JOAN LINES & NATHANIEL MERRIMAN were married in 1650 in Wallingford. She was probably his second wife.
"Ancestry and descendants of William Curtis of Marcellus, N.Y. : also some allied families, Sperry, Matteson, Worden..." "she is the dau. of Abigail (Olney) Lines dau. of William and widow of Jacob Lines, and her second husband is Capt. Nathaniel Merriman."
According to Connie Fullmer, FAG contributor, "I've also found that in "North American Families" that they refer to her as both Abigail and Joane. I think she went by her middle name Joane because they name a daughter Abigail and it caused less confusion if she went by Joane. So her full maiden and married names would be: Abigail Joane Olney Lines Merriman."
The known children of Joan & Nathaniel Merriman:
HANNAH (MERRIMAN) IVES, my ancestor
Abigail (Merriman) Hitchcock
Mamre (Merriman) Munson
Mary (Merriman) Munson Curtiss
Lieut. John Merriman
Elizabeth (Merriman) Lewis