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MERRIAM, Joseph [4th]

MERRIAM, Joseph [4th]

Male 1771 - 1869  (97 years)

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  • Name MERRIAM, Joseph   [1, 2
    Suffix [4th] 
    Born 7 Jun 1771  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1869  [3
    Alt. Death 30 Jun 1869  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Religion Deacon in the Congregational Church 
    Military Service Major in Militia 
    Occupation Master mason 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from The History of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1879, Page 534:

      "He also, like his father and grandfather, was deacon in the Congregational Church, which office he held many years until his death. He was also familiarly known as "major", which rank he held in the old-time militia service on "training day". He had also been a master mason for a number of years. His funeral was attended at the Congregational Church, the services being conducted by his long-time pastor and friend, the Rev. Thomas C. Biscoe, then of Uxbridge." [2]
    Person ID I5415  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2021 

    Father MERRIAM, Deacon Joseph [3rd],   b. 19 Sep 1734, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1814  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother WADSWORTH, Sally,   b. 1742,   d. 25 Dec 1828  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1763  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F3873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 WETHERBEE, Sally,   b. 10 Sep 1773,   d. 26 Oct 1810  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1794  Shrewsbury, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. MERRIAM, Sally,   b. 21 Feb 1795, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. MERRIAM, Joseph [5th],   b. 18 Sep 1796, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1881, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. MERRIAM, Hannah Paul,   b. 28 Aug 1798, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1879, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. MERRIAM, John Hunt II,   b. 27 Dec 1800, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1881, South Framingham, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. MERRIAM, Charles,   b. 8 Feb 1807, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1888, Worcester, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +6. MERRIAM, Charlotte,   b. 8 Feb 1807, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1893, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F4001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 LELAND, Sally,   b. 17 Dec 1784, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1881, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1812 
    Alt. Marriage 31 Mar 1812  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. MERRIAM, David Edwin,   b. 28 Jul 1814, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1888  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F4002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jun 1771 - Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Aug 1794 - Shrewsbury, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Marriage - 31 Mar 1812 - Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - 30 Jun 1869 - Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Photo: MERRIAM, Joseph, b 7 Jun 1771
    Photo: MERRIAM, Joseph, b 7 Jun 1771
    Heliotype Photograph of Joseph Merriam "Jr."
    Photo: MERRIAM, Joseph, b 7 Jun 1771 - memorial window
    Photo: MERRIAM, Joseph, b 7 Jun 1771 - memorial window
    This memorial window for Deacon Joseph Merriam is located at the Grafton Congregational Church, Grafton, MA.
    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 102, 161 (245). (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    4. [S142] WEBSITE: Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113198903 (Reliability: 2).

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