John Merryman was born in 1678, in Baltimore county, Maryland, a son of Captain Charles Merryman, Sr., born 1657, in Lancaster county, Virginia and Mary Haile, born 1652, in York county, Virginia. 
John's father died December 22, 1725, in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore county, Maryland. In addition to "Merryman's Lot" and "Merryman's Addition" given to him by his father, John purchased from Thomas Broods in 1725 a tract of 120 acres in Baltimore County called 'Broods Improvement' and in 1739 another tract of 102 acres from Thomas Broods called 'Merryman's Purchase' which was supposed to have been located 15-20 miles north of Baltimore. In 1742 he deeded to his son Moses, a tract called 'Merryman's Delight' which was 150 acres near Warren Factory, Baltimore County.
On December 30, 1702, in Baltimore county, Maryland, John married Martha Bowen, a daughter of Jonas Bowen and Martha Henchman.  John & Martha were the parents of the following children:
John died June 6, 1749, in Baltimore county. He remembered his children in his Will as follows:
There is a complete series of articles concerning this family available in the Maryland Historical Magazine published in 1915 online here: 
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