Person:Ignatius Meriam (1)

m. 26 Jul 1717
  1. Mary Marion1718 - 1805
  2. Ignatius Marion1724 - 1799
m. 20 Mar 1746
  1. Mary Merriam1748/49 -
  2. Susanna Merriam1750/51 -
  3. Sarah Merriam1754 -
  4. Hephzibah Merriam1756 -
  5. Abigail Merriam1760 -
  6. Joseph Merriam1763 - 1849
  7. William Merriam1767 - 1834
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][6] Ignatius Marion
Alt Name[6] Ignatius Meriam
Gender Male
Birth[3] 15 Aug 1724 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Christening[5] 23 Aug 1724 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 20 Mar 1746 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Kendall
Death[4] 3 Apr 1799 Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 117 Isaac Marion, 252 Ignatius Meriam, in Eddy, Ruth Story Devereux. The Eddy family in America. (Boston: The Association, 1930), pp 65, 103.

    [p. 65]
    Children of Isaac Marion [#117] and Rebecca Knight: 252 i Ignatius Marion, b. 8-15-1724. (He spelled his name Meriam. [See comments in note.])
    [p. 103]
    252 Ignatius Meriam, b. 8-15-1724; d. Apr. 3, 1789 [sic, should be 1799]; m. Woburn Mar. 23, 1746, Mary Kendall, d/o James [sic, should be Joseph] and Susanna Kendall.

  2. Stearns, Ezra S. History of Ashburnham Massachusetts From the Grant of Dorchester Canada to the Present Time, 1734-1886 with a Genealogical Register of Ashburnham Families. (Ashburnham, MA, USA: Published by the town, 1887), p. 819.

    Ignatius Merriam, s/o Isaac Merriam [Marion in previous paragraph] and Rebecca Knight, b. 15 Aug 1724. Came to Ashburnham about 1790 where he d. 3 Apr 1799. His wife ["I have found no record of his marriage", presumably because he didn't check the spelling Marion] d. 2 Apr 1799, and they are buried in one grave.

  3. Record Commissioners of Boston. Boston Births from A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800. (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1894), p. 166.

    Ignatius Son of Isaac and Rebekah Marion, [Born] 15 August 1724.

  4. Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1909), p. 195.

    MARIAM, Ignatius, [died] April 3, 1799, a. 75 y. CR

  5. "Records of the First Church in Boston", in Dunkle, Robert J., and Ann S. Lainhart. Records of the Churches of Boston and the First Church, Second Parish, and Third Parish of Roxbury: including baptisms, marriages, deaths, admissions, and dismissals: (1600s-1800s). (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001), p. 297.

    Ignatius son of Isaac and Rebekah Marrion, [baptized] Aug. 23, 1724.

  6. 6.0 6.1 Contrary to Ruth Eddy's assertion that he spelled his name Meriam, it appears his name was spelled Marion/Merion pretty consistently until he moved to Ashburnham, at which time the spelling seems to have changed. Whether this was due to the unfamiliarity of the town clerk with the name, or a conscious decision, the Ashburnham branch, at least, seems to have kept the Meriam spelling.