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MERRIAM, Deacon Joseph Jr

MERRIAM, Deacon Joseph Jr

Male 1734 - 1814

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  • Name  MERRIAM, Deacon Joseph Jr  [1, 2
    Title  Deacon 
    Suffix  Jr 
    Born  19 Sep 1734  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  MERIAM, Joseph  [3
    Religion  Deacon in Congregational Church 
    Died  2 Jul 1814  [2
    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, Page 534:

      "[Joseph Merriam] was a hale old man of nearly eighty years, when he met with a sudden and fatal accident. He was driving home from mill, and sitting on the front seat of his butcher-cart. While coming down a steep hill, near Peter Hunt's, the harness broke, the "tackling" gave way, his horse fell, and he was precipitated to the ground, striking upon his forehead or temple. The blow rendered him unconscious, and death ensued before he could be carried home. A pile of stones by the roadside marked the scene for several years, and was very impressive to every passer-by. He was a deacon of the congregational church." [2]
    Person ID  I5293  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  5 Jan 2017 

    Father  MERRIAM, Joseph,   b. 16 Sep 1709, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1797 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F1621  Group Sheet

    Family  WADSWORTH, Sally,   b. 1742,   d. 25 Dec 1828 
    Married  8 Dec 1763  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     01. MERRIAM, Hannah Paul,   b. 14 Aug 1765, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1792
     02. MERRIAM, Sarah,   b. 21 Sep 1767, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >03. MERRIAM, Joseph 3rd,   b. 7 Jun 1771, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1869
     04. MERRIAM, John,   b. 27 May 1775, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1777, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >05. MERRIAM, John Hunt,   b. 4 Aug 1777, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1811, Charleston, Charleston Co, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     06. MERRIAM, Elizabeth,   b. 25 Apr 1782, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >07. MERRIAM, Lucy,   b. 22 Dec 1786, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1811
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2015 
    Family ID  F3873  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1734 - Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1763 - 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

    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 74, 102 (110). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S414] HISTORY: Massachusetts, USA - Grafton, Worcester County, Frederick Clifton Pierce, (Published by the author), Page 534 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S142] WEBSITE: FIND A GRAVE, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27560124 (Reliability: 2).

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