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Peter Merrill

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: 1738 (48)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Merrill and Rebecca Badger
Husband of Mary Merrill
Father of Mary Merrill; Susanna Merrill; Hannah Griswold; Joseph Merrill; Abigail Ayer and 1 other
Brother of Nathaniel Merrill, V
Half brother of Sarah Clements; Mary Ladd; Rebecca Gage; Samuel Merrill; Stephen Merrill and 12 others

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About Peter Merrill

55. PETER9 MERRILL (NATHANIEL8, NATHANIEL7 +MERRILL, NATHANIEL6 *MERRILL, NATHANIEL5, JOHN4 *MERRELL, THE YOUNGER, JOHN3 *MERYELL, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1689 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass, and died Aft. 1738 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass. He married MARY HASELTINE January 24, 1721/22 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass, daughter of JOHN HASELTINE and MARY NELSON. She was born November 19, 1689 in Newbury, Essex, Mass, and died Unknown in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

Children of PETER MERRILL and MARY HASELTINE are: i. MARY10 MERRILL, b. February 22, 1722/23, Haverhill, Essex, Mass; d. October 27, 1736, Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

Notes for MARY MERRILL: From "A Merrill Memorial" by Samuel Merrill, Cambridge, MA 1017-1928

Four children of Peter Merrill of Haverhill died of a "Throut distemper," which prevailed in 1735, 1735, and 1737. In less ethqn two years and two months 256 children, four-fiths of whom were under 10 years of age, died in the town. --(Essex Antiquarian, vol. I. page 10.) More than half of the children in the town who were under 15 years of age, died as a result of this epidemic. --(Chase's History of Haverhill, page 306.)

ii. SUSANNA MERRILL, b. March 9, 1724/25, Haverhill, Essex, Mass; d. Bef. 1738, Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

Notes for SUSANNA MERRILL: From "A Merrill Memorial" by Samuel Merrill, Cambridge, MA 1017-1928

Four children of Peter Merrill of Haverhill died of a "Throut distemper," which prevailed in 1735, 1735, and 1737. In less ethqn two years and two months 256 children, four-fiths of whom were under 10 years of age, died in the town. --(Essex Antiquarian, vol. I. page 10.) More than half of the children in the town who were under 15 years of age, died as a result of this epidemic. --(Chase's History of Haverhill, page 306.)

iii. HANNAH MERRILL, b. July 31, 1727, Haverhill, Essex, Mass; d. November 30, 1779, Norwich, Conn; m. EBENEZER GRISWOLD, November 7, 1748, Norwich, Conn; b. Bef. 1727; d. Unknown.

Notes for HANNAH MERRILL: From "A Merrill Memorial" by Samuel Merrill, Cambridge, MA 1017-1928

Four children of Peter Merrill of Haverhill died of a "Throut distemper," which prevailed in 1735, 1735, and 1737. In less ethqn two years and two months 256 children, four-fiths of whom were under 10 years of age, died in the town. --(Essex Antiquarian, vol. I. page 10.) More than half of the children in the town who were under 15 years of age, died as a result of this epidemic. --(Chase's History of Haverhill, page 306.)

iv. JOSEPH MERRILL, b. January 8, 1729/30, Haverhill, Essex, Mass; d. 1735, Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

Notes for JOSEPH MERRILL: From "A Merrill Memorial" by Samuel Merrill, Cambridge, MA 1017-1928

Four children of Peter Merrill of Haverhill died of a "Throut distemper," which prevailed in 1735, 1735, and 1737. In less ethqn two years and two months 256 children, four-fiths of whom were under 10 years of age, died in the town. --(Essex Antiquarian, vol. I. page 10.) More than half of the children in the town who were under 15 years of age, died as a result of this epidemic. --(Chase's History of Haverhill, page 306.)

v. ABIAH MERRILL, b. Aft. June 25, 1732, Haverhill, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown; m. ALIJAH AYER, March 26, 1752, Norwich, Conn; b. April 30, 1727, Franklin, Conn; d. November 13, 1799, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. vi. ELIZABETH MERRILL, b. Bef. February 9, 1734/35, Haverhill, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown.


Four children of Peter Merrill died of a "throat distemper," which prevailed in 1735, 1736 and 1737, including Mary, who died Oct. 27, 1736, aged 14. In less than two years and two months 256 children, four-fifths of whom were under 10 years of age, died in the town (Essex Antiquarian, Vol 1, page 10). More than half of the children in the town who were under 15 years of age, died as a result of this epidemic (Chase's History of Haverhill, page 306).

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Peter Merrill's Timeline

1689
November 23, 1689
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1722
February 22, 1722
Age 32
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1724
March 9, 1724
Age 34
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1727
July 31, 1727
Age 37
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1729
January 8, 1729
Age 39
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1732
June 25, 1732
Age 42
Haverhill, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
1733
February 9, 1733
Age 43
Haverhill, MA, USA
1738
1738
Age 48
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts