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Merrifield, A

Alpheus Merrifield, 1779-1853, housewright and builder

  • b in Sherborn, MA but family moved to Worcester, MA the next year

  • housewright in 1803 and 1807 deeds

Merrifield, A















“The Merrifields were a prominent Worcester family for generations. Alpheus Merrifield, youngest child and only son of Timothy and Mercy Merrifield, was born in 1779 in Sherborn, MA, but moved to Worcester the following year. He married Mary Trowbridge (1783 - 1871), daughter of William and Sarah Rice Trowbridge in 1804. They had eight children, the second child/oldest son being William Trowbridge Merrifield (1807 -1895). Alpheus was a successful builder and sawmill operator who constructed brick tenements on Bridge and Summer Streets in Worcester. He also had businesses in South Carolina and Georgia and was Deacon in the Second Congregational Church and a Worcester selectman (1829jk-1832). He died in 1853.”  (Worcester Historical Museum, Merrifield Family Papers)

1805 and 1807 deeds, Alpheus, housewright, Worcester, MA and a laborer in an 1803 deed.



Five A Merrifields in the 1800 census; 1 NY, 2 each VT and MA

























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