Hi Cousin, We formed a Descendants of Thomas Merritt of Westchester County organization a few years ago and had a great reunion in the Greenwich area where we maintain a family cemetery just off King St & Merritt Parkway (named after Congressman Great Uncle Schuyler). Ive been looking through Uncle Douglas's Revised Merritt Records and find all sorts of Williams from Greenwich but only William E, son of John6, married _____ daughter of Brice Fay of Chicago. He was an officer of the Light artillary under Gen Logan. Lost in the "General Lyon" from Wilmington to NY 8 apr 1965. p 111 On page 95 there is a William b in 1855 no further info.
Anyway you William E has to be part of our family so stay in touch.