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MERRIAM, James Johnson

Male 1772 - 1862  (89 years)


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  • Name MERRIAM, James Johnson   [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 20 Jun 1772  Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1792  Norham, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Ontario was formerly known as Upper Canada, It existed from December 26, 1791 to February 10, 1841  
    Civil Service 13 Oct 1801  , York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Juryman (Upper Canada) 
    Civil Service 14 Apr 1802  Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Constable (appointed) 
    Property 1842  Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lot 22, third Concession 
    Occupation Blacksmith, Farmer 
    Died 20 Feb 1862  Norham, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Warkworth Cemetery, Warkworth, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I1  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2022 

    Father MERRIAM, Jesse,   b. 21 Jan 1728, Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1791  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother JOHNSON, Mary,   b. Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1790, Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 May 1750  Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F1666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family YOUMANS, Sarah Jane,   b. 11 Jan 1786, Utica, Oneida Co, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1849, Norham, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1800  Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Fact Married "the only white girl in the place"  [11
    Marriage Place Historical Name (Upper Canada) 
    Children 
    +1. MERRIAM, Archibald,   b. 12 Oct 1801, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Champion, Jefferson Co, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +2. MERRIAM, Burrage Barrie,   b. 15 Sep 1804, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1878, Otonabee Twp, Peterborough Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. MERRIAM, Hannah,   b. 20 Apr 1807, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1894, Camp Willford, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +4. MERRIAM, Permillie,   b. 17 Nov 1808, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1894, Seymour Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. MERRIAM, Jesse R,   b. 1810, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1877, Stirling, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +6. MERRIAM, Joseph T,   b. 12 Jun 1813, Seymour Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1867, Seymour Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +7. MERRIAM, Mary,   b. 12 Jul 1814, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. MERRIAM, Sylvia Ann,   b. 17 May 1815, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1889, West Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +9. MERRIAM, Esther,   b. 30 Apr 1818, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1889, , Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +10. MERRIAM, Huldah Sophia,   b. 11 Jan 1820, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1882, , Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +11. MERRIAM, James Patrick,   b. 17 Mar 1822, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1908, Saginaw, Saginaw Co, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +12. MERRIAM, John Mills,   b. 20 Oct 1823, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1905, Cramahe Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +13. MERRIAM, Lucinda Lucy,   b. 9 Apr 1824, Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1897, , Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jun 1772 - Meriden, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Ontario was formerly known as Upper Canada, It existed from December 26, 1791 to February 10, 1841 - 1792 - Norham, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1800 - Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil Service - Juryman (Upper Canada) - 13 Oct 1801 - , York Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil Service - Constable (appointed) - 14 Apr 1802 - Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Lot 22, third Concession - 1842 - Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1862 - Norham, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Warkworth Cemetery, Warkworth, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    MAPS of Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada
    MAPS of Percy Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada
    This is an excerpt map of property owned by:
    John Merriam (red outline), built around 1792 (house intact 2011)
    James Johnson Merriam (green outline), owned 1803 (house in use 2011)
    James Johnson Merriam (pink outline), owned 1810 (barn remains 2011)
    John Merriam & son Albert Merriam (purple outline), owned before 1903 (house in use 2011)
    Caution: Please get permission from owners before going on property.

    Headstones
    Gravestone: MERRIAM, James Johnson b 20 Jun 1772
    Gravestone: MERRIAM, James Johnson b 20 Jun 1772

    Histories
    ONTARIO: Petition of MERRIAM, James Johnson b 20 June 1772
    ONTARIO: Petition of MERRIAM, James Johnson b 20 June 1772
    This story was sent to MFP (Merriam Family Papers) by Rosemary McConkey who discovered it in the Cobourg General ( Quarter) sessions of the Newcastle District, 1833-34 Doc. (Rg-1-174-0-15). Rosemary writes ŠUSthe document certainly underscores the trials and hardships of the early settlers where the only social welfare network was a neighbour with a kind & generous soul.ŠUT

    Original handwritten document owned by Kit Cutting

  • 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 84, 121 (145a). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S372] Personal Knowledge of: KEITH, Pat.

    3. [S456] Personal Knowledge of: MERRIAM-CUTTING, Kit, (Kit Cutting, Administrator - Genealogist (http://www.MerriamFamilyTree.org) - Email: KitCutting@MerriamFamilyTree.org).

    4. [S496] GENEALOGY: Merriam Family, A Brief History of the, AUTHOR: MERRIAM, Justus (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S177] VITAL Record: Barbour 1670 -1850, (dunhamwilcox.net), New Haven Co, Connecticut (Reliability: 3).
      Actual text, MERRIAM,James Johnson, son Jesse & Mary, b. June 20, 1772

    6. [S456] Personal Knowledge of: MERRIAM-CUTTING, Kit, (Kit Cutting, Administrator - Genealogist (http://www.MerriamFamilyTree.org) - Email: KitCutting@MerriamFamilyTree.org) (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S948] 1842 CENSUS: Canada West, (https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1842), http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1842/uc/jpg/004569584_00273.jpg (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S197] CEMETERY: ONTARIO, Warkworth - Warkworth Cemetery, (Warkworth, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada).
      Tombstone shows 20 Feb 1852, age 89 yrs, 8 mos, for date of death. That makes his birth wrong, but MFT has two sources for the birth, I think the 5 is a 6 but written differently...KC and administration genealogy

    9. [S142] WEBSITE: Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114161571/james-johnson-merriam (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S177] VITAL Record: Barbour 1670 -1850, (dunhamwilcox.net), http://dunhamwilcox.net/ct/wallingford_ct11.htm (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S255] GENEALOGY: MERRIAM GENEALOGY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, Pope, Charles Henry - 1906, (Reprint compiled by John Merriam Kingsbury through Bullbrier Press - 1986), 121 (145a) (Reliability: 3).