Dr. James Merkley's father...James Henry was a brother to my gr.grandfather Robert Samuel Merkley of Matilda Township, Dundas County, Ontario.
Robert Sam. and James Henry's father was Henry Merkley ...mother...Sarah Jane Thom. The Merkley line...goes back to the Mohawk Valley of New York..Cobbleskill, Schoharie..and they were soldiers for the King during the Rev...Sarah Jane was born in Ireland and came to Canada as a child with her mother.They farmed in Matilda Twp on a piece of land which remained in the family until the the 1960s.
Will email you privately with more if you like. Sue