Merrick, Tilly, 1755-1836

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Tilly Merrick, storekeeper of Concord, Mass., was Treasurer of the Union Turnpike Corporation. He owned Union Turnpike shares No. 206-215. The Corporation was formed in 1804 to build a turnpike (a predecessor of Route 2) from Concord to Leominster, connecting the Cambridge and Concord Turnpike and the Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike. Petitions were entered with the courts of Worcester and Middlesex counties and the road laid out in Worcester in 1805, in Concord in 1806. (The road became free in Worcester County in 1829, in Middlesex County in 1830.).

From the description of Tilly Merrick Union Turnpike Corporation papers, 1805-1814. (Concord Public Library). WorldCat record id: 35578552

Storekeeper of Concord, Mass. Born (Jan. 29, 1755) and died (June 8, 1836) in Concord. Son of Tilly Merrick (d. 1768) and Mary Minot Merrick. (Brothers: Stephen Wilder, b. 1757; Augustus, 1759-1788; John, 1761-1797.) Stepson of Tory Duncan Ingraham. Graduate of Harvard (1773). Described in Memoirs of Members of the Social Circle in Concord as (during Revolution) "connected with the embassy of John Adams to France and Holland, as an attache, and ... secretary while abroad ... " Twice captured by British while crossing Atlantic (the second time taken to Halifax, N.S.,

(cont.) where his exchange was effected by Sir Archibald Campbell, who had become acquainted with Merrick while held in Concord as prisoner of war). Involved in firm of Sigourney, Ingraham, & Co. in Amsterdam (the Ingraham of the firm his stepbrother). Following war, became partner in wholesale shipping firm (Merrick & Course) in Charleston, S.C. Plantation- and slave-owner in S.C. Merrick & Course having dissolved, continued business under his own name. Suffering financial reversal, returned in 1798 to Concord. Opened general store and married Sally Minot.

(cont.) (Children: Francis John, b. 1799; Mary, b. 1801, who became second wife of Concord lawyer Nathan Brooks; Sarah, 1805-1806; Augustus, b. 1810.) Representative in Mass. legislature, 1809, 1810, 1813, 1815. Treasurer of Union Turnpike Corporation. Merrick sold his never-profitable Concord store to Phineas How around 1822.

From the description of Tilly Merrick family papers, 1731-1858. (Concord Public Library). WorldCat record id: 35515232

Storekeeper of Concord, Mass. Born (1755) and died (1836) in Concord. Son of Tilly Merrick and Mary Minot Merrick. (Brothers: Stephen Wilder; Augustus; John.) Stepson of Tory Duncan Ingraham. Graduate of Harvard (1773). Described in Memoirs of Members of the Social Circle in Concord as (during Revolution) "connected with the embassy of John Adams to France and Holland, as an attache, and ... secretary while abroad ..."

(Cont.) Involved in firm of Sigourney, Ingraham, & Co. in Amsterdam (the Ingraham of the firm his stepbrother). Following war, became partner in wholesale shipping firm (Merrick & Course) in Charleston, S.C. Plantation- and slave-owner in S.C. Merrick & Course having dissolved, continued business under his own name. Suffering financial reversal, returned in 1798 to Concord. Opened general store and married Sally Minot.

(Cont.) (Children: Francis John; Mary, who became second wife of Concord lawyer Nathan Brooks; Sarah; Augustus.) Representative in Mass. legislature, 1809, 1810, 1813, 1815. Treasurer of Union Turnpike Corporation. Merrick sold his never-profitable Concord store to Phineas How around 1822.

From the description of Tilly Merrick papers, 1777-1853 (bulk 1781-1836). (Concord Public Library). WorldCat record id: 35517875

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Merrick, Tilly, 1755-1836. Tilly Merrick Union Turnpike Corporation papers, 1805-1814. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Merrick, Augustus, 1759-1788. Augustus Merrick (elder) papers, 1781-1788. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Hubbard, Ebenezer, 1725-1807. Ebenezer Hubbard estate papers, 1807-1808. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895. House plans (found between the pages of the Lowell journal, 1841-1842 bound) given to CFPL by E.R. Hoar, 1873, 1782-1975. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn Social Circle in Concord. Social Circle in Concord records, 1794-1975. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Merrick family. Merrick family papers, 1756-1836. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf White, John, 1749-1830. Receipts for purchases made by Tilly Merrick of Deacon John White, 1798-1814. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Minot family. Minot family papers, 1731-1826. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Merrick, Tilly, 1755-1836. Tilly Merrick family papers, 1731-1858. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Merrick, Tilly, 1755-1836. Tilly Merrick papers, 1777-1853 (bulk 1781-1836). Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
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associatedWith Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895. person
associatedWith Hubbard, Ebenezer, 1725-1807. person
associatedWith Merrick, Augustus, 1759-1788. person
correspondedWith Merrick & Course corporateBody
associatedWith Merrick family. family
associatedWith Merrick family. family
associatedWith Middlesex Female Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Minot family. family
associatedWith Minot family. family
correspondedWith Sigourney, Ingraham & Bromfield corporateBody
associatedWith Social Circle in Concord. corporateBody
associatedWith Union Turnpike Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith White, John, 1749-1830. person
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Charleston (S.C.)
Union Turnpike (Mass.)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Charleston (S.C.)
Massachusetts--Concord
London (England)
Massachusetts Highway 2
Massachusetts--Concord
Massachusetts
Massachusetts--Concord
London (England)
Concord (Mass.)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Concord (Mass.)
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Finance, Personal
Finance, Personal--History--18th century
Bills of lading
Roads--History
Families--Archives
Shipping--History--18th century
Roads--History--19th century
Toll roads
Transportation--History--19th century
Accounts
International trade--History--18th century
Corporations--History--19th century
Commercial correspondence
Stock certificates
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Finance, Personal--History--19th century
Transportation
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Birth 1755-01-29

Death 1836-06-08

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