"It has been stated that Mary Doolittle was the second wife of John Merriman, but this is erroneous, for the Wallingford records show his marriage to Elizabeth Peck (Land Book, vol. 1, p. 161). Moreover, Caleb his youngest son, deeded land in the right of his 'grandfather peck' which fell to him from his mother 'Elisabeth Merriman' (Wallingford Deeds vol. 8, p. 481)."