Trying to find Merritt's parents. He was born about 1840 -42 probably in Windsor, Broome County NY. I can't find much on him but here's what I do have.
1850 - living with Sylvester and Emeline Barns in Conklin NY.
1855 NYS census - living with Daniel and Amelia Blatchley in Windsor. He and his siblings, Mary age 11 and Charles age 9 are listed as stepchildren.
1880 - Married to Ida Bills and living in Susquehanna Cnty Pennsylvania.
Logic would tell me that Amelia Blatchley is remarried and is his mother but I cannot find her on the 1850 or 1860 census.
I would love to find him in 1860 or 1870 and also when he died and where he's buried.
If anyone can help I sure would appreciate it!