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From: "Joyce Stevens" <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] How might a Rev War vet have come to livein Northumberland Co., Ontario?
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 21:55:38 -0400
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My Patriot came to Canada after the War to be with his Secord cousins and
remained in Ontario until his death.
Don't forget Laura Secord's Patriot father came to Canada when he became
disillusioned with American politics after the Revolution ended.
Suggest you check DAR records for Merrill. If listed, for a small fee they
will look through his family tree for you and send what they find.
It would be interesting to learn why he waited so long to apply for his
pension. It might have been he had a young wife and would have liked to
leave something for her after his death.

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Subject: [ONTARIO] How might a Rev War vet have come to live in
Northumberland Co., Ontario?

Hi, Fellow Listers. Long time no talk. I'm hoping that one of you might
be able to tell me why my 3xggrandpa, Roger Merrill, would have gone to live
in Percy Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario. He got a pension from the Rev.
War, filed the application in Onandaga Co., NY in about 1844? But he was
living in Percy Twp. on 2nd and 3rd concession lots from 1797 onward.

I'm trying to reconstruct old PAF files, and have the copy of the original
RW pension app, as well as tax info and etc. on Roger and family. What I
DON'T have is the why. I'd really appreciate any help. Thanks!

Nancy Merrill Sayed

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