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MERRIAM, John

Male 1671 - 1754


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  • Name  MERRIAM, John   [1
    Born  25 Apr 1671  Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Abt 1716  Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  Teacher and Farmer 
    Died  11 Oct 1754  Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Broad Street Cemetery
    Notes 
    • John Merriam lived in Lynn a score or more years after marriage, carrying on a farm. In 1713 he was employed by the town to teach a " Grammar School," i.e. one in which Latin was taught as well as the higher branches of study in English, and 10 " allowed " for his services, besides the sum of " 2 pence per week for such as are taught to read, 3 pence per week for them that are sent to write and cipher, and 6 pence per week for them that are sent to learn Latin, to be paid by the parents and masters that send their children or servants as aforesaid." The position was a testimony to his education and capability.
      Aug. 25, 1716, he sold land adjoining that of his brother
      Joseph in Lynn, being his homestead, and also a tract ad-
      joining land of his brother William. Not far from this date he removed to Wallingford, Conn, (afterward Meriden),where he spent the rest of his days. His wife was received to the (Congregational) church, Sept. 27, 1730.
      He purchased of John Prout, Nov. 3, 1716, for 1305, 300
      acres of land in Wallingford, commonly called and known by the name of the Counay Farm, lying and being in the Wilderness at a place commonly called " Pilgrims' Harbour," also 51-2 acres of Hoop land near said farm. He resided in that part of Wallingford afterward incorporated as Meriden. "

      Pope Book, page 50-51 (11).
    Person ID  I4548  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  23 Apr 2018 

    Father  MERRIAM, William,   b. Abt 1624, Tudeley, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1689, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  BREED, Elizabeth,   b. 26 Dec 1634, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1676, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Aft 1642 
    Family ID  F1500  Group Sheet

    Family  SHARP, Rebecca,   b. 26 Mar 1671, Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1751, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 May 1694  Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     01. MERRIAM, Given Name ? (Child Of John - Stillborn),   b. 25 Mar 1694, Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >02. MERRIAM, Nathaniel,   b. 26 Mar 1696, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >03. MERRIAM, John,   b. 26 Oct 1697, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1772, Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >04. MERRIAM, William,   b. 9 Apr 1700, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1751, Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >05. MERRIAM, Rebecca,   b. 26 Mar 1702, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1727, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >06. MERRIAM, Joseph,   b. 29 Mar 1704, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1752, Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >07. MERRIAM, Ruth,   b. 12 Feb 1705/06, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >08. MERRIAM, Abigail,   b. 14 Aug 1708, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1779, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     09. MERRIAM, Susanna,   b. 10 Nov 1710, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F1545  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Apr 1671 - Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 May 1694 - Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1716 - Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Oct 1754 - Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S255] GENEALOGY: MERRIAM GENEALOGY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, Pope, Charles Henry - 1906, (Reprint compiled by John Merriam Kingsbury through Bullbrier Press - 1986), Page 44, 50 (11) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S142] WEBSITE: FIND A GRAVE, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112368114/john-merriam (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S829] VITAL Record: Massachusetts, USA - Salem, (http://ma-vitalrecords.org/), http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Salem/Images/SalemV4_M298.shtml (Reliability: 2).