I am a direct Merrill descendent from (to the best of my knowledge) Thomas Meryell b.1400(?), John Meryell, John Meryell, John Merrell, The Younger, Nathaniel Merrill b.1571, Nathaniel Merrill b.1601, Abel Merrill b.Feb 20, 1643/44, Joseph Merrill b.Jul 12, 1681 and Enoch Merrill b.Dec.29 1712. There is a possibility that I am confused with all the Nathaniels but there appear to be two Pauls. If I go back in my ancestry it goes back through Charles Cyrus, Sherman William, Cyrus King and then either one or two Pauls--one b.1767 and the second b.1796. Perhaps both of them belong. Hope this helps you understand my question. Thank you.