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Posted by: C (ID *****2516) Date: May 19, 2011 at 09:18:48
In Reply to: Archibald Merritt 1780 Westerly by Mikaela Labordus of 397

Family search - Historical Records Search

Try this site. You can put in name, date range, location, etc.

Found census records for Archibald and Sarah (2nd wife) with many children. Plugged in one child's name and found him in MA - both census and death records, wifes name, childrens names, daughter Sarah listed as divorced. etc.

You can also click on the name to see the record and it will show whether or not the image of that record is available. Many are and have additional information such as Billings death certificate shows information about his burial.

Not my family

Good Luck

examples below:

1850 Census

Name:       Archibald Merriott
Residence:       Stonington , New London, Connecticut
Age:       39 years
Calculated Birth Year:       1811
Birthplace:       Connecticut
Gender:       Male
Race (original):       
Race (expanded):       
Death Month:       
Death Year:       
Film Number:       442880
Digital GS Number:       4181038
Image Number:       00524
Line Number:       20
Dwelling House Number:       414
Family Number:       466
Marital Status:       
Free or Slave:       
Household Gender/Age
Archibald Merriott        M 39y
Sarah Merriott        F 39y
Sarah Merriott        F 16y
Abby Merriott        F 14y
Billings Merriott        M 12y
David Merriott        M 9y
Hellen Merriott        F 5y
Susan Merriott        F 2y

1880 Census
Name:       Archibald Merritt
Residence:       Stonington, New London, Connecticut
Birthdate:       1812
Birthplace:       Connecticut, United States
Relationship to Head:       Self
Spouse's Name:       Sarah Merritt
Spouse's Birthplace:       Connecticut, United States
Father's Birthplace:       New York, United States
Mother's Birthplace:       Connecticut, United States
Race or Color (Expanded):       White
Ethnicity (Standardized):       American
Gender:       Male
Martial Status:       Married
Age (Expanded):       68 years
Occupation:       House Carpenter
NARA Film Number:       T9-0108
Page:       437
Page Character:       D
Entry Number:       2700
Film number:       1254108
Household       Gender/Age
Archibald Merritt        M 68
Spouse Sarah Merritt        F 68

Death Certificate
Name:       Billings B Merritt
Titles & Terms:       
Event:       Death
Event Date:       12 Aug 1913
Event Place:       Lynn,,Massachusetts
Place of Burial:        Dover, NH
Residence:       Lynn, MA
Street Address:       57 Tucker St
Gender:       Male
Age:       75
Marital Status:       Married
Occupation:       paper Hanger
Birth Date:       06 Nov 1837
Birthplace:       Stonington, Connecticut
Estimated Birth Year:       1837
Burial Date:       Aug. 15, 1913
Burial Place:       Dover, NH
Father:       Archibald Merritt
Father's Titles & Terms:       
Father's Birthplace:       Stonington, CT
Mother:       Sarah Stoddard
Mother's Titles & Terms:       
Mother's Birthplace:       Mystic, CT
Additional Relatives:       
Volume/Page/Certificate Number:       288
Film Number:       2401815
Frame Number:       
Digital Folder Number:       4284158
Image Number:       00818


Name:       Billings B Merritt
Birthplace:       Connecticut
Relationship to Head of Household:       Self
Residence:       Lynn Ward 2, Essex, Massachusetts
Marital Status:       Married
Race :       White
Gender:       Male
Immigration Year:       
Father's Birthplace:       Connecticut
Mother's Birthplace:       Connecticut
Family Number:       59
Page Number:       3
       Household       Gender       Age
       Billings B Merritt        M       72y
Spouse        Ellen A Merritt        F       66y
Child        Archer L Merritt        M       30y
Child        Sadie S Batchelder        F       36y
       Frank L Batchelder        M       15y
       Caldwell L Hudson        M       45y

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