John Trantor Merritt

ID # 383, (1854-)
BirthJohn Trantor Merritt was born in 1854 at Chatham, Ontario. 
MarriageHe married Abigail Evans, daughter of Israel Evans and Minerva Jane Moe, on 29 March 1877 at Chatham; 004611-77 John (possibly Trantor or similar) Merritt, 23, bachelor, born and residing Chatham, cigar manufacturer, parents Wm. and Elizabeth Merritt. Abigail Evans, age not given, spinster, born and residing Chatham, parents Israel and M. Jane Evans. Witnesses: E.J. Roache and Clara Mess. At Chatham on March 29, 1877. He was a Baptist and she a Methodist. The clergyman was John Wakefield. 
BurialHe was buried at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, Ontario.. 
NoteFor the present, our information for John Trentor Merritt is slim. The following marriage appears in the Kent County Marriage register:

Isaac Danford, 53, born and residing Chatham, parents dead, married Rebecca Sexsmith, 45, residing Chatham, born Ireland, d/o Dead & Rebecca, witn: William Merritt, Ja's Blackburn, both of Chatham, 16 May 1867

It's likely that William Merritt, witness, is the father of John and that James Blackburn is the husband of Sabrina Moe, Abigail's aunt. There is some small evidence that there was a marriage connection between the Merritts and Blackburns. 

Children of John Trantor Merritt and Abigail Evans

Last Edited16 Feb 2014