Adelbert Clinton Merritt, who has been closely identified with a variety of business interests in the state of New York, is descended from a family which settled in this state a number of generations ago.

(1) Stacy Merritt, grandfather of Adelbert C. Merritt, was a member of a large family, his brothers being: Isaac, Charles, David, William Henry Harrison, Hudson and Lester. He settled with his father on the farm in Penfield, was a pail and tub maker by trade and also a farmer. He married Elizabeth Cass, who died in 1863. Children: Electa, Oliver C., William H., see forward, Eliza, Ellen and Jane.