MERRITT Henry[1, 2]

Male Abt 1794 - 1866  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name MERRITT Henry 
    Born Abt 1794  Stanton Parish, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 905FE4639F1F67478AF52058A46FF077130D 
    Died 7 Oct 1866  Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (aged 73 years.)
    Buried Aft 7 Oct 1866  Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Union Cemetery 
    Henry & Mary Emily (Anderson) Merritt gravestone
    Henry & Mary Emily (Anderson) Merritt gravestone

    HENRY MERRITT
    DIED
    Oct. 23, 1866
    Aged 73 years
    MARY E.
    DIED
    Aug 2, 1889
    Aged 85 years

    She watched beside the suffer's bed,
    The infant oft by her was fed;
    She soothed their pain with precious care,
    And breathed for you the mother's prayer

    Henry Merritt gravestone with military marker
    Henry Merritt gravestone with military marker
    Henry Merritt commemorative military plaque
    Henry Merritt commemorative military plaque
    Notes 
    • He was sent to North America for the War of 1812. Joined the 98th Regiment of Foot on 30 January 1812 in Newbury, Birkshire, England. He came to North America with his regiment for the War of 1812, arriving in 1814. He may have been part of the very successful British invasion of the Penobscot River as far as Bangor, Maine in 1814, by 700 British in selected companies from several regiments including the 98th Regiment. However, the Muster Rolls and Pay Lists reviewed by Yelland do not show Merritt between 1814-15. He was stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia, from January to September 1816 as part of 3rd Company of the 98th, and at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from then until September 1817. Then he went with his regiment to Saint John, New Brunswick where he was discharged and given land on 24 July 1818. His total service was 6 years and 236 days in the 98th Regiment.

      In short, Pvt. Henry Merritt was a member of the 98th Regiment from 30 January 1812 until 24 July 1818. His regiment came to North America for the War of 1812. Part of his regiment fought in battles along the Penobscot River in Maine in 1814 but the participation of Pvt. Henry Merritt in those battles has yet to be documented.

      After the 98th Regiment was disbanded he settled on a lot granted to him on the same day as his two brothers' in law, south of the Tobique River. After the war he was one of many granted land on the upper St. John River, according Crown Lands Branch, citing Vol. 9, no. 1949, in a massive land grant entitled "George Mansie and 144 others". His grant appears on a cadastral map.
    Person ID I51431  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2018 

    Family ANDERSON Mary Emily,   b. CA 1804, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1889, , , New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1822  , York, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • (York County, NB marriage register, provincial arch of NB film F-137.)
    Residence 1861  Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (Census says they lived on 200 acres of land, 40 of these improved.)
    Children 
     1. MERRITT William,   b. 18 Jun 1828,   d. 11 Aug 1911, Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. MERRITT James,   b. 28 Feb 1832, , Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. MERRITT John,   b. Abt 1834,   d. Aft 1891  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. MERRITT Thomas,   b. 15 Aug 1836, , Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. MERRITT Charlotte Elizabeth,   b. 6 Dec 1838, Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1914, Undine, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. MERRITT Charles,   b. Abt 1843,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. MERRITT Mary Hannah,   b. 21 Aug 1846,   d. 1914  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F20380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Oct 1866 - Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Union Cemetery - Aft 7 Oct 1866 - Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada
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  • Documents
    Henry Merritt dedication ceremony article
    Henry Merritt dedication ceremony article
    Who Was Henry Merritt
    Who Was Henry Merritt

    Transcription of speech given by Frank Lawson at the dedication of Henry Merritt's War of 1812 military service plaque, 11 July 2015 , Union Cemetery, Grand Falls, New Brunswick.
    Henry Merritt graveside dedication
    Henry Merritt graveside dedication
    Victoria Star
    22 Jul 2015

  • Sources 
    1. [S1759] Correspondence-Internet-Mori Hillman, 2 Mar 2003 12:14 am.

    2. [S1759] Correspondence-Internet-Mori Hillman, 1 Mar 2003 4:02 am.

    3. [S86] Death-gravestone, Union Cemetery; Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada.