Howard Wellington Merrill, enlisted 1864 in Capt. Twitchell's Company, Seventh Maine Battery; promoted to orderly sergeant: died of fever before Richmond March 25th, 1865. See Records History of the Seventh Maine Light Battery
Born January 8, 1845, son of Joseph Merrill, shoemaker, and Dolly Follansbee Merrill at Pond Hills, Jan. 8, 1845. Joesph and Dolly m. 18 June 1834
Joseph son of Joseph and Lydia (Martin) Merrill; Joseph, Sr. son Jacob and Mary (Ingalls) Merrill; Jacob son of Isaac Merrill, Colonel Mass. Minutemen, Member of Provincial Congress which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days see Calling out the militia after Lexington and Concord, 1775
"Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCVV-LG9 : accessed 26 Sep 2014), Howard Wellington Merrill, 08 Jan 1845; citing AMESBURY,ESSEX,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0599730 IT 3.