Capt. Caleb Merriman, Sr

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Capt. Caleb Merriman, Sr

Birthplace: Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Death: July 09, 1703 (38)
Wallingford, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Wallingford, New Haven, CT, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Merriman and Abigail Joan Merriman
Husband of Mary Munson
Father of Moses Merriman; Elizabeth Royce; Capt. Eliasaph Merriman; Hannah Andrews (Merriman); Phebe Munson (Merriman) and 2 others
Brother of Nathaniel Merriman; Hannah Benham; Abigail White; Mary Curtiss; Capt. John Merriman and 5 others
Half brother of Hannah Benham

Occupation: Corporal
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About Capt. Caleb Merriman, Sr

Birth: May 16, 1665 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA Death: Jul. 9, 1703 Wallingford New Haven County Connecticut, USA

The son of ancestors, NATHANIEL & JOAN LINES MERRIMAN, he married Mary Preston on July 9, 1690 in Wallingford, Conn.

His estate was valued at 439 pounds.

Their children: Moses Merriman b. Oct. 30, 1691 Elizabeth Merriman b. May 4, 1693 Eliasaph Merriman b. May 21, 1695 Phebe Merriman b. June 17, 1697 Hanna Merriman b. Sept. 10, 1698 Phebe Merriman b. Sept. 16, 1699 Lydia Merriman b. Dec. 31, 1701 Lydia Merriman b. Nov. 12, 1702

Family links:

 Nathaniel Merriman (1613 - 1694)
 Joan Lines Merriman (1628 - 1709)
 Mary Preston Merriman (1674 - 1755)*
 Eliasaph Merriman (1695 - 1758)*
 Phebe Merriman Munson (1699 - 1772)*
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Burial: Center Street Cemetery Wallingford New Haven County Connecticut, USA

Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Feb 17, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 33942938

CALEB MERRIMAN [304g] (New Haven, May 1663/6-Wallingford, Conn., July 19, 1703) married Mary Peston [304gm] (Stratford, Conn., April 18, 1674-Wallingford, Nov. 28, 1755) daughter of Deacon El??ph and Mary (Wilcoxen) Preston and married 2nd, Samuel Munson, seven children: (Gen. 8) Moses Merriman [304ga] (b. Oct. 31, 1691); Elizabeth Merriman [304gb] (b. May 4, 1693) married Nov. 7, 1712, Henry Turhand [304g??n] married 2nd, Joseph Royce [304ghmm]; Eliasaph Merriman [304g??] (May 21, 1695-Aug. 14, 1758) married Dec. 10, 1719, Abigail Hall [304gcm] (killed by lightning, Aug. 4, 1758) eleven children; Hannah Merriman [304gd] (Sept. 10, 1697-Sept. 28, 1738) married Wallingford, July 19, 1714, John Andrews [304gdm]; Phebe Merriman [304ge] (Sept. 11, 1699-Dec. 1772) married Dec. 10, 1719. Waltstill Munson [304gem]; Lydia Merriman [304gf] (Sept. 8, 1701--d. young); and Lydia Merriman, again [304gg] (Nov. 12, 1702-aft. 1777) married Ephraim Cook [304ggm]:


Category: New Haven, Connecticut Category:Wallingford, Connecticut


Birth ===Caleb Merriman, son of Nathaniel and Joan, was born May 1665, in New Haven, Connecticut.<ref name="Jacobus">Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932. p. 1168</ref><ref name="NHV"> Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850 Part I. Hartford: The ConnecticutSociety of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917 p.22</ref>

Christening ===He was baptized at the First Congregational Society of New Haven on 25June 1665, by the Rev. John Davenport<ref> Connecticut Church RecordsIndex: New Haven First Congregational Church 1639-1937. Vol. J-Z. Hartford: Connecticut State Library, 1947.</ref><ref>"Baptisms in the Church in New Haven, Conn. during the Ministry of Rev. John Davenport" New England Historical and Genealogical Register 9:361 (1855) p. 361</ref>

Marriage ===Calab Merriman married Mary Preston 9 July 1690 in Wallingford.<ref name=WallingfordVR >Connecticut Vital Records to 1850 "Wallingford" (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. p. 220</ref> Mr. Thomas Yale performed the ceremony on that date.<ref>"Wallingford Vital Records 1671-1706." The American Genealogist Vol 14 p. 29</ref> She outlived him and married 2nd Samuel Munson<ref name="Jacobus" />

Death ===Corporal Caleb Merriman died 19 July 1703, in Wallingford.<ref name="Jacobus" /><ref name=WallingfordVR />


The children of Caleb and Mary were born in Wallingford.# Moses Merriman Moses was born 31 October 1691<ref name=WallingfordVR /># Elizabeth was born 4 May 1693<ref name=WallingfordVR /># Elliasaph was born 20 May 1695<ref name=WallingfordVR /># Hannah was born 10 September 1697<ref name=WallingfordVR /># Phebe was born 11 September 1699<ref name=WallingfordVR /># Lydia was born 8 September 1701 and died soon.<ref name="Jacobus"><ref> This record was mostly illegible by the time the Barbour Collection was created.</ref># Lydia was born 12 November 1702<ref name=WallingfordVR />


<references />Merriman, Mansfield. Reunion of Descendants of Nathaniel Merriman at Wallingford, Conn., June 4, 1913 (Donald L. Jacobus, New Haven, Conn., 1914) p. 144/5</ref>

  • Ancestral File Number: 9J84-JJ* Source: S125551 Title: Maltby 08282011.FTW Repository: Call Number: Media: Other
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Capt. Caleb Merriman, Sr's Timeline

May 16, 1665
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
June 25, 1665
Wallingford, , New Haven Co, Conn
June 25, 1665
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
June 25, 1665
Wallingford, , New Haven Co, Conn
June 25, 1665
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
June 25, 1665
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
October 31, 1691
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
May 4, 1693
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
May 20, 1695
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony