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By [email protected] Three Generations of the Mersereau Family First Generation 1. John Mersereau was born on 30 Jun 1735 in Staten Island, N.Y. He died on 9 Jul 1814 in Maugerville, New Brunswick and was buried in the Maugerville Anglican Church Cemetery. John’s obituary in the Royal Gazette indicates that he was 93 years old at the time of his death. He was likely only around 79, although there remains some debate about this, an about who his parents were. John married Charity (Gertrude) Van Horne daughter of Jacob Van Horne and Janetje Van Buskirk in about 1755 in Staten Island, N.Y. Charity was born on 9 Dec 1737 in Bergen Co. or Hudson Co., New Jersey. She died on 18 Apr 1822 in Maugerville, NEW BRUNSWICK. and was probably buried in the Maugerville Anglican Church Cemetery. John and Charity had the following children: + 2 M i. John Mersereau was born on 13 Apr 1757. He died on 30 Sep 1800. + 3 M ii. Lawrence Mersereau was born on 28 Mar 1761. He died on 9 Jul 1814. + 4 M iii. Jacob Mersereau was born in 1763. He died in May 1812. + 5 M iv. Andrew Mersereau was born in 1764. He died in 1812. + 6 M v. David Mersereau was born in 1769. He died in 1855. Second Generation 2. John Mersereau (John) was born on 13 Apr 1757 in Staten Island, N.Y. He died on 30 Sep 1800 in New York. John married Elizabeth Breath on 5 Apr 1787. Elizabeth was born on 14 Aug 1763. She died on 11 Jul 1826. They had the following children: 7 F i. Charlotte Mersereau was born on 19 Jun 1788. She died on 10 Sep 1810. 8 F ii. Maria B. Mersereau was born on 27 Aug 1790. Maria died in childhood. 9 F iii. Eliza Mersereau was born on 9 Feb 1792. She died on 3 Apr 1880. Eliza did not marry. + 10 M iv. Samuel B. Mersereau was born on 29 Nov 1793. He died on 3 Aug 1883. 11 F v. Maria Breath Mersereau was born on 7 Jul 1795.

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    Three Generations of the Mersereau Family

    First Generation 1. John Mersereau was born on 30 Jun 1735 in Staten Island, N.Y. He died on 9 Jul 1814

    in Maugerville, New Brunswick and was buried in the Maugerville Anglican Church Cemetery. Johns obituary in the Royal Gazette indicates that he was 93 years old at the time of his death. He was likely only around 79, although there remains some debate about this, an about who his parents were.

    John married Charity (Gertrude) Van Horne daughter of Jacob Van Horne and Janetje Van Buskirk in about 1755 in Staten Island, N.Y. Charity was born on 9 Dec 1737 in Bergen Co. or Hudson Co., New Jersey. She died on 18 Apr 1822 in Maugerville, NEW BRUNSWICK. and was probably buried in the Maugerville Anglican Church Cemetery. John and Charity had the following children:

    + 2 M i. John Mersereau was born on 13 Apr 1757. He died on 30 Sep 1800. + 3 M ii. Lawrence Mersereau was born on 28 Mar 1761. He died on 9 Jul 1814. + 4 M iii. Jacob Mersereau was born in 1763. He died in May 1812. + 5 M iv. Andrew Mersereau was born in 1764. He died in 1812. + 6 M v. David Mersereau was born in 1769. He died in 1855.

    Second Generation

    2. John Mersereau (John) was born on 13 Apr 1757 in Staten Island, N.Y. He died on 30 Sep 1800 in New York.

    John married Elizabeth Breath on 5 Apr 1787. Elizabeth was born on 14 Aug 1763. She died on 11 Jul 1826. They had the following children:

    7 F i. Charlotte Mersereau was born on 19 Jun 1788. She died on 10 Sep 1810.

    8 F ii. Maria B. Mersereau was born on 27 Aug 1790. Maria died in childhood. 9 F iii. Eliza Mersereau was born on 9 Feb 1792. She died on 3 Apr 1880.

    Eliza did not marry.

    + 10 M iv. Samuel B. Mersereau was born on 29 Nov 1793. He died on 3 Aug 1883.

    11 F v. Maria Breath Mersereau was born on 7 Jul 1795.

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  • 12 F vi. Helen Mersereau was born on 5 Sep 1796. She died on 23 Jan 1876. Helen did not marry.

    13 F vii. Julia Mersereau was born on 27 Feb 1798. Maria died in infancy.

    14 M viii. John Breath Mersereau was born on 19 Aug 1799. He died about 1799.

    3. Lawrence Mersereau (John) was born on 28 Mar 1761 in Staten Island, N.Y. He died

    on 9 Jul 1814 in Maugerville or Blissville, New Brunswick. It is indicated in at least one genealogy that Lawrence died in 1818 at the age of 57.

    Lawrence married Hester (Esther) Tayler, daughter of James Tayler about 1786 in Sunbury County, New Brunswick. Hester was born in 1767 in Staten Island, N.Y. She died in 1828. They had the following children:

    + 15 M i. John Van Horne Mersereau was born in Nov 1787. He died on 27 Mar 1877.

    + 16 M ii. Thomas Mersereau was born about 1790. He died on 23 Apr 1875. + 17 M iii. Lawrence Mersereau was born about 1792. He died on 10 Jan 1891. + 18 F iv. Elizabeth Mersereau was born in 1795. She died in 1851. + 19 M v. Jacob Mersereau was born about 1797/1798. He died on 22 Dec 1862. + 20 M vi. Andrew Mersereau was born in 1800. He died on 25 May 1886. + 21 M vii. Abner Mersereau was born on 8 Oct 1802. He died on 14 Mar 1853. + 22 F viii. Mary Ann Mersereau was born on 23 May 1805. She died on 6 May

    1883.

    4. Jacob Mersereau (John) was born in 1763 in Staten Island, N.Y. He died in May 1812 in Staten Island, N.Y.

    Jacob married (1) Rebecca Winent on 3 Nov 1781. They had the following children:

    23 M i. John Mersereau was born on 22 Feb 1782. He died on 22 Jun 1824.

    John married Ann Parlee. Ann was born on 15 Jan 1783. She died on 15 Aug 1870.

    24 F ii. Jane Mersereau was born on 19 Feb 1784. She died on 19 Feb 1875.

    Jane married Lewis Andravette .

    25 F iii. Gertrude (Gitty) Mersereau was born in Jan 1789.

    Gertrude married Cornelius Guyon . + 26 M iv. Jacob Mersereau was born in 1790.

  • 27 M v. Peter Mersereau was born in 1795. Peter did not marry.

    Jacob married (2) Mary Crochero on 5 Sep 1798. They had the following children:

    + 28 M vi. Cornelius Mersereau was born on 11 Apr 1803. He died on 8 Dec 1857. + 29 M vii. Daniel Mersereau was born on 9 Jun 1807.

    5. Andrew Mersereau (John) was born in 1764 in Westfield, Staten Island, N.Y. He died in 1812 in Sunbury Co., New Brunswick. Andrew Mersereau was likely of the Sunbury County Militia; Captain 8 July 1806 to 25 Aug. 1823; resigned 25 Aug. 1823. Second in command on the march of the 104th Regiment to Quebec in 1812 (I have not been able to verify this information from Louise Hill.)

    Andrew married Elizabeth Bartlett, daughter of Richard Bartlett and Mary Robinson on 23 Sep 1788 in Maugerville, New Brunswick. Elizabeth was baptized on 6 Mar 1798 in the Maugerville Anglican Church. She died in New Brunswick.

    Andrew and Elizabeth had the following children:

    + 30 M i. Jacob Mersereau was born on 2 Feb 1789. He died on 22 Dec 1862.

    31 M ii. Robert Mersereau was born in 1792. He was baptized on 21 Jul 1792 in the Anglican Church in Maugerville. Robert married Margaret Lengen on 29 Dec 1814.

    + 32 M iii. Gain (Guyon) Bartlett Mersereau was born about 1795. He died on 8 Feb 1884.

    + 33 F iv. Jane Bartlett Mersereau was born in 1796. + 34 F v. Elizabeth Mersereau was born in 1796. + 35 M vi. Richard Mersereau was born about 1797. He died before 1875. + 36 F vii. Gertrude (Gitty) Mersereau was born in 1798/1799. She died in

    1842/1851.

    37 M viii. James Mersereau was born in 1801. James did not marry. 38 F ix. Mary Mersereau was born in 1803. Mary died young.

    + 39 M x. John Jacob Mersereau was born on 25 Oct 1804. He died on 17 Apr

    1896. + 40 M xi. Edward Mersereau was born on 16 Jun 1809. He died on 18 Jul 1871. + 41 M xii. Andrew Mersereau was born on 16 Jun 1809. He died on 16 Jun 1843.

    42 M xiii. George Mersereau was born in 1811. George did not marry.

    6. David Mersereau (John) was born in 1769 in Staten Island, N.Y. He died in 1855 in Staten Island.

  • David married Martha Winent. They had the following children:

    + 43 F i. Sophia Mersereau was born on 21 Apr 1808.

    44 M ii. Isaac Winant Mersereau was born on 20 Feb 1809. He died in 1894. Isaac married Julia ----.

    + 45 M iii. George Winant Mersereau was born on 14 Mar 1810. He died on 27 Apr

    1881. + 46 F iv. Rebecca Mersereau was born on 4 Jul 1811.

    47 M v. David P. Mersereau was born on 24 Mar 1813 in Staten Island, N.Y. He died on 15 Jul 1878 in Staten Island.

    David married Ann . Ann was born about 1808. She died on 15 Aug 1882 in Staten Island, N.Y.

    + 48 M vi. Samuel Jackson Mersereau was born on 2 Aug 1816. He died in 1888.

    49 F vii. Eliza Jane Mersereau was born on 18 Dec 1817.

    + 50 M viii. Ephraim Johnson Mersereau was born on 11 Apr 1822.

    Third Generation

    10. Samuel B. Mersereau (John, John) was born on 29 Nov 1793. He died on 3 Aug 1883.

    Samuel married Hannah -----.

    Samuel and Hannah had the following children:

    51 M i. John B. Mersereau was born 19 May 1828. John married Aletta R-----.

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    52 F ii. Mary Lavinia Mersereau was born on 30 May 1830. She died on 24 Jan 1860. Mary married Rev. John Woodbridge, son of Sylvester Woodbridge and Elizabeth Gould on 3 Aug 1850. John was born on 9 Mar 1824. He died in New Brunswick, Connecticut.

    53 F iii. Rachel Ann Mersereau was born on 3 Mar 1832. Rachel died in childhood.

    54 F iv. Charlotte Elizabeth Mersereau was born on 9 Jan 1834. Charlotte did

    not marry. 55 M v. William Smith Mersereau was born on 7 Jul 1837 in New York, N.Y. He

    died on 14 May 1910.

  • William married Frances H. Rodgers. Frances was born in 1841.

    15. John Van Horne Mersereau (Lawrence, John) was born in Nov 1787 in Sunbury

    County, New Brunswick. He was christened on 23 Dec 1787 in Anglican Church, Maugerville. He died on 27 Mar 1877 in Blissville Parish. He was buried in the Hoyt Pioneer Cemetery on his Blissville grant.

    John married (1) Hannah Webb, daughter of Richardson Webb and Bessie Thomas on 13 Jan 1810. Hannah died in 1814/1816.

    John and Hannah had the following children:

    56 F i. Rachel Mersereau was born on 24 Sep 1810 in Sunbury County, New Brunswick. She died on 24 Feb 1890 in Blissville. The cause of death was Heart disease.

    Rachel married Orlo Hoyt, son of William Hoyt and Nancy Wyatt on 2 Aug 1837 in York Co., New Brunswick. Orlo was born in May 1803 in Blissville. He died on 27 Aug 1872 in Blissville and was buried in the Pioneer Cemetery at Hoyt, New Brunswick.

    57 M ii. John Mersereau was born on 26 Apr 1812. He died on 22 Apr. 18--. The

    cause of death was drowning.

    58 F iii. Hannah Mersereau was born in 1814. She died on 7 Oct 1825 in the Miramachi fire.

    John married (2) Margaret Wood, daughter of Daniel Wood and Ann (Annie) Morgan on 30 Oct 1816 in Burton, New Brunswick. Margaret was born on 16 Jul 1793/1794 in Rusagonis, New Brunswick and died on 6 Nov 1879 in Blissville Parish, New Brunswick. She was buried in the Hoyt Pioneer Cemetery on their Blissville grant. They had the following children:

    59 F iv. Hester Mersereau was born in 1817. She died on 7 Oct 1825 in the Miramichi fire.

    60 M v. Jacob Van Horne Mersereau was born in May 1821 in Rusagonis, New

    Brunswick. He died on 16 Sep 1904 in Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick and was buried in the Hoyt Pioneer Cemetery. Jacob married Rebecca Hoyt daughter of John Hoyt and Ruth Jones on 19 Dec 1844 in Blissville, New Brunswick. Rebecca was born on 18