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Abraham Marlette

Also Known As: "Merlette"
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Mannheim, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Death: June 1, 1714 (58)
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Gedeon "La Plante" Merlet and Marguerite Martijn
Husband of Christina Merlette and Elizabeth Marlette
Father of Jannetje Marlett; Margaret Marlett; Abraham Marlett, Jr.; John Peterson Marlett; Ann Scoby and 13 others
Brother of Josias Merlet; Esechias Merlet; Marie Merlet; Paulus Merlet; Jean-Pierre Mellott and 1 other

Occupation: Tax Collector
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About Abraham Marlette

From the Mellott-Eastman family tree:


Abraham Merlette

  • Birth 26 Jan 1656 Long Island, Kings, New York, USA
    • (This is in error, as the Merlet family would not be in the New World for another 6 years.)
  • Gender Male
  • Died 1 Jun 1714 Pisacataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
  • Person ID P3281741182
    • Mellott - Eastman Family Tree
    • Last Modified 20 May 2009
  • Father Gedeon La Plante Merlet,
    • b. Feb 1624, Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France ,
    • d. Feb 1683, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
  • Mother Margaret Martin,
    • b. 1622, Limbourg, Liege, Belgium ,
    • d. 25 Aug 1681, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
  • Married 21 Aug 1644
    • Walloon Church, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Family ID F47 Group Sheet



From the page of his father in the Mellott-Eastman family tree:


After living in Leyden from about 1643 until the 1650's, Gedeon, Marguerite and the first three children moved to Mannheim, in the German Palatinate, an area known as a haven for French Huguenots at that time. There two more sons were born and baptized, namely Abraham and Jean Pierre MERLET, MERLETTE, MARLETTE or MARLET.

From the records of the French Huguenot Church of Mannheim, Germany: "On February 7, 1656, was baptized in the Church of Mannheim, Merlette, Abraham, son of Gedeon and Marguerite Martin."


From SHIP PASSENGER LISTS: NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY (1600-1825), edited and indexed by Carl Boyer, 3rd (Self-Published: Newhall, CA, 1978), p. 130.

"October 12, 1662. In De Purmerlander Kerck Gedeon Merlitt, wife and four children, 15, 8, 6, and 4 years old." [The four sons were Josue or Josias; Poulus or Paul; Jean Pierre or John Peter; Abraham.]

The following is an address made by C. L. Marlatt on Oct. 27, 1935 on behalf of the Huguenot Memorial Association on the occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the Edict of Nantes. The address took place at the Memorial Church of the Huguenots at Huguenot Park, Staten Island, New York. "Two additional Huguenot immigrants have recently been honored by having their names recorded in this edifice, namely Gedeon Merlet and his youngest son, Abraham." ...

Gedeon's youngest son, Abraham, married about 1677 Christence Billieu, daughter of Pierre Billieu - a Huguenot immigrant of 1661 and prominent in the early settlement of Staten Island. Two children came from this union, viz., Margaret, baptized March 31, 1678, and Abraham, May 16, 1680.

We have little information as to Abraham, the youngest son of Gedeon, except that he was for a period collector for the southern part of Staten Island.

[Mr. C. L. Marlatt, who delivered the above address, referred to his ancestor, Abraham Merlet as "the youngest child" of Gedeon's family. Perhaps in 1935 the baptismal certificate of Jean Pierre Merlet had not yet been found at the French Huguenot of Mannheim, in the Palatinate region of Germany. The baptismal record of Jean Pierre Merlet (born 1658) indicates he was born after Abraham Merlet (born 1656).]


From Bill Marlatt's Gedeon Merlett Family Tree:


Abraham [2] Marlett (Gedeon [1] Merlet) was born in Mannheim, Baden, Germany 1656.

  • He married Christience Billeau in Staten Island, NY, 1678.
  • Abraham Marlett and Christience Billeau had the following child:
    • 1. Abraham [3] Marlatt was born 16 May 1680.

Christening: 2 FEB 1655/56 Huguenot Church, Mannheim, Palatinate, GERMANY

Abraham is believed to have been married twice during his life. He married first in about 1677 in New York to Christence Billieu. Christence, who was listed in at least one Staten Island record as "Corten Billieu", was the daughter of Peter Billieu. According to available records, on 17 mar 1678, Abraham Marlet was given one half of a lot of land on Staten Island by his brother Paulus. This lot was apparently being received by Paulus out of his father's land patent. Other records indicate that Abraham was elected in 1698 and again in 1703, to be the Tax Collector for the South Division of Staten Island. Sometime after his first wife passed away, Abraham married for a second time to a woman named Elizabeth. Although a number of researchers believe her to be Elizabeth Morgan, this has not been substantiated. After their marriage, Abraham and Elizabeth settled at Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey. Abraham died at Piscataway in 1716. His will, which was dated 6June 1714, was subsequently probated before the Middlesex County Court on 16 May 1716.

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Abraham Marlette's Timeline

January 26, 1656
Mannheim, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
January 26, 1656
Mannheim, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
February 18, 1663
Age 7
New Amsterdam (Present New York City), New Netherlands (Present New York), (Present USA)

Arrived aboard the ship "De Purmerlander Kerck."
From Ships Passenger Lists on Olive Tree Genealogy by Lorine McGinnis Schulze:

Sailed from Amsterdam Oct. 12 1662, arrived New Amsterdam 18 Feb 1663
Gideon Merlitt, wife and 4 children ages 15,8,6 and 4

Age 22
Flatbush, Middlewoods, Long Island, Province of New York
May 16, 1680
Age 24
Flatbush, Middlewoods, Long Island, Province of New York
May 16, 1680
Age 24
Flatbush, Middlewoods, Long Island, Province of New York
May 18, 1684
Age 28
Raritan, Somerset County, Province of New Jersey
Age 28
Raritan, Somerset County, Province of New Jersey