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Polly Mary Merritt/Eli Barnes

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Polly Mary Merritt/Eli Barnes

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 5:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Barnes, Merritt
I am looking for any information onf Polly Mary Merritt (1771-1848), who married Eli Barnes (1768-1845) in July 1789 in Hardwick, Massachusetts. The only references I have been able to find on her is their marriage announcement, her death in Hardwick in 1848, and a reference to a "Benjamin, of Ware, m. Sarah Wheelock" next to her name in a book about the history or Hardwick, MA - Benjamin may be a brother of hers, based on how it's listed in the registry. I'm not sure.

She is listed as "Polly" under the marriage information but "Mary" in her death notice/tombstone. I have found that Polly can be either a given name or a nickname - in this case, it may be a nickname.

This Barnes line is the one descended from Thomas Barnes and Abigail Goodenow of Marlborough, Massachusetts.

If you have any information you would like to share, I would be very grateful.

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