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MERRIAM, John Hunt I

Male 1777 - 1811  (34 years)


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  • Name MERRIAM, John Hunt   [1, 2
    Suffix
    Born 4 Aug 1777  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As MERIAM, John 
    Occupation Commanded schooner "Elizabeth City" 
    Died Oct 1811  Charleston, Charleston Co, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: cast away in a gale on the way to Charleston, South Carolina 
    • Died enroute to Charleston.
    Buried Old Oak Street Burial Grounds, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    Notes 
    • The Merriam Genealogy book had two John H(unt) Merriams and it appears as though they were mixed up a bit. They are both shown as having married one SALLY GODDARD, daughter of LEVI and MARY GODDARD.

      Since Sally Goddard was listed as having been born in 1801, it does not seem probable that she would have been married to the John Hunt Merriam I who died on the schooner Elizabeth City in 1811, so MFT has corrected our records to show SALLY GODDARD was only wife to the John Hunt Merriam II born in 1800, not the John Hunt Merriam born in 1777. The assumption is also made that the JOHN G listed is the child of the second listed John Hunt Merriam II with Sally Goddard, not the first one born in 1777.
    Person ID I5416  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  [4
    Family ID F3873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Aug 1777 - Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cast away in a gale on the way to Charleston, South Carolina - Oct 1811 - Charleston, Charleston Co, South Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Oak Street Burial Grounds, Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • 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, 162 (246). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S930] VITAL Record: Massachusetts, USA - Grafton, (http://ma-vitalrecords.org), http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Worcester/Grafton/Images/Grafton_B091.shtml (Reliability: 2).
      Birth record shows full name

    3. [S142] WEBSITE: Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=meriam&GSfn=john&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=21&GScnty=1186&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=27560122&df=all& (Reliability: 2).

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