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Phebe (Wing) Merritt (1742 - 1819)

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Phebe Merritt formerly Wing
Born in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 25 Jun 1760 in Oblong, Dutchess, New Yorkmap
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified 14 Nov 2019 | Created 27 Jul 2014
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Phebe was a Friend (Quaker)

Phebe Wing was born 5d 3m 1742 [5 May 1742] to Abraham and Anstes Wing in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.[1][2] An alternative birth date is given as 22 Feb 1742.[3] She accompanied her family when they moved to Oblong, New York about 1743.

On 25d 6m 1760 [25 Jun 1760], Phebe married Nehemiah, the son of Nehemiah and Dinah at Oblong.[4]

Phebe died 19 Mar 1819 at Oblong.[citation needed]


Children of Nehemiah and Phebe (Wing) Merritt
NameDate of BirthNotes
Abraham Merritt 11d 5m 1761 [11 May 1761][5]
Anne Merritt 21d 8m 1762 [21 Aug 1762] [5]
Daniel Merritt 23d 2m 1765 [23 Feb 1765] [5]
Consider Merritt 18d 5m 1766 [18 May 1766] [5]
Isaac Merritt 29d 1m 1768 [29 Jan 1768][5]


  1. Holden, A. W. (Austin Wells). A History of the Town of Queensbury, In the State of New York: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Distinguished Men, And Some Account of the Aborigines of Northern New York. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1874, p 56.
  2. [Quaker Births From Oblong Monthly Meeting], Dutchess County, New York, LDS Film # 873511, Records of Josephine Frost, Transcribed by Debbie Axtman, Pages 41-44.
  3. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 July 2016), Bristol > Dartmouth > Births, marriages, deaths 1667-1844 > image 103 of 408; citing Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston.
  4. Monthly meeting records, Vital records: 1745-83, Society of Friend, Oblong Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite : Pawling, N.Y.), p. 56.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Monthly meeting records, Vital records: 1745-83, Society of Friend, Oblong Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite : Pawling, N.Y.), p. 204.

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