We beleive our great grandfathers sister, Betsy Bates was married to Noble Merritt. we have not been able to make the tie. I see that you have researched the wifes of the Merrit men. We know that our great grandfather came to Ca. with a cousin named Marritt, whom we beleive was H.P. Merrit. Which we beleive would have been Betsy Bates son. any help would be appreciated.