Lucy Barnes

19 November 1766–4 April 1842 (Age 75)
Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy Barnes was born on 19 November 1766, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Nathaniel Barnes, was 23 and her mother, Polly Dawson, was 15. She married Peris Merriman about 1806, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 4 April 1842, in her hometown, at the age of 75, and was buried in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Peris Merriman
Lucy Barnes
Marriage: about 1806
Almon Merriman

Spouse and Children

    Peris Merriman



about 1806
Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Almon Merriman


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 15

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 20

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lucy in entry for Almon Merriman, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lucy Barnes Merriman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lucy Merriman, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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