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Abel Merrill

Birthdate:
Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Merrill and Susanna Jordan
Husband of Sarah Merrill; Abigail Merrill and Priscilla Merrill
Father of Abigail Ordway; Mary Thorlo (Merrill); Elizabeth Emery; Hannah Merrill; Abraham Merrill and 14 others
Brother of Nathaniel Merrill, III; Deacon John Merrill; Susannah Merrill and Sgt. Daniel Merrill

Occupation: Weaver, Deacon Congegational Church
Managed by: Private User
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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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Nathaniel Merrill Found 10 Records, 8 Photos and 1,170,455 Family Trees Born in Wiltshire, England on 1610 to Nathaniel Merrill and Mary Blacksoll. Nathaniel married Susannah Wolterton and had 7 children. He passed away on 1654 in Massachusetts, USA. Family Members Parents Nathaniel Merrill 1575-1626 Mary Blacksoll 1574-1634

Spouse(s) Susannah Wolterton 1603-1673 Children

Nathaniel Merrill 1635-1683

John Merrill 1632-1712

Abraham Merrill 1636-1722

Susanna Merrill 1644-1690

Daniel Merrill 1642-1717

Abel Merrill 1648-1689

Thomas Merrill 1665-1711


4. ABRAHAM7 +MERRILL (NATHANIEL6 *MERRILL, NATHANIEL5, JOHN4 *MERRELL, THE YOUNGER, JOHN3 *MERYELL, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born Bef. April 9, 1637 in Lawford, Essex, England, and died November 28, 1722. He married (1) ABIGAIL WEBSTER January 18, 1659/60 in Newbury, Essex, Mass, daughter of JOHN WEBSTER and MARY SHATSWELL. She was born 1642 in Newbury, Essex, Mass, and died August 12, 1712 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. He married (2) SARAH CLEMENT ROWLANDSON BOND August 15, 1713 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. She was born Abt. 1640, and died Unknown.

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

Abraham(2) Merrill (Nathaniel(1)) was born in 1636 or 1637 in Newbury, MA., and died nov 28, 1722. He was a weaver and lived in the north part of the town (now West Newbury) near the mouth of the Artichoke River. He was a deacon of the Congregational Church in Newbury, and was active in the party opposing Rev. Thomas Parker being one of the founders of the Epicopal Church. He married (1) 18 jan 1560/61 , Abigail Webster, daughter of John and Mary (Shatswell) Webster of Ipswich, who died 12 aug 1712, aged 70, and (2) in September 1713, Sarah Bond of Salisbury (widow), daughter of Robert Clements of Haverhill.

Addendum 1996:Baptismal records that Abraham Merrill was baptized on April 9 1637 in Lawford, Essex Co., England.

Children of ABRAHAM +MERRILL and ABIGAIL WEBSTER are: 22. i. ABIGAIL8 MERRILL, b. August 13, 1665, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. October 9, 1708, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 23. ii. MARY MERRILL, b. July 5, 1667, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. October 11, 1703, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 24. iii. ELIZABETH MERRILL, b. April 26, 1669, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Aft. 1712, Andover, Mass. 25. iv. HANNAH MERRILL, b. January 9, 1670/71, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Aft. 1712, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 26. v. ABRAHAM MERRILL, b. September 20, 1672, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. September 26, 1744, Amesbury, Essex, Mass. 27. vi. JOHN MERRILL, b. October 15, 1673, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. May 1756, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 28. vii. JONATHAN MERRILL, b. January 19, 1675/76, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown, Plaistow, N.H.. 29. viii. DAVID MERRILL, b. February 20, 1677/78, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Abt. March 7, 1760, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 30. ix. SARAH MERRILL, b. October 9, 1679, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown, Newbury, Essex, Mass. x. SUSANNA MERRILL, b. December 6, 1681, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. December 15, 1681, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 31. xi. PRUDENCE MERRILL, b. October 1, 1683, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. May 5, 1718, Amesbury, Essex, Mass.


Abraham was born in either 1636 or 1637 according to A Merrill Memorial by Samuel Merrill.


Abraham, second son and child of Nathaniel

and Susanna (Jordan) Merrill, was born

about 1636, probably in Newbury, and was a weaver

by occupation, residing in that town. He subscribed

to the oath of allegiance there in 1678. He was married January 18, 1661, in Newbury, to Abigail, daughter of John and Mary (Shatswell) Webster, of Ipswich . In 1674 Abraham Merrill and wife were members of the Newbury church, of which he was deacon. Both were living in 1712. Their children were: Abraham, Abigail, Mary, Elizabeth, Hannah, John, Jonathan, David, Sarah, Susanna and Prudence.


Abraham Merrill was a weaver and lived in the north part of Newbury, Massachusetts, near the mouth of the Artichoke River. He was a deacon of the Congregational Church in Newbury and was active in the party opposing Rev. Thomas Parker, being one of the founders of the Episcopal Church.

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Abel Merrill's Timeline

1637
April 9, 1637
Lawford, Essex, England
1643
February 20, 1643
West Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1665
August 13, 1665
Age 22
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1667
July 5, 1667
Age 24
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1669
April 26, 1669
Age 26
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1670
January 9, 1670
Age 26
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1671
December 28, 1671
Age 28
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1672
September 20, 1672
Age 29
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States