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MERRIAM, Deacon Joseph

Male 1709 - 1797


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  • Name  MERRIAM, Deacon Joseph   [1, 2
    Title  Deacon 
    Born  16 Sep 1709  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joshua Merriam in church records for marriage and birth of one child. 
    Also Known As  MERIAM, Joseph  [3
    Religion  Deacon in Congregational Church 
    Residence  1733  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  5 May 1797 
    Buried  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Old Oak Street Burying Ground
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from The History of Grafton, Worcester, County, Massachusetts, 1879, P.533:

      "He was the first Merriam to settle within the limits of the town. Coming from Concord as a pioneer, he took possession of the land purchased for him by his father, and slept the first night of his stay in the cleft of a rock, still pointed out on the old ancestral farm. This was then a part of the howling wilderness, and tradition still narrates concerning his manly and venturesome effort in reducing the forest to fertility and smiling peace.

      Deacon Joseph Merriam sustained an unblemished character, was in the office of deacon for fifty-five years, and was the last of the original settlers to die." [2]
    Person ID  I5233  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  1 Jan 2017 

    Father  MERRIAM, Joseph,   b. 20 Aug 1677, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1750, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F1601  Group Sheet

    Family 1  HUNT, Ruth,   b. 13 May 1714, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1749, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1733 
    Children 
    >01. MERRIAM, Joseph Jr,   b. 19 Sep 1734, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1814
     02. MERRIAM, Ruth,   b. 29 Aug 1736, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1740, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >03. MERRIAM, Hannah,   b. 17 Apr 1738, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     04. MERRIAM, Mary,   b. 8 Aug 1740, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1740, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >05. MERRIAM, Ruth,   b. 13 Oct 1741, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1818, Westborough, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     06. MERRIAM, Mary,   b. 5 Oct 1743, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >07. MERRIAM, Timothy,   b. 20 Dec 1746, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1829, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     08. MERRIAM, Elizabeth,   b. 16 Jan 1746/47, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F1621  Group Sheet

    Family 2  PAUL, Hannah,   b. 1717,   d. 30 Aug 1794 
    Married  26 Dec 1754  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     01. MERRIAM, Lucy,   b. 30 Dec 1755, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1842
     02. MERRIAM, Anna,   b. 24 Jul 1758, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1758, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2015 
    Family ID  F3510  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Sep 1709 - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlso Known As - Joshua Merriam in church records for marriage and birth of one child. - - Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1733 - Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1754 - Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Photo: MERRIAM, Old Merriam House at Grafton, Massachusetts
    Photo: MERRIAM, Old Merriam House at Grafton, Massachusetts
    From Massachusetts Magazine Quarterly, Vol. 2, Salem, MA 1909
    Photo: MERRIAM, Old Merriam House at Grafton, Massachusetts
    Photo: MERRIAM, Old Merriam House at Grafton, Massachusetts
    Taken June, 2012

    Documents

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    DOCUMENT: MERRIAM, Joseph; d. 5 May 1797
    DOCUMENT: MERRIAM, Joseph; d. 5 May 1797
    Deed of land (part 1) from Joseph Merriam to his son, Timothy Merriam, in the town of Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts. Dated 27 Oct 1781. Courtesy of Hazel Nourse and The Westborough Digital Repository.
    DOCUMENT: MERRIAM, Joseph; d. 5 May 1797
    DOCUMENT: MERRIAM, Joseph; d. 5 May 1797
    Deed of land (part 2) from Joseph Merriam to his son, Timothy Merriam, in the town of Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts. Dated 27 Oct 1781. Courtesy of Hazel Nourse and The Westborough Digital Repository.


    DOCUMENT: MERRIAM, Joseph; d 10 Dec 1750
    DOCUMENT: MERRIAM, Joseph; d 10 Dec 1750
    Deed of land from Joseph Merriam to his son, Joseph Merriam, in the town of Hassanamisco(Grafton), Worcester Co, Massachusetts. Dated 27 Nov 1733. Courtesy of The Westborough Digital Repository
    DOCUMENT: MERRIAM, Joseph; d. 5 May 1797
    DOCUMENT: MERRIAM, Joseph; d. 5 May 1797
    Deed of land from David Baldwin to Joseph Merriam in the town of Upton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts. Dated 18 Jun 1756. Courtesy of The Westborough Digital Repository.

    Histories
    MASSACHUSETTS: The History of the Old Merriam House of Grafton
    MASSACHUSETTS: The History of the Old Merriam House of Grafton
    From Massachusetts Magazine Quarterly, Vol. 2, Salem Press, Salem, MA 1909

  • 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 57, 73 (48). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S414] HISTORY: Massachusetts, USA - Grafton, Worcester County, Frederick Clifton Pierce, (Published by the author), P. 533 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [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=1186&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=27560061&df=all& (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S930] VITAL Record: Massachusetts, USA - Grafton, (http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Worcester/Grafton/) (Reliability: 2).