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MERRIAM, Joseph

MERRIAM, Joseph

Male 1677 - 1750

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  • Name  MERRIAM, Joseph   [1
    Born  20 Aug 1677  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  MERIAM, Joseph  [2
    Birth Place Historical Name  Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony, BRITISH AMERICA 
    Occupation  Locksmith 
    Died  10 Dec 1750  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Old Hill Burying Ground
    Notes 
    • According to the program for the Meriam's Corner Exercise, April 10, 2010, Joseph Meriam built the house which now stands today (2011) at Meriam's Corner. For more information on the Meriam House, please see son Nathan's record.

      Biographical Note:

      On March 19, 1727, The General Court approved the petition of forty English families to purchase 7,500 acres from the Nipmuc tribe at a place called Hassanamisco, now Grafton, Massachusetts, so named for the Duke of Grafton. The Court approved the petition on the condition that they build a place of worship and a school for the instruction of English and Indian children.

      On October 28, 1729, Joseph Merriam (b 20 Aug 1677) of Concord, received 42 acres, which he purchased on behalf of his son, Joseph Meriam. [5, 6]
    Person ID  I4670  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  1 Jan 2017 

    Father  MERRIAM, John,   b. 9 Jul 1641, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1723/24, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  COOPER, Mary,   b. 7 Nov 1645, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1730/31, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Oct 1663  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1551  Group Sheet

    Family  BROOKS, Dorothy,   b. 18 Oct 1685,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  24 Mar 1704/05  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    >01. MERRIAM, Dorothy,   b. 5 Apr 1706, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1791
     02. MERRIAM, Mary,   b. 5 Jul 1707, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >03. MERRIAM, Joseph,   b. 16 Sep 1709, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1797
    >04. MERRIAM, Samuel,   b. 26 Aug 1712, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1769, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >05. MERRIAM, Nathan,   b. 12 May 1720, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1782, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >06. MERRIAM, Josiah,   b. 13 Feb 1725, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1809, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2014 
    Family ID  F1601  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1677 - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Mar 1704/05 - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1750 - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Photo: MERIAM HOUSE - Nathan Meriam House, built 1705
    Photo: MERIAM HOUSE - Nathan Meriam House, built 1705
    This is the house that currently stands at Meriam's Corner, Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, Massachusetts, USA.

    Headstones
    Gravestone: MERRIAM, Joseph, d 10 Dec 1750
    Gravestone: MERRIAM, Joseph, d 10 Dec 1750
    in Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, MA

  • 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 47, 56 (19) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S142] WEBSITE: FIND A GRAVE, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=meriam&GSfn=joseph&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=21&GScnty=1181&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=22551350&df=all& (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S163] CEMETERY: MASSACHUSETTS, Concord - Old Hill Burying Ground, (Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, USA).

    4. [S511] VITAL Record: Massachusetts, USA - Concord (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S414] HISTORY: Massachusetts, USA - Grafton, Worcester County, Frederick Clifton Pierce, (Published by the author), Pages. 38-52 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S421] PROGRAM: Meriam's Corner Exercise, April 10, 2010, Page 4 (Reliability: 3).