Merrick, John, 1766-1862

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John Merrick (1766-1862) [was] the tutor of Benjamin Vaughan's children [and] accompanied the family to America in 1795. He returned to England to marry [Benjamin's sister] Rebecca and then returned with her to Hallowell [Maine], where he became a prominent community leader. Their children were: Sarah Harriet (1799-1872); Samuel Vaughan (1801-1870); John (1804-1832); Mary Harrison (1805-1880); George (1807-1862); and Thomas Belsham (1813-1902).

From the guide to the Vaughan Family Papers, 1768-1950 (Massachusetts Historical Society)

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referencedIn Walker, James, 1794-1874. Correspondence, 1815-1859 Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835. Papers, 1746-1900 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Bingham, W. mss., 1752-1891 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Lambert family. Lambert family collection, 1827-1873. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. Papers, 1768 - ca. 1936 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1711-1873. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
creatorOf Merrick, John, 1766-1861. Letter, 1799 October 13 : Hallowell, to William Bingham, Philadelphia. Boston Athenaeum
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correspondedWith Lambert family. family
spouseOf Merrick, Rebecca Vaughan, 1766-1851 person
parentOf Merrick, S. V. (Samuel Vaughan), 1801-1870 person
correspondedWith Turner, Edward, 1776-1853 person
sibling-in-law of Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835 person
sibling-in-law of Vaughan, Charles, 1759-1839 person
sibling-in-law of Vaughan, John, 1756-1841 person
auntOrUncleOf Vaughan, Petty, 1788-1854 person
child-in-law of Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802 person
sibling-in-law of Vaughan, Samuel, Jr., 1762-1827 person
auntOrUncleOf Vaughan, Sarah, 1784-1847 person
child-in-law of Vaughan, Sarah Hallowell, 1727-1809 person
sibling-in-law of Vaughan, Sarah Manning person
sibling-in-law of Vaughan, William, 1752-1850 person
auntOrUncleOf Vaughan, William Oliver, 1783-1826 person
associatedWith Walker, James, 1794-1874 person
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Hallowell ME US
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Birth 1766

Death 1862



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