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MERRIAM, David

Male 1736 - 1824


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  • Name  MERRIAM, David   [1
    Born  1736  Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly, January, 1909, lists David Merriam's birth as 20 Aug 1745, a far more likely age to enter into an apprenticeship in 1760.
    Christened  19 Apr 1744  Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Westminster, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  23 Nov 1824  Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • The indenture agreement of David Merriam appeared in the Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly, Vol 12-14, January, 1909, published by the Old Northwest Genealogical Society. It also provides a brief biography:

      How well David Meriam "learned the Art and Mistery of Husbandry" is shown in the thorough manner in which he proceeded to reclaim the wilderness, where he and his faithful "Molly" (as she was called) pitched their tent near the foot of Wachuset Mountain, far from the settlements about Boston. .. they made it yield more than an hundred fold in corn and flax and the products of the dairy and a goodly number of healthy children.

      They were married in 1769, and in Sept.. 1770, their first born came to their little cabin. In honor of the event the happy father makes this significant record in his first family almanac (which bears the marks of service in the chimney corner) in his bold handwriting, "Unto us A Child is Born" on the page devoted to September. In the year 1787 he built one of those immense dwelling houses so typical of that period and locality, which still stands a proof of the thorough manner in which the job was done. This good wife has also handed down to her posterity some tangible evidences of her skill with the needle and at the loom...Another of her most precious inheritances has also come down to us. A fine copy of the English Bible, printed at Edinborough, 1748. A gift doubtless from her father, as it was presented to her ten years before her marriage. In it she has written her little story, embodying her name, her country and her religion, in these simple words:

      "Martha Conant is my name. New England is my Nation, Concord is my Dwelling Place, Christ is my Salvation." [4]
    Person ID  I5287  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  27 Dec 2014 

    Father  MERRIAM, Thomas,   b. 15 Apr 1700, Cambridge Farms (Lexington), Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1752, Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  STONE, Tabitha,   b. Abt 1700,   d. 22 Jun 1760, Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1777  Group Sheet

    Family  CONANT, Martha,   b. 1743,   d. 10 Sept 1809, Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Nov 1769  Westminster, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     01. MERRIAM, Lydia,   b. 30 Nov 1770, Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1855
    >02. MERRIAM, Azuba,   b. 15 Jun 1772, Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1847, Eden, Lamoille Co, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     03. MERRIAM, Molly,   b. 5 Feb 1779, Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     04. MERRIAM, Patty,   b. 23 May 1783, Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     05. MERRIAM, David,   b. 31 Dec 1787, Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1826, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     06. MERRIAM, Sally,   b. 31 Dec 1787, Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  9 Feb 2015 
    Family ID  F3866  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1736 - Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 19 Apr 1744 - Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Westminster, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Nov 1769 - Westminster, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Nov 1824 - Hubbardston, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Indenture of MERRIAM David, b 1736
    Indenture of MERRIAM David, b 1736
    Indenture agreement which bound David Merriam to his elder brother Samuel, for the purpose of learning the trade of husbandry.

  • 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 71, 99 (103). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S608] VITAL Record: Massachusetts, USA - Lexington, (http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Middlesex/Lexington/Images/Lexington) (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S666] VITAL Record: Massachusetts, USA - Hubbardston , (http://ma-vitalrecords.org/) (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S417] GENEALOGY: Genealogical Society - Old Northwest.