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Edward Melbern Merritt[1, 2]

Male 1852 - 1925  (Age 73)
Person ID: I41 | Tree: Shaun  |  Last Modified: 17 Feb 2019
   Has 21 ancestors and 28 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Edward Melbern Merritt  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Relationshipwith Shaun Clay Driver
    Born 23 Apr 1852  New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 11, 14
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Sep 1925  [6
    Buried Woodland Cemetery, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Headstone - Edward Merritt & Barbara Gerow
    Headstone - Edward Merritt & Barbara Gerow
    Edward M. Merritt
    Apr 23, 1852 - Sept 16, 1925

    Barbara A Gerow
    Dec 18, 1855 - Aug 14, 1931

    Parents

    Family ID: F172 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Caleb Merritt (ID:I53),   b. 11 Oct 1813, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1880, Kars, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67) 
    Mother Harriett Mills (ID:I54),   b. 8 Nov 1820, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 October 1863  (Age 42) 
    Married 19 Apr 1843  Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15

    Family

    Family ID: F9 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  |  Last Modified: 9 Feb 2019   
    Wife Barbara A Gerow (ID:I40),   b. 18 Dec 1855, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1931  (Age 75) 
    Married 1875  [11
    Children 
     

    1. Leslie Merritt (ID:I44),   b. Mar 24, 1878, Hodgdon, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 October 1940, Hodgdon, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62)

     

    2. Stephen Merritt (ID:I52),   b. Jun 20, 1880, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 14, 1953, Woodland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73)

     

    3. Effie Merritt (ID:I51),   b. Aug 19, 1882, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]

     

    4. Harold (Harry) Cecil Merritt (ID:I14),   b. 14 Oct 1885, Hodgdon, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1913, Washington, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27)

     

    5. Eben William Harrington Merritt (ID:I49),   b. 18 Jun 1890, Hodgdon, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. December 12, 1961, Hodgdon, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70)

     

    6. Cora Merritt (ID:I50),   b. 7 Aug 1888, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1982  (Age 93)

     

    7. James Smith Merritt (ID:I48),   b. 1 Sep 1892, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1965  (Age 72)

     

    8. Eleanor Merritt (ID:I47),   b. Oct 15, 1896, Hodgdon, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1997, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 101)

    Other Personal Events

    Residence 1 Jun 1880  Hodgdon, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census - 1880 - United States - Edward Merritt
    Census - 1880 - United States - Edward Merritt
    Edward M Merritt (29) - Farmer - Canada
    Barbara Merritt (25) - Keeping - Maine
    Leslie M Merritt (2) - Maine

    At Hodgdon, Maine as of 1 June 1880
    Residence 15 Apr 1910  Hodgdon, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census - 1910 - United States - Edward Merritt
    Census - 1910 - United States - Edward Merritt
    Edward M. Merritt (57) Head - Laborer Odd Jobs
    Barbara A. Merritt (54) Wife - House
    Cora B. Merritt (21) Daughter - School Teacher
    Eben W. Merritt (19) Son - Farm Laborer
    Eleanor Merritt (13) Daughter
    Residence 1 Jan 1920  Hodgdon, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census - 1920 - United States - James Merritt
    Census - 1920 - United States - James Merritt
    Household 1

    E M Merritt (Head) - 67 - Canada - Slabsaw - Sawmill
    Barbara Merritt (Wife) - 64 - Maine
    Maurice Gerow (Son In Law) - 22 - Canada - Teamster - Log Mill
    Eleanor Gerow (Daughter) -23 - Maine
    Nella Gerow (Grand Daughter) - 11/12 - Maine

    Household 2

    James Merritt (Head) - 27
    Lettie Merritt (Wife) - 29
    Ralph Merritt (Son) - 7
    Harry Merritt (Daughter [but Male noted in next column]) - 5
    Evelyn Merritt (Daughter) - 3 7/12
    Melvin Merritt (Boarder) 64
    Siblings 6 siblings 
     1. Abigal Merritt,   b. 7 March 1844,   d. 14 December 1885  (Age 41)
     2. John R. Merritt,   b. 23 December 1846,   d. 27 November 1903, Kars, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56)
     3. Elizabeth Merritt,   b. 11 March 1849,   d. 25 October 1885, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36)
     4. Harriet Adeline Merritt,   b. 5 Nov 1850, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1931, Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81)
     5. Edward Melbern Merritt,   b. 23 Apr 1852, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1925  (Age 73)
     6. Effie Connor Merritt,   b. 21 June 1853, Greenwich, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. August 1887  (Age 34)
     7. Susan Hepzibah Merritt,   b. 20 January 1856, Greenwich, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 April 1893, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37)
     
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1852 - New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1880 - Hodgdon, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 15 Apr 1910 - Hodgdon, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jan 1920 - Hodgdon, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cemetery, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
     : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set
  • Documents
    Naturalization - Edward Merritt
    Naturalization - Edward Merritt
    Edward Merritt of Hodgdon declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States, renounced allegiance to any foreign monarch (especially the Queen of Great Britain) on 22 Sep 1888.

    Had resided in the United States since he was 16, arriving at the age of 1885.
    Naturalization Index - Edward Merritt
    Naturalization Index - Edward Merritt

  • Notes


    • The Merritt Family Genealogy Line
      Personal notes by Peter L Merritt:
      References in square brackets are by Karyn Hannigan
      Link to Referenced Website: http://themerrittfamilygenealogyline.weebly.com/edward-melborn-merritt.html

      In my Merritt genealogical quest I became curious some number of years ago why only one of Caleb Merritt’s children came to Maine and in particular to Hodgdon, ME. My great aunt Eleanor Merritt Gerow [youngest daughter of Edward] was the apparent family keeper of history and I sought her out in Bucksport, ME where she lived with her daughter, Nella and son-in-law, James Stone. Upon my query she related the following story:

      Caleb Merritt was a deacon in the Baptist Church and was conducting the evening service one night and called upon his daughter, Abigail, to stand and give a testimony. She said she didn’t have one-to which her father said ‘Stand and the Lord will fill your mouth.’ No testimony was given and on the buggy ride home from church, Edward made a sarcastic remark to his father about God not filling his sister’s mouth which offended and angered his father. On arriving home the offending Edward was fastened to the buggy wheel and the whip applied to his backside. Edward apparently was so angry over this incident that he held his father in contempt ever after. Edward was working at a neighbor’s farm and had them save his earnings and upon turning 17, he took his wages and moved to Hodgdon. He never returned to Canada and never attended his parents’ funerals.

      He spent most of his life working in the sawmill that was beside the stream in the center of Hodgdon. Later in life he did some undertaking. My grandfather, James, did not care to help in this endeavor. However, my father, Harry, said that he had helped his grandfather on occasion.

      From what I understand from my father and others, Edward was possessed of an unpleasant disposition.

      Barbara Gerow Merritt was given to a pleasant and kindly demeanor according to my father.

      I can remember as a boy that my grandfather, James, bought his father’s old house and was doing renovations on it with his son, Ralph, and Ralph’s boys, Donny and Ronald, one July when we made our annual Fourth of July to the North Country. [16]
  • Source Citations

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    2. [S2] Rev. Peter Lauriston Merritt. The Merritt Family Genealogy Line. Rev. P. Merritt & Karyn Hannigan, http://themerrittfamilygenealogyline.weebly.com/edward-melborn-merritt.html.

    3. [S1266194774] Ancestry.com. U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project). Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906 (M1299); Microfilm Serial: M1299; Microfilm Roll: 96.

    4. [S1266194768] Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census. Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Year: 1910; Census Place: Hodgdon, Aroostook, Maine; Roll: T624_537; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0031; FHL microfilm: 1374550.

    5. [S1266194775] Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census. Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Year: 1880; Census Place: Hodgdon, Aroostook, Maine; Roll: 477; Family History Film: 1254477; Page: 408A; Enumeration District: 217; Image: 0090.

    6. [S1266194771] Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc..

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    14. Research files of Peter L. Merritt.

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    16. [S2] Rev. Peter Lauriston Merritt. The Merritt Family Genealogy Line. Rev. P. Merritt & Karyn Hannigan.


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