Family:Edmund Freeman and Ruth Myrick (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2] 1 Jan 1677 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Editor, and N. Grier Parke (Compiler and Publisher). The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth. (Woodstock, Vt.: N.G. Parke, 1960), 28-9.

    Edmund Freeman m. (1) by 1679 Ruth Merrick, who d. abt. 1680. Edmund's will named daughter Ruth first in naming his daughters. Ruth Merrick's father William Merrick treated "Grand Child Ruth ffreeman" same as his children, implying she was only heir of a deceased daughter, i.e., the only offspring of this marriage, and not by his second marriage to Sarah Mayo.

  2. Freeman, in Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (1963), Online database, accessed 10/28/2009.

    Freeman: Edmund3 (1657-1717, 1718?) (not 1719) & 1/wf Ruth MERRICK (1653-1680) Jan 1677/8, Jan 1677; Eastham {MD 8:3 [gravestone of Edmund], 65 [Edmund's estate]; Barnstable Co. Prob. 1:47; Briggs-DeGroff 442 [Edmund Freeman m. "Jan. 1677" Ruth Merrick, no evidence given]; Warner-Harrington 448; Ackley-Bosworth 22 [Israel Doane m. daughter Ruth], 78 [found on p. 36: Ruth Merrick m. "by 1679" Edmund Freeman]; Dawes-Gates 3:361 [found on p. 2:361: Edmond Freeman m. "at Eastham perhaps in 'Jan. 1677' but surely by 1679" Ruth Merrick], 385 [found on p. 2:585: Ruth Merrick "m. January, 1677" Edmond Freeman (cites Merrick genealogy which on p. 14 says Ruth Merrick m. "January, 1677" Edmund Freeman, no evidence given)] ; Bassett-Preston 115 ["Edmund Freeman m. prob. (1) a. 1680 Betty (or Ruth) Merrick (William1)", no evidence given]; Munsey-Hopkins 103 ["believed to have married (1), Ruth Merrick" (no date given)]; Booth (1923) 53; Foster Anc. 53; Merrick 14 [see above under Dawes-Gates]; Tracy (1936) 25 [Ruth Merrick m. "January 1677" Edmund Freeman (no evidence given)]; TAG 17:45 [found on p. 17:95: "Prence Freeman of East Hampton, Conn.": Edmund's birth and death dates given in passing, no mention of marriage] ; Linnell-Snow 30}. Accessed from online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008