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Dad and Uncle Fred Merritt

Uncertain where taken...during basic, I believe...maybe Ft Benning, GA?

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I had an Uncle Fred Merritt Jr. he was born in Poughkeepsie ,NY. Do you know anything more about Fred?
Mar 09, 2013 7:04 pm reply
Yes, he is my uncle...sorry, not the same Fred Merritt. This one is from Hodgdon, Maine [deceased]. Merritts have to all be connected in some way, however. This overview takes us to my great grandparents: Deacon Thomas Marrett was born c 1589 in England and married Susanna Cranniwell. Thomas died 6/30/1664; Susanna died 2/23/1664.

Thomas Merritt was born 8/2/1633 and married Jane ____?.. Thomas died 11/10/1725; Jane died 12/3/1656

Thomas [Sgt] Merritt was born 1/31/1670 and married [before 1694] Martha Marshall. Thomas died 1/30/1719.

Thomas Merritt III was born in 1694 and married Mary Underhill who was born in 1696. Thomas died in 1749; Mary died in 1735.

Robert Merritt was born 3/10/1731 and married in 1762 Elizabeth Robinson [born c. 1731]. Robert died in 10/1802;[no info on Elizabeth’s death].

Robert Merritt, Jr was born 9/14/1762 in Hempstead, LI,NY and married EFfie Palmer in 1792. Robert died 2/23/1601-02 in Hampstead, NB.

John Merritt married Abigail Gerow [born 1784] on 4/28/1803. John died in 1830; Abigail died 10/13/1855.

Caleb Merritt was born 10/11/1813 and married Harriet Mills, who was born 11/8/1820, on 4/19/1842. Caleb died 10/16/1880; Harriet’s date of death unknown].

Edward Merritt, born 4/23/1852 married Barbara Gerow, born 12/18/1855, on 8/20/1878. Edward died 9/16/1925; Barbara died 8/14/1831.

Since you are in NY, one could at least consider a connection...what do you have?
Karyn
Mar 10, 2013 12:47 pm reply
Also: way back when...Thomas Merritt was born 8/2/1633-34 in London, England and died 11/10/1725 in Rye, Westchester, NY [age 91]
He had 3 wives:

1] Jane ___ [?]** born 12/3/1636 died 1/4/1685
2] Abigail Frances born 2/14/1660 married 8/13/1688
3] Mary Ferris Lockwoodmarried 6/1696 died 1708
Children:
1. John b. 10/10/1657 in England died 4/10/1726 [age 68]
2.Alice b. 1/1/1660 in England died 6/10/1680 [age 20]
3. Joseph b. 6/6/1662 in Wethersfield, CT died 5/12/1754 [age 91]
4. Ephraim b. 5/5/1664 in Wethersfield, CT died after 1719
5.Jane b. 11/7/1666 in Wethersfield, CT
6. Isaac b. 5/3/1668 in Wethersfield, CT ]
7. Thomas [Sgt] Jr. b. 1/31/1670 died 1/30/1719
8. Samuel b. 8/21/1672 [m Elizabeth Underhill] died 1722
9. Joanna b. 11/18/1672
10. Rose b. 4/17/1674 in Rye, NY
11. Stephen b. 2/26/1677
12. Edward b. 3/10/1681
13. Matthew b.9/13/1681
14. Elizabeth b. 4/14/1683
15. Robert b. 1/19/1690 [this one can’t be Jane’s?]
Mar 10, 2013 12:49 pm reply
Dad and Uncle Fred Merritt

James Hannigan

Mini-biography
Born: Sep 19, 1919
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: James Hannigan at 21 years old  ·  Fred Merritt at 24 years old