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Loyalist Directory: Thomas Jr. Merritt

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Surname : Merritt
Given name : Thomas Jr.
Rank : Cornet
Where Resettled : 1797 - Town of Niagara, Upper Canada
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : land grant for William Hamilton Merrit as son of U.E. Loyalist.
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Queen's Rangers 1780-1783; Emmerick's Chaussers 1779
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : 28 October 1759 West Chester County NY
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death : 12 May 1842 St. Catharines, Canada West
Place of Burial : St. George's Church Cemetery, St. Catharines, Ontario
Wife Name : Mary Hamilton – b. 1761; m. 27 July 1781 (or 25 Feb 1779) in Charleston, S.C.; d. 21 Mar 1843.
Children : Amy (died young);
Phebe (died young);
Caroline Matilda m. James Gordon;
William Hamilton m. Catharine Prendergast;
Anna Maria m. Charles Ingersoll;
Susan m. Elias Smith Adams
Biography : Son of Merritt Thomas Sr. (St. John, NB)
See the certificate application from Suzanne Davidson to her Loyalist ancestor Thomas Merritt and the the transcript of UE documents for more information about Thomas Merritt.
Proven Descendants : Governor Simcoe 2010.??.??;
Military Info : Cornet in the Queen's Rangers August 1780 to October 1783
Cornet with Emmerick's Chaussers in 1779
Loyalist Genealogy : Son of Thomas Merritt (Sr.)

William Hamilton Merritt (1759-1842) m. 1815 Catharine Rodman Prendergast (1793-1862);
Jedidiah Prendergast Merrit (1820-1900) m. 1864 Emily Alexandrina Prescott (1834-1904);
Louis Alexander Merritt (1872-) m. c1888 Bertha Wilson Gregory (1874-)
Family History : Read the family history of Suzanne Davidson
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Information provided by Suzanne Davidson
Updated from original application (volunteer Sandra McNamara UE).

Sources:
Family bible listing from W.H. Merritt papers held at Brock Univesity listing his parents and siblings and Land Petition for Niagara in 1797/8 as Cornet in Queen's Rangers.
Also land grant for William Hamilton Merrit as son of U.E. Loyalist.
Reserved :