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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

23 - Third Generation, p 197-8

   Moses3 MERRILL (Daniel2) was born 3 Sept. 1683, in Newbury, Mass., and died 17 Jan. 1756, in Salisbury, Mass., where he had lived from his boyhood. His home was in a section then known as "Pitch Pine plain," a mile and a half from East Salisbury village, on the road leading to Seabrook. He and his wife Mary joined the Congregational Church in Salisbury 21 May, 1710, and he became a deacon of the church. His wife died 15 Dec. 1760. Children, born in Salisbury:

i.   Apphia4, b. 25 Dec. 1704; m. 2 Mar. 1724/5, Ebenezer
       Collins of East Kingston, N.H. Children:
      Jonathan.                                                   (Collins)
      Robert; "captain;" lived Sandown, N.H.
      Sarah; m. Joseph Hoit.
      Mary; m. Moses Stevens.
      Mercy; m. Daniel Sanborn.
      Apphia; m. James Fogg; lived Kensington
         and Deerfield, N.H.

Sarah4, b. 7 Apr. 1706; m. 16 Apr. 1724, in Salisbury,

       Capt. Thomas Bradbury, son of Jacob and
   Elizabeth (Stockman) Bradbury of Salisbury,
   who was b. 16 Aug. 1699; lived Salisbury until
   about 1744, and then removed to Biddeford,
   and afterward to "Narraganset No. 1" (See pp. 144-5.)
   (now Buxton), Me. Capt. Bradbury was one of
   the first settlers of Buxton, and was a distinguished
   soldier and Indian fighter. He
   commanded, in 1748-9, at the block-house on
   the west side of the Saco River, half a mile below Union
   Falls. Children:
      Elizabeth, b. 1727; m. Lieut. Samuel5 Merrill,   (Bradbury)
         (Thomas4, John3, Daniel2). (See 891.)
      Jacob, bap. 15 Sept. 1728; m. Abigail Cole of
      Moses, b. Feb. 1730; m. Mary Page.
      Samuel, b. 1733.
      Thomas, b. 1735; m. Ruth Page of Salisbury;
         lived Buxton; lieutenant in Revolution.
      William, b. 1738; m. Susanna Hopkinson;
         lived Buxton.
      Sarah, b. 1739; m. 1763, Joseph Leavitt of Buxton.
      Mary, bap. 1744, in Salisbury; m. 5 Nov. 1767,
         Samuel Sands of Buxton.
      Benjamin, bap. Apr. 1744, in Biddeford; d. 1834;
         m. 9 July, 1767, Mary Elden of Buxton; removed
         to Ohio in 1800.
      Mercy, bap. 1746; m. John Appleton of Buxton.
      Jabez, bap. 1749, in Biddeford.
   94   iii. Moses4, b. 28 Dec. 1707; d. 9 Apr. 1795.
  iv. Mary4, b. 25 Oct. 1709; d. 17 Feb. 1726/7.
   95 v. Samuel4, b. 20 July, 1711; d. 12 July, 1801.
  vi. Mercy4, b. 4 Nov. 1713; m. 1 Feb. 1735/6, Samuel
       Clark; lived Hampton, N.H.
  vii. Betty4, b. 18 Nov. 1715; m. 10 Dec. 1741, Humphrey4
       Merrill (James3, Abel2) of Falmouth, Me.;
   lived Falmouth. (See 122, p. 285)
  viii.     Jacob4, b. 25 Sept. 1719; d. 25 May, 1721.
  (96)   ix. Benjamin4, b. 16 Feb. 1720/1. (See p. 640)
   97 x. Daniel4, b. 27 Apr. 1723.

The facsimile of signature of Moses3 Merrill is from his will, dated 30 Jan. 1755. (Inventory, £ 625, 6s. 10d.)

† See page 93.


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