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Abel Merrill

Birthdate:
Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Merrill and Susanna Jordan
Husband of Priscilla Merrill
Father of Deacon Abel Merrill, Jr.; Susannah Morse (Merrill); Nathan Merrill; Thomas Merrill, Sr.; Joseph Merrill and 3 others
Brother of Nathaniel Merrill, III; Deacon John Merrill; Abraham Merrill; Susannah Burbank; Sgt. Daniel Merrill and 1 other

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About Abel Merrill

7. ABEL7 +MERRILL (NATHANIEL6 *MERRILL, NATHANIEL5, JOHN4 *MERRELL, THE YOUNGER, JOHN3 *MERYELL, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 20, 1643/44 in West Newbury, Essex, Mass, and died October 28, 1689 in Newburyport, Essex, Mass. He married PRISCILLA CHASE February 10, 1670/71 in Newbury, Essex, Mass, daughter of AQUILA CHASE and ANN WHEELER. She was born March 14, 1648/49 in Newbury, Essex, Mass, and died Aft. 1690 in Newbury, Essex, Mass.

Notes for ABEL +MERRILL: From "A Merrill Memorial" by Samuel Merrill, Cambridge, MA 1917-1928

Abel(2) Merrill (Nathaniel(1)) was born 20 Feb 1643/44 in West Newbury, MA, and died in Newburyport, MA on 28 Oct 1689. He married 10 Feb 1670/71, Priscilla Chase, daughter of Aquila and Ann (Wheeler) Chase of Newbury. She was boprn 14 Mar 1648/49. His real estate, according to the inventory filed at his death was valued at &167; personal estate, &180,18s.

Children of ABEL +MERRILL and PRISCILLA CHASE are: 39. i. ABEL8 MERRILL, b. December 28, 1671, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. February 6, 1758, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 40. ii. SUSANNA MERRILL, b. November 14, 1673, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. October 23, 1733, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 41. iii. NATHAN MERRILL, b. April 3, 1676, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. 1742, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 42. iv. THOMAS MERRILL, b. January 1, 1678/79, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. September 18, 1756, Southampton, N.H.. 43. v. JOSEPH MERRILL, b. July 12, 1681, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. September 20, 1747, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 44. vi. NATHANIEL MERRILL, b. February 6, 1683/84, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. February 22, 1742/43, Newbury, Essex, Mass. vii. PRISCILLA MERRILL, b. July 13, 1686, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. May 31, 1767, Falmouth, Cumberland, Me; m. NATHANIEL NOYES, December 8, 1704, Newbury, Essex, Mass; b. October 28, 1681, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. July 2, 1770, Falmouth, Cumberland, Me. 45. viii. JAMES MERRILL, b. January 27, 1688/89, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. March 16, 1757, Falmouth, Cumberland, Me.

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  • The genealogical and encyclopedic history of the Wheeler family in America (1914)
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalency00whee
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalency00whee#page/396/mode/1up
  • Pg.396
  • 5407. ANN WHEELER, dau. of John (5400) and Ann (-- -- ) Wheeler.
  • She married Aquila Chase, "a mariner," who came from Cornwall, England. In 1646 he removed to Newbury, Mass., that town having granted "to Aquila Chase, anno 1646, four acres of land at the new towne for a house lott where it is to be had, also on condition that he do go to sea, and do service in the towne with a boat for foure years." There is a tradition in the Chase family that he brought the first vessel over Newbury Bar.
  • He died Dec. 27, 1670, aged 52. His will was dated Dec. 19, 1670. The inventory of his estate amounted to £336-14-3.
  • They are said to be the original Chase ancestors of America.
  • She married (2) June 14, 1672, Daniel Silloway. She died April 21, 1687.
  • Children :
    • SARAH CHASE, married May 15, 1666, Charles Annis.
    • ANNE CHASE, born July 6, 1647; m. April 27, 1671, Thomas Barber.
    • PRISCILLA CHASE, born March 14, 1648-9; m. Feb. 10, 1670-1, Abel Merrill.
    • MARY CHASE, born Feb. 3, 1650-1; m. March 9, 1669-70, John Stevens.
    • AQUILA CHASE, born Sept. 27, 1652; m. abt. 1673, Esther Bond.
    • THOMAS CHASE, born July 25, 1654; m. (1) Nov. 22, 1677, Rebecca Follansbee; m. (2) Aug. 2, 1713, Elizabeth Mooers.
    • JOHN CHASE, born Nov. 2, 1655; m. (1) May 23, 1677, Elizabeth Bingley; m. (2) Dec. 21, 1687, Lydia Challis.
    • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalency00whee#page/397/mode/1up
    • Pg.397
    • ELIZABETH CHASE, born Sept. 13, 1657; probably m. June 27, 1678, Zachariah Ayer.
    • RUTH CHASE, born March 18, 1659-60; d. May 30, 1676.
    • DANIEL CHASE, born Dec. 9, 1661; m. Aug. 25, 1683, Martha Kimball.
    • MOSES CHASE, born Dec. 24, 1663; m. (1) Oct. 10, 1684, Anne Follansbee; m. (2) Dec. 13, 1713, Sarah Jacobs.

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Abel Was born on February 20 in either 1643 or 1644, and Abel and Priscilla were married on February 10 in 1670 or 1671, according to A Merrill Memorial by Samuel Merrill.

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  • CHASE, Priscilla
  • b. 14 MAR 1648/9 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: CHASE, Aquila
  • Mother: WHEELER, Ann
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 10 FEB 1670/1
  • Spouse: MERRILL, Abel
  • b. 20 FEB 1643/4 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • d. 28 OCT 1689 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: MERRILL, Nathaniel
  • Mother: Susanna,
  • Children:
    • MERRILL, Abel
    • MERRILL, Susanna
    • MERRILL, Nathan
    • MERRILL, Thomas
    • MERRILL, Joseph
    • MERRILL, Nathaniel
    • MERRILL, Priscilla
    • MERRILL, James
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_de.htm#65

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Abel Merrill's Timeline

1643
February 20, 1643
West Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1671
December 28, 1671
Age 28
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1673
November 14, 1673
Age 30
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1676
April 3, 1676
Age 33
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
1679
January 1, 1679
Age 35
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1681
July 12, 1681
Age 38
Newbury, MA, USA
1683
February 6, 1683
Age 39
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1686
July 13, 1686
Age 43
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1688
January 27, 1688
Age 44
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA