Many Mervins live in Tahiti and its islands to-day. Apparently they can all be traced back to Henry Brooks Mervin, who married Emma Lucinda Foster, born 1834 in Tahiti. But where and when was Henry born? A greatgrandchild has told me, that he was born in Boston about 1838. Another great grandchild has informed me, that he moved to California and from there to Tahiti. His first child was born in 1854, which indicates, that he was born before 1838. "w" does not exist in Tahitian, so maybe his surname was Merwin. Does anybody have information about Henry (Brooks) Mervin/Merwin? Any help will be much appreciated.