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Ancestors of Roy Everett MERRIS

Generation No. 6


      32. William MERRISS, born July 21, 1720 in unknown/possibly Scotland or Ireland; died Aft. November 25, 1789 in Exeter, Washington Co, R.I./ will written 11/25/1789. He was the son of 64. Joseph MORRIS (possibly) and 65. Mary (MORRIS). He married 33. Mary HUNT April 22, 1753 in Newport, R.I..

      33. Mary HUNT, born September 26, 1730 in baptized 03/21/1756 Newport, R.I.; died Aft. 1810 in prob Exeter, R.I.. She was the daughter of 66. William HUNT and 67. Elizabeth DRING.
     
Children of William MERRISS and Mary HUNT are:
  i.   William Merriss, born Abt. 1755 in baptized Mar 21, 1756, Newport , Rhode Island; died May 1766 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island.
  ii.   Isabella Merriss, born March 21, 1756 in baptized Apr 17, 1757, Newport, Rhode Island; married Thomas Fish April 03, 1774 in Newport, Rhode Island/Second Congregational Church; born Abt. 1745 in Portsmouth, Newport, R.I.; died January 08, 1787 in lost at sea from Newport, R.I. to Philadelphia, PA.
  Marriage Notes for Isabella Merriss and Thomas Fish:
919 THOMAS FISH, of Jamestown, R. I.; m. at Newport, R. I., Apr. 4,
1774, Isabella Merriss, and had (920) William Merriss Fish, b. June 21,
1775, d. July 22, 1839, m. Mary Keeler, who was b. Jan. 19, 1782, and d.
July 8, 1850. Their dau., (920 1/2) Eunice, m. John Allen McClure, Apr. 7,
1830, and Miss Nancy Hendy of Jefferson City, Mo., is her great
granddaughter.


  iii.   Elizabeth Merriss, born Abt. 1757 in Baptized 4/17/1757 Second Congregational Church, Newport, R.I.; died Aft. November 1789 in Was unm.& alive when father wrote his will.
  iv.   Sarah (Morriss) Merriss, born Abt. 1760 in baptized Sept. 7, 1760, Newport, Rhode Island; died Bef. November 1789 in Not listed in Father's will, Nov. 1789; married John Congdon, Jr. March 01, 1781 in Exeter, Rhode Island (Source: Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Oct 1981, p 153.); born March 23, 1757 in Kingstowne, Rhode Island; died January 12, 1837.
  v.   John Merriss, born January 1762 in baptized Feb 28, 1762, Newport, Rhode Island (Source: Births & Deaths in Newport, R.I., 1760-1764, p 534, mrs. Merriss, a son, Jan 1762/listed in Congregational Church Records.); died March 31, 1808 in Exeter, Washington Co., R.I; married (1) Johannah (Hannah) Ellis April 17, 1779 in Rhode Island; born Abt. 1765; died Abt. 1794 in RI; married (2) Elizabeth Ellen Austin Aft. 1795; born 1765 in No. Kingstown, Washington Co, Rhode Island; died April 15, 1847 in Rhode Island (Source: Exeter Cemetery Records, page 253, Vol 2 #4.).
  vi.   Edward Merriss, born October 31, 1763 in Newport, RI/ baptized Nov. 20, 1763, Newport, Rhode Island (Source: Births & Deaths in Newport, R.I., 1760-1764, p 535, Mrs Merriss, a son, born Nov 1763 (believe it was recorded a few days after his birth, as records show b/d of 10/31/1763, and he was baptized in Nov.Congregational Church records.); died August 16, 1828 in probably New York; married (1) Mary Sheffield January 08, 1785 in Voluntown, CT (or 1786: see notes); born May 27, 1768 in prob R.I.; died June 04, 1796; married (2) Lucinda Winne October 22, 1796 in providence, R.I; born July 11, 1778 in CT; died December 19, 1870 in Town Italy, Yates Co, NY.
  Marriage Notes for Edward Merriss and Mary Sheffield:
Proof: Family Record (notarized) from Family Bible. Shows Edward Merriss & Mary Sheffield married January 8, 1785. Shows Edward Merriss & Lucinda Winne married October 22, 1796.

Connecticut Marriages to 1800: Show Edward Merriss of Exeter, R.I. & Mary Sheffield married Jan 8, 1786.

  vii.   Benjamin Merriss, born Abt. 1765 in baptized Apr 21, 1765, Newport, Rhode Island; died March 1768 in Newport, Rhode Island.
  16 viii.   Ellery "Herrick" MERRISS, born Abt. 1766 in Exeter, R.I./ baptized Oct. 5, 1766; died 1825 in Franklin Co, Ohio; married Abigail (Elizabeth) BROMLEY March 11, 1792 in New Haven Second Church, Griswold, CT.
  ix.   Benjamin Merriss, born Abt. 1768 in baptized Feb. 22, 1768, Newport, Rhode Island; died Bef. November 1789 in Not listed in Father's will, Nov. 1789.
  x.   Mary Merriss, born Abt. 1770 in baptized Aug. 5, 1770, Newport, Rhode Island; died Aft. 1850 in living w/dau Betsey Nichols in 1850; married Elias Rathbun 1787 in Rhode Island (Exeter?); born June 23, 1767 in Exeter, Rhode Island; died February 19, 1843 in Sterling, CT.
  xi.   Rebecca Merriss, born Abt. 1772 in baptized Mar 23, 1772, Newport, Rhode Island; died Bef. November 1789 in Not listed in Father's will, Nov. 1789.


      34. Bethuel BROMLEY, born December 22, 1737 in Preston, CT; died 1808 in Danby, Vermont. He was the son of 68. William BROMLEY and 69. Judith (Bromley). He married 35. Arabella HERRICK December 21, 1758.

      35. Arabella HERRICK, born Abt. 1740; died July 24, 1773 in prob. Preston, New London, CT.
     
Children of Bethuel BROMLEY and Arabella HERRICK are:
  i.   Bethuel Bromley, born September 01, 1761 in Preston, CT; died 1805 in Monroe, Bedford Co, Quebec, Canada; married Charity Miller Abt. 1786 in Smithfield, Dutchess Co, NY; born 1768 in near Smithfield, Dutchess Co, NY; died 1852 in at home of Benjamin Merriss, near Columbus , Ohio.
  ii.   Joshua Bromley, born February 24, 1764 in Preston, CT; died August 25, 1825 in Danby, Vermont; married Annie Thayer Abt. 1793 in Danby, Vermont; born 1769; died December 12, 1852 in Danby, VT.
  iii.   William Bromley, born March 11, 1766 in Preston, CT; died March 04, 1848 in Castleton, VT; married Rhoda Smith Abt. 1790 in possibly Claredon, VT; born Abt. 1770.
  iv.   Barton Bromley, born March 18, 1768 in Preston, CT; died October 03, 1837 in Danby, VT; married Lucinda Burt Abt. 1788; born 1770; died January 06, 1845.
  v.   Rebecca Bromley, born August 20, 1770 in Preston, CT; married Asa Lewis November 27, 1788 in by Samuel Mott, JP, Preston, CT; born Abt. 1765 in of Exeter, Rhode Island.
  17 vi.   Abigail (Elizabeth) BROMLEY, born May 23, 1773 in Preston, New London, CT; died February 17, 1861 in Fulton Co, IL (Fairview, near Peoria); married Ellery "Herrick" MERRISS March 11, 1792 in New Haven Second Church, Griswold, CT.


      36. David DRAPER (Source: Drapers in America: History of the Draper Family, p 183.), born June 03, 1762 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA; died March 25, 1842 in Dedham, MA. He was the son of 72. Moses DRAPER I and 73. Mary ALDIS. He married 37. Rebecca HEALY May 17, 1785 in Washington, Sullivan Co, NH.

      37. Rebecca HEALY (Source: Drapers in America: History of the Draper Family, p 183.), born July 13, 1766 in of Washington Co, MA; died July 10, 1854 in MA?. She was the daughter of 74. John Healey.
     
Children of David DRAPER and Rebecca HEALY are:
  18 i.   Samuel DRAPER, born March 27, 1789 in Draper Hill, Washington, New Hampshire; died October 16, 1861 in Exeter, Scott Co, Illinois, buried Oak Lawn Cem, Scott Co, IL; married (1) Huldah THORNTON June 10, 1811 in Cayuga Co, NY; married (2) Rhoda Ann Dotson December 26, 1835 in Morgan County, Illinois (marriages to 1850).
  ii.   Sally Draper, born February 24, 1786 in Draper Hill, Washington, New Hampshire; died January 12, 1858 in Dedham, MA; married Ebenezer Turner May 23, 1816 in Washington, N.H. by Rev. Joshua Bates (no children); born Abt. 1783; died August 15, 1858 in Dedham, MA.
  iii.   David A. Draper, born March 27, 1787 in Draper Hill, Washington, New Hampshire; died November 1812 in New Hampshire.
  iv.   Ebenezer H. Draper, born October 20, 1791 in Draper Hill, Washington, New Hampshire; died November 29, 1792 in Draper Hill, Washington, New Hampshire.
  v.   Betsy Draper (Source: Drapers in America: History of the Draper Family, p 183.), born May 01, 1793 in DRaper Hill, Washington, New Hampshire; died September 03, 1870 in Northboro, MA; married Nathaniel Fisher June 19, 1839 in First Church, Roxbury, MA. by Rev. Ebenezer Burgess; born Abt. 1789 in of Boston, MA; died in Northboro, MA.
  vi.   Moses Draper (Source: Drapers in America: History of the Draper Family, p 183.), born March 08, 1798 in Draper Hill, Washington, New Hampshire; died September 14, 1823.
  vii.   Lucy Sampson Draper (Source: Drapers in America: History of the Draper Family, p 183.), born October 23, 1799 in Draper Hill, Washington, New Hampshire; died October 04, 1820 in Draper Hill, Washington, New Hampshire.


      38. Jesse Thornton, born Abt. 1760. He married 39. Johannah Hill.

      39. Johannah Hill, born Abt. 1765.
     
Child of Jesse Thornton and Johannah Hill is:
  19 i.   Huldah THORNTON, born 1792; died 1835 in IL; married Samuel DRAPER June 10, 1811 in Cayuga Co, NY.


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