Welcome to
The Merry Family Network Homepage
(Mero, Merrey, Merrow, Mery, etc.)
Note that this site was formerly called The Merry Research Project.

This is a list of people who are researching their Merry ancestors. To get your name, and ancestry listed send an email to David Sylvester or write to me at 28 North Searsport Road, Searsport, Maine 04974 and include your full name, your email address or other contact info, where you're from, your Merry ancestry, links to other web sites, and additional information you'd like to include about your Merry family. Those who would like to share family data and sources may then contact you.

I'm now accepting narratives in Text, RTF, Word and PDF formats which I'll upload to the site to be downloaded by visitors. Also small gedcoms will be accepted.

The purpose of this site is to maintain as much data on Merry families as possible or to link to the location where it exists. Participation in this project is free. All who are interested may submit data or use the data they find here at no cost. There are never any dues or fees required and there is nothing to join. There are no advertisements and there is nothing to purchase.

As far as I know most Merry descendants in the United States trace their ancestry back to Joseph1 Merry or Cornelius1 Merry who were early immigrants. You might descend from one of them or from another line of Merrys in any country or you may not have found the progenitor of your line yet. All partial or complete Merry lines from any place are welcome here.

The following two generation descendancy chart of Joseph1 Merry comes from "The History of Martha's Vineyard" by Dr. Charles Banks and transcribed at The MERRY Family of Martha's Vineyard; (Banks Vol. III, pp. 330-334.); and personal records.

Joseph1 Merry born about 1607 most likely in England; died 15 April, 1710 on Martha's Vineyard; married Mary _____, who died 4 April 1657; married December, 1659 Elizabeth Parkhurst.

Children by first wife:

i Martha2 born 1647; married Andrew Rankin; married Philip Frost.
ii Joseph2 19 December 1654.

Children by second wife:

iii Hannah2 born 29 November 1660; married Benjamin Skiff.
iv Abigail2 born 19 October, 1662; married John Pease.
v Bathsheba2 born 16 June 1665; married Thomas Pease.
vi Samuel2 born 16 November 1669; married Remember Luce.

The following two generation descendancy chart of Cornelius1 Merry comes from Cornelius Merry Genealogy.

Cornelius1 Merry born about 1641 in Ireland; died 1701 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; married Rachael Ball, born 1636 Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts and died 1716 Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Children:

i John2 born 1664 and died 1665.
ii John2 born 1665; married Puah Parsons.
iii Cornelius2 born 1666; married Bethiah Morgan.
iv Sarah2 born 1668.
v Rachel2 born 1670; married Thomas Morgan.
vi Leah2 born 1681; married Paul Peck.
vii Mindwell2 born 1682; married Isaac Lane.
viii Hannah2 born 1684.

Descendants of Martha2 (Joseph1) Merry and Andrew Rankin

None yet.

Descendants of Martha2 (Joseph1) Merry and Philip Frost

None yet.

Descendants of Hannah2 (Joseph1) Merry and Benjamin Skiff

None yet.

Descendants of Abigail2 (Joseph1) Merry and John Pease

None yet.

Descendants of Bathsheba2 (Joseph1) Merry and Thomas Pease

None yet.

Descendants of Samuel2 (Joseph1) Merry and Remember Luce

David Sylvester is from Searsport, Maine, USA and descends from two lines from Samuel2 as follows, beginning with his grandparents.

First line:

John9 Herbert Merry (1895-1993) [married Sadie Jane Dyer (1899-1973)]
Herbert8 Leslie Merry (1871-1935) [married Selena Irene Raven (1856-1943)]
Asa7 Merry (1828-) [married Mary Viletta Wood (1828-)]
Jonathan6 Merry (1798-1882) [married Eliza Luce (1801-1885)]
Asa5 Merry (1770-1837) [married Sally Bartlett 1773/1774-1842)]
David4 Merry (1741-1815) [married Eunice Chase (1738-1797)]
Samuel3 Merry (1702-after 1748) [married Elizabeth Stewart (1715-)]
Samuel2 Merry (1669-1727) [married Remember Luce (1669-1739)]
Joseph1 Merry (About 1607-1710) [married Elizabeth Parkhurst (1628-)]

Second line:

John9 Herbert Merry (1895-1993) [married Sadie Jane Dyer (1899-1973)]
Herbert8 Leslie Merry (1871-1935) [married Selena Irene Raven (1856-1943)]
Asa7 Merry (1828-) [married Mary Viletta Wood (1828-)]
Eliza6 Luce (1801-1885) [married Jonathan Merry (1798-1882)]
Rowland5 Luce (1776-1862) [married Hannah Daggett 1776-1807)]
Elizabeth4 Merry (1751-) [married Daniel Luce (1747-1814)]
Joseph3 Merry (1711-1789) [married Mary Cottle (1715-1784)]
Samuel2 Merry (1669-1727) [married Remember Luce (1669-1739)]
Joseph1 Merry (About 1607-1710) [married Elizabeth Parkhurst (1628-)]

Further information on this line can be seen at John Herbert Merry Ancestry

David would like to connect with cousins who also descend from these ancestors.

Descendants of John2 (Cornelius1) Merry and Puah Parsons

None yet.

Descendants of Cornelius2 (Cornelius1) Merry and Bethiah Morgan

Ruth Lindsey has the following Merry line beginning with her grandmother.

Fanny9 Cole
Adda8 Merry
Benj.Burt7 Merry
C.6 Merry
Luther5 Merry
C.4 Merry
John3 Merry
C.2 Merry
C.1 Merry and Rachel Ball

Ruth would appreciate any correspondence.

Descendants of Rachel2 (Cornelius1) Merry and Thomas Morgan

None yet.

Descendants of Leah2 (Cornelius1) Merry and Paul Peck

None yet.

Descendants of Mindwell2 (Cornelius1) Merry and Isaac Lane

None yet.

Descendants of Other Merry lines

Christine Keitel has the following Merry line.

Anne Merry (1790-1871) of Maryport, Cumberland married Ezekiel Walker of St.Bees, Cumberland
Thomas Merry married Anne Dawson

Further information on this line can be seen at DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS AND ANNE MERRY

Christine would like to connect with Merry cousins.

Shaun has the following Merry line.

Eliza G. Merry, b 1822 in Edgecomb, Lincoln Co., ME
Samuel Jr. (1798-) born in Edgecomb and Elizabeth Huff
Samuel Sr. (1761-) born in 1761 in Edgecomb
(Possibly son of)Joseph Merry and Abigail Simpson/ Stimpson

Shaun would appreciate any help on this line.

Brenda Susol has the following Merry line who were from the Smithfield, Lincoln/Lonsdale Pawtucket and Central Falls areas of RI

Miles Greenwood Merry (1841-) married Anna Maria Phillips
Joseph Harris Merry (1817-1863) married Mary Smith
Joseph Merry married Amey Spaulding
Samuel Merry (-1875) married Maria Dexter
Barny Merry married Phia Benson Tyler
Samuel Merry married Abbie Wheaton

Brenda would like to connect with other Merry descendants

Mailto: David Sylvester

Page created by David Sylvester February, 2004. Updated July 21, 2006