- Born: 15 Dec 1805, New Vineyard, Franklin, Maine
- Marriage (1): Betsey Remick
- Marriage (2): Sarah Taylor on 26 Feb 1867
- Died: 15 Oct 1886, Clay County, Minnesota at age 80
David Merry was born 15 Dec 1805 New Vineyard, Franklin, Maine. Town of Industry birth record. Dec 1804 on gravestone. Died Oct 15, 1886. His mother was Sally Bartlet. His father was Asa Merry, born in New Vineyard. He married Betsey Remick who was born 1813 and died Mar 3, 1865.
He is buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Rollag, Clay County, Minnesota.
Evidently the hamlet of New Vineyard is in Industry township, the county being divided into townships.
The Industry township seems to have been primarily settled by people from the immediate vicinity of Martha's Vineyard.
They were in the Minnesota territorial census in 1875. Becker County, locality Cormorant. David, age 69, born in Maine about 1806. Abre M Merry 40, Leonard D Merry 29, Effie L Merry 20. All born Maine and all with both parents born Maine.
1880 David Merry in Clay, Minnesota, living alone as widower.
1860 census in Industry, Franklin, Maine.
David Merry 54 farmer
Betsy Merry 48
Abigail M 25 dress maker
Frances R 19
Mary M 17
Betsey C 13
Daniel L 15
Jane Daggett 64
David married Betsey Remick, daughter of Francis Remick and Abigail Marston. (Betsey Remick was born in 1813 and died on 3 Mar 1865.)
David next married Sarah Taylor on 26 Feb 1867. (Sarah Taylor was born of Mercer.)