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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 :  
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 :  
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 : land grant for William Hamilton Merrit as son of U.E. Loyalist.
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