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We are the family of Merrill and Lindsey. Merrill on my Father's side and Lindsey on my Mothers. I have my Dad's family's dates back into the 1400's and Mom's into the 1500's. But the main part of my research has been since both families have entered the United States. The Merrill's were in New Hampshire and then Amos Merrill moved into the Susquehanna County area of Pa. When he reached there in 1818 the Lindsey's were already settled there from the Vt. area that they had moved from. Amherst Lindsey was one of the early pioneers to the Susquehanna Co. area. And is credited for helping clear the land and helping in the building of the early settlement of Brooklyn Pa. and in the surrounding areas. Both GGGGGrandfather's and GGGGGrandmother's are buried in the Old Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn Pa. not more that 30 feet from each one another. During their lives the Merrill's lived in Dimock and the Lindsey's lived in Bridgewater, Pa. Amherst helped build the Bridgewater Baptist Church in Montrose and was a member for over 50 years. Amos B. Merrill, son to Amos P. Merrill, was very active in the town of Hop Bottom Pa. He was on the school board, and had been a teacher, he was an Asst. Tax Assesser and then a tax assesser, he owned a dry goods store and was the first person in charge of the train station in Hop Bottom. He also was the first post master of Hop Bottom and a Captain in the local Military unit there. He and his wife Harriet had 8 children, six boys Jonathan H., Andrew J. Ansel, Daniel, Leander, and Amos P. and two daughters Rebecca, Mrs. Alonzo Bell, and Cynthia, whom died at age 7. Amos B.'s brother Jonathan H. was first a teacher in 1820 and later became a Doctor and moved back to New Hampshire where he lived out the rest of his life. The school that he and Amos B. both taught in at one time or other was on Mack's Corners. Jonathan's wife Lucy L. Gere taught there also. Amos B.'s son Leander was my GGGrandfather. He died just a short time after my GGrandfather Frank Merrill was born. Frank became prominent farmer in Dimock and the father of Glen Merrill, my Grandfather. Glen moved his family to Birchardville Pa. Lee Merrill, the second son of Glen and Nora was my Father.

The Lindsey side of my family was all farmers until my Mom married my Dad. The lineage went like this, Amherst, Amherst Jr.Chauncey, Gilbert, Lloyd, and then my Mom, Phoebe Louise Lindsey. Amherst and Amherst Jr. living in Bridgewater, Chauncey living at least at one point in Dimock, Gilbert and Lloyd living on Franklin Hill, in New Milford Twp. As you can see I am only able to scratch the surface an so I have to do alot more research but I WILL be back to add to this and hope you enjoyed this much. Have a blessed day!!!!!
Echos of the Past
Updated September 20, 2000

Patricia Lee Merrill

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