Mercy and husband Benjamin named one of their daughters Thankful Higgins after Benjamin's mother. Their children are recorded in Wellfleet, MA Vital Records 1763-1890 Vol.1 p.49; their marriage in Wellfleet on March 7, 1790 is recorded in Vol.1, p.541.
Her husband was a descendant, thru his mother, of Mayflower passenger Thomas Rogers.
1762–1833 (m. 1790)
Nancy Atwood Rider
Mrs. Mercy, wife of Capt. Benjamin Freeman, aet. 88 yrs. 7 mos.
Farewell friends most loved and tender
Joyfully I say farewell
Oh why weep that there with sorrow
With my savior I may dwell.