Hi, Just read your post of last year, re Merritts in MA. We're trying to find Col. James Merritt. Our info is from Picton Press book "Early Pleasant River Families", Washington County, Maine. The refernce is to Mary Allen (Merritt) Stanwood, daughter of Col James Merritt who died in Battle of Bunker Hill. So far no luck in any of the Revolutionary material we've checked. Mary was born c Aug 1765, presumably in MA. She died at Columbia, Washington County, Maine 15 Feb 1834. Any info/suggestions/hints greatly appreciated!