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MERRIAM, Joseph

MERRIAM, Joseph

Male Abt 1628 - 1677  (~ 49 years)

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  • Name MERRIAM, Joseph   [1
    Born Abt 1628  Tudeley, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As MERIAM, Joseph  [2
    Residence About 1629  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence About 1650  Cambridge Farms (Lexington), Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Afterwards this became the parish and town of Lexington. 
    Residence About 1660  Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Apr 1677  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Joseph Merriam grew up in Corcord, Massachusetts but removed when adult to the neighboring town of Cambridge, the part called "The Farms," which afterward became the parish and town of Lexington. He was admitted to the church, and was made a freeman (or citizen), May 22, 1650. He accumulated something of a property for the times, as it appears from the inventory of the estate and from the subsequent division. The property remained undivided many years after his death and was then distributed in a kindly and equitable manner.
      Hill Burying Ground - Oldest Grave in Cemetery at Concord, Massachusetts

      MIRIAMS SETTLEMENT OF AGREEMENT

      Whereas Joseph Miriam belonging to the Towne of Cambridge in the
      County of Middx in New England Twenty two years Since died Intestt.
      Who left Sarah his Relict Widow Together with many Small Children,
      Eight of which are yet Surviveing. And there haveing never yet been
      a Legall Division of this Estate. Therefore Sarah Miriam his R widow,
      as also his Children Namely Joseph Miriam J no Miriam Robert Miriam
      & Thomas Miriam Together with his Daughters ( & with ye Consent of
      theire husbands) vizt Sarah flecher, Elizabeth Wood, Mary Stearns, &
      Ruth Stow Do all mutually agree & Determine to make a Division of the
      Said Estate both Reall and prsonall in Manner & form as foUowth :

      Imprms: They Do all agree that Sarah Miriam the Relict Widow Shall
      have the free use of the houseing and lands hereafter Expressed, all dur-
      ing the term of her naturall life vizt : The new End of the Dwelling house
      from top to bottom also the lower room of the oldhouse next to ye new
      aforesaid, and the use of ye halfe of the Cellar the one halfe of the Bam
      and halfe of the cowyard and free liberty to cutt halfe her fire wood on ye
      land of her sonn Jno Miriam and the other halfe to gett it off from the land
      of her son Robert Miriam That is to say the West land. And further
      she is to have about an Acre and an halfe of the Land by the Dore also
      in ye pound three acres and an halfe. Also in the Comon fleild Two acres
      & an halfe of plow Land, also mowing Land in the Comon ffeild all
      that wch She hath had ye actuall Improvement of of late Together with
      Two acres and three quarters of Land in the Orchard, as also the free
      use of wt moveable Estate she hath in her possession, to be at her own
      Disposall and what of that she shall not [have] disposed of at her Death,
      that to be equally divided amongst all the Children.
      And as an Addition to what the sd Eight children have had settled
      upon them in time past It is as followeth :

      Then follow detailed descriptions of the several shares,
      hardly needful to be copied.

      Signed November 29, 1700, by the eight children and Isaac
      Stearns, Nathaniel Stow, Samuel Fletcher and Isaac Wood.

      [Mdx. Probate Records, 10, 507.]

      Pope Book, page 44 (6).
    Person ID I5046  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2021 

    Father MERRIAM, Joseph,   b. Abt 1600, , Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1641, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother GOLDSTONE, Sara,   b. 1602, Tonbridge, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1670/71, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1623  Tudeley, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family STONE, Sarah,   b. Abt 1633, Nyland, Suffolk, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1704, Cambridge Farms (Lexington), Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1653  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. MERRIAM, Sarah,   b. 2 Aug 1654, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1703, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. MERRIAM, Lydia,   b. 3 Aug 1656, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1690, Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +3. MERRIAM, Joseph,   b. 25 May 1658, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1727  (Age 69 years)
    +4. MERRIAM, Elizabeth,   b. 20 May 1660, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1717, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +5. MERRIAM, Deacon John,   b. 30 Aug 1662, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1727, Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +6. MERRIAM, Mary,   b. 14 Jun 1664, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. MERRIAM, Robert,   b. 17 Feb 1667, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1717, Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +8. MERRIAM, Ruth,   b. 1670,   d. 14 Jul 1718, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +9. MERRIAM, Thomas,   b. 1672, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1738, Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F1753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1628 - Tudeley, Kent, , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - About 1629 - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Afterwards this became the parish and town of Lexington. - About 1650 - Cambridge Farms (Lexington), Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1653 - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - About 1660 - Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Apr 1677 - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Gravestone: MERRIAM, Joseph, d 20 Apr 1677
    Gravestone: MERRIAM, Joseph, d 20 Apr 1677
    at Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, MA. This gravestone is the oldest still existing in the cemetery.

  • 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 36, 44 (6). (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=22546526&df=all& (Reliability: 2).