Surname: Merriam

Bolton Massachusetts Warnings 1737-1788

In the following information all the names, dates and other essential particulars which appear in the returns to the Court in the County of Worcester during the entire period – a full half-century, from 1737 to 1788 – in which these entries were made, are given. The returns from each place have been brought together and arranged under the name of the town or district, in this case Bolton Massachusetts.

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Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

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1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Lucy G. B., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East...

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

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.

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Dutton Family of Norwich Vermont

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, and from the latter place to Norwich, locating on what is called Dutton hill, a little west of Norwich village. The original farm, with later additions, is now occupied by Otis Metcalf, son-in-law of the late Deacon John Dutton. Mr. Samuel Dutton married (first) Johanna Root in 1764; and (second) Rachel Benedict, in 1772, to whom were born eight children. Mr. Dutton died Feb. 22, 1813, and his wife died July 1, 1828. Daniel Benedict Dutton, son of Samuel and Rachel Dutton, was born August 22, 1773, and died at Norwich September 1, 1849, aged seventy-six years. His wife, Lorana (Smith), to whom he was married December 5, 1796 (born February 15, 1779), died September 15, 1857. From Norwich he removed to Stowe, Vermont, and remained there until just before his father’s decease, when he returned to Norwich for a short time, then returned to Stowe. In 1834 he again came to Norwich, and here died. The late Deacon John Dutton, son of Daniel B. and Lorana (born at Stowe, Vermont, August 23, 1818),...

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Biography of C. K. Merriam, M.D.

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 in 1833. He is now eighty-two years old, and is coming West this summer. The parents were poor, and lived on a farm two miles from the village. In early childhood he was taught to pick wool, quill yarn, etc., as the wool of the farm was manufactured into garments in the family mill, the motive power of which was supplied principally by his mother; and with boyish impatience he watched his father make his first pair of shoes by candle light. If a book, slate, or pocket money for a Fourth of July celebration were needed, the wild strawberry patch frequently contributed the means. If a handsled, cart or miniature mill were desired, it was found in the workshop over the woodshed after a few days’ work with the lumber and tools; while the yearly sugar camp in the maple grove furnished amusement for the boys as well as syrup for the family. The farm was sold; and the family moved about two miles to a sawmill which the father built on the...

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Damaris Todd Merriam of Connecticut

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, b. Jan. 7, 1786. III. Lauren, b. Aug. 24, 1787, m. Oct. 25, 1810, Temperance, daughter of Elam Todd, who was b. Feb. 2, 1790. For children see No. 725. IV. Noah, b. April 4, 1791. V. Lusina, b. June 29, 1798, m. William A. Baldwin of North Branford, Conn. VI. Salmon, b. April 17,...

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Temperance Todd Merriam of Meriden CT

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. 21, 1813. III. Hannah, b. Dec. 28, 1815, m. Oct. 10, 1833, Albert Foster of Meriden, Conn., who was b. Nov. 7, 1804, d. May 8, 1850. IV. Mary Ann, b. March 22, 1818, d. Nov. 6, 1891, m. May 31, 1837, Joseph Sprout. V. Juliette, b. June 22, 1820, m. April 25, 1839, Burdett Cannon. VI. Lawrence Todd, b. June 2,...

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