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MERRIAM, John

MERRIAM, John

Male 1752 - 1802

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  • Name  MERRIAM, John   [1
    Born  26 Jun 1752  Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Military Service  1775  Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The Meriden men were out only seven days, hardly time to go to Boston and return. They doubtless received notice while on the march that their services were not needed. The news of the Battle of Concord reached Wallingford by noon,
      on Friday, the 21st of April, and the companies set out on the expedition on the 23rd and 24th. James Lockwdod writing from Wallingford under date of April 24th, says : "Col. Wadsworth was over at this place most of yesterday and has ordered twenty men out of each company of his Regiment, some of which had already set off and others go this morning * * * * * The country beyond here are all gone."^ Samuel Kilbourn rendered an account for ferrying "across Connecticut River at Hartford" in the Lexington alarm Capt. Couch, of Meriden, with 18 men, 4 horses and i waggon. ^ Also Capt. Cook of Wallingford.
      History of Meriden Conn.

      Wallingford sends two companies, one from Meriden under Captain John Couch and the other from the older parishes under Captain Isaac Cook. John Merriam with Capt Couch.
      Serj John MERRIAM ,10th Regiment, 5th Company, Commander Dan Collins.
      New Haven; Fairfield
      Remarks: Mileage Roll for horses used in alarm for 5th Company
    Residence Historical Name  1792  , , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Ontario was formerly known as Upper Canada, It existed from December 26, 1791 to February 10, 1841  
    Residence  1797  Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  1802  Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Will  1803  Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • No. 23 261. The petition of John Merriam, Filer No. 20 In Percy, received for th Crown S. V. Smithy
      In petition of Johnson Merriam 5 Aug 1811 Province of Upper Canada
      District of Newcastle
      Thimothy Thompson Esq. Judge of the Surrogate Court in and for the District of Newcastle
      Whereas John Grover of the township of Piercy by this Petition to me directed hath set forth that John Merriam late of Piercy died some time scince in the township of Piercy in thr district a foursaid without making any will and that he is advised by Council that he is well and best entitled to letters and Administration of all and singular the goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits which were of said intestate at the time of his disease. The petitioner therefore payed that the letters of administration might be granted to him to enable him to collect the effects of the said intestate in this district and administer his estate according to Law. Administration therefore of all and singular the goods and chattles rights and credits which were of the said John Merriam at the time of his death within the District of Newcastle in the Province is hereby granted to the foresaid John Grover he having given unto the registry of the Surrogate Court faithfully to administer the same according to Law and render a just and true account of his administration upon oath when he is thereunto lawfully rquire.
      Given under my hand said Lial of said Court this Eleventh day of January in the year of our lord on thousand eight hundred and three

      Signed Tomothy Thompson Judge Surrogate
    Occupation  Schoolmaster  [10
    Person ID  I1147  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  13 Aug 2016 

    Father  MERRIAM, Jesse,   b. 21 Jan 1728, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1791 
    Mother  JOHNSON, Mary,   b. Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1790, Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 May 1750  Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1666  Group Sheet

    Family 1  ROYCE, Huldah,   b. 10 May 1749, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1786, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Sep 1777  Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
    >01. MERRIAM, Huldah,   b. 6 Mar 1779, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1825, Kensington, Hartford Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >02. MERRIAM, Mary,   b. 28 Apr 1781, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1870, Norwood, Peterborough Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >03. MERRIAM, Anna,   b. 4 Dec 1783, Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1844, Grafton - Haldimand Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F3904  Group Sheet

    Family 2  JOHNSON, Susannah,   b. 28 Jul 1762, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, Murray Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Jul 1787  Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • New Haven Second Church
    Children 
    >01. MERRIAM, Susannah,   b. Abt 1787, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >02. MERRIAM, Johnson,   b. 30 Jul 1788, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1853, Haldimand Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >03. MERRIAM, Sally,   b. Abt 1790, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sidney Twp, Hastings Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F405  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1752 - Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 1775 - Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Sep 1777 - Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jul 1787 - Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence Historical Name - Ontario was formerly known as Upper Canada, It existed from December 26, 1791 to February 10, 1841 - 1792 - , , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1797 - Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1802 - Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 1803 - Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Photo: MERRIAM House 1, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, CANADA
    Photo: MERRIAM House 1, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, CANADA
    This house was built around 1792 on Conc 1, lot 20, by John Merriam, first settler to Upper Canada.

    Documents
    MAPS of Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada
    MAPS of Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada
    This is an excerpt map of property owned by:
    John Merriam (red outline), built around 1792 (house intact 2011)
    James Johnson Merriam (green outline), owned 1803 (house in use 2011)
    James Johnson Merriam (pink outline), owned 1810 (barn remains 2011)
    John Merriam & son Albert Merriam (purple outline), owned before 1903 (house in use 2011)
    Caution: Please get permission from owners before going on property.

    Histories
    ONTARIO: Brief Outline of the History of the Merriam Family
    ONTARIO: Brief Outline of the History of the Merriam Family
    This history is written by Justus Merriam from recollections of his father Johnson Merriam's account of the Merriam family coming from Connecticut USA to Northumberland Co., Ontario Canada. Copied as it was written, spelling and genealogy mistakes and all.

    AR Merriam printed this book in 1934 for family members. His grandson Paul Merriam owns the original handwritten book.

  • Sources 
    1. [S255] GENEALOGY: MERRIAM GENEALOGY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, Pope, Charles Henry - 1906, (Reprint compiled by John Merriam Kingsbury through Bullbrier Press - 1986), pages 84, 120 (144). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S177] VITAL Record: Barbour 1670 -1850, (dunhamwilcox.net).
      Wallingford, New Haven Co CT
      "MERRIAM, John, son Jesse & Mary, b. June 16, 1752"

    3. [S113] HISTORY: Connecticut, USA - Historic Record of the Town of Meriden, Gillespie, C Bancroft.

    4. [S496] GENEALOGY: Merriam Family, A Brief History of the, AUTHOR: MERRIAM, Justus (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S311] ARCHIVES: CANADA, National Archives of, (CollectionsCanada.gc.ca).
      Land Book C page 150
      7st November, 1797 - 18th November, 1797
      Merrium, John - Praying for lands as a settler. Recommended.

    6. [S35] Personal Knowledge of: MERRIAM, Justus.
      "..the hardships of the new Country and loss of wealth preyd on grandfather mind until it gave way and he refused to pertake of food suffisant to heep him alive and he literaily starved to Death about the year 1802" as written

    7. [S456] Personal Knowledge of: CUTTING, Kit, (Kit Cutting, Administrator - Genealogist (http://www.MerriamFamilyTree.org) - Email: KitCutting@MerriamFamilyTree.org).

    8. [S496] GENEALOGY: Merriam Family, A Brief History of the, AUTHOR: MERRIAM, Justus.

    9. [S16] WILL: Ontario, CANADA, Ontraio Archives (Reliability: 3).
      in the documents of Kit Cutting

    10. [S29] Personal Knowledge of: PORTER, Mae Merriam.

    11. [S177] VITAL Record: Barbour 1670 -1850, (dunhamwilcox.net).
      Wallingford, New Haven, CT
      "Merriam John, m. Hulda HOUGH, Sept. 4, 1777"

    12. [S554] MARRIAGE Record: Connecticut, USA, (www.FamilySearch.org), call number F93.B15 (Reliability: 3).
      John Merriam & [not given] Johnson m. 11 Jul 1787 - by Rev John Willard