Samuel Merry Sr.

3 June 1750–19 August 1827 (Age 77)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Merry Sr. was born on 3 June 1750, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Merry, was 42 and his mother, Dinah Flower, was 36. He married Hannah Merrill about 1769, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 August 1827, in Herkimer, Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Litchfield Cemetery, Herkimer, New York, United States.

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Samuel Merry Sr.
Hannah Merrill
Marriage: about 1769
Enos Merry
Samuel Merry
Charles Merry
Edmond Merry
Harriet Merrill Merry
Epaphras Merry
Francis Merry
Lucy Ann Merry
Ralph Merry
Hannah Merry

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about 1769
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 26

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

Age 31

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.

Age 41

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with a blithe or happy disposition, from Middle English merry ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’ (Old English myr(i)ge ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh, Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach’, ‘descendant of Meardha’, personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively’, ‘wild’, ‘wanton’.3 French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Médéric, derived from a Germanic personal name conposed of mecht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + rīc ‘power’; ‘ruler’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Merry, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975"
  • Samuel Merry, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel Merry - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Samuel Merry

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