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Nathaniel1 and His Sons
Part II
First Generation
Second Generation

A Merrill Memorial

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    Samuel Merrill, 1928, reprint 1983

24 - Third Generation, p 199

   Stephen3 MERRILL (Daniel2) was born 16 Sept. 1688, in Newbury, Mass. His will was dated 15 July, 1747, and it was admitted to probate 9 June, 1755. He married (1) 20 July, 1710, Mary Carr, daughter of James and Mary (Sears) Carr of Newbury and Salisbury, Mass., who was born 15 Dec. 1678, in Newbury, and died 27 June, 1744, in Salisbury. (*) He married (2) in Salisbury, Mary Hardy of Kensington, N.H., who died 4 Nov. 1747, in Salisbury. He was a farmer and weaver, and lived in Salisbury, where his children were born, as follows:

   98    i.   Daniel4, b. 15 Apr. 1711.
   99 ii. Stephen4, b. 29 Jan. 1712/13; d. 24 Nov. 1793.
  iii. Aaron4, b. 2 Jan. 1714/15; d. 16 Sept. 1716.
  iv. Elizabeth4, b. 3 July, 1717; m. 25 May, 1740,
    Thomas Edmunds.
  (100)   v. Aaron4, b. 10 Aug. 1719; lived Amesbury, Mass.;
       shipwright; bought land in Oct. 1744, at Webster
   Point, bounded by the Merrimack and
   Powow Rivers, for a ship-yard; m. 24 May, 1744,
   in Amesbury, Betty Muggridge (or Moggaridge)
   of Salisbury, prob. a widow, who d. 11 July,
   1773, in Salisbury, and he prob. m. (2) Rhoda
   Osgood. Whether he had children is not ascertained.
  vi. Joshua4, b. 20 Feb. 1720/1; d. unm. 30 Dec. 1737,
    in Salisbury.
  vii.     Ezra4, b. 24 Apr. 1723; d. unm. 19 June, 1745, at
    Cape Breton, while in military service.


* Hoyt, "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," p. 86, queries whether the Mary Carr who married Stephen3 Merrill was not a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Pike) Carr of Salisbury. This Mary Carr was baptised 3 July, 1692. William and James Carr were brothers.

Facsimile of signature of Stephen3 Merrill. (From his will.)


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