|Currier & Ives print, "Minutemen of the Revolution"|
The 1790 Census for New Marlborough, Ulster, County, NY 1790 shows this account of the family of Thomas and Anna.
Merritt, Thomas -- 1 Male16 and over who would be Thomas, 1 Male under 16, 2 Females who would be Anna and daughter Sarah who was born January 1, 1786.
A son, James was born April 25, 1792. James attested in the Pension Application Papers that he often heard his parents tell that they were in New York when General Washington landed there for the dispatching of the army at the close of the war and that they were married previous to that period. A daughter, Abigail, was born on September 16, 1796.
His stone is inscribed -
Nov. 23, 1834
aged 76 years
His grave is marked with a plaque and flag honoring his service in the Revolutionary War.
Anna's stone is inscribed -
Jan. 10, 1843
aged 81 years
2 mons & 1 d.
Sarah Merritt, daughter of Thomas and Anna, married Jonathan Scott. Jonathan provides a record of ages for himself and his family in Thomas Merritt's Pension Application Papers. In Jonathan's own hand writing we can see the name of his son Hosea, who married Sarah Angeline Chauncey. Sarah Chauncey Scott was the mother of Helen Scott Estep, my great grand mother.
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