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Edwin MERRITT
Clarissa Blinn CLAPP
Maria L. STEARNS
Husband:  Edwin MERRITT
Birth:  14 Dec 1808, CT
Death:  29 Oct 1891, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
Occupation:  master builder
Father:  William MERRITT
Mother:  Anna __?__
Marriage-1 (license?):  13 Aug 1832, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
Marriage-1 (ceremony?):  22 Aug 1832
Wife-1:  Clarissa Blinn CLAPP
Birth:  6 Dec 1812, Wethersfield, CT
Death:  30 Jun 1853, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John CLAPP (1786-1822)
Mother:  Mary KILBY (1787-1876)
Marriage-2:  30 Apr 1854, prob. CT
Wife-2:  Maria L. STEARNS
Birth:  1820
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Isaac STEARNS
Mother:  Charlotte BRAKENRIDGE / BRECKENRIDGE
Sister:  Charlotte STEARNS, b. 25 Aug 1815, Ware, Hampshire Co., MA
Children with Clarissa Blinn CLAPP born in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT:
1.  Augustus Edwin MERRITT, b. 19 Apr 1833
2.  Marie Louise MERRITT, b. 19 Aug 1835; d. 7 Oct 1907, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
3.  Orrin C. MERRITT, b. 1836/7
4.  (Daughter) MERRITT, b. ca. 1839; d. bef. 1840
5.  Jane E. MERRITT, b. 1842/3
6.  George S. MERRITT, b. 1844/5
7.  Edwin MERRITT, b. 1846/7
8.  Mary Ann MERRITT, b. 26 Mar 1850 
Children with Maria L. STEARNS:
-
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Connecticut

Sources:

1a.  Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: Edwin Merritt Edwin Merritt Edwin Merritt
Spouse's Name: Clarissa B Clapp Clarissa Clapp Maria Stearns
Event Date: 13 Aug 1832 22 Aug 1832 30 Apr 1851
Eventge Place: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut
Film Number: 3281,3300,1313828 3260,3261 3300

1b.  Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: Edwin Merritt Isaac Sterns
Birth Date  | Age: 1809 | 45  
Birthplace: Hartford  
Marital Status: Married  
Spouse's Name: Maria Stearns Charlotte Brakenridge
Spouse's Birth Date | Age: 1820 | 34  
Spouse's Birthplace: Ware  
Spouse's Marital Status: Single  
Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1854 21 Jan 1815 | 9 Feb 1815
Marriage Place: Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Father: William Merritt  
Mother: Anna Merritt  
Spouse's Father: Isaac Stearns  
Spouse's Mother: Charlotte Stearns  
Film Number: 1870253 760644

2.  Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: Mary Ann Merritt
Gender | Race: Female
Birth Date: 26 Mar 1850
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Father's Name: Edwin Merritt
Mother's Name: Clarissa
Film Number : 1313828

3.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #89-90 of 104 indexed "Edwin Hunt"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1840 CT Hartford Co. City of Hartford Roll 24 p. 308 Ln. 20 Edwin Merit 110 101 010 - 201 120 0002000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Orrin (b. 1836/7)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Augustus (b. 1833)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Edwin (b. 1808)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = ?
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Daughter?
= Marie (b. 1835)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = ?
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
2 females 20-29 1810-1820 = Clarissa (b. 1812)
= ?
2 persons employed in manufactures and trades
It looks like either Edwin's father or father-in-law may be living with them, along with some siblings or siblings-in-law.

4.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #190 of 445):  City of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, Roll M432_41, p. 458, 1063/1401, enumerated 10 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
Edwin Merritt 42 M   Joiner 5000 Ct
Clarissa B " 37 F       "
Augustus E " 17 M       "
Louise M   " 15 F       "
Orren C    " 13 M       "
Jane E     "  7 F       "
George S   "  5 M       "
Edwin      "  3 M       "
Mary A     " 3/12 F       "
Mills Jud?/Reed? 17 M   Joiner   "

5.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #65 of 228):  Hartford P.O., Hartford (Dist. 3), Hartford Co., CT, Roll M653_78, p. 171, PN 83, 604/648, enumerated 19 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
Edwin Merrett 51 M   Master Builder 7000 5000 Conn
Maria L   " 46 F         Mass
George S  " 15 M         Conn
Mary A    " 10 F         "
Emma St Clair  4 F         "
Kate Driscoll 15 F   Servant     "
Orrin C Merrett 23 M   Joiner     "
Charlotte Stearns 44 F   Stra?? Store     Mass
Augustus Merrett 27 M   Clerk     Conn
Anna        " 20 F         Penn
Charlotte is Maria's sister.

6.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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