After some research, it appears there are two lines of thought regarding the ancestry of Mickleberry Merritt , born 1802, son of Benjamin Merritt and Hannah. Historical Perspectives of Charles Merritt, by King Merritt has him descended from Charles Merritt born c. 1652. Another source has him descended from one William Merritt born 1654 and taking up lands in Maryland. Does anyone really know where Mickleberry Merritt was born? Some have him born in Nash Co. North Carolina. It is agreed he and his brothers came to Georgia, but I am at a loss as to where he originated. Any help would be appreciated.