John MERRILL

Male Abt 1635 - 1712  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name John MERRILL  [1, 2, 3
    Birth Between 1632 and 1634  [1
    Born Abt 1635  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jul 1712  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "A Merrill Memorial Vol. 1": John settled in Hartford as early as 1657, in which year he became an owner of land there. It is probable that he went to Hartford before coming of age, for he is said to have been adopted by Gregory Wilterton of that town. He was admitted a freeman 20 May, 1658. He was a tanner, and lived on the south side of Elm St., on the second lot west from the corne of Main St. After some years he removed to the West Division of the town, now West Hartford, where he made large purchases of land in 1683 and the following years. In 1684, 1694 and 1700 he was a "townsman", or selectman, and he was a deacon of the Second Church. He married SArah Watson, daughter of John and Margaret (Smith) Watson of Hartford. His eight sons and two daughters and the daughters husbands were all living at his death.
    Person ID I39443  Main Tree
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2021 

    Father Nathaniel MERRILL,   b. 04 May 1601, Wherstead Parish, Suffolk County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 16 Mar 1654 and 1655  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Susanna JORDON,   d. Between 15 Jan 1672 and 1673 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F07298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah WATSON,   b. 1646, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Sep 1663  Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Abraham MERRILL,   b. 21 Dec 1670, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1747, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F07299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1663 - Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1712 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02871] Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, Vol. 1.

    2. [S01657] A Merrill Memorial Volume 1 by Samuel Merrill.

    3. [S04348] Ancestry.com: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).

    4. [S03414] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Hartford.

    5. [S9347] New England Marriages Prior to 1700.