Mary D. Merritt

1794–1886 (Age 91)
Machias, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary D.

When Mary D. Merritt was born on 27 November 1794, in Machias, Washington, Maine, United States, her father, Daniel Merritt, was 38 and her mother, Hannah Cates, was 29. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Zebulon Norton. She lived in Livermore, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 18 August 1886, in Livermore, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Livermore, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Mary D. Merritt
1794–1886
Zebulon Norton
1777–1865
Sewell Merritt Norton
1817–1899
George Dana Norton Sr.
1820–1865
Jane Norton
1822–1894
Lydia Jones Norton
1824–1905
Ellen Crocker Norton
1828–1899
Hannah Elizabeth Norton
1838–1905

Spouse & Children

  • Female1794–1886Female

  • Zebulon Norton

    Male1777–1865Male

children

(6)

  • Sewell Merritt Norton

    Male1817–1899Male

  • George Dana Norton Sr.

    Male1820–1865Male

  • Jane Norton

    Female1822–1894Female

  • Female1824–1905Female

  • Female1828–1899Female

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1805

Age 11

Historical Boundaries - 1805: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Oxford, Maine, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Merriott in Somerset, named in Old English as ‘boundary gate’ or ‘mare gate’, from (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ or miere ‘mare’ + geat ‘gate’. 2. variant (as a result of hypercorrection) of Marriott , or of Marryat , which is from a Middle English personal name, Meryet, Old English Mǣrgēat, composed of the element mǣr ‘boundary’ + the tribal name Gēat ( see Joslin ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Norton in household of Sewell M Norton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mercy D Norton in household of Zebulon Norton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Merritt in entry for Lydia J Bradford, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.