I am descended from Thomas, through his son Lewis, through his son Jerome, through his son Alfred Roscoe Merritt(sometimes called Ross), through his son Robert, so I have made the connection on my father's side a few 'greats' back. However the families are large and I have very little information about the women's sides of the family including my own mother. Thomas had a substantial family in the east, but went west with some members of his family and his final wife and had a substantial 'second family' that grew up around Duluth, Minnesota and most of the information I currently have is about this 'second family.Filling out the gaps and getting back beyond Thomas are my immediate goals. I hope that some of you that see this page can be of help to me and I will be glad to be of any help to you that I can. Happy hunting!