Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Family Bible of Henry Adams Merrill and First Wife Sarah Ward (Dexter) Merrill of Corinth and Bangor, Maine
Family Bible of Henry Adams Merrill and his first wife Sarah Ward (Dexter) Merrill of Piscataquis County, Maine, and Penobscot County, Maine.
The Bible measures approximately 7-1/2" by 5" by 1-1/2"
Henry and Sarah were married at Brewer, Maine, on August 31, 1852 by Rev. G. B. Little.
Henry was born at Barnard, Maine, on February 29, 1832. Sarah Ward (Dexter) Merrill was born at East Corinth, Maine, on December 20, 1830 [though the last digit could be read as 1, but I believe some of the ink skipped].
Henry and Sarah had one child, a daughter Margaret, born at Bangor, Maine, on March 13, 1856.
Sadly, Margaret died on September 15, 1879 at Bangor, Maine.
From brief online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]
Henry Adams Merrill's parents were Adams Huse Merrill, a slate quarry proprietor, and Persis Poor (Greenleaf) Merrill. Sarah Ward (Dexter) Merrill's parents were Stephen and Pluma (Sargent) Dexter.
Sarah died on May 20, 1884 at Bangor, Maine. Henry subsequently married Julia Augusta Sibley, daughter of William and Judith (Lowell) Sibley. Henry and Julia had a son William Lloyd Merrill, born about May 1888. Sadly, he, too, died before his time, on August 4, 1904.
Henry Adams Merrill died November 4, 1917 at Bangor, Maine. Julia lived until 1928.
Barnard, Maine; Corinth, Maine; Bangor, Maine, area