Posted By:Carol Powell
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Subject:Re: John I. Merriman & Mary Ann "Polly" Berwick
Post Date:February 13, 2013 at 03:31:07
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His parents were Edward MERRIMAN+Elizabeth PELKENTON. Mary BERWICK+ John MERRIMAN were mrd in 1794
http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/vermilion/history/query/98query.txt
3. In about 1765, Thomas BERWICK marries Helena (Eleanora) Brigitta Hypolita, Eleanora or Helena BOLS/BOWLES b. 14 AUG/APR 1748 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland;
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CARIBBEAN/2000-03/0952529968
The first white settler to trek through the wilderness in this area was Thomas Berwick, a surveyor from Pennsylvania who was working in Opelousas, Louisiana.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwick,_Louisiana
Pathway: Chapter 11 - Among the Cajuns
Thomas' daughter Mary Berwick (83) and John Merriman (82), a "Lutheran" (Protestant) from Ireland, were wed on June 10, 1794 at Opelousas, LA.
Thomas' daughter Mary Berwick (83) and John Merriman (82), a "Lutheran" (Protestant) from Ireland, were wed on June 10, 1794 at Opelousas, LA.
http://biographiks.com/pleasant/la.htm
Mary Angelica not Mary Ann who married John Merriman
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/JOHNLYONS/2000-01/0948950196
ST. MARY PARISH, LOUISIANA, HEIRSHIP SERIES: SELEC, Book 1; Books 1811-1829 page 23-google books
John Shaw remarried Margaret Rebecca merriman in Lafayette Parish, La. She was born 12 Jan. 1801, a dau. of John Merriman and Mary Berwick
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41796834
Work with historical societies on this.