The first remembrance the writer has of the “Coggin lot” was when Capt. Isaac Merrill built the house now standing in 1831, and the barn a year after. Capt. Merrill was the son of Caleb and Betsey (Candage) (Day) Merrill, widow of James Day; born May 5, 1804. He was a sea captain, who married Louisa Clough, daughter of Asa and Abigail (Pecker) Clough, August 28, 1831; she was born Sept. 27, 1811; died August 22, 1847 leaving children as follows:

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  1. Caroline Carr Merrill, born Oct 20, 1832.
  2. Juliet M. Merrill, born Oct. 12, 1834.
  3. William Horace Merrill, born Feb. 22, 1836.
  4. Parris Granville Merrill, born Jan. 28, 1839.
  5. Mary Louisa Merrill, born Dec. 5, 1841.
  6. Abby Pecker Merrill, born Jan. 9, 1844.

Capt. Merrill married 2nd Joanna S. Hinckley July 11, 1851, to whom was born a son:

  1. Frank Pearl Wallace Merrill, March 10, 1855.

Capt. Merrill sold his place and removed to the village, where he died Dec. 18, 1881, aged 77 years, 7 months, 13 days. Since the days of Capt. Merrill, the “Coggin lot” has been owned and occupied by a Mr. Conary and others.