Joseph/2 Merriam

M, #3491, (circa 1629 - 20 April 1677)
Father*Joseph/1 Merriam1 b. c 1600, d. 1 Jan 1640/41
Mother*Sarah/1 Goldstone1 b. c 1605, d. 12 Mar 1670/71
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Sarah/2 Stone:

  • Sarah/3 Merriam+11 b. 2 Aug 1654, d. 29 Apr 1703
  • Lydia/3 Merriam12 b. 3 Aug 1656, d. 29 Dec 1690
  • Joseph/3 Merriam13 b. 25 May 1658
  • Elizabeth/3 Merriam14 b. 20 May 1660
  • Dea. John/3 Merriam15 b. 30 Aug 1662, d. 27 Feb 1724/25
  • Mary/3 Merriam16 b. circa 11 Jun 1664
  • Robert/3 Merriam17 b. 17 Feb 1667
  • Ruth/3 Merriam18 b. 1670, d. 14 Jul 1718
  • Thomas/3 Merriam19 b. circa 1672, d. 16 Aug 1738
Photo by Christopher Brooks.
Joseph/2 Merriam Jr. was born circa 1629 in Kent, England.2 Bequeathed £6 in the will of his uncle Robert Goldstone, 10 Apr 1637.1 He emigrated with his parents to New England, Jul 1638, where they settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts.1,3 Raised at Concord, he went as a young man to Cambridge, where he lived in the section called "The Farms," which afterward became the parish and town of Lexington.2 There he was admitted to the church, and admitted a freeman 22 May 1650.4,2
     He married, 12 Jul 1653 at Concord, Sarah/2 Stone, daughter of Dea. Gregory/1 Stone.5 Named as a debtor in the inventory of Thomas Flint of Concord, 9 Nov 1653.6 He died 20 Apr 1677 (rec. Concord), "aged 47 years,"7 and is interred in the Hill Burying Ground, Concord.8 His widow died at Lexington 8 Apr 1704.9,10 For the division of property, see Pope, Merriam Genealogy, 44-45.2

Local Notes:

Property29 Nov 1700, Lexington, MA"He accumulated something of a property for the times, as appears from the inventory of his estate and from the subsequent division. … The property remained undivided many years after his death, and was then [29 Nov 1700] distributed in a kindly and equitable manner" between the widow and 8 surviving children.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Genealogical Gleanings in England" (Oct 1896), 50:506-9.
  2. [S820] Charles Henry Pope, Merriam Genealogy, 44-45, Joseph (6.) Merriam.
  3. [S820] Charles Henry Pope, Merriam Genealogy, 32-36, Joseph (2.) Merriam.
  4. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 22, Joseph Mirriam.
  5. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 8, Joseph Merriam/Sara Stone m.
  6. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Abstracts of the Earliest Wills from the Records and Files at East Cambridge, Mass., in the County of Middlesex" (Jan 1862), 16:72-73.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 432, Joseph Meriam d. (g.s.).
  8. [S53] Gravestone, recorded 21 Aug 1996.
  9. [S267] Lexington Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1:187, Widow Merriam d. Hereafter Lexington VR.
  10. [S370] James Flint, Robbins Cemetery Records, Lot C49: Mrs. Sarah Meriam [g.s.] d. 5 Apr 1704.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 7, Sara Merriam b.
  12. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Lydia Merriam b.
  13. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Joseph Merriam b.
  14. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Elizabeth Merriam b.
  15. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, John Merriam b.
  16. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Mary Merriam b.
  17. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Robert Merriam b.
  18. [S820] Charles Henry Pope, Merriam Genealogy, 45, Joseph (6.) Merriam, Ruth (viii.).
  19. [S820] Charles Henry Pope, Merriam Genealogy, 54, Thomas (15.) Merriam.

Abigail/2 Merriam

F, #3496, (circa 15 July 1645 - 14 July 1684)
Father*George/1 Merriam1 b. c 1603, d. 29 Sep 1675
Mother*Susanna Raven1 b. s 1605, d. 8 Oct 1675
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Martha/2w Brooks
Descendants of Sgt. Thomas/3w Bateman
Last Edited:13 Aug 2017

Children with Sgt. Thomas/3w Bateman:

Abigail/2 Merriam, born 15 Jul 16(47?) at Concord, Massachusetts1, there married, as his 1st wife, 25 Apr 1672, Sgt. Thomas/3w Bateman Jr. of Concord, son of Thomas/2 Bateman and Martha/2w Brooks.2 Daughter Abigail Bateman is mentioned in her father's will, 8 Oct 1675.3 She died at Concord 14 Jul 1684.4 Thomas Bateman married twice more and died at Concord 6 Oct 1727.5,6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 6, Abigail Merriam b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 16, Thomas Batman/Abigal meriam m.
  3. [S820] Charles Henry Pope, Merriam Genealogy, 36-38, George (3.) Merriam.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 26, Abigail Bateman d.
  5. [S185] Concord BMD, 111, Thomas Bateman d.
  6. [S717] Bradley R. Ridge, "The Bateman Connection," 156, Thomas 2, (4) Thomas 3.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 17, Samewell Batman b.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 18, Thomas Bateman b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 20, Abigail Bateman b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 23, John Bateman b.

Sarah/2 Stone

F, #3499, (circa 1633 - 8 April 1704)
Father*Dea. Gregory/1 Stone1 b. 1590, d. 30 Nov 1672
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Joseph/2 Merriam:

  • Sarah/3 Merriam+6 b. 2 Aug 1654, d. 29 Apr 1703
  • Lydia/3 Merriam7 b. 3 Aug 1656, d. 29 Dec 1690
  • Joseph/3 Merriam8 b. 25 May 1658
  • Elizabeth/3 Merriam9 b. 20 May 1660
  • Dea. John/3 Merriam10 b. 30 Aug 1662, d. 27 Feb 1724/25
  • Mary/3 Merriam11 b. circa 11 Jun 1664
  • Robert/3 Merriam12 b. 17 Feb 1667
  • Ruth/3 Merriam1,13 b. 1670, d. 14 Jul 1718
  • Thomas/3 Merriam14 b. circa 1672, d. 16 Aug 1738
Sarah/2 Stone, born circa 1633, probably in England1, married, 12 Jul 1653 at Concord, Massachusetts, Joseph/2 Merriam Jr., son of Joseph/1 Merriam and Sarah/1 Goldstone.2 He died at Concord 20 Apr 16773, and she 8 [town rec; 5, g.s.] Apr 1704 at Lexington, and was buried there 8 Apr in Robbins Cemetery.4,5 Shattuck erroneously gives her last name as "Stow."

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S110] Anne S. Benson, citing Hudson, Hist. Lexington, 421.
  2. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 8, Joseph Merriam/Sara Stone m.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 432, Joseph Meriam d. (g.s.).
  4. [S267] Lexington Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1:187, Widow Merriam d. Hereafter Lexington VR.
  5. [S370] James Flint, Robbins Cemetery Records, Lot C49: Mrs. Sarah Meriam [g.s.] d. 5 Apr 1704.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 7, Sara Merriam b.
  7. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Lydia Merriam b.
  8. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Joseph Merriam b.
  9. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Elizabeth Merriam b.
  10. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, John Merriam b.
  11. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Mary Merriam b.
  12. [S267] Lexington VR, 47, Robert Merriam b.
  13. [S820] Charles Henry Pope, Merriam Genealogy, 45, Joseph (6.) Merriam, Ruth (viii.).
  14. [S820] Charles Henry Pope, Merriam Genealogy, 54, Thomas (15.) Merriam.

Sarah/3 Merriam

F, #3500, (2 August 1654 - 29 April 1703)
Father*Joseph/2 Merriam1 b. c 1629, d. 20 Apr 1677
Mother*Sarah/2 Stone1 b. c 1633, d. 8 Apr 1704
Last Edited:21 Feb 2016

Child with Eleazer/3 Ball:

  • Sarah/4 Ball7 b. say 1689
Sarah/3 Merriam was born 2 Aug 1654 at Concord, Massachusetts.1 Then of Cambridge, she married (1), as his 2nd wife, 14 Jun 1688 at Concord, Eleazer/3 Ball of Concord, son of Nathaniel/2 Ball and Mary Wayne,2, who died at Concord 15 Nov 1698.3 There she married (2), as his 2nd wife, 7 Jun 1699, Samuel/3 Fletcher of Chelmsford, son of Ens. William/2 Fletcher and Lydia ?Fairbanks.4 She died at Chelmsford 29 Apr 1703, a. 48.5 She is believed to be interred with her 1st husband in the Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, but no gravestone remains.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 7, Sara Merriam b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 27, Eliazer Ball/Sarah Miriam m.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 57, Eliazer Ball d.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 50, Samll Fletcher/Sarah Ball m.
  5. [S47] Vital Records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 392, Sarah Fletcher d.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #24095172.
  7. [S1093] Ball and Warren, John Ball of Watertown, 2, Eleazer (13.) Ball.