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Mercy "Marcy" Gorham Denison
Birth: Jan. 20, 1658
Barnstable
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1725
Stonington
New London County
Connecticut, USA

Wife of George Denison. Married about 1673. Daughter of Desire Howland & Captain John Gorham. Descendant of John Howland and John Tilley thru her mother--all passengers on the Mayflower 1620.

A Special Thanks to Jim and Mary (#47186549) for the Sponsorship of Mercy Gorham Denison's Memorial & to
Mary Schumann (#47147114) for the location and photographing of Mercy Gorham & George Denison gravesite in Westerly, Rhode Island.
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Information below provided by: Don Blauvelt (#46932939)

Mercy, as her name is written in the Barnstable vital records, or Marcy as written on her gravestone, was born more correctly on Jan. 20, 1658/59 as the date of her birth is written in the modern calendar. She was b. 93 years before the 1752 English conversion to the Gregorian calendar. Her gravestone inscription proves she was b. in the modern year of 1659 - "in the 67th year of her age" being a form of the Latin term AEtatis, the standard form of reporting one's age at death throughout North America until the early 1800s, meaning when she died she was 66 years old and AEtatis 67.

Note: Dates & name come from Mayflower Society application papers.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Gorham (1620 - 1676)
  Desire Howland Gorham (1623 - 1683)
 
 Spouse:
  George Denison (1653 - 1711)
 
 Children:
  Edward Denison (1678 - 1726)*
  Joseph Denison (1681 - 1724)*
  Samuel Denison (1686 - 1724)*
  Elizabeth Denison Champlin (1689 - 1749)*
  Desire Denison Williams (1693 - 1737)*
  Thankful Denison Stanton (1695 - ____)*
  George Denison (1699 - 1736)*
 
 Siblings:
  Desire Gorham Hawes (1644 - 1700)*
  Temperance Howland Gorham Baxter (1646 - 1715)*
  Elizabeth Gorham Hallett (1648 - 1683)*
  James Gorham (1650 - 1707)*
  John Gorham (1651 - 1715)*
  Joseph Gorham (1654 - 1726)*
  Jabez Gorham (1656 - 1726)*
  Mercy Gorham Denison (1658 - 1725)
  Lydia Gorham Thacher (1661 - 1744)*
  Shubael Gorham (1667 - 1750)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Denison Ground
Westerly
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Jun 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53748419
Mercy Marcy <i>Gorham</i> Denison
Added by: Mary Schumann
 
Mercy Marcy <i>Gorham</i> Denison
Added by: Mary Schumann
 
Mercy Marcy <i>Gorham</i> Denison
Added by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 
 
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- Susan Ahl Griffith
 Added: Nov. 21, 2014
Rest in Peace My 8th Great Grand Mother.
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