , John*, John^ , 
Williant'^, William^) and Hannah (Merritt) Merrick, 

born . 18 , at Carmel, N. Y. Married Elisha 

Lester. Moved to Iowa. Children — 

i. Sylvanus (Lester), b. . 

ii. Hannah (Lester), b. . 

iii. Jane (Lester), b. 

iv. Lewis (Lester), b. . 

v. Edwin (Lester), b. . 


90. Samuel' , sou of (Samuel^ , Isaac^ , John^ , John^ , 
William''-, William'^) and Letitia (Weeks) Merrick, born 

, 1811, at Carrael, N. Y. Married Sarah Campbell. 

Had two children — 

i. ARCniBALD, b. July 15, 1840; m. Minnie Marks; no 
children; d. Jan. 11, 1897, Little Valley, N. Y. 

ii. Elizabeth Letitia, b. ; m. Oliver Miller; had 

one daughter, Clara, who d. . 1900, in South 

Africa, unmarried. Elizabeth, the mother, d. 
1887, at Little Valley, N. Y. Oliver Miller is 
still a resident of South Africa. 

91. Frederick CLEMONS^ son of {Samuel 8 .^ , Josh- 
ua'" , Seth"^, Joshua^, William'^, William^) and Sarah 
(Smith) Meyrick, born July 30, 1824, in Putnam countv, 
N. Y. Married, May 15, 1849, Harriet A. Pierce. He 
was a lumberman in northern Michigan; died March 10, 
1860, in New York city. Children— 

i. Alice, b. ; m. Frank C. Reynolds. 

ii. Sallie, b. ; m. Frank D. Mead. 

iii. Harry Pierce, b. Aug. 27, 1857, at Pontiac, Mich. ; 
graduated from University of Michigan in 1878 ; 
entered the editorial profession before gradua- 
tion, and has continued in that work ever since; 
was managing editor of the Milwaukee Daily 
Sentinel, the leading paper in Wisconsin, from 
1884 to 1900. Is now (Sept., 1901) managing 
editor of the Milwaukee Free Press, which paper 
he organized and established Jime, 1901. Never 

iv. Frederick Clemons, b. ; died, aged 22 years. 

92. Abram S.^ son of {Samnel\ Joslma\ Seth* , 
Jos1ma'\ William \ William^) and Sarah (Smith) Mey- 
rick, born March 15, 1830, in New York state. Married, 
Dec. 25, 1884, Jane Gray, daughter of John and Jane 
Gray, of Mapleton, N. J.; died Sept. 10, 1895. Chil- 
di-en — 

i. Emily Gray, b. May 17, 1887. 
ii. Charles Burt Elliott, b. Dec. 30, 1891. 

93. TllOMAS^ son of {JoJm\ John^ , Seth'^ , JosJma\ 
William'-, Tfv7/?V/m ' ) and Mary Ann (Reynolds) Myrick, 
born Nov. 18, 1815, at Tower Hill, town of Washing- 
ton, Dutchess county, N. Y. Married, Aug. 27, 1837, 
at Washington, N.Y., Hebsibah B. Pinkham, daughter 
of Samuel and Hannah (Reynolds) Pinkham ; she born 
March 10, 1816, at Washington, N. Y., and was living 



ill 1898. Thomas, the father, died July 20, 1852, at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Children— 

i. George Augustus, b. Aug. 31, 1888, at Guilford, N. 

Y. ; is a mechanic, living at Hartford, Conn. ; is 

a veteran of the civil war. 
ii. Edward W., b. April 1, 1840, at Butternuts, N. Y. ; 

d. Jan 3, 1845. 
iii. Charles Edgar, b. March 11, 1844, at Butternuts; 

d. Sept. 7, 1845. 
iv. John Henry, b. June 30, 1846; d. July 4, 1846. 
v. Phebe Jane, b. June 30, 1S46 at Poughkeepsie, N. 

Y. ; m. Dec. 17, 1866, Jacob H. Sinsabaugh, at 

Port Jervis, N. Y. 
vi. Frank Myron, b. Aug. 18, 1849 ; m. Dec. 9, 1885, 

Mary Penney, at South Dover, Dutchess Co., 

N. Y. 
vii. Louisa T., b. Aug. 18, 1849; m. 1870, Andrew J. 

Myers, of Poughkeepsie. 

94. Charles Hiram^, son ot (.Charles Gook^ , John^, 
SetJi"^, Joshua^ WilUam'^ , William'^) and Caroline (Pal- 
mer) Myrick, born Jan. 11, 1830, at Washington, N. Y. 
Married, March 1851, Emma Green. Was living, 1899, 
at Butternuts, N. Y. Children— 

i. Ida Elizabeth, b. Dec. 17, 1851 ; m. J. Irving Wallin ; 

is living (1899) in Eugene, Ore. 
ii. Charles Rufus, b. June 1, 1857, at Gilbertville, N. 
Y. ; m. Jennie Wilds, of Butternuts, N. Y. ; has 
four daughters. 

95. Julia Celestine'', dau. of (Bobert^, Jolm^ , 
SetJi^, Joslina\ WiUiam'^ , William'^) and Nancy (Win 
ters) Myrick, born Feb. 7, 1836, at Pierrepont Manor, 
N. Y. Married, March 24, 1864, Hugh Richard Edwards, 
son of John and Elizabeth (Richards) Edwards, at Rock- 
ford, 111.; he born Sept. 27, 1838, in Montgomeryshire, 
Wales. He served four and one-half years during the 
Civil War in the 2nd Illinois Cavalry, from Winnebago 
county. Is now a retired farmer residing in Rockford, 
111. Children— 

1. Edwin Hugh (Edwards) , b. March 12, 1867, in Byron, 
111. ; is a teacher by profession, and was located 
in 1897 in Cleveland, O., where he was Pro- 
fessor of Science in the West High school. He 
m. July 25, 1895, Mary A. Lloyd, of Syracuse, 
111. ; tliey have one daughter, Julia Alice Ed- 
wards, born Jan. 1, 1898. 
ii. Inez E. Y. (Edwards), b. Sept. 29, 1868, at Byron, 
111. ; m. Edward Yeakel, of Rockford, 111. He is 
engaged in the printing business in Rockford 
iii. George Everett (Edwards), b. Sept. 17, 1871 ; d. 
Sept. 27, 1873. 


96. THOMAsSHEPARD'',son of (Rev. Lutlier^ , Robert^ , 
Sethr^, Joshua^, William'^, WUlmni^) and Mary Eliza 
(Hills) Myrick, bom Jan., 1817, at Marshall, Oneida 
county, N. Y. Married Hannah B. Sprag-iie, at Os- 
wego, N. Y.; she still living, at Oswego. Thomas Shep- 
ard was the oldest of the children of Rev. Luther 
Mjriek. From early manhood to the close of his life he 
was an able and prominent educator. He was teaching 
at Rochester, N. Y. when his father removed to Michi- 
gan, but soon after followed the family and was for 
several years identified with educational matters in 
that state. He was largely influential in establishing 
the graded school system in central Michigan, and after 
some years of successful teaching removed thence to 
San Francisco, Cal. In that city he was equally promi- 
nent in his chosen profession, being at the head of 
the San Francisco public schools during a period of sev- 
enteen years. It is the great teachers, not great buildings 
that make a great university; so it is the enterprising, 
upright, respectable, educated men, who give worthy 
character to a town. Thomas Shepard Myrick died in 
1894, at Auburn, Cal., leaving one son — 

i. Robert Sprague, b. , 1843, at Rochester, N. Y. ; 

he is living, but unmarried. 

97. Esther Eliza', dau. of {lAitJier^Bohert^ Seth*, 
Joshua^, William-, William^) and Mary Eliza (Hills) 
Myrick, born Dec. 11, 1822, in the state of New York. 
Married, Feb. 25, 1847, at Sandstone, Mich., Richard 
Montgomery Davis, son of Theodore Roosevelt and Sally 
(Atwood) Davis; he born Aug. 9, 1824, in New York 
state. Esther Eliza Myrick was graduated from Caze- 
novia Seminary, Cazenovia, N. Y., about 1840; removed 
with her parents to Michigan the following year, and 
taught school until her marriage. She died May 22, 
1887. She had for classmates at the seminary, Hon. 
Joseph Hawley, later of Connecticut, and Charles Dud- 
ley Warner. Children — 

138. i. Mary Isabelle (Davis), b. June 18, 1850, Jackson, 
ii. Luther Lloyd (Davis), b. Aug, 6. 1853 ; he was gradu- 
ated at University of Michigan with the degree 
M. D., D. D. S ; is unmarried; resides in Detroit, 
Mich., wliere he is practicing his profession, 
iii. Ella Myrick (Davis), b. March 2, 1866; d. Sept. 


98. Robert Luther', son of {Luther^, Robert^, 

Seth'^, Joshua^, William^, William'^) and Mary Eliza 

(Hills) Myrick, born in the state of New York, about 

1824-5. Married Sarah Gardner, at Jackson, Mich. 


i. Robert Luther, b. Jan. 1853, at Jackson, Mich. ; 
ni. Ida Price. 

99. Milton Hills\ son of (Rev. Lutlier\ Robert^, 
Seth'^, Joshua^, William'^, William^) and Marv Eliza 
(Hills) Myrick, born May 28, 1826, at Marshall, "^Oneida 
county, N. Y. Married Mary Ludlow, at Springport, 
Mich.; she died at Parma, Mich. (Date unknown.) 
Judge Milton Hills Myrick was the fifth child and fourth 
son of Rev. Luther Mj^rick; he is lineally descended 
from three of the ^'Majjflower" Pilgrims — viz.: Elder 
Brewster, Stephen Hopkins and Peter Brown. With his 
father he removed to Michigan in 1843, settling in Jack- 
son, soon after coming west. During the few years he 
lived in that state, he followed his trade, that of prin- 
ter, but removed thence to California in 1853, and soon 
began the study of law, and was admitted to practice 
under Judge Shafter, who was one of the most successful 
lawyers of California in the early days. From the time 
Judge Mj-rick was admitted to the bar he has risen in 
his profession, occup3'ing manj^ positions of great trust. 
As a member of the San Francisco bar for more than 
thirty-five years, Judge Myrick stands as an exemplar of 
the successful lawyer and the respected and influential 
citizen. He is a member of several of the foremost clubs 
of the city, and is known, wherever his name is known, 
as one of the greatest lawyers of that city. In his offices 
in Sansome street, he has one of the finest and most com- 
plete law libraries in the state. In evevy profession it 
is the man of strong personality and high moral bearing 
who becomes a power in the community. Such citizens 
are remembered for themselves as well as for their pro- 
fessional achievements; their lives become an element 
for good in the community in which they live. Such a 
man, and such a life, is that of Judge Myrick. He is 
still living in San Francisco. His only child is — 

i. George Ludlow, b. , at Springport, Mich. ; he 

is living, March 1901, at Sites, Colusa Co., Cal. 

100. Cyrus Guardner, ' , son of ( Nathan^, BezaleeV , 
Barnabas'^, Joshua^, WilUamr^, William'^) and Harriet 


(Russell) Myrick, born April 26, 1817, at Middlebury, 
Vt. Married, March, 1861, Margaret Keuchenraeister, at 
Henderson, Minn.; she born Feb. 4, 1839, in Hesse 
Cassel, Germany. Cyrus Guardner is a civil engineer, 
living in Le Sueur, Minn., in Jan., 1900. Children — 

i. Emma Ad ALINE, b. Mai-cli 26, 1862, La Sueur, Minn. ; 

na. Jan. 1, 1886, H. Winterer. 
ii. Florence, b. April 20, 1866, Le Sueur; is ateacher by 

iii. Harriet, b. Dec. 24, 1877. 

101. Orin D.'^, son of (Nathan^ , Bezaleel^ , Barna- 
has'^ , JosJma^ , William'^, William^) and Harriet (Rus- 
sell) Myrick, born 1817, at Middlebury, Vt. Married, 
1850, at Boston, Mass., Mary Waugh; he died 1872, in 
Boston. Children — 

i. Frank, b. . Is an artist, on School street, Bos- 
ton, 1899. 

ii. Orin, b. . Is a lieutenant in the United States 

Navy ; was serving on the gunboat ' ' Gresham' ' 
at the breaking out of the Spanish-American 
iii. Fanny, b. . 

102. Emeline L.', dau. of {Nathan^, BezaleeV , 
Barnabas^, Joshua'^, William''-, William^) and Har- 
riet (Russell) Myrick, born July 14, 1840, at Mid- 
dlebury, Vt. Married, Aug. 14, 1861, at Middlebury, 
Rausome Kellogg, son of Daniel and Sarah (Towner) 
Kellogg; he born Dec. 25, 1835, at Shoreham, Vt. 
Daniel Kellogg' s father was one of the first settlers in 
Shoreham, in 1766, and Daniel was the first white child 
born in the town. The family was living, in 1899, at 
Cream Hill, Vt. Children — 

i. Harriet S. (Kellogg), b. Sept. 4, 1883, at Shoreham, 

ii. Emeline F. (Kellogg), b. Feb. 1, 1866; m. Oct. 30, 

1895, at Plattsburg, N. Y., Farnham. 

iii. Addie O. (Kellogg), b. Sept. 28, 1874. 

103. Ira^, sou of {Barnabas^ , Bezaleel)^ , Barnahas^ , 
Joshua^', William'', William^) and Laviuia (Bigelow) 
Myrick, born Dee. 2, 1820, at Westport, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, March 2, 1843, at Peru, N. Y., Rosaline Amanda 
Bigelow, daughter of Jonathan and (Clark) Bige- 
low; she born Dec. 2, 1820, at Westport, N. Y.; died 
March 18, 1899, at Elysian, Minn. Children — 


i. Ira BA.RNABAS, b. Jan. 20, 1845, Westport, N. Y. ; d. 

ii. Florence Imogens, b. June 12, 1846, Westport, N. 

Y. ; m. March 4, 1866, Joseph Kirby, at Le Sueur, 

iii. Sarah Lavinia, b. Jan. 17, 1848, Westport, N. Y. ; 

m. Jan. 3, 1877, Stephen Goodall, Elysian, Minn. 
iv. SiDELL, b. Feb. 19, 1850, We.stport, N. Y. ; d. 1853. 
V. Rush Lynn, b. June 18, 1853, La Crosse, Wis.; m. 

July 1, 1883, Waterville, Minn., Selah Jane 

Mehlhorn ; living at West Duluth, Minn, 
vi. Abbie Louisa, b. Jan. 24, 1860, Le Sueur, Minn. 

104. Nathan''', son of {Barnabas^ ^ Bezaleel^ , Bar- 
nabas'^, Joshua^, William^, William^) and Lavinia 
(Bigelow) Myrick, born Jnly 7, 1822, at Westport, N. 
Y. Married, 1843, Rebecca E. Ismon, at Charlotte, Vt. 
Nathan was one of the early settlers of Wisconsin, and 
the first settler at La Crosse, the town site of which he 
bought from the government, and laid out into lots. 
The sale of this property, together with heavy lumber- 
ing interests on the Black River brought him an inde- 
pendent fortune. For an extended sketch of his life and 
public services see below. He died Aug., 1901, in St. 
Paul, Minn. Children — 

i. Matilda M., b. ; m. Shepard. 

ii. William N., b. . 

iii. Frances W., b. ; ni. Brown. 


The first white settler at, and the original proprietor 
of the town of "Prairie La Crosse," was born at 
Westport, Essex county, N. Y., July 7, 1822. 

His ancestors, paternal and maternal, were among 
the first settlers of Westport. His grandfather was a 
soldier in the army of the Revolution. His father was 
a merchant, and the proprietor of several mills — woolen 
mills, saw mills, and grist mills, and he represented the 
county in the legislature of the state several years. 

Nathan was the second of three brothers. The young- 
est died at Westport; the next was killed in the Sioux 
massacre at Yellow Medicine in 1862, and the oldest re- 
sides in Minnesota. Nathan received his education at 
the Academy at Westport, and was engaged in his 
father's business until his nineteenth year, when he left 
home for the "Great West," to "seek his fortune," as 
the saying was at that time. In June, 1841, he reached 


Prairie dii Chieu, and was employed as clerk in the post- 
office by B. W. Brisbois, where he remained until the 
November following. Conceiving that a fortune was 
not to be made in the position of clerk, and, acting upon 
the proverb. "Nothing venture, nothing have," he pur- 
chased an ' outfit" of goods for Indian trading. Secur- 
ing a boat of about forty tons burden, and assistants to 
act as interpreters and laborers, on the 7th of November 
he started up the Mississippi, using poles as the motive 
power. On arriving at La Crosse, he was struck with 
its peculiar adaptibility as a "town-site," and deter- 
mined to locate. There being no timber suitable for 
building purposes on the prairie, and not having a team, 
he built his first house, a double cabin, on the island op- 
posite, and prepared for business. The agency of the Win- 
nebago Indians was at Turkey River, in Iowa. Although 
the Indians had ceded their lands east of the Mississippi, 
yet they retained a quasi claim, and were jealous of 
white men settling so far north as Prairie du Chien. 
About two weeks after the double cabin was completed, 
the Indians, who had been to Turkey River to receive 
their annuities, returned, and about one hundred and 
fifty encamped on the island, near the store. The 
Indians had been there about a month when they 
made an attack upon the store, riddling the door and 
windows with bullets. Mj'rick had but one man 
with him at the time. They returned the fire, for- 
tunately without killing any of the Indians. Daring 
the fray, Alexis Bailey, who was well known to the In- 
dians, returning from the upper country, accompained 
by several teams, appeared upon the scene and put an 
end to the hostilities. During the winter following, 
Myrick prepared the timber uecessarj*, shoved it across 
the river on the ice on a handsled, and with it built in 
Feb., 1842, the first house on- Prairie la Crosse. Mov- 
ing his goods, and occupying his store, he became the 
first settler at that important point. 

The original plat of the townsite was surveyed by Ira 
Brunson, of Prairie du Chieu, in the summer of 1842. 
In 1851 it was re-surveyed, which somewhat changed the 
orgiual survey. Myrick, in 1843, returned to Westport, 
and married Miss Rebecca E. Ismon. Proceeding to the 
city of New York, he purchased a large stock of goods, 
and in the fall returned to La Crosse. Mrs. Myrick was 
the first white woman who graced the einbr^'o city, and 


the family was the only one resident for about one year. 
The first interment was a child of Mr. and Mrs. Myrick, 
who died in 1845. 

Mr. Myriek's business energies could not be confined 
to Indian trading. He early engaged in lumbering on 
Black River, built a saw-mill, and in 1844, run a raft 
to St. Louis, the first sent to that market from La 
Crosse. In 1843 and spring of 1844 quite a number of 
Mormons were settled along the Black River, engaged in 
th manufacture of lumber for the Nauvoo market, leav- 
ing in the spring of the latter year. In the fall of the 
same year ( 1844) , between three and four hundred re- 
turned to La Crosse, and settled in what is now known as 
"Mormon Cooley." Mr. Myrick gave employment to 
most of them in the pinery on Black River, and in cut- 
ting steamboat wood, etc. They remained until the 
spring of 1845, when most of them returned to Nauvoo, 
in flat-boats, which they built. 

During the year 1841, two or three steamboats as- 
cended the Mississippi with supplies for Fort Snelling, 
and the lumbermen on the St. Croix. In 1842 the little 
steamer ''Eock River^' was run from Galena to Fort 
Snelling, making a trip once in two weeks. In 1844, 
Scribe Harris, of Galena, put the ''Otter'' in the trade, 
run her for a year or two, when she was superceded by 
other and larger boats. 

A postofifice was established at La Crosse in 1844, and 
Nathan MjTick received the appointment as postmaster, 
resigning in 1846. He wassueceeded byE. A. C. Hatch, 
who had come out to La Crosse from Westport early in 
1843. The first election held was in 1844, for county 
commissioners. The whole country, from Prairie du 
Chien to the St. Croix was included in the county. 
Nathan Myrick and H. L. Dousmau, of Prairie du Chien, 
were elected commissioners. 

In 1847 occurred the heaviest freshet ever known be- 
fore or since along the Black River. Nearly all the mill- 
dams, booms, etc., were destroyed, and millions of feet 
of logs, timber, and manufactured lumber were swept 
away. Mr. Myi-ick lost upwards of $25,000 in this flood. 

In Jan., 1848, he purchased from the United States 
the town-site of La Crosse. In the spring of the same 
year he settled up his business, and moved to St. Paul, 
which was his residence until his death in August, 1901. 
Idleness was not in consonance with his training, and he 
was engaged in business on the frontier — still pushing 


west. After leaving La Crosse he had his trading posts 
at Watab, Long Prairie, Traverse de Sioux, Le Sueur, 
Pembina, and at other places. In person Mr. Myrick 
belonged, as did his father and grandfather before 
him, to the "sons of Anak," being six feet four inches 
in his stockings- Genial in his manners, brimful of 
kindness and hospitality, generous to a fault, often 
and again was he the victim of misplaced confidence. 
In all the vicissitudes of his varied and very extensive 
business, the writer of this sketch, who has known Mr. 
Myrick for nearly thirty years, has yet to learn of one, 
with whom he has had dealings, to deny him the title of 
an "honest man." 

105. Lovisa', dan. of (.Joseph'^ , JosiaJi^ , Barnabas*, 
JosJiua^, William'^, William^) and Cornelia (Kelsey) 
Blyrick, born March 23, 1820, at Twinsburg, 0. Mar- 
ried, Jan. 18, 1842, at New Haven, Conn., George 
Abbott, sou of Eben and Sail}' (Bronson) Abbott; he 
born Aug. 8, 1811, at Middlebury, Conn. Childi*en — 

i. Helen Maria (Abbott), b. May 13, 1844, at Middle- 
bury, Conn. ; m. Jan. 23, 18G7, at Camden, N. Y., 
David L. Mann. 

139. ii. Anthony Wayne (Abbott), b. Aug. 2, 1846, at New 

Haven, Conn. ; in. Sept. 3, 1879, at Camden, N. 
Y., Irene B. Lamb. 

iii. Elma Caroline (Abbott), b. Nov. 5, 1849, at New 
Haven, Conn. ; d. Aug. 25, 1891. 

iv. Frank Merrick (Abbott), b. Nov. 2. 1852, at Cam- 
den, N. Y. ; m. June 24, 1891, at Syracuse, N. Y., 
Eugenia Bay lis. 
V. George Harrison (Abbott), b. Feb. 8, 1855, at Cam- 
den ,N. Y. : m. Oct. 19, 1892, at Pierrepont Man- 
or, N. Y. , Frances M. Webster. 

vi. Marion Cornelia (Abbott) b. April 5, 1858, at Cam- 
den, N. Y. ; m. July 13, 1881, at Camden, N. Y., 
William H. Stansfield. 

106. Walter Joseph^, son of (Joseph^, Joskth^, 
Barnabas'^, Joshua^, William^, William^) and Cornelia 
(Kelsey) Myrick, born March 19, 1824, at Twinsburg, 
O. Married, March 3, 1847, at Seymour, Conn., Harriet 
Broadwell, daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth (Follett) 
Broadwell; she born June 5, 18 — , at Seymour, Conn. 
They had one son — 

140. i. Walter Wilbert, b. Aug. 25, 1850. 

107. Charles Henry' Merrick, son of {Joseph^, 
Josiah^ , Barnabas*, Joshua^, William'^, WilUatn^) and 


Cornelia (Kelsey) Myrick, born July 3, 1826, at Twins- 
burg, O. Married, June 19, 1848, at North Eaton, Lo- 
rain county, 0., Myra King, daughter of Richard and 
Elizabeth (Ball) King; she born Aug. 15, 1825, at 
Hinckley, Eng.: died Nov. 10, 1899, at Cleveland, 0. 
Charles Henry Merrick served three years in the Union 
army, from 1861 to 1864, as hospital steward of the 8th 
Ohio Infantry; was postmaster at North Eaton, O., in 
1859; removed to the state of Washington, near Seattle, 
and was appointed postmaster of Dewamish, Wash., in 
1888; separated from his first wife and married, Sept. 
17, 1882, Helen Mary Finley, at Roseburg, Ore.; died 
Nov. 20, 1890. Children— 

141. i. PacHARD Lester, b. Dec. 28, 1854. 

ii. Arthur B., b. Oct. 2, 1861; d. Nov. 6, 1864. 

108. Miles Frederick'', son of (Joseph^, Josiah^, 
Barnabas'^ , JosJiua^\ William,'^, William^) and Cornelia 
(Kelsey) Myrick, (Merrick), born Feb. 11, 1829, at 
Twinsburg, 0. Married, about 1850, at Orange, Conn., 
Rebecca, daughter of David and Eunice (Beecher) Ail- 
ing; she born June 4, 1828, at Orange, Conn.; died 
May 20, 1885, at New Haven, Conn. Miles Frederick 
worked on a farm when he was a boy ; afterwards learned 
the carpenter's trade which he followed for many years. 
At one time he was engaged in the manufacture of 
woolen goods at Orange, Conn., in partnership with the 
late Timothy Perkins of that place. He opened a gro- 
cery store in New Haven, Conn., about the year 1860, 
and carried on the business for two years, The last 
twelve years of his life he was employed as bookkeeper 
in a large insurance agency. He died July 11, 1893, at 
New Haven, Conn. Children — 

i. George Frederick, b. Sept. 24, 1853, at New Haven, 

Conn. ; never married, 
ii. Alice Beecher, b. Dec. 1,1859, at New Haven, 
Conn. ; m. Oct. 5, 1883, at New York City, Amos 
J. Cummings. 

109. Joseph Myrick ( Clark) son of Aaron and Lovisa 
(Myrick) Clark, born Sept. 11, 1831, at Orange, Conn. 
Married, Dec. 10, 1856, at Derby, Conn., Julia A., daugh- 
ter of John Sidney and Maria (Pardee) Riggs; she born 
Dec. 18, at Woodbridge, Conn. Joseph M. Clark lived 
in Orange, Conn., during his youth, and there learned 
the carpenter trade. In early manhood he entered the 


employ of the Derby Lumber Company, at Derby, Conn., 
where he remained for over forty years, as superinten- 
dent of the door department, until ill health compelled 
him to resign. In 1896 he removed to Shelton, Conn. 
Children — 

i. Wesley Lockwood (Clark), b. Oct. 24, 1857, at 

Derby. Conn. ; m. Feb. 6, 1879, at Derby, Ida M. 

ii. Howard E. (Clark), b. Aug. 31, 1859, at Derby; 

m. Nov. 27, 1887, at Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Annie 

iii. Myrtie M. (Clark), b. Aug. 21, 1861, at Orange, 

Conn.; m. Nov. 25, 1885, at Derby, Conn., Noyes 

D. Baldwin, 
iv. Joseph L. (Clark), b. Dec. 2.3, 1864. 
V. FaxNNIE Belle (Clark), b. Dec. 19, 1868; d. Oct. 6, 

vi. Bessie Stuart (Clfirk), b. March 31, 1874. 

110. George Harvey \ son of {Josiah Harvey^, 
Josiali^ , Barnabas'^, JosJma'\ William'^, William^) and 
Melita (Downs) Merrick, born May 10, 1818, at West 
Haven, Conn. Married, Sept. 3, 1841, at Seymour, 
Conn., Jennette Davis, daughter of Daniel Davis of Ox- 
ford, Conn. She born Feb. 18, 1822. George Harvey 
died 1860. Children (all born in Seymour, formerly 
Humphrey ville. Conn.) — 

i. Marcus Morton, b. Feb. 4, 1843; m. Sarah H. Swift: 
living at Austin, 111., in 1898 ; traveling salesman 
for Balding & Co., Chicago. 
142. ii. JossPHiNE Lucia, b. April lO, 1844; m. Rev. H. D. 
Bernard Hart, b. July 3, 1847, 
DeEtte Augusta, b. June 2, 1851. 
Martha Jennette, b. Jan. 8, 1855; d. Jan. 1, 1857. 

1 1 Oa. Sarah Ann ^ , dan . of {Josiah Harvey *^ , Josiah ^ , 
Barnabas'^, Josiah^, William'^, William^) and Melita 
(Downs) Merrick, born Jan. 28, 1820, at Seymour, 
Conn. Married, Oct. 11, 1838, William Bontecou, eld- 
est son of Anthony and Julia (Bontecou) Bristoll, of 
Milford, Conn.; he born April 3, 1815; was, for twen- 
ty-four years, a merchant in Charleston, S. C, and in 
New York (;ity for twenty-two years more; he died June 
28, 1883, in his 69th year. Sarah Ann, his wife, died 
Oct. 13, 1889, in her 69th year. Both were buried at 
Milford, Conn. Their children were — 








i. William Merrick (Bristoll), b. Sept. 3, 1839, in Mil- 
ford, Conn. Graduated from Yale College in 
1860, and became a teacher. Enlisted July 3, 
1863, at Milwaukee, Wis., in the 13th Battery- 
Wisconsin Light Artillery; became junior 2nd 
lieutenant Jan. 5, 1864; senior 3nd lieutenant 
Oct. 22, 1864, and jvmior 1st) lieutenant Jan. 30, 
1865; was appointed depot ordnance officer at 
New Orleans in March, 1865, and at the time of 
his discharge from the service, June 14, 1866, 
was assistant chief of ordnance of the military 
division of the Gulf. In Sept., 1866, he en- 
tered Andover Theological Seminary, in which 
he took a two years' course. He was called in 
1868 to be Professor of Latin in Ripon College, 
Wisconsin, where he served five years ; then one 
year in same position in Atlanta University, 
Georgia. In 1874 he removed to Yankton, Dak. 
Ter. He served there as principal of the Yank- 
ton Academy one year, superintendent of city 
schools seven years, and professor of Latin in 
Yankton College one year. In 1883 he became a 
resident of Minneapolis, Minn., and has there 
served the same real estate and mortgage loan 
house for upwards of fifteen years as account- 
ant. He married, Dec. 1, 1870, Rosa, daughter 
of Leavitt Ira and Rhoda Ann (Randall) Olds, of 
Afton, Minn. They have had no children. 
ii. Julia (Bristoll), b. Dec' 12, 1844; d. the same day. 

iii. Julia Alice (Bristoll), b. Sept. 5, 1846; m. Sept. 5, 
1873, Lucien White Stillwell, son of Louzon and 
Mary K. Stillwell; he b. in Manlius, N. Y., 
March 24, 1844, remo\'ing to Wisconsin with his 
parents at the age of two years. He was in 
business as a merchant at Cairo, 111., for fifteen 
years, and since 1879 in Deadwood, Dak., five 
years of which time was spent as book-keeper in 
the First National bank ; for the last eighteen 
years as a dealer in Sioux relics, Bad Land fos- 
sils, curios and mineral specimens from all quar- 
ters. Their children are Mary Irene (Stillwell), 
b. Sept. 26, 1874; Hugh Alvin (Stillwell), b. 
April 30, 1881; d. in boyhood; Donald Louzon 
(Stillwell), b. Dec. 7, 1883; and Nora, d. in 

iv. Edward James (Bristoll), b. March 20, 1851 ; d. April 
16, 1886; unmarried. 

v. Charles (Bristoll), b. Nov. 10, 1855; d. Oct. 18, 1869. 

vi. MaryHanford (Bristoll), b. May 29, 1857; m. March 
la, 1879, Arthur Henry Davidson, of Milford, 
Conn. Children— Florence Hope (Davidson), 
b. March?, 1880; Raymond Bontecou (Davidson), 
b. 1887. 

111. Henry Clay ^ , son of ( Elias ^ , Josiah ^ , Barna- 
6'^, Joshua^, William^, William^) and Grace Ann 


(Smith) Merrick, born July 10, 1849, at Barnston, Pro- 
viueeof Quebec. Married, Oct. 7, 1874, at Newport, Vt., 
Emma Bean. Died Nov. 26, 1893, at St. Paul, Minn. 
Children — 

i. Forest Elias, b. Sept. 9, 1875, at Fitch Bay, P. Q. ; 
m. Nov. 25, 1897, at Little Falls, Minn., Cora 
ii. Ernest Mortimer, b. July 5, 1879, at Georgeville, 
P. Q. 

112. Walter^, son of (CJiarles Dennis^, Josiah^, 
Barnahas^ , Joshua^, William^, WiUiam^) and Lucinda 

(Johnson) Merrick, born March 15, 1841, at , la. 

Married, Jan. 29, 1864, at Fort Scott, Kan., Lucinda 
Bryant, daughter of Henry R. and Jane (Hall) Bryant, 
by whom he had ten children. She born April 15, 1844, 
at McLean, 111.; died about 1886. He married, 2nd, 
Hortense McQuestion; 3rd, Nov. 11, 1895, Mrs. Maggie 
Hall. He is a farmer and stock buyer of means, located 
(1900) at Pleasant View, Kan. Children— 

i. Sarah A., b. Nov. 6, 1864, at Ft. Scott, Kan.; d. 

March 25, 18G8. 
ii. Martha J., b. March 13, 1866, Pleasant View, Kan. ; 

d. March 13, 1872. 
iii. George Andrew, b. Feb. 4, 1868. 
iv. Almira, b. Sept. 16, 1870; m. Dec. 7, 1887, Critten- 
den Hall, of Pleasant View, Kan. 
V. Albert, b, Oct, 5, 1872. 
vi. Adelia, b. April 27, 1874; m. June 5, 1892, John 

Cliurch . 
vii. Charles Franklin, b. Dec. 1, 1876. 
viii. Orvill V., b. Jan. 4, 1879. 
ix. Harriet Ann, b. March 30, 1882. 
X. Mary May, b. Feb. 28, 1885. 

113. Dennis N.^, son of (Charles Dennis^ , Josiah^ , 
Barnabas'^ , Joshua^, William'^, William^) and Lucinda 
(Johnson) Merrick, born Sept. 6, 1853, at Santa Fe, 
Kan. Married, Sept., 1874, Sarah Bryant, of McDonald 
count5% Kan. Children — 

i. James, b. May 23, 1878, Newton, Mo. 
ii. Effa May, b. Feb. 9, 1881, at Vinita, Indian Ter. ; m, 

Oct., 1896, George Hills, at Vinita, Indian Ter. 
iii. Laura, b. March 21, 1884, Lowell, Kan. ; d. Nov., 

iv. Jessie, b. Oct. 28, 1886, Lowell, Kan. 
V. Albert, b. March 15, 1889. 
vi. Ira, b. Feb. 9, 1892. 

vii. Earl, b. Feb. 16, 1895, Baxter Springs, Kan. 
viii. Nora, b. Oct. 10, 1898, Indian Ter. 


114. William \ son of (Isaac^, Isaac^ , Isaac*, 
Isaac^, Stephen'^, William^) and Susan (Paine) Merriek, 
born July 7, 1807, at Assonet, Mass. Married, May 4, 
1834, at New Bedford, Mass., Eliza Perry, daughter of 
Edward and Naomi (Allen) Perry; she born Sept. 4, 
1815, at Harwich, Mass. William followed the sea from 
early to middle life, in the coasting and West India 
trade; afterwards became a ship carpenter at New Bed- 
ford; died Jan. 9, 1885, at New Bedford; Eliza, his wife, 
died Feb. 18,1864. Childi-en— 

i. William Agustus, b. Sep. 26, 1836, New Bedford; 
m. Dec. 1858, at New Bedford, Eliza Staples; had 
one daughter, who ni. John W. Dunham, who 
was living, 1898, at Campello, Mass. 
ii. Charles Warren, b. May 80, 1839 ; m. and has a 
son, Walter W. ; is living at Lynn, Mass., 1899. 
iii. Harriet Elizabeth, b. April 24, 1844 ; d. Sept. 12, 

iv. Helen Augusta, b. July 4, 1846; d. Sept. 4, 1846. 

145. V. Frederick Laforest. b. June 17, 1848. 

146. vi. Joseph Grafton, b. July 20, 1851. 

vii. Walter W., b. Oct. 17, 1857; d. Feb. 20, 1859. 

115. John Pliny^, son of (Isaac^ , Isaac^ , Isaac*, 
Isaac^, Stephen" , William^) and Susan (Paine) Merrick, 

born April 26, 1814, at . Married, Nov. 11, 1841, 

Mary Burt, of New Bedford, Mass. He died Dec. 17, 
1889. Children— 

i. Josephine Adelaide, b, Oct. 1845; never married, 
ii. Emma Jane. b. Nov. 1849; never married. 

116. Chloe (Sweeting), dau. of Nathaniel and Mary 

(Tyrrell) Sweeting, born , in Whitestown, N. Y. 

Married George Langford, son of George and Abigail 
(Elliott) Langford. They lived in Utica, N. Y. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Mary (Langford), b. . 

ii. George (Langford), b. . 

iii. Philip (Langford), b. ; died young. 

147. iv. Chloe (Langford), b. . 

V. Dewitt (Langford), b. . 

vi. Abigail (Langford), b. . 

vii. MoREAU (Langford), b. . 

viii. Marie Antoinette (Langford), b. . 

ix. Charles Clinton (Langford), b. . 

X. Nathaniel Pitt (Langford), b. . • 

XI. Augustine (Langford), b. . 

117. John Dole'^, son of (Dr. Lot'^ , Josiah^ , 
Josiah*, WiUiain'\ Joseph', William^) and Elizabeth 



Carlton (Dole) Myriek, born Aug. 2, 1835, at Augusta, 
Me. Married, April 24, 1867, by the Rev. Henry W. 
Brown, Pauline J., daughter of Ebenezer and Eliza 
(Williams) Fuller, of Augusta. She born March 2, 
1836. Major Mjrick was graduated from Harvard, A. B. , 
1858, and commenced the study of law there, but was 
interrupted by the war. He was admitted to the Kenne- 
bec bar in Sept., 1865. He entered the University 
Guards, Cambridge, Mass. , in April, 1861, and served until 
September. Returned to his native state and was com- 
missioned Second Lieutenant Co. "K," 1st Maine Cav- 
alry, Nov. 2, 1861; First Lieutenant, Dec. 9, 1862; 
Captain, July 1, 1863; Brevet Major of Vols., March 31, 
1865. He participated in the battles of Frederick, Fred- 
ericksburg, in Stoneman's raid, reconnaissance to Little 
Washington, marching 125 miles in 31 hours. At battle 
of Mine Run, led charge after the "Harris Light" had 
refused to advance. Battles of Black Creek, Todd's 
Tavern, Second Squirrel Church, (horse shot under him,) 
Williams Station, St. Mary's Church, Deep Bottom, 
(horse shot under him,) White Oak Swamp, Dinwiddle 
Court House (brevetted for gallant and meritorious ser- 
vices at Dinwiddle) . Mustered out at Petersburg, Va., 
Aug. 1, 1865. Commissioned First Lieutenant 10th U. 
S. Cavalry, March 7, 1867, and Brevet Captain, U. S. 
A., same date. Resigned and received full and honor- 
able discharge, May 27, 1872. On retirement from the 
array engaged in the di'ug business in Augusta. Resided 
in Fitchburg, Mass., from 1873 to 1876. Was appointed 
State Librarian of Maine, bv Governor Connor, Oct. 16, 
1878. Died Dec. 27, 1882^ at Augusta, Me., where his 
widow and one daughter still reside. Daughter — 

i. Eliza Williams, b. Sept. 29, 1868 ; graduated from 
High School, Augusta, 1886. 

118. Edward Edes', son of (Dr. Lot^ , Josiah^, 
Josiah'^, William^, Joseph^, William^) and Elizabeth 
Carlton (Dole) Myriek, born April 25, 1837, at Augusta, 
Me. Married, March 7, 1862, Adelaide R., daughter of 
John Hamilton; she born in Vassalboro, Me. Edward 
Edes served in the Fii-st Maine Cavalry during the Civil 
War, and was discharged for disability Nov. 22, 1863. 
They had one daughter — 

148. i. Mary Smith, b. Aug. 14, 18G9, at Vassalboro; m. 

William J. A. Collins. 


119. James Howe ^ , son of ( Josiah ^ , Josiah ^ , Josiali*' , 
Williatw\ Joseph'-, William^) and Hannah (Glidden) 
Myriek, born Dee. 27, 1824, Newcastle, Me. Married, 
May 23, 1854, Mary Converse, daughter of Edward and 
Mary (Converse) Merrill, of New Bedford, Mass.; she 
born March 10, 1832, at Freeport, Me. (Her parents 
moved to New Bedford when she was six months old). 
James H. left Newcastle, Me., in 1846, taking up his 
residence in Boston, where he has lived since that time. 
He was a member of the firm of Hall & Myriek, com- 
mission merchants until about 1860. Shortly afterwards 
he established a business in Prince Edward's Island, and 
erected factories at Tignish and vicinitj^ for canned 
goods. He also has a market for produce and fish at 
Charlottetown, P. E. I. Children— 

i. Alice Thacher, b. Feb. 22, 1855; unmarried. 

14!) ii. Edward Merrill, b. . 

iii. Mary Converse, b. Aug. 17, 1862; d. Sept. 10, 1898. 
iv. Cornelia Howland, b. April 27, 1866; m. April 18, 
1899, in Dorchester, Mass., by Rev. Charles G. 
Ames, George Gardner, son of Martin and Abbie 
Bradford, of Dorchester They have one dau. 
Mae Bradford, b. Aug. 10, 1900, Dorchester. 
V. Hannah Glidden, b. Aug. 31, 1871; Smith College, 
A. B., 1896; Johns Hopkins University, M. D., 
1900 ; intern in New England hospital for women 
and children, Roxbury, Mass. 

120. Arlitta Bryant', dau. of (JosiaJi^ , Josiah^, 
JosiaJi'^ , William'^, Joseph", William^) and Hannah 
(Glidden) Myriek, born June 2, 1829, Newcastle, Me. 
Married, Feb. 22, 1866, in Dorchester, Mass., by the 
Rev. Edwin B. Webb, Benjamin Franklin, son of Ben- 
jamin and Nabb}^ (Simmons) Ford; he born Feb. 22, 
1823, Marshfield, Mass. Mr. Ford was emploj-ed in the 
Second Auditor's office. United States Treasury, for 
many years, but is now retired. Thej^ had one daughter — 

150 i. Louise Myriok (Ford), b. March 11, 1867, in New- 

castle, Me. 

121. Josiah '', son of (Josiah^, Josiah^, Josiah*, 
William^, Joseph'-', William^') and Hannah (Glidden) 
Myriek, born Feb. 17, 1833, at Nobleboro, Me. Mar- 
ried, May 1, 1858, at Portland, Ore., Louise Rae, grand- 
daughter of Dr. McLoughlin, one of the prominent 
pioneers of Oregon. He was a mine owner and operator 
in Baker county, eastern Oregon in 1899. Children — 


i. Ida Rae, b. Feb. IG, 1859, at Portland, Ore. ; un- 

ii. JosiAH, b. . 

iii. Elizabeth Webb, b. April, 1863. 

iv. WiNNiFRED Glidden, b. Sept. 11, 1866. 

122. Hanxah Elizabeth^, dan. of {Josiali^ , Josiah^ , 
Josiah* , William^, Joseph'^, William^) aud Hannah 
(Glidden) Myriek, bora Nov. 28, 1838, Nobleboro, Me. 
Married, Jan. 20, 1859, by the Rev. Mr. Shaw, Edward, 
son of Lewis and Hannah (Rundlet) Webb, of Newcastle; 
he born Feb. 28, 1833; died April 1, 1889, in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. He was engaged in mining in California and 
Oregon. Children — 

i. A daughter, b. 1869; d. same day. 
ii. Josephine Myrick (Webb), b. Jan. 16, 1873; grad- 
uated from Lincoln Academy, 1892. 
iii. Florence Ford (Webb), b. Sept. 26, 1880. 

123. Nathaniel Cushing (Bryant), sou of Major 
Cushing Bryant aud Arlitta^ Myrick (Josiah^ , Joskili^ , 
William^, Joseph"^, William^) born March 27, 1823, in 
Nobleboro, Me. Married, Sept. 19, 1860, at Charles City, 
la., by the Rev. Austin D. Bush, May Eliza, daughter 
of John Mark aud Mary (Yardley) Southall, of Ashton- 
under-Tyne, England. She died, Aug. 2, 1899, in New 
York city. Nathaniel Cushing Bryant received his early 
education at Lincoln Academy aud high school, Au- 
gusta, Me. At the age of 14, received appointment as 
midshipman in the United States Navy, by Jonathan 
Cilley, member of Congress, aud was warranted to date 
from Dec. 23, 1837. His first cruise was on sloop of 
war '^Erie," under the command of Farragut. In 1842, 
was ordered to Naval School, Philadelphia, and in June 
of the following year passed fourth in a class of 39, 
Passed midshipman, June 29, 1843. Mediterranean 
squadron, 1844, acting master of sloop '^Plymouth." 
During Mexican War was acting master of sloop '^Dale," 
and ])articipated in capture of Muleje, Oct. 1, 1847, 
bombardment of Guaymus on 17th of that month, and 
laud operations about Cochori and Bacochivampo. Lieu- 
tenant, Aug. 7, 1850. Steam frigate ''San Jacinto," 
treaty with Siam, 1855. During early part of Civil War 
commanded gun boat ''Cairo," Mississippi flotilla, and 
participated in operations about forts Henry and Donel- 
son, Clarksville, Nashville, Island No. 10, Fort Pillow, 


Fort Wright; commander, July 16, 1862. Detached on 
sick leave in October following. In 1864, assigned to 
special duty with Admiral Gregory, and in March of that 
3'ear to West Gulf squadron. Ordnance Station, Mound 
Citj-, 111., to April, 1865. His last cruise was in 1866. 
After the war he made his residence in Cedar Falls, la., 
where he died Sept. 19, 1874. He was admitted to St. 
Johns Lodge, A. F. & A. M., Boston, May 29, 1854. 
Commander Bryant had twenty-seven years of active 
service, fourteen of which were sea duty. He was placed 
on the retired list for disability, Sept. 26, 1864. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Percy (Bryant), b. April 19, 1863, in Charles City, 
la. AUenist. Received his first degree in medi- 
cine before he was 21 years old, graduating from 
the Homeopatliic Mechcal College, Chicago, in 
March, 1883, and was one of the two members 
of his class to receive the appointment of Intern 
to the Cook County Hospital, where he served 
from June 1, 1883, to April 1, 1885. His hospital 
training showed him the necessity of obtaining 
a more thorough equipment than was offered by 
the homeopathic school, and in Oct., 1885, he 
went to New York city, matriculating at the 
Medical Department of Columbia University. 
The followTing year he was appointed ambulance 
surgeon to the Chamber's St. Hospital, New 
York city, one of the largest emergencj^ hospi- 
tals in the United States, serving there until 
Oct., 1886. Nov. 1, 1887, received degree of M. D. 
from Columbia, and in February following was 
appointed assistant physician to the New York 
City Asylum for the Insane. In Feb., 1889, was 
appointed 3rd assistant physician to the Buffalo 
State Hospital, serving in that capacity until 
Aug. 4, 1894, when the death of Dr. Andrews, 
the superintendent, and the promotion of Dr. 
Hurd, assistant superintendent, made a vacancy 
in the latter named grade. To fill it a civil 
service examination was called at Albany in 
December, nine candidates competing. Dr. Bry- 
ant passed first on the list and received tlie ap- 
pointment. In 189() went to Southern Califor- 
nia on account of ill health; Feb. 1, 1897, he 
was appointed, from the civil service list, medi- 
cal superintendent of ilauhattau State Hospital, 
New York city, serving there until April, 1900, 
when he resigned, owing to failing health, and 
went to Ashville, N. C. Was commis-sioued 
captain and assistant surgeon 74th regiment, N. 
Y. N. G., June 5, 1893, and resigned Feb. 3, 1897, 
upon removal to New York. Member of the New 
York State Medical Association; the American 
Medico-Psychological Association ; companion 
of tlie Loyal Legion (by inheritance); charter 
member ot Liberal Club, Buffalo; unmarried. 


ii. Walter (Bryant), b. Oct. 1, 1863, Cedar Falls, la. ; 
graduated from University of Iowa, C. E., 1885; 
went to Salt Lake City in 1890, and was a mem- 
ber of the firm of Sprague & Bryant until the 
death of the former the year following, since 
which time he has been in business alone. 

124. Joseph Myrick (Bryant, ) son of Major Gushing 
Bryant and Arlitta'' Myrick, dan. of {Josiah^ , JosiaJi"^ , 
William^, Joseph"^, William^) born July 1, 1825, at 
Nobleboro, Me. First cruise on the brig- "iTojoe," with 
his father, and was sliip wrecked off Cape Hatteras. 
In 1849 went to California in the ship ''Osceola," from 
Boston, and the following year made his residence in 
Marysville, Cal. Engaged in mining and commercial 
pursuits. In 1854 went to Mexico on business, and on 
May 10, of that year, at the Port of Guaymus, was 
shot and dangerously wounded in the neck by a Mexican 
soldier. Mr. Bryant, three other Americans, and an 
Englishman, had been confined in a dungeon in Guaymus 
for two months suffering great privations, and were about 
to be executed for some alleged political offence. They 
had no trial, no opportunity to defend themselves, and 
were not informed of the nature of the charges made 
against them. As they were escaping from the barque 
' ' Etlielhert" under orders to proceed to Mazatalan with 
the prisoners, the Mexican guard fired upon them with 
the result mentioned, at the same time firing into a boat 
from H. B. M. ship ''Dido" which came alongside to 
deliver a letter. The Mexican soldiers were promptly 
placed under a guard from the "Dido" for firing upon an 
English ship, and owing to this, as well as to the cir- 
cumstance that the " Ethelhert" was flj'ing the British 
flag, Capt. Morsehead, of the "Dido," offered his pro- 
tection to the prisoners and placed them on his ship. It 
appears that the Gov. of Sonora Don Jose Maria Yanes, 
under whose jurisdiction the matter came, had been 
obliged, in the absence of other means of transportation, 
to engage the English vessel to transport the prisoners. 
Mr. Bryant, who was unconscious from his wound, re- 
ceived the attention of the ship surgeon, and a few days 
afterwards was transferred to the United States revenue 
cutter " Willimn L. Marc)/," at Mazatalan, and taken to 
San Francisco. In 1855 he brought a claim against the 
Mexican government for injuries received at the hands of 
Mexican officials; the case was tried before the court of 
claims, and Mexico was compelled to make a settlement, 


and give full and ample satisfaction. In 1858 he went 
to British Columbia and established a trading post on 
the Frazer River, and another on the Thompson River. 
Returned to the United States in 1867. In 1868 he was 
appointed by President Johnson special agent of the 
Treasury Department for the Puget Sound District. 
From 1871 to 1871 he was connected with the consular 
service, at Callao, Peru. In 1875 he went to Chili as 
representative of California products at the International 
Exposition, at Santiago de Chili, 1876. From 1877 to 
1880 was connected with the firm of J. C. Merrill & Co., 
of San Francisco, operating in Central America. He is 
now retired from active business. Was never married. 
He resides at this time in San Francisco. 

125. Elisha\ son of (Jesse^, Isaac^) and Elizabeth 
(Knowles) Myriek, born Sept. 19, 1825, at Eastham, 
Mass. Married, 1861, at Chelsea, Mass., Mary Ann 
Sweet Godbold, daughter of Gustavus A. Godbold; she 
born 1827. Children— 

i. Louis Herman, b. 1862, Chelsea, Mass.; living, 

1899, in Philadelphia, Pa. 
ii. George Whiting, b. 1865; is a shoe buyer for a 
large wholesale establishment in Boston (1898) ; 
lives in Melrose. 


126. Joseph JESSE^,son of (SetJi Butler'', Joseph^, 
Giles '^ ( "? ) , ( Thomas^ , Stephen ^ , William ^ , William ^ ) and 
Lucinda (Carpenter) Myriek, was born Sept, 13, 1838, on 
a squatter's claim in what was afterwards the town of 
Paris, Kenosha county, Wis. Lived on a farm with his 
father until he was of age. When the first call for 
75,000 men came in 1861, enlisted in Co. "F," 20th 
Illinois Infantry, June 13, 1861, for three years. Served 
full time and then re-enlisted for three years more. Was 
in the battles of Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, 
Pittsburg Landing, Shilo, Jackson, Raymond, Champion's 
Hill, Vicksburg, and about forty battles and skirmishes 
of lesser note, all for $13.00 and $16.00 per month, paid 
in money worth less than fifty cents on the dollar. After 
his discharge returned to Wisconsin and married the girl 
who had waited for him — Miss Jane A. Arnold, of Wil- 
mot, a school teacher. In December, 1868, went to 


Dunn county, Wisconsin, and settled on a two hundred 
and forty acre farm, from which he made a good living 
up to the time of this writing, and expects to remain 
there as long as he lives. Had thirteen children, nine 
of whom are still living, and all of whom were good 
children, and an honor to their parents. 

Joseph J. Mj'rick is a kind husband and father, honest 
and upright in all his dealings, holding the confidence 
of all who know him. He is public spirited and liberal; 
a loyal Grand Ai-my man, and at the time of this writing 
is Commander of William Evans Post, of Menomonie, 
Wis. He was married, Dec. 18, 1864, at Newstead, 
Erie county, N. Y. His wife was also living in 1899. 
Their children were — 

i. Jesse R., b. Feb. 27, 1866, in Dunn Co., Wis.; m. 
Sept. 18, 1895, Mabel Luther; she d. Nov. 16, 
1899; he is a teacher by profession. 

il. Etta M., b. Nov. 16, 1867; m. Charles C. Owen, 
Sept., 1896, and is now living at La Crosse, Wis. ; 
is a graduate of the Normal school. 

iii. Sarah L., b. Aug. 28, 1871; m. Frank G. Gavin, 
June, 1895; now living at Wilmot, Wis., where 
she is teaching. 

iv. Mead Ward, b. Jan. 8, 1874; a carpenter, located at 

Eau Claire, Wis. 
V. Nelly M., b. Feb. 23, 1876; d. July 21, 1882. 

vi. Margaret M,, b. Dec. 8, 1878; m. Nov. 1897, Wil- 
liam Skillings; living at Dunnville, Wis. 

vii. Ida Jane, b. Dec. 18, 1880; at teachers' training 

school, Menomonie, Wis. 
viii. HattieBess, b, Ajiril 12, 1883. 

ix. Edwin, b. Dec. 31, 1885; d. Jan. 4, 1887. 
X. Fred E., b. Dec. 81, 1885. 

xi. Alice, b. March 16, 1888. 

127. Seth Butler^ son of {Setli Butler'' , Joseph^, 
Giles ^ (?), Thomas^, Stephen'^, William", William^) and 
Lucinda (Carpenter) Myrick, born April 13, 1842, at 
Paris, Kenosha county. Wis. Married, Feb. 24, 1869, at 
Kenosha, Wis., Cornelia C. Myriek, daughter of John 
J. and Calista W. (Todd) Myriek; she born May 5, 
1850, New York state. Children, all born at Bristow, la. — 

1. Charles J., b. April 27, 1870. 

ii. Ida J., b. Oct. 13, 1871; d. Sept, 4, 1873. 

151. iii. Sadie E., b. Jan. 2:], 1874; m. April 19, 1896, Joseph 
J. Goelz, of Bristow, Iowa, 

iv. Seth M., b. April 13, 1876. 

V. Louie B., b. Jan. 10, 1879; d. Aug. 1.3, 1879. 

vi. EDwin H., b. April 15, 1885. 

vii. Henry C, b. Aug. 12, 1890; d. March 22, 1891. 


128. Mead Obadiah\ son of ( Seth Butler\ Joseph^, 
Giles'' (?), Thomas'^, Stephen''^, William'^, William^) and 
Lucincla (Carpenter) Mj^'ick, born Jan. 10, 1847, at Paris, 
Kenosha county, Wis. Married, Sept. 7, 187G, Sarah 
Strong. From'l868 to 1875 Mr. Myrick taught school 
winters and carried on his farm during the summer 
months; since 1875 he has devoted all his time to farm- 
ing the homestead near Woodworth, Kenosha county, 
where he now resides; is a member of the Congregational 
Church. Children — 

i. Myra Lucinda, b. June 30, 1877. 

ii. Nellie Frances, b. June 24, 1880. 

iii. LORIN Mead, b. July 19, 1883. 

iv. Mildred Louise, b. June 5, 1892. 

129. Edwin Josiah*, son of (Seth Butler'^ , Joseph'^ , 
Giles'' i 1), Thomas'^, Stephen'', William'^, William^) and 
Lucinda (Carpenter) Myrick, born March 31, 1853, at 
Woodworth, Wis. Married, May 20, 1874, at Richmond, 
111., Sarah A. Purdy, daughter of William H. and Julia 
A. (Me Williams) Purdy; she born Sept. 17, 1856, at 
Richmond, HI. Edwin Josiah moved from Kenosha 
county. Wis., to Capriona, Nemaha county, Kansas, in 
Sept. 1874. He is a farmer by occupation; is a member 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is an active and 
unmovable Republican in politics. Children, all born in 
Capriona — 

i. William Clyde, b. May 20, 1875. 

ii. Nellie E., b. May 22, 1880. 

iii. Edith Pearl, b. Dec. 13, 1885. 

iv. Edwin Morton, b. Nov. 14, 1888. 

130. Juliette Amanda*, dan. of (Mead Ohadiah\ 
Joseph", Glles^ (1) , Thomas\ Stephen^ , William'^ , Wil- 
liam') and Mary E. (Wood) Myrick, born April 8, 1864, 
at Clinton, Oneida county, N. Y. Married, Sept. 12, 
1894, at Clinton, N. Y., Prof. Hiram Albert Vance, son 
of William Matthew and Sarah Amanda (Potter) Vance; 
he born July 23, 1860, at West Frankfort, Herkimer 
county, N. Y.; was prepared for college at Whitestown 
Seminary, Whitestown, N. Y., and at Troy Conference 
Academy, Poultney, Vt.; was graduated from Hamilton 
College (A. B.) in the class of 1888, and made his 
Doctorate (Ph. D.) at the University of Jena, Jena, 
Germany, 1893; was instructor in History and assistant 
librarian, Hamilton College, 1888-9; student in Ger- 


many on leave of absence 1891-93. He is a member of 
the Modern Language Association of America, and the 
author of "Der Spataugelsachsisehe Sermo in Festis 
Sanctae Mariae Virginis, etc.," (a Doctor's Tliesis) ; 
"Robert Louis Stevenson," a study; and other contri- 
butions to magazines. He has been Professor of Eng- 
lish Language in the University of Nashville (Peabody 
Normal College) since 1889. Thej' have one child — 

i. Julian Myrick (Vance), b. Aug. 23, 1898, Nashville, 

131. Isaac ^ , son of (.Isaac ' , Isaac ^ , Nathaniel'^ , Con- 
stant'^ , Nathaniel^ , William ^ , William ^ ) and Lucv ( Sears) 
Myrick, born Oct. 13, 1831, at Yorkville, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, June 7, 1877, Bethi W., daughter of Robert and 
Mary Cook, of Philadelphia, Pa.; she born April 4, 1847; 
died Aug. 11, 1884, at Roxborough, Pa. Isaac Myrick 
was born in Yorkville, N. Y., but went to live in Yar- 
mouthport. Mass . , on Cape Cod, when very young. There 
he engaged in the printing business, later, and was for 
years editor of the Yarmouth Register, one of the oldest 
and most influential papers in the state. He removed to 
Jamaica Plain about the year 1869, and engaged in the 
grocery business with a partner, under the firm name of 
Norcross & Myrick. Mr. Norcross retired from the busi- 
ness a few years prior to the death of Mr. Myrick. Mr. 
Myrick was a member of the Eliot Club, and was at one 
time a member of the Jamaica Club. He attended St. 
John's Episcopal Church, and was prominently identi- 
fied with the work of that parish. He died Dec. 13, 
1899, leaving one daughter — 

i. Jennie, b. April 17, 1878; m. Aug. 30, 1900, George 
S. Gibbs, of Jamaica Plain. 

132. Col. John Reuchlin^, son of {James'' , Isaac^ , 
Nathaniel^, Constant* , NnthanieP , Williani^ , William^) 
and Rebecca (Miller) Myrick, born Nov. 9, 1841, at 
Westfield, N. J. Married, Jan. 22, 1867, at Carlton, 
N. Y., Harriet Augusta Moore, daughter of Henry 
Ransom and Ann Eliza (Gardner) Moore, of Beloit, 
Wis.; she born June 4, 1837; died April 16, 1892, at 
Fort McHenry, Md. John Reuchlin Myrick is Lieu- 
tenant Colonel, Artillery Corps, United States Array; 
was first appointed from New York, Private Co. "B," 
13th New York State Militia, Nov. 18, 1861; discharged 


Aug. 6, 1861; 2d Lieutenant and 1st Lieutenant 3d Artil- 
lery, Nov. 18, 1861; Brevet Captain, Feb. 20, 1864, for 
gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Olustee, 
Florida; Brevet Major, Oct. 7, 1864, for gallant and meri- 
torious services in the action on the Newmarket Road, 
near Richmond, Va. ; Captain 38th Infantry, July 28, 1866, 
declined; Captain 3rd Artillery, Dec 1, 1872; Major 3rd 
Artillery, Feb. 12, 1895; Lieutenant Colonel Artillery, 
Oct. 16, 1899; commanded Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y. Har- 
bor during Spanish American war; with Army of Occu- 
pation in Cuba, commanding Cabana Fortress and Moro 
Castle, Havana, Cuba, Nov. 25, 1899, to Oct. 29, 1900. 
Children — 

i. Hattie Ann, b. May 30, 1868, Newport, R. I. 
ii. Helen May, b. Miiy 7, 1872, Charleston, S. C. 
iii. Henry Moore, b. Nov. 17, 1873, David's Island, N. 

Y. Harbor; living in New York City, doing 

business at No. 80, Broadway. 

133. William Hawks (Bullard), son of Charles 
Hammond and Polly Jewett (Pratt) Bullard, born Dec. 
6, 1852, at S wanton, Vt. Married, June 8, 1880, at 
Watertown, N. Y., Clara Failing, daughter of Walter 
and Chloe Caroline (Holmes) Failing; she born April 25, 
1853, at Watertown, N. Y. She is a descendant of 
Johann Jost Herkimer, one of the Palatines, and for 
whom Herkimer county, N. Y., is named. William 
Hawks Bullard is a jeweler by occupation, and is living 
and doing business in St. Paul, Minn. Children— 

i. Polly Caroline (Bullard), b. May 3, 1881, Elgin, 

ii. Marjorie Louise (Bullard), b. Aug. 19, 1883, Water- 
town, N. Y. 

iii. Elizabeth Merrick (Bullard), b. Feb. 18, 1888, St. 
Paul, Minn. 

134. Frank^ (Hinckley), son of Daniel Billings and 
Mary Ann (Gorhara) Hinckley, born July 9, 1844, at 
Bangor, Me. Married, June 5, 1873, at Burlington, Vt., 
Frances Isabel Hopkins, daughter of Caspar Thomas and 
Almira (Burtnell) Hopkins; she born July 23, 1854, at 
San Francisco, Cal. Her father was a California pioneer 
(1849); was the president of the first local insurance 
company ever organized in California; he was the son 
of Rt. Rev. John Henry Hopkins, first bishop of Ver- 
mont. Frank Hinckley has never entered business; his 
oldest son, Frank Caspar, graduated from Harvard in 


1896, and was, in 1898, engaged on the United States 
geological survey in western New York. The family 
was living at that date in Bangor, Me., where all the 
children were born — 

i. Frank Caspar (Hinckley), b. July 30, 1874. 
ii. Myra (Hinckley), b. Nov. 20, 1877. 
iii. Harold (Hinckley), b. Oct. 31, 1879. 

135. Mary Ann* (Wheeler), dan. of Daniel and 
Mary (Hinckley) Wheeler, born Sept. 20, 1827, at 
Hardwick, Mass. Married, May 11, 1859, Horace B. 
Chamberlain, of Brewer, Me. They had no childi-en. 
Horace B. died Dec. 7, 1861. Mary Ann, the widow, 
was living, 1899, in Bangor, Me., at No. 36 Charles 

136. Adaline Billings^ (Wheeler), dau. of Daniel 
and Mary (Hinckley) Wheeler, born Oct. 24, 1832, at 
Hardwick, Mass. Married, Jan. 10, 1856, Bben R. 
Gardner, of Bucksport, Me. They had two children — 

i. Alice Billings (Gardner), b. June 13, 1857. 
ii. Walter Hinckley (Gardner), b, Aug. 27, 1862; m. 
June 20, 1888, at Bucksport, Me., Augusta Chapin 
Swazey, daughter of Captain Joseph Swazey. 

137. Harrison H.^, son of (Allen'' , David^ , Isaac^, 
John^ , John^ , William'^, WilUnm^) and Caroline (Hop- 
kins) Merrick, born Jan. 22, 1841, at Carmel, N. Y. 
Married, Aug. 15, 1866, at Galion, 0., Dell M., daugh- 
ter of John and Mary Martin; she born May 14, 1840, 
at Millsboro, O. Harrison H. Merrick was educated in 
the district school at Carmel; in the fall of 1856 engaged 
in the jewelry business in New York cit}'. In 1866 
moved to St. Louis, Mo., and engaged in same business. 
In 1878, in order to extend the business, engaged in 
partnership under the firm name of Merrick, Walsh, 
Phelps Jewelry Company, in which he remained, eon- 
ducting a very successful business, until April 25, 1901, 
when he sold his interest and retired from active business 
life. He and his wife are members of the First Church 
of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass., and also of the 
First Church of Christ, Scientist, of St. Louis, where they 
are now living. Children — 

i. Fred A., b. July 20, 1867, St. Louis, Mo. ; m. July 10, 
1888, in New York city, Ida Suss ; had one son, 
Allen F., b. June 29, 1889. Fred A. died April 
15, 1895, in New York city. 


137a. Sylvanus Haight* ,son of (N'eheniiah'^ , John^ , 
Isaac^ , Jolni'^ , Jolin'\ WilUmn' , William''-) and Abigail 
Delia (Reed) Myrick, born June 5, 1833, at Cold Spring, 
N. Y. Married,' Sept. 12, 1854, at Sherman, N. Y., May 
Louise, daughter of J. E. and Mary R. Hawley; she 
born May 27, 1834, at Mina, N, Y.; is still living. 
Sylvanus Myrick was in the mercantile business in the 
early part of his life, in New York and Pennsylvania; 
was one of the early operators of the Pennsylvania oil 
regions, and later was employed as inspector in the de- 
velopment of oil lands. Was an active politician, his 
genial good nature making him scores of friends wher- 
ever he went. During the last eighteen years of his life 
he resided upon, and worked the farm upon which his 
father had settled when he first went to New York. 
Aug. 19, 1862, he enlisted in Co. "E," 112th New York 
Infantry ; was commissioned first lieutenant ; commanded 
his company nearly all the time until Dec. 19, 1863, 
when he resigned on account of disability. He died at 
Sherman, N. Y., June 26, 1895. Children, all born in 
Sherman — 

1. E. Hawley, b. Aug. 1857; d. Sept. 26, 1871. 
ii. Elbert N., b. Sept. 26, 1859; m. Effie P. Larkin. 
iii. Samuel H., b. Jan. 3, 1863; d. April 11, 1881. 
iv. Elmore R.. b. March 24, 1865; m. Nov. 26, 1891, 

Nellie Farnum. 
V. Emma Louise, b. Jan. 4, 1868; m. Feb. 26, 1890, 

Frank Titus, 
vi. Hawley E., b. May 10, 1872. 

137b. Elmore*, son of {Nehemiah"' , Jolm^ , Isaac'\ 
John^ , JoIdv' , William'^, William^) and Abigail Delia 
(Reed) Myrick, born March 10, 1836, at Cold Spring, 
N. Y. Married, Oct. 18, 1876, at Sherman, N. Y., 
Martha E., daughter of Moses and Harriet (Woodruff) 
Dutton; she born Nov. 13, 1847, at Sherman, N. Y. 
Elmore Myrick and wife are living at Sharpsburg, Pa. 
Children, all born at Sharpsburg — 

1. Howard E., b. Feb. 23, 1878. 

ii. Delbert Button, b. April 27, 1880; d. July 1, 1881. 

iii. Scott Emerson, b. March 29, 1884. 

iv. Harriet Abba, b. Feb. 27, 1887; d Sept. 1, 1896. 

V. Chester Roeblinq, b. Aug. 10, 1889. 

137c. Cornelius Warren*, son of {NehemiaV , 
John^ , Isaac'", Jolin^ , John^ , William'^, Williatn^) and 
Abigail Delia (Reed) Myrick, born May 31, 1846, at 


Chautauqua, N. Y. Married, Oct. 18, 1876, at Sherman, 
N. Y., Mary Price, daughter of James and Anna (Price) 
Vincent; she born Jan. 2, 1850, at Sherman, N. Y. 
Cornelius W. received a common school education; en- 
gaged in the mercantile business a portion of his life; 
also handled real estate to some extent; at present is 
serving his fourth year as a member of the board of edu- 
cation of the Sherman high school; has been secretary 
of the board during all that time. Was assignee of the 
defunct Bank of Sherman, whose business he handled 
with such discretion and ability that he was enabled to 
pay its creditors 85 per cent, of their claims. He and his 
wife are now living at Sherman, N. Y. Children — 

i. James Warren, b. May 30, 1879; d. March 10, 1880. 
ii. Preston Reed, b. July 16, 1883, at Sherman, N. Y. ; 
graduated from the Slierman high school with 
class of 1900; received a diploma from the Uni- 
versity of the State of New York. 1901 ; entered 
College at Oberlin, O., Sept., 1901. 

138. Mary Isabelle* (Davis), dan. of Richard 
Montgomery and Esther Eliza (Myrick) Davis, born 
June 18, 1850, at Blackman Township, Mich. Married, 
May 15, 1882, at Jackson, Mich., Francis Miller Dille, 
son of Sidney HilliardaudCandace (Talbot) Dille; he born 
June 9, 1847, at Euclid, O.; he is descended from a 
French Huguenot family, his great grandfather, David 
Dille, settling in Virginia, and coming thence to Ohio. 
The name was originally spelled "Doille." Children — 

i. lONE Candace (Dille), b. March 4, 1883; she is now 
(1901) in the Cincinnati high school; at the 
completion of her course there she will enter 
Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal. 

139. Anthony Wayne* (Abbott), son of George 
and Lovisa (Merrick) Abbott, born Aug. 2, 1846, at 
New Haven, Conn. Married, Sept. 3, 1879, at Camden, 
N. Y., Irene B. Lamb, daughter of Seele}' and Hannah 
(Brodock) Lamb; she born Jan 3, 1851, at Vienna, N. 
Y. They have one son — 

i. George Lamb (Abbott), b. Oct. 31, 1887, Camden, 
N. Y. 

140. Walter WiLBERT®, son of {Walter Jospph'' , 
Joseph*^, JosiaJi', Bar)nih((s^ , JoHmli''\ William", Wil- 
liam^) and Harriet (Broadwell) Merrick, born Aug. 25, 


1850, at Seymour, Conn. Married, Oct. 21, 1874, at 
Pomeroy, 0., Jeanette Do wnie, daughter of William and 
Susan (Crosbie) Do wnie; she born June 1, 1852, at 
Pomeroy, O. He is a lawyer by profession, and is prac- 
ticing at Pomeroy at this time — 1899- Children — 

i. Harriet Kelsey, b. Dec. 2, 1875. 
ii. Alice Susan, b. Sept. 5, 1879. 

141. Richard Lester*, son of {Charles Henry'^ , 
Joseph^, JosiaJi^ , BaDiabas"^ , Joshua^, William'^, Wil- 
liam^) and Mvra (King) Merrick, born Dec. 28, 1854, 
at Cleveland, O. Married, Nov. 27, 1884, at Fitch- 
ville, Huron county, O., Essie Eliza Johnson, daugh- 
ter of Ralph and Eliza (Townsend) Johnson; she born 
June 26, 1857, at Huron county, O. Richard Lester 
is by occupation a contracting carpenter and millwright, 
and is living and doing business in Cleveland, 0., in 
1900. Children— 

i. Irene Townsend, b. Dec. 7, 1886, Cleveland, O. 

142. Josephine Lucia*, dan. of (.George Harvey'^, 
Josiah Harvey'^ , Josiah^ , Baruabas* , Joshua'^, William'^, 
WiUiam^} and Jennette (Davis) Merrick, born April 10, 
1844, at Seymour, Conn. Married, May 30, 1862, at 
New York City, Rev. H. D. Northrup. They are living, 
1899, at 1729 Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa. Children— 

i. Henry Merrick (Northrup), b. May 1863, London, 

Eng. ; d. 1865. 
ii. Herbert Lincoln (Northrup), b. Feb. 10, 1866, Lon- 
don, Eng.; m. Feb. 1891, at Philadelphia, Pa., 
Sara Reeve. Herbert L., is Professor of Anat- 
omy in the Hahnemann Medical College, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

iii. May (Northrup) b. May 25, 1869, New York City; 
m. Oct. 1890, at Seymour, Conn., Alfred Hath- 

iv. Edward Raymond (Northrup), b. Dec. 3, 1870, Sey- 
mour, Conn.; m. June 1899, at Philadelphia. Pa., 
Laura IMerwarth. Edward R., is a practicing 
physician in Grand Forks, British Columbia. 

143. Bernard Hart®, son of {George Harvey'' , 
Josiali Harvey^ , Josiah^ , Barnabas'^, Joshua'^, William'^, 
Willia^n^) and Jennette (Davis) Merrick, born July 3, 
1847, at Seymour, Conn. Married, Sept. 25, 1877, at 
Stratford, Conn., Emma E. Pendleton, daughter of Jo- 
seph and Eveline Pendleton; she born Sept. 24, 1857, 


at Stratford, Conn. Bernard H. is a prosperous mer- 
chant, doing business (1899) at Stratford, Conn. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Mabel A., b. April, 1879, Stratford, Conn, 
ii George Harold, b. Nov. 6, 1881. 
iii. Mary Emma, b. Jan. 1, 1888. 

144. DeEtte Augusta*, dau. of {George Harveij'^ , 
Josiah Harvey^, Josiah'^ , Barnabas^ , JoshH(r\ William-, 
TT^/?//rtmM and Jennette (Davis) Merrick, born June 2, 
1851, at Seymour, Conn. Married, 1st, George Fowler; 
2d, at Bridgeport, Conn., Frank Sperry. Children — 

i. Louis G. (Fowler), b. . 

ii. Ethel (Sperry), b. . 

145. Frederick La Forest^ son of (William\ 
Isaac^ , Imac'^ , Isaac*, Isaac'^ , Stephen''-, William^ ) ?kn(\. 
Eliza (Perry) Merrick was born in New Bedford, 
Mass., June 17, 1848. He received his education in his 
native city, and started on his business career in the 
crockery store of Samuel Bennett, of New Bedford, af- 
terwards going to Fall River, Springfield and Boston, 
engaging in the same business. He became, in 1888, 
the western manager, in Chicago, of the Bradley & 
Hubbard Manufacturing Company, of Meriden, Conn., 
one of the largest brass and bronze goods manufacturing 
establishments in the United States. 

He is a descendant through his mother's family of 
Elder William Brewster and wife Mary, also of Stephen 
Hopkins, his son Giles and daughter Constance, passen- 
gers in the '^Maijfloiver," 1620. He also descends from 
many of the early settlers, active in both military and 
civil service of the Colony from 1620 down through the 
Revolutionary War; among them were Thomas Prence, 
governor of Plymouth Colony for eighteen years, Ed- 
mund Freeman, Major John Freeman, Daniel Cole, 
Thomas Paine, Richard Williams, the "Father of Taun- 
ton," and from Seth Allen, his Revolutionary War an- 
cestor. Springing from a line of ancestry that dates 
from the Colonial times, he has inherited the sturdy, 
honest principles of his New England fathers. None of 
his ancestors came to this country later than 1650, so far 
as is known. 

He is a member of the Massachusetts Society in Chi- 
cago, Illinois Sons of the American Revolution, and So- 
ciety of Colonial Wars; in the first two named societies 


he lias acted in an official capacity for several j-ears. He 
joined the Masonic order in Springfield, Mass., in 1875, 
and has always retained his membership in his early 
lodge. He married, September 17, 1872, Maria E. 
Barnaby, of Fall River, daughter of Enoch and Lydia 
(Sanford) Baruabj'. She descends from Richard War- 
ren, Francis Cooke and his son John, of the ''May- 
flotver," and from a long line of ancestry active in the 
service of this couutr3^ She is a member of the ^^ May- 
flower^ ' Society in Illinois ; a member also of the Vassar 
Students' Aid Society, in which college she was a stu- 
dent in its early days, and where her daughter was edu- 
cated in later years. Childi-en — 

i. Florence Barnaby, b. Sept. 29, 1873 ; graduated at 

Vassar, 1898. 
ii. Howard Sanford, b. Nov. 3, 1886 ; d. July 30, 1888. 

146. Joseph Grafton*, son of ( William'' , Isaac^, 
Isaac^ , Isaac^ , Isaac'^ , SfepJien'^ , William^) and Eliza 
(Perry) Merrick, born July 20, 1851, at New Bedford, 
Mass. Married, June 26, 1872, at Springfield, Mass., 
Mary Lizzie Whitman, daughter of William and Eliza 
(Mutell) Whitman; she born March 12, 1856, at New 
Haven, Conn.; died Dec. 21, 1895, at Springfield, Mass. 
Joseph Grafton is in the wholesale grocery business, and 
a member of the firm of Sturtevant, Merrick & Co., 
Springfield, in 1898. Children— 

i. Alice Etta, b. Sept. 21, 1873, at Springfield ; m. 
June 9, 1897, S. W. Burns, of Springfield. 

ii. William Grant, b. June 9, 1876; educated in the 
public schools of Springfield, at the Wesleyan 
Academy at Wilbraham, andstudied under Prof. 
Edward Rice, at Springfield. Has had exper- 
ience as a boolikee[)er; two years in the news- 
paper business as repoi'ter; at present (1898) is 
senior partner in the firm of Merrick & Brown, 
retail shoe dealers, Sjiringfield, Mass. 

iii. Fred Grafton, b. March 2, 1879. 

iv. Edward Perry, b. Dec. 31, 1881. 
V. Carl Wesley, b. Aug. 2, 1884. 

vi. Ruth Carrie, b. Feb. 2, 1892. 

147. Chloe (Langford), dau. of George and Chloe 
(Sweeting) Langford, born at Utica, N. Y. Married 
James Wickes Taylor, son of James and Maria (Wickes) 
Taylor. Their childi-en, born in New York state and 
Ohio, are — 



152. i. Mary Langford (Taylor), b. 

ii. Helen Antoinette (Taylor), b. . 

iii. Alice (Taylon, b. . 

iv. Harriet Brace (Taylor), b. . 

V. Elizabeth (Taylor), b. . 

148. Mary Smith^, dau. of (Edward Edes\ Lot^ , 
Josnih^, Josiah'^, William^, Joseph'^, William^) and 
Adelaide R. (Hamilton) Myrick, born Aug. 14, 1869, at 
Vassalboro, Me. Married, June 18, 1896, at Augusta, 
Me., by the Rev. E. E. Newbert, William J. A. Collins, 
of Hartford, Conn.; he son of Maurice and Ann Col- 
lins, born March 2, 1867. Mr. Collins is manager of 
the Augusta, Me., Beef Company. Children — 

i. Edward Myrick (Collins), b. Sept. 29, 1897. 
ii. William Sturtev ANT (Collins), b. Jan. 23, 1901. 

149. Edward Merrill^, son of [James Howe'^ , 
Josiah'^ , Josiah^ , Josiali^ , Willianv' , Joseph'^ , William^) 
and Mary Converse (Merrill) Merrick, born Nov. 6, 
1857, at Dorchester, Mass. Married, April 15, 1884, at 
Boston, Mass., by the Rev. Charles Lombard, Bessie 
Everett Botume, daughter of John and Elizabeth Au- 
gusta (Lord) Botume, of Wyoming, Mass.; she born 
July 16, 1863, at Wyoming, Mass.; is living, 1899, at 
Dorchester, Mass., where he is in the mercantile business 
with his father, James Howe Merrick, at Tignish, P. E. 
I., in manufacture of canned goods. Children — 

i. James Howe, b. June 20, 1885, Wyoming, Mass. 

ii. John Botume, b. July 25, 1887, Tignish, P. E. I. 

iii. Roger Merrill, b. March 8, 1889, Boston, Mass. 

iv. Rachael, b. Feb. 24, 1891, Wyoming, Mass. 

V. Franklin Lord, b. Feb. 16, 1892, Tignish, P. E I. 

vi. Elizabeth Botume, b. June 7, 1893, Tignish; d. 
Nov. 16, 1893. 

150. Louise Myrick* (Ford), dau. of Benjamin F. 
and Arlitta Bryant (Myrick) Ford, born March 11, 
1867, at Newcastle, Me." Married, June 10, 1896, at 
Newcastle, Me., by Rev. Rupert B. Matthews, William 
Defranshaw, son of William and Sarah Elizabeth (Lewis) 
Lynch. William D. Lynch is in the grocery business in 
Damariscotta, Me. His father, William Lynch, was 
born in Newcastle, Me., May 26, 1830, and died there 
Oct. 4, 1872. In 1849 he went to California, and was 
there engaged in mining for five years. By the caving 
in of the mine in which he was working he sustained 


fractures of both bones of leg, and other injuries; two 
companions working with him were killed. He returned 
to Newcastle and engaged in mercantile pursuits, and 
brick making. He also followed the sea for some years. 
His wife, Sarah E. Lewis, was born in Boothbay, Me., 
July 27, 1834, and is still living. Children of William 
D. and Louise Ford — 

i. Daughter, b. April 5, 1897 ; d. same day. 

ii. Muriel Myrick (Lynch), b. March 23, 1899. 

• hi. William Franklin (Lynch), b. July 16, 1900. 

iv. JosiAH Myrick (Lynch), b. Sept. 32, 1901. 


151. Sadie E.^ dau. of {Seth Biitler\ Seili Bidler\ 
Joseph^, Giles^ ("0, Thomas'^, Stephen^, WiUiam^. 
William^^ and Cornelia C. (Myrick) Myrick, born Jan. 
23, 1874, at Bristow, la. Married, April 19, 1896, at 
Bristow, la., Joseph J. Goelz; he born Jan. 5, 1873; 
he is a blacksmith by occupation, and is living (1899) at 
Mason City, la. Children — 

i. ViDA C. (Goelz), b. July 6, 1897. 

152. Mary Langford^ (Taylor), dau. of James 
Wickes and Chloe (Langford) Taylor; born . Mar- 
ried Charles L., son of Isaac and Hannah (Snow) 
Alden. They are living (1899) at Troy, N. Y.; they 
have a summer residence at Little Compton, R. I. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Antoinette Spencer (Alden), b. . 

ii. Mary CuRRAN (Alden), b. ; d. at eight years. 

iii. John Gale (Alden), b. ; d. at three years. 

iv. Chloe Sweeting (Alden), b. ; d. at fourteen 

John Gale (Alden), b. 

vi. Langford Taylor (Alden), b. 
vii. Charles Snow (Alden), b. — 



The deductions noted below regarding the probable 
origin of John Mirick, of Charlestown, were made by Rev. 
Edward A. Mirick, of this branch, from family tradi- 
tions, historical gleanings from Burke's Landed Gentry, 
"Doon's Visitation of Pembrokeshire," edited bj" Sir 
Samuel Rhys Meyrick, and from other sources. The 
date of birth of Rt. Rev. Roland Merrick is historical; 
the other dates are based upon a computation of 33 years, 
to the generation, which in actual comparison of a long 
line of Miricks, has been found to hold good. While 
many of the conclusions are reached by deduction, noth- 
ing is stated which might not reasonably be considered 
as not only possible, but very probable. His deductions 
are as follows — 

First generation. Meuric ap Llewellyn, Captain of the guard 
at the coronation of Henry VIII, April 15, 1509. His 
will is dated 1538. His castle, atBodorgan, Wales, (Ang- 
lesej^) is still in the Meyrick family. Burke's Peerage is 
authority for this ancestor of the Merrick family. 

Second generation. Rt. Rev. Roland Merrick, second son of 
Meuric ap Llewellyn, born 1505 at Llangadwaladr, 
Wales. His mother was Margaret, daughter of Roland, 
Rector of Aberffraw, Anglesey, Wales. He was made 
Bishop of Bangor, which office he held from 1559 to 1563, 
when he died. Bangor is in North Wales, just across 
the narrow strait, (Menai Strait) which separates the 
Island of Anglesey from the main land. During his in- 
cumbency of the Bishopric he had his younger brother, 
Rev. Edmund Merrick, L. L. D., as his arch-deacon. 
According to "Doon's Visitations" Rev. Edmund was 
the 7th and youngest son of Meuric ap Llewellyn. 

Second generation. Rev. John Merrick, 5th son of Meuric, 
born about 1513, was Rector of Llandegai (Llandachya, 
Burke). Llandegai is just outside of Bangor, about l}i 
miles north. Llanleschid is 5 miles south of Bangor. 
Rev. Reynault Merrick, a younger brother of Rev. John 
Merrick, was Rector of Llanleschid. The family of Rev. 
Edmund Merrick became extinct in the 18th century. 
It is said that Rev. John Merrick was first in the navy 
which he left to enter the ministry. He left three re- 
corded children, to wit: — William, who became a minis- 
ter, and was afterwards Rector of St. David's, Pem- 
brokeshire; Owain, a minister at Llangylle; and Maud, 
who married a Powell. 




Third Generation. Rev. William Merrick, son of Rev. John 
Merrick, born about 1546; nephew of Rt. Rev. Roland 
Merrick, Bishop of Bangor. Rev. William was at Llan- 
leschid, where he may have been born. Upon the death 
of his uncle, Bishop of Bangor, Roland, he was trans- 
ferred to another living, in the south, i. e., to Morfil, in 
Pembrokeshire. He was Rector of St. Davids, a little 
fishing village on St. Bride's Bay, in the extreme south- 
west part of Wales ,at the western end, or mouth, of 
Bristol Channel. "Morfil," in Welsh, signifies "Wliale," 
which is indicative of the occupation of the inhabitants 
of St. Davids, who depended very largely upon the fish- 
ing for their subsistence. This occupation bred sailors, 
and among the descendants of the west coast Merricks 
were many bold and able seamen. It is said of Pem- 
brokeshire that it is the least Welsh of all the Welsli 
counties, owing to tlie planting at an early time of a 
Flemish colony on its shores, which was antagonistic to 
the Welsh manner of living and thinking. 

Fourth Generation. John, i. e., "Sion," — Welsh, son of Rev. 
William Merrick, born about 1579, probably at St. Da- 
vids, Pembrokeshire, where his father was Rector. 
Nothing further than the fact that he was the son of 
Rev. William Merrick is at this time known of Joliu. It 
is assumed here that he was the father of the four broth- 
ers who came to New England from Bristol, England, 
in the ship "James," in the spring of 1686. This is pure 
assumption, as no record of John's children has as yet 
been found ; but the fact that in several families of the 
American Merricks there is a tradition that the father 
of the immigrants was named John, the similarity of 
the family (given) names; the fact that they sailed from 
Bristol, which is the nearest prominent sea- port to St. 
Davids; the fact that one of the brothers, James, was a 
fish-packer, and another, John, a block-maker, occupa- 
tions common among the sea-faring population of St. 
Davids, lend strong presumptive evidence to the assump- 

Fifth Generation. 

William, b, 1603. 
James, b. 1612. 
John, b. 1614. 
Thomas, b. 1620. 

Assumed to have been 
sons of John Merrick, 
of St. Davids. 

seems to be good 

It has been suggested, and there 
ground for the suggestion, that the John Mh-ick, who 
had a grant of land at Hingham in 1637 (see following 
pages), and who died at Roxbury, June 25, 1650, leav- 
ing a widow, Elizabeth, was the father of the four broth- 
ers of Charlestown, and that he was the son of the Rev. 
William Merrick, of St. Davids, Pembrokshire. This is 
one of the questions which must be settled by later his- 
torians of the Merrick family. This writer bequeaths 
this, with many other unsolved riddles, to the successor 


whom he hopes aud believes will some time revise, cor 
rect, and enlarge the present work. 

Miss Henrietta Amelia Mirick, daughter of Charles 
Edward^, visited Wales in Jnne 1901, and spent a day 
or two at Bodorgan, Anglesey, the seat of the ancient 
Meyricks, which is still in the family, at present repre- 
sented by Sir George Meyrick. The following is taken 
from her journal of the visit, written at the time: 

Bodorgan, Meyrick Arms Hotel, June 22, 1901. 

Here we are in the town of our ancestors, standing, or sitting 
rather, on their own estate which we have spent the day in look- 
ing over and as yet have barely seen. 

To begin with, we had an uphill ride in the face of the wind 
most of the way from Bangor, twelve miles, so it was late yes- 
terday afternoon when we reached thehttle hamlet of Bodorgan. 
The sign on this inn at once attracted our attention and we de- 
cided to stay here till morning. 

The village itself consists of little more than the railway sta- 
tion, the post office, a small .shop or two, two inns, and the al- 
ways picturesque stone cottages of the tenants of the estate 
which indeed dot the landscape as far as one can see. 

We have a delightfull}^ big comfortable room here at the 
Meyrick Arms, which belongs to the estate, and excellent ser- 
vice in every way. To our great disappointment we find that 
tlie Meyrick family are at their town residence in Hinton, but 
we have seen the housekeeper, Miss Compton, a very pleasant, 
middle-aged woman who has been with them 37 years. Through 
her kindness we were shown all over the house, gardens and con- 

It is a lovely place, finer and more extensive by far than I had 
imagined. All the country for miles around belongs to the estate, 
and thei'e must be hundreds of acres in the grounds and pleasure 
gardens for we were told at the inn that the rent-roll is at least 
£60,000 annually. 

Yesterday, on leaving the Meyrick Arms, we came first to a 
beautiful little church built by one of the family and attended 
by them and tlieir tenants. Further on is the outer lodge which 
forms the entrance to the grounds. 

"Whenever one sees woodland in Great Britain it is not a sign 
of uncultivated land, as with us, but of tlie pleasure grounds sur- 
rounding some gentleman's estate. So in this case. Entering 
the gate by the lodge we followed the winding road for perhaps 
half a mile, bordered by hawthorne hedges and with stately trees 
close beyond as far as one could see. Then the second lodge and 
other gates and more of tlie same beautiful road, hedge, trees 
and mossy banks for another mile, and we were in sight of the 
house, a massive .stone bmlding, largely overgrown with ivy, and 
containing a large number of immense rooms. 

We introduced ourselves to Miss Compton and found her de- 
lightfully cordial, at once in.sisting on bringing us refreshments, 
sending a maid with us all through the house, and later sending 
for the head gardner to show us the grounds and gardens. 

It was not a favorable time to see the interior of the house, 
as the carpets were up aud the furniture and pictures wei-e 
swathed in linen coverings, but we saw enough to enable us to 


imagine the rest. It is a two story house with many additions 
and broad piazzas, all of stone. The tower in the inner angle is 
the oldest part. It is turreted and dates back more than a thou- 
sand years. The hall is immense, with hard wood floor, and a 
fine, broad, marble staircase. 

On the wall facing the main entrance is carved the coat of 
arms, and just below hangs the two-handled sword of Llewellyn, 
the founder of the house, with which he fought at Bosworth on 
the side of Henry VII. Passing through into the library on our 
right we found ma.ssive mahogany furniture and walls lined 
with well filled bookcases, while above these were fine oil paint- 
ings, many of them family portraits of beautiful women and 
courtly men. 

Down stairs there are an immense dining room, sitting room, 
morning room, drawing rooms, billiard room. Miss Compton's 
private sitting room and other apartments, besides the library, 
the hall, and all the kitchens and store rooms. 

Up stairs is an endless array of bedrooms, each with its pri- 
vate dressing room adjoining. Here also are the day and night 
nurseries, and the governess' and nurse's rooms, besides others. 
The ceilings in all the rooms are very high, but do not seem un- 
duly so because of the size of the rooms. Her ladyship's room, 
overlooking the Menai Straits, is of course the finest of all. It 
is circular in shape, directly over the large drawing room, and 
just the same size. The whole front of it is occupied by the 
big bow window. 

Nearly all the furniture in the house is of rich old mahogany, 
beautifvilly pohshed, and dark and lustrous with age. Every 
bed room has a large wardrobe of this wood, as large again as 
an ordinary closet, and with a fine pier glass set in the front and 
reaching to the floor. 

In one of the rooms is the richly caparisoned saddle used by 
one of the family in the Napoleonic wars. The side-board in the 
dining room is filled with rare china, one set of which once be- 
longed to Napoleon. 

Outside of the house one needs a guide to keep from getting 
lost. We visited first the aviaiy, containing numbers of doves, 
a large owl, many canaries and other birds, then made our way 
through the cleai'ings and labyrinth of wood paths, past charm- 
ing brooks and a little lake, down to the stone bath hovise on the 
banks of the Irish Sea, on which one side of the estate borders. 
Here is a fine stone pier at which their coal is landed, shipped by 
steamer directly from Liverpool. 

We were loath to tear ourselves away from the woods and wa- 
ter, but the gardens called us also, and these were equally hard 
to leave when we were once there. It would be difficult to name 
a shrub or flower which does not grow to perfection in these 
gardens. Fuchsia and heliotrope trees, roses of every size and 
hue, myrtle, rhododendron, azalea, and even the old fashioned 
flowers, sweet William, phlox, petunia, cox-comb, larkspur, and 
many others. In the greenhouses were carnations larger than 
one's hand, whole buildings of palms and smilax and ferns, and 
hundreds of young plants just potted for the winter. 

All the fruits except apples, strawberries, cherries and other 
hardy varieties were growing under cover, carefully trained to the 
best advantage, and all loaded with the most delicious products of 
nature and art. We walked under clusters of grapes more than 


a foot in length that would challenge comparison with the 
famed grapes of Eschol, and just beginning to ripen; past musk- 
melons as large as one's head, clinging against the wall, one can 
not imagine how, for they must have been very heavy. The figs 
were especially interesting, as they were the first we had ever 
seen growing, but they were not ripe enough to taste. 

Our Bodorgan cousins are evidentlj^ fonder of vegetables than 
many of their compatriots, for almost everything in that line 
was growing lustily in the kitchen gardens, — peas, beans, radi- 
shes, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, potatoes, cauliflowei', and all 
the other staples and luxuries. Immense strawberries and cher- 
ries were I'ipening also in close proximity. Altogether the gar- 
dens and greenhouses cover acres of ground, and it would take 
hours, if not days, to see them in detail. We had to content our- 
selves with a hasty glance through a few of the most important 
for it was Saturda.y, and we had to get back to Bangor for Svm- 
day, which is emphatically a day of rest over here. 

The views from the house are charming. In front a series of 
terraces and gently rolling ground lead to the arm of the Irish 
Sea which borders the estate on the east. Away beyond, as far 
as the eye can reach, is the dim outline of the Snowdon Moun- 
tains, extending along the entire eastern and southern horizon 
line. The -winding driveway approaches the mansion from the 
north, and to the west are the park and gardens. 

There are large i^heasant preserves on the estate, a deer park 
of 150 or 175 deer, and large dairy and stable accommodations, 
none of which we had time to visit. Between 80 and 40 men are 
kept constantly at work on the grounds and park, and one would 
think it would require at least that number to keep everything 
in the faultless condition in which we found it. Not a loose stick 
or stone was anywhere to be seen, or the slightest hint of any 
kind of disorder. 

There were but three house servants left with Miss Compton, 
all the being with the family in Hinton, or in cliarge of tiie two 
or three other residences owned by the family, and which, we 
gathered, are equal to the ancestral halls in magnificence if not 
in point of interest. 

The present baronet. Sir George Meyrick, was born in 1855. 
and, if one may judge from photographs, has a charming wife 
and four fine children. George, the heir presumptive, is sixteen, 
and is now at Eton preyjaring for Oxford. Eva and Mary come 
next, and then a lovelj^ little boy of five, Richard, whom any one 
would love instinctively. I liked all their faces, clean, clear- 
cut, high bred, and intelligent. The relation between them and 
their tenantry seem peculiarly close, and it is delightful to hear 
the affectionate way in which every member of the family is 
spoken of by the people outside. The landlady at the inn told 
us many interesting stories of them which were supplemented 
by Miss Compton." 

Miss Mabel McDuffee, who accompanied Miss Mirick 
on the visit to Bodorgan, sajs, in speaking of the por- 
traits of tlie family: 

"They are all finedooking, sweet and attractive. Sir George 
has a .strong, straight profile, like most of his ancestors, and lit- 
tle Dick is a daiding no one could help falling in love with. 


Down at the Meyrick Arms, by the way, is a large painthig of 
the late Sir Fuller Meyrick, uucle of the present Sir George, and 
head of the house before him. It is a picture one would turn to 
many times to look at — benevolent, cultured, half -sad, with the 
clear brown eyes, straight nose and firm mouth that mark the 
other portrait's. Sir Fuller never married; is it not strange?" 

1. The eompilatiou of the record of John Mirick\ 
third of the four brothers who came from Bristol, England 
in the ship '^ James" in 1636, and who was born in 
Wales in 1614, has involved more research to determine 
his identity, and that of his children, and has developed 
more perplexing questions calling for settlement, than 
that of all the others combined. Some of the questions 
raised have not been settled. The early records of 
Charlestown contain entries made under the head of John 
Mirick, which can only be accounted for by the assump- 
tion that there were two John Miricks, immigrants at 
about the same time from the old country. This is pos- 
sible, and in the light of the records seems very probable; 
in that case it might be assumed that they were father 
and son, or cousins. But after assuming that such was 
the case, there arise in the records questions which are 
still unsolvable in the light of any ev^idence now extant. 
The compiler assumes, in agreement with Miss Henrietta 
Amelia Mirick, of Boston, a descendant from John 

Mirick, that our John Mirick married Hopestill , in 

Charlestown in 1641, about five years after his arrival in 
this country. The date of Hopestill' s death is not on record, 
but she was alive in 1669, and was then admitted to the 
church in Charlestown as the wife of John Mirick, and 
her age was given as fifty years. She certainly could 
not have been the mother of any John of marriageable 
age in 1650 or 1655. We have the birth of her son John 
in 1655, her fifth child; he married Elizabeth Trowbridge 
Feb. 9, 1682, and died July 11, 1706. 

The history of Hinghara has the following, relating to 
a John Mirick, lohat one is an open question: 

"John Mirick had a grant of land in Hinghara in 1637; 
he had a son John, and probably a widow Elizabeth, 
who died at Roxbury '^% Xm. John died July 2, 1647. 
In 1649, 'Mo, Elizabeth Morick of Roxbury granted unto 
Thos. Thaxter of Hingham, in consideration of xviij- 
pounds sterling by him paid, twenty Acres and halfe of 
Arable meadow and pasture being in Hingham, six Acres 
thereof arabel abutting on the sea, lyeing betweene the 
lands of John Palmer & Samuel Parker, one peace of 

L. cf 0, 


vpland of ten acres abutting ( ) Waj^mouth River 

neere to John ( ) meadow, one acre and halfe of meadow 
butting on the sea betweene Widdow Cutler & Thomas 
Joslins vpkind, and foure acres planting laud butting on 
the sea, & Thomas Hewitts land on the side thereof, and 
this by an absolute deed of sale with Warranty, dated 
and acknowledged before Tho. Dudley dept. GOv." 

There is no record to be found of the marriage of John 
Mirick to an Elizabeth who died a widow June 25, 1650. 
The most reasonable explanation is that such John 
Mirick was married in England or Wales. 

Again, the records of Charlestown have the follow- 

'1655, John Mirick and Elizabeth Wyborne, 

daughter of Thomas Wyborne of Boston, married by 
Captain Humphrey Atherton, at Cambridge, 3rd day, 2nd 

This still further complicates matters, as, while we 
have found an Elizabeth who marries a John Mirick, the 
date of her marriage is five years later than the death of 
the widow Elizabeth Morick( Mirick) of Hingham, which 
took place June 25, 1650. 

The John Mirick whom we assume to have been the 
brother of James, was born in Wales in 1614. Was ad- 
mitted a citizen of Charlestown, Feb. 14, 1641. He was 
a cooper and block-maker by occupation. As stated by 
the surveyor's field notes, he had a shop of his own on 
the water front in Charlestown. The records say of it: 

"1670 — Streets surveyed. 

"There is a way to low- water mark, issuing out of 
Fish street, and passeth on betweene John Larkins and 
the shop improv'd by John Mirick, down hy Joshua Teel's 
Salt-house — the way betweene Mirick & Larkin is thirty- 
seven foote, and betweene the Salt-house and the wliarfe 
is twelve foote." 

He was probably possessed of considerable property. 
He died Feb. 15, 1678-9. His will was proved 1678-9, 
and his estate was administered by his brother James, of 
Newbury, who appears to have also retained a dwelling 
in Charlestown. The will cannot be found, and an 
official and definite mention of his children is therefore 
lost to his historians. The best judgment of the com- 
piler of this history assumes that the names of the chil- 
dren mentioned in the Charlestown records and Wyman's 
"Genealogies of Charlestown," as given below, are cor- 
rect. He is open to correction if other and better evi- 
dence is ever developed. The children so named were — 


i HOPESTILL, b. Feb. 20, 1642-3; m. Richard Rosmor- 

gan, Oct. 7, 1664; d. Feb. 14, 1691. 
ii. Benjamin, b. June 22, 1644; m. Sarah Orton, of 

iii Hannah, b. , 164- ; m. John Walker, Aug. 1, 

1673; d. March 21, 1716. 
iv. James, b. died young. 
V. John, b. 1655; m. Elizabeth Trowbridge, Feb. 9, 

1682; d. July 11, 1706. 
vi. Saeah, b. May 1, 1657; m. Thomas Chapman, 1675. 
vii Mercy, b. Dec. 30, 1658; m. John Mousall, April 24, 

viii. Abigail, b. Feb. 1660; m. Joseph Allen, of Sudbury. 

ix. Joseph, b. ; m. Sarah. . 

X. Amathia, b. ; m. Abel Benjamin. 

xi. Mary, b. ; m. Devoy. 


2. Benjamin^, son of iJohn^) and Hopestill Mirick, 
born April 22, 1644, at Charlestown, Mass. Married 
Sarah Orton. It is recorded that "Sarah, wife of Ben- 
jamin Mirick, long absent at sea, petitioned for license 
to keep an inn." She died Feb. 14, 1690-1. Benjamin 
married, 2nd, Elizabeth Wyer, prior to 1694-5; she as 
widow admitted to church June 19, 1726. Benjamin 
Mirick was bound to Henry Kemble, blacksmith, for nine 
years from Dee. 6, 1657, he being then thirteen years old. 
He was a tailor in 1678; mariner 1701. He died prior to 
1726, as his wife Elizabeth was then called a widow. 
Childi'en — 

i. Benjamin, b. Jan. 30, 1674; d. . 

ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 21, 1678. 
iii. Benjamin, b. Sept. 16, 1686. 

iv. Mary, b. April 7, 1689; d. Sept. 23, 1690. 
V. Nathaniel, b. May 23, 1696. 
4. vi. Edward, b. July 4, 1700. 

3. JoHN^, sou of (John^) and Hopestill Mirick, 
born 1655, at Charlestown, Mass. Married Elizabeth 
Trowbridge, Feb. 9, 1682, at Newton, Mass.; she born 
Oct. 12, 1660; was daughter of Deacon James Trow- 
bridge, who was born in Dorchester, Mass., 1636, and 
died May 22, 1717. He was son of Thomas Trowbridge, of 
Taunton, England, who settled in Dorchester about 1634. 
Thomas was in New Haven, Conn., 1637. He returned 
to England, where he died 1672. Elizabeth died 1734, 
at Newton, Mass., aged 74 years. John Mirick was a 


tanner by trade; he was admitted Freeman of Water- 
town July 21, 1685. Bond, in history of Watertown, says 
that John Mirick. of Newton, was killed by Indians in 
Groton, Mass., July 21, 1706. Paige, in history of Cam- 
bridge, says that John Mirick was a soldier. Both of 
these references may have been to another John, but 
may have referred to this one. His will, dated April 29, 
1706, says: "Being weak in body, under a languishing 
sickness," names his brothers-in-law, Jonathan Fuller 
and Richard Ward, and his kinsman, Thomas Wis wall, 
his executors; gives directions about bringing up his 
small children. His estate was valued at £384. 15s. 7d, 
He is reported to have died July 11, 1706, at Newton. 
He may have been killed by Indians at that date, as 
claimed by Bond, but he prot3ably died at home, in his 
bed. His childi-en, born at Newton, were — 

i. Thankful, b. April 24, 1G85; m. Jonathan Wood- 
ward, June 8, 1720; d. Feb., 1744. 
ii. Rebecca, b. April 20, 1687; m. James Livermore, of 
Weston, Oct. 5, 1718; he d. Aug. 30, 1720; she m. 
2nd, Josepli Patterson, Nov. 19, 1724. (Bond's 
history of Watertown. ) 

5. iii. Samuel, b. March 1, 1690-1 ; m. May 14, 1718, Mary 

Stratton; m. 2nd, Susan Coolidge, 1741; d. April 
29, 1749. 
iv. Sarah, b. May 6, 1692; ni. Captain Jonathan Fuller, 
of Newton, Oct. 3, 1717; d. Sept. 21, 1772. 

6. V. John, b. Nov. 30, 1694; m. Abigail Harrington, July 

17, 1718; d. March 7, 1764. 
vi. Margaret, b. Oct., 1695; m. William Whitney, of 
Watertown, (his second wife) April 25, 1717; he 

b. ; d. Feb. 28, 1777-8, at Watertown; they 

lived at Groton, Mass., until 1720, when they 
moved to Plainfield, Conn. 

7. vii. James, b. Oct. 26, 1696; m. Mary Woolson, Oct. 20, 

1725; d. Oct. 1774. 
viii. Deborah, b. 1698; m. Oct. 28, 1718. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1699; m. Benoni Woodward, 

Nov. 1716; d. 1745. 
X. Elisha, b. March 5, 1701. 

xi. Lydia, b. July 7, 1704; m. James Cheeney, Sr. 1732; 
d. Nov. 23, 1766. 


4. Edward^, son of {Benjamin- , John^) and Eliza- 
beth (Wyer) Mirick, born July 4, 1700, at Charlestown, 
Mass. Married, Nov. 10, 1724, at Charlestown, Mary 
Sweetser; she admitted to church March 24, 1727-8; 
died Oct. 5, 1765. Edward was a cabinet maker; the 

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date of his death is not found on record. Their children, 
all born in Charlestown, were — 

i. Edward, b. Sept. 12, 1725; d. Sept. 8, 1745. 

8. ii. Benjamin, b. Feb., 1727; m. Ann Hopkins, Dec, 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1729; m. Henry Goold. 
iv. Mary, b. Nov. 12, 1734. 
V. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 9, 1743; d. Mav 30, 1744. 
vi. Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1744; d. Sept. 23, 1745. 

5. Samuel'^, son of {JoJin'^ , John^) and Elizabeth 
(Trowbridge) Mirick, born March 1, 1690, at Newton, 
Mass. Married, May 14. 1718, Mary Stratton, of Water- 
town, Mass.; she died and Samuel married, 2nd, Susan 
Coolidge, 1741. He died April 29, 1749, aged 59 years. 
Children — 

9. i. Samuel, b. April 21, 1719 ; m. Hannah Coolidge, 1741. 
ii. Mary, b. Jvily 15, 1721 ; m. Samuel Smith, Nov., 1738. 
iii. Sarah, b. Dec. 19, 1722; m. Ichabod Robinson, 1744. 
iv. Esther, b. Feb. 27, 1725; m. Samuel Mason, 1745. 

V. Anna, b. Aug. 3, 1729. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. March 20, 1732; d. 1744. 

vii. Abigail, b. Dec. 23, 1734; m. George Ward, Jan., 


viii Hannah, b. Sept. 17, 1738; d. 1744. 

ix. Lydia, b. Jan. 7, 1740-1; d. 1744. 

10. X. Jonathan, b. after 1719. 

6. JoHN^, son of (John", John^) and Elizabeth 
(Trowbridge) Mirick, born Nov. 3, 1693, at Newton, 
Mass. Married, July 17, 1718, at Watertown, Mass., 
Abigail Harrington; she born March 1, 1689; died Oct. 
20, 1753. John, the father, died March 7, 1764. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Abigail, b. April 10, 1719; m. Samuel Abbott, of 

Sudbury ; published Nov. 18, 1737. 
11. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 16, 1720; m. April 6, 1737, Na- 
thaniel Stimson. 

11. iii. John, b. Nov. 18, 1722; m. Feb. 29, 1748, Keziah 

Iv. Rebekah, b. Feb. 16, 1724; m. May 16, 1744, James 

Stimson ; d. July 17, 1745, in childbirth. 

V. Mary, b. ; m. Abbott. 

vl. Jerusha, b. Dec. 10, 1729; never married. 

7. James^, son of {JoJin^, JoJin^) and Elizabeth 
(Trowbridge) Mirick, born Oct. 26, 1696, at Newton, 
Mass. Married, Oct. 20, 1725, MaryWoolson; she died 
at Templeton, Mass., Sept. 13, 1780. James was dis- 


missed from Groton ehucli to Weston, June 24, 1724; 
he died at Weston, Oct. 26, 1774. Children— 

i. Susanna, b. Aug. 5, 1726; m. July 35, 1750, Deacon 
Tliomas Upham ; lie b. June 30, 1718, Charles- 
town; d. Oct. 1780, Weston; Susanna d. Jan. 
22, 1772, Weston. 

12. ii. Caleb, b. Sept. 30, 1728; m. Oct. 17, 1754, Eunice 

iii. Mary, b. May 27, 1731; m. April 11, 1754, John 
Warren ; he b March 2, 1733. 

13. iv. James, b. Jan. 6, 1733; m. May 27, 1762, Dorothy 


14. V. Elisha, b. Sept. 13, 1735; m. Jan. 6, 1762, Persis 


15. vi. Isaac, b. Aug 7, 1738; m. June 1, 1769, Lydia 

Brewer; d. July 24, 1821. 
vii. JosiAH, b. Jan. 19, 1740-1; m. Dec. 7, 1772, Ruth 
Norcross; slie b. Sept. 3, 1742, Watertown; d. 
June 15, 1790. 


8. Benjamin"*, son of (Edivard^, Benjamin'^ , John^) 
and Mary (Sweetser) Myrick, born Feb. 20, 1727, at 
Charlestown, Mass. Married, Dec, 1749, Ann Hopkins, 
at Charlestown, and died within three years, as Ann 
Mvrick was admitted to the church as a widow, March 
4,' 1753. She died Sept. 16, 1796, of "palsie," aged 70 
years. He was a cooper by trade. They had but one 

16. i. Benjamin, b. Sept. 3, 1750; m. July 1, 1780, Martha 


9. Samuel^, son of {Samuel''^, John'^ , John') and 
Mary (Stratton) Mirick, born April 21, 1719, at Newton, 
Mass. Married, 1741, at Newton, Mass., Hannah Cool- 
idge. He died 1744; there were seven deaths in the 
Mirick family, in Newton, in that year. Samuel and 
Hannah had one child — 

i. Abuah, b. Feb. 10, 1742; d. 1744. 

10. Jonathan^, son of {SamueP, John^ , John^) and 
Mary (Stratton) Mirick, born after 1719, at Newton, 
Mass. Married, Oct. 26, 1749, at Waltham, Mass., Abi- 
gail Brown; she died 1813. Jonathan Mirick served 
with the "Minute Men" at Lexington and Concord. 
Date of his death is not known. Children — 


i. Mary, b. Au.s:. 10, 1750, at Newton. 
ii. Abigail, b, Nov. 6, 1751. 

iii. Anna, b. Feb. 17, 1753; m. John Seaver, of Cam- 
bridge, 1783 
iv. Susannah, b. March 4, 1756; m. May 10, 1783, at 

Watertown, Richard Everett. 
V. Hannah, b. June 1, 1757. 

17. vi. Samuel, b. Feb. 6, 1759, Newton; m. 1784, Martha 

\-li. Jonathan, b. May 31, 1761; m. a Providence, R. I., 

girl, and went there to live, 
viii. Patty, b. . 

11. John*, son of {John^, John^ , Jolin^) and Abi- 
gail (Harrington) Mirick, born Nov. 18, 1722, at Wes- 
ton, Mass. Married, Feb. 29, 1748, Keziah Stratton, of 
Walthain, Mass. Children, all born at Weston, Mass. — 

i. Lydia, b. May 15, 1749, ; m. Nov. 29, 17G9, Phineas 

ii. Joseph, b. March 10, 1751 ; d. Jan. 11, 1753. 

18. iii. Ephraim, b. Feb. 23, 1753; m. Oct. 26, 1775, Deborah 

iv. Abigail, b. March 17, 1755; m. March 5, 1778, Elias 


V. Stephen, b. April 24, 1757; m. Griffin. 

vi. Eunice, b. May 7, 1759; m. Isaac Hartwell, of 


19. vii. John, b. Aug. 5, 1762; m. Lois Hobbs, of Princeton. 

20. viii. Sally (Sarah), b. Aug. 14, 1763; m. James Wilder, 

of Sterling. 

ix. Lucy, b. , 1765; m. 1st, Samuel Richardson; 

2nd, Wm. Everett; d. 1850. 

12. Caleb* , son of (James^ , JoJm'^ , Jolin^ ) and Marj^ 
(Woolsom) Miriek, born Sept. 30, 1728, at Watertown, 
Mass. Married, Oct. 17, 1754, Eunice Jones, of Weston; 
she born Oct. 17, 1756; died Nov. 3, 1794. They were 
married at Watertown, but soon moved to Rutland, where 
their children were born; Caleb, the father, died Dec. 
30, 1803, at Rutland. Children— 

i. Joseph, b. Dec. 3, 1755; d. Dec. 4, 1755. 
ii. Samuel, b. May 18, 1758; d. Dec. 3, 1806: unmarried, 
iii. Eunice, b. Aug. 31, 1759; d. Aug. 20, 1800; m. Jan. 

24, 1792, Ephraim Russell, of Stow; he b. 1750; 
d. Oct. 28, 1814. 

iv. Elisha. b. . 

V. Sally, b. April 6, 1762; d. Aug. 6, 1826; m. Jan. 

1782, David Hapgood; he b. May 12, 1751; d. 

July 3, 1829. 

vi. LuciNDA, b. April 25, 1766; d. Dec. 7, 1834; m. April 

3, 1791, JohnDoknet (?) of Princeton; he b. May 

25, 1766; d. July 1, 1818. 






Polly, b. April 29, 1768; d. July 24, 1832; m. July 

1, 1794, Aarou Kimball, of Sterling; be b. July 

24, 1756. 
Fidelia, b. May 25, 1770; d. — — ; m. 1st Joseph 

Holden, of Rutland, Dec. 4, 1791; be b. Sept. 

28, 1864; d. Dec. 23, 1798; m. 2nd, Joel Holden, 

Feb. 21, 1800; he b. Nov. 30, 1772; d. March 17, 

Caleb, b. Sept. 13, 1772; d. Oct. 3, 1841; m. Lydia 

Gregory, Jan. 1, 1800; she b. April 1, 1778; d. 

June 17. 1843. 

13. Jambs'*, son of {James^, John~, John''-) and Mary 
(Woolson) Miriek, born Jan. 6, 1733. Married, May 
27, 1762, Dorothy Fairbanks; she born 1738; died Dee. 
25, 1802, at Princeton, Mass. James was a soldier in 
the Revolutionary War, and died Dec. 5, 1777, of camp 
distemper, brought on by the unhealthful conditions of 
camp life. (Note. — The sequence of the children given 
below is as received by the compiler, and may not 
be correct as to order of birth; it is very likely that 
James, born Nov. 19, 1771, was fifth or sixth in order of 
birth, instead of second as given.) The children were — 





; m. Cata Holden. 

EphraijI, b. - 

James, b. Nov. 19, 1771; m. 1st, Dec. 24, 1795, Esther 

Coye ; 2d, Mrs. Abby Lewis. 
Dorothy, b ; m. 1st, Garfield; one child, 

Elisba (Garfield); 2nd, Hunt; one child, 

David (Hunt). 
Elizabeth, b. ; m. Joseph Garfield, of Spencer, 

Mass. ; four children. 

V. Catherine, b. 




nine children. 
Lucretia, b. 

; m. John Eveleth, of Princeton; 
m. William Bemis, of Spencer; 
Hastings, of Ashburnham, 

five children. 
Polly, b. ; m. 

Mass. ; five children ; moved to Rising Sun, Ind. 
Pamelia, b. ; m. Woods, of Ashburnham. 

14. Elisha^, son of (James'^, JoJin'^ , John^) and 
Mary (Woolson) Miriek, born Sept. 13, 1735, at Wes- 
ton, Mass. Married, Jan. 6, 1762, at Rutland, Mass., 
Persis, daughter of Lieut. Paul and Hannah (Hubbard) 
Moore; she born Sept. 16, 1740, at Rutland, Mass. ; 
died Jan. 31, 1810, at Holden. Elisha Miriek was a 
"house- Wright;" was a Selectman of Holden, 1784-5; 
appears as a Sergeant on the "Lexington Alarm" rolls, 
in Captain Paul Raymond's company, 1st Worcester 
regiment; marched from Holden to Cambridge, April 
19, 1775; served 8>2 days; he died Jan. 16, 1807, at 
Holden. Children, all born at Holden — 


23. i. Paul, b. May 20, 1763; m. Dorcas Pollard, of Hub- 

bardstown ; d. July 23, 1815. 
ii. Hannah, b. Nov. 4, 1765; m. at Hubbardstown, Dec. 
15, 1785, TilleyChaffin, of Holden; d. Nov. 17, 

24. iii. Silas, b. Sept. 22, 1769; m. Dec. 15, 1796, Lydia 

Henry; d. Feb. 28, 1829. 

25. iv. TiLLEY, b. May 26, 1772; m. Nov. 12, 1799; d. Sept. 

21 183'^ 
v. Son, b.' Oct. 24, 1774; d. at birth, 
vi. Esther, b. Nov. 20, 1775 ; m. Nov. 24, 1796, at Holden, 

Thomas Knowles; d. April 22, 1848. 
vii. Betsey, b. Jan. 25, 1780 ; m. Sept. 23, 1801, at Holden, 

John Chaffin ; d. Jan. 27, 1860. 
viii. BOAZ Moore, b. Sept. 20, 1782; m. Sept. 14, 1805, at 
Holden, Lucy Clapp; d. at Holden, May 7, 1809. 

15. ISAAC^, son of (James^ , John"^ , Jb/m^) and Mary 
(Woolson) Mirick, born Aug. 7, 1738, at Weston, Mass. 
Married, June 1, 1769, Lydia Brewer, of Weston (one 
authority Worcester), Mass. She born Aug. 21, 1734. 
Isaac died July 24, 1821. Children— 

i. Oliver, b. March 23, 1770. 

ii. Charles, b. Aug. 29, 1771. 

iii. LuoY, b. March 10, 177—. 

iv. Joel, b. March 10, 177—. 

v. Phineas, b. Sept. 11, 1773. 


16. Benjamin^, son of (Benjamin* , Edward^, Ben- 
jamin'^, John''-) and Ann (Hopkins) Mirick born Sept. 
3, 1750, Charlestown, Mass. Married, July 1, 1780, at 
Charlestown, Martha Bodge. No record of death of 
either Benjamin or Martha Mirick. Children — 

i. Benjamin, b. ; was a currier by trade; was 

scalded on Bark (Steamer?) "i^Zora," at Cincin- 
nati, O., at 5 o'clock in the evening, dying at 
eight o'clock, Nov. 17, 1836. 

ii. Edward, b. . 

iii. Nancy, b. . 

iv. Martha, b. . 

v. Heney, b. ; was a toll-gatherer on the f Warren 

Bridge ; kept a variety store on Boston Square ; 
d. Aug. 18, 1857; no issue. 

vi. John, b. . 

vii. Joseph, b. 

17. Samuel^, son of {Jonathan*, Samuel^, John^ , 
John'^) and Abigail (Brown) Myrick, born Feb. 6, 1759, 



at Newton, Mass. Married, 1786, Martha Brewer. They 
lived in Newton and Waltham. Samuel, the father, was 
a private in Captain Craft's Company, of Bond's Reg:i- 
ment, 1775. He was commissioned Lieutenant and 
Quartermaster, in Sprout's (12th) Regiment, Jan. 1, 
1777; 1st Lieutenant Sept. 5, 1780; in 2nd Regiment in 
1783. He was a pensioner, living in Vermont in 1820. 
He was in many important engagements, and was pres- 
ent at the surrender of Cornwallis, at Yorktown. He 
married Martha Brewer, of Waltham, April 11, 1786; 
she was living in 1847. There were three boys and five 
girls in the family, the names of but four of whom are 
known, the others having been born in Vermont. Chil- 
dren — 

1 TTat?t?tpx Vi , 

26. ii. Marshall M., b. April 20, 1801; m. March 31, 1843; 

d. Feb. 28. 1856. 

27. iii. Lawson, b. about 1803. 

iv. Samuel, b. May 15, 1796; m. Laura Farnsworth, of 
Woodstock, Vt. ; no children; d. Feb. 3, 1871, at 
North Springfield, Vt. 

18. Ephraim^, son of {Johu^ , JoIdv' , JoJm"^ , John^ ) 
and Keziah (Stratton) Mirick, born Feb. 23, 1753, at 
Weston, Mass. Married, Oct. 26, 1775, Deborah Gleason; 
she born Sept. 18, 1753; died Nov. 2, 1841. Ephraim 
died Aug. 4, 1826. They had eleven children, the names, 
dates of birth, etc., of whom have not yet been found. 

19. John'', son of {John'^, John'^ , John"^ , John^) 
and Keziah (Stratton) Mirick, born Aug. 5, 1762, at 
Weston, Mass. Married Lois Hobbs, of Princeton; she 
born 1754; died Mav 10, 1843. John died March 3, 
1825. Children— 

i. Susanna, b. ; m. Gamaliel Benson, of Princeton. 

ii. Lois, b. ; m. William Smith, of Princeton. 

28. iii. John, b. Feb. 2, 1787. 

iv. Nancy, b. ; m. Ralph Stuart. 

V. Elisha, b. ; d. single at the age of 25. 

vi. Eunice, b. ; m. Benjamin Stuart. 

29. vii. Ebenezer, b. July 5, 1796; d. Sept. 1, 1879. 

viii. SOPHRONIA, b. Jan. 15, 1801; m. Michael Twichell. 
ix. Clarimond, b. July 23, 1804; m. Zenus Jewett. 

20. Sally'', dau. of {Jolin'^ , John^ , John"^ , John'^) 
and Keziah (Stratton) Mirick, born Aug. 14, 1763, at 
Weston, Mass. Married Col. James Wilder, son of Major 


James and Mercy Wilder, of Sterling, Mass.; he born 

June 22, 1741; died . He served in the war of the 

Revolution, receiving a pension for such service in later 
years. His handsome, gold trimmed uniform and deer- 
skin breeches were sold at public vendue after his death. 
During his life he was at times, merchant, di'over, 
farmer, chair-manufacturer, and inn-keeper. In the 
publication of "Picturesque Worcester" is a picture of 
the large, rambling old inn, once his, which at this 
writing (January, 1900), is still in a state of good pres- 
ervation, in the town of Sterling, once a part of Lan- 
caster. Of Sally (Mirick) Wilder and her sisters it was 
said, by a writer of the time, that "they were all fine, 
healthy, large women, and were ladies." The children 
born to Col. James and Sally Wilder were — 

30. i. Marshall (Wilder), b. , 1783, Sterling, Mass.; 

• m. July 15, 1814; d. Aug. 30, 1845, 

ii. Mirick (Wilder), b. ; at Sterling, where he also 


iii. James (Wilder), b. ; married. 

iv. David (Wilder), b. ; m. Emily ; shed. 1886. 

V. Sally (Wilder), b. ; m. Josiah Kendall; lived 

in Sterling; had six children. 

vi. Sophia (Wilder), b. ; m. Sampson Bailey; lived 

in Sterling ; had nine children. 

21. Ephraevi^, son of {James'^, James^ , JoJin^, 

John^) and Dorothy (Fairbanks) Myrick, born ; 

married Cata Holden. Children — 

i. Ephraim, b. . 

ii. Dorothy, b. . 

iii. Mary, b. . 

iv. Eliza, b. . 

22. James^, son of (James'^, James^ , John"" , JoJin^) 
and Dorothy (Fairbanks) Mirick, born Nov. 19, 1771. 
Married, 1st, Dec. 24, 1795, Esther Coye; 2nd, Mrs. 
Abby Lewis. He had seventeen children, all by his first 
wife, who died after 1818. James lived in Butternuts, 
N. Y., and all his children were born there, under one 
roof. None of the childi'en had more than a common 
school education except Mianda and Benjamin Willard, 
who attended Gilberts ville Academy for a few terms. 
Both were excellent scholars and good teachers. Mianda 
taught a great many terms, mainly in her own home dis- 
trict. None of her sisters went to school in the summer 
after they were eight years old, being obliged to help in 


the home or work at a trade, and had but three months' 
schooling in the winter. The boys had even less than 
this. Lucy, Mary, Dorothy and Lucretia were tailor- 
esses and also taught school during portions of the year 
when such work was not to be had. All the girls could 
spin, weave, knit and sew. They raised their own wool, 
and made all their own clothes from it and the flax which 
they also cultivated. They had all the proverbial New 
England thrift and economy, even to parsimony, so far 
as their own expenditures were concerned; yet none 
were quicker than they to help any one who was in dis- 
tress, and their generosity was often far beyond their 
means. All were gentle and kindly in manner, of de- 
voted piety, and were held in the highest esteem by all 
who ever knew them. 

The children of Orlando, Horatio and Rufus, together 
with their descendants, all changed the spelling of their 
surname to "Myrick." The descendants of James re- 
tain the original spelling, "Mirick." Children — 

i. Cata, b. Oct. 24, 1796; d. May 9, 1820. 

31. ii. James, b. April 13, 1798. 

32. iii. Orlando, b. July 24, 1799. 

iv. Ephraim, b. Nov. 11, 1800; m. 1st, April 29, 1827, 
Hannah Purdy; 2nd, Sept. 29, 1857. Ann Frone. 
Ephraim, had no children by his .second wife, 
but several by his first wife. All died in infancy, 
and one or two at birth. Ephraim died Oct. 6, 
1867, of scipsis, from second amputation of leg 
for senile gangrene. 

33. V. Horatio, b. March 24, 1802; m. Jan. 22, 1829; d. 

June 6, 1872. 

34. vi. Esther, b. April 28, 1803; m. Wm. Bushnell, Oct. 

18, 1821 ; d. March 19, 1886. 
vii. Silas, b. Aug. 22, 1804; d. March 4, 1806. 

35. viii. Rufus, b. Jan. 7, 1806; m. Sept. 29, 1827; d. April 

10, 1840. 
ix. Lucretia, b. June 1, 1807; d. July 25, 1878. 
86 X. Lucy, b. Oct. 19, 1808; m. Almon Rockwell, March 

27, 1834; d. April 28. 1894. 
xi Albert, b. May 29, 1810; m. Harriet Scofield, Feb. 
26, 1837; d. Aug. 17, 1886; no children. He 
was a pattern and cabinet maker. 
37. xii Dorothy, b. Oct. 12, 1811; m. Robert Scott Musson, 

Jan. 3, 1836; d. Feb. 26, 1873. 
38 xiii. Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1813; m. Hezekiah Scofield, Feb. 
26, 1837; d. April 7, 1845. 
xiv. William Bemis, b. May 20, 1814; d. Oct. 1, 1818. 
XV. Benjamin Willard, b. Jan. 5, 1816; d. Dec. 16, 

xvi. MiANDA, b. Dec. 17, 1817; d. May 6, 1887. 
xvii. David, b. Dec. 25, 1818; d. Jan. 4, 18l9. 


23. PaulS sou of {Elislia'^, James'^ , John"^ , JoJm^ ) 

and Persis (Moore), Mirick, born May 20, 1763, at Holden, 

Mass. Married Dorcas Pollard, of Hubbardstown ; she 

born Sept. 5, 1771; died at Princeton, Mass., Aug. 23, 

1834. Paul lived at Hubbardstown, where he died July 

23, 1815. Children— 

' 1 

39. i. Sewell, b. , 1789, at Hubbardstown; m. Apri 

21, 1819. 
ii. Stephen, b. . 

24. Silas ^ , son of (EUsha'^ , James ^ , John ^ , John ^ , ) 
and Persis (Moore) Mirick, born Sept. 22, 1769, at 
Holden, Mass. Married, Dec. 15, 1796, at Rutland, 
Mass., Lydia, daughter of Lieut. David Henry; she born 
May 8, 1775, at Rutland; died Jan. 4, 1859, at Hopking- 
ton, Mass. Silas was a tanner by occupation; he died 
Feb. 28, 1829, at Rutland. Childi-en— 

i. Lawson, b. Oct. 3, 1797; m. Jan. 29, 1829, Caroline 
Pratt, of Shrewsbuiy, Mass. ; d. March 1, 1860; 
no children ; was a physician ; lived and died 
in West Brookfield, Mass. 

40. ii. Silas, b. May 4, 1800; m. June 20, 1827. 

iii. Charles, b. June 21, 1803; d. Aug. 30, 1805. 
iv. David Heney, b. June 28, 1806; was a physician; 
d. at Gardiner, Me., March 18, 1837; single. 

41. V. Charles Augustus, b. Aug. 16, 1810; m. June 1, 

1835; d. Feb. 1, 1864. 

42. vi. George Washington, b. Dec. 14, 1814; m. Feb. 

1843; d. Feb. 26, 1896. 

25. TiLLEY^ , son of {Elisha'^ , James^ , John"^ , John^) 
and Persis (Moore) Mirick, born May 26, 1772, at Holden, 
Mass. Married, Nov. 12, 1799, at Holden, Mass., Polly 
Turner; she born Sept. 3, 1779, at Spencer, Mass.; died 
Feb. 22, 1854. Tilley Mirick died Sept. 21, 1832. 

Children — 

i. LUOY, b. Jan. 30, 1801; m. Dec. 25, 1818, John 
Adams, of Hubbardstown, Mass. 

ii. LuoRETiA, b. Jan. 25, 1803; m. March 24, 1824, John 
Warren, of Paxton, Mass. 

43. iii. John Turner, b. March 8, 1805, at Holden, Mass. ; 

m. March 20, 1829; d. Aug. 10, 1872. 

44. iv. Elisha, b. June 25, 1807; m. Dec, 2, 1830; d. Feb. 

27, 1847. 
V. Persis Moore, b. April 7, 1810 ; m. 1st, Nov. 18, 1836, 
Absalom Bellows, of Paxton ; 2nd, Ira Merriam, 
of Oxford, 
vi. Bezaleel Turner, b. Feb. 5, 1813; d. March 2, 1836; 


vii. Mary Groves, b. May 20, 1815; m. George Sesions; 
had four children. 
45. viii. Horace, b. Nov. 21, 1817; m. Feb., 1842; m. 2nd, Feb., 
ix. Homer, b. Nov. 21, 1817; d. May 8, 1818. 
X. Abigail, b. Feb. 7, 1824; d. Jan. 3, 1825. 


26. Marshall M.*', son of (Samuel^, Jonathan*, 
Samuel^ , John'^ , John^) and Martha (Brewer) Myrick, 
born April 20, 1801, at Woodstock, Vt. Married, March 
31, 1843, at Chaiiestown, N. H., Catherine A. Walton, 
daughter of John and Phillis (Spencer) Walton; she 
born Jan. 16, 1818. Marshall M. died Feb. 28, 1856, 
at Woodstock, Vt. They had seven children, the names 
of but four of whom are known — 

46. i. Madison M., b. Dec. 26, 1843; m. Aug. 3, 1868, Lu- 

cina E. Riggs, of Ludlow, Vt. ; have one child, 
Clarence Riggs Myrick. 
ii. Florence, b. June 25, 1845, ; m. Oct. 3, 1862, Fran- 
cis P. Spaulding, of Springfield, Vt. 
iii. Morton M., b. , 1847; d. 1848. 

27. Lawson^, son of {Samuel^ , Jonathan* , Samuel^, 
Jo /in ^, Jo /mM and Martha (Brewer) Myrick, born about 
1803, in Massachusetts. Married and moved to western 
New York, where he had three or four sons and as many 
daughters. It is said that descendants of this Lawson 
are to be found in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, 
but the compiler of this history has not been able to 
locate any of them thus far. 

28. John^, son of (John^, John*, John^, John"^ , 
John^) and Lois (Hobbs) Mirick, born Feb. 2, 1787, at 
Princeton, Mass. Married Polly Allen; she born 1793; 
died Aug., 1886. Children— 

47. i. Elisha a., b. Feb. 2. 1816; d. Aug. 23, 1891. 

ii. Mary A., b. Sept. 8, 1817; m. Samuel Griffin; d. 
Oct. 12, 1888. 

48. iii. John Allen, b. Jan. 15, 1820; m. Oct. 5, 1842; d. 

Mav 2!) 1876. 

49. iv. Moses H., b. Dec. 17, 1823; m. 1st, Jan. 1, 1851; m. 

2nd, 1869. 
v. Salina, b. March 12, 1826; d. March 20, 1845. 

29. Rev. Ebenezer", son of {John^, John*, John^ , 
John"^ , John^ ) and Lois (Hobbs) Mirick, born July 5, 


1796, at Prmcetou, Mass. Was married three times- 
first to Nancy Snow, of Roeklaud, Me.; second to Lucy 
Allen, of Sedgwick, Me., and third to Lois Allen, of 
Sedgwick, Me. He was graduated from Colby (at that 
time Waterville) College, Maine. Settled as pastor of 
the Baptist Church in Sedgwick, later in Brookville, Me. 
While serving as pastor, he also worked the farm at- 
tached to the parsonage, and often taught a term of 
school, and was, in addition, the surveyor of the town. 
He was a strict disciplinarian in family, church and 
school, but by his force of character, intellectual ability 
and integrity he won universal love and respect, and ex- 
erted a wide and beneficent influence, He was a con- 
spicuous example of the old New England "Elder." 
When his services were requested for preaching, at 
marriages, or for burial services, no thought of personal 
inconvenience or hardship was allowed to stand in the 
way; he often took long and dangerous journeys, in all 
seasons, to distant towns and islands along the coast, so 
that his name was a household word along the Maine 
coast from Castine to Ellsw^orth. In later years he re- 
turned to Massachusetts and preached at Sterling, Leo- 
minster and Princeton. At the age of 68 years he 
retired from active service, and died Sept. 1, 1879, at 
the age of 84: years, at the home of his daughter in 
Fitehburg, Mass. He had no children by his first wife, 
Nancy Snow; by his second wife he had one daughter, 
Jennie, and by his third wdfe, Lois Allen, he had five 
children — 

i. Jenxie, b. , 1834, Brookville, Me. ; m. James, 

Abbott, a sea captain; had three daughters, 
Alice. Bertha and Calva (Abbott), all born in 
Fitehburg, Mass. 
50. ii. George Dana Boardman, b. Feb. 7, 1836. 

iii. Alonzo King, b. 1838, at Brookville, Me. ; was grad- 
uated at the Bridgewater Normal School ; at the 
outbreak of the civil war, he went home and en- 
listed as a private in the Second Maine Infantry, 
his being the second name on the roll of the 
regiment; was in the battle of Bull Run, July 
17, 1861, where he was severely wounded ; was 
promoted to a captaincy and ordered home to 
raise a new company, but died of his wounds at 
Finley General Hospital, Washington, D. C. ; 
was unmarried. 

iv. John Erastus, b. , at Brookville, Me. ; enlisted 

in Massachusetts Infantry; d. in 1866 from 

d isease contracted in the service. 


V. Alona Barrett, b. , 1842; m. Alonzo Friend, of 

Brooklin, Me., where she d. leaving three sons, 
Leslie Alonzo, Victor and Robert (Friend). 

vi. Harriet Axola, b. , 1844, at Brookville, Me. ; 

m. 1885, George W. Simmers, of New York 
City; later devoted herself to missiouaiy labor 
in the south among the colored people. 

30. Marshall^' (Wilder), son of James^ Wilder and 
Sally Mirick, born 1783, at Sterling, Mass. ; died Aug. 30, 
1845, at Sterling, where he is buried; was a commissary 
at the age of 22, his commission being signed by Gov. 
Caleb Strong, of Massachusetts. Married, July 15, 1814, 
Capernaum Knowlton, daughter of Charles Adams and 
Eunice (Picarde) Knowlton, of North Brookfield, Mass.; 
she born Dec. 11. 1787; died Jan, 26, 1848. Children— 

i. Charles K. (Wilder), b. June 24, 1815, Sterling 
Mass.; m. Phebe Baker, of Sterling; d. Sept. 19, 
1868, at Moquoketa, la. ; was a farmer. 
51. ii. Sally Mirick (Wilder), b. April 21, 1819, Water- 
town, N. Y.; m. Sep. 14,1837. 
iii. Mary Bush (Wilder), b. Aug. 2, 1821; m. Chester 
Edson ; moved to Iowa ; is now a widow, living 
in Fortuna, Cal., 1899. 
iv. James Marshall (Wilder), b. Sept. 5, 1825, at Wa- 
tertown, N. Y. ; d. March 6, 1865; m. Susan Har- 
rison, of Wiscassett, Me. ; had one child, Marshall 
Henry (Wilder), who d. 1897 at Clinton. Mass., 
leaving two children. 

31. James®, son of { James ^ , James*, James^ , John- , 
John^) and Esther (Coye) Mirick, born April 13, 1798, 
in Butternuts, N. Y., in the same house in which his 
sixteen brothers and sisters were born. Married, 1st, 
Sept. 20, 1820, Sally, daughter of Rev. Samuel and 
Elizabeth Fletcher (Wheat) Wakefield; she born March 
5, 1794; died Oct. 10, 1860. James married, 2nd, Jul\ 5, 
1862, Mrs. Sallv Webb Halbert, whose maiden name was 
Sally Short; she born Sept. 1, 1801; died Dec. 30, 1891. 
After his first marriage, James lived for a short time on 
a farm in Butternuts, N. Y. He then moved to Pitts- 
field, N. Y., where he helped to build a factory, and 
later, in 1831, moved to Pitcher, Chenango county, N. 
Y., where he bought a farm. He was an indiiferent 
farmer, but a good carpenter, and he worked at both 
employments during his life. His last years were spent on a 
farm in Butternuts. He was a stern man, whose word was 
law in his fainih'. He never argued with his childi-en, 


and seldom repeated a eommaud. He was natiirally 
kind-hearted, and benevolent beyond his means, fond 
of company, and a good entertainer. A good friend, he 
was also a bitter enemy. All the famih- were members 
of the Baptist church. All his children were born in 
Butternuts except Eliza Jane and Mary Augusta, who 
were born in Pitcher, N. Y. The first year of their 
sojourn in Pitcher was a very hard one for the family. 
The country was new, and largely covered with native 
forests. They had to clear the ground, prepare it for 
crops, and build their house. Shops and markets were 
far away, and food was scarce. During the winter their 
food was largely potatoes and milk; nothing else was 
to be had. Reared in the midst of such hardships it is 
not strange that only two of the children were markedly 
robust, and lived to old age — Augustus and Charles. The 
childi'en were — 

52. i. James Chauncey, b. Aug. 27, 1821 ; m. Jvdy 26, 1847; 

d. July 16, 1858. 
il. Cata, b. Jan. 25, 1823; d. Dec. 4, 1838, of heart 

53. iii. Albert Augustus, b. Dec. 30, 1824; m. 1st, Dec. 30, 

1850; m. 2nd, June 1, 1859. 

54. iv. Charles Edward, b. Jiily 19, 1827. 

V. Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 23, 1829; d. Feb. 16,1855, 

of consumption, 
vi. Eliza Jane, b. March 18, 1834; d. Feb. 12, 1867, of 

vii. Mary Augusta, b. Feb. 3, 1836; m. Oct. 25, 1859, 

Asa Halbert; d. Feb. 13, 1867, of diphtheria. 

Had one son, James Thomas, b. April 10, 1861 ; 

d. Feb. 8, 1867 of diphtheria. 

Rev. Samuel Wakefield, father of Sally Wakefield, 
James Mirick's first wife, was born about 17-18. He was 
twice married, the second time to Widow Wheat, whose 
maiden name was Elizabeth Fletcher. Samuel enlisted in 
the Revolutionary War at its commencement, and served 
until he was mustered out at its close. 

By his first wife he had three sons, Samuel, Dyer, and 
Elmore and one daughter, Olive. By his second wife he 
had three childi'en, Betsej', Sally and Lyman, all born 
in Vermont. Samuel with his last family came to the 
town of Butternuts, about 1800, coming from near 
Brattleboro, Vt. For more than 30 years Samuel was 
pastor of the Butternuts Baptist church. He was very 
witty, quick to see and give a joke. Like other min- 


isters of his day, he smoked and drank between sermons 
on Sunday. He died in 1840. 

Elizabeth Fletcher Wheat Wakefield, after the death of 
her second husband, went ;to Pitcher to live with her 
daughter, Sally Wakefield Miriek, and died there in 
March, 1850. She was born in Vermont in 1755. 

32. Orlando^, son of {Janies^, Jnmes^ , James^ , 
John''", Jolin^) and Esther (Coye) Miriek, born July 24, 
1799, at Butternuts, N. Y. Married, 1st, Dec. 19, 1822, 
Polly Clark; she born Nov. 17, 1802; died Mav 3, 1842; 
2nd, Feb. 27, 1844, Abigail Piatt; she born Julv 17, 
1813; died Aug. 10, 1858; 3rd, April 10, 1860, Nancy 
Leonard; she born June 1, 1827; died June 28, 1877. 
Orlando was a carpenter by trade; was a member of the 
Baptist church; lived in Butternuts and Morris, N. Y., 
and during the last years of his life with his son Charles, 
in Anamoosa, la. His children were all born in Butter- 
nuts, N. Y., and all who lived to grow up were members 
of the Baptist church. He died October 30, 1880, at 
Anamoosa, la. Children — 

i. Mary, b. April 2. 1834; d. April 3, 1834. 

ii. William B., b. May 80, 1835; d. Feb. 7, 1826. 

55. iii. Francis Henry (Myrick), b. Oct. 29, 1836. 
iv. LuoyM.. b. July 17, 1831; d. Dec. 3, 1849. 

V. James C, b. Dec. 27, 1835; d. Nov. 39, 1837 . 

56. vi. Charles Theodore (Myrick), b. April 29, 1839. 

57. vii. Calista Elvira, b. Aug. 39. 1841; ra. 1861, Albert 

Hopkins Musson. 

33. Horatio^, son of CJames^, James^ , James ^ , 
John"^, JoJin'^) and Esther (Coye) Miriek, born March 
24, 1802, at Butternuts, N. Y. Married, Jan. 22, 1829, 
Rowena Hurd; she born Jan. 22, 1807, in Litchfield, 
Conn. In her sixteenth year she came to Otego, N. Y., 
where she attended school for a time. Later came to 
Gilbertsville to attend a boarding school taught by Rev. 
Mr. Garvin; here she met Horatio Miriek, and their 
marriage followed. Horatio was a farmer and teamster 
in Butternuts, and later moved to Gilbertsville, where 
he worked in a saw-mill, and as a teamster, driving to 
Catskill with butter, eggs, cheese, and farm produce to 
be shipped down the Hudson to New York city. He 
was a member of the Baptist church, a quiet, lovable 
man, of sterling integrity, and always to be depended 
upon to the minute. He died June 6, 1872. Rowena, 


the mother, died May 22, 1875. All the children 
changed the spelling of their surname to "Myrick." 
They were — 

58. i. Harriet Bowers, b. Aug. 18, 1830; m. Aug. 13, 1856, 

George Parsons, 
ii. Mary Jane, b. July 4, 1836; educated in Gilberts- 
villa Academy; taught for twelve years indif- 
ferent grades of schools in Otego and Butter- 
nuts, one year in Franklin Academy, three years 
in Gilberts ville Academy. After the death of 
her father and mother, lived alone in their old 
home in Gilbertsville. Is a member of the Pres- 
byterian church; bj^ occupation, at present, a 

59. iii. Nathan Hurd, b. Aug. 8, 1838. 

60. iv. Ellen Elizabeth, b. Jan. 11, 1841; m. Oct. 26, 1865, 

George H. Miller; d. May 29, 1871. 

34. Esther^, dan. of {James^, James'^ , James^ , 
John'^ , John^ ,) and Esther (Cove) Mirick, born April 
28, 1803. Married, Oct. 18, 1821, William Bushnell, 
of Butternuts. He was born April 28, 1795. They 
lived in Butternuts, Danville and Gilbertsville, N. Y.; 
both members of the Baptist church. He was a tanner, 
dying in middle life. "Aunt Esther," as she was called 
always, was one of the noted women of the towns in 
which she lived, all through her life. Bright, interest- 
ing, witty, she was foremost in every good work of church 
and village. She was never absent from any church ser- 
vice, if able to get there, and even after she was eighty 
years old she would make her way over the icy sidewalks, 
in winter, clinging to the picket fences to maintain her 
footing rather than miss the weekly evening prayer meet- 
ing. During the last thirty years of her life, after the 
death of her husband and children, she lived alone, do- 
ing her own work and finding ample time to minister to 
others. When she died March 19, 1886, she was full of 
years and honor, and was probably missed by her fellow 
townsmen more than any other person would have been. 
Children — 

i. Ann, b. ; m. William Arnold; had no childi'en 

that lived ; made their liome in Rochester. 

ii. MiANDA, b. ; m. Julius Brayton; had one son, 

Adelbert (Brayton) ; lived in Rochester. 

35. RuFUS^ , son of {James^, James* , James^ , JoJiti"^ , 
JoJin^) and Esther (Coj'e) Mirick, born Jan. 7, 1806, at 
Butternuts, N. Y. Married, 1st, Sept. 29, 1828, Myra 


Chapin; she born March 6, 1806; died Aug. 10, 1829; 
2nd, Calista Burt, Aug. 1, 1830; she born Oct. 29, 
1809. Rufus was the most enterprising of all the chil- 
dren of James Miriek. Unusually sharp at trading, he 
always got the best of a bargain, even in trading jack- 
knives or toys with his brothers, as a boy. His mother 
considered him the black sheep of the family, and alwaj's 
feared that he would come to some bad end, inasmuch 
as she thought it impossible that all the members of so 
large a family should grow up properly, while he seemed 
to have more possibilities, both for good and bad, than 
any of his brothers and sisters. Her apprehensions 
were not realized, however, and he died respected, and 
possessed of a considerable fortune, acquired entirely by 
his own efforts, although but thirty-four years old. He 
was a shoemaker by trade, also a carpenter. He died 
April 10, 1840. Children— 

i. Myra, b. Dec. (>, ISni ; d. Dec. 0, 1831. 
61. ii. Rufus Burt (Myrick), b. Aug. 16, 1840; m. Oct. 10. 

36. LuCY^,dau.of [James^, Jmnes"^ , James^ , John^ , 
John^) and Esther (Coye) Miriek, born Oct. 19, 1808. 
Educated in district schools of Butternuts; learned 
tailoress' trade. Married Almon Rockwell, March 27, 
1831. He was born in Gilbertsville, Jan. 22, 1807; edu- 
cated in common schools; went to New York Mills 
about 1845; was a millwright by trade; at one time 
postmaster at New York Mills; died Nov. 3, 1860. 
After her husband's death she lived with her daughter in 
New York Mills, Butternuts and Gilbertsville. She died 
April 28, 1894. Children— 

i. Almon Ferdinand (Rockwell), b. Oct. 17, 1835; m. 
Oct. 186-3, Henrietta K. Huuter, daughter of an 
army officer. Ferdinand was educated in New 
York Mills, Utica, and Williams College (A. B. 
185-) ; was a classmate and chum of the late 
President James A. Garfield; was colonel in 
the United States service during the Civil War; 
later served four years as commander in each of 
three forts, two of wliich were Fort Sill and 
Fort -Snelling; was superintendent of Public 
Buildings and Grounds in Washington, D. C, 
during Garfield's and Arthur's administrations. 
For some years he was in the Quartermaster's 
Department at St. Paul ; from there he was sent 
to Philadelphia, where he was in charge of the 
arsenal for three years. In 1896 he went to Paris, 
after having been retired on half pay, by reason 
of the age limit, and he is still making that city 
his home. Children — 


1. Henry Donnell (Rockwell), b. Aug. 31, 

1863; educated in preparatory school 
and Williams College ; has been United 
States consul at Liverpool: is married, 
and is living in Philadelphia. 

2. Lulu (Rockwell), b. Dec, 1864; _m. 

Samuel Crozer, a wealthy Philadelphian ; 
is now living in Paris. Children — 

a. Marion Aldrich (Crozer). 

b. Samuel (Crozer).. 

ii. Lucy Amelia (Rockwell), b. April 26, 1844, in Gil- 
bertsville, N. Y; educated in Whitestown 
Seminary; taught in Butternuts until she was 
married, July 9, 1864, to "VVillard A. Musson, her 
cousin. He was killed in October of the same 
year, and on Oct. 7, 1868, she married his brother, 
Theodore Henry Mu.sson. They lived in Butter- 
nuts, Rondout, and Kenneth Square, Pa., re- 
moving to the latter place in Marcli, 1894, after 
the death of her aged mother, Lucy Mirick 
(Rockwell). Amelia d. in Kenneth Square, June 
4, 1895. Children.— (See under Theodore.) 

37. Dorothy®, dau. of (James^ , James^, James^, 
John,'^,John^) and Esther (Coye) Mirick, born Oct. 12, 
1811, in Butternuts, N. Y. Educated in the common 
schools of the town; learned the tailoress' trade, and 
also taught school. Married, Jan. 3, 1836, Robert Scott 
Musson, of Butternuts; he son of Richard", Benjamin^ 
and Sarah (Scott) Musson, of Burbage, Leicestershire, 
England. Richard^, with his first wife, Mary Halford, 
and two children, Mary Ann, born Sept. 21, 1793, and 
John, born Nov. 17, 1794, and his mother, Ann (Herrick) 
Musson, came to America between the years 1794-'98, 
settling first in Burlington, N. Y., later in Butternuts. 
Three more children were born to them, Benjamin, born 
July 19, 1799; Richard, born Feb. 24, 1803, and Eliza, 
born Oct. 13, 1801. After Mary (Halford) Musson, the 
mother, died, Richard married Sarah Scott, Sept. 21, 
1806, and had children — Isaac, born Jan. 18, 1807; Rob- 
ert Scott, born March 9, 1809; Benjamin, born June 13, 
1811; Richard Bassett, born April 11, 1813; William, 
born April 7, 1815; Daniel Adcock, born March 23, 1817; 
James, born Aug. 11, 1819; Ann Scott, born Oct. 23, 
1822, Charles, born Feb. 28, 1825. Richard Musson 
was a well-to-do farmer in England. Came to America 
to become a freeholder and engage more largely in farm- 
ing and cattle raising. He brought many articles of fur- 
niture, most of which were destroyed by fire in 1900. A 
few valuable old pieces are still in the hands of his great- 


grandchildren, daughters of Euphemia Musson and 
Charles Miriek. They were fourteen weeks on the water 
in eouiiug from England, and over one week on a sloop 
coming from New York to Albany. Robert Musson' s 
ancestors were French Protestant refugees, and escaped 
from France to England after the massacre of St. Bar- 
tholomew. There are Mussons still in France and Ger- 
many, probably from the same branch. 

Robert Scott Musson and his brothers were among the 
first and most notable settlers in Butternuts, clearing 
the ground and developing it into splendid farms which 
are still in possession of the family. He built one of 
the largest and finest houses in town, living there with 
his daughter, Euphemia Musson Miriek and her hus- 
band, until his death in August 30, 1894. This home 
was destroyed by fire June 2G, 1900, entailing a loss of 
nearly all the old Musson hehlooms which had been 
brought from England, and many of the Miriek treas- 
ures. Dorothy Miriek"^ (Musson), died Feb. 26, 1872. 
Children — 

i. Euphemia Morris (Musson), b. June 16, 18B7. Ed- 
ucated in public schools of Buttei-nuts; ni. 
Charles Edward Miriek, her cousin, Feb. 9, 1865. 
They lived on the farm belonging to their uncle, 
Ephraini Miriek, four years, 1865-1869, then re- 
moved to her father's farm in the same town, 
Butternuts, wliich they bought and still own. 
She d. Jan. 6, 1892. Children (see under Charles 
Edward Miriek). 

62. ii. WiLLARD A. (Musson), b. July 13, 1839; m. Lucy 

Amelia Rockwell, his cousin, July 9. 1864 (See 
elsewhere detailed account of his life), 
iii. Ellen Augusta (Musson), b. Oct. 8, 1843; d. July 
18, 1844. 

63. iv. Theodore Henry (Musson), b. Jan. 26, 1845 (See 

account elsewliere). 
V. Willis Robert (Musson), b. Aug. 17, 1846; d. Nov. 

20, 1864. 
vi. Charles Hobart (Musson), b. March 1, 1849; d. 

Oct. 16, 1864. 
vii. Eveline Amelia (Musson), b. Dec. 28, 1851; d. May 
22, 1861. 

64. viii. Euoene Francis (Musson), b. Jan. 13, 1855. 

38. Maky", dau. ot(James^ , James* , Jmnes'\ John^ , 
JoJm^) and Esther (Coye) Miriek, born Feb. 22, 1813, 
in Butternuts, N. Y. Educated in common schools, 
learned tailoress' trade, also taught school. Married 
Hezekiah Scofield, Feb. 26, 1837. He died in 1875, in 


Norwich, N. Y. She died April 7, 1845. After her 

death Hezekiah married again, Cordelia , who still 

survives, living in Norwich, N. Y. Children — 

i. Harriet (Schofield) cl. some years since in Nor- 
wich; unmarried. 

ii. William (Schofield) m. Nettie ; d. a number of 

years ago. Children of William and Nettie : 

1. Mary (Schofield), b. ; m. Henry 

Thorne, of Binghampton, N. Y. 

39. Captain Sewell^ , son of (Paul^ , Elislia^ , James^, 
JoJi)r , John^) and Dorcas (Pollard) Mirick, born about 
1789, at Princeton, Mass. Married, April 21, 1819, Polly 
Mirick (a cousin), of Hubbardstown, Mass.; she born 
May 30, 1792. Captain Sewell died 1874, aged 85 years. 
Children (among others) — 

65. i. Sewell G., b. about 1813; d. 1896. 

ii. Paul, b. about 1816; d. Jan. 16, 1893, at Worcester. 

40. Silas ^, son of (Silas^, Elisha^, James^, John"- , 
John^) and Lydia (Henry) Mirick, born May 4, 1800, at 
Rutland, Mass. Married, June 20, 1827, at Milford, 
Mass., Almii-a Goulding, daughter of John and Ruth 
(Chamberlain) Goulding, born April 29, 1808; died May 
15, 1869, at Hopkinton, Mass. Silas was a currier by 
trade; was also a shoe manufacturer for a time; served 
as Justice of the Peace; died Oct. 20, 1874, at Hopkin- 
ton, Mass. Children — 

i. Caroline Augusta, b. Dec. 29, 1828, at Milford, 
Mass. ; m. Dec. 3, 1849, Andrew Gilman Greeley, 
at Hopkinton; died Feb. 27, 1878. 

41. Charles Augustus^, son of (Silas^ Misha^, 
James^ , John'^ , John^) and Lydia (Henry) Mirick, born 
Aug. 16, 1810, at Rutland, Mass. Married, June 1, 
1835, at Rutland, Caroline Dustin Pritchard, daughter 
of Lieut. Amos and Janette (Dustin) Pritchard; she 
born June 1, 1812, at South Brookfield, Mass.; died 
May 5, 1866, at West Brookfield, Mass. Charles Augus- 
tus was christened "Boaz Moore," but had his name 
changed by act of legislature about 1835; he was a 
printer and publisher in Springfield; served in Boston 
Custom House 1858 to I860; died Feb. 1, 1864, at Shel- 
burne Falls, Mass. Children — 

66. i. Henry Dustin, b. March 3, 1836; m. 1st, Oct. 14, 

1874; m. 2nd, July 22, 1879. 


ii. Charles Pritchard, b. March 17, 1838, at West 
Brookfiekl, Mass. ; d. March 16, 1843. 

67. iii. Edward Augustus, b. March 16, 1840. 

iv. HelExV Fr.ynces. b. Dec. 20, 1843; d. July 33, 1859. 

V. George Pritchard, b. Marcli 13, 1845, at West 
Brookfield, Mass.; single; living in Cincinnati, 
O., 1899; by profession clerk and bookkeeper. 

vi. Caroline, b. June 33, 1847, Greenfield , Mass. ; d. 
Nov. 27, 1848. 

68. vii. Frederick Lincoln, b. Jan. 7, 1850; m. Oct. 25, 

viii. Marian, b. July 27, 1853; died Sept. 1, 1854. 
ix. Lillian, b. July 27, 1853 ;,m. Feb. 26, 1878, William 
Herbert Slack, Boston, Mass. 

42. George Washington^, son of [Silas^, Misha^, 
James^, JoJui^ , JoJin^) and Lydia (Henry) Mirick, 
born Dec. 14, 1814, at Rutland, Mass. Married, Feb., 
1843, at New Ipswich, N. H., Rebecca B. Cragin, 
daughter of Silas and Ann (Pritchard) Cragin; she 
born Feb., 1815; died July 24, 1881, at Skelburne 
Falls. George W. was a printer by trade; was town 
clerk of Shelburne Falls, from 1874 to 1894; published 
one of the first auti- slavery newspapers in the United 
States, at Springfield, Mass.; died Feb. 26, 189G, at 
Shelburne Falls. Children— 

i. Stanley Cragin, b. Oct. 23, 1844, at West Brook- 
field, Mass., where he d. Nov. 23, 1855. 

43. John Turner® , son of ( Tilley ^ , Elislia* , James^ , 
John- , John^) and Polly (Turner) Mirick, born March 
8, 1803, at Holdeu, Mass. Married, March 26, 1829, at 
Paxton, Mass., Phebe Stearns Davis, daughter of John 
and Relief (Howe) Davis; she born Sept. 30, 1810; died 
Sept. 2, 1877, at Brooklyn, N. Y. John Turner lived, 
when first married, in Paxton, Mass., but soon removed 
to Worcester, where he was supervisor of the State Lu- 
natic Asylum for many years; he died Aug. 10, 1872, 
at Worcester. Children — 

G9. i. Merrill Davis, b. May 6, 1830; m. July 38, 1854; d. 

Feb. 23, 1898. 
70. ii. Horatio Gates, b. Oct. 15, 1833; m. 1st, Sept. 15, 
1861 ; m. 3nd, Dec. 3, 1869. 
iii. Waldo Eugene, b. Dec. 3, 1834; d. Sept. 38, 1837. 

44. Elisha«, sonof ( Tillei/^ ElisJia^ James\ John\ 
John}) and Polly (Turner) Mirick, born June 25, 1807, 
at Holden, Mass. Married, Dec. 2, 1830, at Spencer, 


Mass., Sabrina G. Monroe; she born July 26, 1805, at 
Spencer; died April 5, 1877, at Holden, Mass. Elislia 
died Feb. 27, 1847, at Tatwick, Mass. Children— 

i. Sarah Antoinette, b. Oct. 7, 1831, at Providence, 
R. I. ; d. April 39, 1883. 
71. ii. John Alfred, b. June 29, 1834; m. 1st, July 4, 1867; 

m. 2nd, Feb. 28, 1878; d. Feb. 10, 1898. 
73. iii. Walter Monroe, b. Feb. 13, 1836; m. Nov. 7, 1865. 
iv. Bezaleel Turner, b. April 7, 1838: d. Nov. 10, 

V. Lucy Abigail, b. July 23, 1840, at Paxton, Mass. ; 
m. 1st, April 17, 1861, William Chapman, at Pax- 
ton; 2nd, E. J. Stearns, May 12, 1866. f.' 
vi. Marie Antoinette, b. Jan. 25, 1843, at Auburn, 

Mass. ; d. Dec. 31, 1891 ; unmarried, 
vii. Sarah Ruthenia, b. Dec. 1, 1844, at Paxton, Mass. ; 
ni. July 23, 1867, Robert Barry. Her address, 
1899, was Pleasantdale, Kansas. 

45. Horace^ son of (TiUey^, Elisha^, James^, 
John", Jolw^) and Polly (Tnrner) Miriek, born Nov. 21, 
1817, at Holden, Mass. Married, Feb. 1842, Alona 
Chaffin, daughter of Royal Chafifin, of Holden, Mass.; 
she died Julj', 1862; Horace married, 2nd, Sophia 
Howard, Feb., 1854. Children— 

i. Lee Chaffin, b. May 22, 1852; d. July, 1854. 
ii. Hattie Lee, b. Feb. 2, 1859: m. Willis P. Rowell, 
Oct. 14, 1880; three children. 


46. Madison M.^ son of {Marshall M.^ , ISamueV , 
Jonathan*, Samuel^, John^ , John^) and Catherine 
(Walton) Myrick, born Dec 26, 1843, at Charlestown, 
N. H. Married, Aug. 5, 1868, at Ludlow, Vt., Lucina 
E. Riggs; she died July 7, 1871. Madison M. enlisted 
in the 4th Vermont Infantry and served three years ; lost 
his right arm at shoulder, and received two other gun- 
shot wounds; was in the government service, in Wash- 
ington, D. C, July 1897. They had one child— 

i. Clarence Riggs, b. May 20, 1869; m. Sept., 1895. 

47. Elisha a. ' , son of (Johu^ , John^ , John'*' , John^ , 
John'^ , John^) and Polly (Allen) Miriek, born Feb. 2, 
1816. Married Caroline Bartlett; she died Jan. 10, 
1875. Elisha died Aug. 23, 1891. They had one child- 

i. Luther Clayton, b. about 1841. 



48. John Allen '^, son of (JoJm'^ , John^, John'^, 
John^, John'- , John^) and Polly (Allen) Mirick, born 
Jan. 15, 1820. Married, Oct.5,'l842, Keziah Pierce, of 
Rehoboth, Mass. She born Feb. 25, 1820; died Feb. 
12, 1890. John Allen died May 29, 1876. Children— 

i. Ida, b. Aug. ]8, 1850; d. Jan. G, 1874. 
ii. Lizzie G., b. March 26, 185.5; d. June 23, 1884. 

49. Moses H . ^ son of (John ^ , John ^ , John"^ , JoJm ^ , 
John"^ , John^) and Polly (Allen) Mirick, born Dec. 17, 
1823. Married, 1st, Jan. 1, 1851, Sarah Everett; she 
died Jan. 6, 1866. Moses married, 2nd, 1869, Lucinda 
Morse, of Westminster, Mass. He was living, 1897, 
at Princeton, Mass. He was totally blind, but was well 
cared for by his loving wife and son — 

73. i. Allen A., b. Oct. 3. 18C3. 

50. George Dana Boardman'^, son of {Ehenezer^, 
John", John'^ , John^ , John'^ , John'^) and Lois (Allen) 
Mirick, born Feb. 7, 1836, at Brookville, Me. Married 
Eunice Augusta Gott, daughter of Amos Gott, of Brook- 
ville, Me.; she born Feb. 8, 1842, at Brookville, 
Me.; was living in 1898. George Dana was a teacher 
in the district schools near his birthplace, and was 
also engaged in the boot and shoe trade until he was 
twenty-one years of age, when he went to Massachusetts. 
He graduated at the Allendale school, in Sterling, Mass., 
and afterward learned the photographer's art. He was 
one of the first to take out-of-door-views. He died at 
Sterling, Mass., leaving his widow and two children — 

i. Lelia Augusta, b. June 27, 1861, at Sterling, Mass. ; 
m. Dec. 27, 1894, Frederick S. Cutter. Lelia 
Augusta Mirick was educated in the schools of 
Cambridge, Mass. ; taught in the grammar 
schools and training schools of that city ; later 
she was supervisor of primary schools, which 
position she held until 1894, when she was mar- 
ried to Frederic Spaulding Cutter, of Cambridge, 
74. ii. George Alonzo, b. July 22, 1863, at Sterling, Mass. 

51. Sally Mirick (Wilder), dau. of {Marshall^, 
James'") and Sally (Miri('k) Wilder, born April 21, 1819, 
at Watertown, N. Y. ; is still living, and retains the old 
home purchased by her husband in 1843; married, Sept. 14, 
1837, Elijah Dewey Nichols, son of Dewey and Lucinda 



(Pierce) Nichols, of Fletcher, Vermont, and great-grand- 
son of the "fighting parson," Jedediah Dewej'; he born 
Feb. 10, 1808; died March 13, 1868, at his home in North 
Brookfield, Mass; he served in the civil war in Co. "F," 
15th Mass. Vol. Inf.; was in the battle of Fair Oaks; 
later was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. 
He was a man of sterling character, scorning a lie or de- 
ceit of any kind, and giving all his thought and energies 
to the good of his faraih^ Children — 

i. Sarah (Nichols), b. June 20, 1838; d. July 9, 1838. 

ii. Fidelia (Nichols), b. May 31, 1839; m. Emmons 
Corbin, and has one child living; attended Wil- 
brahani Academy. 
75. iii. Frances Aveline (Nichols), b. Feb. 20, 1841; m. 
Feb. 10, 1859. 

iv. John Randolph (Nichols), b. March 12, 1843; m., 
Sept. 10, 1889, Elinor Loomis ; she b. 1871; live 
in Wilton, N. Y. ; have five children; served in 
Co. "F," 15th Mass. Inf.; was taken prisoner at 
battle of Balls Bluff, and was in Libbyand Salis- 
bur}' prisons for eleven months ; was a corporal ; 
later served in a New Hampshire regiment, and 
stiU later in Co. "H," 62nd Mass. Inf., as a ser- 
V. Mary Wilder (Nichols), b. Aug. 8, 1845; m. July 
4, 1867, George Martin, a manufacturer, of Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; three children; two grandchildren. 

vi. Elijah Dewey (Nichols), b. May 8, 1848; m. Nov. 
4, 1873, at Worcester. Mass., Sarah Gibbons, of 
Exeter, England, sister of the artist, William 
Gibbons; seven children, among whom are sev- 
eral with distinct artistic gifts. 

vii. Clara Eunice (Nichols), b. Aug. 3, 1852; m. Oct. 
26, 1885, Edwin P. Lawrence, Worcester, Mass., 
a grand-nephew of Commodore James Lawrence. 

52. James Chauncey'^, son of (James^ , James ^ , 
James^ , James^ , JoJm^ , Jolin^) and Sally (Wakefield) 
Mirick, born Aug. 27, 1821, in Butternuts, N. Y. 
Married, July 26, 1847, Frances Cady. While a boy 
Mr. Mirick removed with his father's family to Pitts- 
field and later to Pitcher, N. Y.; he attended the 
district school in both of these places, then a select 
school, as it was called in those days, and finallj^ Caze- 
novia Seminary; he wanted to be a minister and was 
offered a scholarship at Oberlin, but the doctor in Caze- 
novia advised against further study on account of his 
health. He then, in 1845, started for Connecticut to 
teach, hearing that better salaries were offered there than 
in New York. While on the way he was offered a posi- 


tion as teacher in a private school in New York City. 
Here he met his future wife, Frances Cady, who was a 
pupil-teacher in this school, owned by her brother, 
Reuben Cady, and Mr. Fanning, later by Mr. Fanning 
alone. After teaching- here two years Mr. Fanning sold 
out and opened a collegiate academy with Mr. Mirick, 
at the corner of Washington Park and South St. Mr. 
Mirick was finally obliged to give up teaching on ac- 
count of ill-health, and after a year at home died in 
Pitcher, of consumption, July 16, 1858. He was a 
natural scholar and would have achieved distinction as 
such had his health permitted, but he was never well 
from a boy. He was a member of the Baptist Church. 

Frances, the mother, married, 2nd, Moses Hanford, 
a merchant living in Walton, N. Y. They had one son, 
Lucius Hanford, born Dec. 8, 1869; he married Esther 
Boyd, and they are now living in Walton^ After the 
death of Mr- Hanford his widow made her home with 
her first husband's brother, Charles Mirick, and is still 
living with him in Gilbertsville, N. Y. Children of 
James Chauncey and Frances (Cady) Mirick — 

i. William Chauncey, b. Nov. 28, 1848; d. Oct. 26, 

ii. Fkederick Augustus, b. Nov. 17, 1851 ; was shot 
and killed Aug. 17, 1870, while in the employ of 
Mr. Halbert, of Binghaniton, N. Y., by James 
Rouloff, while defending the property entrusted 
to him by his employer. The trial of Rouloff 
for this act, of which he was convicted, and for 
which he was hanged, attracted the attention of 
the American press at the time. Mirick fought 
desperately ^\ath liis assailants, disabling two of 
them before he was killed by the third, 
iii. James Francis, b. July 5, 1853; d. Nov. 16, 1853. 

53. Albert AuGUSTUs^ son of (.James^ James^, 
James^, James\ JoJm\ John^) and Sally (Wakefield) 
Mirick, born Dec. 30, 1824. Married, 1st, Dec. 30, 1850, 
Jane Hakes; she died May 14, 1858. Albert A. mar- 
ried, 2nd, June 1, 1859, Frances Gamberton Boone, a 
widow. Her first husband was a grandson of Daniel 
Boone, the Kentucky explorer and hero. She was born 
May 10, 1824, and died July 23, 1893, at Anamoosa, la. 
She had come from Cortland, N. Y., to Iowa while it was 
yet a territory, and underwent all the hardships and ex- 
periences of pioneer life. Albert A. Mirick was born on 
a farm in Butternuts, N. Y. Removed with his father 













to Pittsfield, and later to Pitcher, N. Y. He attended 
the district school winters until he was sixteen, when he 
began teaching. This employment he followed during 
the winter months for thirteen years, working with his 
father on the farm or at the carpenter trade during the 
summer. During the first four years of his teaching he 
attended academies in the vicinity of Pitcher and at 
Cazenovia for six weeks each autumn, paying out in all 
for such privileges fifteen dollars more than he earned in 
the district school. Oct. 5, 1857, he went west with his 
wife and two children, over the Rock Island railroad, 
the only road at that time entering Iowa. From Daven- 
port to Fairview the journey was made by stage. For 
two years in Iowa he worked as carpenter, then com- 
menced farming. When Mr. Mirick settled in Iowa, 
not one-twentieth of the land was cultivated or occupied ; 
now every foot is under cultivation, and mud bogs have 
been transformed into macadamized roads. He has wit- 
nessed an equal advancement also in education, arts, sci- 
ence and wealth. After his second marriage Mr. Mirick 
bought a farm in Fairview, which he worked until his 
children were grown, and his daughter Carrie married, 
and her husband took the farm. He then bought a 
farm in Anamoosa, where he still lives. His children, 
by his first wife, were — 

76. i. Willis Augustus, b. Jan. 8,1854; m. Sept. 12, 1883. 

ii. Carrie Estelle, b. March 12, 1856; d. Nov. 12, 
1881 ; m. Elmer J. Whitney, a farmer in Fair- 
view, Iowa; had Fannie (Whitney), b. Jvxly 
2, 1883; Bertha (Whitney), b. April 10, 1887. 
For some time after his marriage Mr. Whitney 
lived on the farm belonging to his wife's father, 
A. A. Mirick ; later he removed to Ha warden, la., 
where Carrie, his wife, died. She was educated 
m the Fairview and Anamoosa schools ; she was 
possessed of considerable musical abilitj^ ; was a 
member of tlie Baptist church in Anamoosa, and 
organist for many years. After the death of his 
wife, Carrie (Mirick) Whitney, Mr. Whitney 
removed to Oberlin, O , where he married again. 
Since his death, some years since, his widow has 
lived in Oberlin, with his two children, who 
have been educated in the schools of that city ; 
Fannie graduated from the high school in June, 
1901, and is now in the business department of 
Oberlin College ; Bertha is in the high school. 

54. Charles Edward^, sou of {James^ , James^ , 
James'^ . James^ , John', Jolin^) and Sally (Wakefield) 


Mirick, born July 19, 1827, at Butternuts, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, Feb. 9, 1865, Euphemia Morris Musson (his cousin), 
of Gilbertsville, N. Y.; she died at Gilberts ville, Jan. 6, 
1892. Charles Edward Mirick was born in the town of 
Butternuts on a farm. In early childhood he lived in 
Pittsfield; when he was four years old the family re- 
moved from there to Pitcher. Here Charles attended the 
common schools, a private school for a few terms, and 
finished with six weeks in Oxford academy under Profes- 
sor Abbot. He then started out to seek his fortune. 
After spending nearly all his money he found himself in 
Amsterdam county. New Jersey. After teaching here 
three mouths he was called home by the illness of his 
mother. The next winter he taught in Northumberland 
county, Pa., and finally in the district school in Pitcher 
in which he began his education. He worked as car- 
penter during the summer time after he was sixteen, 
teaching school in the winter until he was twenty-three. 
In March, 1852, he' went to California via the Panama 
route. For the first two years he worked in the gold 
mines in Amador and Calaveras counties, working as 
carpenter when there was no water for mining. After the 
great fire in Sacramento there was a great call for car- 
penters and he worked at that trade for several years; 
then bought a ranch in Yolo county. The same year the 
locusts came and devoured every growing thing, so he 
left the ranch and started again for the mines. When 
the rush began for the silver mines in the then territory 
of Nevada, he located there remaining some years. In 
October, 1864 he came east, starting from Virginia City 
and coming via Salt Lake City in a United States mail 
stage. For twenty-two days and nights he rode on the 
driver's seat of this stage, the thermometer standing at 
35° below zero when thej^ crossed the Rockies, before 
reaching Omaha. Often both driver and passengers had 
to descend from the stage and shovel paths for the horses. 
This exercise kept them from freezing. At this time 
time there were only 25 miles of railroad in California, 
and none between there and the Missouri river. Denver 
was but a small town. A short time before Ben Holi- 
day had a line of stages across the plains, but several 
drivers and passengers were killed by the Indians and 
they were taken off. Then a pony express was started 
to carry important letters. When Charles Mirick came 
through there were hundreds of tons of mail piled up in 
the stations that had to be taken back east and sent by 








steamer. He married Eiiphemia Morris Mussou, his 
cousin, Feb. 9, 1865, and for four years managed the 
farm of his uncle, Ephraim Mirick, in Butternuts. In 
March, 1869, he bought the farm belonging to his wife's 
father, Robert Scott Musson, and lived there until the 
loss of his home by lire in June 1900, when he removed 
to the village of Gilbertsville, where he still resides. He 
has four daughters, all of whom are members of the 
Baptist church. 

i. Henrietta Amelia, b. March 5, 1867, in Butternuts, 
N. Y. ; educated in district schools, Gilbertsville 
Academy, and Wellesley College (A. B. 1892.) 
Taught two years in district school, and one year 
in Gilbertsville Academy before entering college; 
1892-1895 taught Latin and Greek in Sidney 
High school. New York ; two years as precep- 
tress and one year as vice-principal; 1895-1896, 
in Iowa, keeping house for her uncle, A. A. 
Mirick; 1896-1902, in Boston, Mass., assistant 
editor School Physiology Journal. Author of 
"Oral Lesson Book in Hygiene" for primary 
teachers. Living at Dorchester. 

ii. Ida Lewis, b. March 1, 1869, in Butternuts, N. Y. ; 
educated in district school and Gilbertsville 
Academy. Since the death of her mother she has 
kept house for her father and aged aunt. 

iii. Mary Haebert, b. Oct. 11, 1871, at Butternuts, N. 
Y. ; edvicated in district school, Gilbertsville 
Academy and Wellesley College (A. B. 1898) ; 
taught three years before entering college; 1898- 
'99 taught in Guilford, N. Y. ; 1899-1900 in Ox- 
ford, N. Y. ; 1900-1901, Kennett Square, Pa. ; is 
now living at home. 

iv. Anne Scott," b. Feb. 4, 1878, Butternuts, N. Y. ; 
educated in district school, Gilbertsville Acad- 
emy and Oneonta Normal School, from which 
she graduated in Febrviaiy, 1902. Has taught 
three years ; is a member of the Normal Glee 

55. Francis Henry'' (Myrick),son of {Orlando^, 
James ^ , James'^ , James^ , John", Jolin^) and Polly 
(Clark) Mirick, born Oct, 29, 1826. Married, Sept. 17, 
1850, Helen T. Rockwell; she born July 30, 1829; died 
Sept. 24, 1893. Children— 

i. George A., b. March 14, 1853; d. July 2, 1854. 

ii. Kate Evangeline, b. March 12, 1956; m. Dec. 16. 
1879, Lewis Porter; he b. July 12, 1862; is a 
farmer; educated in common schools. Chil- 
dren — 

1. Forest L. (Porter), b. Nov. 4, 1880. 

2. Bertha E. (Porter), b. July 17, 1882. 


3. Bernioe M. (Porter), b. July 3, 1887. 

4. Bernard R. (Porter), b. Feb. 21, 1889. 

5. Helen R. (Porter), b. June 2, 1891. 

6. Rupert H. (Porter), b. Dec. 31, 1892. 
iii. Charles Rockwell, b. Sept. 28, 1859 ; m. April 15, 

1889, Emma E. Story; educated in common 
schools ; is a traveling salesman ; has been wdth 
a tobacco firm, but is now selhng safes; is very en- 
terprising and successful in his business ; is now 
living at Dallas, Texas. 

56. Charles Theodore^ ( My rick ), son of ( Or/on r7o\ 
James^, James^ , James'\ John'^ , JoJin^) and Polly 
(Clark) Mirick, born April 29, 1839, in Butternnts, N. Y. 
Married, Aug. 7, 1864, Theresa Vernette Peet; she born 
Feb. 14, 1843. Charles T. was educated in the common 
schools; removed to Iowa in April, 1862; owns and 
manages his farm in Anamoosa, but lives in town; is a 
member of the Baptist church, together with his wife and 
sons. Had two sons, both born in Anamoosa: 

i. AuRTHUR Eugene, b. Dec. 2, 1869; educated in 
public schools of Anamoosa, and the State Uni- 
versity of Iowa (A. B. 1892) ; is a graduate of 
Hahnemann Homeopathic College, of Chicago ; 
after graduation practiced medicine in Musca- 
tine, Iowa for several vears, where he married 
Alice L. Walton, Nov. 6, 1901. Is now practic- 
ing in Park Ridge, Chicago. 
ii. HOBART Delancy, b. Jan. 18, 1879; educated in the 
public schools of Anamoosa ; prepared for col- 
lege, and entered the State University of Iowa, 
but was obliged to give up study on account of 
ill-health; has been for some time Assistant 
Cashier of the National Bank of Anamoosa. 

57. Calista Elvira' (Myrick), dau. of {Orlando\ 
James ^ , James'^ , James^, Jolin'\ John^) aud Polly 
(Clark) Mirick, (sister of Titus Clark, of Butternuts), 
born Aug. 29, 1841. She received a common school 
education in Butternuts; married Albert Hopkins Mus- 
son, in 1861; he was born Dec. 18, 1836, and died Sept. 
27, 1880. They removed to Iowa in 1862, engaging in 
farming. Both were members of the Baptist Church, 
as were their children. Mrs. Calista Myrick (Musson), 
now a widow, resides in Hawarden, la. Children — 

i. Willis Herbert (Musson) b. in Rochester, Minn., 
Feb. 21, 1864; m. Oct. 30, 1894, Hattie May 
El.sbury; she b. in Springville, la., July 24, 
1871; he is a farmer and teamster; now living 
in Hawarden. Children — 


1. Florence Marie (Musson), b. Aug. 5, 


2. Mabel Grace (Musson), b. Feb. 1, 1898. 

3. HobartL. (Musson), b. Jan. 11, 1900. 

ii. Jay Arthur (Musson), b. Dec. 29, 1866, in Ha war- 
den, la. ; m. Addie Lovisa Peet, March 24, 1886; 
she b. July 13, 1862; he is a farmer in Hawar- 
den. Children — 

1. CoLLis Albert (Musson), b. March 24, 


2. KiTTiE Minerva (Musson), b. Feb. 2, 


3. Park D. (Musson), b. Sept. 1, 1893. 

4. Lute MoQuesten (Musson), b. Aug. — , 

iii. Verne Vernette (Musson), b. at Martelle, la. ; m. 
Ai Reed, Aug. 26, 1895 ; he was b. in S. Dakota, 
July 5, 1871 ; he is a farmer in Hawarden. Chil- 
dren — 

1. Cecil James (Reed), b. March 8, 1897. 

2. Carl (Reed), b. July 5, 1899. 

All born in Hawarden, la. ; iwesent address 
Alcester, S. Dak. 

58. Harriet Bowers' (Myrick), dan. of {.Horatio^, 
James^ , James, "^ James'\ John", John'^) and Roweua 
(Hurd) Mirick, born Aug. 18, 1830, iu Butternuts, N. Y. 
Married, Aug. 17, 1851. George Parsons; he was a den- 
tist, son of a farmer living in Franklin, N. Y. Harriet 
was educated in Gilbertsville and Franklin Academies; 
she taught in different places in the towns of Otego and 
Butternuts, and three years in Franklin Academy. After 
her marriage she lived iu Franklin, Oxford, and Walton, 
N. Y., and Leesburg, Florida. George, the father, 
died at the latter place. Both were members of the Con- 
gregational church. Children, all born in Walton — 

i. Effie Lilli.\n (Parsons), b. May 31, 1857; d. April 
22, I86],in V^^alton, N. Y. 

ii. Frank Smith (Parsons), b. Sept. 11, 1860; d. May 2, 

iii. Fred Hurd (Parsons), b. Sept. 11, 1860; m. Dec. 25, 
1883, Sally Rainey. a native of Kentucky ; she b. 
June 20, 1859. He was educated in common 
schools, and Gilbertsville and Walton Acade- 
mies ; worked on farms till a young man, and 
then removed to Florida, where he married; 
raised oranges, worked as a carpenter, and 
finally removed to Philadelphia, after losing all 
his orange trees in the great frost, several years 
ago. He is now a street car conductor in the 
latter city . Children — 

1. Ermie (Parsons), b. Aug. 25, 1886. 

2. George (Parsons), b. Oct. 21, 1888. 

3. Tina H. (Parsons), b. Jan. 8. 1892. 


iv. Elizabeth Rowena (Parsons), b. April 29, 1865; m. 
Oct. 8, 1889, Elmer W. Beers, in Leesburg, Fla. 
He had a homestead there, and was a fruit 
grower. By trade he is a carpenter and me- 
chanic, and is now living in Philadelphia. She 
was educated in Walton, N. Y. They have 
never had an}' children. She is a member of the 
Congregational church. 

V. WiLLARD Henry (Parsons), b. Aug. 17, 1870; edvi- 
cated in Walton ; removed to Florida with his 
parents ; later was a book-keeper for a coal and 
gas company in Chicago ; then raised tobacco in 
Texas. Is now a conductor on the electric car 
line in Philadelphia. Unmarried. 

59. Nathan Hurd^ (Myi-ick), sou of {Horatio^, 
Jatnes^ , Janies'^ , James^, JoJni'^ , Jolin^) and Rowena 
(Hnrd) Mirick, born Aug. 8, 1838, in Gilbei-tsville, N. Y. 
Married, July 21, 1864, Elizabeth N. Wornian; she born 
in Rieglesville, Pa. ; educated in home schools and in 
Franklin Academy, where she met Mr. Myrick. He was 
educated in Gilbertsville ; is a commercial traveler by 
occupation; was in business for himself a short time 
after his marriage; lived in New York City, and Eliza- 
beth, N. Y.; then moved to Binghamton, N. Y., where 
they now reside ; both are members of the Congregational 
church. Childi'en — 

i. Lizzie Currie, b. Jan. 6, 1867; d. April 27, 1867. 
ii. Florence Hannah, b. Jan. 7, 1868; educated in 
Elizabeth public and private schools, Mrs. North's 
preparatory school in New Y^ork City, Wellesley 
College, where she took the degree of B. S., 1893; 
went to Paris, where she studied art for a num- 
ber of years. Is now (1902), teaching art in a 
private school in Minneapolis, Minn. 

iii. Mary Rowena, b. Dec. 26, 1870 ; educated in Eliza- 
beth public schools, Gilbertsville Academy, and 
Kindergarten Training school in Chicago. Is 
now teaching in a kindergarten in Binghamp- 
ton, N. Y. 

iv. Nellie Sara, b. Dec. 12, 1873; educated in Elizabeth 
public schools, Gilbertsville Academy, and 
Lady Jane Gray School, Binghamton ; m. June 
27, 1900, William Armstrong; he is a mechani- 
cal engineer. They now live in St. Louis, Mo. ; 
no children. She is a member of the Episcopal 
V. Frank Worman, b. Feb. 8, 1876; educated in Eliza- 
beth, Gilbertsville Academy, Binghamton High 
School and New York Medical College, from 
whicli he was graduated. He has practiced 
medicine in Providence, R. I., in the New York 
hospital, and is now in Louisville, Ky. 



60. Ellen Elizabeth \ dan. of (Horatio^, James^ , 
dames'^ , James^ , John'^ , John^) and Rowena (Hurd) 
Mirick, born Jan. 11, 1841, in Bntternnts, N. Y. 
Married, Oct. 26, 1865, George Henry Miller, a railroad 
conductor; she was educated in private school in Gil- 
bertsville, N. Y., and in Gilberts ville Academy. They 
lived in Avon, N. Y., until her death, which took place 
May 29, 1871. Childi'en, born in Avon — 

i. Herbert Sumner (Miller), b. May 23, 1867; educated 
in Avon High School, Lima, N. Y., preparatory 
school, and Syracuse University (A. B. 1892) ; 
taught Greek and Latin one year in Indian Ter- 
ritory ; is now an evangelist, living in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; married, in 1897, Alice Clarke. Chil- 
dren — 

1. Harold Clarke (Miller), b. 1898. 

2. Helen (Miller), b. 1899. 

3. Harper Andrews (Miller), b. Dec. 1900. 
ii. Ellen lONE (Miller), b. May 19, 1871; came to live 

vv^ith her aunt, Mary Jane Myrick in early life ; 
educated in Gilbertsville Academy and New 
York Teachers' College; taught in the district 
schools, and some years in Gilbertsville Acade- 
my; m. Sept. 3, 1896, Lewis M. Donaldson, of 
Gilbertsville; he b. March 15, 1869— a son of 
Henry M. Donaldson, a druggist and prominent 
citizen of Gilbertsville, Both he and his wife 
are members of the Presbyterian church; is 
now living in Mechanicsville, N. Y., where he 
has a drug store. Children — 

1. Lewis Henry (Donaldson), b. March 

19, 1898. 

2. Kenneth Miller (Donaldson), b. Aug. 

20, 1901. 

After the death of his first wife, George Henry Miller 
married, 2nd, Sadie Search, of Lewisburg, Pa. Three 
children by this marriage: Hattie Blair (Miller), Lulu 
Anna (Miller), and George (Miller), who died at the age 
of six months. Sadie, the mother, died, and George 
married, 3rd, Emma Reynolds, of Columbus, O., by 
whom he had two children: Harry Reynolds (Miller) and 
Oco Jeannette (Miller). George, the father, died Aug. 
1899, at Trenton, Mo. 

6 1 . RuFUS B URT ^ ( Myrick ) , son of ( Uufus ® , James ^ , 
James'^, James^, John'^ , John^) and Calista (Burt) 
Mirick, born Aug. 16, 1840, at Wingfield, Herkimer 
county, New York. 

He attended the common schools until eight years old, 
then went to Gilbertsville Academy for two years, and 


finally completed his school education at Colgate Academy, 
Hamilton, N. Y. In 1860 he went to Iowa and taught 
school. Here he enlisted, Aug. 17, 1861, as a private in 
Company I, 2d Iowa Calvary, and was mustered into the 
United States service at Davenport, Iowa. He was sent 
to Benton Barracks, St. Louis, thence to Bird's Point, 
to Fort Pillow and Harrison Landing, Tenn. After the 
battle of Shiloh he was ordered to Corinth, after Price's 
evacuation. He took part in the battles of Farmington, 
Glendale, Boonville, and luka. Miss., at Corinth, Water 
Valley and Coffeeville. In Oct. 1862, he went into win- 
ter quarters at La Grange, Tenn. In the spring and 
summer of 1863 he did patrol duty and skirmishing be- 
tween Memphis and Corinth, on the Memphis and 
Charleston railroad, participating in the battle of Collier- 
ville, Tenn. He was assigned to duty as issuing clerk, 
headquarters of the cavalry corps at Memphis, where he 
remained until Feb. 1861. Re-enlisting while here in the 
same company and regiment, he was granted a thirty 
daj's' furlough. At its expiration he returned to his 
regiment at Davenport, Iowa, and was ordered to Mem- 
phis, Collierville, Germantown and White Station. When 
the three years' men left the regiment, he started on a 
sixt}^ days' trip to Nashville, engaging in battle at Shoal 
Creek, and Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 15, 1865. He was de- 
tailed as regimental clerk at Collierville but remained 
with his regiment until the battle of Nashville. Rejoin- 
ing his regiment at Gravelh" Springs, he went from there 
to Harrisburg Landing, Tenn., and thence to luka. At 
Lee's surren-der he was sent to Decatur, Ala., detailed as 
brigade quartermaster's clerk, and left at Decatur in 
charge of unserviceable quartermaster's stores. Dis- 
charged Oct. 4, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa, he went to 
Gilbertsville, N, Y., November 7, of the same year, and 
joined W. A. Musson Post, G. A. R., as a charter mem- 
ber, lieing elected Quartermaster, in whi(di capacity he 
served until elected Post Commander in 1883. He en- 
listed in the army as a private, and for bravery in action 
was promoted to sergeant. For some years after the 
war he resided on his farm in Nebi-aska; this was finally 
sold and he removed with his family to Butternuts, N. 
Y. , and thence to Gilbertsville, where he now resides, 
1902. He married, Oct. 10. 1866, Agnes M. Newman; 
she born March 26, 1842, in Unadilla. Children— 

i. George Burt, b. Aug. 16, 1869. He was educated 
in the comuion schools of Butternuts, Gilberts- 


ville Academy, and Albany Business College; 
was stenographer in the Consolidated Gas Com- 
panj' of New York until his death, of cerebral 
meningitis, Aug. 17, 1899. He was a Baptist, a 
member of Dr. McArthur's church, 
ii. Mary Anna, b. Sept. 19, 1876; educated in the com- 
mon schools of Butternuts, Gilbertsville Acade- 
my, and Oneonta Normal School, graduating 
from the latter in February 1901. She is teach- 
ing, 1901-1902 in Bloomfield, New Jersey. 

62. WiLLARD A. '^ (Mnsson), son of Robert Scott and 
Dorothy'' (Mirick) Musson, born Jnly 13, 1839, in the 
town of Bntternnts, three miles soiTth of Gilbertsville, 
N. Y. He attended the common school in his home dis- 
trict, completing his education at Gilbertsville Academy. 
For a short time he tang-ht school, then went on a farm. 
In Oct. 1861, he joined the armj', enlisting as a member 
of the band connected with the 51st Regiment. When 
the war department issued an order doing away with the 
bands connected with the army he was discharged, re- 
turned to Gilbertsville, and in three weeks re-enlisted as 
a private in Company "G," 152dNew York volunteers. 
He was mustered into the U.S. service and commissioned 
second lieutenant at Camp Schuyler. In the absence of 
Adjutant Quaif he was detailed as adjutant of the regi- 
ment. Soon after he was promoted to first lieutenant 
and assigned to the command of Company "C." At the 
battle of the Wilderness he was wounded, but refused to 
go to the hospital. Engaging in the battle of Spottsjl- 
vaniahe was again wounded in the thigh at the "Bloody 
Angle," and sent to the Seminary Hospital, German- 
town, He was granted a furlough and reached his home 
at Gilbertsville, July 2, 1864. For distinguished ser- 
vice in the Wilderness he was promoted to captain, re- 
ceiving his commission while at his home, Aug. 19, 
1864, five weeks after his marriage to his cousin Amelia 
Rockwell; he rejoined his regiment in front of Peters- 
burg, and was in command at Burgess Farm, the battle 
of Hatcher's Run. Here, while making a reconnoissance 
he was instantly killed, Oct. 4, 1864. The following 
October his remains were brought to Gilbertsville by his 
father and interred in Brookside Cemetery. Capt. Mus- 
son was a young man of great promise, a fine singer, a 
brave soldier, a good commander, a cultured Christian 
gentleman. The W. A. Musson Post, of Gilbertsville, 
was named in his honor. 


63. Theodore H.'' (Musson), son of Robert Scott 
and Dorothy'' (Mii-iek) Musson, born in Butternuts, New 
York, Jan. 26, 1845, and educated in the common schools 
of that town. He enlisted in the army, Dec, 1863, when 
but 17 years old, as a private in Company "E," 2dN. Y. 
Heavy Artillery. Mustered into the service the same 
month at Norwich, N. Y., he was ordered to Elmira, 
thence to his regiment at Washington, joining his com- 
pany at Fort Bennett, where they had been assigned to 
duty. Here he remained until the campaign of 1864, 
when the regiment took the field as infantry in May. At 
the battle of Cold Harbor, June 4, 1864, he was wounded, 
the ball passing through his right side and then through 
a comrade in the rear rank inflicting a similar wound. 
Nearly a quarter of a century later these two men met 
again for the first time since this battle. T. H. Musson 
was sent to Howard Hospital at Washington and later to 
McClellan Hospital, Philadelphia. Being granted a fur- 
lough he arrived at Gilbertsville, July 17th, but returned 
to the hospital the same day and to the field soon after. 
He was again wounded at the battle of Ream's Station. 
Secretary Stanton issued a special order permitting a 
substitute to be furnished for young Musson and he was 
brought home to Gilbertsville. Since the war he has re- 
sided in Butternuts where he ran a farm some years, in 
Roudout, N. Y., where he was a machinist, and in Ken- 
nett Square, Pa., where he acted as agent for the Ameri- 
can Road Machine Co. of that place. In this capacity he 
traveled widely, through the east and south, giving 
practical exhibitions of good road-making and doing- 
much to improve the roads of these sections. As a rep- 
resentative of the national government he visited Porto 
Rico during the winter of 1899-1900 in the interests of 
road- making, making a studj' of the condition of the 
island and the requirements for a system of government 
roads. He is at present, 1901-1902, in Gilbertsville, su- 
perintending the construction of town water works for 
New Berlin, in connection with his brother, Eugene F. 
Musson. He is a charter member of the W. A. Musson 
Post in Gilbertsville, which he has served as commander 
for three years and as surgeon ; he is a mason and a mem- 
ber of the Baptist church in Kennett Square, Pa. In 
Oct. 7, 1868, Theodore married Lucy Amelia Rockwell, 
his cousin. Children — 

i. Winifred Dorothy (Musson), b. March 9, 1873, in 
Rondout ; educated in common schools of But- 


ternuts and Gilbertsville for several years; 
studied type-writing and stenography and has 
held a lucrative position with the American 
Road Machine Company since removing to Ken- 
nett Square with her parents in the spring of 
1894. She is a member of the Bajjtist church 
and an ardent worker, 
ii. Robert Rockwell (Musson), b. April 2, 1877, in 
Gilbertsville; d. Aug. 33, 1877. 

64. Eugene Francis^ (Musson), son of Robert 
Scott and Dorothy*' (Mirick) Musson, born Jan. 13, 
1855, in Butternuts, N. Y.; educated in the common 
schools of the town, Gilbertsville Academy and Eastman 
Business College, Poughkeepsie ; engaged in the furni- 
ture business in Norwich, N. Y., for some years with 
L. A. Burr, under the firm name of Burr & Musson, 
then sold out to Mr. Burr and studied mechanical engin- 
eering and surveying. He has had charge of the work 
of putting water works into many towns in Chenango, 
Otego and Delaware counties, and has permanent charge 
of the water works of Norwich. Mr. Musson, with his 
wife and daughter are prominent members of the Baptist 
church, Norwich, in which he has been a deacon for 
some years. Since his marriage he has resided in Nor- 
wich, and some years ago built the house there on 
Sheldon street in which he now lives. It eontains sev- 
eral of the Musson heirlooms brought from England in 
the latter part of the eighteenth century. He married 
Florence Gray, of Butternuts, N. Y., in Oct. 1879; 
she was educated in common schools of Butternuts and 
in Gilbertsville Academy. Children — 

i. Elizabeth Florence (Musson), b. May 11, 1884; 
she is being educated in Norwich graded schools ; 
graduates from the high school in June, 1902; 
has considerable musical ability. 

65. SewellG.\ son of (Sewell^ Paul\ ElisJia^ , 
James"\ Jolm"" , John^) and Polly (Mirick) Mirick, born 
about 1813, at Princeton, Mass.; married Lydia Mer- 
riam Beaman; he died in 1896. Children — 

i. James Billings, b. A]u-il 6, 1842, at Princeton, 
Mass.; m. Nov. 15, 18r>G, Sarah Elizabeth Chand- 
ler, at Princeton ; had a law and collection office 
in Worcester. 

66. Henry Dustin'', son of {Charles Augustus^, 
Silas^, Elislia'^, James^ , John^ , Jolin'^') and Caroline 


(Pi-iteharcl) Mirick, born March 3, 1836, at Worcester, 
Mass. Married, 1st, Oct. 14, 1874, at Athens, O., Har- 
riet S., (iau. of John and Susan G. Brown; she born May 
16, 1850, at Albany, Athens county, 0.; died Dec. 23, 
1875, at Sedalia, Mo. Henry D. married, 2nd, July 22, 
1879, at Athens, O., Charlotte E. Brown, daughter of 
Henry T. Brown; she born Jan. 10, 1851, at Athens, 0. 
Her father, Henry T. Brown, died in Athens 0.; her 
mother, Charlotte M. (Fuller) Brown, is still living 
(1898). Henry Dustin Mirick came of sturdy New Eng- 
land stock. He received such a common school educa- 
tion as the times afforded, and began the battle of life 
in his father's printing office, at Greenfield, Mass., when 
but thirteen years of age. Here he remained until 1862, 
when he migrated to Cincinnati, O., and became engaged 
in mercantile pursuits, afterwards moving to Des Moines, 
la. In 1870, he became interested in railroads, and was 
closely identified for twenty years with the Missouri, 
Kansas & Texas Railway as general freight and ticket 
agent, and afterward as assistant to the general man- 
ager, and subsequently as auditor of the Hannibal & St. 
Joseph Railroad. Mr. Mirick has had considerable ex- 
perience in the building of railroads, and for a number 
of years gave much time and attention to the construc- 
tion of railroads in the states of Texas and Kansas. He 
has resided in Washington since 1886, and was elected 
a member of the Washington Stock Exchange, Decem- 
ber 29th, 1896- During his residence here he has be- 
come actively interested in a number of our foremost 
corporations, among them being the Washington Loan 
& Trust Company and the West End National Bank, in 
both of which he is a director. He is also one of the 
promoters of the Potomac Electric Power Company, 
and his identification as an official with several of the 
railway companies forming a part of the Washington 
Traction and Electric System is well known. He is liv- 
ing (1902) at Washington, D. C, his youngest son liv- 
ing with him ; the eldest sou in the Klondike ; both un- 
married. Children — 

i. Henry Brown, b. Dec. 17, 1875, Sedalia, Mo. 
ii. Carlos Brown, b. July 26, 1881, Athens, O. 

67. EdW' ARD Augustus' , son of ( Charles Augustus^ , 
Silas", Misha'^, James^ , John"^ , Jolin^) and Caroline 
Dustin (Pritchard) Mirick, born March 16, 1840, at 


West Brookline, Mass. Married Boiiita Himrod, daugh- 
ter of John Latimer and Mary Elizabeth Himrod, at 
Neosho Falls, Kan.; she born March 6, 1852, at Water- 
ford, Pa. By maternal grandfather Edward A. Mirick 
is ninth in descent from William Pritchard, one of the 
martyrs of the Brookfield massacre, August 2, 1675; 
by maternal grandmother is sixth in descent from Thomas 
and Hannah Dustin, famous from their connection with 
the massacre at Haverhill, Mass., March 15, 1697. He 
graduated from Greenfield, Mass., High School 1869; 
Amherst College, 1864; Chicago Congregational Theolog- 
ical Seminary, 1869. Was in the employ of the Congre- 
gatioualist Home Missionary Society from 1869 to 1880, 
most of the time in Kansas. Held pastorates in Napoli, 
N. Y., and Randolph, N. Y., from 1881 to 1885, be- 
sides short terms of service in other localities from 1885 
to 1887. From 1887 to 1901 was in the employ of the 
American Bible Society in fifteen New York counties, in- 
eluding, also, a brief service in Berkshire county, Mass. 
Some results of this Bible work were : Sermons and ad- 
dresses delivered, 1,089, in the pulpits of thirty-five dif- 
ferent denominations; 133,739 families visited; 9,249 
families found without a Bible; 22,585 Bibles put in 
circulation; 38,264 miles traveled in prosecuting this 
work. Rev. Mr. Mirick is living, with his family, in 
Dry den, N. Y. Children— 

i. Lillian, b. Nov. 12, 1873, Diamond Springs, Kan. 
ii. Edward Himrod, b. Oct. 23, 1878, Parsons, Kan. 
iii. Grace, b. Aprill, 1893, Dryden, N. Y. 

68. Frederick Lincoln^, son of (Charles Augus- 
tus^, Silas ^ , ElisJia'^ , Jatnes^ , JoJm"^ , John^) and Caro- 
line Dustin (Pritchard) Mirick, born Jan. 7, 1850, at 
Greenfield, Mass. Married, Oct. 25, 1871, at Cincinnati, 
Ohio, Emma E. Burlew, daughter of Henry Rolf and 
Margaret (Vinson) Burlew ; she born Feb. 20, 1850, at 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Frederick L. was for a time a farmer, 
but is now running a large and successful laundry busi- 
ness in Cincinnati, two of his sons, Henry and Fred., 
being associated with him. Children, all born at Cincin- 
nati except the last, born at Mount Repose, Ohio — 

i. Carrie Dustin, b. Sept. 20, 1872; d. Oct. 1, 1873. 

ii. Henry Burlew, b. Feb. 25, 1874. 

iii. Fred George, b. July 31, 1876. 

iv. Lewis Earl, b. May 3, 1878. 

V. Chester Stephen, b. April 2, 1882. 

vi. Ralph Quinn, b. Sept. 23, 1883. 



69. Merrill Davis^, son of {John Turner^ , Tilley^ , 

Elisha'^ , James'^ , John^ , John^) aud Phoebe (Stearns) 

Mirick, born May 6, 1830, at Paxton, Mass. Married, 

Jnly 28, 1854, at Boston, Mass., Olive M. Whiting; she 

died Jan. 21, 1869, at Worcester, Mass. Merrill Davis 

died Feb. 22, 1898, at Peperell, Mass. They had one 


i. Olive Whiting, b. Jan. , 1856; m. William E. 

Banfield, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and was living, 
1898, at Peperell, Mass. Tliey have two children, 
Stanley and Olive (Banfield.) 

70. Horatio Gates'' , son of {John Turner^ , Tilleij^ , 
Elisha'^ , James^, John'\ JoJm^) and Phoebe (Stearns) 
Mirick, born Oct. 15, 1832, at Paxton, Mass. Married. 
Sept. 15, 1861, Lauretta Norton, of White Plains, N. 
Y.; she died March 18, 1863. Horatio married, 2nd, 
Dec. 2, 1869, Frances Virginia Walker, of Belchertown, 
Mass.; she born June 18, 1842, at Stonington, Conn. 
Horatio Gates Mirick was educated in the schools of 
Worcester, Mass., finishing at the high school. After 
leaving school studied dentistry with Dr. William New- 
ton, of Worcester, and at the age of twenty went to 
New York where he practiced his profession until 1892, 
when he retired. When he first went to New York the 
name of Mirick was not known there, his being the 
first of the name in the directory. He is connected 
with the Worcester aud Princeton Miricks; was living, 
1898, with wife and children, at 62 Montague street, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Children— 

i. Lauretta Horton, b. March 18, 1863. 
ii. LiLLiE Oakley, b. March 18, 1863; m. April 6, 

1891, Arthur M. Cox, of New York City, 
iii. Stanley Walker, b. Aug. 6, 1872. 

71. John Alfred'' , son of {EUsha^ , TiUey^, Elislut'^ , 
Janies^, John^ , John^) and Sabrina (Monroe) Mirick, 
born June 29, 1834, at Paxton, Mass. Married, 1st, 
July 4, 1867, Carrie Brooks; 2nd, Feb. 28, 1878, Lydia 
A. Stearns; she died Oct. 11, 1895, at Worcester, Mass. 
John Alfred died Feb. 10, 1898, at Worcester. Chil- 
dren — 

1. George Eugene, b. Dec. 16, 1878; was living, 1899. 

at Worcester. 

ii. Walter Irving, b. Sept. 28, 1880. 

iii. Luther Frank, b. Feb. 19, 1883; d. Oct. 29. 1883. 

iv. Laura Isabelle, b. Sept. 29, 1884. 

V. Flossie Gertrude, b. Feb. 8, 1888; d. Sept. — , 1888. 

vi. Flora, b. Aug. — , 1893. 


72. Walter Monroe\ son of (Elisha\ Tilley\ 
ElisJia^ , James^, John'^ , John^) and Sabrina (Monroe) 
Mirick, born Feb. 13, 1836, at Spencer, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Nov. 7, 1865, Evaline Howe Clark, at Hubbards- 
town, Mass.; she died Jan. 6, 1874, at Hubbardstown. 
Walter Monroe was a member of Co. "D," 15th Mass. 
Inf., during the civil war; was wounded in the arm at 
the battle of Antietam. Children — 

i. Genevieve, b. May 8, 1867, at Hubbardstown; m. 
Feb. 2'3, 1888, Joliu Linn, at La Crosse, Kan. Her 
address was, 1899, Lynndale, Kan. 
ii. Bertrand Elisha, b. Oct. 11, 1869, at Hubbards- 
town; m. Dec. 25, 1893, Aitie Blanch Pearsons; 
they have Robert Francis, b. Jan. 8, 1895 ; Flor- 
ence, b. Aug., 1896. Were Uving, 1899, at Pleas- 
antdale, Kan. 


73. Allen A.*, son of (Noses'^ , John'^ , John^ , John*' , 
John^, John'^ , Jolin'^) and Sarah (Everett) Mirick, born 
Oct. 3, 1863. Married Kittie Rugee; is cashier of the 
Sunday Creek Coal Company, and in April, 1897, his 
business address was Ellsworth Building, Chicago. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Henry Rugee, b. Dec. 3, 1888. 
ii. Lela Everett, b. Feb. 19, 1890. 

74. George Alonzo^, son of {George D. B."^ , Ehen- 
ezer^ , John^ , John*, Jolin'^ , John" , John'^) and Eunice 
Augusta (Gott) Mirick, born July 22, 1863, at Sterling, 
Mass. Married Mary Louise Dadmun, daughter of Ap- 
pleton and Harriet (Whitney) Dadmun, of Worcester, 
Mass.; she born April 28, 1866, at Worcester. George 
Alonzo was educated in the schools of Cambridge, Mass., 
and in Amherst College, from which he was graduated 
in 1887; received the degree of A. M. from Amherst 
College in 1896 ; taught in the Worcester Academy, the 
New Hampshire State Normal School; was superintend- 
ent of schools of Shrewsbury, Northboro, Southboro, 
and Berlin, Mass., and in 1896 was appointed supervis- 
ing principal of Strong District, New Haven, Conn. 
Author of 'Lessons in English Grammar" (New York: 
The MacMillan Company. 1901). Children— 

i. Appleton Dadmun, b. Feb. 10, 1898, New Haven, 

ii. Thurston Gott, b. Nov. 4, 1899. 


75. Frances Aveline*' (Nichols), dau. of (Elijah 
Dewey Nichols and Sally ^ (Mii-iek) Wilder, Marshall 
(Wilder), Sally' (Mirick) Wilder, Jo An "^ (Mirick), John^ 
John-, JoJin^), l)oru Fel). 20, 1841; attended Wilbraham 
Academy. Married, Feb. 10, 1859, at her parents' home, 
by the Rev. Christopher C. Cushing, pastor of First 
Congregational church of North Brookfield, H. S. Combs, 
inventor, from whom she separated in 1889. Mrs. Combs 
is an artist and author; is living in Norwalk, Conn., 
with one of her daughters. She is a woman of business 
ability; owned three acres of land in the village of War- 
ren, Mass., on the old "School-house Road," from 1862 
to 1880, selling it then at a considerable advance upon 
the cost price. Purchased, for two hundi-ed and sixty dol- 
lars, twenty- six acres of land on Cabin Point Road, Surrey 
Co., Virginia, in 1880, which she still retains; also pur- 
chased two-thii'ds of an acre on Eversley Avenue, Nor- 
walk, Conn., in 1886, it being the first lot sold on the 
avenue, paying therefor one thousand and fifty dollars 
and built a house thereon, which she still retains. Her 
childi'en are — 

i. Mary Frances (Combs), b. Aug. 19, 1860. 
ii. John Marshall (Combs), b. April 22, 1862; is liv- 
ing, 1899, on liis ranch in Nebraska, unmarried 
iii. Nelly Nichols (Combs), b. Jan. 20, 1867; is living 
with lier mother in Norwalk, Conn. ; Lived for 
some time in Virginia, where she attended Bel- 
field Seminaiy ; is an artist and author. 

76. Willis Augustus ^ son of (Albert Augustus'', 
James\ James\ James"^ , James^ , John'", John^) and 
Jane (Hakes) Mirick, born Jan. 8, 1854. Married, Sept. 
12, 1883, Kate Curtis; she born April 23, 1858, in Inde- 
pendence, la.; educated in public schools and Ames 
College, from which she was graduated in June, 1880. 
Taught three years in Monticello, la., high school before 
her marriage; is prominent in the Women's Club of 
Monticello, and a social leader in the town. Willis A. 
Mirick was educated in the common schools of Fairview 
and Anamoosa; then prepared for college; was gradu- 
ated from Hahnemann Homeopathic College in Chicago, 
and has sin(ie practiced medicine and surgery in Monti- 
cello, la.; has also been surgeon on Minneapolis & St. 
I*aul Railroad for a number of years. Childi-en— 

i. Irving Augustus, b. July 1, 1884; educated in Mon- 
ticello graded school ; is now a freshman in Ames 

ii. Maude Alice, b. Jan. 17, 1888 ; in school in Monticello. 

lii. Galen Curtis, b. March 29, 1892; in school in Mon- 



1. James Mirick^ born in Wales, 1612, was in 

Charlestown, 1636. Married, 1652-3, Margaret ; 

she died in Newbury, Mass., 1708. He was a fish- 
packer and cooper by trade, and owned his own place of 
business on the water front in Charlestown. If the sup- 
position that he was born in St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, 
Wales, is correct, his choice of occupation is easily ac- 
counted for, as St. Davids depended entirely upon its 
fishing for the support of its population. In 1657 he re- 
moved to Newbury and became a farmer. The records 
of Charlestown show that "James Mu-ick, the cooper, 
and Margaret, his wife, sold house and lot in Charlestown 
to John Andrews." The same records state that in 1676 
"James Mirick, aged 52 years in 1664, deeded to his son 
James, in Newbury, lands situated in Newbury." The 
date of his death is not found in the records, but he died 
before his wife, who died in Newbury, April 2, 1708. 
Childi'en — 

2. i. James, b. about 1654, at Charlestown. 

ii. John, b. 1662, Charlestown; d. Feb. 15, 1657, at 

Charlestown, of small-pox. 
iii. Hannah, b. Feb. 6, 1657, Newbury, ; m. Ben- 
jamin Knowlton, of Springfield, 1676. 
iv. Abigail, b. Sept. 5, 1658, Newbuiy. 
Joseph, b. April 27, 1661, Newbury. 
Isaac, b. Jan. 6, 1665, Newbury. 
Timothy, b. Sept. 28, 1666, Newbury. 
Susanna, b. Aug. 20, 1670, Newbviry. 


2. James", son of (James'^) and Margaret Mirick, 
born about 1654, at Charlestown, Mass. Married Han- 
nah . James was pressed into the service Jan. 2, 

1675-6, at Newbury, for the French and Indian war. 
Children — 

i. Benjamin, b. April 16, 1683, Newbury, 
ii. James, b. July 18, 1684, Newbury. 
6. iii. John, b. Sept. 10, 1686, Newbury. 










iv. Joseph, b. March, 1691, Boston; d. Sept. 19, 1691. 

V. Sarah, b. Oct. 11, 1694, Boston, 

vi. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 12, 1696, Boston, 

vii. Timothy, b. April 6, 1698, Boston. 

3. Joseph^, son of (James^) and Margaret Mirick, 
born April 27, 1661, at Newbury, Mass. Married Sarah 

Cole, of Charlestowu, Mass. Joseph died , "aged 

about 50 years." Sarah, the mother, joined First 
Church, Charlestowu, April 9, 1708, and died 1716. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Sarah, b. May 21, 1691; she was single in 1770. 
ii. Abigail, b. Feb. 9, 1693-4. 
iii. Ann, b. May 31, 1696; m. 1st, Jacob Johnson; 3nd, 

Henry Palmer, 
iv. Susanna, b, Nov. 9, 1699; m. 1st, Walter Brett; 3nd, 
William Leathers. 
7. V. Joseph, b. Nov. 25, 1701. 

vi. Samuel, b. Jan. 26, 1703; was a mariner by profes- 
sion; never married; d. Nov. 1, 1730, at Charles- 
town, Mass., of small-pox. 
vii. Margaret, b. about 1708; m. Timothy Winship. 

viii. Hannah, b. ; (baptized May 13, 1711.) 

ix. Mary, b. Aug. 5, 1713. 

4. ISAAC^, SOU of {James^) and Margaret Mu-iek, 
born Jan. 6, 1665, at Newbury, Mass. Married Mary 
Newell, of Charlestowu, Mass., Aug. 22, 1694; she died 
March 11, 1710, aged 41 years. Captain Isaac married, 
again, Nov. 24, 1714, Martha Frinde, of Andover, Mass. ; 
no children. 

Mary, Newell, first wife of Isaac Mu'ick, was a daugh- 
ter of John Newell, town clerk of Charlestowu, who was 
a son of Andi-ew Newell, of Bristol, England, the port 
from which the brothers Mirick sailed for the new world. 
Her mother was a daughter of William Pitt, sheriff of 
Bristol. Isaac Mirick earned his title of captain in both 
the commercial and military service. He was a ship cap- 
tain, sailing from Boston and from Newburyport. In 
the year 1680 he went to London in some capacity on 
board ship, i)robably as mate; there he was given com- 
mand of a ship, sailing for Boston, where he arrived in 
the same year. Fi-om Boston he went back to Newbury- 
port, where he contracted for a ship of his own to be 
built, on completion of which he took command and 
sailed for England, there taking a return cargo for New- 
buryport, whei-e he arrived in safety. He then gave up 
the sea, settling in Newburyport as a ship builder. He 


was a captain in Colonel Benjamin Church's regiment, 
commanding his company in the attack on and siege of 
Port Royal, Canada, in 1704, in the war with the French 
and Indians, who molested the English settlers. He 
died, in 1731, in Newbury, Mass. His tombstone is yet 
to be seen in the cemetery opposite the Fh'st Church, 
Newbury, but the inscription is almost illegible; that of 
his wife, Mary, evidently erected at a later date, is in a 
perfect state of preservation, the inscription being per- 
fectly clear. Childi'en, by his first wife, Mary — 

i. Mary, b. Sept. 29, 1695, Charlestown; m. Samuel 
Chooke, Oct. 31, 1713, at Newbury, Mass. 

8. ii. Isaac, b. April 12, 1698, Charlestown. 
iii. John, b. May 12, 1700. 

iv. Hannah, b. March 11, 1701-2, Charlestown; m. 
Thomas J. Sillings, Nov. 18, 1725, at Newbury, 
V. Andrew, b. Aug. 6, 1704; d. . 

9. vi. Andrew, b. Sept. 13, 1705, Charlestown. 

vii. William, b. March 31, 1708, Charlestown; m. 1st, 
EUzabeth Hayes, Oct. 16, 1730; 2nd, Rachael An- 
derton, Oct. 31, 1745. 

5. Timothy^, sou of {James'^) and Margaret Mirick, 
born Sept. 28, 1666, at Newbury, Mass. Married, May 9, 
1696, Mary Lancaster, daughter of Joseph Lancaster, of 
Amesbury, Mass. He died March 15, 1719, at Newbury. 
Children — 

Ezra, b. March 31, 1697, Charlestown. 

Abigail, b. Nov. 26, 1698, Charlestown ; m. July 10, 

1718, Stephen Ordway, of Newbury, Mass. 
Mary, b. July 10, 1701, Newbury; m. July 14, 1726. 

Samuel Huse, of Newbury. 
Anne, b. June 24, 1^03, Newbury. 
Timothy, b. Feb. 22, 1704, Newbury. 
Jacob, b. May 30, 1707, Newbury. 
Joseph, b. (before 1719). 


6. JoHN^, son of (Jamef!^ , James^) and Hannah 

Mirick, born Sept. 10, 1686, at Newbury, Mass. Mar- 
ried, at Boston, 1st, Hannah , by whom he had one 

child — Mary. Hannah, the mother, died, and John 

married, 2nd, Sept. 2, 1725, Anne McClure. He prob- 

bly emigrated to Maine soon after his second marriage, 

g his name does not occur again in the Charlestown re- 













(jrds. The records of Kittei-y, Maine, however, give 










the names and dates of birth of four children born in 
that settlement to John and Anne Myrick. It is likely 
that he had other children, born in other towns, as tradi- 
tion credits him with at least one other, Andrew, whose 
descendants trace back to Andrew, son of John, and 
brother of Isaac and John Myrick, born in Maine. 
Josiah Pierce's History of Gorham says that "John 
Myrick was one of the first settlers of Gorham." Chil- 
dren — 

Mary, b. July 10, 1717, Boston. 

Martha, b. Oct. 20, 1727, Kitteiy, Me. 

Jane. b. Oct. 28, 1732, Kittery, Me. ; m. Jan. 0, 1756, 

Thomas Berry. 
Isaac, b. Aug. 3, 1738, Battery, Me. ; m. June 4, 1764, 

Joanna Libby. 
John, b. Nov. 6, 1739, at Kittery; m. about 1770, 

Catherine Malbon. 
Andrew, b. 174 ? 

7. Joseph"', sou of (Joseph'^, James'^) and Sarah 
(Cole) Mirick, born Nov. 25, 1701, at Charlestown, Mass. 
Married, Aug. 22, 1728, Rebecca Taylor, at Charlestown, 
Mass.; was by trade a block-maker and rigger, with a 
good business in Charlestown, w^hichwas a center for the 
ship-building trade at that time. There is no record of 
his death. Rebecca, the mother, died June 24, 1764, of 
small-pox. Children — 

i. Rebecca, b. June 17, 1729; died young, 

ii. Rebecca, b. Nov. 18, 1730; m. Ralph Tyzick. 

18. ii. Joseph, b. July 10, 1733. 

iv. Samuel, b. Jan. 6, 1735; buried May 24, 1765, at 


V. Catherine, b. Jan. 6, 1735; m. John Pyles. 

vi. Hannah, b. Jan. 11, 1736. 

vii. Thomas, b. Aug. 22, 1738. 

viii. Sarah, b, March 19, 1740; d. . 

ix. Sarah, b. Aug. 14, 1743; ni. Thomas Adams. 

8. Isaac '^j son of (Isaac"^ , Jmnes^) and Mary (Newell) 
Mirick, born April 12, 1698, at Charlestown, Mass; died 
May 22, 1759. Married, Jan. 19, .1728-9, by George 
Bunker, justice, Deborah Pinkham, daughter of Jona- 
than and Hannah Pinkham; she born Dec. 16, 1710; 
died Oct. 16, 1758. Isaac, with his younger brother, 
Andrew (see ne.xt page), who were living in Newbury- 
port when at home from sea — moved to Nantucket, at 
that time and for many years thereafter the center of the 
whaling business of the world, where they married sis- 












ters, Deborah and Jedidah Pinkham. Both had large 
families — Isaac twelve children and Andrew fifteen . For 
over a hundred years the descendants of these two broth- 
ers Myrick followed the sea, the greater number in the 
whaling business, but others in every department of a 
seaman's life, the merchant service, privateering, and in 
the government service. It is a matter of tradition that 
twenty-seven Mjiicks died or were lost at sea from Nan- 
tucket alone. Isaac was a shipbuilder, in company with 
his brother, Andrew. Children — 

19. i. Jonathan, b. Dec. 7, 1729. 

ii. Hannah, b. July 27, 1732; m. Andrew Myrick (her 
Mary, b. July 27, 1 732 ; m. Timothy Gardner. 
Rebecca, b. July 20, 1731; ra. Abijah Bang.s. 
Lydia, b. Jan. 16. 1736; m. 1st, Bartlett Coffin; 2nd, 
Benoni Hopkins; 3rd, James Proctor; 4th, Wil- 
liam Parkham, outliving the last. Nearly all 
these men were lost at sea. 
Isaac, b. Jan. 19, 1738. 
John, b. March 20, 1740. 
Timothy, b. June 9, 1743. 
Elizabeth, b. April 26, 1745; d. Oct. 15, 1746. 
X. Martha, b. July 12, 1747; d. July 27, 1747. 
xi. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 7, 1748; m. Matthew Beard; d. 

April 23, 1817. 
xii. William, b. Feb. 21, 1752; m. Meribah Coffin, of 
Nantucket; she b. March 13, 1754; d. Aug. 3, 
1815. William died in jirison ship, having been 
taken prisoner by the British at sea. No chil- 

9. Andre w^^, son of (Isaac^ , James^) and Mary 
(Newell) Mirick, born Sept. 13, 1705, at Charlestown, 

Mass. ; died Feb. 12, 1777. Married , 1728-9, Jedidah 

Pinkham, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah Pinkham, 
of Nantucket, Mass.; she died Nov. 26, 1789. He was a 
ship-builder at Nantucket, in companj^ with his brother, 
Isaac. Children — 

i. William, b. Oct. 6, 1730; d. Sept. 6, 1746. 

ii. Mary, b. April 5, 1732; ni. Enoch Coleman ; d. , 

iii. Anna, b. Nov. 15, 1733; m Peter Coffin, 1793; d. 

July 5, 1808. 
iv. Andrew, b. May 20, 1735; d. 1738. 
V. Abigail, b. Oct. 5, 1736; m. Henry Folger; d. Jan. 

13, 1761. 
vi. Seth, b. Feb. 15, 1738; d. 1739. 
vii. Eunice, b. June 30, 1739; m. Elisha Coffin; moved to 
St. Johns, N. B. 
33. viii. Andrew, b. Sept. 15, 1741. 












24. ix. Job, b. Sept. 15, 1742; married twice. 

X. Seth, b. Sept. 15, 1741 ; d. . 

Joseph, b. April 2.1, 1744. 
Benjamin, b. April 25, 1744. 
Jethro, b. Nov. 7, 1746. 
William, b. April 2, 1750. 
Seth, b. Nov. 7, 1752. 

10. EzRA"^, son of (Timothy'^, J(imes^) and Mary 
(Lancaster) Merrick, born March 31, 1697, at Charles- 
town, Mass. Married, July 3,1735, Mehitable Green, 
at Bradford, Mass. Children — but one of record — 

i. Susanna, b. May 1, 1739; m. John Blaisdell, Sept. 
25, 1757, at Bradford, Mass. 

11. Mary^, dau. of {Timothy^, James^) and Mary 
(Lancaster) Mirick, born July 10, 1701, at Newbury, 
Mass. Married, July 14, 1726, Samuel, son of Abel and 
Judith (Emery) Huse. Lived in Methuen. Children — 

i. Abel (Huse), b. Aug. 14, 1727; m. Mary Whittier, 
Oct. 30, 1772; removed to Derryfield, N. H. 

ii. Mary (Huse), b. Aug. 10, 1729; m. Aaron Chamber- 
lain and removed to Derryfield, N. H. 

iii. Judith (Huse), b. Jan. 8, 1732; m. John Pettingill, 
Dec. 27, 1753; d. 1830. 

iv. Lydia (Huse), b. Dec. 8, 1733; m. John Morse, Nov. 

], 1753. 
V. Abigail (Huse), b. Aug. 26, 1736. 

vi. Anne (Huse), b. Jan. 18, 1839; m. John Griffin, Feb. 
18, 1759. 

vii. Samuel (Huse), b. March 7, 1741; m. Elizabeth 

Austin, April 28, 1763. 
viii. Moses (Huse), b. Dec. 4, 1743; m. Elizabeth Barton, 
March 28, 1769; d. Feb. 3, 1814. 

12. Timothy^, sou of (Timothy^, James'^) and Mary 
(Lancaster) Merrick, born Feb. 22, 1704, at Newbury, 
Mass. Married, Dec. 5, 1728, at Methuen, Mass., Mary 
Bodwell; she died March, 1805, aged 93 years. Alfred 
Poore, of Salem, in 1861 made a pedestrian trip through 
portions of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, taking 
notes among the oldest people, for the purpose of writing 
a history of Essex county. From his notes we take the 
following relating to Timothy Merrick and his wife, Mary 
Bodwell : 

"Mrs. Webster (Mr. Webster's mother), says that her 
grandfather was Timothy Merrick, who, with his brother 
Ezra (and they had a brother Jacob in Newbury), came 
up to Methuen from Newbury and moved into their new 


house when her Aunt Elizabeth, who married William 
Emerson, was fourteen j-ears old; they lived about one- 
fourth of a mile from the Salem line, in New Hampshire, 
and one-half mile from the mills at the Falls. The place 
was afterwards owned by Daniel Huse. He died the day 
she was twelve years old, and the day he was eighty. 
This was her grandfather, Timothy Merrick. His wife 
was Mary Bodwell, of Methuen, who died March, 1805, 
aged 93 3-ears. Captain Eliphalet Bodwell was taken by 
the French at Fort William Henry, but by running 14 
miles he got to the American lines at Fort Edward, but 
lost all his clothes, taking off one garment at a time as 
he was running, until he was naked. He was a nephew 
of Mrs. Webster's grandmother, Mary." Children — 

i. Timothy, b. Jan. 10, 1738 ; d. Nov. 29, 1738, Methuen. 
ii. Timothy, b. Nov. 17, 1739; taken prisoner at Fort 
William Henry, August, 1757; never returned, 
iii. James, b. July 1, 1742; taken prisoner at Fort Wil- 
liam Henry, August, 1757; never returned, 
iv. Mary, b. April 27, 1744; m. Stephen Gates; lived 
for a time in Maine, at Bridgston; afterward 
migrated to Ohio. 
80 V. Jacob, b. Sept. 2, 1846. 

vi. Sarah, b. Nov. 19, 1748; m. James Hibbard; settled 
in Methuen ; had two children, Esther and Mari- 
anna (Hibbard). 
31 vii. Joseph, b. Dec. 30, 1749. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1751 ; m. William Emerson. 

13. Jacob^, son of {Timothy^, James^) and Mary 
(Lancaster) Merrick, born May 30, 1707, at Newbury, 
Mass. Married Sarah . Children — 

i. Jacob, b. Sept. 1, 1740, Newbuiy ; m. June 23, 1763, 

Dorothy Merrill, 
ii. Sarah, b. May 17, 1742, Newbury ; m. June 17, 1757, 

Wilham Stevens, at Newbury, 
iii. Hannah, b. May 9, 1744, Newbury, 
iv. Anne, b. Aug. 6, 1746, Newbury. 
V. Samuel, b. July 12, 1749, Newbuiy. 

14. Joseph^, son of {Timothy'^, James^) and Mary 

(Lancaster) Merrick, born . Married, Jan. 6, 1735, 

Lydia Brown, at Newbury. Childi-en — 

i. Sarah, b. May 20, 1736, Newbury, 
ii. Lydia, b. May 8, 1740, Newbury; m. July 27, 1761, 

Daniel Richardson, 
iii. Anne, b. June 2, 1842; m. 1st, Nathaniel Foster, 

Jan. 1, 1756; 2nd, Samuel Garner, Nov. 23, 1762. 
iv. Moses, b. July 27, 1744; d. Sept. 6, 1744. Newbury. 


V. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 1745; m. Eliphalet Noyes, 

July 7, 1770. 
vi. Moses, b. Sept. 4, 1747; m. March 4, 1773, Euth 
Huse, of Methuen, and had Ruth, b. Oct. 22, 
1774, and others. 
32. vii. Jacob, b. July 23, 1749. 


15. Isaac*, son of {John^, James^ , Janies^) and 
Anne (McClure) Myrick, born Aug. 3, 1738, at Kittery, 
Me. Married, June 4, 1764, at Scarborough, Me., 
Joanna Libby. Isaac Myrick was a Corporal in Captain 
Abraham Taylor's Company, Col. Edward Phiuney's Regi- 
ment, 31st Foot, Sept. 29, 1775, from Scarborough. 
Children — 

33. i. Isaac, b. Dec. 16, 1772. 

34. ii. William, b. March 30, 1792. 
ill. James, b. . 

iv. Samuel, b, . 

V. Betsey, b. . 

vi. Abby, b. . 

vii. Ann, b. 

viii. Fanny, b. . 

16. John*, son of {JoJm^, James'^, James^) and 
Anne (MeClure) Myrick, born Nov. 6, 1739, at Kittery, 
Me. Married, about 1770, atSkowhegan, Me., Catherine 
Malbon; she was of French extraction; came to Mont- 
real in an English vessel some time during the inception 
of the Revolutionary War. They had, among other chil- 
di'en — 

i. Isaac, b. about 1770. ' 

35. ii. John, b. about 1773. 
iii. Betsey, b. about 1774. 

36. iv. Daniel, b. about 1776. 

17. Andrew*, son of {Jolm^, James"^, James^) and 
Anne (McClure) Myrick, born, 1740-45, in Maine. Mar- 
ried . The names of four of his children have been 

preserved. He may have had others. Andrew Myrick 
was one of thirty men who, during the Revolutionary 
war, volunteered to place a cannon in an apparently in- 
accessible position in the rear of the British fortifications 
in front of which the patriot army lay. This was accom- 
plished, with the result that the British were defeated 
and driven from their works, and the battle won for the 


Americans. In acknowledgment of this courageous act 
the government deeded to "these thirty brave men," a 
tract of land one mile wide and thirty miles long, to be 
equally divided between them. The powder-horn which 
Andrew carried is in possession of one of his descend- 
ants, Mr. James L. Myrick, of Eddyville, la. The in- 
itials, "A. M.," and the date, 1779, can still be read on 
the powder-horn. Children — 

37. i. William, b. . 

38. ii. James, b. May 20, 1783, at Birmingham, Maine. 

iii. Patty, b. ; m. and had two children, named 

William and Charlotte, 
iv. Abrahai: b. ; moved to Ohio in January, 1816; 

later moved to Palmyra, Iowa. 

18. Joseph"*, son of {Joseph^, Joseph'^, James^) and 
Rebecca (Taylor) Merrick, born July 19, 1733, at Charles- 
town; estate administered by his father, Feb. 21, 1763. 
Married Hannah Mardlin, March 17, 1757, at Charles- 
town; Hannah, with daughter aged 7, was aided by the 
state at Bedford, Mass., 1767; she died April 6, 1807. 
Children — 

i. Thomas, b. Aug. 12, 1758, Charlestown; d. aged 19 

ii. Hannah, b. July 21, 1760. 

39. -iii. Joseph, b. Aug. 14, 1762. 

19. Jonathan^, {Isaac^ , Isaac"^ , Jmnes^) and De- 
borah (Pinkham) Myrick, born Dec. 7, 1729, Nantucket, 
Mass.; died Sept. 19, 1809. Married, 1753, Deborah 
Coffin, daughter of John and Lydia Coffin, of Nan- 
tucket; she born Oct. 25, 1731; died March 24, 1816. 
Children — 

i. Lydia, b. July 23, 1754; m. Seth Coffin, June 6, 

ii. Parnel, b. Nov. 29, 1755; m. John (or Joshua) 

Bunker ; d. Feb. 10, 1836. 

40. iii. Jonathan, b. . 1758; d. Nov. 30, 1838, 

iv. Deborah, b. . 1760; m. John Brown; d. June 

9, 1840. 

41. V. Peter, b. July 10, 1764; d. Sept. 9, 1843. 

vi. Abigail, b. Sept. 24, 1766; m. Grafton Gardner; 
d. Sept. 8, 1855. 

vii. Mary, b. . 1770; d. Aug. 8, 1842; single. 

viii. John, b. ; lost at sea; single. 

42. ix. James P., b. April 17. 1775; d. Dec. 10, 1863. 

20. Isaac*, son of {Isaae/, Isaac"^ , James^) and 
Deborah (Pinkham) Myrick, born Jan. 19, 1738, Nan- 


tucket, Mass.; died Jan. 24, 1776, London, Eng. ; by 
occupjition a seaman. Married, April 14, 17G0, Jemima 
Lon^, danf^liter of John and Jane Long; she born May 
14, 1740; died May 13, 1812. Children— 

i. Eunice, b. May 30, 1762; m. John Weidenholdt ; d. 

Oct. 20, 1820. 
ii. Sarah, b. Aug. 11, 1766; m. 1st, Stephen Morse; 

2nd, Barnabas Coleman, 
iii. Abraham, b. June 29, 1769; d. July 2, 1769. 

iv. Isaac, b. May 22, 1770; d. , 1782. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1772; m. 1st, Oct. 5, 1790, 

John Wyer; 2nd, June 23, 1809, Jonathan Hall, 
vi. Susan, b. Jan. 2.S, 1775; d. June 12, 1867, aged 93 


21. John*, sou of (Isaac^, Isaac^, James^) and 
Deborah (Pinkham) Myriek, born March 20, 1740, 
Nantucket, Mass.; lost at sea Aug. 2, 1761. Married 
about 1760, Ruth Bunker, daughter of James and Bethia 
Bunker; she born Sept. 1740; died March 14, 1823. 
Children — 

43. i. John, b. , 1760; m. Elizabeth Gardner. 

22. Timothy^, son of {Isaac^, Isaac"^ , James^) and 
Deborah (Pinkham) Myriek, born June 9, 1743, Nan- 
tucket, Mass.; lost at sea 1771. Married, at Scituate, 
Mass., Susan Sylvester. One child — 

44. 1. Susan Sylvester, b. March 10, 1768; m. June 23, 

1791, Lebbevxs Bailey. 

23. Andrew*, son oi (Andreiv^ , Isaac"^ , James''-) and 
Jedidah (Pi)ikham) Myriek, born Sept. 15, 1741, Nan- 
tucket, Mass.; died Oct. 4, 1816. Married Elizabeth 
Coffin, daughter of Peter and Deborah Coffin; she born 
1745; d. April 26, 1796. Childi-en. 

i. Peter, b. , 17 — ; d. in infancy. 

ii. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1762; d. Feb., 1844; single. 

45. iii. George, b. Aug. 6, 1767; d. March 23, 1844. 
iv. Abigail, b. June 13, 1773; d. Sept. 26, 1785. 

46. V. Peter Coffin, b. Nov. 20, 1776; d. at sea. 

47. vi. David, b. Dec. 6, 1778; m. Peggy Barnett. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 16, 1780; m. Zophar Hayden. 
viii. Lydia, b. Feb. 11, 1784; m. Calvin Bunker, son of 
Uriah and Susanna Bunker. 

24. Job* , son of (Andrew^ , Isaac^ , James^ ) and Jedi- 
dah (Pinkham) Myriek, born Nov. 12, 1742, Nantucket, 


Mass.; lost at sea, Jan. 1, 1782-3. Married, 1st, Love 
Giles, daughter of Thomas and Susanna Giles; she 
born 1745. One child, who died July 29, 1768, at Bal- 
timore, Md. Love, the mother, died Sept. 3, 1768, in 
Baltimore, Md., and Job married, 2nd, Judith Barnard, 
daughter of Benjamin; she born March 3, 1754; died 
Nov. 22, 1819. Ohildi-eu— 

i. Love, b. Nov. 27, 1774; m. Horatio Nichols ; d. Sept. 

23, 1829. 
ii. Reuben, b. ; killed in Connecticut, 1798-9; body 

broui^ht to Nantucket for burial, 
iii. Judith, b. Feb. 13, 1782; m. Obed Russell, son of 

Setb and Abigail. 
iv. Eunice, b. ; m. 1st, Obed Long; 2d, Jedediah 

Briggs, of Wareham, Mass. 

25. Joseph*, son of (Andrew^, Isaac"^ , James^) and 
Jedidah (Pinkham) Myriok, born April 25, 1744, Nan- 
tucket, Mass.; died Feb. 17, 1791, at the Falkland 
Islands. Married, Feb. 10, 1763, by Obed Hussey, J. P., 
Abigail Hussey, daughter of Seth and Sarah; she born 
Aug. 29, 1745; died June 23, 1807. Children— 

i. Sarah, b. July 29, 1764; d. Aug. 8, 1765. 
ii. Seth, b. Jan. 22, 1766; m. Tamar Allen; she b. 1768; 
d. Sept. 19, 1853. Had one child, SaUy, who d. 
Oct. 13, 1805. 
iii. Lydia, b. Dec. 18, 1767; m. John Addington; d. Feb. 
26, 1836. 

iv. Timothy, b. ; d. at sea; single; young. 

48. V. Matthew, b. March 25, 1774. 

vi. Sarah, b. April 10, 1784 ; d. June 2, 1784. 

26. Benjamin*, son of (Andrew^, Isaac"^ , James^) 
and Jedidah (Pinkham) Myriek, born April 25, 1744, at 
Nantucket, Mass. Married, 1st, Mary Peckham, of New 
Bedford; she died Sept. 13, 1770, and Benjamin mar- 
ried, 2nd, Deborah Peckham, sister of his first wife; he 
died Julv 27, 1779, and Deborah, his widow, married, 
1st, Este; 2d, Elihu Coffin. Children— 

49. i. Benjamin, b. Sept. 6, 1770. 

ii. Mary, b. Oct. 27, 1778; m. Sylvanus Coleman; d. 
May 25, 1845. 

50. iii. Thomas, b. March 25, 1777. 

iv. Paul, b. Dec. 25, 1775; nothing further known of 

27. Captain Jethro * , son of {Andrew ^ , Isaac ^ , James ^ ) 
and Jedidah (Pinkham) Myriek, born Nov. 7, 1746, Nan- 


tucket, Mass. Married, Judith Jeukius, daughter of 
Thomas and Judith (Folger) Jenkins; she born Nov. 8, 
1747. Captain Jethro was lost at sea in the West In- 
dies in 1780, from his own brig, of which he was cap- 
tain. One of his descendants. Miss Marian Townsend, 
was living in Auburn, N. Y., in Jan., 1899. At the 
death of Jethro his widow married Reuben Macey, son of 
Francis and Judith Macey, one of the great family of 
noted and illustrious sailors often mentioned in the his- 
tories of our merchant marine. Childi'en of Captain 
Jethro and Judith — 

i. Ruth, b. 1748-9; m. Jonathan Irish, of Hudson, 

N. Y. ; had a large family, 
ii. Eunice, b. ; ni. Joseph Barnard, and moved to 

Hudson, In. Y., in 178:i. 
iii. Thomas, b. ; d. single. 

28. William"*, son of [Andrew^, Isaac-, James^) 
and Jedidah (Piukham) Myrick, born April 2, 1750, at 
Nantucket, Mass.; died March, 1796. Married Sarah 
Ramsdell, daughter of John and Sarah (Swain) Rams- 
dell; she born Aug. 14, 1753; died Feb. 14, 1830, in 
New Orleans, La. Children — 

51. 1. Obed, b. Nov. 6, 1771 ; m. Phoebe Haskins. 
ii. Reuben, b. Feb. 23, 1774. 
iii. John R., b. Jan. 20, 1777; m. and lived in New 

York; d. Sept., 1819, New Orleans, La. 
iv. Jethro, b. Feb. 23, 1781; m. in Philadelpliia, Pa., 
and left a family. 
53. V. Charles, b. April 11, 1789; m. Harriet Weidenholdt, 
in New York city, 
vi. William, b. Feb. 13, 1784. 

vii. Eunice, b. Nov. 6, 1794; m. Dec. 3, 1820, John 
Weidenholdt; d. Jan. 20, 18G8, at San Francisco, 
viii. Thomas, b. . 

29. Seth'*, son of (Andrew^, Isaac"^ , dames'^) and 
Jedidah (Pinkham) Myrick, born Nov. 7, 1752, Nan- 
tucket, Mass. Married Deborah Coleman, daughter of 
Joseph Coleman. Children — 

i. Betsey, b. ; 1764; d. Nov. 22, 1847; single. 

ii. Polly (Mary), b. ; m. Prince Jennings, New 

Bedford, Mass. 

iii. Sally, b. ; m. William Farnham. 

iv. Deborah, b. ; m. 1st, John Smith; 2nd, Ste- 
phen Goflf. 
V. Joseph, b. ; m. Polly . 


vi. Love. b. ; m. John Paul, son of Joseph and 


vii. Christopher, b. ; d. single. 

viii. WiLX,iAM, b. ; d. single. 

30. Jacob*, son of {Timothy^, Timothy^, James^) 
and Mary (Bodwell) Merrick, born Sept. 3, 1746, at 
Methuen, Mass. Married, March 30, 1770, Judith, 
daughter of Esq. Eben and Abigail (Morse) Barker, of 
Methuen; lived for some years in Methuen, where their 
children were born; then went to Louden, N. H., and 
finally to New Hampton, N. H., where both father and 
mother died. Their children were — 

i. Olive, b. Jan. 19, 1771; m. William Bennett , and 

lived in New Hampton, N. H. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1772; m. Bailey Webster, of 

New Hampton. (Mrs. Webster is the one who 

gave Mr. Alfred Poore the notes on Timothy 

Merrick, given in his history). 
iii. Abigail, b. ; m. Eben Buswell; settled in 

Hallowell, Me. ; one child, Molly, 
iv. Timothy, b. Aug. 23, 1775; d. young, 
V. Molly, b. Nov. 20, 1777; d. unmarried. 
53. vi. Timothy, b. Oct. 23, 1780. 

31. Joseph'*, son of (Timothy^ , Timothy'^ , James^ ) 
and Mary (Bodwell) Merrick, born Dec. 30, 1749, at 
Hampstead, N. H. Married, 1770, Judith Little, daugh- 
ter of Stephen and Judith (Bailey) Little, at Hamp- 
stead; she born Nov. 17, 1753. She was descended from 
George^ Little, who was born in London, Eng.; immi- 
grant at Newbury, Mass., 1640; married, 1st, Alice 
Poore, who died Dee. 1, 1680. (jeorge married, 2nd, 
Eleanor, widow of Thomas Barnard, of Amesbury, Mass., 
July 19, 1681. Moses' Little, born March 11, 1657; 
married Lydia Coffin, daughter of Tristam and Judith 
(Somerby) Coffin. Moses served as a soldier in King 
Phillip's war, and was town collector for several terms; 
his son, Moses'^ Little, born Feb. 26, 1691; married 
Sarah Jaques, daughter of Sergt. Stephen and Deborah 
(Plumer) Jaques; his son, Stephen'* Little, born May 
19, 1719, at Newburyport; married Judith, daughter of 
Joshua and Sarah (Coffin) Bailev, of Newbury; she born 
Feb. 15, 1724; died Aug. 19, 1764. He lived for over 
twenty years, after his marriage, on Turkey Hill; after- 
wards on a farm which he owned in Sandy Lane, now 
North Atkinson street, New^buryport. He was one of 
the grantees of Newbury. Vt., in 1763, and also owned 



lands in Bath and Hampstead, N. H., and in Cumber- 
land and Lincoln counties, Maine. He was a representa- 
tive to the legislature in 1776, and held many town offi- 
ces. He was a member and deacon in Dr. Spring's 
church, Newburyport, for many years. His daughter, 
Judith, married Joseph Merrick. 

He was a farmer in the town of Hampstead; he served 
in the Revolutionary war, having been a Sergeant in 
Captain Joseph Illsley's Company, Colonel Cogswell's 
Regiment, Essex county, Mass., Volunteers, from Sept. 
30, 1776 to Nov. 16, 1776 — two months and thirteen days; 
he died Dec. 29, 1823, at Hampstead, N. H. Children— 

Judith, b. Jan. 22, 1771; m. Rufus Harrinian. 
Joseph, b. June 22, 1773; m. Sarah Harrinian. 
Temperance, b. Sept. 8, 1775; m. James Noyes. 
Mary, b. March IG, 1778; m., 17U3, Samuel Dalton; 

had Eldridge (Dalton) and others, a large family. 
Hannah, b. May 17, 1780; m. John Grimes. 
Abner Little, b. June 22, 1782; m. Martha Corliss. 
Sarah, b. July 3, 1784; m. Edward NoySs. 
Nathaniel, b. Dec. 26, 1786; m. Sarah Corhss. 
Abigail, b. Oct. 28, 1789 ; m. Bartholomew Heath. 
Ann, b. Aug. 28, 1791 ; m. Pavil Gardner. 
Joshua, b. May 20, 1793; m. Eliza Emery; lived at 

New Hampton, N. H. 
xii. LVDIA, b. Dec. 28, 1796; m. Oliver Lake; lived at 

New Hampton, N. H. 

Note by Editor. — The parentage of Joseph*, ascribed to Timo- 
thy =*, is very doubtful, and is here given on the authority of the 
tradition that the children of Jacob"*, the son of Timothy', whose 
birth is a matter of record, were known in Hampstead to be own 
cousins to the children of Josepli"*. This evidence is very slight; 
but it is all the evidence of the parentage of Joseph* that the 
compiler, who is a direct descendent of Joseph, and therefore 
personally interested in definitely defining his parentage, has 
been able to develop after thirteen years' research. With the 
issue of this volume it is possible, and even probable, that the 
data which the author has been unable to discover after years' 
of research, will be developed as if by chance within a very short 
time. While such evidence will alter hundreds of records, it is 
the hope of the author that it may be forthcoming, and tliat 
quickly. It is likely that some historian of the family will take 
this volume as a starting point, and correcting its errors and 
omissions, in some future years, give to the world a new and bet- 
ter version than this can possibly be. 

32. Jacob'*, son of {Joseph^, Timothy'^, James'^) 
and Lydia (Brown) Merrick, born July 23, 1755, at 

Newbury, Mass. Married Mary . Children, all 

born in Newbury — 





















i. Anne, b. Feb. 8, 1783; d. Dec. 23, 1783, Newbury, 
ii. Samuel, b. Jan. 14, 1785. 
iii. Jacob, b. May 26, 1786. 
iv. Moses, b. May 81. 1788. 

V. Joseph, b. June 6, 1790. EnUsted Sept. 10, 1814, in 
Captain Samuel W. Duncan's company, Col. 
Johnson's Reg't, Sth Reg't, 2nd Brig., 2nd Div., 
Mass. State Troops; was ordered to march to 
Charlestown. They remained in South Boston 
until Oct. 30, 1814, when they marched back to 
Haverhill, and were disbanded. — Vide Hist. 
Haverldll, pp. 4S5-6. 
vi. Eliphalet, b. Jvily 6, 1792. 
vii. James, b. Sept. 5, 1794. 

— Andrew"*, son of (Joseph) and My rick, 

born about 1730-5. Married Hannah Mja-ick, daugh- 
ter of Isaac and Ruth (Pinkham) Myrick (his cousin); 
she born July 27, 1732, Nantucket; 'died Oct. 25, 1813. 
Andi-ew, the father, died Dec. 3, 1782, at Nantucket. 

i. Mary, b. : d. Dec. 20, 1761 ; single. 

ii. Hannah, b. Oct. 3, 1766; m. Reuben Russell; d. 

Dec. 15, 1815. 
iii. Abraham, b. 1768: m. Deborah Clark; had Deborah, 

who m. Jasper Spencer, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. 1769; d. Aug. 8, 1842; single. 
62. V. Andrew, b. March 26, 1770. 


33. Isaac ^, son of {Isaac^, John^ , Janies"^, James^) 

and Joanna (Libby) Myrick, born Dec. 16, 1772, in 

Maine. Married, Nov. 9, 1797, at Unity, Me., Elizabeth 

Mitchell; she born Jan. 28, 1777. Children, all born at 

Unity, Me.— 

Mary K., b. Sept. 12, 1798. 
Hanson, b. March 30, 1800. 
Joanna, b. March 6, 18u2. 
Theodore M., b. Sept. 1, 1804. 

David M., b. Aug. 10, 1806; m. ; had a son, Hor 

ace Myrick. 
Dennis C, b. July 1, 1808. 
Amos Spofford, b. Nov. 28, 1810. 
Salome, b. Jan. 19, 1«13. 
Hall Clement, b. Feb. 18, 1814. 
AdamW., b. Jan. 21, 1816. 
George Washington, b. Aug. 22, 1818. 

34. William^ , son of (Isaac'^ , John^ , Janies'^, James^) 
and Joanna (Libby) Myrick, born March 30, 1792, at 
















. xi. 


Buxton, Me. Married Betsey, daughter of Lazarus and 
Loraney Goud; she born March 28, 17 — , at Dresden, 
Me.; died at Libertyville, 111., 18 — . William, the 
father, died at Thoraaston, Me. All the children except 
Cordelia, moved to Libertj^ville, 111., in 1862. Children, 
all born in Burnham except William. (William changed 
spelling to "Merrick") — 

68. i. Elvira, b. June 19, 1813; m. Samuel Watts, at 


69. ii. George G., b. June 16, 1814. 

70. iii. Hartley, b. Jan. 22, 1816. 

iv. Gardner, b. Aug. 27, 1819 ; m. Oct. 22, 1840, at Thom- 
aston, Me. , Susan Bailey. Gardner was a farmer 
by occupation ; d. Sept. 14, 1887, at Port Town- 
send, Wash. They had no children, but adopted 
a son, whom they named Gardner Myrick. 

71. V. Cordelia T., b. June 15, 1828; m. Nov. 5, 1846, Ed- 

win Starrett, at Burnham, Me. ; was living at 
Port Townsend, Wash., April, 1901; the author 
is indebted to Mrs. Starrett for the record of her 
father's family as here given. 

72. vi. Kindrick, b. Sept. 17, 1826. 

73. vii. William C., b. April 7, 1830. 

74. viii. Abigail M., b. July 30, 1832; m Dec. 25, 1865, Dan- 

vill D. Andrews, at Freedom, Me, 

35. JoHN^, son of iJohn'^, John^ , James'^ , James^) 
and Catherine (Malbon) Myrick, born 1772, at Skowhe- 
gan, Me. Married Sophia Willard. Children — 

75. i. Isaac Newton, b. Nov . 8, 1806. 
ii. Albert S., b. ; married. 

iii. Samuel, b. ; married. 

iv. Warren, b. ; man-ied. 

V. William, b. ; married; said to be living at Pal- 
myra, N. Y., Jan., 1901. 

36. Daniel^ , son of (John^ , John ^ , James^, James^) 
and Catherine (Malbon) Myrick, born about 1775, at 
Skowhegan, Me. (some records sayKittery). Married, 
Jan. 5, 1797, at Blue Hill, Me., Lois Osgood; she born 
June 23, 1780. Daniel was a resident of Newcastle, Me., 
in August, 1810; was a selectman; was killed by a fall- 
ing tree, at Blue Hill, about the year 1837. Childi-en — 

i. Daniel, b. June 27, 1797; d. June 5, 1842. 

76. ii. Clarissa, b. Dec. 2, 1798; m. John P. Blaisdell, of 

Orland, Me. 
iii. Mehitable, b. Nov. 28, 1801; d. 1825. 
iv. ROXANNA, b. April 3, 1806; d. Nov. 19, 1865. 
V. Lois O. b. Dec. 30, 1810; m. Lemuel S. Silsby ; d. in 

Chicago, 1898. 
vi. Mary J., b. July 17, 1824; d. Sept. 4, 1824. 


37. William^, sou of {Andrew'^, John^, Jmnes"^, 

James ^ ) and My rick . Moved from Burnham , Me . , to 

Ohio in Jan., 1816, in company with his brother, James; 
later moved to Missouri. He married and had — 
77. i. Elias, b. 

ii. Henry, b. . 

iii. Jonathan, b. . 

iv. Abel, b. ; m. and had a son, Lucien, who was in 

Lyndon, Kan., in 1896. 

V. Priscilla, b. . 

vi. Melinda, b. . 

vii. Maria, b. . 

38. James^, son of (Andrew"^ , JoJin^ , Janies'^, 
dames'^) and Myriek, born May 20, 1783, at Bir- 
mingham, Me. Married, in 1803, Fannie Dodge, daugh- 
ter of William. James Myriek removed to Ohio in the 
year 1815, and settled on a farm two miles from what 
is now Zalaski, 0. He was a cooper by trade, and 
taught the same trade to all his sons . There was no one 
in all that section more respected than James Myriek. 
His sons were brought up in the strictest morality and 
integrity, from which they never departed. They were 
all highly respected, and all made for themselves com- 
fortable homes after their marriage. James, the father, 
died Sept. 11, 1842, near McArthur, O. Children— 

Mary, b July 4, 1804, Birmingham, Me. 
Freeman, b. Sept. 15, 1805, Birmingham, Me. 
LuciNDA, b. Dec. 23, 1807; m. John Scott; d. 1893. 
Sarah, b April 10, 1810; m. David Rice; d. 1838. 
Sultana, b. June 25, 1812; m. England; had 

three children ; d. 1846. 
William Simpson, b. Aug. 25, 1814. 
Caleb, b. Jan. 15, 1817, in Ohio; m. Phebe Coe; was 

killed by the breaking of a log jam at his mill in 

Chillicothe, la. May 16. 1854; left three children 

Emeline, Thomas and Vinton. Thomas m; d. 

in Des Moines, la., leaving four sons. Vinton m ; 

is supposed to be living in Kansas, 1899. 
viii. Melvina, b. Feb. 19, 1819, in Ohio; m. George Fry, 

who was a captain in an Ohio Regiment in the 

civil war: had four children. 
ix. James Libby, b. Jan. 3, 1822; d. Sept. 7, 1844, at 

Burlington, la., unmarried. 
81. X. Edward W., b. Aug. 4, 1825; d. Jan. 1899, in Eddy- 

ville, la. 

39. Joseph\ son of {Joseph'^, Joseph^, Joseph"^, 
James^) and Hannah (Mardlin) Merrick, born Aug. 14, 
1762 at Charlestown, Mass. Married May 19, 1791 at 












Charlestown, Esther Goodwin; she died 1835. Joseph 
was at Bedford, Mass., lame in 1781, and died of fever 
March 27, 1800, aged 37 years. Children— 

i. Joseph, b. , at Lynn, Mass. 

ii. Esther, b. ; m. John Chase, Jr. 

iii. Sarah, b. Dec. 4, 1791 ; m. Francis Hay. 

iv. Hannah, b. . 

40. Jonathan^, son of (Jonathan'^, Isaac^, Isaac"^, 
James^) and Deborah (Coffin) Mj^rick, born 1758, at 
Nantucket, Mass. Married Priscilla, daughter of Francis 
and Eunice Brown; she born Sept. 4, 1761; died Nov. 
19, 1831. Jonathan died Nov. 30, 1838. Children— 

i. Priscilla, b. ; d. Aug., 1815; single. 

ii. Henry, b. ; d. Jan. 25, 1841; single. 

iii. Lydia, b. ; m. Laban Paddock. 

iv. Nancy, b. . 

V. William, b. ; m. Gifford, at Hudson, N. Y. 

vi. Betsey, b. ; m. - — Gifford, at Hudson, N. Y. 

82. vii. Warren, b. ; m. Sarah Ellis, at Hudson, N. Y. 

viii. Julia Ann, b. . 

41. Peter^, son of (Jonathan*, Isaac^ , Isaac^ , 
James^) and Deborah (Coffin) Myrick, born July 10, 
1764, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Merab, daughter of 
Peleg and Anna Gardner; she born April 14, 1761; 
died May 19, 1841. Peter Myrick, with his son, Isaac, 
were proprietors of one of the two rope-works on the 
Island, which was kept coustautlj' at work turning out 
rigging, cables, etc., for the great whaling fleet which 
had its headquarters in Nantucket. He died Sept. 9, 
1843. His children were, all born in Nantucket — 

83. i. Isaac, b. Aug. 21, 1785. 

84. ii. Charles G., b. May 25, 1790. 

iii. Lydia, b. Nov. 19, 1791 ; m. Alexander Coffin, son of 
Samuel and Eunice Coffin; had four children; 
d March 8, 187G. 

85. iv. Seth, b. April 4, 1798. 

42. James P. ^, son of {Jonathan'^ , Tsaac^ , Isaac''", 
James^) and Deborah (Coffin) Myrick, born April 17, 
1775, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Eunice, daughter 
of Benjamin and Elizabeth Cartwright; she born Jan. 
27, 1780; died Aug. 3, 1845. James, the father, died 
Dec. 10, 1863, at Cincinnati, O., in the Home for the 
Aged. Children — 


i. Eliza S., b. Jan. 10, 1810; m. June 5, 1836, John C. 
Macey; had five children; d. June 21, 1846, at 
Cincinnati, O. 
ii. Sarah, b. July 26, 1801 ; d. single. 
ill. John, b. , 1808; lost at sea; single. 

43. JoHN°, son of (JoJin^, Isaac^ , Isaac^ , James^) 
and Ruth (Bunker) Myrick, born 1760, at Nantucket, 
Mass. Married, July 15, 1786, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Barnabas and Abigail Gardner; she born July 15, 1765; 
died Jan. 15, 1853. John died Januar}^ 1790. One son — 

86. i. John, b. Feb. 22, 1789. 

44. Susan Sylvester^, dau. of {Timothy^, Isaac^, 
Isaac"^ , Janies^) and Susan (Sylvester) Myiuck, born 
March 16, 1768, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, Aug. 22, 
1790, at Seituate, Mass., Lebbeus Bailey; he born Maj^ 
12, 1763, at Hanover, Mass.; died Dec. 6, 1827, at North 
Yarmouth, Mass. Susan S. died May 3, 1855, at Port- 
land, Me. Children, all born at North Yarmouth, Mass. — 

i. Lebbeus (Bailey), b. June 23, 1791 ; d. Nov. 15, 1849, 

at Portland, Me. 
ii. RuFUS William (Bailey), b. April 13, 1793; d. April 

25, 1863, in Texas. 
iii. Mary M. (Bailey), b. Sept. 28, 1795; d. May 14, 1865, 

Portland, Me. 
iv. Elizabeth Dawes (Bailey), b. Nov. 6, 1797 ; d. March 

2, 1887, Portland, Me. 
V. Henry (Bailey), b. Nov. 7, 1799; d. March 12, 1867, 

Poi-tland, Me. 
vi. T. Myrick (Bailey), b. Feb. 12, 1802; d. Jan. 10, 1862, 


87. vii. Joseph Stockbridge (Bailey), b. April 6, 1804. 
viii. Edward (Bailey), b. Jan. 7, 1807; d. July 26, 1844, 


45. Captain George''', son of (Andrew*, Andrew^, 
Isaac^ , Janies^) and Elizabeth (Coffin) Myrick, born 
Aug. 6, 1767, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, May 25, 
1788, Lydia, daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Ray; 
she born July 17, 1768; died Aug. 20, 1842. George, 
the father, died March 20, 1844. In his early life he fol- 
lowed the sea, working up to the rank of captain; was 
afterwards a successful merchant at Nantucket; repre- 
sented the Island in the Massachusetts legislature. From 
a printed obituary we quote the following: "Hon. 
George Myrick died in the 77th year of his age. He was 
possessed of a remarkably vigorous intellect, and great 


native energy of character; he attained an elevated and 
enviable position in society; he was universally esteemed 
as one of our most active, useful and honorable citizens. 
* * * He was ever ready to impart to the necessitous 
and the industrious all the aid Providence had entrusted 
to his keeping. His uniform courtesy of deportment will 
long be remembered by all with whom he ever held inter- 
course. Countless instances of his effective, though 
noiseless kindness, are recorded on the hearts of those 
who have been encouraged b.y his counsels, or succored 
from the ever-open hand of his beneficence. He entered 
'the valley of the shadow of death' smiling in the tri- 
umphal radiance of Christian faith and hope." He 
raised a large famil}% whom he assisted financially, and 
at his death left a large estate. The inventory is dated 
April 24, 1844, and shows him to have been owner of 
24 pieces of property, appraised at, - $6,681 00 

3 shares stock Commercial Insurance Office, 300 00 

12 shares bank stock, in three banks. 
Furniture, . . . - 

Clothing, ----- 
19 sheep, ..... 

Accounts and bills receivable, 

$10,539 54 
In the above enumeration was 1 clock, $25.00; 1 silver 
porringer, $21,00; 1 silver milk pot, $10.75; other sil- 
ver, china, blue plates, 1 Bible, and coat-of-arms. 
Children — 

88. i. George, b. March 8, 1790. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 1, 1791; d. Feb. 1, 1815; single. 

79. iii. Reuben G., b. May 24, 1794. 

90. iv. Charles Coffin, b. Feb. 27. 1797. 

V. Mary, b. Sept, 5, 1798; m. Jonathan Biu-well. 
vi. Alexander Coffin, b. Nov, 13, 1799; m. Lydia G. 
Mitchell; d. Jan. 9, 1825. Lydia, the widow, m. 
William C. Starbiick, and died June 1, 184G. 

vii. Nancy, b. ; d. in infancy. 

\'iii. Roland, b. ; d. in infancy. 

ix. William, b. ; d. in infancy. 

91. X. William Coffin, b. March 26, 1807. 
93. xi. David Ray, b. Feb. 23, 1810. 

93. xii. Lydia B., b. Feb. 9, 1811 ; m. William Jenks; d. Feb. 
4, 1897. 

46. Peter Coffin % son of {Andrew'^, Andrew^, 
Isaac"", James^) and Elizabeth (Coffin) Myrick, born 
Nov. 20, 1776, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Elizabeth, 









1,840 04 


daughter of William and Hepsibeth Burnell ; she boru 
June 8, 1776; died Mav 12, 1854. Peter C, the father, 
died April 24, 1844. Children— 

i. Eunice B., b. Oct. 16, 1798; m. William B. Hussey, 

son of Paul; d. Oct. 2, 1877. 
ii. Eliza G., b. March 23, 1803; m. Asa Wood, of New 

Bedford; d. April 26, 1862. 
iii. Edward C, b. Aug. 16, 1807; d. at sea in 1828; 

iv. Frederick W., b. Feb, 9, 1814; m. Mary Cook, of 

Newburyport, Mass.; he was a seaman, and was 

last heard of at San Francisco, Gal. , in 1854. 
V. Charles B., b. Feb. 1812; d. at sea April 9, 1834; 


47. David^ son of iAndreiv'^ , Andrew^, Isaac"^ , 
J(imes^) and Elizabeth (Coffin) Myrick, born Dec. 6, 
1777, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, May 10, 1804 
Margaret, daughter of Nathaniel and Eunice Barrett; 
she born April 21, 1780; died Aug. 5, 1851, in Cayuga 
county, N. Y. David, the father, was a seaman, and 
was lost at sea in 1818. Children — 

94. i. Frederick, b. April 27, 1808, at Nantucket; m. Jan. 

3, 1833, Mary Folger. 
ii. Harriet, b. Aug. 4, 1815; m. Obed, son of Uriah and 
Judith Swain; d. May 10, 1857. 

48. Mathew^ son of {Joseph'^, Andrew^, Isaac"^ , 
James^) and Abigail (Hussey) Myrick, born March 25, 
1774, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Nabby (Anna? 
Abigail?) daughter of Gilbert and Anna Folger; she 
born March 22, 1774; died Sept. 6, 1855. Mathew died 
Feb. 16, 1857. Childi-en— 

i. Alexander, b. Feb. 17, 1798; d. Dec. 27, 1879, at 

New Bedford, Mass. ; single, 
ii. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 29, 1806; m. Frederick, son of 

Peter and Elizabeth Chase : d. Oct, 9, 1880. 
iii. Sarah, b. Aug. 7, 1809; m. Jonas Garfield; d. at 

Wayland, Mass., Feb. 10, 1880. 

49. Benjamin^ , son of (Benjamin'^ , Andrew^ , Isaac"^ , 
James^) and. Mary (Peckham) Myrick, born Sept. 6, 1770, 
at Nantucket, Mass. Married, in Connecticut, Esther 
Powers; she born March 20, 1807; died March 15, 1824. 
Benjamin died Nov. 10, 1852. They lived in Portland, 
Conn. Children — 
95. i. Alfred, b. Feb. 14, 1796. 


50. Thomas'', son of {Benjamin'^, Andreiv^, Isaac"^ , 
James^) and Deborah (Peckliam) My rick, born March 
25, 1777, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Phoebe, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Abigail Foy, and widow of Reuben 
Wikox; she born Nov. 21, 1771; died July 15, 1815. 
The family moved to Ohio in 1811, and lived at Clare- 
mont. Thomas died March 12, 1845. Children — 

i. Susan, b. Jan. 13, 1796; m. Jesse Justis, in Ken- 
ii. Reuben, b. Oct. 3, 1803. 
iii. Phoebe, b. March 23, 1806. 
iv. Thomas, b. April 13, 1808. 

51. Obed^, son of (William'^, Andrew^, Isaac"^ , 
James^) and Sarah (Ramsdell) Myrick, born Nov. 6, 
1771, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, 1798, at Freetown, 
Mass., Phebe, daughter of Gideon Haskins; she born 
Sept. 1777. Obed was a carpenter by trade, but by oc- 
cupation a farmer. He had five children — three sons 
and two daughters; the names of the sons only are 
known to the compilei" — 

96 i. Calvin, b. March 1799, Taunton, Mass. 

ii. Stephen, b. May 1802, Taunton; d. Oct. 11, 1841. 
97. iii. Obed, b. March 2, 1807, Myricks, Mass. 

52. Captain Charles^, son of (WWiam'^, Andrew^, 
Isaac''-', James^) and Sarah (Ramsdell) Mj^rick, born 
April 11, 1789, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, at New 
York City, Harriet Wiederhold (or Wiedenholdt), from 
St. Petersburg, Russia. Charles was a sea captain, and 
was lost at sea about 1829. Childi*en — 

i. Charles W., b. ;died Aug. 31, 1839, at New 

Bedford ; single ; he was a sailor by occupation. 
98 ii. Henry Lewis, b. Dec. 6, 1826. 

53. Timothy'', son of (Jacob^, Timothy '\ Timothy^, 
James^) and Judith (Barker) Merrick, born Oct. 23, 
1780, at New Hampton, N.H. Married, Jan. 1811, Ju- 
dith Wells. Children— 

99. i. AsaB., b. Nov. 1811. 

ii. Joshua W., b. Sept. 9, 1813; m. Sept. 1842, Sally 
Angier; no issue; d. Jan. 23,1896, at New Hamp- 
ton, N. H., where his widow was Uving in 1898. 
iii. Mary, b. June 6, 1815; m. John L. Gilman, of Som- 
ersworth, N. H. 
100. iv. William Wells, b. Aug. 23, 1817. 

V. Nancy, b. Dec. 31, 1819; m. Benjamin Wentworth, 

of Soniersworth, N. H. 
vi. Sarah, b. Nov. 26, 1821. 


54. Judith^, dau. of {Joseph'^ , Timothij^, Timothy"^, 
James^) and Judith (Little) Merrick, born June 25, 1771 
at Newbur}^ Mass. Married, Oct. 27, 178G, Rnfus, son 
of Reuben and Mehitable (Putnam) Harriman,of Hamp- 
stead, N. H. Childi-en — 

i. John (Harriman), b. Feb. 16, 1788. 

ii. Maey (Harriman), b. July 23, 1790. 

iii. Abner (Harriman), b. Aug. 8, 1795. 

iv. Reuben (Harriman), b. Jan. 1, 1799; m. Abigail 

Davis, Jan. 20, 1823. 

V. Joseph (Harriman), b. April 2, 1802. 

vi. Nicholas (Harriman), b. Oct. 9, 1803. 

vii. Noah (Harriman), b. Sept. 6, 1805. 

viii. Sarah (Harriman), b. Dec. 31, 1807. 

ix. Eunice (Harriman), b. May 15, 1810. 

X. RUFUS P. (Harriman), b. May 6, 1812. 

xi. Dudley (Harriman), b. Sept. 13, 1813. 

55. Joseph^, son of {Joseph^, Timothtj^, Timothy^, 
James^) and Judith (Little) Merrick, born June 22,1772, 
at Hampstead, N. H. Married, April 11, 1797, atHamp- 
stead, Sarah, daughter of Laban Harriman; she born 
July 17, 1781, at Chester, N. H.; died March 2, 1870, at 
Adrian, Mich. She was descended from one of two 
brothers, John and Leonard Harriman, sons of Leonard 
Harriman, of Yorkshire, Eng., who came to this country 
about the year 1640, settling at Haverhill, Mass. Joseph 
Harriman, a grandson of the immigrant, married Lydia 
Eaton; their son, Reuben, born Nov. 5, 1725, at Haver- 
hill, Mass., married Mehitable Putnam; she was a niece 
of Gen. Israel Putnam, of Revolutionary fame; Reuben 
and Mehitable (Putnam) Harriman, with their negro 
servant, are buried at Hampstead, N. H.; he saw ser- 
vice of some kind during the Revolutionary war, and his 
grave is decorated each Memorial Day by members of 
the Grand Army of the Republic, who fought in the war 
of the rebellion. There is on file in the War Department 
a receipt (partially torn) showing that Lieut. Moses Lit- 
tle, of Captain Page's company. Col. Gale's regiment, 
New Hampshire militia, received $100 for Reuben 
Harrim — (receipt torn), and another soldier who were 
enlisted in the company to go "on an expedition to the 
state of Rhode Island." This is all that is known of his 
service. He married Mehitable Putnam at Hampstead, 
Nov. 7, 1744; then- son, Laban Harriman, born July 
20, 1747, married, and had Sarah, born July 17, 1781, at 
Chester, N. H., and she married, April 11, 1799, at 


Hampstead, N. H., Joseph Merrick. He was a shipwright 
by trade and worked some time in the United States Navy- 
Yard at Charlestown , Mass . ; afterward worked in the 
shipyard at Newburyport, in which he had an interest. 
In 1816 he left Salisbury, Mass., with a two-horse team 
and sleigh, with his wife and eight children, the oldest a 
gii'l of eighteen, the youngest a baby under three years 
of age, on his way to York State. He traveled as far as 
Brutus, N. Y., which place he reached in March, 1816. 
It so happened that an old and abandoned log house 
stood by the roadside, of which he took possession, and 
in which he remained for several days, until he could se- 
cure more comfortable quarters. Liking the country and 
its prospects he bought a large farm and began garden- 
ing on a large scale with the help of his six boys between 
the ages of eight and sixteen years. He marketed his 
garden-stuff in Syracuse, twelve miles away, rising be- 
fore daylight every morning of the week, except Sunday, 
and driving with a two-horse load to the city. The work 
of the day was all laid out the night before, and the boys 
were requh-ed to accomplish all that was laid out. He 
lived in Brutus until 1834, when he sold out and moved 
to Michigan, settling in Adrian. He bought eighty acres 
of land there, all of which is now in the city limits, lying 
west of Main street, and south of Merrick street, which 
was named for him. In Adrian he followed the same 
business which had engaged him in Brutus, the raising 
of vegetables for the village market. He was a powerful 
man, over six feet in height, and straight as an Indian. 
He wore an eight and a quarter size hat. He always 
went to bed at dark and rose before daylight. He was a 
brave man, fearing only his God. He avoided a Ciuarrel, 
but never turned his back to any man — a trait which he 
transmitted to his sons, who were all brave men, and 
cool in the face of danger. He died in Adrian, Jan. 9, 
1854. His wife, Sarah, died March 2, 1870, in Adrian, 
where both are buried. Childi-en — 

Eliza, b. April 23. 1798, Hampstead, N H. 

RUFUS, b. April 15, 1800, Corinth, Vt. 

Laban Harriman, b. Feb. 23, 1802, Corinth, Vt. 

Joseph, b. June 2, 1804, Newbury, Mass. 

Silas, b. Aug. 16, 1800, Salisbury, Mass. 

George Washington, b. July 22, 1808, Salisbury, 

Sarah, b. Sept. 14, 1810, Salisbury, Mass. 
Abigail, b. May 25, 1813, Salisbury, Mass. 
Mary L., b. Sept. 8, 1818. Brutus, N. Y. : d. at age 

of 20 years, unmarried . 


















109. X. Judith Little, b. Nov. 26, 1820, Brutus, N. Y. 

xi. Byron Lafayette, b. Aug. 22, 1824, Brutus, N. Y. ; 
married at Brutus, N. Y. ; his wife died within 
six months after their marriage, and within an- 
other six months Byron also died. His death 
took place Aug. 5, 1848, at Adrian, Mich. No 

There is a depth of pathos on the tone of the follow- 
ing letters, written by Joseph Merrick, and his wife, 
Sarah (Harriman) Merrick, from Adrian, Mich., to their 
brother-in-law, Edward Noyes, and his wife, with whom 
their mother had been left when they moved to Mich- 
igan. We of the twentieth century cannot imagine the 
distance which lay between the new home in Michi- 
gan and the old home in New Hampshire sixty years 
ago. China is nearer to ns to-day than New Hamp- 
shire was to Michigan when those old letters were 
written. They are dated Feb., 20, 1841, and addressed 
to Edward and Sarah Noyes, Hampstead, Rockingham 
County, N. H. The postage was twenty-five cents, 
and the letter was sent collect. Joseph's letter is first; 

Dear Brother and Sister. After a long abscence from you and 
a long time sence we have heard from you or any of our friends 
in your country we have wrote a number of letters to go to your 
country and have not received any return we cannot think what 
is the cauze without you are all gon or forgotten us I feel 
auctions to hear from our friends. I have undertaken Once 
more to see if we cannot get one from you we have of Late 
received a letter from a Daughter we have in New York stating 
that it was not long since one of Brother Grimes sons that came 
from your country She got some information from him he 
sayeth that my Mother was liveing when he left'and was Liveing 
with you that was glorious noose to me I have had a grate many 
serious thoughts concerning my Mothers situation since I left 
there I never have heard how that Property of Mothers was dis- 
posed of whether she has got anything of her own or not let tha.t 
Be as it may, I Expect your good feelings and Sallys do every 
thing for her cumfort that you can if there is not anything left 
of her property for her support let me know and I will assist in 
her support do let her have everything that is nesary for her 
cumfort. My Dear Mother I do long to see you once more 
this side of the grave I do not know as I shell ever injoy that 
Blesssing I have talked a number of years of cumming there 
their seems to be something in the way. I talk of trying this 
summer it is uncertain, but I shall try my best we are now in 
Michigan in the Village of Adrian and five children in the same 
place and doing well one at niles in the same State one in pen- 
syvana two in New York and all a doing well 

we lost a daughter about two years ago a grate loss to us she 
was about 20 j^ears of age How I wish you to imform me how 
that property of the old place was Disposed of and the one that 
owns it now now I wish you would let me know where all my 


Brothers and Sisters are and how they git along in this world in 
every respect as nigh as you can I am very anctious to hear, 
and tell them they must write to me with out fail tell them I 
haveuot forgoten them if they have me do not fail writing as 
soon as you recive this 

I wish you all the Blessings that this world affords and all the 
famlej' of ours thrue life and Everlasting haj^iness in the world 
to come 
Adrian February 20 1841 

From your Brother and friend Joseph Merrick. 
when you write say Adrian Lenawee County Michigan 
we live in a fine plesant Cuntry and a good sile our helth are 
good at prisent 

At the same date the mother writes: 

Beloved Brother and Sister: 

It is with the greatest pleasiu'e I take mj^ pen in hand to 
write you a few lines, wishing once more to hear from you, al- 
though we are seperated at so great a distance from each other, 
a distance of one thousand miles, and thougli the waters of Lake 
Erie rool between us, my mind is often with you, I often think 
of the many pleasant visits we have had together in yearse that 
are past, but now we are deprived of the privilege, but we have 
the i^rivilege of communicating our thoughts to each other by 
writing, which I esteem a great blessing. I never expect to see 
you again in this world, nor any of our friends in that place, but 
I hope to meet yovi on fair Canaans happy shore where we shall 
meet to part no more. I have had great afflictions to pass 
throtigh since we came to this western country, we have lost two 
children Eliza and Mary, which was a great loss to us, but God 
was my support in that trying hour, I trust He will ever be my 
guide and protector, through this vale of tears. I wrote a letter 
to Brother Caleb two years ago this winter, but we have not had 
no answer, I did think that if Bro. Caleb or his wife were Uving 
one or both of them would have written to us, but alas we are 
out of sight and out of mind, it seems as though we were entirely 
forgotten by our friends in that place. Now Brother Noyes I 
wish you would write us, and Brother Caleb and any of our 
friends who feel disi:)osed to, a letter from you would be joyfully 
received, we want to hear all the ( ), and how all the 

Brothers and Sisters get along in the world. I want to see you 
all very mucli especially Mother Merrick, I hope she has kind 
attension and everything for her comfort, it will be but a short 
time before we shall want the same kind care paid to us, yes 
very soon, I feel as tliougli the day was not far distant. We 
have everything to make us comfortable and happy, except fruit, 
and that is getting quite plenty. Do write to us on the recep- 
tion of this, without fail. We have three cliildren that are not 
married the two youngest Judith and Byron and Joseph Boards 
with us. My love and best re.spects to you all. 

From your ever affectionate sister, 
Sarah Merrick. 
Edward and Sarah Noyes. 

56. Temperance'^, dau. of {Joseph"^, Timothy^, 
Timothir, James^) and Judith (Little) Merrick, born 



Sept. 8, 1775, at Hampstead, N. H. Married, July 11, 
1799, at Corinth, Vt., James, son of Nathaniel and 
Sarah (Little) Noyes. Children — 

i. Joseph (Noyes), b. . 

ii. Henry (Noyes), b. . 

iii. Maty (Noyes), b. 

iv. RuFUS Merrick (Noyes), b. 

57. HANNAH^ dan. of (Joseph^, Timothy^, Timothy'^, 
James^) and Judith (Little) Merrick, born May 17, 1780, 
at Hampstead, N. H. Married, March, 1799, at Hamp- 
stead, John Grimes, son of William; born March 31, 
1777, at Auburn, N. H.; died May 11, 1837. Hannah, 
the mother, died Oct. 10, 1865. The records of the 
General Court of Massachusetts show that of the chil- 
dren of John Grimes and Hannah Merrick, Thomas F., 
Nathaniel M., Charles G., and Rufus K., had their 
names changed to "Graham" by act of legislature, 
March 23, 1840; and on March 17, 1841, James W. and 
Arrah Grimes also had their names changed to Graham. 
Children of John and Hannah (Merrick) Graham, all 
born in Hampstead — 

Judith (Graham), b. June 6, 1800. 

Arrah (Graham), b. Aug. 28, 1801; m. John San- 
born; they had no children, but adopted John 
Colby, who inherited the Sanborn farm ; Arrah 
d. May 28, . 

James Warren (Graham), b. June 10, 1805. 

John (Graham), b. Dec. 13, 1810. 

Thomas Fernald (Graham), b. June 4, 1813. 

Charles Goss (Graham), b. Sept. 1, 1814. 

Nathaniel Myrick (Graham), b. April 8, 1817. 

Rufus Kittridge (Graham), b. Aug. 29, 1819. 

58. Abner Little^, son of {Joseph'*', Timothy^, 
Timothy"-, James'^) and Judith (Little) Merrick, born 
June 22, 1782, at Hampstead, N. H. Married, 1st, Bet 
sey Steele, of Atkinson, N. H.; 2nd, Aug. 22, 1806, at 
Hampstead, Martha Corliss, daughter of Joshua and 
Widow Molly (Wells-Colby) Corliss. He died April 27, 
1845, at Hampstead. Children — 

117. i. Abner, b. Dec. 14, 1803. 

118. ii. Jonathan Little, b. Oct. 10, 1807. 

iii. Nancy Pillsbury, b. Aug. 6, 1809; never married, 
iv. Susan, b. 1811 ; d. aged 6 months. 

119. V. Susan Shannon, b. Sept. 26, 1814; m. Tappan Car- 

ter; d. March 29, 1877. 
130. vi. Stephen Little, b. May 6, 1818. 

















121. vii, Joshua Corliss, b. April 28, 1821. 

123. viii. Julia Adaline, b. Aug. 21, 1824; m. Allen Martin. 

59. Sarah ^, dau. of {Joseph"^ , Timothy^, Timothy"^, 
James^) and Judith (Little) Merrick, born July 3, 1784, 
at Hampstead, N. H. Married, May 19, 1803, at Hamp- 
stead, Edward, son of Joseph and Mary (Flint) Noyes, 
of Hampstead. Children — 

i. Mary Darling (Noyes), b. Dec. 12, 1803; m. Moses 

Greenougli, of Atkinson, N. H. 
ii. Joseph (Noyes), b. Dec. 3, 1805; d. 1887; unmarried, 
iii. James (Noyes), b. March 26, 1808; m. Sally Stick- 

ney; d. 1863; she d. 1896. 
iv. Sarah Ann (Noyes), b. Aug. 19, 1810; m. John 


V. Susan (Noyes), b. ; d. in infancy. 

vi. Edward Rand (Noyes), b. Nov. 5, 1813; m. Elvira 

Peabody Noyes, of Atkinson. 
123. vii. Joshua Flint (Noyes), b. Jan. 23, 1818. 

viii. Eunice (Noyes), b. Feb. 29, 1819; m. Giles Sargent, 

of Amesbury. 
ix. Eliza (Noyes), b. Sept. 26, 1823; d. Oct. 8, 1895; un- 
X. George Washington (Noyes), b. Nov. 11, 1825; m. 

Sabrina D. Corson, of East Lebanon, Maine. 

60. Nathaniel^, son of (Joseph''', Timothy^, Timo- 
thy^ , Janies^) and Judith (Little) Merrick, born Dec. 26, 
1786, at Hampstead, N. H. Married, Nov. 10, 1814, at 
Hampstead, Sarah Corliss; she was living, 1897, at New- 
ton, N. H. Children, born in Hampstead — 

i. Judah, b. . 

ii. Belinda, b. . 

124. iii. Francis G.,b. April 27, 1835. 

61. Ann^, dau. of {Joseph*, Timothy^, Timothy'^, 
James^ ) and Judith (Little) Merrick, born Aug. 28, 1791, 
at Hampstead, N. H. Married Paul Gardner, of Hamp- 
stead. They lived in Hampstead and Haverhill. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Anna (Gardner), b. ; unmarried. 

ii. Abby ((xardner), b. ; m. Charles Chase, of Haver- 
hill, where they are now living. 

iii. Louise (Gardner), b. ; m. Durgin. 

iv. Lydia (Gardner), b. ; m. Moses Noyes; six chil- 

V. Joshua (Gardner), b. . 

vi. Albert (Gardner), b. . 

vii. Frank (Gardner), . 

viii. George (Gardner), b. ; d. at age of 20 years. 


62. Andrew^, son of Andrew aud Hannah (Myrick) 
Myriek, born March 26, 1770. Married Abbie, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Hepsibeth Clark; she born Jan. 28, 
1771; died Nov. 24, 1826. Children— 

i. Eliza, b. May 30, 1790; m. 1st, Thomas Barnard ; 2nd, 

John Macey, Aug. 7, 1808. 
ii. LuCRETiA, b. March 19, 179-1; m. Alexander C. Hus- 

iii. Hepsibeth, b. Nov. 23, 1800; m. Levi Webster. 

— WiLLL\M MiRiCK\ son of (parentage not traced). 
Was a descendant in the fifth generation of James of 
Newbury, and was a great-grandson of James '^, of New- 
bury. He was born in Newbury about 1745. Married 
Elizabeth Bailey, of Newbu^ry. Settled in Boscowen, 
N. H. Moved to Henniker, N. H. during the Revolu- 
tionary War. He died Oct. 7, 1821, and Elizabeth, his 
wife, died March 9, 1813. Children, all born in Bos- 
cowen except the youngest — 

i. IsuAEL, b. 1769; d. young, f rona an accident, 

ii. Isaac, b. 1771 ; killed by a falling tree, about 1790. 

125. iii. Moses J., b. Nov. 4, 1773. 

iv. Polly, b. 1775; m. WilUam Bowman. 


63. Dennis C®, son of (Isaac^ , Isaac^ , John^, 
James-, James^) and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Myrick, born 
July 1, 1808, at Unity, Me. Married and had— 

i. Andrew, b. ; living at Unity, Me., 1899. 

ii. George, b. ; at Unity, Me., if living. 

iii. Freeman, b. ; at Unity, Me., if living. 

iv. A Daughter, b. . 

64. Amos Spofford^, son of (Isaac^ , Isaac'^ , JoJm^, 
James", James^) and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Myrick, born 
Nov. 28, 1810, at Unity, Me. Married, 1st, Nov. 28, 
1838, at Bangor, Me., Sarah C. Moody, daughter of John 
and Nancy (Hopkins) Moody; she born June 2, 1815, at 
Jefferson, Me.; died May' 27, 1857, at Chicago, 111. 
Amos married, 2nd, Feb. 1, 1860, at Zumbrota, Minn., 
Abigail Moody, sister of his first wife; she is living, 
Feb. 1901, at Minneapolis, Minn., but in poor health. 
Amos was a mechanic, machinist, carpenter, and in- 
ventor; during the last thirty years of his life was a 



farmer; died Jan. 2, 1893, at Minneapolis. Six of his 
children were born at Lowell, Mass.; the last two were 
born at Zurnbrota, Minn. Children — 

i. Edwin Ruthven, b. Nov. 3, 1840 ; d. Aug. 8, 1844. 

126. ii. Francis Byram, b. May 10, 1843. 

iii. AL.ONZO Alios, b. June 23, 1845; d, June 27, 1845. 
iv. Herbert Gr.\nville, b. Aug. 9, 1846; d. Feb. 7, 

127. V. Edwin Eugene, b. Dec. 11, 1848. 

vi. Ella Grace, b. March 16, 1855; m. Nov. 28, 1878, 
William J. Newton, at Zurnbrota, Minn., son of 
Phineas B. and Mary J. Newton; he is in the 
United States postal service, as mail carrier in 
the city of Minneapolis; was first appointed 

128. vii. Melvin M., b. Oct. 16, 1860. 

viii. Minnie Etta, b. Jan. 12, 1864; d. Aug. 30, 1865. 

65. Hall Clement^, son of (Isaac^, Isaac^, John^, 
James'^ , James^) and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Myrick, born 
Feb. 18, 1814, at Unity, Me. Married, Jan. 4, 1843, 
Hannah R., daughter of James and Ann (Rowe) Work; 
she born May 31, 1817, at Troy, Me.; died Nov. 23, 
1894, at St. Albans, Me. Hall C. was a farmer; changed 
the spelling to "Merrick;" died July 27, 1892, at St. 
Albans. Children, all born at Troy, Me. — 

i. Ann E., b. Oct. 31, 1843; d. Feb. 36, 1847. 

129. ii. James Loren, b. March 34, 1845. 

iii. Charles Rosco, b. March 33, 1847; m. May 1, 1873, 

Alberta Chase ; d. July 36, 1879, at Troy, Me. 
iv. Lizzie Hannah, b. Sept. 16, 1850; m. July 4, 1875, 

George Whitaker, of Unity, Me. 
V. Franklin Llewellyn, b. Sept. 14. 1853; d. June 

19, 1878. 
vi. Willis Stephen, b. May9, 1855; m. Lida, daughter 

of Wiuslow and Charlotte (Garland) Whitaker, 

April 10, 1880, at Troy, Me. ; is a commercial 

traveler by occupation, 
vii. IsORA Lavega, b. Nov. 33, 1858; m. Sept. 10, 1880, 

Thomas S. Gilpatrick, of St. Albans, Me. 

130. viii. Lincoln, b. Jan. 17, 1860. 

66. Adam W.", son of (Isaac^ , Isaac^ , John^ , 
James"^, James^) and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Myrick, born 
Jan. 21, 1816, at Unity, Waldo comity. Me. Married, 
and had — 

i. Adolphus, b. ; living at Lowell, Me., 1899. 

ii. Samuel, b. ; living at Unity, Me., 1899. 

iii. (A daughter), b. . 

iv E. B. , b. ; living at Estherville, la., 



67. George Washington^ son of (Isaac^ , Isaac'^, 
John^,James'^, James'^) and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Myi'ick, 
born Aug. 22, 1818, at Unity, Waldo county, Me. Mar- 
ried, May 11, 1843, at Unity, Me., Polly W. Adams. 
George W. lived in Unity until 1864, when he moved to 
Illinois, locating in Lake county; in 1880 and 1881 he 
lived in Ida Grove, la. ; then returned to Illinois, locating 
in Rockefeller, where he was living in the best of health 
in December, 1900. His occupation has always been 
that of a farmer. Children, all born in Unity, Me. — 

i. Dorcas Ann, b. March 11, 1844; m. Lyman Fargo; 

is living in Dulutli, Minn, 
ii. Frances H., b. Maj' 35, 1845; m. John Gleason, at 

Libertvville, 111. 
Mary J , b. May 25, 1745 ; d. June 26, 1848. 
Florence A., b. July 6, 1846; m. Nelson S. Gordon, 

at Chicago. 
Herbert O., b. June 2, 1854. 
Charles H., b. Feb. 5, 1856. 
George R., b. Feb. 19, 1858. 
Arthur L., b. June 2, 1860. 

68. Elvira'^, dan. of iWilliam^, Isaac*, John^ , 
dames'^, James^) and Betsey (Goud) Merrick, born 
March 28, 1812, Burnham, Me. Married Samuel Watts; 
he died at Thomaston, Me., date not known. Elvira died 
at Union, Me., date unknown. Childi-en all born at 
Clinton, Me. — 

1. Eveline (Watts), b. — ; m. Dexter Burkit, Thomas- 

ii. William E. (Watts), b. ; m. Nancy Lermond, 

Warren, Me. 
iii. Angeline (Watts), — ; m. AlonzoLinekin, Thomas- 

iv. Cordelia (Watts), b. ; m. Oliver Vose; d. . 

V. Francis E. (Watts), b. ; m. John Watts, War- 
ren, Me. 











vi. Abbie (Watts), b. ; d- 

vii. Ellen (Watts), b. ; d- 

69. George G.^, sou of (William^, Isaac^, JoJm^, 
James', James^) and Betsey (Goud) Merrick, bom June 
16, 1814, at Thomaston, Me. Married, 1st, Belinda 
(Watts) Thomas, who died; married 2nd, Sarah A. Star- 
rett, both at Thomaston ; he was a shipwright bj^ trade and 
worked in the Thomaston shipyards until he moved to 
Illinois, settling at Liberty ville in 1862. Both he and 
his wife Sarah died at Liberty ville. Children — 


i. G. Lermond, b. 1839, Burnham, Me. ; m. July 24, 1862, 
(one record says Sarah A. Townsend, another 
Sarah Bailey), and moved west, settling at Lib- 
ertyville. 111. 

ii. Belinda, b. 1841 ; m. E. O. Staples, in Illinois. ; 
d. . 

iii. Augusta, b. May 31, 1843. Clinton, Me. ; m. Joseph 
Gerard, April 12, 1866, at Libertyville, 111.; 
d. . 

iv. Almira, b. Sept. 1844; d. April 4, 1847. 

70. Hartley", son of (William^, Isaac'^, JoJm^, 
James"^, James^) and Betsey (Goud) Merrick, born Jan. 

22, 1816, at Burnham, Me. Married Elsie J. , at 

Dresden, Me.; moved with his family to Libertyville, 
111., in Oct., 1862; lived on a farm until 1881, when he 
moved with his son, Quincy Adams, to Manistee, Mich. 
In 1894 went to Chicago to live with his married daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Olive Jewett, at No. 1235 Spaulding avenue. 
His wife, Elsie J., died at Libertyville, June 3, 1879, 
and is buried in the Lakeside Cemetery at that place. 
They had four children, all born at Burnham, Me. — 

i. Olive, b. June 22, 1844; m. Jan. 25, 1863, at Burn- 
ham, Me., H. J. Jewett. 
ii. Emma M., b. May 24, 1846; m. Nov. 3, 1867, at Liberty- 
ville, 111., A. H. Webb, 
iii. Mary J., b. July 22, 1844; m. Nov. 29, 1862, at Lib- 
ertyville, 111., C. W. Ray. 
135. iv. Quincy Adams, b. Aug. 20, 1853. 

7 1 . Cordelia T . " , dan . of ( William ^ , Isaac'^ , John ^ , 

James^ , James^) and Betsey (Goud) Merrick, born 

June 15, 1828, at Burnham, Me. Married, Nov. 5, 1846, 

at Burnham, Me., Edwin Starrett; he died at Port 

Townsend, Wash., Dec. 26, . Cordelia T., his 

widow, is living at Port Townsend. The author is 

greatly indebted to Mrs. Starrett for the records of her 

father's family, and other records pertaining to the 

families of her brothers and sisters. She had six chil- 

di'en — 

i. Florence E. (Starrett), b. July 23, 1849, at Burn- 
ham, Me. ; m. Nov. 4, 1875, at Libertyville, 111., 
George E. Lake; d. June 30, 1899. 

ii. Alton L. (Starrett), b. Jan. 25, 1851, at Burnham, 
Me. ; d. Dec. 31, 1851. 

iii. George E. (Starrett), b. Oct. 31, 1854, at Thomas- 
ton, Me. ; m. Feb. 19, 1887, at Seattle, Wash., 
Anna D. Van Bokkelen ; he is a contractor and 


iv. Danvill W. (Starrett), b. Oct. 30, 1859, at Thomas- 
ton, Me. ; m. Mary F. Lyons, Nov. 27, 1888, at 
San Francisco, Gal. ; he is a contracting ma- 
V. Alice J. (Starrett), b. Oct. 28, 1858, at Thomaston, 
Me. ; d. April 9, 1882. 

vi. Augustine M. (Starrett), b. April 12, 1863, Thom- 
aston, Me. ; is a contractor and builder. 

72. KiNDRiCK*', SOU of {William^, Isaac^ , John^, 
James^ , James^) and Betsey (Goud) Merrick, born 
Sept. 17, 1826, at Burnham, Me. Married, May 28, 
1851, at Unity, Me., Christina L., daughter of Joshua 
and Abigail Adams; she born in Belfast, Me. Kiudrick 
died Sept. 17, 1887, at Port Towusend, Wash.; was a 
farmer by occupation. Children — 

i. C. Alton, b. April 18, 1853, at Burnham, Me. ; m. 

April 7, 1887, at Waukegan, 111., Carrie Lyons; 

living at Des Moines, la. 
ii. Cora, b. March 19, 1857, Thomaston, Me. ; m. Aug. 

1, 1886, at Libertyville, 111., William T. Lake; 

living at Port Townsend, Wash. 
iii. Elvira A., b. April 33, 1859, at Thoma.ston, Me. ; m. 

Oct. 8, 1887, at Port Townsend, Wash., Henry 

T. Lake; living at Port Townsend. 
iv. Edmund W., b. April 17, 1866, at Libertyville, 111.; 

d. Aug. 38, 1866. 

73. William C.'', son of { William^ , Isaac'^ , John^ , 
James^ , James^) and Betsy (Goud) Merrick, born April 
7, 1830, at Dresden, Me. Married, June 15, 1856, at 
Thomaston, Me., Sarah A., daughter of Robert and 
Eliza Young; she born April 7, 1830. William lived in 
or near Thomaston until the year 1863, when he removed 
to Illinois, settling near Libertyville, where he bought a 
farm, upon which he lived until 1887; he then migrated 
to Port Townsend, Wash., where he died June 30, 1896. 
His widow is still living in Port Townsend. Children — 

i. Walter H., b. April 38, 1858, Thomaston, Me.; m. 
Oct. 16, 1890, at Port Townsend, Amelia Tibbals; 
he is a miner, trader and prospector ; has lived 
since boyhood in California and Washington, 
Port Townsend being his present home; has 
made several trips to Alaska, where he is inter- 
ested in mining properties. 

ii. Carrie E., b. Jan. 10, 1863, Thomaston, Me.; m. 
Nov. 30, 1781, at Libertyville, 111., Robert Grum- 
met ; living at Port Townsend. 

74. Abigail M.*^, dau. of {Williafu^, Isaac'^, John^, 
James^ , James'^) and Betsey (Goud) Merrick, born July 


30, 1832, at Burnhara, Me. Married, Dec. 25, 1865, at 
Freedom, Me., Danvill D. Andi*ews; he was a farmer, liv- 
ing at Freedom, Me.; later moved to Libertyville, 111. 
Childi'en — 

i. William M. (Andrews), b. Oct. 28, 1866, at Free- 
dom, Me. ; m. Nov. 8, 1899, at Port Townsend, 
Wash., Daisy L. Learned. 

ii. Helen M. (Andrews), b. June. 4, 1870, at Freedom, 

iii. Herman D. (Andrews), b. June 1. 1873, Freedom, 

iv. George M. (Andrews), b. July 7, , at Libertv- 

ville. m. 

75. Isaac Newton^, son of {JoJin^ , John^ , John^, 
James'^ , James'^') and Sophia (Willard) Myrick, born 
Nov. 8, 1806, at Dorset, Vt. Married, 1830, at Dorset, 
Mary, daughter of John Gray; she born Aug. 30, 1809, 

at Dorset; died . Isaac N. married, 2nd, Jan. 27, 

1842, Mariette Maynard. He was a marble cutter by 
trade, but was a natural mechanic, and could work at 
many trades, as he did with satisfaction to his employ- 
ers. Children — 

i. EvARTS D., b. Aug. 14, 1835, at Dorset, Vt, ; d. May 
22, 1858. 

136. ii. Myron N., b. Sept. 14, 1841. at Williamson, N. Y. 
iii. Horace E., b. Aug. 31, 1849, at Lima, N. Y. ; is liv- 
ing at Presidio, Cal. 

76. Clarissa^ dau. of {Daniel^, JoJin'^ , John^, 
James", James'^) and Lois (Osgood) Myrick, born Dec. 
2, 1798, at Blue Hills, Me. Married John Pearson 
Blaisdell, at Orland, Me. Childi'en, all born at Orland, 

i. Albert (Blaisdell), b. Oct. 20, 1820; m. Helen J. 

Milliken; d. Jan. 3, 1901. 
ii. Julia A. (Blai.sdell), b. May 25, 1823; m. Horatio 

Milliken, at Suri-ey, Me. 
iii. Mehitable M. (Blaisdell), b. March 2, 1825; m. 

Andrew Soper, at Orland, Me. 
iv. Dr. John M. (Blaisdell), b. April 20, 1827; m. Annis 

Bassey, at Bath, Me. 
V. William W. (Blaisdell), b. April 24, 1829; m. Nancy 

Kej^es, at Orland, Me. 

137. vi. Dr. Warren O. (Blaisdell), b. March 16, 1831. 

vii. Louise M. (Blaistlell), b. March 16, 1833; m. George 
E. MiUiken, at Orland; d. at Los Angeles, Cal. 
viii. Nancy M. (Blaisdell), b. July 1835; m. Captain 
Augustus Ray, at Orland, Me. 


ix. Clara F. (Blaisdell), b. May 5, 1837; m. Frank 

Milliken, at Sun-ey, Me. 
X, Laura E. (Blaisdell),'b. July 14, 1839; m. Captain 

A. Ray, in Surrey, Me. ; d in Orland, Me. 
xi, Granville E. (Blaisdell), b. June 1841. 

77. Elias®, sou of CWilluim^, Andrew'^, JoJm^ , 

James'^ , James'^) and Mj-riek, boru . Married 

Lida . He came from Ohio and settled near Pal- 
myra, la., prior to 1855. He died about 1870. He had 
eleven children, the names of but three of whom are at 
this time known — '^ 

i. RoxY, b. ; m. James 

ii. Malinda, b. ; m. King. 

iii. Edward, b. ; living in IncUanola, la. 

78. Mary'', dau. of {James'^, Andrew^, John^ , 
James^ , James^) and Fannie (Dodge) Myrick, born 
July 4, 1804, at Birmingham, Me. Married, March 3, 
1824, William England. Mary England, the mother 
died aged 90 years, at the home of her son, Henderson, 
near Eddyville, la. William the father, died at Los 
Angeles, Cal. Children — 

i. Fanny (England), b. ; ra. Henderson. 

ii. Mary (England), b. ; m. Harvey. 

iii. Christina (England), b. ; m. Moore. 

iv. Henderson (England), b. ; m. and is living 

near Eddyville, la. 

V. Harvey (England), b. ; ni. and is living at 

Oskaloosa, la. 
vi. Melvina (England), b. ; m. — — Keyton; liv- 
ing in Arkansas, 
vii. WiLLlAJi (England), b. . 

79. Freeman^, son of {James^, Andrew'^, JoJm^, 
Jar,ies^ , James^ ) and Fauuie (Dodge) M5'riek,born Sept. 
5, 1805, at Birmingham, Me. Married!^ Aug. 14, 1828, 
at McArthurs, 0., Rebecca Jackson. He was a farmer 
and cooper by occupation; died 1851-2, in Ohio, of ty- 
phoid fever. His children were all born in Ohio, and all 
moved to Illinois after the death of the father. They 
were — 

i. Jackson, b. ; was a minister of the gospel. 

ii. Maria, b. ; m. Charles Boyer; moved to IIU- 


iii. LuciNDA, b. . 

iv. Jesse, b. ; killed under a train in Illinois. 


80. William Simpson®, son of (Jamea^, Andre iv*^ , 
Johu\ James^ , James^ ) and Fannie (Dodge) Myrick, 
born Aug. 25. 1814, at Birmingham, Me. Married, 1840, 
at Londonderry, O., Eliza, daughter of William and Mary 
(Peet) Davis; she born 1820, at Birmingham, Me.; she 
is still living at the advanced age of 81 years, on the 
home farm at Chillicothe, la. William Simpson Myrick, 
at the time of his marriage, kept the tavern, or inn, at 
Londonderry, O. On the death of his father, James 
Myrick, he bought the old homestead, near Mc Arthurs, 
O., where he lived until 1849, when he bought prop- 
erty in the village of Middleport, O. He was a 
cooper by trade, and opened a large shop in Middle- 
port, shipping the barrels down the river to Cincin- 
nati. In 1855 he sold out and moved to Chillicothe, 
la., where he bought a good farm. In addition to farm 
work he and his boys opened a cooper shop, all the boys 
having learned their father's trade. At the opening of 
the civil war three of the boys enlisted and served three 
years each in Iowa regiments. William S. and a neigh- 
bor bought forty acres of coal land in 1863, working the 
same and shipping the first coal ever hauled over the C. 
B. & Q. Railway west of the Mississippi river. In 1866 
he sold his half interest in the coal lands for $4,000. 
With this money he bought town property and moved 
his family there for the purpose of giving his children an 
education in the Christian College, located there. Two 
of the boys, after leaving the army, graduated from that 
college in 1869. The father and son, Sheppard, engaged 
in brick making in 1870, in which business William S. 
remained until his death, January 18, 1877, after only 
one week's illness. He was a man of cheerful disposi- 
tion, honest and energetic, and his loss was felt, not 
only by the members of his own household, but by the 
community at large. His chidren were — 

Amanda Melvina, b. March 6, 184L 

Sheppard Gray, b. Jan. 34, 1842. 

William Lafayette, b. Jan. 23, 1845, at McArthurs, 
O. ; served in the civil war from the spring of 
1864 until Oct. 1865, when he died of disease 
contracted in the service 
vi. Louis Alphonso, b. Jan. 14, 1847; never married; 
served in the 47th Iowa Regiment during the 
war ; for many years after the close of the war 
was a steaniboatman on the Ohio and Mississippi 
Rivers, and on the Muskingum; he built the 
Steamers "Mink," "Highland Mary," "Annie 
Laurie," and "Lizzie Cassell," all of which he 







owned, and on several of which he was himself 
captain, finally retiring to take up liis residence 
at DeBeque, Colorado, where he owns and oper- 
ates a large ranch, known as the White Cot- 
tage Ranch, where he entertains invalids and 
hunting parties. President Roosevelt makes 
his headquarters with him when on his hunt- 
ing trips to Colorado. Loviis Mji-rick has that 
breezy, self-poised air of the Westerner, to- 
gether with the coolness and determination of 
a man inured to danger on laud and water, 
in the battle line or facing the wild beasts of 
his mountain home. He is the United States 
agent for the protection of the forests in the 
parks near DeBeque. 
V. Edward Alonzo, b. Jan, 14, 1847, at McArthurs, O; 

d. Aug. 1869. 
vi. Mary Isabelle, b. Mav 19, 1850, at Sheffield, O ; d. 
Jan. 1853. 
140. vii. Sarah Matilda, b. May 6, 1853. 

viii. Ida Florence, b. Sept. 12, 1861, at Chillicothe, la. ; 
m. Sept. 1885, C. W. Atkins; they have one child, 
Adda Lucille (Atkins), b. March 3, 1887. Mr. 
Atkins is a bridge contractor and builder, 
ix. Adda Clara, b. May 30. 1863, at Chillicothe, la ; 
she taught school in Ottumwa, and at the 
Agencv, and at other places until her mar- 
riage, 'June, 1886 to Dr. J. W. Hull; they re- 
sided at Brainerd,Neb., where the Doctor prac- 
ticed his profession until his death in 1891, of can- 
cer of the throat ; the wife d. March 30, 1893. of 
consumption contracted while caring for her 
husband. They left one child, James William 
(Hull), b. Aug. 13, 1890, at Brainerd, Neb.; he 
is now living with his aged grandmother in 
Chillicothe, Iowa. 

Eliza Davis, wife of William Simpson Myrick, was of 
Dutch descent; was born in Pennsylvania; belongs to 
the sect of "Christians;" was 81 years of age in Feb. 
1901; is living with her daughter, Mrs. Amanda Pine- 
gar, at Chillicothe, la. 

81. Edward W.^, son of {James^ , Andrew'^, John^, 
James^ , James^) and Fannie (Dodge) Myrick, born Aug. 
18, 1825, in Athens county, O. Married, May 8, 1850, 
in Athens county, O., Mary, daughter of Oliver and 
Polly (Jones) Grant; she born Aug. 29, 1833, in Meigs 
county, O.; died Feb. 2, 1875, in Mahaska county, la. 
Edward W. Myrick was a cooper by trade, as was also 
his father, James; he was also a farmer and engaged in 
raising fine stock, having a large herd of "short-horns." 
He served as a soldier in the Mexican War, receiving an 


honorable discharge. Was a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church. He was an honest, upright man, a 
friend of the needy and the erring. He died at Eddy- 
ville, la., Jan. 12, 1898. Children, all born in Mahaska 
county, la., except the first two, who were born in 

i. Mary Frances, b. Jan. 39, 1851 ; m. June 29. 1873, 

W. H. Gray, 
ii. Ev ALINE, b. Oct. 14, 1852; m. March 15, 1877, James 
A. Gray. 
141. iii. James L., b. Sept. 17, 1854. 

iv. Martha, b. June 17, 1856; m. March 15, 1877, T. W. 

V. Ellen, b. March 9, 1858; m. June 4, 1883, Thomas 
Seevers; d. April 2, 1894. 
143. vi. Charles L., b. April 10, 1860. 

vii. Eugene, b. Sept. 17, 1872; d. Nov. 24, 1876. 

82. Warren^ (Merrick), son of {Jonathan^, Jona- 
than'^, Isaac^ , Isaac", Jafnes^) and Priscilla (Brown) 

Myiick, born . Married, at Hudson, N. Y., Sarah 

Ellis. Warren was a ship carpenter by trade; after his 
marriage he lived at Cleveland, 0., where he followed his 
occupation, and where he died. Children — 

143. i. Alonzo Howard, b. Jan. 1, 1826. 
ii. Thomas, b. . 

iii. WiLLlA . , b. . 

iv. Emeline, b. . 

V. Lewis, b . 

83. ISAAC^ son of { Peter ^ , Jonathan'*', Isaac^ , Isaac^ , 
James^) and Merab (Gardner) Myrick, born Aug. 21, 
1785, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, 1st, Acis, daughter 
of Joseph and Susan Brown; she died Feb. 8, 1824; 
Isaac married, 2nd, April 24, 1825, Widow Deborah 
Clark, daughter of Tristam Jenkins; she born April 17, 
1809; died July 4, 1851. Isaac married, 3rd, Widow 
Tirzah Pinkham, daughter of Zaccheus Fuller, of Barn- 
stable; she born 1793; died June 15, 1877, without 
issue. Isaac, the father died Oct. 20, 1859, while sitting 
in his chair, reading. Childi'eu, five by first wife, four 
by second wife, all born in Nantucket — 

i. Charles B., b. May 26, 1807; lost at sea from ship, 
"Henry Astor," May 13, 1849; not married. 

ii. Eliza M., b. Dec. 2, 1808; m. John Hussey; 5 chil- 
dren; d. Jan. 31, 1849. 

144. iii. Franklyn B., b. March 12, 1813. 

iv. Joseph B., b. Nov. 4, 1816; was a seaman; m. a na- 
tive of Lohiua, Pacific Islands; d. Dec. 1877, in 


V. John B., b. Oct. 29, 1819; d. single, May 21, 1844. 

145. vi. William Clark, b. Marcb 2, 1826. 

vii. Peter Jenkins, b. March 22, 1828; m. Charlotte A. 
Fisher; d. Jan. 30, 1866, at Evansville, Ind. 

viii. Marianna, b. ; d. single. 

ix. Anna, b. March 20, 1831. 

84. Charles G., son of {Peter^, Jonathan'^, Isaac^ , 
Isaac, "^ James^) and Merab (Gardner) Myrick, born May 
25, 1790. Married, July 10, 1811, Abial, daughter of 
Gardiner and Hepsibeth Coleman; she born July 27, 
1792; died Aug. 31, 1856. Charles G. had a cooper- 
shop in Nantucket, where he made oil casks used by the 
whaling trade; he moved to New Bedford, where he 
carried on the same business, and where he died Dec. 5, 
1868. Childi-en— 

146. i. Edwin, b. March 14, 1814. 

ii. Hepsibeth, b. Dec. 30, 1815; m. James Robinson, 
"a .stranger on the island;" four children. 

iii. Harriet, b. Oct. 1820; m. Edward Pollard ; no chil- 

147. iv. Alexander G. , b. April 7, 1824. 

85. Seth^ son of iPeter^, Jonathan'^, Isaac^ , Isaac"^ , 
James^) and Merab (Gardner) Myrick, born April 14, 
1798, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Eunice, daughter 
of Jonathan and Abial Barney; she born Oct. 12, 1800. 
Seth, the father, was lost at sea, May 5, or 12, 1822; 
another account says April 2, 1823. Eunice, the widow, 
married, 2nd, Isaac Stoddard, and died Jan. 28, 1877, at 
Huntington, Long Island. One child by first marriage — 
148 i. Benjamin B., b. Oct. 17, 1821. 


Early in the year 1821 the whale ship ''John Adams'^ 

sailed from Nantucket, Captain Bunker, in command, 

and Seth Myrick, mate, fitted out for a three or five 
years' whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Two leaves 
out of the log-book of the ship have been preserved in 
the Myrick family; they record incidents of this voyage, 
in the handwriting of Seth Myrick, as Captain: 

' 'Monday, February 25, 1822 
"At 1 o'clock p. m. Captain Bunker departed this life in a con- 
sumption, after an of 4 days, but he has never been well 
the voyage. At 10 a. m. committed his body to the deei) with as 
much decency as our circumstances would admit of. In him we 
feel the loss of a good Commander and Companion. 
"Latitude 2.25 South. Long. 132 West." 


"Tuesday, February 36, 1822. 
' 'First part tliese 24 hours moderate and fair. Middle part lay 
in vmder double reef T. sails. Latter part lay off, stowing down. 
Saw nothing. Weather: nigged winds. 

Latitude 2.51 South." 

"Wednesday, Februarz 27, 1822. 
"First part these 24 hours strong gales and fair. Saw nothing 

remarkable Middle part lay off under T S and F S. Latter 

part lay in ; saw a large whale going to leeward ; pvit off but did 
not strike. Saw more. Got two ; took them to the gangway. 
So ends." 

Another daj' the log reads: "Latt'd {^ south; the 
ground looks as bare as though there never was a whale 

The ' 'John Adams'' ' cruised on the whaling grounds 
until, according to tradition in the family, May 5, 1822, 
when whales were again sighted. The crew responded to 
the signal from the masthead; all hands lowered and 
manned the boats and started in pursuit of the game. 
Captain Myrick, according to custom, selected his whale 
first, and the other boats at once harpooned others. The 
captain's boat harpooned its whale and let it have the 
line; it carried the boat at great speed past one or more 
of the other boats; while passing them Captain Myrick 
warned them, "Do not get a boat stove" ; soon after, he 
signaled that he wanted another line. While the order 
was being obeyed the men in the boat going to his relief 
observed the man at masthead signaled that the Captain's 
boat was missing. The whale had suddenly dived and 
had carried all down. Every man in the boat carried a 
sheath knife in his belt, and along side of the harpoon 
line was kept a sharp hatchet to cut the taut drawn 
line in case of need ; this whale must have dived straight 
down so quickly that they had no warning. 

The other boats at once cut loose and cruised around; 
the ship was brought over to that localitj', search was 
continued for several days but nothing was found, 
neither hat, oar, or anything else. The crew decided to go 
to the Sandwich Islands and report to the United States 
consul at Honolulu; he ordered the ship home, which 
order was obeyed. 

86. JoHN^, son of (John''', John^ , Isaac^ , Isaac"^ , 
J(imes^) and Eliza1)eth (Gardner) Myrick, born Feb. 22, 
1789, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, Jan. 16, 1811, 
Eliza, daughter of Obed and Ann Jov; she born Oct. 24, 
1795; died Nov. 8, 1839. Children, all born in Nan- 
tucket — 


i. Charles, b. Jan. 24, 1813. 

ii. Ann C, b. Aug. 23, 1814; m. Henry Ackley. 

iii. Elizabeth G., b. April 5, 1817. 

iv. John, b. April 11, 1820. 

V. William, b. . 

vi. Sarah, b, . 

vii. Susan, b. . 

viii. Alexander, b. . 

ix. George, b . 

87. Joseph Stockbridge^ (Bailey), son of Lebbeus^ 
(Bailey) and Sarah Sylvester'' (Myrick) Bailey, born 
April 6, 1804, at North' Yarmouth, Me. Married, Feb. 
2, 1832, Isabel Wilson Dicks, daughter of Captain John 
and Anna (Stimson) Dicks, of Portland, Me.; she born 
Jan. 28, 1811, at Portland; died Sept. 28, 1869, Port- 
land. Joseph S. died March 9, 1888, at Portland. Chil- 
dren — 

149. i. Herbert Clarendon (Bailey), b. March 6, 1856, at 

Portland, Me. 
(And others. ) 

88. George®, son of (George'' , Andrew^, Andreiv^ , 
Isaac/^ , Jmnes^') and Lydia (Ray) Myrick, born March 5, 
1790, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Eliza, daughter of 
Christopher and Jemima Mitchell; she died April 8, 1864. 
George Myrick had a "fitting-out" store on one of the 
wharves, at Nantucket; also a two-storj- warehouse full 
of ship stores, rigging, cables, etc. He was a ship owner, 
and these supplies were mainly for his own vessels. He 
died May 6, 1863. Children— 

i. Alexander, b. July 13, 1817; m. Lydia, dau. of 
George Joy; no children; d. July 9, 1855, at San 
Juan del Sur, South America, while on a voyage, 
ii. Charles M., b. April 26, 1819; m. 1st, Emily Coffin; 
2nd Mary E. Temple; no children living; died 
April 5, 1851. 
iii. Eliza, b. 1820. 

150. iv. Andrew M., b. July 3, 1823. 

vi [ Twins, b. ; d. at birth. 

vii. Mary, b. Aug. 11, 1825; m. Aug. 2, 1846, Joseph B. 
Macey; d. Sept. 3, 1847. 

viii. Christopher, b. Dec. 1, 1827; m. 1st, Cottle; 

had one son who d. in infancy ; she d. June 9, 
1857; he m. 2nd, Jane G. Lovering, in California. 

151. ix. Seth, b. Nov. 6, 1829. 

89. Reuben G.®, son of (George^, Andrew*, An- 
dretv^, Isaac"^, James^) and Lydia (Ray) MjTick, born 


May 24, 1794, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, April 30, 
1817, Charlotte, daughter of Thaddeus and Ann Coffin; 
she born March 21, 1796; died Nov. 11, 1868. Reuben, 
the father, died July 26, 1825. He was a merchant, 
having a dry goods store in Nantucket, with a good 
business; he was in partnership with his brother, the 
firm name being Reuben & Alexander C. Myrick. Alexan- 
der died in January, 1825, and Reuben continued the 
business until his death in July of the same year. Chil- 
dren, all born in Nantucket — 

i. W. P., b. ; d. in infancy. 

ii. Charlotte C, b. April 4, 1819 ; m. Joseph Merchant, 

of Edgartown ; three children, 
iii. Ann Coffin, b. June 11, 1821 ; d. Oct. 17, 1822. 
iv. Lydia R., b. 1833; m. Benjamin B. Myrick. 

90. Charles Coffin®, son of {George^, Andrew^, 
Andrew^, Isaac''-, James'^) and Lydia (Ray) Myrick, 
born Feb. 27, 1797, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, 1st, 
Nancy Chase, daughter of Charles; she born March 29, 
1798; died Oct. 15, 182G. Charles married 2nd, Eliza 
Chase, sister of first wife; she born Nov. 15, 1795. 
Charles C, was a sea captain; died March 26, 1883. 
Children, all born in Nantucket, and all by first wife — 

i. Rowland, b. Aug. 28, 1818; was mate of the whale- 
ship "Massachusetts," and was killed by a whale 
in October, 1845, on the "line." 

152. ii. Charles Coffin, b. March 5, 1820. 
iii. Eunice, b. 1823; d. . 

iv. George, j ^^^.^^^ ^ ^g^^. ^ jg^^ 

V. J_i 1 DIA, ) 

vi. Ann C, b. 1825; d. 1825. 

91. WILLLA.M C0FFIN^ SOU of {George^ , Andreiv'^ , 
Atidrew'\ Isaac''-' , James^) and Lydia (Ray) Myrick, born 
March 26, 1807, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Mary, 
daughter of John and Mary Colesworthy; she born Jan. 
26, 1812. William C. was a seaman and whaler; he 
"doubled Cape Horn" many times during his sea life; 
he died Feb. 9, 1895. Children, born at Nantucket, 

153. i. Reuben C, b. Sept. 26, 1832. 

154. ii. William Henry, b. July 6, 1838. 
iii. John E., b. 1842. 

iv. Waldo, b. 1846. 

V. Mary Barnard, b. Jan. 1849 ; m. Alexander, son of 
William and Mary Barney, June, 1841. 


92. David Ray^, sou of {George^, Andrew'^, An- 
drew'^, Isaac'", James^) and Lydia (Ray) Myrick, born 
Feb. 23, 1810, at Nantucket,^ Mass. Married Mary, 
daughter of Samuel Waldi'on; she born March 23, 1810. 
David, the father, had a grocery store in Nantucket; he 
was also a seaman; he died March 5, 1895. Childi'en — 

i. George, b. Mav, 1837; living in South Boston, Mass., 

ii. Maria Louise, b. July, 1839 ; d. April 23, 1867, in 
Boston; single. 

93. Lydl\ B.^, dau. of (Geo7-ge^ , Andrew^ , Andrew^ , 
Isaac''", James^) and Lydia (Ray) Myrick, born Feb. 9, 
1811, at Nantucket, Mass. Married William H. Jeuks. 
Lydia, the mother, died Feb. 4, 1897, at Boston, Mass. 
Children — 

i. George (Jenks), b. ; is living at No. 7,Wad- 

leigh Place. Boston (1897). 
(And other children). 

The children of Lydia B.(M3-rick) Jenks have inherited 
from their mother an heirloom of great interest — a Coat- 
of-Arms of the Myrick family, differing in every respect 
from that given as a frontispiece to this book. This an- 
cient painting, framed, was given to George Myrick (born 
1790) by his father, George (born 1767). The inscrip- 
tion on the back of the frame containing the Coat-of- 
Arms, of which the following is a copy, written many 
years ago, in the old style chirography, is as follows: 


"Beareth quarterly Argent, azure in the first and third Quar- 
ters 3 Leopards' faces (the 2nd Ralph's coat-of-arms). Gules in 
the 2nd and 4th. Quarters a Ciostle tipple towers (the 1st Ralph's 

This Arms was granted Anno 1573, to Sir Ralph Mja-ick, of the 
County Bucks. R's son and heir of the late Sir Ralph Myrick, of 
the County of Devonshire, whose family well deserves the hon- 
ors of the above grant for their firm achievements and services 
to their sovereign and country." 

On the back of the coat-of-arms is written "God save 
Queen Elizabeth." It is suggested that this copy was 
made from one bearing this inscription. 

94. Frederick® , son of ( David^ , Andre w"^, Andrew^ , 
Isaac"^, James^) and Peggy (Barrett) MjTick, born April 
27, 1808, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Mary P., daugh- 


ter of Isaac and Love Folger; she born Nov. 8, 1810; 
died Nov. 27, 1843, at Sennett, N. Y., where the family 
lived for manvvears. Frederick, the father, died at Sen- 
nett, Aug. 2f, i862. Children— 

i. Delia Maria, b. April 16, 1888; cl. Sept. 16, 1840. 
ii. Emily B., b. May 2.5, 1839; m. April 24, 1862, Charles 

R., .son of Charles R. and Eliza Starbuck; d. 

Nov. 29, 1863, Sennett, N. Y. 
iii. David, b. Dec. 9, 1840; d. Oct. 8, 1869, at Auburn, 

N. Y. 
iv. Harriet S., b. March 30, 1842; address (1898) No. 

167 Fourth St., W. Oakland, Cal. 

155. V. John Brown, b. June 1, 1844. 

156. iv. Frederick B., b. Feb. 26, 1847. 

95. Alfred^ son of {Benjamin^, Benjamin'^, An- 
drew^, Isaac"^, James^) and Esther (Powers) Myrick, 
born Feb. 14, 1796, at Nantucket, Mass, Married Mary, 
daughter of Sylvanus and Mary Coleman; she born 
March 20, 1807; died Jan. 10, 1884. Descendants of 
Alfred Myrick are living in Portland, Conn. Children — 

i. Alfred, b. ; m. Minerva L. Stevens, in Jeffer- 
son county, N. Y. 

ii. Mary, b. ; m. Henry A. Skinner; resided in 

Middletown, Conn 

iii. David, b. ; d. unmarried. 

iv. Esther, b. ; m. George J. White, of Portland, 


96. Calvin% son of {01)6(1% William'^, Andreiv^ , 
Isaac"^ , James'^) and Phebe (Haskins) Myrick, born 
March 1799, at Taunton, Mass. Married Sally Haskins, 
Freetown, Mass. Childi-en — 

157. i. ArtejiusB., b. Oct. 31, 1839, at Myricks, Mass.; d. 

Oct. 15, 1871. 

158. ii. Erastus O., b. June 3, 1837, at Taunton, Mass. 

97. Obed*' , son of (Ohed^ , William'^ , Andrew^, Isaac"^ , 
James^) and Phebe (Haskins) M>Tick, born March 2, 
1807, at Myricks, Mass. Married Keziah Hart, daugh- 
ter of James and Keziah (Hart) Grossman, at Taunton, 
Mass.; she born May 29, 1809, at Taunton; died July, 
1888, at Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass. Obed was a 
farmer; a man of excellent judgment, and highly re- 
spected in the community in which he lived, and in the 
church of which he was an active member. He died 
Feb. 8, 1858, at Myricks, Mass. Childi*en, all born at 
Myricks, Mass. — 


i. James Leandee, b. March 16, 1833; d. Nov. 9, 1856; 

159. ii. William Chester, b. Nov. 27, 1834. 

iii. Ellen Keziah, b. Jan. 10, 1837; d. Nov. 30, 1841. 
iv. Phebe, b, Sept. 25, 1839; d. Oct. 7, 1858; single. 

160. V. Ellen Keziah, b. Dec. 2, 1842. 

vi. Stephen Warren, b. March 30, 1848; d. Oct. 4, 1849. 

98. Rev. Henry Lewis ^ , son of (Charles^ , William'*^, 
Andreiv^, Isaac'^ ,James^) undRavviet (Wiedeiiholdt) My- 
rick, born Dec. 6, 1826, probably in New York city. 
Married Lucy C. Whittemore; she born Nov. 17, 1832; 
died 1879, aged 47 j^ears. After his first wife's death, . 
Rev. Henry married again; no children by this marriage. 
He was a minister in the Protestant Episcopal church. 
In 1877 he was preaching in Laramie City, Wyoming. 
In 1881 he was at Sandy Hook, Conn. Children— 

i. Francis Tiffany, b. 1854; d. 1865. 

ii. Frederick Frothingham, b, 1858; d. 1876. 
iii. LocicwooD, b. July 6, 1857, at Brooklyn, Conn. ; m. ; 

living at Hammondtown, N. J., in 1898. 
iv. Lucy Cora, b. 1859. 

161. V. Herbert, b. Aug. 30, 1860. 

vi. Horatio Whittemore, b. 1865. 

vii. George Richardson, b. 1868; d. young, 

viii. Harriet, b. 1870. 

iv. IiIary Gertrude, b. 1873; d. young. 

99. AsAB.%sonof (Timothy^, Jacob*, Timothy^, 
Timothy'^, dames'^) and Judith (Wells) Merrick, born 
Nov., 1811. Married Martha, daughter of Henry Bai- 
ley, April 15, 1835. Childi-en, born in New Hamp- 
shu'e — 

162. i. Charles L., b. March 11, 1836. 

ii. LoviSA Ann, b. Nov. 19, 1841 ; d. July 31, 1848. 

100. William Wells^, son of {Timothy^, Jacob^, 
Timothy^, Timothy"^, James^) and Judith (Wells) Mer- 
rick, born Aug. 23, 1817, at Loudon, N. H. Main-ied, 
June 28, 1851, Louisa H., daughter of John Robinson, 
of Manchester, N. H. ; she born Oct. 18, 1818, at Machias- 
port. Me.; died June 5, 1887, Boston. William Wells, 
when a young man went first to Methuen, Mass., and 
later to Boston, where he lived for fifty years. Children — 

i. William 0.,b. May 29, 1852, Boston; never married. 

163. ii. Edward C, b. April 22, 1854, Boston. 

iii. Robert Elmer, b. Dec. 21, 1860, Somerville ; d. Aug. 

21, 1861. 
iv. Minnie, b. Oct. 3, 1862, Charlestown ; d. Oct. 8, 




100a. Reuben^ (Harriman), sou of Rufus and Ju- 
dith^ (Merrick) Harriman, born Jan. 1, 1799. Married, 
Jan. 20, 1823, Abigail Davis; she died Sept. 2, 1874, 
Gaines, N. Y. Reuben, the father, died March 12, 1863, 
at Elkhoru, Wis. Children— 

i. HuLDAH H., b. Aug. 20, 1834; ni. Aug. 11, 1843, 

L. G. Blanchard; d. Nov. 1, 18(57. 
ii. George W., b. Sept. 1, 1826; in. Betsey Spencer, at 

Elkhorn, Wis. 
iii. Caroline, b. July 3, 1838; m. A. Thurber. 
iv. Lydia, b. Sept. 19, 1833; m. E. Rockwood; d. Dec. 

38, 1869. 
V. RuFUS Putnam, b. Sept. 7, 1835; d. Aug. 34, 1867. 
163a. vi. Franklin, b. Nov. 7, 1837. 

vii. John, b. Feb. 14, 1844; m. Lila Farrar, at Delavan, 

101. Eliza ^, dan. of (Joseph^, Joseph^, Timothy^, 
Timothy^, James'^) and Sarah (Harriman) Merrick, 
born April 23, 1798, at Hampstead, N. H. Married, at 
Brutus (now Sennett), New York, Green Hicks. She 
died October 12, 1823, at Brutus, aged 25 years. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Joseph (Hicks), b. about 1830. 
ii. Jacob (Hicks), b. about 1833. 

102. RvFVS^ , son oi (Joseph^ , Joseph'^, Timothy^, 
Timothy-, James ^) and Sarah (Harriman) Merrick, born 
April 15, 1800, at Corinth, Vt. Married, 1st, Sarah 
Robbins, at Rochester, X. Y.; three children; she died 
Oct. 1839, at Adrain, Mich. Rufus married, 2nd, Dec. 
31, 1839, at Adrain, Mrs. Artemesia (Stone) Hunt; she 
born April 12, 1810, at Burrington, Conn.; died Sept. 
14, 1885, at Adi-ian. 

Rufus Merrick, the eldest son of Joseph and Sarah 
(Harriman) Merrick, was born in Corinth, Vt., April 15, 
1800. Lived with his parents until 1817, when he left 
Brutus, N. Y., where they were living, and went to Au- 
burn, N. Y., where he learned the cabinetmaker's trade 
with Abijah Keeler, remaining there until he was twenty- 
one years of age, when he went to Kingston, Canada, 
worked six months, and then returned to Auburn, where 
he worked one year. He then went to Elbridge, N. Y., 
where he remained eight years. In 1830 he went to 
Adrian, Mich., arriving in October of that year, and 
living there until his death in 1882. 



There were but three frame houses in Adrian at the 
time of his arrival. He immediately opened a cabinet 
shop; but during the first nine months his cash receipts 
were only seventy- five cents. There was nobodj^ to buy 
his wares, or to require his services, and there were but 
verj^ few people in all to do business with in any way. 
He held on, however, until the tide of immigration set 
in, in 1834, and from that time for many years he did a 
flourishing business. During the year 1830 he purchased, 
from A. S. Comstock, a mill privilege on the River Raisin, 
and in the fall of 1832 he built a cabinet shop and chair 
factory, which he carried on for over thirty years. In 
1854 he changed his factory into a flour mill, which he 
sold in 1856. In 1834 he built a house on the lot which 
he occupied until his death, on WestMaumee street, and 
in 1846 he built the large brick house adjoining. Dur- 
ing his residence in Adrian, he built seven dwelling 
houses, two brick stores, two wooden stores, and one 
manufacturing and milling establishment. Children — 

i. George Washington, b. ; was a deaf mute from 

birth ; he had a good education, and taught in a 
deaf and dumb school. He also learned the 
cabinet trade, at which he was a fine workman. 

Philo, b. ; d. at the age of 14 months. 

RuFUS Philo, b. Nov. 17, 1842, at Adrian. 

Sarah Eliza, b. Oct. 6, 1844, Adrian. 

(And two others who died in infancy.) 

103. Laban Harriman'', son of (Joseph^, Joseph"^, 
TimofJiy^, Timothy'-, James^) and Sarah (Harriman) 
Merrick, born Dec. 8, 1801, at Corinth, Vt. Married, 
1st, Dec. 12, 1825, at Brutus, N. Y., Betsey Crosby, 
daughter of Jacob Page; she died July 21, 1830, at Ash- 
tabula, 0., leaving one daughter, Ann Eliza. Laban 
married, 2nd, in 1831, Cornelia Mary Ann, daughter of 
Thomas and Mary (Abbott) Whelpley, at Ashtabula, by 
whom he had seven children. Laban H. Merrick, as a 
boy, worked in the shipyard at Newburyport, doing all 
that a boy of fifteen might do in that work. In the 
winter he worked at shoe-making with his father at Hav- 
erhill, Mass. He moved with his father to Brutus, N. Y., 
in 1816, working on the farm until he was twenty-one, 
in summer, and at shoe-making in winter. Was married 
at the age of twenty-four, and soon after, the pioneer in- 
stinct being strong within him, moved with his wife and 
little daughter to Ashtabula, 0., where, in company with 
a partner he secured a mill privilege and built a saw 







grist mill. The increase in population soon made this a 
valuable property, and it was sold for five thousand dol- 
lars, gold. This money was intrusted to the partner, 
and he absconded with it, fleeing to Canada. He was fol- 
lowed for weeks by Laban Merrick, who had sworn to 
kill him on sight unless he restored the one-half to which 
Merrick was entitled. The thief got away by going to 
Montreal and taking ship for Scotland, and Merrick re- 
turned to Ohio penniless. With his second wife, Cornelia 
Whelpley, and his two children, one an infant, and a few 
little belongings, with an ox team, he set out for Michi- 
gan. He stopped for a time at Adi-ian, where his father 
and several brothers had located, and then continued on 
for two hundred miles further into the wilderness, finally 
locating at Niles, among the Pottawottamie Indians, who 
had not then been removed to the reservation in Iowa to 
which they were afterwards sent. Gaining the good will 
of Pokagon, the chief of the Dowagiac band who was lo- 
cated at Niles, Mr. Merrick acted as interpreter for them 
in the negotiations for removal, and by his influence 
averted an outbreak on the part of the Indians, and was 
the means of securing better terms from the government 
for the purchase of the Indian lands. He attended the 
councils of the Indians, and the writer remembers, as one 
of his earliest and most wonderful experiences, a visit 
made with his father to such a council, held within a few 
miles of our old home in the woods, on the St. Joseph 

Buying from the government one hundi-ed and sixty 
acres of land, young Merrick set about the task of cut- 
ting out a farm from the heaviest beech and maple 
timber the writer has ever seen. From 1836 to 1852 he 
had cleared something over twenty- five acres, and 
opened one of the finest, as it was one of the first, fruit 
farms in western Michigan. He also devoted much time 
to the breeding of fine carriage horses of the Vermont 
Hambletonian strain, the progenitors of which he im- 
ported from his old home in Corinth, Vt. In 1848 he 
engaged in the boot and shoe business with a partner 
under the firm name of Merrick & Cisson, in which he 
continued two years. He then engaged in stock and 
grain buying, on the completion of the Michigan Central 
railway to Niles and to Chicago. In 1854 he sold out all 
his property in Niles and went west for a new location. 
He stopped at Prescott, Wis., on the recommendation of 
an acquaintance, and upon the assumption that Prescott, 


situated at the junction of the St. Croix river and lake 
with the Mississippi, would be the head of navigation. 
He did indeed, visit St. Paul, where he was offered a 
whole block, on the corner of Jackson and Seventh 
streets, for the $5,000 which he had in his belt. He de- 
clined the offer, and invested it all in Prescott, in build- 
ing several large warehouses on the levee. While these 
were of use in the business in which he engaged, as 
agent of the Minnesota Packet company, he eventually 
sold out all his holdings for less than half they had cost 
him. He was engaged in various occupations for several 
years after closing out his business, dying at Adrian, 
Mich., Feb. 19, 1866. He is buried in the cemetery in 
that city. Politically Mr. Merrick was a democrat of the 
old style, always voting with his party with the single 
exception that he voted for Abraham Lincoln for a sec- 
ond term in 1864, this exception no doubt resulting from 
the fact that he had a son at the front at that time in the 
Union army. He was a member of the Baptist church, 
and in Niles he led the singing, he having a fine bass 
voice; he also played the violincello in the church choir, 
in the absence of an organ. He was a member of the 
Masonic order. Royal Arch degree, and took an active 
interest in the work of the order. He was a man six 
feet one inch in height, weighing 165 pounds, very 
muscular, and of a strong constitution, which carried 
him through life to his last illness with very little sick- 
ness, although he suffered from inflammatory rheuma- 
tism contracted while working in the saw-mill in Ohio. 
He had a piercing blue eye, and was possessed of great 
magnetism, so that he was able to do many of the feats 
which are done in this day by professional "hypnotists," 
such as controlling the actions of men and boys, and by 
suggestion causing them to do anything which he com- 
manded. He was a born backwoodsman, loved hunting, 
and was a dead shot with a rifle, killing ducks, turkeys, 
and other winged game by shooting their heads off, and 
thoroughly despising the use of a shot-gun as unmanly 
and degenerate. He was fearless among men or beasts, 
but never quarrelsome. As deputy sheriff of Berrien 
county at the time the railroad was building, he and his 
chief, Harmon Griswold, never hesitated to plunge into 
any mob, however great the odds, and get their man if 
one was wanted. His charge to his sons was to "fear 
only cowardice," a precept which was the practice of his 
life, and the remembrance of which has held his progeny 


up to their work at times when every dictate of pru- 
dence and inclination was in favor of retreat. 

His second wife, Cornelia Mary Ann Whelpley, was 
born March 20, 1810, at Lenox, Berkshire county, Mass. 
Her ancestor, Jonathan Whelpley \ was born in the 
south of Wales, and immigrated to America in 1670, 
lauding in Connecticut, and settling at Fairfield, where 
he married Mary Darling; their son, David -^ Whelpley, 
married Eliza Gregory; SamueP Whelpley, born Feb. 5, 
1780, married Hannah Olmstead, May, 1751; Thomas* 
Whelpley, born Sept. 5, 1762, married Mary Abbott, and 
these were the parents of Cornelia M. A. Whelpley, with 
whom she removed, when a young girl, to Ashtabula, 
O., undergoing all the privations incident to pioneer life 
in what was then a wilderness. She was twenty- one years 
of age when she married Laban Merrick and went out 
into the forest to take care of his log cabin while he cut 
down the timber and sawed it into lumber for the build- 
ing of Ashtabula. An incident which occurred there is 
of interest as showing the danger to which she and her 
children were exposed. One evening in winter, when 
the father and the old watch-dog, "Argus," were absent 
at the mill, a half mile away, she heard a scratching at 
the window, which was reinforced by a heavy wooden 
shutter. Cautiously opening the shutter a few inches, 
she found herself looking into the face of an immense 
panther, who crouched for a spring, and which he made, 
striking against the shutter, which Mrs. Merrick had in- 
stantly closed when she saw what her visitor was. The 
animal was tracked by the old house dog the next morn- 
ing, and killed by a bullet from the Kentucky rifle in 
the hands of Mr. Merrick. Mrs. Merrick was a sincere 
Christian, teaching her children with painstaking care 
and unfeigned faith and love, all of whom accepted the 
faith which was her own. She lost four children, who 
died in infancy, from the malarious surroundings of a 
new country. After a life of toil, and sorrow, and many 
disappointments, she died, April 4, 1865, at the home of 
her daughter, Elizabeth Gates, at Prescott, Wis., and is 
buried in the cemetery overlooking the Misssssippi, 
which she loved so well. Children — 

Ann Eliza, b. Sept. 21, 18J6. Brutus, N. Y. 
Elizabeth Page, b. April 17, 1832, Ashtabula, O. 
Seth Orlando, b. July 31, 1838, Niles, Mich. ; d. 
Nov. 18, 1838. 
iv. Mary, b. Oct. 8, 1839, Niles; d. Oct. 8, 1844. 






168. V. George Byron, b. Sept. 21, 1841, Niles. 

vi. Samuel, b. Sept. 3, 1843, Niles; d. June 5, 1844. 

169. vii. Samuel Whelpley, b. March 30, 1845, Niles. 

viii. Mary Evaline, b. Oct., 1849, Niles; d. Nov. 16, 1849. 

104. Joseph ^ son of {Joseph^ Joseph"^, Timothy^, 
Timothy^, Jam es'^) and Sarah (Harriman) Merrick, born 
June 2, 1803, at Newbury, Mass. Married, 1845, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Ineal Smart; she born Aug. 16, 1815, atUtica, 
N. Y.; died Jan. 17, 1890, at Kendall ville, Ind.; buried 
in Adrian, Mich. Joseph Merrick was a boot-maker by 
occupation, plying his trade in Adrian, whence he had 
removed from New York state with his parents. It is 
said that the young men would come from far and near 
to have their best boots made by Joseph Merrick; he 
would not make shoes for any one. He died in Adrian, 
Sept. 14, 1865, and is buried there. Children— 

170. i. Herbert Joseph, b. April 25, 1846, Adrian, Mich, 
ii. Fremont Byron, b. Dec. 7, 1849, Adrian; m. Nov. 
24, 1874, at Kendallville, Ind., Elizabeth Arnold; 
no children. He d. Feb. 29, 1879, at Kendall- 
ville, and Elizabeth, his wife, d. Dec. 29, 1879, 
also at Kendallville. 
iii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. April 27, 1851, at Adrian; 
never married; d. Sept. 27, 1901, Cleveland, O. 

105. SiLAs\ son of (Joseph^, Joseph'^, Timothy^, 
Timothy^, James^) and Sarah (Harriman) Merrick, born 
Aug. 16, 1806, at Salisbury, Mass. Married, Sept. 22, 
1828, at Jordan, N. Y., Fanny, daughter of Amos and 
Phoebe (Hamlin) Miner; she born July 14, 1811; was 
descended from an old New England family, her ances- 
tors having landed at Charlestown, Mass., in 1630. She 
died Dec. 4, 1891, at New Brighton, Pa. Her father, 
Amos Miner, died June 2, 1842, and her mother, Phoebe 
(Hamlin) Miner, died Sept. 20, 1838. After his mar- 
riage Silas Merrick removed from Jordan, N. Y., to Falls- 
ton, Pa., in 1837, and formed a partnership with his 
brother-in-law% engaging in the manufacture of buckets, 
tubs, and keelers, with machinery invented by his father- 
in-law, Amos Miner, and patented in 1826 to 1628. The 
partnership of Miner & Merrick continued for nearly half 
a century. Silas Merrick took out several patents, 
among which were iron passenger and freight cars, the 
manufacture of which he carried on from 1859 to 1861, 
but his capital was too limited to make it successful. 
Some of the cars which he turned out are in service yet, 
showing them to have been well made, and suited to the 


purpose intended. He also took out patents for improve- 
ments in wash-boards, a device to attach to the tops of 
chimneys to prevent drafts the wrong way, and a splice 
bar to join the ends of rails on steam railways, a lock- 
nut device. In conjunction with his partner, Mr. Miner, 
he bought an unfinished hotel in New Brighton, which 
they finished and furnished, naming it "Merrick House," 
opened in 1852, and destroyed by fire in 1855. In poli- 
tics Silas was originally a Democrat, but afterwards 
voted with the Republicans. He was never a member of 
any church. He had the inventive instinct strongly de- 
veloped, a trait which he transmitted to his sons,' who 
have likewise excelled in that department. He died July 
4, 1887, at New Brighton, Pa. Children— 

i. John Miner, b. Jan. 14, 1831, Jordan, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 
24, 1837, Fallston, Pa. 

171. ii. Edward Dempster, b. Aug. 24, 1832, Jordan, N. Y. 

172. iii. Charles Morris, b April 14, 1834, Jordan. 

iv. Mary Malvina, b. July 25, 1836, Jordan; d. July 9, 
1838, Fallston, Pa. 

173. V. Franklin Angelo, b. Jan. 17, 1845, New Brighton, 


174. vi. Frederick Silas, b. June 30, 1853, New Brighton, Pa. 

106. George Washington^ son of (JosppJ)^, Jo- 
seph*, Thnotlnf, Timothy'', James^) and Sarah (Harri- 
man) Merrick, born July 22, 1808, at Salisbury, Mass. 
Married, Sept. 3, 1834, at Cato, N. Y., Nancy Lucinda 
Graves; she born Nov. 19, 1813, at Harwinton, Conn.: 
died May 10, 1882, at Adrian, Mich. George Washing- 
ton moved with his father, when a boy of eight years, 
from Salisbury, Mass., to Brutus, N. Y., where he 
worked with his brothers in the market garden of his 
father. Being of slight ])uild and feeble constitution the 
little boy was taxed to the utmost in attempting to per- 
form the "stents" set for him by his father. At the 
age of sixteen, having expressed a desire to leave home, 
he was bound out to a man by the name of Hawley, un- 
til he should attain his majority, he to be taught the 
cal)inet maker's trade, and at the end of his term to have 
his freedom and a new suit of clothes with which to start 
in life. He learned the trade, and learned it well, and 
at the age of twenty-one received his freedom, but had 
to sue his master before he got the suit of clothes. He 
then went to Connecticut and worked in the Seth Thomas 
clock factory, carving clock feet for the old fashioned 
tall clocks. At this he was so expert that he turned out 


more feet than could be used by the factory, and all of 
beautiful design, many of his own designing. It was 
while working here that he met Lucinda Graves, who 
was afterwards to become his wife. His brother, Rufus 
Merrick, was already established in the cabinet business 
in Adrian. George joined him there in 1832, and to- 
gether they opened undertaker's rooms, making their 
own coffins, of the old cherry "ridge-top" stjde so much 
in vogue in the olden time. There was much sickness 
and death in Adrian, and the brothers prospered in their 
business, although at. the expense of their best friends, 
in many instances. George was able to save money 
enough to build a nice house, and in 1833 went back to 
New York for his bride. Soon after his marriage he 
dissolved partnership with his brother, and for a time 
was in Toledo, O., in the meat market business. He 
studied dentistry, and in 1843 opened an office in Adrian, 
in which profession he continued until advancing years 
compelled him to retire, which he did with a competency 
which enabled him to live at ease until his death. 

At the age of twenty-three he was working in Ply- 
mouth, Litchfield county. Conn., at the jeweler's trade. 
There was a great stir through that section about a 
"railroad" that had been built from Albany to Schenec- 
tady and young Merrick determined to go over and see 
the train start. When the train was ready to start only 
ten of the twelve places in the coaches were filled. Mer- 
rick boldly approached Thurlow Weed, who was in 
charge of the train, and asked permission to take the 
ride. He was agreeably surprised when Weed replied, 
"Get aboard, young man." 

He lost no time in obeying and made the famous run 
to Schenectady and return with Weed and his compan- 
ions. Dr. Merrick was not so much impressed with the 
importance of the ride then, but later recalled the oc- 
currence with pride and satisfaction. He was the last 
of the part}- who made up the passenger list of the first 
train, on the first railroad, in America. 

The old train, on its return east from the World's Fair, 
was stopped for exhibition at Adrian, in the fall of 1893, 
and Mr. Merrick had the satisfaction of again mounting 
to a seat in one of the coaches in which he had ridden, 
as a young man, more than half a century before. 

He was a member of the Odd Fellows' order for many 
years, and before old age and infirmities prevented, was 
an active member and worker in the lodge. He was an 


earnest Spiritualist for over twenty years, and to him 
the truths of the sacred eause appealed with convincing 
force. He was an upright man, true to principle and 
firm in integrity. He was a kind neighbor, with a happy 
disposition which endeared him to all. His last words 
were, when asked if he was willing to go: "Oh, yes. I 
have tried to do my duty; and I believe that the same 
Divine goodness that brought me to this mortal life will 
take home to Himself the spirit life. My life has been 
a journey. My death is to go home." He died at his 
home in Adrian on Sunday morning, July 3, 1898. His 
funeral was from his home at 6 : 30 in the evening of 
Wednesday, July 6, the Episcopal service being used, it 
having been his request that he should be buried in the 
twilight, as if he were but lying down to take his natural 
sleep. He lacked but twenty days of having reached his 
ninetieth birthday. Children, all born in Adi-ian, Mich. — 

i. A son, b. Dec. 25, 1835; d. Dec. 29, 1835.; 

175. ii. Emma Laudelia, b. Jan. 22, 1837. 

iii. George Hurlon, b. Feb. 4, 1839; never married; 
d. Jan. 14, 1863, Hartford, Conn.; buried, Adrian; 
he had a rare talent as an artist in oil and water 
colors, devoting all his time to paincing for sev- 
eral years prior to liis death. 

iv. Benson Graves, b. Nov. 3, 1841. Benson G. learned 
the jeweler's trade, at which he worked for a 
time, abandoning it to enter the service of the 
American Express Company, with Avhich com- 
pany, and the Pacific Express Company, he has 
been for years. He is with the latter company 
at this time. 

107. Sarah ^, dan. of {Joseph^, Joseph/^, Timothy^, 
Timothir ,James^) and Sarah (Harriman) Merrick, born 
Sept. 14, 1810, an Salisbury, Mass. Married, Dec. 3, 1829, 
at Brutus, N. Y., Spencer Bowen; he born March 22, 
1807, in Massachusetts; died April 16, 1879, iuSennett, N. 
Y. Sarah, the mother, was living, Oct. 1901, in Sennett, 
N. Y., with her son, at the age of 90 years, still very 
active and possessed of all her faculties. Children, all 
born at Sennett, N. Y. — 

176. i. Delos (Bowen), b. Dec. 16, 1830; d. Sept. 21, 1863, 

in Louisiana, while in the Union service. 

177. ii. Mary Eliza (Bowen), b. Aug. 7, 1834; d. Oct. 27, 

1888, in Dakota. 

178. iii. Joseph (Bowen), b. Aug. 17, 1840. 

179. iv. HuRLON (Bowen), b. Feb. 17, 1843. 

108. Abigail'', dau.of {Joseph^ , Joseph^ , Timothy^, 
Timothy'^, James^) and Sarah (Harriman) Merrick born 




May 25, 1813, at Salisbury, Mass. Married William 
B. Whitney; he born 1814; died Jan. 7, 1858, at 
Adrian, Mich. Abigail, the mother, died Sunday, Oct. 
6, 1901, at San Francisco, Cal., at the home of her niece, 
Amelia (Hutchins) Joy. Children — 

i. William Merrick (Whitney), b. Jan. 9, 1842, at 
Alden, N. Y. ; m ; his wife is dead ; no children ; 
is living in California. 

ii. Helen Georgianna (Whitney), b. Oct. 7, 1846, at 
Adrian, Mich. ; d. Nov. 5, 1898, at San Jose, Cal. 

180. iii. Edgar Byron (Wliitney), b. April 2, 1850, Adrian, 


109. Judith Little'', dan. of {Joseph^, Joseph"^ , 
Timothy^, Thnotliy'^ , dames'^) and Sarah (Harriman) 
Merrick, born Nov. 26, 1820, at Brutus, N. Y. Married, 
Oct. 30, 1842, at Adrian, Mich., Frederick William 
Hutchins; he died Aug. 8, 1888, aged 67 years. Judith, 
the mother, died March 14, 1892, at Minneapolis, Minn., 
aged 71 years, 4 months. Childi-en — 

181. i. Mary (Hutchins), b. March 7, 1844. 

182. ii. Amelia (Hutchin.s), b. July 18, 1846. 
iii. Ella (Hutchins), b. Feb. 14, 1848. 

110. Judith® (Graham), dau. of John and Hannah 
(Merrick) Graham, born June 6, 1800, at Hampstead, 
N. H. Married Beriah Currier. Judith Graham, the 
mother, died Sept. 8, 1881. Children— 

i. Samuel Pierce (Currier), b. 1829; m. 1858, Isabelle 
Esterbrooks; one son, Frederick; unmarried; 
Samuel Pierce d. Feb., 1901. 

ii. Bailey (Currier), b. ; m. twice; no children. 

iii. Nathaniel (Currier), b. ; m. ; has no children. 

iv. Mary (Currier), b. ; m. Dea. John Hazen Ayer ; 

children ; Elizabeth Ayer, m. Andrew J. Nason, 
and had : George, Edward, Annie, Emma, Hat- 
tie and Alice. Carrie Ayer, m. Smith ; one 

daughter. Annie Aj^er, m. Joseph Jaques; no 
children ; dead. 

V. Sophia (Currier), b. ; m. John Loud; no chil- 

di-en ; both dead. 

vi. Lizzie (Currier), b. ; m. Stephen C. Adams ; one 

son ; father killed in the Union army. 

vii. LuciNDA Grimes (Currier), b. ; m. Charles W. 

Amos; one child, Charles W. Amos, Jr.; Lu- 
cindad. Aug., 1900. 

■viii. Louise (Currier), b. ; m. Andrew Jackson 

Fletcher ; no cliildren. 

111. James Warren^ (Graham) son of John and 
Hannah (Merrick) Graham, born June 10, 1805, at 


Chester, N. H. Married, Nov. 29, 1827, at Haverhill, 
Mass. , Caroline Carlton ; she died and James W. married, 
2ud, Nov. 2, 1840, Elizabeth G. French; she died and 
James married, 3d, Widow Susan Adams. He died Jan. 
9, 1858, at Haverhill, Mass., and his widow married 
Horace Bailey, of Hampstead. (His second and her 
fourth maiTiage). She is now dead. Children — 

i. Caroline Augusta (Graham), b. Nov. 29, 1828; m. 
Nathaniel Renselaer Hobbs, Nov. 25, 1852; has 
four children Albert Julian Hobbs, Flora Ella 
Hobbs, m. Hammond ; Willard Renselaer Hobbs, 
and George Carlton Hobbs ; also fourteen grand- 
children ; is living at Aurora, 111. 
ii. MaryANxN (Graham), b. Aug. 17, 18.30: m. Sept. 20, 
1858, Charles H. Moore; no children, 
ill. Elizabeth Jane (Graham), b. July 13, 1832: m. Seth 

H. Austin, July 6, 1869; no children, 
iv. James Henry (Graham), b. July 11, 1834; m. April 
14, 18.")8, Laura Morrison; d. June 28, 1884; one 
son living, 
V. Laura Matilda (Graham), b. Sept. 19, 1836; m. 
Fuller Breck, and d. April 21, 1857, leaving one 
son, Edward Breck. 
vi. Sarah Maria (Graham), b. Jan. 31, 1839; d. Feb. 5, 

vii. Emily Frances (Graham), b. April 22, 1841; m., 
1858, Benjamin H. Chase; he d. Aug. 1901, leav- 
ing two children alive, Benjamin L. Chase and 
Mrs. Edward Warren: (two dead). 
viii. Lois Ellen (Graham), b. Sept. 10, 1844; d. Aug. 22, 

ix. Rachael Sarah (Graham), b. March 12, 1849 (?) ; d. 
May 16, 1875; unmarried. 

X, Anna Elizabeth (Graham), b. July 5, 1850; unmar- 

112. JoHN^ (Graham), son of John'^ and Hannah 
(Merrick) Graham, born Dec. 13, 1810, at Hampstead, 
N. H. Married, Frances T. McFarland. (See "Clan 
McFarlan"). Frances, the mother, is still living, over 
85 years of age. John, the father, died Jan. 4, 1893. 
Children — 

1. Eliza Frances (Graham), b. Oct. 22, 1836; m. 
James Nelson Rice ; he is dead ; children : Wil- 
liam Graham Rice, b. Feb. 6, 1861; d. 1891; 
Charles S. Rice, b. Dec. 1867; d. Feb. 1869. Eliza, 
still living. 
ii. Susan Maria (Graham), b. Dec. 26, 1838; m. D R. 
Toll; is still Hving. 
183. iii. Emma Jane (Graham), b. March 1, 1842. 

iv. James Wallace (Graham), b. Julv9, 1848; married; 

d. May 28, 1898. 
V. Charles Pearson (Graham), b. March 16, 1854; d. 
Aug. 26, 1854. 


113. Thomas Fernald*' (Graham), son of John% 
and Hannah (Merrick) Graham, born June 4, 1812, at 
Hampstead, N. H. Married, Dec. 30, 1839, Elizabeth G. 
Morse; she died Dec. 16, 1896. Thomas F. died Oct. 
23, 1862, at Auburn, N. Y. Chihii-en— 

i. Adolphus Oblin (Graham), b. ; d. 1862, during 

the Civil War ; was liospital steward in United 
States Navy, on board Gunboat "Arisiook." 

ii. Thomas Spring (Graham), b. ; d. in infancy, 

at Haverhill, 
iii. Tom A. (Graham), b. Oct. 26, 1847; m. 1st, Ruth 
Anna Hoskins, of Auburn, N. Y. ; had one daugh- 
ter, Maud Anna, b. Sept. 7, 1869. He m. 2nd, 
Florence Laneheart, of Auburn ; no children, 
iv. Emeline (Graham), b. July 6, 1858; d Aug. 25, 1858. 

V. Ella Elizabeth (Graham), b. June 7 1860; m. 
Aug. 21, 1874, Edgar WiUiam Robinson; had 
one child, lone Robinson, b. Feb. 6, 1878. Edgar, 
the father, died, and Ella E. m. 2nd, May 26, 
1885, Isaac Robert Place ; had four children — 

1. David Herbert (Place), b. Feb. 28, 

1886; d. Sept. 20, 1886. 

2. Stephen Graham (Place), b. June 29, 

1887 ; still living. 

3. Caroline Maud (Place), b. March 26, 

1889; still living. 

4. Tom Minor (Place), b. June 25, 1890; still 

Zone Robinson, Ella E.'s daughter by 
first husband, m. June 20, 1895, Louis 
Herman Schweitzer, of San Fran- 
cisco, and had — 

a. Bertha Zone (Schweitzer), b. June 4, 

1896; d. April 3, 1897. 

b. Florence Ione (Schweitzer), b. Sept. 24, 


c. Merza Hermania (Schweitzer), b. Oct. 

31, 1899. 

114. Charles Goss" (Graham), son of John^ and 
Hannah (Merrick) Graham, born Sept. 1, 1814, at Hamp- 
stead, N. H. Married, June 18, 1835, Fernald Souther; 
she deceased. Charles G., the father, died May 24, 1884. 
Children — 

i. Adelaide Angelia (Graham), b. Sept 15, 1836; m. 
Feb. 21. 1856. Edwin Stillman Willey ; she d, 
Sept. 22, 1868; one child, a girl, b. Nov. 26, 1856; 
d. Feb. 17, 1864. 
ii. Sylvanus Cobb (Graham), b. July 13, 1838; m. Liz- 
zie Willey, sister of Edvdn S. ; children— 

1. George Austin (Graham), b. May 15, 
1863; m. Sue E. Miller, Sept. 28, 
1889; one child, Doris Sue, b. May 
1. 1893. 


2. Charles Warren (Graham), b. Nov. 11, 

1864; m. Etta Pearl Storer, Dec. 25, 
1890; no children. 

3. Ella Rogers (Graham), b. Dec. 22, 1866; 

m. Frederick Mainard ; no children, 
iii. Ellen Mary (Graham), b. July 13, 1842; m. Nov 20, 
1860, Warren Kimball; d. Feb. 27. 1864; no chil- 

115. Nathaniel Myrick^ (Graham), son of John ^ 
and Hannah (Merrick) Graham, born April 8, 1818, at 
Hampstead, N. H. Married, 1st, Oct. 27, 1839, Har- 
riet N., daughter of Deacon John Morse; she died Feb. 
27, 1840, at Haverhill, Mass., aged 18 years. Nathaniel 
married, 2nd, Nov. 11, 1841, Mary Louise, daughter of 
Jacob and Louisa (Brooks) Foster, at Town of Mentz, 
New York. Nathaniel My rick Graham, the father, died 
Aug. 17, 1887, at Milwaukee, Wis. Mary Louise, the 
mother, is still living, at the age of eighty-two years. 
Children by 2nd wife — 

i. Warren Merrick (Graham), b. Sept. 18, 1842, at 
Auburn, N. Y. ; shot at battle of Falling Water, 
Va., and died of wound Aug. 26, 1861, at Hagers- 
town, Md. 

ii. Amanda Foster (Graham), b. July 1, 1844, at Au- 
burn; drowned at Grafton, Wis., 1849. 

184. iii. Albert Foster (Graham), b. March 18, 1846, at 


185. iv. Frances Antoinette (Graham), b. July 2, 1848, at 
Grafton, Wis. 

V. Mary Eliza (Graham), b. Aug. 21, 1850, at Graf- 
ton, Wis. 

vi. Harriet Elizabeth (Graham), b. Oct. 25, 1854, at 
Port Washington, Wis. ; not married. 

vii. Adelaide Lillian (Graham), b. Jan. 27, 1857, at 
Poi-t Washington, Wis. ; m. July 14, 1896, at 
Milwaukee, Wis., John R. Williams; no chil- 


116. RuFus Kittridge" (Graham), son of John^ 
and Hannah (Merrick) Graham, born Aug. 29, 1819, at 
Chester, N. H. Married, May 12, 1838, at Salem, 
Mass., by Rev. M. H. Smith, Sarah Ann Rollins. (See 
Rollins Gen.) She died at Brockton, Mass. Rufus 
Graham supported his large family by the proceeds of his 
violin. He was so wrapped up in his music that he had 
a violin carved on his gravestone. Of his children and 
grandchildren, almost all inherit talent for the art. He 
died Oct. 6, 1884, at Bradford, Mass. Children— 


i. Arthur Traine (Graham), b. Dec. 26, 1839, at 

Salem, Mass. ; d. Feb. 18, 1840. 
ii. Ellen Frances (Graham), b. Aug. 11, 1840, at 

Salem; d. April 25, 1841, at Haverhill, Mass. 
iii. Eliza Rollins (Graham), b. April 15, 1842, at Haver- 
hill; m. Orrin Sargent; lives at Haverhill; no 
iv. RuFUS Melvin (Graham), b. June 19, 1844, at 

Haverhill; living in Philadelphia; unmarried. 
V. Sarah Frances (Graham), b. March 10, 1846, at 
Bradford, Mass. ; m. 1st, John Marsh ; deceased ; 
2nd, Perley R. Chad well ; living in Boston ; no 
vi. Austin Warner (Graham), b. Oct. 8, 1847, at 
Bradford, Mass. ; m. Mrs. Ella Vaunt ; living in 
Fhiladelpliia, Pa. ; no children, 
vii. John Leroy (Graham), b, June 28, 1849, at Brad- 
ford, Mass. ; m. Wealthy Wilson, July 37, 1867. 
Children — 

1. Lilla, d. in infancy. 

2. John, d. in infancy. 

3. LoTTA Blanche, b. June 17, 1880; m. 

Aug. 17, 1898, John Leroy Perkins; 
no children. 

187. viii. George Warren (Graham), b. Nov. 23, 1850, at 

Bradford, Mass. 

188. ix. Laura Ann (Graham), b. Dec. 31, 1852, at Bradford. 

189. X. Otis Albert (Graham), b. Dec. 21, 1854, Bradford, 
xi. Lewis Day (Graham), b. Feb. 11, 1857, Bradford; 

liAdng at Providence, R. I,; unmarried. 

xii. Alice Tenney (Graham), b. Jan. 5, 1859, at Brad- 
ford; m. Oct. 7, 1879, Alvena Moses Brewer, of 
Freeport, Me.; deceased; Alice T., the widow, 
is living in Haverhill, Mass. 

xiii. Cora Imogene (Graham), b. Feb. 23, 1861, at Brad- 
ford ; m. 1st, Harry Tilton. in 1877. Children— 

1. Cora Gladys (Tilton), b. March 30, 

1879; unmarried. 

2. Herbert Sumner (Tilton), b. Dec. 22, 

1881 ; unmarried. 
Cora, the mother, m. 2nd, June 1, 1879, 
Herbert N. Dresser. Children — 

1. Raymond Graham (Dresser), b. March 

1, 1898. 

2. Marjorie Irene (Dresser), b, March 18, 


xiv. Annie Belle (Graham), b. Aug. 15, 1863, at Brad- 
ford; m. 1st, Clarence Wardwell; deceased; 
2nd, James S. Blake ; li\ing in St. Louis, Mo. ; 
no children. 

XV. Mabel (Graham), b. Feb. 23, 1868, at Bradford; m. 
Arthur L. Harris. Children — 

1. Dorothy Graham (Harris), b. July 4, 


2. Louis Marion (Harris), b. May 19, 


3. Mabel Rollins (Harris), b. Jan. 2, 1896. 


117. Abner** (Miriek), son of (Abner Little^, Jo- 
seph'^, Timothy '\ Timothij- ,Jam€s'^) and Betse.y (Steele) 
Merrick, born Dec. 14, IHOH, at Atkinson, N. H. Mar- 
ried, Oct. 27, 1829, Eliza Nightingale, of Roxbnry, 
Mass.; she born March 6, 1807, at Roxbury; died Aug. 
27, 1895, at Salem, N. H. Abner changed the spelling 
of his name to "Miriek," which his descendants have 
followed. He died Sept. 27, 1852, at Salem, N. H. 
Children, all born at Salem, N. H. — 

i. Eliza A., b. Jan. 33, 1831; m. July 2, 1851, Charles 
E. Bailey. 

190. ii. Albert T., b. July 23, 1832. 

iii. Porter C, b. Feb. 6, 1834; m. Sept. 15, 1859, Har- 
riet Newell, of Salem ; d. July 30, 1893. 

191. iv. Caroline J., b. Jan. 5, 183(5. 

V. Mary J., b. April 13, 1837. 
vi. Julia F., b. Jan. 1, 1839; m. David W. Ingalls; d. 

May 9, 1888. 
vii. Elizabeth M., b. Nov. 9, 1840; m. Nov. 28, 1872, 

Samuel T. Newell. 
viii. Adeline H., b. July 29, 1843. 
ix. Calvin A., b. July 8, 185U; m. Anna L. Heath, June 
29, 1872, at Hampstead, N. H. ; no children. 

118. Jonathan Little", son of {Abner LittW , Jo- 
seph^, Timothy'^, TimotJiy- , dames'^) and Martha (Cor- 
liss) Merrick, born Oct. 10, 1807, at Hampstead, N. H. 
Married, 1st, Nancy Morse; 2nd, Marion Watts; 3rd, 
Mrs. Cynthia Ayer. Children, all by first wife — 

i. Arthur Livermore, b. ; m. Selina George ; she 

d. May, 1896; he d. 1888; no children. 

ii. Harriet, b. ; m. Durant; several children. 

iii. John Randolph, b. ; m. ; two children. 

iv. Laura Ann, b. ; m. Aaron Davis ; no children. 

V. Mary, b. ; m. John K. Mason, of Atkinson, 

N. H. 

vi. Ridgeley Randolph, b. 1848; m. Charlotte L. Copp, 
of Hampstead ; living at Derry, N. H. ; six chil- 

119. Susan Shannon", dan. of {Abner Little^, Jo- 
seph*, Timothy^, Timothy^ , James^ ) and Martha (Cor- 
liss) Merrick, born Sept. 26, 1814, at Hampstead, N. H. 
Married Tappan Sargeant Carter; he born July 2, 1814, 
at Salisbury, N. H. Children— 

i. HoSEA Ballou (Carter), b. Sept. 2, 1835; m. Kate 
Martin; children — 

1. Nettie, m. Frank McAllister; four chil- 


2. Susan, m. Joseph Norman ; four children. 


120. Stephen Little^, son of CAdner Little^, 
Joseph^, Timothtj^, Tinwthy^ , James^) and Martha 
(Corlissl Meniek, born May 6, 1818, at Hampstead, N. H. 
Married, 1842, Harriet Bagley. Resided in Hampstead 
and Danville, N. H. Children — 

i. Harriet Ellen, b. May 30, 1843 ; m. Nathan Web- 
ster, of Haverliill, Mass. 
ii. Joseph Grant, b. July 30, 1844; m. Rose Brown; 

no children, 
iii. Edward Noyes, b. July 27, 1845. 
iv. Alice Gertrude, b. July 29, 1846; d. at age of 

V. Henry Walter, b. April 21, 1747; m. Jennie Haley, 
wlio d. 1892, leaving one child, Henrietta, b. 
vi. Andrew Bagley, b. April 17, 1848. 
vii. Merrill Bagley, b. July 6, 1850. 

viii. Abby, b. . 

ix. Mary, b. ; m. John Matavia; no children; re- 
sides Danville, N. H. 

121. Joshua Corliss", son of {Ahner Little^, 
Joseph ^ , Tim othy ^ , Timothy '^ , James ^ ) and Martha 
(Corliss) Merrick, born April 28, 1821, at Hampstead, 
N. H. Married, April 24, 1845, Nancy Morse Campbell. 
Children, all born in Hampstead, N. H. 

i. Charles Byron, b. Jan. 24, 1846; d. June 19, 1861. 
11. Adelia, b. Dec. 15, 1850; d. Jan. 1854. 
Hi. Delia Ann, b. Dec. 29, 1855; m. Willard Mer- 
rick; d. 1895. 
iv. Flora Ada, b. Oct. 5, 1858; m. Orlaton Whittaker, 
of Atkinson, N. H. ; six children. 
192. V. Charles Beecher, b. Aug. 17, 1862. 

vi. Mary Silloway, b. Jan. 15, 1867 ; m. Willard Mer- 
rick (his second wife) . 

122. Julia Adaline®, dan. of iAbner Little^ , Joseph'^ , 
Timothy^, Timothy^, James'^) and Martha (Corliss) Mer- 
rick, born Aug. 21, 1824, at Hampstead, N. H. Mar- 
ried, Aug. 12, 1852, Allen Buckland Martin; he born 
Sept. 25, 1830, at Moro, N. Y.; died in the Union army 
in 1861. Children— 

1. Ellen Frances (Martin), b. Aug. 3, 1854; m. Melvin 
Cook, 1874; shed. 1876, leaving one child, Allen, 
who died at the age of two years. 

ii. Hamlin Sumner (Martin), b. Oct 10, 1856 ; unmarried ; 
lives in East Hampton, N. H., his mother living 
with him. 

123. Joshua Flint" (Noyes), son of Edward and 
Sarah (Merrick) Noyes, born Jan. 23, 1818, at Hamp- 



stead, N. H. Married, Dec. 26, 1843, at Atkinson, N. 
H., Lois Ann, daughter of Henry and Eliza (Peabody) 
Noyes. Children — 

i. Elbridge Henry (Noyes), b. Jan. 22, 1846, Hamp- 

stead, N. H. ; ni. EUeu Frances Little, 
ii. Habriette E. (Noyes), b. Dec. 15, 1848, Hamp- 
stead; is living at Hampstead; has published 
several works of historical and genealogical 
character, notably a history of Hampstead, a 
book of five hundred pages; is at present at work 
on a genealogy of the Noyes family. 

iii. Dr. Rufus King"^ (Noyes), b. May 24, 1853; unmar- 
ried ; address 50 Chambers Street, Boston. 

iv. Albert Peabody (Noyes), b. Sept. (5, 1857; unmar- 
V. ISAAO William (Noyes), b. Feb. 34, 1861; m. Joan 
D' Arc Patten, of Candia. 

124. Francis G.*', son of {Nathaniel'", Joseph*, 
Timothy^, Timothy'', James^) and Sarah (Corliss) Mer- 
rick, born April 27, 1835, at Hampstead, N. H. Married 
Rhoda, daughter of Jonathan and Nancy (Pearson) 
Stickney, of Hampstead; she b. Sept. 1839, at Hamp- 
stead. Francis G. was a farmer; died 1878. They had 
thirteen children, all born at Hampstead, three of whom 
died in infancy ; the others were — 

Belinda E., b. Sept. 29, 1855. 

John Corliss, b. Sept. 29. 1856. 

WiLLARD W. b. Nov. 24, 1857; m. 1st, Delia Merrick 

2nd, Mary Merrick, both daughters of Joshua C. 

Merrick; no children. 
Nanoy Hannah, b. June 28, 1859. 
James Francis, b. March 1, 1862; m. Agnes F. Far- 

rington, of Newton, N. H. ; she b. Aug. 29, 1859; 

no children. 
Charles H., b. Dec. 13, 1865. 
Edith H., b. March 4. 1872. 
Frank, b. Nov. 5, 1875. 
Joseph R., b. Nov. 5, 1879. 
John J., b. Nov. 5, 1879. 

125. MosES J.% son of William'^ and Elizabeth 
(Bailey) Merrick, born Nov. 4, 1773, at Boseoweu, N. 
H. Married, Nov. 25, 1794, at Boseowen, N. H., Lydia 
Rice; she died June 22, 1845. Moses, the father, was a 
farmer; died July 6, 1862. Many of his descendants 
are living at Boseowen at this time. Children, all born 
at Boseowen — 

198. i. Edmund, b. July 3, 1796. 

ii. John, b. March 18, 1798; d. March 26, 1798. 

















iii. Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1799; never married. 
iv. ISAAO, b. March 27, 1801 ; m. Louisa Moore. 
199. V. Rial, b. Aug. 21, 1808. 

yi. Prudence, b. Dec. 1, 1805; never married, 
vii. William, b. Nov. 16, 1812; m. Alice Davis; lived at 
Warner, N. H. 
viii. Ursula, b. Dec. 29, 1814; m. Mark Tate; d. April 6. 

ix. Henry M., b. ; d. young. 

X. Susan R., b. May 16, 1817 ; m. Mark Tate (his second 

xi. Henry M., b. about 1815; m. AmeHa Strickland, 
xii. Mary B., b. Oct. 31, 1820; m. Walter Robinson, of 

Boston ;d. July 9, 1849. 
xiu. James B., b. . 


126. Francis Byram'^, son of (Amos Spofford^, 
Isaac'^ , Isaac^ , JoJin^ , James^ , James^) and Sarah 
Crockett (Moody) Myrick, born May 10, 1843, in Lowell, 
Mass. Married, May 18, 1872, at Zumbrota, Minn., 
Hester A., dangliter of George and Mary Lawrence; 
she born April 24, 1844, in Ontario, Canada; died Aug. 
12, 1893, in Chicago, 111. Francis B. was a farmer by 
occupation ail his life until the fall of 1900, when he re- 
tired with a competence, and is now living at Hills, 
Minn., enjoying the fruits of his many years of hard 
labor. Children — 

i. Byron E., b. Oct. 19, 1873, at Zumbrota, Minn.; d. 
Aug. 15, 1874. 

ii. Bessie L., b. July 13, 1877, at Beaver Creek, Minn. ; 
is living with her father at Hills, Minn; un- 

127. Edwin Eugene'', son of (Amos Siwfford^ , 
Isaac^ , Isaac'^ , John'\ James'^ , James^) and Sarah 
Crockett (Moody) Myrick, born Dee. 11, 1848, at Lowell, 
Mass. Married, Nov. 22, 1877, at Zumbrota, Minn., 
Isabella A. , daughter of Phineas B. and Mercy J. (Champ- 
lin) Newton; she born Feb. 3, 1854, at Sherburne, N, Y. 
Edwin E. Myrick followed farming until he was tliu-ty- 
one years of age; then went into a machine shop, work- 
ing at that business for nine years. Since then has been 
engineer in large buildings and blocks, at which occupa- 
tion he is still engaged in the city of Minneapolis, Minn. 
Children, all except the first born in Minneapolis — 


i. Maude Evelyn, b. Nov. 12, 1878; d. Sept. 13, 1879. 

ii. Sarah Jane, b. March 8, 1883. 

iii. Ethel Leone, b. Aug. 10, 1884. 

iv. Etta May, b. June 9, 1886. 

128. Melvin M^., sou of {Amos Spofford,^ Isaac^ , 
Isaac'^, John^ , James^ , dames'^) and Abigail (Moody) 
Myrick, born Oct. 16, 1860, at Zumbrota, Minn. Mar- 
ried, July 30, 1894, at Red Wing, Minn., Margaret Lowe; 
she born Dec. 9, 1865, in Scotland; died Feb. 9, 1901, 
at Brainerd, Minn. Melvin M. is a farmer by occupa- 
tion, and is living at Brainerd, Minn. Children — 

i. Grace E., b. Oct. 28, 1895, Zumbrota, Minn. 

ii. Abbie J., b. Oct. 27, 1896, Shakopee, Minn, 
iii. Francis Gordon, b. June 18, 1898, Brainerd, Minn, 
iv. Eugene Ray, b. Aug. 1, 1899, Brainerd; d. same 

129. James Loren', son of (Rail G.^ Isaac, ^, 
Isaac* , John^ , Jatnes'^ , James^) and Hannah R. (Work) 
Merrick, born March 24, 1845, at Troy, Me. Married, 
March 16, 1869, at Pittsfield, Me., Susan Helen, daugh- 
ter of Nathan and Betsy (Webb) Ward; she born Jan. 26, 
1848, at Thorndike, Me. James L. Merrick is the first 
son and second child of Hall C. and Hannah (Work) 
Merrick, and grandson of Isaac and Elizabeth (Mitchell) 
Merrick, who were among the pioneers of the town of 
Unity where they settled on a farm and raised a family 
of ten ehildi-en. The father of James L. settled in Troy 
in 1840; was a farmer and mill owner. The early life of 
James L. was spent on the farm and in the saw mill with 
the exception of a term of school each winter at the little 
red school house. At the age of fourteen he joined the 
Sons of Temperance at Unity and has alwaj's been a 
thorough temperance man. July 22nd, 1862, he enlisted 
in Co . " C . " Nineteenth Regiment Maine Volunteer Inf an- 
tr3^ Although but a boj'^ of seventeen he served with 
the regiment faithfully until April 1863, when, becom- 
ing totally disabled for further service, he was discharged 
and returned home; but the spirit of patriotism was 
strong within him and after recuperating somewhat he 
re-enlisted, in December 1863. On appearing before 
the examining surgeon he was rejected as being unfit for 
service as a U., S. soldier. This was a keen disappoint- 
ment to him, and being determined to have a hand in 
putting down the rebellion, he packed his knapsack on 
Jan. 1st, 1864, and started out alone for Washington, 

/rr.S . . -^ . ^_y^lyCf^i< fcA:, 


D. C, with the intention of making his way back to his 
regiment. He found many difficulties in the way and 
failed in his attempts to get down to Falmouth, Va., 
where the regiment was in winter quarters. In the 
meantime he found employment in the Quartermaster's 
Department in Washington, where he remained until the 
first of April. During this time he was constantly on 
the lookout for an opportunity to go to his regiment, 
and at length he enlisted in the Construction Corps as a 
cook and started on an expedition down the Chesapeake 
Bay, up the York and Pamunkey rivers to White House 
Lalidiug. Col. Davis had command of the battalion 
of 300 men. They were engaged in building a railroad 
and bridges to transport supplies to Gen. Grant's army. 
About the middle of May there was an order issued for 
Col. Davis to take about one hundred of his men to 
Fortress Monroe, to get a vessel load of railroad iron. 
A heavy rain and wind storm came on which lasted un- 
til the return to White House Landing, the next night. 
The men were all sick, but worked all night loading the 
vessel. About June 10th Col. Davis received orders to 
move his troops to City Point, Va., on the James river. 
There they were engaged in building warehouses, rail- 
roads and bridges. They remained in this vicinity until 
the close of the campaign in 1864, when they all re- 
turned to Washington, were paid off and discharged. 
James then returned to his father's home in Troy, hav- 
ing served the government in all about nineteen months. 
In January, 1865, he began his duties as a school teacher 
in the town of Burnhani, Me., and for four years the 
time was about equally divided between teaching and 
studying in the high school and academies. On March 
16, 1869, he was united in marriage with Susan Helen 
Ward, daughter of Nathan and Betsey (Webb) Ward, of 
Thorndike, Me. They settled on a farm in Troy, and in 
connection with his farming he was engaged in buying 
and selling cattle, sheep, wool, meat, etc., and in teach- 
ing school winters until the year of 1878, when he en- 
gaged in the retail nursery business, in which he has 
continued up to the present time. He has had constantly 
in his employ a large force of traveling salesmen, and 
has carried on the business in the New England states 
and Maratime Provinces. A portion of his stock has 
been grown in Maine and the Provinces, though a por- 
tion of it is shipped from the extensive nurseries at 
Rochester, N. Y. In the year 1876, he visited the Cen- 


tennial at Philadelphia, and believing- that a business 
venture would be successful, he leased and furnished a 
hotel and ran it for five months, and was not mistaken 
in the results. In the winter of 1884-5 he attended the 
Cotton Exposition at New Orleans where he again did a 
succesful hotel business. In May, 1888, he sold his farm 
and property in Troy, and with his family moved to Wa- 
terville. Me., then the virgin city on the Kennebec. This 
change was made for the sole purpose of giving his 
children the superior advantages for education. At the 
age of twenty-one years he was raised to the sublime 
degree of Master Mason in Trojan Lodge No. 34, located 
at Troy, Me. In 1874 he became a charter member of 
Seven Star Grange. In 1877 he became a member of 
Invictus Lodge I. O. 0. F., located at Unity, Me. In 

1888 he was made a member of Ahiram Encampment 
No. 22, I. O. 0. F.,at Waterville, Me.; in 1889 was 
mustered as a member of Canton Halifax, No. 24, I. O. 
O. F., located at Waterville. In each of the above 
named societies he has held nearly every important office. 
In 1899 he was elected lieut. colonel of the second regi- 
ment Department of Maine Patriarchs Militant, I. O. O. 
F. ; in 1900 was elected colonel of the regiment, and in 
1901 was unanimously re-elected to serve two years 
more. Of all the societies to which he belongs,' the 
Grand Army of the Republic claims his most earnest 
efforts and active interest. In 1880 he was mustered 
into S. E. Hunt Post, G. A. R., at Troy; in 1889 he 
joined W. S. Heath Post No. 14, Waterville, Me.; in 

1889 was elected Senior Vice Commander; in 1890 
was elected Commander of the Post, and in 1891 was 
re-elected Commander by a unanimous vote. In 1892 
was appointed Aide-de-Camp on the Commander-in- 
Chief's staff. In 1893 was Inspector of the Depart- 
ment of Maine, G. A. R.; in 1894 was xVssistant Adju- 
tant General, Department of Maine; in 1895 was elected 
delegate to the National Encampment; in 1898 and 1900 
he was Assistant Adjutant General, and in 1901 was Na- 
tional Assistant Inspector General. He has been a con- 
stant and regular attendant at post meetings, depart- 
ment and national encampments since 1889, and has 
conducted parties to the National Encampment, G. A. R. 
every year since 1891. At the meeting of the Depart- 
ment Encampment, held in Augusta, Feb. 13th and 14th, 
1902, Mr. Merrick was elected Department Commander 
by a large majority, receiving 251 votes, against 107 


votes for all other candidates— the largest majority given 
for any candidate since 1880; and this without any per- 
sonal solicitation at all. This is an honor of which he 
is particularly proud. 

His family consists of two sons and three daughters. 
The religious preference of the family is Baptist, the three 
oldest children being members of the First Baptist 
Church of Waterville, Me. He has a beautiful home in 
Waterville, where he lives in the enjoyment of his well 
earned competency and surrounded by his family and 
friends. Children, all born at Troy, Me. — 

i. Minnie Maude, b. Nov. 8, 1870; educated in the com- 
mon schools of Troy, and at Coburn Classical 
Institute, Waterville, graduating in the class of 
1891. The next year took a course in Gray's 
Business College, Portland, Me. At present she 
is book-keeper and typewriter in the office of her 
father, at Waterville. 

ii. Nella Mary, b. April 16, 1873; educated in the com- 
mon schools of Troy, and at Coburn Classical In- 
stitute, graduating with the class of 1894; 
studied literature and modern languages at Colby 
Institute ; since graduating she has spent two 
years in Soutliern California; at present is at 
home in Waterville. 

iii. Hubert James, b. Sept. 10, 1875; educated in the 
public schools of Waterville, and at Coburn 
Classical Institute, graduating with the class of 
1894; graduated from Colby College in the class 
of 1899 ; took a course at Eastman Business Col- 
lege at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; married, Jan. 30, 
1900,Adelene Lincoln Holbrook, of So. Norridge- 
wock. Me. 

iv. Franklin Llewellyn, b. July 3, 1877; educated in 
in the public schools of Waterville, Coburn 
Classical Institute, and Grey's Business College, 
Portland, graduating from the latter institution 
in the spring of 1900; is a coiumercial traveler. 

V. Bessie Anna, b. June 13, 1882; graduated from 
Waterville High School in the class of 1899, and 
from Coburn Classical Institute in the class of 
1900. She is now studying music at the New- 
England Conservatory of Music in Boston. 

vl. Wirt Loren, b. Dec. 20, 1892. 

130. Lincoln^, son of {Hall C.^, Isaac° , Isaac^, 
John^ , James'^ , James^) and Hannah R. (Work) Mer- 
rick, born Jan. 17, 1860, at Troy, Me. Married, Nov. 
14, 1883, Lilla P., daughter of David and Martha Ann 
(Bowman) Sawyer, at Hartland, Me.; she born March 
26, 1865, at Oakland, Me. Lincoln Merrick is a farmer 


and painter bj- occupation; living at St. Albans, Me. 
Children, all born in St. Albans, except the first — 

i. Harry Lyle, b. March 20, 1885, Hartland, Me. 

ii. Frederic Almont, b. Aug. 28, 1893. 

iii. Leta Hazel, b. Feb. 19, 1896. 

iv. LiDA Marie, b. May 5, 1898. 

131. Herbert 0.'', son of {George W.", Isaac^ , 
Isaac'^ , JoliH^ , James'^ , Jmnes'^) and Polly W. (Adams) 
Myrick, born June 2, 1854, at Unity, Me. Married, at 
Lupton, Colo., Sarah Jackson. Children — 

i. Dollie, b. . 

ii. Myrtle, b. -. 

132. Charles H.^, son of {George W.", Isaac^, 
Isaac^ , John^ , James'-, James^) and Polly W. (Adams) 
Myrick, born Feb. 5, 1856, at Unity, Waldo county, Me, 
Married, Jan. 1, 1879, at Ida Grove, la., Elva L., daugh- 
ter of A. A. and Eliza (Hills) Bangs; she born March 
20, 1855, at Wauconda, 111. Charles H. Myrick is sec- 
retary of the Masonic Accident Insurance Company, of 
Des Moines, la., and in that capacity has traveled all 
over the United States, visiting every city of importance. 
He is living with his wife and children in Des Moines, la. 
Childi'en — 

i. Sadie, b. . 

ii. Graoie, b. . 

iii. Ada, b. . 

133. George R.^ son of {George W-^, Isaac^, 
Isaac*, John^ , James" , James^) and Polly W. (Adams) 
Myrick, born Feb. 19, 1858, at Unity, Me. Married 
Clara West, at Ida Grove, la. He died Nov. 20, 1893. 
Childi-en — 

i. Verna, b. 

ii. Frank, b. Nov. 38, 1886. 

134, Arthur L.^, sou of (George W-^, Isaac^ , 
Isaac* , John^ , James^ , James^) and Polly W. (Adams) 
Myrick, born June 2, 1860, at Unity, Me. Married, 
1882, at Liberty ville, 111., Mary Dymond. Childi-en— 

i. Ethel, b. 1883, 
ii. Dale Dymond, b. 1886. 

135. QuiNCY Adams, ^ sou of (Rartley^, William^, 
Isaac*, John^ , James"-, James^) and Elsie J. (Cunning- 


ham) Mjrick, boru Aug. 20, 1853, at Washington, Me. 
Married, Oct. 29, 1874, at Bloom, Cook county, 111., Caro- 
line A. Scott, daughter of William and Marie CLamp- 
son) Scott. Quincy A. changed spelling from Mirick to 
Merrick. He came from Burham, Me., with his parents, 
in October, 1863, and settled on a farm near Liberty- 
ville. 111., where he remained with his parents until April 
1866, when he went into town and began the trade 
of blacksmithing with his brother-in-law, A. H. Webb, 
with whom he went into partnership in 1869, remaining 
with him until 1881, when he removed to Manistee, 
Mich., with his wife and two children. In the fall of 
that 3^ear he started a horse- shoeing shop in Manistee, 
and in Aug., 1882, he was joined by his former partner, 
A. H. Webb, with whom he is still working. By careful 
study and hard work Mr. Merrick has so mastered the busi- 
nessof horse-shoeing and the making of horse-shoes, that 
he to-day stands unrivalled for speed in that line. He has 
the fastest record in the world for horse-shoe turning, 
having at a private exhibition in Manistee, in May, 1887, 
turned 100 perfect shoes in one hour and six minutes. 
The next best time was made by Joseph Lawler, of Chi- 
cago, who turned 100 shoes in one hour and twenty- six 
minutes. A match between the two was arranged for 
$250 per side with $50 forfeit; but Lawler having heard 
of the feat performed by Merrick, threw up the match and 
paid the forfeit, thus giving Merrick the title of cham- 
pion of the world. He writes, March, 1901, that he is 
still in the ring, if any one wishes to compete with him 
in this line. He also has the best record in horse-shoe- 
ing, having made four perfect shoes from the cold bar 
steel, calked and nailed them on in sixteen minutes. In 
addition he is an all-round sportsman, having won a 
medal for trap-shooting in which he made a record of 97 
Peoria blackbirds out of a possible 100; he also holds 
seven medals for rifle shooting; he is the inventor and 
patentee of the Klondike pick, with changeable and in- 
terchangeable points, which have a good sale in the mines 
of the west; is living at Manistee, Mich.; he has had two 
children — 

i. Lulu M.,b. Sept. 14, 1875, Libertyville, 111. ; d. Aug. 

18, 1891, Manistee, IMich. 
ii. Horace Guy, b. Jan. 39, 1879, Libertyville, 111. ; 
graduated from the high school at Manistee; 
took up the study of civil engineering with the 
correspondence school of Scranton, Pa., from 
which he was graduated in 1900; he is now 


(1901) in the employ of the state of Michigan, 
engaged in the survey of the St. Clair Flats, 
near Detroit. 

136. Myron N.^ son of {Isaac iV^.^ John'\ John"^ , 
John''\ James' , James^) and Mary (Graj-) Myrick, born 
Sept. 14, 1841, at Williamson, Wayne county, N. Y. 
Married, Nov. 20, 1864, Celestia O., daughter of James 
and Laura (Russell) Dickey, at Pennington Point, Mc- 
Dougall county, 111.; she born March 4, 1844. Myron 
N. Myrick served in the 16th and 137th Illinois Infantry, 
being promoted from time to time from private to cap- 
tain. Sept. 10, 1872, homsteaded a farm in York county. 
Neb., near what is now the town of Benedict. He is 
still living on the same land, and at this time has six 
hundred acres in one block. He is a member of the 
Grand Army of the Republic; is well preserved and well 
to do. Children — 

i. Mary L., b. March 9, 1866, at Scotland, 111.; m. 

Sept. 5, 1887, Sabett Thomas, at York, Neb. 
ii. Myra G., b. Aug. 30, 1869, Scotland, 111. ; m. Nov. 6, 

1888, Edward Borden, York, Neb. 
iii. Mona O., b. Oct. 13, 1871; d. Oct. 20, 1872. 
iv. Mora O., b. Nov. 6, 1874, Morton, Neb. ; m. May 1, 

1896, John Shultz, of Kingfisher, Okla. 
V. Meta D., b. Feb. 12, 1877, Morton, Neb., m. March 

10, 1897, Clyde Stewart. 
vi. MiNA I., b. Aug. 3, 1879, Morton, Neb. 

137. Dr. Warren 0.' (Blaisdell), son of John Pear- 
son and Clarissa (Myrick) Blaisdell, born March 16, 1831, 
at Orland, Me. Married, May 3, 1865, at Galesburg, 
111., Mary E., daughter of Lemuel and Rhody (Atwood) 
Stilson; she born June 29, 1842, at Waterville, Me.; 
died Feb. 21, 1876, at Macomb, 111. Dr. Warren O. 
Blaisdell, after a long life devoted to the practice of his 
profession, is now enjoying a well-earned rest in his old 
age. He is living at Macomb, 111., hale and hearty, and 
takes an active part in the interests of the city and 
county. His children were — 

200. i. Dr. Walter S. (Blaisdell), b. May 21, 1866, Macomb, 

ii. William W. (Blaisdell), b. Aug. 25, 1868, Macomb; 
d. Jan. 27, 1869. 

138. Amanda Melvina', dau. of (William ^.^ 
James ^ , Andrew'^, John'", James'^ , James^) and Eliza 


(Davis) Myrick,born March 6, 1842, at Loudouderry, O, 
Married, Juue 20, 1865, at Cliillieotlie, la., John A. 
Pinegar. Mrs. Pinegar is a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church, a woman of great piety, which mani- 
fests itself not only in the church but in works of kind- 
ness and charity to all who are in need of her minister- 
ing love. She has had more than the average of sorrow, 
having lost five children b.y death. John A. Pinegar, 
the husband, served in the 7th Iowa Cavalry during the 
civil war, being mustered out in 1865; he is a cooper by 
trade, has been a farmer by occupation, and is now, Dec, 
1900, postmaster at Chillicothe, la. Their children 
were — 

i. Elsie Dora (Pinegar), b. June 20, 1866; graduated 
from the Normal school at Valparaiso, Ind. ; 
taught successfully for several years; m. Alfi-ed 
Leason, March 1896; he was a well-to-do farmer, 
living near Osceola, la. ; he was killed in a run- 
away accident Sept. 13, 1900; the widow is liv- 
ing on the farm at Osceola, with her three chil- 
dren, Franke, Gracie and Eva, and three step- 
children. Pearl Leason, aged 21, Bertha, 17, and 
Bessie, 14. 
ii. Fannie Ida (Pinegar), b. April 20, 1869; d. Dec. 10, 

iii. William Edgar (Pinegar), b. Dec. 9, 1870; educated 
at Oskaloosa Christian College and the Valpar- 
aiso, Ind., Normal school, graduated in the 
scientific cou.rse; is a civil engineer; followed 
his profession in New Mexico and Arizona; at 
the end of three years went to Montana ; was 
elected coimty surveyor of Anaconda county, 
and in the fall of 1900 vv-as re-elected to same of- 
fice; was married in the fall of 1900. 

iv. Eva May (Pinegar), b. Nov. 30, 1872; d. Dec. 5, 

V. Frankie Lewis (Pinegar), b. Aug. 14, 1874; d. Aug. 
11, 1875. 

vi. Bertie Eugene (Pinegar), b. Nov. 14, 1876; d. Jan. 
11, 1877. 

vii. Mary Irena (Pinegar), b. July 18, 1878; d. Feb. 25, 

139. Shepperd Gray'' , son of ( William 8. ^ , James''' , 
Andrew'^, John'\ James", James^} and Eliza (Davis) 
Myrick, born Jan. 24, 1842, Londonderry, O. Married, 
Sept. 11, 1874, at Oskaloosa, la., Sarah L.Mobley, dau. 
of Samuel and Dorcas (Dana) Mobley; she born 1856, in 
Marietta, O. Sheppard Myrick came with his parents to 
Iowa in 1855; enlisted in 1861 in the 3rd Iowa Cavalry, 
with which he served until close of war. He was ap- 


pointed by Gen. Grierson, in 1864, to the command of a 
company of detached soldiers, eighty men, from General 
Noble's command, which command he held until the 
close of the war, as Provost Guard in Memphis, Tenn. 
He was engaged in ten hard fought battles, but was 
neyer wounded or taken prisoner, but received serious 
injuries by the fall of his horse in action, for which he 
is pensioned. On returning from service he attended 
college for two years, at Oskaloosa, la., after which he 
engaged "with his father in the brick making business, 
employing a force of from 25 to 50 men from 1875 to 
1877, when his father died and he took charge of the 
home farm until 1892. In that year he went to south- 
western Kansas and bought 200 acres of land, which 
his son Charles now owns and operates. In 1896 he 
again removed, this time to Stanton county, near Ed- 
win, where he bought a ranch. He is now living in 
Salina, Kan., on account of the school privileges. His 
wife is librarian at the Wesleyan College at this time — 
Feb., 1901. Their children were— 

i. Edward, b. Oct. 10, 1875, at Ottunawa, la. ; d. Feb- 

29, 1877. 
ii. Charles, b. Aug. 25, 1877, Ottumwa, la. 
iii. Clara, b. Oct. 9, 1878; d. Jan. 1, 1879. 
iv. Eugene, b. Sept. 1, 1897, Edwin, Kan. 

140. Sarah Matilda', dan . of { William Simpson^ , 
James'', Andrew^, John'', James'^ , James^) and Fannie 
(Dodge) Myrick, born May 6, 1853, at Middleport, 0. 
Married, March 10, 1892, at Oskaloosa, la., George H. 
Seger; he born Nov. 13, 1849, at Chillicothe, la.; he is 
a farmer, owning and operating several hundred acres of 
fine land near the little village of Culver, Kan., over- 
looking the Saline River. Sarah M. Myrick came to 
Iowa in the year 1855 with her parents, she being then 
two years of age; attended school at Oskaloosa, la., 
and other places, receiving, in 1875 afirst grade teacher's 
certificate; taught school in Ottumwa, la., and other 
places; was principal of the Chillicothe school three years. 
In 1885 went to Nebraska where she taught three years; 
afterward taught near Belleville, Kan., for one year; 
was married to George H. Seger March 10, 1892; moved 
to her present home in Culver, Kan., Dec. 10, 1896; in 
June, 1896, lost their house and everything on the farm 
in a cyclone, but are noAv rebuilt in better shape than 
before, and are very prosperous. Thej^ have one child — 
i. Adda Laura, b. Feb. 17, 1894, at Chillicothe la. 


141. James L.^, sou of {Edward W.^ . James^ , An- 
drew^ , John^ , James" , James^ ) and Maiy (Grant) Mj-- 
rick, born Sept. 17, 1854, in Mahaska county, la. 
Married, April 25, 1880, in Mahaska county, la., Flor- 
ence C, daughter of William H. and Susannah (Under- 
wood) Cox; she born Nov. 9, 1861, in Mahaska county, 
la. James L. is a farmer and stock raiser. He now 
owns and lives on a farm formerly owned by his father, 
lying in the valley of the Des Moines river, and con- 
sidered one of the best in Mahaska county. Was en- 
gaged in the hardware trade for a time, and also spent 
some time in Dakota, wheat growing. He is a true son 
of his father, honorable, upright in all his dealings, and 
respected by his neighbors. His children were — 

i. Raymond Alphonso, b. Sept. 4, 1883; d. April 13, 
ii. Edward W., b. Aug. 10, 1890; d. Dec. 28, 1890. 

142. Charles L.'', son of (.Edward W.'^ , James^ , 
Andrew''', JoJm\ James'-, James^) and Mary (Grant) 
Myrick, born April 10, 1860, at Mahaska county, la. 
Married, Sept., 1884, in Mahaska county, la., Louie, 
daughter of William and Susannah (Underwood) Cox; 
she born Nov, 1, 1865, in Mahaska county, la.; died 
Aug. 18, 1893, at Oskaloosa, la. Charles L. is at pres- 
a bridge carpenter. He was raised a farmer, and fol- 
lowed that occupation more or less, but in early life his 
inclination turned toward the trades. He learned engi- 
neering, plumbing and gas fitting, but indoor work not 
agreeing with him he has lately turned to railroad work, 
and is now in the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway as a bridge carpenter. He spent several years 
in the city of Omaha, Neb. Since their mother's death 
the little sons have lived with their grandmother, in Ed- 
dy ville, la. These were — 

i. Francis Lloyd, b. May 1, 1887. 
ii. Edward W., b. Nov. 1, 1890. 

143. Alonzo Howard'' , son of ( Warren^ , Jonathan^ , 
JonafJian^ , Isaac^, Isaac'^ , Janies^) and Sarah (Ellis) 
Merrick, born Jan. 1, 1826, probably at Cleveland, O. 
Married, July 3, 1847, at Lima, Ind., Maria Chapin; she 
died Jan. 2, 1897, at Chicago, 111. Alonzo H. was a 
cooper by occupation; at the opening of the civil war 
enlisted in the Union armj^ and was killed in the assault 


Oil Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25, 1863. Children, all born 
at Lima, Ind. — 

i. Nathaniel Mitchell, b. Jan. 22, 1850; d. Sept. 12, 

ii. Cora Frances, b. Dec. 14, 1851 ; d. May 9, 1858. 
iii. William Henry, b Jan. 10, 1854; d. April 17, 1856. 

201. iv. William Warren, b. Nov. 28, 1856. 

144. Fkanklin B.''', son of {Isaac'^ , Peter'' , Jona- 
than^, Isaac^ , Isaac'^ , James^) and Avis (Brown) My- 
rick, bornMarch 12, 1812. Married Mary F., daughter of 
William and Sarah Barney; she born 1812; died May 
27, 1859, at Fall River, Mass. Franklin, the father, 
died Dec. 19, 1843, at Fall River. Children— 

202. i. Franklin B., b. Aug. 15, 1842, at Fall River; ra. 

Sarah Beck with, of New York City, Dec. 24, 
ii. Sarah B. , b. July 9, 1846, at Fall River ; m. Simon 
Borden, of Fall River. 

145. William Clark^, son of ilsaac'^, Peter^, 
Jonathan^, Isaac^ , Isaac'^ , James ^) and Deborah 
(Clark) Myrick, born March 2, 1826, at Nantucket, 
Mass. Married Lydia Perry, daughter of Benjamin and 
Amelia L'Hommedieu; she born June 17, 1824, at Nan- 
tucket. William C, is living, in 1898, at Campello, 
Mass., broken in health. His children were — 

i. Lottie Gould, b. Feb., 1860, at Lodi, 111. ; d. Feb., 

ii. Edward Hussey, b. April, 1861, at Lodi, 111. ; d. 
Aug., 1862. 
iii. Clarence Edward, b. Aug., 1883, at Bo-ston, Mass. ; 
d. at Boston. 

146. Edwin '^, son of (Charles G.^, Peter^ , Jona- 
than\ Isaac'^, Isaac'^ , James^) and Abial (Coleman) 
Myrick, born March 14, 1814, at Nantucket, Mass. Mar- 
ried, 1st, Sai'ah daughter of Benjamin and Anna Bar- 
nard; she born Nov., 1815; died May 10, 1843. Edwin 
married, 2nd, Nov- 8, 1844, Caroline, daughter of Gor- 
ham and Lucretia Macey; she born July 13, 1821; died 
Dec. 22, 1865. Edwin lived in New Bedford, where he 
died. Children — 

i. Lucretia B., b. . 

ii. Sarah E., b. 1843; m. Clark D. Nye, of New Bed- 
ford ; had one daughter. 


147. Alexander G.^ sou of (Charles (T.^ Peter^, 
Jonathan'^, Isaac^ , Isaae'^ , James^) aud Abial (Cole- 
man) Myrick, born April 7, 1824, at New Bedford, Mass. 
Married' Huldah R. Paddleford. Children— 

i. Walter R., b. 1850. 
ii. Nathan Sumner, b. 1854; is a lawyer in Boston, 

148. Benjamin B.^ son of {Set]i\ Peter^ , Jona- 
than^, Isaac^ , Isaac"^ , James^) and Eunice (Barney) 
M^Tick, born Oct. 17, 1821, at Nantucket, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Aug;. 25, 1844, at Nantucket, Lydia R., daughter 
of Reuben and Charlotte (Coffin) Myrick; she born 1823; 
died March 24, 1898, at Richmond, lud. At a reunion 
held in honor of the eightieth birthday of Mr. Myrick, 
at Richmond, Ind., Oct. 17, 1901, at which were gath- 
ered five of the six living children of Mr. Myrick, to- 
gether with many of their children, the following sketch 
of his life was read: 

Benjamin B. Myrick, Sr., the only child of Seth and 
Eunice Barney Myrick, was born on the island of Nan- 
tucket, Oct. 17, 1821. His father, whom he never saw, 
was the captain of a whaling vessel, the ''John Adams,'' 
and he was carried down by a whale in the North Pacific 
ocean when Benjamin Myrick was an infant. In 1826, a 
British admiral. Sir Isaac Coffin, established a school on 
the island for childi-en of Coffin descent, and Mr. Myrick, 
being of the Coffin line, was privileged to attend this 
school. Beginning his long and active business life as 
an errand boy and clerk in his uncle's general store, he 
left home at the age of eighteen, taking a position in a 
dry goods store and grocery in Auburn, N. Y. Twenty- 
one found him a partner in a retail sperm and whale oil 
store in Springfield, Mass. On Aug. 25, 1844, he was 
married to Miss Lydia Ray Myrick, at Nantucket, and 
returned to Philadelphia, where at this time he was the 
junior partner in the firm of Dennis & Myrick, conduct- 
ing a wholesale business, manufacturing soaps, whale 
and sperm oil, and sperm candles, which products were 
shipped to San Francisco, Panama, Cuba, and the West 
Indies. Later they engaged in the manufacture of lard 
oil. In 1848 he bought out the business, his uncle Obed 
Barney becoming a partner, under the firm name of 
Benj. B. Myrick & Co. In July, 1855, the factory was 
destroyed by fire, but it was immediately rebuilt, larger 
and better equipped than before. The next year they 


sold out the business, and in Maj^ 1857, Benjamin B. 
removed with his family to Richmond, Ind. From 1862 
to 1869, he was state agent of the ^tna Life Insurance 
company for the southern half of Indiana and a part of 
Kentucky. Subsequently he was a local insurance agent 
and was also engaged in manufacturing, and was identi- 
fied with the Diamond Cutlery company. In 1882 he 
moved to Evansville, where he was manager of the Ev- 
ans ville Board of Fire Underwriters. He returned to 
Richmond in May, 1888. In September of the same 
year he opened a local insurance and real estate office, 
and is still in the business. In 1900 he purchased a 
fourth interest in the Standard Manufacturing Company 
of Cambridge City, of which company he is now an officer. 

In 1898. March 24, his wife was "called home" after 
a happy married life of nearly 54 years. B. B. Myrick 
has led a busy and useful life. In addition to his busi- 
ness, he has been vestryman of the Episcopal church at 
Philadelphia, Pa. , Richmond, and Evansville, Ind. He has 
been an influential member of United Presbyterian con- 
gregation since 1892. 

In politics Mr. Myrick became identified with the Whig 
party, and since the birth of the Republican party has 
been in its ranks. Children — 

203. i. Reuben, b. June 26, 1845, Nantucket, Mass. 
ii. Ellen M., b. July 16, 1848, Philadelphia, Pa. 

204. iii. Benjamin B., b. March 0, 1852. 

205. iv. Louis H., b. July 12, 1854. 

V. Florence, b. June 14, 1856; d. April 4, 1857. 
vi. Clarence, b. Dec. 27, 1857, Richmond, Ind. ; d. Dec. 
28, 1857. 

206. vii. Layton, b. Jan. 28, 1859, Richmond, Ind. 

viii. M.4RY M., b. Jan. 9, 1864, Richmond, Ind.; m. Rob- 
ert O. Kingsland, Jan. 1, 1885. 

149. Herbert Clarendon'' (Bailey), son of 
{Joseph Stochbridge'^ , Lebheus°) and Anna (Stimpson) 
Bailey, born March 6, 1856, at Portland, Me. Married 
Anna Doremus, daughter of Cornelius C. and Ellen 
(Doremus) Hopper, at Paterson, N. J.; she born Aug. 
7, 1855. Mr. Bailey and family are living at Bethlehem, 
Pa., where he is engaged in business. Children — 

i. Isabel Dicks (Bailey), b. . 

ii. Lena Hopper (Bailey), b. 

iii. Anita Doremus (Bailey), b. . 

iv. Joseph Stookbridge (Bailey), b. ; d. . 

150. Andrew M.\ son of (G^forfirf-^ George^, Andretv^, 
Andre iv^ , Isaac'- , James^) and Eliza (Mitchell) Myrick, 


born July 3, 1823, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Louisa 
A., daughter of James and Diana Thompson; she born 
Sept. 28, 1823. Andrew M. was living, 1897, at Nan- 
tucket, where he was treasurer of the City Gas Light 
Company. Children, all born in Nantucket — 

307. i. Harrison, b. Feb., 1845. 

ii. Eliza Mitchell, b. Feb. 19, 1847; m. July 6, 1870, 

Charles W. Worth, 
iii. George Andrews, b. July 31, 1848; unmarried, 
iv. Alexander M., b. June 28, 1856; m. Lydla B. E. 
Smith, Nov. 18, 1880, at Nantucket; no children. 
V. John Thompson, b. April 30, 1850 ; d. April 7, 1854. 
vi. Mary Louisa, b. April, 1854. 

151. Seth^, son of {George^, George^, Andrew*, 
Andrew^, Isaac'^ , James'^) and Eliza (Mitchell) Myrick, 
born Nov. 6, 1829, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, 1853, 
Harriet S., daughter of Alfred and Lydia Folger. Seth 
died Sept. 25, 1868. Harriet, the mother, married, 2nd, 
May 1875, Henry Whiting, of Falmouth, Mass., and 
died Jan. 29, 1880. A niece of Harriet Folger' s, Miss 
Nancy H. Folger, born at Nantucket, is living at Min- 
neapolis, Minn. Children of Seth and Harriet Myrick — 

i. Ella Frances, b. July 1855; d. Aug. 13, 1863. 
ii. Lydia Joy, b. Oct. 14, 1858; d. Oct. 20, 1879. 
iii. Ann Eliza, b. Oct. 7, 1863; d. Aug. 15, 1863. 

152. Charles Coffin ' , son of ( Charles G. ^ , George ^ , 
Andrew'^, Andrew'^, Isaac'^ , James^) and Nancy (Chase) 
Myrick, born March 5, 1820, at Nantucket, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Jan. 2, 1842, Elizabeth W., daughter of James B. 
and Lydia Coleman; she born Jan.'|27, 1822; died May 
28, 1879. Charles C. died 1887. Childi-en, all born in 
Nantucket — 

i. Frederick G., b. May 15, 1843; lost at sea with Cap- 
tain William Cartwright, 1864. 
ii. • Nancy C, b. July 13,1845; m. Dec, 1864, Herman 

Oberempt, of Leeds, Mass. 
iii. Eliza C, b. Sept. 8, 1848; m. Edward Oberempt 
(brother of Herman). 
308. iv. Edward MoCleve, b. May 17, 1850. 
V. Lucretia C, b. Oct. 37, 1853. 
vi. Charles C, b. Sept. 3, 1857; d. at South Boston; 

vii. Rowland C, b. Sept. 33, 1855; died same day. 
viii. Lydia C, b. Sept. 39, 1858; died at South Boston; 

153. Reuben C.^, son of {William C*^, George^, 
Andrew*, Andrew,^ Isaac^, James^) and Mary (Coles- 





worthy) Myrick, born Sept. 26, 1832, at Nantucket, 
Mass. Married, Aug. 10, 1859, Hannah Maria, daugh- 
ter of Henry W. and Sally Swain. Children — 

i. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 29, 1865. 
ii. Chester Stanley, b. May 26, 1871. 

1 54. William Henry ^ , son of ( William G. " , George ^ , 
Andrew"^, An(lreiv'\ Isaac'^ , Jcnnes^) and Mary Coles - 
worthy) Myrick, born July 6, 1836, at Nantucket, Mass. 
Married, 1862, Mary Jane, daughter of Frederick and 
Mary Gardner. William H. died Nov. 14, 1877, and 
Mary Jane married, 2nd, Charles G. S. Austin, Lawrence, 
Mass. Had one child — 

i. Arthur C, b. Oct. 1864; d. Sept. 1, 1879. 

155. John Brown^, son of {Frederick^ , David'^, An- 
dreiv"^, Andrew^, Isaae'\ Janies^) and Mary P. (Folger) 
Myrick, born June 1, 1844. at Nantucket, Mass. Mar- 
ried Helen Pierce, of Butfalo, N. Y. (This and the fol- 
lowing record is furnished by Miss Marion Townsend, of 
Auburn, N. Y. Miss Townsend is a grand-daughter of 
Ruth Myrick (Irish), who was born Oct 27, 1766, at 
Nantucket.) Children of John and Helen Myrick — 

Maude Wilmer, b. . 

Bradley, b. . 

Florence, b. . 


156. Frederick B.', son of (FredericJc^ , David^, 
Andrew'^, A^idrew^ , Isaac'^ , James^) and Mary P. (Fol- 
ger) Myi-ick, born Feb. 26, 1847, at Nantucket, Mass. 
Married and had — 

i. Frederick, b. . 

157. Artemus B.^ son of {Galvin\ Ol)ed\ Wil- 
liam^, Andrew^, Isaac'^ , Jmnes^) and Sarah (Haskins) 
Myrick, born Oct. 31, 1839, at Myricks, Mass. Married, 
Nov. 4, 1863, at Providence, R. I., Julia, daughter of 
Francis H. and Edna (Robbins) Eveleth; she born Oct. 
19, 1842, at Providence. Artemus B. lived in Provi- 
dence, where he was engaged in the coopering and box 
making business. Was greatly interested in scientific 
matters and literary work; was a member of the Frank- 
ly n Lyceum, and belonged to the Masonic fraternity. 
Enlisted for service in the civil war in 11th Rhode Island 


Infantry, but contracted a severe cold in camp, and after 
two months was discharged by the surgeon in charge of 
the camp. He died Oct. 15, 1871, from disease resulting 
from exposure in camp. Children — 

i. Arthur Hamilton, b. Aug. 11, 1865; d. March 17, 
209. ii. Eugene Calvin, b. May 8, 1869. 

158. Erastus 0.\ son of {Calvin^, Obed^ , Wil- 
liam^, Andrew^, Isaac^ , Jmnes'^) and Sarah (Haskins) 
Myrick, born June 3, 1837, at Taunton, Mass. Married, 
Oct. 24, 1858, at Greene ville, R. I., Bdnah, daughter 
of Francis and Ednah (Robbins) Eveleth; she born 
March 23, 1838, at Swansea, N. H. Children, all born at 
Providence, R. I. — 

i. Ida F., b. Aug. 13, 1859. 
ii. Carrie A., b. July 2, 1861. 
iii. Emma L.. b. April 14, 1865; d. March 15, 1896. 

159. William Chester'^, son of {Obed^, Obed\ 
WUliam'^, Andre ur' , Isaac'^ , James^) and Keziah Hart 
(Crossman) Myrick, born Nov. 27, 1834, at Myricks, 
Mass. Married, Jan. 4, 1860, at Taunton, Mass., Myra 
F., daughter of Frederic A. and Mary (Allen) Paull; 
she born Jan. 18, 1836, at Taunton, Mass. William 
Chester Myrick was educated in the public schools at 
Taunton, and at Pierce Academy at Middleboro. For 
several years after reaching man's estate he pursued the 
occupation of a farmer on the old homestead. His ex- 
cellent judgment was appreciated by his fellow- towns- 
men and he was several years elected one of the assessors 
of the town of Taunton, and when it was made a city he 
was elected one of the city council. In 1865, having 
sold the home farm to an agricultural society, he pur- 
chased a farm in Sharon, where he has since resided. 
Mr. Myrick was a man who was deliberate in making up 
his mind on any subject, but having once decided he was 
very firm in his convictions and was not easily moved. 
His good judgment and fairness made his services much 
sought after in appraising estates, and in business mat- 
ters his counsel was often sought. It can be said of him 
that he was universally respected, and what more can be 
said of any man? Since selling his Sharon farm he has 
several times engaged in business in Boston, and always 
with pecuniary success, but each time he has been 


obliged by ill-healtli to relinquish business cares. He 
died very suddenly, of heart disease, October 6, 1892, at 
Sharon, Mass. He had seven children, the first four of 
whom were born in Taunton, the last three in Sharon, 

Mass. His widow married, 2nd, Pettee, and is living 

at Sharon. 

i. Stephen W., b. Sept., I860; d. Oct. 1864. 
210. ii. Frederic Augustus, b. Dec, 1861. 

iii. Henry A., b. June, 1863; m. Jan. 1890, Clara Pratt 

Morse, at Sharon, Mas.s. 
iv. Chauncey M., b. Nov. 1864; m. June, 1897, at Alls- 
ton, Mass., Ethel M. Barker. 
V. William Chester, b. Oct. 1869; d. Aug., 1870. 
vi. Franks., b. March, 1873; d. Aug., 1873. 
vii. Velina Frances, b. Sept. 20, 1880. 

160. Ellen KEZIAH^ dau. of {Ohed\ Ohed\ Wil- 
liam'^, Andrew^, Isaac^ , James^) and Keziah Hart 
(Grossman) Myrick, born Dec. 2, 1842, at Myricks, 
Mass. Married, 1st., Feb. 15, 1859, at Taunton, Mass., 
George Willis; he died March 13, 1860, leaving one 
daughter. Ellen, the mother, married, 2nd, June 24, 
1869, Charles H., son of Archibald C and Caroline 
(Burrill) Anderson; he born May 5, 1838, at Warren, 
Me. Ml-, and Mrs. Anderson are living at Waltham, 
Mass, Children — 

1. Georgianna Myrick (Willis), b. May 1, 1860, at 
Taunton; m. May 29, 1888, at Jamaica Plain, 
Mass., Edwin J. Mosman. 
ii. Etta Willis (Anderson), b. Aug. 31, 1874, at 

Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
iii. Nellie Myra (Anderson), b. Feb. 6, 1877, Jamaica 
Plain; m. Oct. 12, 1898, at Waltham, Mass., 
Edward A. Warren; have a son, Edward A. 
Warren, Jr., born July 4, 1899. 

161. Herbert', son of (Henry Lewis^ , Charles^, 
William'^, Andrew^ , Isaac'^ , James^) and Lucy C. 
(Whittemore) Myrick, born Aug. 30, 1860, at Arling- 
ton, Mass. Married, Aug. 15, 1885, at San Francisco, 
Cal., Elona Lawrence Kendrick. Childi'en, born at 
Springfield, Mass. — 

i. Christine, b. July 22, 1886. 
ii. Helen Lockwood, b. Aug. 8, 1888. 
iii. Donald, b. Jan. 13, 1893. 


Herbert Mja-ick was born at Arlington, Mass., Aug. 
20, 1860. His father is Rev. H. L. Myrick, now an 


Episcopal clergyman at Sing Sing, N. Y. His mother 
was Lucy Caroline (Whittemore) Myrick, daughter of 
Gershom Whittemore, and granddaughter of Amos, the 
inventor. The father. Rev. H. L. Myrick, is a man of 
great learning and much ability. The mother was a nat- 
urally brilliant woman of great energy and enthusiastic 
temperament, highly cultured, and of considerable pro- 
ficiency in literature, music and painting. The minis- 
ter's family was a large one, times were hard, and all 
the children were early taught to work, indoors and out, 
in the various New England towns where their youth 
was spent. 

The father was an amateur horticulturist, who built 
what was perhaps the first greenhouse in Hancock 
county. Me., and with the help of his sons conducted a 
model garden on the parsonage grounds at Castine, Me. 
While still a boy, Herbert also was keenly interested in 
horticulture, and, at eleven years of age, was put in 
charge of a greenhouse. All the children early had such 
education as the village schools permitted. 

In the spring of 1873, Rev. Mr. Myrick and his son 
Herbert went West in search of health and fortune. They 
finally located at Fort Collins, Larimer county, northern 
Colorado. Here the boy had a variety of experiences in 
farming, herding cattle and sheep, fighting grasshoppers, 
etc., until his father bought an interest in the local 
paper, the Fort Collins Standard, and young Myrick 
went into its office as printer's devil. Something more 
than a year later he became foreman of the office. Soon 
afterward the hard times necessitated discharging the 
help, and running the paper on "patent outsides," which 
is another name for buying half of the paper already 
printed each week. Thereafter young Myrick did all the 
typographical and mechanical work alone on this country 
weekly, as well as the job printing for a county larger 
than Massachusetts. Finally the property was sold out, 
young Myrick taking the contract to freight the outfit to 
Black Hawk, Col., where he worked for some time on a 
new paper printed !)}■ it, and then went to an Episcopal 
boarding school at Golden, known as Jarvis Hall, now 
one of the prominent educational institutions of Denver. 

In 1877, Herbert Myrick returned to the old home 
farm at Concord, Middlesex county, Mass., and con- 
ducted it for a couple of years, also attending the Con- 
cord high school. It was here that he helped to organize 
one of the first local associations of milk producers. In 


the fall of 1878, he entered the Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College, at Amherst, with $50 that he had saved in 

As a freshman, young Myriek was obliged to saw 
wood, care for furnaces, shovel snow, and do anything 
else honorable to turn a penny. He also set type nights 
in the local printing office, and here he saw a copy of the 
New England Homestead, which that autumn went into 
the hands of Edward H. Phelps, an experienced journalist. 
The more he saw of agricultural papers, and the more 
he supplemented his practical knowledge of farming with 
scientific instruction, the more determined he became to 
make the agricultural newspaper his life's work. So he 
wi'ote a column article for The Homestead, and sent it 
to the editor with a brief note explaining whom he was. 
The editor replied: "Your article received and accepted. 
If you will send us equally as good a column article every 
week, and the local news of the college, Amherst, and 
surrounding towns, we will give you a free copy of the 
paper, stamped addressed envelopes and $1 a month!" 
Not discouraged by this "munificent" offer, it was not 
long before The Homestead readers began to ask that the 
editor have their questions answered by "H. M." 

In the fall of '79 the young man took the agency for 
The Homestead, when there were only four subscribers 
on the local list. At first he met with many rebuffs, 
but stuck to it, until in a couple of years he had about 
a thousand subscribers in his local field. During the 
senior vacation he became assistant in the editorial 
rooms, and during his last year in college, was obliged 
to do editor's work in Springfield three days in the week, 
and at college three days in the week, and also look after 
his large subscription list meanwhile. 

Young Myriek was graduated in June, 1882, holding 
a respectable position in the "upper ten" of his class, 
but did not take any of the honors. The same day he 
was installed as agricultural editor of the New England 

In 1888, the Phelps Publishing company and its owners 
bought the Orange Judd company, the New York pub- 
lishers of the old American Agriculturist and of agricul- 
tural books, which business was rapidly restored to its 
former condition. In 1890 Mr. Phelps sold out his in- 
terest in both companies to George S. Graves, who had 
long been the business manager, and to Herbert Myriek. 
Mr. Graves became the treasurer and business manager 


of the properties, and Mr. Myrick president and editor. 
By this present transaction, Mr. Myrick continues to hold 
the same position, but the controlling interest in these 
properties passes into his hands at the age of thirty-eight. 

Mr. Myrick is the author of several standard agricul- 
tural books, and is widely known also for his executive 
work in organizing the farmers throughout the United 
States. Various milk and dairy associations of a com- 
mercial character, the American Maize Propaganda that 
has largely increased the use of corn at home and abroad, 
and the American Sugar Growers' society, through which 
the domestic beet sugar industry is being rapidly devel- 
oped, are among the important efforts conducted through 
the journals under his direction. Mr. Myrick has visited 
every state and territory in this country and has made 
several trips abroad. 

The culmination of Mr. Myrick' s journalistic success 
was reached in June 1900, when, in the consolidation of 
three of the leading agricultural papers of the country, 
he secured a controlling interest in the new company, of 
which he is at this writing the president and editor-in- 
chief of the three publications — the Springfield (Mass.) 
"Homestead," a local weekly; the "Farm and Home", 
a semi-monthly, published simultaneously at Springfield, 
Mass. , and Chicago, 111. ; and the "Orange Judd Farmer," 
which also publishes the "American Agriculturist," at 
New York, and the "Orange Judd Farmer" at Chicago. 
The capital stock of the new concern is $200,000 and the 
three papers have a combined circulation of over 200,000, 

Mr. Myrick exemplifies the theory of the "survival of 
the fittest" to a remarkable degree. He was a born 
farmer, and he has followed his instincts to a successful 
conclusion. Hon. Samuel Bowles, of the Springfield 
"Republican" says of him: — "Herbert Myrick is a man 
of profound research, brilliant intellect and wide in- 

162. Charles 1i.\ son of (Asa B.^, Timothy^, 
Jacob'^, Timothy^, Timothy-, James^) and Martha 
(Bailey) Merrick, born March 11, 1836, in New Hamp- 
shire. Married Nov. 5, 1858, Mary, daughter of Charles 
Blaisdell. They had— 

i. A son, b. Aug. 30, 1859. 

1 63. Edward C.\ son of ( William W. % Timothy ^ . 
Jacoh'^ , Timothy^, Timothy^, James^) and Louisa H. 


(Robinson) Merrick, born April 22, 1854, at Boston, 
Mass. Married, March 14, 1888, at Rockford, 111., 
Carrie B., daughter of George W. and Boadicea (Nash) 
Hathaway; she born, Aug. 28, 1864, at Rockford, Ill- 
Edward C. Merrick resides at 4558, Oaken wald Avenue, 
Chicago, (1898). Is by occupation a mortgage and loan 
agent; came from Boston with his brother, William O. 
Merrick, in 1883, settling in Rockford, where he married. 
Lived there six years, and then removed to Chicago and 
entered the business in which he is now engaged. Has 
one son — 

i. Webster Hathaway, b. Oct. 20, 1891, Rockford, 111. 

163 a. Franklin' (Harriman), son of Reuben^ and 
Abigail (Davis) Harriman, born Nov. 7, 1837, at 
Middleport, N. Y. Married, Nov. 7, 1867, at Cedar 

Rapids, la., Delia Lewis, daughter of and Mary 

(Coffman) Lewis; she born Dec. 25, 1849, at Cedar 
Rapids, la.; died May 15, 1895, at Wauwatosa, Wis. 
Franklin Harriman lived for twenty years in Blair, Neb., 
where he was prominent in business and political circles, 
being twice elected treasurer of Washington county. 
Neb., and resigning his second term as sheriff of same 
county to return to Wisconsin in 1894, where for several 
years he was superintendent of the Wauwatosa motor 
line. He is a Mason — a Knight Templar. Children — 

i. Maude (Harriman), b. Marcli 27, 1869, at Marshall- 
town, la.; m. Sept. 19, 1889, at Blair, Neb., G. 
F. Leonard. 

ii. Lou B. (Harriman), b. Nov. 22. 1874, at Blair, Neb. ; 
is living at Wauwatosa, Wis. 

iii. John Franklyn (Harriman), b. Dec. 15. 1881, at 
Blair, Neb. ; is employed in the freiglit depart- 
ment of the C. M. & St. P. Railway Company, 
at Milwaukee. 

iv. Hazel Dell (Harriman), b. Aug. 24, 188:i, at Blair, 
Neb, ; graduated from Wauwatosa High School, 
1901 ; is teaching near Wauwatosa. 

1 64. RuFUS Philo ^ , son of ( Biifiis " , Joseph ^ , Joseph * , 
Timothy^, Timothy'-, James^) and Arteraesia (Hunt) 
Merrick, born Nov. 17, 1842, at Adrain, Mich. Mar- 
ried, Jan. 19, 1870, at Adrain, Marie Antoinette Ripley; 
she born Jan. 19, 1843, at Rome, Mich. Rufus P. has 
worked at different occupations, and whatever he does he 
does well, and rapidly; he served in the war of the re- 
bellion as a drummer, and lost his hearing from con- 


cussion of heavy guns, for Avhich he draws a pension. 
He and his family are living at Charlotte, Mich. Chil- 
di-en, all born at Adrian — 

i. Lauren, b. Oct. 26, 1872. 
ii. Florence, b. Dec. 29, 1877; m. Dec. 25, 1897, Charles 

R. Dean, of Charlotte, Eaton Co., Mich., where 

they are now livin^?. 
iii. Muriel, b. April 9, 1879. 
iv. Mary, b. March 17, 1883. 

165. Sarah Eliza^ dan. of (.Rufus'^ , Joseph^, 
Joseph^, Thnoihy'^ , Timothy-, Janies^) and Arteme- 
sia (Hunt) Merrick, born Oct. 6, 1844, at Adrian, 
Mich. Married, Oct. 13, 1863, at Adrian, John Zadoc 
Nash; he born Oct. 31, 1839, at Seneca Falls, N. Y.; 
died Feb. 4, 1886, at Adrian, leaving one daughter, 
Mother and daughter are living in Des Moines, la. — 

i. Ida Luella, b. Dec. 7, 1866, at Toledo, O. ; she is an 
expert stenographer, and is also a fine musician, 
the church organ being her specialty; has 
taught music, but is not now engaged in this 
work ; plays the organ in one of the city churches 
on Sunday. 

166. Anx Eliza^, dau. of (Lahan R.^ , Joseph^, 
Joseph*, Thnothy''^ , Timothy'-, James^) and Betsey 
(Page) Merrick, Ijorn Sept. 21, 1826, at Ashtabula, O. 
Married, March 13, 1844, at Niles, Mich., William P. 
Reese, son of William and Mary (Lamb) Reese, born at 
Poultney, Vt., April 2, 1816. He was a blacksmith by 
trade, and was one of the most rapid as well as scientific 
horse-shoers in the country. He followed his trade at 
Niles, from there moving to Muscatine, la., and from 
there to Prescott, Wis., where he worked until he re- 
tired from business, moving to Minneapolis, Minn., 
where he died May 7, 1898. Eliza, the mother, was liv- 
ing, (1898) at Minneapolis, with her widowed daughter, 
Mrs. Lee Chapman. Children — 

211. i. Helen (Reese), b June 2, 184.5, Niles, Mich. 

ii. Frank W. (Reese), b. June 25, 1851, Muscatine, la. ; 
was killed by the explosion of a cannon, at 
Prescott, April 6, 1865, while celebrating the 
victoiy of ovir army before Petersburg and 

167. Elizabeth Page^ , dau. of {Lahan H. ^ , Joseph^' , 
Joseph'^, Timothy^, Timothy" , James^) a^d Cornelia 
Marv Ann (Whelplej) Merrick, born April 17, 1832, at 


Ashtabula, O. Married, Sept. 23, 1854, at Niles, Mich., 
William Rufus, son of Amos W. and Patience Lucretia 
Gates, of Deposit, N. Y.; he born July 6, 1832, at De- 
posit. When but thirteen years of age William Gates 
went to Cincinnati, where he learned the printer's trade. 
After working there several years he went to Niles, 
Mich., where, at the age of 21 he was married. In 
April, 1855, he removed to Prescott, Wis., where he 
was engaged, with Laban H. Merrick, in the forwarding, 
storage and commission business, and as agent for the 
Minnesota Packet Company. Afterward attennpt- 
ed the publication of the Northwestern Democrat, 
which suspended after two years. He then resumed 
working at his trade, as foreman for Lute Taylor's Pres- 
cott Journal, in which he was employed for about ten 
years. Was postmaster of Prescott for eight years. In 
October, 1876 removed to Stillwater, where he was fore- 
man of the Lumberman until 1883, and from that time 
until his death was foreman of the Daily Gazette. He 
was a faithful, honest and honorable man, with a pleas- 
ant, cheerful word for everyone. He died at Stillwater, 
August 16, 1897, leaving hosts of friends and no 

Elizabeth Page Merrick was, to the writer, and to all 
her younger brothers and sisters, a second mother, re- 
lieving her mother of much of the care of the young chil- 
dren, and teaching them in the home all that she learned 
in the schools, so that they were enabled to start actual 
school life far better equipped with the rudiments than 
any of the neighboring children. She was a woman of 
sti'ong character, a tireless worker up to the time of her 
last sickness. She brought up her children to be obed- 
ient, respectful and refined. Was a member of the 
Methodist church. She died Nov. 29, 1898, at Still- 
water, Minn. Children, all born at Prescott, Wis. — 

i. Frank Edward (Gates), b. July 4, 1855; d. Dec. 13, 

Charles Dempster (Gates), b. Dec. 29, 1857. 

Cora Evelyn (Gates), b. April 14, 1860. 

Grace Adelaide (Gates), b. Oct. 11, 1863; m. June 
6, 1893, at Stillwater, Minn., George E., son of 
James and Ann Lowe; he b. July 12, 1860, at 
Kewaunee, III; is by profession a locomotive 
engineer, in the employ of C, St. P., M. & O. 
Ry., living at Merrillan, Wis. 

168. George Byron^, son of {Lahan R'^ , Joseph'^, 
Joseph'^, Timothy^, Timothy'^, James^) and Cornelia 







Mary Ann (Whelpley) MeiTi(;k, born Sept. 21, 1841, at 
Niles, Mich. Married, Oct. 9, 1866, at Norwich, Conn., 
Marietta Brooks, daughter of John and Mary Brooks 
(Whitney) Smith; she born Oct. 29, 1844, at Greene- 
ville. Conn. Their only child is — 

i. Winona, b. June (3, 1869, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; educated 
in the Normal Scliool at River Falls, Wis. ; studied 
stenography at the St. Paul, Minn., business col- 
lege, from which she graduated after only three 
months very close application to take a position 
which was waiting for her. Has been clerk 
and stenographer in the office of the Superinten- 
dent of Public Instruction, at Madison, Wis., 
since 1887, with the exception of four years in- 
termission; is a pleasing singer, with a sweet 
voice of more than ordinary range and power ; 
has done considerable church and concert work. 



To write the history of one's own life is, in some re- 
spects, more difficult than to write the life of another. 
Yet no one can so well perform the task as he who sees 
not only the outward results of a life work, but in 
addition knows the inner motives which have governed 
that life. 

What constitutes a successful life? To this ques- 
tion there are several answers. In the present epoch, 
dating from the close of the civil war, the standard of 
success is measured by the amount of wealth a man 
has amassed during his lifetime. This may be said to 
be the popular standard — the one most dwelt upon by 
the press in its estimate of men as they pass from this 
world to the next, and the one generally accepted by 
the average citizen. Another standard is that of the 
scholar — what were his intellectual attainments? What 
has he written or said that has added to the intellect- 
ual wealth of the world? Still another is the theoreti- 
cal Christian estimate — was he a good man, a religious 
man, and is the world better for his having lived in it? 
The qualification "theoretical," in connection with the 
Christain estimate is used understandingly. It has been 
the observation of the writer that while Christian vir- 
tues and altruistic tendencies are esteemed as very com- 
mendable in any man, especially in a professed Chris- 
tian, they take on an added halo when coupled with a 


large measure of worldly prosperity. The writer is 
free to confess that in his later years he has given his 
allegiance to the prevailing conception of what con- 
stitutes success in life, and holds with the majority, 
that it is greatly dependent upon a man's ability 
to make and keep money or its equivalent. From 
this point of view the writer can unite in the verdict that 
his life has not been a success. 

His father was a farmer. Hewing out a farm from 
the primeval forest offered, in the earh' years of this cen- 
tury, no golden allurements. A bare living, mostly 
gleaned from a few acres, situated far from any market, 
was all that was possible, and perhaps all that the men 
and women of that time, on the bordei-s of civilization, 
either hoped for or deemed possible. The food was 
raised on the farm. The clothing of the men, at least, 
was made by the women, from wool sheared from the 
little flock of sheep kept for the purpose. The thread, 
when spun, was taken to the village weaver. The dyeing 
of the cloth was done at home, and the crude products 
cut and sewn into rough but serviceable garments. In 
such a period and amid such surroundings the writer 
was born, Sept. 21, 1841, near Niles, Mich. 

The schools of that day and section were few, and the 
school terms short. The writer was taught at home by 
an older sister, so that when he first entered school at 
the age of eight years, he was able to read very readily 
and correctly in the Third Reader, an accomplishment 
which placed him at the head of his class. He was not 
a natural scholar, however, and the restraints of school 
were irksome. His tendencies were toward the woods 
and streams amid which he lived. 

At the age of thirteen his parents removed to Prescott, 
Wis., a hamlet on the Mississippi river, at that time 
peopled by two hundred whites aud three times that 
number of Indians. The school there was even more 
intermittent than in Michigan, and its ministrations 
added but little to the educational equipment of the bo}'. 
Moreover, poverty spurred even the boys to work, and 
the young pioneer soon found his way into the village 
printing office and became "roller boy," carrier, and inci- 
dentally a typesetter. At this business he worked until 
he was fairly proficient in the manipulation of types, and 
what was still better, he was also grounded in the rudiments 
of English composition, and of necessity became pro- 
ficient in spelling. He also acquired a taste for reading, 


and a love for books was born in him which has con- 
tinued through life, and which has saved him from intel- 
lectual shipwi-eck. The great novelists (as well as the 
little) — Scott, Dickens, Cooper, Irving and Thackery, 
as well as Shakespeare, Milton, Macaulay and Abbott, 
and all the range of English literature became familiar 
to him as a result of this printing office experience. A 
library of seven hundred volumes, some of the books in 
which were bought in boj'hood, and all of which have 
been read once, and some of them many times, attest 
that the taste was not a passing fancy. But this taste 
for reading was not an education, and the power to apply 
himself to hard study did not come with it; as a result 
all his life has been "cabin'd, cribb'd and eonfin'd" by 
this failure. 

After serving an apprenticeship in the printing office, 
he was attracted, as were all the boys of the riverside, to 
the life of the river steamboatmen. His first choice was 
to become an engineer. Later conclusions indicate that 
the instinct was true, as all his life he has had a taste 
for and a knack at handling machinery; but a season's 
trial on the river decided that he was not strong enough 
for the hard work required, and he sought and secured 
an opportunity to work in the office, as second clerk of 
the steamer ''Fanny ^«rns," on which he was employed, 
and at the same time to study the river with a view to 
becoming a pilot, which was a highly paid occupation, 
and was also greatly esteemed for the "social" rank it 
conferred in the estimation of river men. He was in the 
pilot house, therefore, when the civil war broke upon the 
country. For a year after the war began he continued 
in his chosen profession; but after the reverses of the 
spring of 1862, and the call for three hundred thousand 
more troops by the President, he, with nearly the entire 
crew of the steamer on which he was serving, enlisted 
for the war. 

At Hudson, Wis., he was enrolled in Co. ''A," 30th 
Wisconsin Infantry. This regiment was made up mainly 
of woodsmen and pioneers, many of whom had lived 
among the Indians for years and were versed in Indian 
customs and language. For this reason the 30th Wis- 
consin was assigned to duty with Gen. Alfred Sully, 
who was in command of the forces sent up the Missouri 
River to punish the Indians who were implicated in the 
Minnesota massacres of 1862. The regiment remained 
there until 1864, when it was sent to join Gen. Thomas 


in Tennessee. In the meantime orders had come from 
the Secretary of War to send two competent soldiers for 
clerical service in the War Department, and the writer, 
with Henry A. Sylvester, of Co. "A," 30th, were de- 
tailed by Gen. Pope, commanding the Department of the 
Northwest, to fill the order. At Washington he was soon 
promoted to the charge of a division, whose duty it was 
to keep the records of deaths and discharges of men 
from the New England states. In the discharge of this 
duty he developed good executive ability, inasmuch as 
he received the commendation of his superiors for the 
faithfulness and thoroughness with which it was per- 

At the close of the war he was mustered out and ap- 
pointed to a clerkship in Washington, which he held 
until November, 1867. It was while here that his lack 
of education was first seriously felt. Some of his late 
comrades entered Columbia Law School, and there gained 
an entrance to a profession which brought them financial 
success and standing among their fellowmen. The writer 
attempted to enter, but found that he could not pass the 
entrance examination. This was a great disappoint- 
ment, the sting of which remains to this hour. 

While yet a clerk in the department, in October, 1866, 
he was married to Marietta Brooks Smith, of Norwich, 
Conn. The climate of Washington did not agree with 
her, and when an offer of the New York agenc}^ of the 
New York, Norfolk & Washington Steamship Co., was 
made him, he resigned his clerkship and entered 
upon the duties devolving upon the sole represen- 
tative in New York of a great transportion line — 
duties which required all his knowledge, strength 
and courage, but which he met to the satisfaction of the 
company, and which he performed for seven years, work- 
ing sixteen hours a day, often twenty-four hours a day, 
sometimes for two or three days consecutively, and carry- 
ing a load of responsibility w^hich added two years in 
age to his life for each one lived. While in the arm}' he had 
suffered a sunstroke, and on the steamship dock he had 
several partial strokes following. The work and respon- 
sibility was so wearing that his health and strength be- 
gan to fail, and when an offer came from A. B. Stock- 
well, president of the Pacific Mail Steamship Co., and 
also president of the Howe Sewing Machine Co., to take 
the superintendency of a portion of New York state for 
the latter company, at a larger salary, he left the steam- 


ship business. The panic of 1873-4, swamped the Pa- 
cific Mail, and Howe Sewing Machine Co. Mr. Stock well 
lost everything — about five millions, and the writer lost 
the savings of j-ears, and in addition was out of employ- 
ment. This loss was all the more bitter, following as it 
did the loss of a large legacy which had been left his 
wife, all of which, amounting to over twent.y thousand 
dollars, had been stolen, under color of law, by the sur- 
viving partner of the deceased uncle, assisted in the con- 
spiracy by the probate jvidge of Anador county, Cali- 
fornia, who was a son-in-law of the contesting partner. 
He remained in New York during the winter of 1874-5, 
endeavoring to find employment, but without success. 
Finally, in March, 1875 he was promised a position as 
Assistant General Freight Agent of the West Wisconsin 
railway at St. Paul, by President D. A. Baldwin, of 
that railway, who resided in New York. He at once 
started with his family for the West, but on arrival at 
St. Pal^l found that through some misunderstanding the 
place had been filled. He was offered the local agency 
of the St. Paul & Duluth railway at Duluth, but de- 
clined it in favor of a newspaper opening at River Palls, 
where the Normal school was just opening, and where 
there were promises of rapid growth for the village. 
This decision was an error of judgment, as there was an 
old established paper at River Falls, and the town was 
not large enough to support a second paper. The 
writer invested a thousand dollar's of his wife's in a 
plant, and borrowed another thousand, at ten per cent, 
interest. The paper earned readj- money very slowly, 
while the interest and white paper ate it up rapidly. 
During its existence of ten years it ate up three thousand 
dollars, the greater part of which the writer earned as 
agent of the local railway, the Chicago, St. Paul, Minne- 
apolis & Omaha, to which position he was appointed in 
1878, on the completion of the road to River Falls. Of 
the newspaper it may be said that its editor advocated 
Republican principles, consistently and ably. Better 
still, it advocated temperance, justice, morality and hon- 
esty in all things, fearlessly, and even to its hurt. It 
condemned iniquity wherever found. Among the "lewd 
fellows of the baser sort" it was called the "Sunday- 
school paper." Once a mob was formed to throw the 
material into the river, a proceeding not carried into 
effect for the reason that the editor was known to be a 
dead shot with shotgun, rifle or pistol, and it was be- 


lieved had no conscientious scruples against using those 
arms in the protection of his property. Twice he was 
threatened with personal violence by chosen members of 
the thug element, from which he was saved once by his own 
bravado, and once by the interference of an army friend 
who was the equal, physically, of the prize fighter who 
had been detailed to whip the editor, and who would 
have done it had not Major Ellsworth Burnett, peace to 
his ashes, been on hand to avert the danger. 

The editor was not a polished writer. He could not, 
by any possibility "parse" a sentence correctly. The 
shortcomings of his early education often came to the 
surface, and were mercilessly ridiculed by pedantic con- 
temporaries; but when he had an idea to express, or a 
cause to champion, he usually found appropriate words 
with which to clothe the one or uphold the other. In the 
minor key in which he sometimes wrote he may have re- 
vealed something of the secrets of his inner life. Writing 
on the death of an old schoolmate he said: 

"Aged forty years. " It seems but a day since "Joe" was a 
sclioolfellow with ourselves in the old brown schoolhouse on tlie 
hill at Prescott, conning our lessons, struggling for the head of 
the class indoors, and for the liighest leap and greatest score on 
the playground. But how startlingly tlie words stand out upon 
the printed page, "dead at forty years." When we met upon 
the street, within a few months past, we were but boys still. 
The inexorable march of time was not noted, though tlie 
wrinkles had crept over the familiar face, and the telltale threads 
of silver tinted the Jiair. He was the same "Joe." The boys 
and girls who made up our little world in the days which are now 
so old, are scattered liere and there. Some have passed over the 
river. Many are married, and their children are now as old as 
were Joe and I when last we parted. History has been made 
and written in these years. Tlie great war, in which he who is 
"dead at forty years, "made a record whicli will be a proud legacy 
to leave his children, wasfought to the end and almost forgotten, 
in tlie little span which seems to lie between tlie old brown 
schoolhouse on the hill, and the little mound on the river bank, 
wliich stand as the starting post and goal of this man's life work' 

Forty years is not old. And yet we hve so fast in this fast 
age of electricity and steam, and tireless haste and 
prodigality of nerve and brain, that men are old at forty years. 
They have not time to stop and count the passing days, or mar- 
shal their lengtliening columns into years. And thus, while in 
the very prime of life, the summons comes to call them home. 

Blessed is the man who never feels that he is old. Who laughs 
at wrinkles, and never feels that he is gray. Who has a boy's 
heart, not alone for tlie boys and girls of twenty, thirty, or forty 
years ago, but for the boys and girls who have come upon the 
stage in later years, who are in the first flush, of glorious hope 
before the tempting anticipations of life have, like Dead sea 


apples, crumbled into ashes at the touch. And yet more blessed 
is the man who, when the Bridegroom calls, be it at the twen - 
tieth, fortieth, or sixtieth mile-post, shall be found, not waiting, 
but working — and yet ready." 

In 1866, just after the close of the war, the writer 
united with the Bridge Street Presbyterian Church, in 
Georgetown, D. C. It was not done under stress of re- 
vival preaching or emotional appeals, but was the result 
of calm reflection and firm purpose. His parents were 
both God-fearing people. His father led the singing in 
the Baptist church in the village of Niles, and the chil- 
dren had all been taught, by their mother, in the scrip- 
tures, whole chapters of which had been committed to 
memory-. While the letter may have been blotted from 
memory, the spirit had been retained. His own alliance 
with the church was no doubt the result of the early- 
teachings of his parents, and the study in the oldtime 
Sunday-school. His first assignment in Christian work 
was that of assistant superintendent of a colored Sunday- 
school of some four hundred members, in the Bridge 
Street church. To teach in such a school was, at that 
time, to forfeit the regard of all the oldtime residents, 
even of the membership of the church. The city of 
Georgetown was a Confederate stronghold, and northern 
men and women had to do this work if it were done at 
all. As the writer was just out of the army, what the 
Confederate sympathizers of Georgetown thought of him 
was of little consequence, so he accepted the charge, and 
from that time to the present he has never, except for 
short intervals, been without a class in Sunday-school. 
At River Falls, a Normal school town, he found full 
scope, in a large class of seniors, for the expression of all 
that he possessed of Biblical knowledge, or the applica- 
tion of effective, personal work. During the time from 
1875 to 1885 he was constantly in this work, having a 
very large class of the most intelligent and intellectual 
students and towns people, upon whom he succeeded in 
impressing his personality with results known only to 
the Lord of men. Whether any good resulted to others 
or not, this work was the mainspring of his own life; 
the routine of newspaper and railroad work were inci- 
dental . 

In 1885 the double burden which he was carrying be- 
gan to tell upon him, and the stomach trouble resulting 
from the sunstroke received in Maryland again develop- 
ing, led him to accept the offer of Governor Jeremiah 




Rusk, an old friend, to come to Madison and assist in 
the compilation of the roster of Wisconsin volunteers, 
in which work he continued through the administration 
of Governor William D. Hoard, until the advent of a 
Democi'atic administration in 1890, when he was relieved 
from his office. 

After working at his old trade of printing for two 
years he was, in 1892, led to attempt the resuscita- 
tion of a moribund agricultual paper by the promise 
of equal financial contributions on the part of his part- 
ner in the concern, a promise which was not fulfilled. 
At the end of one year he found himself bankrupt, 
and by legal forms quietly ejected from the business, 
carrying with him a debt of several thousand dollars. 
Later, in 1895, the writer entered into partnership in an 
apparentlj^ prosperous grocery business; but this also 
proved unremunerative, and he was only saved from 
another disastrous failure by receiving an appointment 
as Assistant Adjutant General of the Department of 
Wisconsin, Grand Army of the Republic, which gave 
him an opportunity to get out of the partnership without 
disgrace, but which still left him in debt for the time 
in which he had been doing business. At the expira- 
tion of his term of office, one year, he found employ- 
ment as bookkeeper at the State Hospital for the In- 
sane, near Madison, relinquishing that for the position 
of accountant of the Board of Regents of the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsion, the position which he holds at this 

While not an athlete in the modern acceptation of 
the term, the writer has all his life been given to sports 
germain to those followed more strenuously by the 
young men of to-day. Taught to swim by his father 
at the age of seven years, he has always excelled in 
that art, and to it he has more than once owed his life. 
He has been used to firearms from an early age, and 
is a good shot with rifle, shot gun and pistol. Is a 
good oarsmen, having rowed with the Annaloston Boat 
Club, of Georgetown, D. C, for two years, being stroke 
in the second boat of that ancient and noted club. 
Played l)ase ball with the two Wrights, George and 
Harry, in the old National Club; also played cricket 
with the two Wrights, in Washington, just after 
the war. Is an expert sailor in yacht, cat-boat or canoe. 
The recreation of his later years has always been that 
of the fisherman, and to this art he owes as much of 


real eujoyment as to auj' other, aud to the outdoor ex- 
ercise, and freedom from care, which is the accompaui- 
ment of the angler's art, he owes much of the health 
and strength with which he is blessed at the age of 
sixty years. 

He has been a member of the Masonic order since 1865, 
joining in Washington, at the close of the war. He 
has held every office in the lodge except that of Master. 
His church relations have been with Rev. Dr. A. A. E. 
Taylor, in the Bridge Street Presbyterian church, George- 
town, D. C, with Dr. Theodore L. Cuyler, in the La- 
fayette Avenue Presbyterian church, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
with the Congregational church in River Falls, and 
with the Congregational church in Madison. He has 
been clerk of the last two churches ten or twelve years 
in all. He organized the Grand Army Post at River 
Falls, and is in the ranks still by virtue of his military 
service, and takes a pardonable pride in the fact, as em- 
phasizing the best thing he has ever done in a life of 
sixty years — he offered himself to his country. That 
his superiors ordered him to perform duties and assigned 
him to places where he escaped the final sacrifice which 
was made by so man}- good men and true, was not his 
fault; he has often counted it his misfortune. He has 
held the office of adjutant in the several posts to which 
he has belonged, about ten years in all; was commander 
of Lucius Fairchild Post, No. 11, Madison, 1896; De- 
partment Inspector, 1895, under Dept. Commander W. 
D. Hoard, and Assistant Adjutant General of the De- 
partment of Wisconsin, 1896, with D. Lloyd Jones. He is 
a member of the Sons of the American Revolution by vir- 
tue of the service of his great-grandfather, Joseph Mer 
rick. In addition to this volume he has issued one other 
book, the "Roster and Itinerary of the 30th Wisconsin 
Infantry Volunteers," of which regiment he was a mem- 
ber (Madison, 1897). 

The writer would be derelict if, in closing this story 
of his life, he did not attempt to accord to the one who, 
for thirty- five years, has shared with him the successes 
and reverses of life, the eulogy which is her due. Mari- 
etta Brooks Smith was born in Greenville, Conn., of 
sturdy New England ancestry. Educated in the Norwich 
Free Academy and the Norton Female Seminary, at Nor- 
ton, Mass.; of a cheerful and hopeful temperament which 
no misfortune could entirely disconcert, she has been a 
stay and comfort in times of failure and disappointment, 


working early and late in the home to supplement the 
work of her husband in his office. Educated, a reader 
of good books, a Christian, both in precept and practice, 
despising sham and hating hypocrisy; with a fine ear 
for music, and with sufficient technical knowledge to en- 
able her to wisely discriminate; a writer of no mean 
ability; a notable housewife; with the art to dress well 
on small means, and to make an attractive home; she 
has more than supplemented the efforts of the writer in 
his life work; and once, at least, in the time of direst 
necessity she has, with her own hands, "kept the wolf 
from the door," and the bills of the tradesmen paid. To 
her and to the daughter, who is her counterpart,, the 
writer owes more than words can express, for comfort, 
consolation, and pride, amidst so much that has been 
discouraging and disappointing in his own life. 

Perhaps, after all, the "good things" of life have ex- 
ceeded the sum of its disasters. Perhaps the curse of 
poverty, and the mortification of failure have been more 
than offset by freedom from sickness and death in his 
family. Perhaps the joy which has been experienced in 
helping those who were worse off than himself — helping 
when it cost something to give, has counterbalanced the 
failure to reap or retain riches. And whatever view we 
may take of it now, it imports little, as he has had his 
day, and the "place that now knows him will soon know 
him no more." 

169. vSamuel Whelpley^, son of (Lahan Harri- 
man^ , Joseph^ , Joseph'^ , Timothy^, Timothy^, Jcmies^) 
and Cornelia Mary Ann (Whelpley) Merrick, born March 
30, 1845, at Niles, Mich. Married, 1st, July 20, 1871, 
at Caledonia, Minn., Louise, daughter of James and 
Amy Strong, of Londonderry, Vt.; she died July 20, 
1872, at the home of her parents in Londonderry. 
Samuel married, 2nd, March 24, 1874, atPrescott, Wis., 
Carrie, daughter of John B. and Mary Taber, of Lodi, 
Wis.; she born Sept. 26, 1848, at Lodi, Wis. Samuel 
W. Merrick moved with his parents from Niles, Mich., 
to Prescott, Wis., in 1854. The little schooling he had 
in his early youth was obtained in the district school at 
Prescott. At a later time, after he had earned money 
for the purpose, he educated himself for teaching, in 
which he was engaged for some time. He had learned 
the carpenter trade in his youth, and during life has 
made this the principal means of support. He also 



learned the printing business, and painting. Later he 
added mill-wrighting to his other trades, and that, with 
contracting and building have been his later occupations. 
He appears to have inherited the roving disposition of 
his father, and that, with the exigencies of his trade, 
has led him to make his residence, for longer or shorter 
terms, in a dozen different towns, including Prescott, La 
Crosse, Durand, River Falls and Lodi, Wis.; Minneapo- 
lis and Lake City, Minn. ; Ree Heights, Pierre and 
Wolsey, So. Dak., and Kearney, Neb. He has worked 
hard all his life, and the success, which honest endeavor 
merits, has not come to him until late in life. He has 
had much of sorrow, the loss of his first wife, and later, 
the death of his son, George, have been experiences 
which have tried his very soul; but amid all he has 
never lost his faith in God as a "very present help in 
time of trouble." For manj' years he has been a con- 
sistent member of the church, and an active and aggres- 
sive Christian as well. He is a thorough student of the 
Bible, and for years has had a Bible class in Sunday- 
school. He practices what he preaches, and has never 
owed a debt but that he has paid it, dollar for dollar. 
He inherited his father's aptitude for music, and has 
been a church choir singer and leader. He organized the 
Lodi Mutual Fire Insurance company about ten years 
ago, of which he was secretary until 1899, when he re- 
signed to take service with the Mexican Plantation com- 
pany, of Philadelphia, having plantations in Chiapas, 
Mexico, for which he, in company with Mr. Fred Hut- 
son, is general agent for the state of Wisconsin, with 
headquarters in Jauesville. He is also a large stock- 
holder in the company, and also in the transportation 
company connected with it. He is living, with his wife 
and youngest daughter, in Lodi. Children — 

i. George Whelpley, b. July 7, 1878, at Prescott, 
Wis.: d. April 28, 1895, at Lodi, Wis., from a 
wound in tlie foot received while cutting wood, 
ii. Jessie B., b. Jan. 11, 1880, at Pi'escott; graduated 
from High School at Lodi, and from State Nor- 
mal School at Platteville, Wis, ; has taken sev- 
ei'al medals for proficiency in elocution; is a 
teacher by profession, 
iii. Grace Gladys, b. Dec. 9, 1887, Wolsey, S. D. ; is a 
pupil in Lodi public school. 



With the death of George Whelpley Merrick, the male 
line of Laban Harrimaii Merrick becomes extinct. To 
lose a member of one's family by death is at all times a 
great sorrow; that our name should perish, when he i^ 
whom we hoped gave promise of adding so much of dig- 
nity to it, and who seemed to have been born to make 
the world better, is doubly grievous. He was a young 
man of marked intellect, a promising scholar, about to 
graduate from the High School and enter college to fit 
himself for a life of usefulness. He was a member of 
the Presbyterian church, an earnest Christian, living an 
unsullied life, of whom it was said by one who knew 
him well: "I never knew a person of his years who had 
taken such a strong hold upon the affections of every- 
body as he. His life was a strong, pure one; he always 
suggested to our minds the idea of one who could he 
trusted — depended upon in any emergency." 

The books of the lives of Laban and his sons are 
closed. While we sorrow that there will be none other to 
bear the name of our father, we rejoice that the last of 
our family should have been one whose life was a stimu- 
lus to all that was best, and at whose death the whole 
community in which he had lived, united in testifying 
the esteem and love in which he was held, 

170. Herbert Joseph '', son of [Joseph^, Joseph^ , 
Joseph^, Timothy^, Timothy'^, James^) and Elizabeth 
(Smart) Merrick, born April 25, 1846, at Adrian, Mich. 
Married, Nov. 29, 1875, at Albion, Mich., Ella Saunders. 
Mr. Merrick is a very capable railroad man, having risen 
from telegraph operator to train despatcher, and is now 
car accountant for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
Railway system, with headquarters at Cleveland, O., 
where he lives with his wife and one daughter — 

i. Ethel Brown, b. March 18, 1877, at Lansiug, Mich. 

171. Edward Dempster'', son of (Silas^ , Joseph^, 
Joseph"^ , Timothy ^ , Timothy ^ , James ^ ) and Fanny (Miner) 
Merrick, born Aug. 24, 1832, at Jordan, N. Y. Never 





I have but few facts of my father's (Silas Merrick's) 
early life to record. He was of a very quiet and reserved 
nature, and not inclined to talk much about himself. I 
inherited the same disposition; consequently there was 
not much talk between us on family affairs. He was 
born on an island in the Merrimack river, near Newbury- 
port, Essex county, Mass., on the 16th of Aug., 1806. 
Removed to Jordan, Onondaga county, N. Y., where he 
married Miss Fanny Miner, in 1828. They were both 
working in the bucket factory of her father, Amos Miner, 
who was the inventor of the first machinery for making 
buckets and tubs. He afterwards engaged in the livery 
and sale stable business, and ran a line of stages from 
Jordan to Skaneateles, N. Y. In 1836 he went to New 
Brighton and arranged to go into the bucket and tub 
business with his brother-in-law, John Miner, buying 
out the interest of Matthew F. Champlin, the then part- 
ner of Miner. The crash of 1836-7 was then at hand, 
and father and uncle were well nigh caught in it, but 
they weathered the storm and soon after put the works 
on a paying basis. Father went back to New York in 
1837 for his family, making the long, tedious journey by 
stage and canal boat, as there were no railroads then. 

In 1851 the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago railroad 
was built from Pittsburg to New Brighton. This gave 
a little boom to the town, and father, uncle John Miner 
and Edward Hoops bought a large brick building that 
had been erected in 1836, but was never finished inside 
on account of the panic of 1837. They finished it up 
into a fine hotel of about 70 rooms, Father kept it as 
landlord for about a year, then gave it up. It was de- 
stroyed by fire in Oct., 1855. Father and uncle John 
Miner invented an iron freight car in 1859, and after 
getting several patents on it, manufactured them for 
about three or four years in New Brighton. The cars 
were of angle and sheet iron, and were stronger and 
lighter than wooden cars; but the railroad companies 
were slow to adopt them, probably because father was 
too honest to give a good round money consideration to 
the men in authority on the roads to induce them to 
adopt them. 

I was born in Jordan, Onondaga Co., N.Y., Aug. 24, 
1832, so I am now in my 70th year. My first recollec- 


tion was when we landed in Fallstou, 1837. I remember 
going to see the new bridge being built over the Beaver 
to New Brighton. The floor was not laid, and I could 
see down through the bridge openwork the waters of the 
river beneath . We moved across the river to New Brighton 
I think in 1842, and lived in a rented house until 
1847, when father built a house of his own, which he 
occupied until his death, 1887 — 40 years. When I was 
quite young, I read of the work of Raphael, Titian, Mich- 
ael Angelo and other great artists and it roused my am- 
bition to become one. On mentioning it to father, he 
threw cold water on the scheme at once. He said, "there 
is nothing in it; they all starve to death. Go into man- 
ufacturing; do something to make money." 

When the railroad was opened a telegraph line was put 
up and an office opened in the station. It was new and 
strange to me and I spent much time in the office. The 
operator gave me a copy of the Morse alphabet, and I 
studied it, and soon learned it, as the operator would 
read or talk out the messages as they passed along the 
wire. I would practice on the closed key, and in a few 
months I was given the office. I was afterwards opera- 
tor in Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Washing- 
ton, D. C. I was operator in Philadelphia in the sum- 
mer of 1858 when the first cable was laid across the ocean. 
Concluding there was not much in it as a business, I 
quit it in 1859. I went to work in the car factory, run- 
ning a planing machine for getting out the wood work 
for the iron cars. The car business was closed up I 
think about 1863, and the large building remained idle 
until 1867. 

Just about this time, 1856, there was a great develop- 
ment of the Westeru country, and all kinds of convey- 
ances, canal boats, stages, wagons and what few rail- 
roads there were, were taxed to carry the people to the 
great and boundless west. Bro. Charles and I got the 
western fever, and when we told father he gave vis one 
thousand dollars each in gold, and we started for Fort 
Dodge, la., where there was a laud office, and so we thought 
would be a good place to settle; when we got to Dubuque, 
la., however we changed our minds, and concluded 
to go up the river and make a short visit with Uncle 
Laban's family, at Prescott, Wis. After being there a 
couple of weeks, we one day ascertained that the Hutch- 
inson family of singers, whom we had previously be- 
come acquainted with, were on a boat that was at the 


lauding aud were going up into Minnesota to start a 
town, and go to farming, etc. They wanted us to go with 
them, and I asked them what show they would give us. 
They said we could each pre-empt 160 acres of land and 
tliey would give us a show in the town site, so we hur- 
riedly got aboard boat and went to St. Paul. There 
Asa Hutchinson, the leader of the family, bought a 
couple of ox teams, horses, furniture, tools and every- 
thing necessary in a new country. We embarked in a small 
steamer above the falls, headed for Henderson. We 
unloaded there and hitched up our teams and started for 
Hutchinson, the new town 40 miles over the prairies. 
This was my first and onlj^ experience in driving an ox 
team; after three days of toil over horrible roads and 
no roads, through sloughs and swamps, we arrived at 
the haven of rest in the evening. After looking round 
aud getting rested, we asked Asa where we could locate 
our claims. He took us out a mile from the house over the 
prairie and said these were the best claims left; the 
others were all taken. "Well, what kind of a show have 
you for us in the town site?" He said he would sell 
us lots at a very reasonable figure. I thought we had 
got into a bunco game and the best way to get out was the 
question. So I said "what is the value of the land after 
pre-emption?" He said it doubled in value on account 
of the Government allowing a man to pre-empt but 
once. He said he would give us $2.50 an acre for it, as 
it was only a matter of a few fence rails put into a hut 
and thatched with straw and sleeping there three nights. 
We took the claims, paid United States $1.25 per acre and 
sold to Asa, made $160 each, and left them in their glory. 
There were, I think, about eight of the family. They are 
all dead except John, an old white-haired man, who is 
now living here in New York. I have not seen him. We 
went back to St. Paul, took steamer for Dubuque, then 
stages for Ft. Dodge. Finding that Ft. Dodge was only 
a mushroom town on the prairie, we stopped at Cedar 
Falls, la. There was a good deal of timber and fine 
stream of water, the Cedar river, and a town of about 
1,200 people. So we stopped there, and bought and sold 
some lots and farm lands, aud made a little. But the 
black clouds of the panic of 1857 were looming up, aud 
property was a drug on the market. Prices went away 
down, and there was no sale. Father wrote us we had 
better come home, which we did, coming out about even 
in money value, but away ahead in experience, as result 



of the trip. After reaching home I went to work in the 
bucket factory; continued for three years, '57, '58 and 
'59; in 1860 was taken in with cousin J. F. Miner as 
partner. In '61 the war broke out; Government called for 
telegraph operators ; I went into the service and remained 
about a year, when my health failed and had to resign. 
In 1862 the United States government called for volun- 
teers for three months, and I was out in that service, 
and also in 1863. The bucket factory was sold in 1865, 
and being out of a job, I looked around for something 
else. Times were now good after the war, and in 1867, 
brothers Charles, Frank and myself, with J. K. Buck- 
ley, a practical moulder, formed a partnership to manu- 
facture stoves, grates, fenders, and all kinds of castings. 
In 1870 I took out a patent on an anti-dust grate, and, 
in 1884, one on a shaking grate, which we manufac- 
tured. We continued in the foundry- business for eight- 
een .years, and sold out in 1885. 

Now came my chance for realizing the hopes and aspi- 
rations of my boyhood. I had never married. I was 
now 53 years old. I didn't want to go to school again 
and take lessons and thus learn the "trade" of artist, 
so I decided to go to nature and study there. I went to 
the woods and painted as I saw. I went to the ocean 
and studied her changing moods, and painted the pic- 
tures right on the spot. I hire male and female models 
to sit for me, and studied them in various poses and 
moods. But, there is much groping in the dark; in fact, 
to paint a fine picture I consider the greatest achieve- 
ment of man. 

About the time (1885) that we sold out the foundry 
business, the horse shoe nail works owned principally by 
brothers Charles and Fred were burned down and every- 
thing totally destroyed. We formed a new company and 
rebuilt the works and I was fortunate enough to take 
enough stock in the new company to largely increase my 
resources, and insure me against want the balance of my 
life. As I was onl3% at this time, and am still an art 
student, I made no pictures that were worthy to be put 
before the people for sale, so they began to accumulate. 
Having no place to put then, I bought the old railroad 
station at New Brighton, a building 25x84 feet, one story 
high. I put another story on, about 1884, I think, and 
made a fine skylight gallery above, about 25x50 feet. 
Then I went to New York and painted during the winter, 
and commenced to buy pictures. I soon had the gallery 


full, and bought a piece adjoining mine 40x20 feet and 
put up an addition with two new galleries, one above 
and one below. Last summer (1901) I bought the M. 
E. chur(;h 58x110 feet, 2 stories high and their ground 
adjoining mine for $12,000. I erected a building on the 
ground 25x125 feet, 2 stories high, which is to be an ad- 
ditional art gallery, and will cost about $8,000, and will 
more than double the present capacity for picture hang- 
ing. I now have about 420 pictures on the walls, 200 
of which I bought for about $20,000 and the balance I 
painted. I do not get possession of the church until 
April 1, 1903, giving them time to build a new one. It 
is to be made into a museum of curios, etc. The pictures 
I bought range in price from ten dollars, the lowest, to 
four hundred and eighty-five dollars, the highest, and 
will average all through about one hundred dollars each. 
I got some great bargains; I have two pictures worth 
probably $1,000 each; I paid $50 for one and $57.50 for 
the other. I have examples of French, German, Eng- 
lish and American art, in all variety of subjects and 
style of treatment. If my life is spared a few years 
longer I hope to have a fine institution built up. In case 
of ray death at any time, I have by will provided a con- 
stantly increasing fund for the care and protection and 
increase of the galleries and museum, perpetually; and 
to alwavs be kept open free to the public. 

Edward Dempster Merrick. 

172. Charles Morris^, son of (Silas^ , Joseph^, 
Joseph*, Timothy^, Tmioihy'^ , James^') and Fanny 
(Miner) Merrick, born April 14, 1834, at Jordan, N. Y. 
Married, 1st, April 19, 1860, at New Brighton, Pa., 
Mary Johnson, daughter of John and Eliza Ann (Adams) 
Allison; she born Dee. 6, 1836, Beaver, Pa.; died June 
14, 1894, at New Brighton. Hon. John Allison was 
member of congress from Pennsylvania for two terms, 
and was register of the treasury during the administra- 
tion of President Grant- Charles M. married, 2nd, Oct. 
5, 1897, Mary Emma, daughter of William and Ann 
(Miner) Huntley, of Jacksonville, 111.; she born Jan. 30, 
1846, at Waverly, 111. ; graduated from Illinois Female 
College at Jacksonville. Like his father, Charles M. 
Merrick is an inventor, and owes much of his success in 
manufacturing to the fact that he has thought out the 
machinery which has enabled him to turn out finished 
products faster and better than his competitors. He spent 


15 years of his life studying out this machinery before put- 
ting a nail on the market. The present machinery in the 
works of the Standard Horse Nail Company, at New 
Brighton, is said to beat the world in the quantity, qual- 
ity and cheapness of manufacture. The manufactory 
has grown from small beginnings up to a daily output of 
ten tons of finished horse nails. A new nail, which the 
company is just getting ready for the market, stands the 
highest tensile test of any nail made; it will pull any 
other nail in two, in actual test. In addition to the sev- 
eral horse nail ma(jhines, Charles M. has taken out pat- 
ents on a post hole augur, and a perpetual computing 
table, to determine at a glance the maturity of notes and 
bills of exchange. During twenty years of his life he 
has been in the banking business, as teller, cashier and 
president; president of the Beaver Falls Gas Company, 
treasurer and vice-president of the Standard Horse Nail 
Company, which he organized in 1887. Was appointed 
collector of internal revenue, 24th District of Pennsyl- 
vania, by President Grant in 1869, serving six years and 
nine months — until the district was divided and consoli- 
dated with the 22ud and 23d districts. Retired from 
active business January 1, 1900, but is kept from rusting 
out by looking after some gold mines which look very 
promising at this writing, but which have not yet reached 
a dividend basis. 

In politics Charles M. has always been a Republican; 
is a member of the Presbyterian church. His children, 
all born in New Brighton, were — 

i. Fanny, b. Feb. 9, 1861; m. May 29, 1900, H. W. 
Huutley, son of W. F. and Mary E. (Morrison) 
Huntley, of Jacksonville, 111. ; he b. Sept. 5, 
18G6, at Jacksonville ; was a student of Whipple 
Academy, and Jacksonville Commercial College; 
is a book-keei^er by occupation ; has been in 
railway business, and witli the Taos Gold Mining 
Company, located at Elizabethtown, New Mex- 
ico. No children. 
214. ii. LiDA Allison, b. Oct. 24, 1863. 

iii. May Evelyn, b. Feb. 20, 1865; d. Sept. 5, 1867. 
iv. Mary Louise, b. Jan. 2, 1870. 

V. Charles Morris, b. Sept. 9, 1873; m. Sadie, dau. of 
Thomas and Emma (Martsolf) Wilson; she b. 
Oct. 14, 1877, at New Brighton. Charles M. was 
educated in the common schools of New 
Brighton ; took a course in book-keeping at the 
Iron City Commercial College, Pitt.sburgh; is a 
machinist, working at Standard Nail Company's 
works. New Brighton, 
vi. Mabel, b. Nov. 9, 1875. 


173. Franklin Angelo^, son of (kSilas^, Joseph'^, 
Joseph*, Timothy^, Timothy'^, James^) and Fanny 
(Miner) Men-ick, born Jan. 17, 1845, at New Brighton, 
Pa. Married, 1867, Lanra Jane Dnncan, of Fallston, 
Pa.; she born July 22, 1848, at Fallston. Franklin A. 
Merrick attended public school in New Brighton until 
the spring- of 1860, when he quit school and took charge 
of a stationary engine, as engineer, at the car works of 
Merrick, Hanna & Co., New Brighton, where he re- 
mained until the summer of 1862, when he enlisted as a 
private in Hampton's Independent Battery, Penn. Vols., 
later known as Battery "F," Independent Penn. Light 
Artillery. Was promoted corporal, sergeant, and 
February 24th, 1865 was commissioned a lieutenant in 
his battery. Served during the entire war in the Army 
of the Potomac; was engaged in the battles of White 
Sulphur Springs, Waterloo Bridge, Second Bull Run, 
Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietara, Chaneellorsville, 
Gettysburg, Morton's Ford, Winchester, Cedar Creek, 
Fisher's Hill and many engagements of lesser note. Was 
wounded, slightly, in the leg, at Gettysburg, in the 
Peach Orchard, on the afternoon of July 2nd, 1863. 
Was honorably discharged with his batterj' at the close 
of the war, at Pittsburgh, July 26, 1865, and returned to 
his home in New Brighton. During the autumn of 1866 
took a course in Smith's Business College, Pittsburgh, 
graduating Dec. 24th, 1866. The day following went 
to Oil City, Pa., and remained there until April 1867, 
drilling and pumping wells; then returned to New 
Brighton, and with his brothers Edward D. and Charles 
M., went into the foundry business under the firm name 
of Merrick & Co. Continued in the firm until the spring 
of 1885, when the business was sold. He then engaged 
in the plumbing business, and in 1893 took his son into 
the business with the firm name of Merrick & Son, from 
which he retired in 1896. He is now engaged in the col- 
lection and study of the Lepidoptera of Beaver county, 
Penn. Politically Mr. Merrick has always been a Re- 
publican, casting his fii'st vote for Abraham Lincoln 
in 1864, while facing the rebel Army of Northern 
Virginia. In religious matters he has never made any 
profession, believing that a man's daily life, his acts, 
his example, his treatment of his neighbor in trouble or 
in happiness, his constant desire to have the world better 
and his fellow men happier because he has lived in it, 
counts for more to himself aud to humanity, than any- 


thing which he might believe (or disbelieve) on any or 
all the questions which puzzle the human race. He is a 
stockholder and director in the Standard Horse Nail 
Company, of which he has been a member since its 
organization. Is living, with his wife, in New Brighton, 
Pa. Children, both born at New Brighton — 

i. Harry Duncan, b. Aug. 31, 1868. 

ii. Helen Gertrude, b. Feb. 20, 1877, m. Oct. 26, 1899, 
at New Brighton, to Frank Hart Darragh ; he 
is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, 
a dentist, practicing his profession in New Brigh- 
ton ; they have one daughter, Charlotte Duncan 
(Darragh), b. Oct. 1, 1900. 

174. Frederick Silas '^, son of (Silas^, Joseph^, 
Joseph*, Timothy^, Timothy'-^, James^') and Fanny 
(Miner) Merrick, born June 30, 1853, at New Brighton, 
Pa. Married, Sept. 16, 1875, at Massillon, O., Clara 
Asenath, daughter of Isaiah and Emeline (Wertz- 
baugher) Ickes; she born March 13, 1855, at Patterson, 
O. Frederick Silas Merrick, the youngest of four 
brothers, is descended on both sides from ancient New 
England families, the Merricks coming to Charlestown 
in 1636, and on his mother's side, the Miner's having 
landed at Charlestown in 1630. He was born in the 
"Merrick House," New Brighton, of which his father, 
Silas, was landlord at the time. He attended the public 
schools until he was 18 years of age, when, in 1871, in 
company with his father, he engaged in business, having 
a bookstore, with which was connected a wall-paper and 
window-shade business; continued in this business for 
about ten years. In January, 1881, he, with his brother, 
Charles M., and a Mr. Pierce, started what was later the 
Standard Horse Nail Company, for the manufacture of 
hot forged horse nails, with works at New Brighton. In 
February, 1884, the works were flooded, entailing serious 
loss, and two years later, in February, 1886, the works 
were burned to the ground. Nothing daunted, the part- 
ners (capitalized the plant and started up again, and from 
that time until the present writing, the business has con- 
tinued to grow, the output of the factory going to every 
part of the world, and the Standard Horse Nail being 
known in every country where horses are used. From a 
small beginning the company has grown to one requiring 
hundreds of thousands of dollars capital, and employing 
hundi-eds of men in its works. At this time, Mr. Fred. 
S. Merrick is the only one of the four brothers actively 


engaged in the business, the others having retired. He 
is secretary of the company, and manager of the sales 
department. He is also secretarj- of the Kenwood Oil 
Company, which has several good productive wells. Is 
also interested in Porto Rico sugar lands and factories. 
His recreation is music, in which he is very proficient, 
playing the violin, at this time, for the pleasure of him- 
self and friends; but in his younger days he led a 
theatre orchestra for ten years. His wife, Clara Ickes 
Merrick, is also a musician, having done concert work 
before her marriage, and since her marriage has been the 
soprano in the Presbyterian church in New Brighton, 
and has had charge of the quartette for many years. 
Their oldest son, Fred. Jr., is also a pianist of merit, 
and even the little one. Marguerite {cefat 10) does re- 
markably on the same instrument. While not claiming 
to be artists, it may well be claimed that they are a mu- 
sical family. The children, all born in New Brighton, 

are — 

i. Fred. Ickes, b. July 2, 1876; graduated from the 
High School aud entered the Massac hvisetts In- 
stitute of Technology, from which he was grad- 
uated in June, 1901, in architecture, with the 
degree of S. B. (other colleges have it B. S. ) ; is 
at present working in an architect's office in New 
York for pnictice, intending shortly to locate in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
ii. Silas Clarence, b. June IT, 1879; graduated from 
High School and entered the Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology, from which he will grad- 
uate in June, 1903, in mechanical engineering, 
iii. Marguerite Livingston, b. June 25, 1891 ; is pupil 
in public school. 

175. Emma Laudelia^ , dan. of (George W. ^ , Joseph^, 
Joseph'^, Timothy^, Timothy^, James^) and Lucinda 
(Graves) Merrick, born Jan. 22, 1837, at Adrian, Mich. 
Married, 1st, July 11, 1855, at Adrian, Thomas Benton 
Fargo; he born May 7, 1833, at Water ville, N. Y; died 

, at Adrian, leaving one son. Laudelia married, 

2nd, June 9, 1891, at Adrian, Giles Oscar Van de Grift; 
he born Nov. 29, 1834, at Shortville, N< Y.; no chil- 
dren. They are living at Adrian, Mich. Son of Thomas 
B. Fargo — 

215. i. Charles Merrick (Fargo), b. April 25, 1865, Adrian. 

176. Delos^ (Bowen), son of Spencer and Sarah 
(Merrick) Bowen, born Dec. 16, 1830, at Sennett, N. Y. 
Married, March 17, 1853, at Sennett, Eliza Hill; she died 


Jan. 13, 1861, at Eldridge, N. Y. Delos, the father, died 
Sept. 21, 1863, in Louisiana, while in Union army. 
Children, born in Sennett, N. Y. — 

216. i. Mate (Bowen), b. March 10, 1856. 

217. il. Levi (Bowen), b. Nov. 22, 1860. 

177. Mary Eliza ^ (Bowen), dau. of Spencer and 
Sarah (Merrick) Bowen, born Aug. 7, 1834, at Sennett, 
N. Y. Married, July 31, 1855, at Sennett, Myron W. 
Sheldon; he born Jan. 17, 1832; is in the restaurant 
business in Chicago, corner of 43rd street and Oaken- 
wald avenue; resides, with his two unmarried daugh- 
ters, on Lake avenue, next to Oaken wald. His children, 
all born in Sennett, N. Y., were — 

i. Effie M. (Sheldon), b. May 9, 1856. 
ii. Sarah Merrick (Sheldon)', b July 21, 1859. 

218. iii. Delos Kendrick (Sheldon), b. Sept. 13, 1863. 

178. Joseph' (Bowen), son of Spencer and Sarah 
(Merrick) Bowen, born Aug. 17, 1840, at Sennett, N. Y. 
Married, Sept. 15, 1864, at Sennett, Agnes Glass; she 
born Sept. 27, 1843, at Sennett. They are living at 
Weedsport, N. Y. Childi'en,"born at Sennett — 

i. Charles (Bowen), b. Nov. 24, 1866; d. April 25, 

1873, at Brockport, N. Y. 
ii. Florence (Bowen), b. Nov. 4, 1870; m. June 30, 

1897, at Weedsport, N. Y., Ernest A. Putnam, of 

Fultou, N. Y., where they now reside, 
iii. Jennie (Bowen), b. Feb. 4, 1874; m. Dec. 8, 1897, at 

Weedsport, J. Duane Titus; living at No. 32, 

Jackson street, Weedsport. 

179. Hurlon' (Bowen), son of Spencer and Sarah 
(Merrick) Bowen, born Feb. 17, 1843, Sennett, N. Y. 
Married, 1st, Nov. 6, 1867, at Mareellus, N. Y., Laura 
Sarr; she born Oct. 3, 1846, at Sennett, N. Y.; died 
Nov. 18, 1872, Mareellus, N. Y., leaving one son. Hur- 
lon married, 2nd, Fannie Harper, by whom he had one 
son. Hurlon Bowen died Oct. 30, 1879, at Sennett. His 
widow, Fannie, resides in Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, 
where she is matron of the Queen's Hospital, a position 
which she has held for nearly ten years. Children — 

i. Fred (Bowen). b. March 17, 1871, Sennett, N. Y. ; 
never married ; is Uving with his grandmother, 
Sarali Merrick Bowen, at Sennet; she is over 90 
years of age, but is strong for her age. 


ii. HURLON (Bowen), b. 1877; is an engineer and ma- 
chinist, having learned his trade with the Union 
Iron Works, San Francisco, Cal., the company 
which built the battleship "Oregon," which 
made the celebrated run from San Francisco to 
Cuba during the Spanish-American war. He 
lives with his mother in Honolulu. 

180. Edgar Byron ^ (Whitney), son of William B. 
and Abigail (Merrick) Whitney, born April 2, 1850, at 
Adrian, Mich. Married in San Francisco, where he is 
now in business with his son. Royal L. Their home is 
in Alameda. 

i. Royal L. (Whitney), b. Jan. 26, 1877, San Fran- 

181. Mary^ (Hntchins), dan. of Frederick William 
and Jndith (Merrick) Hntchins, born March 7, 1844, at 
Adrian, Mich. Married, Sept. 12, 1867, at Clinton, 
Mich., Frank Savage. She is living in the same home 
which she bought in 1897, at Campbell, Santa Clara 
county, Cal. They had one daughter — 

i. Mae (Savage), b. Aug. 8, 1869; d. Aug. 8. 1869. 

182. Amelia'' (Hntchins), dan. of Frederick William 
and Judith (Merrick) Hntchins, born July 18, 1846, at Ad- 
rian, Mich. Married, at her mother's home in Adrian, Dec. 
5, 1873, Thaddeus Miles Jov; he born Feb. 25, 1843, at 
Albany, N. Y.; enlisted Sept. 11, 1863, at Buffalo, N. 
Y., in 27th New York Independent Battery, with which 
he served, in the 9th Army Corps, Army of the Poto- 
mac, until the end of the war, taking part in all of its 
battles, and holding the position of sergeant most of the 
time. He was discharged at Fort Porter, Buffalo, N. Y., 
in July 1865. Shortly after his marriage he moved to 
Buffalo, afterward to Minneapolis, Minn. Was in the 
service of the Wells- Fargo Express Company. Is now 
living on a ranch at Los Gatos, near Palo Alto, Cal. 
Children — 

i. Amy (Joy), b. Nov. 2, 1874, Buffalo, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 

1879, Minneapolis, Minn, 
ii. Florence (Joy), b. Dec. 30, 1880, Minneapolis, 

Minn. ; d. March 9, 1884, Minneapolis, 
iii. Thaddeus (Joy), b. April 11, 1883, Minneapolis, 
iv. Alice (Joy), b. Jan. 2, 1885, Edmunds, S. D. 
V. Lucy (Joy), b. Dec. 16, 1888, Fulton, Kan. 



183. Emma Jane' (Graham), dau. of John Grakara^ 
and Francis T. MeFarland, born March 1, 1842. Mar- 
ried, Oct. 27, 1869, James P. Gould. Residence No. 138, 
Algoma St., Oshkosh, Wis. Children— 

i. James Franklin (Gould), b. Aug. 17, 1871 ;m. Aug. 
27, 1891, Mary Newell Goodridge; has one son, 
James Goodridge (Govild), b. April 17, 1898. 

ii. Harry Graham (Gould), b. Maj' 27, 187.3; m. Ellen 
Amelia Stevens, Dec. 13, 1894; three children— 

1. Harry Graham (Gould), Jr., b. June 

22, 1896; d. Aug. 18, 1901. 

2. Stevens (Gould), b. Aug. 27, 1898. 

3. Ellen Mary (Gould), b. Sept. 11, 1900. 
iii. Emma Lillian (Gould), b. Feb. 27, 1877; m. Fred- 
erick Felker, Jan. 6, 1897; two children— 

1. Chares Wesley (Felker), b. Aug. 6, 


2. Jane (Felker). b. Feb. 19, 1899. 

iv. Fanny McFarland (Gould), b. April 12, 1879. 

184. Albert Foster'^ (Graham), son of Nathaniel 
Myrick and Marv L. (Foster) Graham, born March 18, 
1846, at Auburn, N. Y. Married, Dec. 21, 1869, at 
Milwaukee, Wis., Frances Kirby ; she died June 28, 1892. 
Albert F. married, 2nd, June 1, 1901, Amy E. Hussey, 
and died June 16, 1901. Children— 

i. Edward Justice (Graham), b. May 13, 1871, Black 
Earth, Wis ; m. Annie McCreath, at Milwaukee, 
Wis., Sept. 18, 1895; living at Buffalo Creek, 
Col., March, 1901. No children. 

ii. Ella Louise (Graham), b. Nov. 28, 1872, at Black 
Earth, Wis.; m. Sept. 4, 1901, at Milwaukee, 
George Frederick Burroughs. 

iii. May Frances (Graham), b. Dec. 4, 1874, Milwaukee, 
Wis. ; unmarried. 

iv. Warren Albert (Graham), b. Dec. 13, 1879, Mil- 
waukee; unmarried. 

185. Frances Antoinette'^ (Graham), dau. of 
Nathaniel Myrick and Louise (Foster) Graham, born July 
2, 1848, at Grafton, Wis. Married, Aug. 21, 1866, at 
Milwaukee, Wis., William A. Ehlmau. Children, all 
born in Milwaukee; residence of family, 132, 19th street, 
Milwaukee. All of the Ehlmans, as indeed all of the 
Grahams, are notable musicians. Children — 

i. Antoinette Genevieve (Ehlman), b. July 7, 1876; 
drowned at Milwaukee, Feb. 4, 1895, by street 
car falling into river from open draw bridge. 
ii. Ernest George (Ehlman), b. Feb. 22, 1869; profes- 
sor of mathematics at Eau Claire, Wis., 1901. 


iii. Frank Henry (Ehlman), b. Dec. 7, 1871; doctor of 
medicine, Milwaukee. 

iv. Albert Charles (Ehlman), b. Nov. 10, 1875; law- 
3'er ; was instructor of music, University of Wis- 
consin, 1900-1901; professor of mathematics. 
Hillside Home School, Helena, Wis., 1901-2; m. 
Dec. 26, 1901, at Concord, Wis., Ruby D. Bell, 
dau. of William Bell, Esq. 
V. Violet Cecelia (Ehlman), b. June 22, 1877 ; teacher 
in kindergarten, Milwaukee ; unmarried. 

vi. Walter Warren (Ehlman), b. Feb. 22, 1880; pro- 
fessor of music, Milwaukee; unmarried. 

186. Mary Eliza^ (Graham), dan. of John and 
Mary Louise (Foster) Graham, born Aug. 21, 1850, at 
Grafton, Wis. Married, Oct. 20, 1875, at Milwaukee, 
Wis., Walter Palmer Bishop. Children, all born in Mil- 
waukee — 

i. Sidney Harold (Bishop), b. Oct. 17, 1878; student, 

Uiiiversity of Wisconsin, 
ii. Warren Joseph (Bishop), b. Nov. 23, 1879; student, 
University of Wisconsin. 
§iiii. Adelaide Vera (Bishop) b. May 10, 1882; student 
in Normal School, Milwaukee, 
iv. Myrtle Belle (Bishop), b. Dec. 17, 1886; student, 
High School, Milwaukee. 


187. George Warren'^ (Graham), son of Rufus 
Kittridge and Sarah Ann (Rollins) Graham, born Nov. 
23, 1850, at Bradford, Mass. Married, Nov. 29, 1876, 
at Haverhill, Mass., Zvlary Abbie, daughter of Alva 
and Mary Head; she born June 12, 1855, at Haverhill, 
Mass. George Warren Graham is now, and has for the 
last seventeen years been connected with Hanan & Son, 
shoe manufacturers, as superintendent. His business 
address is Bridge, Front and Water streets, Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; his home address is 781, East 31st street, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. Children— 

i. George Warren, Jr. , b. Nov. 27, 1879, at Lj^nn, Mass. 
George W., Jr., says of himself: "I am twenty - 
two years old, ambitious, passionately fond of 
music, to which, as a pastime, I devote my 
spare time almost entirely. I have svifficient 
knowledge of vocal and instrumental music to 
entertain the average dillettante in the art, and 
hope some day to be able to rank among ama- 
teurs as a musical artist — not a mere dabbler. I 
I have had three years of college life herein New 
York, and although I was more prominent as 
college politician, president of my class, editor 
of college newspai>er, manager of glee club. 




etc., than as a hard student, nevertheless I can- 
not say too much for the broadening elfect of 
college training. Only two years ago I entered 
this business — life insurance, in the great oflSce 
of the New York Underwriters' Agency. Hav- 
ing enjoyed life to the full thus far in my exist- 
ence, I am content to buckle down to hard, sus- 
tained effort. The "survival of the fittest" is 
as true an epigram in the insurance business as 
in any other field. I must leave it to the future 
to determine what I am worth in the world. I 
start out with high ideals ; I hope to be able to 
keep them in view always." Mr. Graham has 
startedto write the history of the Graham family, 
and has given himself a term of years In which 
to do justice to his subject. 
Howard Irving (Graham) b. Nov. 7, 1893, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

188. Laura Ann^ (Graham), dan. of Rufus K. and 

Sarah Ann (Rollins) Graham, born Dec. 31, 1852, at 

Bradford, Mass. Married, Feb. 5, 1869, at Haverhill, 

Mass., Lynn Bard Ladd; he died Dec. 13, 1884, and 

Laura A. married, 2d, Oct. 26, 1893, at San Antonio, 

Tex., Millard Francis Williams. They are now living 

at Haverhill, Mass. Children — 

i. LiNNlE Maud (Ladd), b. Sept. 17, 1877, at Lynn, 
Mass. ; m. Ernest Smith. Children — 

1. Hazel LuELLA (Smith), b. April 26, 1897. 

2. Bernice Natalie (Smith), b. Dec. 10, 

ii. Laura May (Ladd), b. May 19, 1879, San Antonio, 
Tex. ; unmarried. 

189. Otis Albert'^ (Graham) son of Rufus K.®, 
and Sarah Ami (Rollins) Graham, born Dec. 21, 1854, 
at Bradford, Mass. Married, 1st, 1882, Lizzie Rogers 
Paul; she died 1890; Otis A. married, 2nd, 1893, Clara 
Augusta Anderson; she died 1894. Children, by first 

wife — 

Paul Harold (Graham) b. June 25, 1883. 
Helen Jeannette (Graham) b. Sept. 11, 1885. 


190. Albert T.^ son of (Ahner Little\ Ahier 
Little^ Joseph^. Timotliy^ , Timothy'^, James^) and 
Eliza (Nightengale) Mirick, born July 23, 1832, at Salem, 
N. H. Married Louisa J., daughter of Aaron Good- 
hue, of Salem, N. H.; she born June 15, 1821, atDracut, 
Mass.; died July 19, 1861, at Salem. Albert T. was a 

ter — 

died Oct. 10, 1864, at Salem. 

Had one daugh- 

i. Florence A., b. June 21, 1855, at Salem, N. 
June 30, 1887, Samuel S. Newell. 

H. ; m. 


191. Caroline J.'^, dan. of (Ahner Little^, Abner 
Little^, Joseph*, Timothy^. Timothij^ , James^), and 
Eliza (Nightengale) Mirick, born Jan. 5, 1836, at Salem, 
N. H. Married George A., sou of Aaron Goodhue, of 
Salem; he born April 23, 1823, at Dracut, Mass.; died 
Sept. 22. 1894, at Derry, N. H. Children, all born at 
Derrj^ — 

i. Laura J. (Goodhue), b. Feb. 9, 1854. 
ii. EmmaF. (Goodhue), b. April 17, 1857; m. Feb. 16, 
1886, Stephen W. Ford; 'had one son, Charles A. 
iii. Lizzie E. (Goodhue), b. April 12, 1874. 

192. Charles Beecher^, son of (.Joshua Corliss^, 
Aimer Little^, Joseph'^, Timothy \ Timothy'^, Jmnes^) 
and Nancy (Campbell) Merrick, born Aug. 17, 1862, at 
Hampstead, N. H. Married Lora Spaulding, of Hamp- 
stead. Childi-en, all born at Hampstead — 

i. Charles Joshua, b . 

ii. Alferretta, b . 

iii. Emery, b . 

193. Belinda E.^dau. of {Francis G.^, Nathaniel^, 

Joseph'^, Timothy^, Timothy", James^) and Rhoda 

(Stickney) Merrick, born Sept. 29, 1855, at Hampstead, 

N. H. Married Joseph C. Bridges: he born Dec. 29, 

1847. Children— 

i. Eliza G. (Bridges), b. Oct. 26, 1873; m. Charles T. 

ii. Nancy L. (Bridges), b. Dec. 23, 1876. 

194. Nancy Hannah" , dan. of ( Francis G. ^ , Nathan- 
iel^ Joseph* , Timothy^', Timothy', James'^) and Rhoda 
(Stickney) Merrick, i3orn June 28, 1869, at Hampstead, 
N. H. Married Edward Hinda. Children — 

i. Edward D. (Hinda), b. — — . 

ii. Charles W. (Hinda), b. . 

iii. Francis (Hinda), b. ; died young. 

iv. Albert S. (Hinda), b. . 

195. Charles H.'', son of {Francis G.^, Nathan- 
iel^ , Joseph* , Timothy'\ Timothy", James'^) and Rhoda 
(Stickney) Merrick, born Dec. 13, 1865, at Hampstead, 
N. H. Married Isabel Hunt. Children— 

i. ISORA, b, . 

ii. Ethel, b. . 

iii. Charles H. 



196. Edith H.^ dau. ot {Francis G.\ Nathaniel^, 
Joseph^ Timothy^, Timothy'^ James^) and Rhoda (Stiek- 
ney) Merrick, born March 4, 1872, at Harapstead, N. H. 
Married James A. Cosgrove. Children — 

i. Elizabeth (Cosgrove), b. . 

ii. Mary Ella (Cosgrove), b. . 

iii. Dora (Cosgrove), b. . 

iv. Sterling A. (Cosgrove), . 

197. Frank\ son of (Francis G.\ Nathaniel^, Jo- 
seph"^, TimotJuf, Timothy'^ James^) and Rhoda (Stick- 
ney) Merrick, born Nov. 5, 1875, at Hampstead, N. H. 
Married Edith Gordon. Children— 

i. Gordon F., b. Jan. 21, 1897. 

198. EDMUND^ son of (3Ioses\ William'") and Eliza- 
beth (Bailey) Merrick, born July 3, 1796, at Boscowen, 
N. H. Married, May 2, 1821, Pamelia Smith, of Shrews- 
bury; she born Jan. 22, 1801. He was a shoemaker, 
and lived in Worcester county, N. H., for many years. 
Their children were — 

Sally L., b. Oct, 31, 1823; m. Fi-eeman Gordon. 

Lydia C, b. Sept. 19, 1832; m. Harrington. 

Louisa M., b. Feb. 24, 1835; m. Levi Houston, of 
Manchester, N. H. 
J19. iv. William E., b. Oct. 1838; m. Sarah C. Jewett. 



199. RIAL^ son of (Moses^, William^) and Lydia 
(Rice) Merrick, born Aug. 21, 1803, at Boscowen, n! H. 
Married, 1st, Lois French, by whom he had one daugh- 
ter. Lois died 1831, and Rial married, 2nd, Susan G. 
French, sister of first wife, by whom he had a son. Rial 
was a shoemaker by trade, and lived in Henniker, N. H. 
Children — 

i. Lois, b. 1831 ; m. W. W. Gutterson. 
220- ii. Henry E., b. 1834. 


200. Dr. Walter S.« (Blaisdell), son of Dr. War- 
ren 0.\ and Mary E. (Stillson) Blaisdell, born May 21, 
1866, at Macomb, 111. Married, Feb. 28, 1893, at Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., Nellie E., daughter of Samuel P. and Mary 
Louise (Stone) Russell; she born in Massachusetts. Dr. 


Walter S. Blaisdell graduated from the College of Phy- 
sicians and Surgeons, at Baltimore, Md. He is surgeon 
in chief of the Adrian Hospital, Punxsutawney, Pa. 
Children — 

i. Frances Russell (Blaisdell), b. July 18, 1895, at 

Walston, Pa. 
ii. Ralph Russell (Blaisdell), b. Aug. 28, 1899, at 

201. WiLLLVM WARREiS;^ SOU of (Alouzo Hoivavd'^ , 
Warren'^, Jonathan^ , Jonathan'^ , Isaac'^ , Isaac'^ ,James^) 
and Maria (Chapin) Merrick, born Nov. 28, 1856, at 
Lima, Ind. Married, 1st, Nov. 18, 1876, at Sturgis, 
Mich., Adelaide Irene, daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth 
Coleman; she born July 3, 1858, at Jonesville, Mich.; 
died Oct. 1, 1897. William W. married, 2nd, March 5, 
1898, Mrs. Tillie (Sturgis) Williams, daughter of John 
and Almina Sturgis, of Sturgis, Mich. He is a telegraph 
operator, in the employ of the C. & N. W. R'y, residing 
(1898) at Austin, 111. Children— 

i Harry, b. July 3,1881, North Amherst, Ohio; d. 
Mav 30, 1884. 

ii. Fred W., b. Sept. 16, 1886, Moreland, 111. 
iii. Hazel, b. June 11, 1890, Austin, 111. 
iv. George Leroy, b. Sept. 3, 1892, Austin, 111. 

V. Mabel Addie, b. Feb. 23, 1897, Sturgis, Mich. 

292. Franklin B.*, sou of {Franklin B.\ Isaac^ , 
Peter'" , Jonathan^, Isaac^ , Isaac"" , James^} and Mary F. 
(Barney) Myriek, born Aug. 15, 1842, at Fall River, 
Mass. Married, Dec. 24, 1872, Sarah, daughter of Rus- 
sell H. Beckwith, of New York City. Franklin B. is in 
charge of the estate of the late Daniel B. Fayerweather, 
of New York, a charge involving great interests, and 
which engross his whole time. He is living at 117, 
Halsey Street, Brooklyn. Children— 

i. Edith, b. April 7, 1874, New York Citv ; d. Aug. 4, 

ii. Arthur B., b. June 27, 1875, New York. 

iii. Franklin B., Jr., b. Sept. 6, 1876, Brooklyn; clerk in 
the office of the London, Liverpool & Globe In- 
surance Company, 41 Pine St., New York. 

203. Reuben ^ , son of ( Bnijamin B.\ Sefh "" , Peter^ , 
Jonathan*, Isaac'^ , Isaac"', lames'^) and Lydia R. (My- 
riek) Mj^rick, born June 26, 1845, at Nantucket, Mass. 
Married, Nov. 23, 1871, at Richmond, Ind., Alabama, 


daughter of Hon. Stephen Butler and Eliza Ann Stan- 
ton; she born May 3, 1844. Reuben Myrick was born 
in Nantucket, Mass., but his father's home was, at that 
time, in Philadelphia, in which city the youth of Mr. 
Myrick was passed, and where he attended the public 
schools. In 1857, his father moved, with his family, to 
Richmond, Ind., arriving there the first of May in that 
year. The boy, Reuben, attended the public schools in 
this city until he was fifteen years of age. In the spring 
of 1860, he became a wage-earner, working one week 
from noon to midnight, and the next from midnight to 
noon. Leaving school, as he did at this early age, com- 
pelled him, as it has many others so situated, to plan 
and persistently carry out a course of reading which 
should take the place, so far as possible, of the education 
which was denied him. This Mr. Myrick has done, and 
he finds himself, in middle life, one who can be termed 
a "well-read man." 

April 30, 1863, he entered upon the duties of "check 
clerk" in the Richmond freight depot of the Eaton & 
Hamilton Railroad; Dec. 13, 1866, was appointed freight 
and ticket agent for the Chicago & Great Eastern Rail- 
way at Richmond; from 1868 to 1872, was chief clerk 
and cashier in the Richmond freight office of the Cincin- 
nati, Columbus & Indiana Central Railway; June 15, 
1872, assumed position as book-keeper at First National 
Bank of Richmond; in July, was made head book- 
keeper, and given the individual ledger and set of 
books, which position he still holds, having filled it for 
over twenty-nine years. 

In 1874, became a householder and freeholder; has 
added to the architecture of the city by building two 
handsome and substantial brick dwelling houses, in one 
of which he now resides. Politically, Mr. Myrick has 
always been a repviblican. In July, 1895, he, with his 
sou, and his brother Benjamin B. Myrick, received the 
degrees of Masonry in one of the city lodges. Having 
been reared in the Protestant Episcopal church, of which 
his parents were both consistent members, he united with 
St. Paul's P.E. church, Richmond, when about fourteen 
years of age; soon after was appointed librarian of the 
Sunday-school; was afterward a teacher, and for several 
years was assistant superintendent; was acting treas 
urerof St. Paul's church from 1872 to 1888; was a mem- 
ber of the vestry for eight years. June 13, 1884, St. 
Stephen's Hospital was organized, Mr. Myrick being one 


of the instigators, and one of the original trustees; was 
first secretary of the organization, serving eight years 
in that capacity; is a trustee of the Home for Friend- 
less Women, and is secretary of the Board. He is also 
a member of the State Board of Managers of the Chil- 
dren's Home Society of Indiana. February 21, 1897, 
he, with all his family, united with the First Methodist 
church at Richmond, believing that in that church he 
would find greater scope for active Christian service. 
He is a teacher in the Sunday-school, trustee and treas- 
urer of the First Methodist Society. 

For several years past Mr. Myriek has devoted consid- 
erable time to collecting data regarding the Myriek fam- 
ily; the results of his labor are embodied in this volume, 
the tracing of the descendants of Isaac and Andrew My- 
riek, of Nantucket, 1698 and 1705, being almost entirely 
due to his diligence and devotion. 

Mrs. Alabama (Stanton) Myriek, wife of Reuben, 
has been a member of St. Stephen's Hospital Ladies' 
Aid Society since its organization, and of which she 
was president two terms — 1899 and 1900 ; is corres- 
ponding secretary for the missionary society of the First 
Methodist Episcopal church, and for several years has 
been member of Board of Lady managers of Richmond 
Home for Friendless Women. Children of Reuben and 
Alabama S. Myriek: 

i. Stephen Stanton, b. June 24, 1874, at Richmoud, 
Ind. ; graduated from Richmond High School, 
IS92, and from Earlham College, Richmond, 
Ind., 1894; took hi.s theological course at Drew 
Theological Seminary, Madison, N. J. ; was 
president of Richmond High School Alumni 
Association. 1896-7, and of Earlham College 
Alumni Association, 1898-9; was second 
master of Todd Seminary (for boys) at Wood- 
stock, 111., 1894r-5; appointed pastor of Methodist 
Episcopal church, Orleans, Mass., 1899, and at 
Oakdale and Holbrook the following year ; ap- 
pointed missionary to Singapore, Asia, March 
15, 1901. for a term of five years; ordained dea- 
con in Methodist church, April 10, 1901, and 
started the same day for Asia, sailing from San 
Francisco. He arrived at Singapore, May 22, 
and was installed Head Ma.ster of tlie Anglo- 
Chinese Eastern school (Methodist) immediately 
upon his arrival. 
ii. Lydia, b. Juu'e 13, 1878, at Richmoud, Ind.; took 
the High School course; from 1899 to 1901 as- 
sisted her brother. Rev. S. S. Myriek, in his 
pastoral work at Orleans, Oakdale and Hol- 
brook, Mass. ; is now li\'ing with her parents in 
Richmond, Ind. 


204. Benjamin B.*, son of {Benjamin B.\ Seth^ , 
Ffter\ Jonathan^, Isaac^ , Isaac'\ James'^) and Lydia 
R. (Myrick) Myrick, born March 6, 1852, at Philadel- 
phia, Pa. Married Sarah Mansur, daughter of William 
S. and Sarah J. (Mansur) Reid, of Richmond, Ind. She 
is a descendant of Mercy Mirick Mansur, daughter of 
John Mirick, born 1614. Benjamin Myrick came to 
Richmond, Ind., from Philadelphia, with his parents, in 
1857. Was educated in the public schools of Richmond; 
by profession is a book-keeper. For twelve years was 
deputy in the office of County Auditor and County Treas- 
urer; afterward individual book-keeper in the First Na- 
tional Bank, and has been paying teller in both the Fu-st 
and the Second National Banks of Richmond ; at pres- 
ent is individual book-keeper in the Second National 
Bank. He is an elder in the United Presbyterian church, 
secretary of Pythian Temple Association, Knights of 
Pythias, and is a member of Richmond Lodge, F. & A. 
M. ; with the exception of two years spent in Dakota and 
Minnesota, has lived all his life in Richmond. Children — 

i, Florence Reid, b. June 17, 1874. 
ii. William Benjamin, b. Feb. 12, 1878. 
iii. Clara May, b. Feb. 12, 1878. 

205. Louis H.^ son of {Benjamin B.'' , Sefh\ 
Peier^ , Jonathan'^ , Isaac^ , Isaac'^ , James'^) and Lydia 
R. (Myrick) Myrick, born July 12, 1854, Philadelphia, 
Pa. Married, Jan. 8, 1879, at Anderson, Ind., Emma 
D. Searles; she born June 30, 1862. Louis H. Myrick 
graduated from the Richmond High School 1874, since 
which time he has been in active business in Richmond, 
Anderson, Summits ville, Fisherburg and Alexandria, 
Ind., most of the time from 1878 to 1901 in the drug 
business. Is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and 
of the Royal Arcanum; was warden and vestryman of 
the Episcopal church at Alexandria. Has always been 
in the Republican party. At present he is living, with 
his family, at Alexandria, Ind. They have one child: 

i. Charlotte Nette, b. June 1, 1882, at Anderson, 

206. LAYTON^son of {Benjamin B.\ SefJi^ , Peter^ , 
Jonathan^, Isaac'\ Isaac^ , James^) and Lvdia R, 
(Myrick) Myrick, born Jan. 28, 1859, at Richmond 
Ind. Married, Oct. 29, 1883, at Richmond. Ind., Ida 


B., daughter of Thomas G. and Mary E. Thompson; 
she born June 30, 1862. Layton Myrick was educated 
in the public schools of Richmond, which he left to enter 
into business; was clerk and bookkeeper in Richmond 
Savings Bank from 1874 to 1879; clerk in grocery 
stores in Richmond and Anderson, Ind., 1879 to 1881; 
cashier and bookkeeper for Red River Loan & Trust 
Company, 1881 to 1884. In September, 1885, he en- 
tered the employ of the Zeller Bakery Company, of 
Richmond, Ind., and has worked his way up until at this 
time he is manager of that company, which is in the Na- 
tional Biscuit Company, successor to the United States 
Baking Companj^; he is living in Richmond. In polities 
Mr. Myrick is a republican. As a young man was a 
member of the Episcopal church, but since 1885 has 
been connected with the United Presbvterian, in which 
church he is a deacon, trustee, and an active worker in 
the Sunday-school. Children — 

i. Raymond T., b. Nov. 16, 1888, Richmond, Ind. 
ii, Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1897, Richmond, Ind. 

207. Harrison®, son of (Andrew'^ , George'^, George\ 
Andrew^, Andrew^, Isaac'^ , Janies^) and Louisa 
(Thompson) Myrick, born Feb. 10, 1845, at Nantucket, 
Mass. Married, 1st, 1874, Mary McKeller, daughter of 
Agnes McKeller, of Glasgow, Scotland; she born Jan. 
12, 1851, at Glasgow; died March 18, 1889, at Nan- 
tucket, Mass. Harrison married, 2d, Catherine Ann, 
daughter of Donald and Sarah (McKenzie) McQueen, of 
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Harrison Myrick was a ship 
captain commanding vessels in the whaling, and later in 
the merchant service. "He is now in the grocery business 
in Nantucket, Mass. Children — 

i. Andrew M., b. July 38, 1875, at Callao, Peru, S. A. 
ii. George H., b. July 4, 1877, at Callao, Peru, S. A. 
iii. Louisa A., b. March 27, 1870, at Callao, Peru, S. A. ; 

d. June 19, 1884, at Nantucket, Mass. 
iv. Phillip M., b. Aug. 18, 1881. at Nantucket, Mass. 
V. Phillip A., b. Sept. 15, 1882, Nantvicket. 
vi. Charles P., b. May 1, 1890, Nantucket, 
vii. Harrison Daniel, b. Aug. 22, 1891. Nantucket; d. 
Aug., 1892, at Cape Breton, N. S. 

208. Edward McCleve*, son of (Charles Coffin'^ , 
Charles C", George^, Andreiv^ , Andrew^, Isaac^ , 
Janies^) and Elizabeth (Coleman) Myrick, born May 17, 
1850, at Nantucket, Mass. Married Winuifred Gor- 
ham. Children: 


i. Charles, b. 
ii. Edward, b. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. . 

209. Eugene Calvin*, son of {Artemus Baxter'^, 
Calvin^, Obed^ , William*, Andrew^, Isaac"^ , James^) 
and Julia (Eveleth) Mvrick, born May 8, 1868, at 
Providence, R. I. Married, Oct. 19, 1893, at Troy, N. 
H., Mary Silsby, daughter of Asa C. and Helen A. 
Dort; she born April 1, 1872, Troy, N. H. Eugene 
C. Myrick was educated in public schools of Providence, 
and was graduated from Brown University in 1890 with 
the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy. Has lived in 
Providence all his life, and has been connected with 
many organizations, civil and commercial, in several of 
which he has been presiding officer. At present is man- 
ager of a cotton goods bleachery in the city of Provi- 
dence. He has no children. 

210. Frederic Augustus®, son of {William Ches- 
ter'^, Ohed^ , Ohed" , William'^ , Andrew^ , Isaac^ , James^) 
and Myra Frances (Paull) Myrick, born Dec. 10, 1861, 
at Taunton, Mass. Married, Oct. 2, 1890, at North 
Tonawanda, N. Y., Maud Genevieve, daughter of Peter 
and Marietta (Deming) Hittel; she b. Aug. 5, 1871, at 
Shawnee, N. Y. Frederic A. Myrick is a wholesale and 
retail dealer in lumber, with headquarters at North Tona- 
wanda, N. Y., where he is living with his family at this 
time. They have one son — 

i. Paul Hittel, b. Dec. 11, 1893, at North Tonawanda, 
N. Y. 

211. Helen® (Reese) dan. of William P. and Ann 
Eliza (Merrick) Reese, born June 2, 1845, at Niles, 
Mich. Married, Oct. 17, 1864, at Prescott, Wis., Lee 
Chapman, son of Ezra and Clarrissa (Thomson) Chap- 
man; he born April 2, 1841, at Niles, Mich. Was a 
book-keeper by occupation; enlisted Aug. 10, 1862, in 
Co. "A," 19th Michigan Infantry, at Dowagiac, Mich.; 
discharged Aug. 26, 1863, at Murfreesboro, Tenn., by 
reason of disability; appointed chief clerk in the quar- 
termaster's department, Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 2, 1864, 
where he served until the close of the war. Lived for a 
time at Nashua, la. Moved to Minneapolis, Minn., 
where he was employed until his death, which took 
place Dec. 6, 1892. He left one daughter — 

i. Marguerite (Chapman), b. April 23, 1872, at 
Nashua, la; unmarried, 1896. 


212. Charles Dempster* (Gates), son of William 
R. and Elizabeth Page (Merrick) Gates, born Dec. 29, 
1857, at Prescott, Wis. Married, No v. 8, 1882, at Stillwater, 
Minn., Grace, daughter of William M. and Mary E. 
Capron. Charles D. is a wood worker by occupation; 
has been engaged in a sash and door factory at Still- 
water for many years, in which he is foreman. Their 
children, all born in Stillwater, Minn. — 

i. Carl Rufus (Gates), b. Jan. 8, 1884; d. Sept. 35, 

ii. Monroe Mallory (Gates), b. Dec. 1886; d. Dec. 
iii. Annie Elizabeth (Gates), b. Sept. 17, 1889. 
iv. MoRDEN Dempster (Gates), b. March 22, 1893. 

213. Cora Evelyn* (Gates), dan. of William R. 
and Elizabeth Page (Merrick) Gates, born April 14, 

1860, at Prescott, Wis. Married, Sept. 8, 1880, at Still- 
water, William Frederick Redmon, of Prescott; he son 
of Elijah N. and Sarah H. Redmon; born April 17, 
1854, at Davenport, la.; a grain buyer and dealer for 
many years. At present living at Fargo, N. D. where 
he is a city officer. Children, born at Prescott, Wis. — 

i. John Nelson (Redmon), b. July 31, 1881. 
ii. Anna Ruby (Redmon), b. Nov. 2, 1882. 

214. LiDA Allison*, dan. of (Charles M.'^ , Sihis^ , 
Joseph^, Joseph*, Timothif% Timothy''-, James^) and 
Fanny (Miner) Merrick, born Oct. 24, 1862, at New 
Brighton, Pa. Married, Oct. 27, 1891, Rev. William 
Scott Nevin, of Enon, Pa. Mr. Nevin is son of Abram 
Scott and Mary Jane (Campbell) Nevin, born Nov. 11, 

1861, at New Waterford, Columbiana county, 0. His 
father died Jan. 17, 1879; his mother still living, at Ben- 
Avon, Pa. He was educated in public schools and grad- 
uated from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa.; studied 
for the ministry, in which work he has been engaged 
since graduation. His present residence is Abington, 
Montgomery county. Pa., where he is pastor of the Pres- 
byterian church. Mr. and Mrs. Nevin have had four 
children — 

i. Charles Merrick (Nevin), b. Sept. 12, 1892, at Oak- 

mont. Pa. 
ii. Walter Scott (Ne\dn), b. Aug. 1, 1894, New Brigh- 
ton, Pa. 



iii. Mary (Nevin). b. April 34, 1897; d. Oct. 24, 1897, 

Oakniont, Pa. 
iv. Grace Louise (Neviu), b. Feb. 10, 1901, Abington, 


215. Charles Merrick* (Fargo), sou of Thomas 
Bentou and Laudelia (Merrick) Fargo, born April 25, 
1856, at Adinan, Mich. Married, Oct. 11, 1888, at 
Quincy, 111., Mollie Gertrude Redmond. Charles M. 
Fargo was living, in 1897, at Spriugfleld, 111., where he 
was agent of the American Express Company. He has 
been in the express business as an occupation nearly all 
his life. Children — 

i. Marie Kathryn (Fargo), b. May 3, 1892, Pough- 

keepsie, N. Y. 
ii. Grace Emma (Fargo), b. Aug. 13, 1894, Springfield, 


216. Mate* (Bowen), dau. of Delos and Eliza (Hill) 
Bowen, born March 10, 1856, Sennett, N. Y. Married, 
Nov. 1, 1876, Sennett, N. Y., Charles Sunderlin; he 
born May 16, 1841, at Sennett, N. Y.; died June 27, 
1895, at Sennett. They had one son — 

i. Leon (Sunderlin), b. Oct. 30, 1885, Sennett, N. Y. 

217. Levi* (Bowen), son of Delos and Eliza (Hill) 
Bowen, born Nov. 22, 1860, atElbridge, N. Y. Married, 
Oct. 20, 1886, in Auburn, N. Y., Jennie McNaughton; 
she born Nov. 20, 1863, in Worcester, Mass. Levi 
Bowen is living with his family in Chicago. Children — 

i. Harold (Bowen), b. July 26, 1887, Auburn, N. Y. 

ii. Janet (Bowen), b. May 13, 1889, Auburn, N. Y. 

218. Delos Kendrick* (Sheldon), son of Myron W, 
and Mary Eliza (Bowen) Sheldon, born Sept. 13, 1863, 
at Sennett, N. Y. Married, Sept. 11, 1889, at Chicago, 
111., Belle Lathrop; she born Aug. 13, 1865, in Gales- 
burg, 111. Children — 

i. Delos (Sheldon), b. Oct. 2, 1890, Huron, S. D. 

ii. Mary (Sheldon), b. June o, 1892, Mass. 

iii. Gladys (Sheldon), b. Dec. 3, 1893, Mass. 

iv. Myron (Sheldon), b. May 18, 1895, Mass. 

219. William E.*, son of (Edmund'' , 3foses\ Wil- 
liam^} and Pamelia (Smith) Merrick, born Oct. 1838. 
Married Sarah C. Jewett, of Clinton, Mass. William E. 


is a section foreman on the railroad at Clinton, Mass., 
where he has lived since his marriage. Children, all born 
at Clinton — 

i. Elmer, b. March 37, 1862. 

ii. Arthur G., b. May 26, 1863; d. Sept. 7, 1864. 

iii. Arthur, b. . 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 1873. 

220. Henry E . ^ son of ( RiaV , Moses " , Willinm ' } 
and Susan (French) Merrick, born 1834. Married Mat- 
tie B. Stratton, of Northfield, Mass. Henry E. was 
for years employed on the Boston & Concord railway ; 
was afterward clerk in the National Hotel, Washington, 
D. C; then in a hotel at Richmond, Va., and at other 
places; is now a shoe manufacturer at Lynn, Mass. 
Children — 

i. Frank Henry, b. April 29, 1866, Richmond, Va. 
ii. Lena Belle, b. Nov. 23, 1868, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



1. Thomas^ Merrick, born in Wales, 1620, came to 
America in the year 1636 with three brothers and proba- 
bly one sister, Sarah Mirick, who married John Atkin- 
son, at Newbury, 1646. The brothers separated, one 
going to Plymouth, later to Eastham, one to Newbury, 
and one remaining in Charlestown. Thomas Merrick "^is 
noted as having been in Roxbury in 1636. From records 
in Hartford, Conn., it appears that he was there in the 
early part of 1638," but was about to visit Agawam, the 
Indian name for Springfield. The date, 1638, must be 
an error, as he was in Agawam on the 3rd day of Janu- 
ary, 1638, according to the records of that plantation. 

A short sketch of Springfield may aid in determining 
the relative standing of Thomas Merrick in the new set- 
tlement. March 4, 1629, King James gave a grant of 
land to the General Court of Massachusetts, from the 
Merrimac river on the north to a line three miles south 
of the Charles river on the south, and extending from 
"the Atlantick and Western sea and ocean on the east 
parte, to the South sea on the West parte." In 1636 
the General Court granted the right to make settlements 
on the Great River the (Connecticut), and on May 14, 
1636, William Pjncheon, of Roxbury, together with 
seven others, signed an agreement to undertake a settle- 
ment on the Great River. The members of this company 
of "adventurers," as they were called, were: William 
Pyncheon, Matthev/ Mitchell, Henry Smith, Jehu Burr. 
William Blake, Edmund Wood, Thomas Ufford, and 
John Cable. These men went to Agawau, where they 
purchased from the Indians, who were then occupying 
the country, certain described lands lying on both sides 
of the Connecticut river, paying for the same "18 fath- 
oms of wampum, 18 coats, 18 hatchets, 18 hoes, and 18 
knives.'' This payment was assessed against the lands 
as they were subsequently granted to the settlers. 

The company of adventurers, during the first two years 
of the settlement, was in serious straits. Several be- 



came discouraged aud returned to the settlements in and 
about Boston. Pyncheon, however, who appears to have 
had more ready money than all the others together, en- 
tered into trade with the Indians, buying many hundred 
pounds sterling worth of furs, which he shipped to Lon- 
don. Other settlers took the place of those who had re- 
treated, however, and the little settlement grew in num- 
bers, so that we find thirteen names in January, 1638, 
against the eight original settlers. Among these thir- 
teen is the name of Thomas Mirack. Under date of 
"January 3th, 1638,'' we first find his name as follows: 

"It is agreed by y° Plantation at a generall meeting 
that these six men undernamed shall set out the bounds 
of y^ plantation up y' river on both sides of y*" river aud 
to marke y' trees for y' clearing of it. y*" persons ap- 
poynted ar mr : w : Pyncheon : Jehu Burr : Hen : Smith : 
John Cable: Richard Everit: Tho: Mirack." 

Jan. 8th, 1638, the following entry is made: 

"According to the order above sd these six men layd 
out y' bounds of y" Plantation up the river on y" other 
side of y" river & y" bounds are at a brooke above y" mouth 
of y° Chiccapee river." 

As indicating the relative wealth of the settlers, we 
note that on Jan. 13, 1638, an assessment for the pur- 
pose of building a house for Rev. Mr. Moxon, the min- 
ister, was made on the settlers. William Pyncheon gave, 
out of the 41 pounds sterling required, 21 pounds; Jehu 
Burr 7, Henry Smith 5, John Leonard 2, Thomas Mi- 
rack 1, and seven others gave the remaining five pounds. 

According to the records he was married to his first 
wife, Sarah, daughter of Rowland and Sarah Stebbins, 
July 14, 1639. She died after haviug borne him five 
children, and he married, 2d, Elizabeth Tilley, Aug. 
21, 1653. It is not known to which of the Tilley fami- 
lies she belonged. While there is no mention of Tilley 
among the early settlers of Agawam, there were several 
families of the name near Agawam, all of whom were 
men of influence in the communities in which they 
lived, and prominent in the affairs of the colony. It is 
to be regretted that definite knowledge upon this point 
is not obtainable at this time. By his second wife 
Thomas Merrick had eight children, from whom have 
sprung the thousands of Merricks, scattered over the 
whole United States and Canada, who claim Thomas 
Merrick, of Springfield, as their ancestor. 



As one of the founders of Springfield, he was a man of 
affairs and influence. His name appears upwards of eighty 
times in the records of the town. Between 1640 and 
1669 he acquired 96 acres of land in and near the town. 
He appears upon many important committees, as in the 
allotment of lands, treating with the Indians, building 
the church, (in which he was allotted the second seat 
from the front at three different divisions), surveying 
lands, viewing the fences, and other public duties. He 
appears as sergeant of the town militia, William Pyn- 
cheon, by virtue of his seniority and his wealth, being 
the captain. 

In the year 1815, Tilley^ Merrick undertook the com- 
pilation of a genealogj- of the descendants of Thomas 
Merrick, of Springfield, but died before the task was 
accomplished. The work thus laid down was taken up 
in the j-ear 1860 by Rev. James L. Merrick, but was 
again interrupted by the death of the compiler. The 
editor of the present genealogy of the Thomas Merrick 
descendants is greatly indebted to the labors of the two 
men named for the foundation upon which is laid the 
larger work which follows. 

Thomas Merrick died September 7, 1704. Elizabeth 
(Tilley) Merrick died Aug. 21, 1684. Both are buried 
in the cemetery at Springfield. The children of Thomas 
Merrick were — 

i. Thomas, b. April 12, 1641 ; d. youug. 

ii. Sarah, b. May 9, 1643; m. Eliakim Hitchcock, of 
New York, Nov. 4, 1667. 

iii. Mary, b, Sept. 28, 1645; d. July 28, 1646. 

iv. Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1647; m. Samuel Foot, of Hat- 
field, May 30, 1G71. 

V. Hannah, b. Feb. 10, 1649; m. Benj. Knowlton, Nov. 
30, 1676. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 26, 1654; d. Jan. 11. 1659. 
V vii. Miriam, b. May 1, 1655; d. Oct. 11, 1684. 

2. viii. John, b. Nov. 9, 1658. 

ix. Elizabeth, b, July 4, 1661; m. Thomas Day. of 
Springfield, 1685. 

3. X. Thomas, b. Jan. 2, 1664. 

4. xi. Tilley, b. Oct. 20, 1667. 
6. xii. James, b. March 2, 1670. 

xiii. Abigail, b. Sept. 1, 1673; m. Gershom Feriy, May 
5, 1702. 



2. Captain John-, son of (Thomas^) and Elizabeth 
(Tilley) Merrick, born Nov. 9, 1658, at Springfield, Mass. 
Married 1st, Feb. 11, 1687, Mary Day, daughter of 
Thomas and Sarah Day. She died April 29, 1723, and 
Captain John married, 2nd, Widow Rebekah Stebbins, 
Jan. 14, 1725. She died July 14, 1747. Captain John 
was a man of some means, and influential in the settle- 
ment; was chosen selectman eight times between 1699 
and 1722, and held many other minor offices in the com- 
munity . His name appears many times in the early records 
of the town. As his title indicates he was captain of 
the local military company. He died April 10th, 1748, 
and was buried in the Old Agawam cemetery. Children, 
all by first wife — 

i. John, b, Feb. 29, 1688; d. March 26, 1688-9. 
ii. Mary, b. Julv 24, 1694; drowned in the "great 
river", Sept. 19, 1699. 

6. iii. John, b. Sept. 27, 1692. 

iv. Mary, b. July 24, 1694 ; m. Jan. 1717, William Colton. 

7. V. Samuel, b. March 3, 1695. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 1, 1697; m. 1st, Joseph Barnard; 

he died and she m. 2nd, Joseph Woodbridge. 
vii. Abigail, b. June 4. 1699; d. July 30. 1699. 

8. viii. Jonathan, b. Aug. 13, 1700. 

ix. Abigail, b. April 5, 1702; m. Jan. 1726, Timothy 
Phelps, of Suffield. 

9. X. Thomas, b. Jan, 13, 1704. 

xi. Margaret, b. Aug. 30, 1705; m. Dea. Nathaniel 
Warriner, of Wilbraham, March 1, 1733. 
10. xii. BENJAauN, b. Nov. 6, 1707. 

xiii. Deborah, b. Feb., 1710; d. March 8, 1710. 

3. THOMAS^ son of (Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Tilley) 
Merrick, born Jan 2, 1663-4, at Springfield, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Dec. 18, 1690, at Springfield, Mass., Hannah, 
daughter of John and Mercy Dumbleton. She died Oct. 
25, 1737. He was a farmer; held many minor offices, 
constable, fence viewer, etc. His name is mentioned at 
least eight times in the earlv records of the town; died 
Aug. 16, 1743. Children— 

Hannah, b. Aug. 27, 1692; d. Sept, 17, 1716. 

Thomas, b. Feb. 5, 1694. 

Miriam, b. March 1, 1697; m. Feb. 3, 1715, Joseph 

David, b. Feb. 23, 1698-9. 

Rachael, b. March 28, 1701 ; m. Nov. 24, 1720, Zebu- 
Ion Mygot. 

Ebenezer, b. Sept. 11, 1703. 

MosES, b. Jan. 2, 1707-8. 













4. TILLEY^ son of {TJiomas^) and Elizabeth (Tilley) 
Merrick, born Oct. 20,1667, at Spring-field, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Sept. 6, 1694, Sarah, daughter of Obadiah and 
Sarah Cooley; she born Aug. 3, 1673, and died Sept. 
1750, in the 77th year of her age. Tilley Merrick was 
at North Brookfield, but returned to West Springfield, 
where he died Sept. 21, 1736, and was buried in the old 
West Springfield cemetery. He settled first in Spring- 
field, where he bought land, April 16, 1707, for £750, 
of Joseph Jennings, comprising the "Pritchard place," 
in Brookfield. In addition he had grants of 482 acres 
of land, for all of which he paid the price charged by the 
town proprietors, which indicates that he was a wealthy 
man, as wealth was estimated in that day. He was a 
tanner by trade; was a selectman in 1711; was con- 
stable, and held other minor offices; his name is men- 
tioned no less than twenty- two times in the town records. 
In 1719, in the distribution of pews in the First Church, 
he was awarded one of the best, eight feet square. In 
1718 he was one of a committee to examine town debts. 
In 1719 he sold a large tract of land near Brimfield line 
(Worcester county), to Stephen Peabody, of Roxbury. 
In 1720 "Land was laid out in grant; 390 acres went to 
Tilley Mirick." In 1725 Tilley Mirick was a garrison 
soldier from July 26 to Nov. 18, at Brookfield, where 
they had to guard men from Indians, while making hay. 
Children — 

i. Sarah, b. Dec. 13, 1695; m. July 13, 1730, Ebenezer 

Cook; d August, 1760. 
ii. Rebkcca, b. Nov. 16, 1697; m. June 21, 1716, John 
15. iii. Tilley, b. March 28, 1701. 

iv. Esther, b. May 34, 1703; m. Sept. 32, 1733, Obadiah 

Rice, of North Brookfield. 
V. Tamar, b. March 7, 1708-9; m. 1st, Feb. 27, 1738, 
John Barber ; 3nd, Samuel Kent. 

5. Lieut. James^, sou of (Thomas^) and Elizal)eth 
(Tilley) Merrick, born March 2, 1670, at Springfield, 
Mass. Married, 1st, July 30, 1696, Sarah, daughter of 
Luke Hitchcock, of Springfield; she born April 1, 1678; 
died Feb. 5, 1733-4. He married, 2nd, Widow Abigail 
Moseley, of Westfield, Mass. He was selectman in 1715 
and 1719; constable, tithingman, fence viewer, etc. His 
name appears thirteen times in the records of the town; 
he died Sept. 8, 1765, aged 95 years. His widow, who 
survived him, removed to Glastonbury, Conn., where 


she died. Lieut. James was buried in the Old West 
Springfield cemetery, where his tombstone is still to be 
seen. Childi*eu — 

i. Sarah, b. Feb. 12, 1696-7; d. Aug. 16, 1719. 

16. ii. James, b. Jau. 1. 1698. 

iii. Thankful, b. Oct. 8, 1701; m. Aug. 3, 1727, Benja- 
min Leonard ; d. Dec, 1779. 

17. iv. Joseph, b. March 27, 1704. 

V. Mercy, b. Oct. 21, 1706 ; m. Jan. 7, 1730, Samuel 

Leonard, Jr. 
vi. Aaron, b. Sept. 6, 1708. 

18. vii. Noah, b. Aug. 6, 1711. 

viii. A son, b. Jan. 23, 1715; d. at birth. 


6. Esquire John^, son of (John'^, Thomas^) and 
Marj' (Day) Merrick, born Sept. 27, 1692, at Springfield, 
Mass. Married, Jan. 23, 1716, Sarah, daughter of 
Joseph and Abigail Parsons; she born Feb. 16, 1697-8; 
died Dec, 1776. John was spoken of as "John Merrick, 
Jr., formerly of Springfield, nowof Jogginton, (changed 
to Willington) Conn." He was possessed of considerable 
property, and recognized by his fellow citizens as an 
able financier, as he was selected as the first bank officer 
of the community; he was also treasurer of the town, 
and selectman many times. His name appears thirty- 
two times in the town records. He died Jan., 1778. 
Cliildi'eu — 

i. Sarah, b. June 10, 1710. 

19. ii. John, b. Aug. 3, 1720. 
iii. Eunice, b. Oct. 13, 1721. 

20. iv. Stephen, b. June 2, 1723. 

V. Mary, b. Dec, 1726. 

vi. Ruth, b. May, 1729. 

81. vii. Joseph, b. Oct., 1733. 

viii. Abigail, b. June, 1737. 

ix. Samuel, b. , 1739; said to have died in the army. 

x. WiLLARD, b. , 1743; emigrated to Vermont 

when young. 

7. Samuel^, son of {John'^, Thomas^) and Mary 
(Day) Merrick, born March 31, 1695-6, at Springfield, 
Mass. Married, Nov. 23, 1724, Isabel, daughter of John 
and Isabel IngersoU. of Westfield; she born March 18, 
1701; diedJuue24, 1790, in the 90th year of her age. 
Samuel settled in West Springfield, where he owned a 



farm upon which he lived nearly all his life , and where 
he died March 17, 1778. He and his wife were buried 
in the Old Agfa warn cemetery. He held the office of 
assessor, constable, and surveyor. His name is men- 
tioned twenty-nine times in the town records. There is 
no record of his children so far as this compiler is able 
to ascertain. Perhaps some other investigator will sup- 
ply the omission. 

8. Rev. Jonathan^, son of {Johr, Thomas'^') and 
Mary (Day) Merrick, born Aug. 13, 1700, at Springfield, 
Mass. Married, 1722, Jerusha Miner, of Stonington, 
Conn. Was graduated from Yale College in 1725; set- 
tled in the ministry at North Branford, Conn., 1729. He 
was a man of strong Christian character, making him- 
self a power for good in the communities where he min- 
istered. He died June 27, 1872, having completed the 
72nd year of his age, and the 43rd year of his ministry. 
The date of death of his wife is not known. Children — 







Miner, b. 1729. 

Chloe, b. 1737; m 

Mary, b. 1740; d. Dec, 1761. 

Jerusha, b. ; m. William Wells 

Russell; d. Sept., 1795. 

of Glaston- 

bury, Conn. 
LucRETiA, b, 1743; m. J. Moseley, of Glastonbury, 

Conn. ; d. 1770. 
Sarah, b. ; m. Robert Ross, of Stratford, Conn., 

June, 1786. 

9. Thomas'^, son of {JoJm'\ Thomas^) and Mary 
(Day) Merrick, born Jan. 13, 1703-4, at Springfield, 
Mass. Married, 1st, March 26, 1733, Eunice, daughter 
of Joseph and Rebecca Stebbins ; she born June 18, 1710; 
died Jan. 1, 1733. Thomas married, 2nd, May 15, 1738, 
Mary, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Warner; she b. 
Jan. 31, 1713; died June, 1813, in her 100th year. 
Thomas, the father, died Feb., 1785. Children— 

Eunice, b. Dec. 16, 1738; d. July 31, 1734. 
Timothy, b. May 24, 1739; "bitten by a rattlesnake," 
and d. Aug. 7, 1761 ; was soon to have married 
Sarah Lamb. 
Eunice, b. May 8, 1742; m. Deacon Gideon Burt, 
Jan., 1771; d. Dec, 1808. 
iv. Lucy, b. Nov. 11, 1846; d. Oct. 15, 1752. 
V. Mary, b. Sept. 9, 1751 ; m. Jonathan Merrick. 

10. Benjamin^, son of {John'^, Thomas^) and Mary 
(Day) Merrick, born Nov. 6, 1707, at Springfield, Mass. 
Married, Oct. 22, 1848, Mercy Hoar, widow of Leonard 




Hoar, Jr., of Brimfield, Mass. He was a farmer and 

land owner. No record of death of either himself or 

wife . Children — 

i. M*ARGARET, b. Oct. 31, 1749; m. Keep. 

ii. Lois, b. Nov. 28, 1751 ; m. David Hoar. 

23. iii. Benjamin, b. Feb. 3, 1754. 

iv. Mary, b. ; d. unmarried. 

11. Thomas^ son of {Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Han- 
nah (Dnmbletou) Merrick, born Feb. 5, 1694, at Spring- 
field, Mass. Married, July 23, 1724, Abigail, daughter 
of Rev. David and Catherine Brewer; she born Oct. 
20, 1705; died Aug. 13, 1733, and his widow, Abigail, 
married, Feb. 19, 1736, J. Munn, of Springfield. Chil- 
di'en — 

i. Charles, b. March 31, 1726; d. Dec. 28, 1742. 

11. LuOY, b. April 14, 1729; m. Oct. 9, 1747, Luke 

iii. Hannah, b. May 11, 1731 ; m. July 11, 1753, J. Pome- 
roy, of Northampton, Mass. 

12. Deacon David'^, son of {Thomas'^ , Thomas^) and 
Hannah (Dumbleton) Merrick, born Feb. 23, 1699, at 
Springfield, Mass. Married, Jan. 28, 1735, Mary Col- 
ton; she died Jan. 1792, aged 82 years. Deacon David 
was prominent in the First Church of Springfield for 
many years; was a small shopkeeper in town, and also 
owned a farm which he worked; was constable, and -held 
other offices in the town government; his name appears 
five times in the town records. He died in November, 
1757. Children— 

i. Mary, b. Oct. 28, 1735; m. Jan. 15, 1761. Reuben 

Chapin; d. Oct., 1800. 
ii. David, b. May 22, 1739; d. in a foreign country, 
iii. Thomas, b. May 16, 1741 ; d. Feb. 6, 1742. 

iv. Lois, b. Oct. 12, 1743; m. , 1766, Samuel Day. 

24. v. Jonathan, b. March 21, 1747. 

13. Ebexezer^, son of {Thomas',. Thomas^) and 
Hannah (Dumbleton) Merrick, born Sept. 11, 1703, at 
Springfield, Mass. Married, autumn of 1725, Mehitable 
Moore, of Northfield, Mass. Settled first in Canaan, 
Conn., where several of his children were born; he then 
moved to Oblong, N. Y., and later to Cazenovia, N. Y., 
in which latter place several of his children married, 
and where he and his wife, Mehitable, died and are 
















buried. He lived for a short time at Ballston, N. Y., 
and also at Saratoga Springs. The date of death of 
himself or wife is not a matter of record so far as this 
author has been able to discover. Children — 

Methitable, b. Aug. 24, 1726, Canaan, Conn. 
Ebenezer, b. May 23, 1728, Canaan, Conn. 
William, b. June 18, 1730, Canaan, Conn. 

Rachael, b. 1732; m. Ames, of Oblong, N. Y. 

Ruth, b, ; m. J. Porter, of Oblong, N. Y. 

Hannah, b. 1736; m. William Allen, of Oblong, 

N. Y. 
Thomas, b. 1738, at Union, N. Y. 
Charles, b. 1740, at Cazenovia: N. Y. 
Miriam, b. 1742, at Cazenovia, N. Y. 

14. MosES'^, son of {Thomas'-, Thomas^) and Han- 
nah (Dumbleton) Merrick, born Jan. 2, 1708, at Spring- 
field, Mass. Married, 1743, Lydia Stebbins. Moses 
died and Lydia married, 2nd, Samuel Brooks, in 1759, 
whom she also outlived, dying in 1780. Children — 

i. Lydia, b. 1744; m. Thomas Bates, of Springfield. 

They had one son, who was lost at sea, and the 

familv became extinct, 
ii. Eleanor, b. Jan., 1747; d. young, 
iii. Moses, b. Aug., 1749; d. young. 

15. TiLLEY^, son of (TiUey'^, Thomas^) and Sarah 
(Cooley) Merrick, born March 28, 1701, at Springfield, 
Mass. Married Elizabeth Wilder; lived in Brookfield 
for a time, but settled in West Springfield, where he 
died, March, 1732, and where he is buried; was a cor- 
poral in Capt. Samuel Wright's company, "His Majesty's 
service," July 26, 1725, to Nov. 18, 1725. Children— 

i. Mary, b. Sept. 1, i;23; d. Nov. 17, 1726. 
29. ii. TiLLEY, b. Sept. 20, 1730. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 1726; d. young, at Concord, 

Elizabeth, the mother, married 2nd, Major James 
Minot, and had — 

1. Mary (Minot), b. 1723; d. young. 

2. Elizabeth (Minot). b. Feb 14, 1726. 

3. TiLLEY (Minot), b. Sept 20, 1730; m. 

July, 1752, Mary Minot, of Concord. 

16. Captain James"', son of (Lieut. James"^ , Thomas^) 
and Sarah (Hitchcock) Merrick, born Jan. 1, 1698, at 
Springfield, Mass. Married, Nov. 24, 1726, in Spring- 
field, Martha Ely; she died Feb. 24, 1780, in her 82nd 
year. James Merrick was an ensign in 1747; served as 









captain under Major General Winslow, in 1756, and was 
also a captain at Fort "William Henry," in Aug., 1757. 
He died, Jan. 12, 1790, aged 92 years. Five of his chil- 
di-en were born in Springfield, or West Springfield, then 
one town; the two younger children were born in Mon- 
son, whither the family removed in the yeai* 1735. By 
occupation he was a farmer Children — 

Gideon, b. Feb. 19, 1727. 

Phineas, b. Mar. 16, 1728. 

James, b. Dec. 22, 1729. 

Martha, b. , 1 732 ; m, Moody, and was left 

a %vidow. 
V. Aaron, b. Nov. 14, 1734; m. Oct., 1866, Margaret 
Cooley; .she died March, 1810. They had no 
children that survived infancy, but brought up 
several adopted children. Aaron was a justice 
of the peace; was engaged in "Shay's Rebel- 
lion;" d. Dec, 1810. 

33. vi. Jose, b. March 18, 1742. 

34. vii. Obed. b. Aug. 22, 1743. 

17. Deacon Joseph^, son of (James'^, Thomas^) and 
Sarah (Hitchcock) Merrick, born March 27, 1704, 
at Springfield, Mass. Married, Nov. 13, 1730, Mary 
Leonard, of Northampton, Mass.; she died January, 
1779, aged 73 years. Deacon Joseph married, 2d, Widow 
Mary Root, Dec, 1780; she died Sept., 1784, aged 74 
years. Deacon Joseph died March, 1792, in the 88th year 
of his age, and the 42d year of his office as deacon. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1731; m. Jan. 29, 1756, Thomas 

Ely; d. March, 1817. 
ii. Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1733; m. Sept. 17, 1761, Jonathan 

Parsons; d. March, 1817, at Paris, N. Y. 
iii. Rebekah, b. Feb. 2,1736: m. April 30, 1760. Eliakim 

Cooley; d. Sept., 1807. 

35. iv. Joseph, b. 1739. 

V. Thankful, b. Sept. 11, 1741; m. May 26, 1768, Cap- 
tain Timothy, of Springfield; d. Aug., 
vi. Mercy, b. Sept. 11, 1741; m. Nov. 19, 1766, George 
Bi-eck, of Springfield; d. April, 1786. 

36. vii. Tilley, b. Sept., 1743. 
viii. Margaret, b. Dec. 4, 1745. 

ix. Eunice, b. Sept. 18, 1748; d. June 12, 1751. 

37. X. Daniel, b. Jan. 6, 1750. 

18. Rev. NoAH^, son of {James'^ , Thomas^) and 
Sarah (Hitchcock) Merrick, born Aug. 6, 1711, at West 
Springfield, Mass. Married, Oct., 1744, Widow Abigail 



Brainerd; she died Sept., 1807, aged 90 years. Rev. 
Noah Merrick was graduated from Yale College in 1731, 
and settled in the ministry at Wilbraham, Mass., in 
June, 1741. He died Dec. 22, 1776. Children— 

Noah, b. Nov. 1, 1745; drowned at Cambridge, 
Mass. , while in college. 

Sarah, b. June 4, 1747; m. Col. Abel King, of Wil- 
braham, Nov, 7, 1772; d. 1814. 

Chileab Brainerd, b. May 31, 1749. 

Samuel Fisk, b. Sept. 13, 1751. 

Lydia, b. July 20, 175!]; m. Rev. A. Church, of 
Hartland, Conn. 

Pliny, b. Sept. 13, 1755. 

Lucy, b. Sept. 4, 1757: d. Sept. 10, 1757. 












19. John*, son of {John^, John"^ , Thomas^) and 
Sarah (Parsons) Merrick, born Aug. 3, 1720, at Willing- 
ton, Conn. Married, Dec. 1747, Deborah Williams ; she 
died Dec, 1792. He was a farmer, living in Tolland, 
Windham county. Conn.; died April, 1800. Children — 

1. Chloe. b. Nov. 1748; d. Sept., 1765. 

41. ii. John, b. Aug., 1753. 

iii. Samuel, b. Nov., 1755; enlisted in the Revolutionary 
War and died of camp fever in 1778. 

iv. George, b. Nov., 1759; was a private in Captain 
Jonathan Parker's company. Col. Comfort Sage's 
regiment, 3rd Battalion Wadsworth's Brigade, 
June, 1776 to Dec, 1776, from Willington, Conn. ; 
was in the retreat from New York, and the bat- 
tle of White Plains, Oct., 1776. 

42. V. Moses, b. Jan. 28, 1762. 

20. Stephen'*, son of {John^, John''% Thomas'^) and 
Sarah (Pai'sons) Merrick, born June 2, 1723, at Willing- 
ton, Conn. Married, Jan. 1749, Eunice Noves; she died 
May 1808. He died March, 1794. Children— 

1. Eunice, b. Oct., 1750. 

ii. Luther, b. March, 1752; enlisted Feb. 11, 1778, in 
Captain Roswell Grant's Company, Col. Obadiah 
Johnson's Regiment, for two months. In 1832 
he was drawing a pension, in Tolland, Conn. 

iii. Sarah, b. July, 1754. 

iv. Mary, b. March. 1757. 
v. Ruth, b. Oct., 1760. 

vi. Abigail, b. Sept., 1766; d. July 1813. 

vii. Chloe, b. Jan., 1769. 


21. Joseph" , son of (John^, John^% Thomas^) and 
Sarah (Parsons) Merrick, born Oct. 1733, at Willing- 
ton, Conn. Married, Jan., 1755, Ann Holt; she died 
Oct., 1806. Joseph served five days following the "Lex- 
ington Alarm," from Willington; was a farmer by oc- 
cupation; his five sons all studied medicine, and were 
practicing physicians; he died April 1787. Children — 

i. Ann, b. Sept., 175G. 

43. ii. Timothy, b. Aug., 1760. 

44. iii. Thomas, b. Jan., 1763. 

45. iv. Joseph, b. Feb. 22, 1765. 

46. V. Caleb, b. May, 1767. 

vi. Hannah, b. July 1769; was a tailoress by occupa- 
tion ; spent the last years of her life with her 
nephew. Dr. Joseph Merrick, at WilUngton, 
Conn., where she died in 1841. 

47. vii. Constant, b, Jan., 1772. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. July, 1774. 

22. Miner " , son of (Rev . Jonathan ^ , John ^ , Thomas ^ ) 
and Jerusha (Miner) Merrick, born 1729, at North Bran- 
ford, Conn. Married Abigail Russell, of Branford, Conn. ; 
she died May 11, 1812. Miner, the father, died Oct. 27, 
1765. They had one child— 

48. i. Jonathan, b. Sept. 28, 1765. 

23. Benjamin", son ot (Benjamin^ , John'^ , Thomas^') 
and Mercy (Hoar) Merrick, born Feb. 3, 1754, at Brim- 
field, Mass. Married, 1st, Mary Mann; she died, and 
Benjamin married, 2nd, Lovina Ewing, from Wales. 
Childi'en — 

Thomas, b. 1777. 

Reuel, b. March 21, 1780. 

Mary, b. Nov., 1782; m. Nutting. 

Benjamin, b. March 13, 1793. 
Lois, b. Jan., 1800; d. in infancy. 

24. Lieut. Jonathan*, son of (David^, Thomas'^, 
Thomas^) and Mary (Colton) Merrick, born March 21, 
1747, at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, Jan., 1774, Mary 
Merrick, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Warner) Mer- 
rick, of Wilbraham; she born Sept. 9, 1751; died . 

Jonathan was a wealthy farmer; was an officer in the 
Revolutionary War, and assisted in the capture of Bur- 
goyne and his army; he died March, 1812, Childi-en — 

i. Mary, b. April, 1775; m. Lyman. 

ii. David, b. March, 1779; d. Aug., 1783. 










52. iii. John, b. Feb., 1781. 

53. iv. Thomas, b. May, 1784. 

V. Laura, b. March, 1786; d. Aug., 1786. 
vi. Laura, b. Jan., 1789; m. L. Brewer, of Wilbraham. 

25. Ebenezer* , son of (Menezer^ , Thomas'^, TJiomas^) 
and Mehitable (Moore) Merrick, born May 23, 1728, at 
Canaan, Conn. Married Hannah Fuller, of Oblong, 
N. Y. Children— 

i. Mehitable, b ; m. J. Elder, of Cambridge, N. Y. 

54. ii. David, b. . 

iii. Eleanor, b. ; drowned in childhood. 

55. iv. Daniel, b . 

V. Hannah, b. ; m. S. Briggs, of Dummerstown, 

Vt. ; d. . 

vi. Mary, b. ; m. S. Briggs, of Dummerstown, Vt. 

vu. Ebenezer, b. ; d. unmarried. 

viii. Lydia, b. ; m. J. Randall, of Dummerstown, Vt. 

56. ix. Moses, b. . 

26. Williams son of (Mjenezer^, TJiomas'^, 
Thomas^) and Mehitable (Moore) Merrick, born June 
18, 1730, at Canaan, Conn. Married in New York state. 
The record of but one of his children has been found, 
that of William, the founder of Merrickville, Canada. 
Their names only are known, as follows: 

i. Abel, b. . 

ii. Mary, (Polly) b. ; m. Nathaniel Greene. (Tra- 
dition. ) 

iii. Stephen, b. . 

57. iv. Lydia, b Aug. 14, 1760; m. John White. 

58. V. William, b. April 30, 1763. 
vi. Hannah b. . 

vii. Phebe, b. . 

viii. Benjamin, b. . 

ix. Ebenezer, b. . 

X. Moses, b. . 

xi. Ruth, b. . 

xii. Isaac, b. . 

27. ThomasS sou of {Ebenezer^, Thomas', Thomas^) 
and Mehitable (Moore) Merrick, born, 1738, at Union, 
N. Y. Married Deborah Lawrence, of Stillwater, N. 
Y.; lived for a time at Stillwater, N. Y., later at Wood- 
stock, N. Y., aud still later at Cazenovia, where he and 
his wife are supposed to have died. Children— 

59. i. Solomon, b. Sept. 8, 1772, at Stillwater, N. Y. % 

60. ii. Samuel, b 1781, at Cazenovia, N. Y. *\ 
iii. Susanna, b. ; m. Brim, and went to Utah 

with the Mormons. 

Correction Page 279. 

30. Lieut. Gideon, married March 11, 1747, instead 
of 1757. 



iv. Betsey, b. ; m. David Smith, of Woodstock, 

N. Y. 

61. V. Pamelia, b. ; m. Eliab Perkins, of Cazenovia. 

vi. Sally, b. ; m. Dr. Mann, of Cazenovia. 

vii. Rebecca, b. ; ra. Dr. Mann, of Cazenovia. 

28. Charles^ , son of (Ebenezer^, TJiomas^, Thomas'^) 
and Mehitable (Moore) Merrick, born 1740, at Cazen- 
ovia, N. Y. Married, 1764, Susanna Lawrence, of Still- 
water, N. Y. Underwood's History of the Pollard 
Family says: "Charles and Susanna Merrick removed 
to Saratoga, N. Y., where they owned a farm known as 
the "deer lick," comprising the present site of the 
Springs. Later he returned to Cazenovia, where he pur- 
chased laud of John Luicklaen, the agent of the Hol- 
lands Company." Their children were — 

i. Susanna, b. 1765. 

ii. David, b. 1767 < lived at Cazenovia. 

63. iii. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 4, 1769. 

iv. Charles, b. . 

V. Thomas, b. ; lived at Cazenovia; m. Phebe 

Lyon ; had seven daughters. 

vi. Ruth, b 

63. vii. Sylvenus, b. March 9, 1788, at Saratoga, N. Y. 

viii. Miriam, b. . 

ix. Abel, b. ; lived at South Onandaga, N. Y. 

X. Bishop, b. . 

xi. Benjamin b. . 

29. TiLLEY*, son of {Tilley^ Tilleij^ Thomas^) 
and Elizabeth (Wilder) Merrick, born Sept. 20, 1730, at 
Brookfield, Mass. Married, July, 1752, Mary Minot, of 
Concord, Mass.; she died Nov. 1794, aged 64 years. 
Tilley, the father, died March 7, 1768. Children— 

i. Tilley, b. Sept., 1753; d. in infancy. 
64. ii. Tilley, b. Jan., 1755. 

iii. Stephen Wilder, b. Aug., 17.56; d. unmarried, 
iv. Augustus, b. July, 1759; d. Oct., 1788; unmarried. 
V. John, b. Feb., 1761; graduated from Harvard Col- 
lege, 1784; d. Aug. 1797; unmarried. 

30. Lieut. Gideon"*, son of {Janies^, James^, 
Thomas'^) and Martha (Ely) Merrick, born Feb. 19, 
1727, at Monson, Mass. Married, March 11, 1757, 
Elizabeth Colton, of Springfield, Mass. Lieutenant 
Gideon served in the French and Indian war, where he 
contracted smallpox, of which he died after his return 
to Monson, in February, 1758. Their children were— 


65. i. Gideon, b. 

66. ii. Justin, b. 

iii. Spenoer, b. ; killed by a cannon ball in front of 

the walls of Quebec, in the French and Indian 

iv. George, b. ; d. in the army, of smallpox. 

67. V. RosiNA, b. ; m. Timothy Murphy, of Spring- 

field, Mass. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. ; d. young. 

31. Phineas*, sou of (James^, James"^ , TJiomas^), 
and Martha (Ely) Merrick, born March 16, 1728, at 
Monson, Mass. Married, Jan., 1757, Margaret Graves, 
of Pahner, Mass.; she died Jan. 10, 1825, aged 92 
years. Phineas, the father, died Jan. 7, 1802. Chil- 
dren — 

i. LoviSA, b. July, 1758. 

68. ii. Lewis, b. . 

iii. LeRoy, b. Dec, 1760. 

69. iv. Noah, b. Dec, 1763. 
V. Eunice, b. July. 1764. 

70. vi. David, b. May, 1766. 
vii. TiRZAH, b. July, 1768. 

71. viii. Augustus, b. April, 1773. 

32. Jambs'^, son of {James^, James"- , Thomas^) and 
Martha (Ely) Merrick, born Dec. 22, 1729, at Monson, 
Mass. Married, Oct. 1, 1754, Esther Colton, of Long- 
meadow; she died Sept. 20, 1803, aged 75 years. James 
settled in Amherst, where he was an original member of 
the Second Parish Church ; was one of nearly two hund- 
red citizens of Amherst who took part in "Shay's Re- 
bellion," 1786-7. He was a merchant, and a man of con- 
siderable importance in the village; he died Oct. 30, 
1813. His settlement in Amherst was prior to 1763; he 
was allotted land "on the west highway, at the south 
part, ' ' according to the town record. His children were— 

i. Mary, b. June 11, 1755; m. Feb. 7, 1782, Nathaniel 

Sikes, of Walpole, Mass. 
ii. Lucy, b. March 27, 1757; m. Jan. 25, 1788, Elijah 

Yale, of Amherst; d. Nov. 14, 1824. 
iii. Sarah, b. Oct. 2!), 1758; m. Feb. 7, 1789, Henry 

Chandler, of Brimfield, Mass. 
iv. James, b. Sept. 8, 1760; d. in infancy. 
V. Samuel, b. Sept. 8, 1760; d. in infancy, 
vi. James, b. May 28, 1762; d. July 8, 1825; unmarried 
vii. Esther, b. Sept. 11, 1764; m. Nov. 26, 1789, Judah 

Clark, of Amherst; d. Sept. 20, 1849. 
viii. Samuel, b. May, 1767; d. at age of 8 years. 

72. ix. Aaron, b. May 14, 1770. 


33. Jose' ^ , son of (Captain Janies^ , James"^ , Thomas^) 
and Martha (Ely) Merrick, born March 18, 1742, at 
Monsou, Mass. Married, about 1766, Rebecca Munn; 
she died and Jose' married, 2ud, 1790, Widow Mary 
Mase. He died, Sept. 1806. Children— 

i. LoviNA, b. March, 1767; m. Azel Utley. 

ii. MARClA/b. Nov., 1769; m. Caleb Vinton. 

73. lii. RoswELL, b. Dec, 1770. 

iv. LuoiA, b. Jan., 1773; m. John Works, 1816. 

V. Charlotte, b. March 1775 ; m. Simon Colton, 1798. 

vi. Ruby, b. March, 1778: d. June, 1780. 

vii. Ruby, b. June, 1781; m. Gideon King, 1804. 

viii. Tamicinth, b. March, 1783; m. David Colton. 

ix. Minerva, b. Feb. 3, 1786; m. Dec. 22, 1805, Thomas 

Riddel; moved to Ohio in 1817. 

X. Mary, b. April, 1791; d. Dec, 1794. 

xi. Elizabeth, b. June, 1794; m. Abel Vinton, 1810. 

34. Obed'*, son of {James^ , James-, TJiomas^) and 
Martha (Ely) Merrick, born Ang. 22, 1743, at Monson, 
Mass. Married, Jan. 25, 1770, Mercy Stebbins, of Wilbra- 
ham. He died Jan. 21, 1783, and Mercy married suc- 
cessively Elisha Ross and Captain Caleb Keep, both of 
whom she outlived, dying a widow, May 5, 1837, aged 
90 years. Children of Obed and Mercy Merrick — 

Royal, b. Nov. 3, 1770. 
Miner, b. Dec. 26. 1872. 
Gideon, b. Jan. 17, 1775. 

Mary, b. May 31, 1777; m. 1800, Ethan Ward, of 

V. Margaret, b. July 23, 1779; m. 1S09, Deacon Leb- 
beus Chapin, of Palmer, Mass. 

77. vi. Cyrus, b. Sept. 1, 1782. 

35. Joseph^, son of {Joseph^, James-, TJwmas^) and 
Mary (Leonard) Merrick, born 1739, at West Springfield, 
Mass. Married, Dec, 1762, Deborah Leonard, of West 
Springfield. He is called "Captain" Joseph in the rec- 
ord, bvit what his service was is not of record. He had 
four sons, all born at West Springfield — 

78. i. Gad, b. June 28, 1763. 

79. ii. Perez, b. Jan. 28, 1766. 

80. iii. Joseph, b. May 12. 1769. 

81. iv. Quartus, b. March, 1771. 

36. TiLLEY*, son of {Joseph^, James"^ , Tliomas'^) and 
Mary (Leonard) Merrick, born Sept., 1743, at West 
Springfield, Mass. Married, Dec. 6, 1770, Parnel Miner, 









of Lyme, Conn.; she died Jan. 1, 1772, in the 23d year 
of her age. Tilley married, 2nd, Dec, 1777, Lovisa 
Colton, of Longmeadow, Mass. Tilley Merrick gradu- 
ated from Harvard College in 1773; according to tradi- 
tion in the family of Mrs. C. V. Merrick, of Bradford, 
Pa., he served in the War of the Revolution; he died, 
1836. His widow lived in Springfield several years after 
his death. Children— 

i. Parxel (girl), b. Feb. 7, 1779; d. Sept. 4, 1800. 

ii. LuciNDA. b. Dec. 27, 1780; d. Nov. 21, 1807. 

iii. Aaron Colton. b. Dec. U, 1782; d. Jan. 21, 1815; 

82 iv. Daniel, b. March 20, 1785. 

83. V. Tilley, b. Nov. 13, 1789. 
vi. Louisa, b. Jan. 30, 1792. 

37. Daniel"*, son of {Joseph^, James''-, Thomas^) 
and Mary (Leonard) Merrick, born Jan. 6, 1750, at West 
Springfield, Mass. Married, Dec, 1777, Experience 
Leonard, of West Springfield, Mass. According to tra- 
dition in the family of Mrs. C. V. Merrick, of Bradford, 
Pa., Daniel served in the Revolutionary war. He died 
May, 1784, and his widow married, 2nd, Arabet Leonard, 
of West Springfield, whom she also outlived. Children — 

i. Daniel, b. March, 1779; d. May, 1783. 
ii. Clarinda, b. Jan., 17S1; d. Feb. 10, 1822; unmarried, 
iii. Caroline, b. Feb., 1784; d. Jan., 1799. 

38. Deacon Chileab Brainerd"*, son of (Bev. Noah^ , 
James'\ Thomas^) and Abigail (Brainerd) Merrick, born 
May 31, 1749, at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, Dec, 
1773, Lucina Smith. Their children were— 

i. Lucy, b. April, 1774; m. Jan. 1, 1800, Ephraim Per- 
kins ; she d. in Burlington, Wis. 
ii. Lydia, b. Jan. 1776; m. Geu. G. Forward, of Bel- 
chertown, Mass. 

84. iii. Noah, b. June, 1781. 

85. iv. Pliny, b. Jan., 1786. 

V. Lucina Almira, b. June, 1791. 
vi. Chileab Brainerd, b. April, 1793. 

39. Samuel Pisk^ , son of (Noah^ , James"-, Thomas^) 
and Abigail (Brainerd) Merrick, born Sept. 13, 1851, at 
Wilbraham, Mass. Married, Feb., 1780, Sarah Meekins, 
of East Hartford, Conn. Children— 













Sarah, b. July, 1781. 

Abigail, b. Feb. 1783; was drowned in a pond at 

Wilbraham, while out with a pleasure party, in 

April, 1799. 
Mary Meekins, b. March, 1785; m. S. Moseley. 
Samuel Fisk, b. Nov., 1787. 
George, b. Feb., 1792. 
Phineas Fisk, b. Dec, 1794. 
Lydia Fisk, b. Dec, 1794. 
Lucy, b. Jan., 1797. 

40. Pliny* son of (Noah^, James"^ , TJiomas'^) and 
Abigail (Brainerd) Merrick, born Sept. 13, 1755, at 
Wilbraham, Mass. Married, Dec. 13, 1789, Ruth Cuth- 
bert; she born Nov. 20, 1770; died June 9, 1841. 
Pliny, the father, died March 2, 1814. Children— 

i. Maria, b. Oct. 14, 1790; m. Nov. 2, 1817, Samuel 
Allen, of Worcester. 

89. ii. Francis T., b. June 29, 1792. 

90. iii. Pliny, b Aug. 2, 1794. 

iv. Nancy Cuthbert, b. Dec. 11, 1797; m. Henry W. 

Miller, of Worcester; d. April 1, 1843. 
V. John, b. April 6, 1800; d. Sept. 6, 1804. 
vi. Thornton Alexander, b. Dec. 16, 1803; m. Ruth 

Cutler, of Worcester; d. Sept. 12, 1855, at Fram- 

ingliam, Mass. ; no children. 

91. vii. John Cutler, b. Dec. 7, 1809. 


41. John', son of (Jo/m*, John^, John"^ , Thomas'^) 
and Deborah (Williams) Merrick, born Aug., 1753, at 
Tolland, Conu. Married, May, 1780, Mary Ann May- 
nard. He was a corporal in Capt. Roswell Grant's com- 
pany. Col. Obadiah Johnson's Regiment, Connecticut 
Volunteers; enlisted Dec, 1777, for two months, from 
Willington, Conn.; mustered out March, 1778. He 
died Nov., 1808. Children, all born in Tolland, Conn. — 

Samuel, b. Feb., 1781. 
WiLLARD, b. Sept., 1782. 
Elijah, b. Jan., 1784. 

Chloe, b. Nov., 1785: m. Hull. 

John, b. April, 1792. 

42. MoSES■^ son of (John*, John^ , John"^ , Thomas^) 
and Deborah (Williams) Merrick, born Jan. 28, 1762 ,at 
Willington, Conn. Married, Jan., 1789, Chloe Eldridge, in 











Tolland county, Conn.; she born Jan. 19, 1770, Tolland, 
Conn.; died Jan. 2, 1824. Moses was for many years a 
lumberman on the Delaware river, rafting lumber from 
the upper river to Philadelphia; lived in Chenango 
county, N. Y.; served six months in the army, near the 
close of the Revolutionary War; died Feb. 25, 1840. 
Children — 

i. Deborah, b. July 20, 1791 ; m. April, 1810, Randall 
R. Howard ; two sons, three daughters. 

95. ii. George W., b. Feb. 8, 1793. 

iii. Chloe, b. Aug. 23, 1796; d. June 13, 1797. 

96. iv. William Martin, b April 9, 1798. 

V. Lydia, b. Jan. 13, 1800; m. Sept. 30, 1824, Joshua 
Gurley ; lived >t Troy, N. Y. ; two daughters. 

97. vi. Eldridge GERRY,"b. March 6, 1802. 

98. vii. Hiram, b. Aug. 22, 1804. 

viii. Susan, b. Jan. 19, 1806; m. April 22, 1829, Luther 
Warren, of Nunda, N. Y. ; four daughters ; d. 
Feb., 1888. 

ix. WiLLARD, b. March 27, 1808; d. Jan. 20, 1813. 
X. Benajah G., b. Jan. .30, 1810, at Sherburne, N. Y. ; 
m. 1st, Oct. 31, 1831, Phoebe Reade; 2nd, Han- 
nah Reade; 3rd, ; no children. 

xi. MosES, b. Dec. 17, 1811, at Sherburne, N, Y. ; d. 
Feb. 11, 1893, at Oswego, N. Y. ; unmarried; was 
a miller and grain dealer at Oswego ; at one time 
owned and operated a mill with forty run of 
stone, an elevator and two large warehouses. 

43. Timothy ^ son of {Joseph^, JoJin^, John'^ , 
Thomas'^) and Ann (Holt) Merrick, born Aug., 1760, at 
Tolland, Conn. Married, Nov., 1787, Mehitable At- 
wood; she born about 1765; died July, 1855. He was 
by occupation a farmer. He was held in high regard by 
the people of Willington, where he lived, being fre- 
quently chosen moderator of the town meeting. While 
thus serving he was stricken with paralysis, and died 
after a few days' illness, at the age of fifty; he was a 
member of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut State Militia; 
about the year 1790 he built the "Homestead," at West 
Willington, one of the most pretentious houses in the 
town; everything which went into the building came 
from his own farm; the house was finished in hemlock 
and white poplar. He died Jan., 1810. Mehitable, the 
mother, died July, 1855, aged 90 years. Children — 

99. i. Joseph, b. July 2, 1789. 

ii. Anna, b. Feb., 1791 ; m. Cyril James; d. 1810. 



44. THOMAS^ son of {Joseph"^, JoJm^ , John'^, 
Thomas'^) and Ann (Holt) Merrick, born Jan., 1763, at 
Tolland, Conn. Married, Jan., 1790, Joanna, daughter 
of Rev. Gideon and Christiana (Cad well) Noble; she 
born Oct. 8, 1769, at Willington, Conn.; died April 18, 
1860, at Willington. Thomas was a typical New Eng- 
land farmer; he is described as of medium height, thin 
in flesh, with blue eyes and brown hair; a good man 
and a good citizen; died Sept. 9, 1840, at Willington. 
Children — 

i. LoviSA, b. March, 1791; m. Eleazer Root ; d. May 14, 

100. ii. Gideon Noble, b. Jan., 1793 

iii. Harriet, b. Jan. 1795; m. Jonathan C. Walker; d. 

May 9, 1860. 
iv. Marilda, b. March, 1801 ; m. Ralph R. Griggs ; d. 

Jvily 26, 1872. 

101. V. Harvey, b. May 2, 1808. 

45. Joseph^ sou of {Joseph'^, Jolm^ , John"^ , 

Thomas^) and Ann (Holt) Merrick, born Feb. 22, 1765, 

at Tolland, Conn. Married, Oct., 1796, Irene, daughter 

of Lieut. Elishaand Irene (Markham) Alden, of Enfield, 

Conn.; she born, 1772; died Nov. 13, 1858, at Pleasant- 

ville, Pa, Children — 

Irene, b. Aug. 21, 1797; d. veiy young. 
LoDiSA, b. Dec. 14, 1798 ; m. Amos Hall. 
Elisha Alden, b. April 3. 1800. 
Austin, b. Sept, 12, 1801. 
Laura, b. Nov. 4, 1803. 

46. Dr. Caleb^, son of {Joseph^, John^ , John"^ , 
Thomas^) and Ann (Holt) Merrick, born May, 1767, at 
Tolland, Conn, Married, Sept. 15, 1791, Charlotte, 
daughter of Rev. Gideon Noble, of Willington, Conn.; 
she born Aug. 19, 1771, at Willington; (see Noble Gen., 
pp. 385, 401). Caleb was aphysieian in Willington and 
Franklin, Conn., with a large practice, necessitating a 
great deal of travel in the sparsely settled country where 
he served the people; he died July 1, 1822, at Vernon, 
Conn. Children — 

i. Wealthy, b. Dec. 20, 1792, at WiUington; m. John 

B. Nye, of Ellington, Conn, 
ii. Mark, b. Nov. 14, 1794; m. Hannah Sparks; moved 
to Hartford, where he was a merchant tailor; 
d. there in 1844. 
iii. SOPHRONIA, b, April 1, 1797; m. Spofford Brigham; 
d., 1842. 
105. iv. Leander, b. May 29, 1799. 

V. Charlotte, b. Jan., 1802; d., 1818, at Willington. 










47. Dr. Constant^, son of {Joseph'^, JoJin^, John"^ , 
Thomas'^) and Ann (Holt) Merrick, born Jan., 1772, at 
Tolland, Conn. Married, Oct., 1796, Experience Burt. 
Constant Merrick was a practicing phA^sician; was also 
a farmer, and at times taught school in Madison county, 
N. Y., where he moved from New England about the 
year 1800. In his old account books are found some 
curious entries where, in making settlement with a pa- 
tient, he would write on the patient's ledger page a state- 
ment that they had "reckoned and settled all accounts 
between them from the beginning of the world to this 
date," and then both patient and the Doctor would sub- 
scribe their names. He evidently did not mean to have 
any hereafter to suoh accounts. Childi*en — 

i. Eliza, b. April 27. 1797; m. April 17, 1814, James K. 

Benedict; d. Jan. 9, 1815. 
ii. Laura, b. March 17, 1799; m. Sept. 12,1831, Samuel 

C. Stebbins. 
iii. ExPERlExNCE, b. Feb. 37, 1801 ; d. March 11, 1801. 

106. iv. Nathaniel Burt, b. March 5, 1802. 

V. Constant, b. April 14, 1804; d. Aug. 16, 1805. 
vi. Experience, b. July 28, 1806; m. June 10, 1830, Da- 
vid Clark, 
vii. Constant, b. Nov. 22, 1808; d. April 3, 1834. 
viii. Anna, b. Sept. 1, 1810; m. June 10, 1830, Gordon 

ix. Jerusha, b. June 8, 1819; m. Sept. 2, 1840, Isaac 

48. Captain Jonathan^ son of {Miner''', Jonathan^, 
John^, Thomas'^) and Abigail (Russell) Merrick, born 
Sept, 28, 1765, at North Branford, Conn. Married, Aug. 
10, 1786, Sarah Atwater, of Wallingford, Conn. He 
was graduated from Yale College in 1783; died March 
24, 1812. Children— 

i. Abigail, b. Sept. 7, 1787; d. Nov. 23. 1829, unmar- 

ii. LoDENA, b. March 8, 1790; m. May 2, 1815, Sidney 

107. iii. Miner, b. Jan. 9, 1792. 

108. iv. Russell, b. Jan. 1, 1794. 

V. Mary, b. March 11, 1796; d. March 26, 1840. 
vi. Jonathan, b, May 10, 1798 ; d. Aug. 22, 1837. 
vii. Sarah, b. Oct. 29, 1800; m. May 17, 1824, Frederick 
Monroe, of Branford, Conn. 

109. viii. Elizur, b. Oct. 16, 1803. 

ix. Maria, b. Sept. 24, 1806; d. Sept. 2, 1831. 
X. William, b. July 30, 1809; d. Oct. 3, 1829. 

49. Captain Thomas^, son of {Benjamin^, Benja- 
min^, John^, Thomas^) and Mary (Maiiu) Merrick, 


born 1777, at Brirafield, Mass. Married, April, 1804, 
Mary Brown. Lived for a time at Sturbridge, Mass.; 
emigrated to Arkansas, and later to California, where he 
died. Children — 

i. William, b. Feb., 1805, at Sturbridge; went with 
his father to California, where he m. and settled, 
ii. Oriel, b. March, 1807. 
iii. Adalixe, b. 1808. 

iv. Alfred, b. 1810, at Little Rock, Ark., where he 
m. and raised a family ; no further record. 
110. V. Thomas Dwight, b. 1813," at Little Rock, Ark. 
vi. ■ Samuel Dexter, b. iu California. 

vii. Lucy, b. . 

viii. Maria, b. . 

50. Reuel', son of {Benjamin'^, Benjamin^ , John^ , 
Thomas^) and Mary (Mann) Merrick, born March 21, 
1780, at Brimfield, Mass. Married, May 29, 1816, Mar- 
cia Fentou, of Brimfield. He died May 24, 1832. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Eli Muxn, b. Feb. 38, 1817; d. March, 9. 1843. 
ii. Henry Fenton, b. April 18, 1819; d. May 24, 1849. 
iii. William Francis, b. April 29, 1821; supposed to 

haye d. in Mexico, in 1849. 
iv. Caroline, b. May, 1823; d. Dec. 10, 1823. 
V. Elizabeth, b. April 24, 1825; m. John D. Blanchard; 
d. May 8, 1850. 
HI. vi. Ambrose Newell, b. Feb. 9, 1827. 

vii. Harriet, b. Jan, 22, 1831; m. May 19, 1860, James 
L. Morgan. 

51. Bex.jamix^, son of (Benjamin*, Benjamin''^. 
John'^, Thomas^) and Lovina (Ewing) Merrick, born 
March 13, 1793, at Brimfield, Mass. Married, July 5, 
1816, Lucinda Coolev, of Palmer, Mass. He died April 
8, 1831. Children— 

i. George Benjamin, b. Feb. 17, 1817. 

ii. Harriet, b, Feb. 6. 1819. 

iii. Franklin Cooley, b. Oct. 14, 1821. 

iv. A daughter, b. Oct. 12, 1823 ; d. same day. 

V. Charles Dexter, b. July 11, 1827. 

vi. John Sullivan, b. Aug. 10, 1828. 

52. JoHN^, son of (Jonathan*, David^ , Thomas'^, 
Thomas^) and Mary (Merrick) Merrick, born Feb., 1781, 
at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, Dec. 17, 1804, Harriet, 
dan. of Charles and Anna (Chatterton) Brewer, of Wilbra- 
ham. (Anna Chatterton was of New Haven, Conn.) 
Harriet Brewer was born March 17, 1782. John Mer- 


rick, the father, died August, 1816, and his widow mar- 
ried, April 13, 1817, John Bliss, of Wilbraham. Chil- 
dren of John and Harriet Merrick — 

i. John Marshall, b. Dec, 1806; d. in infancy, 
ii. Cornelia, b. March, 1808. 

112. iii. John Marshall, b. May, 1810. 

iv. Mary Ann, Aug. 1812; d. May, 1816. 

53. Thomas^, son of {Jonathan'^, David^ , Thomas'^, 
Thomas'^) and Mary (Merrick) Merrick, born May, 1784, 
at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, Jan., 1807, Ann, daugh- 
ter of Charles Brewer, of Wilbraham. Children — 

113. i. Edwin Thomas, b. July 9, 1808. 

114. ii. William Winston, b. July, 1810. 
11,5. iii. Daniel Delos, b. Nov., 1814. 

54. David^, son of (Ebenezer*, Ebenezer^ , Thomas^, 

Thomas^) and Hannah (Fuller) Merrick, born 17 — , 

at Oblong, N. Y. Married Rhoda Balcom, of New 
Fane, Vermont. Children — 

i. Philinda, b. . 

ii. Fanny, b. . 

55. Da'SIKV'' , son of {Ebenezer*, Ebenezer^ , TJiomas'^, 

Thomas'^) and Hannah (Fuller) Merrick, born , 

17—, at Oblong, N. Y. Married Mehitable Dewey, of 
West Springfield, Mass. Children — 

i. Josiah Dewey, b. . 

ii. Eleanor, b. . 

iii. Daniel, b. . 

iv. Eunice, b. . 

V. Mary, b. 

vi. Samuel, b. — 

vii. Abigail, b. — 

viii. Margaret, b. 

ix. Harriet, b. - 

X. Clark Reid, b. 

56. MoSES^, son of {Ebenezer^ , Ebenezer^ , Thomas' , 

Thomas^) and Hannah (Fuller) Merrick, born , 

17—, at Oblong, N. Y. Married, Dec, 1803, Mercy 
Wheeler, of West Springfield, Mass. After the birth of 
his first child, Harvey, Moses moved West, and probably 
had other children, of whom there is no record at hand. 

i. Harvey, b. . 

57. Lydia^, dau. of (William'^, Ehenezer^ , Thomas'^, 
Thomas^} and Merrick, born Aug. 14, 1760, at , 


N. Y. Married, , Johu White; he born Oct. 30, 

1757, in Mass.; died Dec. 30, 1844; he was a farmer, 
living in Cayuga county, N. Y. Lydia, the mother, died 
Sept. 25, 1834. Childi-eu, all born in Cayuga county, 
N. Y.— 

i. Rebecca (White), b. March 31 , 1783; m. Knapp. 

ii. Adonijah (White), b. Jan. 9, 1784; m. Amy Mosher. 

iii. Dorcas (White), b. Oct. 17, 1785; m. Earll. 

iv. Eli (White), b. July 9, 1788; m. Susannah Clark. 
V. John (White), b. July 9, 1790; m. Eunice Heath, 
vi. Crowel (White), b. March 5, 1793. 
vii. Susannah (White), b. Feb. 13, 1794; m. James 

viii. Joseph (White), b. Jan. 10, 1796; m. Catherine 
ix. Hannah (White), b. Sept. 1, 1798; m. Joseph 

116. X. Lydia, (White), b. Jan. 14, 1801; m. Noah Cole. 

58. WILLIAM^ son of ( William'^ , Ehenezer^ , Thomas'^ , 

Thomas^) and Merrick, born April 30, 1760, at 

Springfield, Mass. Married (prior to 1789) Sylvia Com- 
stock, in New England. Moved to Canada, where he 
founded the town of Merrickville, near Montreal, in 1789, 
and where he died, July 5, 1844, aged 81 years, 2 months 
and 5 days. Sylvia, the mother, died at Merrickville, Feb. 
23, 1848, aged 74 years, 11 months and 3 days. Many 
of the descendants of William and Sylvia are scattered 
throughout Canada at this time, but it has been impossi- 
ble to get them interested in this history of their ances- 
tor. Many others are living in the United States, but 
have lost touch with the ancient family. Children — 

i. Charlotte, b. March 7, 1791; m, Collier; two 


ii. William, b. March 38, 1793; m. and had five sons 
and two daughters. 

iii. Charles, b. Jan. 10, 1796; m. and had two sons, 
seven daughters. 

iv. Pamelia, b. April 23, 1798; d. April 33, 1804. 
V. Aaron, b, Oct. 1, 1800; m. and had one son, four 

vi. Lavinia, b. Aug. 30, 1803; m. Ward; six chil- 

vii. Stephen, b. Oct. 4, 1805; d. . 

117. viii. Stephen Hedger, b. June 4, 1807. 

ix. AURELIA, b. Sept. 14, 1810; d. May 13, 1813. 

X. Terrenoe Hamilton, b. July 11, 1813; m. and had 

six daughters, 
xi. A son. b. ; never married. 










59. Solomon'^ , son of {Tliomas* , Ebenezer^ , Thomas'^ , 
Thomas^) and Deborah (Lawrence) Merrick, born Sept. 
8, 1772, at Stillwater, N. Y. Married, May 19, 1799, 
Elizabeth Underwood, of Cazenovia, N. Y. She was a 
daughter of Daniel and Experience (Kingsley) Under- 
wood, born Oct. 29, 1776, at Woodstock, Conn. She 
died Sept. 13, 1820, and Solomon married, 2nd, Mrs. 
Weed, mother of Thurlow Weed, the great leader of the 
whig party, and founder of the Albany Journal. Solo- 
mon died Aug. 1, 1839, at Rose, N. Y. The grave of 
Elizabeth Merrick is to be seen in the Union Cemetery 
at Cazenovia, N. Y., to this day. Solomon changed 
spelling to "Mirick." Children all born at Cazenovia — 

i. Amanda, b. May 24, 1800; m. David Holmes; d. April 
5, 1870. at Palmyra, N. Y. 
Ira, b. Feb. 18, 1802. 
Hiram, b. April 14, 1804. 

Nelson, b. Aug. 3, 1807; m. Elizabeth Freen. 
George W., b. 2, 1809. 

Charlotte, b. Dec. 12, 1811 ; m. 1st, Ebenezer Tyler; 
2nd, John Tippling; d. May 30, 1876, Lyons, N. Y. 
vii. Thomas M.. b. May 27, 1813; m. Sophronia Dickson, 

of Rose, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 7, 1841. 
viii. Henry B., b. Dec. 29, 1816; d. Sept. 11, 1841, Rose, 
N. Y. 

60. SAMUEL^souof (Thomas*. Ebenezer^, Thomas'^, 
Thomas^) and Deborah (Lawrence) Merrick, born, 1781, 
at Cazenovia, N. Y. Married Marv Clark; she born, 
1779. Samuel died in 18."36, at Corning, N. Y. Chil- 
dren, all born at Woodstock, N. Y. — 

i. Sophronia, b., 1810; d. unmarried. 

ii. Mary, b. ; d. unmai-ried. 

iii. Emeline, b. 1814; d. unmarried. 

iv. Julia, b., 1816. 

v. Jane Elizabeth, b. Oct. 31, 1818; m. Dec, 1839, 
D wight A. Fuller, at New Woodstock, N. Y. ; 
he d. May, 1890, survived by his wife and two 
sons, George W., b., 1841, and Dwight L., b., 
1847, both bachelors. The mother is totally 
blind, but is tenderly cared for by her loving 
sons, who are known to the public as "Fuller 
Brothers," owners and proprietors of the Dick- 
inson House, the leading hotel of the city of 
Corning, N. Y. 

vi. George W., b., 1820; d. young, 
vii. Esther, b.,1822; d. young. 

61. Pamelia^ daughter of {Thomas*, Ebenezer^, 
Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Deborah (Lawrence) Merrick, 
born 17—, at Cazenovia, N. Y. Married Eliab Perkins, 
at Cazenovia, N. Y. Had — 


i. Helen Rebeooa (Perkins) b. 1824, at Cazenovia, N. 
Y. ; d. July 7, 1897 ; in. Nelson Wood, about 
1849; had one child, Nelson R. (Wood), b., 
1852, a: Fond du Lac, Wis. At the age of five 
years he was placed on a farm in Cazenovia, N. Y. , 
where he remained until he was 17 years of age, 
when he went to Clyde, Wayne county, N. Y., 
to learn the trade of harnessmaking ; his love of 
nature, and especially his interest in birds was 
so great that he was impelled to leave his trade 
and enter Prof. Ward's Natural Science estab- 
lishment, in Rochester, which he did in the year 
1878. In 1888 he was called to Washington to 
take a position in the United States National 
Museum as Naturalist and Taxidermist, where 
he is at the writing of this sketch, Sept., 1901. 

62. Ebenezer^ (Miriek), son of {Charles'^, Eheii- 
ezer^, Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Susanna (Lawrence) 
Merrick, born August 4, 1769, probably at Cazenovia, 
N. Y. Married, Oct. 21, 1799, Betsey Thurber; she 
died May 25, 1821. Ebenezer Miriek was a Baptist min- 
ister; died Aug. 17, 1855. Children — 

121. i. John Thurber, b. July 20, 1800, Madison County, 
N. Y. 
ii. Abel, b. Oct. 13, 1802; d. June 13, 1807. 
iii. Lydia, b. April 23, 1805; d. Aug. 31, 1806. 

iv. Abigail Sophia, b. Oct. 14, 1811; m. Spiers; d. 

March 17, 1870. 

V. Julia Ann, b. . 

vi. Betsey M., b. March 31, 1817. 

63. Sylvenus^ , son of {,Gharles^ , Ehenezer^ , Thomas'^ , 
Tliomas^^ and Susanna (Lawrence) Merrick, born March 
9, 1786, at Saratoga, N. Y. Married Achsa, daughter 
of Jonathan and Keziah (Hayward) Pollard, of Cazeno- 
via, N. Y.; she born April 3,' 1789; died Sept. 1, 1847, 
at South Onandaga, N. Y. Sylvenus, when a boy, 
assisted at the ' girdling" in Cazenovia, when the 
country was covered with a forest, and he afterward 
manufactured bricks on what was known as the "Backus 
place." He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and after- 
ward a strong abolitionist, and with his sons assisted 
many fugitive slaves in their escape to Canada. He was 
a prominent actor in the famous "Jerry rescue" case, at 
Syracuse, in 1851. In later years he resided in Syra- 
cuse, where he died in April, 1884. Children — 

1. Juliette, b. Aug. 3, 1809; m. 1st., Stephen Lea v ins, 
Jan. 14, 1829; had three children; he d. May 20, 
1837, and she m. 2nd, Noah Thayer, Dec. 1, 
1838; had six children; d. 'March 18, 1879, at 
WalUngford, 111. 










MoNxaoMERY, b. April 17, 1812. 

Charles, b. May 7, 1815. 

Leroy, b. March 3. 1818; d. Feb. 6, 1821. 

HuLDAH, b, Aug. 23, 1820; d. Aug. 15, 1841. 

SOPHRONIA, b. June 9, 1823; d. May 31, 1840. 

Isabella, b. May 10, 1826; m. Sept. 26, 1848, Wil- 

lard W. Gage, at Cardiff, N. Y. ; had two chil- 

viii. Emma, b. June 9, 1829, m. Oct. 16, 1849, Ansel Eddy 

Kinne, at Syracuse, N. Y. ; had six children, 
ix. Chloe, b. April 18, 1832; m. Aug. 10, 1869, Hon. 

Harrison Reed, Governor of Florida; had one 


64. T^LLEY^ son of (Tilley\ Tillei/\ 
Thomas^) andMary(Miuot) Merrick, boru Jan., 1755, at 
Concord, Mass. Married, Dec. 25, 1798, Sarah Miuot. 
Tilley, the father, died June 8, 1836. Sarah, the mother, 
died Jan. 30, 1816. Then* children were — 

i. Francis John, b. Dec. 26, 1799; d. Dec. 21, 1871, at 
Concord, Mass. ; never married. 
124. ii. Mary, b. April 5, 1801; m. Nathan Brooks, 
iii. Sarah, b. May 17, 1805; d. Oct. 16, 1806. 
iv. AUGUSTUS, b. Nov. 11, 1810; d. Nov. 13, 1871, at 
Concord, Mass. ; never married. 

65. Gideon^ , son of (Lieut. Gideon'^ , James^ , James^, 

Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Colton) Merrick, born , 

at Monson, Mass. Married Elizabeth Phillips, of West 
Springfield, Mass. Children — 

i. Elizabeth, b. ; m. Ward. 

ii. Gideon, b. . 

iii. John, b. . 

iv. Mary", b. ; m. Jackson. 

V. Aaron, b. . 

66. Justin^, son of (GideoW^, Janies^, James"^, 

Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Colton) Merrick, born , at 

Monson, Mass. Married, , and had — 

i. Christina, b. Jan. 1776; d. aged 22 years, 
ii. Spencer, b. Oct. 1777. 

67. RosiNA^ (afterward called Resign), dau. of •: 
(Lieut. Gideon'^, James^ , James"-, Thomas'^) and Eliza- 
beth (Colton) Merrick, born ; married Timothy- 
Murphy, of Spring-field, Mass.; he born in Simsbury, 
Conn., 1780; lived in town of Sixteen Acres, Conn., 
where he kept the town records. Children — | 










Timothy (Murphy), b. 
Justin (Murphy), b. 

Jerusha (Murphy), b. ; d. unmarried. 

Betsey (Murphy), b. ; d. unmarried. 

Cynthia (Murphy), b. ; d. unmarried. 

Mary (Murphy), b. ; m. Jones, had three 

cliildren, Henrietta, Justin and George ; a de- 
scendant, Mrs. Courtland Southworth, is living 
in Springfield, Mass., 1901. 

vii. Resign (Murphy), b. ; m. James Graves; had 

Mary, who m. Dr. Henry Collins, of Spring- 
field ; James, living in New Haven, Conn. , 1901 ; 
Anna, Martha and Elizabeth (Graves). 

viii. Spencer (Murphy), b. ; d. unmarried. 

ix. Merrick (Murphy), b. ; m. Eliza Ireland, of 

Salem, Mass.; had Spencer and Resign 

68. Lewis^, son of {Fliineas^ , James^ , James^ , 

Thomas^) and Margaret (Graves) Merrick, born 1759, 

at Monsou, Mass. Married, 1786, Catherine Hyde. Chil- 


i. Calvin, b. March, 1787; d. in the South. 

ii. Abigail, b. Dec, 1788; m. Wyckliflfe, 1806. 

iii. Lendal, b. Feb., 1791; d. Feb., 1795. 

127. iv. LoRiN, b. May, 1793. 

V. 3I00DY, b. July, 1795 ; d. in the South. 

vi. Marcia, b. ; m. Deodatus Dutton, of Monson. 

vii. Sarah, b. Oct., 1800. 

viii. Hiram, b. Aug., 1804. 

ix. Caroline, b. July, 1808. 

X. Catherine, b. June, 1811. 

69. XoAH^, son of [Pliineas^ , James^ , James^, 
Thomas^) and Margaret (Graves) Merrick, born Dec, 
1760, at Monson, Mass. Married, 1st, Jnne, 1780, 
Elizabeth Bishop, by whom he had three children; at 
her death he married, 2nd, Widow Ennice Shepard, of 
Springfield; she born Ang. 4, 1767; died Aug. 15, 
1823; no children; 3rd, Delphia Shepard, born Dec. 1, 
1797; died Feb. 10, 1864. Noah Merrick enlisted in 
Capt. Joshua Shaw's company, Col. Elisha Parker's 
regiment, Massachusetts volunteers, July 22, 1779, in 
War of the Revolution, serving to the end of the war. He 
died November, 1849, in McHeniy county. 111. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Anson, b. Feb. 5, 1791 ; d. Oct. 31, 1835. 
ii. Betsey Lee, b. March 16, 1793; m. Lemuel D. New- 
ton, of Homer, N. Y. 
iii. Jacob Bishop, b. Jan. 17, 1795; d. June 10, 1863, at 
Thorndyke, Mass. ; unmarried. 

128. iv. Charles Clinton, b. Sept. 11, 1834. 

129. v. George Graves, b. July 12, 1829. 


70. David^, son of CPMneas'^, James^ , James"^ , 
Thomas^ ) and Margaret (Graves) Merrick, born May, 
1766. Married, 1788, Marcia Groves, of Monson, 
Mass. Children — 

i. Danforth, b. July, 1789, at Homer, N, Y. ; m. and 

had family ; lived at Courtlandville, N. Y. 
ii. A child, b. Jan., 1793; d. 
iii. Samuel, b. Nov., 1794. 

130. iv. Martin, b. Nov., 1797. 

V. Marcus, b. March 30, 1800, at Homer, N. Y. ; m, 
tM^ice, and had two children, both of whom d. ; 
hed., 1880. 

71. Augustus^, son of (P/miert5'*, James^ , James"^ , 
Thomas^) and Margaret (Graves) Merrick, born April, 
1773, at Monson, Mass. Married, March 10, 1802, Bo- 
adicea Fnller, of Monson; she died March 8, 1883. Au- 
gustus, the father, died April 6, 1856. Children — 

1. ZULIMA, b. April 14, 1803; m. March 24, 1830, Henry 
Cady, M. D. ; d. Feb. 6, 1858. 

131. ii. Watson, b. July 27, 1805. 

iii. Albert, b. Oct. 14, 1806; murdered by hi.s boat's 
ci'ew on the Mississippi river, below Vicksburg, 
Miss., when on a trading voyage to New Orleans. 

iv. Julia, b. June 16, 1808; m. Nov. 22, 1828, Luther 

Blackmer, of Shawungunk, N. Y. 
v. Eleanor, b. Aug. 9, 1810; m. Nov. 24, 1841, Jona- 
than Shaw, of Monson. 

vi. Emily, b. April 19, 1812. 

vii. Violette, b. Jan. 17, 1814; m. Oct. 15, 1839, Jo-seph 
F. Loring, of Worcester, Mass. 

132. viii. Lewis, b. March 31, 1817. 

ix. Maroaret, b. Dec. 5, 1815; m. Jan. 5, 1843, Charles 
M. Treadwell, of East Franklin, N. Y. 

X. Lavinia, b. Oct. 17, 1819; m. Nov. 26, 1842, Albert 
M. Phillips, of Monson. 

xi. Edwin, b. Nov. 5, 1822; m. Jan. 9, 1851, Rebecca 
Ann Chandler; she d. Aug. 25, 1857, atFoxboro, 
Mass. He was a bleacher and presser of straw 
goods; d. Aug. 1, 1876. 

72. Aaron^, §011 of (James^, James^, Jame^'^ , 
Thomas^) and Esther (Colton) Merrick, born May 14, 
1770, at Amherst, Mass. Married, June 22, 1800, Mary, 
daughter of Phineas and Martha Howe, of Enfield, 
Mass.; she died May 12, 1858, aged 84 years. Aaron 
Merrick was elected representative from Amherst in May, 
1822, and served in General Court session in winter of 
1822-3; was an incorporator of the first public library 
of Amherst, June 4, 1793; died Dec. 3, 1843. Chil- 
dren — 


i. ESTES, b. April 7, 1801 ; d. May 8, 1812. 

ii. Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1803; d. April 19, 1843. 

iii. Esther, b. Nov. 23, 1803. 

133. iv. William, b. Aug. 1, 1805. 

134. V. Allen Porter, b. June 1, 1807. 

vi. Martha, b. July 27, 1809; m. Sept. 20, 1837, Ethan 
D. Hubbard; d. Sept. 1, 1840. 

135. vii. James Ely, b. May 3, 1811. 

viii. Aaron, b. Oct. 1, 1812; d. May 33, 1844. 
ix. Eliza, b. June 1, 1814; d. Aug. 37, 1839. 

73. RoswELL^, son of (Jose'*, James^, James"^ , 
Thomas^) and Rebekah (Muun) Merrick, born Dec, 
1770, at Monson, Mass. Married, Dee. 9, 1799, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Fairbanks, of 
Brimfleld, Mass.; she born Jan. 3, 1775, at Sherburne, 
Mass. Roswell, the father, moved with his family to 
Ohio in February, 1820, and while on a journey west, 
died at Hereulaneum, Mo., Sept., 1820. Children — 

136. i. Casper Lavatore, b. April 3, 1801. 

ii. George Kirkland, b. July 16, 1802, at Monson ; m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of George and Susan Willett, of 
Paris, Ky. ; d. Jan. 9, 1832, at Paris, Ky, 
iii. Thomas Truxton, b. Nov. 25, 1803, at Monson; m. 
March, 1839, Nancy Wright, of Springfield ; no 
children ; d. at Louisville, Ky. 
iv. Jose' Columbus, b. June 11, 1805; d. June 6, 1815, 

at Monson. 
V. Roswell Addison, b. Ajml 19, 1807; d. Oct. 23, 
1839, Xenia, O. ; uninarried. 
Edward Preble, b. May 37, 1809; d. Feb. 19, 1810. 
Louisa Harriet, b. March 33, 1811. 
Edwin Lorenzo, b. March 3, 1813. 
James Franklin, b. April 18, 1815; d. Nov. 34, 1836, 
on the Mississippi river. 

139. X. John Wyles, b. June 8, 1818. 

74. RoYAL^ son of (Ohed*, James^, James"^, 
Thomas^) and Mercy (Stebbins) Merrick, born Nov. 3, 
1770, at Monson, Mass. Married, Nov., 1792, Sarah, 
daughter of Elijah and Sarah Chandler, of Monson; she 
died April 8, 1849. Royal Merrick was a farmer; was 
deacon in Dr. Ely's church in Monson; died Nov. 20, 
1850. Children— 

i. Lucy, b. Oct, 16, 1793; d. Nov. 20, 1818, at Monson. 

140. ii. Alanson Chandler, b. March 31, 1795. 

141. iii. Lothrop, b. Sept. 5, 1796. 

iv. Laura, b. May 30, 1799; m. Harlow Lang, a farmer 
of South Wilbraham; d. Jan. 18, 1844. 

v. Caroline, b. May 3, ISOl; d. June, 1871. 

vi. Fanny Fenton, b. June 37, 1803; d. Feb. 9, 1851; 








142. vii. Grosvenor, b. Aug. 17, 1805. 

viii. Emily, b. Jan. 8, 1808; m. Hamilton Fay, of Chico- 
pee, Mass. ; d. April 20, 1886. 
ix. Sarah Chandler, b. Feb. 2, 1812; d. Dec. 6, 1855; 

X. An infant son, d. July, 1813. 

xi. Harriet Caroline, b. July 16, 1815; m. George H. 
Fiske, of Enfield, Mass. 

75. MiNER^ son of {Obed^, James^ , James"^ , 
Thomas'^) and Mercj' (Stebbins) Merrick, born Dec. 
26, 1772, at Monson, Mass. Married, May, 1797, 
Abigail Keep, of Monson. Miner died at Butternnts, N. 
Y., Sept. 18, 1801, and his widow married, 2nd, Captain 
David Wood, of Homer, N. Y. Miner had one son— 

1. Miner, b. April 6, 1802; it is known that he m. and 
had .several children, but there is no further 
record of the family. 

76. GIDEON^ son of (Ohed^, James^ , James^ , 
Thomas'^) and Mercy (Stebbins) Merrick, born Jan. 17, 
1775, at Monson, Mass. Married, 1st, Sept., 1797, Mar- 
garet White, of Monson; she died July 2, 1798, aged 
22 years, without issue. Gideon married, 2ud, Beuhih, 
daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Stebbins, of Monson; 
she died Dee. 14, 1864. Gideon died March 19, 1856. 
Children — 

143. i. James Lyman, b. Dec. 11, 1803. 

144. ii. Samuel Otis, b. Dec. 11, 1808. 

145. iii. Charles Henry, b. April 11, 1812. 

77. Cyrus ^ son of {Ohed"^ , James^, Jmnes^ , 
Thomas^) and Martha (Ely) Merrick, born Sept. 1, 
1782, at Monson, Mass. Married 1st, Eleuthina Fay, of 
Monson, Nov. 5, 1820; she died April 9, 1824, without 
issue. Cyrus married, 2nd, Oct. 16, 1828, Elizabeth 
Henshaw (Sweet) daughter of John and Sarah Henshaw, 
of West Roxbury, Mass., and widow of Rev. H. H. 
Sweet, of Palmer, Mass.; she died Dec. 16, 1861, at 
Monson. Cyrus was in business in Sturbridge from 
1809 to 1818 as part proprietor of a country store, stage 
tavern, and a section of a line of mail stages between 
Boston and New York; from 1818 to 1822, was in the 
same business, except the store, in Worcester. He re- 
turned to Sturbridge in 1822, and represented that town 
in the legislature of 1824. For a short time after he re- 
turned to Sturbridge he was not engaged in any busi- 


ness other than farming. He removed with his family 
from Sturbridge to Wilbraham iu Nov., 1845, and from 
Wilbraham to Lancaster, Mass., in May, 1850; there he 
died Jan. 28, 1872, in the ninetieth year of his age. 
Children — 

146. i. Cyrus Henry, b. Sept. 26, 1829. 

147. ii. Spencer Rosooe, b. June 9, 1832. 

iii. Charles, b. July 27, 1833 ; d. Aug. 16, 1833. 

78. Gad^ , son of {Joseph"^ , Joseph^, James^ , Thomas^) 
and Deborah (Leonard) Merrick, born June 28, 1763, at 
West Springfield, Mass. Married, 1784, Sibyl Harrison, 
of Westford, Mass.; she died May 22, 1842, aged 77 
years. Gad, the father, died Nov. 24, 1803. He was a 
soldier in Revolutionary War. Children — 

i. Susannah, d. Aug. 31, 1785; m. Laertes Chapin, of 

Hartford, Conn, 

ii. Austin, b. 1788; d. Sept. 21, 1790. 

iii. Julia, b. March 28, 1790; m. M. C. Blakesley. 

iv. Clarissa, b. May 31, 1792; d. Aug. 9, 1837. 

V. Deborah, b. Feb. 20, 1795, d. April 1, 1795, 

148. vi. Joseph Harrison, b. Aug. 25, 1796. 
vii. Gad, b. Dec. 21, 1799; d. Dec. 3, 1829. 

79. Perez^, son of {Joseph^, Joseph^, James'^ , 
TJiomas^) and Deborah (Leonard) Merrick, born Jan. 
28, 1766, at West Springfield, Mass. Married, 1789, 
Hannah Williston, of West Springfield. Children, all 
born at Franklin, N. Y. — 

Sylvester W., b. 1790. 

Gordon, b. 1791. 

Perez, b. June 12, 1792. 

Roderick, b. Aug. 5, 1794. 

Deborah, b. 1796. 

Flora, b. 1799. 

Priscilla Leonard, b. 1800. 

William Cabot, b. 1802; d. Dec. 23, 1837, unmarried. 

Austin Leonard, b. Jan. 2, 1807. 

Irene, b. 1809. 

Louisa Jones, b. 1811. 

















Lieut. Joseph" , son of (Joseph'*^ , Joseph^ , James"" , 
TJiomas^) and Deborah (Leonard) Merrick, born May 12, 
1769, at West Springfield, Mass. Married, April, 1791, 
Frances Leonard, of West Springfield; she died October, 
1797, aged 27 years. Lieut. Joseph married, 2nd, March, 
1799, Mary Smith, of West Springfield. Children— 


i. FORDYCE, b. Dec. 1791; m. Elizabeth Hollister. 

ii. Francis, b. 1798. 

iii. Maria, b. 1799; m. D. B. Bush, Esq. 

iv. Adelia, b. March 9, 1810; m. M. A. Lee, M. D. 

81. QuARTUS^, son of (Joseph^, Joseph'^, Jcnnes^, 
Thomas^) and Deborah (Leonard) Merrick, born 1770, 
at West Springfield, Mass. Married Letitia Williston, 
of Springfield. He died 1860, at Leander, N. Y. Chil- 
dren, all born at Walton, N. Y. — 

i. Letitia Armanilla, b. 1802; m. Martin Butler, of 

ii. Hannah Lavia, b. 1803; m. Fisher Long, at Spring- 
field, Pa. ; d. at Burlington, Pa. 

iii. Maria Ann, b. 1804; m. 1832, Isaac Newton Pom- 
eroy, at Springfield, Pa. ; d. 1839, at Troy, Pa. 

iv. Solomon, b. 1805; m. for second wife, Ann Clasp; 
d. 1862, at Springfield, Mass. 

V. Lucinda Williston, b. Oct. 3, 1810; m. 1839, Isaac 
Newton Ponieroy, at Walton, N. Y. ; is still 
154. vi. John Quartus, b. July 24, 1212. 

82. Colonel Daniel % son of (TiUey'^ , Joseph^, 
James'^ , Thomas^) and Lovisa (Colton) Merrick, born 
March 20, 1785, at West Springfield, Mass. Married, 
Jan., 1818, Laura, daughter of Joel and Eunice Day, 
of Holyoke, Mass. ; she born 1794, at Holyoke ; died April 
8, 1860, at West Springfield, Mass. Daniel Merrick was a 
successful farmer in his native town. He was a much 
loved citizen, and an earnest church worker, holding the 
positions of Deacon and choir leader for many years. 
The quaint old "pitch-pipe", used in pitching the tunes 
in the days before organs were permitted, which was the 
property of Tilley Merrick, and was afterward used by 
Daniel while chorister of the old First Church in Spring- 
field, is now in possession of Miss Elizabeth J. Merrick, 
of Merrick, Mass., a grand-daughter of Daniel. After 
his death the oldest of the sons remaining at home, Jo- 
seph, carried on the farm for a number of years. The 
estate was finally sold, and the property was cut up into 
streets and building lots. One street bears the family 
name, and the postoffice, which stands near the site of 
the old house, now the southern part of the town of 
West Springfield, is called "Merrick." Daniel died 
March 2, 1855, at West Springfield. Children, all born 
in West Springfield — 


i. Aaron Colton, b. Dec. 25, 1818; in. Oct., 1847, 
Elizabeth Lentlllslev; no children; d. at Buf- 
falo, N. Y., April 9, fSoS. 

ii. Joseph, b. Feb., 1820; m. 1st, in 1850, Frances E. 
Hamlin, of Furling Hills; 2nd, Lucretia (Col- 
ton') Hollister, Dec. 17, 1861, at Holyoke; no 
children; d. Feb. 22, 1898. 

iii. Francis Tilley, b. Dec. 1825; m. 1st, Julia Chapin; 
2nd, May 21, 1868, Mrs. Rose Fairbanks Chapin 
(sister-in-law of first wife), of Hartford, Conn. ; 
three children, all d. young; he d. Dec. 25, 1873. 

iv. Daniel, b. June 23, 1830; m. June 16, 1870, Addie 
Thorpe, of South Hampton, Mass. ; no children. 
155. V. Charles Edwin, b. March 23, 1832. 

vi. Edward Pa YSON, b. 1838; d. Dec. 4, 1853. 

83. Tilley^, sou of Tilley'^, Joseph^, James", 
Thomas^) and Lovisa (Coltou) Merrick, born Nov. 13, 
1789, at West Springfield, Mass. Married, Sept. 15, 
1823, Mary Morse, of Westfield, Mass. This Tilley was 
the original compiler of the genealogy of the Thomas 
branch of the Merrick family, known as the Springfield 
branch, but died before he had proceeded far with the 
work, which was afterward taken up by Rev. James L. 
Merrick, of Amherst. Tilley died Jan. 19, 1826, leav- 
ing one son — 

i. Henry, b. Nov. 7, 1824. 

84. NoAH% son of {CJiUeah B.^, Noah'\ James"^ , 
Thomas'^ ) and Lucina (Smith) Merrick, born June, 1781, 
at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, Jan., 1805, Statira 
Hays, of Hartford, Conn.; she died Sept., 1849. Chil- 
dren — 

Abigail, b. Dec. 10. 1805. 

Roderick Smith, b. Jan. 16, 1808. 

Frederick, b. Jan. 29, 1810. 

Fanny, b. Sept. 29, 1812. 

George Hays, b. July 21, 1821 ; d. Jan. 9, 1841. 

Helen Maria, b. Feb. 7, 1824; d. Jan. 5, 1898. Helen 
Maria Merrick was a ministering angel. Her 
early life was spent in AVilbraham, Mass. , where 
she was born, but in her young girlhood she 
went to live with her brother, Profe.ssor Fred- 
erick Meri'ick, in Delaware, O. At the age of 
twelve yeai's she made confession of Christ, and 
from that time until her death in Jan. 1901, she 
was a consistent follower of her Master, devot- 
ing her wiiole life to the service of the poor, the 
needy and the sinful. All her life she was an 
ardent friend of missions, both home and for- 
eign. At her death, in Delaware, O., it was 
truly said of her that "she hath done what she 
could," as she had given a lifetime to the service 
of others, 
vii. Edward Dwight, b. Aug. 12, 1827; d. June 7, 1839. 











85. Pliny^, son of (Ghileab B.^, Noah^ , James', 
Thomas^) and Lvicina (Smith) Merrick, born, Jan., 
178G, at Wilbrabam, Mass. Married, 1st, Jan., 1817, 
Florilla Moody, of Northampton, Mass.; she died March 
27, 1820, and Pliny married, 2nd, Dorcas Newell, of 
Wilbraham. Children — 

i. Francis Catlin, b. July 5, 1818; cl. May 29, 1842. 

ii. Flora, b. March 5, 1821 ; d. May 29, 1842. 

ili. Dorcas Newell, b. June 7, 1822; d. Dec. 22, 1849. 

iv. Pliny Kirkland, b. Jan. 16, 1824; d. on the Yuba 

River, Cal., Dec. 8, 1849; unmarried. 

V. Flora, b. Nov. 1, 1825. 

vi. Daniel Brainerd, b. June 21, 1831. 

vii. A son, b. Jan. 21, 1835; d. March 27, 1835. 

88. Samuel Pisk^, son of CSamiiel FisJc'^, Noah^ , 
James"^ , Thomas^) and Sarah (Meekins) Merrick. Mar- 
ried, Sept., 1812, Mary Starkweather, of Northampton, 
Mass. Children — 

i. Martha, b. Jvme 18, 1813. 

ii. Samuel Fisk, b. Ai^ril 8, 1814; d. in infancy, 

iii. Abby Maria, b. June 24, 1815. 

159. iv. Samuel Fisk, b. Sept. 27, 1819. 

V. Sarah Meekins, b. Nov. 19, 1821. 

160. vi. JAMES, b. Dec. 11, 1823. 

vii. Roxanna Starkweather, b. March 16, 1826. 
ix. Mary Jane, b. Aug. 4, 1831. 

87. George ^ son of [Samuel Fisk'*', Noah^ , James'' , 
Thomas^) and Sarah (Meekins) Merrick, born Feb., 1792, 
at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, 1st, Oct. 30, 1819, 
Nancy Hollister, of Sonth Glastonbury, Conn.; she born 
Feb.'ie, 1796; died Feb. 27, 1843.' He married, 2nd, 
Nov. 7, 1844, Elizabeth A. Hubbard, of Boston. He 
was a lawyer by profession; Judge of County Court; 
died Oct. G, 1879. (See History of South Glastonbury, 
Conn.) Children — 

i. Georue Hollister, b. March 3, 1823; d. Sept. 13, 

ii. RoswKLL Elijah, b. Dec. 13, 1826; was living 1899, 

at South Glastonbury. 

88. Phineas FiSK^, son of (Samuel Fisk^ , Noah^ , 
James'^ , Thomas^) and Sarah (Meekins) Merrick, boru 
Dec, 1794, at Wilbraham, Mass. Married Hannah 
Maria Ropes, and settled at Natchez, Miss. ; died May 
13, 1833. Children— 


i. Oscar Ropes, b. ; d. in childhood. 

ii. Charles, b. 1828. 
iii. Helen, b. 1830. 

89. Francis T.^, son of {Pliny '^ , Noah^ , James''-, 
Thomas'^) and Ruth (Cutler) Merrick, born June 29, 
1792, at Brookfield, Mass. Married, 1818, Mary Buck- 
minister Fisk, of Brookfield, Mass. Chiidi-en — 

i. Frances Fisk, b. Oct. 5, 1819; m. Nov. 30, 1841, 

David Waldo Lincoln, of Worcester, Mass. 
ii. Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1821 ; d. Jan. 7, 1825. 
iii. William Pliny, b. Feb. 23, 1824; d. Jan. 19, 1853, 

Gibralter, Spain, 
iv. Sarah Reed, b. Oct. 2, 1832; d. March 6, 1854. 

90. Judge Pliny '^, son of (Pliny^ , Noah^ , James"^ , 
Thomas^) and Ruth (Cutler) Merrick, born Aug. 2, 
1794, at Brookfield, Mass. Married, May 23, 1821, 
Rebecca Thomas, daughter of Isaiah Thomas, Jr., of 
Worcester; she died June 17, 1859. Pliny Merrick was 
graduated from Harvard College in 1814, after which he 
studied law with Levi Lincoln ; was admitted to the bar 
and practiced in Worcester and Bristol counties. He 
was district attorney for Worcester, 1824 to 1843; was 
made Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in 1843, 
and again in 1851. In 1844 he was Judge of the Mu- 
nicipal Court, and from 1853 to 1864, was Justice of the 
Massachusetts Supreme Court. He removed to Boston 
in 1856; was president of the Worcester & Nashua 
Railroad Company. In 1849 he was senior counsel in 
defense of Professor Webster, on his trial for the mur- 
der of Dr. George Parkman, a case of world wide celeb- 
rity. From 1852 to 1856 he was an Overseer of Har- 
vard, from which institution he received the degree of 
LL. D., in 1853. At his death he bequeathed a large 
sum for the establishment of schools of a high grade in 
Worcester. It is a remarkable coincidence that at the 
time Judge Pliny Merrick was Justice of the Supreme 
Court of Massachusetts, Judge Edwin Thomas Merrick 
was occupying the same distinguished office in Louisiana, 
and almost coincidently with him for a term of ten 
years ; and Judge William Merrick was at the same time 
Justice of the Supreme Court of Maryland. Judge 
Pliny Merrick had for his wife, Rebecca Thomas, of 
Massachusetts, and Judge Edwin Thomas Merrick had 
for his wife, Caroline E. Thomas, of Louisiana. Pliny 
Merrick had no children. 


91. John Cutler^, son of {Plimj'^, Noah^ , James"^ , 
Thomas^) and Ruth (Cutler) Merrick, born Dee. 7, 
1809, at Brookfield, Mass. Married Caroline Maria 
Work, of Chillicothe, 0. He died May 15, 1857, at 
Columbus, 0. Children — 
i. Maria, b. 


ii. Elizabeth, b. 
iii. Francis, b. — 
iv. (Another), b. 


92. Samuel^ son of (John^ , John^ , John^ , John^ , 
Thomas'^) and Maiy Ann ( May nard) Merrick, born Feb., 
1781, at Tolland, Conn. Married, Feb., 1806, Olive 
Grouslet. Children — 

i. Maria, b. June, 1807. 

ii. Lavinia, b. Oct., 1809. 

iii. Andalusia, b. Oct., 1811. 

iv. William, b. Oct., 1814. 

93. Willard'' , son of (.John '^ , John'^ , John ^ , John - , 
Thomas^) and Mary Ann (Mavnard) Merrick, born Sept, 
4, 1782, at Tolland, Conn. Married, 1809, Naomi Mcin- 
tosh, of Willinofton, Conn. Soon after his mariage he 
removed to Steuben, Oneida county, N. Y., then a new 
county, where he spent the most of his active life. He 
was a farmer and surveyor, and to-day many of the 
township maps read "according to Merrick's survey." 
During the war of 1812 he was drafted three times; 
twice he hired substitutes, but the third time he took the 
field himself. He served only about one month, at Sack- 
ett's Harbor, when peace was declared. Later in life he 
removed to Verona, Oneida county, where he died Feb. 
16, 1851, a respected citizen, sincerely mourned by his 
surviving family and friends. He expressed a Chris- 
tian's hope, although he had never united with any 
church. Children all born in Steuben, N. Y. — 

161. i. Hamilton, b. Sept. 5, 1811. 

ii. SOPHRONIA, b. Dec. 16, 1812; m. April 23, 1739, Ira 
Lillibridge, a farmer of Blcssvale, N. Y. ; he d. 
April 8, 1848, leaving four children. She died 
in Detroit, Mich., March 6, 1883, where a daugh- 
ter and two sons now reside, one of whom, Wil- 
lard Merrick Lillibridge, is a circuit judge. 


iii. Sophia, b. March 17, 1814; m. Alvah Potter, a farmer 
of Steuben, Sept. 18, 1837; on the breaking 
out of the Civil War they removed to Iowa, 
vphere she d. Feb. 34, 1860, leaving a son and a 
daughter; the latter is married and is living in 
Cherokee, la. 

iv. Seraphina, b. Aug. 19, 1817; m. Amasa Salisbury, 
of South Trenton, Oneida county, N. Y. ; she d. 
May 26, 1877; no children. 

V. Naomi Ann, b. Feb. 5, 1831 ; m. Dec. 26, 1855, Wil- 
liam Armitage, a merchant of Verona, N. Y., 
where she died Nov. 1, 1859, leaving one son, 
who also d. Aug. 4, 1878, in Detroit, Mich. 

94. J0HN^ son of {Jolm^ , Jolin^ , Johri^ , John^ , 
Thomas'^) and Mary Ann (Maynard) Merrick, bora April, 
1792, at Willing-ton, Conn. Married, 1816, Hannah, 
daughter of Gen. Henry Phillips, in New York state. 
When sixteen years of age John Merrick left his Con- 
necticut home to seek his fortune in the West, as it was 
then known, with an axe on his shoulder and fifty cents 
in his pocket; with his axe he hewed out for himself a 
farm in the wilderness which he considered capable of 
supporting- two persons as early as the year 1816. He 
died in Steuben, April 12, 1866. They had but one 
child — 

162. i. Clinton, b. Oct. 23, 1819. 

95. George W.^ son of (Moses^ , John^ , Jolin\ 
John", TJiomas^') and Chloe (Eldridge) Merrick, born 
Feb. 8, 1793, at Tolland, Conn. Married, May, 1H17, 
Zeruiah Payne, of German Flats, Herkimer County, N. Y. ; 
she died March 6, 1861, at Nunda, N. Y.,aged 66 years, 
9 mouths and 25 days. George W. was a lumberman, 
running timber down the Delaware river to the mills at 
Philadelphia; was also largely engaged in farming; was 
a man of considerable means; he died Nov. 28, 1879, at 
Randolph, N. Y. Children— 

163. i. Delos S., b. March 10, 1819. 

164. ii. John Alonzo, b. Sept. 20, 1835. 

96. William Martin^ , son of (,Moses'^ , JoJm'^ , John ^ , 
t7o/^r^^ TJiomas^) and Chloe (Eldridge) Merrick, born 
April 2, 1798, at Colchester, N. Y. Married, April, 1822, 
Mary (Polly) Jarvis, Sherburne, N. Y.; she died 1868, 
Carlton, N. Y. William was a farmer by occupation, a 
powerful man, with black hair and eyes. He was just 


and temperate, and a leader of men in his community; 
he served in the war of 1812 ; in religious belief he was 
a Universal ist; he died suddenly of apoplexy, in 1878, 
at Rochester, N. Y. Children-^ 

165. i. Eldridge Jarvis, b. May 22, 1824, Sherburne, N. Y. 
ii. Cordelia Finette, b. Sept. 10, 1827, Portage, N. Y. ; 

111. James Gage, 
iii. Calista Amarintha, b. ; Nunda, N. Y. ; m. O. F. 

iv. Eliza Jane, b. , Nunda, N. Y. ; m. L. Butts; d. 

in Illinois. 

166. V. William DeWitt, b. May 2, 1835., Nunda, N. Y. 
vi. Marian Clovisa, b. , Carlton, N. Y. ; m. J. 

Stone, of Romeo, Mich. ; their daughter, Marian, 

m. Lowell, of Romeo, IVIich. 

vii. Susan Lavernia, b. , Carlton, N. Y. ; m. Hemy 


viii. Louisa Maria, b. , Carlton, N. Y. ; m. Cordia 

ix. Mary Sophia, b. , Carlton, N. Y. ; unmarried. 

97. Eldridge Gerry*^ , son of ( Moses^ , John'*' , John^ , 
John"^, Thomas'^) and Chloe (Eldridge) Merrick, born 
March 6, 1802, at Colchester, Delaware county, N. Y. 
Married, Dec. 31, 1829, Jane, daughter of Anson Fow- 
ler, of Orleans, Jefferson county, N. Y. ; she died Oct. 
18, 1881, at Detroit, Mich. Eldridge G. Merick, the 
fifth child in a family of nine children, was born on 
March 6th, 1802, at Colchester, Delaware county, N. Y. 
When he was four years of age the family moved to 
Chenango county, at that time an unbroken wilderness. 
It was not until after he was nine years of age that he 
attended school. His life was that of all early settlers 
in a new country, full of hardships and labor. At the 
age of eleven years, he went to live with a farmer named 
Clark. At thirteen he was already strong and well built, 
and at this age, as he has often related, he ploughed the 
fields alone, and managed the farm for Mr. Clark. Thus 
early in life, industry and faithfulness marked his char- 
acter. After the season's work was over, young Merick 
was in the habitof chopping the winter's supply of wood 
for the family. At first ten cords were enough, but the 
quantity was increased from year to year until it was 
twenty-five cords at the time he was seventeen. Mean- 
while he had attended the country schools three or four 
months each winter, and acquired the foundation of an 
education. The winter after he was seventeen, he taught 
school; but when Mr. Clark removed a year later to St. 


Lawrence county, young Merick went with him and re- 
mained until he had attained his majority. His first 
undertaking on his own account was building a stone 
wall at Russell, St. Lawrence county, and the next was 
furnishing the materials for the foundation of the Pres- 
byterian Church at Watertown. Subsequently he was 
at Sacketts Harbor, and at Depauville with Stephen 
Johnson. While there, he met Mr. Jesse Smith, with 
whom he soon became engaged, first in carrying on a 
store at Birch River, but in 1826, he went to Quebec to 
look after Mr. Smith's lumber and timber trade. Here 
he laid the foundation for his subsequent prosperity, for 
though he was in many other enterprises, he continued 
in the business of shipping timber and staves to Quebec 
for more than fifty years. This business grew to im- 
mense proportions. As late as 1880, his firm made a 
sale of staves amounting to about $110,000. Among 
his various enterprises was that of the ship yard at Clay- 
ton, N. Y., where was built a fleet of sailing vessels and 
steamers which plied between ports on Lake Ontario and 
the St. Lawrence River. Subsequently he engaged with 
his brother Moses, in the milling business at Oswego, 
where their mill was one of the largest of that time, 
having a capacity of 1200 barrels of flour per day. The 
wheat used was brought in their own ships from the 
ports of Ontario, and from the west. To maintain sup- 
plies during the winter season when navigation was 
closed, Mr. Merick joined with others to build a rail- 
road to the Ohio, and became, we might say, the avant 
courier ot the great railroad enterprises, connecting the 
wheat fields of the west with the markets and ports of 
the east. 

The ''Reindeer^' fleet consisting of fourteen sailing 
vessels, carried the Merick flag to every part of the 
Great Lakes, and the steamer "jEJwpire," built as early as 
1844, was palatial for those days, and set a new mark in 
boat building on the lakes. 

About this time Mr. Merick's firm met great losses 
through fire which destroyed their mill, and by the fail- 
ure of their consignees at New York. 

The coming of the railroad along the St. Lawrence 
limited, and eventually destroyed their transportation 
business, and incidentally the business of the ship yard 
at Clayton. When misfortune was heaviest, he was 
greatly encouraged and sustained by the assistance of 
friends from all directions, whose confidence in his 


ability and integrity led them to tender every assistance 
within their power. In 1859, the firm of Meriek, 
Fowler & Esselstyn removed to Detroit, and continued 
there until the death of Mr. Meriek. They had a one- 
third interest in the Detroit Dry Dock Co., continued 
the ''Reindeer" fleet, went extensively into lumbering, 
and were among the pioneers, if not the first, who 
towed large rafts of timl)er from the shores of Saginaw 
Bay to Buffalo and Tonawanda. They also built the first 
of the large freight steamers which have since created a 
new era in cheap transportation on the Great Lakes. 

Mr. Meriek continued in business, but the infirmities 
of advancing years, led him to gradually contract his 
business, and in 1886, he had sold all of his fleet, and 
had nearly closed his affairs, when he suffered a stroke 
of apoplexy, and in a moment the beautiful life of effort 
and service was ended, Feb. 11, 1888. He died in his 
home at Detroit, Mich. 

Politically, he was a Whig— twice running for con- 
gress in a strong Democratic district. He was in the 
Electoral College which voted for William H. Harrison 
for president. He was a patriot in the best sense of the 

Perhaps his most distinguishing characteristic was his 
kindly consideration for all with whom he came in con- 
tact. No one ever had a sense of injustice at his hands. 
Each one who knew him remembered some act which 
made his life more agreeable, and the appreciation of his 
numerous benefactions still survive. He was a type of 
the kindly "Christian gentleman, whom to have known 
was a blessing, and whose life was an exemplar to those 
who follow him. 

His wide business interests and his public spirit, made 
him known throughout Northern New York and the 
chain of the Great Lakes, and wherever he was known, 
he was beloved. He was distinguished in bearing, and 
noble in appearance, with a benevolence in his face that 
claimed confidence and homage. 

Eldridge Gerry spelled his name with one "r," instead 
of two as his father spelled it, and as it is usually 
spelled. The reason for the change is said to have arisen 
from the fact that at one time in his business life he was 
president of a bank of issue, and was required to attach 
his signature to every bill issued. To "save time'' he 
dropped one "r," and he continued to so spell his name 
until his death. Children of Eldridge Gerry and Jane 
Meriek, all born at Clayton, N. Y., were — 


167. i. Maria D., b. Oct. 22, 1831. 

ii. Ermixa G., b. Dec. 19, 1833; m. E. J. Carrington, 
Dec. 31. 1873; no children; is living at Detroit, 

168. iii. Melzar F., b. March 7, 1836. 

iv. Georgianna W., b. May 1, 1836; d. Nov. 28, 1838. 

169. V. Jeannie C., b. Sept. 27, 1845. 

98. HiRAM^ SOU of {3Ioses\ Jolin^ , John^ , John"^ , 
Thomas^) and Cliloe (Elclridge) Merrick, born Aug. 22, 
1804, at Colchester, N. Y. Married, Dec. 4, 1827, 
Esther, daughter of William aud Sarah (Norton) Rich- 
ardson; she born Feb. 4, 1806; died Jan. 17, 1872, at 
Detroit, Mich. Hiram was a merchant bj^ occupation; 
a very genial and lovable mau, of the highest type of 
integrity aud honor. He was never a great planner or 
schemer for wealth, although he was at one time in in- 
dependent circumstances. He made friends with all 
classes; was an independent thinker and a great reader, 
with a retentive memory which enabled him to profit by 
his reading. He died in Rochester, N. Y., in 1882. 
Children — 

i. Elvira, b. Oct. 28, 1828, at Allen, Allegheny Co., 
N. Y. ; m. Nov. 3, 1855, Henry W. DePuy, at 
Detroit, Mich. ; Mr. DePuy was Pawnee Indian 
agent under President Lincoln, in Nebraska; 
was in the Territorial Legislature, and gave the 
name to "Merrick" county, in that state. 

ii. Fidelia Jane, b. July 8, 1831, at Hume, Allegheny 
Co., N. Y. ;m. Nov. 12, 1851, W. B. Whitcomb, 
of Lockport, N. Y. 

iii, Pamelia Aldrude, b. ; m. P. A. Cowan, of 

Windsor, Ont., where she made her home. 

170. iv. MosES B., b. Feb. 1, 1844, at Nunda, N. Y. 

99. Joseph®, son of {Timothy^, Joseph*, John^ , 
John'^ , Thomas^) and Mehitable (At wood) Merrick, born 
July 2, 1789, at Willington, Conn. Married, April 10, 
1814, Lodicea, daughter of Samuel and Lovina (Marcy) 
Dunton; she born Sept. 22, 1794, at Willington, Conn. ; 
died Sept. 1, 1857, at Willington. Deacon Joseph Mer- 
rick was born on the old Merrick farm in Willington, 
Conn., part of the original purchase made by John Mer- 
rick, of Springfield, Mass., in the early part of the eigh- 
teenth century. He was a mau of medium height, and 
dark hair and blue eyes. He was never robust, but 
rather slender. He inherited the old farm, with some 
incumbrances ; the hardest kind of work and the most 



rigid economj^ were absolutely necessary to secure a living 
from its unproductive acres. Deacon Merrick was a 
custom shoemaker, as well as a farmer. As a citizen 
and neighbor he was universally respected. He taught 
singing school, and led the choir for many j-ears. In 
1825, at the age of 36, he united with the Congrega- 
tional church, but later became a Baptist. In family 
government Joseph Merrick was rather "Puritanical." 
His eldest son, Rev. Samuel D. Merrick, writes of him: 
"He regarded obedience as the first and onhj law for 
boys; but after the advent of your father (Timothy), 
he modified the rule that boys should never speak, 
even in their own defense; * * * his memory I re- 
vere and love." He married Lodicea Dunton, a "dj'-ed- 
in-the-wool Baptist." Her infiuence for good in 
her family was very great. Her eldest son says of 
her: "Lodicea Dunton Merrick was largely endowed 
with the true motherly elements of character. She was 
wise in counsel, tender and affectionate. There was 
nothing in her nature of that distant reserve manifest in 
some parents toward even their own children." In 
person she was tall, had dark hair, and a dark pene- 
trating, though pleasant eye. Her sou Samuel says: 
"She had a fine alto voice, and as father's voice was 
tenor, I can almost hear the echo now, as they sang the 
tunes "Northfield" and "New Durham." I have hardly 
touched on the many virtues of father and mother. May 
those virtues be transmitted and duplicated to children's 
children." Joseph Merrick died January 5, 1854, at 
Willington, Conn, His children were— 

171. i. Samuel Dunton, b. April 29, 1815. 

ii. LoviNA Marcy, b. April 5, 1817; m. Nov. 30, 1837, 

J. G. Rider, of Willington; d. March 24, 1877. 
lii. Anna, b. July 12, 1819; d. Aug., 1898. 
iv. Elizabeth Alden, b. Sept. 24, 1821 ; d. Feb. 15, 1848. 

172. V. Timothy, b. Dec. 2, 1823. 

173. vi. John, April 19, 1826. 

vii. Austin, b. May 23, 1828; m. Olive E. Cowen, at Tol- 
land, Conn., d. Sept. 22, 1870; no children. 

100. Gideon Noble % son of {Thomas^, Joseph*, 
JohH\ John'^ , Thomas'^) and Joanna (Noble) Merrick, 
born Jan. 20, 1793, at Willington, Conn. Married Polly 
Niles. Gideon was town clerk of Willington for many 
years; was a merchant, and kept the town records in his 
store; he died Jan. 24, 1862, and was buried at Wil- 
lington. (See Gen. of Noble Family, of Westfield, Mass.) 
His children were — 


i. Gideon, b. . 

ii. Marilda, b. . 

iii. Isabella, b. . 

101. HARVEY^ son of (Thomas^, Joseph'*', John^ , 
Johti^ , Thomas^) and Joanna (Noble) Merrick, born 
May 2, 1808, at Willington, Conn. Married, April 23, 
1838, Esther Childs, daughter of Chester and Mary 
(Holt) Burnham; she born Feb. 13, 1816, at Willing- 
ton; was living, April, 1898, with her son, Leverett 
Griggs Merrick, in Bristol, Conn. Harvey Merrick was 
an old-time Puritan in his religious belief and practice; 
was a Deacon in the Congregational church of Willing- 
ton; was for many years engaged in the manufacture of 
glass bottles, and also in general merchandizing, in Wil- 
lington, removing to Bristol, Conn., to engage in busi- 
ness with his son in 1873, retiring at the age of 75. He 
was a prominent citizen of his native town, which he 
twice represented in the state legislature. He died, 
Aug. 17, 1887, at Bristol, Conn. He had one child — 

174. i. Leverett Griggs, b. Dec. 10, 1846. 

102. Elisha Alden®, son of (Joseph^, Joseph^, 
John^ , John'\ Thomas^) and Irene (Alden) Merrick, 
born April 13, 1800, at Stafford Springs, Conn. Mar- 
ried Jerusha, daughter of John and Hannah (Atwell) 
Tennant, of Pleasantville, Pa.; she born Aug. 21, 1807, 
at Colchester, Conn.; was living in 1900, at Hunting- 
ton, West Virginia, at the ripe old age of 93. Elisha 
Alden died Aug. 13, 1839, at Belvedere, 111. Children— 

175. i. Francis, b. Aug. 27, 1827. 

ii. Emeline, b. Aug, 31, 1832, at Pleasantville, Pa. ; m. 
Rev. H. W. Thomas, afterward pastor of Peo- 
ple's Church, Chicago, who became quite prom- 
inent in religious circles because of his persecu- 
tion as a "Liberal." Emeline d. Jan. 7, 1896. 

103. Austin^, son of (Joseph^, Joseph/^, John^, 
John-, Thomas'^) and Irene (Alden) Merrick, born Sept. 
12, 1801, at Tolland, Conn. Married, Feb. 5, 1839, 
Sylvia Whicher; she born on May 6 (year not known); 
died, 1853, at Pleasantville, Pa. Austin Merrick settled 
at Pleasantville, Pa., about the year 1825, on land pur- 
chased from an English company. Was the first post- 
master, opened the first general store, and taught the 
first school of the place; was always foremost in ad- 


vancing the interests of the country. He taught the 
school for twenty successive winters; the rest of the 
year was spent in clearing up the heavy timber laud, 
and in making boots and shoes for his neighbors, he 
having learned the shoemaker's trade before leaving his 
old home in Connecticut. He was a leading member of 
the Missionary Baptist church. Was bitterly opposed 
to slavery, and was consequently an active republican in 
politics from the birth of the party until his death . His 
mother, Irene Alden, was a direct descendant of John 
Alden, of the original Plymouth Colony. He was an ex- 
emplary Christian man in every respect. He died Aug. 
6, 1876, at Cony, Pa. Children, all born at Pleasant- 
ville, Pa. — 

I. Ellen Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, 18.39; m. Dec. 26, 1864, 
Nathan Minniss, Pleasantville, Pa. 

ii. Austin William, b. Jan. 18, 1841; m. Jan., 1867, 
Mary Haynes. 

iii. Anna Marie, b. Jan. 28, 1842; m. Oct. 18, 1863, Cap- 
tain George Stowe; he killed in battle. 

iv. Frances Sylvia L. , b. June 5, 1843 ; m. H. A. Miller, 
Esq., of Pleasantville. 

176. V. Adaline Amelia, b. Sept, 11, 1845. 

177. vi. Homer Joseph, b. Nov. 18, 1846. 

vii. Julia Ann, b. Jan. 18, 1848; d. Nov. 27, 1866. 
viii. Herman H., b. May 23, 1851; m. Kate Richardson, 
1884, at Kansas City, Mo. 

104. Laura^, dau. of {Joseph^, Joseph^, John^ , 
John^ , Thomas^'^) and Irene (Alden) Merrick, born Xov. 
4, 1803, at Willington, Coun. Married, March 30, 
1830, William, son of William and Mary (Holt) Cur- 
tiss, of Pleasantville, Pa. He born May 20, 1802, at 
Willington, Conn.; died March 17, 1879, at Adams, 
Neb. Laura Merrick, the mother, died Sept. 2, 1885, at 
Adams, Neb. Children — 

i. Mary Irene (Curtiss), b. Oct. 22, 1831, at Barcelona, 
- N. Y. ; m. Oct. 6, 1859, Horace C. Barmore, 
Howard, Mich, 
ii. Julia Ann (Curtiss), b. May 17, 1833, at Portland, 

N. Y. ; d. Oct. 10, 1839. 
iii. Edwin L. (Curtiss), b. Oct. 6, 1835, at Chatauqua 

Hill.N. Y. ; d. Feb. 11, 1838. 
iv. William Austin (Curtiss), b. Aug. 23, 1838, at 
Westfield, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 17, 1861, Ann Perkins, 
Howard, Mich. 
V. Sarah Ellen (Curtiss), b. March 22, 1841, at West- 
field, N. Y. ; d. May 1, 1852. 
vi. Harriet E. (Curtiss), b. May 1, 1844, at Hudson, 
Ind. ; m. Nov. 3, 1868, B. F. Shanks, Laona, Neb. 


105. Leander", sou of {Caleb'", Joseph^, John^ , 
John"", Thomas^) and Charlotte (Noble) Merrick, born 
May 29, 1799, at Willington, Conn. Married, 1st, Dec. 
2, 1824, Harriet, daughter of John Hodge, Esq., of 
Hadley, Couu.; she died May 3, 1825. Leander mar- 
ried, 2ud, Nov. 27, 1827, Hannah Elvira, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Hannah Morton, of Hadley; she born 
Feb. 3, 1808; died June 18, 1882. Leander was a draper 
and tailor in Amherst, Mass., for many years, going out 
of business in 1850. (See Noble Genealogy). Children — 

178. i. Leander, b. Dec. 37, 1838. 

ii. Harriet HoDaE, b. March 13, 1831; m. June 7, 

1854, A. C. Lindsey, of Yancevville, N. C. 
iii. Elvira Jane, b. July 18, 1833; d. Dec. 31, 1833. 
iv. Elvira Jane, b. April 10, 1835. 

179. V. Charles Henry, b. Sept. 10, 1838. 

vi. Charlotte Cornelia, b. Oct. 3, 1841; d April 3, 

vii. Edward Morton, b. Aug. 11, 1843. 
viii. Catharine Smith, b. Jan. 36, 1846. 

106. Nathaniel Burt", son of (Oonsfant^ , Joseph'*', 
John^ , John^ , Thomas^) and Experience (Burt) Mer- 
rick, born March 5, 1802, at Hamilton, Madison county, 
N. Y. Married, Jan. 12, 1832, Laura H., daughter of 
Samuel and Mehitable (Bemis) Hamilton, of Rochester, 
N. Y.; she died Jan. 27, 1840, and Nathaniel married, 
2nd, March, 1841, Martha M. Burchard, of Rochester; 
she died March 7, 1897. Nathaniel Burt, when 24 years 
of age, moved from Lebanon, N. Y., to Rochester, and 
after a clerkship of five years he commenced business 
for himself as a grocer, in which business he continued 
for forty-one 3^ears. He never failed in business, and 
always paid one hundred cents on the dollar of all indebt- 
edness. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, 
and closely observed all religious duties. In 1872 he 
removed to Hudson, N. Y., having then retired from 
active business; he died there in 1877, and is buried in 
the beautiful Mount Hope cemetery at Rochester. He 
died January 18, 1877. Children — 

i. Julia, b. March 17, 1833; d. Feb. 33, 1847. 

180. ii. Albert Hamilton, b. Feb. 14, 1835. 
iii. Laura, b. Jan. 8, 1840; d. Feb. 3, 1853. 
iv. Henry Constant, b. July 5, 1844. 

107. Miner®, sou of (Capt. Jonathan^, Miner'*, 
Jonathan^, John"^ , Thomas'*-) and Sarah (Atwater) Mer- 


rick, born Jan. 9, 1792, probably at Wallingford. Mar- 
ried, Oct. 10, 1814, Sarah Deming, of Southington, 
Conn. Removed to Ohio in 1817. Children — 

i. Lavinia D., b. July 3, 1816; m. Hiram E. Bush; d. 

July 13. 1843. 
ii. Sarah D., b. May 10, 1831 ; m. Aug. 11, 1845, James 
C. Hall. 
181. iii. Henry Alden, b. Aug. 9, 1838. 
iv. Julia A., b. Jan. 15 1839. 
V. Helen M., b. July 5, 1836. 

108. Russell^ son of (Capt. Jonathan'^, Miner^ , 
JonatJian^, John''-, Thomas^) and Sarah (Atwater) Mer- 
rick, born Jan. 1, 1794, probably at Wallingford, Conn. 
Married, March 7, 1844, Abby Allen, of Wallingford, 
Conn. Russell Merrick was a Sergeant in Captain Me- 
dad Hotchkiss' company, Connecticut Volunteers, Sept. 
13, 1813, to Nov. 13, 1813; and again in Captain John 
Butler's companv, Connecticut Volunteers, from Sept. 
8, 1814, to Oct. 20, 1814.— [Vide Conn. Mil. Records.] 
They had one son — 

i. William Russell, b. May 37, 1845. 

109. Elizur% son of (Capt. Jonathan^, Miner^, Jon- 
athan^ , John', Thomas^) and Sarah (Atwater) Merrick, 
born Oct. 16, 1803, probably at Wallingford, Conn. 
Married, Aug. 1827, Loriuda Chidsev, of East Haven, 
Conn. He died April 24, 1848. Childi-en— 

i. William, b. May, 1831. 
ii. Mary, b. , 1833. 

110. Thomas D wight ^ , son of ( Thomas ^ , Benjamin * , 
Benjamin'^, John"^ , Thomas^) and Mary (Brown) Mer- 
rick, born May 12, 1813, at Brimfleld, Mass. Married, 
1841, Ann, daughter of J. George and Ann (Grady) Ad- 
ams; she born Oct. 2, 1818, at Louisville, Ky.; died 
1888, at Little Rock, Ark. Thomas Dwight was a com- 
mission merchant in Little Rock until the breaking out 
of the Civil War, when he organized the Tenth Arkan- 
sas Infantry, Confederate, in 1861; was chosen colonel 
of the regiment, and served in that capacity until after 
the battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862. Was trans- 
ferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department, where he 
served in different capacities until the close of the war, 
when he returned to Little Rock, where he died in 1866. 
He was a high Mason at the time of his death. Chil- 
dren, all born at Little Rock — 


i. George Adams, b. 1842; m. 1891, Roxana Withering- 
ton, Cato, Ark. : no children. George A. was a cor- 
poral in Woodruff 's (Ark.) Battery, Confederate 
army, until after the battle of Oak HiUs (Wil- 
son's Creek), Aug. 10, 1861, when, his time of 
enlistment having expired, he joined the 10th 
Arkansas Regiment, of which his father was 
colonel; was elected 1st lieutenant of Co. "G," 
appointed adjutant, and served in that capacity 
until after the battle of Shiloh, when he was 
elected captain of Co. "G," in which caimcity he 
served until he surrendered at Port Hudson, La., 
July 9, 1863; was sent to Johnson's Island prison, 
and remained in prison until the close of the 
war, having been vmable to get an exchange ; 
was released from Fort Delaware June 16, 1865 ; 
is now a surveyor, living in Little Rock, Ark. 

ii. Annie, b. 1844; m. W. P. Homan, of Little Rock, 

1874, and d. 1875. 
iii. Ellen, b. 1845; m. 1868, G. V. Weir, of Little Rock. 

iv. Thomas, b. 1847; d. 1848. 

V. Mary. b. 1849; m. 1869, W. B. McCallum, of Little 

vi. Lillian, b. 1858; m. 1894, at Little Rock, Ark., L. 

G. Polk; living at Little Rock, 
vii. DwiGHT, b. 1859; m. 1889, Pearla L. Mellen, at Dal- 
las. Tex. : no children. 

111. Ambrose Newell" , son of {Beuel^ , Benjamin* , 
Benjamin^ , John"^ , Thomas^) and Marcia (Fentou) Mer- 
rick, born Feb. 9, 1827, at Brimfield, Mass. Married, 
Nov. 17, 1858, Sarah B., daughter of Jeremy and Phebe 
Warriner, of Springfield, Mass.; she born Feb. 16, 1837, 
at Springfield. Was living with her sons, in Minne- 
apolis, Minn., 1901. (For life of Ambrose Newell see 
following pages). Children — 

183 i. Loms Ambrose, b. Sept. 26, 1859. 

ii. William Henry, b. Nov. 17, 1860; d. Feb. 2, 1861. 
iii. Jessie, b. Dec. 19, 1861 ; d. Aug. 1, 1862. 
iv. LiLLA Cleveland, b. Feb. 3, 1863, at Springfield, 
Mass. ; m. Oct. 28, 1897, Dr. J. B. Cutler, U. S. 
A., at Minneapolis, Minn. 
V. Henry Eli, b. June 29, 1866, Brimfield, Mass.; d. 

Aug. 10, 1868. 
vi. Lydia Bates, b. March 29, 1869, at San Francisco, 
Cal. ; m. Dec. 13, 1889, Dr. W. L. Kneedler, U. 
S. A., at Minneapolis, Minn. 
183. vii. Harry Hopkins, b. Oct. 15, 1871. 

viii. Thomas Dwight, b. Oct. 15, 1879, St. Louis, Mo. 



Ambrose N. Merrick was born in Brimfield, Hampton 
county, Mass., Feb. 9, 1827. Thomas Merrick, the 
first of the family, came to America and settled in Rox- 
bury, Mass., in 1636, and afterwards became one of the 
founders of Springfield, Mass. The family name origi- 
nated in Wales. Ambrose N. was the son of Reuel Mer- 
rick and Marcia Fenton, both of Brimfield, Mass.; he 
was the youngest of seven children. His father died 
when he was about three years old, and the boy was 
cared for by the surviving mother and an elder brother. 

After attending the district school until about sixteen 
years of age, Mr. Merrick spent a few terms at the West- 
field Academy and Williston Seminary, at East Hamp- 
ton, Mass., where he completed preparations for college. 
He entered Williams College in the Sophomore year, 
and graduated in 1850. From 1850 to 1854 he managed 
the home farm for his mother, studying law as he had 

In 1855 he entered the office of Hon. George Ashmun, 
of Springfield, then one of the leaders of the New Eng- 
land bar, and remained under Mr. Ashmun's tutorage 
until his admission to the bar in 1857. 

For ten years after his admission to the bar, Mr. Mer- 
rick was actively engaged in the practice in Springfield, 
enjoying a comfortable practice and a good standing as 
a citizen and man, and at the same time devoting some 
time to i^olities. Originally a Whig, at the dissolution 
of the Whig part}^ he assisted aetiveh^ in the formation 
of the Republican party, and was, during its early pe- 
riod, for many years a member of the Republican State 
Central Committee, and one of its executive officers. 
While in Springfield he was, for some time, president of 
the city council and chairman of the board of county 
commissioners, and later served for some time as city 

In 1867 Mr. Merrick went to California, and for two 
years practiced at Los Angeles. After a winter in San 
Francisco he went to Seattle, Wash., and with his asso- 
ciates opened the first coal mine of Puget Sound, but the 
frontier life of Washington was not an agreeable one 
and Mr. Merrick, in 1871, moved to Minneapolis. 

In the spring of 1872 St. Anthony and Minneapolis 
were consolidated, and Mr. Merrick became the first city 
attorney. He held that office for three consecutive 


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terms. He was one of the originators of the present 
municipal court. From 1873 to 1875 Mr. Merrick, in 
addition to the discharge of the duties as city attorney, 
was engaged with the late H. G. 0. Morison under the 
firm name of Merrick & Morison in a large general prac- 

In 1876 Mr. Merrick, owing to the ill health of his 
wife, was compelled to seek a different climate, and went 
to St. Louis, where he resided from 1876 to 1880. On 
leaving St. Louis to return to Minneapolis, he was the 
recognized leader of the criminal court of that city. 

Upon his return to Minneapolis, Mr. Merrick imme- 
diately entered upon a large practice which he has actively 
continued since. During his long term at the bar Mr. 
Merrick's practice has covered every branch of law. 
While in Washington territory, as attorney of the Indian 
department, he was charged with the care of the leading 
relation with the Indians in that territory, and in an 
action brought by a Chinaman against an Indian, for 
services rendered him, took for the first time the position 
that an Indian sustaining full tribal relations was not 
capable of contracting or being contracted with. The 
case excited great interest on account of the principles 

Mr. Merrick during the his nearly forty years' practice 
at the bar, participated in the trial of a very large num- 
ber of important and interesting civil causes, among them 
being one involving the constitutionality of the insol- 
vent law of 1881 of this state, which was carried 
through the state courts succesfullj' by him, and on ap- 
peal to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. 
Merrick's contention was sustained and the act declared 

In 1858 Mr. Merrick married Miss Sarah B. Warriner, 
of Springfield, Mass., who survives him. Eight chil- 
dren were born and five are living. They are Louis A. 
Merrick, Mr. Merrick's law partner for twenty years; 
T. D. Merrick, recently returned from the Philipines; 
H. H. Merrick, of Nebraska; Mrs. Lilla M. Cutler, wife 
of surgeon Cutler. U. S. A., stationed at San Francisco, 
and Mrs. Lydia B. Kneedler, who is with her husband, 
a United States army surgeon at Manila. 

Mr, Merrick early united with the Congregational 
church, of which he has been an active member to the time 
of his death, which occurred at his home in Minneapolis, 
Minn., April 28, 1901. 


112. John Maeshall^, son of (John^ , Jonathan*, 
BaviiP, Thomas'^, Thomas'^) aud Harriet (Brewer) Mer- 
rick, born May 9, 1810, at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, 
March, 1832, Mary Jane Thompson, of New Haven, 
Conn.; she was the daughter of Charles Thompson, a 
marine on board the sloop-of-war ''Chesapeake,'' com- 
manded by Captain Lawrence; he was wounded in the 
fight with the 'Shannon," captured, and taken to Hali- 
fax, N. S., where he died. He was peculiarly marked, 
by having, on one hand, two thumbs. Mary Jane 
Thompson's mother was Anna Gilbert, daughter of 
Amos (and Dorcas) Gilbert, who was a grandson (or 
great-grandson) of Matthias Gilbert, Governor of the 
Colony of Connecticut. John Marshall carried on a farm 
in Wilbraham; was a member of the Massachusetts 
legislature, a trustee of Weslyan Academy for over fifty 
years, and a citizen of great public spirit; he died April 
30, 1892 at Hartford, Conn. His wife, Mary Jane, died 
Jan. 1, 1894, at Cambridge, Mass. Children — 

184 i. William Marshall, b. March 4, 1833. 

ii. Asonb., Dec. 1836; d. young. 

185. iii. Harriet Cornelia, b. Sept. 15, 1843; m. April 14, 

1861, William Fairchild Warren. 

113. Hon. Edwin Thomas^ son of (Thotnas^ , Jon- 
athan*, Davkl^ , Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Ann (Brewer) 
Merrick, born July 9, 1808, at Wilbraham, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Dec. 3, 1840, Caroline Elizabeth, daughter of Cap- 
tain David and Susan (Brewer) Thomas, of Woodville, 
La. He died Jan. 12, 1897, at New Orleans. Chil- 
dren — 

186. i. David Thomas, b. Jan. 17, 1843. 

187. ii, Laura Ellen, b. Oct. 21, 1844. 

188. iii. Clara, b. Aug. 9, 1846. 

189. iv. Edwin Thomas, b. Oct. 27, 1859. 


Judge Edwin Thomas Merrick was one of three sons 
of Thomas Merrick, of Wilbraham, Mass. His brothers 
were William W. Merrick, who lived to an advanced age 
on his farm in Wilbraham, and Dr. Daniel D. Merrick, 
who, after a brilliant professional career in the state of 
Louisiana, died in New Orleans of yellow fever during 
the fearful epidemic of 1853. His mother was Ann 

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Brewer, daughter of Charles Brewer, of Wilbraham, 
Mass. Another daughter, Susan Brewer, after teaching 
in New York, accepted the position of preceptress at the 
Wesleyan Academy at Wilbraham. Subsequently she 
took charge of the Alabama Conference Seminary, at 
Tuskaloosa, Ala., and later conducted the Elizabeth Fe- 
male Academy at Washington, Miss. While there she 
met and married Captain David Thomas, of Jackson, 
La., who was an officer of the American army at the 
battle of New Orleans. It was Caroline E. Thomas, 
daughter of Captain David Thomas and Susan Brewer, 
his cousin, whom Judge Merrick married Dec. 3, 1840, 
at Woodville, La. No sketch of his life would be com- 
plete without some mention of this beautiful and talented 
woman, who for more than fifty years was not only the 
helpmate of her husband in his home and in his many 
business enterprises, but who was at the head of many 
religious, philanthropic, literary and social organiza- 
tions, which received their greatest impetus and achieved 
their greatest successes from and through the spirit en- 
dued by this brilliant and highly educated woman, Caro- 
line (Thomas) Merrick. Mrs. Merrick has recently writ- 
ten a book entitled "Old Times in Dixie Land: A South- 
ern Matron's Memories," an autobiography of her own 
life during the trying years of the civil war, and before 
and after. In reviewing this book, a contemporary says: 

' 'In later years Mrs. Merrick became the friend of Frances 
Willard, of Julia Ward Howe, of Susan B. Anthony, and of 
almost every woman noted as an advocate of temperance and of 
suffrage reform. She herself became the president of the Louis- 
iana Woman's Christian Temperance Union. She gives very in- 
teresting glimpses of these friends and coadjutors of later days, 
as well as preserving in her pages many specimens of the typical 
Southerner of the antebellum time. A 'Cousin Jimmie' still 
sur%'ives in every rural district of the South, and it is well to 
paint his characteristic portrait for the delectation of posterity. 

Mj's. Merrick's own observations are acute and illuminating. 
Her chapters upon 'Tlie Southern Woman' and 'The Best is Yet 
to Be,' are admirable for their breadth of view and their tender 
and hopeful spirit. Mrs. Merrick has grown old gracefully and 
graciously, and women now bearing the heat and burden of the 
day may well pause to sit at her feet and learn of lier the secret 
of a young old age. 

How good it is, how inexpressibly good, to turn aside from 
the platoons and hosts of fiction that come on and on, in ever 
gathering multitude, to read the true story of an active and 
a noble life, simply and frankly told. 

It is to be hoped that it will find many readers, for such a rec- 
ord of -a sincere and altruistic life, centered in its home affec- 
tions, its sympathies, intellectual and ethical, reaching out to 
ever-widening horizons, holds up to womanhood a worthy ideal, 
and deserves to take its place among epistles to posterity." 


Judge Merrick's father died when he was but a child, 
and he was reared by his uncle, Mr- Samuel Brewer, of 
Springfield, N. Y., where he received his primary edu- 
cation. When nineteen years old he entered the Wes- 
leyan Academy at his native town of Wilbraham, 
graduating in the classical course. Oscar H. Shafter, 
and the Rev. Mr. Stebbins were his classmates, and 
Bishop Keener, of the Methodist church, a junior stu- 
dent at the same time. 

While still at college he began the study of law under 
William Knight, Esq., of Wilbraham, and in 1832, im- 
mediatel}' after his graduation from college, removed to 
New Lisbon, 0., where he completed his law studies un- 
der the preceptorship of his uncle. Col. A. L. Brewer, 
who was killed during the civil war by the explosion of 
a Federal gunboat. 

Judge Merrick was admitted to the bar of Ohio in De- 
cember, 1833, when he was twenty-four years of age, 
and began practice in the town of Carrollton, O. A 
year later, he took charge of his uncle's practice, remov- 
ing to New Lisbon, and shorth' after became the partner 
of William E. Russell. A few years later Mr. Russell 
retired. In the meantime, however, Judge Merrick had 
formed a partnership with James H. Muse, Esq., of 
Clinton, La. 

Brilliant and lucrative as his future seemed when Mr. 
Russell retired. Judge Merrick felt in honor bound to 
live up to his partnership agreement with Mr. Muse, and 
in 1838 he removed to Louisiana, establishing himself in 

Then, as now, Louisiana was the only state in the 
Union in which civil law was the basis of jurisprudence, 
and it became necessary' for the young lawyer to practi- 
cally study law anew. He did so with the thoroughness 
which marked everything he did, and passed a brilliant 
examination before the Supreme Court, who signed the 
diploma admitting him to practice in this state. 

Judge Merrick rapidly acquired an extensive practice, 
and so great was his reputation in the Felicianas that no 
case of any importance was litigated in which he did not 
appear as counsel. The most noted case in which he 
appeared at this period of his career was that of McCord 
& Co. vs. The West Feliciana Railroad, involving the 
sura of $530,000. Judge Merrick won the case for the 
railroad after a jury trial which lasted but seven days 
less than three months. 


In 1854 Judge Merrick won his judicial title by elec- 
tion on the Old Line Whig ticket as judge of the Seventh 
Judicial District, comprising the parishes of East and 
West Feliciana. By interchanging with Judge Water- 
son, of the Eighth Judicial District, he also held court 
in St. Helena, Washington and St. Tammany. The 
dockets of these parishes were clogged with accumulated 
cases. Judge Merrick's readj^ ability and energy in 
holding long sessions of the court cleared the dockets, 
won the gratitude of litigants and earned the admiration 
af the bar. 

In 1855, at the urgent solicitation of the lawyers in 
the districts where he had sat as district judge, he 
permitted his nomination by the Whigs for the exalted 
position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Bench. 

His competitors were John K. Elgee, Thomas H. 
Lewis, Alfred Hennen and James H. Elam. Elgee 
(Democrat) got practically the solid vote of New Or- 
leans, and Lewis and Elam were Whigs as well as Judge 
Merrick. Despite the heavy city majority of Orleans 
for Elgee, and the splitting of the Whig vote, Judge 
Merrick was elected by a large state majority for the 
term of eight years. 

He presided over the Supreme Court for the first time 
in the summer of 1855 in Monroe, and during the fol- 
lowing session in New Orleans the famous drainage tax 
statute was before the court. The associate justices 
were equally divided as to the power of the state to 
charter the Drainage Company. Judge Merrick held 
that the health of the people was obviously a care of the 
state, and by his vote decided the charter constitutional. 

Judge Merrick also figured most prominently in the most 
remarkable course of litigations in the history of Ameri- 
can jurisprudence, the Myra Clark Gaines case. Chief 
Justice Merrick, as organ of the Supreme Court, read 
the decision of the court in February, 1856, reversing 
the decision of the Probate Court and admitting to pro- 
bate the uproduced will of 1813. Justices Voorhies and 
Spofford concurred and Justice Leas dissented. Justice 
Buchanan declining to express any opinion. This de- 
cision, recognizing Mrs. Gaines' legitimacy and accept- 
ing in lieu of the unproduced document of 1813, the 
evidence of eye-witnesses to the signing of the docu- 
ment, gave Mrs. Gaines a legal status in the Federal 
courts, and enabled her to institute and prosecute the 
claims, finally settled in her favor by the United States 


Supreme Court after her death, for recovery for the in- 
justices done her under the settlement of the Clark estate 
under the will of 1811. 

Judge Merrick was all his life devoted to the Union, 
and for many years before the war preached against 
secession. The logic of the Constitution and his own con- 
victions, however, left no doubt in his mind that the 
State was superior to the Federal government, and when 
Louisiana seceded, although he had opposed such action, 
he recognized the right of the people to so decide and 
cast his lot with Louisiana, the State of his adoption, 
and the soil beneath which rested the remains of his 
beloved mother. 

After the outbreak of the war he remained with his 
family for a short while upon his plantation in the 
Pointe Coupee, enacting all the time his duties as Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Bench, and in 1863 being hon- 
ored with re-election to the position. 

Judge Merrick was anxious to leave the judiciary when 
the war broke out and join his son, Capt. David T. 
Merrick, in the field as a Confederate soldier. There be- 
ing no change in the administration of State affairs, how- 
ever, when Louisiana entered the Confederacy, Judge Mer- 
rick yielded to the views of the bar that he was needed 
on the bench as much as in the field. 

When New Orleans fell, Judge Merricks' home in this 
city was seized by the Federal authorities and his house- 
hold effects sold. In 1864 his plantations were overrun 
by the Federal troops and cleared of provisions, crops 
and farming implements, but his home was left unburned 
and when Judge Merrick returned from Western Louis- 
ana, whence he had gone with his colored hands, he 
found that the noble woman whose life had been linked 
to his had repaired damages, restored order and was liv- 
ing as quietly and peacefully as the times and circum- 
stances would possibly permit. 

In 1862, when part of the State was in possession of 
the Union army. Judge Merrick held the unoccupied por- 
tion of the State still possessed autonomy and could ex- 
ercise the functions. of self government and maintain 
State authority. The Supreme Court officially sustained 
this advice, and the decision was copied and made a pre- 
cedent throughout the Confederacy. 

In July, 1865, -Judge Merrick returned to this city, and 
after great difficulty recovered his real estate from the 
Federal authorities. While thus engaged with his pri- 


vate affairs, he was offered a membership in the firm of 
Race & Foster under the firm name of Race, Foster & 
Merrick. A few years later the firm name was changed 
to Merrick, Race & Foster, as a tribute to Judge Mer- 
rick, and subsequently became in turn Merrick & Fos- 
ter, Merrick, Foster & Merrick and finally Merrick &, 
Merrick iu 1886, Judge Merrick being in partnership 
with his second sou, E. T. Merrick, Jr. 

Since the war Judge Merrick had remained out of pub- 
lic life, devoting himself to his practice and his family, 
bearing himself iu all things with rigid honor, unmarred 
by offensive self-consciousness of virtue; devoted to his 
religion without ever offending the views of those who 
differed with him in theological matters; walking along 
the paths of human life iu simplicity of habit and nobility 
of character, admired by all who knew of him, and loved 
by all who knew him. 

Prominent, as were his forefathers, in the Methodist 
Church, Judge Merrick, was an administrator of Cen- 
tenary College, at Jackson, La., which conferred the de- 
gree of LL. D. upon him in recognition of his scholastic 
attainments, thus bestowing honor upon the husband of 
her to whose mother more than to any one else, Cen- 
tenary College owes its successful founding. 

114. William Winston", son of {Thomas^, Jona- 
than"^, David'^, TJiomas'^ , Thomas^) and Ann (Brewer) 
Merrick, born July, 1810, at Wilbraham, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Dec, 1841, Syrena Hancock, of Wilbraham, Mass. 
He was a farmer, and lived to an advanced age on the 
home farm in Wilbraham. Children — 

i. Sarah Endley, b. Jan. 13, 1843; d. May 16, 1844. 
ii. Lycertes Delos, b. Feb. 17, 1844. 

115. Daniel DELOS^ son of (Thomas^, Jonathan'^, 
Davi(P, Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Ann (Brewer) Mer- 
rick, born November, 1814, at Wilbraham, Mass. Mar- 
ried, June 16, 1842, Isabella Rebecca Smith, of Clinton, 
La. He was a physician of celebrity in New Orleans. 
He died of yellow fever iu 1853, while nobly battling 
with the scourge iu that city. Children — 

i. Ann Elizabeth, b. July 2, 1843. 
ii. William Delos, b. Sept. 6, 1846. 

116. Lydia" (White), daughter of John and Lydia 
(Merrick) White, born Jan. 14, 1801, in Cayuga county. 


N. Y. Married, Oct. 19, 1828, Noah Cole; he born 
Nov. 17, 1800, iu Connecticut; died March 20, 1870. 
He was a carpenter; lived in Locke, Cayuga count}-, N. 
Y. Lydia, the mother, died Feb. 8, 1890. Children, 
born in Locke, N. Y. — 

190. i. Jane (Cole), b. June 18, 1834; m. Joseph Lee Bassett. 
ii. Helen (Cole), b. Sept. 8, 1837; m, Leroy Fer- 

117. Stephen Hedger^, son of (Willuim^ , Wil- 
liam^, Ehenezer'^, Thomas^, Thomas^) and Sylvia (Corn- 
stock) Merrick, born June 4, 1807, in Merrick ville, Can- 
ada. Married, about 1839, Margaret Ardell; she came 
from Quebec, C E. Children, all supposed to have been 
born in Merrickville, Ont. — 

i. George, b. ; m. Jane Parnell, dau. of Rev. T. 

A. Parnell, Archdeacon of Ontario. 

ii. Henry, b. ; m. 1st, Phebe Easton, of Easton's 

Corners, Out.; 4 children; 2ud, ; 4 chil- 
dren ; was a member of Parliament, and held 
other offices under the Dominion government. 

iii. Edgar Hamilton, b. ; m. and had 2 children; 

d. 1894. 

191. iv. Albert Ardell, b. June 9, 1845. 

V. Maria, b. ; m., 1st, Duncan Sinclair, Govern- 
ment Surveyor under Dominion government; 

2nd, , Attorney General of Manitoba. 

vi. Mary Elizabeth, b. ; m. Stacy Lake, an Eng- 
lishman ; was living in Toronto, 1897. 

vii. Charlotte Lavinia, b. ; never married; was a 

physician in Utica, N. Y. ; d. 1899. 

Among the papers of George Merrick, the eldest son 
of Stephen Hedger, found after his death, was the fol- 
lowing memorandum: 

■'The familj' (Merrick) is of Celtic or Welsh origin, 
and at the close of the seventeenth century, the spirit of 
adventure having taken possession of the family, some 
of the members crossed over from Wales to Ireland, 
about the year 1654, and settled upon the Blackwater 
River, in the south of Ireland. Others crossed the At- 
lantic and settled in the New England States, from which 
the Merrickville (Canada) branch came." 

118. Ika^, son of {Solomon^, Thomas'^, JEbenezer^, 
Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Underwood) Mirick, 
born Feb. 18, 1802, at Cazenovia, N. Y. Married, 
1827, Martha, daughter of Isaac Lamb, of Rose, N. Y.; 


she died 1884, at Lyons, N. Y. Col. Ira died at Lyons 
in 1891, aged 89 years. His mother died when Ira was 
18 years of age; soon after his father failed in business, 
and he was thrown on his own resources. He went to 
Rose, N. Y., where he worked upon the farm of John 
Closs, a contractor having heavy work on canals in 
Pennsylvania. Ira went with Closs on this work, and 
soon rose to be foreman; later went to Harrisburg to 
build a canal in company with Closs, on the completion 
of which he returned to Rose, where he bought a large 
tract of land and built the Gleumark mills. He there 
met and married Martha Lamb, in 1827. Later he 
erected a building now known as Prince's Hotel, at Rose, 
N. Y., which was conducted as a hotel by different members 
of the Mirick family for a number of years. From 1830 
to 1860 he was engaged in contracting, farming and 
other business enterprises. In 1831 he was commissioned 
as colonel of a militia regiment by Gov. Throop, of New 
York, and for a number of years commanded the regi- 
ment. In 1837 he and his brother Hu'am bought the 
Lyons flouring mills, which they managed until 1852. 
It is related that these two brothers, although conduct- 
ing a large business for many years, never kept any 
book accounts of the money received and expended. 

From 1852 to 1860 Col. Mirick did contract work on 
the Erie canal, and on the New York Central Railroad, 
building a portion of each . At the beginning of the 
war, 1861, he bought a malt house, and conducted a 
business until he retired in 1883. He was very success- 
ful in everything he undertook, and his judgment in all 
cases was always rated as first class. He was an honest 
and honorable man, and he died mourned by the com- 
munity he had done so much to build up. The New 
Center Building, as it is called, in the city of Lyons, 
now owned by his daughter, Mrs. Albertine Mirick Fos- 
ter, the most beautiful and costly business block in the 
city, is a monument to his memory and business success. 
His children were — 

192. i. HiEAM Thomas, b. 1828, near Harrisburg, Perry 

county. Pa. 
ii. Simeon Guilford, b. 1830; d. 1863; unmarried. 

193. iii. Andrew Jackson, b., 1832. 

iv. Maria Josephine, b. 1836; m. 1862, Dr. Hugh Jame- 
son, af Lyons, N. Y. ; had six children, of whom 
four are living. 
V. Addia Isabelle, b. 1840; m. 1868, W. H. Rogers, of 
Lyons ; had one daughter, Miss Albertine Rogers, 



of Lyons. Mrs. Rogers d. March 27, 1898. While 
her life was a quiet one, it was in an unusual de- 
gree a helpful one. It was lier mission, by en- 
during patience and unshaken faith anJ bright 
hope, to enoble life — not only her own, but that 
of about her, and by so doing to show 
forth the grace and glory of God. Her bright. 
Christian spirit was a blessing to all who were 
daily with her, and the silent influence of her 
sick room was a benediction. Her husband, 
Col. William Hunting Eogers, and her daughter, 
Albertine, are left to mourn her loss. 

194. vi. Martha Albertine, b. 1845, at Lyons, N. Y. ; m. 

1871, De Witt Parsiiall Foster; they have four 
sous and one daughter, and are all living on the 
old homestead at Lyons. (Albertine Mirick Foster 
d. at her home in Lyons, May 17, 1901. She was 
a woman of the highest character, with a bright 
and .sjiarkling intellect. AVas foremost in the 
philanthropic work of her city; for a long time 
one of the principal officers of the Ladies' Relief 
Society. She died mourned by hundreds outside 
of her immediate family to whom she had en- 
deared herself. ) 

119. HiRAM% son of (Solomon^, Thomas'^, Eben- 
ezer^, Thomas'', Thomas^) aud Elizabeth (Underwood) 
Mirick, born April 14, 1804, at Cazenovia, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, Jan. 13, 1831, Mary Brown, daughter of Erastus 
Fuller, of Rose, N. Y.; she died April 1, 1895, at Lyons, 
N. Y, Hiram died March 16, 1880, at Lyons; he was, 
by occupation, a farmer. Children, all born at Rose, 
N. Y.— 

195. i. Nelson Ralph, b. Nov. 29, 1831. 

ii. Horatio, b. Nov. 9, 1834; d. Feb. 16, 1885. 

iii. Emelia Eveline, b. April 5, 1836. 

196. iv. Milton Eugene, b. Feb. 13, 1838. 

197. V. Ira, b. March 12, 1841. 

vi. James Pole;, b. June 8, 1843; never married, 
vii. Anastasia Janette, b. Jan. 23, 1848; never married. 

120. George W.^ son of (Solomon^, Thomas*, 
Ebenezer^ , Thomas^, Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Under- 
wood) Mirick, born Dec. 2, 1809, at Cazenovia, N. Y. 
Married, Jan. 20, 1831, Elsie, daughter of Charles 
Thomas, of Rose, N. Y. ; shedied, 1899, at Adrian, Mich., 
aged 85 years, six months and one day. George W. 
Mirick was a farmer for 36 .years in Rose, N. Y.; moved 
to Adrian, Mich., in March, 1869; was a consistent 
member of the Methodist Ei)is('opal church for fifty years; 
died at Adrian, July 30, 1887. Children, all born in 
Rose, N. Y.— 


198 i. Sophia E., b. April 19, 1834; m. June 5, 1861, Cas- 

sius R. Kellogg; d. Feb. 26, 1876. 

199. ii. J., b. May 15, 1836. 

iii. Eugenia C, b. April 14, 1838; m. April 11, 1866, 
Calvin H. Crane ; bad one cbild, George Henry- 
Crane, b. Nov. 25, 1871. She d. Nov. 30, 1871. 

200. iv. Leander C. b. March 30. 1840. 

V. Pollette C, b. Dec. 3. 1846; d. Dec. 23, 1848. 
vi. George R., b. Feb. 13, 1850. 
vii. Frank T., b. Sept. 25, 1852. 

viii. Edward F., b. Nov. 23, 1856; m. Dec. 14, 1897, Edith 
ix. Florence E., b. Sept. 23. 1856; d. Dec. 26, 1856. 

121. John Thurber*', son of {Ebenezer^, Charles'*', 
Eheriezer^, Thomas'% Thomas^) and Betsej* (Thurber) 
Mirick, born Jnly 20, 1800, in Cazeuovia, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, Ang. 30, 1825, Elizabeth Youell, in Boone Co., 
Ky.; she born Feb. 6, 1808. John Thurber Mirick was 
a miller by occupation; the date of death of himself or 
wife is not of record. Children, all born in Boone 
county, Ky. — 

201. i. WILLIA3I Gains, b. July 11, 1826. 

ii. LuciNDA, b. March 12, 1828; m. Samuel Beall; living 

in Omaha, Neb. 
iii. Sophia Frances, b. Sept. 28, 1S31; m. V. Williams; 

living in CarroUton, Mo. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 1834; deceased. 

202. V. John Lewis, b. Oct. 18, 1885. 

vi. Alonzo Ebenezer, b. Jan. 6, 1838. 
vii. Marcellus R., b. Nov. 3, 1841; m. M. Blanken- 

baker, Howard Co., Mo. ; d. Oct. 13, 1875. 
viii. Abel Price, b. March 8, 1844. 
ix. ISABELLE Ann, b. May 23, 1846; m. Thomas Callison, 

Saline Co., Mo. 
X. Mary Elizabeth, b. 1850; deceased. 
xi. Samuel Linsey, b. July 6, 1839; supposed to have 

been killed while in the Confederate army; 

never returned home. 

122. Montgomery* son of (Si/lvenus^, Charles*, 
Ebenezer^, Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Achsah (Pollard) 
Merrick, born April 17, 1812, at Syracuse, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, April 7, 1842, Jane Shoudv, of DeWitt, N. Y.; she 
born May 22, 1823; died Sept. 26, 1897. Montgomery 
was a brick manufacturer in Syracuse, N. Y.; a man of 
means and enterprise; hedied Dec. 26, 1891. Children, 
all born in Syracuse — 

i. Ellen Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1843; d. Oct. 7, 

ii. Chloe Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20, 1844; d. Jan. 16 


iii. Luther Stanley, b. April 1, 1846; m. Flora Rey- 
nolds, of Syracuse; served in Co. "C," 185th 
New York Infantry 1864-5 ; Alderman 1879-83 ; 
Supervisor 1885-91. Is a manufacturer of brick 
in Syracvise, and a man of influence. 

iv. George Howard, b. Feb. 2, 1848; member of Board 

of Trade in Chicago. 
V. Edson Everett, b. Feb. 17, 1850; d. Aug. 22, 1857. 

vi. Frances Elizabeth, b. Dec. 27, 1852; m. William 
H. Jacoby, June 28, 1877. 

vii. Emma Marie, b. July 31, 1855. 

viii. Kate Isabel, b. Feb. 18, 1861; m. Oct. 12,1887, 
Frank Pollard Adams. 

123. Charles% son of {Sijlvenus^ Charles^, Ehen- 
ezer^, Thomas^, Thomas^) and Achsah (Pollard) Mer- 
rick, born May 7, 1815, at Syracuse, N. Y. Married, 
Jan. 14, 1840, Nancy Lanfear, of Mayfield, N. Y.; she 
born Dec. 16, 1817;' died March 14, 1888. Charles mar- 
ried, 2nd, Aug. 7, 1889, Mary M. Lee, of Syracuse. He 
was a brick manufacturer in Syracuse; died April 27, 
1895. Children— 

203. i. Charles Henry, b. Sept. 20, 1842. 

ii. Eugene Montgomery, b. April 8,1846; never mar- 
ried; was clerk in Adjutant General's office, 
Washington, D. C, 1897. 

iii. AsA Lanfear, b. June 23, 1848; is an architect, in 
business in Syracuse, N. Y. 

iv. Chaplin, b. Dec. 30, 1850; is a mason, in business in 
Washington, D. C. 

v. Otis Pollard, b. July 31, 1858; d. March 14, 1888. 

124. Mary«, dan. of (Tilley' , Tilleij\ TiUeij\ 
Tilley'^, Thomas^) and Sarah (Minot) Merrick, born 
April 5, 1801, at Concord, Mass. Married, July 3, 
1823, Nathan Brooks, of Concord, Mass. (See record 
of Brooks- Whitney- Smith Family, in appendix.) Chil- 
dren — 

i. George Merrick (Brooks), b. July 26, 1824, at Con- 
cord, Mass. 

ii. Charles Augustus (Brooks), b. April 1, 1832; d. 
March 31. 1833. 

125. Timothy^ (Murphy), son of Timothy and Ros- 

ina (Merrick) Murphy, born ; married Lusyna 

Osborn, daughter of Anson A. Osborn, of Windsor, 
Conn . Children — 

i. Merrick (Murphy), b. 1806; m. 1st, Louise Beau- 
mont, of East Hartford, Conn. ; 2nd, Jerusha 
Allen; d. 1900, at Milwaukee, Wis. 


ii. Timothy (Murphy), b. 1808; m. Pi-iscilla DeForrest, 

of Springfield, Mass. 
iii. Jerome (Murphy), b. 1810; m. Harriet Bartholo- 
mew, of Hartford, Conn. 
204. iv. Eliza (Murphy), b. 1812. 

V. Cynthia (Murphy), b. 1815; m. Albert Black, of 
Hartford, Conn. 
vi. Sarah (Murphy), b. 1822; m. Joseph McCready, of 

vii. Harriet (Murphy) b. 1827; m. Rufus Weston, of 
Stafford Springs, Conn. 
There were three other children, who died young. 

126. Justin^ (Murphy) , son of Timothy and Rosina 
(Merrick) Murphy, born . Married Bathsheba Col- 
ton. Children — 

i. Mary (Murphy), b. ; m. 1st, Taylor; 2nd, 

Grilley, of New Haven, Conn., inventor 

and engineer. 

ii. Jerusha (Murphy), b. ; m. Henry Goodyear, (of 

India rubber fame), who d. in Paris. 

127. LoRiN^, son of {Lewis^ , Pliineas^ , James^ , 
Jmnes"^ , Thomas^) and Catharine (Hyde) Merrick, born 
May, 1793. Married Harriet, daughter of Ethan and 
Mary Ward, of Monson. He died May, 1859. Children— 

i. LoRiN, b. 

ii. Margaret, b. ; married. 

128. Charles Clinton", son of {Noah^ , Phineas^ , 
James^ , James^ , Thomas^) and Delfla (Shepard) Mer- 
rick, born Sept. 11, 1824, at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, 
Jan. 1, 1866, Emma Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Har- 
rison and Louisa (Kingsbury) Parsons, of Princeton, 
111. ; she born April 12, 1839, at Ludlow, Mass. ; is living, 
1898, at Malcolm, la. Charles Clinton Merrick was edu- 
cated at Williston Academy, East Hampton, Mass.; 
when quite young became a teacher in the South; after- 
ward graduated from Bell's Commercial College, of Chi- 
cago, becoming one of the representative business men 
of that city. He was captain of Co. "G," 51st Illinois 
Volunteer Infantry, and distinguished himself for valor 
and bravery. He served through the Civil War, taking 
an active part in the fighting at New Madrid, Island No. 
10 and Tiptouville; was on the Mississippi Flotilla, and 
in the skirmish at Fort Pillow; in battles of Pittsburg 
Landing, Farmington, siege of Corinth, at Rienza in 


support of Gen. Sheridan; through the battle of Stone 
River, and the campaign which ended at Mission Ridge 
and Chattanooga, and thence to the ck)se of the war; 
was brevetted major for conspicuous gallantry in action; 
was a staunch republican in politics. He was a man of 
unswerving integrity, which placed him foremost in the 
ranks of men. He died June 24, 1893, at Malcolm, la., 
leaving an unsullied name as an honorable heritage to all 
kinsmen who bear the name of Merrick. He left no 

129. George Graves% son of (NoaJf\ Phineas'^, 
James^, Jmnes"^ , Thomas^) and Delfia (Shepard) Mer- 
rick, born July 12, 1829, at East Hampton, Mass. Mar- 
ried, 1865, Lucy Bronson, daughter of Amos B. Gunu, 
of Spencerport, N. Y.; she born Dec. 11, 1836, at Spen- 
eerport. (For sketch of life see below) . Childi'en — 

i. Mary, b. Nov. 9. 1867, at Springfield, Mass. ; d. Nov. 
86, 1887. 

il. Albert Winthrop, b. July 17, 1870, Chicago, 111. ; 
lived ill Chicago until 1875, when, after a year 
at Brodliead, Wis., the family moved to Oak 
Park. Went through Oak Park High School, 
from which he graduated in 1887; in 1888 went 
to Denver, Col., where he spent four years; 
clerked in drug store and commission house, and 
spent a large part of two years on railway sur- 
vey in the Rocky Mountains. Returned to Oak 
Park in 1892, and secured position as draftsman 
in Chicago & Northwestern Railway Engineer's 
office. Occupied successive positions of rod- 
man, instrument -man and Assistant Engineer ; 
was api^ointed Superintendent of Bridges and 
Buildings, Dakota Division, same road, in Feb., 
1S97, which po.sition he now holds, 
iii. Bessie, b. June 17, 1873, at Chicago; is a kiuder- 
gartner by profession. 

iv. Ethel, b. Nov. 9, 1873, Chicago. 

V. Robert, b. Aug. 17, 1878, Oak Park; took the regvilar 
course in the Oak Park school, from which he 
graduated in 1898; since graduation lias been 
employed as rod-man and instrument-man on 
railway construction work for C. & N. W. R'y. 
Is at present instrument-man on important 
construction work undertaken by Union Pacific 
Railway Company. 





The braueli of the Merrick family in the United States 
who trace their parentage to Thomas Merrick, who set- 
tled at Springfield, Mass., west of the "Great River," 
— the Connecticut, now known as West Springfield, has 
its representatives in widely distant localities. 

Thomas Merrick, the progenitor of this branch, died 
and is buried in the "burying ground" connected with 
the old church at West Springfield. The place was vis- 
ited by the "vvriter in the summer of 1865, and the grave 
was then distinguishable. It is located in the north- 
east corner of the inclosure. The headstone of black 
slate was very much disintegrated and fallen away. 

Thomas Merrick^, son of Thomas, is the ancestor to 
whom this branch of the Merrick family trace their pa- 

Lieutenant James Merrick, son of Thomas", born 
1670, was the father of Captain James Merrick, born 
1698. I am unable to ascertain whether these military 
titles were due to services in the Indian and Colonial 
wars; but it would be a fair presumption that they were. 
In those early days pensions were not thought of, and 
the muster rolls were easily neglected and forgotten. 

Phineas Merrick, born March, 1728, was the son of 
Captain James Merrick. But little is known about him. 
There is a tradition in the family that about the time 
when the dissatisfaction which culminated in the declara- 
tion of independence was growing, Phineas held some 
ofSce under the Crown, and that he was "persona non 
grata" to the more active or enthusiastic patriots in the 
community, but that he soon resigned the office and be- 
came a supporter of the agitation for independence. 

Noah Merrick, son of Phineas, was born in Monson, 
Mass., Dec, 1762. It is tradition in th-e family that he 
served as a "drummer boy" in the war of the Revolution. 
There are no records of such service now available, how- 
ever. It is supposed that he was a member of a "free 
company" organized, equipped and paid, if paid at all, 
by the community from which it went. In mj^ early 
boyhood, books and newspapers were very rare luxui-ies, 
and I was always eager to listen to stories of the Revolu- 
tionar}' War, told while sitting on my father's knee, or 
on a "cricket" at his feet. My father was himself a pri- 


vate soldier in the war of 1812; was at one time sta- 
tioned at New London, Conn., and was transferred from 
that post only two or three days before its capture by the 
British, and the massacre of the little garrison. As a 
natural sequence, my brothers and myself were brought 
up with a lively hatred of everything British. Politi- 
cally my father was a whig, and he was a great admirer 
of Daniel Webster and Henry Clay. In religious mat- 
ters he was, for his time and place, a liberal; and while 
reticent in expression, he did not accept the harsh teach- 
ings of the Jonathan Edwards school of theology. He 
held no office, either elective or appointive, unless the 
office of arbitrator and referee could be so dignified. He 
was a farmer by occupation. He removed to McHenrj^ 
county, 111., in 1844, and died there in 1848. 

George Graves Merrick, youngest son of Noah Mer- 
rick, was born at Easthampton, Mass., July 12th, 1829. 
He received a common school education. With his par- 
ents he removed to northern Illinois in 1844. Had one 
term in preparatory school at Beloit, Wisconsin. Studied 
civil engineering at school, in the field, and with priv- 
ate teachers. As engineer, explorer and pioneer was for 
many years on the frontier, and beyond. Crossed the 
Great Plains fifty-two times — twenty-six round trips, be- 
fore the advent of railroads. In 1860 there were but 26^4 
miles of railroad west of the Missouri River. Was mar- 
ried in 1865, making a quick trip from Denver, Colo- 
rado to Atchison, Kansas by stage coach in five and a 
half days. After his marriage resided at Springfield, 
Mass., until the spring of 1868, when he removed to 
Chicago. Lost heavily by the fire of 1871, and the 
financial panic of 1874 completed the loss of a large pro- 
perty. Returned to Colorado in 1879, and has resided 
there since that date, in the city of Denver. 

After the panic of 1874, commenced the study of money 
and fijiance from the ethical and economic view. Has 
written and spoken extensively upon the subject, and is 
quoted an authority by those who believe that the crea- 
tion of money is the act of the sovereign; and that no 
other authority can create money, and that the material 
of which money is made performs no money function. 
Was reared in the Webster and Clay school of polities, 
a whig. Was converted to an abolitionist almost in- 
stantly, and before coming of age to vote, and at a time 
when it was a statutory offense in the state of Illinois 
to give a black man or woman a cup of water or a crust 


of bread. There was a "higher law" which was re- 
cognized, and he became an active member of the "under- 
ground raih-oad" system. Was among the first to be- 
come an active member of the Republican party, and 
voted for the Republican candidates until that party had 
abandoned everything republican except the name; since 
which time held the duty of good citizenship as superior 
to party ties, and rebels at the chicane of partisanship in 
politics. Has held no office. 

If his name is found on the rolls of the war of 1861-5, 
it will be as wagonmaster in Missouri, in the winter 
campaign of 1862-3, in Gen. Davidson's brigade. Jack 
Henderson, Quartermaster. There were imperative fam- 
ily reasons which forbade enlistment. 

In religion, belongs to no sect and accepts no creed. 
Believes in the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood 
of man. 

As civil and mining engineer has travelled extensively 
in the Rocky Mountains and territories, British Colum- 
bia, Canada, Mexico, the Central American states and in 
South America. Sought appointment in the engineer 
service of the United States at the commencement of the 
war with Spain. Reference to some A. A. G. was the 
last heard of the matter. 

130. Martin®, son of (David^, Phineas'^, James^ , 
James'^, Thomas^) and Marcia (Groves) Merrick, born 
November 1797, at Homer, N. Y. Married, June 25, 
1826, Margaret Keep. Children— 

i. Caroline Hale, b. June 27, 1827. 

ii. Henry. Clay, b. Dec. 1, 1829. 

iii. Frances Amelia, b. May 26, 1834. 

iv. Mary Cornelia, b. Aug. 15, 1839. 

131. Dr. Watson* , son of {Augustus^ , Phineas^, 
James^ , James", Thomas'^) and Boadicea (Fuller) Mer- 
rick, born July 27, 1805, at Monson, Mass. Married, 
March 24, 1830, Pamelia Munn, of Monson. He was a 
physician, with a good practice in and about Monson, 
where all his children were born — 

i. Jane Elizabeth, b. March 15, 1831. 

ii. Charles Watson, b. Jan. 29, ]8M. 

iii. Lavinia Pamelia, b. Feb. 25, 1836. 

iv. Albert Orson, b. May 16, 1840. 

V. Henry Cady, b. July 3, 1842. 


132. Lewis®, son of {Augustus^ , Phineas* , James^ , 
James-, Thomas^) and Boadicea (Fuller) Merrick, born 
March 31, 1817, at Monsou, Mass. Married, April 20, 
1843, Keziah Bliss, daughter of Hezekiah and Keziah 
(Bliss) Perry; she born Deo. 22, 1815, at Rehoboth, 
Mass.; died March 11, 1897, at Wauwatosa, Wis. 
Lewis Merrick retired from business many years ago, 
with a moderate competence, and is passing the later 
years of his life in a comfortable home in Wauwatosa, 
Wis. His daughter, Mrs. Theodore Hammond, lives 
near him, in the same town. His children were — 

i. Ellen, b. Juue 29. 1844, at Monson, Mass. ; she occu- 
pies a responsible position in the circulation de- 
partment of Ginn & Co., school-book publishers, 
Boston, Mass. , Avith whom she has been associ- 
ated for nearly thirty years. 

ii. Fannie Loring, b. Dec. 29^1863, at Worcester, Mass. ; 
m. Jime 14, 1888, at Mihvavikee, Wis., Theodore 
M. Hammond. Mr. Hammond is engaged in 
the publication and sale of church and Sunday- 
school supplies. Mr. Hammond was "Factor" 
of the University of Chicago during the first 
five years of its existence. From this connec- 
tion, and through his Sunday-school work, Mr. 
Hammond is known practically throughout the 
United States Children — 

1. Lewis Merrick (Hammond), b. April II, 

1889, Chicago, 111. 

2. Ralph Perry (Hammond), b. Nov. 28, 

1891, Chicago. 

3. Loring Theodore (Hammond), b. Jan. 

.31, 1899, Wauwatosa, Wis. 

133. William*', son of {Aaron'\ JariiPs'^, James^ , 
Jmnes"^, Thomas^) and Mary (Howe) Merrick, born 
Aug. 1. 1805, at Amherst, Mass. Married, May 30, 
1849, Mary, daughter of Roswell and PoUv Purple, of 
Gill, Mass. He died Sept. 29, 1853. ChikU-eu— 

i. A son, b. Juue 16, 1850; d. at birth. 
ii. George Lewellyn, b. April 10, 1852. 
iii. Mary WilheljIINA, b. Oct. 23, 18.58. 

134. Allen Porter", son of (Aaron^, James*, 
James^ , James', Thomas'^) and Mary (Howe) Merrick, 
born June 1, 1807, at Amherst, Mass. Married, May 
7, 1834, Minerva, daughter of Phineas and Demaris 
Blodgett, of East Windsor, Conn. He was a successful 
farmer, a prominent man in the South Parish church, 
and served the town as selectman. In early life, before 


the railroad era, he traveled extensively in New England 
and Canada, selling wagons and farm produce. He was 
one of the early advocates of the "abolition" and "Free 
soil" movements; but in later years was, in politics, an 
independent Democrat. In 1878 it was the wish of Gen- 
eral Benjamin F. Butler that Mr. Merrick would run as 
a candidate for state treasurer on the Democratic ticket, 
but he refused. He died June 16, 1886, at Amherst. 
(See history of Amherst for additional). His childi-en 
were — 

i. LoOMis Howe. b. March 8, 1836. 

ii. Mary Marilda, b. Jan. 33, 1838. 

iii. Eliza Emeline, b. Oct. 37, 1839. 

iv. Martha Hubbard, b. March 13, 1813. 

V. ]Mixerva Blodgett, b. Jan. 36, 1815. 

vi. Aarox Winthrop, b. Jan. 31, 1847. 

135. James Ely'', son of (Aaron^, James^ , Janies^ , 
James''- , Thomas^) and Mary (Howe) Merrick, born May 
2, 1811, at Amherst, Mass. Married, Dec. 24, 1845, 
Harriet, daughter of Jonathan and Jerusha Bridgman, of 
Amherst; she died Nov. 13, 1893, at Amherst. James Ely 
was a prominent man in the village; was Justice of the 
Peace, first Vice-President of the Amherst Lyceum, and 
took an active part in all that made for the improvement 
of the town. For extended notes of his services, see 
History of Amherst. He died March 24, 1885. Chil- 
dren, all born in Amherst — 

i. Jonathan, b. Aug. 9, 1849. 
ii. Esther Howe, b. June 38, 1851. 
iii. Harriet Almira Baker, b. Oct. 31, 1853. 
iv. James Colton, b. July 5, 1859. 

V. James Ely, b. July 5, 1859; is in business in Am- 
herst; has been Justice of the Peace from 1889 
to 1897. 

136. Casper Lavatore*', son of {Bosweir , Jose'' ^ , 
James'-^, James"^ , Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Fairbanks) 
Merrick, born April 3, 1801, at Monson, Mass. Mar- 
ried, April 28, 1822, Jane, daughter of James and Com- 
fort Madden, of Hereford countv, Md.; she died 1861, 
Xeuia, O. He died in Xenia, O., in March 1881. Chil- 
dren — 

i. DeWitt Clinton, b. March 35, 1833; d. March 30, 
305. ii. Edward Clinton, b. April 8, 1834. 
206. iii. Charles Roswell, b. April 38, 1837. 


137. Louisa Harriet', dau. of (Rosvell P.^, 
Jose''\ James^ , James" , Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Fair- 
banks) Merrick, born March 23, 1811, at Xenia, O. 
Married, July 23, 1829, at Xenia, Lemuel P. Frazier. 
Both were living, when last heard from, in West Vir- 
ginia, within a few years. They had, among others — 

207. i. Franklin Merrick (Frazier), b. May 22, 1856, at 

Xenia, O. 

138. Edwin Lorenzo', son of (Boswell^, Jose'*, 
James^ , James'^ , TJiomas^) and Elizabeth (Fairbanks) 
Merrick, born March 2, 1813, at Monson, Mass. Mar- 
ried, 1st, 1842, Lucy Rice, of Stoddard, N. H.; she 
lived less than one year after marriage, dying at Nor- 
wich, Conn., Oct. 1, 1843; is buried in Worcester, 
Mass.; Edwin L. married, 2nd, Sept. 11, 1845, Rhoda 
Ann Rice, sister of his first wife, also of Stoddard, N. 
H. (See Gen. of Rice Family). Edwin L. was a law- 
yer of note, obtaining the title of Judge by service on 
the bench. He was living. May 1896, at Arroyo Grande, 
Cal., with Clara R., widow of his son Schuyler Colfax 
Merrick. He had by his second wife — 

i. A SON, b. ; d. in infancy, at Worcester, Mass. 

ii. LuoY Elizabeth, b. ; d. at Lake Station, Ind., 

at age of 19 years; unmarried, 
iii. Frank, b. ; d. at Americus, Kansas, at age of 

iv. SoHDYLER CoLFAX, b. , 1866, in Porter Co., 

Ind.; married Clara R. ; d. April 22, 1895, 

at Los Angeles, Cal. ; no children. 

139. John Wyles^, son of (RoswelP, Jose^'^, 
James^ , James", Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Fairbanks) 

Merrick, born June 8, 1818, at . Married Lydia 

Jane, daughter of Samuel and Theresa Smith, of Wil- 
mington, O., Sept. 1, 1847. Childi-en — 

i. Albert, b. April 22, 1849, at Xenia, O. 

140. Alanson Chandler", son of {Roijal^, Ohed* , 
James^ , James'^ , Thonuts^) and .\a\\y (Chandler) Merrick, 
born March 31, 179.3, at Monson, Mass. Married, 1st, 
Mary, daughter of Deacon Gordon and Sally Sedgwick, 
of Monson; she died Feb. 28, 1839. Alanson married, 
2nd, Sept. 1, 1840, Mary Phipps, of Ware. He was a 
farmer, living in the town of Palmer, Mass. ( See Chand- 
ler Gen.) Children — 







DwiGHT Lathrop, b. Feb. 3, 1823. 
Henry Austin, b. Feb. 1, 1825. 

Mary Jane, b. Jan. 14, 1832; m. April 21, 1852, 
Abner Goddard, of Orange. 

141. LoTHROP*', SOU of {BosweW, Ohed^, James^ , 
Janies'^ , Thomas'^) and Sally (Chandler) Merrick born 
Sept. 5, 1796, at Monsou, Mass. Married, Nov. 29, 
1827, Sarah, daughter of Ephraira and Sarah Hyde, of 
Monson; she born Nov. 1, 1801; died June 17, 1879. 
Lothrop Merrick was Deacon in the church at Palmer, 
Mass.; died Dec. 6, 1879. (See Chandler Gen.) Chil- 
dren, all born in Palmer — 

i. Lucius Lothrop, b. June 8, 1829; d. Oct. 7, 1864. 
ii. Sarah Jane Hyde, b. March 17, 1831 ; d. Jan. 14, 
210. iii. George Francis, b. Nov. 24, 1832. 

iv. James Lyman, b. May 17, 1835; d. Aug. 20. 1839. 
V. Charles Royal, b. June 23, 1846; d. Feb. 24, 1858. 

142. Grosvenor*', son of (Emjal°, Ohed\ James^ , 
James'^ , Thomas^) and Sally (Chandler) Merrick, born 
Aug. 17, 1805, at Monson, Mass. Married, Nov. 20, 
1838, Sarah Ann, daughter of Oliver and Emily Blair, 
of Brimfield, Mass.; she died June 8, 1847. Grosvenor 
sold the old homestead (Sept. 1858), purchased by his 
great grandfather. Captain James Merrick, in 1734, and 
moved to Springfield. HediedDec. 11, 1871, at Palmer, 
Mass . Had one daughter — 

i. Sarah Ann, b. May 29, 1847. 

143. Rev. James Lyman^, son of CGideon^ , Obed*, 
Janies^ , James"" , Thomas^ ) and Beulah (Stebbins) Mer- 
rick, born Dec. 11, 1803, at Monson, Mass. Married, 
March 11, 1839, at Tebreez, Persia, Emma, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Maria Taylor, of Portsmouth, England; 
she died Dec. 14, 1858, at South Amherst, Mass. Rev. 
James Lyman Merrick was in many respects a remark- 
able man. As a missionary abi'oad, a preacher at home, 
a teacher and an author, he filled to the full the three 
score 3'ears which was allotted him in which to work. 
He graduated from Amherst College in 1830; studied 
at Princeton Theological Seminary; graduated from Col- 
umbia Theological Seminary, Columbia, S. C, 1833; 
ordained as a Presbyterian Evangelist at Charleston, S. 
C, 1834; was appointed missionary to Persia, where he 


labored iu Tebreez, Shiraz and Oroomiah until 1845. 
While so engaged be met and married Emma Taylor, 
also a missionar.y, but who was sent out from England 
instead of America. He returned to his birthplace in 
Amherst, and from 1849 to 1864, had charge of the Con- 
gregational church of South Amherst. From 1852 to 
1857 Avas Professor of Oriental Literature in Amherst 
College. Being unable himself to take the field when 
the civil war broke upon the country, he nearly impov- 
erished himself by giving a bounty from his own salary 
to every soldier who enlisted from his parish. At his 
death he bequeathed the entire remnj^nt of his property 
to the four institutions in which he had received his 
education, to endow four Persian scholarships. He was 
author of "Pilgrim's Harp," a book of poems (Boston, 
1847); "The Life and Religion of Mahomet," trans- 
lated from the Persian of Hyat-ul-Huloob, (1850); 
Keith's "Evidences of Prophecy," translated into Per- 
sian, (Edinburgh, 1846); Genealogy of the Merrick 
Family, (1850); a treatise on the orthography of the 
English language, with a new alphabet of forty letters, 
which did not reach publication. He also left several 
manuscript translations into Persian which did not reach 
publication. That he was an earnest Christian, his life 
devoted to the salvation of men at home and abroad 
abundantly testifies. That be was a scholar, his work in 
the college, the church, and as an author is an abiding 
evidence. He died June 18, 1866, at South Amherst, 
Mass., without issue. 

144. Samuel OTIS^ son of (Gideoti^, Obed^ 
James^ , James'^ , Thomas^) andBeulah (Stebbins) Mer 
rick, born Dec. 11, 1808, at Monson, Mass. Married, 
May 3, 1836, Maria Sibyl, daughter of Abner and Sibyl 
Abbe, of South Hadley, Mass.; she died May 28, 1878. 
Samuel Otis died Nov. 23, 1896, at West Newton, Mass. 
They had one daughter — 

21L i. Henrietta Maria, b, April 23, 1838. 

145. Charles Henry''', son of (Gideon-^ Ohed"^ , 
Jatnes'\ James"^ , Thomas^) and Beulah (Stebbins) Mer- 
rick, born April 11, 1812, at Monson, Mass. Married, 
Oct. 12, 1836, Mary Ann, daughter of Charles and 
Sarah McMaster, of Palmer, Mass.; she died Oct. 17, 
1891. Charles Henry died Feb. 11, 1893. They had 
one son — 

213. ii. Charles M., b. April 17, 1853. 


146. Cyrus Henry^, son of (Cyrus^, Ohed* , 
James^\ James-, Thomas^) aud Elizabeth (Henshaw) 
Merrick, born Sept. 26, 1829, at Sturbridge, Mass. 
Married, 1st, June 7, 1853. Ellen Harriet Lang, of 
Franklin, O.; she died Jan. 27, 1855, at Fort Madison, 
la.; 2nd, Dec. 6, 1877, Harriet Olive, daughter of 
Simeon and Lucretia (Childs) Sherfey, of Bloomiugton, 
111. ; she born Julj' 23, 1847, at Delphia, Ind. Cyrus 
H. is a successful business man, at present Superin- 
tendent of Agencies for the National Masonic Accident 
Association, of Des Moines, la., where Mr. MArick (as 
he spells his name), makes his home. His business re- 
lations extend all over the United States and Canada, 
and his office requires constant travel in the supervision 
of the business of the company which he represents. 
His children are — 

i. Henry .Spencer, b. Jan. 17, 1880, Burlington, la. 
ii. Oliver Sherfey, b. Oct. 15, 1881, Burlington, la. ; 

d. Dec. 25, 1881. 
iii. Elizabeth Olive, -b. March 1, 1885, Ottumwa, la. 

147. Spencer Roscoe*', son of (Cyrus^ , Obed^, 
James^ , James- , Thomas^ ) and Elizabeth (Henshaw) 
Merrick, born June 9. 1832, at Sturb ridge, Mass. Mar- 
ried, June 3, 1862, Emily, daughter of Jacob and Orricy 
(Hills) Fisher, of Lancaster, Mass.; she born Feb. 19, 
1831, at Lancaster. Spencer R. has been at various 
periods, a farmer and dealer in wood, assistant bank 
cashier, and insurance agent, in which business he is at 
present engaged, and which he has followed since Janu- 
ary, 1879. He lived in Sturbridge, where he was born, 
until November, 1845; then in Wilbraham one year, and 
since 1850 has made his home in Lancaster, where he 
has held various town offices; he has served as Justice 
of the Peace continuously since 1876. Two ehiidi-en have 
been born to him — 

i. A son, b. Dec. 25, 1867; d. at birth, 
ii. Elizabeth Fisher, b. July 21, 1868. 

148. Captain Joseph Harrisox®, son of (Gad^ , 
Joseph*, Joseph'^, James', Thomas^) and Sibyl (Harri- 
son) Merrick, born Aug. 25, 1796, at Westfield, Mass. 
Married, Dec. 5, 1820, Eliza Hutchinson, daughter of E. 
Hutchinson, of Franklin, N. Y.; her mother's maiden 
name was Town send; she born Oct. 20, 1802, at 
Andover, Conn.; died Nov. 29, 1881, at Bloomiugton, 


111.; buried at Franklin, N. Y. James Harrison was 
a soldier in the war of 1812, with rank of captain; was 
stationed in New York city. He was a farmer on a 
large scale, and had other farms which he let to renters. 
He died Oct. 21, 1865, at Franklin, N. Y., where he is 
buried. Children all born at Franklin — 

i. Julia, b. Jan. 31, 1822: m. Nov. 10, 1846, Alexander 

H. Grant, of Franklin, N. Y. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. June 10, IS26: m. Dr. Caleb Braley, 

of Butternuts, N. Y. 
iii. Jane, b. Jan. 3, ; m. Andrew P. Butts, of Spen- 
cer N. Y. 
iv. Marics, b. June 10, 1825; d. June 24, 1825. 
V. Delia, b. Oct. 22, 1831 ; m. James A. Reeves, of New 
York city. 

213. vi. Joseph CoRkELius, b. Dec. 10, 1834. 

yii. James Herbert, b. Oct. 18, 1837 ;m. Sept. 1, 1884, at 
Chicago, 111., Mrs. Hannah Melkiish, of Bloom- 
ington, 111. ; she b. at York, England. James 
H. is a merchant at Bloomington, 111. 

149. Sylvester W.^ son of {Perez^, Josepli^ , 
Joseph^, James"", Thomas'^) and Hannah (Willistou) 
Merrick, born 1790, at Franklin, N. Y. Married, 1811, 
Mercy Loveland; she died 1878, at Manteno, 111., aged 
88 years. Sylvester W. died March 1850, in Sandusky 
county, O., aged 63 years. Children, all born in Frank- 
lin, Delaware county, N. Y. — 

214. i. James Fordyoe, b. 1812. 

215. ii. WiLLiSTON Sylvester, b. 1814. 

iii. Sarah Amelia, b. 1816; m. 1st, Jesse Cook; 2 chil- 
dren; 2nd, Joseph Younglove; d. 1888, at Man- 
teno. 111. Jane Cook, dau. of Jesse, above, m. 
Charles Hardin, of Oneida, N. Y., and died 
soon after. 

Frederick L., b. 1821. 

George Clinton, b. Dec. 11, 1824. 

Lyman B., b. Sept. 10, 1829. 

150. G0RD0N^ son of (Peres ^ Joseph"^, Joseph'^, 
James', TJiomas^) and Hannah (Williston) Merrick, 
born 1791, Franklin, N. Y. Married Charity Wilcox, 
of New Durham, N. Y. He died at Akron, 0. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Rosaline, b. . 

ii. Cordelia, b. 







One of the girls married Mr. Tallman, and 
was living at Oxford, N. Y., in 1897. The 
other daughter d. unmarried. 


151. Perez'', son of (Perez^, Joseph*, Joseph^, 
James", Thomas^) and Hauiiah (Williston) Merrick, 
born June 12, 1792, at Franklin, X. Y. Married, March 
9, 1815, at Franklin, N. Y., Jerusha, daughter of S. 
Hutchinson, M. D., of Franklin, N. Y.; she died Aug. 
6, 1870, at Spring Prairie, Wis. Perez moved from New 
York to the then territory of Wisconsin in the spring 
of 1837, locating on Spring Prame, Walworth county. 
He was by occupation a farmer. He removed to Mt. 
Pleasant, Racine county, in the spring of 1854, and died 
there Avigust 25th of the same year. With the exception 
of the voungest, all his children were born in Franklin, 
N. Y.— 

219. i. John Burt, b. Jan. 2, 1816. 

ii. Juliette, b. Feb. 21, 1818; m. Horace Colman, at 
Spring Prairie, Wis., 1838; if alive she now re- 
sides with her son at Baraboo, Wis. 

iii. Alonzo, b. Aug. 1, 1820; killed by Indians in Trinity 
county, Cal., in Sept., 1863. 

iv. Hannah, b, April 24, 1823; m. C. C. Salisbury; is 
now living witli her son at Seattle, Wash., a 

220. V. Perez H., b. June 9, 1825. 

vi. Mary A., b. April 7, 1831; m. E. N. Storms; both 

d. in Missouri, 
vii. Eugene Roderick, b. Jan. 10, 1834; d. Feb. 22, 1855. 
viii. Emeline L., b. May 4, 1838; m. J. G. Spencer; now 
living at Faribault, Minn. 

152. Roderick^, son of {Perez^, Joseph'*' , Joseph^ , 
James'^ , Thomas^) and Hannah (Williston) Merrick, 
born Aug. 5, 1794, at Franklin, N. Y. Married, Jan. 
24, 1828, Rebecca Gates, of Dunkirk, N. Y. Children— 

i. Flavia a., b. Dee. 13, 1828, at Pomfret, N. Y. 

ii. Hannah R., b. May 25, 1832. Pomfret, N. Y. 

221. iii. Gordon Williston, b. April. 1836, Franklin, Mich, 
iv. Oscar D., b. Dec. 19, 1838, at Spring Prairie, Wis.; 

m. May 19, 1874, Emily Bell ; living at Elkhorn, 
V. Adelaide M., b. Jan. 81, 1841, Spring Prairie, Wis. 
vi. Ellmora, b. Sept. 10, 1844, Spring Prairie, Wis. 
vii. Elbert H., b. Dec. 22, 1847, Spring Prairie, Wis. 

153. Austin Leonard®, son of (Perez^, Joseph^, 
Joseph"^, Jariies'^ , Thomas^) and Hannah (Williston) 
Merrick, born Jan. 2, 1807, at Franklin, N. Y. Married, 
1839, at Spring Prairie, Wis., Esther C. Cook, of Seville, 

O.; she died and Austin L. m. 2nd, Gracia . 

Children, all bv first wife, and all born at Spring Prairie, 



233. i. Leroy Williston, b. March 13, 1840. 
333. ii. Jerome C. b. April 21, 1841. 

iii. Irene C b. July 15, 1842; d. July 6, 186.3. 
iv. Josephine Louise, b. Sept. 31, 1843. 
V. Esther P., b. Feb. 20, 1845; Is living at Spring 

vi. Augusta D., b. Jan. 20, 1848. 
vii. Agnes F., b. March 13, 1852. 

154. John Quartus''', sou of [Quartus'^ , Joseph^, 
Joseph^, James- , Thomas^) a.nd Letitia (Willistoii) Mer- 
rick, born July 24, 1812, at Walton, N. Y. Married, 
Oct. 28, 1840, Sarah M., daughter of James and Deborah 
Dickinson, at Springfield, Pa.; she still living at Wells- 
boro. Pa. John Quartns was a farmer by occupation; 
served in the Civil War; died at Wellsboro, Pa., 1888. 
Children — 

i. Antoinette Rose, b. Oct. 28, 1841, at Springfield, 
Pa. ; m. July 2, 1857, A. B. Huston, of Pike 3Iills, 
Potter Co., Pa. ; still living. A. B. Huston is a 
I'ailroad man; was in the Civil War, with rank 
of captain. 

il. Emm.\ Jane, b. Oct. 18, 1843, at Springfield, Pa. ; m. 
April 2, 1876, Horace L. Smith, of Addison, N. 
Y. ; still living. 

iii. AiMEE Maria, b. Aug. 19, 1845, at Springfield, Pa. ; 
m. Jan. 14, 1S74, Liston Bliss, a merchant of 
Gaines, Pa. ; she d. Aug. 30. 1881. 

234. iv. Clinton Victor, b. June 17, 1848, at Canton, Pa. 

155. Charles Edwin®, son of (DanieP, Tilleij'^, 
Joseph^, James-, Thomas') and Laura (Day) Merrick, 
born March 23, 1831, at West Springfield, Mass. Mar- 
ried, June 5, 1861, Clara P., daughter of Stephen and 
Lucinda (Stickney) Sibley, of West Springfield Mass.; 
she born Nov. 22, 1837, at Darien, N. Y.; still living. 
Charles E., the fifth son of Dea. Daniel Merrick, lived 
at home until the father's death; then bought an attract- 
ive farm on the Agawam road. Desiring a change of 
occupation he sold the farm and went into the grocery 
business in the town of Merrick, Mass. Was on the 
school board for a number of years; was deputy sheriff 
of Hampton county for one -term; for five years before 
his death he was an invalid from nervous disease lirought 
on by a too strenuous life. He died Nov. 13, 1891, at 
West Springfield. Children — 

i. Anna Laura, b. June 4, 1863; d. Dec. 13, 1863. 
ii. Elizabeth Julia, b. Oct. 27, 1864; graduated from 
Springfield High Scliool and Westfield Normal; 
is a scliool teacher living in her native town, 
Merrick, Mass , 1902. 
335. iii. Charles Edwin, b. March 19, 1897. 





156. Roderick Smith'', sou of {NoaJi^ , Chileah B.*, 
NoaJr\ James-, Thomas'^) and Statira (Hays) Merrick, 
boru Jan. 16, 1808, at Wilmincrtou, Vt. Married, Nov. 
6, 1833, Emily, daughter of Pyucheou and Sophrouia 
Bliss, of Wilbraliam, Mass.; she born Aug. 2, 1813. He 
was a farmer; held many town offices; was trustee of 
the Wesleyan Academy, Wilbrahani; a man of the strict- 
est Christian integrity, honored and respected by all 
who knew him; he died March 30, 1853, at Wilbraham. 
Children, all born at Wilbraham — 

i. SOPHRONIA W., b. Feb. 6, 1835; m. June 19, 1862, 

Chai'les G. Starkweather, 
ii. Abigail, b. May 3, 1838; m. Feb. 29. 1861, William 
O. Serman.';. 

226. iii. Edward, b. May 24, 1842. 

227. iv. Frederick, b. Nov. 4, 1844. 

V. Emily, b. Aug. 8, 1851; d. March 28, 1853. 

157. Frederick", sou of {N'oah'\ Chileah B.^, 
Koah^ , James'-, Thomas'^) and Statira (Hays) Merrick, 
born Jan. 29, 1810, at Wilbraham. Mass. Married, 
April 1836, Sarah Fidelia Gr is wold, of Suffolk, Conn.; 
she died July, 1883. at Delaware, O. Frederick died 
March 5, 1891 at Delaware, 0. No children. (For 
sketch of life see below). 



The Rev. Frederick Merrick, ex-president of the Ohio 
Weslej^an Uuiversity, was born at Wilbraham, Mass., 
Jan. 29, 1810, and died March 5, 1894, a little more than 
eighty-four years old. He was born in the same house 
in which his ancestors for some generations had been 
born, and had died. They were of the old Puritan faith 
and training, intelligent, industrious, religious, content 
with the quiet life of a New England village. Dr. Mer- 
rick's father was a farmer, and the son spent the early 
years of his life on the farm, working in the summer, 
and going to the common school in the winter season. 
Sedate and industrious in his habits, the 3'ouug Merrick, 
at the age of seventeen, entered a store as clerk, and 
soon showed such qualities that, before reaching his 
majority, he was admitted to a partnership in the busi- 


ness. His training here gave him the skill and accuracy 
which afterward made his financial services so invalu- 
able to the university, and which might well haveled 
him to large commercial success. 

But God had other plans for him. Though of a Con- 
gregational family, he was converted in a Methodist re- 
vival, and soon felt the call to a higher vocation. To 
prepare himself for the Christian ministry he entered the 
Wesleyan Academy, near his own home at Wilbraham, 
and afterward continued his studies at the Wesleyan 
University, Middletown, Conn. He did not remain to 
graduate, having, upon the nomination of President 
Fisk, been elected in his senior year to the principalship 
of the Conference Seminary, at Amenia, N. Y. ; but the 
university afterward conferred on him the honorary de- 
gree of master of arts. His leaving college an under- 
graduate was honorable to him ; but he felt through life 
that he had lost something of the nice linguistic accuracy 
that comes from a complete university training. At 
Amenia he had a remarkable success as a teacher and 
administrator, and thus early settled in his own judg- 
ment, and that of the Church, that his true vocation 
for life was not in the pastorate, but in the school. He 
was then twenty- six years of age, and had already the 
characteristic self-command and the look of reserved 
power which gave him so large an influence over others. 

After two years' service at Amenia he was elected, 
again upon the recommendation of President Fisk, to the 
chair of natural science in the Ohio University, at 
Athens, 0. He was then in the prime of his manly 
vigor and enthusiasm. He was tall and lithe; his fea- 
tures were striking; he had dark eyes and a noble mass 
of dark hair, which reached back above his brow and 
which he never lost, but which the snows of many 
winters at last turned into a crown of glory. His bear- 
ing was self-collected and courteous, and his presence 
commanded notice in any assembly. Professor McCabe, 
who was then a student at Athens, stiys that in those 
days a group of the greatest lawyers in Ohio— Hunter, 
Vinton, StanT)ery, and "Tom" Ewing— practiced in the 
courts of Athens county; and when it was known that 
these were to speak the court house was sure to be 
crowded. On one occasion the young McCabe was 
asked bv a distinguished visitor: "Who is that beautiful 
young man sitting within the bar? " " That, ' ' he replied, 
^'is the newly elected professor of the Ohio University." 


Professor Merrick came to Athens in the palmy days of 
the administration of the distinguished Dr. William H. 
McGuffey. Both the state universities — the Miami and 
the Ohio — were then in the control of the Presbyterians. 
Professor Merrick was the only Methodist in the faculty, 
the first Methodist that had held such a position in the 
State of Ohio; and his coming was an epoch in the his- 
tory of Methodism in Athens, and of the Methodist 
Church in Ohio. The young professor brought success 
with him. His department was then almost new in col- 
lege studies, and his enthusiasm made it and himself 
popular. Many marked men came under his instruction 
— among them the beloved and honored Dr. McCabe, 
who afterward, for nearly fifty years, was his colleague 
in the Ohio Wesleyan University. 

After four years' service at Athens, Professor Merrick 
resigned his chair, in order to enter the pastoral work 
in the Ohio Conference; and in September, 1842, he was 
appointed pastor of the Methodist Church at Marietta, 
another of Ohio's many college towns. This was his 
only year of pastoral labor. In the spring of this jear, 
1842, the Ohio Wesleyan University was incorporated, 
though not yet opened for academic work. It l)egan its 
history with the grounds, an empty building, a large 
debt, and was in want of everything. To supply these 
wants, to secure money, books, appliances, and, finally, 
students, the Ohio Conference in 1843 appointed two 
agents, one of whom was Professor Merrick. From that 
date until his death he remained in the continuous ser- 
vice of the university— for two years as agent, for fifteen 
as professor, for thirteen as president, and for twenty- 
one as professor emeritus and lecturer on natural and re- 
vealed religion — a consecutive period of fifty-one years. 
This was a noble and useful life. 

As an educator, Professor Merrick was not encyclopedic 
in his learning, nor yet a specialist in the subjects which 
he taught. His manifold duties did not permit him an ex- 
haustive knowledge of the matters of modern science or 
modern thought, but he had an acquaintance with them 
adequate for class work; he was a competent instructor, 
he was skillful in exposition, and he had the untiring 
zeal of a true teacher. Above all, he was stimulating 
in his influence over his students and abundantly suc- 
cessful in making helpful and lasting impressions on 
thousands of ])lastic minds and characters. Says Dr. 
Jackson, an intimate friend: 


The one thing, however, which impressed me more than any- 
thing else was that he was a consecrated, holy man, While he 
was unconscious of exerting this silent influence, it seemed to 
me liis most prominent characteristic. 

No student ever passed through his classes without au 
inspiration toward all that is true and righteous and pure 
and of good report. Happy the teacher who wi-ites such 
niouumental records in the tablets of men's hearts! 

As a citizen and reformer, Professor Merrick held very 
decided and openh' pronounced opinions. His voice and 
pen and services were unwearied in all good causes. In 
the fortunes of the anti-slavery agitation before the war, 
and especially in the cause of temperance agitation since, 
he w^as greatly interested. His influence was marked 
among the leaders iu these reforms, and he gave for their 
promotion freely of his personal effort and thought and 
money. His advice was often sought in great moral 
and social movements; and more than once he was almost 
thrust, against his protest, into the strife of political 

Professor Merrick was always a man of affairs, as well 
as a teacher and administrator. During almost the entire 
period from 1845 to 1885, iu addition to his academic 
duties, he acted as auditor of the university, and tad 
almost exclusive charge of its landed and moneyed inter- 
ests. In every business emergencj' his help was invoked 
to secure the needed result. When, in 1851, the sud- 
denly large increase in the number of students, conse- 
quent on the sale of cheap scholarships, made a new 
chapel indispensable, Professor Merrick, in a few weeks 
of active agency, raised $16,000 for this purpose, and 
Thomson Chapel was thus erected. Again, in 1853, 
through the influence of Professor Merrick, a generous 
Presbyterian, Mr. Sturges, of Zanesville, offered $10,000 
for a library, on condition that a library building, to 
cost $15,000 more, be erected; and in six weeks Pro- 
fessor Merrick had the amount secured. The university 
owes both these buildings largely to his efficiency. In 
1859, Dr. Prescott, of Concord, N. H., offered his large 
and valuable cabinet of natural history to the university 
for $10,000; and, with the approval of the university 
authorities, Professor Merrick bought it on his own per- 
sonal responsibility and raised the money to pay for it. 
A few years later he bought for the university, in a sim- 
ilar way, a tract of a number of acres south of the campus 
and collected the money to pay the cost. 


Professor Merrick married in April, 1836, a lady 
whom he first met as a fellow-student at the Wesleyan 
Academy, in Wilbraham, Mass., Miss Sarah Fidelia Gris- 
wold, of Suffolk, Conn. Their married life together of 
nearly fifty years was uneventful and happy. Mrs. Mer- 
rick died in July, 1883, deeply beloved and mourned by 
all who knew her, and most of all by her husband, to 
whom she was a guide and inspiration by her beautiful 
Christian life, and a comfort and support in all his duties 
and anxieties. 

Professor Merrick's Christian life was beautiful and ex- 
emplary. He was a man without guile, transparent, saintly, 
revered by all as a living demonstration of the truth and 
power of the Gospel. No one ever heard a reproach 
a-gainst his uprightness or any question of his motives. 
All voices, even of ungodly men, bore willing and em- 
phatic testimony to the irreproachableuess of his life. 

With his stanch New England training and convic- 
tions, he was scrupulously exact in the duties and serv- 
ices of religion. His pietj- was constant and consistent. 
He was habitual in his attendance upon public worship, 
even when his friends thought he ought to spare himself; 
and until he was past threescore and ten he kept his place 
as a teacher in the Sunday-school. He was a man of 
thought on the verities of the faith; he never was a man of 
doul>ts. He believed in God with the simple faith of a 
child; and he accepted the Bible, the whole Bible, as 
God's revealed word. He was joyful in his religious 
experience, and had no clouds above his pathway. A 
friend, who visited him almost daily during his invalid 
years, found him always on the delectable mountains. 
But, unlike Bunyan's pilgrim, he needed no perspective 
glass to catch a sight of Heaven. His unclouded vision 
took in the gates of the Celestial City, and some of the 
glory of the place. 

158. FANNY^ dau. of (Noah% CMleab B.\ Noah^ 
James''\ Thomas^) und^tativa (Hays) Merrick, born Sept. 
23, 1812, at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, Dec. 2."), 1835, 
at Wilbraham, Mass., Ephraim Perkins, son of Ephraim 
and Lucy (Merrick) Perkins: he born May 5, 1810, at 
Trenton Falls, N. Y.; died June 8, 1891, at Kenosha, 
Wis. Fanny (Merrick) Perkins, the mother, died Dec. 
23, 1845, at Montalona (now Richmond), 111. Their 
children were — 


i. Lucy, (Perkins) b. March 9, 1837, Joliet, 111. ; d. May, 

ii. Fidelia, (Perkins), b. Aug. 29, 1838, at Joliet, 111.; 
is living, Oct., 1901, at Delaware, O. 

iii. Helen M. (Perkins), b. June 30, 1841, Montalona, 

iv. George Merrick (Perkins), b. Aug. 23, 1845, Mon- 
talona, 111. ; d. Jan. 5, 1846. 

159. Samuel Fisk^ son of (Samuel FisTi^ , Sanmel 
Fisli^ , Noah^, James^ , Thomas^) and Miriam (Stark- 
weather) Merrick, born Sept. 27, 1819, at Wilbraham, 
Mass. Married, Oct. 11, 1852, at Fryeburg, Me., Mary 
Webster, daughter of Edward and Jane (Webster) 
Weston; she born, 1823, at Fryeburg, Me.; died June 
1880, at Wilbraham, Mass. Samuel Fisk Merrick crossed 
the plains to California in 1S49, remaining two years. 
Served in the Civil War; died Aug. 1894, at Wilbraham. 
They had one daughter — 

i. Annie Weston, b. Oct. 12, 1853, at Wilbraham. 

160. J AMEU^, son of (Samuel Fisk^, Samuel Fisk^, 
Noah^ , James" , Thomas^) and Miriam (Starkweather) 
Merrick, born Dec. 11, 1823, at Wilbraham, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Sept. 22, 1853, at Saratoga, N. Y., Eunice Jewell, 
daughter of Parmenio and Fannie (Ward) Libby; she 
born Sept. 21, 1823, at Limington, Me.; she graduated 
from the Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, Me., where she 
had the advantage also of accomplishing the first two 
years of a college course as prescribed by Bowdoin Col- 
lege at that time; she was a teacher for several years 
before her marriage; she died Sept. 19, 1897, at Wil- 
braham. James Merrick was one of the early gold- 
seekers, crossing the continent in an ox team, in com- 
pany with his brother, Samuel F., in the year 1849. 
After two years he returned to Wilbraham, where he 
lived until his death- His estate comprises a part of the 
land originallv granted to Parson Noah Merrick. He 
died May 2, 1898, at Wilbraham. Children— 

228. i. Charles Stuart, b. Aug. 19, 1854. 
ii. Fannie Miriam, b. Sept. 13, 1857. 
iii. James Harold, b. March 10, 1861; d. Oct. 18, 1876. 


161. Hamilton'', son of (^Yillar(l^, Jolin^ , John^, 
John^, John'^ , Thomas^) and Naomi (Mcintosh) Mer- 


rick, boru Sept. 5, 1811, in Steuben, N. Y. Married 
Nancy Langdou, of Verona, Oneida Co., N. Y.; she 
died Dec. 1885, at Weston, N. Y. Hamilton Merrick 
resided on the old homestead in Steuben from 1844 un- 
til 1884, when he moved to Western, Oneida Co., where 
his wife died within a year. He was a successful far- 
mer, an unassuming man, greatly respected for his 
honesty, industry and good judgment. He died May 18, 
1888, at Western. Children— 

i. Abbie a., b. July 8, 1845; never married. 

ii. Emma S., b. Dec. 29, 1847; m. Feb. 17, 1874. William 

Carpenter, of Floyd, N. Y. ; had Mary E., b. 

Nov. 7, 1874; d. Sept. 8, 1875; Bertha M., b. 

Dec. 19, 1875; m. John W. Stretten, of Western; 

Florence A., b. May 18, 1878; Eva J., b. Sept. 

12, 1881. William Carpenter and wife are living 

at Rome, N. Y. 

229. iii. WiLLARD Hamilton, b. May 27, 1850. 

1 62. Clintox '' , son of ( John ^ , John '" ,Joh n ^ , John ^ , 
John'^ , Thomas'^) and Hannah (Phillips) Merrick, boru 
Oct. 23, 1819, at Steuben, N. Y. Married, Feb. 22, 
1843, at Remsen, N. Y^., Abby, daughter of Salmon and 
Fannie (Smith) Dayton; she born April 26, 1821, at 
Kemsen, N. Y.; she is living, (1898), with her daugh- 
ter, Helen A., at Steuben, N.Y., nearly 80 years of age. 
Children, all born at Steuben — 

230. i. John Dayton, b. July 11, 1845. 

ii. Marian Josephine, b. May 9, 1852; m. May 27, 

1880, at Steuben, Wheklon Griffith, 
iii. Helen Antoinette, b. March 18, 1856; living at 
Steuben, N. Y. ; unmarried. 

231. iv. Frank Wilbur, b Nov. 28, 1863. 

1 63. Delos S . ^ son of ( George W. ^ , Moses ' , John * , 
John^ , John- , Thomas^) and Zeruiah (Payne) Merrick, 
born March 10, 1819, at German Flats, N. Y. Married, 
Sept. 30, 1842, at Nuuda, Livingston Co., N. Y., Al- 
mira Chace; she was living, February 1899, with her 
daughter, Clarissa, in Sparta, N. J. Delos S. died April 
30, 1882, at Nuuda, N. Y. Children— 

i. Julia E., b. . 

ii. Clarissa, b. . living, Feb. 1899, at Sparta, N. J. 

iii. Mary, b. . 

164. John ALONZO^ son of {George W.^ , Moses^, 
John^ , John^ , John', Thomas^) and Zeruiah (Payne) 
Merrick, born Sept. 20, 1835, at Nunda, N. Y. Mar- 


ried, June 25, 1861, at Nunda, Julia S. Barker. John 
Alonzo and his wife were living, Feb. 1898, at Randolph, 
N. Y. Children— 

i. Frank Willard, b. May 6, 1862, at Nunda, N. Y. ; 
is married ; is in the firm of Mei-rick, Hopkins 
& Co., artificial limbs, 39 Dearborn St., Chi- 
cago; his wife, Grace G., is head of the firm of 
G. G. Merrick & Co., manufacturers of flavor- 
ing extracts, Chicago. 

ii. Mary Sophia, b. Oct. 9, 1864, Nunda, N. Y. 

iii. Gertie E., b, June 3, 1871, at Triimiph, Pa.; d. 
May 17, 1875. 

iv. Florence, b. March 3, 1876, at Triumph, Pa. ; is 
living at home with her parents, 1898. 

165. Eldridge Jar vis \ son of { William Martin''', 
Moses" John'^ , John'*, John'^ , Tliomas^) and Marv (Jar- 
vis) Merick, born May 22, 1824, at Sherburne,' N. Y. 
Married, 1st, Lavinia Hardy , at Albion, N. Y, ; she born 
1824, at Elmira; she was the mother of six children; 
at her death in 1863, Eldridge J. married 2nd, Elizabeth 
L. Bosworth, by whom he had one son, George W. 
Eldridge J. removed when a youth to Portage, N. Y., 
with his parents; after five years removed to Nunda, N. 
Y., and later to Carlton, N, Y. He then went to live 
with his uncle, Eldridge Gerry, at Clayton, N. Y. Went 
to school one year; then bought "Round Island," in the 
St. Lawrence River opposite Clayton; took a partner 
and built a vessel, the ''Mountaineer,^^ one of the largest 
and finest vessels on the lakes, at that time. Built a 
saw-mill on the island, and then sold out and entered 
the daguerreotype business; went to London, Ontario, 
and was there in the picture business for seven years, 
during which time he made many valuable improvements 
in the art of photography, then in its infancy. Went 
with pictures to Michigan, at the time of the Crimean 
War; sold out the business and studied dentistry, at 
which he has worked until this time. Is a Spiritualist 
in belief. Children — 

233. i. Sidney Gideon, b. July 11, 1849, at Albion, N. Y. 

ii. William Pitt, b. 1852, at Albion, 
iii. Lavinia, b. 18.'3r), Albion; d. 1806. 
iv. Hardy, b. March 26, 1857, London, Canada. Moved 
with his parents to St. Joseph county, Mich., 
where his mother died ; after six years returned 
with his father, four brothers and one sister to 
Orleans county, N. Y., where he remained until 
he was nineteen years of age. During this time 
obtained a good common school education, and 



learned farming, which he has since followed 
as an occupation. After he was nineteen began 
to make xi.ore or less frequent trips to the west 
and south. On his first trip spent one j^ear on 
his uncle's ranch in i\Iissouri. Spent seven years 
on the Pacific coast, mining, ranching and lum- 
bering, in the states of Washington, Oregon and 
California. He claims as his highest honor that 
in all his wanderings he has borne untarnished 
the ancient and honorable name of Merick. 
V. Ada Jane, b. 1859, at Sturgis, Mich. ; m. 1882, at 

Council Bluffs, la., William Benton, 
vi. Wendell Phillips, b. 1862, Sturgis, Mich. 

vii. George W., b. ; was Hving, (1898) at No. 79 

Seward St., Rochester, N. Y. 

166. William De Witt ^ sou of (William Martin\ 
Moses^, JoJin^, Johii^ , John'^ , TJiomas^) aud Mary (Jar- 
vis) Merick, born May 2, 1835, Nuiida, N. Y. Married, 
1st, Oct., 1856, ElizalWh S. Gray; she died June, 1860; 
one child. William married 2nd. Jan., 1867, Millicent 
Elizabeth W^hitnev ; still living; two children. William 
DeWitt was living (1898) at Carlton, N. Y. Childi'en— 

i. Wallace Gray, b. . 

ii. Starr King, b. ; d. April, 1895. 

ill. Florence Grace, b. ; m. June 12, 1895, Dr. C. 

M. Burrows. 

167. Maria D.', dau, of (Eldridge Gerry \ Mos€s\ 
John^, JoJin^, John', Thomas^) and Jane C. (Fowler) 
Merick, born Oct. 22, 1831, at Clayton, N. Y. Married. 
June 12, 1851, Isaac L. Lyon. She was living, Dec, 
1899, at Redlands, Cal. Children— 

i. Jeannie (Lyon), b. June, 1852. 
ii. Eldridge M. (Lyon), b. 1854. 
iii. Leland (Lyon), b. 1855. 

168. Melzar P.^ son of (Ehlridye Gerrif , 3Ioses\ 
John"^, JoJiH^. JoJin^, Thomas^) and Jane C. (Fowler) 
Merick, born March 7, 1836, at Clayton, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, June 12, 1873, at Detroit, Mich., Mary Whittlesey; 
she born Dec. 21, 1846, at Willington, Conn.; she is 
living, 1901, at Detroit, Mich. Melzar F. was a pros- 
perous lumberman in Wisconsin, having a beautiful res- 
idence at Green Bay, where he died, March 28, 1893. 
Children — 

i. Mary, b. : d. 

ii. Maria Fowler, b. April 16, 1874; is a musician, 
iii. Mary W., b. Aug. 6, 1875; d. July 11, 1879. 


iv. Eldridge Gerry, b. 1878; graduated from Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin June, 1900 : is a Ci%-il and Me- 
chanical Engineer, working in his profession in 
Pittsfield, Mass., 1902. 

V. Edith, b. Aug. 2, 1881. 

169. Jeaxxie C.J , dan. of {Eldridge Gerry\ Moses^ , 
JoJin^, Johiv^ John"-, Thomas^) and Jane C. (Fowler) 
Merick, born Sept 27, 1845, at Clayton, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, Oct. 18, 1871, at Detroit, Mich., Oliver N. Chaffee; 
he connected with the insurance hnsiness as agent and 
manager. They are living, 1901, in Detroit, Mich. 
Childi-en, all born in Detroit, except the last— 

i. Melzar Merrick (Chaffee), b. July 25, 1872. 

ii. Alice E. (Chaffee), b. Dec. 15, 1S7.S. 

iii. Walter Crane (Chaffee), b. Sept. 19, 1875. 

iv. Mary L. (Chaffee), b. Mav 19, 1877; d. Dec. 3, 1883. 

V. William Ninde (Chaffee), b. Jan. 31, 1879. 

vi. Oliver N. (Chaffee), b. Jan. 23, 1881. 

vii. Alios E. (Chaffee), b. Jan. 7, 1886, Quincy, III. 

170. Moses B.^ son of (Hiram'^, Moses° , John'^, 
John^ , John^, Thomas'^) and Esther (Richardson) Mer- 
rick, born Feb. 1, 1844, at Nunda, N. Y. Married, 
1867, Mary E., daughter of James T. Craig, of Nunda, 
N. Y.; she born Oct. 22, 1842, at Sparta, N. Y. Moses 
Merrick lived for six years with his parents in Clayton, 
N. Y.; then, about 1850, removed to Loekport; in 
1853 to Detroit, Mich.; 1857 to Constantine, Mich.; 
1859 to Chicago. In 1861 he returned alone to his 
birthplace, Nunda, where he clerked in the store 
of his brother-in-law, W. B. Whitcomb, until 1865. 
He then went to Detroit, where he kept books for a 
time, and afterward engaged in the produce business for 
himself. In 1876 he returned to New York, and from 
there to Passaic, N. J., where he has lived since 1886, 
doing business in New York city. He is engaged in 
general advertising. His children are — 

i. Melzar Craig, b. Jan. 12, 1868, Sandwich, Ontario, 
ii. Edith F., b. Oct. 17, 1870, Detroit, Mich. 

171. Rev. Samuel Duxton', son of (Col. Joseph^, 
Timothy", John^, Joh)V\ John'^ , Thomas^) and Lodieea 
(Dunton) Merrick, born April 29, 1815, at Willington, 
Conn. Married, March 14, 1839, at Eastford, Conn., 
Evelina, daughter of James Lyon; she born July 81, 
1815, at Eastford, Conn. ; died Jan. 3, 1893, at Hoh'oke, 


Mass. The first twenty-one years of the life of Samuel 
Dunton Merrick, though uneventful, were typical of the 
conditions then existing in most New England homes. 
He was the eldest of seven children. Not until he was 
21 5'ears of age was he permitted to choose his own path- 
way. Up to that time he willliugly worked at farming 
and shoemaking for his father, although at the age of 
17 he strongh' desired to leave home and get an educa- 

At the age of 24 he married Evelina Lyon. They 
lived in Willington and Tolland, Conn., until 1856, 
when they moved to Ontario, N. Y. The hardest kind 
of work )3y all did not suffice to make farming success- 
ful. At this time the belief that "he was not where 
God wanted him" prevailed over all other considerations, 
and he decided to satisfy his life-long desire to engage 
in active religious work. 

In 1859 Samuel Merrick received his license to preach. 
The critical period passed successfully, and in 1861 he 
was ordained. The following thirty years were years of 
success in active pastoral work. Starting as pastor of 
the Ontario Baptist church, he later was called to Web- 
ster, N. Y.; then to Caton, N. Y. , then to Addison, N. 
Y., and then to his longest pastorate, at Tioga, Pa., 
where he was pastor for twelve years. 

After 1886 his pastoral work was limited to "supply- 
ing" various churches. In 1899 Mr. Merrick wrote: 
"The experiment of going direct from the plough to the 
pulpit, with only the slimmest of common school educa- 
tion, is not to be commended to any man, although," 
as he writes, "I was happy in my work of urging my 
fellowmen to accept the Gospel, and happy that some 
accepted the invitation." Mr. Merrick is still living in 
Addison county, N. Y., with his daughter, Mrs. Fied. 
C. Taber. His children were — 

233. i. James Lyon, b. July 12, 1840, Willington, Conn. 

234. ii. Joseph Stewart, b. May 17, 1842, Willington. Conn, 
iii. Evelina, b. Feb. 19, 1846, Tolland, Conn. ; d. April 

13, 1846. 

235. iv. Adoniram Judson, b. April 12, 1847, Tolland, Conn. 

V. Ann Elizabeth, b. March 30, 1852, Tolland, Conn. ; 
m. Fred. C. Taber, of Tioga, Penn., Oct. 22, 

172. Timothy" ,^ son of (Col. Joseph^ Timothy \ Jo- 
seph'^, Jolin^ , John', Thomas^) and Lodicea (Dunton) 
Merrick, born Dec. 2, 1823, at Willington, Conn. Mar- 


ried four times: 1st, Sept. 16, 1851, at Willingtou, 
Conn., Justina Lovieea, daughter of Origen and Saliua 
(Preston) Hall; she born July 3, 1830, at Willimantie, 
Conn.; died June 16, 1860, at same place. 2nd, April 
29, 1862, Sarah Brown, daughter of Benjamin and Su- 
san (Medburv) Congdou; born June 30, 1834, at Pom- 
fret, Conn./died Dec. 13, 1883, at Holyoke, Mass. 3rd, 
Nov. 17, 1887, Priseilla Braislin, at Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
she died Dec. 15, 1888. 4th, Oct. 1, 1890, Harriet 
Emma Allen, at Fairhaven, Vt. ; she is living with 
Charles Irving Merrick, Holyoke, Mass., September, 
1900. Timothy, the father, died March 19, 1894, at 
Holyoke. (For personal history see following.) Chil- 
dren — 

236. i. Origen Hall, b. March 7, 1854, Willingtou, Conn, 

ii. Charles Irving, b. July 24. 1857, Willington, 
Conn.: d. March 10, 18(56, Holj'oke, Mass. 

iii. JusTiNA Hall, b. Feb. 16, 1860, at Holyoke, Mass. ; 
d. June, 18G0. 

iv. Justin A Hall, b. March 7, 1863, Mansfield, Conn. ; 
m. Dec. 19, 1888, at Holyoke, Mass., Clay Har- 
vey Hollister. She graduated from Vassar Col- 
lege in 1884. 
y. Susan Medbury, b. May 19, 1866, Holyoke, Mass.; 
m. May 19, 1893, George Alphens Heywood, of 
Aiken,' S. C. 

yi. George Edward, b. Feb. 1. 1869, Holyoke, Mass. ; 
graduated from Mass. Inst. Tech..' 1890, and d. 
April 23, 1892. 

yii. Charles Irving, b. Feb. 11, 1871, Holyoke, Mass. ; 
graduated from Haryard College 1894; unmar- 
viii. Mary Louise, b. Sept. 27, 1872, Holyoke, Mass. 

ix. BEN.JAMIN Paul, b. March 19, 1877, Holyoke, Mass. 


Timothy Merrick was a son of a poor Connecticut farmer. 
His boyhood was, of necessity, given up to work upon 
his father's land, in Willington, with the exception of 
his tenth year, during which he found employment as a 
muletender in a cotton mill in Coventry, near by. 
A day's work of twelve hours, and wages of less than 
one dollar a week, presented conditions less desirable 
than farming, to which the boy returned, and which he 
pursued for some years. At the age of twenty-one he 
possessed but a district school education, and a fair 
knowledge of shoemaking, which he acquired with the 




purpose of following the trade- The inactivity of the 
occupation, however, seriously impaired his health, and 
in 1847 he entered the employ of the Willing-ton Thread 
Company. From this time, when he first learned to 
turn out spools on the lathe, throughout his life, Tim- 
othy Merrick was intimately connected with the manu- 
facture of spool cotton. From Willington he removed, 
about 1855, to Willimantic, Conn., where he found 
employment in the Willimantic Linen Company. Sep- 
arating from that concern in 1860, he formed, with his 
youngest brother Austin, and his father-in-law, Origen 
Hall, the co-partnership of Merrick Brothers and Com- 
pany. At their small plant in Mansfield Centre, Conn, 
they engaged in bleaching, dyeing, and spooling thread 
bought in the skein. The rapid increase in the de- 
mands of the business soon required the addition of a 
spinning department which was quicklv taxed to its ut- 
most capacity. Greater facilities now became necessarj', 
and a new field was sought, and found in Holyoke, 
Mass. Here in 1865, the co-partnership was superseded 
by the establishment of the Merrick Thread Company, 
with a capital of $200,000. Timothy Merrick became its 
treasurer and remained such, as well as general manager, 
until his death. Under his guidance and care the busi- 
ness developed .steadily and soundly. Whereas in 1866 
the mill gave emplojanent to less than one hundred peo- 
ple, and produced but half a million spools of thread 
annually, at the time of its founder's death the capacity 
of the plant was twelve times as large, and its pay roll 
proportionately greater. 

Although the thread business at first exclusively and 
always chieflj- occupied his attention, Timothy Merrick 
became associated with several other industrial enter- 
prises, notably the Hudson River Water Power & Paper 
Company, (now the Duncan Company) of Mechanics ville, 
N. Y. In 1885, in its third year, he became president 
of the company, and assisted by a most capable mana- 
ger, pursued the same vigorous policy which he had ap- 
plied to the thread business. As a result the paper con- 
cern ceased to be a poorly conducted experiment, and 
advanced slowly but surely, till it has become one of the 
largest producers of fine wood paper. Besides these two 
concerns, he held official positions in the Farr Alpaca 
Company, the Merrick Lumber Company, and two banks, 
all situated in Holyoke. 



In public affairs, municipal and national, Timothy 
Merrick always took a healthy interest, although no po- 
litical office higher than city councillor ever fell to his 
lot. He was a steadfast supporter of the Republican 
party, and went as a delegate from the 11th Massachu- 
setts district to the National Convention which nomina- 
ted James A. Garfield. Of the Home Market Club, of 
Boston, he was an active member, and served as its 
president during the years 1888 and 1889. 

Like his parents, Timothy Merrick was a Baptist. 
Joining the church in his early home when a young man, 
he continued strong in the faith throughout his life, and 
served for many years as deacon in the Second Baptist 
church of Holyoke. 

173. JoHN^ son of {Joseph^, TimotJiij'% Joseph*, 
John^ , John^, Thomas'^) and Lodicea (Dunton) Merrick, 
born April 19, 1826, at Willington, Connecticut. Mar- 
ried, 1st, Nov. 28, 1848, at Roekville, Conn., Mary La- 
throp, daughter of Levi and Laura (Barker) Little; she 
born Nov. 9, 1823. at Columbia, Conn.; died March 13, 
1880, at Holyoke,' Mass. Married, 2nd, May 24, 1883, 
at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Olive Co wen; she died 
March 12, 1891, at Holyoke. John Merrick writes that 
he remembers little of his early childhood until he was 
seven years old; until he was nineteen years of age he 
lived at home in Willington, working on the farm. He 
says: "Father was poor. He had the old farm, but 
was always more or less in debt ("more," more often 
than "less"), and you may believe that we all had to 
work." At the age of nineteen, Mr. Merrick took up 
the trade of carpenter, working for three years in Roek- 
ville, Conn., afterwards living in Willington, then Mon- 
son, Mass., then Willington again; he moved, in 1865, 
to Holyoke, Mass., with his brother Tiraothv. In 1869 
John Merrick started the business of J. Merrick & Co. 
After various changes he formed, with his brother Tim- 
othy, and his nephews, Joseph and Judson Merrick, what 
is now the Merrick Lumber Co. This company, under 
able management, has been, and is yet, very successful. 
Mr. Merrick is a life- long Baptist. Politically he is a 
republican. He is now living in Minneapolis, Minn., 
with his daughter, Mrs. Frederick B. Lathrop. Chil- 
dren — 


i. LODICEA DUNTON. b. Marck 30, 1886, at Holyoke, 
Mass. ; m. March 30, 1886, at Holyoke, Frederick 
B. Lathrop. Now living in Minneapolis, Minn. 

ii. Edward Payson, b. Aug. 28, 1857, at Willlington, 
Conn. ; d. May 9, 1869, at Holyoke. 

174. Leverett Griggs'', son of (fiVo-ve?/®, Thomas^, 
Joseph*, JoJiH^ , JoJur , Thomas'^) and Esther C. (Burn- 
ham) Merrick, born Dec. 10, 1846, at Willington, Conn. 
Married, Sept. 9, 1868, at Tolland, Conn., Mary Emma, 
daughter of Reuben and Laura Maria (Starr) Edgertou; 
she born Nov. 14, 1846, at Tolland, Conn. Leverett G. 
Merrick was educated in the common schools, and in 
Huntsinger's Business College, Hartford. Removed to 
Bristol, Conn., in 1870, where, in company with his 
father, he soon established a large grocery business, 
which he has conducted alone since the retirement of his 
father in 1880. Has been deacon in the Congregational 
church in Bristol since 1887. Had one child — 

i. Mary Edgerton, b. Feb. 25, 1870, at Willington; d. 
Sept. 27, 1900, at Bristol, Conn. 

175. Francis^ son of (Eliska Alden^, Joseph^, 
Joseph'^, John^, john'^ , Thomas^) and Jerusha (Ten- 
nant) Merrick, born Aug. 27, 1827, at Pleasantville, Pa. 
Married, 1860, at Cooperstown, Pa., Lois, daughter of 
James and Louisa Kingsley; she born 1834, at Coopers- 
town, Pa.; died 1892, at^Dillsboro, N. C. The early 
life of Francis Merrick was spent in Pennsylvania, in 
merchandizing, and in the oil business; for the last 
eighteen years has been engaged in lumbering in the 
states of North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. 
Is now living at Mineral Bluff, Ga., and engaged in the 
lumber trade. Children — 

i. Duff, b. 1862, at Cooperstown, Pa. ; is single, a law- 
yer, practicing his profession at Asheville, N. C. 

ii. Ernest, b. 1864, at Dempseytown, Pa. ; is a mechan- 
ical engineer; is married, and living at 1252 Wa- 
verly Place, Elizabeth, N. J. ; m. Agnes Record, 

iii. DeEtta, b. 1867, at Dempseytown, Pa. ; is single; 
living in Asheville, N. C. 

iv. WiLBER K., b. 1870, at Dempseytown, Pa. ; m. 1898, 
at Dillsboro, N. C. , Mamie Allen ; is engaged in 
the lumber trade at Mineral Bluff, Ga. 

V. Jessie, b. 1872, at Pleasantville, Pa. ; m. 1898, at 
Asheville, N. C, Alfred Barnard; is living at 
Asheville, N. C. 



176. Adaline Amelia ^ dau. of {Austin^ , Joseph^ , 
Joseph*, Jolin^ , John ^ , Thomas^ ) and Sylvia— (Amelia! ) 
— (Whieher) Merrick, born Sept. 11, 1845, at Pleas- 
antville. Pa. Married, Aug. 8, 1872, at Pleasantville, 
John Joshua, sou of Albert and Isabella E. (Culbert- 
son) Haight; born June 5, 1838, at Richmond Pa.; 

died . Adaline Amelia married, 2nd, McClin- 

tock; is living at Huntington, West Virginia (August, 
1900). Childi-en, both born at Pleasantville, Pa.— 

i. Ella (Haight) ,b.June 29, 1873; m. May 13, 1894, at 
Dunkirk, N. Y., E. A. Wolfe; has two children, 
Cora, b. March 6, 1894; John J., b. June, 1898; 
living at Cooper Tract, Forest Co. , Pa. 
ii. John (Haight), b. 1876; d. April 5, 1877. 

177. Homer Joseph\ son of {Austin^, Joseph^ 
Joseph'^, John'\ John-, Thomas'^) and Sylvia (Whieher) 
Merrick, born Nov. 18, 1846, at Pleasantville, Pa. Mar- 
ried Dec. 21, 1870, at Adams, Neb., Lucy A., daughter 
of John and Almira (Shaw) Lyons; she born March 7, 
1853, at Kenosha, Wis. Nothing eventful occurred in 
the life of Homer Merrick, more than in that of any 
other village boy until at the age of 17 he enlisted in 
Co. "B," llltii Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. 
Served as private with the regiment until the close of 
the war, taking part in all the battles of the Atlanta 
campaign; marched with Sherman to the sea, and 
through the Carolinas to Washington, where he took 
part in the great review. Was mustered out in August, 
1865. Attended the State Normal School at Edinboro, 
Pa., one vear; took a business course at Bryant & 
Stratton's Business College, at Cleveland, 0.; followed 
book-keeping until August, 1899, when he settled on a 
homestead one-half mile from the present town of 
Adams, Neb. This homestead was sold after getting a 
deed, and 120 acres purchased in an adjoining section, 
to which has been added at different times until he now 
owns 640 acres of well improved land. Has always taken 
a deep interest in the material advancement of the state; 
is actively identified with the Methodist Episcopal church 
and Sunday-school, and with the public schools of the 
county. At the general election in 1892 was elected to 
represent Gage county in the state legislature, and was 
re-elected for a second term in 1894. In February, 1898, 
after over two years' suffering from the effect of a 
broken limb, was compelled to give up his farm and 


stock-raising business and accept the office of post- 
master at Adams, Gage county, which office he still 
holds. Was one of the charter members of Sergeant 
Cox Post, G. A. R., of which he is past commander. 
Children, all born at Adams, Neb. — 

i. Fraxk Austin, b. Oct. 10. 1871; d. Sept. 6, 1881. 

ii. John Hermon. b. May 2, 187-4; d. Nov. 20, 1878. 

ill. Julia Almira, b. Aug. 15, 1877; m. April 11, 1895, 

J. W. Turner, 

iv. Ethel Dell, b. Oct. 21, 1881. 

V. Olive Roseltha, b. Oct, 5, 1888. 

vi. Homer Curtis, b. June 24. 1891. 

vii. Sylvia Fern, b. June 10, 1894; d. Aug. 14, 1894. 

178. Leaxder\ son of (Leander^, Caleb ^ , Joseph'^, 
John'\ John-, Thomas^) and Hannah (Morton) Merrick, 
born Dec. 27, 1828, at Amherst, Mass. Married, 1st, 
March 6, 1854, at Spring vale. Me., Mary Jane Stevens; 
she died April 2, 1858; Leander married, 2nd, Lucy 
Miles, at Amherst, Mass. Children: 

i. George Henry, b. May 15, 1856; d. July 20, 1858. 

ii. William Miles, b. . 

iii. Gertrude Elizabeth, b, . 

179. Charles HENRY^ son of (Leander^, Caleb ^ , 
Joseph'^ , Joh n ^ , John " , Thomas ^ ) and Hannah ( Morton ) 
Merrick, born Sept. 10, 1838, at Amherst, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Sept. 2, 1861, at Chicopee, Mass., Ellen Augusta, 
daughter of Ira M. and Lavinia Bullens; she born Dec. 
25,1842. Charles H. was a salesman by occupation; 
died Dec. 1, 1887, at Chicopee. Children— 

i. William Stebbins, b. June 19, 1863; d. Feb. 7, 18G5. 
237 ii. Mary Gifford, b. Sept. 17, 1865. 

iii. Grace Elizabeth, b. May 16, 1874; is Secretary of 
the Corporation of the City of Chicopee, Mass. , 
(May 1897). 

180. Albert Hamilton^ son of {Nathaniel Burt^ , 
Constant^, Joseph^, John^ , John', Thomas^) and Laura 
H. (Hamilton) Merrick, born Feb. 14, 1835, at Roches- 
ter, N. Y. In the fall of 1855 he came to St. Paul, be- 
ing first employed in Hamilton's book and stationery 
store. Subsequently he was for two or three years in 
the register of deeds office at Stillwater and was also for 
a time register of deeds of Isanti county. He then re- 
turned to St. Paul and was employed in the counting 
rooms respectively of Mayo & Clark, hardware dealers. 


Day & Jeuks, druggists, aud J. L. Forepaugh & Co., the 
dry goods house from which the house of Finch, Van 
Slyck, Young & Co., where he was employed at the time 
of his death, was the outgrowth. With the exception of 
five years, during which time he lived in Minneapolis, 
he has been connected with the house of Finch, Van 
Slyck, Young & Co. and its predecessors ever since his 
early engagement with them in 1866. He died Monday, 
December 9, 1901, at his office in the city of St. Paul, 
from a stroke of apoplexy, within a few minutes after 
complaining of not feeling well. 

Mr. Merrick was married, July 18th, 1857, at Still- 
water, Minn., to Anna Louise, daughter of Joseph R. aud 
Sarah (Caswell) Hathaway, who survives him. He 
leaves, besides, a son, Mr. W. H. Merrick, manager of 
the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and Mrs. T. H. 
Jacobs. Mr. Merrick was a member of the Masonic 
fraternity and of the Territorial Pioneers. A quiet and 
unobtrusive man, he never sought public station, but 
never made an acquaintance without making a friend. 
The house w^th which he was so long connected esteemed 
him as one of their most valued employes and in his re- 
sponsible position as cashier the most unlimited confi- 
dence was placed in him which he never in the slightest 
degree betrayed. He aud his family had an assured social 
standing in the city in which he lived. He was a stud- 
ious man, outside of his business, and devoted much 
time to the history of his family. 

Every employe in the great establishment where he 
was best known, esteemed him as a personal friend. 
His home life was most ideal, and when he was not at 
his desk he was with his family. Others have achieved 
greater public prominence, but no one ever reigned more 
supreme in the affections of his family and his friends 
than Mr. Merrick. His entire life was without a Ijlemish, 
and he has left as a legacy to his family and the world 
an unspotted name and a life of example worthy of emu- 
lation. Children — 

338. i. William Hathaway, b. May 4, 1858. 

ii. Edward Adams, b. Feb. 8, 1862; was a travelling 
salesman by occupation ; d. Sept. 23, 1900, at St. 
Paul, Minn, 
iii. Laura Hamilton, b. Feb. 20, 1864; d. July 28, 1864. 
239. iv. Elizabeth Hamilton, b. Jan. 9, 1868. 

V. Sidney Kenyon, b. April 14, 1883; d. July 27, 1883 


181. Henry Alden'', son of (Miner'^ , Jonathan^, 
Miner'^, Jonathan^, JoJm^ , Thomas^) aud Sarah (Dem 
iug) Merrick, born Aug. 9, 1823, at Atwater, 0. Mar- 
ried Sarah . Had — 

i. Maria L., b. . 

And probably others. 

182. Louis Ambrose'^, sou of {Ambrose Newell^, 
Beuel^ , Benjaviin^ , Benjamin^, John'^, Thomas^) and 
Sarah B. (Warriner) Merrick, born Sept. 26, 1859, at 
Spring-field, Mass. Married, Ma3'9, 1891, at Minneapo- 
lis, Minn., Violet H., daughter of Osman and Mary 
(Evoy) Heath; she born May 3, 1865, at Princeton, 
Minn. Louis A. was educated at McAllister College, 
Minneapolis, going from there to Washington Univer- 
sity, St. Louis, Mo., taking the Academic Course, and 
from there to the St. Louis Law School. At the close of 
the junior year at the law school he entered his father's 
office, and thereafter remained continuously with him, in 
a partnership extending over a period of upwards of twenty 
years, during which time they were engaged in many of 
the most important cases which have come before the 
courts of Minnesota. In July, 1901, after the death of his 
father, which took place April 28, 1901, Louis A. re- 
moved to Everett, Wash., where he now resides, and 
where he is engaged in the practice of law as the senior 
member of the firm of Merrick & Mills. He has three 
children — 

i. EvoY Newell, b. Oct. 33, 1894, Minneapolis, Miun. 

ii. Ambrose Bates, b. Dec. 14, 1900, Minneapolis, Minn. 

iii. France Fuller, b. Dec. 14, 1900, Minneapolis, Minn. 

183. Harry Hopkins^, son of { Ambrose Newell^, 
Beuel^ , Benjamin'^, Benjamin^, John^ , Thomas^) and 
Sarah Bates (Warriner) Merrick, born Oct. 15, 1871, 
at Minneapolis, Minn. Married, March 21, 1894, at 
Omaha, Neb., Edna Marshall, daughter of Harry and 
Alice (Warner) Cook; she born April 14, 1877, at 
Omaha. H. H. Merrick studied law in the Minnesota 
State College of Law, from which he graduated after 
three years, and was admitted to the bar in October, 1892. 
Practiced as a member of the law firm of Merrick & 
Merrick at Minneapolis from October, 1892, until Sep- 
tember, 1900, when he entered the employ of the Ham- 
mond Packing Company, at South Omaha, Neb., as 


credit manager. Remained with this firm until July, 
1901, when he entered the employ of the T. M. Sinclair 
Packing Company, at Cedar Rapids, la., as credit man- 
ager, where he is at this writing. Resides with his 
family at Cedar Rapids. He has two children, both 
born at Minneapolis: 

i. Marlowe Marshall, b. April 10, 1895. 
ii. Dorothy Alice, b. Nov. 14, 1896. 

184. William Marshall^ son of {John Marshall^, 
John'", Jonathan'^, Daci(P , Thomas''^ Thomas^) and 
Mary Jane (Thompson) Merrick, born March 4, 1833, at 
Wilbraham, Mass. Married, Nov. 17, 1858, at Wor- 
cester, Mass., Sarah, daughter of Daniel G. and Susan 
Kettelle. William M. is a draughtsman by profession, 
with his office in Chicago. His residence is Lake Forest. 
Children — 

i. Evelyn, b. Nov. 19, 1859, Wilbraham, Mass. ; d. 

Dec. 13, 1863. 
ii. Gertrude, b. Feb. 4, 1862, Natick, Mass. ; is a 

musician of note, having taught with success for 

a number of years in Cliicago and Racine, Wis. 

Went to Germany to continue her studies, in 

1898, with the expectation of remaining several 

240. iii. Arthur Tyler, b. Nov. 15, 1863, Wilbraham. 

iv. Mabel, b. March 11, 1866, Atchison, Kan. ; d. Sept. 

24, 1866. 
V. Marion, b. Sept. 29, 1868, Lawrence, Kan. ; d. July 

14, 1869. 

185. Harriet Cornelia\ dan. of (John Marshall^ , 
John^, Jonathan'^, David^ , Thomas'\ Thomas^) and 
Mary Jane (Thompson) Merrick, born Sept. 15, 1843, 
at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, April 14, 1861, at Wil- 
braham, William Fairfield, son of Mather and Anne 
Miller (Fairfield) Warren; he born March 13, 1833, at 
Williamsburg, Mass.; graduated from Wesleyan Univer- 
sity, Connecticut, 1853 (LL.D., 1874); studied in An- 
dover Theological Seminary and Universities of Berlin 
and Halle; (D. D. Ohio Wesleyan) . Minister in the 
Methodist church, New England conference, 1856; pro- 
fessor of Systematic Theology in Mission Institute, 
Bremen, Germany, which subsequently became the Mar- 
tin Institute, Frankfort, Germany; acting president 
Boston Theological Seminary, 1866; president Boston 
University since 1873; also holding the chair of Com- 


parative Theology and Philosophy of Keligiou. Is au- 
thor of a number of works on religious topics; is living 
at Cambridge, Mass. Harriet, his wife, died Jan. 7, 
1893, at Cambridge, Mass. Children— 

i. Mary Christine (Warren), b. July 24, 18(53, Bre- 
men, Germany ; m. Sept. 3, 1890, at Wilbraham, 
Henry M. Avars, 
ii. William' Marshall (Warren), b. Nov. 4, 1865, 
Bremen; m. June 9, 1890, at St. Louis, Mo., 
Sara Bainbridge Shields, 
iii. ANNA Merrick (Warren), b. May 26, 1868, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. ; m. May 26, 1897, at Cambridge, 
George Ainsworth Dunn, 
iv. Winnifred (Warren), b. Jan. 8, 1870, Cambridge. 

1 86. David Thomas^ , son of (Judge Edwin Thomas^ , 
Thomas^, Jonathan^, DamP , Thomas'^, Thomas^) and 
Caroline Elizabeth (Thomas) Merrick, born Jan. 17, 
1842, at Clinton, La. Married, Dec. 3, 1873, at Auburn, 
Ala., Talulah, daughter of Col. W. C. Dowdell and 
Elizabeth Caroline (Thomas) Dowdell, of Auburn, 
Ala.; she born April 24, 1848, in Chambers county, 
Ala. David Thomas was in the Confederate service; 
was a captain, serving on the staff of General Leroy 
Stafford, iu the army of Northern Virginia; at the bat- 
tle of Payne's Farm, Va., was severely wounded by a 
musket ball which entered his head above the ear, 
passing out on the other side below the ear. He fell 
from his horse, as it was supposed mortally wounded; 
but by careful medical attention he survived with the 
loss of sight of one eye and the power of hearing, the 
drum of oue ear having been perforated. He is a sugar 
planter, having a large plantation at Merrick, La., be- 
low New Orleans. Children, all born at Merrick — 

i. Elizabeth Caroline, b. June 7, 1875. 

ii. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 1877. 

iii. Edwin Thomas, Jr., b. Aug. 16, 1879. 

187. Laura Ellen\ dau. of (Judge Edwin Thomas\ 
TJiomas^, Jonathan'^, David^, Thomas^, Thomas^) and 
Caroline Elizabeth (Thomas) Merrick, born Oct. 21, 
1844, at Clinton, La. Married, Dec. 3, 1869, at New 
Orleans, La., Louis J., son of George Y. and Lodoiska 
(De Maupasson) Bright, of Ncav Orleans. Laura Ellen 
Merrick died Sept. 1st, 1878, at New Orleans. Children, 
all born at New Orleans, La. — 

i. Louise J. (Bright), b. Sept. 30, 1871. 
ii. Edwin Merrick (Bright), b. Oct. 18, 1873. 
iii. Clara (Bright), b. Oct. 13, 1876. 


188. Clara ^ dan. of (Judge Edwin TJiomas\ 
Thomas'^, Jonafhan'^ , DavitP , Thomas", Thomas^) and 
Caroline Elizabeth (Thomas) Merrick, born Aug. 9,1846, 
at Clinton, La. Married, June 17, 1873, at New Or- 
leans, La., James Birney, son of Sheldon and Emily 
(Terry) Guthrie, of New Orleans. Clara Merrick died 
Sept. 3rd, 1882, at Wilbraham, Mass. Children, born 
in New Orleans — 

i. James Birney (Guthrie), b. Jan. 3, 1876. 
ii. Clara (Guthrie), b. Feb. 32, 1878. 

189. Edwin Thomas % son of (Judge Edwin Tliomas^ , 
Thomas^, Jonathan'^, Bavid^ , TJiomas'^ , Thomas^) and 
Caroline Elizabeth (Thomas) Merrick, born Oct. 27, 
1859, at Merrick, La. Married, May 15, 1889, at New 
Orleans, Katharine, daughter of Col. E. H. Lombard, 
of New Orleans. Edwin Thomas Merrick studied at 
Vanderbilt University; studied law under the law firm 
of Merrick, Race & Foster, of New Orleans; was admit- 
ted to practice March 28, 1882, and a few months after, 
Mr. Geo. W. Race having died, joined the firm of Mer- 
rick & Foster, which then became Merrick, Foster & 
Merrick. In 1836 the firm was changed to Merrick & 
Merrick, being composed of Ex-Chief Justice Edwin T. 
Merrick and Edwin T. Merrick, Jr., who, since the 
death of Judge Merrick, Jan. 12, 1897, has carried on 
the practice in his own name. Has never taken any 
prominent part in politics except in the anti-lottery 
campaign in 1890, when, with a number of other earnest 
citizens, he was instrumental in helping to free Louisi- 
ana from that octopus. Mr. Merrick is one of the com- 
mittee appointed by the supreme court of the state for 
examining candidates for the bar, and for disbarring un- 
worthy members. He is the author of Merrick's Revised 
Civil Code of Louisiana, recently issued. He is living 
with his family at No. 6100, St. Charles Avenue, New 
Orleans, in which city all his children were born. Chil- 
dren — 

1. Edwin Thomas, b. Aug. 19, 1892. 
ii. Susan, b. Dec. u 1893. 
iii. Katharine, b. March 7, 1897; d. June 5, 1900. 

190. Jane' (Cole), dau. of Noah and Lydia (White) 
Cole, born June 18, 1834, Locke, N. Y. Married, Oct. 
1, 1857, Joseph Lee Bassett; he son of Erastus and 

Correction, Page 362. 

189. Children of Edwin Thomas Merrick- 

i. Ladra, b. June 1, 1890. 

ii. Edwin Thomas, b. Aug. 19, 1892. 

iii. Susan, b. Dec. 5, 1893. 

iv. Katharine, b. March 7, 1897. 

(adLun^/< /' yWi^u<jL 


Betsey (Lee) Bassett, born Sept. 27, 1838, near Sem- 
phronius, N. Y. He is a farmer, living at Moravia, N. 
Y.,Oct., 1901; his wife is also living. Children, all 
born at Moravia — 

i. Fay Cole (Bassett), b. July 3, 1858; d. June 20, 

ii. Flora Helen (Bassett) b. Feb. 28, 1863; m. Holmes 

Brown; d. 1898. 
iii. Alice Lee (Bassett), b. Nov. 14, 1864; m. Welling- 
ton Moss, of Courtland, N. Y. 
iv. Bertha Adelle (Bassett), b. Dec. 9, 1870. 

191. Albert Ardell^ ,son of {Stephen Hedger^ , W<7- 
liam'' , William* , Ebenezer^ , Thomas'^ , TJiomas^) and Mar- 
garet (Ardell) Merrick, born June 9, 1845, at Merrickville, 
Canada. Married, July 9, 1868, at Watertown, N. Y., 
Alice Amelia, daughter of Erastus W. and Mary Olivia 
Parker; she born March 3, 1846, at Fullerville, N. Y. 
Children — 

i. Leonard Arthur, b. April 23, 1871, Watertown, N. 

Y. ; living with his sister in Chicago, 1898. 
ii. Ruby E., b. Aug. 11,1873, Watertown, N. Y. ; she 

living No. 3251 Lowe Avenue, Chicago, in 1898. 

192. Hiram Thomas', son of (Col. 7m*, Solomon^, 
Thomas*, Ehenezer'^ , Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Martha 
(Lamb) Miriek, born Aug. 22, 1828, near Harrisburg 
(Perry county) Pa. Married, 1st, in 1849, Rowena 
Gardner; she died 1854, and Hiram married 2nd, May 30, 
1858, Elizabeth H., daughter of William and Elizabeth 
(Bradley) Thomas. Hiram Miriek was engaged for 
many years in business with his father, Col. Ira Miriek, 
in mills, malting, and in taking railroad and canal con- 
tracts. He was baptized in the Episcopal church; was 
a Democrat in politics. He died Nov. 10, 1898, in 
Lyons, N. Y., which had been his home since marriage. 
His children were all- born in Lyons, where the unmar- 
ried ones are still living, and where his widow is also 
living at this time. Children — 

i. Ira Lewis, b. 1850; d. 1851. 
ii. Louisa Adelia, b. 1852; d. 1854. 
iii. Martha Adelia, b. 1853; m. 1877, Oscar Benedict ; 

living in Detroit, Mich, 
iv. Ada Isabel, b. 1858; m. 1881, James W. Forfar; 
living in La Crosse, Wis. ; has three children. 
V. Anna Gertrude, b. 1862; living in Lyons, N. Y. 
vi. Ira Guilford, b. 1862; living in Lyons, N. Y. 
vii. Harry Hudson, b. 1870; d. 1876. 



193. Andrew Jackson", son of {Ira^ , Solomon^, 
Thomas'*, Ehenezer^, Thomas', Thomas^) and Martha 
(Lamb) Miriek, born 1832, at Rose, N. Y. Married, 
1857, Emma M. Jarvis. He died 1872. Children— 

i. Hattie, b. 1858; m. 1880, G. M. Elton, of Palmyra, 

N. Y. ; has four children, 
ii. Emma Louise, b. I860; m. 1883, John Cornell, of 

Brooklyn, N. Y. ; has one child. 
iii. Mary Isabel, b. 1882; living in Brooklyn. 
241. iv. Andrew Jackson, b. 1865. 

V. George Jarvis, b. 1868; m. 1895, Esther Tully; 
living in Brooklyn ; has one daughter. 

194. Martha Albertine^, dau.of (Ira'^ , Solomon^, 
Thomas'*, Ehenezer^, Thomas', Thomas^) and Martha 
(Lamb) Miriek, born July 15, 1845, at Lyons, N. Y. 
Married, Oct. 15, 1871, at Lyons, N. Y., DeWitt 
P. Foster. He was one of the leading business 
men of Lyons, having been connected for many years 
with the Parshall Bank; was also engaged in the malt- 
ing business in Palmyra, N. Y. ; he died several years 
before his wife. She died May 16, 1901, at her home in 
Lyons. Their children were — 

i. Isabel (Foster), b. . 

ii. DeWitt P. (Foster), b. . 

iii. Albert (Foster), b. . 

iv. Fred (Foster), b. 

V. Alexander (Foster), b. . 

195. Nelson Ralph^, son of (Hiram'*, Solomon'^, 

Thomas'*, Uhenezer'\ Thomas'^, Thomas*) and Mary 

Brown (Fuller) Miriek, born Nov. 29, 1831, at Rose, N. 

Y. Married, Feb. 12, 1857, at Lyons, N. Y., Anna G., 

daughter of William D. Perrine, of Lyons. Nelson R. 

died March 8, 1886, at Lj^ons. Children, all born at 

Lyons — 

242. i. William Perrine, b. April 5, 1859. 

ii. Mary Leah, b. July 27, 1862; m. Jan. 22, 1891, Carl 
G. Zimi::erlin; has one son, Franz Perrine, b. 
April 27, 1894. 
iii. Anna Gertrude, b. Oct. 12, 1867; m. Sept. 35, 1890, 
Charles E. Jordan. 

196. Milton Eugene^, son of {Hlram^ , Sohmion^ , 
Thomas'*, Ehenezer^ , Thomas", Thomas*) and Mary 
Brown (Fuller) Miriek, born Feb. 13, 1838, at Rose, 
N. Y. Married, Oct. 19, 1864, at Lyons, N. Y., Eliza- 
beth Berier, daughter of Benjamin Westfall. Children, 
all born at Lyons — 


i. Benjamin Westfall, b. May 23, 1866. 
ii. HiRAH Milton, b. Aug. 29, 1867. 
iii. Clarence Eugene, b. Julj^ 35, 1871. 

197. Ira', son of {mram\ Solomon^ Thomas*, 
Elenezer'* , Thomas"-, Thomas'^) aud Maiy Brown (Ful- 
ler) Mirick, born March 12, 1841, at Rose, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, May, 1865, at Lyons, N. Y., Sarah K., daughter 
of Columbus Croul, of Lyons- Children, all born at 
Lyons — 

i. Nelson Croul, b. March 15, 1866. 
ii. Charles Francis, b. March 3, 1873. 
iii. Alfred Stow, b. Feb. 16, 1876. 

198. Sophia E., dau. of {George W.\ Solomon^ 
Thomas'^, Menezer\ Thomas^, Thomas^) and Elsie A. 
(Thomas) Mirick, born April 19, 1834, at Rose, N. Y. 
Married, June 5, 1861, Cassius R. Kellogg, of Plym- 
outh, Mich.; he died May 26, 1878, at Plymouth. 
Sophia, the mother, died Feb. 26, 1876, at Adrian, 
Mich. Children, born in Plymouth— 

i. George J. (Kellogg), b. Aug. 31, 1863. 
ii. Jessie A. (Kellogg), b. March 13, 1864. 

199. Charles J. ^ son of (G^eorgre W.\ Solomon'^, 
Thomas ^, Ebenezev"^ , Thomas', Thomas^ ), and EMe A. 
(Thomas) Mirick, born Mav 15, 1836, at Rose, N. Y. 

Married, Sept. 26, 1860, at Rose, N. Y., Frost, 

daughter of John Frost, of Rose. Children— 

i. John F., b. July 33, 1866, at Rose; m. June 30, 

1893, May W. Beech, 
ii. Jessie S., b. Feb. 33, 1878, at Clyde, N. Y. 

200. LeanderC.\ son of (George W.\ Solomon^, 
Thomas* , Ebenezer^ , Thomas^, Thomas^) and Elsie A. 
(Thomas) Mmck, born March 30, 1840, at Rose, N. Y. 

Married, May 26, 1864, Alexander, daughter of D. 

C. Alexander, of Rose. Had one child — 

i. William C, b. March 36, 1865; d. Aug. 25, 1884. 

201. William Gains% son of {John Thurher\ 
Ehenezer^ , Charles*, Ehenezer' , Thomas'''', Thomas^') and 
Elizabeth (Youell) Mirick, born July 11, 1826, near 
Florence, Ky. Married, May 1, 1850, Mary E., daugh- 
ter of Paschal Conner, of Florence, Ky. ; she died 


June 28, 1897, at Pueblo, Col. William Gains Mirick 
was a mechanical engineer by profession. Served in 
the Mexican War; was a Colonel in the Confederate 
Army, and served on the staff of General Kirby Smith. 
After the war followed his profession until his death. 
Was prominent in public affairs, but never sought 
office. Was publisher of a daily newspaper at Pueblo 
for a time. Was highly esteemed by all who knew him. 
He died March 9, 1891, at Pueblo. Children— 

i. Addib, b. Feb. 1, 1851, at Alton, 111. ; m. Miller. 

ii. J. McCoNNELL, b. March 7, 1853, Howard Co. Mo. ; 
d. Jan. 31, 1855. 

ill. William G., b. July 30, 1854, Boone Co., Ky. 

Iv. Joseph C, b. Feb. 15, 1856, Howard Co., Mo. 
V. Charles W., b. April 13, 1858, Howard Co., Mo. 

vi. Nellie, b. June 17, 1860, Howard Co., Mo,; m. 


vii. Frank G., b. June 8, 1866, Howard Co., Mo.; at- 
tended public schools until he was 16 j^ears of 
age; then moved to Pueblo, Col., with his pa- 
rents; attended Univei'sity at Holtou, Kan.; 
afterward read law and admitted to the bar ; 
practiced in Pueblo for a number of years ; wa 
City Clerk, and Judge of Police Court of Pueblo' 
Is now As.sistant Superintendent of the State' 
Industrial School at Golden, Col. 

202. John Lewis^, son of {John Tkurher'^ , Eben- 
ezer'' , Charles*, Ehenezer^' , TJionias'^ , Thomas^) and 
Elizabeth (Youell) Mirick, born Oct. 18, 1835, in Boone 
Co., Ky. Married, March 80, 1869, Mary W., daughter 
of John and Sarah Campbell, of Carrolltoii, Mo.; she 
born Feb. 21, 1844, at CarroUton; is now one of the 
Board of Managers of the State Industrial School for 
Girls, situated at Chillicothe, Mo. John Lewis, the 
father, died Nov. 15, 1892, at CarroUton. (See sketch 
below.) Children, all born at CarroUton — 

i. Graham Conner, b. Jan. 18, 1870; d. Jan. 21, 1870. 
ii. John (girl), b. March 24, 1871; m. June 1895, Robert 

L. Simmons, of CarroUton. 
iii. Campbell, b. Aug. 7, 1892. 
iv. Nell Bond, b. April 3, 1874. 

v. Jo Shelby, b. July 1, 1876; is a dentist by profes- 
sion, practicing in CarroUton; is single, 
vi. Sadie, b. April 11.' 1878; d. Dec. 23, 1880. 
vii. Bess Belden, b. Oct. 28, 1880. 
viii. Price, b. Feb. 3, 1885. 



Major John L. Mirick died at Carrolltou, Mo., Nov, 
15th, 1899. He was born in Boone Co., Ky., Oct. 18th, 
1836. He went to Howard conuty. Mo., when he was 
sixteen years old, where he remained two years, and then 
removed to Carrollton. He commenced reading law in 
1857, under Judge R. D. Da.y, in Carrolltou. He was 
admitted to the bar in 1859, and practiced his profession 
until the breaking out of the war, when he aided in rais- 
ing a company for the state service under the first call 
of the governor, and was elected 2nd lieutenant. He 
was elected captain of the company after the battle of 
Lexington. He took part in the battles of Booneville, 
Carthage and Wilson's Creek. He afterward joined the 
regular Confederate service, and was detailed on recruit- 
ing duty. He assisted in raising and organizing D. A. 
Williams' cavalry regiment in 1864, in which he was 
made Major, and in which he served until the close of 
the war. He went to Mexico, after the war, and re- 
turned to Carrollton in 1867, resuming the practice of 
his profession, in which he was engaged at the time of 
his death. 

Mr. Mirick stood high in his profession, was one of the 
most prominent lawyers of the state, and an ardent and 
influential democrat. He was a delegate to the National 
Democratic Convention in Chicago. 

Major Mirick was a man whom to know was to admire; 
sociable, affable, a high-minded gentleman, generous to 
a fault, and fearless in the defence of what he believed 
to be right. He was always found battling for his con- 
victions. It was remarked by a brother lawyer, during 
his illness, that he was one of the best men, and one of 
the best lawyers, that he had ever known, and hundreds 
of others held the same high opinion of him. A good 
man — one of iiature's noblemeu, is dead. 

203. Charles Henry^, son of (Charles^, Sylvenus^ , 
Charles'^, Ebenezer^ , Thomas'-, Thomas^) and Nancy 
(Lanfear) Merrick, born Sept. 20, 1842, at Syracuse, 
N. Y. Married, May 20, 1873, Lavinia, daughter of 
Wessell B. Van Wagenen, of Syracuse; she born Jan. 
30, 1851. He is a brick manufacturer in the city of 
Syracuse. Served in battery "F," 3rd New York Light 
Artillery, in 1864-65, during the war of the rebellion. 
They have one son — 

i. Charles Van, b. Oct. 16, 1877, at Syracuse. 


204. Eliza ^ (Murphy), dau. of Timothj- and Lusyna 
(Osboru) Murphy, born Oct. 13, 1812, at Burnside, 
Conn. Married Nelson Gavit; he born Jan. 25, 1810, 
at Lebanon, Conn. Eliza is still living, in Philadelphia. 
Children — 

i. Nelson (Gavit), b. ; d. young. 

ii. LeRoy (Gavit), b. ; d. young. 

iii. Arabella (Gavit), b. ; m. William Ellis, of 

England, 1859; died 1861; had one child, Ara- 
bella (Ellis) b. Feb. 13, 1860; m. Charles Forsyth, 
of Philadelphia. 

iv. Josephine (Gavit), b. ; m. 1st, John Hopkins; 

2nd, A. Furman Blair; children: Florence (d. 
young), Nellie, Nelson and Cora, (twins) (d. 
young), Piercy (died young). 
v. LeRoy (Gavit), b. ; d. at age of three years. 

vi. Adelaide (Ga\nt), b. ; d. young. 

vii. Ella (Gavit), b. ; m. Daniel Epler; had two 

children, LeRoy and Robert, both of whom d. 

243. viii. Florence (Gavit), b. ; m. James Dvindas Pratt. 

205. Rev. Edward Clinton'', son of {Casper L.^, 
BosiveJV , Jose''^, James^ , James"^ , TJiomas^) and Jane 
(Madden) Merrick, born April 8, 1824, at Cincinnati, 0. 
Married Maria Elizabeth, daughter of Oliver and Eliza- 
beth Wells, of Cincinnati, Dec. 30, 1846. They had three 
children, the name of but one of whom is known to the 

i. Ella Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1848. 

206. Charles Roswell', son of (Casper Lavatore'^ , 
RoswelV\ Jose' '^ , James^ , James"^ , Thomas^) and Jane 
(Madden) Merrick, born April 28, 1827, at Lebanon, 0. 
Married, 1st, Carrie, daughter of William Bell, ofXeuia, 
O- ; she died, leaving two children, Florence Bell and 
William Lavatore. Charles R. married, 2nd, Mary 
Simons; she born 1836, at Xenia, O.; died Oct., 1899, 
at Xenia. After the death of his second Avife, Charles 
R. moved to New Orleans, La. Children, all born at 

244. i. Florence Bell, b. Dec. 20, 1852; m. Sept., 1876, 

George B. 'Hooven, of Xenia ; he died and Flor- 
ence m. 2nd, Oct., 1883, Thomas Jouvet, of 

245. ii. WiLLi.^Ji Lavatore, b. July 24, 1856. 

iii. Harry L., b. ; m. Fannie Jones, 1878, at Xenia. 

iv. Hattie, b. ; m. Alphonso Hudson ; d. 1899- 

V. Ernest, b. . 


vi. Clark, b. ; d. 1875. 

Yii. Fred, b. ; m. Nov. 30, 1899, Mabel Hudson, iu 

Cliicago, 111. 

viii. Genevieve, b. . 

ix. Annabel, b. . 

207. Franklin Merrick'' (Frazier), son of (Lemuel 
P. Frazier and Louisa Harriet (Merrick) Frazier, born 
June 10, 1832, at Xeuia, 0. Married, May 22, 1856, at 
Lewisburg, Va., Agnes S., daughter of John and Rebecca 
(McClung) Maj^s. Are now living in Birmingham, Ala. 

i. Cora Belle (Frazier), b. Sept. 26, 1858, Greencas- 
tle, Ind. ; d. March 11. 1884. 

il. Louise Rebecca (Frazier), b. Oct. 17, 1861, Lewis- 
biirg, West Va. ; m. April 10, 1891, at Lewisburg, 
Thomas U.Walter; ch., Agnes Merrick (Walter), 
b. Nov. 28, 1891, Baltimore, Md.; Marion Louise 
(Walter), b. Jan. 5, 1895, Huntington, W. Va. 

iii. Jenny Nadal (Frazier), b. April 1, 1864, at Lewis- 
burg; m. Aug. 24, 1893, at Lewisburg, Claude 
D. Ebersole; ch., Lewis Frazier (Ebersole), b. 
July 6, 1895, Birmingham, Ala. ; Jeanuette Mays 
(Ebersole), b. May 30, 1897, Birmingham. 

208. DwiGHT Lathrop^, son of (Alanson C.^, 
Boyal^ , Obecl*, Javies^, James'^ , TJwmas^) and Mary 
(Sedgwick) Merrick, born Feb. 3, 1823, at Palmer, 
Mass. Married, Oct. 1, 1851, at Palmer, Mass., Mary 
A. M., daughter of Perley and Caroline Ordway, of 
West Newbury, Mass. Dwight L., the father, died Aug. 
16, 1859. Children— 

i. Louisa Ordway, b. Aug. 9, 1854; d. July 14, 1862. 

ii. Frank Woodard, b. June 1, 1856; is married; 
living in Boston, 1897; an inventor; is manager 
of the Pui-itau Manufacturing Company, (Sew- 
ing Machines). 


209. Henry Austin'', son of {Alanson 0-^, Boyal^ , 
Ohed^ , Janies^ , James~ , Thomas'^) and Mary (Sedgwick) 
Merrick, born Feb. 1, 1825, at Palmer, Mass. Married, 
Nov. 26, 1848, at Truro, Mass., Elizabeth F. Snow. 
Their children were — 

i. Lizzie Smith, b. May 11, 1850; m. Belding. 

ii. Clarence Henry, b. Aug. 17, 1853; d. Aug. 10. 

iii. Clarence Henry, b. Nov. 11, 1856. 








210. George Francis^ son of (Dea. LatJirop^ , 
Roswell^, Obed* , James^, James'', Thomas^) and Sarah 
(Hyde) Merrick, born Nov. 24, 1832, at Palmer, Mass. 
Married, Jan. 3, 1860, at Palmer, Florence Marion, 
daughter of Jacob and Damaris Bennett. They are 
living at No. 14, Dorchester Street, Lawrence, Mass., 
April, 1898. Children— 

Charles Frank, b. Dec. 26, 1860. 

Edward Lucius, b. Jan. U, 1864, 

Jennie May, b. Jan. 3, 1870; d. Aug. 9, 1870. 

Herbert Bennett, b. Oct. 24, 1871; unmarried, 

V. George Hermon, b. Sept. 22, 1872; m. Nov. 25, 

1896, at Lawrence, Mass., Grace L. Rand; is 

employed as clerk in the oflSce of the Boston & 

Maine R. R. 

211. Henrietta Maria^, dan. of {Samuel Otis^, 
Gideon^, Ohed'^, James^ , James^ , Thomas^) and Sibyl 
Maria (Abbe) Merrick, born April 23, 1838. Married, 
Sept. 11, 1861, at Chicopee, Mass., her uncle, Rev. 
James L. Merrick, officiating, Rev. William Haven 
Daniels, A. M., of Franklin, Mass.; he son of Henry 
and Mary (Metcalf) Daniels, born May 18, 1836, in 
Franklin, Mass. He fitted for college at the Weslej-an 
Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., and entered Wesleyan 
University, Middletown, Conn., in 1857; studied theol- 
ogy in Union Theological Seminary, Chicago- Joined 
Rock River Conference, Illinois, in 1868, where he had a 
succession of pastorates in the M. E. churches of Chicago 
and vicinity until 1883, when he resigned his connection 
with the conference, and for a period devoted his talents 
to literature, producing several valuable works. Pro- 
minent among these was a "History of Methodism," 
which, having an extensive circulation in this country, 
passed also into an English edition, and T)eing translated 
into Japanese, is still retained in the course of theologi- 
cal study in the government University at Tokio . 

Mr. Daniels also wrote a Life of D. L. Moody, and a 
volume entitled "Temperance Reform and its Great Re- 
formers," being a history of the great movement in 
temperance which distinguished that decade. He also 
wrote a second volume of Moodj^ literature, and several 
other works of lesser note. During a trip through the 
East in 1885 Mr. Daniels, became intensely interested in 
the work of Foreign Missions, and proffered his services, 
without remuneration, to the furtherance of that cause. 


Since that time he has labored, both as a Missionary and 
as an Evangelist, in Japan, Burraah, Australia and 
India. To the last named country his heart seems es- 
pecially devoted, and his life and efforts pledged, for the 
cause of Christ. His wife, Henrietta M., remains in 
this country, and at present is living in Santa Cruz, 
Cal. They have one daughter — 
248. i. Emma Theodora, b. March 6, 1863, at St. Johns, N. B. 

212. Charles M.% son of {Charles H.\ Gideon^ 
Ohed* , James^ , James^ , Thomas'^) and Mary Ann (Mc- 
Master) Merrick, born April 17, 1853, Monson, Mass. 
Married, June 19, 1878, Mary Day; she died Jan. 25, 
1881. Charles M. married, 2nd, June 27, 1883, Har- 
riet Almiua, daughter of James Ely and Harriet (Bridg- 
man) Merrick, of Amherst, Mass. Children — 

i. Emma, b. Oct. 1, 1879. 
ii. Mary Day, b. Jan. 5, 1881. 
iii. Greta, (girl) b. Oct. 4, 1885. 

213. Joseph Cornelius', son of {Joseph^, Gad^ , 
Joseph'^, Joseph^, James\ Thomas^) and Eliza (Hutch- 
inson) Merrick, born Dec. 10, 1834, at Franklin, N. Y. 
Married Jane Elizabeth Grant, of Morrisville, N. Y. (See 
Moore Family Gen.) Ciiildi-en — 

i. John Cornelius, b. Dec. 10, 1867, Franklin, N. Y. 
ii. Joseph Haswell, b. Aug. 5, 1869, Merrickville, 

N. Y. 
iii. Lizzie Jane, b. July 9, 1871, Merrickville, N. Y. ; 

d. April 7, 1873, at Merrickville. 

214. James Fordyce', son of {Sylvester W.^ , 
Perez^, Joseph^, Joseph^, James^ , Thomas^) and Mercy 
(Loveland) Merrick, born 1812, at Franklin, N. Y. 
Married Matilda Brakefleld. James F. died Oct. 1896, 
at Lancaster, Mo. He was a country merchant, and 
finally a farmer after he retired from business. Chil- 
dren — 

i. Fidelia, b. . 

ii. Minerva, b. . 

iii. Albert, b. . 

iv. Mercy, b. . 

V. Flavia, b. . 

215. WiLLiSTON Sylvester \ son of {Sylvester W.', 
Perez^ , Joseph"^ , Joseph^ , James^ , Thomas^) and Mercy 



(Loveland) Merrick, born 1814, at Franklin, N. Y. 

Married Rowena Hathaway. He is living, Jan., 1898, 

at Fostoria, 0. Is a farmer by occupation. Children— 

i. Nancy, b. . 

ii. Irene, b. . 

iii. Lyman, b. . 

iv. Juliette, b. ; died. 

V. WiLLISTON, b. . 

vi. Adeline, b. ; died. 

216. Frederick L.'', son of Sylvester W.^ , Perez^ , 
Joseph^, Joseph^, James"-, Thomas') and Mercy (Love- 
land) Merrick, born 1821, at Franklin, N. Y. ^Married 
Nancy Chapman. Was a merchant at Kankakee, Ills.; 
he died 1891, at Fresno, Cal. Children— 
i. Henry', b. 

ii. Cornelia, b. . 

iii. George Chapman, b. 

iv. Alice, b. . 

V. Mary, b. . 

vi. Ella, b. . 

vii. Ly'Man B., b. . 

viii. Abigail, b. . 

ix. Belle, b. . 

217. Dr. George Clinton\ son of (Sylvester W.\ 
Perez", Joseph'^ , Josejih^ , James''-, Thomas^) and Mercy 
(Loveland) Merrick, born Dec. 11, 1824, at Franklin, 
N. Y. Married, June 1851, Mary Elizabeth Peck, of 
Palmyra, Wis. He graduated from Rush Medical Col- 
lege with the class of 1851, and practiced his profession 
in Manteno, 111., continuously from 1852 until 1895, the 
year of his death. He never was a politician, and held 
no political offices, except that he was appointed post- 
master ac Manteno by President Lincoln in 1861 or 1862. 
He was entirely devoted to his profession. He died 
July 2, 1895, at Manteno. Children— 

249. i. Charles, b. Sept. 17, 1852, Kankakee Co., 111. 

250. ii. Frederick Williston, b. Oct. lo, 1855, Kankakee 

Co., Ills, 
iii. Mary Helen, b. May 14, 1860, Manteno, 111. ; m. 
John F. Barnard, of Fowler, lud. ; d. Dec. 6, 

251. iv. George Peck, b. Oct. 4, 1862, Manteno, 111. 

V. Oscar, b. April G, 1867, Lancaster, Mo. ; single, 1898; 
is a clerk, living in Chicago. 

218. Lyman B.^ son of [Sylvester W.^, Perez\ 
Joseph'^, Joseph'^, James'^, Thomas^) and Mercy (Love- 


land) Merrick, born Sept. 10, 1829, in Chatauqua Co., 
N. Y. Married, Oct. 14, 1855, at Manteno, 111., Sarah 
J., daughter of Henry and Sus^annah Harsh; she born 
May 30, 1838, at Freeport, 0. Lyman B. is a nursery- 
man, doing business at Topeka, Kan.; living at 200 
Taylor street. Children — 

i. WiLLiSTON S., b. Dec. 25, 1857, at Rockville, 111. ; m. 
April 1, 1896, at Waco, Tex., Estelle N., daugh- 
ter of Dr. Levi P. and Lou Gibson ; she b. at 
Vicksburg, Miss. WilUston S. Merrick is a drug- 
gist at Waco, Tex. ; no cliildreu. 
ii. Wallace B., b. March 12, 1860, at Rockville, 111., 
m. Feb. 7, 1892, at El Paso, Tex., Jennie Theresa, 
daughter of John and Anna Collins : she b. May 
5, 1872, at Bath, N. Y. Wallace B. Merrick is 
engaged in the clothing business at San Antonio, 
Tex. ; no children, 
iii. Alice J., b. Aug. 23, 1863, Rockville, 111.; m. W. 
W. GiUespie, Topeka, Kan. 
252. iv. Arthur B., b, Dec. 5, 1865, Manteno, 111. 

V. James Frank, b. Sept. 9, 1868, Manteno, 111. ; is 
chief clerk in the office of the Mexican Central 
Railway Coniimny, at Cardenas, Mexico, 
vi. George Robert, b. March 13, 1870, Manteno, 111. ; 
is in the eroploy of the Atchison, Topeka & 
Santa Fe Railway Company. 
vii. Carrie B., b. Feb. 12, 1872, Manteno, 111.; unmar- 
ried ; living at home, 
vlii. Alfred H., b. Jan. 2, 1881, Topeka, Kan.; is in 
high school, Topeka, 1898. 

219. John Burt% son of (Perez^ , Perez^ , Joseph'^, 
Joseph'^ , James'- , Thomas^) and Jerusha (Hutchinson) 
Merrick, born Jan. 2, 1816, at Franklin, N. Y. Mar- 
ried Feb. 22, 1844, at Galena, 111., Mary, daughter of 
Albert and Mary Noel (Price) Stephenson; she born 
July 28, 1822, at Vienna, Eastern Shore, Md. John Burt 
spent the early part of his life in Franklin, N. Y., 
where he was born; he attended the village schools un- 
til his sixteenth year; he then went to Unadilla, N. Y., 
where he clerked for a number of years. He then re- 
turned to his old home in Franklin, where he was em- 
ployed until his father, with his family, moved west to 
Spring Prairie, Walworth county. Wis. In 1838 he 
moved to Galena, 111., where he was engaged in mercan- 
tile pursuits until about one year before his death. He 
was a member of Grace (Episcopal) church; a man of 
unassuming nature, but firm in his convictions of right 
and duty. He died beloved of all that knew him. Chil- 
dren — 


i. Albertina Noel, b. Dec. 13, 1844, Galena, 111. ; d. 
June 23, 1849. 
253. ii. Charles Stephenson, b. Nov. 19, 1846, Galena, 111. 

220. Perez H.'^, son of (Perez^, Perez^ , Joseph*, 
Joseph^, James"^ , TJiomas^) and Jernslia (Hutchinson) 
Merrick, born June 9, 1825, at Franklin, N. Y. Mar- 
ried, Jan. 14, 1851, at Milwaukee, Wis., Mary A., 
daughter of Nicholas and Mary Brig-gs, of Sheldon, 
Genesse county, N. Y.; she born Oct. 1st, 1826, at Shel- 
don, N. Y. Perez H. Merrick was one of the first set- 
tlers in Wisconsin, being one of the pioneers of Wal- 
worth county, where he followed farming for many years, 
migrating to California about the year 1890, with a com- 
petence gained by honest toil on his Wisconsin farm. 
Last January (1901) Mr. and Mrs. Merrick celebrated 
their golden wedding in their home in Oakland, sur- 
rounded by children and children's children, with many 
friends and neighbors. Mr. Merrick is a musician, and 
he with his son furnished the music for the dancing at 
the celebration. They had one son — 

1 Orlando Briggs, b. May 21. 1852, at Spring Prairie, 
Wis. ; he is married and lias one son, Orlando 
Briggs, Jr., and one daughter; he is on the 
police force in the city of San Francisco, and is 
living at 713>^ Grove street. 

221. Gordon Williston'', son of (Roderkl-^, 
Perez'', Joseph*, Joseph.^, James'^ , Thomas^) and Re- 
becca (Gates) Merrick, ])orn April, 1836, at Franklin, 
Mich. Married, Dec. 1, 1864, Celeste Sheffield, of 
Spring Prairie, Wis. Children, all born at Spring 
Prairie — 

i. L. May, b. Aug. 22, 1865. 

ii. Edith E., b. Dec. 21, 1867. 

iii. George G., b. July 9, 1870; d. Feb. 7, 1892. 

iv. Eugene R. b. Aug. 31, 1878, 

222. Leroy Williston^ , son of iAnstin L. ^ , Perez^ , 
Joseph*, Joseph'^, Jmnes"^ , Thomas^) and Esther (Cook) 
Merrick, born March, 12, 1840, at Spring Prairie, Wis. 
Married, March 12, 1873, at Elkhorn, Wis., Luella 
Ellsworth. They are now living at Spring Prairie, Wis. 
Children — 

i. Cora Louise, b. Oct. 31, 1875. 
ii. Flavia Ruth, b. Jan. 12, 1880. 
iii. Chester A., b. May 17, 1888. 


223. Jerome 0.^ sou of {Ausfhi L.^, Perez^ , 
JosppJi^ , Joseph'\ Jamfs^ , Thotmis^) and Esther (Cook) 
Merrick, born April 21, 1841, at Spring Prairie, Wis. 
Married, Sept. 1868, Louisa A. Weage, of Waterford, 
Wis. They are now living in Chicago, with their two 
sons, both of whom are unmarried. Children — 

i. Harry Austin, b. Sept. 1870, Burlington, Wis. 
11. Frederick A., b. Feb. 1878, Hinsdale, 111. 

224. Clinton Victor', son of (JoJin Quartus^ , 
Quart i( s "" , Joseph'^, Joseph'^, James^ , Thomas^) and 
Sarah Maria (Dickinson) Merrick, born June 17, 1848, 
at Canton, Pa. Married, Dec. 19, 1877, at Horseheads, 
N. Y., Delia, daughter of Theodore V. and Catherine 
(Bennett) Weller; she born Sept. 26, 1853, at Millport, 
N. Y. Clinton V. Merrick is a college graduate; is now 
superintendent of the Bradford branch of the Erie Rail- 
way, residing at Bradford, Pa. Has one child — 

I. J. Welling, b. Feb. 10, 1895, at Bradford, Pa. 

225. Charles Edwin', son of {Charles Edivin^ , 
JDaniel'^ , TiUeij'^, Joseph^, flames'^, Thomas^) and Clara 
P. (Sibley) Merrick, born March 19, 1867, at West 
Springfield, Mass. Married, June 19, 1889, at West 
Springfield, Mary M., daughter of Jarvis and Josephine 
(Smith) Osborne; she born April 8, 1860, at Russell, 
Mass. Charles E. is an expert machinist, in the employ 
of the Wesson Arms Company, of Springfield. He is a 
graduate of the Springfield High School; is possessed of 
a fine tenor voice, and has been a member of the choir 
of the Park street church for a mumber of years. Chil- 
dren, all born at West Springfield — 

1. Ernestine, b. March 11, 1891. 

II. Howard Sibley, b. June 18, 1893. 

lii. FORDYCE Osborne, b. June 18. 1896; d. Jan. 2-1, 

226. Edward \ son of (Roderick Smifh^ , Noah^ , 
Chileab 5.^, Noah^ , James'^ , Thomas^) and Emily 
(Bliss) Merrick, born May 24, 1842, at Wilbraham, 
Mass. Married, Nov. 25, 1868, Sarah Alice Chapman, 
at Willoughby, O. Edward Merrick graduated from the 
Ohio Wesleyan University, at Delaware, O., in 1864. He 
has taught since then in the Ohio Wesleyan Female 
College, Willoughby College, O., Cornell College, 


la. ; was principal of schools in Ohio Soldiers' and Sail- 
ors' Home; superintendent of public schools in Wilming;- 
ton, O. In now in business in New York city; his ad- 
dress is No. 80 Broadway. Children — 

i. Walter CH.VPilAN, b. Feb. 13, 1872, Willoughby, O. ; 
graduated from the Ohio Wesleyau University in 
1895, and is now i^racticing law in Cleveland, O. 

ii. Frederick Chapman, b. May 18, 1874, at Willough- 
by, O. ; graduated from Ohio Wesleyan Univer- 
sity in 1897 ; is now with his father in business 
in New York city. 

iii. William; Roderick, b. Dec. 17, 1883, at Wilming- 
ton, O. 

227. Frederick^, son of (BodericTi SmitJi^ , Noah^ , 
CMleab B.^, ISfoah'^ , James '\ Thomas^) and Emily (Bliss) 
Merrick, born Nov. 4, 1844, at Wilbraham, Mass. Mar- 
ried, Aug., 1867, Mary Brink, of Red Wing, Minn.; she 
died June, 1871, leaving one daughter, Mary Frances. 
Frederick married, 2nd, March 28, 1879, Emma Keys, 
of Pittsburg, Pa. Frederick Merrick graduated from 
the Ohio Wesleyan University, at Delaware, 0., in 1864, 
and has ever since been engaged in teaching. Professor 
of Latin and Greek in Hamline University, Red Wing, 
Minn., from 1865 to 1869; Professor of Latin and Greek 
in Xenia, O., Female College, 1869 to 1871; Professor 
of Latin in Pittsburg High School since 1871. Address 
No. 3407 Webster Avenue, Herron Hill, Pittsburg, Pa. 
Children — 

i. Mary Frances, b. Oct. 1868, Red Wing, Minn, 

ii. Roderick Smith, b. Jan. 22, 1884, Pittsburg, Pa. 

iii. Edward, b. May 23, 1886, Pittsburg, 

iv. Paul, b. March 31, 1895, Pittsburg. 

228. Charles Stuart'', son of {Janies^ , Samuel 
Fisk^ , Samuel FisJc* , Noah'^ , James", Thomas^) and 
Eunice Jewell (Libby) Merrick, born Aug. 19, 1854, at 
Wilbraham, Mass. Married, July 21, 1897, at Milton, 
Mass., Mary George, daughter of Richard Odell and 
Elizabeth (Charles) Seavey; she boru March 17, 1867, 
at Conway, N. H.; graduated from Fryeburg Academy, 
Maine, in the class of '86, and from Boston University 
with the degree of Ph. B., class of '92; taught four 
years in the Milton High School, and the year '96-' 97 
in the Girls' Latin School, Boston. Charles S. Merrick 
fitted for college at Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, 
Mass., graduating from Amherst College in the class of 



'79; then went to the University of Gottingen, Ger 
many, from which he received the deg-ree of Ph. D. in 
chemistry and mineralogy in 1882. Tanght for several 
years, the last in the Worcester, Mass., High School. 
Is at present living on the farm inherited from his father, 
in Wilbraham. They have one child — 

i. Ruth Eunice, b. May 13, 1898, at Wilbraham. 


229. WiLLARD HAMILTON^ son of {Raniilton\ 
Willard^ Jolm\ Jolm^ , JoJm^ , John", Thomas^) and 
Nancy (Langdon) Merrick, born May 27, 1850, at Steu- 
ben, N. Y. Married, Jan. 16, 1878, Mary W. Freeman, 
of Western, N. Y.; she died Sept. 28, 1886, leaving two 
children. Willard married 2nd, in 1889, Eliza J. Olney, 
a woman of high Christian character and more than or- 
dinary attainments. In 1884 Willard Merrick bought the 
Berlin Olney farm, where his first wife died, and where 
his children were born ; in 1890 he rented the farm and 
moved to the village of Westernville. In the winter of 
1898 he went south with his daughter for the benefit of 
her health, but without avail, as she died July 2, 1898. 
The death of his daughter was closely followed by that 
of his own, he d^dng at his home in Westernville* Feb. 
11, 1899. He was a thoroughly upright, Christian man, 
and had the confidence and respect of all who knew him. 
This was best demonstrated by the positions of trust which 
he so ably filled. He was, at the time of his death, sec- 
retary and treasurer of the Farmers' Insurance Com- 
pany, and elder in and treasurer of the Presbyterian church, 
and treasurer of the Westernville Cheese Factory. He 
had also represented the toMai on the Board of Supervi- 
sors, and was a trustee of the Oneida County Savings 
Bank, of Rome, N. Y. He was conscientious to a 
marked degree, al)horring sham and pretense in any 
form, yet with true charity for the ignorant and unfor- 
tunate. His influence was felt in all his associations. 
His wife and son reside in Westernville. Children — 

1. Melvia E., b. July 23, 1879; d. July 2, 1898. 
il. Albert H., b. Nov. 3, 1882. 

230. John Dayton ^ son of {Clmton\ John^ , 
Jo}in\ Jolm'^, Jo]m'\John^, Thomas^) and Abb v (Dav- 
ton) Merrick, born July 11, 1845, at Steuben,' N. Y. 


Married, Sept. 28, 1887, at Steuben, Hannah, daughter 
of Simeon and Pamelia (Mowers) Casler; she born 
Jan. 31, 1858, at Steuben. John Dayton and wife are 
living at Steuben, N.Y. Children, all born in Steuben— 

i. Frances Leona, b. Oct. 26, 1888. 

ii. John, b. May 9, 1890. 

iii. LoRA Antoinette, b. Oct. 5, 1891. 

iv. CORINNE LeMoine, b. Aug. 25, 189.). 

231. Frank Wilbur*, son of {CUnton\ JoJm^, 
John^, John^, Johu^ , John' , Thomas'^) and Abbv (Day- 
ton) Merrick, born Nov. 28, 1863, at Steuben^ N. Y. 
Married, Oct. 14, 1896, at Oneonta, N. Y., Grace Bell, 
daughter of E. Byron and Jane E. (Bell) Latimer; she 
born May 23, 1866, at Jordan, N. Y. Frank Wilbur 
Merrick was educated at the preparatory schools of 
Whitestown Seminary, Whitestowu, N. Y., at which 
latter institution he was graduated in 1882. After one 
year, spent chiefly in teaching, entered Syracuse Univer- 
sity in the autumn of 1887, intending to enter a theo- 
logical school. He was prevailed upon, however, to take 
up the New Church movement in Utica, N. Y., what is 
now the Dryer Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church. 
In the fall of 1888 he entered the Boston University 
Theological School, (Methodist Episcopal), intending to 
fit himself for the Methodist ministry, but toward the 
close of his divinity course, accepted the call of the 
Trinity Congregational church, Nepouset, Boston, Mass. 
Graduated from the above named theological school in 
June, 1891, and was ordained to the Christian ministry 
by a Congregational council, Oct. 12, 1891. During 
1891-1892, pursued post-graduate studies in Social Sci- 
ence at Andover Seminary, Andover, Mass., where he 
held a scholarship, in the meantime carrying on his pas- 
toral work. After two years' pastorate at Neponset, ac- 
cepted a call to the church which he is now serving, the 
South Evangelical (Congregational) of West Roxbury, 
Boston, where he has been for more than eight years. 
In the meantime he pursued his studies in Boston Uni- 
versity, leading to the degree of Ph. D., which he re- 
ceived in June, 1901. Is a member of the chapter of 
the Phi Beta Kappa, (the scholarship society), in Syra- 
cuse University, and in June, 1882, represented his 
preparatory school, the Hungerford Collegiate Institute, 
in the New York State Prize Contest of Secondary 
Schools, securing the first prize in declamation for his 
school. Is living at 122 Beech street, Roslindale, Mass, 
One child — 

i. Ruth, b. July 10, 1898, Boston, Mass. 


232. Sidney Gideon*, son of {Eldridge Jarvis'' , 
William Martin^, Moses^ , John'*', John^ , John"^ , 
Thomas^) and Lovina P. (Hardv) Mei-ick,born July 11, 
1849, atCarleton, N. Y. Married, Sept. 19, 1878, at 
Pontiac, Mich., Alice A., daughter of Richard and 
Sarah A. Wills; she born Sept. 3, 1860, at Breslau, 
Waterloo county, Ontario. Sidney G. is a farmer, re- 
siding in Flint, Genessee county, Mich., an occupation 
which he has always followed, with the exception of a 
few years as lumberman in northern Michigan. Chil- 
dren, born atFenton, Mich. — 

i. Wendell S., b. June 14, 1879, 
ii. LoviNA Sarah, b. June 37, 1883. 

233. James Lyon*, son of {Samuel Dmifmv , Joseph^ , 
Timothy'^, John*, John^ , John'" , Thomas^) and Evelina 
(Lyon) Merrick, born July 12, 1840, at Willington, 
Conn. Married, Oct. 30, 1865, at Mansfield, Conn., 
Juliette, daughter of Lucius and Marietta (Eaton) Co- 
nant; she born Dec. 7, 1843, at Mansfield, Conn. James 
Lyon was engaged in the manufacture of spool cotton up 
to the 5' ear 1882. Is now retired and living at 288 Park 
Avenue, Springfield, Mass. Has two children, both 
born in Mansfield, Conn. (See Conant Gen.) — 

i. Arthur Lucius, b. Jan. 4, 1867; educated at Phillips 

Exeter Academy. 
ii. Mabel Evelina, b. July 39, 1869; educated at Hol- 

yoke College. 

234. Joseph Stewart'\ son of {Samuel Bunion'^ , 
Joseph^, Timothy'', John'^ , John^ , John", Thomas^) and 
Evelina (Lyon) Merrick, born May 17, 1842, at Willing- 
ton, Conn. Married, Oct. 4, 1867, at Woodstock, Conn. 
Florence, daughter of Charles R. and Olive (Leonard) 
Deane. Joseph S. enlisted Aug. 8, 1862 in Co. "B," 
9th New York Heavy Artillery, Army of the Potomac; 
was discharged January, 1864. Is now one of the mem- 
bers of the Merrick Lumber Company, and is living in 
Holyoke, Mass. Children, born in Mansfield, Conn. — 

i. JUDSON Leonard, b. Dec. 23, 1870. 

ii. Josie Emma, b. Sept. 6, 1873; d. Oct. 7, 1890. 

235. Adoniram JuDSON^, son of {Samuel Biinton\ 
Joseph*^, Timothy^, John^, John^ , John"^ , Thomas^) and 
Evelina (Lyon) Merrick, born April 12, 1847, at Tol- 

27- M 


land, Conn. Married, April 16, 1879, at Tioga, Pa., 
Ella Dorcas, daughter of Elislia T., and Almira E. Bent- 
ley; she born March 15, 1851, at Tioga, Pa.; died Nov. 
19, 1892, at Holyoke, Mass. Adoniram J. lives at Hol- 
yoke, Mass., whei*e he is a member of the Merrick Lum- 
ber Company. Children, all born in Holyoke — 

i. Frank Bentley, b, Jan. 15, 1882. 
ii. Myra Evelina, b. Oct. 21, 18S3; d. Aug. 24, 1899. 
ill. Anna Gertrude, b. June 23, 1888. 

236. Origen Hall^ son of {Timothy" , Joseph^, 
Timothij^, Joseph^, John^ , John''", Thomas^) and Justiua 
Lovicea (Hall) Merrick, born March 7, 1854, at Willing- 
ton, Conn. Married, Nov. 22, 1883, at Chicago, 111., 
Harriet Pauline, daughter of George Asa and Jane Lucy 
(Smith) Merrick; she born June 7, 1859, at Kalamazoo, 
Mich. Origen Hall Merrick obtained his early education 
in the public schools; later he went to Williston Sem- 
inary, Easthampton, Mass. After leaving Williston, in 
1872, he went to Brown University, graduating with the 
class of 1876. After leaving college, Mr. Merrick learned 
the process of the manufacture of thread at the works of 
the Merrick Thread Company, Holyoke, Mass. He is 
to-day the assistant treasurer of that company. Mr. 
Merrick's church affiliations are with the Third Baptist 
church of Holyoke. Politically, he has always been, 
and is to-day, a strong republican. Children — 

i. Preston Kenneth, b. Feb. 8, 1894, Chicago; d. Dec. 

20, 1896. 
ii. Kenneth, b. June 25, 1897, Holyoke. 
iii. Robert, b. Jan. 27, 1900, Springfield, Mass. 

237. Mary Gifford^, dau. of {Charles Henry\ Le- 
ander^ , Caleb ^ , Joseph^, John^ , John-, Thomas^) and 
Ellen Augusta (Bullens) Merrick, born Sept. 17, 1865, 
at Chicopee, Mass. Married, June 15, 1892, George W. 
Mclntyre, of Chicopee, Mass. He is a bookkeeper by 
occupation. Mary Gifford, before her marriage, was a 
musician by occupation. They are living at Chicopee, 
Mass. Children — 

1. Harry Merrick (Mclntyre), b. June 1, 1S93. 
ii. Grace Doris (Mclntyre), b. Aug. 3, 1894. 

238. William Hathaway^, son of (Albert Hamil- 
ton'' , Nathaniel Burf^ , Constant'' , Joseph* , John'* , John^ , 


Thomas'^) and Anna Louise (Hathaway) Merrick, born 
May 4, 1858, at St. Paul, Miuu. Married, Noy. 3, 1879, 
Carrie E. Gale. Cliildi-en — 

i. Margaret Hathaway, b. Jau. 18, 1881. 
ii. Gale Clifford, b. Nov. 24, 1882. 

239. Elizabeth HAMILTON^ dau. of (Albert Ham- 
ilton\ Nathaniel Burt^ , Constant^, Joseph'', John^ , 
John'^ , Thomas^) and Anna Louise (Hathaway) Mer- 
rick, born Jan. 9, 1868, at St. Paul, Minn. Married, 
Dec. 10. 1888, Townsend H. Jacobs, of St. Paul. Chil- 
dren, all born in St. Paul — 

i. Helen Louise (Jacobs), b. April 24, 1890. 
ii. Mildred Merrick (Jacobs), b. Dec. 1, 1895. 
iii. Townsend (Jacobs), b. July 2, 1897. 

240. Arthur Tyler \ son of {William MarshaW , 
John Marshall'^, John'" , Jonathan^, Bavid^ , Thomas'^ , 
Thomas^) and Sarah (Kettelle) Merrick, born Nov. 15, 
1863, at Wilbraham, Mass. Married, May 10, 1893, at 
River Forest, 111., Isora Tripp, Arthur Tyler was edu- 
cated at Austin, 111., and Oak Park, 111., high schools. 
Studied drawino- at the Chicago Art School and the New 
York Art School. Moved to New York city, Sept. 1, 
1892, and has followed the profession of illustrator in 
that city since that time. Alany of the finest illustra- 
tions which have appeared in Life have been from the 
pencil of Mr. Merrick. Children — 

i. Marjorie Evelyn, b. June 25, 1894, New York City, 
ii. Eyles Cadvan, b. Jan. 30, 1897, Bayonne, N. J. 
iii. Lester Cydafael, b. July 26, 1899, Bayonne. 

241. Andrew Jackson*, son of {Andrew Jackson'' , 
Ira^, Solomon^, Thomas*, Ehenezer'^ , Thomas'^, 
Thomas^) and Emma M. (Jarvis) Mirick, born Nov. 
27, 1865, at Jordan, N. Y. Married, 1st, Jau 20, 1892, 
Janet G. Allison; she died Feb. 20, 1895, in New York 
city; no issue. Married, 2nd, April 4, 1899, Elsie M. 
Kauffman. Andrew J. Mirick is living at Wilmington, 
Del., March, 1901. 

242. William Perrixe^, son of (Nelson Ralph'' . 
Hirarn^ , Solomon^, Thomas'^, Ebenezer^ , Thomas^, 
Thomas^) and Anna G. (Perrine) Mirick, born April 


5, 1859, at Lyons, N. Y. Married, June 29, 1888, at 
Lyons, Ellen Hays, daughter of Van R. Richmond. 
They have one child — 

i. Gordon Richmond, b. June 15, 1894, at Lyons, 
N. Y. 

243. Florence (Gavit) daughter of Nelson and 
Eliza (Murphy) Gavit, married James Dundas Pratt, of 
Philadelphia. He is a descendent of Captain Henry 
Pratt, of England, and Hannah Hobart, of Boston, Mass. 
Children, born at Philadelphia, Pa. — 

i. Howell Dundas (Pratt), b. April 18, 1883. 
ii. Dorothea Dundas (Pratt), b. July 25, 1887. 

244. Florence BELL^ dau. of (Charles Rosu-eW, 
Casper Lavatore^ , Boswell^, Jose^'^, James^ , James "^ , 
Thomas^) and Caroline (Bell) Merrick, born Dec. 21, 
1852, at Xenia, 0. Married, 1st, Oct. 26, 1876, at 
Xenia, O., George P., sonof JohnP. and Marv Hooven; 
he born Aug. 16, 1848, at Franklin, 0.; died Feb. 18, 
1881, at Pueblo, Col. Florence married, 2nd, Oct. 21, 
1885, Thomas Jouvet. Children — 

i. Carolyn (Hooven), b. Aug. 20, 1877, at Xenia, O. ; 
m. June 9, 1900, William Horace Squire, at Fern 
Bank, O. 
ii. Ethel (Hooven), b. March 10, 1880, at Xenia, O. ; d. 
Jan. 21, 1881. 

245. William Lavatore^ , son of (Charles RoswelV , 
Casper Lavatore^ , Roswell^ , Jose^^, James^ , Ja^nes^ , 
Thomas'^) and Caroline (Bell) Merrick, born July 24, 
1856, at Xenia, O. Married, Nov. 25, 1879, Minnie, 
daughter of William and Maria (Crawford) Hawey, of 
Xenia, O.; she born Feb. 27, 1860, at Xenia. William 
Lavatore lived in Xenia until 1884, when he moved to 
East Orange, N. J., doing business in New York city. 
He died at East Orange June 5, 1899. He had one son, 
who, with his mother, is now living at East Orange — 

i. George Sloane, b. Dec. 6, 1880, at Xenia, O. 

246. Charles Frank * , sou of ( George Francis '' , Dea . 
Lathrop ^ , Rosicell ^ , Ohed^ , James ^ , James ^ , Thomas ^ ) 
and Florence M. (Bennett) Merrick born Dec. 26, 1860. 
Married, Dec. 6, 1883, Sarah A. Buxton. Children— 

i. Charles Frank, b. Sept. 21, 1889. 
ii. Hyde Buxton, b. March 17, 1891. 


247. Edward Lucius®, son of {George Francis'^, 
Dea. Lafhrop^, Eoswell^ , Obed^ , James^ , James", 
Thomas^) and Florence M. (Bennett) Merriok, l)orn Jan. 
11, 1864. Married Louisa H. Lord. Children — 

i. Frank Royal, b. June 11, 1889; 
ii. Florence Adelia, b. July 13, 1891. 
iii. James Haskell, b. Feb. 14, 1893. 

248. Emma Theodora\ dau. of (Rev. William 
Haven and Henrietta Maria (Merrick) Daniels, born 
March 6, 1863, at St. Johns, New Brunswick. Married, 
June 9, 1881, at Chicopee, Mass., Avalon Graves, of 
Boston. Mr. Graves has been a manufacturer of slip- 
pers, in the firm of D. Butler & Co., with salesrooms in 
Boston, and factories at Haverhill, Mass., but he has re- 
cently sold out his interest in that business and gone into 
commission business, with headquarters in Philadelphia. 
Children — 

i. Etta Merrick (Graves), b. July 18, 1882, at Faulk" 

uer Heights, Mass. 
ii. Rupert Winfred (Graves), b. Oct. 25, 1884, at West 
Newton, Mass. 

249. Charles®, son of {George Clinton'' , Sylvester 
W.^, Perez'', Joseph^ , Joseph'^, 'lames'^, Thomas^) and 
Mary Elizabeth (Peck) Merrick, born Sept. 17, 18r)2, at 
Rockville, 111. Married, June 7, 1877, Laura T., daugh- 
ter of Josiah and Caroline A. Shideler, of Fowler, Ind.; 
she born Nov. 30, 1855, at Lafayette, Ind. Charles 
Merrick was a merchant b.y occupation; lived in Illinois, 
Indiana, Texas, and Missouri, in the order named, and 
finally at Colorado Springs, Col., where he was engaged in 
mining and merchandising. Is now retired and engaged 
in farming at Buffalo, Mo. Children^ — 

i. Mary Caroline, b. June 18, 1879, Fowler, Ind. 

ii. Charles Laurence, b. May 23, 1882, Oxford, Ind. 

iii. Ross, b. Aug. 24, 1887. El Paso; Tex. 

iv. Sylvester, b. Aug, 28, 1890, El Paso, Tex. 

250. Frederick Williston\ son of (Dr. George 
Clinton ^ , Si/h'ester W. " , Perez^ , Joseph"^ , Joseph^ , Janies^, 
Thomas^) and Mary Elizabeth (Peck) Merrick, born Oct. 
15, 1855, at Rockville, 111. Married, June, 1883, at 
Kankakee, 111., Grace G. Frisbie. He is a merchant, 
living and in business at Seattle, Wash. One son — 

i. Oscar, b. Aug. 31, 1886. 


251. George Feck^ , aon of { George Clinton\ Syl- 
vester W. ^ , Perez ^ , Joseph ■* , Joseph^ , James - , Thomas ^ ) 
and Mary Elizabeth (Peck) Merrick, born Oct. 4, 1862, 
at Manteno, 111. Married, Jan. 21, 1885, at Galesbnrg, 
111., Grace, daughter of James S. Thompson, of New 
Boston, 111. George Peck was prepared for college by 
tutors, and graduated from Northwestern University, 
Evanston, 111., in June, 1884. Was admitted to the bar 
of the state of Illinois in June, 1886, and has practiced 
his profession in the city of Chicago continuously since 
that time. Is not a politician, caring more for success 
in his profession than in the empty honors of office, 
which worth}- ambition has been realized, as is evidenced 
by the flattering notices which he has received from the 
professional publications of his city and state. He has 
three children — 

i. George Clinton, b. Jan. 18, 1886, Chicago, 
ii. Grace Willits, b. Oct. 1, 1896, Evanston, III. 
iii. Thompson, b. March 29, 1900, Evanston. 

252. Arthur B.% son of {Lyman B.\ Sylvester 
W. ^ , Perez ^ , Joseph * , Joseph ^ , James " , Thomas ' ) and 
Sarah J. (Harsh) Merrick, born Dec. 5, 1865, at Man- 
teno, 111. Married, Dee. 16, 1890, at Salt Lake City, 
Utah, Lillie M. Mitchell; she born June 6, 1865, at 
Glenwood, la. Arthur B. is a railroad man; was con- 
nected with the A. T. & Santa Fe Railway Company for 
many years, commencing in 1882. Was' cashier of the 
G. C. & S. F. R'yat Galveston, Texas, at the time of the 
great storm. Fortunately his wife and two sons were 
absent from the city at the time, on a visit to his father 
at Topeka. Mr. Merrick went through the storm with- 
out injury, although his escape was almost miraculous; 
he succeeded in saving most of his household belongings. 
His brother, Wallace B., with his wife, had left the ill- 
fated city only two weeks before the storm broke upon 
it. Children — 

1. Harold B., b. Oct. 17, 1893; d. Oct. 24, 1893. 
ii. Frank Lyman, b. Jan. 1, 1895. 
iii. A son, b. . 

253. Charles Stephenson \ son of (John Burf , 
Perez'^ , Perez^ , Joseph/^, Joseph'^ James'^, Thomas'^) 
and Mary (Stephenson) Merrick, born Nov. 19, 1846, 
at Galena, 111. Married, Sept. 10, 1885, at Galena, 111., 


Fanny, daughter of William Henry (born Jan 1, 1814, 
at Utica, N. Y.) and Lucretia (McLean) Snyder (born 
Nov. 12, 1822, at Alexandria, Va.); Fanny Snyder 
born June 20, 1856, at Galena, 111. Charles Stephenson 
attended the city schools in Galena, and in the years 
1862-3-4 was at Racine College, Wisconsin, nuder the 
Rev. James DeKoven, D. D. After leaving college re- 
turned home, and in January, 1865, entered a hardware 
store, where he was employed until June, 1872, when he 
was elected teller of the Merchants' National Bank of 
Galena, a position which he filled until Feb., 1897, 
when, upon the death of the cashier, he was elected to 
that office, which position he still holds. Mr. Merrick 
was born and reared in the Protestant Episcopal faith, 
and has been a life-long member of Grace church. Ga- 
lena. They have no childi-en. 



From page 20. Fourth Generation — William Branch. 

19a. Bezaleel"^, son of (Joshua^, (9), WilUam'\ 
William^) and Lydia (Mayo) Myrick, born Nov. 12, 
1736, at Harwich, Mass. Married 1st, Ruth Loudon, at 

Pembroke, Mass. . She died and Bezaleel married, 

2nd, Widow Huldah Mitchell, at North Yarmouth, Me. 
Bezaleel was by trade a ship carpenter. After his mar- 
riage with Ruth Loudon, at Pembroke, he moved to New 
Bedford, Mass., where he followed his trade, and where 
he had four children born to him. After the death of 
his first wife, prior to 1780, he moved to Maine, where 
he took up a farm in Shepardsfield Plantation, which 
town was incorporated in 1790 as Hebron, Me. After 
opening his farm he let it out to renters, and went to 
North Yarmouth, where he worked in the ship-yard at 
his trade. He there married Widow Huldah Mitchell, 
whose maiden name was Moulton, about the year 1785, 
by whom he had three children. His children were — 

i. William, h. , at New Bedford, Mass. ; was a 

seaman; captain of Schooner ''Polly," of North 
Yarmouth, Ale. ; was washed OTerboard, with 
three of his men, in a gale off the Bermudas, 
Sept. 17, 1793; so wi-ites his mate, wlio was also 
washed overboard, but cauglit a line and was 
saved. — Maine Hist. Coll., I, p. IOC. 

ii. Thomas, b. , at New Bedford. 


iii. Barnabas, b. , at New Bedford; m. Silence ? 

iv. Betsey, b. , at New Bedford : m. Cobb. 

V. Stephen, b. , at (North Yarmouth, or Hebron, 

Me.); m. June 4, 1807, Zilla Glover, both of 
Hebron. — Maine Hist. Coll. IV, p. 437. 
36a. vi. HULDAH Moulton, b. Feb. , 1793' in North Yar- 
mouth, Me. ; m. Feb. 3, 1810, at Hebron, Jacob 
Roberts, of Brooks, Me. — Maine Hist. Coll., IV, 
p. 438. 

vii. Joseph, b. , at (North Y''armouth or Hebron) ; 

went to Kentucky where he married and raised 
a family. 

In addition to above, and in connection with same, 
Me. Hist. Coll. IV, p. 443, has:— "Harriett G. Myrick 
and JohnE. Barrows, both of Hebron, married Jan. 27, 
1836." She was a daughter of Stephen and Zilla 
(Glover) Myrick, above. 

Fifth Generation — William Branch. 

36a. HuLDAH Moulton^, dan. of {Bezaleel'^ , Joshua^ , 
William'^, William^) and Huldah (Mitchell) Myrick, 
born 1793, in North Yarmouth, Me. Married, Feb. 2, 
1810, at Hebron, Me., Jacob Roberts, son of Joseph and 
Esther (Hamlin) Roberts, of Buckfield, Me. He born 
May 10, 1784, in Buckfield; died March 15, 1856, in 
North Vassalborough, Me. He was a homeopathic phy- 
sician, and was the first to practice that school of medi- 
cine in Kennebec county. It is said of him that in his 
day he was second to none in the state of Maine for 
knowledge and skill as a physician and surgeon. He 
was an active whig in politics, afterward espousing the 
cause of the abolitionists. He was a Quaker, and a de- 
voted follower of that church; he was very benevolent, 
and the number who were never called upon to pay for 
his services greatly outnumbered those who did contrib- 
ute to his support, in spite of which he accumulated a 
handsome property. He left several sons, who became 
prominent in the political, financial, and professional 
world. After the death of Huldah Moulton (Myrick) 
Roberts, his first wife, which took place April 6, 1845, 
Dr. Roberts married, March, 1852, Abby Jenkins, of Vas- 
salborough. She died August, 1852. Dr. Roberts died 
March 15, 1856, at North Vassalborough. Children — 
i. Hamlin Myrick (Roberts), b. 1811, in Buckfield, 

Me. ; m. 1835, Ann Rich ; d. June 1856, in 

Brooks, Me. 
68a. ii. Jacob Wellington (Roberts), b. Nov. 29, 1813, in 

Brooks, Me. ; m. 1st, May 22, 1836, Phebe Susan 

Abbott; 2nd, Jane Lippencott; d. Dec. 18, 1849 


iii. Amorena Deborah (Roberts), b. Sept 3, 1815; in. 
1836, Dr. Ezra Mauter; d. June 20, 1853; no chil- 

iv. Barnabas Myriok (Roberts), b. Oct. 17, 1818, at 
Brooks, Me.: m. Emeline Rich; seven children; 
d. Dec. 20, 1896, at Stockton, Me. 
T. Charles Linneus (Roberts), b. April 14, 1831, 
Brooks, Me.; m. 1855, Caroline P. Metcalf; six 
children ; d. May 30, 1896, Yates City, III. 

vi. PoRTEUS Bkzaleel (Roberts), b. July 37, 1833, 
Brooks, Me. ; m. Mary Ann Preckett, of Lan- 
siugburgh, N. Y. ; twelve children; d. March 4, 
1888, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
vii. Emily Esther (Roberts), b. 1835; d. 1834, from 
the effects of freezing while on her way home 
from school. 
viii. Phebe Young (Roberts), b. Apr. 5, 1828; m. 1847, 
William Payson Miller; one son, Edward Pay- 
son (Miller) ; she d. Sept. 1849. 

ix. HuLDAU Jane (Roberts), b. Dec. 19, 1830, at Brooks; 
m. Dr. Joseph Henry Barrows, March 25, 1853; 
three children; Mrs. Barrows is living in Boston, 

X. Ellen Cecilia (Roberts), b. May 27, 1833, at 
Brooks; m. Dec. 1853, Dr. Ezra Manter, from 
whom she was divorced; d. Aug. 10, 1901, Au- 
gusta, Me. 

xi. William Pinkney (Roberts), b. Jan. 25, 1833, at 
Brooks ; graduated from Hahnnemann Homeo- 
pathic Medical College, Chicago. Is a practicing 
physician in Janes ville, Wis. (1903), where he 
is living with his second wife, who was Cora 
B. Ferris, of Janesville, to whom he was mar- 
ried April 14, 1888. He was tlie author of the 
bill making it jy.andatory upon the school au- 
thorities to place the American flag upon every 
schoolhouse in the state, whicli bill was intro- 
duced in the state senate by Senator A. P. Love- 
joy, and which became a law. He is a specialist 
in diseases of the lungs, and has done much 
toward arousing public attention to the neces- 
sity of taking action to prevent the spread of 
consumption in this and in other states. 

Sixth Generation — William Branch. 

88a. Jacob Wellington'' (Roberts), son of Dr. 
Jacob and Huldah (Mvrick) Roberts, born Nov. 29, 
1813, in Brooks, Me. Married, 1st, May 22, 1836, Phebe 
Susan Abbott, of Jackson, Me.; shed. Dec. 26, 1844. 
Jacob W. married, 2nd, June, 1849, Jane Lippencott, of 
South China, Me. Jacob Roberts was a teacher by pro- 
fession; kept the village store at Brooks for four years; 
afterwards took a farm in Jackson for a few years; he 
was the local champion of the Free Soil party, being 


chosen to meet iu debate all opponents; he was, of 
conrse, a zealons abolitionist; he died Dec. 18, 1849. 

i. Edward James (Roberts), b. Feb. 8, 1837; d. Jan. 4, 
1838, at Brooks, Me. 

ii. Edward James (Roberts), b. Feb. 10, 1839. 

iii. Freeman Myrick (Roberts), b, Dec. 21, 1840. 

iv. Amorkna (Roberts), b. Nov. .5, 1842, at Vassalboro, 
Me. ; m. May 3, 1869, Lemuel C, son of Joseph 
Grant, of Frankfort, Me. Lemuel served 
through the war of the rebellion, enlisting first 
in the Fourth Maine Infantry, and re-enlisting 
at the exinration of his term of service in the 
Nineteenth Maine, in which he was appointed 
quartermaster-sergeant and assigned to the First 
Maine Heavy Artillery at a later date. He was 
discharged at the close of the war and took up 
the seaman's profession. He was mate of the 
bark "Warren," when she was lost with all on 
board in the summer of 1870. Since the death 
of her husband, Mrs. Grant has been in the em- 
ploy of the Mason & Hamlin Company, of Bos- 
ton, with which company she occupies a re- 
sponsible position. She is the author of the 
Roberts Family Genealogy, recently pubhshed; 
is now living in Boston. 

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 
1855, has the following regarding Blisha^ Mirick. son of 
John^ and Lois (Hobbs) Mirick, who is reported in this 
record, (page 108) as having died single at age of 25 
years : 

"Lois', dan. of Elisha^ and Lois (Histiugs) Hobbs, b. 1765; 
m. 1783, John Mirick, of Princeton, Mass., where she d. 1843. 
They had a son, EUshae, who moved to Camden, Me., about 
1804, where he married and had sons, Elisha'^, Ebenezer', 
Charles'^, Nathan^, and Thomas^, all of whom died except Elisha 
and Ebenezer." 

This note is given as a cue for future historians of the 

From page 153. Fifth Generation— James Branch. 

49a. MARY^ dau. of {Benjamin'^, (26), Andrew^, 
Isaac"-, James^) and Deborah (Peckham) Mvrick, born 
Oct. 27, 1778, at Nantucket, Mass. Married, Nov. 21, 
1799, at Nantucket, Svlvanus Coleman; he born Nov. 
27, 1778; died Aug. 12, 1846. Mary, the mother, died 
May 28, 1846. Children— 

i. Benjamin Myrick (Coleman), b. Sept. 21, 1801. 
ii. John (Coleman), b. April 8, 1805; d Jan. 17, 1807. 
iii. Mary (Coleman), b, March 20, 1807; m. Alfred 
Myricke, (95), son of Benjamin^. (Page 186.) 


iv. Eunice Gardner (Coleman), b. April 5, 1809. 

V. Andrew (Coleman), b. Feb. 5, 1811. 

vi. Deborah Peckham (Coleman), b. Aug. 4, 1814. 

vii. Lydia Wood (Coleman), b. Aug. 8, 1819. 

From page 186. Sixth Geueratiou — James Branch. 

95. Alfred^, son of {Benjamiii^ , Benjamin'^, An- 
drew^, Isaac'^ , James^) and Esther (Powers) Mj-rick, 
born Feb. 14, 1796, at Nantncket, Mass. Married, 
Sept. 23, 1824, at Nantucket, Mary, daughter of Sylva- 
nus and Mary (Myrick) Coleman; she b. Nov. 20, 1807, 
at Nantucket; died Jan. 10,1884. Children — 

i. Esther, b. Feb. 24, 1826; m. George J. White, of 
Portland, Conn. ; now living at Topeka, Kan. ; 
had — 

1. Mary (White), b. Oct. 23, 1856; d. Oct. 

22, 1857. 

2. Theresa (White), b. Feb. 6, 1853; m. 

Clifford Rand ; she is now a widow, 
living at 175 Church St., Middle- 
town, Conn. 

3. George W. M. (White), b. Oct. 10, 1846; 

m. in Topeka, Kan., Nov. 4, 1874, and 
had two sons and two daughters ; one 
daughter m. W. L. Stevens and lives 
in Needles, Cal. ; another is living 
in San Francisco, Cal. 

4. Fred (White), b. Aug. 12, 1848; single; 

living in Topeka, Kan. 
156a. ii. Alfred Peokham, b. May 7, 1828; m. Minei-va L. 
iii. Mary W., b. June 10, 1830; m. Henry A. Skinner, 
of Pawtucket, R. I. ; no cliildren. 
156b. iv. David Jethro, b. Nov. 8, 1833; m. July 1, 1867, 
Adelaide Victoria Muckle. 

Seventh Generation — James Branch. 

156a. Alfred PECKHAM^ son of {Alfred^, Bevja- 
min^ , Benjaviin'^ , Andrew^, Isnac'\ James^) and Mary 
(Coleman) Myrick, born May 7, 1828, at Portland, Conn. 
Married, July 1, 1851, at Rome,N. Y., Minerva, daugh- 
ter of Daniel and Ann Stearns; she born 1831, at Hast- 
ings, N. Y.; is living in New York city. Alfred P. 
Myrick, at the age of eighteen years, enlisted and served 
through the Mexican War with distinction; at the break- 
ing out of the civil war in 1861 he again enlisted as f1i-st 
lieutenant, and was promoted to a captaincy; served 
three years and seven months ; was wounded at the bat- 
tle of Antietam, and eventually died from the effects of 


the wounds. After the war was engaged in the car- 
riage business; politically he was a Republican, and his 
affiliations were with the Methodist church. He died 
July 24, 1874, at St. Joseph, Mo. Children— 

1. Cora Ann, b. Sept. 2-4, 1852, at Orwell. N. Y. ; m 
Feb. 16, 1871, Harris F. Laue, of Watertown, 
N. Y. 

ii. Mary Viola, b. May 2.3, 1855, at Sharon, Pa. ; m. 
April 16, 1874, Frank M Etheridge, of Rome, N. 
Y. ; d. Sept. 15, 1885. 

iii. Frank Alfred, b. July 1, 1861, at Adams, N. Y. ; 
m. May 27, 1888, Clara L. Alcott, of New York 
City; he is a doctor of dental surgery, practic- 
ing at No. 100 Lexington Ave., New York City. 
No children. 

Seventh Generation — James Branch. 

156b. David Jethro^, son of {Alfred^ , Benjmnin^, 
Benjamin^ , Andre tv'\ Isaac'^ , James^) and Mary (Cole- 
man) Myrick, born March 8, 1833, at Gildersleeve's 
Landing, Conn. Married, July 1, 1867, Adelaide Vic- 
toria, daughter of John and Ann (Ross) Muckle; she 
born Dec. 5, 1851,- at Watertown, N. Y.; is living 
(1902) at Schenectady, N. Y., her daughter, Ida May 
Myrick, living with her. David J. was apprenticed in 
his youth as a cabinet-maker, and worked at his trade 
until 1856, when he went to the gold fields of California, 
where he remained for four j-ears. Returning east he 
soon afterward went to Texas, where he was working 
when war was declared between the states. He was 
drafted into the Confederate service, escaped north, but 
was returned as a prisoner of war, rejoined his regiment, 
served his time, and was discharged as quartermaster- 
sergeant. He immediately came north to Watertown, 
N. Y., married, aud spent the remainder of his life in 
New York state. He was a Republican in politics; his 
religious affiliations were with the Methodist church. He 
died Oct. 15, 1879, at Carthage, N. Y., from disease 
contracted in the army. Children — 

i. Ora David J., b. April 29, 1871; m. Sept. 15, 1898, 
Carrie Alberts; they have one son, Raymond 
LeRoy Myrick, b. Aug. 20, 1900. Ora D. J. 
Myrick is accountant for the Edison General 
Electric Co., and is living at No. 25 Grove 
Place, Schenectady, N. Y. 

ii. Ida May, b. May 11, 18G8; is living with her mother 
at 25 Grove Place, Schenectady, N. Y. 



lu compiling the foregoing Genealogy of the Merrick 
Famil}', the \vi-iter has had correspondence with a large 
number of persons in the South who trace their ancestry 
to North Carolina. According to Rev. D.J. Myriek, of 
Douglassville, Ga. (1897), — a man in his seventieth 
year, educated, and as well acquainted with the history 
of his family as any with whom the writer has corres- 
ponded. — two brothers, James and John Myriek, came 
from Holland to America between 1740 and 1750, set- 
tling in North Carolina, where James remained. John 
soon removed to Barnwell county, South Carolina, both 
rearing large families. The writer has found descend- 
ants of these two brothers, presumably, in both the Caro- 
linas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, New 
York, and Indiana. Rev. D. J. Myriek is a great-grand- 
son of John, the immigrant; he has always heard that 
the two brothers were born in Holland, and were pure 
Dutch. The "writer cannot agree with this tradition. 
All the families of this name, in its many variations, 
came from the Welsh; they are Celtic, to a man. It is 
more likely that the two brothers who setttled in North 
Carolina, in 1750, were from Nantucket; the Nantucket 
famih^ was spreading out in every direction; its mem- 
bers were seaman, touching at every port on the coast of 
theu" own country, as well as visiting every port in foreign 
countries. They always adhered to the "Myriek" form 
of spelling, and the descendants of the Carolina branch 
all adhere to that form to this day. The compiler hopes 
that some member of that family will take up the work 
at this point and follow it until the question is definitely 
settled. Following are some of the descendants from 
the North Carolina immigrants — 

John Myrick\ son of , born ; settled in 

North Carolina about 1740-50, afterward removing to 
Barnwell county, S. C. Married ; had a large fam- 
ily, all daughters except two — 

i. Richard, b. 1790, in Barnwell county, S. C. 
ii. Owen Harvey, b. 1800, in Barnwell county, S. C. 

Owen Harvey^ , son of John Myrich^ . Married Eliza- 
beth Anthony Candler, in Baldwin coiuity, S. C; she 


died 1872, in Louisiana. Owen H., the father, died 
1830, in Alabama. Children — 

i. D. J. Myrick, b. 1826. 

ii. William, b. . 

iii. Richard, b. . 

- D. J .^ Myrick, son of Owen Harvey"^ and Elizabeth 
(Candler) M^a-ick, born 1826, in Barnwell county, S. C. 
Is a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 
Has been in the ministry for fifty years. Is now (1897) 
in the North Georgia Conference, stationed at Douglass- 
ville. Although over seventy years of age he is still 
strong and active. He was been very successful in his 
work, and is still in the harness. He had one son — 

i. Bascom, b. . 

William^, son of Otvoi Harvey'^ and Elizabeth (Can- 
dler) Myrick, born . Married and had — 

i. Owen Harvey, b. . 

ii. Edmund Hill, b. . 

Bascom*, son of 1). J.^, and Myrick. Married 

Marie Louise ; died . He was editor of the 

Americus, (Ga.), Times -Bee order at the tune of. his death. 
His widow, Marie Louise Myrick, at once assumed 
charge of the paper, which she has continued to publish 
since. She is editor as well as manager of the i)aper. 
Her ability as a political writer is such that the paper is 
one of the most influential in Georgia, and Mrs. Mj'rick's 
opinion is sought upon all questions of importance 
effecting the politics or official conduct of affairs in the 
state. She has one son — 

i. Shelby, b. 1878; graduated from the Law School of 
the University of Georgia, and is engaged in the 
practice of law in Americus (1899). 

Walter^ Myrick, was a cotton planter in Hertford 
county, N. C. He died 1871, leaving a son — 
i. Thomas Newsom, b. . 

Thomas Newsom", son of Walter^, born . Mar- 
ried Julia Southall. He was a cotton planter in North 
Carolina and Florida. Died 1867, leaving a son — 

i. Charles English, b. Oct. 11, 1850, at Murfreesboro, 

N. C. 


Charles English^, son of Thomas Newsom and Julia 
(Southall) Myrick, born Oct. 11, 1850, at Murfreesboro, 
N. C. Married, 1877, Blanche, daughter of William 
Colton, of King George county, Va. ; she born Feb. 2, 
1848, in King George county, Va. Charles English was, 
in the early part of his life, a cotton planter in the south; 
in later years has made his home in Dobbs Ferry, N. 
Y., conducting a business at No. 1642 Broadway, New 
York city. Children — 

i. Charles CoLTON, b. Sept. 21,1878, Murfreesboro, N. 

C. ; d. July 30, 1879. 
ii. Julian Southall, b. March 1. ISSO, Murfreesboro. 

N. C. 
iii. Thojias Newsom, b. Oct. 25, 1881, Murfreesboro, N. 

C. ; d. Oct. 21, ]882. 
iv. Mary Stone, b. July 2, 1884, Staunton, Va. 
V. Blanche Waller, b. April 24, 1889, Staunton, Va. 

William^ Myrick, born in North Carolina. Married 

Fanny Harris, in North Carolina. William died in 

North Carolina about 1843, and Fanny, his widow, came 

to Monrovia, Ind., in 1845, living with her sons, Charles 

Wesley and Alvis, until her death in 1866. Children of 

William and Fanny (Harris) Myrick— 

i. Charles Wesley, b. 1816, in North Carolina. 

ii. Alvis. b. , in Chatham county, N. C. ; m. 

Dollie Adcock, 1840, in North Carolina; d. in 

Indianapolis, Ind. 
iii. Curtis, b. , in North Carolina; d. in North 

iv. Mary, b. , in Chatham county, N. C. ; d. in 

North Carolina. 

Charles W. Myrick, son of William and Fanny 
(Harris) Mvrick, born Oct. 28, 1816, in Chatham county, 
N. C; moved to Indiana in 1836. Married Sept. 28, 
1837, at Mooresville, Ind., Mary E., daughter of George 
and Elizabeth Shaffner; she born, 1817, at Greensboro, 
N. C,; was living (1898) at Monrovia, Ind. Charles 
W. , the father, was a minister of the gospel, in the Baptist 
church, he died Nov. 3, 1864, at Monrovia. Children, 
all born at Monrovia, except the first — 

i. William W., b. 1839. at Mooresville, Ind. ; m. 1862. 

Penelope Jane Costin. 
ii. Eli S., b. 1840; served in the War of the Rebellion; 

never married ; d. April 10, 1863. in the army, 
iii. Sarah Ann, b. 1843; m. William Painter, 1868; still 



iv. Sylvanus, b. 1845; m. May Fogleman, 1865- d 

about 1883. 
V. Columbus C. b. 1845; m. Martha K. Costin, 1870; 

still living, 
vi. Nancy Ellen, b. 1851 ; m. Robert Major ; still living 
vii. Martha Elizabeth, b. 1854; m. G. W. Cox 1872 
viii. Allison Hamilton, b. 1857; m. M. J. Stafford! 
1877; still living. 
ix. Sandford M., b. 1861 ; m. Martha J. Stafford, 1881; 
still living. 


William •\ son of Charles W. and Mary E. (Shaffner) 

Myriek, born 1835-40, at Monrovia, Incl.; married Jane 

Costin. He died at Gasbnrgrh, Ind., 1894. Children— 

i. Orlando H., b. 187B, at Monro\aa, Ind. ; m. Ruth 

Kealing, 1897 ; was living (1897) at Indianapolis, 

Ind. ; is a lawyer. 

ii. Frank M., b. . 

iii. Minnie, b. 1869, at Monrovia, Ind. ; m. 1890, at In- 
dianapolis, Ind.. Samuel Dunnagan ; still living, 
iv. Sarah, b. 1864, at Monrovia, Ind. ; m. 1880, at Centre 
Valley, Ind., Cassius Lambert; still Uving. 

Malin^ Myrick, born in North Carolina ; was married 
in North Carolina. Moved to Tennessee in 1817, where 
he died. Was a hatter by trade. 

i. Charles Wesley, b. in North Carohna; m. Esther 

3Iartha Pitts, in Mississippi, 
ii. DOBSON, (or Dahson); b. in North Carohna; went 

to California, where it is supposed he died, as he 

has never been heard from, 
iii. William, b. in North Carolina; moved to Texas, 

where he died, 
iv. George, b. in North Carolina; d. in Little Rock, 

Ark. Married, and had a son, George, who was 

living, 1898, in Little Rock. 

Charles Wesley-, son of Maliu Myriek, born in 
Tenne.«see, 1826. Moved from there to Panalia, Miss., 
where he married Esther Martha Pitts. He then moved 
to Arkansas; he died at Pocahontas, that state, in 1868. 
His wife, Esther, died at Searcy, Ark., 1873. Their 
children were — 

i. Charles Moses, b. Oct. 15, 1857, at Belmont, Miss, 
ii. Joel H., b. in Mississippi ; is a grocery merchant in 
Little Rock, Ark., 1898. 
(And others). 

Charles Moses ^ son of Charles Weslev and Esther 
M. (Pitts) Myrick, born Oct. 15, 1857, "^at Belmont, 


Miss. Married, Dee. 18, 1878, at Searcy, White county, 
Ark., Anna, daughter of Willian E. and Emily Bost; 
she born Aug. 5, 1861, in White county, Ark. The 
father of Charles M. Myrick died when he was a young 
boy. Charles helped an older brother and two sisters to 
take care of an afflicted mother, who was paralyzed for 
nine years before her death. The family were a religious 
people, all belonging to the Missionarj' Baptist church, 
Charles Moses was ordained to preach by the Baptist 
church at Arkadelphia, Ark., Aug. 21, 1891, and has 
been quite successful as a minister of his denomination. 
He was located (1899), at Kingsland, Ai-k. Children — 

i. Emma, b. Dec. 2, 1879, White county, Ark. ; m. Nov. 

1, 1898, at Holly Springs, Ark., David Henry, 
ii. Early, b. Sept. 6, 1881, White countv. Ark. 
iii. Oscar, b. Sept. 11, 1882; d. Sept. 12, 1882. 
iv. David Percy, b. Jan. 28, 1884; d. March 15, 1885. 

Ransom Myrick, born in North Carolina, was living 
in Franklin county, middle Tenn., in 1830; died there 
in 1834. His son — 

Pyrum K. Myrick, born in North Carolina, probably 
came with his father to Tennessee; was living in Jack- 
son, Madison county, Tenn., in 1835, and married there 
in 1836. Moved to Princeton, Ind., in 1838. He was 
accompanied by his brothers, "Pies" (who afterward 
went south), and John Myrick. There was also David 
Bryce Myrick, from North Carolina, at Princeton, Ind., 
in 1832, who had a son, David Bryce, Jr. A cousin of 
Pyrum K., Mrs. Sarah Archer, was living at Carmi, 111., 
in 1897. Pryum K. died April 24, 1870, in Indiana. 
His children were — 

i. James R., b. 1840, Gibson Co.. Ind.; living 1898. 
ii. Caleb K., b. April 10, 1857, Gibson Co., Ind. ; living 

iii. John W., b. April 80, 1853. Gibson Co., Ind. ; living 
at Patoka, Ind., Dec. 1897. 

iv. Minerva A., b. ; dead. 

v. Jane, b. ; dead. 

vi. Cynthia A., b. ; living 1898. 

vii. Mary E., b. ; d. Feb. 35, 1870. 

viii. Ella, b. ; living Dec. 1897. 

ix. Susan Ann, b. ; living Dec. 1897. 

John W. Myrick, son of Pyrum K. Myrick, born April 
30, 1852, in Gibson county, Ind. J. W. Myrick was in 



the insurance business at Patoka, Ind., 1898. Married 
and had — 

i. Bessie A., b. Sept. 30, 1881; d. Oct. 28, 1881. 

ii. Mollis M., b. March 1(5, 1884; living, Dec. 1897. 

iii. Walter Sears, b. Sept. 17, 1887 ; d. May 17, 1888. 

iv. John Dallas, b. Feb. 18, 1893; d. Aug' 6, 189.3. 

V. Lester Sears, b. Nov. 3, 1805; living, Dec. 1897. 

Walter^ Myrick, son of and Myrick, born 

1776, at . Married Eliza , in Elizabethtown, Ky., 

in 1815. Children were — 

i. James, b. 1816, near Elizabethtown, Ky. 
ii. Francis Asbury, b. 1820, near Elizabethtown, Ky. 
iii. Mary, b. 1822, near EUzabethtown, Ky. 

Francis A.% son of Walter and Eliza Myrick, born 
1820. Married Martha Angle, in Livingston Co., Ky., in 
1844. Their children were — 

i. Russell, b. June 14, 1845, 

Martha, the mother, died, and Francis A., the father, 
married, 2nd, Eliza Summerhill, at Murfreesboro, Tenn., 
in 1854. Their children were — 
ii. Horace, b. 

iii. William S., b. . 

iv. Walter A., b. . 

Russell^ Myrick, son of Francis A., is president of 
the Crj^stal Ice Company, at Dallas, Texas, in May, 1897. 
Is a man of wealth; has large business interests in New 
Orleans, were he is a frequent visitor. Is acquainted 
with Edwin Thomas Merrick. 



The records given below are taken verhatim, with few 
exceptions, from the records of Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, Connecticut, and New York. The spelling 
here shown will give some idea of the labor involved in 
searching the i-ecords for the early history of the family 
as given in the body of this book. The list appended 
comprises something over two hundred and twenty-live 
names. Allowing for duplication there still remain 
probably one hundred and fifty different individuals who 
saw service in the French and Indian wars, and later in 
the War of the Revolution. The records are inserted here 
for the benefit of those who may wish to establish a claim 
to membership in the various patriotic societies which are 
rightfully receiving so much attention at this time. 


1. Merick, John, Jr. Mustered to go on expedition 
against Crown Point in Capt. John Lane's Co., from 
Biddeford. List certified at Boston, April 28, 1756. 

2. Merrick, John. Appears on billeting account 
rendered by Aaron Sheldon for victualling soldiers in 
Capt. John Libbe's Co., Col. Prebble's Regt., on their 
return home in 1758. On list of men certified to at 
Boston, April 28, 1756, as having been mustered to go 
on the expedition against Crown Point, in Capt. John 
Lane's Co., from Biddeford. 

3. Mireck, John, Jr. On muster roll of Capt. 
John Lane's Co., Col. Joseph Dwight's Regt., dated 
camp at Fort William Henry, Oct. 11, 1756. Rank, pri- 
vate. Age 17. 

4. Mirack, John. Private, Capt. John Libbee's 
Co., Col. Jedidiah Preble's Regt., April 1— Nov. 18. 
(probably 1758}. 


5. MiREYCK, John. Ou list dated at Scarborough, 
June IG, 1757, of the militia commauded by Capt. Dan- 
iel Fogg. Town not given. 

6. MiREYCK, John, Jr. On list dated at Scarborough, 
June 16, 1757, of the militia commanded by Capt. 
Daniel Fogg. Town not given. 

7. MiRiCK, John. Sentinel, Capt. Joseph Inger.soU's 
Co., in His Majesty's service, Aug. 21, Dec 22, (prob- 
ably 1755). Endorsed, Co. on Crown Point expedition. 
Residence, Scarborough. 

8. MiRiCK, John. Sentinel, Capt. Chas. Gerrish; 
service Feb. 21 — March 21 (probably 1757). Residence, 

9. MiRiCK, John. Private, Capt. John Lane's Co.; 
mustered according to return dated Oct. 11, 1756, for 
expedition against Crown Point. Town not given. Also 
corporal Capt. Lane's Co., Col. Dwight's Regt., (joined 
from Capt. Fogg's Co.) Age 56. Birthplace, Charles- 
town; residence Scarborough. 

10. MiRECK, John. On return dated Falmouth, 
April 12, 1759, of men in Col. Sam'l Waldo Jr.'s Regt., 
for the invasion of Canada. Reported served on former 
expedition, 1757, in Canada. Age 55; residence, Scar- 
borough . 

11. Myrick, John, Sr. Corporal, Capt. John Lane's 
Co.; service April 27— Oct. 18, 1756. Residence, Black 
Point, (Scarboro). Endorsed, Crown Point expedition. 

12. Myerick, John, Jr. Enlisted Feb. 29, 1760, in 
His Majesty's service for the reduction of Canada, Capt. 
Benj. Waite, Col. Waldo's Regt. Birthplace and resi- 
dence, Scarborough. Age 20. 

13. Myrick, John, Jr. Sentinel, Capt. John Lane; 
March 27, 1756, Nov. 17, 1756- Residence, Black Point 
(Scarborough). Endorsed, Crown Point expedition. 

14. Merrick, Jno, Jr. Private, Capt. Simon Jef- 
ferds. In His Majesty's service; May 28-July 17, 1762. 
Residence, Scarborough. 


15. MiRRiCK, Jno. Private, Capt. Simon Jefferds; 
Dec. 13, 1761, May 27, 1762. Residence, Scarborongh. 

16. Myerick, Jno. In His Majesty's service for the 
reduction of Canada, 1760, Capt. Benj. Waite, Col. 
Waldo's Regt. Enlisted March 6. Age 58. Birthplace, 
Dover; residence, Scarborough. 

17. Myrick, Jno. Private, Capt. Simon Jeffres; 
May 13, 1761, Jan. 3, 1762. Residence, Black Point, 
(Scarborough) . 

18. Myrick, Jno., Jr. Private, Capt. Simon Jeffres; 
May 13, 1761, Dec. 13, 1761. Residence, Black Point, 
( Scarborough ) . 

19. MiRiCK, Jno. Captain, 2nd Weston Co., Col. 
Elisha Jones' Regt. Date not given; probably 1764. 
Also on list dated April, 1757, same company; reported 
belonged to train band. 

20. Merick, Nero. Appears on list of men (not 
dated), endorsed by "Col. John Worthington's roll of 
minute men," showing amount credited to them. Said 
Merick credited with £ 1-8-0 . Reported warrant devised, 
June 14, 1757. 

21. Merik, Isaac. On list of militia in the town of 
Taunton. Reported belonged to the alarm list. Dated, 
April 6, 1757. 

22. Merrick, Isaac. Appears on billeting account 
rendered by Aaron Sheldon for victualling soldiers in 
Capt. Libbey's Co., Col. Prebble's Regt., on their return 
in 1758 (home). 

23. MiRACK, Isaac On billeting account rendered 
bv Ezekiel How, (Innholder at Sudbury) for victualling 
men in Capt. Libbee'sCo., Col. Pribelli^s Regt., on their 
return from the Canada expedition in 1758. 

24. MiRACK, Isaac. Sentinel, Capt. Wm. Lithgow's 
Co., in His Majesty's service; March 21-July 20, 1754. 
Service at Richmond Fort. Roll dated at Boston. 


25. MiRiCK, Isaac. Private, Capt. John Libbee's 
Co., Col. Jedidiah Preble's Regt.; April 3. Nov. 18 
(probably 1758). Residence, Scarborough. 

26. MiRiCK, Isaac. On list dated AprillS, 1757, of 
militia in the town of Weston. Captain's name not 
given, but endorsed Capt. Elisha Jones' list. Reported 
belonged to train band. 

27. MiRiCK, Isaac. Sergeant, Capt. Robert Temple's 
Co., in His Majesty's service; June 26-Dec. 10 (year 
not given; endorsed, 1722). 

28. MiRiCK, Isaac. Sentinel, Capt. Dominicus Jor- 
dan's Co., His Majesty's service; May24-June 11 (year 
not given; endorsed, 1755). Residence not given. 
Muster roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

29. MiREYCK, Isaac. On list of militia under Capt. 
Daniel Fogg. List dated Scarborough, June 16, 1757. 
Town not given. 

30. Merrick, Aaron. Corporal, on muster roll 
dated Boston, April 16, 1755, Capt. Daniel Burt. Ser- 
vice Oct. 10, 1754, Jan. 25, 1755. Reported Co. sub- 
sisted at Pontoosuck, Blandford No. 4. Also sergeant 
on muster roll dated Boston, Feb. 3, 1759, of a com- 
pany of foot in His Majesty's service under Capt. Daniel 
Burt, in Col. Wm. Williams' Regt. raised by Province 
of Mass. Bay for the reduction of Canada. Town Brim- 
field. Service, April 14-Nov. 5, (year not given; en- 
dorsed 1758). 

31. MiRiCK, Aaron. Appears on list endorsed 1756, 
of men in the South (Hampshire Co.) Regt. under com- 
mand of Col. John Worthington, employed within two 
years last past, according to returns of the several cap- 
tains. Reported belonged to Capt. Mirick's Co. Also 
on list of men (not dated), raised in the South Regt. in 
Hampshire Co. for the relief of the Provincial troops 
under command of Maj. Gen. Wiuslow, of twenty-five 
days' service in October, 1756. Reported under Capt. 
James Mirick. Rank, clerk. 


32. MiRiCK, (Christian name not given, but probablj^ 
James.) Captain, South (Hampshire Co.) Regt. under 
command of Col. John Worthington. List endorsed, 
1756, men employed within two years last past. 

(See Mirick, James, and Mirrick, James.) 

33. Merreck, Joseph. On list dated Newbury, 
June 13, 1757, of militia commanded by Capt. Stephen 
Emery, of Newbury, comprising train band and alarm 
list. Rank, private. 

34. Merrick, Andrew. Private, Capt. Simon Jef- 
ferd's Co., in His Majesty's service. May 28-Jnly 17. 
1762. Residence, Scarborough. (Note — Father or mas- 
ter— T. Merrick.) 

35. Mirrick, Andrew. Private, Capt. Simon Jef- 
ferd's, Dec. 13, 1761, May 27, 1762. Residence, Scar- 
borough. (Note — Father or master — Jno. Mirrick.) 

36. Myrick, Andrew. Private, Capt. Simon Jef- 
fres, June 12, 1761, to Dec 13, 1761. Residence, Scar- 
borough. (Note — Father or master — Jno. Myrick.) 

37. Merrick Eber (Ebenezer). Private, Capt. 
Henry Young Brown, in His Majesty's service, March 
13 to Dec. 8 (year not given). Endorsed 1760. Resi- 
idence, Bartley. (Note — Father or master — Eben^ Mer- 

38. MiRiCK, Eber (Ebenezer). Private, Capt. Bar- 
achiah Bassett's Co., in His Majesty's service, March 
30-Nov. 1 (year not given; endorsed 1759) at Luneu- 
berg, N. S. Residence, Barkley. 

Also on return of men enlisted (Capt. John Rich- 
mond) for the total reduction of Canada, 1760. Enlisted 
March 13, 1760. Residence and birthplace, Berkle}^ 
Age 18. Reported son of Ebenezer Mirick. 

Note — (These may be two individuals.) 

39. Mirick, Eben^. Private, Capt. Geo. Hanners 
(succeeded by Capt. Abram Tuckerman), Col. Bagley's 
Regt; service, June 20, 1760, to Jan. 10, 1761. 




40. MiRiCK, Eben\ Private, Capt. Job Williams' \ 
Co.. in His Majesty's service, March 13-Sept. 16 (year \ 
not given). Endorsed, 1760. Father or master— Eben"" I 
Mirick. Reported dead. | 

41. MiRRiCK, Ebenezer. Soldier, Capt. James Mi- | 
rick's (Brimfield) Co. South (Hampshire Co.) Regt., | 
which marched on the alarm for the relief of Fort Wil- I 
liam Henry in August, 1757. * 

42. Myrack, Eber (Ebenezer). (No rank given.) 
Capt. Basset, Col. Thomas's Regt., for the invasion of 
Canada. Dated April 11, 1759. Residence, Berkley. 
Age 17 years. 

43. Merrick, Heman. On list of men enlisted and 
mustered out of the three regiments commanded by Cols. 
Bradford, Bourn, and Winslow, for reinforcing the force 
against Crown Point under Maj . Cen. Johnson; mustered 
by Jas. Warren, Jr. Sept. 24, 1755. Reported as be- 
longing to Col. Winslow' s Regt. 

44. MiRRiCK, Heman. Soldier, Capt. Laurence 
White; Sept. 15 to Dec. 5 (probably 1755). Endorsed, 
Co. on Crown Point expedition. 

45. Merrick, Jos". Appears on billeting account 
rendered by Josiah Brewer for victualling men in Capt. 
Spring's Co., Col. Wm. Williams' Regt., on their march 
home from Lake George in 1758. 

46. Mirick, Josiah. On billeting roll Capt. Henry 
Spring's Co., Col. William Williams' Regt.; service, 
April 8, May 24 (probably 1758). 

47. Merrick, Joshua. Appears on a return, dated 
Boston, April 23, 1759, of men enlisted or impressed for 
His Majesty's service in Col. Phillips' Regt. for the inva- 
sion of Canada, under Commander-in-chief Jeffrey Am- 
herst. Age 20 years. Residence, Boston. (Note— 
The name Savage appears in margin against group of 
names comprising said Merrick and others.) 

48. Merrick, Nathaniel. Corporal, on muster 
roll, dated Boston, June 8, 1757, of company in His 


Majesty's service under command of Capt. Panl Mandell. 
Service, Sept. 20, 1756, to Nov. 12, 1756. Endorsed, 
minute men on Crown Point expedition. 

49. MiRiCK, Nathaniel. Ensign, Capt. Daniel 
Wheeler's (28tli Hardwick) Co., Col. John Murray's 
Regt., June, 1771. 

50. Merrick, Tilley. On list dated April 12, 
1757, of. men in Maj. John Minot's (Concord) Co. Re- 
ported on alarm list. Rank, commissary. 

51. MiRiCK, Tilli. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Wright, 
His Majesty's service, July 26-Nov. 18, 1725. Residence, 

52. Merrick, Timothy. Soldier of Methuen, in 
Capt. Daniel Bodwell's Co., Militia Regt. of Lieut. Col. 
John Osgood. Reported belonged to train band. 

53. MiRiCK, Tbiothy. Private, Capt. Richard Sal- 
tonstall; March 22, 1757, to Aug. 9, 1757. Residence, 

54. MiRRiCK, Timothy, Jr. Soldier, Capt. Daniel 
Bodwell's Co. of Methuen, Lieut. Col. John Osgood's 
Regt. of militia. List dated April 19, 1757. 

55. Merrick, William, Jr. On list of able-bodied 
and effective men enlisted and impressed out of the three 
regiments commanded by Cols. Bradford, Bourn and 
Winslow for reinforcing the force against Crown Point 
under Maj. Gen. Johnson; mustered Sept. 24, 1755. 
Reported as belonging to Col. Winslow' s Regt. 

56. MiRRiCK, William. Soldier, Capt. Laurence 
White, Sept. 15-Dec. 16, (probably 1755). Endorsed, 
Co. on Crown Point expedition. 

57. MiRiCK, Benjamin. Sentinel, Capt. Thomas 
Jenner's Co., His Majesty's service, Sept. 23, 1746, 
Sept. 24, 1746. Residence, Charleston. 

58. MiRiCK, Caleb. First Lieut. Capt. of Eben'* 
Jones' (Princeton) Co., Col. John Murray's Regt. (3rd) 
of militia in the County of Worcester, June, 1771. 



59. MiRiCK, Elisha. Private, on muster roll of de- 
tachment of men out of Capt. John Biglo's Co., Col. 
Chandler, Jr.'s Regt. which marched on the alarm for 
the relief of Fort William Henry in Aug., 1757. Im- 
pressed, Aug. 10, returned Aug, 19: marched from 
Holden to Sheffield. 

60. MiRiCK, Gideon. Lieut., Capt. Ebenezer Moul- 
ton's Co. in His Majesty's service, Sept. 11 to Dec. 10, 
(probably 1755). 

61. MiRiCK, Jacob. On list dated 1757 of the 5th 
Co. of militia in the town of Newbury, Capt. Richard 
Greenleaf. Probably private. 

62. MiRiCK, James, of Brimfield. Captain, on mus- 
ter roll of South (Hampshire Co.) which marched on the 
alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry. Also cap- 
tain on list of men raised in Hampshire county for the 
relief of Provincial troops under the command of Maj. 
Gen. Winslow — 25 days' service in Oct., 1756. 

Also ensign on list of officers and soldiers impressed 
at Brimfield for His Majesty's service and sent to the west- 
ern frontier for their defense at time of the alarm in 
June, 1747; service 8 days. Residence, Brimfield. 

63. MiRRiCK, James, Captain, South (Hampshire 
Co.) Regt., which marched on the alarm for the relief of 
Fort William Henry in Aug., 1757. Residence, Brim- 

64. MiRiCK, James. On militia in the town of Wes- 
ton. List dated April 18, 1757. Captain not given. 

65. Mirreck, James. Private, Capt. John Small; 
May 17, 1760, to Dec. 7, 1760. Residence, Methuen. 

66. MiRiCK, Phineas. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer 
Moulton's Co., on expedition to Crown Point; Sept. 15- 
Dec. 10 (probably 1755). Residence, Brimfield. 

67. MiRRiCK, Phineas. Sergeant, Capt. James 
Mirick's (Brimfield) Co., South (Hampshire Co.) Regt., 
which marched on the alarm for the relief of Fort Wil- 
liam Henry in Aug., 1757. Service, 25 days. 


68. MiRiCK, Samuel. Lieut, on muster roll dated 
May 16, 1748. Service, May 27, 28. Springfield. 

69. MiRRACK, Ezra. Corporal, Capt. Edmund 
Mooer's Co., which served on Crown Point expedition; 
May 4 to Oct. 7 (probably 1755). Residence, Bradford. 

70. MiRRiCK, Ezra. Clerk, Capt. Joseph True; 
April 8 to Nov. 30 (probably 1748). 

71. Merrick, Williajm, private in the Colonial 
Militia from Hardwick, in 1762. 

72. Merrick, Constant, captain of the Hardwick 
company, Colonial Militia, in 1755. 

73. MiRiCK, Isaac, captain in command of a com- 
pany in the attack on Port Royal, Nova Scotia, March 
18, 1703-4. 



1. Marick, Bezaleel. Private, Capt. Jotham 
Houghton's Co., Col. Josiah Whitnev's Regt., service 
from July 31, 1778, to Sept. 14, 1778.' Residence (roll 
dated) Petersham. (Possibly the same as Mirick, 
Berzaleel; also Myreck, Barzileel. 

2. Merrak, Jacob. Private, Capt. Ezra Badlam's 
Co., Col. Baldwin's (26th) Regt. Service in April, 1776. 
Dated New York, June 12, 1776. 

3. Merret, George. Private, Capt. Edw. Spar- 
row's Co., Col. Nathan Tyler's Regt. Enlistment 
December, 1779; service 19 days. Residence Scituate. 
Also on warrant to pay men and officers, dated May 13, 
1783, Capt. Edw. Sparrow's Company. 

4. Merrit, George, Private, Capt. Edw. Spar- 
row's Co., Col. Nathan Tvler's Regt.; service July 18, 
1779, to December 1, 1779. 


5. Merrit, George. Private, Capt. Calvin Part- 
ridge's Co. (Duxbury) Sam'l Pierce's Regt.; time of 
service 26 days, Company raised in Plymouth county, 
stationed at Little Compton, R. I. 

6. Merrit, George. Private, Capt. Edw. Spar- 
row's Co., Col. Nathan Tyler's Regt.; service Julv 18, 
1779, to January 1, 1780. Re-enlisted July 22, 1780, to 
January 21, 1781. Age 18 years. 

7. Merrick, C^sar. Private, Capt. Joshua L. 
Woodbridge's Co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's Regt. Enlisted 
July 3, 1779; service to Nov. 15, 1779. Also Capt. Jos. 
Browning's Co., Col. Seth Mmray's Regt.; service Julv 
24, 1780, to October 10, 1780. Residence, Wilbrahara'. 

8. Merrick, Christopher. Name appears on a 
petition signed by Paul Hussey, Nantucket, asking that 
measures be taken for the exchange of said Christopher 
Merrick and prisoners confined on board prison 
ships at New York. Ordered by Council, Aug. 12, 1777, 
"that petition be granted" and that a cartel be sent to 
New York. (See Myrick, Christopher.) 

9. Merrick, Daniel. Private, Capt. Francis Steb- 
binsCo., Col. David Mosley's Regt. Entered service 
June 12, 1782; discharged June 20, 1782. Company 
raised for the support of the Government at Springfield 
and Northampton. Captain's residence (probably) 
West Springfield. (See Merick, Daniel), 

10. Merrick, Ebenezer. Corporal, Capt. Addi- 
son Richardson's Co. (Captain's residence probably 
Salem), Col. Jacob Gerrish's Regt. Entered service 
October 18, 1779; discharged November 22, 1779. 

11. Merrick, Ebenezer (rank not given) appears 
upon a list of prisoners brought to Marblehead in the 
^'Pacific," cartel sloop, to be exchanged for British pris- 

12. Merrick, Gad. Private, Capt. Preserved Leon- 
ard's Co. (Captain's home West Springfield), Col. 
Elisha Porter's Regt. Time engaged July 28, 1779; 
discharged September 2, 1779. Hampshire Co. Regt. 
Service at New London, Conn. 


13. Merrick, George. Private, Capt. Edw. Spar- 
row's Co., Col. Nathau Tyler's Regt. Time of enlist- 
ment, Sept. 1, 1779; discharged. Dee. 15, 1779. Roll 
sworn to at Middleborough. 

14. Merrick, Isaac, (rank not given), on list of 
prisoners on board the cartel, the hostage schooner, to 
be exchanged for British prisoners. Reported taken in 
the ''Betrieve^' (privateer), of Casco Bay, by the British 
ship ''Milford." 

15. Merrick, Jacob. Private, on pay abstract of 
Capt. Ezra Badlam's Co., Col. Loammi Balwin's (26th) 
Regt., for wages for Feb., 1776. Dated New York, 
April 19, 1776. Name appears on Lexington Alarm 
Roll of minute men of Capt. Wm. Roger's Co., Col. 
Sam'l Gerrish's Regt., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, from Newburv. Private, on pav abstract 
of Capt. Wm. Roger's (8th) Co., Col. Baldwin's (37th) 
Regt., for wages for Aug., 1775. Private, on muster 
roll of Capt. Wm. Roger's Co., of the 38th Mass. 
Regt., Col. Baldwin, for Sept. and Oct., 1775. Ap- 
pointed or enlisted April 26, 1775; entered service April 
19, 1775. Also on list of men, enlisted by Lieut. Carr, 
to serve in Col. Loammi Baldwin's Regt., dated Chelsea, 
Dec. 7, 1775. (See Mirack, and Miriack, and Mirrack.) 

16. Merrick, Jacob, Jr., appears in a list of men 
raised to serve in Continental Army; sworn to at New- 
bury, Aug. 23, 1777. Capt. SamueFs Carr's Co., Col. 
Wesson's Regt. Enlisted Newburv, Essex Co.; dis- 
charged March 11, 1780. 

17. Merrick, Jesse, of Monsou, appears with rank 
of private on Lexington Alarm Roll, of Capt. Reuben 
Munn's Co., which marched in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, from Monson. 

18. Merrick, John. Private, Capt. Steven Web- 
ster's Co. (Captain's residence probably Haverhill), Col. 
Jacob Gerrish's Regt.; enlisted Oct. 14, 1779, discharged 
Nov. 22, 1779. Regiment raised in Sufifolk and Essex 
counties to reinforce the army under Gen. Washington. 
Service at Claverack. 


19. Merrick, Jonathan. Private, Capt. James 
Shaw's Co., Col. Chas. Pyncheon's Regt. (Hampshire 
Co.) Service, Sept. 24, 1777, to Oct. 18, 1777. 

20. Merrick, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Nathan 
Sargeant's Co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's Regt. of guards; 
detached Jul}- 2, 1778; service to July 17, 1778. Regi- 
ment stationed at Winter Hill. 

21. Merrick, Joseph. Private, Capt. Soul's Co., 
Col. Fellow's Regt. Enlisted April 21, 1775, to Oct. 7, 
1775. Town, Sandisfield. 

22. Merrick, Joseph. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph 
Ilsley's Co. (Captain's residence, Ipswich), Col. Cogs- 
well's Regt. Enlisted Sept. 30, 1776; discharged, Nov. 
16, 1776. 

23. Merrick, Noah. Private, Capt. Joshua Shaw's 
Co. (Captain's residence probably Palmer) , Col. Elisha 
Porter's Regt, Enlisted, July 22, 1779; discharged. 
Aug. 27, 1779. Roll dated, Monson. Service at New 
London, Conn. 

24. Merrick, Phenies. Name appears in return of 
men drafted from Hampshire County militia to march to 
Horse Neck under command of Col. Sam'l How, (year 
not given), but who failed to join regiment. Drafted 
from town of Monson into Capt. Browning's Co. 

25. Merrick, Richard. Private, Capt. Benj. Brown's 
Co., Col. Michael Jackson's Regt. Service from Feb. 
5, 1777, to December 31, 1779. Residence, Springfield, 

26. MerrIck, Samuel. Seaman, Brigantine "'Haz- 
ard,''^ Capt. Simeon Samson; entered, Nov. 12, 1777. 
Residence, Cape Cod. 

27. Merrick, Samuel F. Private, Capt. Jas. Shaw's 
Company (Hampshire Co.) Col. Chas. Pvncheon's 
Regt. Service from Sept. 24, 1777, to Oct. 18, 1777. 

28. Merrick, Spencer. Private, on Lexington 
Alarm Roll, minute men, which marched on alarm of 


April 19, 1775, from Springfield under comrnaud of Maj. 
Andrew Coltou. Reported enlisted into army, April 
29, 1775. Residence, Sprino-field. (See Mireck, Spen- 
ser, and MiricJt, Spencer.) 

29. Merrick, Tilly. Corporal, Capt. John Car- 
penter's Co. of guards. Name also appears on list of 
prisoners sent in the cartel sloop "Swift," from Halifax 
to Boston, Sept. 30, 1778, to be exchanged for British 
prisoners. (See MiricJi, Tilley.) 

30. Merricks, James, on credit bill of Capt. Reuben 
Dickinson's Co. (year not given) ; said Merricks credited 
with 4 mos., 1 week's service. (See Merick, James.) 

31. Merick, Christopher, (rank not given), ap- 
pears upon a list of prisoners returned from New York 
in the Sch. '\Speedtvell," Aug. 3, 1777. Residence, Nan- 
tucket; probably a seaman. 

32. Merick, Daniel. Private, on Lexington Alarm 
Roll of Capt. Enoch Chapin's Co. of minute men which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from West 
Springfield. Residence, West Springfield. (See Mer- 
rick, Daniel.) 

33. Merick, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Abel Bab- 
bit's Co. (Bristol Co.), Col. John Hathaway's Regt. 
Enlisted, Aug. 1, 1780; discharged, Aug. 7, 1780. 
Name also appears on warrant to pay officers and men 
on roll bearing date of Dec. 17, 1782, of Capt. Geo. 
Little's Co. 

34. Merick, James, (rank not given) appears on re- 
turn for equipments of Capt. Reuben Dickinson's Co., 
Col. Porter's Regt., dated Nov. 9, 1778. (See Merricks, 

35. Merick, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John Wal- 
ton's Co. (Cambridge), Col. Eleazer Brooks' Regt. 
Time of enlistment, Jan. 16, 1778. Dis(?harge not given. 
Town not given, Also appears on pay roll (rank of 
private) of Capt. Frost's Co., Col. Howe's Regt. Time 
of enlistment, July 31, 1780; discharged, Nov. 1, 1780. 
Service at Rhode Island. (See Mirick, Jonathan.) 


36. Merick, Joseph, of Northfield. Appears among 
a list of men raised for six months' service and returned 
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster, in re- 
turn dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

37. Merick, Joseph. Private, Capt. Zenas Wheel- 
er's Co. (Berkshire Co.), Col. John Ashley's Regt. 
Enlisted, July 21, 1777; discharged, Aug. 15, 1117. 

38. Merick, Silas. Seaman, Sch. '' Active, ^^ Capt. 
Andrew Gardner. On muster and pay roll for wages for 
one month, Boston, Oct. 6, 1778. 

39. Merick, Stephen. Steward, State Sloop ''Win- 
throp,'' Capt. Geo. Little. Service, May 19, 1782, to 
Aug. 10, 1782. 

40. MiRACK, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Robert 
Earl's (Dartmouth Co.) Col. Josiah Whitney's Regt. 
Service, Aug. 5, 1778, to Sept. 10, 1778. Residence, 
Dartmouth . 

41. MiRACK, Jacob. Appears in return of men en- 
listed by Lieut. Sam'l Carr to serve in Col. Baldwin's 
Regt. "the ensuing campaign," dated Chelsea, Nov. 24, 
1775. Appears (rank, private), on muster roll of Capt. 
Ezra Badlam's Co., Col. L. Baldwin's (26th) Regt. for 
travel allowance on march home in 1776. (See Merrick, 
Jacob . ) 

42. MiRAK, Jonathan. Private, Capt. David Good- 
win's Co., Col. Cogswell's Regt. Service from Oct. 5, 
1778, to Dec. 3, 1778. 

43. MiRECK, Joseph. Appears among signatures to 
an order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, due 
for the 8 mos. service in 1775 in Capt. Moses Soule's 
Co., Col. John Fellows' Regt., dated Dorchester, Nov. 
1, 1775. Also on list of 6 mos. men raised by the town 
of Northfield for service in the Continental Army during 
1780. (See Merricic, Joseph.) 

44. MiRECK, Spenser. Private, Capt. Gideon Burt's 
Co., Col. Timothy Danielson's Regt. Enlisted, April 


28, 1775; time of service, 3 mos., 11 days. Town, 
Springfield. (See Merrick, Spencer.) 

45. MiREEK, Richard. Private, on Cont. Army pay 
accounts of Capt. Hartshorn's Co., Col. Michael Jack- 
son's Regt., for services from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 17, 
1780. Residence, Springfield. (See Merrick, Richard.) 

46. MiRiACK, Jacob. Appears among list of re- 
cruits for the new establishment in Col. Baldwin's Regt., 
Capt. Rogers' Co. (See Merrick, Jacob). List dated 
Dec. 30, 1775. 

47. MiRiCK, Benjamin. Rank not given. Appears 
on a list of prisoners sent from Newport, R. I., in the 
''Lord Sandwich," prison ship, and landed at Bristol, 
March 7, 1778. Benjamin Myrick, of Harwich, enlisted 
from that town 1777; this is probably the same man. 
He is reported as a prisoner in 1778, in town annals. 

48. MiRiCK, Bezeliel, appears among a list of men 
mustered in Plymouth Co., by Jas. Hatch, M. M., to 
serve until Jan. 1, 1779. Endorsed "9 months' enlist- 

49. MiRiCK, Berzaleel, appears among a list of 
men who marched from Dartmouth to camp under com- 
mand of Capt. Benj. Dillingham, and arrived there Feb. 
15,1776. (See il/rtHc^, Bezaleel.) 

50. MiRiCK, CiESAR. Name appears in return dated 
Wilbraham, Aug. 25, 1780, made by Col. John Bliss, of 
men mustered by him to serve for 3 mos., agreeable to 
Resolve of June 22, 1780. 7th Co., 1st Hampshire Co. 
Regt. Residence, Wilbraham. Age 45. Mustered July 
24, 1780. (See Merrick, Caesar.) 

51. MiRiCK, Sezar, Appears on an order dated 
Wilbraham, April 1782, for wages for 3 mos.' service in 
1780 given by himself and others belonging to Capt. Jos. 
Browning's Co., in Col. Seth Murray's Regt. (See Mer- 
rick, Ceesar, and Mirick, Caesar.) 

52. MiRiCK, Chileab. Private on Lexington Alarm 
Roll of Capt. Jas. Warriner's (Wilbraham) Co., which 



marched on alarm of April 19, 1775, from Wilbraham. 
Residence, Wilbraham. 

53. MiRiCK, Constant. Private, Capt. Ebenezer 
Newell's Co., Col. Dauforth Keyes' Regt. Enlisted Sept. 
12, 1777, for 6 mos., from July 1, 1777. Dated at 
Providence, Dec. 22, 1777. Returned as mustered by 
Andrew Brown, deputy muster master. 

54. MiRiCK, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Abel Bab- 
bit's Co., Col. John Hathaway's Regt. Enlisted Aug. 
1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780. Also (private) Capt. 
Jas. Briggs' Co. Service 29 days. Also in Lt. Comdt. 
Abiel Whitmarsh's (Dartmouth) Co., Col. Thos. Car- 
penter's Regt., from July 29, 1780, to July 31, 1780. 
Company raised by order of Council July 22, 1780, for 
6 days service at Tiverton, R. I., on alarm' at R. I. Res- 
idence, Berkley. 

55. MiRiCK, Ebenezer. Seaman on sloop " W«w- 
throp," Capt. Geo. Little. Service Sept. 21, 1782, to 
Nov. 25, 1782. 

56. MiRiCK, Elisha. Sergeant, on Lexington Alarm 
Roll of Maj. Paul Raymond's Co. of militia, 1st Wor- 
cester Co. Regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775, from Holden to Cambridge. Residence, Hol- 
den. Service, 8)4 days. 

57. MiRiCK, Jacob. Private, Capt. John Pearson's 
Co., Lt. Col. (Bomdt) Putnam's Regt. Service, Sept. 2, 
1781, to Dec. 8, 1781. Roll sworn to at Newburyport. 

58. MiRiCK, James. Capt. of Co. under Lieut. 
.(Col.) Ephraim Saw.yer. Company raised in Bolton and 
Princeton to march to reinforce armv under Gen. Gates 
at Saratoga. Oct. 2-Oct. 18, 1777. (See Myraik, 

59. MiRiCK, John, appears in a return of men en- 
listed or drafted into the Continental Army, Col. Joseph 
North's (2nd Lincoln Co.) Regt., dated Gardnerstown, 
Feb. 2, 1778. Town belonged to Winslow; engaged 
for Winslow. Term 3 years. Joined Capt. Jenkins' 


Co., Col. Brewer's Regt. Appears in an order on Henry 
Gardner, treasurer, dated Princeton, July 4, 1782, 
signed by said Mirick and others belonging to company 
commanded by Capt. Stearns of Princeton, Col. Rand's 
Regt. for wages for 3 mos. service in 1780. 

60. Mirick, Jonathan. Private on Lexington Alarm 
Roll of Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's Co., which marched 
on alarm of April 19, 1775, from Newton to Lexington. 
Residence, Newton. Service, 4 days. 

61. Mirick, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John Wal- 
ton's Co., Col. Eleazar Brooks' Regt. Engaged, Jan. 
16, 1778; service, 18 days. (See Merick, Jonathan.) 

62. Mirick, Joseph. Appears in a list of men raised 
to serve the Cont. Army, as returned by Capt. Benj. 
Nye's and Capt. Wm. Henry's Co., 7th Worcester Co. 
Regt. during war. Engaged for Barre. Joined Capt. 
Reed's Co., Alden's Regt. Dated, Dec. 29, 1777. (See 
Merick, Joseph.) 

63. Mirick, Joseph. Private, on Lexington Alarm 
Roll of Capt. Moses Little's Co. of Minute Men which 
marched to Cambridge on the alarm of April 19, 1775. 
Service, 5 days. 

64. Mirick, Joseph, Jr. Appears among a list of 
officers chosen by the several companies in the regiment 
as 2nd Lieut, in Capt. Joseph Morgan's (8th) Co. of 
Col. John Moseley's Regt. Appears with rank of 2nd 
Lieut, of Capt. Joseph Morgan's Co. (West Springfield), 
Col. John Moselev's Regt. Service, Sept. 21, 1777, to 
Oct. 17, 1777. 

65. Mirick, Joseph. Appears in descriptive list of 
men raised to reinforce the Cont. Army for the term of 
6 mos., agreeable to Resolve of June 5, 1780. Age 24 
yrs. Town, Northfield. (See Merick, Joseph, and 
Mireck, Joseph.) 

66. Mirick, Joshua. Appears among a list of men in 
Capt. Abijah Bangs' Co., raised from various towns in 
Barnstable Co., dated Sept. 4, 1776. Residence, Har- 


67. MiRiCK, JosiAH. Private on Lexington Alarm 
Roll of Capt. Boaz Moore's Co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's 
Regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
from Princeton. Service, 9 days. 

Also in Capt. James Mirick's Co., Oct. 2 to Oct. 18, 
1777, service under Lieut. (Col.) Ephraim Sawyer. 

68. MiRiCK, Nathan. Private, Capt. Jacob Ras- 
kins' Co., in Regt. commanded by (Lt. Col.) Samuel 
Pierce, from May 20, 1779, to May 27, 1779. Service at 
Tiverton, R. I. 

69. MiRiCK, Richard, appears in a list of men raised 
to serve in Cont. Army as returned by Capt. Nathan 
Fisher, of 6th Worcester Co. Regt. ("late Leicester and 
Brookfield"), engaged for Westboro during war. Joined 
Capt. Brown's Co., Col. Jackson's Regt. Reported a 
servant to Capt. Brown. Sworn to Feb. 16, 1778. (See 
Merrick, Richard.) 

70. MiRiCK, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abner Craft's 
Co., Col. (Lt. Col.) Wm. Bond (37th Regt. of foot). 
Residence, Newton. No dates. List dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

71. MiRiCK, Samuel. Lieut. Col. Sprout's Regt.; 
service, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1780. Reported quartermas- 
ter. (See Myrick, Samuel.) 

72. MiRiCK, Samuel. Private, Lexington Alarm 
Roll, Capt. Jas. Warriner's (Wilbraham) Co. Service, 
10 days. 

73. MiRiCK, Samuel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel 
Freeman's Co., Lt. Col. Enoch Hallet's Regt.; service, 
Aug. 16, 1780, to Oct. 31, 1780. Regt. raised in Barn- 
stable Co. 

74. MiRiCK, Silas. Private, Capt. Sam'l Tubbs' 
Co., Timothy Walker's Regt. Enlisted May 1, 1775; 
service, 3 mos., 7 days. Town, Berkley. 

75. MiRiCK, Silas. Private, Capt. Jas. Briggs' Co. 
Service, 29 days. Residence, Digh ton. Company marched 
on secret expedition to Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1777. 


76. MiRiCK, Spencer. Private, Capt. Gideon Burt's 
Co., Timothy Daiiielson's Regt., Springfield. Company 
returned to Roxburj' Camp, Oct. 6, 1775. Reported 
"Detatclit to Quebec." 

77. MiRiCK, TiLLEY. Corporal, Capt. Levi. Ely's 
Co., Col. John Moseley's Regt. Service Sept. 21, 1777, 
to Oct. 17, 1777. 

78. MiRiCK, William. 3rd mate. Brig. '' Hazard^ \ 
Capt. John F. Williams, July 12, 1779, Sept. G, 1779. 

79. MiRiK, Jonathan, Private, Capt. John Wal- 
ton's Co., Sept. 4, 1778, Sept. 11, 1778. 

80. MiRRACK, Jacob. Private, Capt. Ezra Badlam's 
Co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's Regt. On pay abstract for 
June, 1776. 

81. MiRRACK, S. W. Steward's mate of ship 
' Viper' ' , Capt. Wm, Williams. Age 22 years, residence, 

Boston. Reported occupation, joiner. Document dated 
Sept. 30, 1780. 

82. MiRRAK, Jacob. Private, Capt. Ezra Badlam's 
Co., Col. Baldwin's Regt. On pay abstract for May, 
1776. (See Merrick, Mirack, Miriack, Mirrack, Mirreck) . 

83. MiRRECK, Jacob. Private, Capt. Ezra Bad- 
lam's Co., Col. Baldwin's (26th) Regt- Oupay abstract 
for March 1776. 

84. Mirreck, Tilly. On statement dated Boston, 
Oct. 6, 1778, informing the Council, on behalf of the 
Commissary of prisoners, that the exchange of a Mr. 
Shirley, a British prisoner at Boston, had been effected 
by the return of said Mirreck in the snow ''Swift" car- 
tel from Halifax. 

85. MiRRiCH, Isaac. Corporal, Capt. Abraham 
Tyler's Co., Col. Edmund Phinney's Regt., 31st Foot 
from Scarborough. Reported enlisted May 9, 1775. 
Return dated Sept. 29, 1775. (See Myrick, Isaac.) 


86. MiRRiCK, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Stephen 
Frost's (probably Cambridge) Co., Col. Cvprian How's 
Regt. Service July 31, 1780. Nov. 1, 1780. 

87. MiRRiCK, Joseph. Private, Capt. Soule's Co., 
Col. Fellow's Regt. Enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 3 
mos., 1 day. Town Sandfield. 

88. MiRRiCK, Stephen. Appears among list of men 
drafted from Lt. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) Regt., 
agreeable to Order of Council of May 7, 1777, to guard 
stores, etc., under Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston, 
for the term of 5 weeks. Rank, private. Capt. Thos. 
Bumstead's Co. 

89. MiRRiCK, William. Private, Capt. Billings' 
Co., Col. Learned's Regt. Enlistment May 4, 1775; 
service, 2 mos. 4 days. On Company receipt dated Dor- 
chester Camp, Feb. 15, 1776, for ammunition given to 
Capt. Barnabas Sears. On return of men from Capt. 
Edmund Hodges' Co., Col. Jas. Converse's Regt. Town 
Hardwick . 

90. Myraik, James. On list of officers to be com- 
missioned, as returned by Lieut. Col. Ephraim Sawyer, 
Maj. Silas Bailey, dated Lancaster, March 18, 1776. 
March 20, 1776, commissioned captain of 12th Company, 
Col. Josiah Whitney's (Worcester Co.) Regt, by Order 
of Council. (See Mirick, James No. 58). 

91. Myreck, Barzileel. Private, Capt. John 
Black's Co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's Regt. Service 18 
days from July 14, 1775. Town Hutchinson (now 
Barre) . 

92. Myreck, Daniel (private) on pay abstract Capt. 
Winslow Lewis' Co. (regt. not given) for mileage to and 
from camp at Cambridge, dated Jan. 13, 1776. Resi- 
dence, Eastham. 

93. Myreck, Heman. Private, on pay abstract of 
Capt. Winslow Lewis's Co. (regt. not given) for mileage 
to and from camp at Cambridge dated Jan. 13, 1776. 
Residence, Eastham. 


94. Myreck, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Black's 
Co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's Regt.; service, 3 mos. 4 
days from April 29, 1775. Town, Hutchinson (now 

95. Myrick, Benjamin. Matross, Capt. John Gill's 
(6th) Co., Col. Crafts' Artillery Regt.; service Feb. 1, 
1777, May 8, 1777. Town, Harwich. 

96. Myrick, Bezeleel. Private, company lately 
commanded by Capt. John Black, Col. Jonathan Brew- 
er's Regt. Date not given, except month, Oct. Town 
Hutchinson (Barre). Also on order for bounty coat or 
its equivalent in money due for the 8 mos. service in 
1775 in company and regiment as above; dated Prospect 
Hill, Oct. 26, 1775. Also on muster and pay roll of 
Capt. Benj. Nye's Co. (regt. not given); service Sept. 
26, 1777, to Oct. 18, 1777. Note.— Company marched 
under command of Maj. Jonas Wilder to reinforce 
Northern Army for 30 days. Town, Barre. (Possibly 
same as Marick, No. 1, and Mirick, No. 47. See also 
Myreck, Barzileel, No. 91.) 

97. Myrick, Christopher. Rank not given. On 
list of prisoners landed at Falmouth, Sept. 2, 1777. 
Residence, Nantucket. (See Merrick, Christopher, 

No. 8.) 

98. Myrick, Daniel. Seaman, Brigantine ''Inde- 
pendence,^^ Capt. Simeon Lamson; service May 5, 1776, 
Sept. 22, 1776. Roll dated Plymouth. Also engaged 
Sept. 23, 1776, Jan. 1, 1777, for same vessel and captain, 
but reported "left at home sick." 

99. Myrick, Heman. Seaman, Brigantine '' Inde- 
pendence,^^ Capt. Simeon Samson; service May 20, 1776, 
to Sept. 22, 1776; also marine, Brigantine ''HawJce,'' 
Capt. Jon^ Oakes. Service 1 month from May 3, 1777, 
with fleet under Commodore John Manley. 

100. Myrick, Isaac. Corporal. Capt. Abraham 
Tyler's Co., Col. Phinney's Regt. Enlistment May 9, 
1775; service 57 days. Residence, Scarborough. (See 
Mirrich, Isaac, No. 85.) 


101. Myrick, Isaac. Private, Capt. Isaiah Higgins' 
Co., Maj. Zenas Winslow's Regt.; service Sept. 9, 1778, 
to Sept. 13, 1778 on alarm at Falmouth, Roll endorsed 
"on alarm at Bedford." 

102. Myrick John. Rank not given, Capt. Geo. 
Webb's Co., Col. Wm. Shepard'sRegt. (year not given). 
Enlistment 8 mos . Town Eastham . (See Myrick , John 
No. 104.) 

103. Myrick, John. Corporal, Capt. Sewall's Co., 
Col. Ebenezer Sprout's Regt.; service March 12, 1777, 
to Dec. 31, 1779. Also corporal, Capt. Josiah Jenkins' 
Co., Col. Sam'l Brewer's Regt.; return dated camp near 
V. F., Jan. 23, 1778; residence Kennebec; entered for 
Winslow. Also sergeant, Capt. H. Sewal's Co., Col. 
Sprout's Regt,; service Jan. 1, 1780, to March 12, 1780. 
Residence Winslow, Reported service 6 mos. as private, 
6 mos. as sergeant. 

104. Myrick, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's 
Co. (regt. not given); service Feb. 7, 1776, to Sept. 29, 
1776, in defence of seacost. Also private, same com- 
pany, May 31, 1776, to Nov. 22, 1776. Company sta- 
tioned at Truro for defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to 
at Eastham. (See Myi-ick, John, No. 102.) 

105. Myrick, John. Private, Capt. Abijah Bangs' 
Co., Col. Dike's Regt., Dec. 13. 1776,— Feb. 1777. Regi- 
ment raised to serve until March 1777. 

106. Myrick, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John 
Walton's Co., Col. Eleazar Brooks' Regt. of guards at 
Cambridge; service, Feb. 3, 1778, to April 3, 1778. 
(See Merick, andMirick.) 

107. Myrick, Joseph. Private, in company lately 
commanded by Capt. John Black, Col. Brewer's Regt. 
Town, Hutchinson (Barre). Also on order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money due for the 8 mos., 
service in 1875 in before mentioned company and regt. 
Dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 26, 1775. Also in petition 
signed by said Myrick and others belonging to Capt. 
John Black's Co., Col. Brewer's Regt., asking for allow- 
ance for clothing, etc., lost in battle of Bunker Hill, 
June 17, 1775. 


108. Myrick, Joseph. Private, on Lexington 
Alarm Roll, Lieut. Moses Soul's Co. of minute men, 
Col. John's Fellows' Regt., Avhich marched on alarm of 
April 19, 1775. Probably belonged in town of Sandis- 
field. Service to May 7, 1775. 

109. Myrick, Joseph. Private, Capt. Elijah Dem- 
ing's (Sandisfield) Co., Col. Ashley's Regt.; July 8, 
1777, to July 21, 1777. Company ordered to march to 
Fort Edward by Maj. Gen. Schuyler. 

110. Myrick, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joshua Hig- 
gins' Co., Col. (Maj.) Zenas Winslow's Regt. Service, 
3 days in November, 1778, on alarms at Bedford and 
Falmouth. (See Merick, Joseph, No. 36.) 

111. Myrick, Joseph. On pay roll for 6 mos. men 
raised by town of Northfield for service in Cont. Army 
during 1780. Service July 4, 1780, to Jan. 6, 1781. 
Served at West Point, N. Y. (See Merick, Joseph, No. 
36. and MyricJc, Joseph, No. 110.) 

112. Myrick, Joshua. Private, Capt. Abijah Bangs' 
Co., Col. Dike's Regt. On pay roll for 4 days, dated 
Boston, Nov. 26, 1776; also on pay abstract (same com- 
pany and regiment) dated Boston, Feb. 24, 1777; on 
muster roll of same company and regt. for Dec, 1776, 
thro' Feb., 1777. Regiment raised for service until 
March, 1777. Residence, Harwich. 

113. Myrick, Nathaniel. On return of company 
officers of Col. Dike's Regt., dated Dorchester, Sept. 21, 
1776. Said Myrick with others raised for Capt. Knowl- 
ton's Co., but reported not joined. C. 

114. Myrick, Samuel. Matross, on pay abstract 
of Capt. John Gill's Artillery Co., Col. Thos. Craft's 
Regt., service May 9, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776; also Feb. 
1, 1777, to May 8, 1777. Residence, Eastham. 

115. Myrick, Samuel. Private, Capt. Thos. Well- 
ington's Co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's Mass. Regt. Mus- 
ter roll dated in camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; 
appointed or enlisted prior to October 1776; re-enlisted 

31- M 


Nov. 16, 1776, to serve as private in Capt. Brewer's Co., 
Col. Brewer's Regt. Muster dated Boston, Feb. 16, 
1777. Also sergeant (Captain not given) Col. Sprout's 
Regt. Jan. 1, 1777 to Dee. 31, 1779. Town Watertown. 
Also on list of officers belonging to late Col. Sprout's 
(12th) Regt. in active service, dated Boston, Jan. 17, 
1781. Rank ensign. Lieut, on list of men and officers 
of the Second Mass. Regt. commanded bvLt. Col. Com- 
mandant Ebenezer Sprout, dated Julv 11, and Aug. 15, 
1783. (See Mirick, Samuel, No. 71.) 

116. Myrick, Samuel. On order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money, dated at Cambridge, Nov. 30, 

117. Myrick, Samuel. Seaman, on pay roll of 
Brigantine '^HatvJie'\ Capt. Jon'^ Oakes. Enlisted May 
3, 1777. 

118. Myrick, Samuel. Private. Capt. Abijah 
Bangs' Co., Maj. Zenas Winslow's Regt. Service 7 
days during Sept. 1778 on alarm at Bedford and Fal- 
mouth. Also on account dated Harwich, Nov. 7, 1778, 
rendered by Capt. Abijah Bangs for commissions due 
men who guarded prisoners from the British ship 
''Somerset" , at Harwich and from thence to Yarmouth; 
service 2 days. 

119. Myrick William. Private, Capt. Joseph 
Smith's Co.; service Feb. 7, 1776, to Feb. 29, 1776, in 
defence of seacoast; May 31, 1776, to Nov. 22, 1776. 
Company stationed at Truro. Roll sworn to at Eastham. 

120. Myrick William. Private, Capt. Isaiah Hig- 
gins' Co., Maj. Zenas Winslow's Regt.; service Sept. 
9, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, on alarms at Falmouth and 

121. Myrick, William. Appears on a return of 
men raised for Continental service under Resolve of 
December 2, 1780, for three years ; raised June 23, 1781. 
Town Marblehead. 

122. Myrick, Joshua. Matross,Capt. Crafts' Co., 
Col. Gridley's Regt. (artillery) ; service 11 weeks, 3 days 
from May 13, 1775, Boston. ' 


123. Merrick William, private in Captain Barna- 
bas Sears' Company at Dorchester Camp, Feb. 15, 177G. 


1. Merrick, Ezra, enlisted Feb. 20, 1777, in Cap- 
tain Benjamin Stone's Company, Col. Scannel's Regi- 
ment, for the term of three years. Died Sept. 28, 1777, 
in the army. 

2. MiRiCK, Moses, enlisted in Captain Reynold's 
Company, Col. Peabody's Regiment, Jan. 1, 1778. Was 
a Sergeant; discharged in Rhode Island, Dec. 30, 1779. 

3. Merrick, Jacob. Minute man in Capt. Wm. 
Roger's Co., 3rd Newbury, April 19, 1775. 


1. Merrick, Daniel. Private in Capt. Noble Ben- 
edict's Co., Col. Waterbury's Regt., 5th Conn. Line. 
Co. raised in Fairfield. Private in 6th Co. from May 12 
to Oct. 17, 1775. 

2. Merrick, George. Private in Capt. Jonathan 
Parker's Co., Col. Comfort Sage's Regt., 3rd Battn. 
Wadsworth's Brigade, June, 1776 to Dec. 1776. Raised 
in Williugton and Tolland. Were in the retreat from 
New York, and the battle of White Plains, Oct. 28, 

3. Merrick, John. Corporal in Capt. Re well Grant's 
Co., Col. Obadiah Johnson's Regt. Enlisted for 2 
months, Dec. 1777. Mustered out March 1778. Enl. 
at Willington. 

4. Merrick, Joseph. Captain, served 5 days fol- 
lowing the "Lexington Alarm." From Williugton. 

5. Merrick, Luthur. Enlisted Feb. 11, 1778, in 
Capt. Roswell Grant's Co., Col. Obadiah -Johnson's 
Regt., for 2 months. Place of enl. not given. In 1832 
drew pension in Tolland. 


6. Merrick, Peter. Was drawing pension in Conn, 
in 1818 for service as a private in a Mass. Regt. during 
the war of the Revolution. 

7. Merrick, Spencer. Private in Capt. Oliver 
Hanehett's Co., Col. Benedict Arnold's Regt., in expedi- 
tion against Quebec, Dec. 31, 1775, and was killed at 
that date in an assault on the works. 

8. Merrick, William. Private in Capt. Abner Prior's 
Co., Col. Philip Burr Bradley's Regt., 5th Conn. Line. 
Eul. March 28, 1777; disch. March 28, 1778. From 

9. Merrick, William. Of Middletown, was a pri- 
vate in Capt. Elijah Chapman's Co., Col. Heman Swift's 
Regt., 2nd Conn. Line, composed of 2nd and 5th Regi- 
ments, consolidated, Jan. to June 1783. He enl. April 
3, 1782, for 3 years. Was disch. April 1785. 

10. Merrick, Done. Private in Captain Benedict's 
Co., 16th Connecticut, 1775. 

11. Merrick, Russell. Sergeant, Captain Medad 
Hotchkiss' Co., Sept. 13, 1813 to Nov. 13, 1813. 

12. Merrick, Russell. Private in Capt. John But- 
ler's Co., Sept. 8, 1814 to Oct. 20, 1814. 

new YORK. 

1. Merrick, Abel, Private Capt. Aylesworth's Co., 
Col. Van Schoonhoven's Regiment, Albany County 

2. Merrick, Peter, Private Capt. Shaw's Company, 
Col. Van Rensaellaer's Regiment. 

3. Merrick, Stephen, Private Capt. Vanderburgh's 
Co., Col. Van Schoonhoven's Regiment, 12th Albany 
County Militia. 


4. Mereick, Stephen, Private Capt. Hick's Co., 
Col. Van Schoouhoven's Regiment, 12tli Albany County- 

5. Merrick, Thomas, Sergeant Capt. Winne's Co., 
Col. Van Veghten's Regiment. 

6. Merrick, David, 1st Lieutenant, Col. Ludding- 
ton's Regiment. 

7. Myrick, Isaac, Private Capt. Waterbury's Co., 
Col. Luddington's Regiment. 

8. Myrick, John, Private Capt. Waterbury's Co., 
Col. Luddington's Regiment. 

9. Myrick, Ben.jamin, Private Capt. Veeder's Co., 
Col. Schuyler's Regiment, 3rd Dutchess County Militia. 

10. Myrick, Joshua, Adjutant New York Militia. 

11. Myrick, Seth, Private Capt. Swartout's Co., 
Col. Gansevoort's Regiment, (3rd Regiment of the Line) . 

12. MiRiCK, Abel, Private 12th Regiment Albany 
County Militia. 

13. MiRiCK, Thomas, Private 13th Regiment Albany 
County Militia. 

14. Merrick, Benjamin, Private 6th Regiment 
Dutchess County Militia. 

All the foregoing companies and regiments were raised 
in Fredericksburg, Rensellaersville, and Albany. 



1. John Smith lived in Wakefield, England, about 
12 miles from Leeds. His son — 

2. Thomas Smith, was born in Wakefield, England, 
about 1796. Came to America when he was about eight- 
een years of age. Married Caroline Bidwell, at Middle- 
town, Conn., in 1816. She was a native of Connecticut, 
of English descent. (See Bidwell Genealogy, following). 
They had six children — 

3. i. Johns, ^ Oct. 33, 1817; m. Caroline Brooks Whit- 

ney, Sept. 16, 1841. (See Brooks- Whitney Gen- 
ealogy, following), 
ii. ADALINE3, b. 1818, Middletown, Conn. ; never mar- 
ried; d. 1837. 

iii. ELIZA3, b. 1820; never married. 

iv. Samuels, b. 1821, in Connecticnt; learned the trade 
of dyeing from his father while living in the 
state of New York. Was living in Utica when 
gold was discovered in California ; caught the 
gold fever, and with his brother, Thomas, joined 
a company in Utica and sailed from New York 
in the ship "Oeorge Washington,'' on the 7th 
day of Jan., 1849, for San Francisco, via Cape 
Horn ; arrived at San Francisco on the 28th day 
of August, 1849, after a long and rough voyage, 
lasting over seven months. Went to the mines 
and worked near Jackson, Amador county until 
18.53; he then engaged in the lumber business, 
with mills twenty miles from Jackson in 1853, 
in which business he continued until his death 
in May, 1869, amassing a comfortable fortune. 
He died in Jackson, and rests in peace near the 
scene of his labors. 
V. Mariettas, b. 1825; d. 1844. 

vi. Thomas*, b. Aug. 31,1826, in Winsted,Conn. ; learned 
the trade of dyeing of his father in New York 
state. Was living at Cazenovia, N. Y., when gold 
was discovered in California. With his brother, 
Samuel, and a large party from Utica, sailed 
from New York on Jan. 7th, arriving at San 
Francisco in the latter part of Aug. , 1849. Went 
to the mines, where he worked until 1857, re- 
turning to Connecticut; in April 1858, went to 
Green Bay, Wis., where he engaged in milling. 
At the breaking out of the civil war enlisted in 
Co. "F," 12th Wis. Inft. Vols., in Avhich he 
served three years in the army of the west un- 
der Grant and Sherman. At the end of his 


term of service returned to Green Bay and re- 
sumed the milling business. He m. July 28, 
1866, at Green Bay, Wis., Lavinia Ann. daugh- 
ter of Valentine Madison, and Susan (Beddell) 
Aldrich, of Whiteside county, 111. They have 
had no children. He is living with his wife, at 
North Lake, Wis., where he has resided since 
1880. He is still interested in the milling busi- 
ness at Green Bay. 

3. JoHN^ Smith, sou ot (Thomas'^ , JoJin^) aud Caro- 
liue (Bidwell) Smith, bora Oct. 23, 1817, at Middletowu, 
Conn. Married, Sept. 16, 1841, Caroline Brooks Whit- 
ney, daughter of Jonathan Wood and Abigail (Brooks) 
Whitney; she born July 13, 1820, at Stow, Mass.; died 
Dee. 7, 1856, at Greenevilie, Conn., from burns received 
by explosion of campheue lamp. (See Brooks Whit- 
ney Gen. following.) John Smith was a dyer by pro- 
fession, a chemist well posted in his line of work, 
and a great student of history; he had, for his day, a 
fine library of books relating to chemistry and history. 
He accumulated a competence from the work in which 
he was engaged. It is said that he worked in factories 
situated in every New England state except Maine. He 
died at Greenevilie, Conn., Oct. 24, 1852. Children— 

4. i. Thomas Henry (Smith), b. June 31, 1842, at Rock 

Bottom, Mass. 

ii. Marietta Brooks (Smith), b. Oct. 29, 1844, at 
Greenevilie, Conn; m. Oct. 9, 1866, George B. 
Merrick. (See Merrick Genealogy.) 

iii. Caroline Abby (Smith), b. Aug. 25, 1851, Greene- 
vilie, Conn.; d. Oct., 1854. 

4. Thomas Hexry^ , son of {John^ , Thomas'^ , John^) 
and Caroline Brooks (Whitney) Smith, born June 21, 
1842, at Rock Bottom, Mass. Married, Dee. 28, 1874, 
at Green Bay, Wis., Annie, daughter of John and Ann 
(Armstrong) Daley; she born April 9, 1854, at Peter- 
boro, Canada. Thomas Smith received his education in 
the public schools of Norwich, Conn. Learned the ma- 
chinist's trade in Norwich. At the breaking out of the 
Civil War, enlisted in a Connecticut regiment, with 
which he served for three months. After the war went 
to Green Bay, Wis., and engaged in lumbering and 
milling, in which business he has continued until this 
time, adding to it the business of wrecking, tugging, 
stone quarrying and contracting, in all of which he has 



been very suceessfnl. Is now living, with his family, at 
Sturgeon Bay, Wis., which has been his home since 1876. 
Children — 

i. Maude L., b. Oct. 17, 1875, Red Eiver, Wis.; edu- 
cated in the Sturgeon Bay public and parochial 
schools until 1896, when she went to St. Clara's 
Academy, at Sinsinawa Mound, Wis., where she 
remained one year; then went to St. Mary's, at 
Notre Dame. Ind., for a year and a half; from 
there to the New England Conservatory of Music 
and Oratory, where she graduated June, 1901. 

ii. Sidney T., b. Feb. 19, 1877, at Sturgeon Bay; edu- 
cated at Sturgeon Bay public and parochial 
schools, and at College of the Sacred Heart, Wa- 
tertown, Wis. Took four years' course in Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, in Civil Engineering, grad- 
uating with class of 1900. 

iii. WiXNiFRED M., b. March 28, 1879, at Sturgeon Bay; 
educated in public and parochial schools of Stur- 
geon Bay ; took two years' special course in Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. Is a finished musician, 
playing a number of instruments— piano, violin, 
mandolin, guitar, etc. Studied music in the 
New England Conservatoiy, at Boston. Married, 
June 26, 1901, John Goodrich, son of William 
H. and Ada Osborne, of Milwaukee, Wis. ; he b. 
Oct. 2, 1878, at Milwaukee. Educated at private 
schools in Milwaukee until 1896, when he en- 
tered the University of Wisconsin, graduating 
in 1900 with degree of B. L. Is in business with 
his father in the Wisconsin Malleable Iron 
Works, at Milwaukee. 
Leoline, b. June 20, 1881 : d. Dec. 30, 1889. 
Marietta B., b. July 16, 1883. 



Leatham D., b. Sept. 7, 1886. 
Tessie, b. Nov. 3, 1890. 




1. Richard Bidwell, born ; died Dec. 25, 1647. 

He was an early settler at Windsor, Conn., and is called 
Goodman Bidwell in the records. Childi'en — 

2. i. JOHX, b. ; d. 1687. 

ii. Hannah, b. Oct. 22, 1644. 

iii. Joseph, b. . 

iv. Samuel, b. . 

V. Richard, b. . 

2. John Bidwell^, son of (Richard^) and ; 

born . Married, Sarah Wilcox, daughter of John 

Wilcox; she died June 15, 1680. He died 1687. Chil- 
dren — 

i. John, b. about 1641 ; d. July 3, 1692. 

ii. Joseph, b. ; d. 1692. 

3. iii. Samuel, b. 1650; d. April 5, 1715. 
iv. Sarah, b. . 

V. Hannah, b. . 

vi. Mary, b. 

vii. Daniel, b, 1655; d. Nov. 29, 1719. 

3. Samuel^, son of (John'^, Richard'^) and Sarah 

(Wilcox) Bidwell, born 1650, at . Married, Nov. 14, 

1672, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Stow, formerly of 
Roxbury, Mass. She died and Samuel married, 2iid, 
Sarah, daughter of Captain Daniel Harris; she died 

1696, and Samuel married, 3rd, Abigail , who died 

March 8, 1733. He lived in Middletown, Conn., where 
he settled as early as 1680. He is buried in Middletown 
Cemetery. He represented Middletown in the General 
Court at Hartford for several terms. He died April 5, 
1715. Children. 

By first wife : — 
i. Sarah, b. Sept. 20, 1674. 
ii. Samuel, b. June 10, 1677; d. March 1727. 
iii. Mary, b. Jau. 8. 1680; d. 1734. 
iv. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 4, 1688. 
V. Elizabeth, b. . 

By second wife; — 
vi. Thankful, b. Dec. 1695. 



By third wife : — 
4. vii. Moses, b. Jan. 9, 1699. 

viii. Abigail, b. . 

ix. Hannah, b. ; d. Aug. 22, 1725. 

4. MoSES^, son of (SamueP , John"^ , RkharcV) and 

Abigail Bidwell, born Jan. 9, 1699, at Middletown, 

Conn. Married, May 20, 1729, at Middletown, Conn., 
Dorothy Ward. A distribntion of the estate of Mrs. 
Dorothy Bidwell, widow, was made at Middletown, 
April 25, 177-1. She had sons Samuel, Moses and Wil- 
liam then living; Phebe, Anna and William died before 
1793, as there is no mention of them in the will of 
their brother Moses, which was then probated. Chil- 
dren — 

5. i. Samuel, b. March 15, 1730; d. Oct. 22, 1782. 
ii. Abigail, b. July 17, 1732. 

iii. Phebe, b. Dec. 27, 1734; d. before 1793. 

iv. Moses, b. July 10, 1738; d. 1703. 

V. Anna, b. Aug. 4, 1741 ; d. before 1793. 

vi. William, b. April, 1745; d. before 1793. 

5. Samuel'^, son of {Moses^ , SamueP, John'-, Rich- 
ard^) and Dorothy (Ward) Bidwell, born March 15, 
1730, at Middletown, Conn. Married, Jan. 10, 1754, 
Isanah Hubbard; she probably died, 1787, as guardians 
for the minor children were appointed by the court, at 
that date. Samuel Bidwell was at St. Domingo, W. I., 
when the blacks rebelled and murdered the whites. He 
was in charge of a vessel which the rebels boarded; he 
was threatened with death if he did not give up the 
money of the ship. They put a knife to his throat three 
times, but he refused each time to give up his trust. At 
last they found the money and left the ship. The ves- 
sel was wrecked on the way home, but he arrived safely at 
Middletown. He died Nov. 25, 1810. His estate 
amounted to £362 3s. 3d. Children— 

i. Samuel, b. Dec. 8, 1755. 

ii. ASHBEL, b. June 20, 1757. 

iii. Dorothy, b. June 8, 1759. 

iv. Anna, b. July 4, 1761. 

V. Irena, b. Aug. 4. 1763; d. March 26, 1833. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. April 21, 1765. 

vii. Moses, b. June 10, 1766; d. before 1793. 

6. viii. Oliver, b. April 22, 1768; d. Nov. 11, 1815. 

ix. Prisoilla, b. Aug. 2, 1770; d. Aug. 20, 1770. 

X. Prisoilla, b. June 8, 1772. 

xi. Hepsibah, b. Sept. 2, 1773. 

xii. Amy, b. Feb. 17, 1776. 

xiii. Rhoda, b. March 12, 1778. 


6. Oliver®, son of (SmnueP Moses"^, ISamuel^, 
John", Richard^) and Isauah (Hubbard) Bidwell, born 
April 22, 1768, at Middletowu, Conn. Married, Dec. 
24, 1794, at Middletown, Conn., Joanna Foster; she 
born in Middletown; died May 30, 1858. Children, all 
born in Middletown — 

i. Sarah, b. Nov. 17, 1795; d. March, 8, 1849. 

7. ii. Caroline, b. Oct. 36, 1796; m. ,1816, Thomas 

Smith. (See Smith Genealogy, preceding.) 

iii. Oliver, b. ; d. May, 1868. 

iv. Frederick, b. . 

V. Eliza F., b. July 26, 1804; d. Feb. 7, 1873. 

vi. Mary Ann, b. ; d. July 3, 1828, at Bristol, Conn. 

vii. Harriet, b. . 

viii. Marietta, b. ; d. youug. 

ix. Samuel D., b, Feb. 15, 1810. 

X. Adeline C, b. Aug. 19, 1812; d. April 12, 1868. 



The followiug tracing of the ancestry of the mother of 
Marietta (Smith) Merrick was prepared by the well 
known genealogist, Mr. George Tolman, of Concord, 
Mass., in 1896, and is taken from notes made after a 
personal examination of the town records of Watertown, 
Concord, Lincoln, Stow, etc., and of the Middlesex 
Probate Court Records. The notes, remarks and num- 
berings are by Mr. Tolman, and the use of the personal 
pronoun is retained in the tracing, just as he used it 
in a personal communication to the author. 


1. Thomas Brooks, the first of the name in New 
England, came it is supposed, from Suffolk, England, 
and settled in Watertown, where he had a lot assigned 
him on the main road in 1631. He was made a freeman 
in 1636. In 1637 he came to Concord, where he was 
chosen Constable the next year (1638). He owned 
large estates in the town of Concord, and was a man of 
much prominence in the community. He was Repre- 
sentative in the General Court of the Colony of Massa- 
chusetts Bay in 1642-43-44-54-r39-60-61 and 1662. His 
wife, Grace, whose famil}^ name has never been dis- 
covered, died here May 12, 1664. In 1660, he, with his 
son-in-law, Timothy Wheeler, bought four hundred 
acres of land in Medford, for four hundred and four 
pounds sterling, which land he owned at the time of his 
death, which took place May 21, 1667. This farm in 
Medford was bought of Edward Collins, and was prob- 
ably a part of the great Craddock estate. He sold his 
farm in Concord October 22, 1664. He died intestate. 
There is no record of the birth of any of his children, but 
the partition of his estate shows that they were as given 
below. Rev. Phillips Brooks was of this family. Chil- 

di'en — 

i. Mary. b. ; m. Captain Timothy Wheeler. 

ii. Hannah, b. ; m. Thomas Fox. 

4. iii. Joshua, b. ; m. Hannah Mason of Watertown; 

freeman 1622. 
iv. Caleb, b. 1632; freeman 1654. 

V. Gershom, b. ; freeman 1673; m. Hannah 



4. Joshua ^ sou of (Thomas'^) and Grace 

Brooks, born about 1631 probably in Old Eng-land, mar- 
ried, Oct. 17, 1653, Hannah Mason, at Watertown, Mass. 
I find uo record of his death, nor that of his wife. The 
list of children given in Bond's History of Watertown is 
inaccurate in several particulars, but the evidence of 
Concord records shows them to have been — 

i. Hannah, b. 1653; m. Jan. 1677-S, Benjamin Pierce, 

ii. John, b. 1655; m. 1783, Deborah Garfield; cl. 1697. 

9. iii. Noah, b. 1657. 

iv. Grace, b. 1660; m. 1686, Judah Potter. 

V. Daniel, b. 1663; m. Ann Merriam, 1690; d. 1733. 

vi. Thomas, b. 1666; d. 1671. 

vii. Esther, b. 1668; m. Benjamin Whittemore, 1692. 

viii. Joseph, b. 1671; m. 1704, Abigail Bateman; 2nd., 
1706, Rebecca Blodgett; d. 1746. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. 1672. 

X. Job, b. 1675; d. 1697. 

xi. Hugh, b. 1678; m. 1701, Abigail Barker; d. 1747. 

9. NoAH^, son of {Joshua'^, Thomas''-) and Hannah 

(Mason) Brooks, born , 1657, at Concord, Mass. 

His wife was Dorothy Wright. The marriage is not 
recorded, but that this was her name is proved by two 
separate recorded conveyances of laud. She was not, 
however, the daughter of Edward Wright, of Sudbury, 
though Savage says she was, for that Dorothy is fully 
accounted for otherwise. Potter's statement, in his 
"Old Families of Concord," that she was Dorothy Pot- 
ter, is absurd, and au utterly baseless conjecture. Noah 
Brooks died Feb. 1, 1738-9, in his 82nd year, says grave- 
stone; and his widow died March 15, 1752, aged 90, 
says her gravestone. Their children, all born at Con- 
cord, were — 

i. Dorothy, b. 1686; m. 1705, Joseph Meriam. 
ii. Joshua, b. 1688; m. 1st, 1713, Lydia Wheeler; 2ud, 

1851, Mary Wlieeler; d. 1768. 
iii. Ebenezer, b. 1691; m. 1714, Sarah Fletcher; d. 

1770, at Grafton, Mass. 
iv. Benjamin, b. 1698; m. 1719, Sarah Hey wood. 
36. V. Thomas, b. May 18, 1701. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 1703; m. 1728, John Miles. 

36. Thomas*, son of {Noah^, Joshua^, Thomas^) 
and Dorothy (Wright) Brooks, born May 18, 1701, at 
Concord, Mass. Married, June 24, 1725, at Concord, 
Dorothy Dakin. The district in which he lived was set 
off from Concord in 1753, and called Lincoln, and the 


gravestoues of both himself and wife are now standing 
(1896) in Lincoln. He died, according to that evidence, 
Dee. 22, 1790, in the 90th year; his wife, July 2, 1784, 
aged 80. Their children, all born in Concord, were — 

i. Rebecca, b. 1726; m. 1743, Daniel Hoar, 

ii. Aaron, b. 1737; m. 1755, Mary Stone; d. 1811. 

iii. Ruth, b. 1729; m. 1748, Andrew Conant. 

93. iv. Luke, b. Aug. 10, 1731. 

V. Noah, b. 1733; m. 1760, Elizabeth Potter; d. 1790. 

vi. Hannah, b. 1736; m. 1760, John Meriam. 

vii. Stephen, b. 1741; d. unmarried, 1761. 

93. LuKE^ son of (TJiomas^, Noah^ , Joshiur , 
Thomas'^) and Dorothy (Dakin) Brooks, born Aug. 10, 
1731, at Concord, Mass. Married, May 16, 1756, at 
Stow, Mass., Lucy Wheeler. She died at Stow, where 
he had removed early in life, Jan. 8, 1817, and he sur- 
vived her but a few days, dying Jan. 17, 1817. His 
name appears on the printed record of the Revolutionaiy 
War, printed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
volume II, page 580, as a private in Captain William 
Whitcomb's company, of Col. James Prescott's regi- 
ment, on April 19, 1775, and in December, 1776, he is 
returned as one of the men of Captain Benjamin Mun- 
roe's company, of the 4th Regiment Mass. Volunteers. 
Children — 

i. Stephen, b. 1756; m. 1779, Prudence Whitcomb. 

ii. Joel, b. 1758; went to Gardner, Mass. 

iii. Lucy, b. 1760; m. 1783, Jacob Potter. 

199. Iv. Nathan, b. Nov. 20, 1761. 

V. Silas, b. 1764. 

vi. Amos, b. 1766; m. Mary Wood, 

vii. Luke, b. 1768. 

viii. Dolly, b. 1770; m. 1799, Eben Smith, 

ix. Timothy, b. 1772. 

199. Nathan^, son of {LuJ{e^, Thomas'^, JSfoah^, 
Joshua'^, Thomas'^) and Lucy (Wheeler) Brooks, born 
Nov. 20, 1761, at Stow, Mass. Married, Aug. 26, 1784, 
Mary Whitney, his cousin, daughter of Amos Whitney. 
She died in 1836, and Nathan married, 2nd, Mrs. Esther 
Fletcher, in Nov., 1838. He died at Stow, Oct. 3, 1851. 
aged 89 years, 11 mouths and 11 days, according to the 
inscription on his gravestone. His second wife's death 
is not of record. His children, all by his first wife, 
Molly, (as she is called in the records) , all born in Stow, 
were — 


i. Sally, b, Oct. 9, 1786. 
ii. Nathan, b. Nov. 37, 178S; m. 1st, 1814, Mary Jewell ; 

2nd, Mary Brooks, 
iii. Isaac, b. May 22, 1791 ; m. 1822, Eunice M. Russell, 
iv. Henry, b. July 4, 1794; m. 1815, Sarah Wood. 
V. Charlotte, b. Aug. 5, 1796. 
333. vi. ABiaAiL, b. Dec. 13, 1798; m. Jonathan W. Whit- 
ney, 1819. (See Whitney Genealogy, following), 
vii. Luke, b. April 2, 1801; m. 1822, Lucy Durant. 
viii. Harriet, b. April 1, 1804. 
ix. Caroline, b. Nov. 1, 1807. 





John Whitney, founder of the American family, was 
the sou of Thomas Whitney, "gentleman," of West- 
minister, England, by his wife Mary Bray. He was 
baptized in St. Margaret's parish church, July 20, 1592 
— Thomas Whitney, the father, was from one of the 
most distinguished families in Western England, the 
Whitnej's of Whitney, the ruins of whose ancestral 
castle on the banks of the Wye is still one of the famed 
sights of that part of England. His uncle, Sir James 
Whitney, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor 
in 1570; he was lord of Whitney, and High Sheriff of 
Herefordshire. The grandfather of Thomas Whitney, 
Robert, was knighted by Queen Mary in 1553, and from 
him could be traced back a long line of Whitneys and 
De Whitneys to the twelfth century, when the name 
originated; and back of this to the' Norman conquest. 

John Whitney, born 1589, dwelt in the Parish of 
Ilesworth-on-the-Thames, opposite Richmond, nine miles 
from London, from May, 1619 to January, 1623-4, The 
record of "persons permitted to embark at the port of 
London after Christmas, 1634," gives the name of John 
Whitney, aged 35; Elinor, his wife, aged 30: John 
aged 11; Richard, aged 9; Nathaniel aged 8; Thomas 
aged 6; and Jonas aged 1. These took passage on 
board the ship "" Elizahetli and Ann,^^ Captain Roger 
Cooper, and sailed for the new world in April, 1635. 
John Whitney is reported in Watertown in June, 1635, 
and he had a son born July 15, 1635, whom he named 
Joshua. He was made a freeman of the town March 3, 
1636; was elected Selectman in 1637, in which office he 
was continued until 1655 without au intermission, at 
the end of which time he was elected Town Clerk. In 
1641 he was elected Constable. 

He was granted eight lots in Watertown, consisting 
of 212 acres of land, and in addition he bought 16 acres 
for his "homestall lot," where he lived. Later this 
"homestall" became the property of his son Joshua, of 
Groton, who sold it to Deacon Matthew Fisk, Oct. 29. 

The death of "John Whetuy, Widdower, Deceased 
first of June, aged about eighty-four years," is recorded 


in 1673. His wife, Elinor, died at Watertown, May 11, 
1659, aged abont 60 years, althongh called 54. 

1. John Whitney^ son of Thomas and Mary (Bray) 

Whitney, born 1592, in England. Married Elinor , 

in England. Children — 

i. Mary, b. May 23, 1619; died young, 
ii. .John, b. 1620 ; m. Ruth Reynolds. 
4. iii. Richard, b. 1626; m. Martha Coldam. 
iv. Nathaniel, b. 1627; no further record. 
V. Thomas, b. 1629 ; m. Maiy Kendall, 
vi. Jonathan, b. 1634; m. Lydia Jones, 
vii. Joshua, b. July 5, 1635, at Watertown, Mass. ; m. 

1st, Lydia ; 2nd, Mary ; 3rd, Abigail 

viii. Caleb, b. July 12. 1640; d. Dec. 5, 1640. 

ix. Benjamin, b. June 6, 1643; m. 1st, Jane ; 2nd, 

Mary Poor. 

Elinor, the mother died May 11, 1659, and John married 
2nd, Jndith Clement, Sept. 29, 1659. She died before 
John, and prior to April 3, 1673, at which time his will 
was drawn. He died Jnne 1, 1673. The first six chil 
dren were Ijorn in England; the last three in Water- 
town, and all by Elinor, his first wife. [Note. — The 
iinmberings are from the Pierce- Whitney Gen., which 

4. Richard-, son of (JoJin^) and Elinor Whit- 
ney, born in England 1626; came to America with his 
parents in 1635; was admitted freeman at Watertown, 
Mass., 1651. Married, March 19, 1650, at Watertown, 
Martha Coldam ; was one of the original proprietors of 
Stow, June 3, 1680; on April 7, 1697 was released from 
further military duty by the court, he being then 70 
years of age. He lived in Concord and Stow, in which 
latter place he died; but the record of death is not to be 
found, nor that of his wife, Martha. Their children 
were — 

i. Sarah, b. March 17, 1652. 

22. ii. MosES, b. Aug. 1, 1655; m. Sarah Knight, 

iii. Johanna, b. Jan. 16, 1656. 

iv. Deborah, b. Oct. 12, 1658. 

V. Rebecca, b. Dec. 15, 1659; d. Feb. 1660. 

vi. Richard, b. Jan. 13, 1660; ni. Elizabeth Sawtelle. 

vii. Elisha, b. Aug. 26, 1662; probably migrated to Conn 

viii. Ebenezer, b. June 30, 1672; m. Anna . 


22. MosES^ son of (Richard^, John^) and Martha 
(Coldarn) Whitney, born Aug. 1, 1655, at Watertown, 
Mass. Married, Sept. 30, 1686. at Stow, Mass., Sarah 
Knight; she died March 23, 1755. He lived in Sudbury 
and Stow; served as a soldier in King Phillip's War, in 
1676; the following year was released from military 
duty: he had laud granted him at Stow April 8, 1681. 
On June 4, 1708 he bought 30 acres of laud, "swamp 
and meadow," of Richard Burck, of Sudbury, which 
had been granted Burck by the town of Stow; in 1692 
he sold four and one-half acres of meadow and ten acres 
of upland, in Sudbury, as per deed to Beuj. Whitte- 
more. The date and place of his death is not of record. 
Their children were — 

i. Sarah, b. July 2, 1687. 

ii. Moses, b. 1690; m. 1st, Elizabeth ; 2iid, Sarah 

103. iii. Abraham, b. May 29. 169->; m. 1st, Marv Stone; 

2nd, Elizabeth . 

iv. Jonas, b. Feb. 1, 1699; m. 1st, Dorcas Wood; 2nd, 

3Iargaret Stratton. 
V. Lemuel, b. Aug. 1, 1714; m. Sibyl 

vi. John, b. ; m. Rebecca Whitney. 

vii. Ephraim, b. ; d. May 4, 1723. 

103. Abrah.\3I*, son of {Moses'^, Richard-, Jolin^) 
and Sarah (Knight) Whitney, born May 29, 1692, at 
Sudbury, Mass. Married Mary Stone, daughter of Isaac 
Stone; she born 1698; died Oct. 7, 1766. Abraham 

married, 2nd, Elizabeth . In 1749 he gave his son, 

Abraham, Jr., land given him by his father, Moses. His 
will is dated May 13, 1768, and was published May 8, 
1782. He lived in Stow. Children by first wife— 

1. Jemima, b. Oct. 14, 1715; d. young. 

ii. Keziah, b. Oct. 8, 1716; m. Hale. 

iii. Ephraim, b. April 6. 1723; d. young. 

340. iv. Abraham, b. July 31. 1724; m. Mercy Perry, 

y. Isaac, b. Jan. 24, 1726; d. Aug. 21, 1746. 

345. Abraham^, son of {Ahraham* , Moses^ , Rich- 
ard-, John^) and Mary (Stone) Whitney, born July 31, 
1724, at Stow, Mass. Married, Dee. 19, 1745, Mercy 
Perry; she born Oct. 8, 1726, in Sudbury, Mass.; died 
Dec. 28, 1828, at Stow, Mass., aged 102 years, 2 months 
and 28 days. Abraham died April 3, 1818, at Stow. 
Children — 

i. Lucy, b. Sept. 29, 1746; m. Whitcomb. 

ii. Isaac, b. Feb. 1, 1749; m. Lucy Mead. 


949. iii. Abraham, b. Jan. 7, 1753; m. 1st, Mehitable Ware ; 
2nd, Sarah Whitman; 3rd, Catherine Wood; 
4th, Mrs. Sarah Conant Jewell, 
iv. Jacob, b. July 7, 1754; m. Esther Wolcott. 
V. Levi, b. Nov. 30, 1759; d. Nov. 2, 1770. 
vi. Ruth, b. Feb. 16, 1762. 

vii. Molly, b. Dec. 15, 1764; m. Aug. 26, 1984, Nathan 
Brooks, of Stow. 
Tiii. Levi, b. June 6, 1867. 
ix. Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1770. 
X. Rhoda, b. Nov. 15, 1771. 
xi. Mercy, b. April 2, 1781 ; m. Forbush. 

949. Captain Abraham ^ son of (Abraham^, Ahm- 
ham'^, Moses^, BicharcP , John^) and Mercy (Perry) 
Whitney, born Jan. 7, 1752, at Stow, Mass. Married, 
1st., Mehitable Ware, May 10, 1780; she born Aug. 3, 
1758; died Sept. 25, 1793; 2nd, Sarah Whitman; she 
born 1760; died March 29, 1795: 3rd, Catharine Wood, 
daughter of Captain Jonathan Wood, Nov. 13, 179G; 
she born 1766; died April 7, 1802; 4th, Mrs. Sarah 
(Conant) Jewell, widow of Ezra Jewell; she born Dec. 
4, 1762; died July 21, 1855. Abraham Whitney was a 
soldier in the War of the Revolution; was for several 
years High Sheriff of Middlesex county, Mass. Moved 
to Waterford, Me., where he died in 1814. He was a 
brother to that Molly Whitney who married Nathan 
Brooks, so that Jonathan W. Whitney, his son, and his 
wife were first cousins Childi-en — 

i. Nabby, b. Nov. 13, 1780; m. March 9, 1803, James 

ii. Rhoda, b. Dec. 3, 1782; d. Jan. 4, 1785. 

iii. Sally, b. Dec. 10, 1783; m. Bancroft Williams. 

iv. Joseph, b. Jan. 16, 1780; d. Dec. 13, 1789. 
V. Lucy, b. July 23, 1790. 

vi. John, b. Oct. 14, 1792. 

vii. Wethebee, b. Feb. 12, 1795; d. June 22, 1796. 
2244. viii. Jonathan Wood. b. — — , 1797; m. Abigail Brooks. 
(See Brooks Gen., p. 433.) 

ix. Catherine, b. July 12, 1804; m. Joseph M. Thomp- 

X. Abraham, b. Sept. 16, 1805 ; m. Mary A. Hopkins. 

xi. Christopher, b. Dee. 5, 1806; m. Dolly Brooks. 

2244. Jonathan Wood^ (Whitney), son of (Abra- 
ham^, Abraham^, Abraham^, Moses^ , Richard^, John^) 
and Catherine (Wood) Whitney, born 1797, in Stow, 

Mass. Married, , 18—, at Stow, Mass., Abigail 

Brooks, daughter of Nathan and Mary (Whitney) Brooks; 
she born Dec. 13, 1798, at Stow, Mass.; died June 20, 
1834, at Stow. Jonathan Wood Whitney died at Paris, 


Kenosha Co., Wis., 1848. The following children are 
of record in Stow — 

i. Mary Brooks (Whitney), b. July 13, 1820; m. Sept. 
16, 1841, at Stow, John Smith, of Middletown, 
Conn. (See Smith Genealogy, preceding. ) 

ii. Eliza C. (Whitney), b. March 13, 1822; d. Feb. 3, 

iii. Moses (Whitney), b. Nov. 15, 1823; d. 1848, in Mex- 
ico, in the army. 

iv. Jonathan (Whitnev), b. Oct. 7, 1825; living at 
Peshtigo, Wis., 1902. 

V. David (Whitney), b. April 5, 1727; served in Mexi- 
can War; living in Omaha, Neb., 1902. 

vi. Andrew (Whitney), b. Jan. 31, 1829; government 
contractor for improvement of Mississippi river ; 
living at Rock Island, 111., 1902. 

vii. Edwin (Whitnev), b. Jan. 25, 1831 ; living in Chi- 
cago, 111., 1902. 
viii. Charles (Whitney) b. Jan. 8, 1833; d. Feb. 21, 1833. 

The old clock now in possession of Marietta Brooks 
(Smith) Merrick, of Madison, Wis., was given to Jona- 
than Wood Whitney in the year 1803, by Captain Jona- 
than Wood, his mother's father, when he (Whitney) 
was six years of age. The cloek had been in the family 
of Captain Jonathan Wood upwards of fifty years at the 
time he gave it to his grandson. It was probably bnilt 
in England, although it has the trade mark of Nathaniel 
Mnlliken, a well-known clockinaker of Lexington, Mass., 
on its face. Johathan Wood Whitney gave it to his 
daughter, Mary Brooks Whitney, who married John 
Smith, and from her it descended to its present owner. 
In the history of Lexington it is noted that the shop of 
Nathaniel Mnlliken, which stood under a great oak tree 
on one side of the village green, was struck by many 
bullets from the muskets of the British soldiers, when 
they fired upon the local militia company which was 
drawn up to oppose their progress. 




In indexing tliis book it has seemed desirable, for the sake of 
convenience, to make a separate series of indexes for each of the 
four branches. The names of cliildreu who died under fifteen 
years of age have been omitted. Where the same name of a per- 
son appears two or more times on a page, it is given each time 
in the index. In case of the names of places, however, this rule 
is not followed, and the name is indexed but once for a page. 
The purely historical introductions are not indexed, it being as- 
sumed that every one ^vill read these in full. Tliere are some 
other omissions, generally from the historical or personal 
sketches; but these are svich as are not, in the judgment of the 
editor, essential to one searching for data in this volume. 

The index of places is a feature not generally found in gen- 
ealogical works; but the author knows from experience that 
this will be of great assistance to those who are attempting to 
locate ancestry from the pages of this book. While the addi- 
tional index involves much labor, the author believes that 
it is labor well expended. 



Abbie Louisa, 67, 
Abigail, 18, 20. 
Abram S., 35, 44, 62. 
Adah, 35, 42, 48, 60. 
Adaleue, 42. 
Adaline, 47. 
Addison, 41, 42. 
Adelia, 45, 74. 
Adoniram, 52, 
Albert, 43, 74, 74. 
Albert A., 46. 
Albigence, 47. 
Alfred, 42. 
Alice, 20, 26, 34, 62, 

Alice Beecher, 71. 
Alice Etta, 91. 
Alice Susan, 89. 
Alice Thacher, 77. 
Allen, 41, 60. ' 
Allen F., 86. 
Almira, 33, 74. 
Amanda, 60. 
Amasa Cook, 45. 
Andrew, 48. 

AngeUetta Barten, 54 
Anna, 22, 23. 
Anna A., 57. 
Ann Maria, 45. 
Archibald, 62. 
Aristobulus, 35, 42. 
ArHtta, 39, 54. 
Arlitta Brj-ant, 54, 77. 
Asaph, 36. 
Augustus A., 44. 
Azelia, 58. 
Barnabas, 20, 28, 28, 

37, 37, 40, 48. 
Barney, 52. 
Benjamin, 14, 15, 18, 

18, 19. 
Bernard Hart, 72, 89. 
Betty, 25, 25, 31. 
Bezaleel, 20, 28, 36. 
Carl Wesley, 91. 
Caroline, 44, 46. 
Caroline Lyda, 45. 
Cata, 28. 
Catherine, 60. 
Catherine Smith, 44. 

Cecelia, 41. 
Charles, 36. 42, 42. 
Charles Burt Elliott, 

Charles Cook, 36, 45. 
Charles Dennis, 38, 

Charles Franklin, 74. 
Charles Henry, 49. 70. 
Charles Hiram, 45, 63. 
Charles J., 82. . 
Charles M., 57. 
Charles Nasli Finney, 

Charles Rufus, 63. 
Charles Warren, 75. 
Chester, 44. 
Chester Roebling, 87. 
Clara, 40,41. 
Clarissa, 41, 52, 58. 
Constant, 19, 25, 26, 

33, 40. 
Cornelia, 46, 57. 
Cornelia C, 82. 
Cornelia Howland, 77. 



Cornelius Warren, 61, 

Cyrus Guardner, 28, 

47, 65. 
Daniel, 39, 45, 56. 
David, 27, 35, 41, 42, 

Deborah, 19. 
DeEtte Augusta, 72, 

Dennis N., 50, 74. 
Desire, 26. 
Dighton, 22, 29, 30. 
Dorinda, 43. 
Earl, 74. 
Edith Pearl, 83. 
Edward Edes, 54, 76. 
Edward Merrill, 77, 

Edward Perry, 91. 
Edwin, 56. 
Edwin H., 82. 
Edwin Josiah, 57, 83. 
Edwin Morton, 83. 
Effa May, 74. 
Elbert N., 87. 
Elias, 38, 50. 
Elias G., 50. 
Elijah, 56. 
Ehsha, 56, 81. 
EUza, 43, 43, 45, 50. 
Eliza H., 48. 
Eliza Smith, 44. 
Eliza Williams, 76. 
Elizabeth, 18, 22, 24, 

25, 25, 26, 27, 31, 

33, 33, 36, 41, 58. 
Elizabeth Jane, 58. 
Elizabeth Letitia, 62. 
Elizabeth Webb, 78. 
Ellen Sophia, 47. 
Ellis, 37. 
Elmore, 61, 87. 
Elmore R., 87. 
EmeHne L., 48, 66. 
Emily, 42, 44. 
Emily Gray, 62. 
Emma Adaline, 66. 
Emma Jane, 75. 
Emma Louise, 87. 
Ephraim, 38, 53. 
Erastus, 52. 
Ernest Mortimer, 74. 
Esther Eliza, 46, 64. 
Etta, 82. 
Ezra, 35. 43. 
Fanny, 35, 66. 

Florence, 66. 
Florence Barnaby, 91. 
Florence Imogene, 67. 
Forest Elias, 74. 
Frances, 27. 
Frances W., 67. 
Frank, 66. 
Frank Myron, 63. 
Franklin Lord, 92. 
Fred A., 86. 
FredE., 83. 
Fred Grafton, 91. 
Frederick Clemons, 

44, 62. 
Frederick Laforest, 

75, 90. 
George, 41, 46, 58. 
George Andrew, 74. 
George Augu.stvis, 63. 
George Frederick, 71. 
George Harold, 90. 
George Harvey, 37, 

50, 72. 
George Ludlow, 65. 
George W., 57. 
George Whiting, 56, 

Gideon, 19, 33, 39. 
Giles, 25, 32. 
Giles J., 57. 
Godfrey, 40. 
Guardner, 37. 
Hannah, 15, 19, 20, 

25, 25, 30, 31, 41. 
Hannah Elizabeth, 54, 

Hannah Glidden, 77. 
Harding, 39. 
HaiTiet, 50, 53, 66. 
Harriette A. , 57. 
Harriet Ann, 74, 
Harriet Kelsev. 89. 
Harrison H., 60, 86. 
Harry Pierce, 62. 
Hattie Ann, 85. 
Hattie Bess, 82. 
Hawley E., 87. 
Helen, 44, 60. 
Helen Mav, 85. 
Heman, 24, 2.), 31, 32. 
Heniy, 41. 
Henry Clay, 50, 73. 
Henry Moore, 85. 
Horace Elmore, 45. 
Howard E., 87. 
Howard Sanford, 91. 
Ichabod, 28. 

Ida EUzabeth. 63. 

Ida Jane, 82. 

Ida Rae, 78. 

Ira, 37, 48, 66, 74. 

Ira Lorenzo, 47. 

Irene Townsend. 89 . 

Isaac, 14, 17, 18, 18, 
20, 22. 22. 23, 27, 
28. 29. 30, 30. 33, 

34, 38, 38, 39, 39, 
40, 40, 42, 43, 52, 
57, 58, 60, 84. 

Issachar, 35, 42. 

Jabez, 19. 

James, 40, 43, 58, 74. 

James Howe, 54, 77, 
92, 92. 

James Randall, 58. 

Jane, 40, 42, 44. 

Jane Lovisa, 50. 

Jemima, 35. 

Jennie, 84. 

Jesse, 39, 56, 56. 

Jesse R., 82. 

Jessie, 74. 

Jethro, 19. 

John, 14, 15, 18, 20, 
20, 24 26, 26, 27, 
27, 27, 29, 31, 35, 

35, 36, 38, 39, 42, 
42, 43, 45, 45, 52, 

John Botume, 92. 
John Dole. 54, 75. 
John J., 46, 82. 
John Jesse, 40, 57. 
John Pliny, 53. 75. 
John Reuchlin, 58, 84. 
Joseph, 14, 18, 18, 20, 
24, 25, 27, 28, 31, 

31, 32. 32, 37, 39, 

Joseph Acken, 58. 
Joseph Grafton, 75, 

Joseph Jesse, 57, 81. 
Joseph Mayo, 56. 
Josephine Adelaide, 

Josephine Lucia, 72, 

Joshua, 15, 19, 20, 27, 

32, 35, 45. 
Josiah, 24, 25, 28, 31, 

31, 32, 37, 38, 39, 
54, 54, 77, 78. 
Josiah Hart, 50. 



Josiali Harvey, 37, 49. 
Julia Ann, 39, 50, 55. 
Jiilia Celestine, 46, 63. 
Juliette Amanda, 57, 

Levi, 37, 40. 
Lois, 33, 36. 
Lois Ann, 45. 
Lorin Mead, 83. 
Lot, 39, 53. 
Louis Herman, 81. 
Louisa T., 63. 
Louise, 48. 
Lovisa, 28, 37, 49, 49, 

Lucelia, 41. 
Lucretia, 60. 
Lucy, 37, 44, 56. 
Lucy Ann, 58. 
Lucy Jane, 46. 
Luther. 36. 46. 
Lvdia, 20, 27 , 36. 
Mabel A., 90. 
Marcus, 52. 
Marcus Morton, 72. 
Margaret M., 82. 
Margaret Purdy, 44. 
Maria, 42. 
Maria Emeline, 49. 
Martha. 50. 
Martha Emeline, 38. 
Martha Prindle, 50. 
Mary, 14, 17, 18, 20, 

22, 25, 25, 28, 30, 

30, 31, 35, 35, 38, 

42, 61. 
Mary A., 57. 
Mary Emeline, 50. 
Mary Emma, 90, 
Mary Jane, 50, 57, 58. 
Mary M., 40. 
Mary Maria, 40, 
Maiy May, 74. 
Mary Smith. 76,92. 
Matilda, 67. 
Mead O., 25. 
Mead Obadiah, 40, 57, 

57, 83. 
Mead Ward, 82. 
Mercy, 17, 19, 22, 39. 
Miles Frederick, 49, 

Mildred Louise, 83. 

Mildred M.. 50. 
Milton Hills, 36, 46, 

Miriam E., 01. 
Myra Luciuda, 83. 
Nancy, 43. 
Nancy L.,46. 
Naomi, 35, 43 
Nathan, 33, 37, 40, 47, 

48, 48, 67. 
Nathaniel. 15, 18, 19, 

26, 33, 34. 
Nathaniel Hall, 40. 
Nehemiah, 42, 61. 
Nellie E., 83. 
Nellie Frances. 83. 
Nelson M., 50. 
Nora, 74. 

Olive Joseijhine, 50. 
Oliver. 19. 
Orin, 43, 66. 
Orin D., 47, 66. 
Oin-ill v.. 74. 
Phebe, 27, 33. 
Phebe Jane, 63. 
Phoebe, lb. 
Phoebe Elizabeth, 46. 
Polly, 37, 40, 52. 
Polly T., 44. 
Preston Reed, 88. 
Prince. 40. 
Priscilla. 19. 
Rachael, 92. 
Ralph, 28. 

Rebecca, 14, 15.18,22, 
25, 25, 27, 31, 58. 
Richard, 60. 
Richard Barnes, 60. 
Richard Lester, 71,89. 
Robert. 27, 36, 36, 46. 
Robert Luther, 65. 
Robert Sprague, 64. 
Roger Merrill, 92. 
Rush Lvnn. 67. 
Ruth, 14, 15, 19, 26, 

27, 34. 38, 52. 
Ruth Carrie, 91. 
Sadie E., 82, 93. 
Sallie, 62. 
Sally, 39, 40, 56. 

I Samuel, 19, 27, 35, 43, 
I 43, 44, 62. 

'Samuel Harding, 56. 

Samuel M. C, 58. 
Samuel S., 35. 
Sarah, 14, 17, 20, 26, 

38, 83, 33, 34, 35, 
36, 37, 39. 41, 44. 

Sarah Ann, 42, 50, 72. 
Sarali E., 50. 
Sarah L.. 82. 
Sarah Lavinia. 67. 
Scott Emei-sou, 87. 
Seth, 20, 27, 27, 27, 35, 

• 36, 44. 
Seth Butler, 40, 56, 57, 

SethM., 82. 
Simeon, 19. 
Snow, 19. 
Sophia M., 57. 
Stephen, 14, 15. 15, 19. 
Susan, 42. 
Susan Knowles, 56. 
Susan Rachael, 60. 
Susannah, 33, 36. 
Svlvauus Haight, 61, 

Temperance, 40. 
Thomas, 19, 20, 25, 45, 

Thomas Shepard, 46, 

Walter, 50, 74. 
Walter Joseph, 49, 70. 
Walter W., 75. 
Walter Wilbert, 70, 

Wealthy Jane, 40. 
Whitnev, 58. 
Willard Franklin, 38, 

William, 13, 14, 18, 

19. 23, 24, 25, 26, 

28, 31, 31. 32, 32, 

33, 33, 34. 37, 39, 

39, 39, 42, 52, 53, 
60, 67, 75. 

William August us. 75. 
William Clyde. 83. 
William Grant, 91. 
Winnifred Glidden, 

Zenas, 28. 38. 




Abbott, Anthony 
Wayne, 70, 88. 
Eben, 70. 

Elma Caroline, 70. 
Frank Merrick, 70. 
George, 70. 
George Harrison, 

George Lamb, 86. 
Helen Maria, 70. 
Marian Cornelia, 70. 
Acken, Elizabeth, 58. 
Alden, Antoinette S., 

Charles L., 93. 

Charles Snow, 93. 

Isaac, 93. 

John Gale, 93. 

Langford T., 93. 
Allen, , 37. 

Naomi, 75. 

Seth, 90. 
Ailing, David, 71. 

Rebecca, 71. 
Ames, Rev. Charles 

G., 77. 
Anderson, W. A., 58. 
Andrews, Rev. Sam- 
uel, 49. 
Andrus, Henry F., 50 
Annan, Gen. Theo- 
doras, 44. 
Armstrong, Sir 

George, 53. 
Arnold, Jane A., 81. 
Atwood, Sally, 64. 
Bailey, Alexis, 68. 

Harriet, 44. 

Rev. Kiaii, 54. 
Ruth Ann, 43. 
Baldwin, Noyes D., 

Ball, Ehzabeth, 71. 
Ballard, Jane, 60. 
Bangs, Apphia, 15. 

Edward, 15. 

Ellis, 28. 

MercJ^ 15. 
Barnaby, Enoch, 91. 

Maria E., 91. 
Barnes, Eliza, 60. 
Baylis, Eugenia, 70. 
Baxter, Osmond M., 

Bean, Emma, 74. 

Beecher, Eunice, 71. 
Bennett, Samuel, 90. 
Bent, Catherine, 36. 
Berry, Judah, 34. 

Sarah, 34, 41. 
Bigelow, Jonathan, 

Lavinia, 48. 

Rosaline A. , 66. 
Billings, Barnabas, 34. 

Daniel, 34, 34. 

Eunice, 34. 

Gideon, 34. 

Mary, 34, 34, 41. 

Samuel, 33, 34,34,39. 

Sarah, 32, 39. 

Timothy, 34. 
Bird, Dighton, 20, 23. 

John, 20. 
Blake, Eva, 59. 

George G., 59. 
Blood, Mrs. Melissa, 

Bontecou, Julia. 72. 
Botume, Bes.sie Ever- 
ett, 92, 

John, 92. 
Bradford, George G., 

Governor, 19. 

Mae, 77. 

Martin, 77. 
Bradlev and Hubbard 

Mfg. Co., 90. 
Brewster, Elder Wil- 
liam, 20, 65, 90. 

Patience, 20. 
Brigham, S. H., 50, 
Brisbois, B. W., 68. 
Bristoll, Anthony, 72. 

Edward J., 73. 

Julia Alice, 73. 

Marv H., 73. 

William B., 50, 72. 

Broadwell, Harriet, 

Lewis, 70. 
Brodock, Hannah, 88. 
Bronson, Sally, 70. 
Brower, Charles, 43. 
Brown, . m. Fran- 
ces Myrick, 67. 
m. Betty Mer- 
rick, 25. 

Brown, , m. Re- 
becca Merrick, 25. 

Betty, 24. 

Elizabeth, 37. 

Rev. Henry W., 76. 

Peter, 46, 65. 

Rebecca, 24. 
Brundage, Mary, 41. 
Biyant, Charles C, 55. 

Gushing, 39, 54. 

Edward L., 55. 

Helen Maria, 55. 

Henry R., 74. 

Joseph M., 55. 

Joseph Myrick, 80. 

Lucinda, 74. 

Nathaniel C.,55, 78. 

Percy, 32, 79. 

Sarah, 74. 

Walter, 80. 
Bullard, Alice C, 59. 

Benjamin, 58. 

Charles H., 41, 58. 

Clara L., 59. 

Daniel, 58. 

Elizabeth M., 85. 

John Hammond, 59. 

Marjorie L., 85. 

Mary C. , 59. 

Polly C, 85. 

William Hawks, 59, 
Burgess, John, 26. 
Burns, S. W., 91. 

William E., 49. 
Burr, Mary, 18, 
Burt, Mary, 75. 
Burtnell, Almira, 85. 
Bush, Rev. Austin D., 

Butler, Rufus, 39. 

Tryphora, 39. 
Cady, George S., 46. 
Campbell, Sarah, 62. 
Carlton, Mary, 54. 
Cai'penter, Alice, 19. 

Lucinda J., 57. 
Carr, Julia, 41. 
Carruthers, John, 50. 
Carver, Nathaniel, 30. 
Cary, John, 17. 
Qiamberlain, Horace 

Chase, Hannah, 18. 
Childs, Jonathan, 34. 



Church, Benjamin, 17. 

John, 74. 
Clarabut, George G., 

Clark. Aaron, 49. 

Bessie Stuart, 73. 

Betsey J., 49. 

D. W., 35. 

Frances, 20, 26. 

Howard E., 72. 

Joseph L., 72. 

Joseph M.,49, 71. 

Kimball, 38. 

Leverett J., 49. 

Martha L., 49. 

Mary E., 49. 

Marv P., 38. 

Meri-itt A., 49. 

MvrtieM., 72. 

Wesley L., 72. 

WiUiam F., 49. 
Clarke, Linus L., 49. 
Cilley, Jonathan, 78. 
Clendenning, Lizzie, 

Cobb,Abiah,23, 30,38. 

Abigail. 30, 

Benjamin, 23, 30, 80. 

Elisha, 19. 

John, 23, 23, 30. 

Marv, 30. 

Mercy, 30. 

Rebecca 30. 

Sarah, 18. 

Silas, 30. 
Cole, Addison, 41. 

Amanda, 41. 

Daniel, 90. 

George E., 41. 

Hymon, 41. 

Priscilla, 42. 
ColUns, Edward M., 92. 

Ehzabeth, 19. 

Maurice, 92. 

William, 19. 

William, J. A., 76, 

William S., 93. 
Converse, Mary, 77. 
Cook, BethiW., 84. 

Henry Clay, 58. 

Lois, 35. 

Robert, 84. 
Cooke, Francis, 91. 

John, 91. 
Coombs, Benjamin, 

Corry, Zophar, 37. 
Crane, Charlotte, 44. 
Crosbie, Susan, 89. 
Crosby, William C, 

Crossman, Nathaniel, 

Cummings, Amos J., 

Cushman, Thomas, 

Danforth, Rev. Sam- 
uel, 17. 
Davidson, Arthur H., 
Florence H., 78. 
Raymond B., 73. 
Davis, Daniel, 72. 
Elizabeth, 19. 
Jennette, 72. 
Luther Lloj^d, 64. 
Davis, Mary Isabelle, 
64, 88. 
Richard Montgom- 
ery, 64. 
Theodore Roosevelt, 
Dean, Robert, 34. 
Delevan, m. Lucretia 

Merrick, 60. 
Dighton, Frances, 20. 
Dille, David, 88. 
Francis Miller, 88. 
lone Candace, 88. 
Sidney H., 88. 
Dixon, A. Jay, 45. 
Doane, Daniel, 18. 
Rebecca, 18. 
Rachael, 25, 31. 
Dole, Amos, 54. 
Elizabeth C, 54. 
Judge John, 54. 
Dorman, Myron C, 

Doty, Thomas, 36. 
Downie, Jennette, 89. 

William 89. 
Downs, Melita, 49. 
Dousman, H. L., 69. 
Dunmore, Rev. Geo. 

W., 60. 
Dunham, John W.,75. 
Dutton, Martha E., 
Moses, 87. 
Edwards, Edwin 
Hugh, 68. 

Mrs. H. R., 36. 
HughR., 46, 63. 
Inez E. Y., 63. 
John, 63. 
Julia Alice, 68. 
Eggleston, Seth My- 
ron, 36. 
Elliott, Abigail, 75. 
Ellis, Mercv, 21. 
Samuel, 21, 22. 
Elmore, Polly. 44. 
Estes, Captain, 58, 
Failing, Clara, 59, 85. 

Walter, 85. 
Fairchild, Eunice H., 

Farnham, m. Emeline 
F. Kellogg, 66. 
Nellie, 87. 
Farwell, Edith, 59. 
Fay, F., 25. 
Finch, Sarah, 48. 
John, 43. 
Jemima, 43. 
James, 48. 
Jane, 43. 
Ira, 43. 
Adah, 48. 
Foster, 43. 
Hannah, 43. 
Finley, Helen Mary 

Finnev, Prof. Charles 

G", 46. 
Follette, Elizabeth, 70. 
Ford, Benjamin F., 
54, 77, 77. 
Louise M3'rick, 77, 
Foster, Chilling worth, 
Cora, 74. 
General, 58. 
Fowler, Amnion, 44. 
Charlotte L., 44. 
Elizabeth, 49. 
George, 90. 
Isaac, 44. 
James, 44. 
Louis G., 90. 
Mary, 41, 44. 
Mary Elizabeth, 44. 
Moses, 41. 
Rebecca, 44. 
William Heurj', 44. 
Fox, George, 58. 
Pule her la, 58. 



Freeman, Alice, 19. 

Apphia. 19. 

Edmund, 14, 90. 

Elizabeth, 18. 

Hannah, 18. 

John, 14, 25, 90. 

Mercy, 18. 

Nathaniel, 18, 34. 

Ruth, 18. 

Samuel, 18, 19. 

Sai-ah, 25. 
Fuller, Ebenezer, 76. 

Paiiline J., 76. 
Gardner, Alice B. , 86. 

Ann Eliza, 84. 

EbenR,, 86. 

Sarah, 65. 

Walter H., 86. 
Garrison, John, 43. 
Gavin, Frank G., 82. 
,Gibbs, George S., 84. 
Glidden, Hannah, 54. 

Joseph, 54. 
Godbold, Gustavus, 
56, 81. 

Mary Ann, 81. 

Vida C, 93 
Goodail, Stephen, 48, 

Gorham, Antis, 41. 

Mary Ann, 41. 

Stephen, 34. 
Gouger, George, 50. 
Gray, Hannah, 58. 

Jane, 62. 

John, 62. 
Grason, Walter, 35. 
Gorham, Elnathan, 59. 

Mary Ann, 59. 
Green, Allen, 35. 

Eliza, 35. 

Emma, 63. 

Enoch, 35. 
Hadden, Fannie, 43. 
Haight, Elizabeth, 36. 

Morris, 36. 

Theron, 36. 
Hall & Myrick, 77. 
Hall, Critenden, 74. 

Jane, 74. 

Mrs. Maggie, 74. 
Temperance, 40. 
Hallock, Leonard, 44. 
Hamilton, Adelaide 
R., 76. 
John, 76. 

Hamlin, Rebecca, 34. 

Sarah, ?>~>. 
Hammond, Achsa, 58. 

Lois, 33. 

Thomas, 58. 
Hardiiig, Elizabeth, 

Harris, , m. Weal- 
thy Jane Myrick, 

Adelia, 45. 
Hart, Polly, 46, 
Haskell, Elizabeth, 33. 
Hatch, E. A. C, 69. 
Hathaway, Alfred, 89. 

Daniel, 38. 

Elkanah, 22. 

Hannah, 33. 28, 29. 

Isaac, 23. 

James, 41. 

Nicholas, 21, 22. 

Rebecca, 21, 22. 

Steplien, 32. 
Hawkins, Charles, 53. 
Hawks, Rhoda, 40. 
Hawley, J. E., 87. 

Hon. Joseph, 64. 

Mary, 42. 

May Louise, 87. 
Hazen, Caleb, 35. 

Julia, 43. 

Sarah, 27, 35. 
Herkimer, J o h a n n 

Jost, 85. 
Hill, David, 51. 

Jane A., 51. 
Hills, Elisha, 46. 

George, 74. 

Mary Eliza, 46. 
Hine, Harriet W., 49. ; 
Hitchcock, Myrick & 

& Co., 58. 
Hinckley, Barnabas, 
34, 34, 41. 

Daniel, 59. 

Daniel B., 41, 59. 

Frank, 59, 85. 

Frank C, 86. 

Isaac, 2(3. 

Isabel F.. 34. 

Judah, 34. 

Mark, 34. 

Mary, 36, 41, 59. 

Mercy 26. 

Myra, 86, 86. 

Nathaniel, 36. 

Rebecca, 34. 

Ruth, 28, 34. 

Samuel, 34. 

Samuel B., 59. 

Scottawav, 34. 

Seth, 26, 34, 34, 41, 

Thomas, 19, 26. 
Holmes, Chloe C , 85. 

Lucy, 45. 
Hopkins, Abigail, 14. 

Caroline, 60. 

Caspar T., 85. 

Constance, 19, 90. 

Edwin M., 61. 

Emma, 61. 

Francis, 61. 

Frances Isabel, 85. 

Giles, 14, 90. 

Hannah, 35, 61. 

Josepli, 60. 

R t. Rev. John 
Henry, 85. 

Sarah, 40. 

Stephen, 14, 19, 65, 

William A.. 61. 
Howes, Elizabetli, 18. 
Howes, Thomas 18. 

Joseph, 18. 
Howland, Mary, 18. 

Hunt, , m. Lucy 

Myrick, 37. 
Hyer, Helen, 45. 
Ismon, Rebecca E., 

Jackson, Mrs. D. W., 

Johnson, Anna, 48. 

Essie Eliza, 89. 

Lucinda, 50. 

Ralph. 89. 

Zebediah, 26. 
Jones, Lida, 47. 
Kelley, David, 41. 
Kellogg, Addie O., 66. 

Daniel, 06. 

Emeline F., 66. 

Harriet S., 66. 

Ransome, 48, 66. 
Kelsey, Ashael, 48. 

Cornelia, 48. 
Kuchenmeister, Mar- 
garet, 66. 
Kilgore, Robert, 50. 
Kimberley, Gilead,38. 
King, Ebenezer, 19. 

Myra, 71. 




Richard, 7L 
Kirby, Joseph, 67. 
Knapp, Carrie, (50. 
Knee land, Cynthia, 40. 
Knibloe, Rev. Ebene- 
zer, 27. 

Knickerbocker, , 

m. Susan R. Mer- 
rick, 60. 
Knowles, Barbara, 20. 
CorneUus, lb. 
Edward, 33. 
Elizabeth, 56. 
John, 15. 
Mercy, 39. 
Samuel, 18. 
Seth, 18. 
Lamb, Irene B., 70, 
Seeley, 88. 
Langford, Abigail, 75. 
Augustine, 75. 
Charles Clinton, 75. 
Chloe, 75, 91. 
De Witt, 75. 
George, 75, 75. 
Marie Antoinette, 

Maiy 75. 
Moreau, 75. 
Nathaniel Pitt, 75. 
Larkin, EffieP., 87. 
Lash, Augustus F., 
39, 56, 56. 
Josiah M., 56. 
Lawrence, Charles 
G., 59.