The Merritt Family is far and away the family on which I have the most information. My Grandfather Emmett P. Merritt spent many years researching the Merritt family together with his father James U.S. Grant Merritt, his cousin Paul Merritt, and his wife Marjorie Corwin. Over the years he complied many notebooks filled with information on not only our ancestors but members of our current generation. It has been my great joy to be able to look through, and try to make sense of, his papers and Photos. On this page I hope to share the fruit of his years of research with all who visit. I hope you enjoy, and if you have any question please write me at Kelita@rocketmail.com
Very truly yours
Merritt family line
The Merritt Family was scattered throughout the local settlements of the
tri-state area from the very first days of their
the New World. The highest concentration of Merritt ancestors can be found in
the Westchester County area of New York.
For the cousins who come here, I can assure you with certainty that the information from Gilbert Merritt of Carmel down to our present generation is accurate and verifiable to the best of my knowledge.
The ancestors of my grandfather Emmett P. Merritt
"Thomas Marrett born 1589 came to Mass. from England in 1635 and settled at Cambridge Mass. Where he as made a freeman March 3, 1636 and died June 30 1664. In 1638 he purchased an estate at the north east corner of the present Dunster and Mt. Auburn streets having previously had a lot on the north side of Harvard St. He was a shoemaker by trade and a prominent citizen being deacon of the Church which was organized in 1636 and selectman from 1639 to 1647. He was accompanied to America by his wife Susannah and the following children probably all born in England. Abigail, Susannah, John, and Thomas. "
Gilbert Merritt of Carmel NY, Putnam County Rev. War Soldier. See his page, and the pages of all subsequent generations, by accessing his link on the left
Cornbury Merritt of Greene County NY
Gilbert Merritt of Durham Green County NY, who relocated to Orange County NY in approximately 1855
Irvin William Merritt of the town of Cornwall, Orange County NY
James Grant Merritt of the City of Newburgh, Orange County NY
Emmett P. Merritt