Matthew F. Merritt
Matthew Franklin Merritt
|Member of the Connecticut Senate|
from the 12th District
|Preceded by||Julius Curtis|
|Succeeded by||Julius Curtis|
|Born||March 2, 1815|
Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 10, 1896 (aged 81)|
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Resting place||Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, Connecticut|
|Children||4, including Schuyler|
Merritt was married to Mariah Shaw (1820–1901), the daughter of William Shaw and Clarissa (née Hoyt) Shaw. Together, they were the parents of:
- Amelia Merritt (1839–1915), who married William Frederick Skelding (1833–1885).
- Julia Merritt (1841–1908), who did not marry.
- Adeline Gay Merritt (1846–1869), who did not marry.
- Schuyler Merritt (1853–1953), who also served in the Connecticut General Assembly from Stamford and, later, the U.S. House of Representatives.
- "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F78T-DMW : accessed 28 May 2013), Mathew Franklin Merritt, 10 May 1896; citing reference , FHL microfilm 3169.
- Wilson, Lynn Winfield (1929). History of Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1639-1928. S.J. Clarke. pp. 52, 55. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- Roll of state officers and members of General Assembly of Connecticut, from 1776 to 1881
- of 1871, Yale University Class (1901). History of Yale Class of 1873. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- Descendants of Robert Lockwood: Colonial and Revolutionary History of the Lockwood Family in America, from A.D. 1630. Printed privately by the family. 1889. p. 464. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- Times, Special To The New York (2 April 1953). "SCHUYLER MERRITT DEAD IN STAMFORD | Banker, 99, Oldest Graduate of Yale, Parkway Creator Was in Congress Nine Terms". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
- "MERRITT, Schuyler - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
- "Matthew F. Merritt". Hartford Courant. May 12, 1896. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- Times, Special To The New York (5 April 1953). "MERRITT RITES HELD; Former Associates at Service for Connecticut Leader". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
- Times, Special To The New York (15 April 1953). "Merritt's Will Up for Probate". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
| Member of the
from the 12th District