Puffer Genealogy


Male - 1775

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  • Name MERRETT\ MERRITT, James 
    Prefix Col. 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 6A07C088A88544CA95AA4CAAB7FDA2FB7A44 
    Death 17 Jun 1775  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Battle of Bunker Hill 
    Person ID I9167  Puffers
    Last Modified 25 May 2018 

    Family REDMAN, Mary 
     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 F605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2023 

  • 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.