Puffer Genealogy

MERRETT\ MERRITT, Col. James

MERRETT\ MERRITT, Col. James[1]

Male - 1775

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  • Name MERRETT\ MERRITT, James 
    Prefix Col. 
    Gender Male 
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    Death 17 Jun 1775  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Battle of Bunker Hill 
    Person ID I9097  Puffers
    Last Modified 25 May 2018 

    Family REDMAN, Mary 
    Children 
     1. MERRITT, Mary Allen,   b. 15 Aug 1765, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Feb 1834, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)
    Family ID F600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2024 

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  • Notes 
    • (Ed Note: According to family history, Colonel James Merritt was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. I can find no mention of this man in any history of Bunker Hill or the Revolutionary War. You'd think a Col. in the Continental Army who was killed at the most famous battle of the Revolution would be mentioned somewhere? The "History of the town of Bernardston, MA" lists a James Merrett as being a 'six month man' (enlisted for 6 months). DMC )

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-2020, Red Letter Edition, 179.