Joan ?? Merriman, wife of Nathaniel Merriman?

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Nathaniel Merriman of New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut, had a wife Joan. Jacobus Fam of Ancient New Haven and Torrey's New England marriages both call her Joan _____, but her profile calls her Joan Lines.

Does anyone know of a source for this?

Otherwise her LNAB should be unknown.
WikiTree profile: Joan Merriman
in Genealogy Help by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
edited by Anne B
I checked the American Ancestors' database and came up with Nathaniel Merriman 1613/1694. Several interesting tidbits but no last name for Joan. Another good reason why FindAGrave is not a reliable source.

I looked for Abigail Lines mentioned above and this is what I found on American Ancestors' database:

"Southhold      Richard Terry and Abigale Lines were married the 22nd of May 1650."

Vital Records of New Haven, 1649-1850.(Online database: AmericanAncestors.org.New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), (Vital Records of New Haven, 1649-1850, Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, Hartford, CT, 1917.)

https://www.americanancestors.org/DB334/i/7397/103/5914255

Thank you Victoria, !!  I checked to see if Abigail's alleged father (Ralph) had any children or grandchildren named Joan - nope. But Ralph's daughter, Hannah Lines, married John Merriman, son of Nathaniel. I wonder if some misreading of a document led to this a mixed up conclusion.

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Joan Lines Merriman

 

Birth:  1628, England
Death:  Dec. 8, 1709
Wallingford
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
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~MY ANCESTOR~

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:
John Merriaman
HANNAH (MERRIMAN) IVES, my ancestor
Abigail (Merriman) Hitchcock
Mamre (Merriman) Munson
Mary (Merriman) Munson Curtiss
Lieut. John Merriman
Samuel Merriman
Caleb Merriman
Moses Merriman
Elizabeth (Merriman) Lewis
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Nathaniel Merriman (1613 - 1694)
 
 Children:
  Hannah Merriman Ives (1651 - 1702)*
  Abigail Merriman Hitchcock (1654 - ____)*
  Mary Merriman Curtis (1657 - 1733)*
  John Merriman (1659 - 1741)*
  Caleb Merriman (1665 - 1703)*
  Elizabeth Merriman Lewis (1669 - 1749)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Center Street Cemetery 
Wallingford
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jan 22, 2009 
Find A Grave Memorial# 33150229
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Thanks Frank. Abigail Olney is a fictitious person. No one had middle names in the 1600s and FAG isn't a very good source, especially if there's no tombstone.

I have a copy of that book in a PDF if interested:

"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."

Thanks Charlotte the book is online also https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005730177

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