Joseph Meriam

Joseph Meriam

Birth
Tonbridge, Tonbridge and Malling Borough, Kent, England
Death 20 Apr 1677 (aged 46–47)
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 63/3
Memorial ID 22546526 · View Source
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Joseph was born in Kent, England, probably in Tudeley, about 1630. He was the son of Joseph Merriam and Sarah Goldstone. His father was a prosperous businessman in the clothing trade. In 1638, the family left England and settled in Concord, Massachusetts. His father died suddenly in January of 1640, but left a large enough estate to bring up his children.

Joseph married Sarah Stone, the daughter of Gregory Stone and Lydia Fiske Cooper Stone. They were married July 12, 1653 (Concord Vitals), and lived in Concord for a time, but moved to that part of Cambridge that later became Lexington. Joseph died in Cambridge at only 47 years of age. His tombstone in Old Hill Burying Ground is the oldest gravestone in the cemetery. His widow Sarah lived many more years and died in 1704.

Children (from Kevin Avery): Sarah Meriam, Lydia Meriam, Joseph Meriam III, Elizabeth Meriam Ward, John Meriam, Mary Meriam Stearns, Robert Meriam(husband of
Abigail Cutler Meriam), Ruth Meriam Stow, Thomas Meriam, David Meriam, and Jonas Meriam.


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Joseph Meriam
Aged 47 Years
Died the 20th
of April
1677


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  • Maintained by: Ken Smith
  • Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
  • Added: 29 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22546526
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Meriam (1630–20 Apr 1677), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22546526, citing Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Ken Smith (contributor 46985536) .