Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.
The progenitor of this family in Norwich was Samuel Dutton, a lineal descendant of Thomas Dutton of Washington, Connecticut. Samuel Dutton was born March 1, 1707, and married Abigail Merriam, May 6, 1729. He died in Royalton, Vermont, in 1802, and his wife April 6, 1799. Mr. Dutton came from Washington, Connecticut, to Hartford, Vermont,
C.K. MERRIAM, M.D. – Mr. Merriam was born June 29, 1848, in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, being the eighth child in a family of ten children, the third and fourth being girls. His father, Lewis Merriam, when a young man, went from New Salem, Massachusetts, to Maine, in 1832, and married and settled in Houlton
MERRIAM, Damaris Todd6, (Noah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 24, 1766, died Aug. 24, 1825, married Dec. 25, 1783, Asaph, son of William and Mary (Austin) Merriam, who was born March 14, 1759, in Wallingford, Conn., died July 27, 1836. Children: I. Selden, b. June 28, 1784, d. April 28, 1806, unmarried. II. Sidney,
MERRIAM, Temperance Todd7, (Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 2, 1790, married Oct. 25, 1810, Lauren, son of Asaph and Damaris (Todd) Merriam, of Meriden, Conn., who was born about 1787, died April 1867. For ancestry of Damaris Todd see No. 312. Children: I. Asaph, b. July 15, 1811. II. Nelson, b. Sept.