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.

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Mary D. Merritt
Zebulon Norton
Sewell Merritt Norton
George Dana Norton Sr.
Jane Norton
Lydia Jones Norton
Ellen Crocker Norton
Hannah Elizabeth Norton

Spouse & Children

  • Female1794–1886Female

  • Zebulon Norton




  • Sewell Merritt Norton


  • George Dana Norton Sr.


  • Jane Norton


  • Female1824–1905Female

  • Female1828–1899Female

+1 More Child

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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.

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"

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